Has Spidey's Origin Been Drastically Altered In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN?

Has Spidey's Origin Been Drastically Altered In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN?

Some apparent hints in the new trailer have led Devin Farcai of Badass Digest to spill some info he has been sitting on. According to him there is much more to Parker's powers than the bite from the spider. Possible SPOILER ahead..

It's been clear in all of the trailers for The Amazing Spider-Man that this take on the character would be delving much more into the mysteries surrounding his past and his parents. But the latest trailer really hammers it home, and this has prompted Devin Farcai to reveal something he has (apparently) gleaned from some reliable sources..

Three sources have told me this, but I held it. I didn't see the point in running it now, when the movie has been shot and edited and is ready to go. Nothing can be changed. But then the new trailer hits today and all but spells this out, so what the hell, here we go:

Spider-Man's origin has been changed in The Amazing Spider-Man. The spider bite no longer gives Peter powers, it rather activates something already in his genetic structure. Something placed there by his father. Peter Parker is no longer super-powered by chance, but rather by design.

Now, this may not sound like too big a change but think about it. In many ways the whole point of the character is that he is an every-day kid gifted with these great powers by sheer chance, and is then forced to come to terms with and take responsibility for them, growing into a hero in the process. If the above alteration is true (and Farcai claims his sources are on the level) then this puts a very different spin on things. So what do you think guys, deal breaker? Or an exciting addition to the character's origin?

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Wildaniel - 5/3/2012, 5:58 PM
WOW that is really stupid. Reminds me of the first HULK movie.
Banner - 5/3/2012, 5:59 PM
based on the trailer they Dark Knightized the whole thing which I think is the wrong way to go.
koolaidbag - 5/3/2012, 5:59 PM
oh so like the 2003 hulk
Wildaniel - 5/3/2012, 5:59 PM
So Peter's Dad knows eventually that his son will get bite by a spider? LOL.
imnotahero - 5/3/2012, 6:00 PM
@Wildaniel- Hulk was my first thought too.

I really hope they have a good reason for changing it.
Banner - 5/3/2012, 6:02 PM
plus the Lizard looks like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle/Toxic Avenger mash-up!
Wildaniel - 5/3/2012, 6:03 PM
I guess they dont want the movie to be closer to the first Spiderman movie.
Spidey91 - 5/3/2012, 6:03 PM
people complain about same origin
*changes the origin a bit*
people complain about new origin -.-

thespiderman209 - 5/3/2012, 6:06 PM
god just stick with the spider bite and responsibility stuff, why you gotta drastically change the spider man we all know and love?!
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 5/3/2012, 6:06 PM
*Snif* *snif*

What's that I smell?

Bull shit you say?
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 5/3/2012, 6:11 PM
I don't care if movies drastically change the origin. As long as the movie is good, and the character resembles Spider-man I'm all for it.

If you want something that is truthful to the comics, read a [frick]ing comic.

The comics should be used as a foundation to build something unique, fresh and exciting.
MadTitan - 5/3/2012, 6:11 PM
if that's true?...that's epic.......EPIC FAIL!

it could very well be the untold story that should have never been told! lol

TheStranger - 5/3/2012, 6:12 PM
DUMB DUMB DUMB saw this coming a mile away! Sounds like Ang Lee's HULK. No way this movie end Ang Lee's career!!!
Jollem - 5/3/2012, 6:13 PM
when did ra's al ghul ever partially train batman to becoming the batman?(which i thought was awesome in Batman Begins, by the way) this don't bother me as MANY things have been changed in almost all CBM's. kinda gotta take it as it's own universe.
Ashes2Phoenix - 5/3/2012, 6:14 PM
Honestly it isn't that bad. The spider still activates his powers so it is really not that much different. Honestly you people !
LucasMend - 5/3/2012, 6:14 PM
Oh god, please no
ralfinader - 5/3/2012, 6:14 PM
I have read, reread, watched, heard, and yes, even smelled Spider-Man's origin a bazillion times, so if they want to change it up (and it totally sounds like Ang Lee Hulk origin) that is lame. If the action kicks as much ass as the newest trailer showed, I wouldn't care if his parents were shot dead by Joe Chill.
NOID - 5/3/2012, 6:15 PM
Eh, if true... that bothers me
CaptainAmerica31 - 5/3/2012, 6:15 PM
Bull shit
marvel72 - 5/3/2012, 6:16 PM
i'm calling bullshit,it doesn't make sense,so his father knew he would come into contact with a radioactive spider.
ibravosp5 - 5/3/2012, 6:17 PM
Well, it's still a little of the same. I'm downfor what ever Marc Webb throws at the audience.
Sanderman - 5/3/2012, 6:17 PM
so yall complain that they're redoing an origin but now that they change the origin to something we've never seen before...yall complain that's its not the original? lol unbelievable
Ashes2Phoenix - 5/3/2012, 6:18 PM
So let me get this straight? People complain that the origin is the same and then they complain that it is slightly different? LMAO

