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Sony Chasing Webb-Slinger To Direct SPIDER-MAN Reboot!

Published at: Jan. 13, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

Beaks here...

According to Deadline Hollywood's Michael Fleming, Sony has a shortlist of directors they're considering for their SPIDER-MAN reboot. They are...
James Cameron David Fincher Wes Anderson Marc Webb
Now, since Sony just parted ways with an established A-list filmmaker due to extreme creative differences, which of these four fellas do you think is closest to landing the gig? On one hand, I want nothing more than to see Wes Anderson's version of a $200 million superhero tentpole, but I live in the real world and understand that would never happen. So it appears that (500) DAYS OF SUMMER director Marc Webb has the inside track in the SPIDER-MAN derby - and this is probably because the other three have either flat-out declined or were never seriously offered the job in the first place. In any event, Webb is a safe, solid choice; his last film was a studio-slick indie, and he'll probably be able to handle the romantic travails of high-school-age Peter Parker with tremendous sensitivity. Will he be able to manage movie star egos? I don't know. Will there be movie star egos? Sony has rebooted this franchise so abruptly (and is evidently keen to rush into production to hit a 2012 release date), it could be that they'll settle for up-and-comers and maybe one sorta big name for the villain. It's all speculation at this point. All we've got to go on right now is that it'll be 3-D and that the very talented Jamie Vanderbilt (ZODIAC) is writing the script. (For those of you looking for something to bitch about, don't judge Vanderbilt too harshly for BASIC; John McTiernan made a hash of his screenplay.) But I'm fine with Webb. And I wouldn't be surprised if he's already committed.

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  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Whoa, first?

    by CountryBoy

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    SECOND?

    by CountryBoy

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Does this mean...

    by ebonic_plague

    ...Zooey and JGL as Pete and Gwen? Someone make sure BSB hasn't choked on his own tongue...

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    JGL for Spidey

    by InstantClassic

    Just move it past high school. Make it happen.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    er, as Gwen and Pete.

    by ebonic_plague

    The other way around would be some inspired casting, though. Zooey in her Spidey suit gets my $12. Heyo!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    WES ANDERSON!!!

    by maliswan

    shit...why not!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    cameron

    by MaulVader

    He'll make it his 3rd billion dollar movie

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Wes Anderson is an anti-action director

    by CountryBoy

    Everyone said how FANTASTIC MR. FOX finally gave him the chance to use his style to full effect... I felt like he was swallowed alive by his style in that movie. Every scene -- indeed every shot -- was so "composed" and symmetrical and airless I felt stifled by the time it was over. I wanted to go watch HUSBANDS AND WIVES with its wild handheld camera lurching around Manhattan... I cannot IMAGINE Anderson doing this.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Fast

    by SanityKaos

    This is all happening so fast!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    SICK of all these reboots too

    by CountryBoy

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    YES

    by Toilet_Terror

    I've been bitching about this for three years now. Spider-Man was a fucked up franchise, doomed to wither and die. I didn't think Sony actually had the balls to reboot it so quickly though. <p>They should work the franchise's ass off, and reboot it every ten years. It could be their new James Bond.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    James Cameron was be awesome

    by Rambowl

    Especially with his skills in 3D

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Spider-man 4? This article is misleading...

    by mansuper

    When I saw 'Spider-man 4' in your headline, it looked as though the reboot was no longer happening.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Who cares about the romance? Can he handle SPIDEY?

    by ChezKing

    That's what I want to know. Can this guy direct an ultra FX heavy superhero action movie?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    hahaha good luck getting Cameron

    by manifestchaos

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    500 DAYS OF SPIDER-MAN?

    by FlickaPoo

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Talking about this Marc Webb guy...

    by ChezKing

    Can he handle superhero action? I really don't care if he can do the romance. Kinda sick of that quite frankly.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Can we have a smart-ass Spidey, please?

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    And 3D is a fad.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    ...paging BringingSexyBack...paging BringingSexyBack.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Nothing about ZODIAC was "talented"

    by manifestchaos

    It was an overlong boring piece of crap that almost put me to sleep in the cinema. There are fewer movies I dislike more simply because it didn't even leave me with enough of an impression to give a shit one way or the other. I can't even say I hated it, just that it was possibly the most unremarkable movie I've ever spent $10 on. (And I use these words carefully because MEET THE SPARTANS is far worse in every way but at least it allowed me to flat-out hate it....)

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    YES!!!!! Everyone's last choice has the inside track!

    by milesdyson

    he'll really get people pumped about this reboot that no one was asking for! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    RIDLEY SCOTT TO REBOOT "ROBIN HOOD"

    by CountryBoy

    LONDON -- Citing the prevailing Hollywood wisdom that "the present is so over", director Ridley Scott has announced plans to reboot the still-in-production ROBIN HOOD. Robin will now be played by Zac Efron -- however, using the motion-capture technology perfected by AVATAR, he will be replaced by a CGI "younger, hipper" version of himself. While sources had named Dakota Fanning as the new Maid Marian, Scott refused to work with "that old hag"; instead, Marian will in fact be played by the character of Neytiri from AVATAR. Since the sequel does not even have a script yet, it was felt that no one could consider her "stale". It is unclear whether the character -- now known as "Neytarian" -- will have new dialogue, or if her lines from AVATAR will be simply "rebooted".

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Parkour!!!

    by cococommander

    For Pete's sake, I hope they hire some stuntmen who know a thing or two about Parkour, like Sebastian Foucan (the African free-runner in CAsino Royale)! The last 3 Spider-man movies had some pretty stiff acrobatics...

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Wes Anderson?!?! Fuck YOU.

    by Nosferatu Jones

    Hipster doofus dipshit. No WAY he should go near ANY comic book movie. EVER! Shame on you, Beaks.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Geek Bias

    by FrancoNeroLuv

    Sam Raimi, is not an A-lister (i'm not hating). The average person who does not read movie news sites does not know who directed the Spider-man movies. Evil Dead has not been seen by many people outside it's circle of fandom. He may be ingrained into our geek conciousness, but non-geeks don't know who he is like Cameron or Spielberg or Scorsese. Those are A-list because those are the types of directors non-film geeks think of when they think of directors.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Rights reverting back to Marvel

    by Vespalad

    I'm guessing Sony has to have a new Spider-man pic in theaters by 2012 to avoid the rights reverting back to Marvel. And along those lines, would a Venom movie count as a Spider-man movie, preventing the rights from reverting to Marvel, allowing them to take their time on a Spidey reboot? I just hope we dont get a rushed clusterfuck like SM3. (Why the hell they announce a release date for a movie that doesnt even have a shootable script will always be beyond me.) Anyone else think its ironic that Sony wouldn't push the release date back for Raimi, but now has to push it back for the reboot? With a reboot, lets see some unknowns. With Cameron directing.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Say, if I direct a charming little romantic comedy...

    by CountryBoy

    ... will they hand me the keys to a $200 million tentpole?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Michael C. Hall has cancer!

    by TheMcflyFarm

    What the fuck!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Wait, the director of Die Hard, Predator is being blamed

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    for making 'a hash' of a screenplay written by the guy who wrote Darkness Falls?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    ...gotta say, I don't hate the idea. I'm sick of...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Spider-Man movies, but 500 DAYS OF SUMMER was very good...and it got the nerdy angst just right.<P> Raimi Spider-Man was just mopey and a drag...you want to kick his ass for his own good.<P>Now I'm curious.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    ...make it smaller, quirky, and character driven and I'm in.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    JOHN WOO

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    James Cameron would be awesome.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    James Cameron's SpiderMan Script was Good.

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    ...but it seems like one of the requirements of this gig is to bow down to the studio's visions on this project. I don't see James Cameron needing or desiring to bow down to the studio hacks at this point in his career. If the studios want a talent that they can control, it's going to have to be somebody without the Hollywood power of Cameron. It will need to be somebody new that they can threaten or beat into submission that is hungry for a chance to direct a big film. Look for a newbie to get it.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Wes Anderson? Really? Wasn't Baz Luhrmann available?

    by Vesuvio

    Seriously, WTF

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Get that Uwe Boll guy

    by NippleEffect

    I hear he's good with comic book and vid game stories

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    hahahaha Wes Anderson?

    by OutlawsDelejos

    that's fucking idiotic.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    The Spidey villian should be...

    by vettebro

    Mysterio!!! Fuck that Vulture crap!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    hmm

    by thesmilingpsycho

    i won't be disappointed in this IF they stick close to the comic. i don't wanna feel like i'm watching a big budget hollywood movie. i want to feel like i'm watchin spider-man. no fancy lookin suit. keep it as realistic as possible. i want the suit to look like a teenage kid actually stitched it together himself. and please make him actually funny as spider-man. above all i hope they make the reboot less childish and strip it of any cheese left over from raimi's spidey. make it more like the spider-man cartoon from the 90's. that was awesome. quick storyline and fast paced action.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    FINCHER!!!

    by bubbatwo420

    Fincher is the best of all these and having already worked with the screenwriter on zodiac, i bet they go with him.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    HIGH SCHOOL SPIDERMAN MUSICAL...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    I'm not watching it.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    I hope this fails so hard it redefines fail

    by SoylentMean

    Otherwise we'll see this start to happen with every fuckin' thing. We'll get Pirates of the Caribbean: In Space or some such bloody nonsense.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Give it to Anderson.

    by Burbage

    You'd get one of the most (if not THE most) unique superhero movies ever made.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    If I was a betting man...

    by vettebro

    I would say they are likely to get someone like Jonathan Mostow to direct this one. I said it here first kids!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Or...

    by vettebro

    Fucking McG! LOL!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    This project has "suck" written all over it

    by jimmy rabbitte

    Sony has to rush into production so that they don't lose the rights back to Marvel and that spells certain doom, for this project.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Or possibly...

    by vettebro

    Ratner!!! That is the level we are going to get. Just watch!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    by REDD

    Spike Jonez?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Joseph Gordon Levitt would be good

    by SnootyBoots

    (dig those back flips on SNL) but only if they put Spidey in college. JGL will be 29 next month and he doesn't look like a high school kid anymore. BTW, he wrote and directed a short film called SPARKS based on an Elmore Leonard story. Anybody seen that?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Umm something I'm not getting here

    by Lando Griffin

    I realize that because Webb is not A-list, young and up and coming but Cameron is an established name and his last two films have brought in a billion each. Attaching Cameron to Spidey (with 3D) is obviously going to put butts in seats and the gross will be astronomical. Isn't the money they will make on that basis alone worth more that saving a few bucks hiring a director no one knows. Yeah yeah yeah I know studio suit logic is not that same as us reg'lar folk, ya know the ones who line their pockets. But I believe Harry when he says Cameron still has an interest in Spidey. He's probably chomping at the bit thinking of what he could do with his technology and 3D. Sony hire Cameron now!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    If they get Cameron they can cast all no-names.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    As the director name alone will sell the movie.<BR> This would be good for the product. They can cast whomever is best.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Its gonna be Marc Webb, no doubt about it.

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    All 4 Of Those Names Sound AWESOME

    by fassbinder79

    They get me seal of approval. Webb's direction of 500 Days was superb! I think Fincher could pull off something amazing as well. Great list for a studio!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    A list director?

    by Phategod2

    Raimi is over rated.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    cronenberg should do it.

    by alice133

    organic webshooters = real organs.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Give it to Cameron.

    by darthsynn

    It will probably gross a trillion dollars.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    alice133

    by fassbinder79

    You're on to something with Cronenberg. Brilliant pick. My personal choice would be Paul Verhoeven.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Spidey reboot directors list...

    by vettebro

    To summerize: <p> McG <p> Brett Ratner <p> Jonathon Mostow <p> Michael Bay

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Mansuper, your voice has been heard...

    by CountryBoy

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    So beaks, will this film be better then Bring it on?

    by JettL93

    hack job, I'm never gonna let you live that one down

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Of this list? Fincher is a no-brainer...

    by MJohnson

    Oh, yeah, 'cuz box office means a GREAT film...whatfuckingever. Fight Club and Sev3n are both riskier and better films than anything Cameron has ever done. Zodiac was a fantastic film. Give it to Fincher, and let him have creative control. I'd pay to see a Fincher Spidey.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Agree with Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    by SRoberts

    His role in 500 days of summer really put out that Peter Parker, down on his luck vibe.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    That said, give me a Fincher or Cameron Dune...

    by MJohnson

    ...and screw these nobody action directors.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Agreed, Nosferatu Jones

    by DrunkyMcLush

    I was starting to wonder if I was the only one who thought that Wes Anderson is a shitty writer-director.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Webb directed some awesome music videos

    by Tall_Boy66

    Sic Transit Gloria by Brand New, Not Okay by My Chemical Romance, Love Like Winter by AFI. (For the 2 people who want to cry "EWWW!! MTV MUSIC VIdEO DIRECTORZ!" Please. Fincher. Jonze. Shut up.) He has a great visual style and (500) Days of Summer was even better with him directing it because he gave a visual pop to an intimate character piece. Good choice, but I'd go with Cameron and Fincher first.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    What's the deal with all this Gordon-Levitt love around here?

    by Vesuvio

    Alright, the guy can act, but calm the fuck down everyone.<p> I've been seeing his name being tossed in EVERY FUCKING TALKBACK that even remotely revolves around casting ANYTHING.<p> Bilbo Baggins? JGL. Captain America? JGL. The Joker? JGL. Rachel Dawes's Zombie? JGL. Rebooted Shaft? JGL. Jesus.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Spidey reboot dream directors list...

    by vettebro

    Cameron <p> Nolan <p> Blomkamp <p> Scorsese (Kingpin story) <p>

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    I'd like to see Nora Ephron do it.

    by Ingeld

    It can cover when Peter meets his friend his rich friend in high school. When Spidey met Harry.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Well good thing Cameron is on the short list...

    by bevilacq12

    Hahaha jesus christ. I think when your last two films hold the records for #1 and #2 highest grossing worldwide, your options are pretty much wide fucking open. But I'm glad they're "considering" Cameron. I'm sure he's flattered and getting that butterfly feeling in his stomach. In related news, my short list for who's going to be blowing me tonight is: Amy Adams Jennifer Love Hewitt Nicole Kidman and my ex-girlfriend

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    ...Gordon-Levitt probably should NOT do it though...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...he'd be great, but he doesn't need Maguire's sloppy fourths, even if it is a reboot.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    And BTW, I'd give the movie to Ryan Murphy

    by Vesuvio

    The guy has proven to be good with both drama/thrills with Nip/Tuck (before it went to shit.. "Joan Rivers" ep for instance) and teenagery/comedy (and action, why not, despite it being a musical) with Glee.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    New script?

    by MrFloppy

    Is this going to be based on a new script, or the prevvious 5&6 from Vanderbilt too?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    ...give it to Webb. Keep it small. Don't crush him...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...with a huge budget and effects like they did with Weitz and GOLDEN COMPASS.<P> Play to the man's strengths. You can always pump up the sequel.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Spidey List

    by fassbinder79

    1. Paul Verhoeven 2. James Cameron 3. Kathryn Bigelow 4. David Cronenberg 5. Alfonso Cuaron

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Nora Ephron?

    by vettebro

    What about Penny Marshall?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    I don't mind a Spider-Man reboot....

    by Dapper Swindler

    But not under these circumstances. (a succinct point for your convenience)

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    This looks extraordinarily bad.

    by hank henshaw

    If the creative talent behind Ghostbusters III, that is director, screenwriters, actors, producers, cared about making the best movie possible, the chances of us getting a turd will be the size of this twinkie. But given the previous Hollywood record of bad sequels, prequels and remakes, the chances for a turd are the size of a 35 feet long twinkie, weighting approx. 600 pounds... and yes, that's a big twinkie.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    fake list for sure

    by My friends call me Killjoy

    Sony would never deal with Cameron's inflated budgets or ego. Fincher is great, but like Cameron, he's incapable of coming in on budget or on schedule. Wes Anderson??? He's all wrong for something like this. Nothing he's ever done would lead anyone at the studio believe that he could handle a 200+ million dollar summer tentpole. These three names are pure, "Wouldn't it be great if we could get..." Mark Webb is on a lot of "short lists" I'm sure after the success of 500 Days of Summer, but he's not going to be handed a summer action film either. It will be no one on this list. Endo story.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Levitt Is Too Cool For Spidey

    by Crow3711

    I mean, I know hes an incredibly young actor, and I'm sure he'd pull it off great...but I do think he's too cool, and a little too good looking. He doesn't read "nerd" to me. I woulnd't be against it, I love the guy, but I don't think High School Spidey is anywhere near as cool as Levitt just inherently is. As dorky as he played it, I still think he would come off as pretty fucking cool.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Cameron's scriptment was terrible

    by JonQuixote

    Of course, it was from a different time. But it was Spider-Man in name only and a very superficial take. Web-emissions as a wet-dream analogy? A violent Spidey growling Frank-Miller-esque threats against bad guys. An Electro so bland that he might as well have been the villain in an INCREDIBLE HULK tv-movie. *** David Fincher was in the running for SPIDER-MAN when Raimi got the gig. Rumor had it, his choice for Peter Parker was Wes Bentley. But I also heard rumors that Fincher's Spidey also leaned towards the dark side. Which I guess we're probably going to get no matter what now. Thanks, DARK KNIGHT, for so popular and having your popularity be so easily misunderstood.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Agreed Vesuvio..

    by themanwhojaped

    I don't get the JGL love either. Man, I would LOVE to see Cronenberg do a Spidey flick. Get real in on the body horror aspect of Spider-Man, although in that respect he may be better off directing VENOM actualy... That'd be more his style.. At any rate, please give us a sarcastic, funny Spider-Man. As for villains, I'd love to see a Tommy Lee Jones Green Goblin. If they are on the rebooting bandwagon then why not reboot Daredevil while they are at it and have him show up in the film? That and I'd really like to see a Spidey/Human Torch race in this flick..

