The Amazing Spider-Man Anything you want to keep the same?

i'm going to miss elfman's spider-man theme.
 
Keep the costume minus the raised webbing, give him the rounded red spider on his back like from the comics, and give him arm-pit webbing.
 
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Key the costume minus the raised webbing, give him the rounded red spider on his back like from the comics, and give him arm-pit webbing.

so you want to keep nothing the same :cwink:
 
It shouldn't keep any elements from the previous trilogy.

If Sony wants to do a reboot, then they better do a damn reboot, not an adaptation of Sam Raimi's trilogy. If Sony really wants to continue with Raimi out of the picture, then they should just do it.

Seriously, if this reboot is going to have a lot of elements that the Raimi trilogy had, then why not just keep Raimi in the first place?
 
It shouldn't keep any elements from the previous trilogy.

If Sony wants to do a reboot, then they better do a damn reboot, not an adaptation of Sam Raimi's trilogy. If Sony really wants to continue with Raimi out of the picture, then they should just do it.

Seriously, if this reboot is going to have a lot of elements that the Raimi trilogy had, then why not just keep Raimi in the first place?
exactly, well put.
 
I'd say the costume should be similar if not remain the same.

I also think the Raimi interpretation of Harry is far superior to the comic book counterpart, so if Harry is again a major character, I think that general presentation is better (though I would not recommend doing the Goblin Legacy in this trilogy, at least not Harry becoming GG again).

If they want to make it darker (and funnier, huh?) fine. But the amount of heart, humanity and tragedy that bubbles under Peter in RAimi's movies, especially in SM2, should remain. He can be funnier and more charismatic. But that sense of noble turmoil was captured to a degree not seen in many summer movies in Raimi's films. I sincerely believe it is why so many people loved the first two movies when they came out, despite the changes.
 
Keep the same? Yeah, I want Spider-Man in it. Everything else like unmasking, campyness, Mary Jane centric ruin everything, wooden acting, rehased music in all 3 films, charmless Peter Parker, no joke Spider-Man, feel sorry for me villains constantly, dancing, Venom-lite, the list goes on and on.... ALL GONE.

Thanks.
 
It shouldn't keep any elements from the previous trilogy.

If Sony wants to do a reboot, then they better do a damn reboot, not an adaptation of Sam Raimi's trilogy. If Sony really wants to continue with Raimi out of the picture, then they should just do it.

By all accounts the setting will be different since it will be set in a high school. There'll be new set of villains with distinct visualisation for each. You can be guaranteed they won't use the Green Goblin for the first film. I think it's likely they won't use any of the villains which appeared in the previous trilogy to appear in the next film. I think the visualisation of Spider-Man swinging on 'web-ropes' will be quite different (I remember the criticism of it in the first and third film). I hope the cinematography will be a little more darker (particularly if Spider-Man's first foray involves nocturnal vigilantism). I think if they keep the organic webbing and say J. K. Simmons on his role then I'd be happy. The latter would confuse people the most but I cannot imagine anyone else. The reboot will be defined by the characterisation and the villains. I would like to see the police chasing Spider-Man more because he is a vigilante and for Uncle Ben's killer never to be identified.
 
1. Jonah- Do not recast J.J.! J.K. Simmons is perfect for the role. His voice, his mannerisms, the look it's like Jonah leapt off the page. J.K. was made for the role; he was concieved onto this Earth to play him.

2. The suit. It's damn perfect. I could maybe see Spidey starting out with the webbing under his armpits like "Spectacular Spider-Man" but I would then want to see a progression.

3. I liked Rosemary Harris' Aunt May. She provided comfort, wisdom, love, sincerity, and also reacted the way Aunt May would given a situation she was put in. Maybe the Ultimate-version makes her hipper and less little old granny-like but keep all of what made Harris' Aunt May. Not saying you have to keep Rosemary Harris as her but just keep what worked about her.

4. Well, obviously the origin story. Told in either the opening credits or 10-15 minutes into the movie and then move onto Peter Parker/Spider-Man now at school, with his newly discovered gifts, still avoiding bullies and trying to win a hot date with the girls at his school, and being Harry's pal.

