10 Big Mistakes That Forced Sony To Give Up On The Amazing Spider-Man
10. Rebooting Too Soon
Spider-Man 3 was an unqualified disaster. Nobody is questioning that. The last entry in Sam Raimi's initial trilogy of wall-crawler films was a laughing stock (for all the wrong reasons) with audiences - not that that would necessarily put a studio off of powering forward, but it made the least money out of any of those films so far. So, instead of going ahead with Spider-Man 4 (and 5 - both of them were in the works), Sony decided to just go ahead and rip it up and start again. A scant few years after Tobey Maguire was disco dancing along the streets of New York with a Fall Out Boy fringe, Andrew Garfield was replacing him as the awkwardly charming, dorky Peter Parker everyone knew and loved. But even though the Amazing movies were a marked improvement - if not quite living up to their title - many viewers were confused. Wait, this is a new one? So we're doing the origin story again? Won't these be just as terrible as that one with the sand guy? They didn't leave enough time for fans to get excited about another Spidey movie.