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    poop

    by Waka_Flocka_Flame

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Hey...

    by vettebro

    What about Robert Zemeckis? He might be able to pull it off...

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    origin

    by simndermot

    Can we avoid another origin movie?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Come to think of it, can Fincher direct action?

    by CountryBoy

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    /agreed with the Cronenberg idea

    by majorax

    They could make it with very little action. Focus would be on evolution + body modification + transformation + new flesh.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Whoever said Baz Luhrmann

    by My friends call me Killjoy

    was blindly tossing a dart at a board full of A-list talent, but...it's an interesting idea. He's got visual flair and has experience with larger budgets and special fx. IMDB lists only one in-development project for him. If he's interested, Sony should take a meeting. <p> Oh, and Baz...no dancing. Raimi ruined it for you already.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Christopher Waltz for Green Goblin

    by Vesuvio

    You heard it here first.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I'll BET they're "considering" Cameron...

    by ScaryWaitress

    ...like he would ever even CONSIDER being part of this dumb-ass idea. PLEASE. That these people let this rumor get out there reinforces my belief that everyone attached to this "project" so far is a tool. <P> What a fucking joke.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    give it to Jim

    by GavinVanDraven

    he wanted to do Spider-Man for years. Raimi got his chance, now let the man with the money do his version. let him sink the biggest budget ever into it and give us something that doesnt look like ps2 cgi cutscenes (looking at you, first film) give him a great script that only touches on the origin story for the first hour, then another 2 hours of asskickery! Jim will work his magic, then The Amazing Spider-man will fuck our eyeballs in 2012(that will be the title, with %100 certainty) yes, retread the origin, maybe as flashbacks so the entire movie isnt taken up by it. make it that in no uncertain terms we see Uncle Ben was killed by one guy, Let Aunt May hate on Spider-Man until she discovers Peter's secret. Mary Jane should be a real redhead (rachelle hurd-wood, please?)and not be the girl next door, but only of slight interest in the first film. Make Gwen the real love interest for the first film. Establish Norman and Harry, but dont make Norman the goblin just yet. reference several of Oscorp employees as future villains. see the 90's animated series for examples. plant some seeds early for future installments. stop killing off villains and use no more than one main heavy and one lesser villain either in a subplot or as the heavy's right hand. (see batman begins)I am still thinking Daniel Radcliffe for Peter. he has proven he can carry an ensemble franchise, he's only 20, can pass for younger obviously... he's 2 inches shorter than Tobey McGuire, better looking (ask the ladies) and more ripped (google some pics from that play where he gets naked with a horse... that sounds so wrong, but proves he is fearless and will push the boundaries of what you might think he can do in a performance). 6 months in the gym lifting heavy and he would fit the look. drop the British accent and there you go. what did you say to yourself? he cant play 2 iconic characters? i only see him as harry potter...? well, ever hear of Harrison Ford? plus casting the leads short (5'6) means you dont have to cast giant actors for the bad guys, you can cast real actors based on performance not their height. ramble finished.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Why all the Marc Webb hate?

    by Toe Jam

    I thought he gave "(500) Days of Summer" a really great visual flair that just popped off the screen. He also made very good editing choices, and obviously knows how to elevate source material. As proof, the "(500) Days of Summer" script was written by the two guys who wrote "The Pink Panther 2." Yeah. He's also directed quite a few exceptional music videos. (Regardless of how you feel about My Chemical Romance's music, you probably have to admit their videos are good.) I say give him a chance. He can probably be had pretty cheap, too.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Vettebro

    by Vesuvio

    Good choice on Zemeckis. I totally see he pulling this off, IF, however, he manages to pull his own head off this mo-cap obsession he developed in the last few years.<p> Anyway, I LOVED Beowulf. Hands down of the best action films of the past decade. <p>So if Zemeckis could find the balance between 3D and the real people deal, he'd have my vote, wny not.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Lou Taylor Pucci as Peter Parker

    by Toe Jam

    If you've ever seen any of his movies, you'll probably agree.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Wes Anderson?

    by Kirbymanly

    That has to be a joke. Did these same execs see the "action sequence" in Life Aquatic?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Marc Webb would be awesome, don't be little bitches.

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    500 days of summer was a great film, plays with your mind, great tact, great relationship story. It was really great, I dunno about the action parts.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Peter Parker

    by vettebro

    Anton Yelchin...his star is rising.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Webb's video for MCR's "I'm Not Okay" is fucking genius

    by Tall_Boy66

    I love that video top to bottom. Also watch that Brand New video for Sic Transit, really awesome, really weird, really dark.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    In the future...

    by F-18

    ...every movie will be a version of Spider-Man and every resturaunt will be Taco Bell.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    No way Cameron makes the summer 2012

    by Tall_Boy66

    Only way they could get him would be if they wait. Dig through the extra features of Aliens and Cameron's biggest beef is how quickly they had to get the movie together to hit the deadline.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Verhoeven, Bigelow and Cuaron would be PRETTY GOOD

    by MrFloppy

    Gordon-Levitt can't play Peter Parker, because he's going to be make-up less Joker, alongside with Marion Cotillard as Catwoman and Ellen Page as HArley Quinn.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Spork...

    by vettebro

    Don't forget the Brawndo...It's got what plants crave...

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    My God the amount of nerds here

    by white_vader

    This is all about the franchise, a disgusting word which makes no bones about it being nothing more than money money money and actual content being secondary. If we all agree the reboot is about studio control, teen actors and getting any old piece of crap out before deadline to retain the right, then why on earth are so many of you twits still saying, "Kewl! Cameron and Fincher ftw!". <p> Like those guys won't give the studio an even harder time than Raimi and fight tooth and nail every step of the way! You Tbers so crazy... <p> But Scary you DO know about Cameron's previous involvement don't you? Doesn't come off that way.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Good luck.....

    by Jamie McBain

    Getting Wes Anderson. They'll have better luck getting Paul W.S. Anderson.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Good article - Webb will get it.

    by hallmitchell

    JGL - might get spiderman then.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Hey Jake Gyllenhaal!

    by white_vader

    Here's your second chance! ;)

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    white_vader...

    by vettebro

    Spot on comment! None of those directors are going to direct this. The reality is one of the guys I stated earlier: <p> Ratner, McG, Mostow or if they are lucky...Zemeckis. <p> That's the reality of it.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    JONAH HILL FOR PETER PARKER

    by Gwai Lo

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Wes Anderson?!!?!

    by WhoDis

    now that I would love to see.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Pants on the ground, pants on the ground...

    by tlyel37

    lookin' like a fool wit yo pants on the ground.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Roland Emmerich anyone?

    by MamboMan

    ........................................anyone????

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    #teamwebb on twitter

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    why do something half assed?

    by GavinVanDraven

    with a half assed director? if sony wants to do a quick cash grab to keep the rights from marvel they will kill the franchise in one movie. then nobody can touch the series for a decade. reboot a reboot? i think not. smart money is, do it right sony, or if you cant... give it back to Marvel. they WILL do it right.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    No EMO Parker, I want smart-ass, wise-cracking spidey.

    by TakeItEasyMon

    This is going to be a complete pile of shit.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    AZIZ ANSARI FOR PETER PARKER

    by Gwai Lo

    Why not?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    The Game

    by oogles

    Is a genius movie that is so often overlooked in Fincher's past. I would love to see this. Imagine a dark Venom storyline?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    OK MAYBE ANTON YELCHIN?

    by Gwai Lo

    I'm serious this time.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    by critch

    I'm pretty sure Cameron doesn't do what studios want him to do. After 2 straight times making the #1 movie on the planet, studios bow to HIM. I have no interest in the flavor-of-the-month independent movie that noone will remember in a year director with no style getting a Spider-man movie. I have no interest in Mary Jane or Gwen or origins. I want a superhero movie. Thankfully Green Lantern, Marvel's offerings, and Batman will be out around that time making Spidey not quite an event.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Wes Anderson's vision for Spiderman

    by PoutineForEveryone

    He'd go to Toy-R-Us, get all the action figures, and make the baddest ass, stop motion movie ever.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    FUCK

    by Gwai Lo

    the studio is going to make Zac Efron and Taylor Lautner in Spider-man: Venom Rising. I just know it. If they're honestly rebooting this from high school then they should do it right, with Gwen Stacy in proper batting order. At a Harry Potter pace. Anyway, Anton Yelchin for Pete. Kid's got chops.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:16 p.m. CST

    I am ready for a truly AMAZING Spider-Man...

    by jabman

    ...There's a reason Raimi left off the adjective...

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Wes fucking Anderson ...

    by ColonelFatheart

    Why the fuck not?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Webb is the best choice here...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    It would be similar to when Warners took a chance on Christopher Nolan with Batman. Going with Wes Anderson would be like when Universal tried out Hulk on Ang Lee.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    long live Wes Anderson

    by donduck

    most likely he won't do it. but image!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    long live Wes Anderson

    by donduck

    most likely he won't do it. but image!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Camerson isn't interested in this...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    The guy can do virtually anything he wants, and doesn't need to answer to anyone. I doubt he will want to play around with anybody else's intellectual property, unless he owns it and can totally control it.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead for MJ!

    by PoutineForEveryone

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Hmmm?

    by chainsaw_shawn

    Cameron attached to the movie with a great fucking spiderman story i would actually pay 10$ to see, but sony is being a bunch of punk ass bitches!!!! It's a damn shame they cannot trust their director and his vision to do what needs tobe done. If the studio heads dont like it they can write their own script let the folks here read it and if we dont like it, we'll fail them! the court of punlic opinion counts!!! I'm tellin you if it sucks more than spiderman 3 then we have a fucking problem!!!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Webb sounds pretty good to me

    by Kammich

    its just a shame theyre completely rebooting to the high school years, because, YES... Gordon-Levitt and Deschanel would be awesome taking over the Peter and MJ roles in a continuation of Raimi's trilogy. the two of them have such amazing chemistry and would really elevate the characters above what Maguire and Dunst could do. that said, if it could be made to happen, Fincher would be amazing. remember, he was attached to direct a Spider-man movie in the 90's but dropped out because he thought an origin story was redundant. sounds like the perfect opportunity for him to make his non-origin Spidey, eh? it'll never happen now, though.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    critch, how do you know Webb has no style?

    by Tall_Boy66

    Have you even seen (500) Days of Summer or any of his music videos? Fucker's got style to spare, yo.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    and, umm, Raimi IS an A-lister

    by Kammich

    debate the quality of his resume all you want, but when you make a trilogy and it earns over $2.5 BILLION dollars worldwide, then you are most definitely an "A-lister."

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Yelchin or Baruchel.

    by cinemixtape.com

    Otherwise, NO SALE.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Just as long as Singer and Ratner stay the fuck away

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    That's all that really matters.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    R-Pattz for Spiderman!

    by T-RACE

    Just so I can laugh my ass off. I do hope they start with Gwen Stacy instead of Mary Jane though.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    call it SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN

    by Adelai Niska

    Then call the sequels Spectacular Spider-Man 2, etc. Next time they reboot, use "AMAZING." <p> And please no 20-somethings for Peter and MJ. How abut we get an actual teenager for Peter, feature Gwen Stacy in the first movie, and leave the Osborns and MJ out of it for a while. Eventually, you can kill Gwen and then bring in MJ on a blind date.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Predictions for reboot: No MJ, Gwen Stacy instead...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    ...Lizard will be the villain. They will hold off on re-introducing MJ, and the well-known Spidey villains until the sequel after the reboot. And maybe they'll even hold off on the murder of Uncle Ben until the sequel, but keep him alive in the reboot.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    And dear God, not Micheal Cera...

    by Adelai Niska

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Gwen Stacy casting suggestion: Portia Whatshername...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    The girl from "Youth in Revolt".

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    no cameron

    by thesmilingpsycho

    i don't want to see "james cameron's spider-man" i just want to see a cool down to earth spider-man flick.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    jgl is goddamned 29 years old

    by charlesbronsonLIVES

    he doesn't look like a fucking high schooler anymore. they'll never choose him so eat manifestchaos's stinky asshole.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    should they call it

    by thesmilingpsycho

    the amazing spider-man?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST

    jaden smith

    by charlesbronsonLIVES

    fuck it. cause we're ready to destroy things. why not make him black and 14?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    definitely yelchin

    by mr. smith

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    DJ Qualls...

    by Burbage

    ...would make a great Spidey. Or, Peter Parker anyway.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    who should the villian be?

    by thesmilingpsycho

    i wouldn't mind seeing another green goblin.. but they damn well better do it right. no stupid ass helmet. such a shame too. why cover up willem dafoe's face when it already looks menacing enough?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    fuck 'spider-man'

    by frank cotton

    that's right, i said it. fuck the cry-baby superhero and his bi-polar girlfriend. there's less drama in the average soap

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST

    DJ Qualls

    by Gwai Lo

    Is 32 and looks like a duck.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    I like Mary Elizabeth Winstead

    by Gwai Lo

    She's a real looker. You know who else? That girl JGL meets at the end of (500). Autumn I believe her name was. She made me feel funny in the loins.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Wes Anderson? What a joke!

    by Lance2769

    Who is he gonna put in the lead as Peter Parker? Bill Murray or Jason Schwartman? Seems like he puts those two actors in almost every movie he makes. What a joke! James Cameron is too pricey. David Fincher is too dark. Seems like Marc Webb is the best candidate. Just my opinion.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    I didn't come up with it, but I still say...

    by ebonic_plague

    ...Maestro Harrell, "Randy" from THE WIRE, should be high-school Spider-Man. <p> I'd buy THAT for a fucking dollar.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    fuck you sony

    by georgecauldron

    REBOOT? It's possible to tell an isolated story, or even a trilogy arc, without giving us another high school origin.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    ZOMBIE KUBRICK IS ON THE JOB

    by HaterofCrap

    magic!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Ed Harris for J Jonah Jameson

    by Gwai Lo

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    That list looks fake: None of them would touch it

    by mistergreen

    Might as well throw Clint Eastwood in there. Here's a name: Judd Apatow Let's make this funny like it should be.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    Wes Anderson???

    by SebastianHaff

    Actually, I kinda like that idea. I've found the guy's movies stale and derivative for years. Get him out of hipster land, make him try something different. At the very least, it'd be fuckin' interesting as hell. Though Cameron would be the bee's knees. It's just be badass to have seen it slip from his fingers in the early 90's, then run off and make the two highest grossing flicks of all time, before returning to Spider-man and knocking it out of the park. <p><br> But it won't happen. Sigh. Hello, Mark Webb. Your angsty white boy Smiths loving indie flick was <b><i>so</b></i> original. Never seen that done before.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    Keep it Simple!

    by franknfair

    This could be fantastic! When Spider-Man is being Spider-Man - LEAVE HIM IN COSTUME! And the villain does not need an elaborate origin story (The Dark Knight proves that.) The Peter Parker story can pick up with him already having the secret Spidey identity when we meet him - no need for another origin story there either. Just get a great action flick script with some heart in the storytelling. If the story FOLLOWS the RULES it sets up, it is easy to suspend disbelief and let yourself just swing along with the hero and feel a connection. Star Wars did not have to give you everyone's backstory - they were all just already living, fully realized people. It's when the prequels felt the need to give us all that exposition that it really fell flat. Oh well, again with the two cents...