There is no winning !
duncboy - 5/3/2012, 6:18 PM
Miles Morales never had a chance
HouseSnow - 5/3/2012, 6:18 PM
another reason I'm not going to see this movie
SymbioteSpidey1 - 5/3/2012, 6:19 PM
this is complete horse ****
TonyChu - 5/3/2012, 6:19 PM
Actually that sounds about right. Because it explains Peter's parents involvement with Oscorp and not to mention it explains the glass of the spider in his father's office. Not to mention in the trailer, Dr Connors says that him becoming Spiderman was not an accident.
Ashdm - 5/3/2012, 6:20 PM
Why do they feel the need to change a perfectly good origin?!

I wish they'd gone the way of TIH and just skipped the origin and went straight into a fresh Spidey story for us
Ashes2Phoenix - 5/3/2012, 6:21 PM
Nolan changed up the story with Batman, so why can't Marc Webb do it with Spider-Man ?
MadTitan - 5/3/2012, 6:22 PM

i'm gonna rightfully dodge this BS that Marc Webb is trying to shoot if this is true!

where the heck is Grif, we need you with your Amazing Spidey polls. :D

thewonderer - 5/3/2012, 6:23 PM

Batman was trained in the comics by Henry Ducard whose described as a knowledgeable detective with excellent man-hunting skills.

Also, its revealed that Ducard is largely amoral, working for criminals as often as he does the law.

Now "Ra's al Ghul is an international assassin whose ultimate goal is a world in perfect environmental balance. He believes that the best way to achieve this balance is to eliminate most of humanity. Ra's usually tries to assault the world's human populace with a biological weapon, such as a genetically-engineered virus. H"

I know this is a Spider-Man article, but its a perfectly reasonable merging of 2 very similar characters in Batman Begins.

This is never in the SPM comics right?
spiderman2020 - 5/3/2012, 6:23 PM
The only question is "Why did his father change Peter's genetic structure?"
tazmaniak - 5/3/2012, 6:24 PM
Kinda makes sense. I don't think they're saying his father meant for him to get bit by a spider or even knew he would. I think they're saying his father maybe injected something into Peter long ago and the chance bite from a spider activated whatever it was and likely caused this mutation based on that spider's bite.

I think it's a more appropriate explanation of why he developed spider powers. Doesn't it make more sense that a spider's DNA mixed with some other agent in his body could actually give him spider powers as opposed to a radioactive spider biting him and for some reason his body takes on the characteristics of a spider?
I think so.
REDSTORM - 5/3/2012, 6:25 PM
This actually goes with the dialogue from the trailers, so don't be so quick to write it off as BS.
Ashes2Phoenix - 5/3/2012, 6:26 PM
tazmaniak- Great insight buddy ! That makes perfect sense.
SymbioteSpidey1 - 5/3/2012, 6:26 PM
Definitely a different take on it but i wonder why Hollywood never just sticks with the original story.
KnobGoblin - 5/3/2012, 6:26 PM
If true it's not as if it's a drastic change like the Alien Ninja Turtles or something, it's just being expanded on a little to make it more plausible than a radioactive spider which would probably give you cancer instead of super powers. The Spider bite is still the catalyst of the transformation so calm down, fanboys.
TheMyth - 5/3/2012, 6:28 PM
Meh, who cares, I always thought it was super [frick]in' retarded that he got his powers from a radioactive spider bite. I guess I understand the more hardcore Spidey-fans hate on this, I never cared much for the character though, so... yeah take that for what it's worth.
patriautism - 5/3/2012, 6:30 PM
What if Sony and Marvel came to some sort of deal and the back story was changed to the Ultimates.
What if some of the movies Ruffalo Signed on for were Spider-Man??!!!!

In a perfect world -sigh-
webheaded - 5/3/2012, 6:31 PM
Don't know how I feel about this...
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