Th Spider-Man reboot will go where no other Spider-Man film has gone before, giving the audience a glimpse of Spidey’s life before his parents were killed. At least that’s what Hollywood Insider is reporting. What would they have to gain by lying?
In most Spider-Man origin stories, Peter’s parents are killed while he is very young, leaving his Aunt May and Uncle Ben to raise him. While the reboot is following a similar plot, it will reportedly alter the time-line, bumping Peter’s age up to between 6 and 9 at the time of his parents’ death. I’m not sure what this will accomplish other than to launch the career of another promising child actor, the likes of which we haven’t seen since Jake Lloyd. (Hollywood Insider via Cinema Blend)