Well, that didn’t take long.
Yesterday, Marvel and Sony announced that Spider-Man would be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was exciting! A new Spidey! Maybe even some real avenging with The Avengers! But…nevermind. Even though I think it’s fair to say that no one wants to see Spider-Man grow up again, it looks like we’re getting just that. Again. Variety reports that Spider-Man is going back to high school. AGAIN. UGH.
According to Variety:
Sony has put the character, played by Tobey Maguire and Garfield, in Midtown High School before, but the plan is to spend more time in the setting and explore his awkward relationship with other students while fighting crime out of the classroom. Midtown is a major setting in the comicbooks, and Peter Parker also returns to the school to become a science teacher in storylines.
Okay, but…maybe can we not see him go on the stupid field trip and get bit by the stupid spider? Because, just…no.
The only silver lining here is that we might get a different Spider-Man altogether…meaning not Peter Parker. From Variety:
The studio also needs to figure out whether it wants to go with another Peter Parker or introduce another character that suits up as Spider-Man, including Miles Morales, whose father is African American and mother is Puerto Rican.
That could actually be very cool, especially since we’re running really low on the minority superheros right now. It opens the door to many new possibilities for Andrew Garfield’s replacement. Plus, we wouldn’t have to watch Uncle Ben die. AGAIN.