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Merrick updating via iPhone...
As previously rumored/conjectured, Marc Webb has been confirmed as the director of Sony's SPIDEY reboot. In a press release, Columbia president Matt Tolmach says:
"At its core, Spider-Man is a small, intimate human story about an everyday teenager that takes place in an epic super-human world. The key for us as we sought a new director was to identify filmmakers who could give sharp focus to Peter Parker's life. We wanted someone who could capture the awe of being in Peter's shoes so the audience could experience his sense of discovery while giving real heart to the emotion, anxiety, and recklessness of that age and coupling all of that with the adrenaline of Spider-Man's adventure."
Webb recently brought us 500 DAYS OF SUMMER and has directed videos like Green Day's "21 Guns", All American Rejects' "Move Along", some Evanescence stuff, and more. You can see samples of his work via the "video" portion of the exploding sheep HERE. The new SPIDEY should hit theaters Summer 2012, from a script by James Vanderbilt. Production should ramp up later this year. I really wish they wouldn't reboot this back to an origin story. No matter how good it could end up being, I'm thinking we just don't need to see 'how it all started' again to make the franchise work anew.
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  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    500 days of bummer.

    by all

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    LAST

    by theDORK

    it's me

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    first????

    by thatswhatshesaid

    :o)

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Interesting choice..

    by rookie116

    500 of summer kind of sucked though

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Fuck an origin story

    by Unlabled

    Booooooooooring.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    "We wanted someone to control."

    by snakecharmer

    Sony and the producers wanted someone that they could control and make the shitty Spider Man movie we want.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    (297)

    by aSTRESSEDavenger

    "It's you who's out, Gobby! Out of your mind!"

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    lame

    by peopleintrees

    Marc Webb?!?! This is bullshit. What exactly was it about 500 days of summer that gave these morons at Sony the idea that he could do Spiderman? This is gonna fail like Wolverine did.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    'F' it, I don't care anymore.

    by Umney

    I'm watching it.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Who?

    by rev_skarekroe

    "To direct the next Spider-Man movie, we got some guy. He's done some videos and flick about teenagers or something. Most importantly, he works cheap and he promises to do what he's told."

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    So does this mean..

    by thatswhatshesaid

    Where gonna have to sit through the whole Green Goblin thing again???

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Webb of lies!

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    I'm still not excited about this revamp but lets see what happens.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    From the Director of Daniel Powter's "have a bad day video"

    by drturing

    can't fucking wait for this mediocrity.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    SUITS Cum'ing all over a CREATIVE TYPE...

    by TheBLIGHT

    It is always amusing when a SUIT or their WORD MONKEY PR'ers slathing on the happy cream, describing how AWESOME their CREATIVE PUPPET choice is... 500 Days was alright... pffft!...

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    (500) days of "new spider-man will suck"

    by drturing

    no action credentials, no real fx credendtials, all webb's ever done is parlayed cheesy sentiment and middle of the road style into digestible pap for the masses. the reason 500 days of summer is not a great movie is that the direction keeps fighting whimsically and cute against the harsh shit the script is trying to impart.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    (14)

    by aSTRESSEDavenger

    "For the school paper?"

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    rev_skarekroe

    by thatswhatshesaid

    That gave me a good chuckle

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Something is wrong with all this...

    by maliswan

    I mean: Seriously? He's the most qualified? Fuck man, I'll give anyone the benefit of the doubt...But I think this whole thing stinks of panic on Sony's part. Was this all so the right's wouldn't go back to Marvel (or Disney)? Oh well...

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Here's what's tough about this:

    by toshiro-solo

    Marc Webb might be a perfectly serviceable director; maybe this project will let him earn his stripes. But the fact is that he hasn't earned his stripes yet, and it feels to me like Sony very purposefully went with someone who hadn't yet, so that they would have an easier time pushing their vision for the movie through. I want a Spider-Man movie that's the vision of a director, not a studio. Spider-Man 2, wherein Raimi basically had his way? Great movie. Spider-Man 3, wherein Raimi caved in to studio pressure to include a villain he didn't like so that the studio would have more toys and merch to sell? Not such a great movie. Unfortunately, #3 made the most money of any of the three, so it's easy for Sony to see themselves as having been right. Like I said, who knows, maybe Webb surprises us all, but - since he's really in no position to push back against studio interference (in a situation that appears certain to have plenty of it), I'm not supremely optimistic.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    james cameron and sam raimi used to

    by drturing

    draw spider-man comics when they were kids. they made balls to the walls classic genre movies and were genuinely passionate about the character. why is it so fuckin hard to find some nerds who can direct action?

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    So will Peter Parker see his reflection as

    by MacReady452

    Han Solo in a car window? Congrats Webb..lets see what ya got kid. Lord knows nobody on here is gonna cut you any slack. Except BSB.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Everyone pretty much figured he'd be the pick

    by Toe Jam

    Congratulations to Webb. He certainly deserves a shot at a large-scale, hugely popular franchise, based on his prior work, especially "(500) Days of Summer." I just hope the studio executives and other "powers" don't royally dick him around and generally fuck up things. The fact that Sony simultaneously had two "Spider-Man" projects ready to go, though, says to me that they are assholes who only care about making money and, if needed, covering their own asses.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    How the F**K....

    by The_Movie_Guy

    do you go from Sam Raimi to a no name like this??? Hollywood continues to suck a$$.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    still don't get why ruben fleischer wasn't in running

    by drturing

    his movie zombieland was a bigger hit, had action and comedy, and was made with sony wasn't it?

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    I will see it, but....

    by rogueleader66

    I do not have high hopes that it will be good. Didn't see 500 days but this guy does not sound like he has the chops to direct action. Maybe the "human" part of the movie will be ok, but the action? Ehhhhhhh not looking forward to this.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    CALLING IT RIGHT NOW

    by baghead

    THIS will be the Spider-Man movie we've been waiting for. MARK MY WORDS. And if it's not, who gives a fuck? You still have you precious original trilogy. The last two installments of which sucked a flying cock.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    oh that's right - cause laura ziskin wants spider-twiligh

    by drturing

    can't wait for peter parker wearing an american apparel hoodie listening to Owl City on his ipod posting pics to facebook.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    500 days of shitty Spider-Man

    by snakecharmer

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    toshiro-solo...

    by maliswan

    I think you nailed it! But I would say that "Spider Man 2" was great due to Michael Chabon's (sp?) screenplay.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    And Everyone: Think of it this way...

    by maliswan

    If someone told you that Peter Jackson, coming off "Heavenly Creatures" and "The Frieghteners", was going to film "The Lord of the Rings" Trilogy...You'd say the studio was insane & no fucking way! (...just throwing some perspective.)

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Stop Hating, I'm Glad

    by Crow3711

    Not that they are going to do another origin, cause that is stupid. But as far as the director, give him a chance. Before Spiderman, other than evil dead and cult stuff, sam raimi was no one serious in hollywood either. 500 Days of Summer was extremely enjoyable. And maybe, since hes already worked with him, we could get lucky and have JGL as spidey. just saying, its not so bad really.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    by Dreamwriter

    "so the audience could experience his sense of discovery while giving real heart to the emotion, anxiety, and recklessness of that age and coupling all of that with the adrenaline of Spider-Man's adventure." - Just like we experienced in the first Spiderman movie? I mean, that's EXACTLY what the first Spiderman movie was about. We don't need to see it again!

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    I'm really surprised by all the Webb hate

    by Toe Jam

    I would have thought anyone who saw "(500) Days of Summer" would agree that he's a solid -- albeit somewhat unproven -- talent who could do very well by "Spider-Man." Guess that just shows how protective of the character fans are. That said, I don't expect this relaunch will be nearly as good as Raimi's first two, which I thought were both great. If you're really worried about Webb, though, I'd ask you to look at Favreau and "Iron Man." All he had to his name as a director before that was "Elf" and "Zathura" -- not exactly films that scream "epic-comic-book-adaptation-worthy."

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    except maliswan

    by slappy jones

    frighteners is great as is heavenly creatures where 500 days of summer is a smug load of phony hipster nostalgic-for-things-they-were not-old-enough-to-actually-have-lived-through bullshit.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    I have a bad feeling about this

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Say what you will about Raimi but he knows what he's doing. This seems like any kind of director's vision is going out the window in exchange for studio oversight. My guess is this movie will be terrible and I'm usually not an alarmist about these things.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    When is the reboot of Avatar? Is it too early for one?

    by SoupBack

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    One Feature Film= Studio Controlled Puppet

    by SoylentMean

    It's pretty clear that the studio(s) didn't want to cough up Raimi's director's fee or pay Maguire or Dunst any more money when they think they'll make just as much money by redoing the series. <P> I hope Raimi does Evil Dead 4 and I hope this movie trips and falls flat on its face.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    stupid move.

    by oogles

    see subject.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Correction on Favreau

    by Toe Jam

    "Elf" and "Zathura" were not his ONLY prior directing credits -- merely the two anyone actually saw.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    what this will be: an actual marvel comic

    by drturing

    spider-man loves mary jane, a comic actually by marvel, which turns their relationship into some twilight shit. this is actual art from a real marvel comic. http://thequarterbin.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/maryjaneloves.jpg

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    surprised by marc webb hate?

    by drturing

    really? surprised? why would i think a guy who's directed hoobastank and daniel powter videos wouldn't be a contender for spider-man when you've got neil blomkamp and ruben fleischer around?

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Origin in the credits...

    by RadioZombie

    ...introduction of Flash, Liz, etc at the beginning of the story and some run-ins with crooks, petty thieves and minor disasters like a building collapse, massive pie-up on the GW Bridge, etc, THEN his first run in with a super-villain. He should get his ass handed to him the first time. Maybe introduce Gwen's father when dealing with the police and being taken by Gwen, (find someone who looks like a teenaged Tuesday Weld to play her), and later in the movie after a few more confrontations with the Big Bad, take him down. Maybe Jameson's werewolf and Morbius would fill the vampire/werewolf love dominating the teen movie market these days. pete, after listening to Aunt May wax poetic about Mary Jane all through the film should meet her in the last scene of the movie, captturing the great "Hello Tiger" panel from the comics...and for Fod's sake, remember that Gwen and MJ were FUCKING HOT!!! I see Megan Fox with dark red hair as MJ, played just like Jennifer's Body Megan without the whole "Whatever/Possessed/intestine eating elements... God, I hope they don't fuck this up...

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    I like it. Didn't care before...now I'm curious.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Is Sony now run by NBC execs?

    by WickedChicken37

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    No one gives a shit about your iPhone, Merrick!

    by Nosferatu Jones

    Who the flying fuck cares about WHERE you're posting this from? Are you fucking serious? What are you, 15???

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    slappy jones

    by Toe Jam

    Please explain your "smug load of phony hipster nostalgic-for-thing-they-were not-old-enough-to-actually-have-lived-through bullshit" comment. I don't recall any such retro nostalgia bullshit in that movie. I know what you're talking about, though. I've seen it in other movies. Save the venom for truly shitty pseudo-hipster dreck like "Away We Go."

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Anyone else think it's because the dude's name is Webb?

    by SoylentMean

    I honestly think the studio heads picked him solely for that reason. There's going to be less turnaround between Spiderman franchises than there was between Hulk films! WTF?<P> Maybe the world really is going to end in 2012 and the suits are trying to make sure they get their spot on one of the arks...

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    crow3711 go fuck yourself

    by drturing

    Sam Raimi wasn't anyone before spider-man? Who gives a shit if some suit liked him, he had given us the evil dead films, darkman, a simple plan. I mean come fucking on.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Puddle of Mudd! Hoobastank! Yellowcard!

    by drturing

    Wow Marc Webb is a visionary.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    ...Gordon-Levitt in 500 DAYS was an infinitely better...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Peter Parker than moribund Maguire was on his best day.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Hmm

    by Cobbio

    I haven't seen "(500) Days of Summer" yet but have heard it's really good. Congratulations to Marc Webb. I hope he gives us a return to Spider Man coolness.<p> The main thing I'd urge: please, please, please don't make another origin story. Please don't. We already know everything there is to know about Spider Man's origin. Another origin story would be utterly, artlessly pointless. Please (!) deliver us a kickass new adventure in the Spider Man canon. NOT a repeat. I think Webb is probably a good enough director to direct a cool film of this type. Hope so, anyway.<p> I wish him luck.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    wow, this talkback predicted marc webb....

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    good job guys

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Oh well.....

    by Delagoya

    At least we'll always have Spider-Man 1 & 2. I think it's safe to say that everyone (and not just fanboys, but EVERYONE) is collectively sick of the whole Peter Parker/Mary Jane relationSHIT. And as a result, Sony goes with......Marc Webb? The guy who told a story about LOVE??? Yeah.....I don't think Sony and Columbia really care about making a good movie anymore. All they care about is making money and nothing else.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Villains

    by Spyhunter

    I'm sure they're going to do Green Goblin all over again, but I hope they bring in Hobgoblin as well. Never can tell who is Hobgoblin, kinda like Ghostface from Scream.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Apparently anyone in Hollywood can inherit a Billion dollar fran

    by VirginAssassin

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    This site is like shouting at the wall.

    by Squinty CGI Flynn

    They continue to make big explosive shit movies no matter what the fans say. And not enough people are taking the initiative to STOP PAYING TO SEE THIS CRAP SO IT WILL STOP BEING MADE!

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Could Care Less

    by THX1968

    This makes no sense to me at all, and I've come to despise the term "reboot". Why these people couldn't get their shit together on "Spider-Man 4" is beyond me. Has everyone forgotten that S2 was a nearly perfect movie? Too many goddamned cooks in the kitchen. Put the whole shebang into the hands of the man that got you there and made hundreds of millions of dollars - Sam Raimi. Let him do what he wants. It ain't too late.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    ...500 DAYS was a better Spider-Man movie than...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...any so far.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Webb's great but a full origin story redo is weak

    by Tall_Boy66

    Of course, they re-tell origin stories just about every 10 years in the comics in some form or another. Personally, I wish it'd be like a 3 minute origin story recap and the rest is a new Spidey story, still set in high school Still, Webb has some great music videos under his belt (see Sic Transit Gloria by Brand New) and 500 days of summer was one of the year's best films so consider me on the fence for this one.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    I can't believe I'd ever say this but... Jaden Smith > Marc Web

    by VirginAssassin

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    ...just don't make it too big. Keep it about the characters.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    by VirginAssassin

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    could care less to be honest

    by Gungan Slayer

    a new spider-man film? in high school again? we just saw this, like, uh, less than ten years ago

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    tall boy you're a fucking coward

    by drturing

    last talkback you said i didn't know shit about music videos and i listed Marc Webb's visionary resume of shit bands and you said jack shit.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    This is as financial sound as giving a $100 million dollars to

    by VirginAssassin

    a local neighbor Lemonade stand

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    BANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNED

    by VirginAssassin

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    I SPEAK THE TRUTH

    by VirginAssassin

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Flicka, I second that

    by ColonelFatheart

    The Raimi movies became too broad and bombastic for the character. I miss the snarky, down-to-earth Spidey.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    The same people bitching tonight...

    by Thrillhouse77

    are the the ones that want Nathan Fillion and Crispin Glover for every role. Think about that.

  • As well as the rest of the people involved in Spider-Man 1, 2, and 3.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    HEY FLICKA - I GUESS THIS WAS JUST ... MEANT TO BE

    by BringingSexyBack

    You see, fellas, The Secret really does work.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    bullshit thrillhouse

    by drturing

    all i wanted is for sony to give raimi and maguire a chance to close out spider-man on a high note. they had them desperate to make a great film, to make up for part 3, and to finish out our investment they'd started back with film one. it's stupid to reboot this again, so soon. Sony don't give a fuck though, this is a low budget cash grab attempt to make Twilight with superheroes, mark my words, that's all it is. Make it cheap with a director who won't fight and has a bland vision, spend lots on marketing, and have a high profit margin.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    NOW COMES THE HARD PART

    by BringingSexyBack

    Keeping my load in check until Zooey appears in the wet t-shirt.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    This is par for the talkback course.

    by ebonic_plague

    Raimi does SM1, it's pretty awesome, geeks whine and cry about the effects and costumes. Raimi does SM2, it's mostly better than part 1, geeks whine that it's too "dark" or whatever (admittedly, the least amount of whining in the trilogy.) Raimi does SM3, it sucks, geeks whine and call for Raimi's head on a pike. Sony balks at another of his questionable ideas (Vultress?) for the next one and sends him packing, geeks whine and call for Sony's blood. Now Sony picks some new guy who did a cute little visually show-offy love story to take the franchise in a different stylistic direction... geeks whine and call him an unworthy hack and a puppet. <p> The moral? Geeks love to whine. And studios don't care about shit as long as they get their money.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    C'mon, give some credit to Webb. After all....

    by Vesuvio

    ... he did got the job despite of all other directors Sony was 'considering'. Those beign:<p> James Cameron<p> Christopher Nolan<p> Martin Scorcese<p> Alfred Hitchcock<p> Steven Spielberg

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    drturing

    by Thrillhouse77

    Yeah, they really seemed desperate. Tobey McGuire didn't give two shits about playing Peter Parker by the end and he seems relieved to have that burden lifted. <p> I'm excited to see what fresh, young Marc Webb will bring to the picture. Sure, he doesn't have as much goodwill saved up as Sam Raimi did, but the guy is passionate about film-making. We're going to get something with heart behind it - I can guarantee that.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    So far, so dumb.

    by TedKordLives

    If this IS going to be a retelling of Spidey's origin, I don't know what Webb could bring to it that would plant my ass in the seat. <P> Waiting for more information, like a cast and villain(s?) seems the most prudent course at this time.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Videos for shitty artists and bands

    by Toe Jam

    I think many of you naysayers are judging Webb's music video credits based on the ACTUAL music rather than the videos themselves, and that's just fucking retarded. It's like condemning Spike Jonze as a director because he did videos for a couple shitty Puff Daddy and Notorious B.I.G. songs. (Which he actually did.)

