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Rhys Ifans to square off against Andrew Garfield's SPIDER-MAN!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Sony issued a press release today announcing a bit of casting for their Spider-Man reboot. Namely one Mr. Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) will be the villain.

They won't say which villain, so now the guessing game starts! I'm hoping they don't rehash Spidey 1 and have him playing Norman Osborn. I think they're smart enough to let that lie, but since they're involving Gwen Stacey, we have to expect to see the Green Goblin at some point in these new films. But if they're putting Peter Parker back in High School, I hope that opens up Curt Connors again as a possibility. Maybe that's just me wanting to see The Lizard finally realized on the screen. Keeping mum on the whole deal, director Mark Webb did state that it was after seeing Ifans' turn in the upcoming film ANONYMOUS that the decision was made to cast him as the lead villain. It was Ifans' ability to "embody both warmth and rage" that made him "an ideal choice for this character." Sounds like the Jekyll & Hyde personality of Curt Connors, no? What do you folks think? -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



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  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    yes!

    by HadWoodenTeethChasedMobyDick

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    lizard

    by HadWoodenTeethChasedMobyDick

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Twilight cash in...

    by shoveller

    He'll be the living vampire... Though for the life of me I can't remember his name... Think it starts with an m...

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    shoveller, your thinking Morbius

    by deadpool2449

    i doubt it tho

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    no this is crap

    by DioxholsterRestored

    he looks cartoony

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Ifans has some great roles on the slate...

    by workshed

    ...and it's about time imo. I can't wait to see him as Howard Marks in 'Mr.Nice'. I hope it has a really cool OST by Super Furry Animals.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    HOBGOBLIN

    by TheKeenGuy

    Seems logical. By the way, I remember him playing (to good effect) a psychopathic gangster squaring off against Johnny Lee Miller in a film called LOVE, HONOR AND OBEY that was pretty good (also has Jude Law and Ray Winstone).

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    WAKENING TRAILER

    by DioxholsterRestored

    http://bit.ly/9Ny3MP

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Sony execs hate the Lizard...

    by Chewtoy

    That's why they went with the Vulture for Spidey 4 before it all fell apart. They shot down any story with the Lizard as the villain because they wanted someone with a human face.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Villain withheld on purpose

    by Dapper Swindler

    free advertising for film as we speculate

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    I thought Sony didn't want the Lizard

    by BarryConvex

    It'd be a huge slap in the face to Raimi and Dylan Baker, if they used the Lizard as the villain, since Sony wanted a villain with a "face". That being said, I still would love to see the character finally used. I figure the villain will end up being Electro, due to the fact that he involves little set up and the effects will be cheaper to do than the Lizard's.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    I had heard Venom mentioned a few times...

    by rabidfnark

    This doesn't exactly disprove that theory, but I, for one, hope it turns out to be someone else (Villain-wise (Venom would make for a bad 'first' movie villain, I think)). The Lizard would be cool, but I would have liked that better with Dylan Baker as Conners and Raimi directing. Not doubting the reboot, just saying that was a lot of character work to flush away, but let's be honest, that was a pipe dream.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Ifans as Vulture

    by EpilepticLurcher

    DOn't think he will be the only supervillain in this Spidey movie. Its about time they introduced Kraven.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    rhys ifans...

    by emeraldboy

    He supposedly gives an emmense performance in enduring love as a stalker. based on the book by ian mcEwan. stars, rhys ifans daniel craig. samantha morton and bill nighy. directed by roger Michell

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    With the rumors of Philip Seymour Hoffman as Venom

    by Kammich

    It makes you contemplate how awesome Rhys Ifans could be as Cletus Kasady/Carnage. Ifans has always done a good job of conveying that subtle menace, the type of psycho that functions normally but gives the idea that he'll snap at any time. He reminds me of a bit of a poor man's Tim Roth, actually. Either way, I hope they don't go with Venom and/or Carnage... if this is some sort of a "reboot," then that is far too tough of a story to try to start a franchise with. Honestly, I have no fucking clue what the plot of this movie will be... the shroud of mystery has me pretty excited, though.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    I think he's playing Venom

    by SupermanIsMyGod

    Venom is recognizable, he'll sell action figures, etc...it'd be a smart idea, I think, to throw Norman Osborn in for a scene or two to introduce him. Go Dark Knight on it and have him be the main villain in part 2 when he kills Gwen. I'd love to see that whole story unfold on screen.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Going by his physique and mannerisms...

    by Dlgothv

    He'd make a great Electro!

