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Updated:Confirmed: Spidey 4 dead, Raimi and Maguire out and Studio going reboot route.

Harry here and whilst I've been about doing Yoko Birthday shopping - I've received a couple of communiques from a variety of sources via the magic of our digitally wireless age. The word is the Peter/MJ developments involved a "stork". Now, I doubt seriously a STORK was involved, but I think that crap was code for BABY, which makes my sphincter push out diamonds. Another longtime source told me we should collectively sigh a big sigh of relief, apparently the script and story were legendarily awful. I also chatted with James Cameron back at Comic Con last year about SPIDER-MAN. And yes, Drew McWeeny is online talking about anyone that thinks Cameron could possibly be interested in SPIDER-MAN still is ... well, I can't remember the colorful metaphor that Drew attached, but it was this side of "fucking retarded". Well, Jim still had the fire for Spidey back when I chatted with him. He seemed to have a regret, and wasn't intimidated in the least by the films that have come forward. He felt that nobody anywhere was prepared for what he would have done with Spidey. SO... Marvel... Sony... Give him a call. You'll never know unless you ask. That said, I wonder how long between Spidey films it takes for rights to revert to MARVEL? If we're getting close, we'll get something rushed, if not - They should take their time.

Quint here again. The studio has put out a press release. Finke and Fleming were on target, it seems. Here's the release:
Culver City, CA (January 11, 2010) -- Peter Parker is going back to high school when the next Spider-Man hits theaters in the summer of 2012. Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios announced today they are moving forward with a film based on a script by James Vanderbilt that focuses on a teenager grappling with both contemporary human problems and amazing super-human crises. The new chapter in the Spider-Man franchise produced by Columbia, Marvel Studios and Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will have a new cast and filmmaking team. Spider-Man 4 was to have been released in 2011, but had not yet gone into production. “A decade ago we set out on this journey with Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire and together we made three Spider-Man films that set a new bar for the genre. When we began, no one ever imagined that we would make history at the box-office and now we have a rare opportunity to make history once again with this franchise. Peter Parker as an ordinary young adult grappling with extraordinary powers has always been the foundation that has made this character so timeless and compelling for generations of fans. We’re very excited about the creative possibilities that come from returning to Peter's roots and we look forward to working once again with Marvel Studios, Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin on this new beginning,” said Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment. “Working on the Spider-Man movies was the experience of a lifetime for me. While we were looking forward to doing a fourth one together, the studio and Marvel have a unique opportunity to take the franchise in a new direction, and I know they will do a terrific job,” said Sam Raimi. “We have had a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration and friendship with Sam and Tobey and they have given us their best for the better part of the last decade. This is a bittersweet moment for us because while it is hard to imagine Spider-Man in anyone else’s hands, I know that this was a day that was inevitable,” said Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures, who has served as the studio’s chief production executive since the beginning of the franchise. “Now everything begins anew, and that’s got us all tremendously excited about what comes next. Under the continuing supervision of Avi and Laura, we have a clear vision for the future of Spider-Man and can’t wait to share this exciting new direction with audiences in 2012.” "Spider-Man will always be an important franchise for Sony Pictures and a fresh start like this is a responsibility that we all take very seriously," said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures. "We have always believed that story comes first and story guides the direction of these films and as we move onto the next chapter, we will stay true to that principle and will do so with the highest respect for the source material and the fans and moviegoers who deserve nothing but the best when it comes to bringing these stories and characters to life on the big screen."

Yeah, it's all very political. Peter's a high-schooler again? That might not be a bad thing... I just swear to God I'm going to scream if we have another hour of origin story to sit through.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Nikke Finke's a hard one to pin down. With the hiring of Variety's chief scoop-hunter Mike Fleming it'd be hard to argue that duo is anything but a juggernaut of Hollywood insider information. They've been wrong before... Finke recently made a mistake in a recent scoop about a film called NORTHERN LIGHTS where she said Tom Cruise was to play Taylor Lautner's father... Cruise is not involved and she promptly (and without mention) removed the Tom Cruise part of it. But everybody makes mistakes and sometimes things that look like mistakes are really not mistakes, just changes in direction or misinformation (a lot of times intentional). It happens. Finke and Fleming's first big scoop together is a doozy. They're claiming there was a big meeting at Sony today where it was decided to halt Spider-Man 4 after Sam Raimi told them he can't make the release date and make the movie he wants to. Sony decided to reboot the series instead of wait, it seems. What it sounds like to us here at AICN is that Raimi learned a big lesson with the reaction to Spider-Man 3 and he wasn't going to be forced into doing a sequel that wasn't ready and his cast stood behind him. And now it appears Sony thinks the brand is more valuable than Raimi and Tobey Maguire. Yeah, it kind of sucks and I hope that a "reboot" doesn't mean we have to get yet another origin story told, but honestly... if the studio was forcing Raimi in unreasonable ways I'd rather see him and Maguire leave the series than do another Spider-Man 3. Finke and Fleming says James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) will script the reboot. Vanderbilt also did a pass on an earlier draft of Spidey 4 and is attached for further sequels. So, what does this mean? If the studio is smart they'll go after someone like Neill Blomkamp and do for Spider-Man what Warner Bros did for Batman. Blomkamp in particular has proven he can balance visual effects, drama and comedy, which is kind of the perfect match for Spider-Man's adventures. However if Raimi left over creative differences and his inability to compromise with the suits I can't imagine they'd be willing to give an up and comer the freedom he'd need to make a real honest to God awesome Spider-Man movie. Also... please, just continue the series. Don't give us a new Green Goblin/origin retelling. The Incredible Hulk had the right idea, I think. The character is iconic, we just want a good movie. Kraven's Last Hunt, perhaps? Or something totally new... Just no retreads. So, what do you folks think about this development? It might be the best thing for the series or when it goes past the point of no return for the franchise. If they hire a working director that'll just pump out a product (an X3 or Wolverine: Origins comes to mind) it could be a disaster, but if this reboot opens the door for a visionary to reinvent this series then it could be just the shot in the arm these movies need. And I don't know about you, but I'd much rather see Sam Raimi making movies he's passionate about, where he has a level of creative freedom he's comfortable with. We'll keep an ear to the ground on this one and let you know what develops over the next weeks. -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



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  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Everything gets rebooted so soon these days

    by theyreflockingthisway

    only just a couple of years now...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Finke's scoop is on the money

    by The Garbage Man

    SuperheroHype has a statement from Sony with direct quotes from Raimi and Sony brass saying they're rebooting for 2012 with a new cast and crew.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    James Cameron! James Cameron! James Cameron!

    by irc-Hollywood

    Give the man whatever he wants, he WOULD do this movie! Jim do it for the fans!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Holy crap

    by jimbojones123

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    hey

    by bobbofatz

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    As Ash would say

    by NippleEffect

    Groovy

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    I come from the net...

    by rbottoms

    You want to reboot something, then reboot Reboot.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Fuck Sony

    by eric haislar

    And fuck the suits. and fuck a reboot. All because it can't come out 2012. Bullshit. This is what is wrong with film to day. It's all about the bottom line and not the fucking art.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    shit

    by therealrockinrolla

    a reboot? really? just scrap it. its done.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Looks like the past 10 years is SOOO yesterday

    by AxeEmAll

    They'd better not mess up a reboot.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Thank God Fuck Raimi

    by Phategod2

    He's a whiny bitch who deserves what he got!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    As long as Tim Burton isnt involved

    by raidahguy

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    What a loss

    by Hikaru Ichijo

    Raimi had his act together and took care of the property like the studio doesn't know how to. "Take them all, take them all, put 'em up against the wall and shoot 'em"

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Does this mean no

    by bobbofatz

    JM Vulture?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    All I know is...

    by Dr Gregory House

    ...never bet on the white guy.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    best news I've heard all day.

    by Norm Cascade

    -nod-

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    RANDOM POST! Sarah Palin joins FOX NEWS...

    by Jubal_Early

    and says she's quote, "so proud to be a part of such an awesome team that clearly strives hard for fair and balanced news." I LAUGHED SO HARD I STARTED CRYING!!!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Happy to have a new cast

    by alexgk

    As someone who thinks Maguire is just bland, and Dunst well...sucks as MJ...I'm happy to have a possibly kickass new cast. I thought Topher Grace's humor from That 70's Show was much more like Peter Parker from the comics..and yes sucked as Eddie Brock/Venom lol. This could be pretty cool, but agree..please no Green Goblin for a while. How about fighting the Sinister Six? Guess that would come later after introducing them individually first.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Damn!...Sony! what the Hell......

    by BlackBriar

    Sorry Spider-Man you deserve better, Spider-Man 3 Sucked ASS

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    As for Spidey-mFOURman

    by Jubal_Early

    don't care one way or the other. We're all just floating...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Just fucking stop this now!

    by ColonelFatheart

    Just kill it.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    I wish they would've waited longer to reboot

    by The Garbage Man

    But then again 2012 puts it at 5 years since Spider-Man 3 and I'm sure they want to strike while the tights-and-capes iron is still hot. <p>Frankly I think this is the best possible thing for the franchise after being extremely disappointed with all 3 movies so far. It was a huge missed opportunity for Raimi, et al. to have moved Peter beyond high school so quickly. There's a wealth of stories to be told by going back to Parker's high school days and if there's any franchise that can legitimately reboot with a much younger cast, it's Spider-Man. The crux of the character is a young guy struggling with being completely over his head and some of the best Spidey stories are from his younger days.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    I DEMAND A BUG SPRAY/FUMIGATION JOKE

    by HaterofCrap

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    Enough with Kraven's Last Hunt

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Christ it's like catnip for some of you people

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    Ultimate spiderman FTW

    by Conans Sword

    i dont give a shit what anyone says. ultimate spiderman is way better then the convoluted mess the original series has become. one more day im looking at you!!!!!! DAMN YOU QUESADA!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    Blomkamp stated he wont ever do a superhero film

    by Spikey

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    My bullshit sense is tingling...

    by Demonoid

    this news sucks.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Maguire was never a good Peter Parker...

    by Heckles

    So the re-cast good be good. They need to go The Incredible Hulk route, for sure. Total reboot with origin is a terrible idea. No one is going to fucking walk into a fourth Spider-Man movie and wonder how the asshole got his powers.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    If True

    by BERSERKR

    This is FANTASTIC news! The previous SPideys while serviceable could have been so much better, Toby was never really that good as Parker, same goes for Dunst as MJ, maybe it was also partly Raimi's fault, maybe he just didnt understand the characters, MJ needed more fire, and Pete was just way to Nerdy and didn't quip enough as Spider-man, i hope they do reboot and recast as long as they do it right.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    opleaseopleaseoplease!

    by decypher44

    If this actually happens, I will be VERY happy. Tobey sucked. Snaggletooth sucked. Raimi (sorry fanboys) sucked.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Firefly guy as HS student Peter Parker!

    by NippleEffect

    He'd make a damn fine Gwen Stacy too

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    HALLEFUCKINGLLUJA

    by Vesuvio

    Good ridance, now give some decent movies, please.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    long as that kid from twilight isnt peter

    by Bouncy X

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    COUNT ON SONY TO MAKE THE WORST DECISION POSSIBLE...

    by Zahaladeen

    ...YOU GIBBERING FUCKING LEMINGS. You fucking waterheads need to put the stick down and walk away from the horse - it's dead, STOP BEATING IT. Sure, you could give the whole knotted ball of yarn to someone who could really sort it out like Blomkamp but in the end would Blomkamp allow the fucking studio interference that made S3 such a travesty? Whomever takes this needs to be able to do what is most important in this industry: tell the studio to GET FUCKED if necessary to make a superior film.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    NPH would rock as teacher Peter Parker!

    by jimbojones123

    And be a damn funny Spidey. Not lame and fussy.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    ANTON YELCHIN ANTON YELCHIN ANTON YELCHIN

    by ImJustSaying

    Do it! I dares ya!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Here's a thought...

    by DarthChimay

    How about, instead of rebooting Spider-man, you just don't make another Spider-man movie? Everyone's a winner, especially the audience.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Awesome!!!!

    by Nuking the Fridge

    Here is the opportunity to make a real Spider-Man movie where there are NOT six gentically enhanced spiders waiting in the wings in some lab. Where Peter Parker does NOT shoot webs from his wrists like if he were emulating an ejaculation. And better yet, here is the chance to make the Green Goblin look like the way he is supposed to look like, and NOT like a fucking Power Ranger. Yes. Please cast a real Red Head for Mary Jane. Please!!!! No one fugly. Stay away Raimi...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Is this for Sure?

    by BlackBriar

    Just get a new director!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Just get Topher as Parker, and -anyone- else for MJ.

    by TakeItEasyMon

    Topher would be great as Parker and you all know it. He showed more true-to-character traits in a crappy sequel than Tobey did in all three movies. Spiderman is a smart-ass, first and foremost. Things get dark occasionally, but he's not gritty, he's not world-weary, he's your wisecracking neighborhood spiderman, not Toby.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Meh!

    by PoesLeftToe

    why can't Marvel just buy the rights back. At least we might get a decent flick out of it.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    So will Ryan Renyolds play Spidey now too :P

    by Moviegimp

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    GREAT Goddamn News

    by Liberty Valance

    Raimi's Spidey legacy: one decent, one great, one godawful. Thank you Sony for ridding this franchise of Raimi's mediocre talent. Fresh blood was never more needed than here.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    The best news I've heard for the Spidey franchise

    by bishopfan85

    Now I'm going to reserve the party since it's equally important to see who the hand the franchise over to but I've been praying for this since Spiderman 2. Thank you Sam for all that you did for the franchise but just like the 1989 Batman being a great stepping stone to an even greater franchise so to does Spiderman need the chance to see where else it can be taken. The going back to teenage days idea doesn't suit me well but I guess you have to do it these days since movies like this are all about marketing to children. Either way, good move in the right direction IMO.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Fox plans to reboot "Avatar."

    by ScoobySnack

    With Renny Harlin as director. You heard it here first.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    So Whats Next?

    by BIGBADBRIAN

    Does this mean the Venom spin off will have an origin story in this and is has anybody told Malkovich?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Good Riddance ! Oh and...

    by SayNoToRemakes

    ...i have ZERO interest in seeing this garbage.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Matthew Vaughn or Edgar Wright!!!!

    by RpgSama

    If they hire any of this 2 directors my ass is on the chair day one, i wish we could put joseph gordon-levitt in High School, he is my perfect Spiderman...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Holy stinkbomb!!

    by macheesmo3

    Man that confirmation release makes it sound like a real piece of shit.... I mean really? Back in high school? are people that stupid? A little part of me wants to believe that the public would reject this.... but the cynic in me knows they won't....

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Who cares?

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    As far as I am concerned, Spiderman died at the end of Spiderman 2. <p>In other random news, President Obama continues to suck. </p> That is all.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    This...this gives me hope...

    by Jubal_Early

    I'm probably getting ahead of myself, but we COULD be seeing a turnaround in Hollywood, where they're going to try SOMETHING ELSE with these characters, just the way they are "toyed" with in the comics. Anybody ever read "Perceptions" where Spidey and Wolverine track down a child molester in the middle of the Canadian wilderness? Hell of a damn read, my friends! HELL of a read! And, as always...we're all just floating.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    YYYYYYYYEEEEEEEESSSSS!

    by MrFloppy

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    MOVIES PUT SPIDERMAN OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL BECAUSE IT ONLY TAKES 4

    by damagedinc

    There's absolutely no way a film series can squeeze out more than a movie or two in high school. In a movie or 2 he'll be out of high school in a jiffy. SONY...make your stupid money.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Marvel, please buy back your properties...

    by SayNoToRemakes

    ...we hate having to bear witness to your beloved characters being butchered by the likes of Sony and Fox...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    DYLAN BAKER MUST BE PISSED OFF!

    by DonLogan

    Shia LeBeouf for Peter Parker! yeah i said it.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Back in H.S. means ONE thing...

    by DougMcKenzie

    They are going the TWILIGHT route. We are going to see heart throbs in the roles, and it is going to be teen spidy fighting other teen villians. Also look for a much stronger focus on romance than action. Book it!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Emma Stone as Mary Jane!!!!

    by RpgSama

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    BLOMKAMP FOR EVERYTHING

    by solanine

    It's funny how he's become nerds' first suggestion for anything these days after one film.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    ratner -nuff said

    by korkie70

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    RIP Spider Man. Nice knowing you.

    by HelveticaConspiracy

    You can spin this all you want. But, this is the death of the Spider Man franchise. Going BACK to HIGH SCHOOL?!! PUKE! If Raimi left it means the studio wants him to make crap. If they want him to go back to high school it's garbage. WTF is this obsession with prequels?! We already know how they turn out. Why can't they just make further Spider Man adventures?! They should take a look at how Marvel is handling their Avengers films. This sounds like utter a complete waste of time...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    I Pray they dont cast....

    by BlackBriar

    Zac effup or any Shitty CW/ Disney Actors to take this Reboot. That would be the worst!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    BEST.NEWS.EVER!!!!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    THANK GOODNESS!!! Goodbye to lameass Tobey Maguire who was NEVER Peter Parker!!!! I hope Snaggletooth akak Kristen Dunst is gone too!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Jeez, I wonder if the studio wants to go all Twilight up in this

    by OceanWang

    Fucking reboots. It's too easy now with all this reboot nonsense. I'm not saying Spider-man 4 was gonna be good, but a reboot? Already?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Raimi to direct Venom Spin off - with original cast

    by theyreflockingthisway

    A chance to re-do Spider-man 3, cut out the Sandman crap and make it awesome.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Time for Evil Dead 4!!!!

    by Boomstick824

    I think we've all been waiting for a new Evil Dead movie. Raimi has been wasting his time with Sony and they're precious Spiderman for too long now. It's evident that Raimi is still the master of gross out comedy horror with Drag Me To Hell and it's time for him to go back to his roots! Seeing Ash back in action would be FUCKING GROOVY BABY!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    I think audiences still like Tobey

    by cylon_conspiracy

    and that this is too soon. People are going to think "that's not spider-man. WTF is this? What happened to Tobey?" My prediction at least.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Thanks Raimi for Spiderman 2

    by natecore

    I'll never apologize for the love affair I have for that movie. The El Train sequence will go down as one of the most perfect action sequences ever, but Spidey 3 sucked and Drag Me To Hell was fantastic so i'm fine w/ this news.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    NOW LET'S HAVE A HERO WHO ENJOYS HIMSELF

    by Mullah Omar

    I would like to see Spiderman become a wise-cracking hero who enjoys his super powers and has a good time. That would be a refreshing change of pace.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Origin

    by Mr Lucas

    They can deal with the origin quickly at the beginning with comic book-style frames or a Watchmen type intro. Looking forward to a genuinely hot MJ (please?).

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Brand New Day...wait...

    by vadakinX

    So will Tobey have a cameo at the beginning where Aunt May is gonna die and he makes a deal with the devil to erase his whole life as Spider-Man and start again as Anton Yelchin?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    also, don't miss Tobey Magurie's performance in Brothers

    by natecore

    dude should win an Oscar for his performance.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Michael Cera IS Peter Parker!

    by NippleEffect

    Oh Yeah

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    I hope this movie falls through too...

    by RandomName7

    Then maybe the Spider-Man franchise will revert back to marvel, and they can continue to expand their movie universe. Marvel needs to get X-Men back too.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    alexgk

    by Vesuvio

    Agreed. Sony should follow the steps of Nolan and ignore, at least for one movie, any villain that has already appeared in one of Saimi's.<p> Spiderman must have like a billion foes, just pick one.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Suits SUCK!!!

    by MapMan

    God damned mother fuckers... Just couldn't leave well enough alone. They trusted Sam Raimi with a valuable franchise and he turned in two excellent Spider-Man movies that appealed to fans. I loved them. Then the suits got involved and made Raimi shoe-horn a Venom story into an already crowded script. The suits (Avi Arad especially) are responsible for the Spider-Man 3 fiasco and now they've killed it completely. Good for Raimi for walking away with dignity and good for Maguire et al for standing behind him.<br><br>I really have mixed feelings about the future of Spider-Man with $%^#$%^ suits calling all the shots.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    High School SpiderMusical

    by patrickiswhatmynameis

    I'm just sayin', y'know. Terrifying thought though. I'm also of the opinion it's good Raimi gets out of this.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Evil Dead 4, please!

    by Gojira_X

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Love these press releases!

    by MaliceHighload

    Everyone always sounds so wide-eyed and optimistic in these press releases, like they're part of some cult and they've just downed the Kool-Aid before offering a blurb for the press. Whether it's NBC owning up to the failure of the Jay Leno Show or Raimi asserting that the studio's going to do a TERRIFIC job without him, everyone is just sooo happy for everyone else!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    you're out of your mind, Quinto...

    by VanDeMerwe

    no way in hell should Blomkamp waste his time on Spider Man, or any superhero film for that matter.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Chris Pine for Peter

    by Bruce of all Trades

    You know you want it fanboys

  • Put down the chocolate and take your ritalin. There's only so many motormouthed 'change-of-direction' ideas we can take. I got newsd for you, Johnny isn't hyper-creative. He's just hyper.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    YES - GREAT NEWS

    by barnaby jones

    Raimi and especially Maguire just didn't do it for me. Get JAMES CAMERON to do it. PLEASE

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    GREAT. SPIDEY GETS THE "TWILIGHT" TREATMENT!

    by Cinemajerk

    Gimme a break. This is EXACTLY what they plan to do. Fill this POS up with a bunch of goodlooking CW teens who can't act their way out of a paper bag. LOL. This is gonna suck big donkey balls. The Studio twisted Raimi's hand about including two many characters in the last Spidey which made it suck. This latest move will once and for all confirm the DEATH of this franchise. Peter back in high school? Why not just spin it off as a retarded tv series on the CW. I think Raimi PURPOSELY caused this to happen because he was so PISSED at the studio's meddling in the last film. Thats why he added all that GOOFY ass dancing in it....to PISS OFF the studios right back. I guess this decision was inevitable. I am sure when McGuire heard Raimi wasn't coming back, he bowed out too. I predict Spidey 4 will be the WORST Marvel film of all time. How much you wanna BET the studio saw the success of TWIGHLIGHT, and decided to turn this into a crappy teen movie with the sole purpose of putting a bunch of little girls in the seats? Watch. They will cast the latest teen hearththrob to play spiderman. I BET you it's even one of the actors from TWIGHLIGHT! LOL. This is gonna BLOW!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    BEST. NEWS. EVER.

    by Crusher Creel

    this is so fucking awesome, all you cry babies saying let raimi do another FUCK YOU! Just don't fuck it up with "it's all about a girl" bullshit V2

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Avi Arad Wins, We Lose

    by IAmLegolas

    Guess Sam Raimi couldn't be contained. Yeah, sorry he only helped SONY make boatloads of money and suddenly people have to futz with his formula. Good for Sam and Tobey, get the fuck outta there. Sounds like it's going to become SPIDER-MAN : TWILIGHT

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Fastest reboot ever

    by MattmanReturns

    Especially for a successful franchise. I never cared for Spidey in Raimi's hands, however. And I didn't like Tobey or Kirsten as the leads. So I'm okay with this. I feel kinda bad for actual fans though. They're getting the shaft because Sony is impatient. Plain and simple.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Miserable super heroes is why "Heroes" is so crap

    by theyreflockingthisway

    "I have super powers, why can't I just be normal!?! boo hoo!" <br><br> You have super powers! It's the coolest thing ever! Cheer up! <br><br> OK the Spider-man films only went that route briefly (and with good cause that time really) but I find it hard to believe anyone would cry about having such awesome powers.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Is Spidey going to fight douchey teenage vampires?

    by Heckles

    Spider-Man meets Twilight... I bet that's what the studio wants.<br><br>To be fair, didn't the comics reboot the Spidey story a while back? After the Civil War?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    I would have liked to see a Raimi press release that says...

    by Dr Gregory House

    "Fuck a bunch o suits at Sony. Fuck em! And fuck their grandmas too."

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    EPIC FAIL FROM SONY

    by photoboy

    I really loved Raimi's take on the films so I think Sony are making a big mistake here. I'll give the reboot a try but what are the chances they'll hire someone good to direct the reboot? They're more likely to hire someone like Bay to rape the source material and dumb it down.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    worst news ever.

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Shit. Here comes Robert Pattinson.

    by DanielPlainviewOnVacationInBoston

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    GOOD!

    by Ironhelix

    Why is this a bad thing? I'm sorry, but Raimi is NOT the best thing that ever happened to the franchise, and McGuire sucked ASS as Spider-Man. The first one was passable, but I would like them to get back to the roots of the series.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    NO ORGANIC WEB-SHOOTERS...

    by MisterE

    ...please. <p> Oh, and try not to make the Green Goblin look like a Power Ranger this time, ok?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Dick Clark for Spidey!

    by ebonic_plague

    What? He's nearly as close to being a teenager as some of the pushing-40 guys being mentioned in here.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Bet on it, the new Peter Parker is....

    by Blancoshadow

    Zac Efron..taste the goodness!!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    FUCK

    by CrunchyMilk

    Raimi is about making good movies (Spidey 3 aside, and that wasn't even really his fault). Sony is about making money. It doesn't take a genius to see where this is going.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    This fucking sucks

    by corplhicks

    Tru dat

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    "Kravens last stand ?" HELL YEAH!!

    by joker40

    Put in the right actors and this would kick ass..Hopefully an unknown would play Kraven...Hired by kingpin...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Back to school Spidey...

    by Zardoz5

    ... please... They should've let Raimi do one more ffs. I hope this blows up in their face when they cast, as Bouncy X mentioned, parts of the Twilight cast, etc. They prob. wanted 3D as well and perhaps Raimi wouldn't do it? Spidey 1 & 2 were great, thanks for great films Sam & crew!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Marvel, use Disney's infinite money cheat and BUY SPIDEY BACK

    by Vesuvio

    Let Pixar handle the 3D on it, than merge it with the Avengers universe.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    I want my N.Y. Marvel movie...

    by IAmLegolas

    ... Spider-Man, Punisher, Kingpin, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, heck even Elektra, all in the mix. When do the rights revert back to Marvel again?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Gweyn Stacy will finally get the death she deserved

    by JeanGrey_X23_lesboSex

    Face it Tiger, just stick to the Ultimate Spiderman comics and it'll be a cake walk.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    ZOOEY DESCHANEL *IS* MARY JANE

    by BringingSexyBack

    and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Spider-Man. Alex Proyas to direct. BANK ON IT.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Who gives a fuck about this when...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    AVATAR 2<p>Fucking Your Eyeballs in 2012!<p>Nothing else matters.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Please... No Fucking Origin Story

    by Autodidact

    And no epic story of best friends betraying each other. How about a movie where Spider Man, Iron Man, and Hulk are fighting giant robots in NYC? Too much to ask, right? Like that wouldn't make a billion dollars.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Kravens last hunt..

    by joker40

    Kravens last hunt..not last stand..my bad..

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    All the lead actors to be cast for S4...

    by zinc_chameleon

    are just finishing middle school. Sony won't want anyone over 18.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Peter Parker goes Emo...SPDY4:The Twilight of Spiderman!

    by conspiracy

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Fuck it. Remake Star Wars.

    by cylon_conspiracy

    <p>I used to think certain movies, certain characters were just too iconic to mess with. Christopher Reeve for example... look what happened with Superman Returns. People will always associate Reeve with that character, and I predict any future Superman film will suffer for that reason. </p> <p>I don't know if people feel the same way about Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man.... but I suppose we'll find out. I do think people (who don't follow sites like this, and who don't read press releases by movie studios) will see the trailer in the cinema and think to themselves "this looks weird. I don't get it. I like the other Spider-Man, is this supposed to be a sequel? I'll rent it.</p> <p>Which leads me to the holy grail: Star Wars. If studios clearly don't give a shit about which actors portray which characters, if they think that movies are fluid and that people don't treasure individual films, that they aren't sort of "protective" of their favorite movies... then just do it.</p> <p>Remake Star Wars and have it be a litte more hip and edgy. People will be fine with that too, just like they turned out in record numbers to see Superman Returns, and Spider-Man 4: Totally Awesome. </p> <p>Cancel that. GL owns the rights.</p>

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Vaughn and Wright are obvious choices

    by Salardo

    because they have both dealt with material intended to be a action/drama/comedy hybrid, the question is: would they want to do it again? I believe Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie, City of Lost Children and Micmacs) could do a fantastic job.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Trying DESPERATELY to put a positive spin on this.

    by V'Shael

    Studios can bullshit like no body else. Fuck 'em.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Anton Yelchin as Peter Parker aka THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

    by DrPain

    I like this news, didn't at first, but I did not want to see Vulture or Vultress. And 3 sucked. See, this is what happens when you mess with Venom!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Does this mean.....

    by Kizeesh

    They might make a Spiderman that falls in line with the nerw marvel movies and can tie in to Iron Man, Inc Hulk, Thor etc?<p> If so then that's fine by me. If it's just to give some current teenage US tv series twat a vehicle and try to recapture the magic of what Raimi et al had then they can forget my £6.<p> Getting a bit tired of reboots and of the US studios trying to force the auteurs to do conveyorbelt blockbusters. I mean it's not as if this hasn't been proven to fail a dozen times or so.<p> That said the studios probably blame Clooney for Batman & Robin, and Raimi for Spiderman 3, and Ratner for Xmen 3, and fuck knows who they blame for Wolverine because if it's anyone but themselves then they ought to just suck their limo exhaust pipes till they turn pink.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    John Cusack for Spidey! Bridgitte Nielsen for MJ!

    by ebonic_plague

    Abe Vigoda for Uncle Ben!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    HURRAY!

    by NEUR0M4NCER

    Finally got rid of that miserable millionaire bastard Maguire. Maybe we'll get a decent Goblin too?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Taylor Lautner as Peter Parker

    by krabklaw

    Oh Christ! I just got a chill up my back.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    if they do it too soon, it will bomb like the hulk reboot.

    by heavenlykid

    Nothing against ang, but the reboot hulk was way better. but with a different cast, different origin and different director people were kind of scratching their heads, not sure of it was a sequal or not. chirst, Batman begins almost bombed because people thought it was just another batman movie (don't believe me? Check that opening weekend for it again) Same will happen with spider man reboot if they're not careful.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    MINKA KELLY *IS* GWEN STACY

    by BringingSexyBack

    Jesus I'm good. Better than Jettl93 in fact.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Finally Peter will have a secret identity that sticks!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    WTF was up with Sam and that bullshit???