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Wes Anderson? Fuck that.

    by jimmy_009

    Fire the douche at Sony that thinks that's a good idea. Fire him right now.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    how about Pierre Morel...?

    by HarryWannaBe

    With his work either DP'ing or directing various, (fairly) original action films over the past few years, I think he'd be a great choice to direct a Spider-Man film. The way he's tracked parkour in 'B13' could provide for an interesting take on Spidey's webslinging through NYC. I also think Louis Leterrier would do a good job and he's already got the experience in Marvel's sandbox from his work in 'Incredible Hulk'. I think a James Cameron Spider-Man film would be a bit over-the-top; Fincher's would be too dark for what they seem to want out of this 'reboot'; Wes Anderson?...NYC is too large for a cut-away set a la Steve Zissou's ship and Owen Wilson would have to be Flash Thompson. And as for Webb, I'm sure he'd nail the teen angst and high school romance stuff, but cutting his teeth for action on such a high-profile film doesn't seem like a good idea.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    MamboMan - Emmerich would be perfect.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Good call.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Vincent Gallo!

    by ebonic_plague

    To write, direct, and star.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Michael Angarano for Peter Parker.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    That's the guy from Sky High and The Forbidden Kingdom.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Good Captain America article

    by jaysin420

    http://boxoffice.com/featured_stories/2010/01/exclusive-captain-america-jp4.php

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Whoever the studio can control

    by Jawsphobia

    A Spider-Man reboot does not need to be made. Attention spans being what they are, I'm sure there are teens running around who refer to the "old movie" Spider-Man. But I'm sure this is an experiment by Sony in whether you can serve the audience ANYTHING or NOTHING as long as it is in a familiar brand package. It's a $200 million dollar 3-D waste. I predict it will be the end of Amy Pascal's once very solid run at Sony. The broad strokes of this project are so mediocre I could vomit thinking of where else that money could be spent. I can only hope JK stays away.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:12 p.m. CST

    They just want a guy named Webb.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    'Cause it'll look cute in the trades.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Wes Andersen's Spiderman

    by jimmay

    At least thirty minutes of the screentime would be closeups of Peter Parker pouting, and the storyline would be rewritten to focus entirely on his daddy issues. Oh, and he's be spoiled rich. <p> Sounds great, doesn't it? Oh wait, that's right, it sounds like utter crap!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:16 p.m. CST

    I still have...

    by codymr

    a key chain that says: "Spider-Man Coming Summer 1992 A James Cameron Film." A McFarlane version of Spidey was embossed onto the metal. <P> Weird that it never happened. I thought Raimi did an OK job with the series - part two being the strongest of the bunch. However, there is a lot of stuff in his interpretation of the material that has never sat properly with me. Lots of casting problems (MJ was by far the worst), some of the humour was too broad for my liking and I never understood the Goblin armour as an experimental military project?! <P> I would love to see what Cameron could come up with for Spiderman, but somehow I doubt they could get Cameron or even Fincher these days. My guess is they will get some second rate action director like Stephen Sommers... actually I smell Ratner all over this. <P> I hope I am wrong and get a pleasant surprise. Odd that Sony want's to reboot the series so soon after the last outing... I guess it is a rights issue? Does anyone know if Marvel has the option to take back the rights if Sony sits on the property for too long?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    "Webb Shoots Spidey for Sony"

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    Yeah, I could see that as the Daily Variety headline to come.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    James Cameron...hmmmm

    by Black_Arrow

    I remember back in like 2000 era, there was talks of him doing it, and getting Leonardo playing Spider Man. EW.. if he directs.. i hope that still doesn't happen...anyways..thanks sony for making me not seeing any future Spider-Man films.. Marvel sucks to me anyways :)

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Raimi was just too perfect for Spider-man

    by natecore

    i still get such a huge rush from the magnificent action sequences in SM2.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Once again, Roland Emmerich would fit this like a glove.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    He's got all the prerequisite skillset without being too good for the material. <p> Joe Johnston, Wolfgang Petersen or Francis Lawrence wouldn't be bad options either. How about digging up John McTiernan, Stephen Hopkins or Jan DeBont already? <p> A Spider-Man reboot is way below the likes of a Fincher or Cameron. <p> I can only assume Web & Anderson being in the conversation at all is a joke. Fine filmmakers, not someone you'd trust to anchor a mega-budgeted 3D blockbuster franchise summer tentpole intended for mass consumption. <p> Although I was thinking it, shoutout to MamboMan, who called it first. Emmerich.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Cameron Spidey would be 3 hours and cost 250 Mill!

    by Onin Solstice

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    What Makes You Think It Will Be Set In Highschool?

    by FreeBeer

    Incredible Hulk was both a reboot and a sequel, in so far that it was set after he had already become the Hulk. This might be a reboot, but set after he has already become Spidey and moved on from highschool, as not to confuse people too much

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    What Makes You Think It Will Be Set In Highschool?

    by FreeBeer

    Incredible Hulk was both a reboot and a sequel, in so far that it was set after he had already become the Hulk. This might be a reboot, but set after he has already become Spidey and moved on from highschool, as not to confuse people too much. Think it will turn out as more of a sequel than a reboot anyways, but with different actors and crew

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Good call on Francis Lawrence, The_Genteel_Gentile

    by blakindigo

    And Joe Johnston would be good also.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    How about Todd Solondz & Harmony Korine while your at it.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Wes Anderson, yeah right.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    they have decided on webb already

    by slappy jones

    and have put those other three guys to make it look like we could have had one these three "greats" but we went with webb because he had the right take on it when in reality they went with him because they can neuter him

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Marc Webb is an emo McG

    by drturing

    This is about gettng the person who will take it from the studio every day. Webb is a derivative hack whose music videos have nothing distinctive ever. Huge middle of the road crap. Plus he's a rip off artist. His 21 guns video is a rip of off all saints never ever. He is the new McG. 500 days of summer was contrived feature length bad music video ideas. The studio had a chance to make spiderman right with raimi wanting to go out on a high note. Now they want twilight with superheroes.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    What I'd like to see:

    by mortsleam

    There's no point bitching about this. Sony gets their way. If theyr'e going back to high school, do it right. Peter trying to score with Liz Allen & being bullied by Flash Thompson, that Alias chick in the background. No mention of Harry Osborne or Mary Jane Watson. Have him fight the Chameleon. Or stick with Malkovich as the Vulture. <p>Of course, it's most likely going to end up being very similar to Ultimate Spider-Man. So Mary Jane as a red werewolf, Gwen Stacy as the victim of Carnage, but hopefully with Spider-Man actually telling one-liners in mid-fight.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    I don't doubt it one bit "slappy jones".

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Sounds true.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST

    What's the point of that list?

    by Bass Ackwards

    Just say we're pursuing Marc Webb, because there's a zero percent chance those other three have any interest in being the "next" guy to do Spidey.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Fantastic Mr. Fox was the best film of 2009.

    by KeepFuckingThatChicken

    The only Wes Anderson film I saw was Royal Tenanbaums before Mr. Fox and I thought it was good, but overrated.<p> Fantastic Mr. Fox makes me want to watch his other movies, but I doubt they are as good as his Animated masterpiece. If he directed Spiderman, I would be fucking ecstatic. <p> I bet all four of these will not be directing it though.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    I don't know "Bass Ackwards"...

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Anderson might just be nut enough to say yes (if asked).

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Yeh this list is phony as fuck...

    by quantize

    of course they've gone with Webb..shame..500 Days was nice but hardly amazing work. Sony will fuck this up for sure.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Next we'll hear Lars Von Trier & Larry Clark's names batted arou

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Absolutely rediculous list.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Great idea! Start over, with worse everything!

    by kevred

    Lower-tier director, rushed production, small-name talent...just what the general public wanted, but didn't get, with the first three incredibly successful films.<p>But, at least they know it's going to be in 3-D. Thank God they have their priorities straight.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Like the Radcliffe idea...

    by pdennett316

    Whoever mentioned that is on to something, he's young, but not "smash his face in with a hammer" annoying like Effron and the like. <p> I can really see it being Pattinson though (the Twilight fucker if I spelled his name wrong). Ick. Oh, and keep Cera away from it, his shit is played out.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Which of those directors most resembles McG

    by drturing

    McG director of blink 182 and sugar Ray videos. Makes poppy movie targeted to youth with musical sequences. Lands terminator. Marc Webb. Director of MCR and maroon 5 videos. We've been here.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Except McG would actually make some modicum of sense "drturing".

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    I mean he HAS made some pretty large flicks. Even his Video work is epic compared to Webb. Oh, and I loathe McG. I have no grudge against Webb. YET.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Fuck you Beaks! I don't know why ...

    by Lamerz

    Just something to bitch about .......

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Let me shout this: MICHAEL ANGARANO!

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Apparently y'all didn't hear me the first time. <p> JGL is The Joker, period.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    don't let the same director in twice, I say.

    by mr. smith

    have each new spider-man movie be a different director. so there.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:04 p.m. CST

    drturing

    by donduck

    stop using outdated buzzwords like 'emo'.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Spider-Man A James Cameron Film. Summer 1993.

    by JediRob

    I have a key chain ticket thing that was released as a promo item that say that.<br><br> I was excited then about a Cameron Spidey, and 20 years later I would definitely still be interested.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Logan Lerman is

    by Crusher Creel

    the favorite right now. Kid looks like Ultimate Peter it s scary. Sign him up!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Radcliffe Is An AWFUL Actor

    by FreeBeer

    And I'd prefer an older Parker, we've already had three films showin ghim coming to terms with his abililities, lets have a movie where his comfortable and confident as a super hero. My choice for Peter Parker... Parker: Ryan Gosling Gwen Stacy: Julia Stiles (I think Stacy should be Peters girlfriend of fiance from the start of the movie) Mary Jane: Mary Elizibeth Winstead (I think she should be Parkers friend from childhood he hasn't seen in years until he is reaquainted with her in the movie. Instead of him being all swoony and lame over her, maybe she is the one with a secret crush on him. She only becomes a romantic interest after Gwen Stacy dies at the end of the film.)

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:18 p.m. CST

    And Let Abrams Direct It

    by FreeBeer

    He showed with MI:3, Trek, and indeed Alias he has a gift for orchestrating breath taking action set ups. (And it would piss off AsimovLives, always a bonus.) Another suggestion would be the dude that directed District 9, that was some piece of work

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Cameron's spidey may be 3 hours and cost 250 mil but

    by Phategod2

    It would make a cool Trillion.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Will Cliff Robertson come back?

    by SmokingRobot

    To get killed again? Oh, and 'Zodiac' was an excellent movie, but it did require an adult attention span. Sorry, MTV kids, this one's not for you.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    drturing has never seen a Webb music video in his life

    by Tall_Boy66

    He half-saw the 21 Guns music video and remembered something that was halfway similar and bullshited the rest of his posts and made a vague analogy to McG because that's the beginning and ending of his entire knowledge of music video directors. Fact.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Cause if you bring up McG it's a fucking trump card, right?

    by Tall_Boy66

    You know how AsimovLives keeps saying "Jar Jar" when he talks about "JJ Abrams"? Yeah, it's liek that.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:25 p.m. CST

    I'd love any of these guys...

    by DanielKurland

    Although Wes Anderson doesn't make any sense AT ALL. Unless he is looking for a "mainstream" movie, and a big hit. Although, I'd watch Schwartzman as Peter Parker.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    No cameron for SPidey

    by Johnno

    I mean I'd love to see him do spidey, but I'd rather he do Battle Angel... He can produce it though!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Owen Wilson as Vulturess!

    by wampa_droppings

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Who to choose...

    by Miles_Teg

    Marc Webb is just one step away from getting Joseph Gordon Levitt. Im all for Cameron though.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Older Spidey Pleased, Older, Confident, Wisecracking Spdey

    by FreeBeer

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Like Electro For The Villain

    by FreeBeer

    After playing Infamous on the PS3, I think a guy with the power of electricity would be pretty groovy

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Fincher would be amazing.

    by MattmanReturns

    Let's just forget about James Cameron because that's not gonna happen. He doesn't have to take shit from studios anymore.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST

    No American flags!

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    I love your country, but common.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Michael Fassbender As Electro Maybe?

    by FreeBeer

    Or perhaps Timothy Olyphant, I still think that guy's got the potential to be great, even after Die Hard and Hitman. So to recap.. Spidey: Ryan Gosling Gwen Stacy: Julia Stiles Mary Jane: MAry Elizibeth Winstead And whatever you do, keep JK Simmons as Jonah Jameson!!!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Crusher Creel - Logan Lerman looks too pretty.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Like Ian Somerhalder and Cillian Murphy had a love child. Guy also just seems like the cocky self-assured type that would have girls tripping over themselves to get at. No, Peter Parker needs to be kind of a medium handsom nerd type. Hmmm...who would fit the bill to a T? Oh yeah, Michael Angarano. He's the less cloyingly famous version of Shia Labeouf (who really does get a bum wrap).

  • Jan. 14, 2010, midnight CST

    God Wish Spider Man & X Men Was Marvel Property

    by FreeBeer

    Imagine the possibilities for crossover movies.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Sony: sell it back to Marvel. Here's how.

    by kevred

    Sony, you know you can't make as good a comic-book film at this point as Marvel can. So here's what you do:<p>Let Marvel make the next Spider-Man film for you. Sell the rights back to them in exchange for a 90% cut of the film's take, a 20% cut of the film after that, and a 10% cut of the film after that.<p>Marvel would probably accept that deal to get the rights back, and you will get great, profitable films with no work at all on your part. Everyone wins.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:03 a.m. CST

    What if they cast......

    by wackybantha

    ......Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift. Now THAT would be hilarious!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:03 a.m. CST

    edgar wright

    by ian216a

    you know that makes sense

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Turn Off The Dark

    by thecomedian

    If "Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark" is actually a big huge hit on Broadway next fall I say just take the cast from that and use them. I'm not saying make a movie version of the musical(though I guess they can use Bono's song as the new Spidey theme). I'm just saying they've already got Evan Rachel Wood on board as Mary Jane so unless their Peter Parker totally sucks they should just ride the wave and have him as the new movie Spidey. Of course this all depends on the play being a big tittied monster hit. As a Spider-Man fan, a U2 fan and a New Yorker I personally can't wait to see it. Supposedly it's the most expensive play in Broadway history because they're spending all this money figuring out how to have Spidey actually web-sling over the audience. That's gonna be fucking awesome if they pull that off.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:06 a.m. CST

    At LEAST hire that Monty Oum kid to direct the action scenes!

    by CodeName

    If Hollywood was smart, they would have bought off Monty by now and own all the copyrights to his mind. The kid is a genius animator. Just check out Haloid, or Dead Fantasy (part 1) on youtube. This kid is up there, man.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Edgar Wright? Let's See Pilgrim First

    by FreeBeer

    And not sure if we can say Marvel make the best comic book movies, Iron Man was good, Incredible Hulk shallow and mediocre. It's not really the studio that guarantees a quality movie, its the guys the hire to make them.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Clint Eastwood as an old Spidey

    by FreeBeer

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Cameron: Superman or Spider-Man?

    by snakecharmer

    Spider-Man 4 sounds like it will get a short prep time. 2013 seems like a more realistic year for a quality film. I just don't know if Sony is ready to turn so much control to Cameron.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Let the rights go back...

    by anthrox

    to marvel, so Disney can hand the property over to Pixar, and they can make it a bad ass movie...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST

    I Think They Should Reimagine Venom..

    by FreeBeer

    ..as some kind of Biological Body Armour And Weapon, created by a modern day Doctor Jekell type. Never liked the idea that it was of alien origion, just seemed too out there for me. I knoe that may seem mad seeing as this is a universe where a Spider Man exists, I can't explain it, but feels the same was I do about aliens in an Iniana Jones film. Jones lives in a world where everything seems possible, and aliens are probubly more possible than immortal knights and magic Holy Arcs, but still seems out of place. I don't think movies based on comics feel as though they have to be completely true to the source material, just take your inspiration from it and do your own thing, make Venom of earthly origion if you feel you must include him at all. Course, just my opinion on the character, I know many love him.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Could Be Called Venom...

    by FreeBeer

    ...because its cultured from spider venom??

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:27 a.m. CST

    David Fincher's SPIDERMAN

    by BurnHollywood

    A self-abusive Peter Parker pursuing a manical Green Goblin who leaves body parts and victims all over a flickery lit, grungy city, taking time off to bone Mary Jane to screaming, howling rapture.<p> I'm so there.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Get it backside just like Raimi

    by TheJudger

    One fuck up and it's good bye baby. Even if the disliked film makes shitloads of cash. a list of who they woudl consider- half of the poeple on that list could give two shits about this project cash run. Having said that Cameron for Thing Vs Blob!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:41 a.m. CST

    The Hughes Brothers

    by victor_von_gloom

    Nuff said!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Pixar Spidey Would Be Good

    by FreeBeer

    Think we're just one great, block busting Pixar Marvel adaptation from every comic book movie being filmed that way

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Why do they want Spidey to DANCE??!!

    by palmerlime

    So we get a director who is known for having a hip, out of place dance sequence in his most recent picture to replace a director who got crap for an out of place dance sequence in a previous picture? I'm soooo confused.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:20 a.m. CST

    tallboy you wanna throw down on videos?

    by drturing

    marc webb, the genius behind Daniel Powter's 'Bad Day' video? Behind the epic and groundbreaking clips for Puddle of Mudd, and O-Town, and Hoobastanl? How about the Regina Spektor video that needed to be redone cause his was so bad? If you're a big fan of his Helena video for My Chemical Romance then have fun cutting your wrists while you browse suicidegirls tonight. The only good video he ever directed was for the All American Rejects for fuck's sake. Dude is a HACK. Pure and simple. A hack who knows how to style just enough to make it look like he's hip. Here's another question - do you think he - like Jim Cameron and Sam Raimi - actually grew up reading Spider-Man? Or will he come out to comic con talking about the legacy of Spider-Man 2 and how he liked the PSone game? Webb ain't fit to pull focus for Francis Lawrence or Ruben Fleischer (Sony how about HIM for Spider-man - wit, youth, fun and a mega sleeper hit). He's McG the sequel.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:21 a.m. CST

    CAMERON HORRIBLE FOR SPIDERMAN

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    YOU GUYS SOUND LIKE A BROKEN RECORD, GREAT FOR X-MEN THOUGH.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Wes Anderson?

    by The_Crimson_King

    so Spider Man would be all indie and hipster? I kid, I kid...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:30 a.m. CST

    FROM THE DIRECTOR OF BAD DAY BY DANIEL POWTER

    by drturing

    TEEN SPIDER-MAN Watch dude the new fucking spidey outfit will be designed by American Apparel

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Cameron: Superman But He'd Do Neither

    by Autodidact

    My pick for Spider-Man these days would be the Wachowski bros.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Fincher? Love his stuff, but no.

    by Autodidact

    It's an intriguing idea but I know he'd try to take it in a dark direction. My big problem with the Raimi Spider-Man movies is how witless Peter is in the suit. In the best Spider-Man comics, he's constantly cracking wise in the middle of fights. I am dying to see a big budget CGI marvel comics movie where they could show Spider-Man moving the way he ought to... all spidery an' shit.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:39 a.m. CST

    I'll reboot your ass with my FACE!

    by landosystem

    Wait, what?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:42 a.m. CST

    In Sitting Here Trying To Think of Directors

    by Autodidact

    It occurs to me that I'm rather out of touch with cinema. But how 'bout Neil Blomkamp? He could bring a fresh take to it. Then again if he's South African that would mean he didn't really grow up with Spider-Man. Ideally you would get someone who really understands NYC. I stand firm on the Wachowskis... why do they not get more love? Speed Racer was the shit!!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:43 a.m. CST

    JIM STURGESS

    by VegaStreetkiller

    heard from a very good surce Sturgess is being offered the lead role of spidey vsk

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Blomkamp ain't right for Spider-Man

    by drturing

    I fucking love him and hope he forever makes no compromise movies on his own terms.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST

    RUBEN FLEISCHER ZOMBIELAND DIRECTOR

    by drturing

    NO BRAINER. Already has a genre hit in the bank with sony. Knows how to deal with genre and humor and bill murray. Marc Webb, he should be directing movies like The Lake House or what have you.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Why would a South African not know Spidey?

    by boosebaster

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Autodidact

    by boosebaster

    Didn't understand that. Spider-Man has been very recognised worldwide since the 60s, whatchoo talking about?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST

    He Wouldn't Know Him Like an American or NYC Person

    by Autodidact

    Ya know?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:08 a.m. CST

    BULLSHIT...

    by billyhitchcock1

    ...Sony, I will never watch this film.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:12 a.m. CST

    would Mathew Vaughn go near this project?