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    OLD NEWS

    by THE_CHOPPAH_STRIKES_BACK

    Been there. reported that.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Lizard. You can always tell by lookin @ comics

    by the Green Gargantua

    Whatever villain seems to be getting panel time.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Still, Quint deserves respect.

    by THE_CHOPPAH_STRIKES_BACK

    He likes apricot brandy, after all.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    If they bring Norman Osbourne back....

    by thecomedian

    Him and Harry better have those smooth-assed finger waves in their hair. Seriously that shit would be hilarious with Harry rockin' a doo rag in some scenes and Peter being like "What the fuck, dude? Why do you have an S-Curl?!?"

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Kammich

    by Shermdawg

    If they're doing Ultimate Spidey, or an amalgamation of the two continuities, I doubt they'll re-do the Venom of the 616, meaning Brock is a scientist who creates the symbiote, and Cletus as far as I know wasn't even around. From what I heard Carnage had no host, and could shape shift/absorb the memories of it's victims.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Soooo we got LIZARD, CARNAGE, VULTURE and KRAVEN

    by Dharma4

    as the guessing leading villains?

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    I love Rhys Ifans...

    by KubricksBellEnd

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Remember when Charlie Sheen was Spidey?

    by bishopfan85

    I remember in the 90's when efforts were heavily being made to release a Spidey pic that was muddled in legal tape that took over a decade to finally untangle. There was talk of Charlie Sheen playing the web head and even a projected release date for the film that was highly anticipated but obviously never surfaced. James Cameron was slated to direct and at a time when comic book movies were not yet guaranteed blockbusters there was a high anticipation level for everyone who knew about what was going on. With all that being said, and living in a time where now the internet and websites like this can keep us in the know much more in-depth than anyone from my generation could have ever imagined, this movie is probably the least exciting for a major franchise comic book character than anything that I can think of. Here's hoping that the end result makes up for it all.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    It is still going to be crap...

    by KubricksBellEnd

    Just sayin'

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Actually, The Not-Made-Up Rumor is...

    by Lesbianna_Winterlude

    New villain. Not from the comics.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    It won't be Lizard.

    by Shermdawg

    Didn't Lizard get nixed by Sony when Raimi wanted to use him because they didn't want another "masked" villain?

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Andrew Garfield vs. Rhys Ifans

    by cinemixtape.com

    That just screams "blockbuster," doesn't it?

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Dr. Smythe

    by krabklaw

    Who doesn't want to see a Spider-Slayer with JJJ's face on it's monitor-head?

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Hmmm electro.

    by chainsaw_shawn

    it's pretty damn hard to top any of the previous versions of the villans being that Willam dafoes ace performance is still fresh in people's minds. the green goblin doesnt need a reboot. If anything let's see mysterio, lizard, rhino and or vulture. A new cadre of villans is neccessary before even trying to rehash to whole green goblin because the first two spiderman movies was epic!!! are you kidding me?

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Green Goblin most certainly DOES need a reboot.

    by Shermdawg

    Especially with Gwen back in the picture. But not for a few films.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    a new villain is a TERRIBLE idea

    by Kammich

    Sony has already shit on the fanbase with Spider-man 3, and they're shitting on the fanbase even more by rebooting the franchise 3 years later... do you really think they have the balls to reboot Spider-man with an (unfortunately) unknown Andrew Garfield battling a relatively unknown Rhys Ifans playing a newly created villain? no way. NO fucking way.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    New spidey =BS

    by Sloppy2nds

    If they follow Ultimate Spidey story line then Carnage kills Gwen. Carnage doesnt need a host so no idea who Rhys is going to play. He could pass for Electro. Vulture is old so thats a big no.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    I feel like this will be the "Superman Returns" of the franchise

    by amrisharmpit

    The whole way they are going about this just doesn't seem right. I'm predicting it will be a one-off and then they will reboot it again years later.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Electro definitely comes to mind

    by BlackBauer0320

    Physique-wise, that's what would make sense. I don't think we can read too much into the "exhibiting warmth and rage" statement because I think all villains would need the ability to demonstrate both sides there, in order to be a good character and not one-dimensional. Vulture is old but I could see them deciding to go younger there, for the sake of believability, though much to the dismay of the fans. On a side note, just saw The Social Network finally and I thought Garfield was quite excellent. Reminded me a TON of Hayden Christenson. Except, you know, for the good acting. Lots of similar mannerisms though, and the tone of voice is eerily identical.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    That dude who played The Comedian...

