Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Spider-Man: The Next Big Teen Sensation
I had a terrifying thought last night. You know how the director of 500 Days of Summer is making the next generation of Spider-Man. You know how they want to set it all in high school? And they cast a super hunky dude as Peter Parker himself? Well what if their evil plan is far worse than anything that dreamed up from The Sinister Six themselves.
What if they’re planning on turning Spider-Man, one of the best superheroes of all time, into the next Twilight?
Imagine it. Teens screaming over “Team Spidey” and “Team Goblin.” Imagine tons of merchandise marketed to tweens. Imagine waiting in line with your little sister?
I don’t think it’s that far out there. Twilight has made a bajillion dollars and has made stars out of a creepy, pale dude and an Indian wrestler, or something like that. They’ve made a cultural phenomenon that takes two badass things, vampires and werewolves, and makes them tween safe. Something that could easily be done with the right superhero franchise.
It’s got everything that Twilight has and more. Hot, young stars, a cast of diverse characters, luke-warm action and of course a love interest. Now, granted Stan Lee is definitely no Stephanie Meyer, but I can’t help but worry that some studio heads are planning to destroy one of our most sacred costumed vigilantes.
Keep your heads up Spidey fans. We may have a revolt on our hands.