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'The Amazing Spider-Man' Tied to Sam Raimi's Original Trilogy

Marvel's Avi Arad says that Marc Webb's upcoming reboot will not erase the story elements that have come before it.
The Amazing Spider-Man will be tied to Sam Raimi's original trilogy
The Amazing Spider-Man will be tied to Sam Raimi's original trilogy
The Amazing Spider-Man, a new Marvel Studios reboot of the popular superhero, has been considered in the press to be a straight-up reestablishing of the Peter Parker character and his particular comic book mythos. Marvel Executive producer Avi Arad has come forward to say that isn't entirely true.

While director Marc Webb has a new Peter Parker in Andrew Garfield, the upcoming first installment of this new reboot will still have ties to Sam Raimi's original Spider-Man trilogy.

Here is what Avi Arad had to say.

"It's not a comeback. You have to look at it this way: Do you want to know more about The Amazing Spider-Man? This movie is going to tell stories that you didn't see in movies 1, 2, and 3."


Avi Arad went onto say that The Amazing Spider-Man doesn't erase the Sam Raimi films, but instead has a storyline that could have taken place in the context of the original Spider-Man.

The Amazing Spider-Man was released July 3rd, 2012 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Irrfan Khan, Campbell Scott. The film is directed by Marc Webb.



Sources: Entertainment Weekly

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  1. Salem6777

    bullsh*t!

    3 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  2. Lane

    For the record, @strkr241 it's not that much of a stretch to believe that they really are trying to tie this in with the previous 3 films. It amazes me sometimes at how naive some people can really be and then have the nerve to say that the reason us "haters" are against this film is because we're "bitter" over everything that's happened.

    If you look at Spider-man 2, its not entirely unbelievable to think that the web-shooters could be added to the story without completely starting over. My first thought when Peter lost his webbing in that second film was "Oh, I wonder if he'll be getting his web-shooters now"... and I wasn't alone in that thought either after talking to friends. Just about everyone I knew was thinking the same exact thing. It was an interesting twist to have Peter losing his webbing because he couldn't "focus" as that took people away from them changing the web-shooters from organic to mechanical as a real possibility. The same thing could happen here... and if the reports keep on coming about the ties to the original series, I wouldn't rule it out either.

    Had they done that with the web-shooters then, I wouldn't have minded, as it would've been a great reason to stay more and more true to the source material. I would have a huge problem with it here, however, as I'm not blind to what the motivations would be behind it.

    3 years agoby @lane1Flag

  3. Ryan Tiffany

    I bet it involves time travel

    3 years agoby @Ryan-TiffanyFlag

  4. Vanboy

    @strkr241
    You're right with the pulling in the fans issue. I agree. It's just another lame ploy to attemt to not alienate the fans.

    I will never see this in the theater. I will wait until it comes to one of those dollar rental boxes. They are not getting ten bucks from me. One dollar for the whole family to see the movie. So, they can eat me!

    3 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  5. Strkr241

    This is bogus. It is Avi Arad's way of getting die hard fans of the original trilogy to somehow appreciate and embrace the new series. There is no way that this new film can have anything to do with the original three films. Peter has webshooters in this, where he has has organic webshooters from day 1 in the original film; why would he need mechanical ones if this was not a totally different Spider-Man? I wouldn't listen to this new bit of news, the film is a year and a half away, it is just the producers trying to stir excitement.

    3 years agoby @strkr241Flag

  6. Dan

    Yes, I think I know who you have in mind, @ejk1, when you say it is a pet peeve of your's. :P

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  7. ejk1

    I think the posts were more entertaining than the article.
    @narrator and many others will back up this statement: Spider-Man 2 is one of the three or four best comic book films ever. Train scene people, train scene.

    As for the generational thing, I don't care how old someone is, as long as they are coherent in thought. Perfect grammar is not necessary, especially because we must realize that there are some here that use English as a second language. But when I see the writings of some people in which there are multiple errors, and then they make a poor excuse such as "my computer doesn't have spell-check," then I get pissed off, because it becomes not a language barrier issue, nor an age issue, but rather a laziness issue. Laziness just happens to be a pet peeve of mine.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  8. Pjwolsker

    i have a better idea people. FORGET THIS ARTICLE EVEN EXISTS!!!!! its confusing the sh*t out of everyone. just ignore it and move on. obviously this movie is a reboot

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  9. Dan

    Block has incredibly good taste in movies for someone that is 15, if that is how old he is.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  10. Corey W.

    @dan1: Yep. He tends to disagree with everything, but isn't annoying like Monkeyiron is. Block is really cool, though. I just imagine him as a 15 year old for some reason. lol.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  11. Dan

    @corey Yeah, but even Pie, minus his imperatives lol, is much more coherent and tolerable than monkey boy.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  12. Corey W.

