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SPIDER-MAN, EVIL DEAD 4, Bruce Campbell in SPIDER-MAN 2 and more..

Hey folks, Harry here with an email from Clint of Moviehole.Net with a bit of his interview with Sam Raimi regarding Evil Dead 4 and the Spider-Man Saga that he's beginning. Enjoy....

Stan Lee DIDNT get cut from Spiderman, Bruce Campbell has agreed to be in SPIDERMAN 2, The Twin Towers are still up and EVIL DEAD 4 will be Sam Raimi's first post-Spiderman movie.....

HOW DO I KNOW? I just interviewed Spiderman Director Sam Raimi here in Australia. Here's the guts of it :

Sam, Why Spiderman?

We’ll I’ve always been a comic book fan, especially Spiderman. The illustrations and the story, in particular, was what attracted me to it. I think what is good about Spiderman is that he’s a normal kid. Like I was. And it’s great how he can make fun of the villains. But as a movie, I never thought it was going to make a lot of money, but now it’s clear that it’s got to make some. Out of interest, people will come and see it.

Why did you choose Tobey Maguire to play Spiderman?

We’ll I think we looked at tapes of nearly every 17-24 year old male. But I stopped when I saw Tobey. He was real, He was grounded and that’s what Spiderman is he is a real kid. He was perfect. I saw him in Cider House Rules, which was just so real and he was fantastic, so I cast him.

So do you consider Spiderman your first blockbuster?

Yes. None of my movies have ever made money. But with Spiderman I decided to follow the character and make a good flick out of it – and those that have followed Spiderman will definitely come.

Did the story get changed a few times?

Absolutely. David Koepp who had wrote the first script had a piece with the two villains being Elektra and the Sandman, I think they were leftovers from James Cameron’s treatment – which I like to call a ‘scriptment’. It was an 80-page treatment with these characters, but the thing is these characters weren’t my favorite. My favorite was actually the death of Gwen Stacey. Thing is, I didn’t particularly like the Gwen Stacey character, I liked the element of it, but liked Mary Jane Watson and The Green Goblin. I also tried to put Doctor Octavious in there, but we couldn’t do it justice. Having multiple-storyline arcs just didn’t work, so we decided to stick on just having the one villain and make it a deeper story.

Bruce Campbell’s got a cameo in Spiderman?

Bruce is a bit player, yeah. He’s a wrestling arena coach. He’s so funny, and a good friend.

The film you and Bruce did, Evil Dead, did that change everything for you?

Yes, Evil Dead changed everything. My partners, Robert Tapel and Bruce set out to do a movie for the Drive-Ins. We would go past the drive-ins and see that the movies showing were cheap B-grade horror films, and that’s essentially what we wanted to make. So we raised money and made our low-budget horror movie. I never expected it to get to where the film is today.

Are you sick of being asked about Evil Dead 4?

Nah. Because I’d like to do it now. Bruce Campbell is just the best, and they are so funny to do. I like Horror movies, and with Bruce, they are just the biggest fun.

Spiderman 2 then?

I’ve just signed on to do Spiderman 2 actually. We haven’t yet got a story so I haven’t actually thought about what actors I’ll use though. I love Spiderman. I’m into him. And Bruce Campbell will have a role in Spiderman 2 as well.

You had to change the teaser trailer for Spiderman after September 11 but did this affect the movie?

My 2nd unit director shot some great stuff for the teaser. It was the bit where Spiderman tangled the crooks in the snagged helicopter and weaves a web for them between the Trade towers. I was hoping to use it in the movie, but I didn’t feel it was appropriate after September 11. I did however keep every other scene of The Twin Towers in the movie.

Stan Lee had a cameo – but I hear it was cut?

Stan Lee’s cameo is still in. It’s a brief cameo at Times Square, behind the villains. You can see him in the corner of the screen. Just for a moment

Would you do another superhero movie? Actor Kerr Smith recently suggested to me that they do a big-screen version of The Green Lantern?

I have no idea why comic book movies are so hot at the moment. I think after doing the Spiderman movies I’ll do something different, and perhaps it will be Evil Dead 4. I always liked The Green Lantern though, that’s a good idea. The core of the Green Lantern is so universal. Yeah.

And have you tried any Aussie Beer while you are here?

No. I’ve tried Wine. Chiraz. It’s great, incredible. We actually have it in California and the U.S Now, it’s excellent. As for Beer what should I drink? (I begin to explain to him the cool refreshing comfort of a stubby of Carlton Cold). Ok, I’ll have one of those over lunch. Done!

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Clint Morris

Webmaster

url : Moviehole.Net

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  • April 3, 2002, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Fuck Everybody...

    by LlGHTST0RMER

    ...who does that "First" shit.

  • April 3, 2002, 3:35 a.m. CST

    "James Cameron

    by LlGHTST0RMER

    ...uh, yeah, Sam. That's what Jim called it, too, when he wrote it twelve years ago. That's also what he's called every other "amorphous, not quite prose, not quite script format" piece he's written since the mid 80's. How revolutionary of you to invent a term that's already been invented....

  • April 3, 2002, 3:38 a.m. CST

    What the fuck is with you two talkbackers?

    by Miami'sCanadian

    Yo dudes, I know its late and all but first we have guy number one telling everyone to fuck off then second guy telling Sam Raimi to fuck off. Insomnia suck huh? BTW I'm third. Time to pump like Bernie Nicholls.

  • April 3, 2002, 3:42 a.m. CST

    EVIL DEAD 4 LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER!!!

    by L'Idiot

    Yeah. And Bruce Campbell IS Doctor Oct. Ahem.

  • April 3, 2002, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Sam Raimi's in Australia?

    by Droideka5

    Does anyone know where or why?

  • April 3, 2002, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Spider-man theme on the soundtrack

    by MGTHEDJ

    but played by AEROSMITH. Full list at countingdown.com. Cool interview, and I could go for a fourth "Evil Dead" film.-----later-----m

  • April 3, 2002, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Are you sure Evil Dead 4 is next?

    by mickholland

    Seemed to me Raimi just mentioned that he'd LIKE to do it - not that he was actually doing it.

  • April 3, 2002, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Raimi was in Sydney last night ...

    by mickholland

    He was there with Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and Willem DaFoe to promote Spider-man. Trying to get some early buzz going, I suspect, as the movie isn't actually released here until early June.

  • April 3, 2002, 3:57 a.m. CST

    screw raimi, romita, cameron and everybody else...

    by darkwind77

    i want TODD MCFARLANE to draw spiderman again or else i'm going to die a horrible miserable unhappy death. damn it damn it damn it! fockin shit focker, if todd can go back to do a batman book he can damn well do the wallcrawler again! right friggin now! argghh....shitty, small-spidey-eye-drawing-artists....rrrrrr....

