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Since: 28.2.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.42
Sony Pictures' official Twitter:

@SonyPictures BREAKING NEWS: ANDREW GARFIELD CAST AS PETER PARKER IN NEXT SPIDER-MAN

http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/103264-its-official-andrew-garfield-to-play-spider-man

Who is Andrew Garfield? I'm not quite sure. IMDB:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1940449/

I've seen a couple of movies he's been in but I don't immedately recall him, not even from the most recent movie of his I've seen, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.

In a way, I envy him, but in an even more accurate way, I kind of don't. He's got Tobey Maguire's megapopular shoes to fill. He'll need all the help he can get to win audiences over. And so will Marc Webb's movie in general.



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.31
He's an unknown and he looks the part, so he's got that going for him. It's going to take A LOT to overcome the inanity of rebooting a franchise that didn't need rebooting, so this kid's got a major uphill battle ahead of him.




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According to IMBD he was in a Doctor Who Dalek two parter back in 2007. I remember that episode and he was just ok in it. I could complain about a 27 year old playing a 16 year old Peter Parker, but thats rather pointless. I also agree its going to be hard to top Maquire since it was only a few years ago Spiderman 3 came out. I am sure it will make money, but the rumored scripts of either Moribus aka the Twilight script or rehashing Spidey 1 with the Osborns are not something I want to see. As much I love Spidey, the comics have made me lose a lot of love for it as well as defending Spidey 3. I'll see it as a matinee.

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.58
Man it is way too soon for a rehash of Spiderman. It's like a remake of Avatar hitting theatres this fall. I don't have high hopes as I can see a lot of strange twists trying to keep it fresh and separate from the Maguire franchise. Unless they actually veer away from the special effects and try a more realisic approach, which would be welcomed.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.42
    Originally posted by djp
    Man it is way too soon for a rehash of Spiderman. It's like a remake of Avatar hitting theatres this fall.


Not really. Spider-Man 3 came out May, 2007. When Marc Webb's Spider-Man arrives in theaters it will have been a little over five years. Batman Begins rebooted 8 years after Batman and Robin.

Perhaps 5 years may be too soon for people to be ready for a new Spider-Man considering how popular the Sam Raimi/Maguire movies were from 2002-2007 (even 3, which was huge at the box office even if it creatively disappointed.) But we'll know that for sure two years from now.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.58
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    Perhaps 5 years may be too soon for people to be ready for a new Spider-Man considering how popular the Sam Raimi/Maguire movies were from 2002-2007 (even 3, which was huge at the box office even if it creatively disappointed.) But we'll know that for sure two years from now.


That's probably what I meant. After people saw Batman & Robin , they were *ready* for a new direction. I think the vast majority of Spidey fans would rather see more of the Raimi/Maguire films as opposed to a new start. Not a lot more, but at least one more would have been good.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.76
    Originally posted by djp
      Originally posted by John Orquiola
      Perhaps 5 years may be too soon for people to be ready for a new Spider-Man considering how popular the Sam Raimi/Maguire movies were from 2002-2007 (even 3, which was huge at the box office even if it creatively disappointed.) But we'll know that for sure two years from now.


    That's probably what I meant. After people saw Batman & Robin , they were *ready* for a new direction. I think the vast majority of Spidey fans would rather see more of the Raimi/Maguire films as opposed to a new start. Not a lot more, but at least one more would have been good.

Well, I'm the vocal minority, then. Spider-Man 3 made me retroactively hate the other two. I want the Raimi Spider-Man franchise killed with fire. Bring on the reboot.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.73
While I agree that SM3 wasn't too impressive, and even SM1 was no great shakes, Spider-Man 2 was pretty much as good a comic-book movie as you'll get. It was so great that I would've loved to have seen what Raimi and company could've done with another film, especially one without studio interference (coughcoughnoVenomcough). I liked 500 Days Of Summer, but I have more way confidence in Raimi than I do in Marc Webb.

Ironic that Morbius might be the next villain, given that Raimi apparently wanted to use him for SM3 at one point but the studio wanted Venom instead.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.49
Rumoured guys for the villain are Clive Owen and JohN Turturro. I don't think it's Morbius.

Also, Garfield is a FANTASTIC actor. Better than Maguire, probably.
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.72
Are they still going with the Ultimate universe?
Than I wouldn't mind the Osborns/Goblin so much I think.

But obviously what they should do is just gloss over the first few stories there and find something new.
We do remember the spider-bite. No matter if it was radio-active, genetically altered or magical.

The actor is 27? Wouldn't have guessed.
He does look the part.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.87
Any chance he can be funny? I liked the Raimi films - I also rank Spider-Man 2 as the best super hero comic book movie that doesn't have "dark" or "knight" in the title - but I never got why he made Spidey so morose and whiny. Spider-Man is supposed to have 8,000 quips a fight. (That's kinda why I was down with the twitter campaign for Donald Glover, even with the inevitable shitstorm casting a (*gasp*) black Peter Parker would have brought.)
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.49
I always thought Tobey's Parker was funny, just in a more goofy/slapstick way. Morose and whiny seems a bit harsh.
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