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    I really thought they were going to give this to...

    by SoylentMean

    Frank Capra, with Orson Welles filming second unit. Shows what I know.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    thrillhouse do you write greeting cards for a living

    by drturing

    marc webb is passionate about delivering the most ham fisted metaphors in music video style with just completely average everything - he's like the least offensive filmmaker on the planet. the heart he has on display i already saw, it was in his profound video for "have a bad day " by daniel powter, probably the worst song and video in history, made all the worse thinking that someday someone will probably go on a killing spree listening ot that song in their headphones.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Nobody can guarantee anything, except the dude's name is...

    by SoylentMean

    fuckin' Webb! It's so damn hilarious! Because spiders make webs and now a guy with the last name of Webb is making a new Spiderman movie!

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Casting a hot Mary Jane will solve ALL problems.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Trust me. Dunst was too plain jane.<BR> Cast a hot ass Mary Jane and many of these nerds are suddenly on your side.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Get me one of those directos that did a number movie

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    300, 28 Days, 30 days of night, 9, I don't care.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    I say Raimi should.....

    by Delagoya

    Jump ship to Warner Brothers and direct The Flash! Give Sony and Marvel the big F U! Just imagine how awesome a Raimi-directed Flash movie would be?

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    I, for one, welcome the change in creative teams.

    by ebonic_plague

    After three movies, I think I know Raimi's version of Spidey pretty well. And I liked it, for the most part. But, just like the comics... I'm ready to see someone else's take on the character now. And with everything I've been hearing about 500 Days of Summer, I'm more than willing to give Webb's version a chance. Hopefully, it works. If not, they can always try again. Third time was the charm for Punisher. Why should Spidey be any different than him, or Batman or James Bond? <p> And Maestro Harrell for Spider-Man!

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    who are these 3 tools who love marc webb so much?

    by drturing

    you mean there are actual fans of his all american rejects videos? uh, and Spike Jonze's Notorious B.I.G. video was awesome. but i don't want spike jonze directing spider-man. i want a visionary, tough minded nerd who grew up drawing the comic book on his fucking pee chee and would fight the studio tooth and nail as they try to make the most derivative, bland, appease everyone movie out of a character that isn't so hard to fuck up.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    In one week.

    by davidwebb

    An American Torchwood. Another low-expectation Bruce Campbell flick. Mel cuts ties to the Mad Max franchise. More Transformers. Less Explosions. More Jackie Chan. And now this. I wish Webb all the best, but surely Spidey deserves a big vision director, ala Cameron or Raimi. What's going on with the world?!

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    THIS WILL NOT BE TWILIGHTY AT ALL

    by BringingSexyBack

    If all goes well with the casting, it will likely resemble the original Superman. Recall the rich portrayals of young Clark through the early years, his parents, and his relationship with Lois. THAT'S what made Superman so special, and Webb can bring it. Raimi touched on it a little but could never get it right, and totally blew it with S3. Webb has proven with 500 Days that he has what it takes. Now it's up to him to use what he's got to good effect.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    GibsonUSA, agreed.

    by MattmanReturns

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    ...ebonic_plague, I know you're generalizing, but...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...for the record, I liked about the first half hour of the first Raimi SPIDER-MAN.<P> I intensely disliked everything else.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    "That said..."

    by ebonic_plague

    ...skip the origin story. That's one element that Raimi got absolutely pitch perfect (well, except for the mystery of the $5,000 costume.) There's no need to retell it. Take a cue from the Incredible Hulk reboot... that was the textbook way to reboot the series with all new talent and still hit the ground with the story already running.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Surpsied

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    At the Webb hate, (500) Days of Summer was fantastic, he doesn't deserve to be shit on as much as he is in here, at all. There is no way that his Spiderman will be as bad as SP3 whatever the outcome.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Now I have to see this (500) Days of Summer movie

    by SoylentMean

    and I really don't want to. Unless Zooey gets all kinds of nakey in it.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    ...SexyBack, I laughed at your 500 DAYS pimping...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...but it was very good. <P>And you never even mentioned the Regina Spektor music...

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Hmmm...

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    Really do not like how there is no "edit" function, "Surprised" is what I meant.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    IF I SEE ZOOEY WORKING THE ORGANIC SHOOTER

    by BringingSexyBack

    I'm gonna fucking explode.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    OH YEAH, FLICKA - WEBB TURNED ME ON TO REGINA SPEKTOR

    by BringingSexyBack

    The whole soundtrack is amazing. Not a day goes by where I'm not watching or listening to (500) Days.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    I predict a huge fucking backlash

    by ndally

    This Webb dude might be fine but this reboot shit is enough. I know it's been said but Spider-Man 3 did 330 mill domestic plus way way more in global tickets sales. it should start off like Batman('89) and Peter is already Spider-Man if they show him in fucking high school i think audience members are going to have a hard time suspending their disbelief after only 3 years since the last one and this movie is going to fail because of it. Everyone here knows Sony is doing this so they have a newcomer with no balls Vs. a veteran film maker with huge balls. Sam was putting up a fight due to the script by this Vanderbilt fellow and now he's getting sole writing credit? Anyone else find this strange? I mean besides Zodiac this guys body of work is shit and Zodiac is such an interesting story it'd be hard to fuck it up with Fincher at the helm who does plenty of uncredited rewrites( fight club, Seven etc). excuse the rambling but this has shit written all over it. Reboot is the new prequel. God i stupid execs.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Duly noted, Flicka...

    by ebonic_plague

    ...and I agree that after the origin is set up, it goes downhill pretty quickly. People who mock the Power Ranger aspect aren't exactly wrong. But that first half of the movie with Spidey learning the (pun alert) ropes is IMO one of the best superhero origin depictions ever, and saves the movie as a whole. <p> I guess my point is that unless you cast Nathan Fillion as Spider-Man, geeks are gonna whine no matter what. If I was a Sony suit, I wouldn't be able to muster much of a shit to give about our opinions at this point, either.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    ...Regina Spektor's music is more Zooey than Zooey's.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    What if you make a Spiderman movie and...

    by SoylentMean

    nobody goes to see it? <P> Would I get my Evil Dead 4 then?

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    You could have been

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Brett Ratner, Len Wisemen, Paul W.S. Anderson or some other hack. Having said that, somebody reboot Hollywood back to when they had a clue and gave a crap!

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    THERE'S A FULL VERSION OF ZOOEY'S SUGARTOWN COVER

    by BringingSexyBack

    on YouTube. I converted it to an MP3. Weird that it was not on the album.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Have Peter Parker spend the first 20 minutes in a locker...

    by SoylentMean

    A hurt locker...

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    HEY, SONY, GIVE ME 150 MILL AND SEND ME TO VEGAS.....

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    Seems a better idea then hiring this wanker to re-boot Spider-man.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    I will wait to see this on video, unless it gets really good...

    by SoylentMean

    reviews.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    You don't know any better, Merrick.

    by Squashua

    Spider-Man belongs in his youth and the prior franchise was ruined and looted. Hulk rebooted just fine.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Christina Hendricks

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    Should be Mary Jane's MILK-tastic mom.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Just do it like THE INCREDIBLE HULK with Ed Norton...

    by Mike_D

    Just tell the origin in the beginning credit montage.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:16 p.m. CST

    JUST BASE IT ON THE SPIDER-MAN ISSUE WHERE MJ AND GWEN

    by BringingSexyBack

    do the lesbian thing.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Well, good luck with that.

    by Anti-fanboy

    I'll just be over here...

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    MAKING WEBB THE DIRECTOR JUST MAKES SPIDER SENSE

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Dude, the guy's name is WEBB! It's a no-brainer!

    by Triple_J_72

    Get it? Spider? Web? Webb? <p> Yeah, I'm grasping at straws now...

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    good job, haters

    by WhoDis

    you goofed on "emo" Spider-Man on the last one, you ain't seen nothing yet. I bet Owl City is going to be on the soundtrack. HA. HA. HA. HA.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Good

    by SifoDyasJr.

    I'm happy with this decision.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    I BET ANYONE ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. . . . .

    by Darth_Kaos

    . . .it won't shoot this year, and that this director will leave or be fired from the project before frame one is shot.<br><br> MARK MY WORDS! YOU HEARD IT FROM ME FIRST!

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    CALLING IT 2

    by Wookie_1995

    Watch it be a hit..... you never know. 4th times a charm! :D

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Don't hate Webb, not at all

    by rogueleader66

    How can I hate someone who's work I have not seen? I am just understandably worried that's all. He is unproven, that is not a dig at him, it's a simple fact. Like I said earlier in this TB, I will see the next movie, I am just not seeing a great Spidey movie in the making, and I really hope to be proven wrong.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    WEBB BRINGS IT WITH HIS DANCE SEQUENCES

    by BringingSexyBack

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tJoIaXZ0rw

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Could be good

    by Wookie_1995

    I hope, if we are lucky we will get a spiderman from the comics instead of a crying, brooding fag.....COUGH COUGH TOBEY

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Failboat is leaving port soon. All aboard.

    by Anything But Tangerines

    If any studio crabs think this will be a new trilogy, they're due for a second thought. It's like Superman. You can't abandon the established characterization, so you end up with a half assed vanilla effort that will fail and be forgotten. Now , I'm shocked I want to say this but... They should've gotten been patient and gotten Tim Burton to direct or at least produce. Whatever Burton did to Batman sure as hell fucking worked, and I do think a guy named Spider-Man ought to be a little more creepy. Stop with the heroic all-american shit and get some McFarlane type dark alley shit going. Worth a shot.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Anton Yelchin for Spidey.

    by Shermdawg

    Or JGL if Webb can manage to change it to college Pete. No Twilight fucks. I heard yesterday the werewolf kid was tested. Hell no.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    screw this

    by Duke of Hurl

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    I don't see the problem.

    by Toilet_Terror

    Sony had to reboot sooner or later. Sooner is better than later as far as I care.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    "emotion, anxiety, and recklessness"

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    That's what was needed less, i swear every 5 minutes he was being consoled by the saggy granny pussy or bawling his eyes out over some shit.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    SP1 and SP2 Were Great BUT...

    by blhotz

    Tobey and Kristen were horrible casting, imo. One was way too dorky/young looking and the other was NOT a "hot red-head". Sure hope they improve both those castings...

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Have you guys seen this guys Portfolio?

    by Atomica

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Where does it say reboot?

    by BeatsMe

    I don't see any confirmation of that. A new cast and director doesn't necessarily mean that.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Ultimate Spider-Man

    by allyousay

    Yeah, that's what he wants to do. Which means, he'll do this RIGHT. I'm all for that. Now, if he can only get a partnership with Marvel for some crossovers.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Never watched a Webb movie...

    by meta4

    So I can't criticize the man or his work, but i really think the studio saw "Webb" and said "$webb+spiderman=promotion gold$"....I hope the orgin story is left in the credits and something new is brought to the table ala Ultimate Spiderman storyline.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Have you guys seen this guys Portfolio?

    by Atomica

    He has seriously directed some of the Absolute BEST music videos of the past decade. Regardless of the music itself, look at the visual triumph, narrative and uniqueness that he's captured in videos such as GHOST OF YOU, IT'S IN THE BLOOD, DARE YOU TO MOVE, I'M NOT OKAY and SHE HATES ME. Seriously...it's enough credibility that he deserves a chance.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Edward Cullen is Spiderman!

    by Caerdwyn

    I read this Sony spin, and all I'm seeing is "we wanted to jump on the Twilight bandwagon." Honestly, high-school setting, super powers, misunderstood or socially-awkward protagonist...

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Guy named Webb making Spider-man

    by Ben_Richards_Bomb_Collar

    The ironing is delicious as Bart Simpson would say.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Let's hope for a Mary Jane that's actually hot...

    by 156780

    ... seriously, she's suppose to model-like in beauty. Does this look like a model to anyone? http://tinyurl.com/ygmdpuf

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    I'M SOLD ATOMICA

    by BringingSexyBack

    I haven't seen any of those vids but the power of your presentation definitely has me swinging his direction.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Webb - great choice for press headlines

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    They will love this one

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Jon Favreau

    by ZooTrain

    Jon Favreau's only experience, before Iron Man, was Made, Elf, and Zathura. And he pulled off Iron Man just fine. .

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Loved 500 days of summer

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Question is can he do the action pieces. Am sure he will make a great movie outside of the action pieces.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    WTF is with the rebooting thing all of a sudden?

    by FastEddie8139

    Can we never again allow a property to lie dormant for a few years until people aren't burned the fuck out on it anymore? Hey, it's been like 2 years since Dark Knight, better fucking reboot the Batman franchise! Assholes.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Well that's another big pile of bullshit

    by D.Vader

    Straight outta the studios spin doctors' mouth. I don't think they believe any of what that press statment said, not even for a minute.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST

    *SIGH*

    by thecheesegrommit

    any one who knows my previous posts knows that I try to see the positive but this just smells of "Tim Story" and their defense of choosing him. I'm sure Marvels not thrilled with this choice. I don't see this adding to their attempts at establishing a "Marvel universe" on screen. I hope I'm wrong!!!

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    tobey and kristen was bad casting ?

    by mytransgressions

    i actually enjoyed the third movie overall but i do agree that it was a bit of a bloated mess... but these movies would not have been as successful without the brilliant acting of Tobey and Kristen. There work in the first two movies was especially spot on ... and the upside down kiss with Kristen was an iconic moment in movie history..

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    At this point shouldn't a Hollywood studio just hand

    by VirginAssassin

    over a billion dollar franchise over to the CEO of a Visual Effects company instead of a director of a low budget film. This does not make financial sense. my student film was better than 500 days of summer

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    anyone seen the script ?

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    or know any details, are we still talking Vulture ?

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Avatar Will Be The World's First 2 Billion Dollar Earning Film..

    by Media Messiah

    ...at the box office! Since there was nowhere else to post this, I thought I'd put my prediction up here. No one, anywhere else, in the media, or the public, has said this, or even in the film business, but I'm calling it, right now--yes, Avatar will make, and exceed, 2 Billion dollars at the box office world wide; the only film to ever reach that height, in history.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    No Lizard payoff in S-M4 is cinematic blueballs.

    by wampa_droppings

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    The really really bad thing is...

    by Jubal_Early

    ...no one is going to accept a new Spidey so soon WITHOUT another retelling of the origin to "help" them start anew, because these reboots (the ones that have been attempted) are not well received by critics or audiences, so, we're kind of damned if we do (have to sit through ANOTHER origin story) and damned if we don't (franchise will suck and probably will die with the first film if it's a reboot). Friends...we're all just floating...

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    the new spiderman - needs a "gimmick"

    by mytransgressions

    regarding the new movie ... if its redoing the origin ..it needs something going for it besides different actors and a different director. Make it a really cool 3d movie... spidey flying out you with webs flying everywhere ... spectacular CGI .. that might get me excited to see the origin again..

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Taylor Lautner as Spidey = me not buying a ticket

    by Triple_J_72

    Lifelong Spidey fan here, but I will NOT accept that little punk if he is cast

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    I CAN BUY TAYLOR LAUTNER AS A NATIVE AMERICAN WEREWOLF

    by BringingSexyBack

    But as Peter Parker? Never.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Definetely no to redoing the origin

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Please make it as part of the credits

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Wow.

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    Spiderman 2 was great. <p>Spiderman 3 was horrific. </p> <p> Spiderman 4 is already shaping out to be...Spiderman High School Musical. Yikes! </p> Well, at least Scott Brown won. =)

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Musashi...

    by Jubal_Early

    ...part of the credits seems like the best middleground. I hope they go for that.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    $50 says that they choose the kid from...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    ...High School Music 1, 2 and 3 (Zac Efron). He seems to be cast in EVERY high school film.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Sony is committing seppuku

    by Teddy Artery

    What a bunch of idiots running their films into the ground. Nice job.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Suck.

    by jimmy rabbitte

    But then Spidey 3 sucked, too.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    fuck SONY, give it back to Marvel

    by wampa_droppings

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    If they're going to start fresh...

    by AmericanWerewolf

    I think this is a step in the right direction.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Also, Musashi, I wrote a novel...

    by Jubal_Early

    ...called "The Ninja Conspiracy at Izu Harbor," which I've been shopping around, and for it I spent about a year and a half researching feudal Japan, and included Miyamoto Musashi in key historical moments throughout my tale--very interesting cat, that one. You a student of "A Book of Five Rings" or practice any arts?