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    My interest level just flatlined.

    by odysseus

    Don't care, now.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    This could be is a terrible idea...

    by quadrupletree

    Like Quint said, NO one wants to sit through another origin story to a character we all know and is iconic. Not to mention, we've already seen most of the A-list villains on the big screen, so no one wants to see yet another origin of Doc Oc or Green Goblin. Granted there are a lot of mis-steps they can fix with the current trilogy, I hope they get this right.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Hate to say it, but Megan Fox as Mary Jane

    by DrPain

    MJ was always that type of girl.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    This sucks.

    by KingNineReturns

    Fuck you, Sony.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Oh fer cryin' out loud... X3 wasn't THAT bad!!!

    by 3D-Man

    You guys make it seem like it was BATMAN AND ROBIN or something!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Wait, so let me get this right.

    by Director91

    S4 was supposed to come out in May 2011 Sony was upset that it wont make its May release that year SO instead of waiting for a good movie, the studio decides to reboot and come out a year later anyway?! When all the while the could have S4 come out in 2012 instead of the unnecessary reboot

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    This will simply NOT work. Bomb, bomb, bomb. Bomb bomb ba bomb

    by Jeditemple

    It's too soon and I'm sick of the reboots Hollywood!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Mary Jane

    by krabklaw

    If this is about Peter's High School years, then MJ shouldn't even be in this series. Betty Brant and Liz Allen should be the romantic interests.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Mary Jane

    by krabklaw

    If this is about Peter's High School years, then MJ shouldn't even be in this series. Betty Brant and Liz Allen should be the romantic interests.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Emma Stone as MJ Anton Yelchin as Peter

    by Salardo

    Would bring the freshness and Innocence the franchise needs... But they'll probably, as mentioned earlier, end up casting CW airheads or worse, Megan Fox and Shia Leboef

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    JETTL YOU FUCKED UP THE NEGOTIATIONS!!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Terrific idea! Dunst and Tobey way too OLD

    by Browncoat_Jedi

    Back to high school and no Vulture around! Hooray!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    I think they'll find a lot of goodwill is gone

    by SoylentMean

    As much as I hated Spidey 3 I can't see a reboot this soon doing anything but failing to pull in the bucks. Hopefully Raimi will go back and make some more Horror movies (Evil Dead 4).

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Where were you on this one JettL you dickhead.

    by WickedJester

    Anyway, let the casting speculation begin.<Br><br>I enjoy the fan-casting much more...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Come Back to Spidey in another 10 years or so...

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    I agree that there is no use in making a movie with people that are less than passionate about it. I'm not interested in these immediate reboots. I'm disapointed that after all of the success that the first three movies had, that the studios wouldn't trust the team behind them to make another with their vision.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    +?

    by WickedJester

    Dammit.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    and this time no CRYING, SINGING OR STRUTTING

    by DrPain

    or emos! but at least re-cast Dylan Baker again, poor guy.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    color me indifferent

    by mr. smith

    raimi got his trilogy. very few franchises go further, certainly not with their original creative teams intact. if the new crew can make a good movie, i'm on board. we'll see.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    No Origin again please! Do like Incredible Hulk in the opening c

    by Stormwatcher

    I can't take another Origin tale. NO ONE wants that. Use Gwen Stacy so that we can all look forward to the dark moment she dies. I am so up for a new Goblin since the costume sucked the 1st time. Whatever, just give us a better MJ who is actually hot and not ugly.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    If Lindsay Lohan wasn't "Lindsay Lohan"...

    by 3D-Man

    ...she would be perfect for MJ. She looks just the way Ditko drew her.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    hell yeah! forget Fox, I agree, cast EMMA STONE AS MJ!

    by DrPain

    I almost forget about her. She would be perfect. You guys rock.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Is this the new talkback schism?

    by ebonic_plague

    People who are glad that Spidey's getting fresh blood, versus people who think Raimi's just been martyred? Put me down in the first group. I'd like to see more Raimi movies, but after his third SM movie, I'm also glad we're gonna get big budget NON-Raimi Spidey movies. Bring on a correct handling of Venom!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Madden Model of Filmmaking

    by ooggbboo

    Like many here, I have no interest in Spiderman '12, although I've heard that in Spiderman '13 we'll finally get to play as Uncle Ben.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    I don't see Cameron doing it.

    by Rectal Blowout

    The studios dropped a turd omelet on his plate when he was going to do Spiderman in the early 90s. Instead he did True Lies. I'd like to see a Cameron Spidey, but I think he is past that now. He's got two Avatar films, converting Titanic to 3D. Possible Battle Angel, The Dive, Sanctum, The Forbidden Planet, The Fantastic Voyage, and possibly The Last Train From Hiroshima‎. Plus anything else that pops up. I'd say he's busy.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    I second Emma Stone as MJ!!!

    by 3D-Man

    Great choice!!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Wow!

    by Jamie McBain

    Between this and Conan, 2010 is starting to have a lot of WTF moments.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    THANK GOD

    by 18to88

    It is safe to like Spider-Man again!!!!!!!!! Best news of the day! Tobey was horrible. Just horrible.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Abe Vigoda for MJ

    by Dr Gregory House

    "Something smells FISHy."

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Thank Fuck

    by Amazing Maurice

    That is all.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Good!

    by Jaka

    That is all.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Anton Yelchin would be spot on

    by Wonderboys

    But is unfortunate that the Raimi saga has to end in such a crapfest as Spiderman 3... I was hoping he would reedemn himself with 4... Also, I will miss J.K. Simmons as Jonah...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Mary Jane?

    by krabklaw

    Why do a lot of people seem to be assuming that Mary Jane will be in these new movies? She was most definitely not a character in the comics until Peter was in college. Seems to me they should go with Betty Brant and Liz Allen as the romantic leads. And Flash Thompson is there to get jealous when Liz flirts with Peter.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    WORLD OF WARCRAFT, anyone?

    by palimpsest

    Cos here it comes...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    lol Jaka

    by Amazing Maurice

    Lets High Five!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Oh... one more thing....

    by Jaka

    Could somebody please find and quote all the things Jett said he knew were happening in all the other recent posts about this? Walking fuckin' douche.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    AW, FUCK!

    by Kaiser Soze

    I have a bad feeling about this...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    I'm actually relieved.

    by SifoDyasJr.

    The direction I kept hearing sounded terrible. Thank you Sam and Tobey for 2 great movies. Priority one should be getting Spidey into the same universe as the rest of the Marvel movies. Hopefully a much-more-needed Fantastic Four reboot will follow.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    ...but Sony is gonna hire Michae Cera

    by Wonderboys

    Oh, crap!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Gwen Stacy! No MJ

    by NippleEffect

    How about a bit of canon

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Things were going great and then boom, hollywood happend

    by JettL93

    seriously as i reported a few weeks ago, spidey 4 was doing fine, but then sam got cold feet and the studio wasn't ready to hand over the franchise (make no bones about it, Sony is being overly protective of this franchise). In the end Sony wants a director that will make the film they want. <P>so far no director is attached, but sony execs have a list of potential cast, Micheal cera, justin long, but the current front runner is Logan Lerman (he's relativley unknown, but some of you may have seen him in Gamer, and sony is carefully watching him in percey jacson and the lightning theives)<P>as for mary jane Mary Elizabeth Winstead is the only name i'm hearing being suggested, the part is essentially her's if she wants it.<P>Malkovich is still likley to be the vulture (as this is a reboot in the sense of incredible hulk, sony does not want to re-do any of the villans that have been done so far.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    this is depressing as fuck.

    by misnomer

    too soon.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    What about Ryan Murphy for director?

    by Vesuvio

    The guy has proven he can deliver both sober drama with Nip/Tuck and teenage extravaganza with Glee.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Wonderboys

    by Vesuvio

    They don't have to recast the ENTIRE thing.<p> Refer to a little thing called Casino Royale.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Raimi

    by Cruzboy

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    I know, let's reboot LOTR while we're at it!

    by sansara07

    Fucking clueless studios. they're going to give this the Ratner-fuck treatment.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    C'mon people it's Disney

    by Blancoshadow

    SAY IT AT ONCE!!!!! ZAC EFRON!!!!! it makes perfect sense

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Would like to have seen Malkovich as Vulture

    by 3D-Man

    Bet it would have rocked.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Wisecracking and Webshooters PLEASE!

    by Saen

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    No Harry Osborne

    by krabklaw

    We don't need that character re-cast. His story has already been told.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Raimi's had his day

    by Cruzboy

    Was really looking forward to Drag Me to Hell but I thought it was weak as piss... really REALLY disappointed... think it might be time for him to pack his bags anyway

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Zac Mother Effin Efron IS Peter Parker

    by TheThrowbackIsFutureVintage

    Check "17 Again" if you don't believe me. Dorky and nerdy and yes, funny. Yet charming and athletic looking enough to be the perfect Spidey, unlike Tubby McMuffin.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Raimi exit

    by Tumor_Binks

    Spidey 3 sucked but 1 & 2 were perfect. Now we have to play spin the bottle with Sony. Crap.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    FUCKITY-FUCK -FUCK!

    by Kaiser Soze

    I have this sneaking suspicion that you guys are right and back to high school means a tweenfest Twilight inspired cast that can't act their way out of a fucking trash bin but look good on the cover of tigerbeat. FUCKING YUCK! I had problems with Maguire's mopey Petey and Dunst never looked like the fashion model Mary Jane was supposed to be, but Raimi? He made SM2, still one of the best comic movies made (I don't count SM3 because the refs called "studio interference" too many times on that one). And back to friggin high school? Why do I get the feeling that Kung Fu Kid Smith will weasel his way onto the cast, and that twilight chick that calls biting her lip acting will be MJ. CRAP. I like the character too much to think about this...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Here comes a hack

    by sean bean

    Raimi stood up to the studio and now he's gone. Fox will find a Ratner to dictate to. Hello High School Peter. Hello Vultress. Hello Carnage. If Raimi, with a billion dollars of box office behind him couldn't get artistic license, then no new director will.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Be careful what you wish for, man

    by terry1978

    That is all I got to say about this news. Just be careful with this shit.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    YES!!!!!

    by Kal Reeve

    I dig the heck out of Raimi and love Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, but Spider-Man 3 left no doubt that a director and cast was needed. <p> Actually, keep Raimi and bring Joseph Gordon-Levett and Evan Rachel Wood as Peter and MJ.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    wow 10 years has not passed and already a reboot

    by shamon

    what the hell but i guess disney has a part in this drama.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Sony + Marvel Entertainment

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    This might not be a bad idea. (YES! To Emma Stone, by the way.) Would HIGHLY suggest that Sony partner with Marvel Entertainment to bring Spidey into the universe that's working with Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, et al. A partnership that could include some of the Avengers universe characters would rock and a financial cost sharing deal might alleviate the possibility of fail if the reboot isn't box office gold.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Cameron's Spiderman

    by kwisatzhaderach

    would have been incredible. Not the shitty TV movie with the worst CG effects ever version we got from Raimi.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    There's more to this story, Raimi & Sony were butting heads

    by Wookie_Weed

    Raimi didn't want another Spidey 3, Sony did. Raimi was standing his ground and refusing to give in to Sony's demands for Spidey 4, wanting to make a film that Spiderman fans, old and young, would love to see. Sony said no, fuck off, and dumped them all.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Zac Efron/Emma Stone

    by Blancoshadow

    SHONUFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Zac Efron/Emma Stone

    by Blancoshadow

    SHONUFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    This is great!!!!!

    by JacksBloatedPayroll

    Raimi can now do something fresh with the World of Warcraft film, and we can finally get a good Peter-Gwen love story!! I'm all in!!!!! Best move for all involved.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    I'm conflicted. On one hand i'm pissed but on the...

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    other hand i'm kinda relieved? It's best they figure something out before they ruin the franchise more. I never really liked Tobey as Spiderman so thats a relief. But a total reboot? I think they need to "soft reboot" it like Star Trek.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Good, I never liked the look of the Spidey movies.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Just didn't work for me. Too much gloss. Some terrible production design with garish lighting(editing was good though). The Goblin looked stupid, fucking Power Ranger suit (not a realistic military design whatsoever, which was the movie's own admitted conceit). Best thing about Spider-man 1 was his first costume in the wrestling ring, a real vigilante.. Spider-man 2 was an OK story, I liked the self-doubt but it still looked like poor production design with the garish lighting. Spider-man 3, was forgetful. The sand guy design and effects were terrible. The black suit should have been iconic, but they made it more of a joke than a serious delving into a darker Spider-man. The Venom thing was rushed poorly done to ill effect.<p><p>Spider-man 4 would have been more of the same.<p><p>I thought his name was "Spider-man" not "Spider-teen". Spider-man is about coming of age; if they cast a teen then the origin will be the focus. You can't go to high school forever, unless you're a poorly written teenage vampire.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Zac Efron

    by Kaiser Soze

    I'll admit I liked him in Me and Orson Welles, but don't know if he would be a good Spidey. Plus, if they're going back to high school, then he's too old.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Raimi: You and your fucking Vulture....

    by Nuking the Fridge

    Are you happy? Dumbass....How hard is it to have Kraven the Hunter chase down the damn Lizard? The script will write itself. NO ONE LIKES THE VULTURE. Stupid.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    reboot the reboot

    by SonOfAragorn

    so when the high school musical version sucks does it mean that they will reboot the reboot?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Whedon's not busy...

    by boosebaster

    ...man can do teenage superheroics, and it's about time he got the chance to do something this big.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    I dunno

    by Forsakyn

    Like another has posted, I was hoping Raimi would redeem the failure that was Spiderman 3 with #4. I enjoyed #1 and thought #2 was great, but #3 was not a good film. Regardless of what they do, I really don't want a reboot - continue the damn thing. Oh, and feel free to lose Maguire and Dunst - that part I won't mind.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Reboot Blade! Drop the kung fu, just go brutal.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Blade could kill all the Twilight-like vampires in the world. The anti-Twilighters would flock to this in droves!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    I second, WEBSHOOTERS!

    by DrPain

    I always hated the organic thing.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    We need JetL's inside info on this

    by schadenfreudian

    Please, jettL, enlighten us as to what happened? And if you could let us know what kinda of Danish Raimi likes, that would be good.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    We need JetL's inside info on this

    by schadenfreudian

    Please, jettL, enlighten us as to what happened? And if you could let us know what kinda of Danish Raimi likes, that would be good.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Vesuvio

    by Wonderboys

    Yeah, I thought that too, but seeing as Simmons is a kind of Raimi fetish actor, and the scent of this reboot thing is start anew... Im not sure they are going to maintain some of the supporting cast... It would be kind of strange, dont you think?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    This guy in Superherohype is right on target

    by Wonderboys

    " Colonial One January 11, 2010 I can see it already... Michael Cera or Jesse Eisenberg as Peter, Emma Stone as MJ, Amanda Seyfried as Gwen, Paul Rudd as Norman Osborn, Johah Hill as Harry Osborn, Seth Rogen as J.J.Jameson, and Leslie Mann as Aunt May. Directed by Judd Appatow" LOL

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    no more repeats

    by frank cotton

    for frank. he's done

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    It's for the best.

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>Sam Raimi+Adrian Brody=</p> <p>THE SHADOW</p> <p>Make it happen Sam</p>

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    Anton Yelchin and Emma Stone

    by DrPain

    Zac a close second for me. I can just buy Anton as the smart nerdy type better. Plus he really is intelligent.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    REBOOT BLADE

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    Needed to be done

    by jackalcack

    Fresh blood on this is exactly what is needed. <p> I'm really up for a new director and new actors. Let's make MJ smokin' hot this time round, shall we?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Vaugn could do it, but I hope he won't

    by TheNorthlander

    That guy should stay with Kick-Ass, make a franchise out of that instead.<p> <p> Edgar Wright, or Neil Marshall maybe.<p> And as good as Spider-man was when it came out, it got almost as much wrong as it did right in the end. The lack of wise cracking spidey was a real lost opportunity.<p> <p> Spidey needs a reboot.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Gwen Stacy! No MJ!!

    by JacksBloatedPayroll

    Until the last scene - "face it tiger, you just hit the jackpot!"

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    YES!!! Now THIS is COOL NEWS!!!

    by steverogers5

    Fucking Yeah!!! Finally we get rid of the two fucking hopelessly deluded cunts that have been messing up this film series since day one! This is the best comic-film news I've ever read. Thank you Columbia and Marvel for having the balls to give these two their marching orders! I've been wanting Raimi to get the boot evere since he had that ridiculous scene where he turned Peter Parker into a coward in Spiderman 2. (Scene where because he's lost his powers, something that's happened quite often in the books/cartoons, he nontheless has Peter seeing an old man getting beat up in an alley and sheepsishly scurrying away to leave the old guy to his fate..) Yeah real great 'hero' there Raimi! Fundamental misunderstanding of the character. As is the humour bypass that they've given him for 3 movies. And the thought that I'll never see that overpaid, talentless, two expressioned 'actor' play Peter again, has me punching the air with joy. Maybe now they'll cast someone who doesn't try to play him as a slow witted moronic retard! This is simply the BEST NEWs EVER! Whatever powers that be, that made this happen, Thank you!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion as Spider-Man!

    by Amazing Maurice

    Reboot EVERYTHING with Nathon Fillion!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    This is a terrible news and a horrible idea...

    by havingsaidthat

    SM 1 & 2 are excellent comic-book movies and Tobey/Raimi were a great combo. You do NOT reboot a franchise that has grossed billions because of one bad movie...especially since that one bad movie was the highest grosser!!!! I don't know the full story but this is a horrible decision all around.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    YES!!

    by themanwhojaped

    THANK GOD!!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Also...

    by jackalcack

    ...they don't need to do an hour of origin. everyone knows what happened anyway. Why not just do a recap at the beginning the way the new Hulk movie did? I reckon that would work fine. <p> They need a shit hot director on this too. Call me insane, but I'd be really curious to see what the Wachowskis could do with a bloody good script.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    so, does this mean

    by StarskyandHushky

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    How about something new, original?

    by Wookie_Weed

    I dunno, maybe that's too "radical" for studios and audiences these days...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    lol Nuking the Fridge

    by DrPain

    that was funny, just what I was thinking.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Alternate universe Spidey!

    by palimpsest

    He webshoots into a strange part of town and gets chased by some random hoods into a random warehouse where Bruce Campbell is waiting for him so he can explain the plot...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    the Warcraft movie

    by StarskyandHushky

    is going forward sooner? I'm guessing Raimi will have a hard time fitting something else in between.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    WOW

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    Can they restart the Fantastic Four next? I don't care for Spider-Man but I love the Fantastic Four. <p>I thought Tobey was an OK Peter Parker but you could totally tell it was hardly ever him in the Spider-Man suit. <p>Zooey Deschanel as Mary Jane? Are you people insane? Megan Fox is a better choice but they's have to spend $200 million on niceness lessons.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Buy it back, Marvel.

    by davidwebb

    Then fuck any reboots, origins, or new films. We're already familiar with Spidey, just throw him straight into the Avengers flick, and go from there.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Lame count me out

    by donkingkong

    Least we have Avengers to look forward to.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Raimi deserved another shot!

    by eule

    Really the third movie was disappointing but I think Raimi and his cast could've pulled out another good one

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Demode

    by jackalcack

    Good shout, but he's the only one you keep. <p> For God's sake re-cast Aunt May. What a tedious fucking windbag she is.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    "Reboot EVERYTHING with Nathon Fillion!"

    by boosebaster

    YES :)

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Okay this is ridiculous

    by CherryValance

    Maguire did an online chat with theenvelope.com last week and he didn't seem to be worried about it when asked. I don't get it. I mean I actually strongly dislike this incarnation of Spidey. I would have cast other people and taken it much more seriously from the get-go. But to do this is moronic. This is a generation's Spidey. It's just wrong to reboot. There are little kids who think Tobey Maguire IS Spider-man. You can't fuck with their little heads like that. WRONG WRONG WRONG!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    If you reboot so quickly...

    by supertoyslast

    ...why would I want to see it? I will know that there's no point in investing myself in a new series when the previous version wasn't allowed to play out and complete its story arcs. So any new version probably won't have any significant story arcs which will be seen through to completion either.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    On the plus side

    by tuttle300

    Well, if nothing else...this means they can save money with new actors and the money saved can go into the special effects Maybe we'll get alot more action for our buck Still...THANKS to Sam for two really great films, Spidey 1 and 2 At least we have those

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    does this mean warcraft is coming now?

    by charlesbronsonLIVES

    if so, just fuck off and die. no one but fuckups and gay clowns want that goddamned abortion up on the screen.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Any bet Michael Cera gets cast as Spidey..

    by themanwhojaped

    I don't really give a shit who they cast so long as he can act. I agree Ultimate Spidey would be the way to go, but whatever you do PLEASE make Spidey FUNNY. Raimi never had any of Spidey's trademark humour in the films.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Cameron as director! Arnold as Dock Ock!

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Sand-Man as the next step on from the T-1000! Bill Paxton as Jonah Jameson! That's the only Spider-Man movie that should ever have existed. Fuckin' legal rights. Can we take a time machine back to '93 and change history?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    I don't even like Tobey but he's Spiderman

    by jaysin420

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    I'd love for Monty Oum of Dead Fantasy to direct the...

    by CodeName

    action scenes in the new Spidey, or any upcoming superhero movies for that matter.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    I watched Incredible Hulk again last night

    by liljuniorbrown

    That needs a sequel. I think that film got shat on unfairly. The cast (except Liv Tyler) were so fucking spot on and awesome. If Marvel had any brains at all they would do a sequel picking up right after the last one left off with the entire cast returning. Can you imagine seeing The Leader on the big screen ? Doc Sampson? Man they were headed in the right direction,right tone and everything.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    High School

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    The DEFINITIVE context for Spidey is high school. Everything else is fine, but the original idea was for it to be about a a teenager. They are completely right, if they're going to reboot, to make it as high school as possible. That doesn't mean they're gonna do it right but referencing Twilight misses the point entirely.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Michael Cera

    by jackalcack

    They couldn't. They wouldn't. <p> I'd rather see Shia in the role.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Movie-Verse

    by HumanHyperbole

    I noticed that it was Marvel Studios that bought Vanderbuilt's script, NOT Sony. Could we be looking at Sony playing ball with the Marvel Movie-Verse?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    best news this site has ever posted.

    by Obscura

    Honestly, this is what we need. maybe ill finally be able to pick up a spidey comic again without getting flashbacks to spider-man 3.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    8 Years - You Cowards, Sony

    by SminkyPinky

    A high school student has to face modernissues while facing becoming a superhero. I believe I bahve seen this film before. IT'S CALLED SPIDER-MAN. Again, YOU COWARDS.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Sigh

    by thecheesegrommit

    You crazy kids and yer jargon these day's. We've become a nation of sound bites. Today's sound bite du jour is "reboot", honestly folks the source materials (comic books) have been "rebooting" themselves since the beginning. Every few years a great creative team (artists and writers) leaves a book and a new team comes on and shows us what they have got. The results vary but god we loves our super hero books. I welcome a new team and thank Raimi and his team. Now lets start trowing out suggestions for the new creative team. Personally I'd just back the Brink's truck up to Jon Favs house, I'd also bet RDJ could pull off Spidey :^)

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    A total failure and embarrassment for Sony.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    And maybe a sign of maturity for Raimi, Tobey, & Co. Beyond the origin story, the character and franchise is rather silly. Every subsequent film is a cash grab and a waste of time for the talent involved. Kill the franchise and pick another character to develop. Or better yet, grow up and quit making comic book movies.<P>Thank you. Good night.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    As much as i like Cameron.

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>And hate whiners. I gotta whine about his spidey script. His Spidey would have been BAD.</p> <p>Spider-man as an MTV-Vj? And NO. He did NOT make True lies because spidey didn't pan out. He made T2.</p> <p>In which he had some ideas from his spidey treatment. T-1000 is the Sandman ffs.</p> <p>Unfortunately his organic webshooters survived into the Raimi movies...</p>

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST

    JADEN SMITH AS BLACK SPIDER-KID!!!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    Yes I went there and I am willing to bear the consequences!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:14 p.m. CST

    2012 Cera stars as Spider-Man, truly the END OF THE WORLD!

    by DrPain

    I know the universe doesn't hate me that much. If he's not cast, I will then know there is a God.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:14 p.m. CST

    SpiderMan was overrated anyways

    by MJDeViant

    If any movies DIDN'T feel like they were Raimi movies it were those 3 Spider-Man movies. They felt like NBC movies. Reboot seems like a waste of time though, just make a sequel.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Also!

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Give spidey big eyes... those tiny eye holes to me, made Spidey to emotional

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Mixed feelings...

    by Chili_Dog_Phart

    All for getting new blood into the franchise, especially after the shitfest that was SM3. But.....if Raimi was fighting for more control (ie, less villians, more story) and lost...what does that point to for the reboot? I can think of a lot more ways that a high-school based SM4 reboot can go wrong than I can of a streamlined, no bullshit extra villian Sam Raimi pic... Sony is going to have to get some AAAAA-list talent in this one to make it compelling. And the retread talk is valid...while a new team isn't going to come out and do "Kraven's Last Hunt" out of the gate (not the Holy Grail of spidey stories anyway) I don't want to really sit through another Green Goblin/Year One rehash. Maybe something more from the Ultimate series...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Wasn't this covered in the 1st movie?

    by tombseye

    A teen Spiderman seems very regressive at this point. Do a James Bond thing and recast the movie and get a decent script and director and build on Raimi's work. Why throw it all away to reboot now? The character is NOT NECESSARILY stronger than those who made the movies either. Without a strong creative team and cast it doesn't matter what property we're talking about. Suits with MBAs lack the insight into the creative process to realize this, but they do sometimes stumble into a critical hit that also has commercial value. Whatever, so many superhero movies now, not like this matters.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Hideo Kojima, or Hayato Date could bring visionary action to the

    by CodeName

    These two Japanese directors could drop jaws if they ever got the chance to direct the action scenes for Spidey.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    It's going to be Zac Efron, isn't it?

    by HoffmanPasander

    Jesus wept.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    MARGOT TENENBAUM ARE *U* INSANE?????

    by BringingSexyBack

    Megan over Zooey?!!! For what, a role in Hookers At The Point: The Motion Picture???? GAH

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Reboot director and casts

    by harrisonfordswrinkles

    I'd like to see Greg Mottola direct this. Give him that kid from Kick Ass (since that's pretty much Spiderman anyway), have Jonah Hill play Kong or whatever the big kid's name from Ultimate Spiderman, and do scripts based on that excellent series (Ultimate Spiderman). I vote for Emma Stone, or Emma Watson or even Evan Rachel Wood for MJ. Just my 2 cents

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Bah, the suits should read Georges book.