  • April 3, 2002, 4:33 a.m. CST

    Raimi Fever! Catch it.

    by SmackAttack

    I think Sam is wonderful director. I wouldn't want to see Spiderman in the hands of anyone else. I also think Danny Elfman is one of the greatest composers in contemporary film. People are entitled to their opinions, but I feel that those who dismiss his work as simply monogamous and dull lack an appreciation for the difficulty of composing music for film. He is one of the greats, period. That's it, have a good one. SA.

  • April 3, 2002, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell as Doc Ock, no no no.

    by MCVamp

    Campbell as Eddie Brock... aka Venom. THAT I could accept. Or as Curt Connors, aka the Lizard (but I thought Curt Connors was in the Spidey movie anyway.) NONE of his films made money? He must have meant CRAZY money. Raimi can't possibly mean that the $15 dollar budget of Evil Dead didn't turn a profit.

  • April 3, 2002, 5:10 a.m. CST

    James Cameron Update And Survey For You

    by Miami'sCanadian

    He's in Vancouver right now shooting Dark Angel finale and things are stressing him out. I feel sorry for a guy who has so many Oscars, made the movie that made most money ever putting the huge burden on directing another film that will make lots of money or feel like a failure. Anyway, heres my choices for low rent films he can do to avoid the wrath of it. 1. Tee-tan-ee- The sequel finds the Titanic survivors living in a air pocket in the ship. One set, few actors, cheap cheap cheap. 2. Scary Movie 3- Cameron spoofs the bacon and eggs from breakfast left in his beard. 3. Enimen 2- After the Curtis Hanson film comes out, he does the sequel finding our theatric actor battling terrorists, under sea monsters, and robots all to be able to smoke a big J with Dre. 4. Dukes Of Hazzard movie- Cameron has Arnold as the robot assigned to protect General Lee unfortunately the computers mistake the real man for the car and he is left saying his famous one liners to Roscoe in jail while Bo and Luke smoke a J. 5. Blind Date- Cameron spoofs a date with his real life wife but inadvertadly falling for a minor character, marries her, then divorces her for Roger Lodge. Then they smoke a big J on Elimidate as Cameron has to eliminate one of his four ex wives.

  • April 3, 2002, 6 a.m. CST

    Who is this jerk from MovieHole.com!!!!!!

    by monkey_boy

    Have you looked at the site. he claims the interview is "exclusive" and sticks the exclusive tag just about everywhere. I mean, c'mon, Clint, of course your interview is exclusive -- that's if you don't count the packed press conference and the countless other interviews with any member of the media, big or small, who got an interview with Sam when he was in Sydney and many asked pretty much the same questions, the answers to which have been published in a lot of places in the last day or so. So perhaps it is best to say that your interview was "exclusive" during the five minutes you got with him between the press conference and every one of the other dozens of interviews he did. In future, only tag something as "exclusive" if no-one else has got it. Just a thought... Now get your hand off it, mate and stop wanking on like you're a media god.

  • April 3, 2002, 6:01 a.m. CST

    You know what this means right? There is a God!!

    by Rant_Man

    Do you know how long people have been waiting for a follow-up to Army of Darkness?! I work at a video store and people request Army of Darkness, but yet they have no clue as to the Evil Dead movies! This is fantastic! Spider-man looks fucking great, but this is the cherry on top of the fucking ice cream!!! Evil Dead 4!!!! I'm gonna go change my drawers now....

  • April 3, 2002, 6:14 a.m. CST

    Evil Dead 4? When was there ever an Evil Dead 3?

    by CoolDan989

  • April 3, 2002, 6:30 a.m. CST

    "The illustrations and the story, in particular, was what attrac

    by The Riot

    Um.. What else is there?

  • April 3, 2002, 6:43 a.m. CST

    This talk back is poor...

    by Silver_Joo

    I hope the Spidey asides are good in the movie, but Evil Dead 4, that is off the scale in terms of anticipation. Wow, looking forward to that, even if it never materialises...

  • April 3, 2002, 6:44 a.m. CST

    moviehole.net is good. they deserve praise for once

    by jessicaturns

    Jess here, I think Moviehole.net, is one of the most underrated sites out there. clint morris over there has been running scoops for years - but usually gets pipped at the post by people like Harry. Did anyone know that they actually had the first review of Star Wars Episode 2 and not Harry! Secondly, even if so many people are interviewing Raimi write now, i think its wonderful that moviehole lets people know what went on. And he did get a big scoop....Bruce Campbell is in Spiderman 2.. Eat your own words, jealous talkbacker. jessicaturns@email.com

  • April 3, 2002, 6:52 a.m. CST

    CoolDan989

    by Playhouse

    Evil Dead 3 = Army of Darkness.

  • April 3, 2002, 6:52 a.m. CST

    great article! hats off to moviehole.

    by melbournemeg

    Totally agree with Jess comments above. Give credit where credits due. I believe thats the first ive heard of spiderman 2 to feature campbell! so hats off to them, even if some of the other news was run elsewhere, big deal. its still informative to us spidey fans. why do some people have to be so evidently jealous? especially those that cant even get their facts straight. i believe the site was moviehole.net, not moviehole.com... nuff said. and great news Harry, thanks for the alert!

  • April 3, 2002, 6:57 a.m. CST

    maybe its time we said thanks to Tom, Garth, Clint, Harry....the

    by melbournemeg

    i just checked a few sites, and seems moviehole did scoop the bruce campbell in spiderman 2 scoop. hats off. additionally, i read on here all the time : talkbackers who trash on webmasters like tom chau, harry knowles, garth franklin, clint morris...why? it is jealousy? maybe they should be out there and having a go themselves. these people do all the hard work for us to be fed information. maybe its time we sat back and said... THANKS.

  • April 3, 2002, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell

    by Chilli Kramer

    I think Sam meant another cameo role for Bruce. Maybe a recurring character of ring announcer, always saying, 'hey it's the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!!!'

  • April 3, 2002, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Feast on Bruce & EVIL DEAD Cast Reunion Photos!

    by clockORANGEwork

    http://home.talkcity.com/BookmarkBlvd/lamp_shadey/indexdead.html

  • April 3, 2002, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Have you ever heard Raimi talk?

    by rev_skarekroe

    I keep expecting him to say "And my next picture's going to star... Morgan Fairchild! Yeah, that's the ticket!" sk

  • April 3, 2002, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Read the script...

    by Silvio Dante

    Lame-o. Then again, if I had never heard the origin story or Green Goblin saga, it could propably come alive in the hands of a capable director. And quite frankly, I don't know if Raimi is that director. He's great with slapstick and comicbook-like action, but human emotion..(which is the core of spidey, what with unca Ben, Gwen stacy, aunt May, MJ...) hope he doesn't turn this into another For Love Of The Game. Actually, I hope he makes this his first blockbuster. I hope I'm proven wrong, I hate to be the nay-sayer when it comes to one of my favourite fictional characters ever...but the script didn't exactly made spidey leap out of the page and come alive as I was reading it. Okay, I'm done ranting , so flame on.