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Studio will want Lautner

    by RandySavage

    He's the right age, has the physicality and is a major B.O. draw for tween girls. <P> I hope Webb has a say, but it feels almost inevitable.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Fuck Raimi

    by Crusher Creel

    Go make Darkman Begins

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    ZAC EFRON as Peter Parker.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    That would be awesome.<BR> $400 million guaranteed.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST

    flicka-poo, you said it, FINALLY...

    by VADER77

    ... someone I agree with totally, the first "Spiderman" was good for about 30 minutes or so, and then the rest of it and the other two blew ass. YEah, they sucked, call yourselves fans or whatever, Raimi and Sony bastardized and fucked up Spidey from the get go. I don't know if this guy Webb can do worth a shit, but I know Raimi's sucked, and well, we can only hope that Webb DOESN'T ruin it even more. My ten cents worth.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Cameron doesn't want those 'sloppy seconds'

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    That's what he said. He knows the Spider-Man franchise is a disease-ridden whore that's been fucked over once too often by its many masters. He's not stupid; he's not sticking his wang in there.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Hopefully it will be "The Amazing Spider-Man"

    by jim

    if they are really doing a reboot. If they call it "Spider-Man" it'll just confuse the average movie-goer who'll think "I already done seen that one"<p>No Mary Jane, now Gwen, no Harry Osborne, and no Green Goblin. Have Peter in High School getting bullied by Flash, a crush on Liz Allen, and another crush on Betty Brant.<p>Make Spidey a wise-ass; and make him actually feel the responsibility of his "great power". In other words, his motivation for the climactic battle with the villain should be solely to stop him. No more saving a loved one from the clutches of the bad guy (another reason why there should be no MJ or Gwen).<p>No Venom, no Carnage, and no Power Rangers suited villains of any kind.<p>No retconning his origin by making someone else, say Sandman, Uncle Ben's "real" killer, especially after already establishing a killer in your first film (seriously, what the blue blazes was Raimi thinking with that?).<p>No crying<p>Have cameos by Spidey's lamer villains just for shits and giggles<p>KEEP THE MASK ON<p>and finally, make it fun, and make it good.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    I think Efron is playing Jonny Quest...

    by Jubal_Early

    ...and the Rock is Race Bannon, apparently. (On a slight side note: Anybody remember the opening CREDITS to "The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest?" HOLY FREAKIN' JESUS, THAT WAS EPIC! I remember it from when I was like 15 and thinkin that was the coolest freakin' opening EVER, and still do. If you've never seen it, find it on YouTube, I think you'll be surprised at such an opening for a cartoon series--I read up on it, turns out they GOING for epic from the beginning with.) Anyways...

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Have Spiderman thinking to himself while swinging around.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    And yes, make wisecracks.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Maybe Webb is a comics geek?

    by krabklaw

    For all we know Webb could be a total comics geek and will do a great Spider-man movie. Geeez- let's wait and hear what the guy has to say before we start bitching.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Jubal - hopefully it gets published, so I can read it

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    I am mostly just very interested in Feudal Japan history. Read a lot, and of course read a lot about Miyamoto Musashi, hence the name and interest. <p> I used to live in Japan (for about 3 years) and like any single hetrosexual guy that goes to Japan for a decent amount of time, got married to a Japanese girl. <p> Assume you have visited Japan, given my interest I love Himeji castle, been there about 5 times and highly recommend it. <p>

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    and for fucks sake, make Spidey

    by VADER77

    a wisecrackin smartass as he's taking out the "bad guys".... one of the MOST core parts of Spidey, and completely fucked over by Raimi.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    not a good resume

    by awardgiver

    a bunch of crappy mallternative rock videos does not make much of an impression. this will most likely blow, especially taking it back to high school...more like spiderboy.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Whatever people say - MJ will be in it

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    In some way, thats a given. <p>

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST

    no to Zac Efron - too pretty

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    No to Robert Pattison, not as pretty, but displays too much confidence. <p> Peter Parker is a geek, Anton Yelchin is still not a bad idea.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Only visited Japan for about 6 weeks once

    by Jubal_Early

    But I plan to go back, will try and check out Himeji. Thanks. And I think you're right about MJ, too many people are familiar with her now for them to just ignore her.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    JGL if was an older Spider-Man

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Still a good choice, and as much as he gets cast for every role on this site that doesnt go to Fillon. Still think he wouldnt be a bad choice for Peter Parker, but yes would need to do some serious weights. <p>

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Reboot = Sam Jackson Cameo?

    by Booster Gold Lives

    So in this reboot, will they be working Spider-Man into the new shared movie Marvel-verse, by way of some pre- or post-credits cameo by some character associated with "The Avengers"? This would be the opportunity to do so, if Marvel Films wanted. Not that Sony would ever give permission for Spidey to be featured in a team-up movie with its competitors' franchises, but a shout-out probably wouldn't hurt anyone's feelings. Not that this would necessarily be the end-all reason for a reboot, or that this means the reboot will definitely not suck, but just another point to consider...

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Anybody that thinks this is a good idea...

    by MapMan

    is deluding themselves. The Spider-Man franchise was fucked the moment the studio suits started to interfere with SM3. Despite the fans backlash they voted with their pockets and SM3 was a financial success. Just like X3, Wolverine...<br><br>It's not a question of making a 'good' movie, it's about making a 'good enough' movie.<br><br>Uwe Boll could end up being the director and the slobbering masses would grumble and complain as they made their way in to the theatre as the movie goes on to gross record profits.<br><br>The bottom line for the studios is money and people will always pay to see a comic book movie. It doesn't matter who directs it. The end of quality Spider-Man movies is long over.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Can you imagine if Webb suggested that MJ shouldnt be in it

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Sony would have him committed. <p>

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Welcome To The "B" List Spidey

    by A-COD

    Au Revoir 300 + million club. Lame Sony, lame. You blew it.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST

    FUCK HATERS OF MARC WEBB!

    by FuckMichaelBay

    FUCK HATERS OF MARC WEBB!

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    FUCK HATERS OF MARC WEBB!

    by FuckMichaelBay

    FUCK HATERS OF MARC WEBB!

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    FUCK HATERS OF MARC WEBB!

    by FuckMichaelBay

    FUCK HATERS OF MARC WEBB!

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    MapMan - you have a point...to some extent

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Like I said about MJ, it would be too much of a commerical risk to not include the likes of her. So it can't be all about artistic vision <p> I still think that Raimi "protests too much" about studio influence on number 3, there is a lot of crap in that, that he could have got rid of (dancing etc) and probably not even filmed. Seemed to act like a child, "well if you force me to include Venom, I will screw this up". <p>

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    also MapMan you have a good point re box office

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    It got a lot of negative crtical comments, but still people saw it in droves. Like the second and thirds POTC movies, and we saw this again with TF2 just last year.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Um why can't Sony donate $50 to my friends student film

    by VirginAssassin

    because that is the equivalent of handing over a billion dollar franchise over to some homeless person

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    If Sony's smart...

    by Yeti

    ... They'll do what the most recent cartoon version did and pick up the story about 4 months or so after Peter Parker becomes Spider-Man, but before he's got the attention of Tombstone or Kingpen.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Marc Webb is a cunt

    by VirginAssassin

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    I have faith this will be an authentic Spider-Man film

    by Kal Reeve

    I just have a strong feeling. I hope it will be as true in tone and character as "The Spectacular Spider-Man" animated series. <p> I will miss Raimi and I am eternally grateful to him for "Spider-Man" and "Spider-Man 2," but there was nowhere good to go from "Spider-Man 3" <p> Time for a fresh new start.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    The only good thing that will come from this

    by VirginAssassin

    is that Kristin Dunst will be forgotten and grow old and grow ugly and eventually die. Does anyone remember Kirsten Dunst?

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    TOO SOON!

    by vezner2007

    RIP Spiderman movies. I'm done with you.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    The only thing they should change in the new movie is...

    by Rambowl

    having Peter Parker make his web shooters instead of his body creating his own web fluids.. Which is not the way it happens in the comics. I also have to mention doing an origin story again so soon is RETARDED!! WTF!!

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    I bet this eter Parker will text and tweet..

    by GreatCzarsGhost

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Spectacular Spider-Man

    by Crusher Creel

    Just make that live action Webb, everything from wisecracking Spidey, killer action, high school issues, Gwen then MJ, Norman creating villains a badass Green Goblin of old and tech design, Spidey takes it to the villains, all of it just awesome, WATCH IT! Singer watched the whole 90s X-Men cartoon!

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    what would work

    by Eviltodd666

    is have an opening where he has a throw away fight with say rhino or scorpion, wisecrackalacking and all self deprication, and then have it translate into A: Kraven taking notice and hunting him, or B: The spider slayers, it should never be about the villians and if he is a kid still so what thats how people (yes boys thats you) identify with him, peter is a loser, but with great power and responsibility, and lets face it, it's happening

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    New trend: Short-attention-span franchises!

    by kevred

    A great new development which allows studios to demonstrate even greater disdain for and indifference to the source material for their films.<p>Tired of having to work with the same creative team for more than a couple films? Why, just can 'em and start over again! Turn diminished creative returns into increased cash flow and media attention.<p>Why settle for actually committing to one version of a story? Simply go over the same ground again every few years, with just a different enough twist to make people curious.<p>Say goodbye to those pesky bothers of "thinking", "growth", and "development"! Just hit Undo, throw on your blinders, and let your mind slowly die.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    I want a reboot of the reboot

    by electroaddict

    This Spiderman revamp will probably blow, so before this one even starts filming I want a reboot of this reboot. Actually, is it too selfish to ask for a brand new Spiderman origin movie every month? It'll be like a TV show that constantly rewrites it's pilot episode but never moves on to episode 2. Long live the never ending story.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    How about Emil Hirsch? No... maybe... ugh... probably no

    by Kal Reeve

    I used to like him, but not so much any more. I wish Joseph Gordon Levitt was still in his early 20s.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Zero interest in an origin story

    by thot

    If that's the route they take. Spiderman 1 is still too fresh to do such a thing. They simply need to continue Spidey's adventures all the while assuming the audience knows (and it does) his origins and how he got to where he is. The kid from Kick-Ass might be a good pick.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    They are making Ultimate Spiderman

    by ten_thousand_watts_a_day

    Read on the Superhero Hype boards linking a Hollywood Reporter blog that said they are aiming for Ultimate Spiderman. So, if they are still using Vulture, Ultimate Vulture is a former SHIELD agent... Sam Jackson/Avengers tie-in anyone?

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    How's Malkovich doing

    by Crusher Creel

    ...answer: Who gis a shit

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    altogether now...

    by HarryWannaBe

    FAIL.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Smile: WE MIGHT FINALLY GET A NEW SPIDERMAN POSTER!!

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    The posters for Spidey 1-3 were exactly the same.<BR><BR> We might actually get a creative one with this reboot.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Everyone has a view on revvamped Spidy

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    http://blog.reelloop.com/6195/news/12-ways-spiderman-reboot-work / <p> Probably seen by most but worth a read

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    does this mean uncle ben dies again??

    by alice133

    woo-hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Saw it already. Called Terminator: Salvation

    by drturing

    You know a studio want to do it right when getting it out before rights revert is priority one. Marc Webb is McG with a hot topic owl city Hoodie.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    peter parker making a web shooter

    by mytransgressions

    i love stan lee ... but the idea that a highschool kid can make web shooters is completely retarded. Its a super hero universe but you have to be grounded in some reality. Peter Parker being bitten by a radioactive spider and becoming spiderman makes sense ...in a super hero universe. But peter parker is supposed to be a kid that we indentify with ... he's supposed to be a geek not a super genius. Therefore Raimi made the right move in making him shoot webs organically (due to his super powers)... it never really made sense to me why you would create a spiderman character and not make shooting webs as part of his powers. To reiterate, If Peter Parker makes web shooters that would be pretty dumb

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Wow this talkback turned up a puddle of mudd fan

    by drturing

    The 90s called they want their soul patch and backwards baseball cap back.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:25 p.m. CST

    just looked up the kick-ass kid - engaged to a 42 year old!!

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Geez, haven't seen him act, heard good things, but someone needs to give the kid better advice, engaged to a 42 year old, you have knocked up....geez

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Can this guy, Webb, shoot an action scene?

    by victor_von_gloom

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST

    USM

    by david19

    OMG I will LOVE it if they go with Ultimate SM. Id take JGL, Jim Sturgess, but my fav pick now is definitely Jay Burachel. I have hope. Raimis spidey was good, (SM2 is awesome) but SM3 would have sold it to me 100% and it failed so Im all for rebooting with USM in mind. Maybe then they can do a good green goblin.

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Brett Ratner was busy?

    by snakecharmer

  • Jan. 19, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Thank FUCK their re-booting this

    by BendersShinyAss

    Spiderman 1 was good for the first hour - but Sam Raimie gave spiderman a real camp edge. spiderman 2 was NOT the greatest superhero film ever and spidey 3 further cemented what was wrong with his vision. <p>i think spiderman diserves a strong gritty grounded film and ill gladly sit thru a whole 2 hour reboot if it gives us his journey into becoming the AMAZING spiderman

  • Jan. 20, 2010, midnight CST

    If Evan Rachel Wood is Mary Jane then I'm HAPPY

    by Eastern

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Bullshit!

    by yeah i'm a jerk!

    This guy's qualifications are a bunch of stupid music videos???!! Sam Raimi brought us the Evil Dead trilogy. How does that measure up? Sony sounds as stupid as NBC!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Fuck you all!

    by master_of_realty

    500 DAYS OF SUMMER was great.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:09 a.m. CST

    I'm in my mid 30's which means I dont care about TeenLife

    by TheJudger

    Seriously Theres no need for an origin flick just start it off with out a backstory- the joker didnt need a backstory. Time for adults in an adult world. I wont watch a trendy teen drama flick. I avoid that shit and romcoms with a passion.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Origin Story = Me Not in a Seat

    by jimmy_009

    Don't bother.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Could be good! He Could be Eyeing Joseph Gordon

    by BlackBriar

    Which would be a good cast. Remember Tobey was only 26 when filming Spider-Man

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Music Video Director

    by Minaton

    Wasn't Pet Sematary helmed by a chick music video director? That wasn't a bad film but Sony sounds like they are trying to do us a favor by bringing in this young visionary. Probably will blow. This is like bringing a music director to redo Batman Segins. This is going to stink!!!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:31 a.m. CST

    500 days of exploiting a franchise...

    by FSJGuy

    Seriously, lets remake The Hangover, its been out a year and a bit, some dumbass 15 year olds may have forgotten about it and pay again...

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt is 29...

    by JediRob

    ...which I would say probably limits his Spidey chances. Though I do like him and he'd probably be pretty good. Maybe as a Spidey villain....

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:40 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. Reboot origin: Pete is bitten by a radioactive Vultress.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:41 a.m. CST

    At least Raimi reached Spidey3, unlike Burton w/Batman

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I've always wanted (and still do) want to see the continuation of the Batman/Batman Returns universe. Oh well.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:45 a.m. CST

    one thing Raimi really missed?

    by i.baronvladimir

    spider-man should be hated by new-yorkers. jjj always ran his smear campaign, and watching spidey booed and hated by the very people he was saving was one of the reasons we (I anyway) rooted for him so much. When people cheered and applauded Spider-man in Raimi's movies it was so sappy it was tough to watch.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:49 a.m. CST

    What's wrong with another origins story of Spiderman?

    by Tom_Bombadil

    It doesn't have to be the main focus of the whole story in it. I am looking forward to this one rather than Raimi's Spiderman bore.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Superman and Terminator Salvation come to mind.

    by snakecharmer

    These people dont learn.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Superman Returns and Terminator Salvation come to mind.

    by snakecharmer

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Hey Minaton? KNow who else was a Music Video Director?

    by Atomica

    Neill Blompkamp...director of many Geeks number 1 movie of 09...District 9.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:05 a.m. CST

    I'm actually feeling a little hope for this now

    by SithMenace

    although if JGL is cast as Parker I hope it doesn't interfere with the possibility of him taking on the Joker role. He won't be cast anyway, he's too old to be considered for a trilogy. He'll be on the wrong side of 30 by the time the third film comes out.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Sony is pulling an NBC

    by andrew coleman

    WHAAAT? How stupid! Does he even know how to film action scenes? No, no he doesn't. So they hired someone they could boss around to have Venom being the villain in every Spider-man movie. Stupid. Just fucking stupid. Spider-man is fucked.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:21 a.m. CST

    I tell you what will happen:

    by maxgod

    after this fourth movie we have to wait 10 - 15 years until we get to see spiderman again. in the year 2015 some producer will say: "well, unfortunately bach then we killed the franchise. it was way too early for a reboot." and some nolan-like guy will take over and make a terrific new trilogy.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST

    ...

    by maxgod

    2025, of course...

