When we learned we were getting yet another Spider-Man reboot, the only thing that kept fans from completely rioting was the fact that this time, it would be under the loving guidance of Marvel Studios, rather than Sony.
But many fans are still asking themselves if we really needed an entirely new reboot, and couldn't we have just had Andrew Garfield make the jump to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as he so desperately wanted?
As it turns out, other actors and actresses feel the same way that we do, including the revered Emma Thompson. Even multiple Oscar winners get sick of the business sometimes - especially the reboot-heavy culture of Hollywood. As she told Vulture
If I see yet another Spider-Man, I’m going to have to actually hang myself. I can’t do it anymore! They’re all marvelous, but how many times can you make this franchise, for crying out loud?
That's not to say Thompson is against the idea of blockbuster franchises - she's appeared in many, including every single film of the Harry Potter franchise as Professor Sibyl Trelawney. And she even loves the superhero genre - it's just that, well, she's getting tired of the bleakness of them and the repetitive storylines:
I loved the original Superman with Chris Reeve because there was a real tongue-in-cheek-ness to it...After a while, you do get a tiny bit cynical about it. The fact that I know they’re going to win out in the end has now slightly interfered with my continuing to go to those movies.
I can't say I blame her there. While I was devastated at you-know-who getting killed in [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035), at some point, some superheroes will have to die for the stakes to feel like they actually matter. And, like Thompson, I am growing tired of comic book movies where the heroes carry their powers like a curse and a burden rather than a joy and gift.
Still, maybe this Spider-Man franchise is the one that will reaffirm her faith in superhero movies. There's always hoping, right?
Spidey will next appear in [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409), in theaters on May 6, 2016.