|Posted: 24 August 2019 at 10:22pm | IP Logged | 7
I usually try to keep my comments brief, succinct or fun, and I rarely try to get on any soapbox and/or diatribes, so my admittedly sarcastic, pithy comment was my way of saying (about this whole Sony/Marvel mess): I just don't care.
But since you asked, I'll try to elaborate: Like a lot of fans, I of course was a little shocked when the news first hit, and I rolled my eyes at all the back & forth shenanigans in the press, but it quickly seemed as if all this "news" was fast taking-on overly dramatic and ridiculous levels. To the point where, I asked myself after a couple of days: Who exactly are we supposed to be concerned for? What are we really supposed to be upset about?
Tom Holland? He's already got 2 Spidey films under his belt, with 3 other movie appearances. Whether or not he ever plays Spider-Man again, he will continue to work, and he's left his mark on the character.
Marvel and/or Sony? The two multi-billion-dollar corporations who are fighting to see who will make the most money possible off of the Spider-Man character?
The Spider-Man character itself? Someone will still make movies... like any property that's been around this long, some will be good, some will be less so, one or two more might be great. But even if they stopped making ANY films for the forseeable future starting tomorrow, you still have enough different iterations to last the rest of our lifetimes, without the need for a single new movie, animated series, spinoff, or comic book. 57 years worth of Spider-Man is a LOT to pick through.
Maybe this nonsense is hitting me at a peculiar time--like a lot of people, I have a lot of anxiety about EVERYTHING else going on in the world today--but I sense this is a whole bunch of sturm und drang about nothing... sound & fury, just for the sake of it. We've been conditioned over the past 20 years or so to get worked-up about this sort of thing every month, and to fly to our keyboards to vent. But to what purpose?
So yes, "First World problems" is a dig at the major players in this Spidey brouhaha, many (if not all) who will continue to live comfortably for the rest of their lives, regardless. So with everything else to worry about, why should we lose any sleep about how they ultimately divvy-up the Spider-Man name?
Edited by Shaun Barry on 24 August 2019 at 10:29pm