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:29 a.m. CST

    BURTON for BATMAN BEYOND

    by maxgod

    if they want to show a young superhero what about a "batman beyond" live action movie? they could hire burton for the job, cast michael keaton as old bruce wayne and someone like zack efron as terri mcginnis. i think that would be terrific!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Here we go. SPIDERMAN:TWILIGHT

    by Pixelsmack

    He's gonna be all sparkly when he uses his spidey powers and 30 Seconds to Mars music will begin playing.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:36 a.m. CST

    I say good choice.

    by Rorschach1

    500 Days of Summer was fantastic. Even if you don't like the story (for whatever reason), just look at the way he handles things. It's just fun and humorous. Which, let's be honest, was missing in most of Sam Raimi's trilogy. If he gets a good stunt coordinator, the action scenes are simple. What looks cool. I'm in. (And what part of 500 Days of Summer was typical teen romance? Zero part. Zero.) At the very least, it'll be 1000 fold better than Spiderman 3. "Now dig on this."

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:37 a.m. CST

    would have been a good choice for SPIDER-GIRL

    by koprosphagos

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Marc Webb from LA Times

    by Droogie Alex

    Marc Webb, director of '(500) Days,' will swing with Spider-Man January 19, 2010 | 8:30 pm Over on our sister blog 24 Frames, Steve Zeitchik has posted an item about Marc Webb, director of the summer hit "(500) Days of Summer" and music videos for acts including Ashlee Simpson, Diddy and Weezer, being officially named director of the back-to-his-roots upcoming Spider-Man reboot. Here's an excerpt: [New York Magazine’s Vulture blog] item, which moves forward a story from Deadline New York’s Mike Fleming last week that had Webb sitting atop the studio’s list, reports that the director is actually signing on for three movies, with the rebooted franchise focusing on the "private life of Peter Parker." The studio confirmed that Webb had been hired but mentioned only one picture, with Sony co-chair Amy Pascal and Columbia Pictures president Matt Tolmach saying they had sought -- and, in their view, found -- a director who could "capture the awe of being in Peter’s shoes." As Vulture reminds, Webb was already a favored son at Sony, narrowly losing out (to Bennett Miller) the gig to direct the studio’s “Moneyball” (though the story attributes it to Sony chief Amy Pascal worrying about Webb's whimsical style; we’d heard that star Brad Pitt was a little more keen on Miller, who had directed the star of his last movie, Philip Seymour Hoffman, to Oscar gold). Webb is also attached to a remake of “Jesus Christ Superstar" at Universal. Producer Marc Platt told us last week that there was still a possibility Webb could direct “Superstar,” though with this news that’s pretty much out the window; three superhero movies can tie you up for a while. Webb also has an apocalypse-themed project called “Age of Rage” at Fox Searchlight. It's safe to assume that one’s been backburnered too. If Pascal was worried about his "whimsical" style, should we be too? And the Joseph Gordon-Levitt-as-Peter-Parker rumors? Eh. Maybe so, maybe not, probably not. There was Tobey Maguire backlash and a bit of Sam Raimi criticism before the first "Spider-Man" -- so there always will be when someone new takes over. Reserving judgment on anything for now. -- Jevon Phillips

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:46 a.m. CST

    And in regards to S-M 3

    by Rorschach1

    Don't blame the studio so much. Think about it, you've got everyone signed on for three movies. Why not try to make the last one a great villain. In his character, Sandman was a cool choice by Raimi but for sheer awesomeness, the studio was absolutely right to want a Venom film. Could've been all kinds of cool. Really it seems like Raimi gave up trying to make a good film because he didn't get his way. It's more his fault. It's the studio's money so they should be able to have some say.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Inexperienced

    by Solman

    Sounds like the studio wanted the least experienced director so that the producers could make him do whatever they want.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:57 a.m. CST

    EXCLUSIVE ! WEBB'S OFF SPIDERMAN !

    by theplant

    someone will make this a headline sooner or later

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2 a.m. CST

    Perspective

    by MikeCSVU

    Please guys, let's get some sense of perspective here. One thing is for certain that we can take heart from. No matter what, it can never be as bad as Batman & Robin.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Those that can do, do....

    by ApneicMonkey

    Those that can't - bitch on AICN talkbacks...

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:29 a.m. CST

    I FUCKIN' KNEW IT

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    and I'm not JettL

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:30 a.m. CST

    I'm happy about this

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    if I'm good at something as an art director is at spotting director talent.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:35 a.m. CST

    CUNTS

    by axemurder

    THEY ARE CUNTS FOR MAKING IT. YOU ARE CUNTS FOR PAYING TO SEE IT. CUNTS.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Incredible Hulk "credits origin" is the way to go

    by David Cloverfield

    That movie ages pretty well. Wasn't blown away when I saw it, but as more time passes the warmer my memories are about it. Should watch it again. And I have faith in this webb guy. Maybe his Peter Parker and Mary Jane won't be so annoying.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Ultimate Spider-Man - is it worth a look ?

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:42 a.m. CST

    This time, make Spider-man crack some jokes

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    That's what Raimi's trilogy sorely lacked. There were some but not enough. Spidey in the comics is the greatest stand-up comedian/superhero ever. And enough with taking off the mask half way through the film so we can see the actors face, it got ridiculous after a while. Everyone in New York must have seen his god damned face.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:55 a.m. CST

    WH

    by smitme

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Hmpf. So I guess Cameron said "Fuck you?" Good for him

    by _Palmer_Eldritch

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Want Cameron to do live action Neon Genesis

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Screw Battle Angel, or Avatar 2, want a see a well made movie that involves giant robots and also has a social commentary, and other deep human issues

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:11 a.m. CST

    by Jonny_boba

    with all the origin haters about why dont they do a similar opening to the incredible hulk? a credit sequence that briefly shows the origin story like they did in spidey 2 and 3 to recap?

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:12 a.m. CST

    The choice is so off-beat, it might work

    by AsimovLives

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:14 a.m. CST

    FUCK THE REBOOT UNIT AND FIGHT!!!

    by SachMan

    I dont have a problen with a new director but keep Maguire and do a sequel Fuck the reboot!!! Ultimate Spider-Man is good but I dont see the point in rebooting a franchies that is still fresh in peoples minds. United the Fight!!! Join This group is the biggest on on the net

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:16 a.m. CST

    I'm glad we got a reboot.

    by batmans_pants

    I was sick of whiney crying Tobey and snaggle-tooth MJ. I'm hoping we get a great spidey flick with a new direction. I say give the guy a chance. The only solid info on this movie is the announcement of a director. It's a little early to start hating. Yes there is a strong possibility it may suck. But there is just as much of a chance that it may be awsome. We've had great work from new directors of late like Neill Blomkamp's District 9. One thing we can be sure of is that at this stage we can't predict what he'll deliver. I shall hold my judgement until I see what transpires.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:22 a.m. CST

    RIP Spider-Man

    by DC Films

    I just lost interest in Spider-Man<p><p>Raimi makes films for everyone.<p> <p>Whereas this will be directed at teens.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:34 a.m. CST

    NOT ANOTHER ORIGIN

    by Laserhead

    Goddamnit-- it's only been 8 years since the first one and two years since the last one. Just pick up the story when he's already Spider-Man for fuck's sake. You don't do a complete reboot when the franchise has never had any down-time.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:37 a.m. CST

    EW said Parker will already have his powers

    by Tall_Boy66

    Was flipping through EW this week (Avatar cover) and it says it's in high school and he already has his powers...which I could actually be fine with. Although if that just means "was already bitten by the spider but hasn't done anything else yet" that could be a lot weaker.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:39 a.m. CST

    drturing, you're a psychoapth and a liar, you coward

    by Tall_Boy66

    And all you did was go to his wikipedia page and copy & paste his music video resume without having seeing you fucking lying piece of shit.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Also, drturing, stop stalking me from talkback to talkback

    by Tall_Boy66

    It's creepy and you think because he did a music video for a band you don't like, suddenly that means the videos themselves are shit. you fucking lying choad. Go stalk someone else from talkback to talkback. AsimovLives needs a friend. Go bug him.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:44 a.m. CST

    drturing, have you even READ Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane?

    by Tall_Boy66

    Have you seen that every single fucking review for that book ever made which said, top to bottom for every book, that it was a great read. Or are you just a punk-ass little cowardly pussy who suddenly thinks throwing out terms like "Twilight" and "emo" makes you think you ACTUALLY know what the fuck you are talking about? God, you are fucking pathetic. Jesus Christ, have you even READ a single Spider-Man comic in your entire fucking life or have you just watched Spider-Man and Evil Dead back to back so many times that you think you're suddenly some fucking expert on a subject you know jack shit about. Go read up and watch stuff before you think you actually know anything. But you don't. Cause you're a fucking retard.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:01 a.m. CST

    just one cornetto

    by Jonny_boba

    gwen stacey has to be in this as the love intrest. flash tompson has to love spidey. spidey CANNOT be a whiny bitch. norman osborn has to be in it whether he is green goblin or not (maybe over a few films we could watch his descent to madness)no wimpy red scooter/motorbike. spider mobile. (joke). Its just such a shame that marvel studios arent making it, the idea of a fully canon marvel film universe is something that would have been brilliant. imagine spidey swinging past avengers tower or the baxter building it would be awesome

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:16 a.m. CST

    shouldn't they wait a little time

    by mexicant

    before rebooting? Also: why change a franchise that has been so successful (and, apart from the third film, actually good)

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:17 a.m. CST

    do it in 3D

    by mexicant

    that way people will have to say it's good

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:21 a.m. CST

    Actually, I'm quietly confident...

    by Ghostball

    ...that this is going to suck, that is. On the upside, I thought from the press releases pics that Ledger's Joker was going to be ass-chewingly lame, and you can all guess the amount of humble pie I've been wearily picking at ever since. So on the upside, there's every chance that I'll be wrong and this new Spidey will be the fucking jewel in the superhero movie crown, DK included.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:27 a.m. CST

    The 3D trolling motherfuckers

    by Ghostball

    on this site just blow my mind. The best advance in movie presentation twenty years, and you people are like, 'augh', and I'm like, 'dudes!'. Guess I'm more like Joe Public than I ever thought. Christ on a bike.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:33 a.m. CST

    I Look Forward To The 2nd Remake of the 3rd Reboot

    by LaserPants

    Uhh, didn't they just make this movie like 8 years ago?? Weren't there already 2 classics to come out of the franchise (the 3rd being a disaster ruined by Sony's meddlesome mangling)? Have people already forgotten?? Wow, just... wow. DE-EVOLUTION IS VERY REAL.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:34 a.m. CST

    Tallboy_66 beat me to the punch...

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    ...in defending the Spider-Man Loves MJ comics. It is actually a pretty clever self-contained series....broad appeal. Really not much to hate on....if you would bother to read it.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Losing Raimi is no great loss

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    He has ACHIEVED greatness, but he isn't one of THE greats imo. Willem Defoe as Norman Osborn is one of the ONLY highlights in Raimi's trilogy for me.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:39 a.m. CST

    Now Spidey is even more Emo!!

    by Stalkeye

    Come back Sam!!!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:42 a.m. CST

    wtf, DavidCarradinesAutoEroticRobot?

    by mikefl

    "if you want a jew peter parker ur good with shia!" Is that a joke? Shia LaBeouf is 50% Jewish, while your picks Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anton Yelchin are both 100% Jewish. As was Stan Lee, who created Spider-Man. As are some of the other names being branded about. So screw off with the "Jew" shit.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:43 a.m. CST

    Evanescence=Lamest "Rock" Band of the 00's

    by Stalkeye

    What the fuck is that shitty song "Bring me to life"?That was one of the worst ideas among a few to include in Daredevil (The Movie) 500 Days of Summer?!?Fuck now all of the sudden Paul Without Substance Anderson is having more credibility.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:49 a.m. CST

    ghostball

    by mexicant

    3D is great, and I am sure it will become ever present, specially in action films. That being said, Avatar as a film is just average(altough the great special effects and excellent use of 3D make it worth seing)

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:51 a.m. CST

    Really, guys. How good is Raimi as a director?

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Not that good.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Give it the "Incredible Hulk" origin treatment.

    by fatjesuschrysler

    Cast the dude from Zombieland (I don't know his name and I'm just too damn lazy to look it up) as Peter Parker. If MJ is in this make sure she's not a gold-digging starfucking whore. Don't get carried away with ridiculous love interest/romance story just for the sake of having it. Give us The Scorpian or Hobgoblin as the villian (The Vulture sucks). Make it ACTION-FUCKIN'-PACKED!!!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:52 a.m. CST

    rachelle hurd wood

    by GavinVanDraven

    gets my wood hurd when i think of her as mary jane. thats what a redhead should look like. nuff said. google her. perfume, the story of a murderer... good god. i dont even think she was legal then, but damn fine looking real redhead. yes please!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:53 a.m. CST

    I get it...

    by KubricksBellEnd

    Webb -> Spider-Man. So surely they should cast Mr. R Achnid as the hero, no?

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Emphasis on the ACTION-FUCKIN'-PACKED!

    by fatjesuschrysler

    No whining. No crying. And no fucking dancing!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Gwen Stacy?? Villian shortage?? Blade IV??

    by Axl Z

    The major problems are incorporating Gwen into the mix after MJ's been introduced to the masses by Sams films. Can't just imagaine people saying who's the girl, he should be with MJ.. inda kills all tension. All the recycling of major villians, Green Goblin was only seen 9 years back.. The Joker had 19 years to stew from being off the big screen, that's pretty much a generation.. Would have prefered it if they'd gone the Batman Forever route of whole new crew but different take. Me thinks that this one isn't for the fans..

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:59 a.m. CST

    and yes, i still say

    by GavinVanDraven

    give daniel radcliffe a screen test. of anybody in the running i think he has the look, build and lack of height to play P.P. if he can drop the english accent and be "funny" i think he's a much better choice than some disney or twilight fag or some guy who is almost 30 trying to play a teen. see if he can act. try him out not as harry potter for once. it might work, might not, but i say screen test.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:02 a.m. CST

    GavinVanDraven

    by Axl Z

    I concur

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:02 a.m. CST

    or elijah wood for that matter...

    by GavinVanDraven

    that guy will perpetually look young. he just needs some serious lifting to get in the same shape tobey was in the first spideyflick. he's gotta be able to do something other than frodo baggins... oh wait, he has. the kid is a pretty good actor.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:04 a.m. CST

    oh and....

    by GavinVanDraven

    chris pine for captain america, michael c. hall for daredevil reboot... just putting that out there.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Mysterio, Electro, Scorps

    by Ghostball

    ...or Rhino please. And just one of 'em, please, Sony. Y'know - just for me, like.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:05 a.m. CST

    How can they hire such a no-name director for the job?

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Who the fuck had heard of Sam Raimi before the first Spider-Man, except for some movie nerds with too much time on their hands?

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Please please no origin story.

    by Mr Gorilla

    I genuinely think that what will make this good is if the creatives sit back and have a real think about what they want to SAY, what story they want to tell. That's what made DARK KNIGHT so good - despite flaws etc, it felt that someone had put real thought into it. AVATAR too. TRANSFORMERS not so much.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:08 a.m. CST

    time for sleep.. but,

    by GavinVanDraven

    i cant wait for the personal attacks on my choices when i wake up later. oh boy! oh boy! opinions. everybody has 'em. i wont lose any sleep over whoever says harry potter cant be peter parker. fuck you, han solo cant be indiana jones. eat it. seriously tho... rachell hurd wood... MJ... make it happen.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Bruce of all Trades

    by Ghostball

    Yeah, 'cause you're no nerd yourself - why, you're a combination of David Beckham and Hansel from Zoolander!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:12 a.m. CST

    For all those who complained about the dance sequence in SM3

    by captaingeorgestacy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2seAJsrtIbQ

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:15 a.m. CST

    Rachel Hurd Wood...

    by Ghostball

    It always makes me laugh when talkbackers - TALKBACKERS - turn their casting hopes into a beauty contest! Bwa hah hah hah!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:17 a.m. CST

    ahhhh the memories of a near perfect spidey movie

    by captaingeorgestacy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho7k8MlWNs0

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Give Raimi the FF!!!

    by Apple Octopus

    Fox should give Raimi the FF Reboot!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:19 a.m. CST

    FF=Fantastic Four

    by Apple Octopus

    ...for those that thought I meant French Fries.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:29 a.m. CST

    PUT A CORK IN IT, GHOSTBALL!!!

    by Bruce of all Trades

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Call it "Teh Amazing Spider-Man"

    by Axl Z

    and the second one "Teh Spectacular Spider-Man" and the third one "Web of Spider-Man".. etc until we get one called "Spidey Super Stories" I remember when Spidey 2 was going to be called "The Amazing Spider-Man", always thought that would've been an excellent move!!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Axl Z

    by Ghostball

    I was all with until you got to 'Spidey Super Stories'. Why not go all they way and call it the 'Spiderman & Super Hero Gang'. But certainly, 'Amazing' and Web Of' elicit visions of premier pwnage for future SM movies in my mind's eye....