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>Or listen more to JettL93.</p>

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Can we keep JK Simmons?

    by davidwebb

    Regardless of how this pans out.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    I can tell you what is going to happen in 2 words...

    by Citizen Sane

    ... Superman Returns

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Ah ccchhhrrriiisssm

    by thecheesegrommit

    it would seem you enjoy the "digging the hole" president as opposed to the "rectifying" President. Hmmm? Can't really take your movie opinions serious now, can I?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    LOL at fanboys complaining about how EMO it will be

    by SirBiatchReturns

    Spiderman 2 and 3 are probably the most emo comic-book movies I've ever seen. Raimi's Spiderman was already emo from the beginning (The first movie was decent-to-good), and aside from a couple of action scenes in Spidey 2, it was utter mediocrity. Crying, and more crying.<p>I'll never understand how some of y'all hate Spidey 3 for all that crying & mediocre plot then praise Spidey 2 for the exact same stuff.<p>Good riddance. And I don't care about Spiderman anymore. Want my money Hollywood? make some new shit.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Huh? They're redoing Spidey already?!?!

    by heyscot

    That seems ridiculous! Raimi's movies with Maguire were wonderful--why would you reboot the series now?!? I just lost a ton of respect for that studio.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Maguire was never Peter

    by NippleEffect

    and Dunst was the worst casting ever

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Getting Casted as Spidey is like Winning the Lottery

    by JeanGrey_X23_lesboSex

    Skinny, under 24, white guys with acting reels, get ready to go for the gold.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Yeah, the high school route is not a good idea...

    by CodeName

    Just have Spidey start kicking villainous behind right away in the first scene.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    re: Can we keep JK Simmons?

    by NippleEffect

    No, JJJ will now be portrayed by Firefly Guy

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    SPIDER-MAN BEGINS

    by Xxplosive

    Directed by Chris Nolan

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    FUCKYOUSONYFUCKYOUQUINTFUCKYOOOU!

    by shaell

    FUUCKKALLOFYOOOUUUUUUUU!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Fuck this....

    by pk68

    worst news I've heard....I'll be going to see this movie like I would the Green Lantern with that douche bag playing Ryan Reynolds Hal Jordan. Fuck Sony. Raimi did Spider-Man right, even if 3 wasn't perfect. I'm glad he's not giving in to pressure from the studio. I wish Spider-Man was under the Marvel Studios umbrella than Raimi might have a chance. Sucks...oh well.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Reboot X-Men too while you're at it!

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

    Wow. James Bond had been around 30 or so years before he got the reboot with Casino Royale. I wonder if this goes over will we be getting a rebooted X-Men, Daredevil, and (God please let it happen) a rebooted Fantastic Four? A rebooted FF could be like a more cheerful version of what they did with Watchmen.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Kirsten Dunst...

    by jackalcack

    ...has a face like a foot.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    I'm all for going the Ultimate Spidey route

    by Salardo

    I even think it would be possible to have both MJ and Gwen in it: MJ as a friend, and Gwen as a love interest. Both Harry and Norman are both important characters in the universe so they should be in it too, just not as villains. Maybe have the kingpin as the main villain and Electro as the superpowered villain/henchman.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Shia as Parker

    by bigpale

    Not really. But someone's going to mention it. Might as well beat them to it. Maybe they're going to pattern the film(s) after the Ultimate Spider-man line which is probably Marvel's best comic right now (now that Bendis is done with DareDevil).

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    BOYCOTT SONY!!!

    by shaell

    AND THEN SET ALL THE EXECS ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    BixbySnyder, that's not correct

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Cameron was supposed to make Spider-man AFTER T2, when Carolco acquired the rights from the Cannon Group. He wrote his scriptment (probably one of several different versions) in late '91. Movie would have come out in '93 or thereabouts.<p>The T-1000 was not a re-tooled version of Sandman. The T-1000 was a concept considered for the very first terminator movie, and abandoned due to technical limitations of the day. Sandman would have been the next step in CG from the T-1000 - from liquid simulation to particle simulation. <p>True Lies was another project he'd been working on since 92/93 - it didn't replace Spider-Man, he was going to do both. <p>There is another script online that bears Cameron's name, along with several other writers. Despite his name on it, he had nothing to do with this script.<p>And for my money, the organic web-shooters concept was an excellent and logical change, probably why Raimi retained it.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Raimi is FREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

    by antonphd

    I was wondering how the hell they could go anywhere with peter and mary after the last movie. I'm glad that it ended with peter and mary dancing. I say leave Spidey alone for at least 10 years. Spend some time with other characters.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    No Zooey, sorry- MJ needs to be a sexpot

    by YackBacker

    The character is supposed to be a model- tits, tall, red hair, etc. S-E-X-P-O-T. <p> This is hopeful news- the Raimi/Tobey/Dunst triad was a dead-end. I'm thrilled that they're moving forward, but with whom is a huge "what if?"

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Now we can get down to biness

    by NippleEffect

    it's giant robot spiders and polar bears time<p> And spidey gets his powers from the suit

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Italian Spiderman

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Sirbiatch

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...I agree wit ya... i prefer three cuz it was fun, but everyone hates it cuz theyre bein typical fan boys... part three had way better action and the emotional stuff in it made sense... whereas two, peter was just whiny...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    I QUITE ENJOYED THE FIRST 2 MOVIES

    by BringingSexyBack

    And think Maguire and Dunst were fine. The 3rd movie though, really killed all my goodwill.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Just pull an Abrams

    by harrisonfordswrinkles

    And have Spidey tied up, beat up, surrounded by the Enforcers(go look it up, it involves Kingpin) and a voiceover saying something like "Sometimes, I really hate that spider...I mean, look where it got me." Do some quick flashbacks and GO!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    if the first two spiderman films arent dear

    by misnomer

    ..even secretly, then you're lying. the spider-man movies can be improved upon, but from the sounds of things, were going to get the "overly strict" adaption that has absolutely no emotional resonance. a throwaway movie, aimed at the kids like ghost rider.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Best news ever!

    by omega_786

    Spidey 2 was great but would have been awesome without the evil dead wink. Raimi proved he had nothing left in the tank with Spidey 3.Dunst was crap and Tobey was average.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Aunt May

    by jackalcack

    Can we sex her character up a bit please?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Hulk reboot was a total failure!

    by shaell

    This'll be the same.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    BOYCOTT SONY!!!!!!!

    by shaell

    BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT...!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Hey ScoobySnack...

    by Citizen Sane

    ... LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    by misnomer

    and can you REALLY trust sony to deliver a better product after this???? Mixed feelings with maguire as spidey - never seemed to quite fit, but played the downtrodden peter parker amazingly.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    WTF Sony,just Wtf...................

    by bloodawn5

    I am spechless,I just saw one of my favorite franchise get ripped apart,I know Spiderman 3 was bad,but a reboot,no T

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    have Gwen Stacy be the female lead

    by Meadowe

    Then kill her off in the second movie, to ad more resonance to her death. Then have April Bowlby as Mary Jane come in. Stan Lee himself said that he always considered Gwen Stacy as Peter's true love, but the fans didn't want it that way. maybe this time we can get better villains (except for Doqtor Oqtopus, I thought he was coo').

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    This sucks, I wanted Raimi to redeem himself

    by gunnarcannibal

    Spider-Man 2 is one of the greatest super hero movies ever made, Spider-Man 3 is one of the most dissapointing. Raimi really understood Peter, I fear the new Spider-Man movies are going to be all about action and lack any soul...or they are going to try to turn him into Batman which would be just as stupid. I don't like this at all, but at least there is another chance for Venom.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Terrible Idea

    by THX1968

    One so-so movie and the suits want to trash the whole series and reboot it?! Nonsense. Sam Raimi is your best bet - stick with him. At least don't start completely over. Just continue the series. This really hacks me off. Why would you disregard Raimi and his excellent cast?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Which villain to use

    by krabklaw

    Well, Sony has made this dramatic move, but I still don't see how this resolves their basic problem of which villain to use now that Green Goblin and Doc Ock have been done. I don't think the public wants to see them re-done so soon. So who do they go with now? Kingpin?(not even a villain from Parker's high school years)The Big Man & the Enforcers? (not well known) Electro? (good possibility) Mysterio? Kraven?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    liljuniorbrown

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    totally agree! I find TIH more rewatchable than Iron Man.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    by gunnarcannibal

    disappointing I mean

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    sorry I fucked up with the comment

    by bloodawn5

    Really why this isnt fair,Tobey Mcguire is Spiderman,well at least give us Evil Dead 4 Raimi,and no Kravens last hunt sounds horrible,fuck that Idea,it would be an ass of a movie

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Wes Bentley as Peter Mary Elizabeth Winstead MJ

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    Beat that bitches, and no high school shit, continuation retell story of venom, carnage on second film and THIRD ONE WITH THE SINISTER SIX... OOOH YEAH you can't top this biitches.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    WHAT THE FUCK

    by grendel69

    Fuck you SONY. You just joined FOX on my ignore list. Rebooting a 9 year old franchise. Are these people fucking retarded????

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Thank God

    by blackwood

    ...that Spider-Man 4 is dead.<p>'Rebooting' the franchise on the other hand... I hope it fails. I hope it fails because it's fucking stupid and the people involved in making this decision should be ground into a paste and fed to the people stupid enough to be excited about it.<p>It will be another origin story. It will be emo and twee and I guarantee you that Peter Parker will not deal with real human problems because real human problems aren't palatable to retarded teenage audiences, who want their characters handsome and their flaws Mary Sue. Fuck Sony, fuck Marvel, fuck Spider-Man, fuck you.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Yup, the Spider-Man movies were depressing as fuck!!!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    If the reboot can make Spidey a fun guy instead of a boring prick than I'm all for it!<p>A reboot certainly can't get anymore emo than the hack job Sam gave the franchise!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    wait... it's a trick, get an axe.

    by darwinmayflower

    i don't really know how that relates to this post, just felt that it needed to be said.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    THIS IS A CLUSTERFUCK OF EPIC PROPORTIONS

    by BringingSexyBack

    It's basically the 2012 of the comic book world.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    THERE IS A GOD!!!

    by CENOBITE

    I was never a big fan of the Rami Spiderman movies like I was the comics. I only hope they can come up with a better vision rather than the 'Twilight' version.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    total garbage

    by flipster

    they are turning all the characters into little kiddie films the same way THEY DESTROYED THE ANIMATION on TV - anyone see the spidey / league of midget children super heros on Sunday/Satirday mornings. Pure shit and now they are bringing that kiddie disney BULLSHIT to the big screen. See Leno, 10pm.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Raimi......

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Started out warm with Spidey, Hit pay dirt with Spidey 2 and fizzled out by the third one.... oh well.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Good!

    by D o o d

    cause the last spiderman movie sucked!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    oh, and this is good.

    by darwinmayflower

    Raimi can have the freedom to do more cool movies like evil dead and drag me to hell.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    One things for sure

    by NippleEffect

    Everyone's forgot Townsend<p> Again

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    At least,

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    We don't have to see Kurstun Dunst as Mary Jane ever again!

  • FUCKING FINALLY! Now emo Spidey is out, can we sort out some deal so the big epic movie mashing Avengers/SHIELD things can come along.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    This movie will be called...

    by krabklaw

    The Amazing Spider-man

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Townsend who???

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    LOL

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    This badly needs a good director...

    by jackalcack

    ...and not just a hack for hire. <p> Seems like they're trying to rush it out though. <p> Anton Yelchin for Peter anyone?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Wish I gave a fuck

    by spud mcspud

    But honestly? I don't. Have at it, kids.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    HELEN MIRREN AS AUNT MAY

    by BringingSexyBack

    That sexy enough? Yeah.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    You know Miley Cyrus will be MJ

    by NippleEffect

    And MJ will be a HS pole dancer

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    I just want

    by tbdubba

    another season of The Spectacular Spider-Man. Oh, and Karen Gillan is MJ.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Ummm...people?

    by Red Ned Lynch

    Now I don't care that much that Raimi and the rest won't be doing another Spiderman movie. 3 was bad. 3 was hurting bad. <p> But good news? <p> Yeah...so all you guys have never ever seen how this works before? Or you forgot? Or you think this time is going to be different from all those others? <p> This isn't the time frame, situation or environment that led from the Burton Batmans to Nolan and Batman begins. <p> This is the time frame, situation and environment that led from Burton's Batmans to Batman Forever and Batman and Robin. <p> If you're lucky, for director you'll get a competent workman. If you're unlucky you'll get a "bright, promising newcomer" or worse yet an established studio whore, and whatever of the three you get the studio will wear that director like a cock ring. <p> Sure they're going to go younger for the cast. Good or bad they'd be doing that. But they're not going to be trading up the Hollywood food chain, not this soon after the Raimi movies and not with those very easy to read between the lines press releases. They're going to get flavor of the months, and you're going to cry when the names are announced. <p> I would rather it be different. But it never has been before, not in this situation, and I really doubt this is going to be Spiderman's lucky day. <p> Damn, you'd think people around here would know how this game is played.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    HELEN MIRREN AS AUNT MAY

    by BringingSexyBack

    That sexy enough? Yeah.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Raimi = Class Through and Through

    by Read and Shut Up

    Sony, meanwhile, can - as the kids are wont to say - "suck it." Sony's a bunch of asshats connected by short-sighted dipshits. Kudos to Sam and the gang for NOT letting Sony bend them over. Yes, it WILL be another origin story. Yes, it WILL have stupid, current villains shoehorned into the movie. Yes, it will have some "hot young actor" who looks good but couldn't make stand-in at his high school Christmas program in the lead. <p> <p> Fuck Sony. Sam, I hope you end up directing the next big movie, while Sony flounders.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    "Sony thinks the brand is more valuable than Raimi and Tobey Mag

    by TheHumanBurrito

    Well, yeah, only a few hundred nerds-at BEST-cared about a SpiderMan movie because it was from the director of The Evil Dead. %99 of the audience do not know, or care, about Raimi's body of work...just as %99 of Raimi did not know or care about Spiderman's body of work, ZING!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Too soon!

    by yodaismyhomie

    Seriously...rebooting already? You don't reboot something until it is long forgotten. Even though the third wasn't a great film, it was still successful and better than most of what hollywood puts out...and that was just a couple of years ago. Rebooting now is stupid.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    ONLY BIG LOB CAN SAVE US NOW.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Ultimate Green Goblin?

    by James Westfall

    That thing that throws fire and looks like a horned version of the Abomination with a cloak? Seriously... that's what some of you people want for the next movie?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    The Amazing Spiderman

    by jackalcack

    I agree with the above poster, this is what it will be called. <p> ...and I ain't got no problem with that.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    lame

    by seanshawn

    I just watched his origin story a few years ago.. now they're rebooting it again? Just so they can put out another trilogy.. it's lame lame lame lame.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    SONY! Suck my FUCKING COCK!!!!!

    by shaell

    And then fucking die.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    I love Raimi but he wanted to make the same movie 3 times

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    First one green goblin is not that evil, but is bad because the green goblin controls him. Second one Dr. Octopuss is bad, but he's not that bad its his robot armas controlling him. Sandman is not that evil, but he has a sick daughter so he steals shit but he's not that evil. He would've done the same story with the vulture.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Raimi made the right decision

    by Sgubs

    He stuck to his guns and didn't compromise. Sony are idiots but then if the new Spiderman is like a Batman Begins and makes it better how can we argue.It could be like Tim Burton's and Chris Nolan's Batman. Very different but both great. Just don't get Joel Schumacher to direct Spiderman. It needs to have a comic edge but also scary and edgy. I can't really see any other way to do Spiderman than Raimi's movies right now. Can anyone give me a new direction? If they put him at high school as Spiderman it kind of ruins the original movies.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Fuck them

    by andrew coleman

    Sony is pathetic and I hope they realize I and other fans will boycott them. So now will have teen spidey with Twilight like connections. Fuck them.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Great news!

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    No more Kirsten Dunst as MJ! HUZZAH!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    The reboots will never stop rebooting

    by kafka07

    Hollywood is imploding. Before you know it they'll be rebooting Thor. And Hulk a second time. I quit watching movies. It's the only way to win.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    I love Raimi but he wanted to make the same movie 3 times

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    First one green goblin is not that evil, but is bad because the green goblin controls him. Second one Dr. Octopuss is bad, but he's not that bad its his robot armas controlling him. Sandman is not that evil, but he has a sick daughter so he steals shit but he's not that evil. He would've done the same story with the vulture.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    GET A HOTTER MARY JANE!!! ONE AS GOOD AS THE COMICS.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Dunst looked too plain jane.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    I love Raimi but he wanted to make the same movie 3 times

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    First one green goblin is not that evil, but is bad because the green goblin controls him. Second one Dr. Octopuss is bad, but he's not that bad its his robot armas controlling him. Sandman is not that evil, but he has a sick daughter so he steals shit but he's not that evil. He would've done the same story with the vulture.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    ABOUT FUCKIN' TIME!

    by Darth_Kaos

    The fear now is that they will go Twilight/CW stunt casting.....oh wait, this is MARVEL not DC. But we still have the SONY factor, who might want to go that route. I trust Marvel.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Oh for FUCK'S sake.

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    This is ridiculous. Rebooting a franchise already? Shoulda seen it coming with them rebooting Fantastic Four so soon, but Jesus. Hollywood is truly eating itself. <p> <p> Yeah, Spider-Man 3 was shit. And made a shit ton of money. So Sony want another, and Raimi and co bolt - WHY does that mean it HAS to be a reboot? Just recast and make a loose sequel. Stay away from the Goblins and Octopuses and origins and whatever-the-fuck-else were covered in the previous three, and have at it! <p> <p> Fuck's sake, is it THAT hard?? <p> <p> Tell you what, in twelve months when Blonkamp decides he wants to do Halo after all, or Cameron gets busy with new stuff, and you Hollywood fuckers can;t come up with any decent original ideas between you - don't bother thinking too much: just reboot Avatar and District 9. <p> <p> You utter, massive, thundering arseholes.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by jackalcack

    http://tinyurl.com/8x8u5d

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Bale needs another franchise

    by NippleEffect

    just wait until you hear his *Spiderman Voice*(tm)

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Spidey reboot could share continuity with Iron Man/Avengers?

    by raw_bean

    Just a pie in the sky hope, but maybe Sony could see the potential of allowing the rebooted Spider-Man to share continuity with the in-house Marvel Studios films (Iron Man/Thor/Cap/Avengers)? Peter Parker photographing Downey's Tony Stark at some NY event or something, Sam Jackson's Nick Fury trying to recruit spidey for the Avengers, Spidey/Peter appearing in some capacity IN the Avengers movie or in one of the other individual films? I know it's a pipe dream but it gets my Marvel geek juices flowing. :^)

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    I actually know Jasper from Twilight...

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    He's on tour with his band right now. I'm going to get ahold of him and tell him to call his agent right away to get his name at the top of the list for Peter Parker. </p><p>He's a pretty good actor (check him out in S. Darko) and I think he has the perfect look and personality for the role.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    SONY STOCK PLUMMETS!!!

    by shaell

    FUCK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    SONY STOCK PLUMMETS!!!

    by shaell

    FUCK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Adios Dundst!

    by MrPoop

    I thought she was a horrible choice for MJ since the get go.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Some pretty violent reactions here

    by schadenfreudian

    Rebooting a ten year old franchise is stupid, to be sure, but let's not poop our Levis over it.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Yeah it worked with Batman...

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    ... but around a DECADE had elapsed between Schumacher burying the franchise is a giant neon nippled gay grave... We bitch and moan about them digging up old TV shows but The A-Team is a quarter century old...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    robert pattinson and kristin stewart as parker and mj!!!

    by alice133

    zac and vanessa as the vulture and vulturess!!11.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion as Spider-Man is a great idea by AsimovLives

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    Nathan Fillion can direct and Star.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    casting call for .................

    by omega_786

    WES BENTLEY AS SPIDERMAN ISLA FISHER AS MARY JANE JOHN LITHGOW AS THE LIZARD VIN DIESEL AS KRAVEN

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    The Spierig brothers

    by alan_poon

    Not to direct the film but I can just see a load of scientists explaining to sam neill that Hollywood will run out of original ideas in one month.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    FUCKING BULLSHIT!

    by shaell

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    I like this talkback...it's exciting

    by jackalcack

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Hopefully they get a strong director for this...

    by drewlicious

    The major reason the first two Spider-Man films worked so well was they were being made by a guy who understood the comic books. I really hope they find someone who has that understanding and not....Brett Ratner or McG, two people who massacred franchises they clearly didn't comprehend. Then there's the lead....good luck on the studios settling on another young actor with character, especially since they want to go back to high school. They seem to be more flexible on this with older actors but not younger actors. So I have a bad feeling we're getting someone from Disney on this one. On the bright side potential new Green Goblin and no Kirsten Dunst. But no J.K. Simmons....crap.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    TERRORIST ACTIONS AGAINST SONY HQ

    by shaell

    wouldn't surprise me.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Face it Tiger, you hit the Jackpot

    by JacksBloatedPayroll

    And so did we.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST

    NO MORE KIRSTEN DUNST!! HOORAY!!!

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Nothing against her, but sorry, see was not Mary Jane in any version.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Sony Are Idiots

    by eazy x

    now lets get us some Evil Dead 4

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Wes Bentley

    by jackalcack

    Isn't that guy as old as Tobey? <p> After his performance in Ghost Rider I don't think I ever want to see him onscreen again. <p> Ghost Rider. Just typing it bores me shitless.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST

    ISLA FISHER TO GET HER TITS OUT

    by omega_786

    get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...get yer tits out...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Back in high school

    by Toonol

    That's a very GOOD thing. The Spider-man franchise (and all other superhero series) need to get to get to the point after the first film or two where the character becomes timeless, like James Bond. A setting where the films can be made forever.<p> For Spider-man, that would be as a nerdy highschooler struggling with responsibility, money, and girls, while fighting super villains. That was the height of the comics, that's how the world thinks of him. That's his stable point.<p> Comics are a serial publication, and the character was made for that format. Marriages, drastic changes to the setting, are typically mistakes that later need to be fixed.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Best. News. Ever.

    by We_like_it_VERY_MUCH

    Although.... now we have the very real possibility of Micheal Cera as Peter.. take that as you will. <P> Do this right PLEASE!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    BURN IN HELL SONY!

    by shaell

    pretty please with sugar on top

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Can they give the movie a title and not a number, please?

    by SnootyBoots

    If it's a recast reboot taking the character back to his roots in High School it's not going to be a sequel to, or continuation of the first 3 movies. Not the fourth in a series. So, why not give it a fun title? Even if it's SPIDERMAN MISSES THE PROM, that's better than a dull and incorrect SPIDERMAN 4.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    I loved all three of Raimi's Spidey flicks...

    by Azlam Orlandu

    ...but I'd rather see him do Warcraft than Spidey 4.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    This is a massive story

    by jackalcack

    Really need to go to bed but can't tear myself away. <p> What if I miss something?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Zac Efron will be the new Peter Parker.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I predict such casting first.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    This is my Mary Jane

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    http://sprinkledinpink.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/fasl06_vanities0705.jpg

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    JACKALACK I JUST FAVED THAT SWEET LINK

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    PUBLIC EXECUTIONS FOR SONY EXECS!!!

    by shaell

    On Time square!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Kirsten Dunst

    by Sgubs

    Was absolutely hot as MJ! In the first one I wanted to bone her so baaad!!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    In the future.....

    by Jamie McBain

    Everything will be rebooted.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Will Smiff IS Peter Parker

    by NippleEffect

    Anyone who doesn't agree is a Racist!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    I don't think I could watch this...

    by jackalcack

    ...if they cast Michael Cera as Peter Parker.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Please dont make it a tween fest!!!

    by Sgubs

    If they make it a tween fest I will be out for blood

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Ghost Rider needs more of a Reboot than Spidey

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    Just continue with new director and new characters, its too soon to torture us with the same shit. Everyone knows he gets bitten by radioactive spider and shit.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Spam Jackaon IS JJJ

    by NippleEffect

    mutherfucker

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:54 p.m. CST

    WHERE ARE SONY'S BALLS?

    by shaell

    dangling in our collective faces!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Fox News is...

    by blhotz

    By far more "fair and balanced" compared to CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, morning and evening shows where you can tell the broadcaster is "lying through their teeth" or not telling the whole truth/being themselves. Oh, yeah... Spidy reboot... this early... damn greedy bastards - creativity takes TIME!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    SONY WILL PAY FOR IT'S LACK OF VISION!

    by shaell

    This movie will SUCK on the principle of karma alone!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    KEVIN SMITH VERSION..........

    by omega_786

    JASON MEWES AS SPIDERMAN. BEN AFFLECK AS MARY JANE. JASON LEE AS CARNAGE ELIZA DUSHKU AS GWEN STACEY

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Kirsten Dunst was no Mary Jane. Thank goodness she's gone.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    She looks too plain jane. Hard to believe her as the popular/"hot" girl in school.<BR> She's more the popular girl's sidekick. <BR><BR> THIS is Mary Jane: http://tinyurl.com/yhzva2n

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Who cares!!!!!!

    by Citizen Sane

    No matter what would have happened, it is all but guaranteed to SUCK!!! <br><br>Here's an idea, let god damn Disney have the franchise wholesale since they own it now anyway and bring in the god damn gay cast and crew of high school fucking musical to do the fucking thing!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Zahaladeen

    by SilentP

    "Whomever takes this needs to be able to do what is most important in this industry: tell the studio to GET FUCKED if necessary to make a superior film." <br> I think you meant to write: "tell the studio to GET FUCKED BUT ALSO PLEASE GIVE ME LOTS OF YOUR MONEY if necessary to make a superior film."

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Miley

    by Thunderbolt Ross

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Tobey Was Just Wierd In The Role...

    by Media Messiah

    ...he just seemed creepy, and Kristen Dunst was miscast as Mary Jane. I hope that they make the reboot using the continuity of the original comic book.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Ahem - Miley Cyrus as MJ

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    That's not a bad idea at all, if she can get rid of that hick accent of hers. It's probably a put-on anyway

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    SONY! I FUCKING SHIT ON YOU!

    by shaell

    As you have shit on the rest of us! FUCK YOU!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Whoo-hoo - no more Dunst screaming!!!

    by KentButabi

    Thanks God.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    BSB

    by jackalcack

    Ha ha! <p> Is it wrong to wanna bury your face in the Queen's tits? <p>

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    SPIDERMAN vs GODZILLA

    by omega_786

    COS YOU KINOW YOU WANT IT OH SO FUCKING BAD IT HURTS!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    i dunno bout this.....

    by andokomando

    Though if they make it like the incredible hulk it would be cool, but I think they should just continue on the story line they have right now, with new people than go back to high school for peter. I am kinda relieved though that Sam Raimi aint doing this cause honestly i didn't like any of the spider-man movies, they were ok but not anything great in my opinion. If they completely reboot it i think that is retarded and should no be done origin story has been done we know it we don't need to see it. maybe in like 30-40 years from now when a spider-man hasn't been done for a while then maybe an origin story would be good, but not 10 years after the original came out that is ridiculous.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    I know why this happened

    by NippleEffect

    Sony wanted morbius, and wanted to make him young and emo<p> Rami dug his heals in and Sony waved bye bye

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Bite your Fucking tongue

    by MacReady452

    I can't even bring myself to mention that shit movie with sparkly vampires in this TB. Shame on all of you for associating it with Spiderman.<p>This isn't the worst news I have ever heard and I have to agree with Stereotypical Evil Archer that the last three had to much gloss.<p>Writing is key but if they want a studio guy that can also stand his ground I would like to see what Antoine Fuqua can do with it.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Next Door NIkki as Mary Jane.

    by omega_786

    oh why not!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Daniel Radcliffe as Peter Parker

    by SilentP

    I started writing that as a joke, but if he can manage an American accent, I could actually probably see that.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    To be quite honest

    by jackalcack

    I'm pretty sick of Spiderman. I wouldn't care if they left it for a good five years before making another one. <p> Having said that, I'd love to see what a JJ Abrams directed, Damon Lindeloff scripted flick would be like.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    To those who spit on Raimi and the Spidey movies he made...

    by The French-Dude

    Just FUCK YOU, you fuckin' hypocrits. When Spider-man came out back in 2002 everybody went nuts calling it THE BEST COMIC-BOOK movie ever made. Didn't have half of the nay-sayers it has today. Go figure ! Just try finding ANYONE who loves the character so much and was so in sync with the mood of the Golden Age, including all its goofyness or cheesyness (cause that's also part of Parker). No other adaptation was so true to the material. Of course some things were changed, but nothing that de-natured the comic-book. Don't throw everything away just because Spider-man 3 was a nice little a mess. Besides, the suits imposed Venom on Raimi, despite the trillions his movies made, they still didn't let him as much freedom as WB did with Nolan, and THAT's the shame. They did it again, and it's good for Raimi to go if he can't have it his way. But it's NO GOOD for Spidey. No need to be a fuckin' genius to know that the "reboot" or whatever they make will NEVER top the other movies, not EVEN the third one. They've just ruined it for all the million people who fell in love with those movies. One question : Do you know a great director with a true visual style and deep respect for the material, who will dare to step after Raimi AND who will kneel before Zony, meaning it won't even be HIS vision but theirs ? Don't go fuckin' dreaming about James Cameron, the King of the World has other priorities. Even uttering his name along with Spider-man is ten million times more naive than thinking that FOX didn't ass-fucked Joss Whedon. And they did it twice. All of this to say : Everybody has his problems with a lot of movies, but saying that Sam Raimi didn't do a good job, so much that you read stuff like "Good Riddance" or "FUCK HIM"... That's just sad and stupid, and if you have a minimum of objectivity and brain, you know it. If you don't, then again, FUCK YOU. PS : Since the new movie is definitely coming and that i will probably go see it, i'll have my Spider-man inevitable reboot with some Whedon on it. The man definitely will be in his element, fighting with the Studio and still making a gorram flick.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Miley Cyrus as MJ?

    by Toonol

    That's... hmm. Not that bad, actually, if they're going back to high school... but risky. It's a casting decision that would make or break the movie all on its own.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Hahaha...rebooting already?

    by Rhuragh

    The first film isn't even eight years old. This is hilarious. So, the studio is probably going to hire some jellyfish who can be controlled so we can get another shitty movie like Spider-Man 3. Awesome. Unless they somehow decide to hire some incredibly talented director from out of nowhere, like the suggestion above to hire Cuaron. The problem is, any director like that who could be hired isn't going to accept studio ramrod bullshit any more than Raimi accepted it. So, it's a foregone conclusion: it's going to suck. The only question is: how bad?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Whoever said:

    by boosebaster

    That Spidey should be like Bond is spot on. Or like Doctor Who. The character is iconic, the setting and set-up are practically universally known, just do a film every five years with a different cast, maybe do two or three with the same cast and just keep rebooting it, do the same with the X-Men and Supes and Batman - hell they've got enough stories. If there were talented actors and directors attached I'll be happy to keep paying for this stuff pretty much indefinitely.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Just amazing how many of you....

