The “Spider-Man” franchise is about to undergo its second reboot in less than fifteen years, but the character – indeed comic book movies in general – wouldn’t be the juggernauts they are today without Sam Raimi’s trilogy of Spider-Man films.
Raimi himself was the godfather of this franchise from 2002 to 2007 with Tobey Maguire in the role, ultimately handing over the reigns to Marc Webb who steered the two “The Amazing Spider-Man” films with Andrew Garfield. Now, Jon Watts has been hired to helm the Marvel-approved second reboot with Tom Holland in the role and a younger high school-set focus.
Raimi recently spoke with MTV about the franchise, Webb’s films and the new reboot’s direction. From the sounds of it, Raimi is keen to see where it’s all headed:
“I saw [both Marc Webb movies], they’re great. And I’m really glad that Marvel’s taking it to high school. I think that’s gonna be refreshing, and just like my favorite of the Spider-Man comic-books. And I have a lot of faith that they really know their stuff… The difficulty of going through high school is so unique to a superhero. It’s unique and that’s what Spider-Man’s all about, so that they’re gonna explore that head on is very exciting.”
Raimi himself has no involvement in the new reboot.