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Old 01-19-2010, 08:41 PM   #1
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Marc Webb confirmed...

http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/01/19/...r-man-trilogy/

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Update: It is official.

Last week it was reported that (500) Days of Summer helmer Marc Webb was at the top of the list of candidates to helm a Spider-Man reboot. Vulture now has breaking word that Webb is signed on to direct, not only the Spider-Man reboot, but a new Spider-Man trilogy. That’s right, three movies!
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:04 AM   #2
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I bet you Joesph Gorden Levitt will be Parker/Spidey.
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Old 07-02-2010, 05:49 PM   #3
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New Spidey....

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Old 07-02-2010, 08:13 PM   #4
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While this kid is undeniably a talented actor, I have absolutely zero interest in the franchise moving forward.

It's asinine to do a complete reboot this soon after the other films. It also seems funny that they wanted to return the Peter Park character to his high school roots and then they wound up casting someone who is nearly 30.

The director has zero track record, especially for this kind of film. Sure, 500 Days of Summer was a fitfully entertaining, but deeply flawed film. However, doing one single indy rom com doesn't exactly translate to making a $150M action film.

The first two films succeeded because of the Sam Raimi and his team. When the studio began meddling too much, we wound up with Spider Man 3.

Is newbie Webb the guy to stand up to the studio and defend his vision (assuming he even has one?) Don't make me laugh.
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:48 PM   #5
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It's asinine to do a complete reboot this soon after the other films. It also seems funny that they wanted to return the Peter Park character to his high school roots and then they wound up casting someone who is nearly 30.


In one article I read yesterday, it briefly mentioned his age, and I believe producer Laura Ziskin said that they might rewrite the script making Petey a college student.

Which makes me think (again), why the hell are they rebooting this?

They took away a Parker in his early twenties attending college and coping with his responsibility as Spider-man.

And now they're going to give us a Parker in his early twenties attending college and coping with his responsibility as Spider-man.


Seriously, Sony? Whatever/
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:45 PM   #6
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Which makes me think (again), why the hell are they rebooting this?

Honestly, I think it has a lot to do with control. I don't want to be too cynical, but we know that Sam Raimi was not happy with Spider-Man 3 (just like the rest of the world) and that he was forced to incorporate elements (i.e. Venom) that he didn't want to. The producers and studios enforced their will and the results were disastrous.

We also know that Sam Raimi was having major issues with the Spider Man 4 scripts that were coming in. He told the studio flatly that he wasn't going to make their projected release date because the script wasn't ready to be put into production.

And what happens? He (and the entire old Spider Man regime) are immediately fired and replaced by a newcomer with (virtually) no experience and (eventually) an unknown actor.

This way, Laura Ziskin and the studio can do whatever they want, hiring people with no clout to make things difficult for them at any point.

They were willing to sacrifice their initial projected release date in order to get their way. By that point, I suspect Raimi was at least partly thankful to be relieved of the franchise. It's not like he and Maguire are going to be begging for work.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:47 PM   #7
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Gwen Stacy cast...

http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/10/05/...in-spider-man/

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Sony/Columbia Pictures has finally confirmed news that has been rumored for a couple weeks now, and reported as an offer over the weekend — Superbad, The House Bunny, and Zombieland star Emma Stone has been cast as the female lead in Spider-Man. But we do have a bit of a shocker — she is not playing the rumored Mary Jane Watson, but instead will play Gwen Stacy!

... And the Lizard confirmed and cast!

http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/10/13/...in-spider-man/

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Well, Dylan Baker got screwed. After patiently doing very little in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies as Dr. Curt Connors, a part which was slowly setting up Mr. Baker for a villainous (or dangerous) turn as The Lizard, the actor now has to watch someone else play the role he built. Much speculation has gone down over what character would occupy the villain’s role in Marc Webb’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot, and The Wrap now reports that it will be The Lizard. With Rhys Ifans recently announced as the lead villain in the film, that puts him in the role of a teacher/scientist whose attempt to regenerate his missing arm leads to severe genetic catastrophe. Rather than regrowing an arm, he is turned into a reptilian monster.
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:34 PM   #8
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The first official image...

http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/01/13...rfield-images/

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Old 01-13-2011, 02:37 PM   #9
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I'm not a fan of that suit. It looks like a coat of red and blue chain-mail has been submerged in a vat of baby oil.
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:47 PM   #10
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I'm not a fan of that suit. It looks like a coat of red and blue chain-mail has been submerged in a vat of baby oil.