  • April 3, 2002, 9:23 a.m. CST

    more from the editor there and the favour he did us :)

    by jessicaturns

    Ok. I spoke to the editor of moviehole.net today. Reason he didn't hyphen the spiderman to spider-man was because of time. he was with cast and crew all day (works for TV and paper in my area and seems nice) but believe its rectified. The deal is, Australian media won't be releasing their interviews til the week of release in June, and hence what we net-heads are getting is an abridged transcript of todays activities of sorts. so it was rushed out for people to see. he told me he had like 10 minutes to get something down on paper AND will probably be speaking to Raimi again in a day or so about it further. So it's nice that the guy typed it up for us all to see I think - even before he finished it. Thankyou Sir. Oh, and he says that Raimi is feeling confident about doing Evil Dead 4 after Spider-man 2, but feels anything can happen between then and now. I Dont know about you folks but let's just enjoy this movie. it looks great. oh, and bring on tobey maguire. yummmmm

  • April 3, 2002, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Stan Lee should always be cast as a hot dog vendor

    by durhay

    - for continuity purposes in the Marvel Universe.

  • April 3, 2002, 9:47 a.m. CST

    ED4- Gimme some MORE sugar baby...

    by Dru

    Dear Lord, this is the best news I've heard in, like, a week. Fuck cameos + 2nd-fiddle superhero villian roles- Ash must rise again! Then again, whoever said Campbell would make a good Eddie Brock had it right on the money. But wait, wait, no, no, no: ED4!I'm getting sick of hearing Austin Powers 1-liners- let's get back to the guts of it. Out.

  • April 3, 2002, 9:47 a.m. CST

    He just said ED4 to ruin Campbells' life...

    by Kraken

    He has no intention of doing Evil Dead 4, I mean come on, he loves to torture Bruce... just when Bruce has FINALLY, maybe, gotten through most people's head that there will be no Evil Dead 4... he has created a little bit of peace for himself in the world, Raimi goes off and makes this comment (hollow promise) just so the flood gates of e-mail and questions about ED4 to Bruce will be opened once again. All I can say to Raimi is one word... brilliant.

  • April 3, 2002, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Wait a sec...

    by Dru

    Since when is Spiderman hyphenated? Super-man? Bat-man? Dare-devil? What the fuck people- stop confusing me! Oh yeah, bring back the Blade animation- the Chicken Run thing ain't as good. Out.

  • April 3, 2002, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Bob Hoskins as Doc Ock...

    by schreck

    ...Hell yeah! Dog Star's right. He's been rumored to be up for the role for about 15 years now, so let's see it finally happen.

  • April 3, 2002, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Not bad.

    by rabid_republican

    Call me encouraged, Harry. However, I'm willing to bet it'll be more than just awhile before we see Evil Dead 4. Sam may be yet pursuaded to do more blockbuster work after Spiderman 2, provided both are hits. That said, I wouldn't mind him doing something more original with Bruce Campbell, but who am I kidding? I want to see another Evil Dead as bad as everyone else!

  • April 3, 2002, 10:45 a.m. CST

    spider-mans runtime

    by pparker

    exactly 120 minutes. too short in my opinion.

  • April 3, 2002, 11:04 a.m. CST

    dru

    by grammarcop

    since spider-man #1.

  • April 3, 2002, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Spiderman is going to kick the #%$# out of Star Wars

    by vachel

    yeah!!!!!!

  • April 3, 2002, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Hey, Silvio Dante, watch A Simple Plan. There's Raimi-Emoti

    by horrorfan

    One of the best flicks of the '90's. Also, nobody has pointed out yet that Raimi's partner wasn't Robert TAPEL._________________________________________It's TAPERT! You would think the interviewer would know this before actually talking to Raimi.

  • April 3, 2002, 11:58 a.m. CST

    The perfect Doc Ock...

    by KOLOBOS REXX

    ...is none other than Jeffery Combs! The guy can do megalomaniacal ranting while keeping a straight face better than almost anyone. And, he can be very scary... Witness "House on Haunted Hill". Not to mention he's played several doctors... And though I thought Brad Pitt should have been Daredevil, I'll settle seeing him as Matt Wagner's Hunter Rose in the eventual "Grendel" film... That would rock all over the place.

  • April 3, 2002, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Carlton Cold??? Those are good, but every one knows that the be

    by mildewproduction

    Victoria Bitter. Nothing like the Vitamin B out of the tap. And don't even say Fosters!!!! No one drinks that, it's shithouse

  • April 3, 2002, 1:10 p.m. CST

    There is only ONE Doc Ock....

    by jasper Stillwell

    ...and it has to be Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Oh and keep the movies with one villain per shot, let's not go down that Batman road...

  • April 3, 2002, 1:35 p.m. CST

    What Is This Like The Goddamn Geek Golden Age?!

    by NoCureForFools

    holy sheep shit!!! not only is Raimi smart enough to know that he has to do a Spidey 2, but he's gonna give us Evil Dead 4 as well?!?!? Motherfuckin' Captain Supermarket!!!! sweeeeet! if AOTC is what i hope it is, then truly these will be the greatest time to be a geek in the history of mankind.

  • April 3, 2002, 2:06 p.m. CST

    which ending do you go off of from Army of Darkness?

    by jactor007

    So if you make another evil dead, do you use the S-mart ending or the apocalyptic future ending?

  • April 3, 2002, 2:19 p.m. CST

    i agree with sherlock

    by grammarcop

    mcfarlane gets too much credit. his protagonists are generally drawn well, i.e., batman, gray hulk, early spidey, spawn, but his ordinary people look stupid. the men have big puffy ears, and the women look like hookers. i can admit that his treatments of the heroes are revolutionary, but that gets old. give me jrjr anyday.

  • April 3, 2002, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Horrorfan

    by Silvio Dante

    Seen it. Yeah, appreciated how he handled that - he downplayed the emotions. But that approach won't work with Spider-Man. I hope he goes more along the lines of Gift here, where, I have to admit - there were some raw emotion there. But Spidey is different from that story - what I'm afraid is pathos and scmaltz. The tribulations of one P.Parker can easily be turned into episode of Beverly Hills 90120 or Roswell or something along those lines. And that's propably what "the suits" wanted for this anyway...

  • April 3, 2002, 2:25 p.m. CST

    disagree with sherlock

    by grammarcop

    the worst thing to ever happen to comics was image. just because you draw well doesn't mean you can write well. stereotypical superhero groups, complete with hookers and large guys so-as-to-not-have-to-draw-backgrounds, set the comic industry back a decade at least.

  • April 3, 2002, 2:35 p.m. CST

    McFarlane's style..

    by Silvio Dante

    got old real fast (for me). Maybe, because Spidey was bi-monthly at the time but mostly because of ALL THOSE LINES. Panels looked like Scethches. He could've used a good inker. Well, the other extreme end from that time was Liefeld, laziest penciller ever. And then came the McClones, Erik Larsen and co. Well, how the tables have turned. Give me Savage Dragon anyday over Spawn these days. Todd McFarlane is Gene Simmons of comics - milking the past. This guy lost all my respect after screwing Neil Gaiman over.

