Spider-Man: Don’t Worry, You Won’t Have To See His Origin Again


Spider-Man has one of the most famous origin stories of any super hero. Just about anyone with even the tiniest smidgeon of comic book or super hero movie knowledge already understands what gave Peter Parker the proportional strength and speed of a spider, and the tragic lesson he learned about power and responsibility. With that in mind, should be have to sit through it all over again for the shared Sony/Marvel reboot?

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Writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein don’t think so. They should know since they’re working on the script for the upcoming Tom Holland version of Spider-Man, one that will take the wisecracking wall-crawler all the way back to high school. Just don’t expect it to dwell very much on the very beginning of Spidey’s story.

As Goldstein told Grantland in a recent video interview, there’s no reason to rehash what nearly all of the audience already knows. Comics, animation and the last two movie incarnations of the hero have covered that ground, so take your pick.

"Everybody feels like, you know he got bit by a spider and you know Uncle Ben died."

The guess here is that we’ll still get some snippets of the origin in flashbacks, but the movie will begin with Parker already in possession of his super powers. Marvel has recently shown a desire to avoid having every new Marvel Cinematic Universe solo film framed as a straight-up origin story, and since Sony has already told that particular tale twice, it’s logical think it would agree to skip those details in Spidey’s case.

Hopefully that turns out to be the case, because I’ll be one bored moviegoer if I have to see a pre-bite Peter again. Untitled Spider-Man Reboot, as IMDB calls it, is currently scheduled to swing into theaters on July 28. 2017.

(via Entertainment Weekly)

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