Aunt May knits them for him.
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:49 PM   #11
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I'm not a fan of that suit. It looks like a coat of red and blue chain-mail has been submerged in a vat of baby oil.

Maybe it is. One thing sure to enhance any potential blockbuster: baby oil!
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:54 PM   #12
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Maybe it is. One thing sure to enhance any potential blockbuster: baby oil!

Heh, I think that I know where you're going with that!
But, it serves another purpose as well - most people like shiny things!
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:52 PM   #13
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Webshooters...?

http://screenrant.com/spiderman-andr...e-sandy-96184/

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Check out a closer look at Spider-Man’s new logo and one of his mechanical webshooters (which did not appear in Raimi’s trilogy) below:

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Old 01-13-2011, 05:00 PM   #14
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Webshooters...?

Going back to the original comic book source, then. Will they ditch the spider hairs too?

Looks like this will be a Nolanesque approach, and therefore a shot in the arm for Spidey.
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:22 PM   #15
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Not sure about the suit just yet. I guess they need to veer away from the previous movie suit which was kind of close to the comics in many ways.

Not sure how the mask will look as the suit looks plastic and as such thicker than spandex/lycra and therefore not very breathable for the mask.

At least he's not over padded with fake muscles.

Not too worried about one of my favourite childhood heroes yet.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:42 PM   #16
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I feel like I'm the only one who really likes this. It's close to Raimi's perfect suit in color, but necessarly different in style and texture. It's very nice.

I like it's comicy look, not like Chris Nolan would make it.
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I feel like I'm the only one who really likes this. It's close to Raimi's perfect suit in color, but necessarly different in style and texture. It's very nice.

I like it's comicy look, not like Chris Nolan would make it.

When I wrote Nolanesque I was referring to the functionality - the mechanical webshooters. In the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man didn't he create the webs from his own body, along with having spider hairs that make him stick to surfaces? If they take those away, not only are they returning him to the original comic book, but also making him less mutant, more mechanical, and therefore more compatible with Nolan's vision of Batman (i.e. making the fantastic less fantastic).

The costume though is less comic book, appearing to be a thicker material, more functional, less as though it's been painted directly onto Peter's body.
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:14 AM   #18
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Going back to the original comic book source, then. Will they ditch the spider hairs too?

Looks like this will be a Nolanesque approach, and therefore a shot in the arm for Spidey.

God, I hope so. As for that suit, I'm okay with it being slightly different from the classic look. I mean, while we're referencing Batman here, consider how awesome the suits in the new films look, despite being totally different from the comics. I see nobody complaining about that. Probably because Batman looks better in all-black, instead of a makes-no-logical-sense mix of grey, blue and black...

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Now tell me, which Bats looks more badass and cool? So the lesson here is: if the new suit of a movie superhero looks a little different from what we're used to, don't throw a fit.
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:24 AM   #19
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God, I hope so. As for that suit, I'm okay with it being slightly different from the classic look. I mean, while we're referencing Batman here, consider how awesome the suits in the new films look, despite being totally different from the comics. I see nobody complaining about that. Probably because Batman looks better in all-black, instead of a makes-no-logical-sense mix of grey, blue and black...

Now tell me, which Bats looks more badass and cool? So the lesson here is: if the new suit of a movie superhero looks a little different from what we're used to, don't throw a fit.

There's always been the problem where a hero can get away with a certain look in a comic, but once in real life, they can look literally 'comical'. These guys shouldn't be running around with their underpants over their tights. For the girls, of course that's okay, and it should be actively encouraged!

