I'm aware Slott said that the new Spider-man WON'T be Peter Parker but I seriously doubt that. It doesn't make any sense. We all know that what happens in 700 will fundamentally destroy Peter and may (once again) have him give up being the Webhead. Once they announced Superior Spider-man of being "darker" I knew that my prediction of Peter being a more serious Spider-man than before (most likely from the events of 700) was coming to pass...until I heard the "not Peter" thing. Not only is this a bad idea for fans already into the book, but for newcomers as well. The whole point of Marvel NOW is to engage readers already with the comics and newcomers to like the same book. This is obviously thanks to the new movies. So wouldn't it make sense to keep Peter as Spider-man for newcomers so they won't be confused, and for the already fans who hate a Spidey other than Parker?
I dunno, maybe I'm just lying to myself to just believe Peter's still Spider-man or maybe I might actually end up being right. Its just a wrong move in every angle you look at it. Also Dan Slott has commented saying he's read Spider-man since he was 8, why would a writer who's a huge fan of Spider-man make someone else Spider-man in his/her run on the comic. Slott seems perfectly chill about all this, in fact, he's laughed at some of the hate he's been getting. Maybe what he means by Peter not being Spider-man is instead of Peter giving up Spidey this time around, its actually the other way around. The events of 700 have shown Peter that he will never have a normal life, therefore, he gives up being Parker and is Spider-man 24/7. Only using Peter Parker as his way to hide in society, sorta like Batman. That would actually make me laugh like, "Phew! That was close one haha! Okay Slott, you got us man; you got us GOOD!!!"
What do you guys think? Is Slott twisting words around just to get more attention on the book? Is Pete still Spidey? Am I the only one thinking this? Or is Peter bye bye?
P.S. Slott said that Peter might still have a huge role in Superior (what bigger role than Spidey himself? Lol), and Slott has said the guy behind the mask "has serious Spider-man pedigree". I guess people will have to keep guessing till 700 comes out. :/