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Avi Arad: Peter Parker will always be the movie Spider-man

May 2nd, 2014 by Marc Comments

Just a few days ago Andrew Garfield, Spider-man in the new Amazing Spider-man franchise, was talking about the future of the characters and movies and was open to the idea of Peter Parker passing the torch to Miles Morales (read it here), however it looks like that’s not going to happen. Ever.

Rumour is that Andrew Garfield will be stepping down after Amazing Spider-man 3 and director Marc Webb looks likely to go too, so the question is, what will Sony do? Surely a reboot isn’t going to happen, so recasting looks more likely, even though in the comics Peter Parker isn’t the only spider-man with Miles Morales and Miguel O’Hara having both worn the spandex.

But now producer Avi Arad spoke to The Playlist and made it very, very clear that that’s not going to happen: “No. The one thing you cannot do, when you have a phenomena that has stood the test of time, you have to be true to the real character inside – who is Peter Parker? What are the biggest effects on his life? Then you can draw in time, and you can consider today’s world in many ways. But to have multiple ones… I don’t know if you remember, but Marvel tried it. And it was almost the end of Spider-Man.”

So, that’s the end of that. So who’s going to be Spidey after Garfield? Let the speculation begin…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….