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As we all know, Spider-Man was recently returned to where he belongs: Marvel. But how does Sam Raimi, the director of the original Spider-Man trilogy feel about all that?

Well, the question was recently asked to him at the San Diego Comic-Con and he gave an answer which I'm sure won't surprise most of you. As a massive Spider-Man fan, he was clearly glad to see the series back with Marvel. He also seemed particularly interested in the direction Marvel plans to take the character. He explained:

"I'm really glad Marvel's taking it to high school. I think that's gonna be refreshing, and just like my favorite of the Spider-Man comic books. I have a lot of faith that they really know their stuff."
The new Spider-Man: Tom Holland
The new Spider-Man: Tom Holland

Although his Spider-Man movies did include some introductory scenes set in high school, they fairly quickly moved out into the wider city. Raimi, however, seems intrigued by the possibility of exploring the world of high school further. He continued:

"I'd like to go into his high school life and his relationships with Gwen Stacy. I love Flash Thompson. The drama and the difficulty of going through high school is so unique to a superhero, that's what Spider-Man's all about, so that they're going to explore that is very exciting."

You can see how Raimi handled Peter Parker's school years in the Spider-Man video below:

MTV also took the opportunity to ask Raimi a more controversial question: what did he think of Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man series? Once again Raimi was enthusiastic, stating:

"Oh yeah, I saw them both; they were great."

Now, is Raimi just being polite about a colleague's work, or does he actually think they were great? Well, that's probably only for him to know, although I do have a personal theory...

Source: ComicBookMovie


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