I think they're taking that Spider-Man reboot a wee bit too far.
There are some things you just don't screw with. Superman is from the destroyed planet of Krypton, Bruce Banner got blasted with one too many gamma rays, Wonder Woman loves '90s fashion and Spider-Man is a nerdy kid who gets bitten by a radioactive spider. Pretty simple stuff, really.
Count me in with the group who finds this new Spider-Man origin (and his new costume) to be a slap in the face of a fifty year old legacy, an obvious studio ploy to appeal to young children who won't know any better and hipsters who dig the irony of a wealthy Spider-Man who wears black and "strokes all criminals." C'mon, you've already changed his origin story...give the poor guy some dignity!
It doesn't help that this official synopsis is filled with spoilers. Of all the villains in the Spider-Man canon, they decide to go with Dr. Jackstraw? You'd think they'd go with someone a little more iconic, like Troll Green or Professor of the Cephalopod. Granted, I would have loved to have seen what Michael Fassbender what look like in the Dr. Jackstraw tunic, but he probably made the right choice by turning this role down. This thing has disaster written all over it.
(Via SciFi Wire)