Sam Raimi, the director of the first “Spider-Man” trilogy that ran from 2002 to 2007 and starred Tobey Maguire, is happy that the web-slinging superhero is now with Marvel because it gives the character plenty of storylines to move on.
It was actually Bryan Singer who pioneered the modern adaptation of superhero characters from comic books to films when he first turned the popular “X-Men” comic book franchise into a successful movie in 2000. But it was Sam Raimi and his work on “Spider-Man” two years later that upped the ante as far as the superheroes’ place at the box office is concerned, details Screen Rant.
Raimi’s first two “Spider-Man” movies have laid the groundwork and set the standard on how Hollywood should handle comic book characters.
But instead of building on his gains from his first two “Spider-Man” movies, “Spider-Man 3” was a huge letdown.
In a recent interview with a UK publication, Sam Raimi admits that he messed up with “Spider-Man 3,” but he says that he would love to be given a shot at possible redemption, alluding perhaps with Marvel’s upcoming reboot of the web-slinging superhero, notes IGN.
Raimi also admits that it was just wishful thinking on his part when he added that he thinks that Marvel is so complete now and that the studio would probably not need him anymore.
He also lauded Marvel Studios on how it has handled its ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
However, he left the door open when he said that should it come to the point that Marvel would need him, he would love to take on the job because he says that it is always great to be wanted.
Raimi also admits that he has not been in the loop as far as the subsequent incarnations of “Spider-Man” in the movies after he stepped out of the franchise in 2007 following the release of “Spider-Man 3.”
If it’s any consolation to Raimi, “The Amazing Spider-Man” series of Marc Webb starring the moody Andrew Garfield was actually less popular than his trilogy. So if Marvel would be choosing between him and Webb to direct the “Spider-Man” movie reboot, it appears that Raimi would have the immediate advantage.
Not a remote possibility
While having Sam Raimi directing the “Spider-Man” movie reboot is not a remote possibility given how he handled the first “Spider-Man” trilogy, his style may not mesh well with the vision of Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige for the franchise.
In addition, Marvel has been keeping its directors away from the limelight on their projects so that they focus instead on fulfilling the studio’s greater vision and not help out in the promotions through social media or other means.
However, since Marvel also has a slew of reputable directors for some of its blockbuster hits including Jon Favreau for “Iron Man,” Joss Whedon for “The Avengers,” and James Gunn for “Guardians of the Galaxy,” it is still possible that the studio may consider Raimi and his signature directing style in its fold.
But until Kevin Feige makes an official statement on who shall be directing the “Spider-Man” movie reboot starring Tom Holland, everything remains speculations at this time.
There have been two Spider-Man movie series in nearly two decades, both produced by Sony Pictures. Both series showed how Peter Parker got his powers when he was bitten by a spider, although the spider in “The Amazing Spider-Man” is a little more powerful compared to the one in “Spider-Man” because it came from a lab experiment.
While Marvel Studios has already set the release date of the “Spider-Man” movie reboot on July 28, 2017, the wall-climbing superhero will actually make his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in “Captain America: Civil War” which will hit cinemas on May 6, 2016.