    @dan1: I think BlockBusterFan001 and ILikePie202 are only young teens. I think! Not sure about Block, but I'm pretty sure ILikePie is only like 15 or 16.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  13. Dan

    @corey He just types sh*t without thinking it through. I'd say it's because he's just a kid, but we have other members part of the site his age, and they are 100% more competent then he is, so he has no excuse in my book.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  14. Corey W.

    @dan1: But he is an idiot so I wasn't too surprised by him trying to turn everyone on me.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  15. Dan

    @corey Yeah I saw that. After our discussion and what you'd wrote in your review, that was a pretty stupid question lol.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  16. Corey W.

    @dan1: I don't even know who that is. lol. I haven't seen him around. But @monkeyiron is an idiot. He posted on Paul review asking everyone why no one is bashing on me for reviewing a movie that isn't out yet.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  17. Fike

    Now everyones against this hahaha.

    3 years agoby @FikeFlag

  18. Dan

    @corey Don't forget POTC boy, or "Sean" as he calls himself now, since we were able to change our usernames.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  19. Dan

    Well, I happen to be 25, so you won't encounter that problem with me. I love a mature, healthy debate, and I'm not easily upset and/or engage in degrading sh*t throwing if I can help it.

    I'll admit here and now I'm not the most knowledgeable with my comic book lore (I leave that for @comicbookfan, @ejk1, and a couple others), but I do love all types of movies, and I'd like to think I'm not an idiot in my tastes. I didn't earn my Official status over doing nothing.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  20. Corey W.

    @Masta_Chiefed: Yep. I agree. The only idiot we have on here now is Monkeyiron. lol

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  21. Masta_Chiefed

    Honestly, it doesnt matter how long someone has been here as long as the knowledge is up to par. Ask Ejk1, Diagma, or anyone who was here at the beginning of the fall school semester and they'll tell you how this site was flooded with junior high and high school kids that brought the informative equilibrium down a few notches.

    Everything is all good. For now.

    3 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  22. Masta_Chiefed

    My bad. I got bad sick last January, and then again in June. Havent been around much. No problems.

    3 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  23. Corey W.

    @dan1: Webb is a great director and will probably make it far...especially after this. His work on 500 Days of Summer is amazing, but, that isn't as big as something like Spider-Man. Anyways, I'm sure the direction on this'll be great.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  24. Corey W.

    I agree on Spider Man 2 being one of the best superhero movies ever made. I didn't care to much for the first or third, however.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  25. Dan

    Oh, and who knows, maybe Webb will get to Nolan's level one day :P (I had to say it, since you said no more of that) haha

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  26. Dan

    @masta-chiefed I'm cool if you're cool :) However, I'm not THAT new, I have been around and active since January last year.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  27. Masta_Chiefed

    @dan1 im just f*cking with you man. Do your thing. It takes me a minute to warm up to new posters. Just ask EJk1. I hope we can have some quality debates about movies that aren't as tormented as this Spider man film will be.

    You've got a decent knowledge of film. Just no more Nolan and Webb in the same sentence anymore, cool? I get sensitive about such things.

    3 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  28. Masta_Chiefed

    There's absolutly no way this movie could tie into the 1st spider man.

    Oh wait, they're gonna do the memory loss thing again? How convenient.

    3 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  29. Ezio

    @dan1:Well.Its as I said.At certain parts of the movie it seemes as if it's drawn out,like some of it could've been left out.But thats just me.I'm kinda picky which is why I havent expanded my list.

    3 years agoby @EzioFlag

  30. Masta_Chiefed

    @Ezio Go back to Joshua Tec*mseh... It was better when we could see your face.

    3 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  31. Masta_Chiefed

    @insertusernamehere I love your fire and passion. It's the only reason we're internet friends on this site.

    The entire 60 year collection of Spidey media combined never focused on Peter Parker in High School as much as this film will.

    3 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  32. Ezio

    @Insert:I'm not here to agrue about anything.Espeacially about a movie.There are people that liked Spider-man 2 and people that didnt.I for one,didnt.I respect your choice to like it and will not argue about it.
    All I simply wanted to do was state my...dislike for this reboot.And leave it at that.

    3 years agoby @EzioFlag

  33. Dan

    @Ezio It's cool, man. If you have legitimate reasons for not liking it (I can understand the whining bit lol), I can respect that. Better then making personal insults as your reasoning.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  34. Masta_Chiefed

    @insertusernamehere LoL. Notice how Arad jumps around the word prequel? He is a slimy producer. He will say anything to get you into the theater. You've done your homework on just how shameless, uninformed, and coked out most hollywood producers are, right? You'll still take their words at face value?
    Yes, actually, Im quite confident if Raimi would have been able to do his SM4 he would have totally redeemed himself. The vulture (Malkovich) and the Lizard? Even baby boomers would have come out in droves to see those two iconic, old school villains. I believe all of this.

