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SPIDER-MAN (Based on characters from Marvel) by John Silver, Stan Lee, Marvel, and Steve Ditko

This is the first part of a new anthology of Marvel superheroes and how I would make the movies. Also, this ignores the Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and upcoming Tom Holland movies and takes on a new direction, although there will be some elements borrowed from some of these movies.

(PointMan528491 inspired me to start this series.)

The movie would focus on the young adult years of Peter Parker, who used to be a shy and awkward nerd bitten by a radioactive spider at a young age, which results in him receiving genetically enhanced spider-like abilities. After graduating from high school, Peter begins to live in his new identity when fighting crime and keeping the streets of New York City safe – The Amazing Spider-Man. But one day, while stopping a group of criminals from invading Oscorp, run by one of the world’s greatest multimillionaires and scientist Norman Osborne, Uncle Ben is killed while trying to stop one of the robbers but Peter is able to get a good look at the man just before rushing to his dying uncle.

Since then, Spider-Man is conflicted with his personal life after the death of his uncle and as a superhero, constantly thinking about the man who killed his uncle and the effect of his life as a superhero around the people he loves. This includes his boss, J.J. Jameson, head of the
Daily Bugle who is infatuated on taking down the vigilante. He turns to his childhood friend Harry Osborne for information on his uncle’s killer but there is something shady that Osborne is hiding from Peter and while he sets off to find the killer, more secrets will be let out and can change the fate of the young man’s alternate persona, Spider-Man.

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence.

Changes and Influences:

Rather than focus on Peter Parker on his years as a high school student like most movies do, I would have the character fighting crime in his mid to late 20’s, just to match the age of the actor portraying the role. (Reference to Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man where he portrays the hero as a college student and adult.)

There wouldn’t be any romance in the movie because that’s been overdone with the likes of Peter falling in love with Mary Jane (Maguire) and Stacy (Garfield), instead, leaving a definite love interest out of this film and develop a relationship between the two characters so the romance doesn’t feel forced and rushed.

Rather than use a famous villain (Green Goblin, The Lizard, Venom, etc.), I would introduce the mysterious man from The Amazing Spider-Man series and only identify him as “Stranger”, who is responsible for killing Ben and use him for future installments for my vision of the Avengers.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man will still be 5’ 10” and have a witty sense of humor similar to Garfield's version of Spider-Man.

I would introduce Harry and Norman Osborne and make them the anti-heros/supporting roles without having to don the notorious Green Goblin sides of themselves and develop their characters along the way.

The film would be more grounded in terms of Peter Parker struggling to balance his life as a college student and journalist, often questioned by his peers of his alternate identity and suffering certain injuries from fights, but still maintains an adrenaline-rushed element in terms of action and fighting.

Some of the combat systems for Spider-Man will be borrowed from martial arts movies such as The Raid, Unleashed, and some Jackie Chan movies.

No cameos. While it is refreshing to see other heroes, villains or characters in the Marvel Franchise appear in other movies, I feel that it distracts the audience's attention.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 7

  1. 1. Justin Lin 57% 
  2. 2. Damien Chazelle 28% 
  3. 3. Josh Boone 14% 

Cast Results

Peter Parker / Spider-Man Total Votes: 14

  1. 1. Dylan O'brien 28% 
  2. 2. Logan Lerman 21% 
  3. 3. Anton Yelchin 14% 
  4. 4. Aaron Taylor-Johnson 14% 
  5. 5. Ansel Elgort 7% 
  6. 6. Michael Cera 7% 
  7. 7. Dylan O Brien 7% 

"The Stranger" Total Votes: 6

  1. 1. Michael Shannon 83% 
  2. 2. Tom Waits 16% 

Aunt May Parker Total Votes: 6

  1. 1. Sigourney Weaver 50% 
  2. 2. Geena Davis 16% 
  3. 3. Helen Mirren 16% 
  4. 4. Bonnie Hunt 16% 

Gwen Stacy Total Votes: 12

  1. 1. Maika Monroe 41% 
  2. 2. Jennifer Lawrence 16% 
  3. 3. Emilia Clarke 16% 
  4. 4. Chloe Grace Moretz 8% 
  5. 5. Britt Robertson 8% 
  6. 6. Imogen Poots 8% 

Captain George Stacy Total Votes: 6

  1. 1. Ethan Hawke 50% 
  2. 2. Kurt Russell 33% 
  3. 3. Ewan McGregor 16% 

Uncle Ben Parker Total Votes: 7

  1. 1. Tom Hanks 42% 
  2. 2. Robert de Niro 28% 
  3. 3. Tim Robbins 14% 
  4. 4. Timothy Carlton 14% 

Harry Osborne Total Votes: 7

  1. 1. Will Poulter 57% 
  2. 2. Blake Jenner 14% 
  3. 3. Rupert Grint 14% 
  4. 4. Taron Egerton 14% 

Norman Osborne Total Votes: 6

  1. 1. Edward Norton 50% 
  2. 2. Tommy Lee Jones 33% 
  3. 3. Steve Buscemi 16% 

Dr. Curt Connors Total Votes: 5

  1. 1. Kiefer Sutherland 60% 
  2. 2. Damian Lewis 20% 
  3. 3. Rupert Graves 20% 

J. Jonah Jameson Total Votes: 5

  1. 1. Bryan Cranston 60% 
  2. 2. Bruce Campbell 20% 
  3. 3. Ice Cube 20% 

Betty Brant Total Votes: 6

  1. 1. Mila Kunis 33% 
  2. 2. Kate McKinnon 33% 
  3. 3. Zooey Deschanel 16% 
  4. 4. Shay Mitchell 16% 

Joseph "Robbie" Robertson Total Votes: 5

  1. 1. Bokeem Woodbine 40% 
  2. 2. Tyler Perry 40% 
  3. 3. Shameik Moore 20% 

Comments

  • PointMan528491: Thanks for the shout-out! Spider-Man's easily my favorite superhero, so I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of stories you have planed!

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