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Don't seem to realize that Sam (probably my favorite director) was just about to DESTROY the next film! I mean, fucking VULTURE!? And Malkovich's retarded-assed line readings?</p><p>This whole notion that the studio insisting that S-M 3 have at least one cool villain was a BAD THING is retarded too!</p><p>This a GOOD THING folks! It's the best possible thing for the franchise! Dunst was ABHORENT as the butt-ugly, whiney, fickle BITCH version of Mary Jane. And where was all the smart-ass comments from Spidey? That's sort of his TRADEMARK! That's what makes him fucking SPIDER-MAN! The ONLY time he ever did it was "Quiet, grown-ups are talking" and it was brilliant! 2 movies later all he can do is stand there and cry! It's just ridiculous!</p>

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    I'm hungry

    by jackalcack

    I want that lanky Eastern European girl, the landlord's daughter, to bake me some cookies.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    spiderman

    by magpie1892

    Spiderman 3 made a shed load of money so do you think sony think they got it wrong no.Thats why they will dictate to any director what they want and thats life

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    My as yet unborn male child as Spiderman

    by mr dark

    I am glad Sony put a stake in the heart of this franchise..It was its destiny..Tobey will go on to better things like "Brothers" and others..I wait silently for THE AVENGERS

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Ron Jeremy for Spiderman

    by D o o d

    and a filthy whore for Mary Jane. I wreckon we could get ron into a lycra suit!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Wow. Just like that, it's over?

    by Triple_J_72

    Of course we won't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing until we see the results.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Mary Jane won't/shouldn't be in this....stupids.

    by MacReady452

    J.K. Simmons should stay on as J.J.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>Really? Interesting. You know who did that "bullshit script"? Long time since i read it. Yeah about those Organic webshooters: This online argument has been made since the dawn of this franchise. Yeah sure. It "makes sense". But it also:</p> <p>Takes away the scientist in the character.</p> <p>Removes the drama of running out of web cartridges</p> <p>And most importantly</p> <p>Makes Peter Parker a FREAK.</p> <p>How can he ever get a physical?</p> <p>AT THE DOCTOR:</p> <p>"Oh, look Pete. You have...Holes on your wrists?"</p> <p>No one takes the time to analyze the webbing left behind the city?</p> <p>CSI TEAM PEOPLE:</p> <p>"Hey guys, this stuff is biological."</p> <p>"Obviously we're dealing with some sort of freak."</p> <p>Really, this is Spider-Man. Not dark knight. I want super powers and i want a super smart nerd that invents the web fluid to match those powers.</p> <p>Im sorry if i sound snarky.</p> <p>Im a just a cynical bastard.</p> <p>Lots of things in Raimis movies were wrong for me. However for the general audience. (The money) Things were right. I like to believe that the things in spider-man 1+2 that worked best were those that were lifted straight from the comic. As Stan wrote them.</p>

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    THIS IS A FUCKING TRAGEDY!

    by shaell

    Tonight I will burn a pile of SONY execs in effigy. I'll get drunk and have a funeral for Rami's Spiderman. FUCK YOU SONY! FUCK YOU A MILLION TIMES FUCK YOU!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    I love Spider-Man but will not see this movie

    by happybunni

    Honestly it sounds like garbage they're pushing through to try and get some of the Twilight fanbase. Except this is going to fail horribly. The Spider-Man story has already been established, the next movie would have done fantastic no matter what, and they go and screw it up. Idiots!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Newcomers who can act, but don't have a name yet

    by wchblade

    I'm not a huge Tobey fan, but he seems decent enough and made them $300 mil along with Raimi at the helm. I agree Simmons WAS JJ Jameson. I'm happy that Raimi gets to go do his own thing, but what we needed was a solid script, a great villain, and to progress the story into a zone we've yet to see. We've seen origins and we've seen reboots and now we need to see heroes somewhere into the middle of their 'career' or something. Reboots aren't always a bad thing as much as I still dread them when they're "too soon". Star Trek proved OK and The Thing was better than the original, but you need the proper timing and reasons for it. With Elm Street an aging actor and new effects are decent enough reasons to reboot, but a frame-for-frame remake might not be the answer. Superman Returns is re-watchable even with the kid theme. Routh did better than most with a huge pair of boots to fill. Bale needed to wipe our memories of Joel Schumacher's horrid Batman films and it was OK and intentional to use 'gritty and real' with a character who deserved to be 'gritty and real' directed by someone who treated it as a movie and not a "comic book" movie. If they DO go the reboot route PLEASE let it be newcomers who can act and who aren't hired for popularity or good looks alone! Would have been nice to see if Raimi could do one more 'good one' to rinse the taste of the last studio-mangled film. Stop cannibalizing film with these too soon reboots. Overall the pros outweighed the cons on this series and we didn't hit Batman & Robin level blunders on the last one. And the cast wasn't too old to do at least one more. I guess it's senseless to ask for logic from anyone in the world today let alone this business.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    a live action

    by jon pertwee

    Reboot movie would be great. oh wait, we're getting tron. i wonder if gumby will be in that....

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    So they lost the pissing match....

    by genrefanboy

    I always knew this was going to happen as when Raimi/Maguire talked about SM4 in interviews it was like they both decided it would be as & when on their terms or nothing.... </p> Memo from your agents dudes studios hate it when you try & powerplay especially when they hold ALL the cards. What cards do Raimi/Maguire have...... exactly nothing. All post SM work has been pretty medicore at best (I'm being very polite here obviously!). </p> Raimi/Maguire just pissed away their biggest paychecks ever when Sony would make the movie regardless they should have just done it & tried to make the best movie possible in the timeframe. </p> But instead now we get a lousy teen-friendly reboot with mostly unknowns & high 3D CGI shot counts with emotionally bland non-existent storylines..... </p> Big gamble from Sony as well because for most people Maguire was Peter Parker......

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    It's official Mary Elizabeth Winstead as MJ

    by JettL93

    Sony should be making an anouncment within the week. She just got the part Sony is extremely happy that she was interested in the part<P>No parker casting yet Logan Lerman is the front runner, but some excecs are worried that at 17 he's a little too young especially next to winstead, however by start of filming he will be closer to 19 and that could change everything. I'll keep you updated

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Studios to dumb to make decent Spidey movie

    by havehope

    Studios dont know shit. There's no point. Fuck it. Just stick with the comics. A spiderman film cannot be done justice.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Never pay sony again! Torrent it!

    by shaell

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    FAIL.

    by NivekJ

    SM3 made more money than Zeus. It's flawed, yes. I hated it, yes. But in my heart I knew there was another one in Raimi and Maguire. Now, Sony's gonna pump out a cheap knock-off of its biggest franchise just to keep Marvel Studios at bay. <p>Origin retellings aren't the worst thing in the world, but when the best thing about your whole damn franchise is the origin story (save the train sequence), why bother dipping in that well. <p>In short, Sony bungled. Money is more important than quality, time is more precious than money, and Raimi and Maguire ran out of time, no matter how much money they made those sorry bastards. <p>Do yourself a favor: come 2012, just get your favorite theater to screen a Blu-ray of Spidey 1 or 2. They just even may earn more from popcorn sales.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Whoever said Zac Efron should be obliterated

    by havehope

    Damn you! For saying that name as a new PP

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    If this includes even a hint of origin story,

    by NoQuarter

    can we please stage a mass geek boycott? Not that it will make much of a difference box office-wise, but we have to take a stand somewhere.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    SONY! EAT MY FUCKING SHITBALLS!

    by shaell

    You'll never get my money you fucking brainless fucks!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    I think Sony made 2 pretty good Spidey films

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    I think it's pretty arguable that it was SAM that fucked up Spider-Man 3. If it was JUST Venom, by someone who liked/understood the character, it would have been the Spidey film to end all fucking Spidey films. And you fucking KNOW it.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Suggestions for reboot...

    by Damien Chowder

    This is good news! Now please be at least 91% true to the source material. <p> 1. Web shooters please!! Part of the fun and danger was Spidey always running out of webbing. <p> 2. Gwen Stacy for the first movie <p> 3. MJ must be fecking stunning and happy. No writer has ever imagined her as an above average whiney girl. <p> 4. Enemies must be evil with no stupid sob story. Unless thats how the source had it. <p> 5. Now we can have a proper Venom arc! Hells yeah!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Spiderman 90210

    by S0cks

    Oh yeah. As good as the worst of season 2 heroes, I bet.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Looks like an executive...

    by Wes_Guerrettaz

    ...finally got around to seeing The Spectacular Spider-man.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Anti Trust Laws

    by seansarto

    Disney+Marvel+SONY = 1 "The term "antitrust" was originally formulated to combat "business trusts", now more commonly known as cartels" Cinema cartels? Comic Book Cartels?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Reboot of a series only ten years old?

    by SmokingRobot

    Are they fucking kidding me? This makes as much sense as the 'Fantastic 4' reboot.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    No origin

    by Hipshot

    Just let Spidey be in high school, as he was for the first years of the comic book, which were terrific. Toby McGuire was good in #1, ok in #2 (which was my favorite--loved Doc Ock!) but clearly he let himself get chubby, and didn't much care. Definitely time for new blood--and the sooner the better.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    THANK FUCKING CEILING CAT ALMIGHTY!!!

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    Yeah, I still love Spider-man 2 but Raimi ran the series into the ground with number 3. I'm glad they canned his ass before he could fuck up even further with lame ass villains and more fucking singing/dancing.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Grimmjow Jeagerjaques

    Holy shit this is the best news I've heard all day!!!! Here's hoping, no PRAYING that whoever gets the franchise next casts a better Peter Parker (as much as I'd love to see Topher get it I don't think it'll happen), knows how to blend melodrama with story (a lot of the "emotional " moments in the last 3 Spidey flicks were a sick joke), and most importantly, can deal with the fact that it's not the fucking 1960s and can give us stories and villains from all eras of Spider-Man's history (that's right I'm talking about a movie where Venom doesn't get fucked over by a Silver Age fanboy). The Spectacular Spider-Man and the 90s Spider-Man animated series could do it, I don't see why a high falutin' movie director can't do the same.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    BixbySnyder

    by jackalcack

    I know this is probably sacrilege but I actually prefer the organic web shooters. <p> I actually find it more believable that it's just part of his superpower rather than the guy has invented the fluid and the device to shoot it out of. As crazy as it may sound, I think that would come off as ridiculous if they'd kept it that way for the films.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Say Goodbye To 400 Million Dollar Domestic Grosses

    by A-COD

    The X Men and Spidy are back in school, groan.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    I know where this is going

    by nukeboy1970

    Joel Shitmaker will finally have a chance to make another superhero movie after the goodness that was Batman and Robin.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Maguire-Parker makes a deal with Mephisto in the opening

    by Tall_Boy66

    Cut to white. Then reboot with new cast. One More Day is finally realized on screen. Sigh. And I thought they were gonna go far enoough in the Raimi-verse to do a Sinister Six movie.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    I second the motion for James Cameron...

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    ...as if he WOULD. But I seem to remember that back in the day, when Marvel was still coming out of bankruptcy and everyone was fighting over who had the movie rights to the character, Cameron had penned a Spider-Man script that had impressed a few people. Now imagine a Cameron-scripted Spider-Man in 3D IMAX. Mmmmm. NOW we're talkin'.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    THIS IS AMAZING NEWS!

    by clupula

    I am so glad they are taking it away from Raimi after the mess he made of Spiderman 3. And as I said in the last thread, did the studio force Raimi to make the Sandman the real killer of Uncle Ben? Did the studio force Raimi to put a dance number in? Did the studio force Raimi to put in Exposition Butler?<BR><BR> Not to mention, Raimi still wanted the movie to have three villains (if you count New Goblin). It's just the studio made him put in Venom instead of the Vulture, like he originally wanted.<BR><BR>Stop giving Raimi a free pass on that shitty movie.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    JettL93

    by jackalcack

    You have bad intel my friend. <p> My sources at Lindsay Lohan's Management Team have assured me that she has already signed on the dotted line for MJ. They even emailed me a scan of her contract.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    You have to admit, Rami's Villain were good

    by mistergreen

    The venom thing were the studio's and Marvel's decision, so you can't blame Raimi on that.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Apeslammer is on Rotten Tomatoes

    by Wes_Guerrettaz

    telling everyone that Zac Efron is playing Parker and whining about the awesome Spectacular Spider-Man. He's an internet bully who watches wrestling, so go figure.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    I Knew I Forgot Something...

    by Grimmjow Jeagerjaques

    Bring back the mechanical web-shooters. There have been tons of rational explanations for them in the comics and animated series. Anyone who doesn't like/understand em', point them towards Wikipedia or something, but this whole "the mechanical web-shooters and the fluid just don't make sense dude" nonsense just needs to DIE. It's irrelevant. I pretty much agree with everything Damien Chowder said.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Keep organic webs

    by ebonic_plague

    Sorry, true believers, but the idea that a high school kid not only got super spider powers, but also just randomly invented something 3M couldn't do with their millions of research dollars, absolutely kills suspension of disbelief in a movie. Organic webs was the best idea Raimi had.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Whatever Happens, I want the Film Score.

    by hyperboycomics

    Even if its not Elfman.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    I SECOND THE EMMA STONE FOR MARY JANE PETITION!!!

    by TehCreepyThinMan

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Spectacular Spider-man Cartoon

    by ten_thousand_watts_a_day

    Has anyone watched that? The first season was fantastic. If they're going to go back to high school, they took take a lesson from that show. The Venom episodes were exactly what SM3 should have been.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    What happened to Christina Hendricks for MJ?

    by ebonic_plague

    You want sex appeal, why skimp out? <p> But that's not for a couple movies. Get Zooey D. for Gwen in the first movie (and 2/3 of the second), and the female side of the equation is sewn up.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    RAIMI DIDN'T EVEN INVENT THE ORGANIC WEB SHOOTERS!!!FACT!!

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    He got that idea from the treatment that James Cameron did in the 90's. I read about it in an old issue of Fangoria.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Spiderman vs Pimples!

    by GornPirate

    Mary Jane will never date me if I have pimples! Never!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Call it the Amazing Spider-man !!!!!

    by LoranSolo7000

    Make it fun and make Peter a smart ass, young funny but strong and brave hero. Not a nerd of the 1st degree like Toby McQuire played him. In Fact none of the Former cast lest of all Rami knew the Source material, the Story or what makes Spiderman work. For those screaming not another orgin story. You must realize that Rami Ruined Spiderman's Orgin, made shit up as he went along and messed up everything. If this reboot fixes half the crap Rami messed up, then It will be great. 1.) Call it the Amazing Spiderman 2.) Hire a Real Babe to play MJ 3.) Get a Funny, Confident Peter. 4.) Go Lite on Uncle Ben and Aunt May 5.) Make a real dangerous scary Green Goblin, not a power ranger 6.)Interduce more villians in camo roles, speed up the process, and set up the sequels leading to the Sinster Six. 7.) Tie it into the Avengers

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Mechanical web-shooters

    by Toonol

    I vote FOR them. Parker's a genius. The other movies threw in self-aware super-strong tentacles that can control minds, developed just as a TOOL by a guy working on fusion. Nobody would think twice about webshooters, except a few angry talkbackers.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    I smell SpideyLight

    by Koji_Kabuto

    I bet they'll make it more Twilight. Only reason for bringing Spidey back to highschool.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Let Matt Reeves do it. Kill the "Let Me In" project —

    by blakindigo

    — and let him start on this…

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Have Hope People!! Efron will be great!!!

    by Blancoshadow

    this casting can be seen a mile away...Disney runs that roost now.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    GIVE IT TO BENDIS AND CAST AN ACTUAL KID

    by reflecto

    Do something totally different. Get a talented kid like Logan Lerman or Freddie Highmore and go from there. The first 2 Raimi movies worked but even from the start I felt he was kind of phoning it in in some ways, dispirited and depressed with big studio work. He desperately tried to push "quirky Raimi ideas" where they didn't fit, like the Vulture and the big SM3 musical number, to try and make himself happier. He was burnt out. Even DRAG ME TO HELL was a limp effort thanks to his years toiling in the Spidey mill.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    ZAC EFRON as... MJ!

    by Player01

    You know it bitches! Throw some long red hair on him and he'd be perfect.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Still not going

    by Gonzdor

    Its going to be awful!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    As said above, Joss Whedon for writer/director

    by NoQuarter

    Better a true comic book geek than McG!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    ryan reynolds makes sense

    by jon pertwee

    after the ditko skinny peter parker, the romita parker was bulkier.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Taylor Lautner as Peter Parker!!!

    by Wookie_Weed

    Kanye as the villain! Taylor Swift as MJ! Taylor and Taylor in Spiderman! Yup, that's how the Sony people will be thinking....

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Michael Cera as... Tobey Macguire!

    by Player01

    Casting this bitch is going to be a motherfugger.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Eliza Dushku out of work again

    by Blancoshadow

    why not her a mj??? hahahahaha

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    I WAS JUST BITTEN BY A RADIOACTIVE STUDIO CHIEF!

    by CountryBoy

    I WILL NOW DRIVE EVERY FRANCHISE I CONTROL INTO THE GROUND, THEN REBOOT IT -- THEN REBOOT THE REBOOT, IN A PATENTED MOVE I WILL DUB "THREEBOOT" -- BECAUSE I LIVE ONLY TO SQUEEEEEEZE EVERY DIME I CAN OUT OF EVERY SITUATION I ENCOUNTER! NOTHING ELSE MATTERS! RADIOACTIVE STUDIO CHIEF VENOM COURSES THROUGH MY VEINS! REBOOT! THREEBOOT! INFINITIBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    ZAC EFRON

    by Toonol

    You people realize that Sony and Disney are not only different companies, they're COMPETING companies? This isn't some weird collusion so Sony can promote Disney's golden-boy.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Here's Another Vote For Avengers Tie-In

    by Grimmjow Jeagerjaques

    Something else I forgot (thanks LoranSolo 7000). Since Marvel's making an actual movie-verse continuity, make the new Spider-Man movie a part of that (and F4 and anything else that gets rebooted).

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Spidergirl!

    by Wookie_Weed

    And after the romance, she eats her boyfriend!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    I hope Cameron does the project.

    by Wes_Guerrettaz

    If he did, I wouldn't mind Zac Efron at all either because after Avatar I have faith that Cameron will deliver a transformative experience defining how we look at the Spiderman character. Plus, Zac Efron is twenty times more charismatic than Sam Worthington and my kids find him quite hilarious so I think he would be a good fit.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    im glad its dead now let it stay dead for god sakes

    by sephiroth6190

    at least for 5 or ten years so i may recover from that shit debacle that spiderman 3 was

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    THANK FUCKING GOD : ) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Illuminate

    About fucking time. Sam Rami's Spider-Man was 1. Not even as stylized and cool as when Todd McFarlane started drawing him and those are old comics from the fucking 80's. Rami was stuck in “stick figure” spider-man of the 60's. Spider-Man has evolved into a more cooler Spider like figure that moves and swings through the air like a spider with style in the comics. Rami had him swinging through the air like he is about to fart and without style. THE NEXT DIRECTOR BETTER LOOK AT MCFARLANE AND THE OTHER RECENT COMIC ARTIST LEGENDS WHO MADE Spider-Man LOOK COOL 2. Sam Rami loves sucking dick because he did not make MJ a model like she is in the comics. There is nothing wrong with wanting to swallow another man's cum, but don't put your shit on other peoples plates. Also, Dunst is fucking ugly like a zombie. MJ is the perfect 10 hot model with a heart of gold that fell in love with a nerd. Rami never fucking got that!!!!!!!!!! 3. I never liked the snobby attitudes of both Dunst and Tobey, who acted bored during the interviews for the Spider-Man movies. Fuck those losers. We won't remember their fucking names in a few years. Good buy assholes. 4. What separates Spider-Man from other marvel super heroes is that he's funny. During fighting Spider-Man cracks jokes and he barely fucking did that in the Rami movies. Get an actor who can do improv (like a white Eddie Murphy, umm, when Eddie was funny). Rami never understood Spider-Man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's like having Superman not fly you dumb fuck:Sam Rami. Go back to shitty Darkman movies you fucking loser, you can no longer feed off Spider-Man. Good bye assholes and thanks for shitting on Spider-Man for three movies. Spider-Man 2 was an ok movie, but it was missing some serious shit (1-4) so fuck Spider-Man 2, I would rather watch the 90's cartoon which was more faithful. They would be crazy to not offer it to James Cameron. I read Cameron's script for Spider-Man and he would not fuck it up.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Well, Raimi and Toby got payoffs

    by antonphd

    i'm guessing it cost the budget of Sherlock Holmes to get Raimi and Toby and Dunst off Spiderman. i hope they enjoy every fucking penny.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Well, Raimi and Toby got payoffs

    by antonphd

    i'm guessing it cost the budget of Sherlock Holmes to get Raimi and Toby and Dunst off Spiderman. i hope they enjoy every fucking penny.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Give James Cameron X-MEN, COME ON PEOPLE

    by reflecto

    JAMES CAMERON'S UNCANNY X-MEN IN 3-D, reuniting him with either Zoe Saldana or Angela Bassett as Storm. YOU CANNOT TELL ME THIS WOULD NOT MAKE MASSIVE BANK.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    SPIDER-MAN 3 SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE DARK KNIGHT OF THIS SERIES!!!

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    I wanted a movie that was dark and powerful. Instead we got emo Parker and MJ the self-centered troll.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    Not that anyone is reading 5000 posts down, but... the only good thing about rebooting a franchise like this 10 years in is that it paves the way for a much-needed Fantastic Four reboot.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    James Cameron directs Shia LaBeouf in The Amazing Spiderman

    by irc-Hollywood

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Are the Wachowski's are still with Warner Bros?

    by blakindigo

    They know the material…

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Logan Lerman or Freddie Highmore as Peter

    by reflecto

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    THANK FUCKING GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Illuminate

    About fucking time. Sam Rami's Spider-Man was 1. Not even as stylized and cool as when Todd McFarlane started drawing him and those are old comics from the fucking 80's. Rami was stuck in “stick figure” spider-man of the 60's. Spider-Man has evolved into a more cooler Spider like figure that moves and swings through the air like a spider with style in the comics. Rami had him swinging through the air like he is about to fart and without style. THE NEXT DIRECTOR BETTER LOOK AT MCFARLANE AND THE OTHER RECENT COMIC ARTIST LEGENDS WHO MADE Spider-Man LOOK COOL 2. Sam Rami loves sucking dick because he did not make MJ a model like she is in the comics. There is nothing wrong with wanting to swallow another man's cum, but don't put your shit on other peoples plates. Also, Dunst is fucking ugly like a zombie. MJ is the perfect 10 hot model with a heart of gold that fell in love with a nerd. Rami never fucking got that!!!!!!!!!! 3. I never liked the snobby attitudes of both Dunst and Tobey, who acted bored during the interviews for the Spider-Man movies. Fuck those losers. We won't remember their fucking names in a few years. Good buy assholes. 4. What separates Spider-Man from other marvel super heroes is that he's funny. During fighting Spider-Man cracks jokes and he barely fucking did that in the Rami movies. Get an actor who can do improv (like a white Eddie Murphy, umm, when Eddie was funny). Rami never understood Spider-Man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's like having Superman not fly you dumb fuck:Sam Rami. Go back to shitty Darkman movies you fucking loser, you can no longer feed off Spider-Man. Good bye assholes and thanks for shitting on Spider-Man for three movies. Spider-Man 2 was an ok movie, but it was missing some serious shit (1-4) so fuck Spider-Man 2, I would rather watch the 90's cartoon which was more faithful. They would be crazy to not offer it to James Cameron. I read Cameron's script for Spider-Man and he would not fuck it up.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Joseph Gordon Levitt???

    by Blancoshadow

    why not...better than most young actors...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Reboot lightly

    by crimsoncinder

    I want to see something along the vein of Iron Man and incredible Hulk. Skip the origin retread story (hulk) and keep it light and serious (IM). This doesn't need some big shot in the spidey suit, but someone who can pull off nerd and hero at the same time and keep it light hearted. Kraven would be great. Two ways you could do him, old and past his prime (stallone) or in his prime (the rock).

