‘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


    4 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.

    4 years agoby @lane1Flag

  3. Ryan Tiffany

    I bet it involves time travel

    4 years agoby @Ryan-TiffanyFlag

  4. Vanboy

    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!

    4 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.

    4 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

    4 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.

    4 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

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  9. Dan

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

    4 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.

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  11. Dan

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

    4 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.

    4 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.

    4 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.

    4 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.

    4 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.

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  17. Fike

    Now everyones against this hahaha.

    4 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.

    4 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.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  20. Corey W.

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

    4 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.

    4 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.

    4 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.

    4 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.

    4 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

    4 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.

    4 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.

    4 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.

    4 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.

    4 years agoby @EzioFlag

  30. Masta_Chiefed

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

    4 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

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