Well, it’s 2017, and it’s going to be a big year for comic book films and geek culture in general. We are getting the culmination of the Wolverine Franchise and Hugh Jackman’s last performance as the titular character, the highly anticipated sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy and The Justice League, which might be good, probably not. We also are getting the third reboot of the Spider-Man franchise within the space of ten years, however instead of persisting with a movie Franchise after Spider-Man: Homecoming, I would advise taking Spider-Man in a different direction. Make a Spider-Man Netflix series.
One of the main flaws of The Amazing Spider-Man movies and Spider-Man 3 is that they are too busy. There was too much going on, this problem would be very easily fixed by making a 13 episode Spider-Man Netflix series. A less busy more focused story that slowly builds characters and helps to create a much stronger a cohesive narrative would greatly benefit Spider-Man, who is himself a very complicated character. You could slowly develop Peter Parker and his relationships with Gwen Stacey, Mary Jane Watson, Aunt May, Flash Thompson and Harry Osborn. You can develop a very strong main over-arching villain, like Green Goblin, Kraven the Hunter, Venom or even eventually The Sinister Six. We would also get to see the smaller villains that we never thought we would see in live action form like, Morbius, Jackal, Hydro-Man or Jack O-Lantern. The stories would also be more in depth, more enthralling. There are so many iconic Spider-Man comic book moments that could be brought to the screen in a Netflix series that wouldn't be possible to put into a movie. In a similar vain to the rooftop scene in Daredevil Season 2 between The Punisher and Daredevil. Something that slowly unfolds and builds tension over nearly half an hour, this is something you simply can't put into a fast paced superhero movie, a more thoughtful Netflix Series however.
It also opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to crossovers. Daredevil and The Punisher are well known associates of Spider-Man he even attended school with Jessica Jones in the comics. Spider-Man was also a member of the Defenders at one point and featured heavily in Shadowland storyline which sees Daredevil turned evil by the powers of The Hand and also features, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, the Punisher, Kingpin and Elektra. The potential for crossovers is practically endless.
Street Level Hero
Spider-Man is what I call a street level hero. This is a hero who fights mainly on a street level like, Daredevil and the Punisher. They are always working the deal with petty crime and small things while The Avengers go and deal with the big world ending apocalypse level events. Which means Spider-Man is always working. This kind of hero fits very well into the episodic format of a Netflix Series.
Ultimately I can say all of this but it doesn't matter. Spider-Man: Homecoming is being made as you read this. But I would suggest that instead of making endless sequels that slowly drop in quality, Marvel and Sony, transition it into a Netflix series. Using Spider-Man: Homecoming as basically a giant advertisement for an up-coming Netflix series would be a good move and would draw in a bigger crowd to see what happens after, Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Anyway what do you guys think? Do you think a Spider-Man Netflix series would work? Or do you think they should just stick to movies for now? Let me know down below. If you're interested in more of the stuff that I do, please check out my YouTube channel where I review movies below. Until the next time, bye.