You might or might not know who Kirsten Dunst is, all depending on which generation you are from. As in, which ‘Spiderman’ movie generation you are from. There’s the Tobey Maguire’s ‘Spiderman’, Andrew Garfield’s ‘Spiderman’ and the latest, Tom Holland’s ‘Spiderman’. To us, Tobey Maguire didn’t exist until he starred in his first ‘Spiderman’ movie. He instantly became a huge star and went on to do 2 more of these Spiderman films. His Spiderman franchise was probably the best one due to many reasons. Firstly, it came when there was no big influence from social media. All you got was a trailer and some interviews by E! and that was it. There was no fake things that were done to create publicity for this film, such as fake romance or fake link-up rumours. There was also no recent ‘Spiderman’ movie before that. A lot of comic superheroes’ films were made, but not the ‘Spiderman’ series. So, this made this franchise highly anticipated and something new for the audience of that generation and the generations before them. The Tobey Maguire’s ‘Spiderman’ franchise was for everyone, kids to parents to grandparents. All these factors allowed the audience to get surprised while watching the films. Also, let’s not forget James Franco before he went cray-cray. Tobey Maguire’s ‘Spiderman’ franchise movies were released in 2002, 2004 and 2007 respectively.
The same can’t be said for the ‘Spiderman’ reboot that came after the Tobey Maguire’s ‘Spiderman’ franchise. They tried to make it more modern and more hip by casting a younger actor, Andrew Garfield. The first one worked, but the second one was disappointing. So disappointing that even its lead actor said so in an interview that was done a couple of months after the film released. Based on the trailers, it was clear that this franchise was done for that generation. Andrew’s portrayal was way too cocky and trying to be cool to us. That’s not who Spiderman is, Spidy is a shy nerdy guy, not some hip hop singer wannabe dude! Andrew Garfield’s ‘Spiderman’ franchise movies were released in 2012 and 2014 respectively.
For some reason, they decided that we needed a ‘Spiderman’ reboot again so fast in less than 2 years. To be fair, they started ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ more than 2 years ago by announcing Tom Holland as Spiderman. Naturally, the internet went crazy with Memes suggesting that the next spiderman should be a baby. Anyways, Spiderman is now in high school and his female co-star is half-black. It seems that making superhero films is quite expensive these days, so the studio wanted to make sure that this Spiderman movie makes a lot of money and profits. To make sure that will happen, they roped in Tony Stark/Iron Man, as in Robert Downey Jr., who’s playing Spidy’s mentor. ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is the first Spiderman movie to be produced by Marvel, as the others before this one was made by Sony. They first introduced Tom Holland as Spiderman in ‘Captain America: Civil War’, which was released in 2016. Tom looks a lot like TinTin or the guy, who played TinTin. Tom Holland’s ‘Spiderman’ released on July 7, 2017.
By now, everyone can see that the producers/studios just want to make these superhero movies to make money. It’s not that hard to see and similarly, Kirsten Dunst, who played Mary Jane in Tobey’s ‘Spiderman’ also said the same thing. Many people might say that she sounds bitter and all that, but why would she be bitter? It’s not like she expects to be cast again as Mary Jane. She’s off doing better things in ‘Fargo’, a very popular TV show. Here’s what Kiki thinks about this whole Spiderman reboots and remakes.
We made the best ones, so who cares? I’m like, ‘You make it all you want.’ They’re just milking that cow for money. It’s so obvious. You know what I mean?
Here’s quite an epic scene from the film that did not require any CGI and was done by Tobey himself. To get it right, this scene had to be shot 156 times.