5. Music. The mix of Danny Elfman's orchestral theme and alternative rock/indy-sound on the soundtracks made each film work on it's own.

Changes:

1. Tell us what happened to Pete's family.

2. Show Norman as a smarmy, shadowy character. Keep his connections to the mob and people tightly-knit until he's finally exposed at movie's end. Disgraced and humiliated, that's when he decides to become GG and get his revenge not only on the board but on Tombstone or Kingpin.

3. Set up Adrian Toomes and Dr. Otto Octavius as lab partners working for Osborne. Have them first as cameos and then build their arcs through the movies. Maybe due to Oscorp having to shut down, Toomes finds out that his blueprints for a glider were stolen from him, and thus seeks revenge on Osborne, whereas Otto moves onto work in his own lab, but due to a radiation leak, the lab explodes, and infuses his harness onto his body.

4. Curt Connors and Peter's relationship. Let this grow and expand.

5. Daily Bugle. Give us more of Robbie Robertson, Betty Brant, Ed Needs, or other Bugle people.

6. Lastly, Gwen first, MJ second. I'd have MJ show up at either movie 1's end to complicate things or in movie 2 to get Pete to decide whom he really loves. Maybe Black Cat? Pete's got alot of women to juggle.
 
I know many of you are pumped about the reboot, as you see it as this golden opportunity to correct Raimi's mistakes. And I don't want this thread to become a Raimi-bashing session, with post after post about unmasked fight scenes and overdone love triangles. But let's not discount the things he did right, either. The heart and soul of Spider-Man did come across in his films. He had a vision, others tampered with it and then they threw him under the bus.
In any event, I'm really hoping none of these elements make it into Webb's vision:
1. Outboard web-shooters.
2. A radically revamped (or overly simplified) costume for Spidey.
3. "Ultimized" villains. No "Magneto-Ock" or "Hulk-Goblin".
4. A dark, "Nolanized" vision of Spider-Man. Again, some may think this is the way to go, but Spider-Man IS NOT Batman.
5. Middle-of-the-road webshooters. If they're gonna go organic, go organic. If they do mechanical, do mechanical. None of this fake bracelet or "web regulators" nonsense.
6. SYMBIOTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Carnage, Venom, any of them. I'm sick of them. And I know I'll face some disagreement on this one, too. But think about it; Raimi gave us an alien creature crashing to Earth. The only way to bring Venom back now may be to go the "Ultimate" route. Is that what you want?
7. Convoluted love story.
8. Any aspect of Cameron's ideas.
9. Black Cat. I have my reasons.
10. A movie loaded with melodrama and short on action. Or action-heavy but with no heart.
11. Made-up villains.
 
Get rid of everything...I don't want to see a single thing left from Sam Raimi's movies. :cool:
 
I'm surprised no one's mentioned Chocolate Cake Girl.

It just isn't a Spider-Man film without her. :up:
 
Another thing I don't want to see is Spider-Man killing. And to be clear, that means:
No deliberate taking of life. (Keaton-Batman killing Joker)
No killing in self-defense. (Can't think of an example here)
No unintentionally killing the bad guy in order to stop him. (Bale-Batman killing Two-Face)
No allowing an enemy to die if he's in a position to/able to save them. (MTV 2003 Spidey series; the fate of Lizard, Silver Sable, etc.)
 
The only thing I would keep is Malkovich as the Vulture. It's a complete waste not to use him after he got on board for a Spidey film. :cmad:
 
each to their own but I thought the way they showed the spider sense was terrible

What would you prefer? Wavy lines around his head like in the comics? Negative background like the 90's TAS? Glowing eyes like Hammond?
 
I thought the spider-sense was actually pretty well done. They should keep the sound maybe but show it a different way. It's pretty hard to show a guy having a spider-sense on film.
 
Keep J.K. Simmons and Dylan Baker...thats it.

Because it's a reboot I say get rid of everyone. Not to mention Stephen Lang could give us a great JJJ. Not one that's just there for comic relief. I want a JJJ that's 3 dimensional. I don't think Simmons could do that.
 

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