for those new to this news of there even being a reboot:
Peter Parker is going back to high school when the next
hits theaters in the summer of 2012.
Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios announced today they are
moving forward with a film based on a script by James Vanderbilt that
focuses on a teenager grappling with both contemporary human problems
and amazing super-human crises.
The new chapter in the "Spider-Man
" franchise produced by Columbia, Marvel Studios and Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will have a new cast and filmmaking team. Spider-Man 4
was to have been released in 2011, but had not yet gone into production.
"A decade ago we set out on this journey with Sam Raimi
and Tobey Maguire and together we made three 'Spider-Man
films that set a new bar for the genre. When we began, no one ever
imagined that we would make history at the box-office and now we have a
rare opportunity to make history once again with this franchise. Peter
Parker as an ordinary young adult grappling with extraordinary powers
has always been the foundation that has made this character so timeless
and compelling for generations of fans. We're very excited about the
creative possibilities that come from returning to Peter's roots and we
look forward to working once again with Marvel Studios, Avi Arad and
Laura Ziskin on this new beginning," said Amy Pascal, co-chairman of
Sony Pictures Entertainment.
"Working on the 'Spider-Man' movies was the experience of a
lifetime for me. While we were looking forward to doing a fourth one
together, the studio and Marvel have a unique opportunity to take the
franchise in a new direction, and I know they will do a terrific job,"
said Sam Raimi
"We have had a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration and friendship with
Sam and Tobey and they have given us their best for the better part of
the last decade. This is a bittersweet moment for us because while it
is hard to imagine Spider-Man in anyone else's hands, I know that this
was a day that was inevitable," said Matt Tolmach, president of
Columbia Pictures, who has served as the studio's chief production
executive since the beginning of the franchise. "Now everything begins
anew, and that's got us all tremendously excited about what comes next.
Under the continuing supervision of Avi and Laura, we have a clear
vision for the future of Spider-Man and can't wait to share this
exciting new direction with audiences in 2012."
"'Spider-Man' will always be an important franchise for Sony
Pictures and a fresh start like this is a responsibility that we all
take very seriously," said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony
Pictures. "We have always believed that story comes first and story
guides the direction of these films and as we move onto the next
chapter, we will stay true to that principle and will do so with the
highest respect for the source material and the fans and moviegoers who
deserve nothing but the best when it comes to bringing these stories
and characters to life on the big screen."
The studio will have more news about Spider-Man in 2012 in the coming weeks as it prepares for production of the film.
also emma stone will be cast as gwen stacy, no MJ in this one