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Think he would be good, but don't think he would go near it. <p>

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Wes Anderson

    by DirtyDingusMegee

    Get Anderson to remake The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen dammit!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:18 a.m. CST

    can we at least agree JK Simon has to come back

    by natecore

    he was perfect as J. Jonah Jameson...or is there somebody that will even complain about this?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:20 a.m. CST

    SPIDER-MAN SERIES SUCKED ASS

    by Tiberius_Prime

    Peter was an emo whining bitch, Spidey was not the wise-crackin goofball he is in the comics...instead we got..."You're the one that's out Gobby....OUT OF YOUR MIND." Man...what a zinger! Mary Jane was horrible and way too needy and mopey... Instead of the Green Goblin we got a power ranger, green goblin 2 rode a flying snowboard, Doc Ocks robotic limbs were EVIL, Venom was lame beyond imagining...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Rian Johnson should direct

    by Ash Talon

    500 Days of Summer was okay but followed too many indie romantic-comedy cliches. It was entertainging fluff, though. Nothing that indicates inspiration.<p>I think Rian Johnson would bring a great visual flair to Spider-Man. I love the energy him imbues in his flicks.<p>Cameron has beocme a hack. Avatar was so safe and cliched storywise, it was painful. Has there ever been a movie more calculated to reach the lowest common denominator? He's challenging George Lucas for Largest Meglomaniacal Hack Obsessed With Film Technology.<p>Fincher is also too obsessed with technology. His films tend to be dry and flashy.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:40 a.m. CST

    wes anderson gets a free pass for...

    by iwasredempted

    bottlerocket, rushmore and tennenbuam. he would get a free pass for tennenbaum alone but the other two just cements it. and to anyone who doesn't agree go fuck yourself.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Maybe this time...

    by buggerbugger

    ...we'll get to find out who *really* killed Uncle Ben.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Marc Webb would be better with Joesph Gordon Levitt

    by dastickboy

    JGL as Peter Parker. 5crew the highschool setting.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Autoaddict....dude Im South African and I grew

    by southafricanguy

    up on Spidy, many kids in SA do. I read the comics (freely available at newsagents), and the 90s Spidy cartoon was very popular in SA back then. I am sure Blomkamp being South African would in no way impede his knowledge or understanding of Spidy....

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:11 a.m. CST

    I think a Cameron directed Spiderman would

    by southafricanguy

    be fucking awsome, and I really dont know what the hell some guys here are talking about, his scriptment was pretty good imho. It was just a darker and edgier take on Spidy. But lets not kid ourselves, First, You dont consider Cameron, he considers you....

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:15 a.m. CST

    And I will also tell you why Cameron wont

    by southafricanguy

    be doing this, Avatar 2. Fox must be driving trucks full of money up to his house to make sure he makes Avatar 2 or Battle Angle Alita next. I dont doubt Cameron may still have some interest (spidy was his favourite childhood hero apparantly), but he has so many of his own properties and toys to play with now.....

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:17 a.m. CST

    btw, I dont think Blomkamp would do it as

    by southafricanguy

    he does nt want to work with big budgets....

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Sony should pay Cameron anything he wants

    by photoboy

    It's guaranteed to be excellent that way, although understandably Cameron would need to throw the Vanderbilt script out and come up with is own story superior story.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Actors age. So will they re-boot the series every 3rd film?

    by BenBraddock

    The new movie may involve Peter Parker at school, but the second will be pushing it; a young cast ages faster & more noticeably. Look at the Harry Potter films. This whole thing smells demographics cash-in to me.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:32 a.m. CST

    If Cameron says yes

    by Player_Two_has_entered_the_game

    He's got the gig. Fall back is Marc Webb I would think. My vote is for JC. Wow imagine his spiderman in 3D! I'm wet already at the thought.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:34 a.m. CST

    POINTLESS

    by Zeegloo

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:37 a.m. CST

    SPIDEY GOES TO THE SUPERHERO GRAVE

    by omega_786

    ...right next to Superman.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:40 a.m. CST

    I'm all for going off-beat on chosing the director

    by AsimovLives

    Sam Raimi was an off-beat choice back in the day when they made the first Spider-Man movie, and it worked. Nolan was an off-beat choice when he was hired for making a Batman, and it worked wonderfully.<br><br>On this subjec,t i think an off-beat choice for director always brings something new and cool, instead of going the studio-approved hack.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:42 a.m. CST

    Big directors too scared to handle this franchise

    by omega_786

    Although my choice would be Paul Greengrass

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:43 a.m. CST

    And this time, why not cast a teen as Peter Parker?

    by AsimovLives

    i mean, Peter parker is supposed to be a teen when he's bitten and becames Spider-Man, right? One of the rare cases when the casting of a teen or teen-looking actor would work for the benefit of the story.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Two words: DAVID LYNCH

    by ricarleite2

    And then I will be there fucking opening night, with my Eraserhead t-shirt.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:50 a.m. CST

    So....

    by Karl Childers

    My hopes of having Dylan Baker as the Lizard have been crushed.....

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:53 a.m. CST

    This movie needs a fat bearded director

    by NippleEffect

    One that knows that the time is ripe for prequels<br> 3 movies from before Peter becomes spiderman

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:54 a.m. CST

    LOL considering Cameron

    by TheMandrakeRoot

    Is that some sort of a joke? The guy who's most recent film is one of the most hyped/speculated films of all time, and even rarer, one that lived up to the hype and became a monster critical and commercial success, and one of the few other films to follow this pattern happens to be his previous film aka Titanic. Yeah I'm sure Camerons just waiting desperately for the call. Honestly I know Cameron has a passion for Spider-Man, and he could still probably make a wholly original kick ass Spidey film, but I doubt in a million years he would pick up the pieces of this franchise in reboot mode. He shoulda got it while it was fresh, but honestly Raimi did a fine job so it's whatever. If anyone on that list I'd like to see Fincher, but why hire a solid director if your going to make them go by the books anyway? If they wanna actually make a real film then by all means, but if it's studio controlled it's bound to turn out shit anyways. All I can say is good luck and I hope they prove me wrong.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:05 a.m. CST

    the good casting about the spidey films

    by cifra

    JK Simons, Rosemarie Harris and - in the last film - James Cromwell and Thomas Haden Church. I'd keep'em anyday. For Peter Parker, it's a difficult casting, but if they're going the real teenager thing, Abigail Breslin SHOULD be Mary Jane.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Off Topic - Invictus - worth watching ?

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Was possibly going to see it this weekend, Nelson Mandela is an intersting guy and I love rugby, heard good things about it, anyone got any comments on it ?. <p>

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:06 a.m. CST

    How about the Potter guys in the movie?

    by cifra

    Actually, that'd be cool: Radcliffe as Parker, Grint as Osborn, Watson as Mary Jane... could see it. But how huge would their wages be?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Chris Pine as smart-assed Spiderman

    by Ray Gamma

    There you go, a genius bit of casting and no mistake. Tobey Maguire was always too podgey and pleasant to be Spiderman. Spidey needs to be a sarcastic wise-ass.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:08 a.m. CST

    back to SM - good points about choosing nolan and raimi

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Not your typical directors but made great (in the case of nolan - brilliant) movies about superheroes.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:12 a.m. CST

    So Webb to get it and won't the press love that

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:28 a.m. CST

    please please please please please please

    by barnaby jones

    let it be Cameron.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Why has nobody mentioned Zach Snyder yet?

    by OzzyManDiaz

    He would do a kick ass Spider Man

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:43 a.m. CST

    3 things to make a Spidey movie cool again:

    by Luke_Cage

    1. Make him funny! No, not SCARY MOVIE funny, but where the heck are the snide remarky, snappy comebbacks and cool one-liners? 2. Make him believable as a "super"-hero. I agree with a poster above who stated that the acrobatics in all 3 movies were pretty stiff. Since Tony Jaa we know that you can portray superhuman skills on screen and WITHOUT CGI. 3. Make an intro sequence ala James Bond. Start the movie with the Vulture robbing a bank. Come on, the Vulture is one of the silliest villains ever created. An arthritic 80year old? So, make it funny and cast Larry David in the green costume. Leave his character from Curb and let Spidey kick his ass. Cue music and then start the movie proper with a cool villain. Word

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Rights reverting back to Marvel

    by TheManWhoCan

    if sony rush ahead with this reboot thing just so they can have a movie out in 2012 and keep the movie rights, what would happen if a bunch of militant nerds sabotaged the shooting schedule and slowed down production just enough to delay the release?(yes this is what i think about!)

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:12 a.m. CST

    I haven't seen 500 days of summer

    by jackalcack

    Worth a watch?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:19 a.m. CST

    Just have Mary Elizabeth Winstead as

    by Dingbatty

    MJ lounging about for two hours in her pink undergarments waiting for Peter to get home like they used to show every Sunday in the comics pages of the paper, and you have a winner.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Fassbinder79 And Vettebro Have It Right

    by MakNeil

    Alfonso Curon would be an excellent choice. Anyone who saw Children of Men knows that he can handle FX and actors like no one's business. Besides, Guillermo Del Toro is busy with The Hobbit films. And for the talkerbacker known as vettebro: Mysterio is indeed the shite, and not only should have been the main baddie in Spider-Man 3, but deserves a chance in the reboot to kick some Spider-Man ass.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:33 a.m. CST

    OH MY GOD I JUST INSTANTLY CAME

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:43 a.m. CST

    Michael C. Hall's Cancer Scare...

    by Karl Childers

    I'm glad to have read that he's in the midst of getting rid of it. Michael C. Hall as Captain America, folks.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:47 a.m. CST

    I JUST HOPE WEBB RESHOOTS THE WET T-SHIRT SCENE

    by BringingSexyBack

    with Zooey. This time a lingering 15-minute long slow-motion sequence set to Bolero. Flicka and Ebonic would enjoy immensely.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Luke_Cage

    by Karl Childers

    Thank you. I've often thought that one of the movies should have opened mid-battle, much like a hundred different Spider-Man comic-books, with a "lesser-tier" villian, with Spidey putting the kibosh on him within the first 10 minutes. I always thought that the Lizard would be perfect for this. I'm not considering him "lesser tier, mind you, but it seems the suits deem him that way. That would've been a cool fan-boy wink and a way to satisfy the fans who've been teased the last couple of movies with Connors/The Lizard being present.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:49 a.m. CST

    French Stewart as Green Goblin,

    by Dingbatty

    Lithgow as Vulture, Wayne Knight as Doc Ock, Jane Curtain as Aunt May, Kristen Johnston as Madame Web. And Alf as Alf.<p>Reboot origin: Pete is bitten by a radioactive Vultress.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:49 a.m. CST

    They going back to teens remember. So stop naming..

    by Damien Chowder

    JGL and Winstead, No Zooey D. Rule out Fincher bcos he won't touch a "teen" super hero film. <p> Wes Anderson is all kinds of wrong for this. We will have to see what they come up with.. Maybe Zac Efing Efron with lots of singing and dancing.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:49 a.m. CST

    And As Much As "The Suits" Irritate Me

    by MakNeil

    As much as "the suits" often irritate me, they had it right with Spider-Man. As much potential as Sam Raimi has, his Spider-Man had gone stale by 3. While I would not have rebooted the franchise, I would have gotten a new director into the mix. And if Toby McGuire and Kirsten Dunst wouldn't come back because of the change in direction, good riddance to them both. And in my prior post, I misspelled Alfonso Cuaron's last name. Isn't it about time Aintitcoolnews gets a Preview button for posts?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:54 a.m. CST

    YOU *KNOW* THE SOUNDTRACK WILL KILL

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:54 a.m. CST

    JACKALACK - ABSOLUTELY IT IS WORTH WATCHING

    by BringingSexyBack

    Like, NOW.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:04 a.m. CST

    a reboot up their reass!

    by Potatino

    someone needs a reboot up their reass! Honest to fuck, just admit it, you are afraid to try new shit and you now the origin story made money once and you assume it'll make money again and again and again... No thank you I donated at the office... NO SALE!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:08 a.m. CST

    RIP Teddy Pendergrass

    by Dingbatty

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:08 a.m. CST

    This is not your older brother's Spider-Man.

    by Laserbrain

    Here's my hit prediction: <p>They won't just reboot this sucker. They will Steel-Cap Reboot this sucker. They will J.J Abrams Reboot this sucker. They will fuck the movie canon up six ways to Sunday and here's why: <p>With memories of a well-loved OT still very fresh in people's minds the reboot will have to turn the Spidey universe upside down or risk inevitable audience apathy. <p>You guys waxing optimistic that this time "they'll get it right", that this time you'll get a wise-cracking Spidey, or a supermodel Mary Jane, or a less comedic take on J.J. Jameson, or the real Gwen Stacy story, or a Goblin that doesn't look like a Power Ranger, etc, etc, etc... Kids, write that Christmas wishlist down on a postcard, stamp it, sign it, seal it with a kiss and then feed that love letter into a document shredder. That may help prime you for the pain to come. <p> I'm betting whole new origin. I'm betting whole new never-before-seen costume. I'm betting brand new made-from-whole-cloth villains, secondary characters and storylines that bear no relationship to any mythology heretofore explored in print of film. <p> Spidey fans of every stripe are going to get screwed with this remake - Raimi's admirers, Raimi's detractors, every man(child) jack of us.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:11 a.m. CST

    BSB

    by jackalcack

    Cool man, I'll prioritise that shit. Having 3 wisdom teeth out today and my mrs is ill so this weekend will probably involve lots of movie watching on the couch.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Laserbrain

    by jackalcack

    Stop it, you're scaring me.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Laserbrain, normally, I'd be inclined to agree,

    by Dingbatty

    but Sony will now have the Mouse staring hard in its direction.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Ding

    by Laserbrain

    I hope you're right, man. <p>I'm bracing myself all the same.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Give Fincher what he wants

    by davidwebb

    and my money is yours, Fox.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Cameron

    by Judge Briggs

    though it would never happen!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Wes Anderson? HAH! Gotta love studio "wishlists".

    by D.Vader

    May as well have Spielberg on there too, fellas.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:06 a.m. CST

    if sony had a hard time controlling RAIMI

    by Six Demon Bag

    Cameron, ANderson, and Fincher should be a walk in the park..<P>good luck with that douches.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Zach Snyder is a terrible choice FOR ANYTHING

    by AsimovLives

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Its all typical studio bullshit, SDB

    by D.Vader

    I hate, hate, hate the contradictory statements they release during controversial decisions like this. David Fincher, gimme a break.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Give it to Tim Burton...

    by AsimovLives

    ... so that he can RE-IMAGINE Spider-Man the same way he did Planet Of The Apes and almost did Superman. Only then the geeks will finally learn that Sam Raimi actually knew what he was doing.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:14 a.m. CST

    JAMES CAMERON THE ONLY WAY TO GO

    by NIETSELAM

    And please dont let us go through an origin story again

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:14 a.m. CST

    I don't agree on the choice of David Fincher

    by AsimovLives

    And not because i think little of him, quite the contray. He is one of the top best directors in the wrold working today. He's one of the few that deserves to be called a genious at what he does. He is. But spider-MMan doesn't strike me as his typical hunting grounds. Other more off-beat directors look far more adquate to Spider-Man then Fincher. Besides, Fincher already has a full plate of movies-to-be. I'd rather see Fincher making TORSO then Spider-Man, if you ask me.<br><br>Really, this movie needs a really off-beat director, and not one so well established as Fincher.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:15 a.m. CST

    fuck comics and fuck reboots

    by akkosa

    spiderman is GAY

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST

    LOL Asimov.....sheesh, I shudder to think

    by southafricanguy

    what Burton would do with Spiderman. By all accounts his Superman would have been a complete freakshow...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:17 a.m. CST

    My Summary:

    by Judge Briggs

    To summerize: McG Brett Ratner Michael Bay Or the guy who directs eps of "Two and Half Men"

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:17 a.m. CST

    And dont evem get me started on Burtons

    by southafricanguy

    POTA remake Asimov, we would be here all day.....

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:17 a.m. CST

    And i fear Laserbrain is correct

    by AsimovLives

    Nobody should be to suprised if soon enough we get news that JJ Abrams or one of his disciples under his orders as producer gets the gig to direct Spider-Man. And nobody should be also terribly suprised if the next Spider-Man script gets offered to Orci and Kurztman, to relace the current scriptwriter. Really, none of this news should be too suprising. Unfortunate, yes. Suprising, no.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:25 a.m. CST

    JJ is not involved with spider-man4

    by JettL93

    he has an exclusive contract with paramount which prohibits him from making any film deal with other studios for the next 2 years, the only loophole that would allow him to take a job with someone other then paramount would be to not receive payments or any profits from the production in question<P>Besides We're busy on star trek 2, JUJ would not want to wear himself thin by doing work on a spidey film, even if he did agree to receive no monies, why piss off paramount?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:35 a.m. CST

    KATHRYN BIGELOW!!!!!!!!

    by Laserhead

    'Nuff said.<p>But, really, anybody BUT Wes Anderson. It really isn't cool or noble to be a sweetly baffled, emo man-child who clings to a contrived notion of innocence while braiding doll hair.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Twilider-Man!