    by The_Goddamn_Batman

    ...as Kraven.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Normy should be in the movie for sure, not Gobby

    by Tall_Boy66

    And he should take a long, lingering glance at Gwen (of course, can't fault him for that if it's the lovely Emma Stone) and say something about "Death, blondes, and victory."

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Actually, hold that one...

    by The_Goddamn_Batman

    Kraven should be in the sequel. Spider-Man needs to be set up before he can be hunted.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah..

    by The_Goddamn_Batman

    And I think Ifans is obviously Electro.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Kraven

    by Fred

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Electro or Vulture...........

    by blackflowerX

    I bet ya....

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    blackflowerX Ditto

    by JethroBodine

    My thoughts exactly

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Electro or Lizard I hope

    by CCon99

    They would make good villains for a just starting out Spider-Tween.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins

    by FrodosBlueBalls

    I am not a comic book "geek" and I had no idea who Raz al Gul was, but that turned out just fine.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Why not Will O' The Wisp?

    by BobJohnson

    Why can't Will O' The Wisp get a fucking movie? Or Hydro Man? I would love to see a team up of Hammerhead and The Molten Man.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:13 p.m. CST

    I'm pretty sure he's playing Swiss Miss.

    by Chewtoy

    Or I could be confusing things.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    it's Norman Osborn

    by only1

    and just get over it. Hopefully they do it right and they DON'T kill Norman off. "warmth and rage"? That's Norman... he treat Pete as if he's his own son. The movie should end after Gwen's death at the hands of the Goblin.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Big Wheel!

    by Yelsaeb

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Ifans is only 15 years older than Garfield...

    by Kammich

    ...you really think its Norman? ehh. I don't know.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:28 p.m. CST

    He plays that queer pedo who lured Peter over to his apartment

    by Professor_Monster

    and cornholed him - anyone remember that child abuse issue of Spidey they gave away to help teach kids about their "no no parts" - it's true and if you don't remember - you aint a Spidey fan. Nuff said

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    I'm sure they are fooling you all..

    by ShogunMaster

    He'll play Black Cat...

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Mysterio!

    by listo65

    How come no love for my boy?

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    I vote Vulture

    by Lang The Cat

    Possibly the Shocker.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Even if Norman isn't the villain of the film

    by superlaser

    we still might see someone cast in the part, even if just for a few scenes to establish his presence. Any word yet on if Harry is involved? Regardless, I think this guy can pull off a number of different villains (Electro, Osborn, Lizard, Vulture, Mysterio, etc) reasonably well.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    re: "this will be the Superman Returns of franchise"

    by TheSeeker7

    okay so upon having the realization recently that if I'd ever actually seen all of Superman 1 & 2 in their entirety in one sitting that it's not been since childhood (and I'm 34yo), last week I watched both (I watched the Donner cut of #2). and hooollllly shit, were these bad. How in the holy fuck did these movies ever come to be known as all time classics? Yea okay there's some great sequences within both, but the films as a whole? and they BOTH end with the same gimmick, Supes reversing the Earth to turn back time? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME???<br> <br> These were incredibly mediocre films at best (& obviously 3 & 4 don't even belong in the conversation). well and so just to be thorough, I took in another fresh viewing of Superman Returns after those two, and frankly, I think Returns might be the best film in the Superman franchise. Which isn't saying much, granted, but there ya go. But shit, the original Supes 1 & 2 have a friggin laundry list of faults.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    I only came for possible pics of Emma Stone

    by natecore

    I'm leaving disappointed.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    ANYONE BUT LEX LUTHOR

    by BringingSexyBack

    Enough!

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    @natecore

    by TheSeeker7

    If you only came, then I'd say no, you're most definitely NOT leaving disappointed.<br> <br> hiiiiiiyyyyyooooooooo!!! (hehehe)

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Looks like some chameleon eyes there

    by chaseguy17

    my money is on chameleon. Either that, or he could be playing Scorpian. One of those two.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST

    hey now

    by natecore

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    You don't know what the fuck you're talking about, Seeker7.