    Ok, comparing the story/direction of films, IMO, is comparing the director's ability to make the script work. If you really think the back story of Peter Parker in high school is comparable to Bruce Wayne being trained by some badass assassin monks then I cant help you.

    3 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  35. T.Clark

    Spider-Man 2 is one of the best super hero movies of all time.

    Just saying.

    3 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  36. Ezio

    @dan1:Sorry dude,but I respectfully disagree.There was so much more that couldve been done with that movie but was not done.And it seemed like all Peter did was whine throughout half of it.

    3 years agoby @EzioFlag

  37. T.Clark

    Also, if the only reason your comparing this movie to Twilight is because it takes place in high school, then you're ignorant and clueless. Spider-Man got his powers in high school, remember?

    3 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  38. T.Clark

    @masta-chiefed 1) Arad never states anything about a prequel. Read the f*cking quote. 2) Supes doesn't know the inner workings of Raimi's brain, but you don't know if he was going to redeem himself, either. Spidey 4 could have been sh*t for all we know. 3) Supes wasn't comparing Webb to Nolan, he was comparing the premise of the movies to each other.

    So you can kindly take your comments and shove them up your ass.

    Have a nice day.

    3 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  39. Masta_Chiefed

    Seriously, Twi-Spidey should not get our money. I wouldn't even Redbox this sh*t. Might catch a few minutes when it comes to TV, but that's it.

    3 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  40. Masta_Chiefed

    No not a Raimi fan. The Evil Dead's were cute, but not so fun after an hour or so... I just realize a good thing when I see it.

    I'm a mid 80's to late 90's comic book fan who cannot stand studio interference. Just so you know.

    Your avatar pic looks like Zod and his V-neck attire just left the gay bar, and is now telling me to kneel.

    3 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  41. Dan

    @Ezio Dude, Spider-Man 2 was the best of Raimi's...

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  42. Masta_Chiefed

    Josh Tec*minmymouth or Ezio. You are the only person who has ever truly believed Spidey 2 was bad. THE ONLY PERSON IN THE WORLD.

    3 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  43. Dan

    Those comparisons I made were said in the context of my opinions and guesses, not facts. I was going over what I felt was similar between the 2 franchises and how things have occurred over time. I don't know for certainty that Webb's Spider-Man will play out as well as Nolan's Begins did, but I'm not gonna rule out the possibility that it could, because I've liked pretty much everything I've seen thus far.

    Your only goal here is to elicit a negative reaction from me because you hate this reboot with a passion, and are part of that group of Raimi fans who haven't gotten over themselves yet. I'm not going to fall into that trap, so please, continue with your vitriol, I know you'll have those who will agree with you, and you all can commiserate together how much life sucks because Spider-Man is being rebooted.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  44. Masta_Chiefed

    Ok, Go away Joshua Tec*mseh's mult.

    3 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  45. Ezio

    I dont really see why it should matter to anyone.Out of the first three only the first one was good.The second,in my own opinoion,lacked alot and seemed to be drawn out in places.The third...well I'll leave that alone.

    I'm in no way crossing my fingers for this franchise to get a second breath.I'm sticking with the comics.At least they never disappoint.

    3 years agoby @EzioFlag

  46. Masta_Chiefed

    My God man, you tried to compare Marc Webb to C.Nolan. Really? The guy who directed 500 Days of Summer and a few rock band docs is in any way comparable to the man who directed memento, the prestige, batman begins, tdk, and inception?

    I hope you realize that was by far the dumbest statement Ive read on here in a long, long time. This is not Batman Begins.

    I want to know what your real motivation is for seeing this film. Anyone who compares Marc Webb and Nolan needs to explain themselves fully before people just begin to browse over your comments due to a lack of insight.

    3 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  47. Dan

    You think what you want, dude. I'm not the one spewing bitterness over something that is happening whether you like it or not. I'm sorry you're taking it so personally, but that sh*t ain't healthy.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  48. Masta_Chiefed

    Because Sam Raimi has to work is the reason he's moved on. I find it laughable you would think you're clairvoyant enough to know the inner workings of Raimi's brain. His big budget baby is about to be sodomized by a bunch of bandwagon jumping producers. I guess he wouldn't care at all.

    This is Twi-Spidey. I started the nickname. Remember that when you're in line for the film looking at all the teeny boppers joining you in you're candy coated ignorance. Maybe you enjoy being engulfed in adolescent delirium. That's your maladaption, not mine.

    3 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  49. Dan

    Lmao... a bit overly dramatic, dude. It's a movie/comic book, most things can heal with time; arguments, disagreements, hatreds can fade. Once the Raimi fans calm down over the reboot (and they will in due time, some already have), it won't be as big a deal as some are making it out to be. Hell, Raimi's moved on, working on his Oz movie, so should his fans.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  50. Masta_Chiefed

    This film could seriously damage the spider man brand forever.

    3 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

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