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    Nope, I'll pass as I'm not female, nor gay, nor 15 years old. Ya lost a major section of your audience here, Sony. Asshats!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:41 a.m. CST

    James Cameron...stop there

    by Powerring

    He was in the consideration for directing the original. Cameron would bring more realistic effects into the film, unlike the cartoony spider-man 1. He would also bring in real manacing, not campy or boring villains. Cameron would have stuck with venom alone, and made him bad ass.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:46 a.m. CST

    agree or disagree all you want

    by Six Demon Bag

    any respectable director isnt gonna go miles near this dying corpse...<P>fincher, seriously...you think finchers gonna make a spidey movie for the kids...rated PG-13?<P>cameron...hes in his whole world..he aint got time for spidey..its beneath him..<P>wes anderson...well unlkess you want max fisher playing spidey its not gonna happen..they would get a 200 million art film...<P>they blew their load and are gonna hire a director they can control and reign in and manipulate..<P>fanboys, enjoy your wank.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    This reboot must not fail

    by MajorTierce79

    The first spider-man started the whole comic book movie phenomenom, if this one fail, lets hope it won't end the comic book movie era....

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    welcome back DVADER

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST

    While we're fanwanking -

    by Laserbrain

    Tarantino! <p>Scorcese!<p>Bird!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Fap Fap Fap

    by Laserbrain

    McTiernan!<p>Donner!<p>Lynch!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    They should pull a BUGSY MALONE on this

    by Six Demon Bag

    All the cast are kids and jj Jameson is played by Chris pine<p>I expect my check in the mail

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Actually MajorTierce79

    by JettL93

    Spider-man would like to take credit for the comic book boom of the 2000's but the truth is the one that kicked started the boom was x-men. You can argue that Blade was the initial starter, but while being a good film, it wasn't untill FOx put out x-men and it made shit loads of money that every other studio jumpstarted any superhero franchise they had on ice

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Fap Fap Fap

    by Laserbrain

    <p>Orson Welles!<p>Billy Wilder!<p>Sergio Leone!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8 a.m. CST

    This shit is studio posturing

    by Six Demon Bag

    They are trying to justify the reboot. They're trying to sell it to the fans the public the director the actors themselves that there is an ARTISTIC reason behind this. There ain't

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Fapfapfapfapfapfapfap

    by Laserbrain

    Luhrmann!<p>Taymor!<p>Luketic!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Wes Anderson, PLEASE

    by BeyondStatic

    If you're going to reboot Spidey, which will no doubt be less than what Sony is hoping for, do a complete 180: Get Wes Anderson. Can you even imagine a Wes Anderson 'Spiderman'? Starring Luke Wilson as Peter Parker, Owen Wilson as Eddie Brock, Bill Murray (or better yet, Danny Glover)as Uncle Ben, Anjelica Huston as Aunt May, Gwennyth Paltrow as Mary Jane, Jeff Goldblum as Doc Oc, and Willem Defoe...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST

    fapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfap

    by Laserbrain

    Cronenberg! Sidney J. Furie! Bob Fosse!<p>WERNER...<p> HERZO-OAAAWWWWWGGGGGGGG... aaaahhhhhhh....ohhhh....ahhhh...<p>mmmmm....

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Neill Blomkamp

    by DangerDave

    I know he is really popular because of District 9....but I would find his version interesting.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:10 a.m. CST

    by DangerDave

    James Cameron- has no interest in doing anything other than charactor that he creates. <P> David Fincher- He scares studios...he is hit and miss sometimes and his vision is too off center for a tentpole movie. <P> Wes Anderson- too edgy...see Fincher. <P> Marc Webb- unproven...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Wes Anderson is one of my favorites

    by Samuel Fulmer

    But there is no way on earth this guy should ever direct a Spider-Man movie. He'd either make it too Wes Andersonish, or it would be a total hack job.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Spielberg?????

    by Samuel Fulmer

    His career is in the toilet right now, and he was originally offered Spider-Man 1 (which isn't a shock because I'm sure he gets offered just about every big studio special effects movie).

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Laser

    by Six Demon Bag

    Was it good for you too?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:17 a.m. CST

    No, Six

    by Laserbrain

    I feel... so... so dirty.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Milk through my nose....

    by Karl Childers

    ..at that Danny Glover as Uncle Ben comment.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST

    I'm glad Raimi is gone

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I enjoyed his Spider-Man movies, but he showed us with Drag Me to Hell that he has a lot more to offer the film world than another increasingly comprimised Spider-Man film.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Thanks, SDB, its good to be back.

    by D.Vader

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Spielberg's career in the toilet?

    by D.Vader

    No way. That man's career will never be in the toilet. Not until all his films tank at the box office and people stop going to see them worldwide. <p> And we all know he gets offered every movie. Spielberg is on the list. They just didn't want to say it bc he's on everyone's list and they'd look foolish.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Danny Glover's Uncle Ben

    by D.Vader

    Always cooks Peter a bowl of rice when he's had a bad day at school.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Wilford brimley

    by Six Demon Bag

    As uncle ben....it's the right thing to do

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Wilford Brimley's Uncle Ben

    by Karl Childers

    Always cooks Peter a bowl of oatmeal when he's had a bad day at school.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    D.Vader

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Creatively speaking on Spielberg. Not saying a Spider-Man film would turn it around for him, but it seems like a summer popcorn movie that he could do that would fit more up his alley. I've like parts of his recent genre films, but they've all had some major problems keeping them from classic status.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:42 a.m. CST

    GIVE IT TO CAMERON FUCK MARC WEB

    by SuperWelling

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Wilford Brimley cured "The Dia-beetus..."

    by Cletus Van Damme

    ...by capturing a live diabete.<p>Has anyone addressed how this reboot figures in to Spidey possibly being in the Avengers flick?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    GIVE IT TO CAMERON FUCK MARC WEBB

    by SuperWelling

    hes cool for movies Like 500 days of Summer but Not for SPIDER-MAN thats a HORRIBLE CHOICE! like giving ANG LEE FUCKING SPIDER-MAN it would be JUST AS BAD!!! and peopel were Complaing about to much Romance before??

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Wilford Brimley's Uncle Ben...

    by D.Vader

    Has di-uh-bet-us.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Damn, Van Damme beat me to it

    by D.Vader

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Samuel Fulmer

    by D.Vader

    Don't consider Munich a classic, eh?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:46 a.m. CST

    They should give it the Sam Raimi of 1987

    by chien_sale

    Just out of the Evil Dead movies. I want to see what that crazy kid would do with Spider-Man. I think he would be better than 2002 Raimi.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:46 a.m. CST

    what "A" list director would take this property?

    by torpedoboy

    It's sloppy seconds!!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:52 a.m. CST

    James Cameron + Superhero Flick = Wet Dream

    by JDanielP

    Quite the experience when it happens,...then you wake up and you're back to reality.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:52 a.m. CST

    D.Vader

    by Samuel Fulmer

    No on Munich. I thought it had some nice thriller moments, but when it veered in a more political direction it was just too on the nose. And the end sex scene was handeled in such a poor way, that I really didn't know to laugh or roll my eyes. I also thought the use of flashback through out was distracting. If some of that stuff could've been fixed in the script and it had stayed more of a thriller, than I think I would probably put it up there as a classic. That's how I feel some of Spielberg's output of the '00s. There's always something there keeping the film from greatness, and usually with Spielberg, it's that he has no idea when and how to end a film properly. Take Catch Me If You Can. In many ways it was an excellent film, but unfortunately it had about 5 endings in the last 30 minutes. Same goes for Minority Report and A.I.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST

    ***SPECIAL REPORT***

    by PeanutButterSlut

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  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Who the hell is Billy Wilder?

    by white_vader

    Some indie guy?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    white_vader- You don't know who Billy Wilder

    by Samuel Fulmer

    is? Come on, everybody knows that he's the guy from Young Frankenstein and those Richard Pryor movies. Too bad he never did anything with Jack Lemmon or Marilyn Monroe.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    If Spiderman could've been in Twilight then it doesn't matter wh

    by WickedJester

    If rumblings of Rob Pattinson are true... oh boy..

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST

    More wanking: Luc Besson!

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    No CGI, just hire David Belle as Peter Parker. Spidey is now a Parkour runner. Milla Jovovich as Black Catwho is now a Eurotrash assassin who wears only lingerie 24-7. Main villain is Gary Oldman as Electro who always bleeds black stuff from his forehead. Gold!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Ok people.......

    by rogueleader66

    First and foremost...Cameron is NOT gonna do this so anyone even thinking there is even a remote chance of him doing it, just stop right there, he is not touching this I guarantee it.<P>Secondly, I believe Asimov suggested Burton? Oh god no, don't let him near Spiderman, like southafrican guy said about Superman, Burton would turn this into a freakshow. His Batman movies were good, but the way he handled Planet Of The Abortions...oops I mean Apes and the way he butchered Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, he has gone down a lot in my eyes, he is much better these days with other material, don't let him near this. I cannot see Alice In Wonderland being any good at this point, but time will tell, I will give it a chance but do not have high hopes for it. Sleepy Hollow rocked, even Big Fish was decent, just keep Burton away from remakes.<P>Why oh why does this need to be a complete reboot? A mere 2 years removed from the last film and they want to start all over again? Bad, bad idea. A franchise needs to be dormant for at least 6 years before attempting a full blown reboot, and they are doing it way too soon. I understand they need to make a movie to hold on to the rights, but god, just re-cast and continue the story, what is so difficult about that concept? They do it with James Bond, did it with Batman (albeit with less success but that's besides the point). Who the fuck cares about seeing Parker back in high school? He goes from college back to hs in 2 years? LAME. <P>God Hollywood is so fucked in the head it is not even funny. Money money money. How about making a good fucking movie? I will admit I enjoyed SM3 more than most, but it was clearly the weakest of the three movies, yet it still made a shitload of money ($336 million domestic) which means people still want Spidey, but god give us a good fucking movie, don't just pump out mediocre bullshit just to keep the rights. Don't force shit onto a director when he clearly has no interest in doing it. Studios sometimes have way too much control over a movie's content. They know dollars and cents, that's it, let the creative people handle the movies and you will see, you can get a good movie if you just leave the directors THE FUCK ALONE. God Hollywood makes me want to fucking vomit. There was no reason for this to happen, none. I love Spidey but I hope this blows up in Sony's face and makes them realize what they gave up.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Paul Verhoeven but NO JGL

    by tradeskilz

    Paul Verhoeven would be an inspired choice but JGL doesnt look the part and a padded suite would look stupid.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST

    I think A.I. is a classic

    by D.Vader

    And will be regarded as such later on down the line. And in case its not widely known yet on your side, the ending was the one Kubrick wanted.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    That's funny PeanutButterSlut

    by D.Vader

    I think he suggested what we were all thinking: PAUL VERHOEVEN FOR SPIDER-MAN.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:05 a.m. CST

    I too hope this blows up in Sony's face

    by D.Vader

    Not bc I want Spidey to fail, but bc I want those in charge of making terrible decisions to fail and let it be a lesson to the rest of the stupid suits.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Samuel Fulmer

    by white_vader

    Young Frankenstein? Wait, so he's that guy in black with the wall-eyes?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Dvader

    by Six Demon Bag

    its hard to find people who like 2000s spielberg but i am one of them...terminal, AI, minority report, catch me if you can, munich...<P>all good films that will stand the test of time...<P>people just want old spielberg

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Paul Norman is worth consideration

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    "It's a hostile planet

    by PeanutButterSlut

    an Earthquake planet" <p> "Were here live beneath the Earth's crust, and soldiers are everywhere. Oh wait, what's this? The Earthquakes are deploying some sort of plasma artillery, shooting from some bloated earth-butts." <p> "What a harsh......wait...nooooo.....I'm shaking.............walls crumbling........teh nOOOEEEESSSSSSSS!" <p> Would you like to learn more? <p> Skymarshal Harry Knowles sounds off; <p> "Klendatthue was a disaster, sending ground troops to the molten core of the Earth was a bad idea, but I just watched the core and 2012 so I was in a stupid move. Guess I'm gonna step down." <p> Would you like to know more? <p> Sky Marshall Obama replaces knowles: <p> "As your new skymarshall, I will bring hope and change. We will run an arial campaign against the 'quakes, and send in mobile infantry to mop up, plus kill bin laden" <p> Crowd goes bugnuts <p> "We can Ill Afford another Klendatthue" <p>

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Vader

    by rogueleader66

    That's exactly what I hope for, like I said I love Spidey but at the same time don't want Sony to get away with this stupid bullshit they are pulling, the entire idea of a full blow reboot just flat out sucks ass, period.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST

    its official..

    by Six Demon Bag

    the armed robber doesnt kill wilfred brimley's UNCLE BEN...diabeetus does...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST

    You want vintage Spidey villains?

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Wilford Brimley's mustache as The Gibbon.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    re-posting SoylentMean's excellent line

    by the__natural74

    "I hope this fails so hard it redefines fail."<br><br> Can't Hollywood studios find something else to invest in? A different hero for geezus sake, or how about a non-hero movie. Start a new trend. For the most part I'm a happy geek, but I do have mixed feelings about the decade of superheroes. They went to the well once too...wait, WHAT the hell does that saying mean? Did somebody fall down the well after getting his fourth bucket of water?! Sorry, off topic.<br><br> "Unbreakable 2" would feel so good right about now.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    D.Vader-In regards to A.I.

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I think that's another one with moments of brilliance mixed with moments of mediocrity (specifically the robot monster truck show or whatever that crap was in the middle of the film, as well as special voice over appeareances by Chris Rock and Robin Williams). The score is amazing (my vote for John Williams' best of the past decade), the cinematography is also amazing, and some of the scenes are brilliant. As a whole though, it just feels a bit rushed,and some of the casting choices (specifically Osment) are suspect. Maybe Spielberg should've waited a few years to make it, instead of rushing it out right after Kubrick died. As far as the ending, well if that was Kubrick's ending, than it's still not that great, and shoudn't have went on for so long. And no I don't suffer from ADD. My favorite Kubrick is acutually Barry Lyndon, it's just you got the point after a couple of minutes at the end of A.I.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    And by rushed with A.I.

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I meant the middle act of the film. The beginning and end are fairly tedious experiences.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    IT'S JUST LIKE WHAT SUMMER SAID TO TOM ON THE BENCH

    by BringingSexyBack

    "It's meant to be."

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    If they plan on making this a new start

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Like Nolan's Batman, they're going to have to get someone in their early 20's to play Peter Parker. That was the problem with the last casting. You started with a guy in his mid-20's and by the third one he looked about 36. Now who could play that I have no idea. Prbobably the best bet would be an unknown.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    AI is a carbon copy of EMPIRE OF THE SUN

    by Six Demon Bag

    and i mean that in a good way...watch them back to back and your heart will melt.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Except Empire of the Sun

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Is a much better film on just about every level. But yeah, that is an interesting comparison since they're both about a "child" being seperated from his parents and being mentored by a shady character.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    EARTHQUAKE TROOPERS

    by PeanutButterSlut

    !

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Reboot Fever will backfire

    by smudgewhat

    Big stars will start to hesitate at these rolls if the end result is a total lack of respect from the studios after putting in the work. Toby Macguire gave great performances in all 3 flicks. So did all the villians. Mark my words - you'll all be complaining how the spiderman reboot sucks in 3 years time when they dumb it down and turn it into one of the those kajillion Sat morn cartoon versions where spidey is like 12 years old.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST

    That Russian guy that made those Nightwatch movies

    by chien_sale

    Sure Day watch sucked and Wanted was average but he showed with Night Watch that he could take a simple story, use an economy of cleverly placed fxs he could make something special, clever and refreshing.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Reboot Fever will backfire

    by smudgewhat

    Big stars will start to hesitate at these rolls if the end result is a total lack of respect from the studios after putting in the work. Toby Macguire gave great performances in all 3 flicks. So did all the villians. Mark my words - you'll all be complaining how the spiderman reboot sucks in 3 years time when they dumb it down and turn it into one of the those kajillion Sat morn cartoon versions where spidey is like 12 years old.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST

    smudge

    by rogueleader66

    Agreed, those who detest SM3 will be calling it a good movie in comparison to this reboot which I cannot, at this point, see as being anything but a total disaster, and I am normally not the kind of person to make a prediction like that, I always say see the movie first, but in this case I do not see anything good on the horizon. It is just a terrible, terrible idea.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Re: Cameron

    by ArmageddonProductions

    Er ... anybody actually ever READ that fifteen page scriptment Cameron wrote for his proposed SPIDER-MAN movie? Google it; you can find it pretty much anywhere. And after you read it, count yourself lucky that Cameron never had any involvement in the SPIDER-MAN movies (aside from the "organic web-shooters"). The scriptment, and the horrible "draft" he cobbled together from other people's scripts were both somewhere between the "X-Men" comic and the 1969 BATMAN movie (and Schwartzenegger would have played Doc Ock, to boot). So, yeah, I'd rather he move on to AVAT2R or whatever.</p><p> I'm certainly not against a reboot of this series after the third installment. If it means getting rid of Maguire (SPIDER-MAN 3 proved that the role should have gone to Topher Grace, anyway) and fucking Snaggle-Puss. Hey, here's an idea: why not cast a buxom, attractive redhead as "Mary Jane" this time around, you know, like she's portrayed in the comic? Casting Dunst was almost like punishing the audience for showing up at the theater. She's Generation Y's Sondra Locke. And while Maguire pulled off the nerdy schlub Peter Parker character (type-casting, maybe?), the two or three Spider-Man bon mots they wrote in during the trilogy made him sound mildly retarded, rather than witty or smart-assed. Again, Topher Grace, man. It's like he was genetically bred for the role.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Marc Webb?!!! Really?!!!

    by Stabby

    It's obvious where Sony wants to take the Teen Soap Opera Hell! This is going to suck! Really suck! 500 Days of Gwen Stacy! F**k this!!!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Marc Webb (Corrections)

    by Stabby

    It's obvious where Sony wants to take the Spiderman franchise: Teen Soap Opera Hell! This is going to suck! Really suck! 500 Days of Gwen Stacy! F**k this!!!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Reboot Fever