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Superman may end cocked up but it has the best Superman actor, best score of any comic book movie, and is EASILY the most entertaining (and fun) comic book movie ever. What are you -- 12 and/or a Micheal Bay fan? For fuck's sake, SR is a huge HOMAGE to the Donner films. Jeezus Fucking Christ!

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Rhys

    by Horgy

    I could see him as The Vulture, what with the skinny-ness and all. Honestly, I'd rather watch gay porn that Carnage in a movie, without at least a whole movie and a half of Venom set-up. SM3 threw Venom at us WAY too quickly, and destroyed him just as too-quickly. Carnage would need at least a Venom movie, and then one explaining where the eff Carnage came from. <p> by the way, does anyone know if they'll ever make that Graham Chapman bioflick with Rhys Ifans?

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    This guy is either...

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    ...Electro, Vulture, Morbius, or Scorpion.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Rhys Ifans to play MR. SINISTER in Spidey re-boot crossover!

    by Tigger Tales

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    TheSeeker7

    by Bouncy X

    the superman time thing only happened because you watched the Donner cut of Part 2. watch the theatrical cut and you'll see a different ending. Supes turning back time was the original ending of Part 2 but they ran out of time and used it as the ending of Part 1 so it could be in theaters on time.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Warmth and Rage?

    by jedimast3r

    It's Norman Osborn, don't be retarded.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:18 p.m. CST

    That's the Little Nicky Guy

    by TheJudger

    He's no Willem Dafoe, but then again who is. My dream Goblin is Steve Buscemi.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    "Gwen's death at the hands of the Goblin."

    by Shermdawg

    But Goblin didn't kill her, he merely tossed the bitch.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Kinda Surprised that no one mentioned...

    by RoShamPoe

    Mysterio? A stretch for maybe the first movie, but a possibility for sure.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Electro seems obvious

    by andrew coleman

    This is a reboot if they toss Venom in(again) or Carnage they will loose people. Nerds ruined Spider-man 3 by bitching about Venom to the point that Sony pushed Raimi to use him. I think what the reboot should do is set up Norman Osborn as a future Green Goblin villian. Electro works for a reboot. He is menacing(blows shit up) but pretty simple story wise. For a reboot where they want to ease audiences into the idea of a new Spider-man and new Gwenn Stacey etc. They need a basic villain without a lot of set up. So Electro works for me. Set up the second film to have Lizard and Kraven the third to have Norman becoming Goblin and killing Gwenn... They should just hire me to make these movies.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Goblin didn't kill Gwen.

    by Shermdawg

    Also, they'll probably have Venom(Ultimate version)already introduced by that time so they can combine storylines where Carnage takes over her image and memories.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Brand New Day

    by vadakinX

    They should bring Tobey MacGuire in at the beginning of the film, pre-credits, to make a deal with the devil to erase his years as Spider-Man. Then flash back through all three movies and stop on Garfield staring at his locker as Flash Thomson's fist comes flying at him. Only this time Peter doesn't dodge it. This time he gets his square in the jaw. <p> He doesn't retaliate with fancy Spider movies, he just gets the crap beaten out of him. Harry Osborn looks on, pointing and laughing as Mephisto whispers in his ear that he took away his powers too but Peter has forgotten everything so he has no idea and dies a week later from the venomous bite from the spider. <p> Stan Lee cameo's as the mortician and Aunt May and a still living Uncle Ben watch him get buried. 5 years later, Peter wakes up at Disney where Kevin Feige informs him that everyone hates him now so Sony had no problems giving the rights back so he can be in Avengers 3 alongside RDJ as Iron Man and Matt Damon as Bruce Banner because in 5 years Marvel will have recast the Hulk another 17 times. <p> This post made no sense.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Dylan Baker got fucked!

    by Super Rabbi

    He would of made an awesome Lizard.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:21 a.m. CST

    The villain he's playing

    by NippleEffect

    The Diabolical Limp Wristed Guy

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:22 a.m. CST

    The Dreadful Damp Handed Guy

    by NippleEffect

    *Don't Shake Hands With Him!*

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:24 a.m. CST

    The Horrifying What's That Smell Guy

    by NippleEffect

    *Check Your Shoes!*

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:54 a.m. CST

    I vote Electro, but what about Scorpion?