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Seriously though, Ghostball

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Of course I'm a nerd. We all are. I don't mind making a little fun of myself if it's to prove a point.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Who?

    by Carl's hat

    Seriously,.........who?

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 6 a.m. CST

    Meh.

    by shutupfanboy

    I don't see how being the 500 days of Summer director gets you one of the biggest franchises of the decade, but whatever. People had zero confidence in Raimi and Peter Jackson and they did well. I am just not sure if I want to see it all taken from Ultimate Spiderman. High School Peter may work for one film, but two or three is cutting. Ultimage Spidey stopped being interesting by issue 35 or whenver they started the Kitty Pryde romance. Plus, who is the villain going to be another rehash of Gobby or Doc Ock?

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 6:04 a.m. CST

    The next Spidy will be???

    by mbazid

    The next Spidy will be??? Joseph Gordon-Levitt

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 6:08 a.m. CST

    But there's more to us talkbackers

    by Ghostball

    than JUST being nerds, Bruce. We till the fields, change our babies' diapers, unblock drains...(comics and movies may have 'super heroes, but common garden folk like us are the REAL super heroes.) Um, scuse me, I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay

    by MCMLXXVI

    Damn You Michael Bay

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 6:22 a.m. CST

    An origin story would just be a waste of screen time. The Incre

    by Mr Nicholas

    Hulk did a real good job of rebooting, doing most of the hard work on the opening credits.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Goodbye Spider-Man

    by SminkyPinky

    Hello Spider-Boy. Sony lower the budget, hinting at a superhero movie without much superheroics, seemingly aiming for the Twilight audience. So, aiming for a smaller audience; there may have been repeat business on Twilight but imagine the repeat business with a larger demo, including not just the shrieking teens. This sounds just awful. I like Mark Webb but it sounds like the studio are thinking like Fox.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 6:40 a.m. CST

    absolute shit

    by billyhitchcock1

    will not get a penny of my money

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 6:46 a.m. CST

    BATMAN only took 8 YEARS to get rebooted, not 10

    by Vesuvio

    Batman & Robin - 1997<p> Batmab Begins - 2005<p> Hence Spiderman 3 never happened, and 2 is from 2004 I'd say yes, 2012 seems reasonable.<p> Actually, if it was up to me I'd go as far as 2002, but geeks seems to dig that piece of shit Spiderman 2 for some reason.<p> That movie have more holes in it than my budget. Doc Ock try to collect vital info about Spidey with Parker by THROWING A CAR at him? Spiderman is a mutant acrobat, but is suddenly all clumsy when carrying books, incapable of dodging a few incoming backpacks?<p> Fuck that movie. Bring it on a new Spiderman.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Vesuvio

    by captaingeorgestacy

    Peter was suffering from stress and fatigue in Spider-Man 2 which is why the clumsy shit was happening to him. Doc Ock throwing a car to collect information causes you a problem? What about the man who can stick to walls, or the bloke with the mechanical arms stuck to him, it was all so far fetched. These films are make believe you know!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Spider-Man Starring Zack Efron . . .

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    Oh, you know it's gonna happen! lol

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:02 a.m. CST

    The press release could describe Raimi's first 2 films...

    by Mr Gorilla

    It's not like you could say with Batman, or with Bond - 'things have gone a bit campy, we want to go back to basics'.... OK Spider-Man 3 was not great, but otherwise 1 and 2 seemed to be exactly what these guys say they want to do. What's the 'new vision'?

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:05 a.m. CST

    After the clusterfuck of Spidey 3....

    by Cervantes

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:06 a.m. CST

    HE WILL FAIL AND IN ABOUT 5 YEARS WE GET CAMERONS VERSION

    by NIETSELAM

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:08 a.m. CST

    My grumble with Tobey's Spiderman

    by batmans_pants

    was that with the mask on he was ripped and built. Then he takes the mask off and he's a chubby fucker with a saggy ass and poo-pouch in his tights. It just looked stupid.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:09 a.m. CST

    After the clusterfuck of Spidey 3....

    by Cervantes

    ....I'm glad of a fresh director. While I'd rather not see another origin story in this franchise, hopefully a decent pair of lead actors, and different new villain will keep things seeming fresh enough for everyone.<P>We'll still be getting some cool effects, but PLEASE give Spidey more wisecracks throughout!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:14 a.m. CST

    ....and NO fuckin' Vulture now hopefully!

    by Cervantes

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:23 a.m. CST

    EPIC FAIL

    by ATARI

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST

    They should reboot The Hurt Locker...

    by quicksilver80

    just sayin'

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:34 a.m. CST

    X-Men 3 all over again.

    by knowthyself

    Hopefully not though.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:34 a.m. CST

    ZAC EFRON is actually not a bad choice

    by IHaveSeenEveryEpisodeOfPrisonBreak

    He gets a lot of crap for those damn HSM flicks, but he was good in Me and Orson Well and 17 again and could pull off the nerdy aspect and the hero aspect of PP. Plus, he did play Billy Joes in Robot Chicken!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Not a comment on Webb's...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...potential, but especially if you like him as a director and believe he might eventually do great things this decision should fill you with dread. In the first talkback announcing Raimi leaving this ship I predicted three things: <p> The hiring of a director who could be worn like a cock ring by the studio. Done, and if they bully and batter Webb sufficiently on this project things could end with any potential he has ended too. <p> A cast chosen for a mix of value and tvq...hope I'll be wrong but we'll see. <p> A production absolutely frozen by the competing interests of a group of non-creative decision makers. <p> I hope I'm wrong. And I'll be hoping I'm wrong all the way up to the moment I buy my ticket to watch it. <p> But past is prologue, and that is how these things usually work. The first sign has now come to pass.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:38 a.m. CST

    100 bucks on Shia being cast as Peter Parker

    by theplant

    who's with me ? This will happen.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST

    [EDIT] he did play Billy Joel in Robot Chicken!

    by IHaveSeenEveryEpisodeOfPrisonBreak

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    The corporations are on a roll, huh ?!?

    by PTSDPete

    First Jay Leno, now THIS....

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Megan Fox as Mary-Jane too

    by theplant

    I mean, it's there

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    re:changing uncle bens killer.

    by TheManWhoCan

    Silly bastard Raimi needed an excuse to shoehorn that stupid car of his into all his movies ,hence the need of another flashback to Ben in his car before he got shot. So Raimi's ego coupled with sony's corporate agenda = shite movie. Unfortunately we are still stuck with Sony who are rolling full fuckin steam ahead with this just so they can hang on to spidey movie rights, cunts! Ah , you cant blame them, its all money first at the end of the day.story second. I just hope we get a redioactive spiderman this time , not a stupid genetically engineered spider bite rubbish the first film had.everyone knows radioactive material causes wacky mutations (in the movie and comic world that is) a genetically engeneered animal would just bite you and thats it , you get bit and nothing happens.Does anyone remember the cartoon where peter kept the spider that gave him his powers?

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:49 a.m. CST

    and get real stunt men to do spidey acrobatics!

    by TheManWhoCan

    pleessssssssseeeeeeeee

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:54 a.m. CST

    The only dilemma with Webb is he

    by knowthyself

    Won't be able to fight for anything he wants. He's in such a "lucky to be here position" that the studio will say it's their way or the highway and since he has zero clout he'll have to give in.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST

    for peopler who hated Tobey as peter parker

    by TheManWhoCan

    you obiously havent seen how Parker is portrayed in ultimate spider-man, horrable! spidey was much more interesting as a young adult , college maybe, but twilight school curtain haircut bullshit ,get the fuck out of here!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Mary Jane

    by Crestfallen

    Maybe they can actually get a hot redhead for Mary Jane. How do you fuck up something like that? Is it just me, or did Kirsten Dunst get increasing unattractive as the series went on?

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:04 a.m. CST

    I don't care...

    by Gozu

    "Spider Man 2" was the only one of the three I liked and think Raimi should do more horror films ("Drag Me To Hell" was great) and they did a retcon screwjob on his origin with "Spider Man 3," but I don't need to see another fucking kid get bitten by another fucking radioactive spider.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:07 a.m. CST

    The only way this would work...

    by dj_bollocks

    is if they set it in the future... Otherwise... no need !

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Craig Horner = Spider-Man

    by paulyd30

    Rebooting Spidey is not the way to go. Who really wants to see Peter Parker as a highschool student again? Bring in Craig Horner as an adult spider and do the Lizard - Craven the hunter story Line. Have some weight to it. I am sorry as a Spider-man comic book fan, I do not want to see Spider-Man turn into Twilight.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST

    How much were you guys paying attention to the first 3 films?

    by watchitallburn

    I mean really? The scripts were terrible, Kirsten Dunst was an awful Mary Jane, and while the action sequences were great, the all of the dialogue (which there was an abundance of) came off like a high school play. I've seen Tobey Maguire and Willem Dafoe both be great in movies before, but for all of these I see nothing but amateurs. I for one am glad that we're getting a guy who has proven himself as a great character director first and foremost so maybe we can get some scenes between Peter and MJ that are bearable to watch, and I'm sure he'll have a great crew of people to assist with the action. God forbid Marc Webb actually read this talkback, but in the off chance he does, let me assure him that all of these ass jacks that are pissing and moaning right now are still gonna see it twice if it's a bad movie, let alone if it's good, just like they did for Wolverine and Spiderman 3 and Blah Blah Blah. Give the guy a chance, did we ever think Batman Begins was going to be what it was after watching Insomnia? That X Men would have been what it was after Apt Pupil? Iron Man after Zathura? I for one am excited and I think Sony made the right call after the rumors of where Spiderman 4 was heading. I also wouldn't mind a different go at the origin story the doesn't even have MJ in it. Let's go with Gwen Stacy as the love interest and have her die like she was meant to so we can build some real conflict with Parker dealing with his abilities for the second movie.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:22 a.m. CST

    forget the first film trilogy. think about the future.

    by theDannerDaliel

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Too early for a reboot...

    by nemov

    I have no interest in watching another origin movie 10 years after a successful origin movie. It's amazing how stupid these movie executives can be. "Batman Begins was a success, let's reboot Spidey." Personally it would have been cool to see a couple of more Toby Spiderman movies done right.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Bendis

    by david19

    Bring him on to help with the script/dialogue! For all you USM haters out there, seriously, you have no idea what you are talking about. Ive read that series from book 1 and have always found it more entertaining than regular SM. Bendis take on some of the Spidey villians are just better, and the dialogue is downright hilarious at times.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST

    No Thanks, Sony...

    by Wes_Reviews_

    FAIL.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Spiderman doesn't need the reboot...

    by judasthered

    ...fantastic four does!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Could they go back to high school without doing origin story?

    by Royston Lodge

    I can see the logic of taking the character back to high school. Lots of potential drama there. I don't think you'd need to rehash the origin story just to take the story back a few years.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Hope we get a decent score and theme now....

    by Cervantes

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    ....and yeah, bring on that Fantastic Four reboot too....

    by Cervantes

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Fuck it, I'll say it...

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    He got the gig because his last name is Webb.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:52 a.m. CST

    This is fine

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    Rami was never going to recover from the battle with Sony on Spider-man 3. I think his passion for Spider-man was consumed with the 2nd film (which is great, I don’t understand why people don’t care for it). I’d rather see Rami make different films, and not just an Evil Dead sequel. You never know, we might get ourselves another Quick and the Dead (take Sharon Stone out and you’ve got yourself a pretty good little movie there).

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    Ultimate Spiderman

    by david19

    Going with the USM storyline. Im sold. Bring Bendis in to consult. Id take Levitt, Sturgess for PP, but my new number 1 is Jay Burachel. None of them look particularily like PP from USM who appears much younger, so it really depends how young they are going with this. Getting to see Ultimate Goblin on screen? Yes. Getting to see Ultimate Venom on screen? YES!!! Getting to see Ultimate Kingpin on screen? YES YES YES!!! Bendis take on the Spidey universe is just awesome, and varies from hilarious to downright terrifying. My vote for MJ would be Emma Stone, and Kaley Cuoco for Gwen. They both embody the USM version of the characters quite well, IMO, though Im sure there are plenty of actresses out there who would also do well.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    I agree, we don't need an origin story

    by alienindisguise

    This will turn out to be more mtv style bullshit for the dumb fucking kiddies and the lifelong fans of Spiderman will be fucked in the ass yet again. Fuck Marvel for not knowing what the fuck they're doing with their own shit. It's all the common scenario of some people having more money than brains.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST

    SPIDER-MAN ORIGINS: SPIDER-MAN

    by craptacular

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    ...how many people complaining have seen 500 DAYS OF...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...OF SUMMER? Because tonally, this could be great.<P> Obviously the action and effects are more of an unknown quantity, but I'd argue that character and story are more than half the battle.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Gwen Stacy and Green Goblin. Get it right this time!

    by HarryBlackPotter

    And make the Goblin look like the Goblin instead of a Power Ranger. Having said that, I loved what Raimi did for the first 2 movies - the 2nd in particular. Let's hope the studio leave the new director to make something cool.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Story

    by david19

    If they are going with USM than we may see web shooters. In USM Peters dad was a scientist whose experiments factor into the story a few times. His dad was working on a super adhesive which Peter was able to improve on to make his web shooters, which, IMO, is a bit more believable, and could easily be integrated into the story. His dad was also responsible for the Venom suit which was meant to fight cancer. Peters dad worked with Eddie Brocks father so initially they are friends, meeting and connecting as friends because of their mutual loss. Id have to check but i think the suit maps your healthy DNA in order to fight off disease so after Peter goes nuts and takes it off, Eddie puts it on and now wears the suit with the Spider DNA embedded into it. Osborn is fucking nuts in the USM version, and extremely menacing, and when Harry becomes Hob Goblin later that whole arc is very emotional. Bottom line, there is potential for some great stories that would translate well onscreen and IMO connect better with an audience.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Kirsten Dunst couldn't have been uglier

    by knowthyself

    No idea what they were thinking casting her as MJ. Is that a girl you would have pined for in highschool? Ugh...no way. Same with Maggie Gyllenhaul in Dark Knight can't these movies cast hot girls or what?

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    HarryBlackPotter

    by david19

    If they do with USM than its unlikely. In USM the Goblin is similar in origin but transforms into a huge creature that can shoot fireballs. Gwen is a punk rocker chick who eventually becomes Carnage. MJ is Petes love interest early on, he doesnt hook up with Gwen until much later on, and she is currently still alive.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Kirsten Dunst couldn't have been uglier

    by knowthyself

    No idea what they were thinking casting her as MJ. Is that a girl you would have pined for in highschool? Ugh...no way. Same with Maggie Gyllenhaul in Dark Knight can't these movies cast hot girls or what?

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    FEAR NOT, FOR ZOOEY AND MINKA WILL PROVIDE THE HOTNESS

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    500 Days of Ultimate Spider-Man and...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...Ripping Off Bendis. More likely it'll be: 500 Days of Twilighter-Man.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    This has potential

    by Benovite1

    if anything only because this guy is clearly the underdog. But if I were a betting man I'd bet that he turns in a good Spider-Man movie.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    I DON'T KNOW ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN FROM AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

    by BringingSexyBack

    But I know this. The faintest hint of Zooey nipple and you will hear me cumming well across into the next theater.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Pssh

    by david19

    I hope the rip off Bendis. That would be a good thing.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    HarryBlackPotter

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    Which Green Goblin do you want to "look right"? The real one, or Bendis' lame-ass, suckfest Goblin from Ultimate Spider-Man? Because you're going to get the latter!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    WILL WEBB BRING BACK THE CHINESE SINGING LADY?

    by BringingSexyBack

    She was the bedrock of the series.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    knowthyself

    by Ghostball

    Yeah, 'cause you're so hot shit yourself, right!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    david19:

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    Ah, yet more Bendis-member-sucking.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    "Bedrock"

    by Benovite1

    Ha, good usage. THAT SHALL BE THE WORD OF THE DAY: BEDROCK

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    I mean 'such'. Well obviously.

    by Ghostball

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Evanescence: LAME!

