Spider-Man Reboot Gets New (Well, Actually Old) Writer, Alvin Sargent
Posted 05.17.10 by reelz
It's been four months since Sam Raimi's departure and the Spider-Man 4 reboot were announced, and fans are still hotly debating what this means for the series. Those months have also been filled with lots of conjecture and rumor about what Marc Webb would do with the origin story. We're now getting closer to finding out, with the announcement from THR that Alvin Sargent has been hired to rewrite the script started by Jamie Vanderbilt.
It's unclear how much of the previous script is even workable, if the movie shifts focus to a much younger Peter Paker.
The new "Spider-Man" is rumored to be more emotionally anchored and realistic than the previous movies. Word is that Peter Parker will be a 17-year-old high school kid struggling with shifting hormones and an outsider status. And let's not forget the death of his uncle.
Vanderbilt is hardly a stranger to the franchise, having working on all three earlier movies, as well as the first Spider-Man 4 script. Let's just hope he brings more Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 than Spider-Man 3.