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Well not exactly reboots or whatever, but How many James Bonds and Batmans have there been again? I'm guessing Tobey didn't think he'd be playing Spider-Man forever. Spider-Man is a character that is specifically a young man. It's not like Batman or even Bond where you can be in your 40's and still play the character.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    I'm having Talkback issues today

    by Stabby

    Anymoose, help!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Geez

    by david19

    I cant tell whether to laugh or punch someone after some of the suggestions Ive read. Some people have seriously retarded ideas.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Samuel

    by rogueleader66

    Like I said earlier, recasting is fine, Batman and Bond do it and that's not the problem. The whole reboot from the beginning bullshit is the problem. At the very least, they would be smart NOT to include any origin stuff, everyone knows how Peter became Spidey, we do not need to rehash it again. If they have to go back to HS, just jump right into the story, period. Of course I am totally against a complete reboot but if it has to be done, NO ORIGIN STORY, otherwise, epic fail.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    david19

    by rogueleader66

    Please elaborate

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    P.S. - Kirsten Dunst

    by ArmageddonProductions

    If Dunst's involvement in the SPIDER-MAN movies had one positive side-effect, it's that it made me finally appreciate the "spot-on" casting of Margot Kidder as Lois Lane in the SUPERMAN movies, something that had bothered me for years (Superman has the powers of a god and that's the one chick on the planet he wants to bone? In an era with Jacqueline Smith, Farah Fawcett, Bo Derek and, hell, I'll even throw in Ursula Andress, Maude Adams, Barbara Carrera, Catherine Bach and Lynda Carter, all at the height of their glory years, and he picked Margot Kidder?!?!? I won't even go into my disgust at the casting of the female lead in MIRACLE MILE, and how it turned an awesome movie into a ridiculously unrealistic piece of shit)

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    yes this talkback is full of retards

    by Rupee88

    their posts say it all...you children are clueless

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    More Teen Drama BULLSHIT????

    by Crusher Creel

    Why not focus, on you nkow, Spider-Man you fucking cocksucking bastards at SOny!!!?? FUCK YOU if this turns out like shit! Fuck you and you're shitty high school / twilight musical spider-man!!!!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Jim Sturgess or JGL

    by david19

    I guess I could see that. JGL sounds good too, in a way, and with Marc Webb that could very well happen, but he seems a bit too tall and wiry for it. Of course whoever gets it would prob have to bulk up so maybe JGL would work.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    fuck this shit

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    in the ass

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Directors

    by rogueleader66

    I think it really doesnt matter who they get. I cannot see an A list director touching this with a ten foot pole, it will be some second tier gun for hire that will do whatever the studio wants. Translation=it will not be a good movie, so much so that it will make SM3 look like a masterpiece in comparison.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    oh great...

    by dopepope

    I guess we can look forward to more singing and dancing in the reboot too. can't wait.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Rattner-NO

    by rogueleader66

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Emmerich-NO

    by rogueleader66

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Godfrey Ho!

    by Jake_Holman

    The only man who can do justice to this reboot is Hong Kong cinema king Godfrey Ho! I can see it now, ten minutes of guys in spiderman costumes stitched into a Thai crime drama. I'd buy 2 tickets!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Sommers-NO

    by rogueleader66

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Cohen-NO

    by rogueleader66

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Singer....eh maybe he is better sutied than most others

    by rogueleader66

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    But still not my first choice

    by rogueleader66

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    rogueleader66

    by AsimovLives

    obviously, you didn't read my pos,t or you would had noticed that i was mocking the choice of Tim Burton. I posted it in jest. As that i'm certain certain executives must be thinking very seriously on him for Spider-Man. Remmeber when he was suppose to direct Superman? That's the point of the joke.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Zombie John Hughes

    by Jake_Holman

    Peter Parker can be an affluent Chitown suburb kid who can't get laid with a geek best friend and a googly-eyed retard who loves him completely but she wears big glasses and therefore he doesn't see it. I hear Tears for Fears in the trailer... And we'll do it all with CGI!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    DEAR SONY: YOU ARE SO TRANSPARENT...

    by Zahaladeen

    ...AS IF WEBB WOULD BE SO HONORED TO BE MENTIONED ON THE SHORT LIST WITH FINCHER, CAMERON AND ANDERSON THAT HE'LL JUST JUMP AT THE CHANCE. YES HE'LL DO IT FOR A QUARTER OF WHAT YOU PAID RAIMI AND YES, HE'LL MAKE A MORE TORTURED RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE NEW SPIDEY AND SNAGGLETOOTH - IF YOU CAN GET HER BACK - BUT HOW THE FUCK DO YOU GO FROM (500) DAYS OF SUMMER TO THINKING "HEY, HE SHOULD REBOOT SPIDERMAN!" YOU KNOW, I ENJOY PLAYING GRAN TURISMO SO CLEARLY IN YOUR ESTIMATION I SHOULD BE RACING IN NASCAR. YOU FUCKING WATERHEADS.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Who is Peter Parker?

    by david19

    I keep hearing people say Tobey didnt act like Peter, so what are we looking for? My impression of him is sort of an ugly duckling type persona. He was raised very reserved, but supported by his Aunt and Uncle who developed his nerdy, outcast persona, taught him good values, respect, etc. but he is without a doubt a good looking guy. How else could he land the tail that he does? Becoming Spiderman gave him confidence, and brought him out of his shell sooner than he was probably read for. I would suspect that at some point in College he would have found his own feet and would have found that confidence on his own. He is still the product of his upbringing but he definitely has his own type of confidence, which, especially as Spiderman, borders on douchebag. Being Peter and Spidey heightens certain aspects of his personality. As Peter he is more reserved because of his life experiences, but as Spidey he can give in to his more dominant personality traits. Thats my impression at least. I think Tobeys problem was he was always portrayed as a nerd. Probably not Tobeys fault, but Tobey isnt exactly the best looking dude on the block. I would probably say JGL has the best chance of portraying both personalities, but, again, maybe too old, too tall, IMO.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST

    rogueleader66

    by david19

    Im not sure if the person who mention Emmerich was being serious, but that was one of those retarded things I was referring to.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Asimov

    by rogueleader66

    I admit I glanced over just about everything in this TB (way too many posts to read them all) But am glad you agree about Burton.<P>I cannot see this reboot being anything but a total disaster, and I am not normally a pessimist, always like to give things a chance, but this just has fail written all over it. I think it will be so bad it will make people appreciate Raimi more and may even make people long for the days of SM3 LOL.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    So...JGL for Peter Parker?

    by TheWaqman

    seems like it. He's a good fit, but honestly I don't give a shit about this reboot or Spiderman. Marvel is such a bore these days. In fact almost all upcoming comic book films (save for the next Batman) I don't really care for.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Please just give it to Tim Burton....

    by TheWaqman

    I know everybody bitches about his style but honestly what we got with Superman Returns was so...fucking...boring. It tried to replicate the old series and failed so bad. Tim Burton's adaptation may have (or have not) been a disaster, but at least it would have been interesting to watch.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST

    david19

    by rogueleader66

    Yea Emmerich is not a good choice, what is he gonna do, have Spidey fight off giant tidal waves or maybe go toe to toe with a tornado!!!! Wow talk about awesome!!! LOL....oh god help us, Spider Man is so fucked.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    JGL IS LIKE A CHAMELEON

    by BringingSexyBack

    His characters have been as diverse as the colors in the rainbow. He'll be a fine Peter Parker, don't you worry. Approaching 30 you say? Look at him. He's got a strong youth gene. <P> As for Zooey, the same can be said. And God didn't give her those mesmerizing eyes not for nothing. She was born to play whatever she damn well pleases. Never mind what we want - let's just hope placing Gwen or Mary Jane is what SHE wants.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Directors

    by david19

    Im not sure anyone on that list is a perfect choice. I dig Anderson but putting him on there is just stupid. I agree with someone who said Cameron would be better suited to something like Xmen. Fincher would be interesting, but I dont know if he could bring the energy, comedy, high-school drama, and action to it. Webb is the big question mark. Its impossible to gauge what he would do, because he (to my knowledge) has never directed action. Based on 500 Days and his music videos I definitely have hope he could nail the drama and emotion of the story, but can he do action? I still think that even though Dark Knight is awesome Nolan is VERY sub-par at fight scenes. If Mark Webb had a baby with someone like Louis Leterrier or timur bekmambetov that would be a great mix. I dig Cameron but to me his movies have always been pretty stale when it comes to drama. I remember really digging Titanic on the big screen but when i saw it at home I realized how corny the romance was. I dont think he has ever directed anything with as much believable emotion to it as Terminator.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Zooey

    by david19

    Ive said it before. If she goes blond I can dig her as Gwen, but MJ? MJ is a super-model/actress. Dont get me wrong, I LOVE Zooey, but shes not right for MJ.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Comic Book movies have overstayed their welcome...

    by TheWaqman

    out of the say, 20 comic book films coming up. I find it sad that the only one I'm completely interested in is not in development yet (Batman 3). And the other one of interest is Kick Ass. Fuck Marvel, bunch of cunts. They're really over producing this now.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    DAVID19 - HAVE FAITH

    by BringingSexyBack

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q0NdYtQBg0&feature=PlayList&p=C9AB9FC236EE9BB3&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=16

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Even Gwen though...

    by david19

    I just read through the entire Amazing Spiderman series on CD, and I dont know if she fits for Gwen either. I got the impression that Gwen was about as pretty as MJ, but less drama. Personality-wise her and Peter meshed better, but she always struck me as being gorgeous. I dont think Peter is a bad looking dude. It depends too on which route they take the movie. If they go with a story-line close to Ultimate Spiderman I like the suggestion of Emma Stone for MJ and someone along the lines of Kaley Cuoco for Gwen. If we are talking about going with 616 Spiderman (which I doubt) Id look somewhere in the arena of Megan Fox for MJ and someone like Blake Lively for Gwen (not Blake specifically though, for obvious reasons)

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    The REAL List: Brett Ratner, P T Anderson, McG, Simon West, Dome

    by Knuckleface

    Sony is so full of shit. None of those directors are seriously considering this, except maybe Webb, and if he is, then it's only because he wants to increase his Hollywood profile. There is no way a fast-track Spiderman sequel for 2012 will be anything less than a total suckfest. This whole thing reminds me of the X3 debacle and I would not be surprised at all in Brett Ratner is brought in for this. For sure, they'll hire a studio 'yes-man'.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    rogueleader66

    by AsimovLives

    I share your pessimism about this reboot, and like you, i think the geeks in here are too harsh on Spider-Man 3. It has far better qualities then most geeks give it credit. It's as you sid, maybe when the dumb reboot cames, the geeks will finally realise how they have been pissing at the wrong tree and have done Sam Raimi an injustice.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Give it to Neil Blomkamp

    by knowthyself

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Joseph Gordon Lewitt is a very good actor...

    by AsimovLives

    ... but he's 28 already. Pushing it on the age too much to play a teen, don't you think?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Is anyone even asking for a Spidey reboot??

    by Norm

    The ending of Spidey 2 sucked so hard I never even bothered with 3, and judging by the hundred or so DVD's my closing Blockbuster was still trying to dump at 4 bucks each, neither did anyone else. Maybe it's just me, but I've always found the Spiderman universe to be boring. The villans, the plots, all of it. It's not a comic universe that anyone I know of is dying to get back into. They really need to give it 10 more years. But hey, maybe the highschool kids just won't know any better and still happily plunk down their $10 for a crappy movie.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Rupee88, you're really Chakraborty aren't you?!

    by Stabby

    Ha, glad you got banned, @$$hole!!!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    What about Louis Leterrier?

    by My friends call me Killjoy

    He's got nothing listed on IMDB after Clash of the Titans. Sony could do a lot worse.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Spiderman 3 was a great emotional pay off

    by knowthyself

    I don't know why people focus on one bad scene that was played for laughs and venom.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Just another attempt to Twilight-ize everything

    by Stabby

    Sony @$$holes!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Cameron will never happen

    by CupcakePirate

    He's too good for a Spider Man movie.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Give it to Rob Zombie!

    by Jake_Holman

    Sid Haig as Peter Parker! YOU KNOW THIS IS THE ANSWER!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    re: knowthyself

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...thank you for statin what Ive been sayin for months...part 2 was way more emotional (in a unsatisfyin way) and just showed Peter as a pussy...granted, Peter struttin and dancin was a bad choice, but SM3 was the best Spidey to me...good action, good drama, and good graphics... SM1, borin... SM2, long and borin chick flick...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by david19

    ??? Was that supposed to convince me she could play MJ? Dont get me wrong I adore Zooey. But not for MJ. Sorry dude.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    my choice for director...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...GUY fuckin RITCHIE...all his movies (well minus THAT one movie, ya know) are fun and wit what I seen in Sherlock, I know he could make a fun, wise-crackin Spidey movie...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Noooooooo....

    by lucasdefender

    500 Days of Summer was the most overrated film this year in my opinion, next to Star Trek. Matthew Vaughn would be fantastic, GET HIM PLEASE. Wes Anderson would be exciting too but please, I just don't think he would take the material seriously. Cameron sucks for Avatar, movie seriously blew. David Fincher would be intriguing but may not give what Spider-Man needs. MATTHEW VAUGHN PLEEEEEASSSE!!!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    JGL looks no older than 19-20.

    by TheWaqman

    He can easily play a High School teen. He's also no longer an up and comer. I think that he's one of the best actors of the last decade, alongside Heath Ledger and others. Also he doesn't really age either. He can play a teen for quite a while I think.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    knowthyself and by yourSTEPDADDY

    by david19

    Y'all are in a VERY small minority. There were so many things wrong with that movie it would take too long to list. Yes, it had some good parts, but the good parts only served to show what it could have been if they would have ironed out the story issues. Glad y'all liked it, but youre not convincing anyone.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    DAVID19 - YOU ARE A HARD NUT TO CRACK

    by BringingSexyBack

    How about this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZz9XVk4pRU

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    The prob with part 4 is already self evident

    by knowthyself

    Producers and studio are running the show. Just like Ratner on X3. They will produce a soul less product with none of Raimi's love, passion, or sense of fun. They will hire a yes man director and force on him the film they think audiences want. With no clear vision from someone like Raimi part 4 is doomed to suck.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Joseph Gordon is a good actor

    by smudgewhat

    but not on the level of MacGuire. it would be a step backward. remember the train sequence in S2 - Toby's intensity was awesome. all those people carrying Spidey on their shoulders after he saved the train - no actor could have played it better. a classic Spider-man moment.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Sony is considering Cameron

    by Volllllume3

    I'm sure he's honored, lol!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    re: david

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...please list at least 3 things wrong besides struttin, dancin, Sandman bein apart of Bens death, and Venom bein shoehorned in (which, IMO, kinda worked compared to havin the comics story wit the space war and yadda yadda)...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    @Volllllume3: You don`t know Cameron was planing on doing spid

    by theDannerDaliel

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    lucasdefender

    by david19

    Dude, I think you and I are doomed to agree heavily on some things and fight to the death on others. 500 Days was fantastic and showed some serious insight on normal relationships, so fuck you there. Star Trek WAS overrated, but I really dig it when Im drunk. Wes Anderson does not work on any level for Spiderman. Avatar, weve already been through that (try watching it high). Fincher would be VERY iffy, but could surprise. Id have hope for Vaughn and Im pretty sure Im gunna love Kick Ass but I still havent seen it so I cant say for sure.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    @Volllllume3: sorry last post failed.

    by theDannerDaliel

    You don`t know Cameron was planing on doing spiderman way back when he wasn`t king of the world

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    re: smudge

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...wow, of all the moments, you use the messiah scene to say Tobey a better actor? wtf...thats not a classic SpiderMan moment, its a classic Jesus moment...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    interested in the title, score, and costume(s)

    by Meadowe

    My money says it'll be referred to as Amazing or maybe even Spectacular, and I wonder if the raised 3d webbing on the costume will stay. And maybe a Michael Giacchino score? Love his work in Up, he might be able to give Spidey an iconic theme, then again I thought his work in Star Treq could've been better.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Cameron would make them squirm

    by drewlicious

    He would be the punishment they deserve. The project would go overbudget like everything he does and when he needs more money he'd terrorize them until they do. They'd be begging for Raimi to come back.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Carey Mulligan as MJ

    by zooch

    She's great in An Education and insanely hot!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by david19

    LOL sorry man, not budging. I can see her doing Gwen but not MJ. http://www.idsnews.com/blogs/livebuzz/wp-content/uploads/elf2.jpg

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    has anyone mentioned JJ Abrams...

    by Six Demon Bag

    i can see him doing this.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    500 Days...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...yet very overrated, was a great movie (I know, contradiction huh?)...I think my problems wit it is cuz of why she left him (I thought it would be more to it) and cuz they were so guppy (or whatever the correct term for those type of people are), it shouldve been a lil darker visually...BUT I liked the movie cuz his views reflect mines when it comes to love and girls (movies and tv ruined my vision of love) and Ive been in his situation of wantin a girl back even though I knew from the beginning she didnt want a relationship wit me (even tho we acted as if we were in one)...and when I did see 500 Days of Summer, it made me realize I didnt really like the girl I was seein at the time (me and her shared same taste in music)... <p>PS: heres hopin we get more rom-dramas instead of rom-coms...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    re: yourSTEPDADDY

    by Volllllume3

    It's the simple notion of somebody even "considering" Cameron. You don't consider the highest grossing director off al time, you get on your knees and BEG him to do it.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    and JK SIMMONS as JJJ is perfeqt

    by Meadowe

    No need to recast. Unless he gets paid more for a new fliq sony should have no Reason to fire him.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    yourSTEPDADDY

    by david19

    It was definitely lighter than I thought it would be, so Id agree with you. Tone-wise it felt like a very well done rom-com, but it was its content that made it so affecting. Im the other way around. Im more like Summer, dont really see the point of restricting relationships, so the end felt find of like a cop out, but at the same time did make me rethink things.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    re: david19