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    All of you haters will change your tune...

    by Wes_Guerrettaz

    ...when the trailer kicks your butt up around the back of your head. Mark my words, everyone saying they won't see it will be in line opening day.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    well fuck this shit

    by Gungan Slayer

    would it pain Sony that much to have Spider-Man 4 with Raimi and Crew pushed back to 2012? Cameron should be working on stuff way better than Spider-Man, so keep him away from this.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    The argument against web shooters, aka...

    by ebonic_plague

    ...the never ending nerd blood feud. <p> Here's my take on it, and please don't bother flaming me in response because I don't actually care in any capacity beyond being an average movie-goer who likes superheroes... but every hero gets ONE (1) unbelievable aspect. Parker gets bitten by a radioactive spider, gets super powers; I'll buy that. Parker gets super powers AND just so happens to invent a miracle substance that enables him to use his super powers in a way that fits his chosen superhero theme? Shenannigans. Just like it was BS that the symbiote meteorite JUST HAPPENED to land right next to Spidey... it's too much coincidence. It makes it unbelievable, and adds nothiing to the character, IMO. Who, besides comic geeks, knows or cares that Pete is an aspiring scientist? Being a detective is essential to Batman's character; being a scientist is, IMO, just window dressing for Spidey. Might as well make him a Stick-trained ninja, too. If you're looking to ground these movies in something more closely approximating reality, in order to draw in the crowds, you have to make some compromises to the source material. I think the organic webshooters in place of the deus-ex-science is the absolute best thing they could have done, and I hope they keep it for the reboot. 2 cent AICN toll paid.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    How about James Cameron directing...

    by HapaPapa72

    Joseph Gordon Levitt as Peter Parker/Spiderman? He still looks relatively young, he's got the chops, indie cred, he's gangly, and he can hold his own opposite a hot leading lady ( see 500 Days of Summer.) It might screw up a lot of fanboys' plans to cast him as the new Joker, though. Sorry!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    I WAS JUST BITTEN BY A RADIOACTIVE STUDIO CHIEF!

    by CountryBoy

    I WILL NOW TAVE OVER A STUDIO, DRIVE EVERY FRANCHISE I CONTROL INTO THE GROUND, AND REBOOT IT -- THEN REBOOT THE REBOOT, IN A PATENTED MOVE I WILL DUB "THREEBOOT" -- BECAUSE I NOW LIVE ONLY TO SQUEEEEEEZE EVERY DIME I CAN OUT OF EVERY SITUTION I ENCOUNTER! NOTHING ELSE MATTERS! RADIOACTIVE STUDIO CHIEF BLOOD COURSES THROUGH MY VEINS! REBOOT! THREEBOOT! INFINITIBOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Harry!!!!

    by Daytripper69

    I hope James Cameron reads this article and at least mulls over the idea of taking on Spidey. "James Cameron's Spider-Man..." can you imagine—?!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    BTW, best reboot idea I ever heard?

    by ebonic_plague

    Young black spidey with Maestro Harrell from the Wire. It would kill off the least healthy members of the fundamentalist fanboy community as soon as it was announced, but goddamn if that wouldn't get my ass in a seat opening night.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    EMMA STONE AS MARY JANE!

    by irc-Hollywood

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Somewhere under a stack of pizza boxes

    by ten_thousand_watts_a_day

    Brett Ratner's spider sense is tingling

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    by 10thDoctor

    well...now I wish Topher Grace hadn't been in Spidey 3. he would make an excellent Spider-man, IMO... M. Cera might be good if he doesn't play himself too much. =)

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    JettL93: percey jacson and the lightning theives?

    by OutlawsDelejos

    It's Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief you fuck knuckle.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Don't understand the Raimi hate

    by Breadflesh

    You're all ungrateful fuckpigs who will get the shitty spidey films ye deserve.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Maybe we'll finally get the Robotech movie

    by corvette63

    that Tobie has optioned.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    DO SPIDEY JUSTICE THIS TIME AROUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Illuminate

    All you mother fuckers out there who liked the movies aren't real Spider-Man fans since those movies where not close to what Spider-Man is in the comics. Read my previous posts. If you liked the movies and the next director is more faithful to the comics than you are going to love the next movies even more. Don't forget to cast actresses that we would want to fuck. I would let Kirsten Dunst suck my dick and swallow my cum once and then when the bitch calls I would not return her phone call because she LOOKS LIKE A FUCKING ZOMBIE. DO IT RIGHT IN THE FUCKING REBOOT. Cast someone who is fuckable and is a good actress like Anne Hathaway. AND MAKE SURE SPIDEY IS FUCKING FUNNY THIS GOD DAMNED TIME. WHY? BECAUSE HE IS FUCKING GOD DAMNED FUNNY AND CRACKING JOKES AT THE BAD GUYS IN THE COMICS AND THAT'S HIS TRADEMARK THAT SEPERATES HIM FROM OTHER SUPERHEROES GET IT FUCKING RIGHT THIS TIME ASSHOLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    BILLY CORGAN HAS TO HANG UP THE M.J. WIG

    by Mullah Omar

    ...and get back to playing music.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Should go with a Spider-Girl movie instead

    by ISleptWithKathyBatesAndAllThatIGotWasThisStupidTalkbackName

    It's a good comic!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    A black Spiderman would be dumb.

    by Wes_Guerrettaz

    Most of them already have several kids by the age that Peter is supposed to get his powers and I don't see a way for them to work around that.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    ebonic_plague, RE: Web-shooters…

    by blakindigo

    Thank you. Just… Thank you.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    BIG LOB

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Big Lob makes his move.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Hahahaha!!!

    by MajorFrontbum

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    cameron has to get the hulk.

    by alice133

    cuz theres evil military people that want bruce banners formula and shit like that.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    One Word: 3D

    by antonphd

    there was no way to make a live action 3d spiderman in a year and a half. i'm guessing that Avatar had more to do with sony being willing to payoff and lose Raimi and Toby when the last 3 films were so successful.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    WHO STRETCHED THIS TALKBACK?

    by ISleptWithKathyBatesAndAllThatIGotWasThisStupidTalkbackName

    Without even looking, i reckon it's TehCreepyThinMan.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Vanderbilt script

    by ten_thousand_watts_a_day

    So, his script didn't follow the current franchise's arc? Why did they hire him to do that initially? Maybe Sony had always had it in mind to dump Raimi...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Picking "dreamy" types

    by drewlicious

    Too bad studios actually think like this. When you pick someone fresh from the cover of Tigerbeat the character really isn't relateable anymore. Peter Parker, post-spider-bite, isn't written as that bad looking a guy but he's not Robert Pattinson either. Its at least conceivable tha Tobey Maguire's life in high school was a living hell.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Illuminate

    by ebonic_plague

    ALL YOU MOTHER FUCKERS ARE GOING TO PAY! YOU ARE THE ONES WHO ARE THE BALL LICKERS! WE'RE GONNA FUCK YOUR MOTHERS WHILE YOU WATCH AND CRY LIKE LITTLE BITCHES! <p> Etc, etc.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    ScoobySnack is talking nonsense

    by Kaitain

    It's actually Paul W S Anderson doing the Avatar reboot.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Don't blame Raimi but..

    by alexgk

    Maguire sucked as Peter Parker. NO charisma. Dunst never had any of the fire of MJ from the comics (while he did not have any of the one-liners which is a MAJOR part of who he is, and the fun of reading the comic). Raimi did help make comic movies more mainstream and acceptable. Thank you. But ignoring Gwen Stacy at first, then MJ dangling from the bus, just basically how he treated the source material...f#@ that.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    "What about Ryan Murphy for director?"

    by m_prevette

    That is the most incredibly stupid thing ever posted on this site... Nip/Tuck is "sober drama"? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING? Nip/Tuck is smarmy wanna-porn written by someone with the talent of a 10th grader.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Hahaha!

    by MajorFrontbum

    The predictability of these Hollywood turds is fucking hilarious. They should turn it into a comedy with a laugh track, seeing the laughs have already begun. Hollywood = Pathetic. Cinema is officially dead.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8 p.m. CST

    RIP Spiderwick

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416236/

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    I second Anton Yelchin as Spiderman...

    by RedJester

    Although I still think that they should leave the damn franchise alone. Are we really going to go ten years between reboots? Really? But yeah if they're going to do it again, they should go with kids that actually look like they are in highschool still. I say go with Anton Yelchin as Spiderman and Saoirse Ronan as Mary Jane. Both of these kids have phenomenal talent, granted Yelchin is 3 or 4 years older than Ronan, but still... Could work...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Why do I detect the foul stench...

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    ...of Brett Ratner wafting in from the sidelines?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    a black spiderman would be cool

    by antonphd

    an asian spiderman would be even cooler. we've had an irish catholic spiderman. mix it up. at the 4th film this isn't about recreating the comics anymore. it's about making the movies. i'd love to see a peter who isn't white. it would be interesting.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    FUCK. Please no "reboot." Please no "high school."

    by DarthCorleone

    If it's an origin story again, I'm not going. Just recast and scrap the baggage and narrative we have. Put Parker in his 20s and already well into his powers. That's what I'd like to see anyway. Please no more goofy high school stuff. It's been covered, and it was covered less than 8 years ago! Jeez.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    ISleptWithKathyBatesAndAllThatIG otWasThisStupidTalkbackName, IT

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    I resent the implication . You, SIR, are a cad and a bounder.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Jim Cameron Directs = Sam Worthington stars

    by Vesuvio

    And that is also a fact.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    This is the worst news ever..

    by donduck

    ..It's not about Raimi, Tobey, or Spider-Man. This is about how studios are quick to make decisions like this. Are we gonna endure reboots of franchises every decade? This is a bad sign. This goes beyond Spider-Man.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    This is the worst news ever..

    by donduck

    ..It's not about Raimi, Tobey, or Spider-Man. This is about how studios are quick to make decisions like this. Are we gonna endure reboots of franchises every decade? This is a bad sign. This goes beyond Spider-Man.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    blakindigo

    by ebonic_plague

    Cheers, man. I promise not to start an online petition, though.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    if jesus can be white

    by antonphd

    then superhero characters can change race too. uh oh. did i just commit sacrilege?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    HERE'S WHAT YOU DO:

    by malificus

    Bring in that dude from 300 as Kraven, make him hunt the Lizard (Pete will have to fight off Kraven while trying to cure his Prof) and have one of Pete's egotistical science projects spawn Electro by mistake, he feels guilty as pete always should. Bring in an unknown as Peter and do the story as 60's retro, with everyone looking like a cross between a Ditko drawing and Back to the Future 50's. Make a swingin' MJ but bring in a hottie for Gwen Stacy, Pete's real true love which any REAL Spidey fan knows. Jack's dad from LOST as Captain Stacy!! Make it so, thank me later.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    hated casting of sam jack as nick fury but

    by crazybubba

    i'd pay to see maestro harrell as spiderman. why i'm okay with one and not the other? i don't know but somehow to me maestro is closer to Peter Parker than Sam is to Fury. Organic Webshooters=suck. my two cents paid and here's twenty bucks cause i'm highly opinionated and have a lot of pent up nerd rage i love releasing on aicn. i love this site. <p>p.s.---studios I beg you don't give us a high school parker reboot pleeeassse. just continue with where Raimi left off.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Like Cameron would mdo it...

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    And anyway, it'd take him 12 years to make as he waited for the technology to allow the audience to actually get smacked in the face whenever anyone on screen threw a punch.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Dunst

    by Magnus Greel

    Someone better watch her recreational drug usage. She always has the Bring it On franchise to fall back on.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Illuminate

    by BixbySnyder

    Geez. Calm down man. However, much like Raimis spidey movies, you have your valid points and eh...some not so.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Spider-Man 4 - 6 should be filmed back to back

    by Wayne6000

    If they'll be getting a genuine 16 - 18 year old actor (I believe US child labor laws dictate actors have to be at least 18,till they can work full time hours on TV and film sets), who unlike Tobey, they should sign up for a 6 film deal at the same price, then they should also start scripting Spider-Man 5 & 6 and film all 3 films back to back (with the 1 director, or with 2 or 3 directors) to cut costs and have 1 film out a year, instead of having 3 year delays between films.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    This is all Spider-Man 3's fault!!!

    by Kal Reeve

    The absolute worst superhero film of the past decade. I call it the worst because the first two were so good and the third is so very, very bad in comparison.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Can we all just agree...

    by ebonic_plague

    ...that it's nice to see some actual geek news worth talking back about on AICN again? This TB is what this site is all about.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    "SPIDER M4N"

    by Player01

    Yeah, how's that for a title, will tap into the zeitgeist of twitter, mobile phones and all the crap that kids like these days. Also, this needs a decent director, like, say, David Lean.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    And I blame all of you fanboys who begged for Venom!

    by Kal Reeve

    You know you did, so don't play innocent!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    lol illuminate thinks anne hathaway

    by crazybubba

    is an upgrade from kirsten dunst. more of a lateral move.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Cameron wouldn't be able to make that release window.

    by Wes_Guerrettaz

    But whatever he made would be worth the wait.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    RIP Dennis Hopper

    by TheJudger

    haven't seen it hit the net yet, but someone told me he passed away. :(

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    How comes no one has mentioned Daniel Radcliffe?

    by Wes_Guerrettaz

    He would be pretty much perfect for the part and everyone here knows it.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Damn no lizard then

    by Dazzler69

    Such a build up for Lizard and left with a hard-on. Or maybe now they can do Lizard?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Hmm, reboot, reshoot.

    by BixbySnyder

    What kind of reboot are we yapping about really? Like The Incredible Hulk? Where it's a pseudo sequel or Dark knight where they say "fuck those movies".?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Bad news

    by corplhicks

    Sucks dumb move they will pay at boxoffice

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Sam shoiuldn't even feel he had to walk

    by hallmitchell

    Let him make the movie he wants to make - suits. He's only delivered billions. Why isn't there trust?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Enough with Anton Yelchin!!!

    by Magnus Greel

    He was easily one of the worst parts of Star Trek. Worse even than the brewery engine room production design. And his work in Terminator doesn't really merit this outpouring of love.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    AND STOP SUGGESTING FOR CAMERON!!!

    by Kal Reeve

    The guy sucks. He's a hack storyteller who knows how to produce nice special effects. How so many people can be suckered by his cliched, hollow love stories, and less-than-an-inch deep characters I will never know.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    AND STOP SUGGESTING CAMERON!!!

    by Kal Reeve

    The guy sucks. He's a hack storyteller who knows how to produce nice special effects. How so many people can be suckered by his cliched, hollow love stories, and less-than-an-inch deep characters I will never know.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    my vote for next villians

    by crazybubba

    someone said 300 guy as Kraven--good call, Malkavich or Larry David as Vulture and/or Raimi's buddy whathisface as Mysterio.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Yes, RIP Mr. Hopper

    by BixbySnyder

    Great actor and a true professional.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    I agree Anton, a black or asian Spidy would be cool

    by RedJester

    Granted there are several young asian stars who rock as Spiderman, but for the life of me, I can't think of any high school aged black actors in general, not just for this role! What's up with that Hollywood!? Perhaps will Smiths son in a couple years... But seriously, f*ck that kid! He's spoiled enough as it is!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    anyone who thinks cameron sucks needs to rewatch

    by crazybubba

    the terminator and aliens.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    will smiths kids have zero personality

    by crazybubba

    sorry. Smith is entertaining but the kids meh.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Another fucking origin story

    by MaxDembo1

    Great, I really wanna watch Peter Parker go through high school again. Fuck this franchise! Also, James Cameron's Spiderman treatment is legendarily awful.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    THIS TIME AROUND!!!

    by california_mtz

    Mechanical web-shooters! Peter Parker is a scientific GENIUS. Mechanical web-shooters demonstrate this perfectly and add to dramatic tension if Spidey run out of web fluid.<p>Start with Gwen Stacey as the romantic love interest!!! 'Nuff said.<p>No "Power Ranger" Green Goblin and no "snowboarding" Gobey Jr.<p>The burglar killed Uncle Ben! This is what torments Peter every day of his life - that he could have prevented Uncle Ben's death but he let his selfishness get in the way.<p>No public unmaskings. The spidey mask doesn't bother the movie going public; we like spider-man.<p>WISECRACKS!!!<p>Start with a 'b' or 'c' villian ala James Bond for the beginning of the movie!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Longest Talkback ever?

    by Crusher Creel

    That a boy Spidey! FUCK YOU RAIMI!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Early 80s Cameron may have been good, but he sucks now

    by Kal Reeve

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Peter won't be back in high school

    by ten_thousand_watts_a_day

    "back to his roots" only meant they will be focusing on his struggle with his powers (ala 1 and 2) instead of his relationship with MJ (3).

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    EVERY CHARACTER TO BE PLAYED BY HARRY KNOWLES

    by HaterofCrap

    ...making eddie murphy seem like a slacker loser. not counting his last 10 years of movies. the good eddie.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    by 10thDoctor

    Cameron DOES suck... "Aliens" & "T2" aside, his movies are mostly crap. seriously..."True Lies" was the most boring things I've EVER sat through at a theater. "Titanic" has laughable dialogue and wretched FX. on some levels he is most definitely a hack... sorry Harry. =)

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    And the longest talkback was Mori's review of Abram's

    by Kal Reeve

    leaked Superman script. Thankfully, Abrams blowing his nose on the mythology of the greatest superhero who ever lived got us geeks plenty angry. And thankfully, that abomination never came to fruition.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Marvel/Disney

    by Magnus Greel

    What they need to do now is sign Raimi and or Maguire to a new Marvel hero. Or maybe if Warners/DC could pull their collective heads out of their asses.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    They should change it to Scorpion Man

    by SoylentMean

    Scorpions are still arachnids and it would be edgy.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Dennis Hopper? Is it true?!

    by blakindigo

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Cameron sucks? You internet nerds have lost your minds.

    by Wes_Guerrettaz

    He's probably the best and most important filmmaker working today if not ever.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    In five years many of you will see Avatar for the...

    by Kal Reeve

    cliched, soulless, unoriginal crap it truly is. The 3D was amazing, but the acting, storytelling, inventiveness, and character depth was beyond pathetic.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    And other things...

    by california_mtz

    Not every villain has to start out as a good guy/friend of Peter Parker's.<p>Peter's girlfriend doesn't have to get kidnapped by the main villain every single movie.<p>Not every woman in Peter's single life has to be a model. WTF - Gwen introduced during a modeling scene in SM3?!?<p> NEVER have a reporter in any movie tell the audience how we should be feeling as that Australian actress did in SM3. The director should show the audience how to feel using the film & actors!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Cameron would be wrong

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>And I vote NO to black spider-man for the same reasons as i vote YES on mechanical webshooters. I want them to stay true to the source material.</p> <p>And btw, if anyone wants to see asian spidey, there is always Japanese Spider-man.</p> <p>MARVEL: Stay true to the source like Iron-Man, update things slightly to bring it up to date and make a fucking fortune.</p> <p>Again.</p>

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    New director =

    by Magnus Greel

    Joss Whedon

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Where's the love...?

    by KubricksBellEnd

    C'mon. It was the popularity of the Spider-Man franchise that bought us a slew of superhero flicks in recent years. Some of us remember seeing Nicholas Hammond at the cinema and being a little deflated as he karate-kicked his final henchman into submission. The original film was a thrill, the second built on that solid foundation, and the third was a little busy, but what you got was three top-class Spider-Man films. The trilogy stands. Sony should leave it alone and concentrate on trying to do another Catwoman movie with Halle and her Berries.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Joseph Gordon-levitt?

    by krabklaw

    Levitt is closing in on 30. Sorry, but they need a teenager for this franchise if they want to keep it in high school for a few movies. Preferably an unknown, I hope.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Yeah... bad idea

    by BizarroJerry

    A reboot that quickly? Doesn't that just bore or tire out your audience. How can you build a series when the audience knows they'll get a brand new version every few years? I dunno, folks. Oh, and I dunno if the last Hulk was successful or not, but I liked it.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Could it possible just possible be that...

    by MurderMostFowl

    be that Spiderman isn't the ultimate bankable super hero that everyone wants him to be?<BR><BR>Any origin story reboot will absolutely flop. If you must do it at all, just make a new spiderman movie and assume the other 3 ( 2 even ) existed and told your back story well enough. Don't even try to explain who Spidey is or why he's portrayed by a different actor.<BR><BR> Then tell a solid, thoughtful, action filled film with no amazing dramatic twist and nothing goofy. And here's somethign for you Hollywood. DON'T make it spider man vs. any one in particular. Don't make it be about man vs. man. see if you can do that.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Magnus Greel

    by RedJester

    We agree to disagree I guess... Granted I never saw Terminator so he might have sucked in it, but I thought he had a quite clever and comical take on Chekov in the Star Trek reboot. He was also very good in AlphaDog and exceptionally good in Heart in Atlantis. I'm glad you didn't argue with my Saoirse Ronin choice though or I would've had to punch you. That girl is crazy talented.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    The "Vision" of Amy Pascal, anyone?

    by Jawsphobia

    I'm interested in what Alvin Sargent or Sam Raimi might have to say, even the cast. Sony was at it's best keeping hands off - that was their best collaboration: trust of Sam's instincts. When he had one heavy too many foisted upon him, the delicate balance was tipped and the movie couldn't sustain it at the level of previous movies. Not that I disliked Spidey 3 as much as most people, but I sure have no curiosity about the vision of the suits and what they do without a Raimi and stars fighting back. While I'd like to see a pay-off in the transformation of Peter's professor to a baddie, and maybe even see Mary Jane out of the picture and Betty Brant (Elizabeth Banks) as the love interest front and center for a few flicks, and maybe see the dark side of his landlord's daughter. . . .THOSE are the only things that might draw me back to see a new Spider-Man flick. Natural pay-offs, not regression to high school. Memo to Sony: The Raimi films (especially the first) benefited from a critical mass of desire for a GOOD live-action Spider-Man. Just as the 1989 Batman coasted somewhat on it's logo fetish and The Phantom Menace coasted entirely on Star Wars as a starved-for brand. But now that is done. I pity anyone who takes the role of Spider-Man from Tobey now, or any director who feels the need to be the next Sidney J. Furie (Superman IV: The Quest For Peace).

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Reboot AVATAR!

    by Player01

    The AVATAR franchise needs a reboot. Disney visionaries see Zac Efron as Sully, Raven-Symoné as Neytiri with Orlando Bloom guest starring as Col. Quartich.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Charlie Bartlett would be a terrible Spiderman.

    by Wes_Guerrettaz

    He doesn't even look like he could beat one of my kids up.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Facebook petition against the reboot

    by snowballreborn

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=246343189365 please join if you're against this atrocious idea.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    I'm with you, MurderMost....

    by BizarroJerry

    Just keep it going with new people. So what if the director and actor are different. Personally, I have no interest in returning to his origins again, even if it's not literally an origin story. I gotta watch his teen angst again, and watch him pine over MJ again? Blech.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Reboot ALVIN the SQUEAKWEL!!

    by MagicHack

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    back to school

    by Waka_Flocka_Flame

    no thanks. i suppose anything is better than tobey the damp squib maguire

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    reboot this fucker!

    by Crusher Creel

    thank you! fuck you raimi!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Vesuvio

    by mradriano

    You have a good idea using Pixar to do the 3D on that but it seems HIGHLY unlikely seeing as how Pixar does whatever the hell they want and it's brilliant no matter what the circumstances. I do hope that Disney takes protective custody over Spiderman though. Pun intended.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Remember that Gwen came first!

    by california_mtz

    Why are people 'casting' Mary Jane? She doesn't appear in the cannon until much later. That was one of Raimi's worst mistakes, that he transposed Mary Jane for Gwen Stacey.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    by bychance

    "I thought Tobey was an OK Peter Parker but you could totally tell it was hardly ever him in the Spider-Man suit." Actually, he did a lot of his own stunts.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    This is GREAT NEWS!

    by MANNZILLA

    Now we might actually see Carnage and a proper venom!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    TYLER PERRY'S I CAN DO SPIDER-MAN ALL BY MYSELF

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Toby...Toby...Toby..

    by Waka_Flocka_Flame

    Toby Wong...Toby Wong...Toby Chung...fuckin Charlie Chan.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Why Not Make Make Spidey Older

    by MANNZILLA

    They could do an aging take on him like Miller did with Batman

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Thanks, BringingSexyBack —

    by blakindigo

    — I'll have nightmares for weeks…

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Anton Yelchin

    by Turd Furgeson

    Has to be, put on a couple pounds, not too much, and it'll work.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Agreed californi_mtz

    by RedJester

    And then to boot they chose a natural blond as the redhead and a natural redhead as the blond. most retarded casting ever.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Oh well.,

    by LouisVondredi

    At least Sony makes a decent gaming system... Im actually more interested in Lobo which I believe may be in developement.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Manzilla...

    by Magnus Greel

    Cast Russell Crowe and have Ridley Scott direct.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    BLAK

    by BringingSexyBack

    You and me both pal.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Blame the Studio System

    by bneth1201

    What a week... Talented Funny-man Conan O'Brien most likely out; Hackey Jay Leno back in. Near perfect Raimi/Maguire Spidey franchise out; Studio controlled, rush job, and guaranteed piece of sh*t Spidey franchise in... And to top it off, we might be getting 2 more Fast and Furious movies. Am I missing something here?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    NATHAN FILLION AS PETER PARKER

    by F-18

    I haven't read the whole talkback. Some retard may have suggested that seriously.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    You morons and your venom/carnage love

    by DanielPlainviewOnVacationInBoston

    Those characters suck. Always did. Are you five years old?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    california_mtz

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>I like the cut of your jib.</p> <p>also this just in: Joss Whedon will not direct anything of significance ever. Mostly for having a girlymans first name. <p>This message was brought to you by the governor of California.</p>

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Ooohhh, good for you...

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Sony, another reboot! Can anyone even explain to me what the hell "reboot" even means? And can we just reboot Hollywood so they can generate some goddamn ORIGINAL IDEAS?!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    bneth1201

    by BixbySnyder

    Yes, we lost Dennis Hopper. :(

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    LET'S FACE IT. THEY KILLED SPIDEY.

    by BringingSexyBack

    Another origin story set it High School? Been there done that practically just yesterday. This is just stupid.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds as Spider-man

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    He can be every superhero

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Also on the Anton Yelchin bandwagon

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    If we are going back to highschool Spidy. <p> Also happy with the news after number 3, was for the most part average to awful. Whilst Venom wasn't handled well, it wasn't Venom that overly annoyed me.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    One bad film and everyone turns on Raimi

    by SithMenace

    I don't understand fandom sometimes. <p>But since there's a reboot now maybe they can correct the two mistakes that Raimi made in an otherwise great series of films, Gwen Stacy should be first and the villains should be locked up, not killed. "From the writer of Zodiac" is good news though.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    Michael Angarano for Peter PArker!

    by tlyel37

    Don't know if anyone else suggested it yet, but he was the first name to cross my mind. He already played a superhero once...kinda.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    Why do I get the feeling someone at Sony

    by pendy16

    ...read the comic "Bad Ass" and decided to make an edgier, darker Spiderman based on that? Not a bad idea if it were ten years from now... but way too soon, to many people are still attached to the actors/characters... they've only been around for the past decade

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    Still no source on Hopper's death

    by DanielPlainviewOnVacationInBoston

    But damn, I miss him already. Republican friends unite! Actually, you know what, let's just remember the friggin' awesomeness that is Dennis Hopper.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    I would only watch another Origin Story...

    by TheMarineBiologist

    If Sony gave up the franchise back to Marvel and Marvel was able to draw Spidey into their new movie continuity.<p> Here's hoping for a movie adaptation of the Civil War...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Casting

    by Magnus Greel

    Anyone know what Nicholas Hammond is up to these days?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Good News!

    by fassbinder79

    Start the fuck over! And hire Paul Verhoeven to direct!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Mathew Vaughn not a bad choice as director

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Not sure he would go for it though. <p> Which makes me worry about replacement directros i.e one of the Hack club (McG, Ratner or Hood)

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    further to may last post - re Hood he has made

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    a couple of good movies, bit harsh on him

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Don't do another origin story!!!!

    by jimmy_009

    Fuck, we can just watch the other origin story. I'm OK with a reboot, just assume we know the origin already (because, you know, everyone fucking does.)

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    By the time this movie gets made..

    by malificus

    ...Kirby will once-again own it, and THAT'S the best aspect of that story.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Many of you complaining actually helped kill Spider-Man

    by Kal Reeve

    So many of you begged and pleaded for Venom to be included in Spider-Man 3. Well, it happened and it was an ugly mess. Terrible character shoehorned into what could have been a great film and the third part of a great trilogy. Unfortunately, the producers listened to a bunch of loudmouth, braindead fanboys and forced Raimi to include Venom. Take a bow, fools.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    re Origin

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    May have already been said (this is a long TB) but definetely give a credits type origin sequence, don't need to spend anymore than 5 minutes on it. <p>

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Yah, it got too mopey-dopey emo and shit

    by PTSDPete

    All those movies were fricking bottom line. They all sounded, felt, and looked like they're only about starting the franchise and putting those characters in the silver screen. Incredibly work-for-hire. Didn't really seem like much of a Sam Raimi flick in retrospect, in the same way 'Drag Me To Hell' was a Sam Raimi flick, so much as Sam Raimi doing a tentpole product for a company - packaging it in a way that would look like a 'legitimate' superhero flick. Ergo : abiding by previous bussiness practices ( garishness of Tim Burton's 'Batman', and scenes & set-ups practically lifted from the original Superman flick ). In fact, the films in general were parts Superman : The Movie, part CGI, part money. Part 2 onwards and it becomes part teen drama shit ( Degrassi and frickin Smallville ), in all ways transparent - and outright farcical as with the third movie. Not much authorial voice in the whole thing : there are bits and pieces of Sam Raimi-isms, but that's it.</p></p> Spiderman 1 was the only one I can tolerate now, because it most closely resembled a Sam Raimi flick : that was really the director of 'Darkman', 'Evil Dead', and 'Army of Darkness' taking a stab at a mainstream property, but in the end wasn't in a way that made the material completely his. That one was really more about introducing the material to the larger public than anything.</p></p> Fuck this.</p>

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Crazyyyyy....

    by DanielKurland

    I hated the third film, but I still can't believe this. Gyllenhall anyone? We're not going to have his origin rammed down our throats again are we?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    If you didn't like spidey 3

    by shaell

    it's cause you didn't watch it close enough.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Whooohoooo!

    by xXxJamiexXx

    Now they can get an actor who is actually like Peter Parker. Spiderman is supposed to be a quickwitted comedian who never fails to make you laugh while kicking serious ass. Toby has about as much charisma as a wet dog turd and about as far from the character as you can get. Maybe now they can get a Mary Jane who is actually attractive and doesn't look like a fucking mongoloid with a jacked up grill. The only interesting parts of what Raimi gave us were the villians with the exception of Venom. I'm looking forward to a reboot. I can't wait!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Spiderman 3 was about forgiveness

    by shaell

    how fucking ironic.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Will Smith as Spiderman

    by PTSDPete

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:10 p.m. CST

    BURN DOWN SONY !

    by shaell

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:10 p.m. CST

    This will be a good franchise for 3D

    by jimmy_009

    I expect to be impressed. Would be doubly excited if they would pony up the dough to get James Cameron in on it. Cameron + Spiderman + 3D = biggest movie ever made.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    SithMenace, SM3 WASN'T JUST A BAD MOVIE.......

