The Amazing Spider-Man changes Spider-Man’s origin? (Spoilers)Posted 10:45 am on Saturday, May 12th, 2012 by Mike Villarreal
Definitely one of the most highly anticipated movies of this summer will be the Spider-man reboot, The Amazing Spider-man. With the film only being a few months away, a few new bits and pieces have been coming out about the movie. Recently, a new trailer was attached to Marvel’s The Avengers and has helped confirm some of the big rumors floating around.
Badass Digest has reported that multiple sources have confirmed the origin of Spider-Man’s powers have been changed in the film.
The spider bite no longer gives Peter powers, it rather activates something already in his genetic structure. Something placed there by his father. Peter Parker is no longer super-powered by chance, but rather by design.
The claim seems to match what is being said in the new trailer. In the film, Peter’s father was working on something with Dr. Connors before he and his wife mysteriously disappear. In the new trailer, The Lizard can be heard addressing Spider-Man saying, “do you really think what happened to you Peter was an accident? Do you have any idea what you really are?”
Fans know that the common origin of Spider-Man’s power is the radioactive spider bite he received during a school field trip and that Peter’s father really never had anything to do with it. In the original Marvel lore, Richard and Mary Parker were S.H.I.E.L.D agents and worked directly under Nick Fury, but they disappeared during their undercover mission to investigate the Red Skull. The “Real” Richard and Mary Parker were never seen or heard from again.
In the other various incarnations of Peter’s father, Richard was never responsible for his son’s powers. The only Spider-Man series that resembles Richard in the film is Ultimate Spider-Man, where Peter’s father was a biologist. He and Eddie Brock’s father worked on biological suit that would repair the host body and could potentially cure cancer. Richard and his wife Mary died in a mysterious plane crash which it was later revealed that Eddie Brock Sr. and the suit were responsible for the plane crash that killed Peter’s parents. Eddie Brock Jr. would later bond with the suit to become Spider-Man’s arch nemesis Venom. I believe the film will use this storyline for the movie, adapting it to the story to how Dr. Curt Connors becomes The Lizard.
So far, fans reactions have been mixed. Is this change from the original too much for avid Spider-Man fans? We’ll have to wait and see when The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters on July 3rd.
Source: Badass Digest
Mike Villarreal is the Community Manager for Nerd Reactor. He loves movies, video games and comics. #OMGWTFBBQ