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...see I am ideally a die hard hopeless romantic...even have a tattoo of a heart on my arm (cuz I wear my heart on my sleeve, heh heh get it) but realistically I am cynical bout love and its restrictions...or at least Im cynical when it comes to "hollywood" love...<p>to me, love is real, just not everlasting (you might hold a special place in your heart for them, but you dont continue to love them)...I dont believe in marriage, I think its just a business agreement...you can fall in and outta love as much as you change your twitter pic (follow me at timothyjhustle lol)...so basically im torn between what i grew up believin is love and from what i learned is love...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Cameron's too big for this shit...

    by TheWaqman

    he'll turn it down and rightly so. Get to work on Battle Angel ya cunt. If not that then an Avatar sequel!!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    IT'S ALL GOOD DADDY19

    by BringingSexyBack

    We'll get Minka for MJ and everybody will be happy.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Six Demon Bag

    by AsimovLives

    I can see JJ accepting the gig. I can't see him doing anything good with it. He will turn it into an anoying teenfiest. With a script writen by Orci and Kurztman.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay directing Spider-Man

    by AsimovLives

    It would be the only way for the geeks finally getting into their thick skulçls what an untalented assclown "director" this idiot really is. They would finally get the message.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by david19

    Minka would be closer to the mark. Im still hoping they go with Ultimate SM (I have a closer connection with that version) and go with Emma Stone.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    "The Life Arachnid With Peter Parker"

    by HarryCalder

    FUCK YES, I WANT THAT!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    yourSTEPDADDY

    by david19

    Heh, thats actually a pretty good description of me too. Thing about 500 Days, I think of the two characters Summer had a better chance of ending up in a good relationship because she was already a self-assured individual. Tom was so in love with the idea of love he was unable to be happy on his own. The end of the movie is sort of open ended so you can either assume he found his happy ending OR just failed to learn his lesson.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Another friggin reboot

    by pumaman

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Another friggin reboot

    by pumaman

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    asi

    by Six Demon Bag

    its gonna be an annoying teenfest regardless...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Marc Webb just got off the phone with McG

    by drturing

    Webb wanted to know if it was ok if he grew a soul patch, too.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    McG's Spider-Man

    by AsimovLives

    Lord, deliver us fom evil!!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Six Demon Bag

    by AsimovLives

    Most probably. But it's the JJ version of teenfiest that i fear the most.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by david19

    ??? What makes you think JJ would do a teenfest? And if he did Im sure it wouldnt suck. Just as long as Orci/Kurtzman arent part of it.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Why does everybody here want to cast british actors

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    as spiderman and mary jane, stupid stupid stupid.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    500 Days of Summer: The best movie I've ever hated.

    by HoboCode

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    I think its a great idea to tween spider-man

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    as long as it is deep, emotional, angsty and not made pg. with good casting and a good director I wouldn't mind, I love the harry potter films 3-6.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    re: hobo...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ..lol care to elaborate?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    3D

    by NIETSELAM

    Just realized something which made me very happy. I now love and embrase 3-d because that means we wont get so many shaky-cam movies anymore

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    I fear Spiderman in Highschool with a young Morbius

    by WickedJester

    (He's just mistunderstood though)

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Sony should farm it out

    by Jake_Holman

    to The Asylum, who gave us Transmorphers and The Day the Earth Stopped... Cast C Thomas Howell as Puny Parker, Judd Nelson as The Scorpion, Marc DaCascos as Shitstain Johnson Kung Fu Kwaanza, and McKenzie Phillips as a new villain "The Dadpumper". Shoot it straight to DVD.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    MI3 wasnt a teenfest...

    by Six Demon Bag

    i would argue that it was the best one too...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    EMMA STONE IS NOT MARYJANE AND NOT HOT!

    by SuperWelling

    SHes Just Kirsten 2.0 not hot at all! and has a MAN VOICE! HELL NO! MARY JANE IS SUPERMODEL/PORNSTAR HOT YOU WANKY FVCKING FANBOYS GET THAT THROUGH YOU HEAD MARY JANE IS SUPPOSED TO BE THAT UNNATAINABLE HOT BABE NOT EMMA STONE WITH MANVOICE AND MEDIOCRE LOOKS!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    I know... Henry Selig

    by Jake_Holman

    he has a good eye and can make the whole film with pipe cleaners and yarn. Swoopy score by Elfman, striped shirt on fat kid. BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE. Blockbuster time baby! (also, have a talking cat)

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    HOLY CRAP BREAKING! NIMROD ANTAL TOP CHOICE FOR SPIDER-MAN REBOO

    by SuperWelling

    http://www.quietearth.us/articles/2010/01/14/Nimrd-Antal-tops-Sonys-list-of-new-SPIDERMAN-helmers

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    Jake Hol_Man

    by lagomorph

    You are sense unto yourself.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Emma Stone is Hot and has a Sexy Voice

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    I don't like her for mary jane, but she's sexy as hell with her man voice.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    there's no contest has to be mary elizabeth winstead.

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    she was born to play mj

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    http://clarimdiario.com.br/v1/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/normal_mary-elizabeth-winstead-gm_l3.jpg

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    One more vote for Emma Stone hotness...

    by HarryCalder

    Yeah, she's hot, and she's going to be too tied up doing Zombieland sequels - in 3 fucking D, bitches!! - so take your BS "Mary Jane" reboot and hand it off to somebody else, dadgumit...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    re: Emma Stone

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...not hot...at all...like a hemaphrodite wit hair extensions...just start callin her Emmitt Stone... and damn Harry, I thought you had good taste<p>...I do agree Mary Elizabeth can do it

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    AGREED MARY ELIZABETH FOR MJ!

    by SuperWelling

    SHES PERFECT WAY HOTTER THAN THAT MAN EMMIT STONE!!!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    yourSTEPDADDY: "Emmitt Stone?" damn, that's cold...

    by HarryCalder

    Did you see Zombieland? If I could find a hermaphrodite that looked like that, I'd take it. But I do concur on Mary Elizabeth Winstead hotness as well.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Keep in mind, I'm one of the very few people...

    by HarryCalder

    who seem to find Kristen Wiig hot... my taste in women is all over the place...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    /Film is reporting that Sony is also looking at

    by Bruce of all Trades

    ...Nimrod Antal

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Emma Stone

    by david19

    Id only take her if they did a USM version of these movies (I hope so). MJ in Bendis version is not the super model of the original Spidey. And fuck you all. Emma Stone in Zombieland was yummy.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Might as well have Schumacher direct it. . .

    by Violator90

    if Sony is rushing this thing, no good will come out of it. Its already doomed. You can't fuck it any more now, so might as well have some one that KNOWS how to kill a franchise kill it properly-Schumacher.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Is Mila Kunis too old to play Mary Jane?

    by HarryCalder

    Just took a peek at her interview with Quint... Damn, that woman is FINE!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    lol Harry...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...I havent seen Zombieland (and when I do, I hope I dont find it overrated like all the other "good" movies AICN talks bout) but the reason I loled was cuz I think Wiig is attractive too...for an older funny lady...but Ill do her as the little hand retard backup singer before I do Emmit Stone...only thing ill do to Emmit is fall forhead first into her face lol

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    LOL, yourSTEPDADDY...

    by HarryCalder

    "...the little hand retard backup singer..." Yeah, um, I'll pass on that... but do see Zombieland... I feared overratedness as well and laughed my ass off. Almost cried once, too, believe it or not...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    ill take your word Harry...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...since youre the only Harry I trust on this site...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Kick-Ass' Faulty?

    by Laughing Irishman

    I wonder if the look and feel of Kick-Ass had anything to do with Sony wanted to reboot Spiderman?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Even Mary Elizabeth Winstead...

    by jackalcack

    ...will be 26 this year. Maybe they should just go for a bunch of unknowns.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Uh, oh, yourSTEPDADDY...

    by HarryCalder

    I'd hate to lose your trust over Zombieland... better you should get a second opinion from someone else who definitely shares your comedic sensibilities. Just to be sure...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    re: Harry

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...people I know and trust (and share comedic sensibilities wit) say its good...but Ill blame you entirely if its not good lol...besides I gotta see this "greatest cameo ever" cameo (a better cameo would be fat Harry in it, cuz man, he rocked his "drinkin water" scene in Faculty)

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    BRAD BIRD!

    by SingingHatchet

    You idiots. Brad Bird should direct the next Spider-man! Everyone else might as well be sucking bug spray.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Darn You Michael Bay

    by SingingHatchet

    Just saying. When are we going to reboot Transformers and give it to a real director?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    yourSTEPDADDY re: "greatest cameo ever"

    by HarryCalder

    I'm a huge fan of Zombieland, but I'd say that is going a bit overboard... it is a pretty damned funny cameo, though... enjoy!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    david19

    by AsimovLives

    His NuTrek movie is proof enough a Spider-Man mvoie made by him would be an unsufferable dumb teenfiest. And of course Orci and Kurtzman would be involved, they are his assmonkeys.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Mission Impossible 3 was dumb, stupid and crap

    by AsimovLives

    And the melodrama bullshit in that movie was shit straight out of some dumb teen drama. By far the best MI movie made so far is the first directed by Brian De Palma. By far!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Hey, what about, I don't know, SAM RAIMI!!!!!!

    by gunnarcannibal

    Wow, Hollywood is completely devoid of a single sincere shred of creativity! They can’t even make sequels anymore! Can’t wait for the remake of The Dark Knight! Shit!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Come to think of it, we've been watching nothing BUT origin stor

    by CodeName

    C'mon kids, let's go watch, Origin-Man!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    "origin stories..."

    by CodeName

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>All the MI movies are crap.</p> <p>However, i will never forgive Tom Cruise and in essence Brian De Palma for MI. NEVER. I dont care if he's batshit insane, i dont care if he's a scientologist, i dont care if he wants to pull an ego show and be:</p> <p>TheSuperDuperAmazingOneGuyWhoCanDoAllTheChoresOfAwholeMissionImpossibleTeam</p> <p>or whatever.</p> <p>I did care when he made Jim phelps out to be The badguy. Sorta like the original show:</p> <p>NEVER MATTERED</p> <p>Tom Cruise. Fuck that guy.</p> <p>Mission Impossible should have been a TEAM movie. Fuck, the A-Team looks to be a better adaptation.</p>

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    these talkbacks suck

    by thesmilingpsycho

    this web site needs a serious make over

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    HarryCalder...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...I know the precise second in Zombieland when you almost cried. I did. <p> We're sensitive, that way.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Nietsalem...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...my perfect movie would be all hand held, done Timecode style with the screen split in fourths, in 3D. <p> It would also be a sequel to Memento.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    James Cameron

    by fiester

    Do it.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    RedNedLynch: Yeah, right?

    by HarryCalder

    I tell you, that little "reveal" caught me completely off-guard. A moment of real sadness in an otherwise farcical movie... well done, I thought...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Uwe Boll is available

    by JoeSixPack

    Now that would be interesting.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Yes, Spidey 4 WILL suck no doubt.

    by Orbots Commander

    Why? Because as others have pointed out, the studio and the producers are calling all the shots on this one. <p> Nothing good comes about on a movie when the bean counters are running the show. <p> They're looking for a puppet director without a big track record (Webb), somebody that is easy to push around, and a cheap, no-star cast. <p> This thing has Ratner's X3 and Wolverine written all over it, minus Hugh Jackman's star power. <p> Expect a new alterna-origin, new "hip" costume, and plenty of emo Twilighty angst. My eyes are already rolling.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Nimrod Antal

    by Dkev00

    From what Joblo is sayin, this guy is who Sam and Sony want to direct.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Antal is the perfect puppet director.

    by Orbots Commander

    His movie Armored is pretty much a genera-thriller; the guy is a paycheck hack, like Schumacher or Ratner. Not what you'd call a "visionary".

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Casting news: Robert "Twilight"Pattison

    by Wookie_Weed

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    He'll be Spidey

    by Wookie_Weed

    And it'll be Spiderman 90210 with a 30 year old playing a high school kid.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Next Spiderman and other Superhero Epic Fails, LMFAO:

    by Asimov_Lives

    http://tinyurl.com/ykcfasw

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    ROBERT PATTINSON SIGNED TO PLAY SPIDEY

    by Wookie_Weed

    Sony also announced he'll be in Spidey 5 AND a spin-off film (how the fuck can he be in a spinoff of Spiderman if he's plating Spiderman?!). Wake the fuck up AICN and start posting NEWS!!!!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Robert Pattinson is not signed

    by SithMenace

    Jesus Christ, it's going to be a long few months of dumbasses posting every rumor they hear.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    SithMenace, just trying to smoke out JettL93

    by Wookie_Weed

    The Pattinson casting was an April Fool's joke from last year.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    SONY, GO LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN STUFF

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    That is what sank Superman Returns. . .

    by The Atomic Worm

    Thank you. I rest my case.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Sithmenace u dumbass try WEEKS not months

    by SuperWelling

    the press said the casting will be announced in Weeks! theyre filming this year 2010 and its coming out 2012 wich is ridiculously long!!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Wookieweed u dumbass it was an april fools joke but its NOT NOW!

    by SuperWelling

    everyones reporting it u ASS EVEN ET AND ACESS HOLLYWOOD!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    HarryCalder...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...so off-guard that for a moment I didn't properly process what was happening. And then I was absolutely crushed. <p> May be the moment that took that film from "that was a fun little zomedy" to a movie I own and love.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Weeks that feel like months

    by SithMenace

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Wookieweed

    by SithMenace

    Why do you want JettL in here? He's just going to spew more insider bullshit that turns out completely false.<p>That dude just throws any shit he can find against the wall and when a piece sticks he comes in to brag about it. Yet we never ear about the other 99% that he gets wrong.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    YEAH!

