Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi Say Goodbye to Spider-Man

So Sony has decided to just reboot the Spider-Man franchise, this means a big shake-up for all those involved in the first three films and Sony will make it like the first three films never happened has they are taking Peter Parker back to High School.

Here is what the official Sony Pictures Twitter account said on Monday (Jan. 11): “Peter Parker is going back to high school when the next Spider-Man hits in the summer of 2012,”

“Working on the Spider-Man movies was the experience of a lifetime for me,” said Raimi in a statement that was later issued by Sony. “While we were looking forward to doing a fourth one together, the studio and Marvel have a unique opportunity to take the franchise in a new direction, and I know they will do a terrific job.”

Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment. said “A decade ago … when we began, no one ever imagined that we would make history at the box-office and now we have a rare opportunity to make history once again with this franchise,” she went on to say “Peter Parker as an ordinary young adult grappling with extraordinary powers has always been the foundation that has made this character so timeless and compelling for generations of fans. We’re very excited about the creative possibilities that come from returning to Peter’s roots and we look forward to working once again with Marvel Studios, Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin on this new beginning.”

The new film is aiming for a 2012 release and will be based on a script written by James Vanderbilt that focuses on a teenage Peter Parker. The suits at Sony promises additional details in the upcoming weeks as they prep for production.

Although the reboots have proved successful recently with the Batman and Star Trek franchises, Spider-Man hasn’t been around that long in the movies and as successful as the first three films were it’s a bit stupid to try and reboot now, and Sony should have shown a little respect to Raimi as he has made them a ass load of money and made Spider-Man such a box office hit.

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