‘The Wolverine’ Is Not A Sequel; ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Not A Reboot

by on February 21, 2011

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The Wolverine

If you were pondering where in the mythos that the Darren Aronofsky (The Fighter, Black Swan) directed The Wolverine movie may fall in the scheme of things, starring Hugh Jackman, ponder this:

Aronofsky has said that we should not consider this movie to be a sequel, but rather as a one-off. Like a parallel issue under a comic title.

With Aronofsky at the helm, I presume we’ll be in for a bit more character driven story than action packed. That could be good for the franchise. If you add in the screenwriter of Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, The Tourist), this could come out as a great, overall movie that can draw in all kinds of new fans.

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The Amazing Spider-Man

Speaking of new superhero movies, there’s also this about what was previously thought of as a reboot: The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield and directed by Marc Webb, is not really a reboot of the first three movies.

An exec producer, Avi Arad, has mentioned that this is not a reboot but rather a film touching on events that won’t erase the stories we saw in Raimi’s films but rather weave events around the structure of the first films.

You know, that’s all great and such, but if the Lizard is the bad guy in The Amazing Spider-Man, I don’t see how this can flow around the first three films since Dr. Curt Connors, who is the Lizard, was peppered throughout the Raimi films. SO we can’t have this interwoven side-story where Peter Parker is beating down on the Lizard on one set of films and then not, over in the other films.

We’ll see how they work it.

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