SPIDEY and marvel fans almost lost their minds when it was announced that Marvel and Sony reached an agreement in regards to one of Marvel's flagship franchises. The news of Spidey joining the MCU was one of the most unprecedented events to ever happen in comic book cinema history. Fans everywhere rejoiced at the thought of Spidey joining The Avengers on screen for big mega block buster adventures.
With that being said, for every positive, there is always a negative. Although it will be great to finally see Marvel's cinematic take on the world's favorite web-slinger, the fatigue from the previous Sony solely produced Spider-Man films may have seriously impacted even the most die-hard Spider-Man fan. This new reboot is fresh on the heels of a seriously flawed Amazing Spider-Man sequel. I was not a fan of the Amazing Spider-Man films. I felt that they seriously lacked the magic of the comic books. Andrew Garfield was less than captivating on screen and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy was just as bad.
I think the best way to really do the character of Spider-Man justice is to give him the Daredevil treatment. Meaning, make a Kick-Ass show that pushes the limits of the Spider-Man mythology. I mean think about it, how cool would it be to see Spider-Man's universe expanded over the coarse of multiple episodes and seasons. With his massive rogue gallery of foes and relatable personal issues, he would be perfect for it. Like Daredevil, Spider-Man can really fit into the role of a street level superhero. Even if the powers that be didn't want to lose the blockbuster bucks generated from the franchise, They could have Spidey take on his run of the mill cast of enemies on the show, and save the big bosses for his cinematic outings. After the thoroughly disappointing "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", Marvel really needs to redeem itself in the world of Prime-time TV. Shows like "Arrow" and "The Flash" are running circles around "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.". I gave it an honest effort. I really tried to like it. I made it all the way to the first few episodes of the second season. I can go on and on about how bad "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is. The characters are bland, two-dimensional, and lack what it takes to get audiences emotionally invested in them.
A weekly Spider-Man show could be the key to placing Spider-Man back to the forefront where he rightfully belongs. Even if they want to keep Peter Parker solely on the big screen, they could still have another Spider-Man character swing into our homes on a weekly basis via the small screen (Miles Morales or Jessica Drew perhaps?).
Well I've rambled long enough, I'd like to know what others think about it. Feel free to leave a comment.