Spider-Man is without a doubt one of the unluckiest superheroes when it comes to being represented in film. Ever since Tobey Maguire donned the suit in the first Spider-Man, things have been complicated for the wall-crawler.
Tobey portrayed Peter Parker/Spider-Man for three movies, and was supposed to do a fourth. Unfortunately, that one was cancelled when director Sam Raimi withdrew from the project after disliking the script.
A few years later, Spider-Man was rebooted with The Amazing Spider-Man, this time with Andrew Garfield as the titular superhero. The reboot was well-received, and managed to warrant a sequel (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and plans for a third installment (The Amazing Spider-Man 3).
Sadly, that movie was also cancelled, terminating any future plans for the franchise. Now, Spidey is (kind of) back in the hands of Marvel, and will appear frequently in their Marvel Cinematic Universe, portrayed by 19-year-old British actor Tom Holland.
So far, we have no plot details for this upcoming third reboot attempt. But Marvel is confident that they've got it right this time. But... maybe it's for the best that Spider-Man is getting rebooted again and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been put to bed.
I mean, Andrew Garfield was an amazing Spider-Man (haha), and the story was intriguing. But according to one of the actors in the film, the third was going to be borderline insane. And not in the good way.
The Strange TASM3 Plot That Never Was!
Actor Denis Leary was at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend. Leary portrayed Captain Stacy, police captain and father to Peter's love interest, Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man. Stacy was a mild antagonist to Spider-Man. He believed the web-slinger was a vigilante menace, and so he constantly tried to bring him to justice. The two came to a truce near the end of the film though, right before Captain Stacy was fatally struck by The Lizard.
At SDCC, Leary sat down with IGN, who asked him if he was sad that there wouldn't be an official end to the story he helped start. Leary was disappointed that there wouldn't be a third film alright, but it turns out it's because he would have come back from the dead in it!
"Possibly in 3, there was this idea at one point that Spider-Man would be able to take this formula and regenerate the people in his life that had died. So, there was this discussion that Captain Stacy would come back even bigger in episode 3."
Well, ok then...
So apparently, Peter Parker would have become a mad scientist for the third film, dabbling in the completely and totally super-safe practice of resurrecting the dead.
And what's even weirder is that he would have succeeded! That's...really weird. It really makes you wonder if someone saw this idea and immediately signed the papers with Marvel because of it.
I'm all for resurrecting characters, comics do it all the time. And since this is a film based on a comic/comic book character, it's totally plausible. But having Spider-Man create some miracle potion that brings back the dead is just odd. Not to mention really out of character! I mean, he may be good at science, but even Peter isn't a miracle-worker; or a grave-robber, to be honest.
But as weird, strange and downright crazy as this plot sounds, it might not have been all bad. Like the saying goes, every storm cloud has a silver-lining. And this silver-lining might have been good enough to excuse the bad weather.
This Might Have Been The Spider-Gwen Movie Set Up!
It's been reported several times that Sony may have been planning on some sort of Spider-Woman film starring Gwen Stacy. Fans were excited to hear about this, as this meant that fan-favorite and comic newbie Spider-Gwen would possibly be getting her own film.
There was only one problem. Gwen Stacy died at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. But with the plans for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 apparently being about resurrecting Peter Parker's loved ones, Gwen was surely going to return.
While this plot is still crazy odd, imagine how cool it would be to see Gwen come back as a bonafide superhero. Unfortunately, those plans may never come to be. Now that Marvel and Sony have come to a deal, who knows how much of Sony's original plans have stayed? Marvel, you may not have to do that strange plot idea for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, and please don't, but you have to at least give us Spider-Gwen. The fans demand it!
What did you think of the TASM3 plot?