    by deadwrestlers

    The show opens live from Hell Arena as we join our announce team Rick Rude and Gorilla Monsoon. Rude: Welcome everybody to Dead Wrestling Incorperation, This is DWI Overdose! Gorilla i am excited about what is about to go down here tonite! How ya feeling Monsoon? Monsoon: Dead Rude: i think we pretty much all feel that way, haha. lets head to the ring where the action is about to go down Crash Holly vs. Test vs. Chris Candido vs Crush (Fatal Four Way, Pills on a Pole Match) Crash Enters, but pukes on his way to the ring Monsoon: Oh My, Crash just puked! Rude: Yeah, well atleast his awake this time, no chance of choking on it. Test, Candido and Crush enter the ring Rick Rude: For the viewers at home, im gonna give you a quick rundown of the stipulations for this match, four men will enter the ring, on the 4 corners of the ring are poles, on top of each pole is a bag filled with painkillers, the first wrestler to climb the pole and bring down the bag of pills wins the match. Randy"Pee Wee" Anderson checks the wrestlers, and signals for the fight to begin. Test and Crush exchange punches, as do Candido and Holly. Test powerbombs crush and clotheslines the other 2. Test gets 2 tables and stacks them on top of one another, grabs Candido, as Crash goes to the apron. Crush comes over and Test and Crush double chokeslam Candido through the table as Crash fly off the apron with an elbow. The Cameras pan to Candidos leg, that appears to have been fractured in 2 places. Rude: THAT WAS RAVISHING! Monsoon: This isnt the pure technical wrestling I was involved in, wheres a classic chicken wing? When me and Gorgeous Geo- Rude: Go f*ck yourself Gorilla, back to the action in the ring! Test slams Crush into the Barricade. Crash Holly is freebasing cocaine in the the corner. Candido notices his leg, and turns into a wildman. Candido NEEDS these pills. Rude: Ive seen that look before, it reminds me of how Bossman used to get when he couldnt get his pills, didnt he feed Al Snow a dog and steal Big Shows fathers casket Monsoon: He Sure Did! Gifted Talent, Gifted Talent Rude: One of the best in the business Candido takes a splinter from the broken tables and drives it into the chest of Crush, then takes Crash's pipe and throws it into the crowd. Crash runs into the crowd punching fans. It leaves Test and a hobbled Candido left in the ring, as a bloody Crush lays dying. Rude: Test and Candido are the last 2 standing, WHO WILL GET THE PAIN PILLS! Candido pulls a gun that he had hidden in his trunks and shoots Test in the face. Monsoon: Thats against the rules! thats an illegal object! Rude: This was a no DQ match, a gun is not against the rules! Candido climbs the pole grasping his leg and grabs the bags of pills. Then to next 3 corners and has all four bag of pills. Candido proceeds to swallow all of the pills, and goes into shock and then seizure and dies in the ring. Rude: Candido won! but things seem to be taking a turn for the worst. We head into commercial breaks as EMTS try to pump Candidos stomach, Test lays dead from a gunshot wound, a pale-white Crush hemmoraging, and Crash rabidly attacking the fans. ::Commercial Break:: Rude: Welcome Back to DWI Overdose! We have Mike Awesome against The Renegade in a Mississippi Noose Match. The rules are simple, there are nooses hanging from the Titantron, the first wrestler to climb the Titantron and hang himself wins the match! Monsoon: I remember when we used to just go out there and show our athleticism and use the proper holds. Like when me and Lou The- Rude: Choke on a c*ck and die already old man, this is sports entertainment, we let our guys go out there, punish themselves physically and mentally, throw them away like trash, and when theyre out of the limelight, abuse drugs and slowly slip into insanity until they hurt themselves or others. THIS IS WHAT WRESTLING IS ALL ABOUT!! I LOVE IT!!! Rude does line of coke to keep this party going Monsoon is confused Mike Awesome vs. The Renegade ( Mississippi Noose Match) Both men enter the ring, A stare-down ensues. Both look unstable. Mike Awesome punches Renegade. Renegade thrives on the pain and seems to enjoy it. Renegade slams Mike Awesome to the ground and starts biting his leg. ::Weird Asian Music Plays:: Rude: Whats this! David Carridine runs down to the ring in a referee shirt! Rude: David Carradine is the suprise Guest Referee!! Renegade takes a chair, as does Mike Awesome. Rather than hit their opponent they start hitting themselves with the chairs. Carradine sticks his hands down his pants. Both men lay bleeding, Awesome stands up and starts walking up the entrance ramp. Renegade chases after hit and delivers a ddt. Renegade starts climbing the Titantron. ::Lame 80"s Music plays:: Out come the Von Erich Brothers, all with guns in hand. Renegade starts putting the noose over his head. Carradine, close to climax, screams with joy, The Von Erichs count to 3 and then fire the pistols at their heads. All drop in unison. Renegade then dives from the Titantron and snaps his neck. Rude: RENEGADE WINS!! Mike Awesome looks around and sees the dead Von Erichs, and Renegade hanging from the stage. Mike Awesome climbs the Titantron and hangs himself as well. Carradine is jumping for joy at the sight, and proceeds to start climbing Rude: Whats Carridine doing! Carridine hangs himself. Camera pans out and the destruction in the arena is shocking Rude: We'll be right back with more Overdose! :: Commercial Break:: Rude: Welcome back folks (sound of Rude snorting a line, speech is faster) WE GOTTA,GOT,GOTTA, B-B-BIG MATCH UP NEXT! SH*T, UH UM WRESTLING EH WRESTLING Monsoon: Why dont you let me take this from here Rick Rude: Dont judge me Monsoon!!!who are you huh? who are you? Monsoon: Up next is Bam Bam Bigelow, Umaga and Yokozuna in a triple threat match. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Umaga vs Yokozuna The three men enter the ring. All three start to run at one another but pause, stop, and fall to the ground. Referee Randy Anderson checks all three men, waves his hands and signals for the bell. Rick Rude: DEAD, GORILLA, DEAD, ALL THREE HAHA! WOAH! Monsoon: Im getting word right now that all three men have suffered major heart attacks, it appears that they are no longer with us Rick Rude: GREAT NIGHT, GREAT NIGHT, LOVE IT, YA KNOW LOOOOOVE IT! YEAH! Public Enemy and Road Warrior Hawk vs Brian Pillman, British Bulldog, and The Blue Blazer The Blue Blazers music plays, but he does not walk down the entrance way Rude: LOOK UP TO THE ROOF, BLUE BLAZER! As he says that a sound of cable breaking rings out, Blue Blazer comes rocketing down to ring. Rude: Gotta love this Action! Blazer hits his head on the ring post and his neck snaps in half. EMTs rush in and cart him away. Bulldogs music plays, as does Pillman, Hawks, and Public Enemys, but no one enters the ring. Monsoon: Where is everybody? as he says that the camera cuts to a split view of the two teams locker rooms. Pillman and Bulldog are lying still with needles in their arms, Hawk, Rocco Rock and Johnny Grunge are surrounded by beer cans and baggies of cocaine. All appear to be dead Rick Rude: Looks like some good stuff they got going on back there, im just mad nobody invited me, haha, right Gorilla? Monsoon: I remember when we ate suger for a good pickup before a match, like when me and Verne Gagn- Rude: NO ONE CARES! OKAY!? NO ONE CARES! IT WAS 50 F*UCKING YEARS AGO! OKAY!? OKAY!? Mr Perfect's Music Plays Mr Perfect walks to the ring with a gym bag, and grabs a mic Mr. Perfect: Theres alot of guys in the back that think they can go toe to toe with me, think they can hang with the big boys, but theyre wrong. Im perfect and they simply are not. Shooting basketballs, I win, doing pushups, I win, and the thing Mr Perfect is best at.......IS THIS! Mr Perfect reaches into his gym bag and display a large bag of cocaine. Mr. Perfect: So im throwing out an open challenge, anyone in this arena that wants to go toe to toe, or should i say line for line, with Perfection, then step into this ring right now! Ric Flairs music plays Ric Flair: Mr. Pefect, WOOOO! You didnt know I was in this building, The Limosuine Driving, Jumbojet Flying, Cocaine Lining, son of bitch, WOOOO The Nature Boy Ric WOOOOO Flair! Ring crew sets up a table and two chairs in the ring, and the two legends go at it. Rude licks his lips Rude (salivating): this one is hard to call, ive seen these boys blow back many a line in my time in the business, Flair and Perfect go back and forth for 20 minutes, line after line. Perfect seems off, Flair unfazed. Rude: Things are heating up! Perfect clutches his chest and falls backwards out of his chair and lays cunvulsing on the mat. Randy Anderson checks Perfect and declares that he is indeed dead. Flair invites Roddy Piper to the ring, they finish off the remaining cocaine, Dance and run around and leave Rude: that may have been the most impressive thing i have ever seen in a wrestling ring. two legends going at it, but as we all know, to be the man you gotta beat the man, and Flair is simply unbeatable in a cocaine-off. ::commercial break:: Rude: Welcome Back to DWI OVERDOSE! Up next is the main event, the rematch we have all been waiting for......In a handicap match......The Rabid Wolverine.....The Canadian Crippler......Chris Benoit...............against his wife and son Nancy and Daniel Benoit!!! A good ol' family feud!!! Monsoon: This is in extremely poor taste, this company is sick. Rude: This is Sport Entertainment Gorilla!! Change with the time old man, this is entertainment! Like Vince bringing Pillman widow do and interview the day after her husband died, or Vince making Eddie Guerrero's widow a whore on national T.V., this is wrestling Gorilla, there is no such thing as poor taste, death is ratings, and ratings is money, its as simple as that. If these guys die, so what we'll replace em with a whole new lineup of guys to destroy. I LOVE IT! Chris Benoit vs. Nancy and Daniel Benoit Chris picks up the pace early clotheslining his wife and young son Rude: Daniel is not only 7 years old, but hes also retarded, If im the Crippler, i take advantage of this and capitalize on his weaknesses Chris grabs a chair and repeatedly beats his wife with it. Rude: Chris has opened up a cut on Nancy. He this goes under the ring and gets a table. He sits his young son on the top rope and SUPERPLEX! through the table. He switches his focus on Nancy and delivers a few more chair shots, and goes under the apron and get a sack of thumbtacks. He covers the mat with thumbtacks and grabs his wife from behind. German suplex!, he holds on, German suplex!, holds on again and German Suplex! Rude: Chris just did his trademark triple german suplex to his wife Nancy on thumbtacks! This is Sports Entertainment at its BEST! Chris then grabs his son and set him on the spanish announce table. Climbs to the top rope. and Diving Headbutt through the table!!!! He goes under the apron once again and gets a barbedwire baseball bat. He then savagely beats his wifes body until she is laying lifeless in the ring covered in blood. THE CROWD GOES WILD! Benoit then grabs his son Daniel and CRIPPLER CROSSFACE!!!!!!!!. he locks on the the hold and pulls back hard, Pee Wee Anderson checks if Daniel wants to tap, he does not Rude: Its possible that Daniel doesnt understand what Pee Wee is asking him. He is 7, Retarded and has been put through 2 tables...... Benoit pulls back harder and harder until the boy is now longer breathing. Pee Wee checks Daniel, and he is indeed dead. the bell sounds and The Rabid Wolverine stands with his arms raised covered in his wife and sons blood and the crowd chants his name as the camera fades to black.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Tobey was only 26 when filming Spider-Man

    by BlackBriar

    Stick with the 20's! Also, Fincher would be Bad-ASS!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Julie Taymor!

    by SimonDunkle

    Don't know why I thought that. Just like the way she makes movies. Would Cameron introduce the long awaited blue spidey suit? Man, that guy is a jerkoff.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST

    on the subject of 2000's Spielberg

    by Kammich

    i must be the only one that really liked "War of the Worlds." i saw it in theatres with no expectations at all--i hadn't even seen a trailer--and i found it to be a pretty exhilarating theatre experience. by no means a "deep" film, cliched all around, and doesn't even really touch on the Wells novel... but i'm a sucker for alien/monster movies, and I thought it hit its mark in that regard. the entire first "reveal" with the pod coming out of the ground and zapping the christ out of everyone kind of predated "cloverfield" and all the other hand-held-perspective/found-footage movies that have come out since.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Robert Pattinson as Spidey Pleeeezz!!

    by darthwaz1

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST

    The Real Reason...

    by drwynninblack

    The real reason "Spider-Man 4" was canned: Raimi asked for a budget of $225 million. Sony laughed and said, "Take a hike". True story.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Get Verhoeven haha

    by CodeName

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Webb's hiring would prove

    by JFC

    that Sony/Marvel just wants a little "yes man" bitch that won't question any of their merchandise-driven creative decisions.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 1:18 a.m. CST

    heres a name nobody has tossed around

    by GavinVanDraven

    Freddie Highmore is 18 now, kid can act. Peter Parker? just throwin that out there

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 1:24 a.m. CST

    elijah wood

    by GavinVanDraven

    could pull it off as well

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 1:26 a.m. CST

    wood will perpetually look like a kid

    by GavinVanDraven

    he's got that young gene. fucker.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Velveeta is the only thing that tastes exactly the same

    by SithMenace

    cooked as uncooked. Damn I'm fucked up.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 1:55 a.m. CST

    Universe

    by volcanobattlesmokey

    Make "Reign" with Steve Buscemi as Pete. Thanks.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Almost completely terrible list

    by Solman

    Other than James Cameron that is a terrible list of ill-fitting directors. First he would not do it because he got burned the first time he was attached to the franchise. David Fincher is too dark and pretentious; Spiderman is not meant to be morbid and depressing like all his movies. Wes Anderson makes movies that are very quirky and a bit too smart to be truly funny. As for Marc Webb, judging by the trailer for 500 Days of Summer, he would be perfect for a Spiderman reboot aimed squarely at hipster girls.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Execs putting Cameron on that list is akin to...

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    JettL93 having "meetings" and "phonecalls" with studios and companies, nice bit of pravda reality-distortion. "Yeah he just knocked it out of the park 7 times in a row unlike any other filmmaker, so let's just add him on the list anyway for the 4th movie a stinky series!" MIght as well add in Hitchcok or Kubrick on that list, it would make no less sense.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 3:09 a.m. CST

    This is what we'd get from Webb:

    by Dingbatty

    http://tinyurl.com/smheartsmj

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 3:17 a.m. CST

    QUESTION IS

    by templar

    WILL SONY DO TO WEBB WHAT FOX (ROTHMAN THAT DRIPPING CUNT)DID TO GAVIN HOOD. IF HOOD HAD BEEN LEFT TO HIS DEVISES WE MAY HAVE ACTUALLY HAD A GOOD WOLVERINE ORIGIN STORY INSTEAD OF THE SHIT WE WERE HANDED. I FOR ONE DO REALIZE HOW CONVOLUTED WOLVERINES ORIGINS ARE BUT COME ON!

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 5:56 a.m. CST

    Michael J Fox

    by BixbySnyder

    He should have been spidey in the 80's man. Fuck Hollywood.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 6:06 a.m. CST

    Michael Angarano is Spidey

    by Rage_Against_Martin_Sheen

    Ya, know the, the kid from that one Jackie Chan movie. He actually played the younger version of Tobey Maguire in Sea Biscuit.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Scarlet Jo as Mj. Topher Grace as Parker, Verhoeven as director

    by tradeskilz

    Just throwing it out there

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Pt. 1 was the best one..the other 2 sucked

    by zcapcomkid

    The only thing that Pt. 1 had going for it was William Da Foe as Green Goblin, he saved that movie. Tobey Mcguire looks too immature as Peter Parker and in Pt. 2 they tried to play Spiderman off as some kind of Superman stopping trains with his WEB..come on and that ending to pt.2 was weak and you guys know it. Part 3 would've been made up for it if they didn't listen to Stan Lee who wanted SANDMAN in the movie. If venom was the main villian that movie would've been 10x as better. They need to stop putting 2 villians in these comic movies..thats whats killing the story. @tradeskilz: Verhoeven directing a spiderman movie would be awesome but will never happen. For those who don't know who Verhoeven is..he directed Robocop, Starship Troopers and...LOL Basic Instinct & Showgirls.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST

    80's Michael J. Fox

    by David Cloverfield

    Yeah, he would've been a great Spidey. Why can't we have a wiseass, likable underdog kid like him today? Shia LeBeef does nothing for me, Michael Cera is hillarious, but he plays the same character so far... They should work their ass off to find a good unknown.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Red Ned Lynch: You just convinced me...

    by HarryCalder

    ...I should own Zombieland, too. Good idea.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    David Lynch

    by Tumor_Binks

    for directing Spider-Man. Think about how fucked up a teenager would be going through the transformation... A 'Twin Peaks' Spider-man would be awesome.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Cronenberg

    by Tumor_Binks

    would be a great 2nd choice. Now James Cameron for Superman is where they should be going...

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    For all you people naming Verhoeven...

    by AsimovLives

    ... in case you don't know yet, he's pushing 70. I doubt he would want to take Spider-Man at his age. Besides, he's pretty fed up dealing with american studios.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    And I dont want to see that costume.

    by hector

    And no flinging through the air around NYC.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Emma Stone

    by david19

    Emma Stone for a young MJ. Stickin by it. http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3746204160/nm1297015

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Guys! It'll be Cameron. 3D. $350+mil. Mark my words.

    by lcworld

    2012 Summer.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    fed up with american strudios

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    why? Whats do bad about them Asimov

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Harmony Korine

    by JFC

    if Vincent Gallo is unwilling or unavailable

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    An all CGI mo-cap by Zemeckis

    by BixbySnyder

    That's it. That's all i got.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Lucas for Spidey reboot!

    by Violator90

    You KNOW Lucas can just digitize the whole fucking movie. Look at the amazing job he did with Indy4. You it be true!

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Indy 4 wasn't digital

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>Geez, CGI nowadays are pretty good. But people get fooled that easily?...</p> <p>No on Lucas too. But...Lucas COULD have done a pretty decent job of an 80's Fantastic four movie. At least he would have had a sinister Dr.Doom!</p> <p>only way im seeing this: An all CGI motion capture by Zemeckis.</p> <p>Michael J fox for the voice of spidey.</p>

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    zcapcomkid - funniest post this thread!

    by white_vader

    Thank God no-one listened to YOU at least, being so young & insane (not to mention not having a clue about Spidey). Do you know anything about superheroes at all?! And no points for the redundant comment about too many supervillians spoil the soup. And no, everyone basically agrees Venom was what wrecked the third one. It wasn't Stan Lee, it was Raimi and it's outrageous that you're all for a kewl looking bizarre alien symbiote but can't come at the idea of a superhero using his powers the best way he knows... oop - I think your Mum's calling...

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Anganaro

    by white_vader

    was also the son of screaming gay Jack in Will and Grace from memory.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Fuck the Remake like hollywood aint got enough unoriginal films

    by SachMan

    To be honest I`m against remaking amovie thats still relevent today, I say if they wanna go with a different director then fine but keep Toby do Spidy 4 and make a good movie thats worthy of the Mcfarlane post era. I`d like to see a james Cameron Spidy that would be cool just no remakes Heres the facebook petition for peeps against the reboot http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=261213935632#/group.php?gid=261213935632&ref=nf

  • Jan. 16, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    It won't be Cameron

    by Volllllume3

    He called this reboot of a franchise sloppy seconds. Fuck! I really wanted him to it :(

  • Jan. 16, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Angarano

    by Rage_Against_Martin_Sheen

    was also the younger version of the main character in Almost Famous. "ELEVEN?!?"

  • Jan. 16, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    You know, a reboot of Spidey makes perfect sense

    by Elcabio

    Great idea Hollywood. It's been long enough. And next why don't you get right on it with the reboot of 1)Avatar 2)Sherlock Holmes 3)(and definitely) Book Of Eli elcabio

  • Jan. 17, 2010, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Give it to Clint Eastwood!

    by tomsupertramp

    ...or, maybe, Spielberg.

  • Jan. 17, 2010, 5:05 a.m. CST

    WISH LIST

    by ass clown

    1. James Cameron 2. Quentin Tarentino (yeah I said it) 3. Darren Aronofsky (no chance) 4. Paul Thomas Anderson 5. Martin Campbell I dont think Speilberg would touch this, but GOD I hope Im right. Ron Howard would be iffy, but he'd be a big name I could stomach.Perhaps give the project to Ang Lee after the wonders he pulled with the Hulk. (This site ate that movie up)

  • Jan. 17, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Stop Robert Pattinson Playing Peter Parker in The Spider-Man Mov

    by captaingeorgestacy

    The thought of Robert Pattinson taking on the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man is showing a complete disregard for the Character and should be blocked before the idea gains anymore momentum. Please sign this petition http://www.petitiononline.com/rb4sm/petition.html

  • Jan. 17, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Im FOR PATTISON ZAC EFRON & FREDDIE PRINZE JR

    by SuperWelling

    AS SPIDEY! HOW ABOUT AN ACTUAL ATTRACTIVE HANDSOME SPIDEY THIS TIME OUT! NOT DOOFY MAGUIRE!!

  • Jan. 17, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    No Sloppy Seconds for Cameron!

    by bat725

    LMAO!

  • Jan. 17, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Turns out Cameron would rather make laser cats instead

    by Johnno

    tinyurl.com/ydvhecm

  • Jan. 17, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST

    ass clown

    by FreeBeer

    You could stomach a hack like Ron Howard and not Spielberg, who along with George Lucas invented the modern Blockbuster? Spielberg may have not made any films of note of late, but he's responible for some of the most entertaining movies ever made. Maybe young people of a certain age don't appreciate this, having not grown up watching Spielberg classics