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    It was fucking horrible on almost every level with the exception of the FX but then when you spend 300 million fucking dollars on a movie you WILL get some quality pixels. Everything else was so terrible that it completely killed my interest in seeing any more of these under Raimi’s Direction and I’m one of the people who thinks SM2 is a masterpiece. IMHO there was just no way to recover from how awful SM3 was and I think it’s a smart move to broom Raimi and Co. NOW. We should have been getting SM4 this year but, instead, Raimi decided to make a mediocre Horror film (fuck you who say Drag Me To Hell was good because it was fucking shit!). At this rate we’d be lucky to get SM4 by 2012, almost five years after the last sequel. FUCK THAT.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Michael Angarano as Spider-man!!

    by tlyel37

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead as MJ. Danielle Panabaker as Gwen Stacy. Steven Strait as Harry Osborn. Kurt Russell as Uncle Ben. Cloris Leachman as Aunt May.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    I hope there's a fan of Sky High out there somewhere.

    by tlyel37

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Please no Cameron

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Talk about a mismatch

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Reboots are gonna kill the comic book genre

    by Jobacca

    I know ALL forms of cinema are prone to remakes/reboots,but the comic book market is already eating itself. Reboots of Hulk,Spidey,Fantastic Four,Daredevil,and the X-Men(dont kid yourselves...thats all XMEN First Class is)...and dont even get me started on DC...they'll be re-booting Supes and Bats for the next decade and we will NEVER see a JLA film(not in this decade at least). As a huge comic-book fan I can honestly say I'm already sick to death of the origin stories...and I have NO desire to see them told over and over again. Imagine how the general,non-nerd audiences feel? If Disney were smart,they'd buy back their Marvel IP's from the studio dipshits at Sony and Fox and get all the Marvel Universe under one roof...even better if they do it in time to have Spiderman and Wolverine pop up in the upcoming AVENGERS flicks...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Oh and you could even bring back Bruce Campbell!

    by tlyel37

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Kal Reeve - being too harsh on fanboys ...

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    and too soft on Raimi, he was comprimised, but the guy was paid a lot of money, he needs to and should be able to deal with it. <p>

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Communique

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    Rhymes with clitoris.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:16 p.m. CST

    DanielPlainviewOnVacationInBoston

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>I can't find a source either. Last i read he was dying though.</p> <p>His cancer had spread to the skeleton. :(</p> <p>Fuck cancer!</p>

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Cameron

    by SithMenace

    Yeah, we need a SM movie that's 3 hours long, half a billion dollars and full of shit. Keep Cameron far, far away from Spider-Man.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:16 p.m. CST

    The only way this doesn't suck is if....

    by TheEqualizer

    They connect it to the rest of the Marvel universe they've been building on the silver screen. How awesome would it be to see Nick Fury show up to recruit the young Peter Parker once the bad guys have been beat?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Indeed, BixbySnyder

    by DanielPlainviewOnVacationInBoston

    Preferably right in the face.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    And for the Sinister Six...

    by tlyel37

    Lynda Carter, Kevin Heffernan, Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Kelly Preston and that creepy weird guy who was ME Winstead's dad. I don't who they'd all play, you fucking figure that out, asshole.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    JK

    by fuzzydunlop1

    Just keep JK Simmons on as JJ Jameson, that's all I ask. Honestly, you Americans and your franchises...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Kathryn Bigelow Spider-m4n director

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    YEYAYEH.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Re: Will Smith as Spiderman

    by BixbySnyder

    Was almost a horrible reality. Remember? With the Men in black director as the well...the director.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Good! Let's get a non-suicidal Spidey!

    by Onin Solstice

    Maguire looked like he was 5 seconds away from cutting his wrist. Why not cast someone who smiles and has a sense of humor, you know like Spider-Man does.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Russell & Leachman lol? You must be joking!

    by RedJester

    Angarano would be good if it few a Nickelodeon channel made for tv or direct to video movie, a non Nickelodeon feature film? Not so much... I'm still cracking up over Kurt Russell and Cloris Leachman as Uncle Ben and Aunt May. That's the funniest sh*t I've heard all day lol!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Anyone who wants an Efron Spidey

    by Kontarsky

    Needs their fucking examined pronto. I'm torn about the news, but I'd rather watch a a 1980s tv film at the moment. Fuck this noise and hollywood.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    RedJester

    by tlyel37

    It's just crazy enough to work. I smell Oscars in both the supporting categories for them.

  • It'd probably be better than Spider-man 3.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Were not few...

    by RedJester

    Not sure why I wrote few above...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Miyamoto_Musashi, Raimi's hand was forced because...

    by Kal Reeve

    of fanboys shouting at the top of their lungs for Venom's inclusion. So the producers pretty much ordered Raimi to include Venom for the fans. Raimi's original vision was for Sandman and Vulture to be the villains. <p> Forcing Venom into the story made the film far less organic for Raimi and brought about all of the black suit emo crap. <p> So by doing what the fanboys wanted, Raimi was not able to tell the story he wanted to tell, and thus delivered an awful, cluttered, nonsensical Spider-Man film.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    screen, come to think of it.*

    by tlyel37

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    FANBOYS KILLED SPIDER-MAN!!!

    by Kal Reeve

    So many of you begged for Venom. Now taste the bitter, ultimate result of your whining and pleading.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    nou!

    by CornNut007

    ...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Jim Sturgess as a singing Spidey?

    by tlyel37

    I would TOTALLY watch that movie. Throw some red hair on Emmy Rossum, and there's Mary Jane. Then cast Jamie Campbell Bower as the villain. I think it's about time we got a musical comic book movie.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Brett Ratner to the rescue.

    by snakecharmer

    haha.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    I really liked McGuire in the first two Spidey's

    by malificus

    that scene between him and Ben in the car, where he's Spider-Man...no more..was a tearjerker and I don't care who knows. BUT, McGuire always seemed to disdain the role, it really came through from Spidey 2 on, with 3 being his F You coup de grace, his and Raimi's mutual wink and nod to sucking, and personally I'm glad to see them both go after "emo Spidey". A new regime could suck, but you never know until you try.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    I'd like a new Spidey...

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    ... if it wasn't popular, and none of you saw it.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    This is pretty disrespectful to us

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    How bout Chuck - Zachary Levi

    by chaseguy17

    Seems like a perfect Peter Parker to me

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    What? No more EMO Spider-Man? Aw.......

    by snakecharmer

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Excellent!

    by Powerring

    Spider-man 3 was the worst superhero movie since Elektra! retarded dance tunes? GMAFB. Mary Jane was crappy and un-hot as can be. Time for the "spider-man begins" treatment.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    The only thing I can think of worse than S3...

    by shatfanat

    ...was the nasty green runnies that I got the last time I ate corner-store Chinese food. "Emo" Peter Parker was the stupidest thing I've ever seen in a superhero movie.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Put this sh*t on ice for at LEAST 8-10 years!

    by NzYme

    Waaaay too soon to reboot this franchise!! You gotta let the fan interest come back first. #3 is still fresh in their minds along with the fuckin hidious dance scene!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST

    I agree NzYme

    by malificus

    Too soon. It's like when these rock groups dissolve because no one gives a crap and they can't fill a piss cup with fans and then two years later they get back together and expect people to get excited.They're back! Who gives a fuck?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Kal Reeve - dont buy that

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Get that he couldn't make his perfect movie, but professionals need to deal with things not always going to plan. And maybe this is an excuse to not be able to make something of the equivalant of SM2, but not the garbage we ended up with

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Kathryn Bigelow

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>I hereby nominate KATHRYN BIGELOW as the director of THE AVENGERS. </p> <p>She would bring the professionalism of James Cameron to the table but i reckon she could handle co-operating with the producers and various companies better than Jimbo himself. No offence to Jim's Ego.</p> <p>She can handle War, Action, Sci-fi and the Supernatural.</p> <p>Executive produced by:</p> <p>Favreau-IRON MAN Branagh-THOR Johnston-CAPTAIN AMERICA and of course MARVEL.</p>

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Malificus

    by Toonol

    "...Kirby will once-again own it, and THAT'S the best aspect of that story."<p> Kirby had nothing to do with the creation of Spider-Man. That's just over-reaching by Kirby's grubby heirs and their lawyers. Even if they steal the rest of the characters they're suing over, they won't get Spider-Man.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    I'll take Bigelow on Avengers, but

    by reflecto

    I still think the only way to do X-Men up right is AT LEAST a soft reboot, with JAMES CAMERON, IN 3-D. It would be a smash finally worthy of the property. And then there's poor FF and Daredevil to consider, as well.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    The potential problem I see...

    by Lobanhaki

    ...is that Studios get so reboot happy that they don't give audiences the opportunity either to recharge on a particular character, or themselves the chance to settle on a stylistic or narrative approach. The practice of rebooting becomes an excuse for indecisive approaches to the material, which hardly will endear an audience to it.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Please Don't Reboot!!!!

    by Ripper99

    Whoa, I am kinda shocked. I don't think they should do a "reboot", if that is the new term in Hollweird these days. They shold just continue on with a new cast, new stories, new villians. Spiderman 1 wasn't that long ago, and to go back to the beginning could be a disaster. Continue on, don't reference the past Spiderman films, but don't contradict them and ignore them, there was too much style and substance in them to disrespect a character icon like Spiderman. Maybe go with Carnage, and the real Venom, not some skinny kid from that 70's show. They never officially called him Venom, even though Eddie Brock was used. I KNOW that going back to high school with some hot young MTV kid as Peter Parker will go bad, and the franchise will be dead.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    FUCK YES!! About fucking time..

    by Ganymede3001

    I hated the Spiderman trilogy, and I hate Sam Raimi even more. Hopefully they'll get a competent director, and a believable Peter Parker.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST

    yesssss

    by easyxrules

    spider-man is and has always been my favorite comic book character. i'm hoping they'll stick to the comics a little more with a reboot. mj does not come before gwen stacy. and spidey is smart and a smart ass. that's what i want to see.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    So basically their following James Camerons Script

    by Ganymede3001

    It's never to late to admit your mistakes. Letting Jim go was one of them.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    It was consensus at its release that spiderman 2 was the greates

    by chaseguy17

    So because the Dark Knight came out and topped it, doesn't really give anybody justification to bash raimi. I guarantee that 90% of the peopl who are saying they "Hate Sam Raimi" were jizzing in their pants when Spiderman 2 came out.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    I'd miss Maguire, but Topher Grace might do

    by FeralAngel

    Topher's a damn good actor and has the hesitant, good-hearted mensch schtick down. He might make a great Spidey. But of course that doesn't say Sony could make a good Spidey film with him. We'll see...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Miyamoto_Musashi, Venom was a HUGE imposition...

    by Kal Reeve

    on Raimi. How can you expect Raimi to condense the Venom saga into one film, tell Sandman's story, and wrap up the Goblin arch? Not even Spielberg could have handled that overload of storylines. <p> Spider-Man 3 was a mess and obviously the result of too much being forced upon Raimi. If the producers were smart, they would have teased Venom in the third film and unleashed him in a fourth film; not cram his arch between multiple storylines. <p> But no, the fans had to have their Venom and they got served the crap sandwich they deserved. Unfortunately, Spider-Man suffered irreparable damage as a result.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    I knew this would happen. Just make it good!!!

    by Logan5150

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Kraven!!

    by Logan5150

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Dumb Ass Move of the Year almost

    by shutupfanboy

    NBC fucking Conan has it by a long shot. Cameron script was highly flawed plus he stood them up, but since he is making billions, all of the sudden he is a genius. The real problem is who is going to replace Maguire, say what you want about Spidey 3, but he is almost iconic in that role.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    What's with blaming fans for Venom?

    by malificus

    There's no chance they could cry/whine/demand loud enough to get Sony to do ANYTHING they didn't want to do. Sony smelled spin-off and let me tell you, Raimi COULD have delivered a great Spidey 3 no matter who Sony wanted in there. The things that sucked about Spidey 3 were interpretive, you take a lemon and make lemonade, not sepositories. Venom didn't need to suck, Spidey 3 didn't need to suck, Raimi and McGuire made SURE they sucked because they knew it would make bank no matter what and if Sony wanted more they'd have to pay BIG. They thought life would end without them, which brings us where we are now, and their lesson learned.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Maguire is not as iconic as say Reeve

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Think won't be a big issue in replacing him

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    GET JAMES CAMERON!!

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    WHAT AN IDEA HARRY!!!! BEST ONE YET!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    Toonol

    by malificus

    I disagree, Kirby designed Spidey's iconic outfit for FACT. Ditko probably deserves more credit ultimately for developing the character, but who would you rather see get paydays for these characters, Marvel or Kirby? Kirby on principle alone.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    Malificus, the fanboys were why Venom was forced in

    by Kal Reeve

    Raimi himself said that Avi Arad and another producer told him to Venom in for the sake of fan service. He was told that he had already put in his favorite silver age villains, so it was time to put Venom in for the fans. <p> But the thing is, they're not fans, they are fanboys who put their demands before good storytelling.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Hoo-Fucking-Ray!!!

    by RadioZombie

    Maybe the4y can get it right this time. Flash Thompson, Liz, Spidey doesn't meet Mary Jane until the last 5 seconds of the movie...fantastic. Maybe this time they can do the Gwen Stacey arc without fucking it up completely in the next sequel after the reboot...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Kal: I hate Venom with a rare passion reserved for boy bands, bu

    by malificus

    ..it STILL didn't have to suck! Raimi could have taken it as a challenge and took that sucky-assed character and did something cool because his fucking name and rep was on it, but he didn't, he delivered turd, that's HIS fault, not the fanboys.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    If They're That Eager To Release A Spiderman Film In The Next Tw

    by Acquanetta

    ...I guess we shouldn't expect Cameron. Not to mention, if they thought Raimi wanted too much control...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    ^Two years...

    by Acquanetta

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Stupid decision

    by skiprat1

    What's really a shame is that whatever the studio does, the moviegoing public will lap up whatever shit they spew out, and they'll continue to treat audiences like idiots with moves like this. Even if Raimi can't or doesn't want to make another, I wish a good director would step up and make 4 with the same cast... either that or don't make any more yet, get Marvel to somehow buy the rights back early, keep Tobey (who I thought was awesome in the role), and get him in a couple of major cameos in Iron Man 3 and Thor, then make 4. Or shit, I dunno, how about just letting Raimi and the cast make the film they want? The studio owes Raimi that at least - let him try and if it doesn't work... well I doubt you're going to lose money in any scenario with this franchise. Look how much the tiny tiny crosover between The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man did for Marvel's Avengers plans. They've hardly done anything and look at the hype they've generated... audiences appreciate consistency, and planning. Rebooting Spider-Man right now says "we're in it for the money, and you dumbasses are going to take whatever shit we throw at you, and you'll not only thank us for it you'll pay us to do it again". Sorry, I'm waffling.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Further...

    by RadioZombie

    Treat it like Harry Potter...get dark later. Capture the same wonder the first comics had before it got all 'edgy'. Now if Warners would just quit obsessing on Christopher Reeve as the best Superman model...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Say goodbye to horribly-miscast Mary Jane!!!

    by Jesus of Suburbia

    Nothing against Kirsten Dunst, she's a fine actress, but Mary Jane she was not. Maybe we'll get a REAL redhead this time.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    spike jonze should direct

    by oogles

    with a charlie kaufman script.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Spidey sense is tingling X-3

    by malificus

    Lot's of action, deplorable writing and plot, big bucks, much fanboy dispair.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    WooHoo! After the debacle of Spidey 3....

    by Cervantes

    ....and Raimi's seeming insistance on having the VULTURE as his next focus, I'm glad to see the back of Raimi's involvement in this franchise.<P>Sure the first 2 were pretty good, but a big-budget version of this beloved character was always going to be a bullet-proof hit using today's effects.<P>I always thought that McGuire wasn't a very good fit, and that Raimi hadn't a clue a far as giving Spidey the amount of witty wise-cracks that the character was famous for. The various cartoon incarnations did it far better, and McGuire's casting was too bland in general.<P>The only way I can re-watch Spidey 3 now is thanks to the fanedit called 'Spiderman 3: The Darkness Within', which cut out all the more ridiculous McGuire/Parker moments thankfully....<P>I just hope that whoever gets the gig as Director now, gives us a better-cast Spidey/Parker, and a new non-Vulture villain with some potential onscreen WOW!-factor. I reckon the Lizard or Mysterio could make for a visual treat next.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    oh hell, JettL, today couldn't have

    by VADER77

    been better. Until BSB rattled your cage you had nothing to say. oh you are such a dumbass cunt. Look at you back pedal. What, you can't even remember your posts from today. HA, HA, HA, HA hahahaaaaaaa. Dude, just fucking bury your head in the sand and wait for your fucking prom. Oh, this shit is just too funny. LOL, hah ha hahahahahahaaaaaa. .... What a fuckin' tool.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    jay leno as spiderman...

    by oogles

    instead of an origins story, let's just have a "hilarious" leno monologue in 3D! they could reshoot the first 30 minutes everyday to keep the story topical.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster!!!

    by FrancoNeroLuv

    Not even a big fan of the web-head. I'm more of an un-fan of the movies than I am a fan of the character. This is best news I've heard this year... No more Toby "doesn't know how to cry on camera" McGuire or "I'm still riding my Interview with a Vampire success to major movie roles" Dunst. Maybe this new one won't obviously look like a movie with sets and wires (I mean Spidey 1 looked like a small step up from Batman & Robin in terms of production value). Just let him tell jokes again, stop the akward teen schtik. I mean after three years of being spiderman you'd think he'd grow a sack as Peter Parker... and dancing in the streets and wearing black is not growing a sack. ugghhh i need a good Marvel movie in me bad... Iron Man is not enough...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:12 p.m. CST

    This might not be a bad idea...

    by jsarnold513

    I always liked Peter Parker better as a struggling teen. The first movie did a good job with that for the first half or so, but they could've done more with it over the series (like having Gwen Stacey be PP's first love and setting up her death in #2). Raimi and the clusterfuck that was Spiderman 3 left me wanting a fresh start. This is a bit soon for a reboot to such a popular franchise, though. I really think a lot of people will be confused that someone just hit the "reset" button with MJ, GG, and Peter's whole life. It's not like the Batman films where the series was dead for 8 years before Batman Begins and there was never much continuity to begin with. Even the Incredible Hulk didn't go back and directly contradict everything in Ang Lee's awful Hulk movie.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Venom and Raimi...Spiderman 3 and 4

    by Ripper99

    If you remember, Raimi wanted to film Spiderman 3 and 4 back to back, and incorporate the Venom arc into 2 films, which was how they should have done it, building up the characters and stories. Instead the studio forced him into shoving everything into Spiderman 3 like an overstuffed taco. Raimi can make great films, and I know he loves the golden age of comic villians more than the current crop, but they should trust the filmmaker. Those suits at Sony couldn't make a watchable film if a gun was pointed to their heads.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:13 p.m. CST

    I can't wait for your explanations on this...

    by VADER77

    ... wait for gang, wait forrrr ittttttt!!! Here come the "scoops". LOL, LMAO, hahahahahahaahahahhaaaaaaa. Oh sweet fucking Mary.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:15 p.m. CST

    malificus, Raimi obviously had a story to tell, a story...

    by Kal Reeve

    that would have either continued or completed archs set up in the first two films. The imposition of Venom derailed Raimi's vision. Yes, he could have made a better film, but I see more of the blame falling on the producers and the fanboys who foam at the mouth when they don't get exactly what they want. <p> One thing I do blame Raimi for is turning Flint Marko into Uncle Ben's killer. Talk about stupid and unnecessary.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Good call on Emma Stone as MJ...

    by RedJester

    And I've already stated I think Anton Yelchin should be Spiderman. But who would play Gwen Stacy? Emma Watson? Wrong accent. Hayden Panettiere? Not good enough acting chops. Damn, I'm stumped...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Sounds really lame

    by DARTH VOODOO

    Too early to re-boot.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Oh, man.. a Cameron Spidey would be OFF THE HOOK!

    by CodeName

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST

    as for Spidey....

    by VADER77

    ...While I have to say, as a lot of you know, that I disliked all 3 Spiderman films (and you must understand, I love Spidey, which is WHY I disliked 'em)... I may not be "happy" that Raimi isn't involved, but I am glad. Now, I'm not spewing hate like a lot tb'ers, I just didn't like what they did with Spidey, and I still hate 2-3 with a passion. Now, will they make ammends and do Spidey right, well, probably not, but at least there is hope, because I believe with the way they were going, 4 would have been WORSE than 3. I hope, as well as a lot of others on here, that they DO NOT do a "reboot" on Spidey. Just continue on, albeit, with new players and new cast. Let's see where that takes us. As for the Vulture storyline (minus female vulture shit of course) I still think it could work well, just take it serious, and not campy. As for other arcs, hey, theres a ton of fantastic stories to take from, Kraven and Lizard obviously are the tops...... best case scenario in this whole deal, would be Sony losing the rights and 5 years or so to go by without anything at all. Unfortunately, you bet your ass they will rush something, and Spidey, as well as us fans, will suffer.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    I hope Cameron will hire

    by Denihilist

    an attractive red-head to play the supermodel MaryJane rather than old snaggletooth.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    This is too gosh dang bad....

    by lucasdefender

    Okay so ya. The third one sucked bad. Power Rangers in the first one sucked as well. That said, I submit that Raimi's visions of this character in the first and especially the second, are nothing short of pure magic. I am going to guarentee that whatever they do with Spider-Man in the next decade will not even be *HALF* as alive as Spidey was in Raimi's VISIONS. There was this artistic quality that will be all but lost in the next Spidey films. I hate Sony for this. Spider-man 1 & 2 were made by sort of a mad genius. This is the guy that breathed life into the Evil dead trilogy, I mean c'mon, awesome creator of things. Nobody is ever going to feel like Spidey is everything they want him to be when you have another mind directing the character other than your own. However, Raimi was probably the closest we were ever gonna get to this universal Spider-man character that satisfies, for the most part, all expectations. What careful, useful, creative director would touch that character now for the 2012 film? Nobody that matters is my prediction, and I expect to see some brand new hack brought on that'll do whatever the studio wishes. This sucks.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    at least I got batman to look forward to

    by spitflames

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Anton Yelchin or the Percy Jackson kid as Spidey

    by terry1978

    That's right.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    exects saw the line "Anne Hathaway plays the Vulturess"

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    and realized that was some particularly potent stuff they were smoking.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Get a Peter Parker who doesnt look like

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    he's about to cut his wrists and second this time.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    BSB, i just saw your Tyler Perry...

    by VADER77

    ...comment, too sweet, too funny. and that truly sums up about how smart these "studios" are. I actually would not be suprised at all, that could actually happen, even as stupid, lame and ignorant as it would seem... thanks for the laugh, almost as good as when I saw this story break, just waiting for the NEW flood of "Scoops" from duesche-L, ummm JettL...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Kal Reeve

    by malificus

    Makes me wonder tho, if they imposed Venom on Raimi and he originally planned on 3&4 running together, why didn't he back off on one character, give them their Venom but in a more fleshed out manner and in a way that maybe he could have gotten excited about, then went hog wild on 4? Three film arcs like that KILL creativity in my view, by the time the third one rolls around the principles have been living the damn series for like 5 or 6 years already, it's simply too damn much. I still maintain that Raimi blew it with Spidey 3 and it never pays to think that maybe for some unknown reason he'd get it together for 4 and a 5. The Vulture is NOT a good choice, though someone that said Larry David might actually be on to something. Electro-yes. Mysterio-yes. Kraven-yes.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Emma Stone

    by Black_Arrow

    She would make a amazing MJ. She has the perfect hair and face structure. LISTEN UP SONY

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    HARRY HERE, DOING SHOPPING FOR THE GIRLFRIEND

    by mr teaspoon

    THAT I HAVE.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    this movie is so bad

    by StonedWriter88

    summary - peter parker is a dorky teen who gets spider powers which at first are weird then really cool he climbs on walls shoots webs and is super strong and fast then theres a villan who he beats at the last second! it sucks. it would make me happy if no one was commenting on this, because no one cared, because spider man can only do two things...be a fucking dork and bounce around walls.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Quint Uses The Word Chatted Too Much

    by Buzz Maverik

    What is it like three times in a few sentences. Get a thesaurus, Quint.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Why no love for the scorpion?

    by BixbySnyder

    </p>Seriously, he could work?</p> <p>Surely, better than "Vulturette."</p> <p>Oh, and Bruce Campbell SHOULD have been Mysterio.</p>

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    This BS is all because the studio didn't want Malkovich

    by amrisharmpit

    Like many others, I was never really on board with mopey Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man, but I tolerated him somewhat (I think Jake Gyllenhaal would have been better all along). As for Raimi, he earned enough of my goodwill with Spideys 1 and 2 that I was willing to see if he could deliver a better film after the mess that was Spidey 3. It seemed he was headed in the right direction by trying to get Malkovich as the Vulture. But clearly the studio had no interest in allowing Raimi this chance. So now they'll reboot the thing and get teenybopper TV actors. Maybe they'll find a decent director, but I'm not sure it matters. Because by going back to high school, the studio is taking a major step backwards. It would have been so much more interesting to see Peter and MJ as young adults, married and living together, and to explore the complexities of how Peter balances his married life with the life of Spider-Man. Other than The Incredibles, no one has ever portrayed the idea of a married superhero in a comic-book film. There is so much they could have done with that. Screw this franchise.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    malificus

    by Kal Reeve

    I agree, Kraven would have been an excellent villain for the third. I would like to have seen Kraven played by Clive Owen and Vulture played by Ben Kingsley. <p> Or heck, they should have just wrapped up the Goblin arch. Bring back Norman who could have come back from the dead because of the Goblin formula, and have both Goblins terrorizing Peter. In the end Harry turns on Norman and helps Peter defeat him, but dies as a result. <p> Or have Harry put together a Sinister Six to take down Spider-Man. Anything other than the garbage that is Spider-Man 3 as we know it.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    malificus

    by Kal Reeve

    I agree, Kraven would have been an excellent villain for the third. I would like to have seen Kraven played by Clive Owen and Vulture played by Ben Kingsley. <p> Or heck, they should have just wrapped up the Goblin arch. Bring back Norman who could have come back from the dead because of the Goblin formula, and have both Goblins terrorizing Peter. In the end Harry turns on Norman and helps Peter defeat him, but dies as a result. <p> Or have Harry put together a Sinister Six to take down Spider-Man. Anything other than the garbage that is Spider-Man 3 as we know it.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    Scorpion was actually my favorite Spidy villian as a kid

    by RedJester

    The dude was incredibly badass! That being said, he'd need to be someones accomplice as he didn't really have the brains to work for himself...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Spidey no Spidy

    by RedJester

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    And Venom could only be successfully realized in...

    by Kal Reeve

    two films. In the first film you establish Eddie Brock and his growing hatred for Peter Parker. By the end of the film he is enveloped and overtaken by the symbiote. In the second film, unleash him and let him wreak havoc. Trying to cram all that in one film is way, way too much to ask of Raimi, especially with the Goblin arch wrapping up.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    uʍop-ǝpısdn ǝ1doǝd noʎ 11ɐ ǝɹɐ ʎɥʍ

    by DrMorbius

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Sony should pull a "Harry Potter"

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    and film 5-7 Spidey movies back-to-back. That way we can get a relatively solid continuity and enough build up to do some villains PROPERLY!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Linguo - how about 4 first

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Poor Dylan Baker...

    by DrAwkward

    but hooray for us!<p> Casting: Nick Cage for Spidey, since he's so in right now, and totally nailed Johnny Blaze. His uncle Francis Ford Coppola could direct. Obviously, Marlon Brando's corpse for Kingpin. Jimmy Caan for Uncle Ben, Al Pacino as Norman Osborne. Sophia Coppola for The Vultress. JettL to write, with Ortzman and Kurtz to touch afterward, since Jett is so busy with his fancy Hollywood writing and AICN trolling.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    I don't think anyone is blaming Raimi for Venom...

    by RedJester

    But let's face it, take Venom out of the equation and the film was still a mess! I mean, did we really need Dunst singing, peter dancing/ playing the piano, emo spidey, or ladies man spidey (when he walked down the street pointing his fingers at everyone). I could go on... Part of me thinks it was Raimi's big F*ck U to the studios for forcing him into making a film he had no desire to make. Or he lost his mojo, take your pick...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    So Green Goblin won't be dead, Gwen Stacy might be Peter's first

    by jsarnold513

    Why does everyone assume these things will suck? As long as they don't go "Twilight" on it, this has potential. The thing is that Spidey's origin is such an important part of the high school aspects of the character. It's a perfect metaphor for adolescence. If you do a HS Spidey story that doesn't include the origin, which was done pretty well in the first Raimi film, you're losing a lot of what made young PP interesting.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Avatar sucked at everything except........

    by lucasdefender

    The visuals ;)

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by megatom5

    THANK GOD THIS IS THE BEST NEWS I HAVE HEARD IN A VERY LONG TIME. SPIDER-MAN 1 was the only decent one in the series.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    further Liguo - I do agree with you

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Film 4-6 together and have the last be about Sinister Six, with a build up to this and most of the six being introduced in 4 and 5

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    by Ripper99

    They shold just lay this franchise to rest for a few years. Maybe let Pixar make an animated film, maybe let Tobey cameo in the Avengers film and let the anticipation build up for a new Spiderman. It took quite awhile for for people to like Batman Begins after Batman and Robin. Even then alot of people discovered how good it was on DVD than in the theaters. Let Raimi have his way and take his time with a new Spidey film, or let it go. They are going to bury this with Zac Effron or some CW lameo kid ad Peter and Mary Jane.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    RedJester 100% agree

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    and think Kal Reeve you still don't get this.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Good riddens!

    by Orionsangels

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    "Avatar sucked"

    by ebonic_plague

    Boy, you guys are such iconoclasts. Bold mavericks of taste in cinema. Stay gold.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    NEW INFO!!!!!

