In this issue: Angelus and THe Darkness are friends, fairy tales come to life, Tom Welling prime is a black lantern, and Gwen Stacy falls for Spider-Man. Oh, Snap!
Show Notes after the Jump!
Sony said today that it will indeed make the next Spider-Man movie a 3D film.Â It was rumored and suggested that this would occur before, but since the franchise is getting a reboot and all the old cast and crew are out, this makes it the perfect time for Sony to make it official.
The fourth Sony Spider-Man film, now called Untitled, is scheduled to be released on July 3, 2012.
Yeah, it’s not for real, but it is quite funny.
Been a while since we’ve featured, the shenanigans of Just Some Random Guy, and with the Intardwebz still chattering about the Spider-Man movie reboot, it’s probably a good idea to have a laugh at his take on the whole situation.
I really don’t think the OK! is the source for the latest accurate news, but like the Eddie Murphy as The Riddler news, the UK mag is claiming Zac Efron will play Peter Parker in the Spider-Man reboot.Â If your High School Musical buzzer just went off, there’s also word that Vanessa Hudgens will tag along as Mary Jane.
I’ll let you talk this one out, but remember, it’s still just a rumor at this point.
It didn’t take Sony long to find Sam Raimi’s replacement to direct the next Spider-Man film.Â According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marc Webb will be helming the next installment of the franchise. According to the article, Webb will use the Jamie Vanderbilt script, which caused Raimi to exit the project and “will look and feel very different from the big movies that went before it.” The company will also be scaling down the budget of the flick to the $80 million range and feature a cast of unknowns.
That doesn’t sound good, does it?
On the plus side, it does look like the new film will be based more on the Ultimate Universe Spider-Man than the 616 Spidey.
Webb’s breakout film was (500) Days of Summer staring Zooey Deschanel.
This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, we dive into Marvel territory once again as the crew takes a look at Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut.
Black Tom Cassidy dispatches the Juggernaut to kidnap Madame Web in the hope that her psychic powers would help them defeat the X-Men. She receives a vision of their plan, and calls Peter Parker to ask him to stop the Juggernaut. Spider-Man makes many attempts to stop the Juggernaut, all of which end in failure. When the Juggernaut reaches Madame Web, he separates her from her life-support system, almost killing her. As Madame Web is taken to a hospital, Spider-Man again tries to stop the Juggernaut, finally trapping him in a vat of wet cement.
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Marvel has done a really good thing in creating titles aimed specifically at the younger crowd (Hey, DC has done the same thing with their Johnny DC stuff, but this is a Marvel story, okay?). and yesterday announced a brand new Spider-Man series aimed at the all ages crowd.Â The company also announced Super Heroes #1 that will feature Iron Man, Captain America and more.
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Speaking of famous… What does Stan Lee think of this whole Spider-Man 4 getting dumped news?
Lots of you are asking what I think of the Spidey movie reboot. I think it’s one of the reasons Marvel is so great. Here’s why–Marvel knows what makes a great Spidey film. If something isn’t right, they’re courageous enuff to dump it and start over. That takes guts–And I’ll promise you this– when the movie DOES get made, it’ll have been worth the wait– or my name isn’t Generalissimo Lee! Excelsior!
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There were grumblings at the end of last year that Spider-Man 4 was halting production. Then a few days ago, Sony pulled the release date for the picture, allowing Marvel to slide Thor into Spidey’s spot (ouch).Â Now it is official as Sony has pulled the plug completely on Sam Raimi and Spider-Man 4.Â Forget John Malkovich as the Vulture, Tobey Maguire is out, and so is director Sam Raimi.
Instead, Mike Fleming is told, the studio will focus on a Summer 2012 reboot fromÂ a script by Jamie Vanderbilt with a new director and a new cast. All this took place today at meeting on the lot today.
On the plus side, at least we don’t have to worry about Kirsten Dunst showing up.
Complete press release after the jump.
If you’ve been wondering who the big villain would be in the fourth Spider-Man movie, you may have your answer in an interview John Malkovich gave to an Italian sports show called “Quelli Che il Calcio” (which probably translates, to “Hey, it’s Italy, I’ll tell all, and there’s NO WAY, it will ever make it back to the States).
“When conductor Simona Ventura asked him about his role of Vulture in the movie, he not only didn’t deny his involvement, but confirmed that he’s waiting for the final script to be sent to him, and that the movie has been delayed. He also hopes that shooting will begin as soon as possible.”
So there you have it.Â Looks like at least one villain has been selected for the film, although I’m a bit disappointed we haven’t seen announcements of the Lizard, as that would be a nice bookend to the character we’ve seen throughout the other movies.