"Spider-Man" To Go Through Puberty Again - Sony Plans Re-Boot

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Sources: i09 / Avery Guerra

Sam Raimi has officially pulled out of "Spider-Man" so Sony has pulled the plug on the project entirely.

Instead, the studio is now planning to re-boot the franchise, starting over from the beginning with a new director, a new cast, and a teenage Peter Parker....aka..Spider-Man.

Sony put out this press release this afternoon:

Peter Parker is going back to high school when the next Spider-Man 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...

"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.

Sources close to Raimi report that he told the studio, "I can't make your date. I can't go forward creatively."

Once that happened, Sony decided that they didn't want to go forward without the director, so they pulled the plug and decided to start over.

Sources also reveal that Tobey Maguire got the news via a phone call this afternoon. Reportedly the actor was not upset about the news.

So it's back to High School for "Spider-Man", hopefully whoever takes charge of the franchise from this point on will remain true to the source material......or else we could have a mess on our hands true believers.

The new "Spider-Man" re-boot is still being slated for a summer 2012 release.

Geez, we are only a couple of weeks into 2010, and we have had two stories about 2012!

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