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Just so long as they bring back Michael Caine

    by boogel

    as Aunt May. Then I'll be happy.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:01 a.m. CST

    As if it couldn't get any worse...

    by tailhook

    You have a no-name from Britain playing Spider-man, a 2nd-tier actress playing the female lead, and the crazy roommate from Notting Hill of all things playing the villain. There isn't much way this isn't a trainwreck of monumental proportions.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Why?

    by Lummox JR

    Nothing against Spider-Man here, but why do we need a reboot of a franchise that has just recently given us two good films and a passable third? Heck, the Batman franchise went longer before the reboot and that one needed it much more.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:06 a.m. CST

    What you need fucking A-List stars in a Spider-Man movie?

    by Tall_Boy66

    Spider-Man *is* the A-List star. Nobody lines up to see these movies because they like the actor, they line up to see Spider-Man. All that matters is that the actors are good and that's all. Stars are a thing of the past, anyway. Just ask Tom Cruise and Will Smith.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:11 a.m. CST

    The Riddler?

    by billyhitchcock1

    No? :-)

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:14 a.m. CST

    i did came to the same realization myself seeker7

    by soup74

    I rewatched them and felt the same way. really bad movies. we still need a good superman movie.. 1 and 2 arent as great as people remember.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Fingers crossed for Venom

    by cgih8r

    hey a guy can dream can't he?

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:16 a.m. CST

    no Green Goblin EVER AGAIN please

    by cgih8r

    He's got to be the gayest villain ever fucking drawn on a page and Sam Raimi found a way to make him even GAYER on screen.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Lizard

    by Dark_Equalizer

    I thought it was the other way round , It was Raimi who didint want to use the Lizard becuasue you couldnt use and actor and he wanted to see the actors face to convey emotions. It was he who wnated Vulture and Sony how then nixed that. As for Evans, I think Electro is the safest bet. He's reasonalbly well known, and we havent seen him yet. They may have Osborn, but I dont hink he'll be Gobby yet , at least until the end of the film. Or it wont be different enough formt he first movie

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:25 a.m. CST

    if it's Electro

    by Star Hump

    better give him that big electric bolt mask/head piece. Righteous.<p>

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST

    C'mon! Look At Him!

    by NippleEffect

    That's Paste Pot Pete

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Mysterio

    by Galactic

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Tall_Boy66

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    That seems to be the case and I like it! Imagine TC as Tony Stark, not quite as much fun as his midget twin RDJ.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:41 a.m. CST

    You're delusional Tall_Boy

    by tailhook

    Do you need A-listers? Preferably for the villain... but honestly.. not really. But you do need stars. And Andrew Garfield may be some big star in BFE, but he's largely done jack and shit here in the States. Social Network will give him some visibility but by and large he's an unknown quantity as a lead. People don't look at the billing and go OMG ANDREW GARFIELD I GOTTA SEE THIS FILM NOW. Its even worse when your villain IS an unknown.<p> As per both Will Smith and Tom Cruise... they're doing quite fine. Even a misfire and 'bomb' from Cruise puts out $229 million at the box office. Why? Because he's Tom Cruise and the name sells worldwide. Even 'dry' material for Will Smith like 7 pounds puts out $168 million at the box office.<p> And what happens when you get two relatively unknown kids making a horror film... o right... you get Let Me In... which will be lucky to even break $10 million even though the quality of the film was excellent. Stars still matter... a lot.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Movie needs a star

    by 300 monkeys

    tailhook is right. Without one, this movie could fail and I don't believe they will risk that. Maybe he's just the first of two or three or the sinister six. Or better yet,

