A box office hit in 2002, Spider-Man 2 made $300 million in North America alone. This film’s third outing achieved even more than its predecessors, with an all-new cast, set dates and production methods. And now the franchise has come back for a fourth installment, not to be released until 2015 at that moment but as part of Universal’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ prequel. In this article we take a look at the box office impact of Spider-Man: 2 and what it could mean for future sequels. Is it the end of the reboot? Or will Marvel take him back on a new adventure? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
What was the initial success of Spider-Man: The First?
This was the original, and arguably the best, Spider-Man movie. It followed pretty much the same story as the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the addition of the city of New York as the backdrop. But unlike the rest of the MCU, it didn’t focus on the Netflix-ready main character, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Instead, The First had to deal with the ongoing trials and tribulations of the original web-slinger.
The film grossed a stunning $300 million in North America alone, an all-time domestic record. If the comparisons to Avatar weren’t dramatic enough, the film also set a worldwide opening weekend record with $38 million in Brazil, earning it a place as one of the decade’s top grossing opening weekend movies.
What will be in Spider-Man 2?
This is the big question here, but there’s a lot to cover. First, we have the prequel, which will directly follow the events of The First, with the addition of a new, younger Peter Parker (Avenatti). This younger Peter will come to be known as “The reduced”, after his costar C. 3 Density. The title character is a New York City criminal who kidnaps his younger self, and his captor is his mentor, the Purple Man.
The duo hire a team of secret Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — which include both classic cast members including Sebastian Stan and Jamie Foxx — to track down the kidnappers and bring them to justice. The film also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jay Baruchel, Will Yun Lee, and Jamie Karl.
Which Spider-Man film will be in next?
This is the biggest unknown here, but it’s also the one that has the most potential for impact. It all comes back to who stars as Peter Parker in this film, and that’s Osamu Tezuna, who will play the first Spider-Man. The director of The First, Andrew Lincoln, is reuniting with co-writer Jon Kasdan, who wrote The First, so we’re good to go back to Marvel’s history with Osamu Tezuna. The film also stars Aaron Paul (The Walking Dead), Cobie Smulders (Boardwalk Empire), and Michael Pena (Transparent). It’s a strong pairing, and there’s no telling what kind of impact this might have.
Dubai takes a bath for MJ’s comeback — And it’s not good
In an age when films are often aimed at a younger audience, it’s nice to see a film that isn’t only targeted at old-schoolers but embraces their culture as well. Here’s your excuse to see Spider-Man in your local cinema. The film follows Hobgoblin, a goblin who gets trapped in a body-swap due to a horrible incident in his past, and is subsequently transformed into MJ, his former self.
The film features cameos by various famous characters, and there’s even a meeting between MJ and her half-sister, Ruby. The film was released in theaters on Dec. 21, and it’s comfortably the second-best opening weekend ever behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Should J. Jonah Jameson have another career?
J. Jonah Jameson, the alter-ego of Marvel’s publisher and head writer Jim Starlin, has been a mainstay in the comic book industry for well over a decade. In numerous roles, he has portrayed complicated and complex fictional characters, including some of the most iconic bad guys in fiction. In his capacity as editor-in-chief of The New York Times, he has become famous for pushing the boundaries of journalism and publishing, and he was also responsible for managing the film adaptation of The Wizard of Oz.
In his retirement, J. Jonah has become a leading voice against the excesses that have happened in the comics world, and his career is now largely focused on pushing the boundaries of acceptable storytelling and etiquette.
Is The MCU back?
It’s hard to know the answers to these questions because the process of creating a new movie is different for every studio. Every studio goes through a phase of development where they’re trying to figure out what the next great superhero movie should be. It’s a really tough job because you never know what will come out of the woodwork. It’s really hard to know when a movie is going to be released because nobody knows how the movie is going to be received.
So it’s really hard to know what to expect from a studio — and you never know whether it’s going to be good or not. But, finally, it’s all coming together with Marvel and Disney now. As far as the MCU, they’ve basically been giving us what we’ve wanted to see for years: an all-new, high-quality film on our favorite character.
#Final words – Should you see Spider-Man again?
This is the ultimate question and one that is endlessly discussed among all of the new media fans who are now involved in the new and younger generations of comic book readers. The answer to this question isn’t easy. It’s a very tough question to answer because you’ve got to choose wisely. You have to decide whether you want to see the origins of your favorite characters, the origin of your favorite things, or a completely new vision entirely. You have to decide whether you want to see Spider-Man in a new way, and you have to decide whether you want to see him as an iconic figure and mythological figure, or something completely different. The choice is really difficult because it’s really up to you as a reader to decide what you want to see from Spider-Man in the future.