American film director, producer, Sam Raimi shares his thoughts on Marvel and Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot.
Sam Raimi is famous for creating the cult horror comedy, Evil Dead series, as well as directing the original Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007) and the superhero film Darkman.
He is currently working on a film adaption of the critically acclaimed video game, The Last of Us.
MTV caught up with Raimi at Comic-Con and asked him to share his thoughts on Marvel and Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot, he replied: “I’m really glad that 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.
And I have a lot of faith that they really know their stuff… The difficulty of going through high school is so unique to a superhero.
It’s unique and that’s what Spider-Man’s all about, so that they’re gonna explore that head on is very exciting.”
He was further asked if he had the chance to watch Marc Webb’s two The Amazing Spider-Man movies, he said: “I saw [both Marc Webb movies], they’re great.”
Raimi was also asked if he had anything that he would like to see Marvel explore in upcoming reboot: “I’d like to go into his high school life and his relationships with Gwen Stacy, he said.
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.”
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Tom Holland/Spider-Man will make the first appearance in Marvel Studios’ upcoming American superhero film, Captain America: Civil War alongside Chris Evans & Robert Downey Jr., which hits theaters on May 6, 2016.
Spider-Man reboot is set to hit theaters on July 28, 2017.
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