Why are they rebooting Spider-Man?
It was one of the first questions heard ‘round the Internet when it was revealed that Sony planned to go back to the drawing board and restart Marvel’s wall-crawling hero for The Amazing Spider-Man. Do audiences need to see the origin again? Do they want to? Only five years have passed since Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire swung through multiplexes with Spider-Man 3. Is a reboot even necessary?