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June 23, 2015 at 4:59 pm #188724
So, Sony decided to go with Tom Holland who proved himself to be a good actor in reel life in “The Impossible.” Will he find it impossilble in real life to rescue the “Spider-Man” franchise?
On a side not, why is it that English actors, like Andrew Garfield and Holland, keep getting cast as these all-American heroes?June 23, 2015 at 5:25 pm #188726
Neither. Marvel will save this franchise. Holland will get a huge career boost and perhaps prove himself worthy when we actually see him, but no way will he be the reason why the franchise makes it or breaks it. If I had to choose whether I think he will be good or bad in the role, I say good. Ever since the day it was announced that he was in contention (months ago), he was my choice. He’ll do well.June 23, 2015 at 5:43 pm #188727
The franchise would have been so much better if they just stuck with it. I think more people are annoyed that it is being rebooted AGAIN rather than it being continued. I think people were ok with the first rebooting because the whole team wanted to depart from it but this time around Garfield still seems like he was on board for more. It’s kind of a slap in his face too. I think Spiderman will always be Spiderman and a fanbase will always support it (since he is by far the best superhero)
To your Brit point, it’s all about who is the most talented. I don’t care where they are from.June 23, 2015 at 6:34 pm #188728
In fairness, Garfield is half-American! But yeah, I think forces beyond Holland will save it. He better hope so, anyways.June 23, 2015 at 7:41 pm #188729
Does anyone even want another Spiderman movie? Like who could possibly care after 5 previous entries and the last three being totally mediocre if not outright bad. Despite the last one costing $400 million (250 budget + 150 marketing), it was perhaps the worst one yet.
And another Brit! If every role is going to be filled by some random actor from Britain why not just set the story in the UK rather than have to suffer through another poor try at an American accent. And I’ll say it again there is affirmative action in Hollywood, just not for ethnic or racial minorities but for British (and to lesser extent others from the Commonwealth) actors. Every big movie has got to have at least one.June 24, 2015 at 2:55 am #188731
Despite the last one costing $400 million (250 budget + 150 marketing), it was perhaps the worst one yet.June 24, 2015 at 3:04 am #188732
I think Tom Holland can inject something fresh into the series. The reason why a Brit got the job was because out of those who auditioned, he was the best one – and he can probably do a decent American accent. I have faith in Holland, especially after a fantastic performance in The Impossible, and his work on the stage as Billy Elliot.
Ideally, there would not be ANOTHER remake of this series. It is getting ridiculous. Get some more original ideas, Hollywood!
Stan Lee has reportedly said that Spiderman should always be heterosexual and white. Thoughts on that too?June 24, 2015 at 3:54 am #188733
Too early to tell in my opinion but given Marvel’s track record I can see this being a big hit. Saying that, I feel like people are very caught up in the whole Miles Morales vs Peter Parker thing. Both great comic book characters but in my opinion Marvel did the right thing going with Peter.June 24, 2015 at 12:40 pm #188734
Gurl, Spiderman could be played by a sock puppet, and it wouldn’t kill the franchise.June 24, 2015 at 8:26 pm #188735
Tom Holland is a wonderful pick and I’m delighted with it (hooray!), but it’s completely out of him the destiny of the Spidey franchise. Marvel and Sony are the responsible ones, for whatever happens.
I’m excited for Holland, I’m hesitant for Spider-Man.June 24, 2015 at 8:40 pm #188736
So glad they went with Holland instead of Butterfield. He was great as the true lead of The Impossible, and I look forward to seeing him in this role. The young Spider-Man idea is an interesting one, and I hope it is successful.June 25, 2015 at 8:33 am #188737
As stated above, it will be up to the studio, screenplay, and direction if this movie succeeds. Tom Holland is a fine young actor and his performance is not the only factor that will “save or sink” this franchise, so to speak.June 25, 2015 at 8:51 am #188738
Unless this new Spider-Man movie is on the level of Batman & Robin and Tom Holland’s performance is on the level of George Clooney in Batman & Robin. It would be impossible to truely wreck the Spider-Man franchise. I wasn’t a fan of the Andrew Garfield movies but they weren’t awful just meh… to me.