Which is sad, if true... because it doesn't have to.
I mean... when they made the new Spider-Man movie recently, did it really have to review the origin of the character? On some level it seems like filmmakers these days are more interested in re-imagining the character instead of telling a story that fits the character.
"He who takes offense when no offense is intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense is intended is a greater fool."
"Don't take refuge in the false security of consensus."
Not only that, I felt that the Tobey Maguire origin story was in many some respects more true to the original comics (putting MJ and web shooters aside) than ASM, when that was supposed to be Amazing Spider-Man's big gimmick.
I thought Incredible Hulk, Batman 1989 and Superman Returns are the best examples of just quickly bringing the audience up to date of how the hero came to be.