  • April 3, 2002, 2:45 p.m. CST

    McFarlane at #2

    by Strawhenge

    The worst thing ever to happen to comics was Dr. Wertham, that pedantic alarmist who took away the ghouls and head-lights. I'd place McFarlane at #2 since he was a big proponent of art-over-story (for the record, I can't think of a worst writer than McFarlane). He once contended that 22 pages of art with no text could still be called a comic book, but 22 pages of text with no artwork could not. His editor pointed out (in print) that 22 pages of art is not a comic book, it's a portfolio (priceless). This was just one example of his "anybody can write" philosophy that "spawned" nearly a decade of beautiful pin-up books with zero substance.

  • April 3, 2002, 3:50 p.m. CST

    ED4?

    by staley

    Bring it.

  • Not that it's got NEthing 2 do with the news item...but I thought I'd stick my oar in RE the "McFarland is the anti-Kirby" groove. IMHO:The early McFarlane Spideys were rocking @ the time. Then along came (drum-roll)SPIDERMAN:#1 - and what a total and utter shite-fest! Seriously. Painfully over-cooked and hideously under-nourished. Also, his webbing sucked. It set a lamentable precedent and looked like tangled telephone-set coils. Wank. Do U know what sucked the life out of comics in the nineties? Watchmen and Dark-Knight Returns. Controversial, but true. They were the best comics to come out of the eighties, but the wannabe gritty, gun-toting, over-coats wearing, angsty "seriousness" that the BIG TWO spawned in the nineties was fucking tragic. Alan Moore recognised this fact early on and tried to reverse it with the fantastic, but sadly never completed 1963. It took Franky a little while longer, but he's having fun with the less "serious", but even more violent insanity of DK2. Sam Raimi's the man! Spiderman will ROCK! So will Episode 2!!

  • April 3, 2002, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Gotta agree on Raimi...

    by Woody Tobias Jr

    Love 'The Evil Dead', but none of his other movies have worked. Look at the ending of 'The Gift', a completely mediocre movie throughout. The real killer is brought to justice and everyone lives happily ever after. Except that Keanu (surprisingly good) is presumably still quite dangerous, and now he's out of jail. Are Hillary Swank and Cate Blanchett safe? Who knows, the movie just leaves that thread dangling, a classic piece of sloppy storytelling. And then there's the inexplicably overrated 'A Simple Plan'. The movie's entire plot hinges on the characters making the stupidest possible moves at every turn, otherwise there's really no satisfying reason for the characters to not just split up the money and... live happily ever after. And 'Darkman', well, the less said the better. At least it gave Larry Drake the star power to get 'Dr. Giggles' made. 'Dr. Giggles', now that's what I call a fucking movie! Still, gotta see 'Spider-Man', if only for the nipples. No doubt it'll be a better flick than the Menahem Golan - Yoram Globus - Sidney J. Furie - Michael Dudikoff 'Spider-Man' would have been. Yes, once upon a time that movie was almost made.

  • April 3, 2002, 4:30 p.m. CST

    The Spidey thing.

    by ChugeKnight

    **1. Todd McFarlane was not the worst thing to happen to comics.**2. Image was one of the best things to happen to comics. Why? Because both helped lead a creator resurgence and importance of giving him/her his/her due. It made the Big Studios realize just how important they are and that they can't keep them under lock and chain creatively or financially. Granted it has gone to a lot of creator's heads and it will happen that without someone to keep them in line, they will get lazy and crap will start spewing out. Image is not the best place for great comic books. But what they did and stood for was important. That is why Image helped Comics, but as a publisher needs better end product. Todd McFarlane is great in his concepts and vision, but as an artist he is VERY HIGHLY overrated. John Romita Sr. will always be the best Spider-man artist hands down. Perhaps not as stylistic and bimbo-breasted as today's talent but damned if he didn't help visually define the characters in the Spidey-verse. And he is a great artist to boot. I would however would loved to have seen Joe Mad on Spidey but that won't happen and I'd rather it not with his inability to be a professional and commit to his work. This movie will be satisfying to see. The mere fact it is happening is something to be thankful for. It amuses me to see the fanboyism to such a degree. Get a life/different cause to piss over and re-examine your priorities. As a movie, lets see what happens when Spiderman has had more screenings and it comes out nationwide. And by the way, Star Wars? Overrated boring poorly corny and amusing to see the actors realize what they are babbling about and feel humilated done CG-fest. Episode 2 won't be any better than the previous installments, but that would be my opinion. The CG here is just fine and a dramatic improvement over Episode I. There is still a while to go to improve on the last product. Your rage over CG is in the wrong place and you have no clue how to make a successful film. Guy Pearce really doesn't want to do a superhero flick for exactly the same connotations it gives an actor that a lot of us provide everyday in talkbacks. It would mean the end of his legitimate career and all he'd have are a few raving basement dwellers praising a shrine they created for him. Despite your wishes, that is not what he wants. All things considered, Tobey is a fine choice if not the best. Kirsten was definetly out of the blue and not what I would have had in mind but...yeah her boobies are quite hot, as is she. If the script is well done, and I pray it is, then there is a lot to look forward to. The "Spider-verse" looks really well done. They need some name recognition to get an audience and Tobey and Kirsten are darlings of the critcs as well as somewhat bankable names. Rami is a great director. Whatever I see proposed by a lot of talkbackers would mean death for a flick and they would hate the end product themselves. So get yourselves some other crusade, sit back, and get out of your damp dark walled up basement. Boy that provides good analogy of a fanboy's mind. Close minded, ignorant, and nary a clue as to what works and what doesn't. Oh well. Rage on.

  • April 3, 2002, 4:32 p.m. CST

    ED4 will be a huge hit!!! I hope he makes it!

    by MentallyMariah

    I think everyone in America has at least heard of EVIL DEAD or have seen it...the old lady next door loves it! Pretty Scary but people seem to forget when it came out on Video in the early 80's it was one of the top selling/rental videos of it's time! I think by the time Raimi gets around to doing Evil Dead 4....all the old school and new school people will go see it...I can't wait, I hope he makes it..How can he not? I would love to see Peter Jackson return to his roots and do a Dead Alive type of movie also.... I just trip out when I think two of my fave horror directors are now the top Blockbuster directors out there! I'll never forget the first time I saw Evil Dead when I was six...My parents sent me to see a shrink afterwards because all I did was go to school and talk about how fucking cool Evil Dead was to the other little kids...

  • April 3, 2002, 4:39 p.m. CST

    cooldan989

    by Samurai Jim

    evil dead 3 is Army of Darkness. also, i think evil dead 4 is an impossibility and am more apt to believe that Raimi was providing a practical joke on Campbell. it would be cool to see an evil dead that takes place in the big city *after bruce takes down the supermarket deadite* but i'm not holding my breath. as for campbell having a bigger than cameo role: if it's anything other than Ash that he's playing, it's likely to be crap. example: Jack of Trades. i doubled the ratings on that show by watching one episode. don't get me wrong, i'm a big fan of Campbell and Raimi, but they can produce some real stinkers.

