"Mr and Mrs Parker":Peter's parents in the films

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  1. GNR

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    In light of all that's happened,I think it would really push the story forward if Peter found out a bit more about his birth parents.At this point,it hasn't really been established or even ackknowledged as to how much Peter knows about them.What do you guys think?I know in the Ultimate books,Pete's daddy was a scientist who discovered the Venom suit.In that cartoon they were revealed to be spies I think?But in the comics,I'm not sure what their story was.

    What do you guys think?Should Pete find out more about his parents in the films?And if so,should it deal with any particular subplots?(eg.Pete's dad and Eddy's dad coming up with the "Venom" suit)

    Discuss!!
     
  2. Cmill216

    Cmill216 Senior Case Officer

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    A very interesting point, one that I have thought about myself. But, I believe that when you are trying to cram so much into two hour chunks, some things just have to be left on the cutting room floor.

    I believe that his parents should be addressed eventually, but I do still believe the "parents' death" angle belongs to the Batman films because it impacted Bruce's life far greater than Peter's.
     
  3. GoldGoblin

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    Can't they take at least five minutes to talk about Peter's parents.
     
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    Yes, but that's not something you just want to throw in for the sake of throwing in, IMO. If they are going to bring it up, make it significant to what's going on in the story.
     
  5. GNR

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    Exactly.

    Plus,I think it's safe to say at this point that Peter isn't still grieving over his parents death.I think we could assume he's clueless about them.And when and if they are discussed,Peter should be nothing but curious.It would be far from believeable if he all of a sudden starts crying or something.
     
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    1. Cramming in a subplot about Peter and his parents is too much.
    2. Its not needed at all given the previous two films.
    3. Peter's parents are spies who were killed by the Red Skull in the comics (ASM Annual #5). That wouldn't work well on the big screen.
     
  7. lordofthenerds

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    I'd have to say that I agree. It sounds like we already have a lot going on in this movie and we don't really need his parents to be brought up in the movie.
     
  8. GoldGoblin

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    ^They could save that story for S-M4.
     
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    Peter tells Norman just before GG's death that he has a father, his Uncle Ben. I'm guessing that statement alone eliminates any plans for Peter's parents. (But I could be wrong, cuz that's not staying true to the characters personalities or sumptin' like dat.)
     
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    His parents should not be spies or anything special or out of the ordinary. They should actually have been dead the whole time like they have been.
    In the comic book they had a temporary story line where his parents had been secretly alive the whole time, but it ended up being a hoax by Green Goblin. They should never bring his parents back in the movies. It would be alright if there was a conversation talking about them and how they died, which should be like a car accident or a plane crash or something.
     
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    And again, unlike Bruce Wayne, Peter's parents' deaths are not that important to his character in the big scheme of things. It just isn't that important IMO.
     
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    Exactly. :up: :up:

    And to what purpose would it serve? None, that I can see.
     
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    Yeah agreed.:up:

    Plus they weren't even killed by the real Red Skull.
     
  14. Sean Adisano

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    exactly. and plus peter has uncle ben who died, and impacted him. but it would be nice, if not in this film, the next, to mention his parents.
     
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    I don't think Raimi will include this storyline.
    We don't need it.
    Let it be in comics, but NOT in films.
     
  16. craigaat

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    I don't see why you would ever need it in the movie universe.
     
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    This post to me?
     
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    If they didn't really mention his parents in Spidey 2, why now?

    I can see May mentioning his parents if Pete and MJ get married, something along the lines like, "I know Pete's parents would have loved to see this..."
     
  19. Sean Adisano

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    i can see that happening.
     
  20. Symbiotica

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    Hell yeah, I say bring 'em. We got a cast of thousands now, what's a few more? Sure! We need a sub-plot about spy-parents who end up getting assassinated by people working for the Red Skull, you betcha! Great idea! I say they work this in ASAP!
     
  21. Spider-Fan

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    They are not really necessary to get into. The movie has enough to worry about as is.
     
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    please, don't make titles like this one
    every time i read one of these I feel like I die a little bit inside, it's the main reason i don't visit the x-men movies forum.

    "Catches thieves just like flies: The Official Spider-Man thread"
    "Life's a Beach: The Official Sandman thread"
    "I'll fall and I won't get up: The Official Gwen Stacy thread"

    ~groans~
     
  23. craigaat

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    No, just generally, it's a crazy sub-plot at best. I know it was in the comics, but it's a daft story.
     
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    Have they even mentioned Peters Parents at all in these Movies ? I know in Spider-Man 1 when Peter first met Norman Norman said "Your parents must be very proud" & Peter responded with "I live with my Aunt & Uncle they are proud" I find it odd that (correct me if I am wrong) that the Movies have NOT AT ALL addressed Peters Parents being dead PERIOD. Who knows could be a reason as to why there has been completely NO mention of his Parents PERIOD.
     
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    What year would Peter's parents in the comics have gotten killed? Sometime between World War 2 & the 1960's when Spider-Man was first created? In the 90's animated series they did a little back story on Peter's parents & it was all tied in with the Red Skull & Captain America era, the 1940's & so on, so it was definitely out dated for the cartoon series, Peter should have been a person in his late 40's or early 50's in the 90's animated series. It would really be out dated if they ever tried to tell about them in the movies, it's just an arch that needs some major over hauling.
     

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