(FYI, I'm doing this from Dallas right now - at the ScrewAttack Gaming Convention, which is pretty damn awesome so far.)
Anyway, the most frequent reaction people are having to yesterday's casting of Andrew Garfield as the new Spider-Man is how old he is - he's 27 - compared to everyone else they were looking at to play what was supposed to be a high-school aged version of the character?
Well, you might want to hold your horses: In his writeup of the story, HitFix's Drew McWeeny (http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/2008-12-6-motion-captured/posts/breaking-sony-pictures-announces-andrew-garfield-for-spider-man) drops some information that's certainly news to me (if, in fact, it's news at all.)
Sez Drew: "What we're hearing now though is that Parker starts the series as a college student, and that makes more sense with this casting."
So... College-age would mean... the same as the previous movies, just with new actors and an indie rom-com helmer standing in for Sam Raimi? Or is it still "Twilight" with Spider-Man characters? I'm having trouble deciding which bad idea I hate more...
"Spider-Man: The Quest to Retain Movie-Rights" is scheduled to suck in 3D on July 3rd, 2012.