While Spidey's going to be slightly different to Bats, in that Spidey is an actual super-powered mutant, I like the idea of bringing him as far back down to earth as possible. As in making his suit, wall crawling abilities and web slingers practical. One of the reasons I never understood the love for Superman, was that Supes was so phenominally super-powered. I prefer heroes brought down to a more human level, even if they are super-strong and have a tingling sense of danger.
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Now tell me, which Bats looks more badass and cool? So the lesson here is: if the new suit of a movie superhero looks a little different from what we're used to, don't throw a fit.

The answer to your query is the former, not the latter. Nolan's Batman could only do a fraction of the things that Neal Adams' Batman could, and most of that could be traced down to the suit. I realize it's not grounded in 'reality' or has any particular functionality, but I'll be Gol-durned if somebody's going to tell me Nolan/Bale's suit is better than the classic.

NOW, on to my other favorite character. From the look of Garfield in that pic, he already might be a better Peter Parker than Tobey McGuire. I love all 3 (yep) of the Spider-Man films, and thought that suit was excellent. But this new suit manages to capture something....even though I disagree with some streamlined aspects. (No belt? Where are his extra cartridges or the Spidey Signal gonna go? Why do the gloves have that weird flaming shape?)
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But this new suit manages to capture something....even though I disagree with some streamlined aspects. (No belt? Where are his extra cartridges or the Spidey Signal gonna go? Why do the gloves have that weird flaming shape?)

Perhaps this is an early version of the suit. In the orginal Spiderman he went through two different outfits, and in The Dark Knight even Batman got an upgrade. So perhaps as the film or franchise progresses, his outfit will become more like the standard image.
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:32 PM   #22
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T One of the reasons I never understood the love for Superman, was that Supes was so phenominally super-powered. I prefer heroes brought down to a more human level, even if they are super-strong and have a tingling sense of danger.

When you write about a Superman yet show his humanity, his weaknesses and flaws, his turmoil, his fears and his failures....all at the hands of mere mortals an make the reader feel it, then that's when you can write. Give Red Son a shot as an alternative Superman read.
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If you have a great writer, you should be able to relate to the character no matter what it is. Whether you're a super powered alien or a nerdy teen with spider-like powers. Aren't the freakin' toys in Toy Story something to relate to? Nowadays when you ask someone who their favorite superhero is they say Batman. And when asked why it's always along the line of, "Because he's realistic. He's a guy in a suit." In theory, yes, but if you actually READ comic books you'd realize Batman punched just as many strange interdimsensional creatures, has been in space plenty of times, and has time traveled as much as Superman. No superhero is very realistic obviously, but if you have a great writer on the script your character could/should be relatable.
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If you have a great writer, you should be able to relate to the character no matter what it is. Whether you're a super powered alien or a nerdy teen with spider-like powers. Aren't the freakin' toys in Toy Story something to relate to? Nowadays when you ask someone who their favorite superhero is they say Batman. And when asked why it's always along the line of, "Because he's realistic. He's a guy in a suit." In theory, yes, but if you actually READ comic books you'd realize Batman punched just as many strange interdimsensional creatures, has been in space plenty of times, and has time traveled as much as Superman. No superhero is very realistic obviously, but if you have a great writer on the script your character could/should be relatable.

Yes, writing has a great deal to play in holding your attention, and bringing a character to life. Though I've never found Superman to be very engaging, because his limits were literally out of this world. Batman and Detective Comics books are the most prized in my collection. I rarely get the urge to look at the covers of the various Superman titles.

Batman has lived through many strange tales, but he's always been limited by his physical humanity. Hence his great intellect, and his need to design methods to deal with his opponents. Essentially, I think it's because Batman has more vulnerabilities, that I can relate to him as a character.

Another favourite has always been Wolverine, and the X-Men. Each character has something unique, so when you remove one or more characters from a situation, the whole dynamic of a story can change. With Superman it's all or nothing, as he is virtually everything.

Even wiith his powers Spider-Man is much closer to Batman than he is to Superman.
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A few more new costume photos here.

http://www.bigshinyrobot.com/reviews/archives/21416

I am a little less sure now... Too much detail. OTT and seems like a cheap Marvel action figure alternative/variant costume, like fireman spidey!

Parker ran this up on his aunt's sewing machine?

I hope they sort out the eyes as they are visible.

It's Spider-man, but it ain't Spidey!

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