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spider-man: the reboot by james vanderbilt

well, sam raimi and tobey maguire left the project, leaving sony wih no director or main star, so hey opted for a reboot of the franchise. seeing how spiderman 3 killed the franchise and some of the cheesier ideas (like black cat turning to he vultress) for the fourth film, it didn't seemed such a bad idea… untilthey wanted to make it gritty. i can see uncle ben's death gritty, but WHAT?!?!

here are my opinions and suggestions:

first, charcters:

i think i'd start with the villain. i don't think they should have the goblin right away in the first film. look at iron-man, the incredible hulk and TDK. in IM, they didn't started with themandarin, but hinted him. same with the joker in TDK, only they didn't shown the mandarin YET. in TIH, they used abonimation and tried to make it look like hey didn't, and also saved the leader for he sequel. and look at films like fantasic four and the incredible hulk. in FF, the film sucked as they gone full-blown in so little time. so, they can place the goblin's alter-ego in a clever way: like lcius malfoy in Harry Potter, a shadowy, dark-looking figurewith no emotions or self-respect, secretly developing a project (the OZ/goblin program?) and in he next film, going goblin. why won't they use a villain that came before him? “AHEM”Dr. Octopus?“AHEM” well, think about it… a under-appreciated, meek, envious and lonely sceintist at osborn enterprise, working on new, nuclear-powered weapons, got ditched from the board after being proven as wrong and secretly creats 4 mecanical arms to prove he's right. he stubles intothe experiment, wreaks havok, seizing control of it and of-course, getting everything blow up. his crush sees him now as a monster, most of the crew dead, ETC.

now for the hero:

spiderman in the raimi movies was a P.A.B. he cried all the time, he was in a self-questioning journey with himself most of he time and he was an emo in the first. he should be a nerd, have a tiny, tiny microscopic amount of teen angst and besides being spder-man, he should also confronthe challenges of being a teenager. i mean, if gwen sacey dies, he can cry a bit but not ALL THE FREAKIN' TIME! he shold be something very, very failiar to the ultimate spiderman incariation.

supporting cast:

MJ: the ordinary teenage girl, with a dark secret: her father is an abusive loser who left he house a year prior to the film. she's popular, not very, but she's still a girl targeted by the cool guys. lik the USM incariation of her.

Harry Osborn: the cool, rich kid. like a teenage richie rich. he's peter's only friend although his popular status. like the USM incariation.

Gwen Stacey: the outsider girl. she likes to party, she's very innocent but has a lot of street-smarts, as her father is a divorced cop. she befriends and dates peter and of course, she's killed in the sequel.

the bugle staff: the main staff includes J. Jonah Jameson, Betty Brant, Robbie Roberstone and Ben Urich. JJJ is used as a subtle foil to peter. think bob hoskins, only thinner. betty is a young woman who's sweet, not-very-innocent and flirts a bit with peter once he gets to the bugle, even though the age difference. robbie is like a father figure of sorts topeter: he's wise, street-smart and treats things very easily. he also supports spiderman in the bugle. ben is a maybe-too-corious reporter who digs deep in the new-york underworld, trying to uncover the identityof the kingpin, a wealthy buisnessmen but secretly a mob boss, drug dealer and arms dealer.

Norman Osborn: a wealthy CEO of he osborn enterprise with deep, deep ties in the mob, the court and more.he is a piece of scum and is emotionless and will do anthing to finish his work. think howard hughes meets lucius malfoy.

May and Ben Parker: peter's “parents” after his own parents died in a plane crash. ben is very intellegent and advises to peter a lot about life and his teenage years. he is a very light man and treats things with extreme wisery. may is a devote religious and preachs a lot to peter. she is a strong woman and is very wise. she also tries to blend with the post-WWII, modern world.

PLOT:

peter parker is a science whiz and needs to confront teenage life. he os bullied in school, he has one friend and the girl of his dreams can't even notice him (in this case, gwen stacey, MJ is harry's GF for this film).unfortunatley, on a feild trip to osborn enterprise, a disaster takes place when a disgruntled scientist named Otto Octavious goes rogue and blows uo the experiment's site. his mind is now twisted and insane, his crush sees him as a monster, and there are only a few survivors, including a spider. the spider bits peter when the students and school staff are evacuated, extracting some of the radioactive rays into him. norman, who was present at theexperiment, sees peter's hours as counted, although his body amazingly recepts the radioactive poison that blends into peter's DNA. peter discovers new powers and wrestles for money after he breaks one of his bullies's (flash) hand. he refuses to remove his mask, and when the kingpin discovers his identity, he sends a two-bit to kill him. the two-bit kills peter's uncle instead. peter's grief andanger drive him to find and kill the killer. he finds him, beats him to a pulp and the killer dies of a heart attack, leaving spiderman revenge-less, although peer finally understand the meaning of his powers, seeking redemption and not revenge. meanwhile, otto's in the hospital, general ross (from the hulk films) is present and is berating otto. he injures him, destroyes a big part of the hospital, defeates spiderman and humiliating him and escapes, being revealed to the public and nicknamed “Dr. Octopus”. these are the origin stories of both spidey and ock, and i'm too lazy and outof ideas to write the rest. maybe i'll do the sequels though. now, for the casting:

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 4

  1. 1. Marc Webb 100% 

Cast Results

Peter Parker/Spider-man Total Votes: 8

  1. 1. Andrew Garfield 37% 
  2. 2. Jake Gyllenhaal 12% 
  3. 3. Aaron Johnson 12% 
  4. 4. Shia Labeouf 12% 
  5. 5. Josh Hutcherson 12% 
  6. 6. Tyler Posey 12% 

Uncle Ben Parker Total Votes: 5

  1. 1. Martin Sheen 40% 
  2. 2. Albert Finney 20% 
  3. 3. Christopher Meloni 20% 
  4. 4. Michael J. Fox 20% 

Mary Jane Watson Total Votes: 7

  1. 1. Shailene Woodley 28% 
  2. 2. Rachel Hurd-Wood 14% 
  3. 3. Emma Stone 14% 
  4. 4. Kristen Stewart 14% 
  5. 5. Malese Jow 14% 
  6. 6. Elena Satinel 14% 

Aunt May Parker Total Votes: 6

  1. 1. Sally Field 33% 
  2. 2. Helen Mirren 16% 
  3. 3. Glenn Close 16% 
  4. 4. Kristin Davis 16% 
  5. 5. Andie MacDowell 16% 

Dr. Otto Octavius/Dr. Octopus Total Votes: 6

  1. 1. Philip Seymour Hoffman 33% 
  2. 2. Ron Perlman 16% 
  3. 3. Rainn Wilson 16% 
  4. 4. Jeffrey Combs 16% 
  5. 5. Olek Krupa 16% 

Gwen Stacey Total Votes: 7

  1. 1. Emma Stone 28% 
  2. 2. Anne Hathaway 14% 
  3. 3. Amber Heard 14% 
  4. 4. Scout Taylor Compton 14% 
  5. 5. Christian Serratos 14% 
  6. 6. Dianna Agron 14% 

Harry Osborn Total Votes: 7

  1. 1. Anton Yelchin 28% 
  2. 2. James Franco 14% 
  3. 3. Jeremy Sumpter 14% 
  4. 4. Thomas Dekker 14% 
  5. 5. Shia Labeouf 14% 
  6. 6. Dane DeHaan 14% 

Norman Osborn Total Votes: 7

  1. 1. Christopher Walken 14% 
  2. 2. Neal McDonough 14% 
  3. 3. Daniel Day-Lewis 14% 
  4. 4. Bruce Greenwood 14% 
  5. 5. Christopher Meloni 14% 
  6. 6. Nicolas Cage 14% 
  7. 7. Chris Cooper 14% 

Betty Brant Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Zooey Deschanel 33% 
  2. 2. Danielle Harris 33% 
  3. 3. Kristina Klebe 33% 

J. Jonah Jameson Total Votes: 5

  1. 1. Hugh Laurie 40% 
  2. 2. Stephen Lang 20% 
  3. 3. James Woods 20% 
  4. 4. R. Lee Ermery 20% 

Eugene "Flash" Thompson Total Votes: 5

  1. 1. Dustin Milligan 40% 
  2. 2. Travis van Winkle 20% 
  3. 3. Chris Zylka 20% 
  4. 4. Alexander Ludvig 20% 

Robbie Roberstone Total Votes: 4

  1. 1. Danny Glover 50% 
  2. 2. Carl Lumbly 25% 
  3. 3. Carl Weathers 25% 

liz Allen Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Julianna Guill 50% 
  2. 2. Francia Raisa 50% 

Kenny "Kong" Mcfarlane Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Harry Melling 50% 
  2. 2. Justin Chon 50% 

Wilson "kingpin" Fisk Total Votes: 5

  1. 1. Ray Winstone 40% 
  2. 2. Daniel Benzali 20% 
  3. 3. Steven Seagal 20% 
  4. 4. Vincent D'onofrio 20% 

Prof. Miles Warren Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Anthony Stewart Head 50% 
  2. 2. Michael Emerson 50% 

Dr. Curt Connors Total Votes: 4

  1. 1. Rhys Ifans 50% 
  2. 2. Bruce Greenwood 25% 
  3. 3. Damian Lewis 25% 

Ben Urich Total Votes: 4

  1. 1. John Hamm 25% 
  2. 2. Lee Pace 25% 
  3. 3. Norman Reedus 25% 
  4. 4. Vondie Curtis-Hall 25% 

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