If you've been paying attention to the news lately, it was announced that Spiderman Trilogy director Sam Raimi and Spiderman actor Tobey Maguire have left Spiderman 4, leaving Sony Pictures to reboot the franchise. As with any reboot, there are two sides to the story, and we'll see what they could potentially do well and what they potentially could botch.


  • The original Spiderman movies were winding down, and it could be interesting to see a new take on the series.
  • The movies now don't have to resort to B-list villains like the Rhino to complete the roster.
  • We can forget the jazz scenes in Spiderman 3 ever happened.
  • In fact, we can forget Spiderman 3 ever happened.
  • A new version can finally do justice to Venom. The Venom in Spiderman 3 was more like Carnage than Venom.
  • It's also fun to see new costumes for the Green Goblin, and new takes on classic villains.




  • Word is, they're planning to make the new Spiderman "dark and gritty," which, arguably, could work, but probably shouldn't be done. In the comics, Spiderman was a light-hearted hero. Just because it worked for Batman doesn't mean it will work for Spiderman.
  • We'll probably have to sit through an origin story again.
  • The first Spiderman movies were well set-up, and it'll be hard for the new director to make the new ones great without it looking like a rehash or the movie becoming like the Fantastic 4 movie.