  • April 3, 2002, 5:04 p.m. CST

    spidey trailers look kinda bad

    by TylersAndrew14

    Is it just me or do the Spider-Man trailers look really bad. I'm really looking forward to Spider-Man but goddamn the trailers are so poorly made. Anyway I love Raimi's Evil Dead and I think in his hands Spider-Man will be damned good.' Camerons woulda been better though

  • April 3, 2002, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Evil Deads didnt make any money!??!!?

    by philtho

    If that's true, then why in the bloody hell do they have over *14* releases of nearly each flick? He's making ASSLOADS of money off the Evil Deads being rereleased on DVD every other month! It's his money cow, and we all know it.

  • April 3, 2002, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Did someone mention "The State"?!?!

    by james175

    Holy friggin crap! "I wanna dip my balls in it!!" Yeah!! Evil Dead 4? Count me in on that!

  • April 3, 2002, 6:36 p.m. CST

    STAN LEE: "They look happy, don't they?" BRODIE: "What, the

    by Tall_Boy

    if Stan Lee is in the Spider-Man flick, he should be dispensing sage-like advice on romance. its what he's good at.

  • April 3, 2002, 6:50 p.m. CST

    why are you bitching at me.......

    by Mcfarlane

    I have been reading a lot of stuff about my history with Marvel's Spiderman. Let me just say that at the time that I started my run on Spiderman, the sales of the book were in decline. Marvel didn't care what I did with the character as sales were in the tank. So they said that I could do pretty much whatever I wanted with him. Now....given that my "spagetti webbing" was frowned upon from day one this so-called "freedom" was forever being taken away from me by the guys in suits who were more worried that if they didn't say anything against me, that they would be discovered to be expendable. It is by sheer support of the readers that I was given as much creative freedom as I was. Do I consider myself to be the worlds best artist.... hell no!!! there are guys out there who's work puts me in rapture, also do I consider myself the world's greatest writer... once again ... hell no!!!! All I will say is that it is better as an artist if the ideas of what you want to draw come from you... just as to any writer would feel that he should write his own stories. by the way... for the Spiderman movie, my personal choice for Peter Parker would be Thomas Ian Nicholas from American Pie and Reese Witherspoon as Mary Jane Watson.... and maybe taking nothing away from Mr. Dafoe... John Malkovich as Norman Osbourne.

  • April 3, 2002, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Umm, this contains 'Army of Darkness' spoilers if, God f

    by PoshKittyKat

    To be honest, this doesn't sound genuine. Maybe Sam was really laying into that Aussie wine, but it just doesn't sound anything like him. Perhaps this is like the time Phoebe from 'Friends' made out with the copy guy, thinking it was Ralph Lauren? "But why would anyone pretend to be Sam Raimi?!" "To get you to make out with him!" Okay, bad mental image there. I mean, all that stuff about what a super guy Bruce Campbell is... what the fuck? Raimi would never say that, except in Pod People circumstances. I like the idea that Sam Raimi is doing this to further torture Bruce Campbell, but I think Sam would probably do it with more style than this... tell everyone he's doing it because Bruce has been begging him to for years now, or something like that. I don't think Raimi or Campbell have ever been opposed to the idea, it's more that no one in their right mind would greenlight a fourth Dead movie after the box office *success* of 'Army of Darkness', right? Lord knows what direction the plot would take... would it be Ash fighting demons in the post-apocalyptic London glimpsed at (one of) the end(s) of 'AOD'? Like the Omega Man with better/worse jokes then... hmm. I like the idea of using the other ending, and Ash fighting demons downtown, but only because I'm a big Bridget Fonda fan, and Ash's chick is the role she was born to play, surely. But no, it doesn't sound genuine. That line about none of his movies having made back any money set my Spidey Sense off. Evil Dead probably made back its money on UK video rentals alone. Sorry if you just read this tedious post, I honestly don't have anything better to do than thinking out loud like this.

  • That second Spidey preview is undoubtedly one of the best blockbuster trailers I've ever seen. The E.S. Posthumus score in the second half is so bitching, while also having a flavor of giddiness, which is what Spidey SHOULD be. Leave the darkness to Batman. Spidey gets his color in all his CG ways. And btw, the CG for this looks fine. They have another month to work out everything. Hell, AOTC looks like a computer game right now, and I remember the previews for EpI and hating the CG of the underwater monster and Jabba. But then when the movie came out, all was well. When it comes to CG, don't bitch until the final product comes out. Besides, it's far more realistic up on the screen. Here we have the ability to see digital stuff more clear. That's why movies like Fight Club don't seem as good as the theatrical release visually, b/c on computers and DVD, we see the computer stuff. I remember Koepp when he did Stir of Echoes, and for the DVD release, he had to further blur that word on the dream movie screen because the transfer had made it visible. ********* Now that was a lot I just said, and none of it pertained to anything. Oh well...it's fun to geek out either way.

  • April 3, 2002, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Also, I have no feckin' idea why Harry is laying an egg on m

    by PoshKittyKat

    Is it an Aardvark Animations thing? It's probably an Easter thing too... although applying logic to Harry is about as useful as comparing movies to cunnilingus, the crazy bastard.

  • April 3, 2002, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Deadwood- yes, yes, yes...

    by Dru

    Holy shyte man- Ozzy Osbourne as Doc Oc? That's the best bloody idea I've heard. Who the hell said Philip Seymour Hoffman anyways? Can you honestly picture that? Stomping around on metal tentacles talking in that breathy she-he voice he used in 'Flawless?' It makes me shudder... Out.

  • April 3, 2002, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Heh... I detect a theme developing in the talkback.

    by PoshKittyKat

    "I didn't mean to open my mouth, but now I've left huge tracts for you all to read. Oops." Are you all sitting around sipping beer and listening to country music too? Cos that'd explain it...

  • April 3, 2002, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Poshkittykat- Wallace n' Gromit...

    by Dru

    'Chicken Run'- it's from 'Chicken Run!' Look at the eyes + that annoying as all hell quiff on his forehead. Bring back the 'Blade' animation! Out.

  • April 3, 2002, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Thank you Dru...

    by PoshKittyKat

    Yeah, I thought it was an Aardvark Animations thang, though I'm not much of a fan (haven't even seen 'Chicken Run'). Regardless, it's freaky as all hell.

  • April 3, 2002, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Posh, it's more the fact that we are all geeks, and when gee

    by Lenny Nero

    Give in! Join us!

