Does Amazing Spider-Man make a HUGE change to Spidey's origin?

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Dec 17, 2012

Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb has already said he doesn't want to retread territory covered in Sam Raimi's recent Spider-Man trilogy. But has he gone so far as to make fundamental changes to the origin tale?

The latest rumor making the rounds, courtesy of Devin Faraci over at Badass Digest, is that Peter Parker's father actually engineered some of those Spider powers before his death, nixing the classic happenstance super-spider bite angle.

"Three sources have told me this, but I held it. I didn't see the point in running it now, when the movie has been shot and edited and is ready to go. Nothing can be changed. But then the new trailer hits today and all but spells this out, so what the hell, here we go," he wrote. "Spider-Man's origin has been changed in The Amazing Spider-Man. The spider bite no longer gives Peter powers, it rather activates something already in his genetic structure. Something placed there by his father. Peter Parker is no longer super-powered by chance, but rather by design."

Sound off: What do you think? Are you OK with an altered Spider-Man origin, or is this another knock against Webb's work?

(Via Badass Digest)