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Monday, March 02, 2015 

There'll still be a Peter Parker, but no chance there'll be a tasteful writer

ComicBook got a press release that appears to confirm Peter Parker will still be Spidey even after this latest Secret Wars, but it's because of the movies that could still be filmed. However, they also make a very cryptic announcement:
"Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios share a love for the characters in the Spider-Man universe and have a long, successful history of working together," said Doug Belgrad, president, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group. "This new level of collaboration is the perfect way to take Peter Parker's story into the future."

Now, we'll grant you that "take Peter Parker's story into the future" is an odd way of phrasing it...but what would be even odder would be to say that, and then immediately discard Peter in favor of a new character.
Reading that, you could get the feeling they're going to turn this into a 2099 affair, just like the mediocre line of the future Marvel was publishing in the mid-90s.

However, the site then ends with this:
Peter Parker is Spider-Man to a vast majority of the audience and, especially if you aren't going to retell his origin story or tie it into the previous films, there may be a problem getting casual fans to get on board with somebody else in the role right away. Marvel, presumably, understands this, as well as the oft-repeated criticism that the Spider-Man unmasking in Civil War only has power if it's someone viewers are already familiar with and invested in...although that's a dicey argument since we won't actually know much about this new Peter by the time Captain America 3 hits.
Sigh. What about the story itself? Civil War had no power as a story, only a political bias, and a cheap excuse to get the superheroes fighting each other far more than supervillains.

Peter Parker may survive this latest of pointless crossovers, but there's no chance a decent writer will be assigned, and even then, there's no chance they'd be able to write something plausible and organic with the worst editors and publishers running the scene.

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It's pretty unanimous that it's been a while since Peter Parker was on track as a character-- a return to form will require that whoever is writing understands the fundamentals that make a Peter Parker a Peter Parker.

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