  • April 3, 2002, 7:41 p.m. CST

    I was including myself in that 'whoops, did I open my mouth

    by PoshKittyKat

    In case it seemed like I was criticising these fine talkbackers. Richard Pryor, upon visiting a prison for the first time (during the course of filming 'See No Evil', I think), felt sadness that his beautiful black brothers were locked up, when they should be out enriching the community. As he says "I was naive. All I can say is... THANK GOD WE HAVE PENITENTIARIES." I think AICN is geek penitentiary. We should be out there, improving society, but thank feck we're all locked up in here...

  • April 3, 2002, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Dark horizons vs aicn

    by TylersAndrew14

    Hey I'm really damned sick of Darkhorizons, and even fucking cinecon posting all the news and more before aicn makes it available.Its incredible if aicn puts it up at all. This is a good site, but for christs sake make film news available quickly. Darkhorizons has everything that this site has and more except for the talkback. Thats really puthetic. In fact this site doesn't even report on some of the most interesting news. For the past months there have been shit loads of news on the alien franchise as well as AvsP, we even had some fucking predator news. Anyway there has been a lot of stuff this site hasn't reported on, the Alien franchise was just one major example, hell over at corona they have news on Jim Carrey's next movie, and on what Tim Burton's next film will be. Really Harry put more effort into this site, I want my news quick and in depth. Oh yeah and they didnt even report on fucking Meg, which has been greenlight, with Steven Alten writing the screenplay. Meg could be a fucking super franchise, but these hacks don't say a word about it.

  • April 3, 2002, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Doc Ock?

    by zenda

    Bruce Campbell. Nuff said.

  • April 3, 2002, 8:27 p.m. CST

    So, a Shawshank for movie lovers then...

    by Dru

    Oh please! I've checked around my office, + the 2 things that I could talk about with my fellow cubicle rats here are either porn or 'Dark Angel.' My boss is dead chuffed that the 2nd season is coming out on video here soon- he's obsessed with that chick, whoever the hell she is. AICN is like a playground for all of us. You can usually see me in the background, on the see-saw, praying that the TB'ers out there who are actually bona fide movie fanatics don't kick the shit out of me + bloody my nose on the monkey bars. Every once in a while, I get to play with the big kids. I've never thought of myself as a movie geek or a fanboy, but the more I think about it, the more that statement sounds like some schlep in Penthouse Forum saying, 'I've never considered myself, you know, a big guy, but...' See you on the swing set; out.

  • April 3, 2002, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Has anybody else read the novelization of Spidey yet?

    by Terry_1978

    I knew it was out, but I just recently went to Barnes and Noble on my lunch break and flipped through a little of it. Finally after all my whining, I got to see if Spidey does the one-liner thing as he should. There are some pretty hilarious comments from Spidey, and even Peter Parker himself. My favorite is the dialouge that goes on when the Green Goblin, JJJ, and Spidey are in the room at the same time....I was in the store freaking cracking up as I was reading, and I know people were looking at me like I was some kind of ass.

  • April 3, 2002, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Another irelevant post

    by Aquafresh

    Hey, whats this "Chicken Run" Harry you guys are talking about? I have fat Spider-Harry swinging past the WTC. How come some people have different animations? Is it an apple/pc thing? Someone help me with this mystery of the universe.

  • Spiderman the movie has good elements and bad elements that make it both appealing, and un-appealing, Willam Dafoe and Tobey Maguire cast as Spidey and GG? excellent, couldn't have done it better myself, Kirsten Dunst as MARY JANE and not Gwen Stacy? the Green Goblin's Costume all MMPR and shit? very horrid desicions i must say... the movie is 50/50 for me at least, could rock, could suck, but i do not think it will be "alright" i believe it's everyone will be split into two camps, the "it rocks beyond anything you could imagine!" camp, and the "my god this is the worst film in the history of comic movies, hell the history of MOVIES period!!!" camp.... but one thing is for certain... i would certainly throw my sister off a cliff for the chance to fuck Kirsten Dunsts Ass, i wanna lick her ass cheecks then shove my Dick into her tight asshole and fuck that ass raw!

  • April 3, 2002, 11:09 p.m. CST

    I've never thought of myself as well-endowed, BUT...

    by PoshKittyKat

    I'm trying to type this with Harry gurning at me, whilst he excitedly lays an egg. It's like having a webcam on the Knowles' house. Shawshank for geeks? Elf_killer8 is the gay rapist, isn't he?

  • April 3, 2002, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Some things

    by 2GOLD

    First off, Mcguire is a geek and deserves to be Spiderman about as much as Halle Berry deserved to be Storm! The kid may be ripped but come on, does he REALLY make you worry at all? I'll be too busy giggling to take him serious as Spiderman. Second, Raimi may have been April Fooling on Bruce but didn't Bruce a little while back admit that him and Sam had talked about ED4? The Evil Dead series could make a fortune off the catchphrases...they freaking gave birth to Duke Nukem! And if you read the quote he says AFTER the Spiderman movies are done. How many Spidey movies will there be? As for people saying only LOSERS would go see Evil Dead, what exactly are the people going to see LOTR (yes I went, and no I didn't like it...yet I'm forced to go see two and three by default)? Odds are slim to none that Evil Dead 4 would be made but to say it's impossible is crazy with the half brained crap Hollywood has been throwing out lately. I mean, how else do you explain "The NEw Guy" or whatever that crappy film is called (Elisa baby, it's time to fire your agent...TOO MANY cheerleading parts are bad for you. At this rate you'll be in B movies). And however suggest Ozzy has to be crazy, Ozzy is too damn funny to be Doc Ock. As for Bruce as a major character in Spiderman...I'd vote for the Lizard guy or maybe Venom (the voice man, the voice!)

  • April 3, 2002, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Bug on Spidey

    by Ambush Bug

    Whoo boy. I haven't done a Bug on Spidey in a while. I usually keep away from the Spidey talkbacks. Ya see I want to go in fresh to this one, but since they are talking sequels, I might as well throw out a few nonsequiturs on the subject. I am sure that Doc Ock wil be the main baddie for the sequel, maybe Harry might make an appearance as the Hobgoblin, but two goblins in a row might be a little ponderous. Plus seeing Spidey swing around all of those flaying tentacles would be too cool. So let's cast this puppy. Personally, I think Phillip Seymor Hoffman isn't right for the role. He's a great actor, but I want this role to go to someone meatier in the acting department. The true film geek in me wants Jeffrey Combs from the ReAnimator in the role. He is the quintessential mad scientist, a Vincent Price of our time, and would be a great wink from Raimi back to his indie horror film roots. But alas, ol' Herbert West isn't a big enough star to be the main villain in a big budget movie. If it were Doc Ock and another villain, I could see it, but a bigger star must play the role. Malkovich would be great as old Otto Octavius. His various baddie roles have been pretty good and he definately has the acting chops, but he said it himself when he bowed out of the Norman Osborne role, he doesn't want to be in a super hero movie. So who else. Well, Raimi has worked with Billy Bob Thornton before. Billy Bob in a Beatles wig and shades might look a little like Chop Top from Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, but I think he'd be great in the role. Yeah, I'm rootin for Billy Bob on this one. A note to Mr. Keopp. Since you will probably be writing the sequel, I have to add my two cents on the theatrical origin of Doc Ock. I'm sure some type of lab explosion will be involved. Hell, it would be great if the lab accident that created Spidey or the explosion that occurs after Norman Osborne's transformation would have wounded Doc OCk and melded those mechanical arms to his body. Cool twist alert! Doc Ock should lose his ability to move his limbs in the accident. Tell me it wouldn't be the stuff having those mechanical arms swinging all around and Doc Ock in the middle with shriveled and broken arms and legs. It would give the mechanical arms more purpose and give Doc Ock something to be ultra pissed off about. Can't wait for Spidey. One month and counting.