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    "Call Me When You're Sober" Yeah, right, the only way anyone would ever call that fugly, crazy chick is if they were shitfaced to the gills!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    More Evanescence:

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    I mean you'd have to be wearing "Beer Hubble Telescopes" to want a go at Amy Lee!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Marc Webb:

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    The Tim Story of the Spider-Man franchise. Word!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    JayLenoTookMyJob

    by david19

    Ha, whatever dude.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by david19

    LOL I love me some Zooey too, but damn, you REALLY love her.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I still think they're going to do Spidey vs. teen Morbius

    by WickedJester

    They want Robert Pattinson, well there ya go.<br><br>If he touches a red and blue webbed costume.. well there goes your nerd-base.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Isn't Raimi's Spidey 1 the Ultimates origin story?

    by WickedJester

    I'm not going to pretend to know each and every canon origin story, just seems that reading the wiki summary it sounds pretty much like Spidey 1.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    WickedJester

    by david19

    Its sort of a mixture, but not really. The only real similarity is MJ and Peter go to school together, but in USM they are quite close from the beginning. Also he goes to school with Gwen in USM. The MJ Peter romance in Raimis version has elements of both USM and OGSM but it really is its own beast.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Marc Webb's Jesse McCartney video rips off...

    by drturing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8y5Wr6KQwQ WOW. HACK.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    good...only spiderman 2 was any good

    by FleshMachine

    1 was a bore...3 was...weird. at least 2 was entertaining.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    ULTIMATE UNIVERSE SUCKS ASS

    by Rufferto

    Thank you JayLenoTookMyJob for saying it and not believing the hype! Ultimate universe Spidey had a young hippie Uncle Ben with a pony tail and a Goblin who morphs into a Hulk like creature that shoots fireballs and from what I read can't even speak. He's is incredibly stupid looking. AND YEAH they pretty much did go that route for the most part with Raimis version. genetic super spider/ Harry was his friend in high school and all that. Although to Raimi's credit alot of the BS was edited and the proper MU origin was Used more. I hate how people look the ultimate universe when they want to make a movie. You do that and you get that fantastic four piece of shit.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Another origin? Really? Ugh.

    by Orbots Commander

    I actually really liked 500 Days of Summer and Webb has promise as a director. Not sure how that translates to a big special effects action super hero movie, but whatever, I'm not a Sony executive. <p> I'm just irritated because the obvious intent is to Twilight/Tiger Beat the Spider-Man character, which sucks. Add to that, the studio is FIRMLY in control and calling all the shots on this one, and, yeah, I don't see this ending up well. It'll be another Rothman-Fox-Wolverine.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    Basically the classic Spider-man can

    by Rufferto

    be modernised to some extent. With dialog BUT it really isn't necessary and can never compare to the original. We're arent talking YEAR ONE BATMAN here. Spidere-man came out in the 60's and is still very solid. Sure Ultimate could be a good "READ" but not a reference material. That line reads mostly like bad hollywood "re imagining" on purpose.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    I would not have MARY JANE In this

    by Rufferto

    I would not have the focus be on his love interest and obsessing over her. THAT WHAT WAS WRONG with Raimi's version. THe story is not "about a GIRL" That's only part of it. But it looks like this will be more of the same.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    I meant YEAR ONE BATMAN

    by Rufferto

    as being compared to the ultimate universe. Year ONE being a perfect modernization and ultimate being unneeded only to attract younger readers which it failed to do anyway.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    If they're gonna redo this shit, then REDO IT RIGHT!!!

    by Johnno

    Make it about the geek Peter Parker, make it about Gwen Stacy! Save MJ for much later on down the road, by that I mean make her a romantic interest for part 4, after you kill Gwen in part 3. Don't make the first film villian the green goblin. If you're gonna do teh origin all over again at least try and make it new, and by new I mean as in the comics, which you never did. That way teh origina will still be a fresh perspective up there on film. The first trilogy can culminate with Gwen's death at the hands of the goblin. That's how you go out! And since you're at it you might as well get some Star Industries, Hulk news and other Marvel universe cameos in there to tie all things together! Don't screw this up! You're going to do things over and you've got no excuses. Once again I repeat: GWEN STACY! And a new first supervillian. GO with Mysterio! There's one that can give Spidey's spidey-sense a workout! Hell, surprise me! And by that I mean don't use the goblin or doc ock yet! And certainly NOT VENOM! Save Venom for part 7!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Also if you need a "LOVE INTEREST"

    by Rufferto

    I agree with people who say Liz Allen or Betty Brant. I feel Gwen Stacy shouldn't be used until later and only if they have the balls to have the goblin kill her off which they wont.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    ON second thought,

    by Johnno

    DOn't make the first film about any girl at all, at least not a love story or anything, have 'em in teh background and keep it focused on Parker and his guilt and overcoming it. Make it about him and Aunt May and overcoming the tragedy of Uncle Ben. And bring back Parker making his own web shooters to show that he's a scientific geek genius. Save the womenz for later on! Make this a family story. A little on the dark and depressing side, but not all Batman begins angst, show the light bright colourful side too! Bring Stacy into the picture for a second film.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    According to Chud and..

    by Orbots Commander

    ...the Hollywood Reporter, the cast will be all unknowns (think CW casting), so no Joseph Gordon Levitt, and will focus on high school teen soap opera drama, while the action takes a backseat. The budget will be at $80 Million. Webb is signed to do three of these. The intent is to 'Dawson's Creek' and emo-up Spidey. <p> Thank you, Sony, for killing any of my further interest in Spider-Man movies. I'll go about spending that $10 somewhere else, thanks.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    I'm on board with Liz and Betty

    by Johnno

    Liz during teh high school years. Betty during the Daily Bugle years, Gwen after that. Or rather let Pete date Liz in high school, flirt with Betty but not date and end the trilogy with him getting Gwen. Kill gwen later on. HAve Peter grow up through the years, that way if need be the next spidey films can change to different actors to suit how much he's grown. But yeah Sony would never do this shit. And frankly this would work better on television.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    DAVID19 - ALL I CAN SAY IS I KNOW HOW TOM HANSEN FELT

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    david19

    by TheManWhoCan

    sorry david19 but Bendis Ultimate spidey dialogue is not "downright hilarious at times" it is lame recycled dialogue blatantly plagerised from John Hughes movies and verious other 80's movies, ie movies that were out before ultimate readers were born. i read one early issue and it was just panels of Peter and MJ going "uh" "me?" "well uh" "yes" "yes?" "me?" "you?"ect for 2 or 3 pages!!!, fuck me i could have rolled that issue up and shoved it up Bendis ass!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    TRANSLATED: WE WANTED SOMEONE WE COULD PIMP SLAP INTO SUBMISSION

    by Zahaladeen

    GRATS ON YOUR IMPENDING SLAPPAGE, WEBB. GG NOOB.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    the perfeqt Spider-Man origin for this series imo is

    by Meadowe

    The "recap" I just read in Amazing Spider-Man 365. It has J Jonah Jameson speaking in a recorder about how he "created" Spider-Man. He tells about how Spidey beat up a wrestler and then started appearing on t.v. showcasing his powers. And how he thought Spidey was just a "blowhard" and then lost major respeqt for him when he let a thief get away from the studio he was filming at. Then after this Spidey got serious for some Reason unbeknownst to JJJ. Then his first act of being a vigilante was beating up a burglar that "shot an old guy in Queens." And how his editorials about Spider-Man being a menace have helped the publiq realize what Spidey is, etc. To me this would be a nice (short) way to show Spidey's origin and also re-intro J Jonah Jameson (hopefully still JK Simmons).

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    No reboot...and make SPIDER-MAN 4 with original cast.

    by JDanielP

    Introduce a new villain and make THE BEST SPIDER-MAN MOVIE YOU CAN.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Does anyone care about this anymore?

    by Mechasheeva

    At least Sony went with a director who's well-practiced in making random dance sequences.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    note to SONY!!!

    by TheManWhoCan

    WE DO NOT WANT AN "ULTIMATE" SPIDEY MOVIE!!fuck Ultimate PP, his his interweb job and crap curtain hair!! corporate hatchet bitch face aunt May, and new age ponytail hippy Ben, Hulk goblin, dungaree wearing MJ. Go highschool if you must but dont touch Bendis material it was fucking lame. The Ultimates was good (Avengers) and the first 12 issues of U-X-Men but Ultimate spidey , dear god no!!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    According to CNN, it's STILL going to be John Malkovich as the V

    by Pardon_My_Zinger

    Posted this morning: http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/19/john.malkovich.interview/index.html?hpt=Sbin

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST

    "Malkovich as the VULTURE"

    by Pardon_My_Zinger

    Obviously. Don't know why the word got cut off. But everyone look at the link; they're still even calling it "Spider-Man 4." Think this means anything?

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Cameron's doing Superman then...

    by UltimaRex

    GOOD!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    CNN is recycling old news.

    by Orbots Commander

    If Raimi is out, so is Malkovich as the Vulture. Trust me, John Malkovich isn't signing on to a re-vamped, 'Twilight Teen Spidey'.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Yawn

    by REDD

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Socks puppets

    by The_GoatFucker

    I recognizes smell, because i am one too! I am AsimovLives and I loves the goats! <p> bah-ram-ewe

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Newsflash! Mark Webb out. Leno to take over!

    by jawsfan

    We all saw it coming.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    MAYBE IT'S TIME FOR AN ASIAN PETER PARKER

    by BringingSexyBack

    Seize the day, Marc.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Ghostball: Ok I'm ugly and so is Kirsten Dunst

    by knowthyself

    Happy?

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    THIS IS GONNA SUCK!!! Sorry BSB

    by Stabby

    You know I love Zooey, too, but 1 rom com does not a good superhero movie director make.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    spider-man: the twilight years

    by palewook

    i'll fucking pass.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Why Webb was chosen

    by exie

    Webb has been on the short list of every production/development executive in Hollywood for over a year. I have gone into too many meetings to count where the development exec would say to me, "if we can only get Webb for this". The funny thing about this was this buzz was all happening before ANYONE saw 500 Days of Summer. It was all based off the hype within the town of what that movie was going to turn out like. Webb has a horseshoe up his ass since it's rare that a guy gets that much love from the town before his movie is even screened. That said, he did a great job with 500 Days. How that will translate to Spiderman I have no idea. I do know from meeting the guy that he cares about story and is not some Ratner-esque fucktard. He takes his job very seriously and has some excellent creative instincts. Still, it kind of blows my mind that he's landed this. This is how Hollywood works kiddies. You get in good with a few of the lower rung development execs and assistants around town and get the buzz building from there and a year later you're on the short list for every project in town. It's fascinating to see it all work the way it has. He's been a very trendy name in Hollywood for awhile now. The only good part is Webb is actually a good guy to champion.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    IT'S ALL GOOD STABS

    by BringingSexyBack

    I'm keeping the faith with this one. Raimi was great with the action in S1 and 2, but characterization was weak throughout the series. And I really liked Macguire as Parker; he could've pulled it off completely had he been directed better and with better scripts. I'm happy about Webb, I think he can deliver a quality Spidey movie, but I'll reserve judgement until I see his finished product ...

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    EXIE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Thanks for the inside angle ... any chance we will see JGL, Zooey or Minka in Spidey 4? Webb obviously has a soft spot for his 500 cast because he directed She and Him's video. Do you think he has any pull on the casting, and if he would want to work with those 3 again?

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Sad for me to say; but I just lost interest in Spider Man.

    by HelveticaConspiracy

    Nothing against Webb, but he was obviously chosen to be a Studio Tool for Sony. Ultimate Spider Man sucks hard; way worse than SM3. Not interested in a High School Parker. Hate the ideas floated in Sony's Press Release. This has epic fail written all over it...

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    BSB, I just think he's gotta get a few more films

    by Stabby

    under his belt first like Favreau. I don't trust him on the action because I have nothing to go on. Raimi had a resume.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Sounds awful!

    by Homer Sexual

    I was looking forward to a reboot, but one with more focus on Spidey and less on horrible Peter Parker. Good god, this could mean even more Aunt May and all the other bad parts of Raimi's series. Just with younger, sexier leads. 500 Days of Summer was soooooo boring!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    SET IT IN THE EARLY 1960's!

    by uberman

    Wanna make it 'fresh'? Set the re-boot back to the time it originated-1962. The music, the styles, the era. Spidey was a true child of the 60's-from that world. All these superhero re-boots should take place in the era in which they originated. Right from the start, your movie is going to stand apart from other, modern 'origin' movies. Heed my advice, oh Hollywood.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    STABBY

    by BringingSexyBack

    I can understand the worry about the action. I might share in it at some point, but my problem is S3 was so disappointing and I see so much great action in other movies that at this point I'd rather have a movie where the characters are interesting and worth investing some to watch, and that means good actors, direction and script. At least with Webb we know he has an eye for acting and an ear for words. It's like the Prequels - all the eye candy in the world can't save bad dialogue and acting. Perhaps Webb will be given a good second unit director (is that what they're called) and effects team and he'll pull off an amazing movie. We shall see.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    I guess it is a positive thing if Hollywood

    by Stabby

    is pushing a director who is good at character and story development as opposed to the next Michael Bay or Brett Rattner.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    yes, new blood may be what it takes, as

    by VADER77

    for Cameron, in no way would I want Cameron to touch Spidey, he would not do it right, period. His ego is WAY too big to do Spidey correctly, and we already have seen what a supposed Spidey fan did to him the first time.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    THAT'S THE THING

    by BringingSexyBack

    Bay and Ratner are so damned shallow it's embarassing. OTOH, maybe we can't go with another Ang Lee, but perhaps Webb can strike the right balance.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    I'm encouraged by the $80 million budget

    by ColonelFatheart

    While not an indie budget, it sure is rather "low" by Hollywood standards. Hopefully this means less bloat, more practical effects, more location work and less CGI for CGI's sake.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Ya Know . . .

    by alanmoore

    <p>Provided that we keep the origin story we already have (which is, I think, a good one), we should seriously consider only one name if we want lots and lots of action: <p>Michael frickin' Bay. <p>C'mon guys, think of it! Megan Fox as MJ, Shia LaBeef as Peter Parker, and perhaps Mickey Rourke as random-mad-scientist-who-turns-himself-into-a-villain. <p>There wouldn't be much character development, but there would be plenty of sunsets, slow-mo web action, and of course the military would have to get involved at some point. Oh well. It's just an idea. Perhaps a bad one, but I'd take Bay over this "500 Days of Sucky Romance" guy any day.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    REBOOT, REBOOT, REBOOT

    by THX1968

    Fuck all, just continue the damn story set up in the first three!!! With or without Raimi. There is absolutely no reason to start over. This reboot shit is out of control. Don't "tween it up"; you don't have to! It's Spidey for fucks sake.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Bringing Sexy Back

    by exie

    I have no clue if he has any real say over casting. I'm sure he has some, but from everything I've heard they are trying to find some relative unknowns. I'm sure Joseph Gordon Levitt is out in that scenario. Again, I can't stress enough that having met Webb in a creative setting he's a smart dude and comes off very well. He is not Ratner and he's not Kevin Smith. He's an actual filmmaker. That said, I have no idea if he'll make this work. A lot depends on the script, the casting and the amount of control Sony exerts on Webb during this process. I do know for a fact that before he landed Spiderman he was being considered for other big action type films so no one in town is too worried about his ability to handle action. His music videos are shot beautifully as well and he has an actual sense of humor and doesn't seem to take himself too seriously. Having met Ratner and Todd Phillips in my career I can assure you they are cocks to the 9th degree who you would rather kick in the balls than work creatively with. Webb's not one of those guys.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    TheManWhoCan

    by david19

    Declaring it like its a fact just because you say so doesnt mean a damn thing. Dont like USM or Bendis? Fine. Your opinion. There are plenty of people out there who disagree, and I happen to be one of them. You want my personal opinion? You're an idiot. Of course thats just my opinion, but what do I know?

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    sony hates that wb and The Dark Knight rule

    by Meadowe

    So they're doing the same thing wb did and taking arguably their hottest franchise and placing it in the hands of an acclaimed direqtor who hasn't done a big "mainstream" fliq in hopes that his artistiq sensibilities coupled with their name brand tentpole will be critiqally and commercially acclaimed. To be honest the only thing I like about him is that his name is Marc with a c instead of a k. And that's one of my best friends' names. I hope he creates a great film.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST

    It will suck

    by viranth

    They will probably go the Batman/Iron Man route and try to base it in "reality". The previous spider-man movies were fine, they don't need to reboot it. But since they now are, they must either make it straight to DVD, or go full out. A half assed movie will hurt them bad. Imagine Niell Blomkamp doing it, that would truly be something to watch out for. Sort of documentary style discovery of the powers.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Bet we'll get Justin Bieber for Spidey

    by Axl Z

    Depends how High School they're going but that kid's everywhere at the moment. Overall, think Logan Lerman or Anton Yelchin could be contenders.. I just feel that Batman can be rebooted more so as he can be camp/dark/crazy/ and peope still know him as Batman, Spideys just Spidey, he isn't dark, camp, crazy. Spidey is as Spidey does so I can't think of anything new they can seriously bring to the reboot or that he even warrants one. Heck, they're probably making plans to reboot The A-Team already!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:42 p.m. CST

    EXIE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Despite there being an unknown factor involved with Webb, what you do know gives some assurance. And like I said, he could hardly do worse than S3 or whatever the likes of Bay and Ratner could pull out of their asses. This elevator can only go up as far as I'm concerned ...

