The news recently broke that the troubled latest chapter in in the Spider-Man film saga will be a total reboot. Sam Raimi and Tobay Maguire are off the film completely and a new script based on the popular hero's high school roots will be used. Marvel Studios and Columbia will co-produce the movie and aim for a 2012 release. Ideally this also means that the wall crawler will join the ever growing pantheon of Marvel heroes sharing a universe on the big screen.
The separation of the new film from the original creative team may seems to be amiable (despite the recent friction selecting a villain worthy of the big screen) as Raimi had the following to say: "Working on the 'Spider-Man' movies was the experience of a lifetime for me. While we were looking forward to doing a fourth one together, the studio and Marvel have a unique opportunity to take the franchise in a new direction, and I know they will do a terrific job."
Sony bigwigs have reported that their primary driving goal in creating the Spider-Man films has and will be the story. While this was clearly not the case in the miserable attempt at the third movie, the potential reboot may offer a wide array of new stories and challenges for the webhead. Hopefully there won't be another origin, as that particular part of Spider-Man's history has been done to death.