    by Ripper99

    Easily the biggest news to hit in recent weeks was the word that Sony has scrapped production on Spider-Man 4 and will reboot the character with a new film (and, presumably, an ensuing series) featuring a new cast and creative team. A general 2012 date has been mentioned, but no specific date has yet been set; expect the studio to stake a claim in May, and for any other films in that region to shift accordingly. Will Sony battle Marvel, which has The Avengers penned in for early May? You bet. With such big news hitting early in the week, outlets are already crawling around looking for tidbits of info, and there are a few useful things to know about Spider-Man v2.0 that we didn’t cover in our first report. First up, while I thought the facts were implicit in Sony’s press release, let’s be explicit: the new script by James Vanderbilt has already been written. Variety notes that Sony “has long had” Vanderbilt’s script ready as a contingency plan. In other words, when he was hired to write Spider-Man 5 and 6, which were mentioned as possible reboot fodder, what he was really doing was writing this fresh start on the character. Given that Sony doesn’t want to do anything that will potentially see Spider-Man go back to Marvel, the studio was smart. (See a note about being ’smart’ at the end of this piece.) According to EW, the idea was to have the reboot ready to go as soon as Spidey 4 was done. But when discussions about that film went nowhere, Vanderbilt’s new take was given priority. Now they’re ready to go with a script. We don’t know much about what that script entails, other than it will feature a younger teenage Peter Parker. EW calls the script “gritty, contemporary” and references Batman Begins, seemingly not only in the sense that Christopher Nolan reinvented Batman on film, but in the sense of tone. Which would be a shame. Let’s have anything but a gritty Spider-Man, please. Anyone with a shred of understanding of the character knows that, while the stories can be heavy, ‘gritty’ isn’t what makes Spider-Man universally appealing. There’s speculation already (as by Devin at CHUD) that this is a grab for some of the Twilight tween energy and fanbase. But I just see this as a cheaper, easier move. Sam Raimi directed three films, so is it easier to bring a new director into his world, or create a new world altogether? The latter, as Anne Thompson suggests, and I think she’s right. This will definitely be cheaper, as Sony has just shed a couple of names with big dollar signs attached. Spider-Man 3 cost almost $300m, and the fourth film could easily have gone that high. Now can the studio make this reboot for $200m or less? One would hope so. Who directs this leaner, cheaper beast? More important, after Raimi, a director with both a real soul and a deep, practical background in making comic book-style movies, who has the right touch? EW mentions a couple of names, saying that Marc Webb, director of (500) Days of Summer, has cropped up, but doesn’t say in what context. The mag also mentions Gary Ross, hired to write one of the last Spider-Man 4 drafts, and Michael Bay, who has expressed interest in the character. Those latter two seem unreasonable; I’d consider any of the three a surprise hire. (And, to echo Anne Thompson again, let’s hope it’s not McG.) So: about being smart. From a couple of business perspectives, this is arguably a smart move. The film will be cheaper, and Sony can exert more control. Key talent will know that major names like Raimi and Tobey Maguire were let go, fostering the understanding that Sony’s take on the character is more valuable than anything else. That’s the bottom line. For Sony, that gets the movie made the way the studio wants. But what made the first two films so much fun? What created the franchise momentum that allowed the relatively lousy third film to earn hundreds of millions? Not Sony’s keen business sense (OK, marketing the hell out of the series didn’t hurt) but Sam Raimi’s interest in and passion for the character. He knew what he wanted, and had good ideas about how to get it. He almost always kept the tone right. Raimi created scenes that will stand as indelible examples of the character. The subway sequence in Spider-Man 2 is a stone-cold classic. Spider-Man can thrive without Raimi and/or Maguire, but not if the approach is a calculating one. The character has always been about heart, and impetuous, impulsive energy. Those are the things that Sony is poised to kill by making this into pure business.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:24 p.m. CST

    by DrMorbius

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    The real shame about all this?

    by Styrophoamicus

    We probably won't be seeing J.K. Simmons chew up the screen as Jameson again. But we'll probably see his son get turned into a werewolf to attract the Twilight fans

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Ripper99

    by DrMorbius

    Paragraphs por favor!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    ** This just in ** JP4 on ?

    by VADER77

    ...With all the talk of Indy 5 pissing people off, and the fact that Harrison probably just can't take the physical toll. Steven has decided to visit one of his older franchises. With the unbelievable success of "Avatar" (especially the creatures), Speilberg has decided that it is time for "Jurrasic Park 4" to begin taking shape. Rumors are that Joe Johnston will direct and of course they will be going the 3D route with this one. Going to try for a Crristmas '12 debut, since the schedule shows that to be very light at this time. Also, they will film entirely in digital with all post work done at ILM. Watch for more news coming out in the next week to 10 days.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    A Spider-Baby, huh Harry?

    by Star Hump

    I'm not surpised by this in the fucking least. No one expected Sony to actually have a quality story outline did they? Even if they did, they wouldn't recognize it as such, as these studio submentals aren't even remotely familiar with the titular character or his surrounding cast.<p> The cancellation of Raimi's Spider-Man is in reality just a shitshow postponed. Rebooting this franchise won't make a whit of difference. It is flat-out impossible for this studio to produce a quality Spider-Man film. They don't have the intelligence, the vision, the knowledge or the talent.<p> Spider-Man back in high school doesn't mean squat. It'll just be another Spidey shitshow, this time set in a high school. Believe it.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Nolan should go next.

    by cookylamoo

    Tired of waiting years and years between Batman movies because the studio ties itself to one director. Look at James Bond. He comes out every three years regular as a clock because they don't let one director tie them down.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Back to HS a good thing, maybe?

    by DrAwkward

    The Spectacular Spiderman series, which I thought I'd hate, is actually pretty good. They could build a love triangle with MJ and Gwen. One poster said Gwen should die in the 2nd part of what's presumably a trilogy. Good idea. Audience gets to know her for two movies, giving the death weight, something lacking in the Raimi trilogy. I mean, who the fuck cares about Sandman's sick daughter?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Nicholas Brendon circa Buffy S.3 as Peter Parker

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Would have been great imo

  • Than a bunch of mediocre to shitty James Bond movies in between installments directed by Martin Campbell.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Ladies and Gentlemen...

    by what0083

    ...welcome to the "One More Day" for the Spider-Man movies. Only without even the ATTEMPT at handwaving or half-assed explanations...

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:38 p.m. CST

    RedJester Re: The Scorpion

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>The plot from the comic is pretty straightforward. From his Viki:</p> <p>Mac Gargan was a private investigator initially hired by J. Jonah Jameson to find out how Peter Parker is able to obtain incredible pictures of Spider-Man [2]. Gargan's efforts set off Peter's spider-sense and the teen was able to easily evade the detective. Jameson then decided to hire Gargan as the subject of a barely tested process that would endow him with the useful characteristics of a particular animal with the help of Dr. Farley Stillwell. In this case, a scorpion was the base for the purposes of creating a powerful agent capable of defeating Spider-Man. The Scorpion proved to be more than a match for the wall-crawler; defeating him twice, but the mutagenic treatment seriously affected Gargan's mind, driving him insane. He promptly turned on his benefactor but Spider-Man intervened, and managed to finally defeat the Scorpion in their third battle. Jameson was struck with the irony that he was saved by the man he tried to destroy from the thing he created to destroy him.[3] The Scorpion would return again to attack Jameson but was once again defeated by Spider-Man.[4] Since then, the Scorpion became a professional criminal and has repeatedly attempted to indulge in his deadly vendetta against Spider-Man and Jameson, only to be defeated each time.</p> <p>In other words his accomplice would be Jameson. The ONE character that has gotten worldwide praise from everyone.</p> <p>And for anyone wondering what this dude looks like:</p> <p>http://tinyurl.com/y8o6kqh</p> <p>Eh, i did a stunt-casting for him in the other spidey tb. And my choice was Vin Diesel. Just do some Benjamin Button style-cgi for his before scenes</p> <p>He would draw the crowds. And i think he could nail this. This and the Martian Manhunter.</p> <p>Otherwise im pretty "Meh" on Vin Diesel.</p>

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST

    People with no grip on this franchise

    by MacReady452

    1. They keep suggesting actresses to play Mary Jane.<p>2. They keep suggesting Joseph Gordon Levitt to play Spiderman.<p>3. They cling to Raimi, Maguire, and Dunst as if they are the end all be all.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST

    I haven't seen any Spidey movies

    by darthvedder81

    Tobey MacGuire and Kirsten Dunst are the king and queen of irritating. And I couldn't care less about a re-boot either. A guy getting bit by a radioactive spider and fighting crime by shooting webs out of his wrists is about the most retarded concept ever—even for a comic book.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Just read Ripper99's paragraph

    by Star Hump

    and the new scrip is "gritty and contemporary" according to EW -- that is if he's to believed. Guy could be another Jett for all we know.<p> But yeah, a GRITTY Spider-Man. That's really capturing the essence of the charcter right there. See? These motherfuckers have no idea what they're doing.<p> The worst thing is thet there are some truly passionate Spidey fans out there. People that really, really love that character. My best friend from childhood was one of those cats. He couldn't get enough Spider-Man. He was obsessed. There was no other super hero in his eyes. It's folks like these that are probably getting their hopes up. And they're going to get bent over and fucked in the ass, just like the first 3 times. Poor bastards. They deserve better.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Spider-Man will now be the new Twilight!

    by DJ4our

    I'm sure one of the Jonas Brothers will play Parker now. Good for you, Raimi!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Oh, and AVATAR did suck...

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>...It sucked all the cash from the whiny bitches wallets...</p> <p>Har, har, har!</p> <p>Aaand. Im off to work.</p>

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:49 p.m. CST

    All CGI and in 3-D IMAX! Preferably from Marvel\

    by joey_the_T

    Why translate the comic to live action again? How about a straight adaptation, all CGI, and possibly have it take place in the 1960's? I can't stand the newer cartoons that make the characters all teenagers living in the present. Case in point: the latest Spider-man and Iron Man cartoons. They SUCK!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Give it to Whedon or JMS

    by maxwello

    They've got the comic book cred and both are known for being willing to fight for their vision. Also, Amber Heard for Gwen. Haley Joel Osment for Peter.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST

    CGI by...wait for it...Pixar!

    by joey_the_T

    I would like for Marvel\Disney to do the reboot. Pixar does the CGI! Finally, a non-cartoony style, realistic-looking Pixar movie!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    it's dead already

    by frank cotton

    get out the shovels. saw DAYBREAKERS today. more like that, less superhero dreck. please

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:54 p.m. CST

    SPIDER-MAN 4 CAST RUMORS

    by lucasdefender

    Peter Parker: Genetically designed child of Zac Effron and Robert Pattinson >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Gwen Stacy: Dakota Fanning. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Mary Jane Watson: Harry Knowles

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    by MrLongbaugh

    That would be an excellent choice for MJ.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Only One Change Will Cure This Franchise...

    by CellarDweller

    Get rid of that meddling, greasy, rat-faced hack Avi Arad. This guy is poison and the real reason why Spidey 3 sucked. I'm sure he was behind the hi-tech Goblin suit as well. Everything this creep touches turns to shit (Fantastic 4...) Give this guy the job he was born to have: being a villain in a lame Die Hard sequel... or a janitor. Kudos to Sam and Tobey for bailing because they couldn't get a half-way decent scrip. It's called integrity when you walk away from millions because you're being asked to compromise your vision. I wish them the best in the next phase of their careers. I seriously hope Sony reconsiders sticking Peter Parker back in H.S. That's a big mistake. Take a page out of The Incredible Hulk's handbook and just move forward with the evolution of the characters (no baby though!) Don't be shocked fanboys when you see Spidey fighting Carnage in the new and "improved" Spider-Man reboot. I'd rather watch Batman and Robin than a Spidey flick with a souless, bland villain.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Quint stop sucking the cock

    by 420 Boylston St

    Raimi is not the end all mastermind of the Spidy films. The direction he wwas going to take with Spider-Man 3 was not the studios fault. Ivan and Sam's script sucked ass and even if vulture was in it it was still terrible plot to have the Sandman as the real killer for Uncle Ben. Every opportunity Raimi sucker punched the producers as if it was their fault Spider-Man 3 was not good. This is crap, raimi 's touches for spider-man were aweful--emo parker and now MJ having a baby. Good riddins Raimi.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, midnight CST

    Anything less than full A-list = trouble

    by kevred

    We don't want to see this thing Fantastic 4'ed. Cameron could be great, though I'm not sure that Spidey needs to be in any way epic.<p>I liked Raimi's style a lot, liked the casting of the villains, but over time all the little changes and compromises started to eat away at the success of those films. I was eager to see parts 1 & 2 at the time; now, I don't expect I'll ever watch the again, and never really wanted to see part 3. Considering that Spidey was always my fave superhero growing up, that's too bad.<p>Can't wait for Thor, though. :)

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Keep actors who played auny may and jj

    by chaseguy17

    ...would be like how the bond films kept Dench as M. Additionally, it is kind of sad how Raimi's spiderman films ended. Not a proper ending at all. Heck, Peter and Mary Jane seemed broken up till the final scene of the film and there really was no chance for redemption both within the story...and outside (the film itself sucked). Kind of sad Raimi didn't get a chance for redemption, because we know he could have done it.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:06 a.m. CST

    I really hope that the mass audiences start rejecting

    by AvaStar

    all the quick reboot turnarounds. Let it rest for a decade at least then take another crack at it. Focus on other, original properties in the meanwhile. I mean, Avatar is an original idea and it's the 2nd highest grossing film of all time. Adaptations, Sequels, Remakes don't always make the most profits.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Reboot the reboots.

    by grendel69

    Since Quantum Of Solace was a let down, why dont we reboot the Bond reboot. Only makes sense right since it wasnt as good as Casino Royale. Let the Twilight crowds give these assholes their money. Im not anymore. X-men, fantastic Four, Daredevil, Spiderman. Ive had enough.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Avastar

    by grendel69

    I said the same thing. I think the general audiences are going to start rejecting hese films. Rightfully so.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:18 a.m. CST

    "Contemporary human problems" aka Spider Man: New Moon

    by Grievey

    yep. enjoy.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST

    STUPID!!!

    by Johnno

    Not the reboot idea. But the fact that's it's an origin story all over again. How about just setting this thing in the future with an adult Peter Parker as a more experienced Spider-Man. That was you can 'reboot' the idea of Spidey without making it seem like a reboot and worse... a rehash!!! High school??!!! Are you trying to imitate Star Trek now??? We don't need no teen angst teen drama shit!!! Didn't Superman Returns teach you anything??? Just give me some good Spidey action!!! Of course one good thing is that the reboot may even be able to tie Spidey into the marvel universe where Iron Man, the Hulk and the Avenegers exist! Reboot Fantastic 4 and Punisher and X-Men while you're at it and give us a good new Marvel universe where all these ators and plotlines intersect in interesting ways while still be good enough films on their own merits!

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:30 a.m. CST

    If Cameron indeed still has the fire for Spidey

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    then he is the only choice. Sony should offer it to him at least. Cameron definitely has a super-hero movie in him, since he had aspirations to be a comic book artist in his youth. And if not Spider-Man, he should do the Avengers. He's the only director epic enough for the job.<p>Fuck the clowns above, who now only have recourse to lame shit; the hater-ade must choke them when it goes down the wrong way.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:33 a.m. CST

    ALSO IN THE NEWS: Sony shitcans Metal Gear Solid movie!

    by Johnno

    Turns out Sony was oly willing to fund the film for $40-80 mil, placed it in the hands of a so-so producer and wanted to make tons of changes so as to make the movie palatable for a broader audience. Kojima and Konami said,"No dice!" and so the project is in the can. And if that was indeed the way it was going to go, then good!!!

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:40 a.m. CST

    George Lucas to direct

    by wampa_droppings

    Hayden Christensen as Spidey

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Who wants a pizza roll?

    by wampa_droppings

    Email me if you want a pizza roll.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Cameron would be a catch

    by Star Hump

    of course, the guy's a proven storyteller of the highest caliber, but damn I love the direction he's gone in with Avatar. We're seeing things that are borne purely from his imgaination; we're seeing his visions brought to the screen and it's super fucking exciting. I want to see him contuinue on with his Avatar-verse. He's in control; he can lay out these stories as he sees fit. It's such a win-win for us as movie lovers.<p> I'm not as keen to see him play with another kid's toys, so to speak. Even if it is the great Spider-Man.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:51 a.m. CST

    best news I've heard all day.

    by disfigurehead

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Good

    by foxthebloodied

    Raimi ruined the franchise, time to find someone else

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Goddamnit. the reboot better not be Spider-man Twilight

    by finky089

    I can just picture a bunch of awkwardly "pretty" tween boys and girls over-dramatically acting lives terrible troubles (love, responsibility, homework!), one of them extra special b/c of some wacky spider powers. <p> screw this series.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 1:03 a.m. CST

    THANK YOU PACRONE!!!!!

    by lucasdefender

    Anytime I mention anything negative about Avatar around here, I feel like I am one breath away from being castrated by the geeks. Avatar= Great visuals and nothing else. Bad dialogue, bad characters, even worse story with steadfast predictability. And yes, Spider-Man 2 is twice, dare I say three times the greatness of Avaterriblemovie. Cameron is not what he thinks he is as an artist. I will say that Cameron is master of knowing how to make the public spend their money on his movies though. Fantastic entertainer with a great sensibility of what many folk consider a good time. Too bad he is so gosh dang generic. Titanic and now this poopoo? Dear James, everybody is wrong, you are not a great filmmaker.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Lets All pray for best!

    by BlackBriar

    Just get a New Director To do Spider-Man 4. A Reboot...Why!

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Lets All pray for best!

    by BlackBriar

    Just get a New Director To do Spider-Man 4. A Reboot...Why!

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Finally...the Raimi crapfest is over!

    by arjaybee

    What a way to start off the new year! This is great news! I remember posting on the TB way back when they were casting Spiderman that "...that kid from October Sky" would be perfect for Peter Parker and Jake Gyllenhaal still works for me if they don't go this high school route.<p> All these Raimi lovers need to give it a rest...I am a life long Spidey fan and Raimi is full of shit when he claims to be one. All of his Spiderman films sucked, ALL OF THEM!<P> As fans, we were just happy to finally see Spiderman done on the big screen with even a speck of decent SFX (remember the ropes that shot out of his "web-shooters" on the god awful CBS show).<p> Spiderman is as iconic as Superman and Batman and just about anyone would have made a mint with a Spiderman trilogy, so quit this crap about how we owe some kind of debt to Sam Raimi and Toby and Dunst 'cause even though I saw all 3 of their Spidey movies...I thought they were all shitty. Spiderman 3 was worse than Superman 3 and that's saying something!<p> That whole 'Peter dancing outside of the clothing store' and 'Dig on this... piano BS' in 3 was enough to warrant a reboot by itself, and no fan of the character would have written or filmed that shit!<p> I hope Sony at least offers James Cameron a chance to do the film he originally wanted to be his follow up to 'Titanic'...I think that is too much to hope for though. At this point, I'll take this happy news eagerly await a new vision of a big screen Spidey.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 1:44 a.m. CST

    If it wasn't for Spider-man we wouldn't have The Dark Knight

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    it gave studios faith again in Super Hero Movies. Thanks Sam Raimi, although you dropped the ball on 3, we still love you.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Keep James Cameron away please

    by Ash Talon

    Avatar borderline sucked. Lame characters. Boring predictable story. Corny dialogue. I have no idea how anyone can really like that movie. It's all about visuals. Doesn't Michael Bay get ripped apart for doing the same thing? <p> I'm all for recasting Spider-Man. And getting a new director. I also think setting more than one film in Parker's high school years is smart and interesting....and I hate teen superheroes. Just lots of potential. <p> I just don't want to spend another hour rewatching the origins of Spider-Man. <p> I don't mind getting new blood behind and in front of the cameras. Treat Spidey like James Bond. Let a new team handle a few movies and then pass the torch. Same thing should have been done with Indiana Jones 20 years ago.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Can we get the REAL Green Goblin and not Jet Jaguar...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...This time?<p> http://yfrog.com/62dbjetjaguar16nvj

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 1:54 a.m. CST

    will NOT see the reboot...

    by billyhitchcock1

    ever.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Bay and Lucas

    by arjaybee

    Last I checked, Transformers 2 wasn't big on dialog or story and not only did 'Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' suck, it almost killed an iconic character such as Indiana Jones!<p> James Cameron didn't make 'Alien' worse with 'Aliens' and he sure as hell didn't make 'Terminator' worse with 'T2'. Regardless of what you think, 'Titanic' won 11 Oscars and 'Avatar' will likely get at least 8 nominations.<p> Now having close to 20 Academy Award nominations and over 2 billion dollars in box office for your last 2 films doesn't necessarily mean your films are good...but, it holds more weight than a handful of dumbass talkbackers...you know who you are.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 2:25 a.m. CST

    You can blame the Venom fans all you want...

    by TheMarineBiologist

    But here's a few words that will make you embarrassed to blame us in the first place:<p> 1. Amnesia.<p> 2. Sandman's terrible character development.<p> 3. EmoSpidey<p> 4. Bitch Slapping MJ<p> 5. Dance Numbers<p> 6. Dancing and Making Omelets<p> 7. MJ breaking up with Peter because she doesn't think that SPIDER-MAN CAN TAKE ON HARRY. JEEZ!<p> 8. The Super-Butler's Super-timing. <p> 9. Sandman just floating away at the end. <p> All of those problems? NOT VENOM RELATED. Are they problems that you can easily just sweep under the rug and forget about? I CAN'T, and you are fooling yourself if you can.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 2:26 a.m. CST

    harmony korine should direct spiderman 4

    by alice133

    cuz u know somewhere in ohio there really is a pimple faced15 year old kid who cant stop sticking to ceilings and shooting webz out his butt.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 2:29 a.m. CST

    this is about making a crossover movie, isn't it?

    by Maniaq

    mark my words, this reboot will put Spiderman in the same universe as Hulk, Iron Man et al... <p> the Raimi/McGuire version was never gonna gel with that idea and probably too far along to try and salvage, really - no, a reboot was the right idea and it WILL NOT be another origin story <p> big companies like Sony are all about concepts like "synergy" because they believe those are the sorts of concepts that make them MO MONEY - fuck knows Sony could use a cash injection... <p> this WILL place Spidey in an Avenger universe - no question!

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 2:34 a.m. CST

    OH RIGHT!

    by TheMarineBiologist

    The one thing I ALWAYS had a problem with "The man that you THOUGHT killed your Uncle? Yeah, it wasn't that guy at all... it was THIS guy..."<p> That's number 10.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Andrew Garfield should be in the running for Parker

    by IndustryKiller!

    The rest of these suggestions have been terrible. Anton Yelchin? Jesus christ people its not just about the age.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 2:37 a.m. CST

    LAME!

    by s8ntmark

    I liked where they were going....I dont want to start all over again with a year 1, after only 8 years....ugh, stupid studio...

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Twilight with webs

    by dastickboy

    Come on, you know that's where it's headed.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Marvel/Disney needs to step in NOW and take charge

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Don't let Sony fuck it up.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Anton Yelchin? Seriously?!?

    by Horace Cox

    Have you ever actually *watched* anything this guy is in? He fucking SUCKS.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Whoever takes over

    by NippleEffect

    lets keep the mask on Spidey<p> Rami showed half of New York Peet's face

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 3:26 a.m. CST

    They should have Jonathan Ross consult,

    by Dingbatty

    as he seems to understand what makes the character tick, as evidenced by his short doc on Ditko.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 3:30 a.m. CST

    All three Jonas Brothers as Peter Parker 1, 2 & 3

    by ricarleite2

    Because it needs to be MORE emo, more vampire-related, with some high school dance numbers and 80 minutes long.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 3:45 a.m. CST

    Question

    by templar

    Does this mean Marvel is having more of say in what happens to their characters and if so,is this only because Disney now calls the shots. Will we now have more cross-polination with other marvel franchises eg.iron man,hulk etc. I like Raimi but Spiderman 3 (I won't be harsh and say it sucked) wasn't as good as the first 2. It would be great to see Robert Downey Jnr in a cameo at the end of a Spiderman film

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Just give this shit to Cameron

    by Volllllume3

    Give Cameron carte blanche, no origin story; Michael Biehn as a middle-aged, down on his luck, semi-alcoholic Peter/Spiderman fighting the Lizard. CGI to fuck all our eyeballs (AGAIN!) Another billion dollar movie guaranteed.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 3:47 a.m. CST

    You just know that they will get a Zac Efron type.

    by dailysportspages

    lame

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Who would even play Spidey

    by templar

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 3:55 a.m. CST

    They should've done a Hobgoblin whodunit

    by reflecto

    That mystery went on in the comics for ages. Structure the film like a whodunit with all the suspects; it would've been great. Hobby always creeped me out.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 3:58 a.m. CST

    What about the kid from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

    by templar

    Logan Lerman

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 4:04 a.m. CST

    Morgan Freeman for Peter Parker

    by damned-dirty-ape

    You know it makes sense. He has the range needed!

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Spider-man meets Twilight

    by thatswhatshesaid

    Turns out Edwards middle name is Morbias. Of course I am joking, but don't put it past some studio exec with dollar signs in his eyes.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Who broke side scroll?

    by NippleEffect

    can we get a fix?

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 4:24 a.m. CST

    TheMarineBiologist

    by Kal Reeve

    Emo Spidey, slapping MJ, and Peter dancing like a lame fool around New York were all behavior brought on by the symbiot, thus making it Venom related.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 4:33 a.m. CST

    I'm sorry to see

    by smackfu

    the chances of ever having a Dylan Baker Lizard or Bruce Campbell Mysterio go out the window, but I definately won't miss Toby's off-putting Peter Parker or Raimi's herky-jerky visual style.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 4:34 a.m. CST

    Toper Grace + the rest of That 70's Show!

    by dailysportspages

    Spidey: Topher Grace <br> Gwen: Laura Prepon<br> MaryJane: Mila Kunis<br> Harry: Ashton Kutcher<br> Jameson: Kurtwood Smith<br> Aunt May: Debra Jo Rup<br> Uncle Ben: Don Stark<br> Scorpion: Danny Masterson<br> Kraven: Bruce Willis (he was in 2 episodes)<br> Goblin: Luke Wilson<br> Morbius: Wilmer Valderrama (for that booming vampire market lol)<br> Vulture: Kevin McDonald<br> Vulturess: Tanya Roberts <br> Jackal: Tommy Chong<br> Mysterio: Tim Reid<br> Man-Wolf: Josh Meyers (more twilight shit)<br> Betty: Allison Munn<br> Hammerhead: Seth Green<br> Electro: Jim Gaffigan<br>

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 4:39 a.m. CST

    Batman Begins is far more influencial then i though

    by AsimovLives

    And what's with the geek's allergy to origin stories? It's such a random, arbitrary dislike! One of the good things abour origin stories is that they have such potential for drama.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Freddy Highmore is 18 now

    by irc-Hollywood

    might be worth a screen test SONY.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 4:53 a.m. CST

    Good for you Raimi!

    by elseed

    That's it.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 4:54 a.m. CST

    No Cameron? get D.J Caruso!

    by irc-Hollywood

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 5:59 a.m. CST

    I second Kurtwood Smith for the villain

    by ricarleite2

    He was great in Robocop

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 6:16 a.m. CST

    and if Neill Blomkamp is smart ...

    by Shan

    ... he won't go near this fiasco with a barge pole.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Marvel/Disney needs to buy spidey back

    by GavinVanDraven

    get the movie rights away from sony. do the same for the x-men films, hell all the properties that are floating around out there. that way, we can have a cohesive universe that branches between films. spidey and wolverine in an avengers movie? it can happen! Marvel, take back what you created! dont let people who dont respect the source material play with your characters any further! you know what you need to do! on a side note, james cameron should direct the spider-man reboot, just let the guys who wrote iron-man and incredible hulk pen it.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Daniel Radcliffe

    by GavinVanDraven

    should play Peter. Don't believe me? The kid has developed some serious acting chops, he is short and wiry like Tobey (like 2 inches shorter) but more ripped. he still looks like a high school kid and is only 20, tobey is 34. google search some images. the pics of him when he did that play where he got naked with a horse... kinda....gay. but you see what i mean, 6 months of heavy lifting and he could step right into the spidey suit. yeah he would have to drop the british accent, but if hughe laurie can do it to play gregory house, i dont see why this kid couldnt pull it off, once his harry potter duties are fulfilled. and dont say he cant play 2 iconic characters... ever hear of harrison ford?

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 6:37 a.m. CST

    I will miss the Bruce Campbell cameos

    by Koborover

    "Zhat is vhat I said. PECK-AR."

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Rachel Hurd-Wood

    by GavinVanDraven

    should play mary jane. she is only 19 and was a very hot redhead in "perfume, the story of a murderer". most would remember her early work from peter pan when she played wendy. surly a huge step up from "snaggletooth".

