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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sony Considering Adult 'Spider-Man' Reboot Starring Ryan Gosling If They Keep The Rights?

Everyday a new piece of information leaks from the Sony Hack regarding not just James Bond and Ghostbusters but their crown jewel Spider-Man. Most of it was between Marvel and Sony considering bringing a young teenage Spider-Man into Captain America; Civil War which had talks break down in early November. Now while it's still a very real possibility Sony also has a contingency plan in case they reject Marvel's deal come January at the Spidey Summit. Sony's plan is to once again reboot the entire character but not go do the origin but have him as an adult. This idea comes from Jeff Robinov to Sony head Amy Pascal (via The Daily Beast) on the option of keeping Spider-Man and making him an adult:
"In the next Spider-Man movies, we can’t go back to his origin story. Think of the 25 films in the James Bond franchise; just because a new creative team comes aboard, and breathes new life into a classic property, doesn’t mean the origin story has to be retold.To argue that there’s plenty of other superhero movies with levity in the marketplace, so why make more Spider-Man movies, would be akin to saying there’s no room for James Bond films because of all the espionage films and franchises that have come out over the years. There will always be room for this beloved, iconic hero."
He goes onto mention the story would involve Kraven the Hunter and an adult Spider-Man:
I might suggest looking at what is widely thought to be the most beloved Spider-Man storyline of all time – “Kraven’s Last Hunt” – which ran across Amazing Spider-Man #293-294, Spectacular Spider-Man #131-132, and Web of Spider-Man #31-32. (In fact, Comic Book Resources polled their readers in 2012, and this storyline was voted as the single greatest Spider-Man storyline of all time.)

In it, Kraven the Hunter tracks down Spider-Man, shoots him repeatedly, and leaves him for dead, buried underground. He then dons a Spider-Man costume and savagely starts attacking criminals.

What makes this story resonate with fans is that it proves it takes more than just the costume to become “Spider-Man.” No matter what he’s wearing, or what predicament he’s facing, Peter Parker is sensitive, passionate, and connected to those he’s interacting with in a very powerful way. It’s not Peter’s powers that make him special – Kraven, and every other superhuman in the Marvel Universe, all have powers. Peter is special because of his values, because of what drives him, because of the lessons he’s learned from Uncle Ben’s death, and because of his love for Mary Jane. I’ve pasted a few pivotal pages from this book so you can see just how intense this storyline is.

We also get to see how Mary Jane deals with Peter’s disappearance, and how she would react if Peter ever died in action.
Another side of Spider-Man that might be interesting to explore in a reboot is seeing him as an adult. Spidey hasn’t remained a teenager over the 52 years he’s been around. He’s moved in with his girlfriend, gotten married, and in some storylines, even became a science teacher at a high school.

It might feel fresh to see Peter Parker juggling with adult issues. He’s done so in the comics for decades, and kids still found this fun to read.
 He then goes onto list a "wish list" of directors he would like see tackle this Spider-Man movie exclusively for Sony:

  • Brad Bird
  • Edgar Wright
  • David Yates
  • Damien Chazelle
  • Glenn Ficarra & John Requa
  • Phil Lord & Chris Miller
  • Colin Trevorrow
  • James Gunn
  • Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee
  • Joe Cornish
  • Don Hall & Chris Williams
  • Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg 

This comes off the recent emails which have essentially fired star Andrew Garfield from the series after his comments about the company getting to involved with The Amazing Spider-Man 2. But who could possibly play an adult web-slinger? Well in a separate email The Daily Beast uncovered Amy Pascal reveals that star Ryan Gosling is very eager in being in a Sony pictures movie for Pascal after turning down Doctor Strange at Marvel and Suicide Squad for DC. She goes onto specifically mention Sinister Six as a possible start for the actor but didn't mention in what role...maybe Spider-Man Who is rumored to team up with the Sinister Six to take down Venom.

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