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Kirsten Dunst

    by rogueleader66

    Really hit the wall early on. Look at her in Bring It On, a cute little fuck bunny. Then in Spider Man 1 she was ok, but damn went downhill fucking faster than a runaway train.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    I was curious to see hid JC Superstar remake

    by SithMenace

    but I'm guessing that won't happen now. That'll probably go to Platinum Dunes. Lol, I just cracked myself up, could you even imagine a Michael Bay JC Superstar remake?

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Open it up

    by david19

    I think the prob with Raimis movie, and a lot of superhero movies in fact, is that they feel very selfcontained, focusing only on the characters involved and not the world around them so that when new villains pop up its harder to believe that so many bizarre accidents randomly happen. Spiderman made a good point in part 3 where he asks "where do these guys keep coming from?" Batman did a good job of opening up the world by showing that there were potential problems in the public office, the mob, the asylum, and on the street. Potential villians were everywhere, and with Joker showing up that only pushes further the possibility of more crazies springing up from any of those areas. Xmen also did this well by showing that mutants could exist anywhere, and bring problems with them. As good as Ironman and Spiderman 1 and 2 were, they were self-contained stories focusing on a few main characters. Iron Man solved this problem with Nick Fury showing up, Stark showing up in the Hulk, and with the upcoming Avengers movies, but Spiderman still needs to fix this. This is a world where superheroes need to be allowed to exist and villains need to be able to exist on every level. We need the world to get bigger so that Spiderman isnt just fighting a Green Goblin, Doc Ock, or random retarded incidents like escaped criminals falling into test areas or alien meteorites falling randomly next to superheroes. Spiderman needs to live in a world where drama exists at school, at home, from the police, the public, the mob, mad scientists, etc etc etc. They really need to hit that home for this movie and get us excited about the possibilities of that world. Then it would be easier to throw in some of the weirder villains like Rhino or Electro and have the audience buy it, because they know that the world they are watching is not like their own.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Low budget = cast of uknowns

    by knowthyself

    The rest will go to the SFX. Not a bad thing at all.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    and lay off so MUCH effin CGI...

    by VADER77

    ...you want an expose on how NOT to use CGI, watch all 3 "Spiderman" movies, and cap it off with "Catwoman"

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    this is horrible

    by T 1000 xp professional

    The director whose last movie i liked a lot is the least of the problems this movie had... THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE EXACT SAME THING AS THE 1ST SPIDERMAN!! I don't wanna see that movie which was amazing again! damnit.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Such a pathetic attempt for Sony

    by T 1000 xp professional

    to keep their Spidey contract away from marvel.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by david19

    That would require actual thought on his part and based on half of the posters on these talkbacks thats asking a bit much.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    these are not the droids you are looking for

    by koprosphagos

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Hmm

    by david19

    Misread that comment.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Alexander Gould As Spider-Man!

    by robertplant

    The kid from Weeds! He can play the smart-ass Parker we all want to see. Plus the last season of Weeds had him turning into a bad-ass. CAST THIS KID! He IS Peter Parker.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    I'm pretty certain I saw Zooey D. in a restaurant...

    by HarryCalder

    last night. Made 2010 a banner year for me, already. And that's about all I can say regarding this topic... Spider-Man is dead to me now. Except for the sublimely awesome ride at Islands of Adventure.

  • The director for the upcoming "Fantastic Four" movie, Tim Story, was "great at family interaction" and would make a killer movie adaption of FF...? We all know how THAT turned out.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Qualified?????

    by Le Phantom

    A low budget romantic comedy and a fe music videos uniquely qualifies him to direct a big budget comic book film! Fucking brain dead Hollywood dweebs! No wonder the 2000's have been the worst decade in film history!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Le Phantom

    by david19

    That is the stupidest thing Ive heard in a long time. Fucking retard.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Snore....

    by MajorFrontbum

    ...fucking bore. Another reboot? You won't see one cent of my money Hollywood fuck wits.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Incredible Hulk: Good, not great

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    The design of the Abomination was absolute ass, but that was the only real misfire. The Hulk still looked fake, though, but was mostly hidden in shadow or CGI soundwaves during the daylight fight with the Army. Best FX: that drop-dead awesome Brazilian chick!!! Too bad I'll never see her again (unless I move to Brazil so I can watch Brazilian telenovelas).

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    david19

    by SithMenace

    Good post. I think that's why the Ultimate Spider-Man universe was so popular, because alot of the heroes and villains got their powers from the same source, the super soldier serum or variations of it. It took all of these random super power giving accidents and gave them a single (for the most part) source, and by doing that they explained why these people were popping up and more importantly why this was all happening around the same time. <p>I could be wrong but didn't it turn out that the super soldier serum was somehow indirectly responsible for the mutant phenomenon too?

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    I have to admit, I was nervous about Raimi

    by SithMenace

    because I wasn't a big fan of Darkman, but imo he knocked the first SM film out of the park. Then the second was even better.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    I actually agree with LePhantom in some respects

    by exie

    Right now Hollywood is ruled by the snotty up and coming assistants and development execs. They are basically shaping what we see at the cinema. They all have such nostalgia for their youth that's why we're going to see movies based on board games and bad TV series. They think their thoughts and experiences are the coolest, hippest most important things to relive. I have no doubt they will try to remake a John Hughes movie at some point. They're not all bad, but most of them can't think for themselves. They don't know what they really like. They like what they hear someone else likes. It's actually part of my point about Webb. People were shitting their pants over getting him involved in their films before anyone actually saw his first film. You ever see The Big Picture? When Nick Chapman directs a music video and then all of sudden he has piles of offers? It's true. That's how the town works. You get one big fan in town and you can skyrocket your career off of that as the hype spreads. In this case, Webb isn't some tard who is getting props and a shot at a super franchise. He's actually a good dude. But I've seen more often than not that people get put up on pedestals for the wrong reason by the rabid young execs in town who all want to be ahead of the curve. Be happy they went with Webb here but be afraid of what the next "trend" they decide is. You want to make it in Hollywood these days? Move to LA work your ass off for nothing as an assistant and be a part of the machine. Sadly, that's how you shape the future of cinema.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    JGL will be Spider-Man

    by JoeSixPack

    I thought it was a sure thing before the 500 Days guy was hired. It's a lock now.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    there's some NBC logic going on here...

    by smudgewhat

    Raimi & MacGuire deliver 3 of the top 20 grossing films of all time and they get dumped b/c the studio won't let them simply do their thing. this reboot smells like fail.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    get Jay Leno to direct

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST

    JayLeno, problem with Hulk looking fake

    by Stabby

    I actually believe that this can easily be rectified by changing the color of the Hulk from fluorescent green to more of a greyish green like in the more recent comics.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Also, don't kill the Green Goblin

    by SithMenace

    In fact, don't even make him the villain in the first film. Kill Uncle Ben and have Norman become a major father figure to Peter, all the while showing that he's a pretty decent person that genuinely cares about Peter, but also a ruthless businessman that will do anything to get ahead. Drop hints of what's coming for him, ie, developing the serum, rage in meetings, etc., and contrast that with his love for Peter. Then turn him in the second film so he can be the major villain, let him discover SM's identity, let peter know who he is, then put him away at the end with amnesia. It's drama gold. <p>They should just use a couple of minor random villains for the first film like Batman Begins did.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Or do a Kraven/Lizard storyline

    by SithMenace

    while they develop Norman.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    The key is, don't keep killing off villains

    by SithMenace

    Just put them away so the film franchise can develop a rogue's gallery. But if you face the facts, no franchise stays viable long enough to re-use villains anyway.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Why this makes no sense

    by Tai_Pan

    Sony must be out of their friggin' minds! Let's think about this for a moment using reason. Specifically, the reasons why you make a film in the first place: <p> 1. MONEY: Sam Raimi's Spider-man films made BILLIONS of dollars (S1: $850mil, S2: $785mil, S3: $900mil) in ticket sales, and countless more in merchandising. Even the ENORMOUS price tags of these movies appear paltry in comparison to the unthinkable amounts of cheese these movies produced. To fuck with that kind of winning formula is BATSHIT INSANE!!! Do you hate money, Sony? Do you? Now you are "giving" the franchise what has made you rich beyond your wildest dreams a mere $80mil to reboot from scratch? WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU THINKING? I can't help but listen to some of these conspiracists screaming that Sony wants to turn this series into Twilight. That movie was made for beans and made a ton of money... but SPIDER-MAN IS NOT TWILIGHT! Even dogshit like Halle Berry's CATWOMAN was made for $100mil, so how do you expect to see returns ain to Raimi's on a buget almost half that of the original Spider-Man film? <p> 2. ARTISTIC ENDEAVOUR: SPIDER-MAN 3 was thematically a decent place to end, IMO. That film left Peter and Mary Jane reconciling after they had done horrible things to each other. Leaving that aspect where it was is fine with me, because I like the idea that these two can see the worst in each other and still come to the realization that they were meant to be. What I don't like is what another poster pointed out: NOT GIVING US THE LIZARD IS CINEMATIC BLUE BALLS. Now, the execs are spouting off some horseshit to the tune of "we want Spider-Man to be young because we want to see a youth grapple with new powers!" Folks, that is a damn lie. You already made that movie (SPIDER-MAN). And call me a pessimist, but execs don't really give a shit about artistic endeavours... they care about markets. The youth market, in this case (so it seems). If Sony really wanted to see a story about a youth with Spider-powers, then they should have gotten their rocks off with the original film. Maybe I would have believed their bullshit press comments if they said "we're excited about Mark Webb because we saw the shit-ton of money Twilight was bringing in, and thought about the boatloads of merchandising money to be made off of kids and their parents by having an immature Spidey in the new film!"<p> So best of luck to you, Sony. I hope you capture the gooey-hearted teen girl (and their love-starved mothers) audience that made cash for the producers of Twilight. I hope you sell a lot of toys to 5-year-olds. Mostly, I hope you wake the fuck up and take heed of Warner's treatment of the Batman franchise, which decided to properly fund and feed it's cash cow, and let a visionary director do his thing without the interference of ignorant studio suits.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    "Why can't they cast hot girls....?"

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Because 75% of men in hollywood are GAY. Duh.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Technically, Doc Ock can return

    by Stabby

    as even though he was dragged to the bottom of bay he was never confirmed dead.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    and BSB....you are getting as bad as Pennsy

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Easy fella

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    The good news is one less ticket or DVD to buy

    by Jawsphobia

    Saving money. Priceless.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    10 things I'll miss about Raimi's Spider-Man

    by SithMenace

    1. Maguire as Spider-Man. Yeah, I liked him.<P> 2. Raimi as director. 2 out of 3 ain't bad.<P> 3. No Dylan Baker as The Lizard.<P> 4. Simmons as Jameson. This is a huge loss.<P> 5. Elizabeth Banks as Betty Brant. <P>6. No return of Sandman in the 4th film.<P> 7. Rosemary Harris as Aunt May. <p>8. Bruce Campbell.<P> 9. Bryce Dallas Howard as Gwen Stacy. She's not super hot, but she's fun to look at.<p> 10. James Cromwell as Captain Stacy. Good casting there.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Tai_Pan is exactly right

    by Stabby

    And I too warned of the Twilightization of all genre movies. The thing is that Twilight's success is based on the novels' fanbase. Girls don't read Spiderman comics. Therefore it makes absolutely zero sense to turn Spiderman into an emo soap opera. FU, Sony. You suck!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Jeff Bridges for Ultimate Uncle Ben!

    by davidwebb

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    don't want a teenage origin AGAIN

    by baaba_pappa

    Everybody knows who spidey is, just get on with the fun stuff people want to see. AND NO SHAKEY CAM!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    I'm not sure Sony is going the Twilight route here

    by SithMenace

    as much as they're going the Batman route. Casting of the lead will tell us alot about which direction they want to go in.<P>I have to admit, I'm kind of excited for the development of a new Spider-Man film, because it's all new again. New casting for every character, leaked set pics of the new suit, announcements of villains and their actors, first trailers of a brand spanking new Spider-Man world, etc. It will be fun to closely follow the development of this movie.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    All these reboots, and STILL NO REBOOT MOVIE???

    by Johnno

    James Cameron has opened the doors for audiences to accept blue people in digital worlds! I DEMAND TO SEE BOB, DOT AND ENZO IN IMAX 3-D NOW!!!!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    If you thought 500 Days of Summer was boring

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    You are either 12 and/or never had a boyfriend/girlfriend. You may not LIKE the movie....but boring? There were tonal shifts every 5 minutes.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    There could be one bright spot...

    by AnakinsDiapers

    ...in this reboot shenanigans. Webb could bring back the web shooters. The one thing that annoyed me about Raimi's Parker is that he was JUST a nerd with a passion for photography. Peter Parker is also a genius. That's as much a part of his character as any other aspect. Having him build the web shooters brings that aspect back.<p> And then there's the wise cracking...bring on a Spider-Man that cracks wise. Three pictures in, and other than a few half hearted, lame attempts, the funny was not brung.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion IS Peter Parker

    by schadenfreudian

    Let's make it happen, people.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Start with Gwen Stacy

    by SithMenace

    then kill her.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    If you thought 500 Days of Summer was boring

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    You are either 12 and/or never had a boyfriend/girlfriend. You may not LIKE the movie....but boring? There were tonal shifts every 5 minutes.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    oops

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    my first double post in 10 years. sorry bout that.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion isn't even a convincing Nathan Fillion.

    by davidwebb

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    You sure you're thinking of the right Nathan Fillion?

    by schadenfreudian

    That guy could EASILY play a sophomore in high school. 1

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    "Villain fighting takes a back seat to high school angst"

    by davidwebb

    Somewhere on the internet, alarm bells are ringing.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    While they're at it, they can also reboot...

    by Johnno

    Daredevil, The Punisher, Fantastic 4 and X-Men. Heck, just bring the Kingpin for Spider-Man and have Daredevil cameo. Then have the Jackal and the Punisher. And then finally the F4 should get their own movie with a spidey cameo. Then get the Avengers, Cap, Iron Man and the Hulk and the X-Men on board. If this happens you can make mine Marvel!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Anton Yelchin is Peter Parker

    by burtlomaxstaintsmells

    Right? Maybe he's too old but I think he can pull it off after seeing him in that crappy high school/Robert Downy Jr. movie.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Where's the goddamn Ant-Man movie?

    by schadenfreudian

    I'm also excitedly anticipating Hellstorm, Darkhawk and Jack Of Hearts movies. <P> Nathan Fillion can play all of the characters.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    No interest in this

    by kwisatzhaderach

    at all.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    AnakinsDiapers

    by Larry Sellers

    The lack of Peter's intellect in the films bothered me too. Oh, he wrote a paper about nanotechnology? How does that make him a genius? I wrote a paper about T.S. Eliot once and it sucked. Oh, Peter's starting to spout off about sound waves? It's the most intelligent and science nerdy thing we've heard from him in three films. Jeez give the character more credit than having a boner for a vapid red head. Peter is one of the more intelligent characters in Marvel. He has a passion for science and uses his smarts (NOT JUST SPUR OF THE MOMENT SPIDEY SENSE) to get himself out of trouble. And putting on the suit has always given him a huge ego, which we didn't see until SM3. Where was smug Spidey? Don't get me wrong, I liked the first two films when they came out. I think they're faithful to the spirit of the comics. But they left out some things that transcend just copying and pasting things. While it's true that "story comes first", character is a VERY close second. Why should I give a shit about what's happening if I don't care about who it's happening TO?

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    SPIDERMAN.... R.I.P.

    by football

    Yes siree, they've filled in the grave, said their prayers and laid Peter Parker to rest. p> Whoever this emo imposter is he can fuck off back to the Twilight lott!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST

    I'm ok with it... But

    by echobase

    don't make it another origin, please.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Soooo, go even more melodramatic?

    by bishopfan85

    I figured the realization that led to a franchise reboot would be that there was too much camp and not enough new age action element mixed with a well paced and dramatic story element. Spiderman is an iconic superhero that is so well known that there is virtually 0 need for any origin telling of the story. They're so caught up on "a teenager trying to deal with puberty" angle that they forget that Spiderman is much more exciting as a grown ass man! We sauntered through his origins already can we please just get to some bad ass action, witty dialogue and more exciting cinematography (ala Watchmen, Sin City or The Dark Knight)???

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    "sense of discovery"

    by Logan_1973

    translation: Origin Story <p> translation: Zzzzzzzz....

