Tom Holland, Spiderman

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Superhero movies...they're great, right? They've got action, they've got comedy, and more often than not they've got hot guys in spandex. It's a win-win all around.

Audiences even like them so much that they're willing to re-watch the same superhero movies with different actors playing the superheroes over and over again. Movie studios are now famous for The Reboot, which is just another way of saying This Superhero Movie Was Already Made But People Will Pay for Anything So Let's Try It Again. Sure it sounds bad when you say it like that, but in practice it's actually kind of fun—and it gives fans the chance to get to see both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in spandex.

But in the same regard reboots can become a little exhausting, mostly because each new franchise inexplicably decides to start with an origin story. It makes sense of some level: With a new actor playing a given superhero, moviemakers naturally want to introduce audiences to the rebooted superhero world. But at the same time, you find yourself watching the exact same story over and over again. Nowhere is that more apparent than in Spider-Man.

Because seriously...if there's anyone out there who doesn't know how Peter Parker becomes Spider-Man, they probably shouldn't be watching the third installment of the franchise anyways, amirite? With the new round of movies coming to the Marvel Universe (starring newcomer Tom Holland), a lot of fans are understandably nervous about the broken record issue. But now it appears as though there's some good news! 

The new Spider-Man screenwriters, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, recently appeared on the Grantland Podcast to discuss their current flick Vacation, and they decided to put some concerns to rest.

"I think that everybody feels like, you know he got bit by a spider and you know Uncle Ben died," Goldstein said. "We probably don't need to revisit that."

Can you say Hallelujah? We probably shouldn't get too excited until this promise is written in stone (or just the script), but it's great to know that we're not alone in our anti-origin story sentiments. Bring it on, Peter Parker.

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