I’m finding the best way to start my morning is to take a peek under the hood of Hollywood and find out what is percolating.   Today, it’s a dose of Spider-Man 4, Star Trek, Ghostbuster, and Dragonball news.  Yup, Dragonball, with a bit of A-Team news to boot.

Spider-Man 4: Will the Kingpin feature as the big bad in the upcoming Spider-Man 4 film? Todd Black told the New York Post that the writing team is just now coming up with the villains for the fourth film.

Trust me, people will appreciate who we pick, because it’ll be a big part of New York.


Ain’t It Cool News goes on to speculate that that “big part” is Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin. Even though Fisk appeared in the 2003 Daredevil film, would Marvel go so far as to resurrect the character for a Spidey flick?  Would it ask Michael Clarke Duncan back to play the role?

A-Team: Have the soldiers of fortune found their face?  That’s what the Hollywood Reporter is saying this morning as it reports Bradley Cooper is in talks to play Faceman in the Fox adaptation.  The other three characters have not been cast, so I wonder who the Major Spoilers Legion would pick as Hannibal, B.A. Baracus, and Howling Mad Murdock?


Variety thinks Liam Neeson is up for the Hannibal role.

Star Trek: Is Jack Black, Harry Mudd?  I’m sure he could certainly play the part quite well, but would audiences sit through an entire Star Trek movie revolving around the Mudd storyline?  Fortunately, JJ Abrams is talking to Black, but not for Mudd.


The Jetsons: We already had one big screen movie feature the future Flintsones, but that was animated, and who wants another one of those?  Not Robert Rodriguez, who is working on a live action adaptation of the animated series.

Ghostbuster: The third movie looks like it is still a go, and with Bill Murray showing interest it might get underway soon.

Dragonball Evolution: Yup, before you drop your spoon in your beer flavored Cheerio’s, it looks like H’wood is really going for a sequel to the Dragonball movie, that by all accounts flopped at the box office.  James Marsters will reprise his role as Lord Piccolo.


Monsters 2: Electric Boogaloo: Pixar confirmed during the licensing fiar in Las Vegas, that it is indeed have a Monsters sequel in the works.


As weird as the comic book industry is, H’wood is even weirder.


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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. dont have to worry about me seeing another star trek movie / i did not like the latest one and i am sad that the myth of star trek and legend that it is has been ruined by this mess of a movie / when are they going to leave time travel alone and just tell a story

  2. Brent from Bloomington" on

    Oh, boo hoo Eric. The time travel was just there to get obsessive fan boys off their collective backs about continuity so that they COULD tell a story, and still have some drama, since you don’t know how it all ends up. Loosen up and have some fun.

  3. MaximusRift on

    Spider-Man 4: Marvel, please get Spidey and the X-men out of their respective studios hands and under Marvel studio before we get to the producer obsessed with giant spiders.

    A-Teem: Can Liam do comedy? Ryan Rennolds for Murdock. Jim Carrey might be fun too.

    Star Trek: No. Please, no. You’ve done so well with the first one. Don’t mess this up.

    Jetsons: I really didn’t like the Flintstones so the odds of me liking this one are slim. Maybe if Jane Jetson was hot…

    Ghostbusters 3: They have to find a way to pass the torch if they want the franchise to live. I’m looking foward to seeing Bill again though.

    DB Evolution: Looks like they made enough money to justify more crap. I hope this flops harder than the first one.

    Monsters 2: Now this I would look forward too instead of Up.

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