the G-man wrote:
The thing for me is this: I just saw a Spiderman origin movie, less than ten years ago. I don't need to see another. I would have rather they just recast and do a "soft reboot" (ala the Hulk). This might be a good remake of the Raimi film but, for all intents and purposes its still basically a remake.
They probably wanted to make it clear that this wasn't the same Spidey we saw in the previous movies. It does seem strange to be seeing the same events again so soon, but at the same time I'm kinda curious to see what a more adult take on the origin would look like.
Plus I get the impression those events are going to impact the story and reverberate in a much deeper way than we saw before.