Does the Upcoming Reboot Drastically Alter Spider-Man’s Origins? (SPOILERS)

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Movie PosterOn the heels of the new (third) trailer for Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” comes this latest rumor that Webb and company wasn’t playing around when they were hyping the movie’s “new take” on the superhero. Besides the fact that we’ll be learning a lot more (as in, more than any other film has ever told us) about Peter Parker’s family tree (specifically his parents), there might be even more altering, if you will, of the arachnid superhero’s origins.

This comes courtesy of Devin Feraci over at Badass Digest (who also informed us previously that Sony suits, despite having already hired screenwriters for a sequel to the Webb reboot, are not exactly enamored with the finished product). The going rumor this morning concerns Spidey’s origins. As everyone and their Uncle Bob knows, even if Uncle Bob has never picked up a comic in his life, Spider-Man becomes Spider-Man after he is accidentally bitten by a radioactive spider during a school field trip, giving him spider-like powers.


Or not.

According to Feraci, who cites three sources, Webb and company have drastically altered not only Peter Parker’s past, but in many ways, what makes Spider-Man, well, Spider-Man — a geeky kid who, by some struck of destiny, becomes a superhero:

Three sources have told me this, but I held it. I didn’t see the point in running it now, when the movie has been shot and edited and is ready to go. Nothing can be changed. But then the new trailer hits today and all but spells this out, so what the hell, here we go:

Spider-Man’s origin has been changed in The Amazing Spider-Man. 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.

Feraci also reveals that there will be no wrestling plot, leading to a different path that will result in Uncle Ben’s inevitable death. Ol Uncle Ben can never seem to catch a break, it seems.

So, how do you feel about these changes, if true?