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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.53

      Originally posted by John Orquiola
      Did Raimi still have gas in the tank? Probably. I hear he was motivated to go out strong after 3's poor reception (not that 3 didn't rake it a ton of money anyway despite most people's complaints). My understanding of the situation is that Raimi told Sony he couldn't make the production schedule for a 2012 release; nor was Sony totally on board with Raimi's ideas for Spider-Man 4.[/QUOTE]

      Raimia couldn't make a 2011 date and wanted the Vulture as the villain. Sony didn't have a specific villain in mind, they just wanted "whoever is selling comics right now".

      Just to be clear, I would have no issue with Sony recasting and Raimi moving on. It's rebooting the entire franchise, a mere ten years after it was hugely introduced, when there's clearly still demand for the current incarnation of Spidey. And it seems like a naked attempt to appeal to the TWILIGHT/HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL crowd. It's a cheap, uncreative way of doing things, it doesn't seem to be motivated by any desire to tell a good story, and doesn't bode well for future franchises.

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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.21
    Originally posted by Amos Cochran
    Just to be clear, I would have no issue with Sony recasting and Raimi moving on. It's rebooting the entire franchise, a mere ten years after it was hugely introduced, when there's clearly still demand for the current incarnation of Spidey. And it seems like a naked attempt to appeal to the TWILIGHT/HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL crowd. It's a cheap, uncreative way of doing things, it doesn't seem to be motivated by any desire to tell a good story, and doesn't bode well for future franchises.


I would like to point out with Spider-Man 3, with the emo hair, the singing and the dancing, Raimi already made SPIDER-LIGHT THE MUSICAL.

Just speaking for me, I found Spider-Man 3 so repugnant that it killed my interest in seeing Raimi and those actors continue on for 4. Not that I wouldn't have gone to see it - of course I would. I just had no interest. However, I'm in the minority there. Raimi and Maguire were still popular and there was most definitely audience interest in them making Spider-Man 4. But what's done is done.

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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.48
    Originally posted by dMp
    ...maybe still go with the Vulture


I can't find the article now, but the big disagreement between Sony and Raimi is that Raimi wants to have the Vulture as the main villain and Sony doesn't think that will sell tickets.

On one hand, I like Vulture and would love to see him as the main bad guy, but then again, little kids don't want to see Spider-Man beating up some old dude in a bird costume.



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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.21
    Originally posted by Big Bad
      Originally posted by Oliver
      I wonder how well a "Batman Beyond" approach to Spider-Man would go. I thought the entire idea of Batman being too old to continue, and passing the reigns to someone new was a brilliant story.


    They could always adapt the Spider-Girl comics, which actually would be a great idea in the hands of a good director.
Which begs to wonder, how good the Supergirl movie could have been with a good director or a better script.








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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.21
A conversation last night about how terrible Terminator Salvation and how great Star Trek was lead to a casting light bulb for the new Peter Parker: Anton Yelchin. He'd work pretty well. I bet he's in the running (along with every actor 25 and under in Hollywood.)
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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.21
http://www.superherohype.com/​news/​spider-​mannews.php?​id=8998

And Spider-Man has a director: Marc Webb, who directed (500) Days of Summer, one of my favorites from 2009.

(Webb directs Spider-Man. Good marketing hook.)

Not sure how I feel about it. I mean, I hope he's up to it and I hope it's good. He has big shoes to fill.

Next step: Finding a new Peter Parker. (Please not Jason Gordon-Levitt or the werewolf from Twilight)

(edited by John Orquiola on 19.1.10 1636)


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I liked this one, too. I've always liked the James Woods episodes, but I think we're getting diminishing returns here.
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