  • April 4, 2002, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Damn it! It's Shiraz not Chiraz!

    by Aphex Twin

    Get your wine spelling right! Shiraz IS good stuff. I prefer the Rosemont Estates Shiraz...prices range from $8-$11 a bottle.

  • April 4, 2002, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Vancity... I guess insomnia DOES suck.

    by LlGHTST0RMER

    Didn't you notice that both of the two guys you were talking about (the one telling everyone to fuck off -- which he wasn't, if you read the rest of the message -- and the one giving Raimi shit) were ME? I just thought it was kind of funny. You gave me a chuckle, dude. And in all honesty, I really like Raimi. I simply thought his comment made it seemed like he coined the term, which he didn't. That's all. Thanks for the laugh, Van.

  • April 4, 2002, 2:36 a.m. CST

    McFarlane

    by Captain Comicz

    Well mister Todd, here

  • April 4, 2002, 3:06 a.m. CST

    how can a new Evil Dead not kick ass?!?

    by a goonie

    awwwwww shit! i can't bloody wait! as long as Sam keeps it cheap, this movie WILL rule! Evil Dead 2 is quite possibly the greatest horror/comedy picture ever produced. Evil Dead 2 is one of the funniest movies i have ever seen. the movie is brilliant. Evil Dead is good fun, too, and Army of Darkness is, well, one of those ridiculuous gems. how can you be a movie geek and not love Army of Darkness? the movie kicks ass in amazing ways. when Bruce gets his face all stretched out and he shakes it so much that it eventually goes back to normal. oh God, that's brilliant! that terrible quick cut to the obviously different take with Bruce minus all prosthetics. GOLD. man, i can't wait for Evil Dead 4.

  • April 4, 2002, 3:45 a.m. CST

    Monogamous? Don't You Mean Monotonous?

    by Son Of Batboy

    That is unless you possess certain info that I'm not privy to. I won't venture to guess the number of sexual partners he shares, whether he's a Mormon, maintains a harem, or is simply a chick magnet, but I will say that I'm also a big fan who enjoys his music. Thanks for the laugh Smack, that was classic. Too bad it looks like the Spidey score won't be out for months while the pop soundtrack gets pushed centerstage. Well at least those unfortunate enough to purchase a copy will get a fresh steaming pile of Aerosmith performing the Spiderman theme. Oh yeah, screw the hypen.

  • April 4, 2002, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Stephen Sacks

    by FriginFooFighter

    Stephen Sacks is a ridiculous excuse for a human being. His low rate of comprehension and small demeanor limits his will to bring joy to anyone around him. He strives for low expectations in academic aspects and some how succeeds greatly, but when he trys for anything close to kissing a girl he fails miserably, he is a simple human.

  • April 4, 2002, 10:26 a.m. CST

    thanks to all

    by grammarcop

    i must say that this talkback has been one of the more pleasant and enlightened exchanges in a long time, despite the persistent misuse of "it's" and "its."

  • April 4, 2002, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Uhh, he didn't say for sure...

    by bogrod

    Sam didn't say FOR SURE that he would be doing ED4 after Spiderman. I'd love to see an ED4 come out, but I will wait until something more official is revealed.

  • April 4, 2002, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Good call, Ebonic_Plague...

    by Rogman

    I like the way U think. Death to unimaginative narrow-minded trend-followers and their brainless herd-following zombie slaves. I accept what U say: there have been lots of trends in comics over the last 10 yrs or so. NEthing that takes risks and then is successful is immediately jumped upon as being the NEW BIG THING and is turned into cheap & nasty copies and fed back into the mainstream. It's true of NEthing, not only comics.

  • April 4, 2002, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Actually, the only Doc Ock is...

    by grammarcop

    Stephen King, or however his name is spelled.

  • April 4, 2002, 3:06 p.m. CST

    I had my first glass of Shiraz at Easter Dinner last week

    by NiceBri

    It was too sweet for my palate. I kept looking over my shoulder, thinking the Kool-Aid guy was gonna smash through the wall. I should probably give it another chance, seeing as how I'm such a heavy drinker. If Raimi waits until after Spiderman 2 to do ED4, won't BC be getting a little long in the tooth?

  • April 4, 2002, 3:17 p.m. CST

    There will be no Evil Dead 4

    by slone13

    Sam was just pulling a fast one, like usual. There is no way in hell that after directing Spider-Man he would go and do another Evil Dead. No matter how much we want to see one, it will never happen. Interesting bit of trivia - I was in Kim's Video teh other day and the video box for Army of Darkness said "Medevil Dead: Army of Darkness" Had never see that before.

  • April 4, 2002, 3:28 p.m. CST

    I have seen the future

    by smokinyoda

    I have forseen this coming for many years. This is how May will play out. Spiderman will open and be a huge success. It's opening weekend numbers will be through the roof. It's numbers will continue to be strong until May 16th when AOTC opens. This film will rule the summer and Spidey will be all but forgotten. Everybody will say that it was a great film, it's just too bad it came out the same summer as Star Wars.

  • April 4, 2002, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Perhaps that's Sam's intent, for Bruce to be too old.

    by PoshKittyKat

    I reckon Ash is the kinda guy who would never achieve anything greater than a supervisor post at S-Mart. I can imagine him still working there at an elderly age, like the released dude who hangs himself in Shawshank.

  • April 4, 2002, 5:04 p.m. CST

    YES!! Green Lantern MOVIE PLEASE GOD!!!

    by TheMatarife

    That would kick soo much ass, especially if they got someone coool to do it.

  • April 4, 2002, 5:30 p.m. CST

    I'd pay to see ED4 before wasting money on Spidey.

    by ULTRA WARRIOR

    There are parts in the Trailer ( For Spidey )that look pretty good, but there are also things that make me want to vomit. Seems these DOLTS still haven't figured out to NOT tinker around with the look of characters to much when making a movie about them. In this case it's the Villan. We see the BATMAN & ROBIN debacle with Mr. Freeze all over again. WTF is with this bullcrap Robotic Jet Jaguar ( Seen in Godzilla vs. Megalon. )armor outfit that the Green Goblin is TRAPPED in? Just make him a cool green & purple suit just like Spideys. Use some friggin imagination & not Mr. Roboto-lize Marvel or DC comic characters. Bruce is the MAN & another Evil Dead movie is just what the world needs to free themselves from all the STAR WARS & Spidey HYPE. I hope Spidey is actually Good, but I can wait til video if need be.