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    If they do another damn origin story- they will fail.

    by ZodNotGod

    Jeez, so I guess 10 years is all people can remember before the remakes begin.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Nathon Fillon as an older Peter Parker

    by Logan_1973

    Set Spidey 4 10-15 years after the events of the 3rd film. You can keep the original films, not break continuity, and not have to repeat an origin tale. Everybody wins.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    zomg it's twilight spidey!

    by Larry Sellers

    Um...sure. Look, I think Sony knows what has and hasn't worked for comic book films by now. It's easy to tell when something different comes along and gets people excited (Kick-Ass, for example) or when something different comes along ends up getting a lukewarm welcome (Watchmen). As someone else said, Spidey has scored billions of $$$ based on the structure/tone/action of the original trilogy alone. I mean the fact that SM3 made over 3x its budget back means not just that it had an enormous opening but that word of mouth had people coming back for more, regardless of how mediocre it was. I know that box office dough means fuck all, but the point is that SM3 made more than 1 & 2 because of their success and entertainment value. Fanboys didn't cry their eyes out over the film, and even if the films may have turned off long time comics fans they still established firm fans of strictly the character/movie series. <p>Peter wasn't in high school the whole series (just about 20 minutes of the first movie). Was the series dramatic? Sure. It had a ton of soapy moments that bordered more on cheese than tear jerking or real tension. I don't think Sony is going to turn this into Twilight, guys. It's just that even from the beginning Spidey was a kid dealing with every day problems. Stan Lee has said this several times. IMHO keeping Peter a kid (rather than a 28 year old playing a kid) and watching him grow up over 1 or 2 films would be kinda different for the super hero genre. It works for Ultimate Spider-Man and those books aren't exactly Twilight nor are they really directed at kids at all. Teen angst is part of being a teen. If the same old superhero identity crises/hit and miss romance/ethical conflicts (which yes, all work fine) that are quickly becoming stale can be replaced with a different type of drama/romantic angle in which someone is actually ENJOYING being a superhero...well that's great.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    bad idea...

    by Jabroni

    Why can't Sony just treat this like the James Bond franchise. Change the star and keep it going. I don't want to see Peter Parker in high school, we already saw that when it was done right the first time. It's almost the same reason Superman Returns sucked, they went back to the story that has been told a billion times. I agree with some of the other posters here, looks like the studio wanted someone to control and make this the lame, generic vision they had all along. Sam & Tobey are better off for moving on with their lives.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Ugh! I don't get it. Isn't a reboot a huge risk?

    by crazybubba

    Who in the world isn't familiar with Spiderman's origin story? Who would shell out $10 to go and see it again? Webb seems like a smart move, but the origin story reboot seems very dumb.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Webb!? His last name is Webb!?

    by Dead_Geek

    Hahahahahaha! F*cking Hollywood genius!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    HARRY CALDER - I WANT AN EYEBALL TRANSPLANT WITH YOU

    by BringingSexyBack

    You lucky duck!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Parker CAN invent webshooters

    by Immortal_Fish

    "i love stan lee ... but the idea that a highschool kid can make web shooters is completely retarded."<P>Imagine, as part of the mutation, Peter gets these small growths on his wrists beneath the skin surface that protrude and spew an uncontrollable stream of webbing when he touches his middle and ring fingers to the palm of his same hand.<P>Then imagine a montage of Peter taking apart lighters and aerosol cans to build web shooters that control the flow of the webbing, with nozzle adjustments that force the webbing into a thin, straight stream or a wide net of webbing.<P>BANG! There's your adaption of the classic source material that is partially grounded in reality.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    CARMILLA - IS PENNSY A ZOOEY AFICIONADO TOO?

    by BringingSexyBack

    We are legion, ya know.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    THAT'S THE FIRST SENSIBLE THING FISH HAS EVER SAID

    by BringingSexyBack

    Good job, brownie.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Why is high school Spidey better?

    by Tai_Pan

    Most of the memorable arcs are from the comics are from when he was in college and beyond: the Green Goblin (the majority of it), Death of Gwen Stacy, the Black Suit, Kraven's Last Hunt, the Calypso/Lizard event, Venom, Maximum Carnage, the Clone Saga, etc. <p> For the studio to assume that placing Parker in the high school timeframe will ensure we get a story about someone coming to grips with new powers and responsibilities... is a display of ignorance. The suits clearly don't have a grasp on the stories told over the past decades. Parker was ALWAYS (and is always) coming to grips with his power, NOT simply when he was a high schooler, but even moreso in his mauring years. <p> Is it truly ignorance, though? Or is this an excuse to hit a target market (tweenies, young women, ids under 10)? I have a strong feeling that Sony nows precisely dick about Spider-Man or his history of coming to terms with himself as shown throughout the run of the comics. As such, I say bullshit.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    All Wrong!

    by Saltoner

    Marc Webb!? You are the weakest link. This doesn’t seem to make any sense, from a creative view, marketing, or financial standpoint. This guy has done one movie, a movie I loved, but a movie that was seen by maybe 100 people. So why give an unknown, independent filmmaker a billion dollar franchise to play with? Sony doesn’t seem to have any idea what to do with the most popular comic book character in existence. Damn execs. Ugh! That said though, I do wish Marc all the success and am rooting for him to pull of the impossible. One word of advice Mr. Webb, if you’re going to tell his origin story, tell it in 10 minutes, right in the very beginning!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    THING IS, THEY DON'T *NEED* TO TARGET THE YOUNGER DEMO

    by BringingSexyBack

    Spider-Man already has a built-in audience spanning generations. Regardless of whether Spidey is in HS or college, or God forbid an adult in the fucking workforce, PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WILL SEE IT BECAUSE IT'S A SPIDER-MAN MOVIE. <P> Christ, Exie wouldja please relay this post to those thin-skulled suits in Hollywood? Thanks.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Twi-dey...

    by andrew coleman

    Fuck these people. Raimi left and the suits came together and went. "Lets make spider-man like twilight". It's obvious this there goal. Fuck this idea I'm boycotting now until I hear changes. Set it after SP3! I don't want to see another fucking origin story! Especially with crying teens bitching about how they love someone! Fuck you Sony.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    SALTONER - I THINK 100 PEOPLE IS A LOW ESTIMATE

    by BringingSexyBack

    However, I myself have seen it 1,000,000 times. Which puts (500) Days right up there with Avatar in viewship numbers. Pretty amazing feat I would say.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    I DO AGREE THAT LOVE IS PLAYED OUT

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    I want a reboot of the Star Trek reboot

    by Kaitain

    Sam Worthington to play Chris Pine.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    BringingColostomyBack

    by Immortal_Fish

    "THAT'S THE FIRST SENSIBLE THING FISH HAS EVER SAID"<P>And it's about the seventeenth time you wrote something to that affect.<P>I voted for Kennedy. No way I was going to vote for a RINO. Yet I'm glad he got in instead of Marcia.<P>Dan Quayle misspelled the word "potatoes" and everyone still remembers it to this day. BAAD!!<P>Marcia Coakley misspelled with name of the state she intended to serve as U.S. Senator. GOOOD!!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Organic Webb

    by _Lizarkeo

    Heh. <p><p> As an old Zombie meself, I would love to see Spidey return one day to Marvel (Disney, a-hem). But (500) Days was FRAKING AWESOME. I'm sold. And please, put some "Silk" Spektor on the soundtrack. Cheers.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Who give's a shit anymore????

    by blackflowerX

    I'm bored shitless of this generic character (and all of Marvels film bollock's) .He's a lame , high school twatastic gimp.....*yawn* I want to see a film of "Peter Parker; The divorced, washed up cunt, who wont pay his child maintenance , has a latent drug problem , and wank's to much over the internet; years ".... Simply because I hate spider man now ,and think I would kill myself to sit through another origin flick thats basically twilight with super morons in latex....Someone give me a gun...

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Webb....

    by blackflowerX

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    I foresee....

    by Miles_Teg

    Aaron Johnson, coming fresh off of Kick-Ass to be Spidey.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Miles_Teg, I agree

    by Immortal_Fish

    Going off of what I've seen in just the trailers alone, Johnson appears perfect. The guy even resembles 70's TV Spidey, Nick Hammond.<P>But that's the rub... He already *is* playing Parker in Kick-Ass. There's just no way Sony would risk the association. Especially not control freak Sony execs.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    blackflowerX, this TB proves that many give several shits

    by Immortal_Fish

    80% of this TB took place in the last 24-hours. And if you reply to this, then you do too -- let alone the fact that you cared enough to post that you don't care in the first place.<P>But since you care to enough to brainstorm the future of the franchise, yes, I would also like to see an older Parker, similar to the school teacher he is in the comics these days.

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    "I DO AGREE THAT LOVE IS PLAYED OUT"

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    Heh. Brilliant BringingSexyBack, brilliant. Not to mention it doesn't even actually exist. The very notion is really just another element of control, especially since these days, everyone's supposed to be incapable of meeting anyone on their own by, I dunno, going out and meeting people. Naw, the system wants you to spent lucre to one of their Christer-controlled corporate entities and have them "match" or eHarmonize" you with someone of their choosing. Wake up folks: They now want to actually breed us the same way they breed cattle! Get a fuckin' clue folks. Oh, and just to attempt to stay on topic: The new Spidey flick will make Batman & Robin seem like The Dark Knight by way of comparison. Cheers!

  • Jan. 20, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    jaylenotookmyjob

    by drturing

    dude weirdest paranoid rant ever. just ask someone out. say "want to go out sometime?" if they say no, move on with your life. sheesh.

  • Jan. 21, 2010, midnight CST

    Don't be dorks

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    The next step in the Raimi movies was to marry peter and mj. How long can you drag that, m they should married spidey sucks, I agree they need to carry out longer high school pete. Plus marvel just did this whole one more day thing because it sucked in the comics to have a married peter parker.

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Somebody’s got some pretty big balls

    by veritasses

    to hand over a property like Spiderman to Webb. 500 Days showed that he’s good/competent but (unlike many) I wasn’t blown away by it and I didn’t see anything that indicated that he’s got the talent of a first rate storyteller. I’m not saying that he wouldn’t do a great job but it would’ve been wiser to see how he does with more stuff under his belt first... esp since he’s inheriting something so huge and established. I’d also want to hear him talk about some of the decisions he made with “500”.

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 5:49 a.m. CST

    500 Days was pleasant, but this smells of an EMO reboot

    by quantize

    ...to git some of those Twilight little girls in cinemas. Off that bat, it sounds like an incredibly bad idea...let's fear the worst and hope for the best.

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 6:16 a.m. CST

    drturing

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    Not talking about that. That's the way to do it. But now Korporate Kulture AmeriKa want to commodify human relationships. That's what my "weirdest paranoid rant" was all about. Once more back on topic: $80 Million?? That's the budget? Figures the Joovians at Sony would want to shoot it on the cheap (for a FX heavy franchise flick that is). Look for lots of SyFy-level bad CGI and Spidey running on treadmills conveniently hidden by fake bushes to simulate "super spider speed". CHrist. Arnuldt will be retired from politics soon, might as well just hire HIM for Green Goblin. "Tonight, ah'm gunnuh paint dees town GREEN, Spiduhmuhn!"

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Message to Hollywood

    by The StarWolf

    If it ain't broke, don't 'fix' it.

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Dog Rape

    by Super Joker

    I hope is in this movie.

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Webb is also attached to a remake of “Jesus Christ Superstar"

    by ratpack223

    Oh my God, has the world gone totally nuts???!!!

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 9:05 a.m. CST

    remake iron man

    by ORIONgods

    set it in high school

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 9:05 a.m. CST

    remake iron man

    by ORIONgods

    set it in high school

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 9:05 a.m. CST

    remake iron man

    by ORIONgods

    set it in high school

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 9:05 a.m. CST

    remake iron man

    by ORIONgods

    set it in high school

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 9:05 a.m. CST

    remake iron man

    by ORIONgods

    set it in high school

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 9:05 a.m. CST

    remake iron man

    by ORIONgods

    set it in high school

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 9:06 a.m. CST

    remake iron man

    by ORIONgods

    set it in high school

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 9:06 a.m. CST

    oh if u didnt hear the the first time

    by ORIONgods

    remake iron man lol

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    remake dark knight

    by ORIONgods

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 9:08 a.m. CST

    reboot aicn

    by ORIONgods

    zing

  • Abbey Rd Studios, London, January 21, 2010 - The Jonas brothers, beloved Disney Channel popsters are set to cover the entire Beatles back catalogue in an effort to reboot the Fab Fours songs for a younger audience. With songs mostly written by Lennon/McCartney, The Beatles were a popular 1960’s band whose subsequent Anthology and Rock Band projects have sought to find that illusive “younger audience”. Commenting on the announcement, George Martin, producer of The Beatles original recordings said, “At their core, The Beatles are a small band with intimate human stories about Walrus’s and Rocky Raccoon that take place in Pepperland. The key for us as we sought a new band to record these songs was to identify a group who could give sharp focus to Auto-Tune. We wanted people who could capture the awe of being in The Beatles so the audience could experience their sense of discovery while giving real heart to the emotion, anxiety, and recklessness of LSD and coupling all of that with the adrenaline of The Beatles cartoon adventures. We believe The Jonas Brothers are perfect choice to bring us on that journey. Plus they’ve already destroyed “Hello Goodbye.” McCartney and Starr added jointly, “Bling Bling”.

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Just wait, once Nolan's finished his Bale Trilogy...

    by backfromthedead

    Warners will Tween the fuck out of the next gen of Batman movies. Oh and so will Eon after a couple more Daniel Craig movies.

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Raimi Should Do Bayonetta Instead Of WarCraft

    by FreeBeer

    Anyone who's played this new game knows that its just the kind of over the top insanity Sam Raimi is so good at orchestrating. Rhona Mitra for Bayonetta!! Bruce Campbell as either Enzo, Rodin or Luka. Shauna Macdonald for Jeanne. Make it so...

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Actually, Make That Laurence Fishbourne For Rodin

    by FreeBeer

    And The Almighty Bruce forEnzo or Luka

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Who wants to go back to high school?

    by AmericanWerewolf

    NOBODY!

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    SPIDER-MAN BEGINS

    by AmericanWerewolf

    This character has one of the most iconic origin stories around. I can't see why Sony'd want to go over ground that's already been covered, UNLESS they could deliver a story that gives us insight into the deep-down, murky psychological shit of why some neb filled with impotent rage would choose to become a wall-crawling wiseass.

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    THE ARACH-KNIGHT

    by AmericanWerewolf

    Or maybe they're considering taking it to the next level, and making a definitive, serious examination what it is to be a crime fighter in the crazy-infested streets of NYC.

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Want this to succeed, but...

    by Serious Black

    ...will not hold my breath. I thought the Raimi films were a mixed bag overall. Aside from problems with the overall tone of the second movie and the overuse of bad CG cartoony action, Raimi's films were pretty good. I think it is foolish not to give him a shot at a Lizard film given that he obviously has set it up over the course of the series. More high school angst? Really, that's what viewers want? I guess Sony should know, they are the professionals at this, after all. I just hope this does not turn out to be Spider-Man-meets-Gossip Girl or Spidey Goes to Dawson's Creek or whatever.

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    We kid because we care.

    by AmericanWerewolf

    Some of us are a little emotionally invested because we grew up with characters like Spidey. We feel a certain amount of possessiveness, and want to see the property done right. Maybe Sony doesn't have to care, as long as they make profits. But after seeing what has gone before, what works, what failed, how can they ignore that if they want a truly successful project they can stand behind?

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    I'm ambivalent.

    by AmericanWerewolf

    While he's not my favorite character, I've always recognized Spider-Man's importance as an everyman/trickster hero. After seeming ages of rumors and disappointments, Sam Raimi, a director I admired, made Spider-Man with Tobey Maguire. It was evident that he was a fan, because he gave the movie just the right amounts of angst, humor, and action. After viewing it again recently, I can see some minor missteps: drawn-out sequences, and an uninspiring Goblin suit that didn't help Willem Dafoe convey the menace of the character. I need to watch 2 again, but while I recall liking Molina's Doctor Octopus quite a bit, I was less than thrilled with the loss of powers scenario. 3 is still fresh in my mind. It didn't really seem to give us anything new, did it? Sad. It had a lot goin' on storywise, and the elements of Venom and Gwen Stacy just seem shoehorned in for conflict's sake. Not as funny, not as moving as it should've been, it really tests the viewer's willingness to sit through silliness. Goofy fun, but all over the map, and did nothing to advance the story of Peter Parker. So now we have to go back to the drawing board, huh? It's gonna be Marc Webb, a director who's made a movie I enjoyed, but doesn't exactly scream big-budget action flick. I'm trying to have faith, but it's iffy at the moment. I'll be watching the upcoming news of this project with interest. If they must include Mary Jane in the story, make her HOT and brassy, not some whiny little woman-child. And please, for the love of God, include villains who make sense in the context of the story. I know edveryone's got their favorites, but the early ones are always the best- The Vulture, the Lizard, Mysterio and/or Kraven the Hunter always intoduce interesting story possibilities.

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by christpunchers2007

    This got to be a joke right? Spiderman from 2002 was pretty decent. I'm sure there's no way this guy will make it any better with his MTV style. If anything it will turn out to be worse.

  • Jan. 21, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    fuckin spiderman

    by SWEARENGINE

    never cared for it

  • Jan. 24, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST

    kid can't build web shooters

    by robertplant

    but he sure can upgrade his sweat pants!

  • Jan. 24, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST

    kid can't build web shooters

    by robertplant

    but he sure can upgrade his sweat pants!