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Marvel DOES Want Spider-Man, Doesn't Want Andrew Garfield

By Vivian Kane | Industry | December 12, 2014 |

By Vivian Kane | Industry | December 12, 2014 |

There’s been a lot of talk recently about Marvel’s push to acquire Spider-Man. Reportedly, Marvel wanted him to appear in Captain America: Civil War (and, presumably, lots of other movies after that), and proposed a 60/40 split of Spidey-related production costs, with Marvel paying the 60%, and retaining creative control of the character. That deal was said to have been rejected by Sony. But then they got hacked.

It’s no secret that the Spider-Man movies have under-preformed, especially in comparison to pretty much any other superhero movie as of late. With all the recent embarrassment, the 60/40 deal looks to be firmly back on the table as Sony tries to save face (and money) and improve their name. However, this creative control thing has been a sticking point so far. Marvel is said to have VERY specific plans for Peter Parker. Da7e Gonzales over at Latino Review says,

IF the Marvel/Sony deal were to go forward, Andrew Garfield would no longer be Peter Parker and any baggage from existing films, Raimi or Webb, would be non-canonical, Marvel doesn’t want any part of those films. The idea is that the Spider-Man romance movie has been played out over five installments, so any new Spider-Man films would focus on the difficulties of being a teenager and a superhero with a romance side-story, not the film’s focus. Marvel also thinks that the origin story is well-trodden territory, so any Spider-Man movies under this deal would begin with Peter Parker already leading a dual life.
This is great news, right? I mean, I don’t hate Andrew Garfield (though I like him a lot more than I think I do, only when he’s standing next to Emma Stone), but dear god do we not need another origin story here. It looks like it may be too late to plug him into Civil War, but who knows. There are rumors that a Benedict Cumberbatch/Doctor Strange cameo might be crammed into some Avengers: Age of Ultron reshoots, so Marvel clearly isn’t above tinkering when something exciting comes up.

Via Latino Review.

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