  • April 4, 2002, 9:22 p.m. CST

    HOLY MOTHER OF MARY - ED4

    by greenlief

    they gotta make a new evil dead, lord knows how many of us would pay through the nose to see that! after watching the previous three for the last 10 years i am suffering from a sever bruce campbell one-liner withdrawl. MAKE THIS BLOODY MOVIE!!

  • April 4, 2002, 11:24 p.m. CST

    I don't know if you'll get this, Ocho...

    by PoshKittyKat

    ... because the talkback order has, as usual, gone all I Am Sam on our asses. I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHOSE ANIMATION DIFFERED FROM THE MAJORITY! I wondered why no one was mentioning it. Very odd, isn't it? You'll get this special Easter Egg animation around Halloween, whilst others have Harry as Michael Myers. Probably.

  • April 5, 2002, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Oh bugger... I've left so many pointless comments on here, y

    by PoshKittyKat

    Namely that you dumbasses are confusing Geoffrey Rush and Jeffrey Combs! Pitiful excuse for geeks! Combs was in 'Hellraiser' and 'DS9', Rush was in 'Shine', 'Quills' and 'Mystery Men'. Feel free to flame me if I'm mistaken, I haven't bothered to check any of this on the IMDB, because I'm just as dumb in the ass department as any of you hobo-humpin' slobo babes. And I still reckon Elton John was made to play Octavius...

  • April 5, 2002, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Sam ROCKS!

    by Darth Magnus

    I doubt ED 4 will ever get made (SOB!), but Sam's comments on it seem sincere. Too bad Bruce insists on wasting his talents on syndicated crap, although he does make said crap slightly enjoyable. Hey- anybody else reminded of Depp's performance in Ed Wood while watching Sam in any of the ED\AOD special features?

  • April 5, 2002, 2:09 p.m. CST

    EVIL DEAD EVIL DEAD EVIL DEAD EVIL DEAD

    by VincentSpain

    EVIL DEAD EVIL DEAD EVIL DEAD EVIL DEAD EVIL DEAD !!! yeah yeah

  • April 5, 2002, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Uhh... 'Re-Animator', not 'Hellraiser'

    by PoshKittyKat

    I blame Garak.

  • April 5, 2002, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Actually, TylersAndrew, I thought the Cameron script sucked

    by KingKrypton

    It wasn't true to Spider-Man at all in terms of the characterizations, the villains were lame, too many key characters were missing or glossed over, and the whole thing read like a superhero version of TITANIC. Had it been filmed, it would have been horrible.

  • April 5, 2002, 10:09 p.m. CST

    I'm glad Raimi has the Spidey directing gig, but he's po

    by axelfoley

    First off, the fact that this interview has him quoted as saying the original two villains in Cameron's draft were ELEKTRA and Sandman warranted some question. However, I do trust Sam enough to want to believe that was a typo on the interviewer's part and not the cult director's. That did concern me. And I realize that Raimi's admittance to his movies not making money is brutal honesty on his part, but I also think it's a bit of him being hard on himself too. His films are recognizeable, and earn modest grosses (Darkman, For Love of the Game and Evil Dead). Army of Darkness, The Gift and Evil Dead II made dick, but so what? I know he's never made a blockbuster before but it's not like every movie he's ever done hasn't made SOME money. And another thing, I wouldn't totally agree with Raimi calling Cameron's "work" a scriptment. I know it was a disappointment, but we won't open that can of words. I've seen better scripts for soft core porns written on napkins better than that. I am glad Cameron didn't get this gig. Not to undermine his "brilliance" as a director, but Raimi has the experience of drawing action with comedy. Just imagine what the World Festival scenes gonna be like with Goblin and Spidey going at it. With one liners and flashy camera work, someone of Raimi's repetoir arguably fits the bill. BTW, this is coming from a guy who's not even that big on his work. Other than the Evil Dead trilogy, i have no other interest in his works aside from his ideas and flair for writing.

  • April 5, 2002, 11:51 p.m. CST

    ED4!!!!!

    by Darkking

    "first you wanna kill me,then you wanna kiss me? Blow!" It would not clean up in the movies but kill in rentals. Tell you what sam...I wont see any of the other LOTR,or star wars or anyother hype machines JUST MAKE ED4!!!!

  • April 6, 2002, 2:56 a.m. CST

    SAM! Make Evil Dead 4 SCARY first, funny second!

    by helmer

    Evil Dead 1 was was scary. 2 was Scary and funny. 3 was funny. Please make 4 'the most intense experience available on film'. Even if it is hard to do. Make it scary, suspenseful, bloody.

  • April 6, 2002, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Evil Dead 4 better not have...

    by TitortizJr

    Evil Dead 2 is my favorite movie. It has everything!! I just hope Sam doesnt put any stupid computer effects in this movie. That ruins everything! Make up make up make up! That will win the hearts of the true fans. But these days the computer effects are "cool" and that's what the mass wants to see. I just hope he sticks to the good shit! Like he did in his last 3! But even if he did have some computer effects, Bruce would make the movie great anyways.

  • April 10, 2002, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Spiderman and all that

    by X7thsamuraiX

    Um hello. get it in your heads. not everyone is gonna like spiderman and not everyone likes evil dead. i personally do not know what is wrong with these people but hey it's their deal. i would like to see an evil dead 4 but is the world gonna end if it isn't made? i think not.yeah the trilogy has probably made a mint in rentals but studios often look at what they make in theaters. 30 to 100 mil in a few months on the big screen is much more preferable to these people than the same 30 to 100 mil over ten years in a video store. sam and bruce i think do movies because that is what they love to do. they dont expect you to love everything they do, (ie. mchale's navy and for love of the game)but they have their reasons for doing it and we gotta respect that. Now for spiderman. spidey is over 30 yrs old and has been written by god knows how many writers over the years and has had many titles. how many times has said villian bought it just to return later and how many little facts have been changed when a new team came aboard. you cant say that toby and kirsten dont look like peter and mj. who you gonna base that reference on? mcfarlane's, bagley's,romita's, ditko's or the dozens of other artist who have penned the book over the years? the film is gonna be what it is, whether is close to the comic or takes a few liberties here and there. look at x-men. it made some green but i dont recall storm being on the team before logan and iceman. there are gonnna be a ton of different things in the spidey film, maybe for the better or maybe for the worse. just go(or not go) with an open mind. see it because you want to see spidey on the big screen. movies are entertainment, not a way of life

  • July 10, 2002, 1:28 p.m. CST

    PLEASE SAM!

    by G0AT1178

    What did I just read? Sam Raimi considering making Evil Dead 4? *URK* I think my heart just stopped. Yep....it did. So....filled....with....joy! *GASP*