Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
Sony was under a contractual deadline. Either reboot immediately or watch the rights revert back to Marvel.
My understanding was that Sony didn't need to reboot it -- they needed to make a movie
or lose the rights.
I understand why they didn't want to continue the Raimi series, but they could've at least assumed we're all familiar with how Spider-Man got his powers and skipped the origin, which I thought was the weakest part of the new movie. Raimi's first one did it better, even as corny as it was.
But once it got past the origin, Webb's version was interesting if not amazing. I look forward to the next one.