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 6:43 a.m. CST

    oh yeah,

    by GavinVanDraven

    and she is a real redhead.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 6:49 a.m. CST

    Joseph Gordon Levitt/Kate Mara

    by Blancoshadow

    Peter and MJ, PERFECT CASTING!!!

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 6:52 a.m. CST

    JGL would have been great

    by GavinVanDraven

    10 years ago. if they are setting this in "high school" then Levitt is way too old. he's 30 this year. good choice, too late.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 7:01 a.m. CST

    you have to look at longevity

    by GavinVanDraven

    how many films do they want to do? at what stages of the character's life do they want to film? considering the most interesting stories for spider-man are during his highschool and college years, say 4 moves worth if each movie picks up every other year or every 2 years.. you dont want a 30 year old cast in the role if they are going to be 40 by the time that 4th movie gets made.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 7:04 a.m. CST

    one good thing about a reboot

    by the new transported man

    is that it brings back Doc Ock & Green Goblin. if you want to make a bunch of Spider-Man movies & a ton of money, you don't kill off Green Goblin & Doc Ock. you do that, you get VULTURE for SM4.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Dump Avi Arad

    by gregmeister

    Dump Arad, If you have ever seen this jerk talk comics, you'll know its his stink that has screwed up so many movies,better that Marvel gets spidey back and it gets the Iron Man treatment.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 7:14 a.m. CST

    ageed, dont kill off the heavies

    by GavinVanDraven

    its always a bad move, unless they do in fact die in the comics.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 7:24 a.m. CST

    A horrible thought...

    by bobbyperusteeth

    Robert Pattinson as Peter Parker.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 7:26 a.m. CST

    I'm on board for a NON-ORIGIN story.

    by Vesuvio

    Just put Peter back in school, ALREADY fighting crime; with uncle Ben ALREADY dead.<p> Bring on some villains that haven't appeared yet and Black Cat as love interest.<p> Ignore Osborn, MJ, Gwen Stacy, at least for the first movie and you got yourselves a retcon that DO NOT NECESSARILY disregards what happened in the existent trilogy.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    the new transported man

    by Vesuvio

    Killing the Green Goblin wouldn't be that bad, if they hadn't completely FUCKED UP the new Goblin in SM3.<p> Actually, I believe Harry's arc was the best thing about the original trilogy. In fact, it was ONLY good thing about SM2, IMHO.<p> Unfortunately, it didn't survived the tropical shit storm that came upon.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Web Shooters

    by Dotren

    Does this mean we're going back to the story where Peter invents his refillable web shooters?<p>You know, the story where he runs out of web EVERY fight?

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST

    No Dunst? I'm there..hate that freak face.

    by Jugs

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    We need a cool spidey and a hot MJ

    by tradeskilz

    This is good news aslong as they can get the casting right. Spiderman is not some boring awkward kid, he kicks ass. And MJ needs to be super hot, funny, smart and sexy. We need some god damn chemistry.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    I am torn

    by Kenny_Fucking_Powers

    Part of me is happy Raimi and cast are gone after the abortion that was Spiderman 3, but I do not want another damn origin story. Can't they just continue the story with a new cast? If I see Zac Efron as Spidey I will throw up in my mouth,

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 7:57 a.m. CST

    When spider man goes bad

    by tradeskilz

    He wears mascara, black clothes and goes dancing. Thats just the kind of bad-ass our beloved spider man is. He also speaks in a happy mongoloid-esque way, because thats how you convey that the character has wit and humor.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Hooray Sam Raim is back

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Much as I enjoyed the second Spiderman I'm happy Sam is no longer handcuffed to that series.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Daniel Radcliffe to play Peter Parker/Spider-Man?

    by AsimovLives

    I really like that idea. I really like it. I think it's a very good idea. It would be one of those inspired casting that not most would come up with, but it's dead right. I really like that idea.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Sam Raimi is overrated??

    by AsimovLives

    Overrated like who? Robert Zemeckis?

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Daniel Radcliffe NO just no

    by tradeskilz

    no fucking Twillight shark boy asshole either.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 8:49 a.m. CST

    seriously, google image search

    by GavinVanDraven

    daniel radcliffe. if you dont look at him as harry potter you see the genius of casting him. short, ripped, good looking kid, good actor, has proven he can carry a film series. only thing similar to potter is he might wear glasses... albeit not the round specs potter sports

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 8:54 a.m. CST

    pattinson is too tall, among other things

    by GavinVanDraven

    to play peter parker. it wouldnt work. peter needs to be a small geeky kid that cleans up well, ok looking but unassuming. he's not the star quarterback in highschool, he's a geek. he grows into cocky and confident, so twilight boy wont work. peter is not a tall brooding "adonis" ROFL

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST

    i did google him before i posted

    by tradeskilz

    and he is an awful choice. He is pretty much the english Tobey Maguire why cast him? I an taller and more muscled guy. Just because Peter Parker is a science geek doesnt have to mean that he is some pimple faced awkward geek even AFTER he becomes spiderman,.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 9:05 a.m. CST

    No fucking Radcliffe

    by Star Hump

    Parker is a New York kid. Radcliffe can't pull that off. He's a limey thru and thru.<p> You need a young unknown talent who physically fits the role - unlike Maguire. Take a look at Ditko's or Romita's drawings of Parker (you'd think the studio would think of this but don't hold your fucking breath.)

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    James Franco for Spidey!

    by Rickey Henderson

    Obviously with Raimi leaving, it's never going to happen, but he would've been a far better Spidey than Tobey was.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    OK gang, lets take a chill pill...

    by VADER77

    ...there is no info out yet, no-one knows what's to come yet. Hell, JettL hasn't broken any major scoops or plotlines for us, give him a couple days, I'm sure he's in meetings with Sony and Avi right now.... (lol)..... but seriously, I do have quite a bit to say about all this Spiderman talk coming up, if anyone cares.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Remember

    by Star Hump

    Spider-Man is the draw here, not the actor playing Spider-Man. Cast Radcliffe and it's Maguire all over again. You'll see Radcliffe in the costume swinging all over the place, mask OFF, big fucking head flopping about, just so he can have face time on screen. Do you want a Spider-Man movie or not?

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Listen Sony...

    by Wes_Reviews_

    Yes, Spider-Man 3 sucked, but I have zero, I repeat...ZERO...interest in another origin story. Period. How can you reboot a series that wasn't even finished?? FAIL.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    anyone who thinks this is a good idea

    by eric haislar

    is nuts. These are the same people who ruined Spiderman 3 and you want them in charge of a reboot. A reboot mind you just so they can sell toys. Rami gave us 2 great spiderman films. He would have given us 3 if it where not for the studio. He deserved to one more shoot to prove himself. This is all about the bottom line and not the art.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Venom is the only reason anyone saw S-M3!

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    So you insipid bitches claiming his inclusion is what killed S-M3 are complete fuck-tards.</p><p>Venom wasn't the problem, he was the saving grace! It's how Raimi HANDLED Venom(and the rest of the film) that was the problem. Christ, isn't that TOTALLY FUCKING OBVIOUS?</p>

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    c'est la vie...

    by mrbouncy

    Spiderman 1 & 2 were great films that done the character justice in terms of the big screen. The third instalment was just souless, with Sony deciding Venom was what the fans wanted (and let's face it enough cried for his inclusion) that he was put upon the film when Raimi had no love for the character. <p> It's obvious the next director will just be a yes man to the suits, but here's hoping it turns out to be a halfway decent film and not some by the numbers affair catering for the lowest common denominator.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    And stop with the Daniel Radcliff shit...

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    You moronic 12-year-olds are making my fucking head hurt. True he isn't as completely abysmal as he was in the first couple HP films, but "has serious acting chops"? Fucking HELL! Unless you are referring to some dancing porkchops he owns, you're stoned out of your fucking monkey brain!

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Say NO to "Spi-light"

    by Wes_Reviews_

    You don't start a successful series over. Spider-Man was a license to print money. You'd have to actually TRY to fuck it up. And guess what, YOU SUCCEEDED, Sony.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    OK, i got some scoops and some major casting info

    by JettL93

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead is officially Mary Jane Watson<P>Logan Lerman is out as peter, while he was the top choice, at only 17 he's far to young to be romantically believable with winstead, and the studio wants winstead in the role (the two of them did a screen test and the chemisty just wasn't there) <P> Most of you will probabaly groan at the next news, but Sam worthington is on the short list of potential spidey's, <P> other actors on the short list include Joey Kern, Jay Baruchel, Michael Cera, Zac Effron, and shia Labuef (The lasty 2 actors are probabaly out of the studio's price range so are not real contenders)<P>These names are not set in stone, names will be added and taken off the list and sony is considering an open casting call to find a complete unknown<P> James Cameran will NOT be directing this, he was one of the first name's sony called and he turned them down, saying he "wanted to explore his own characters and story not be confined into a set universe, as he said Spiderman was my dream project for close to a decade, but i've matured as a filmaker and my dreams have changed"<P> This will not be a 2 hour origin story, in many ways it will act as a sort of "in-betweenquel" taking place between the first and second films (although in a different continuity) Peter already will have powers but not fully be spiderman yet<P> There will be 2 villans, Vulture is to be the main one and John Malkovich is waiting a script before he signs, the other villian will be Kraven the hunter (no actor has signed yet, but Javier Bardem is the producers top choice<P>Producers are looking to ape the formula of the current batman movies, by surrounding the main actor wil well established actors, expect aunt may to be a certain oscer winner<P> It's possible we will see a spidey 1 and 2 shot back to back, sony wants to maximize the franchise usage before rights revert back to marvel and disney

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Spider-Man 2 : One of the best Superhero films of ALL TIME.

    by Se7en

    Needs to be re-said.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Jett...

    by Homer Sexual

    I want to believe your news, but your right,Worthington as Parker is hard to believe. He is way too old and way too tough-guy. The other actors, except LeBouf, are also terrible choices. I also find it hard to swallow that Michael Cera is on the short list. THAT would be some serious training.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Han YoYo, you are so right on

    by amrisharmpit

    Unknowns are really the best way to go for a movie like this. It is easier for people to accept the actor as the character, plus the actor is more eager to sign up for sequels. This obsession with name talent in comic-book movies began with Burton's Batman, and look at how much trouble that series had keeping an actor in the role. This is why Christopher Reeve was chosen for Superman and why Sam Worthington was cast for Avatar (a quote from Cameron - "He was willing to do anything"). Established stars have egos that need to be catered to. If they are doing teen Spidey, there are literally THOUSANDS of unknown teen actors who would jump at the chance to play Peter and MJ.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    JettL93

    by Vesuvio

    It definitely takes a whole new level of loser to invest the amount of time you do into coming up with your bullshit.<p> Even if it's just for the kicks.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Good riddance!

    by alienindisguise

    over the course of 3 movies they never got it right so i'm all for others taking a shot at this character.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Raimi and Macguire publicly bitch slapped.

    by Smashing

    Should have happened after the third film but better late than never.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    To all the idiots saying Topher Grace

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    He was venom, idiots.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Dont get rid of JK SIMMONS

    by Rufferto

    If there is a way I hope they keep him as Jonah. He was the VERY best part. His JJ wasn't really angry or motivated by jealousy/hatred as other interpretations but that could easily be added and the guy is just hysterical. Sigh. I never really had a problem with Curt Connors, Ben, Betty Brant or even Aunt May either but o well. I don't know why people hate origins so much. They could retell it in a montage or something. I know it's weird and confusing but since Raimi decided that Ben was killed by Sandman I actually think telling it again is needed. A GOOD (at least 2 dimensional) Flash Thompson is too! Actually, if you kick out the shit MJ parts the origin wouldn't really take that long.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    and Daniel Radcliffe, jeesh a fucktard idea

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    no wonder, it was Lives_with_his_Asimom's idea.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    And FUCK USING JAMES CAMERON

    by Rufferto

    You people need to look up the script he was going to use before you blindly kiss his ass. The only part that stayed from that was the shitty organic web shooters that fit no purpose and only serve to confuse the audience and water down further arcs. And Spider-man running out of web fluid and having to refill at the very most inconvenient times is a sad think to dump.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Zac Efron is his generations DeCaprio.

    by Smashing

    Love or loathe, the chicken can act.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    This could be great or a disaster

    by Rufferto

    But I'm hoping for the best. It occurs to me I'm not a fan of any recent reboots and think that they are only a tad bit better then the original. At least where the Incredible Hulk is concerned.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    This scoop just in - Dustin Hoffman is JJ Jameson?

    by JettL93

    I just got news from a source that legendary actor Dustin hoffman is mere minutes away from signing on as JJ Jameson. From what i have heard his screen test was in a word amazing, he was layughy and serious but also a legendary actor. Well thats another role cast, i'm still investigating more scoops that i can bring to you my friends. Back in a juffy

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Tuesday's newspapers' report out of date as usual.

    by kabong

    The newspapers are running the story about how things are going great for Maguire in Spidey preproduction.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Great News JettL, thanks I think Dustin Hoffman is a Great choi

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    now go back to drooling inside your football helmet

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    What I dont understand is...

    by VadersErrandBoy

    why the studio continued to fight with Raimi until he left. Raimi obviously brought them two of the highest grossing superhero films of the decade, without the studio's intervention. then the suits started fucking it up! they forced Raimi to integrate a half assed venom into the story and turned one of Spiderman's cooler, tougher and more diabolical enemies into pussified DEAD enemy. The studio has been reading too much of their own damn press to realize that, when they intervened with Raimi's Spiderman...They fucked it up. They should have left well enough alone and let Raimi do his thing. The should have had enough faith in Raimi, to let him make Spidey 4 his way. If they have a problem with the vulture being an old guy that can fly,what the hell is Green Goblin! An Old Guy that can fly!!!!! Is that the story I wanted to see? HELL NO! but i have faith that Raimi would have pulled it off to my delight. After all of this, now the director and the face of spidey (Tobey) are gone. The studio automatically says reboot? Isn't it a little soon to reboot Spidey? They rebooted superman (kinda) with Superman Returns but it took almost 20 years! They rebooted batman with batman begins but it took 8 years! Isnt 6 years a little too early for a reboot? I know your gonna say that The difference between Batman and Robin & Batman Begins was 8 years, and a 6 year diff between spideys isnt that far off. But the difference between BATMAN and SPIDERMAN is that Batman had been played by many 3 different actors before, where as spidey is only 1. This back to high school shit is gonna destroy this franchise even more. Audiences are sick of high school. They have been drowned with the High schooler dramas on all fronts, High School Musical, 1, 2 & 3, 17 Again, Secret Life of The American Teenager, Gossip Girl, Twilight, Harry Potter! I want to move out and get my own place! but I digress

  • Idiot.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    This scoop just in - Jett is cast as Namor!

    by Rickey Henderson

    Namor! Truly the most worthless of all Marvel characters!

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Do you guys think Marvel is interested in a reboot?

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    to keep Norman Osborne alive, being he's such a big player in the Marvel Universe right now?

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Someone fix the side scroll

    by NippleEffect

    stat!

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST

    JettL

    by VadersErrandBoy

    Why would he even go near this shitbomb? Just do us all a favor and finish up your daily routine of getting out of at noon, eating frozen pizza rolls, jacking it before your mom comes home from work, then playing WOW for the rest of the day. Lying Piece of Shit

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    Don't blame Sam for walking. Only Marvel respect the comics.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Waah WAAAH it was Venom's fault

    by Rufferto

    Without Venom the movie would uv liek had no dance numbers, Extremely convenient plot devices falling from the sky, Crying or Sandman picking at Uncle Ben's bones! Right? The script was perfect if it was only not for him! Right? WOW. I can't believe people still believe this. Like Raimi, the friggin director, is completely blameless? I love the guy, I think if he didn't direct Spider-man it would have been a Tim Burton level disaster BUT that doesn't mean his movies had no fault. And they just got more potent when the third one came around.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Thanks Jett!

    by Star Hump

    Keep up the good work sir. :)

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Dark Knight set the new bar and this is good news

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    While I enjoyed all the Spiderman movies that Sam made I hate to say it but after seeing TDK the Spiderman movies come across as childish and cheesy now. I'd like to see a serious Spiderman movie without the cheese aspect.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Dark Knight set the new bar and this is good news

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    While I enjoyed all the Spiderman movies that Sam made I hate to say it but after seeing TDK the Spiderman movies come across as childish and cheesy now. I'd like to see a serious Spiderman movie without the cheese aspect.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Anton Yelchin for Peter?

    by eric haislar

    Anyone? Anyone?

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Its a good thing

    by david19

    fans are often ignored when it comes to casting. Some of the suggestions here are ridiculous.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Zooey D as MJ?

    by david19

    Seriously? I love Zooey, but come on. Now, get her hair blond like it was in Elf and she might make a good Gwen.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    We all know that Gay kid from Twilight.

    by eric haislar

    will end up being peter, No not pattinson. The one with the muscles.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Just my thought

    by david19

    Reboot with Ultimate SM in mind. Ive been reading it since day one, and there are so many great fresh takes on the characters that would work well on screen. I had so hoped they would try to apply some of the Venom storyline to SM3, but, well, I guess the symbiote landing coincedently next to Peter was more believable. Bring Bendis on to be at least a story editor, help with the dialogue.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    aNOTHER SCOOP I'M GIVING OUT

    by JettL93

    I just got this wee bit of news across my desk. I have it on very good authority that Dr Cut Conners will appear in the first film and that Robert Carlsyle hasd been cast in the role, he of course will be the main villan in spidey 2<P>Also from an early draft of the script i have read the film is to be titled "The Amazing spider man"

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    JETT YOU ARE HILLARIOUS......

    by Ballbag

    ...WITH YOUR UP TO THE MIN SCOOPS ON WHOS PLAYING WHO. FANTASTIC. I LAUGH ALL THE WAY THROUGH THEM. ALSO JUST LIKE A TRUE COMPULSIVE LIAR THEY GET MORE FANTASTICAL EACH TIME. SAM WORTHINGTON LOL YOU SIR ARE COMEDY GOLD. CARRY ON.....

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Oh and Emma Stone

    by david19

    as a USM version of MJ, perfect. I fell in love with her after Zombieland. If were talking OG Spidey, someone who looks like Megan Fox would be closer to the mark, though Im not necessarily nominating her. I still kinda like someone who mentioned Adam Brody for Peter, he has the attitude, but maybe too old now. I kinda like James McAvoy as Peter too, but, again, prob not if they are going with something in High School, and Id doubt hed ever do it. Just please, no Michael Cera.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST

    DR CUT CONNERS EH?

    by Ballbag

    I must have missed him in the Marvel universe. Tell me about Spidey's suit! tell me what it will be like!!!1

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    No Megan Fox, Save her for Wonder Womaaan!

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    NATHAN FILLION AND ZOOEY DESCHANEL AS EVERYTHING

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    This website is sick.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Spider-Man 3 gross: about a billion dollars $$$$

    by Rupee88

    you retards supported it and will do the same with a crappy reboot. It is your fault that movies suck.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWNNNNNN

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    Id rather see a sequel to Spiderman 3 with 5 villains and 3 Venoms

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Again - you dumbells had to have your Venom.

    by venvariants

    I suppose we'll be getting one of the newer, more-popular-with-the-internet-fanboys villain, like Hip Hop or Malt Likker or Emo Kid. Good work Venom fans, and good work Ari and Suits for listening to what internet fanboys think they want. Good work. Okay - time to call Renny Harlin...

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    what's the title? Amazing or Ultimate Spider-Man? Speqtacular?

    by Meadowe

    Stephen Lang as Uncle Ben, maybe Amanda Seyfried as Gwen Stacy (she might be considered too "old" since this is high school spidey), and hopefully an iconiq score instead of elfman's massive meh. And hopefully we'll still have Dylan as the Lizard, it's only right.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    This Makes No Financial Sense

    by FreeBeer

    Spidey 3 was disappointing, but it was HUGELY successful. I think for the studio to do this then there most have been some very serious disagreements on the direction the franchise would take in the next movie. I would like to see what Raimi had planned. And I fucking hate reboots, granted it might be called for if the first attempt was irredeemable, but Raimi gave us one great action flick, one fantastic one, and one overblown folly (that made more than the previous 2 films by far). Why are they doing this? Even if you go ahead without Raimi, make it a direct sequel please, always feel reboots expect you to disregard whats come before, and I won't be able to do that

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Spiderman 4

    by Ciderman

    This reboot, or rather reheat, is going to be the Batman Forever/Batman & Robin of the Marvel universe, just when the rest of the Marvel characters are establishing actors and storylines, ready for the Avengers, we get fed this muck, sounding a lot like a variant on the current kids Spiderman cartoon, This Will Suck

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    REBOOT....REALLY.....REALLY?

    by Jabroni

    I cannot beileve how much the movie-going public likes to see the same stories over and over. A reeboot for "Spider-Man", you can't be serious. Do we really want to relive the chapter of Peter Parker's youth again? The first two films are great, Spidy II is the Empire Strikes Back of Superhero films (IMO). Three missed the mark, but whatever it was OK, not great. It goes without saying that Spidy was in need of a new director, I'm pretty sure Rami was beyond burned out. But a reboot, I am so tired of Hollywood insisting we sit though the same stories over and over. Superman Returns suffered from being exactly like the Superman we have seen a zillion times. I will gladly watch my Spider Man Blu Ray DVD's an my son can enjoy the next generation in a few years. If there is going to be a reboot bring in JJ Abrams, he's the master of the reboot. -Jabroni

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Spider Man 3

    by PlayerHater_of_the_year

    killed the franchise in the same way Batman and Robin killed its franchise. That's too bad the first two Spideys were great. I won't be seeing any Spider Man reboots I just have no interest in this anymore. They nailed it with the first two and could repair it with a fourth. Sitting through this all over again seems like work. Oh well, At least we're not having to suffer an American Akira. Oh wait... TRAVISSSS

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    The only way I can explain this financially...

    by rbatty024

    is that for the studio suits it's not enough that this film is likely to make hundreds of millions of dollars. For the studio they must do everything possible to squeeze as much money out of this film as they can. If this means they produce a crappy film that, theoretically, provides ten more dollars than a quality Spider-Man film, then this is what they will do. For Sony, it is not just about making truckloads of money, it's about making every cent possible. <p> Unfortunately, they don't realize that by meddling with a director's creative direction, they will ultimately make less money. Take a look at the Hulk reboot, which made almost the same amount of money as the original (not adjusted for ticket prices or inflation).

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    JettL93

    by DanielPlainviewOnVacationInBoston

    Please, for the love of all that is right in this world, take your medications.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Hope Raimi Produces A Comic..

    by FreeBeer

    ..depisting what woould have happened in his film, not to mention a comic showing what Spidey3 would have been without studio interference.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    My two cents...

    by DatoMan413

    As with most franchises, Spider-Man was a victim of it's own success. You only need to look at what happened to Batman before Batman Begins to see how it declined and picked up speed to only crash in a mushroom cloud of day-glo, mangled scripts, baaaad acting (Thanks, AHnold) and damn near the death of the franchise. But if a course correction for the Bat, it can be a good thing for the Spider too.<br><br>Anyone with eyes can see that SP3 clearly underperformed. The potential was there, but doing too much with too much, at least for me, killed it. If Raimi is tired and all actors concerned have felt they've contributed what they have, then let somebody take the reins.<br><br>But if you do that, your results need to reflect something that the people want to watch, not just sell some friggin toys. However you do it, Sony, just do it right.<br><br>But that's just my opinion, and so far Sony hasn't called me to take me up on it, so you know how it goes.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    OK some scoop on the suit

    by JettL93

    i have seen art work and the first prototype of the finished product and while theres not much you can change up on the spidy suit, they have done some altercations.<P>The red is slighty darker and the raised webbing and spider emblem are gone, they will be printed onto the material for a more smooth look. The blue is also much darker and has a sort of gray/black tinge to it. <P>Also the web between the armpits is included on the costume, this is a classic spidy look no doubt about it I might be able to get a picture of the suit, but i highly doubt AICN would post it due to copyright restriction

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Re: the Batman Forever/Batman & Robin comparisons

    by rbatty024

    I enjoyed the majority of Spiderman 3. Sure, it had its problems which mainly stemmed from including Venom as a villain, but overall it included an impressive visual language that, as in the earlier films, managed to combine cartoons, melodrama, horror, among others, into a surprisingly coherent film. <p> Now that I have that out of the way, let me address the Batman Forever/Batman & Robin comparisons. Despite whether you enjoyed or disliked Spiderman 3, I think anyone who is not deluding himself can admit that it was heads and shoulders above Schumaker's Batman films. In fact, you could write a dissertation explaining how Raimi used camp effectively, balancing it with tight action and characterization, while Schumaker wielded it like a chainsaw. Spiderman 3 was certainly a dip in quality, but it was far from the death of the franchise like Schumaker's Batmans. <p> If Spiderman 3 was the atrocity that some people claim, then the death of Spiderman 4 would be easier to take. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Raimi still had it in him to create a fantastic new Spiderman, perhaps a fantastic new Spiderman trilogy. Sadly, we will never see what he would have come up with.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    my two cents: ALL 3 Spidey flicks

    by VADER77

    ...stunk. 2-3 worst of all. Raimi didn't even follow the Spiderman mythos for fucks sake. How in the HELL do you make a Spiderman and he is NOT a smartass? from the get go, Spidey was doomed, no matter what any of you say, the Spiderman movies all were VERY poor. at least in my opinion, and I love Spidey.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Realism in comic book movies

    by JoeSixPack

    Realism connects these far fetched premises to the audience's every day life. At the time, the first Spider-Man seemed more realistic than other approaches to the genre. Now it just looks plain silly. I hope the next director approaches Spider-Man with more realism. The least I hope for is a rooftop roving Spider-Man that doesn't look like a poorly rendered cartoon.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    JettL. dude, you are truly, the tool

    by VADER77

    ...of all Tools. Man, you are so fuckin' stupid, it just boggles the mind.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Nope, Symbiote does not mean Venom-related.

    by TheMarineBiologist

    Symbiote WAS the plot of the third movie... and it was treated TERRIBLY.<p> The Symbiote is supposed to make Peter make terrible moral choices. If the only way that Raimi could have made that clear was emo hair and dance numbers, then the movie is a FAILURE.<p> There is no way anyone can reconcile that the movie would have been good had there been no Venom. It was absolutely godawful from the get-go.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    and a big NO on Cameron...

    by VADER77

    ...NO on JJ Abrams, NO to Josh Whedon. Bring in people that will do Spidey and the genre justice and respect. Guys that TRULY love the characters, and no, Raimi DID NOT!!... you want it done right, let Favreau have at it.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure, i very rarely call people trolls

    by AsimovLives

    but you task me.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    rbatty

    by DatoMan413

    Agree with you. My citing of Batman was meant to illustrate what can happen when a franchise begins straying from good characterization and goes too far away from the mix of a good story and action. And yes, Spider-Man was hands down better handled as a frachise, but THREE was a mess. It wasted time on the love story angle at the sacrifice of good story. Gwen Stacy was in it for no reason; you could have put anyone in her place and it wouldn't have made a difference. Venom was a waste, and you can see how much Raimi wanted to do it by shoving him toward the end of the movie. The Goblin angle was entertaining, but not enough. And the one thing that had potential - the Sandman angle - was just background noise. An atrocity? No, but it wasn't good, it was just okay.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    It was not Raimi who fucked up Spider-Man 3..

    by AsimovLives

    ... it was the studio people. Who, now that Rami is out, are now in completly in charge of the franchise. Everything wrong about Spider-Man 3, you have the studio to thank for. And now, and i'm sure in part thanks to your bitching, the only thing that actually gave some credibility to the spider-Man movies is gone. Congratalations, geeks, you got what you wanted. Happy now?

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    HanYoYo

    by AsimovLives

    Wrong. The only Spider-Man movie where Raimi had total control was Spider-Man 2, and it shows, as it is, by far the best of the Spider-Man movies. The studio forced a lot of impositions on Raimi for Spider-Man 1, and even more on Spider-Man 3, and the results shows. Though shit for you to admit, but the best thing about the franchise is no more. Can't fucking wait when Sony will do for Spider-Man what they did with the reboot of Hulk and made that pathetic nonsense of a movie. Only then you will learn that you have been pissing at the wrong tree.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    the dream

    by clutchcity

    edgar wright directing starring anton yelchin with a freaks and geeks type tone

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    The geeks never learn!!

    by AsimovLives

    Always bringing down the really talented directors while carrying in their sholders the most untalented hacks. Always the same shit, year after year. Can't wait until the geeks turn against the talented Christopher Nolan and go full retard bashing on him. Lord give me strengh!

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    HanYoYo

    by AsimovLives

    You are part of the problem. However small it is, it's still a problem, and you get your share of the blame. Deal with it.

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    reboots

    by oisin5199

    don't know if anyone has mentioned this, but reboots are the bread and butter of the comics industry. Comic properties are rebooted all the time with new writers and illustra