When the conversation of superhero film fatigue comes up, one hero always seems to take the brunt of the criticism, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. The Spider-Man films have had great critical success, with Spider-Man 2 largely hailed as one of the greatest comic book movies of all time. But the character has struggled on film since and the 3 films that followed were met with lukewarm reception. With creative control of Spider-Man being handled by both Sony Pictures and [Marvel](tag:932254) Studios now, the fans are eager for something new and fresh. And just like the characters mantra "With great power, comes great responsibility" , the studios should be making sure the upcoming new vision of our favorite wall-crawler is powerful enough to stick with audiences.
Let The Light In!
If the release of a movie like [Deadpool](tag:38663) has proven anything, it's that our superheroes don't always have to be dark and brooding for them to be interesting. The last two Spider-Man films tried to apply a sort of Christopher Nolan Batman filter that just didn't sit right with audiences, focusing more on the adult themes than playing up the fun you could have with a kid with super powers. The studios have already made one fix to that problem by casting Tom Holland, someone significantly younger than the previous actors (Tobey Maguire/Andrew Garfield), that could embody a more light-hearted tone.
No Introduction Necessary
Audiences have been treated to two origin stories for the hero in the last 14 years. To differentiate from the other movies, president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige said this about their new approach: ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ
"It will not be an origin story. But, with great power comes great responsibility. It is inherent to who his character is. But we want to reveal it in different ways and spend much more time focusing on this young high school kid in the MCU dealing with his powers.ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ (Source: Comicbook.com)
Re-introducing the new Spider-Man in this years Captain America: Civil War is a great way to get everyone caught up on just where our hero is in his crime fighting duties without having to dedicate an entire film to it.
A Hero is only as interesting as its villain
Spider-man has some of the most diverse and largest group of villains in comic history, sometimes being called the Batman of Marvel because of it. His rouges gallery is full of interesting and very powerful villains that would be great to see on the big screen. With Norman Osborne's Green Goblin being his number one arch nemesis , the studio should try a different approach and save the character for a larger arch this time around.
Now that Spider-Man has a link to the Marvel Cinematic Universe; a universe that has heavy intergalactic ties, could we possibly see a faithful adaptation from the comics for another one of Spider-Man's greatest adversaries, Venom? The possibilities are endless now that Spidey is part of one of the greatest universes on film.
Our new Spider-Man will be making his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War set to open just three months from now. The promotional campaign is well underway but Marvel has yet to reveal any look at our hero in the film. While this could usually be a sign that the studio isn't happy with the new take on the character, the hope is that they are waiting to reveal something spectacular.