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:26 a.m. CST

    My dream trilogy

    by 300 monkeys

    Who's the villain in ASM #1? Why, it's the Chameleon! who could definitely work on film and could be played by some thespian like this guy, but secretly be masterminded by [insert big star here] as Mysterio! This could also work with multiple villains, as Spidey barely glimpses M! in the first film but M! then sends little Petey on a holy hellacious mindfuck in film #2, partly in revenge for messing up his plans in film #1 and partly because that will be lots of fun to watch. Set up the Osbornes as Peter's (slightly imperiously crazy) second family, punch up Norman's role as mentor and surrogate dad, and have the Goblin-Gwen Stacy crazytrain hit Petey out of left field for film #3. You could easily build that shit to truly operatic heights over the course of three films, Harry's drug problems and love/resentment of Pete, Gwen being threatened by, and then becoming pals with, MJ, and all. Or not. I'm guessing not.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Looks right for The Kangaroo, actually

    by 300 monkeys

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:50 a.m. CST

    A Goblin of some sort

    by BenBraddock

    Which would be a pity, cos we already saw that movie

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 3 a.m. CST

    Am sure it'll be Morbius

    by ianlegend

    As mentioned before, they'll want to cash in on the buzz for vampires. They'll have the whole sympathetic backstory about Morbius originaly being a biochemist searching for a cure for his blood disease, which will be the "warmth and rage" thing. I can see Ifans as a vampire.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Shermdawg you are wrong.

    by brattyben

    Ultimate Brock was a scientist in a collegiate sense. However, it was Brock and Peter's dads who invented the symbiote in hopes of finding a way for the body to heal itself using the material. Regardless, I'm interested if they use a villian from the books, or one they make up. Just make it interesting!

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Two Brits in lead roles of major US blockbuster

    by Pedro_Voted_For_Me

    Love it

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 3:27 a.m. CST

    I say Morbius or Electro

    by thatswhatshesaid

    Vote Electro because he is a classic character and also has been used in newer versions. Vote Morbius simple because studios like to ride a wave until it crashes and vampires are all the rage at the movies right now.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 3:52 a.m. CST

    Nothing to say...

    by Executor

    Just like checking in with the nerd Morbius Electro Vulture Kraven debate so I can feel superior.<p>Each post I read I picture the comic book nerd from the Simpsons. Each and every one of you.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 4:06 a.m. CST

    brattyben, what was Eddie's dad's name? ;)

    by Shermdawg

    Yeah, I was just relaying what my friends told me recently about the Ultimate Universe, never actually read them. And to be honest after seeing some of the awful redesigns and storylines, l'm kind of glad I didn't. <br><br> But then again the same can be said for the 616 in the last decade or so.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Great Stuff!!!!

    by donchild

    This guy was my hoped for choice to play The Joker in TDK and now he's been cast as Spiderman villain. I doubt they'll do the Green Goblin in the first film but I could definitely see him as that character but without the naff mask that Willem Dafoe had to wear last time. I'd have to guess Lizard.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 4:16 a.m. CST

    It's Electro.

    by Bodacious_Crumb

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 4:29 a.m. CST

    if this SM reboots flops or at least doesnt earn the same

    by KilliK

    grosses as the original movies,does this mean that FOX will reboot it again with a new cast/director? like what happened with the Hulk?

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 4:49 a.m. CST

    I want to see Norman Osborne with

    by Dennis_Moore

    that weird hair-helmet pin curl 'do.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 4:54 a.m. CST

    Sony blew it....

    by sportsguy88

    They should have gone in the other direction. This should be SPIDERMAN as in MAN, not boy. Hollywood will never learn. They're doing the same thing with X-MEN. I don't want to watch a bunch of kids as Superheroes. Looking forward to Capt America and Thor!!!

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 5:04 a.m. CST

    AWAKENING ---- TODAY --- SYFY

    by DioxholsterRestored

    THE EPISODE "AWAKENING" WE ALL HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. 12TH OCTOBER. SYFY. STARGATE UNIVERSE IS ENTERING UNCHARTED TERRITORY IN SCI-FI ENTERTAINMENT

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 5:29 a.m. CST

    The Donner Superman films suck?!?

    by The_Warrior_Poet

    First off, Donner gets a pass because he was the first to helm a blockbuster comic book movie. But, he doesn't need to use his pass. Here's why: -The first time out for a comic book film and they absolutely nailed the music. Danny Elfman would do it again for Batman in 89. What other comic book heroes can you list who have iconic themes, where most people who aren't fanboys can listen to a 5 second clip of the soundtrack and instantly know what movie it's from? -I know this is highly subjective, but I'm sure others will agree: Superman I & II had a certain cinematic "magic" to them. You weren't watching a normal film; you were watching a mythical story unfold. The handling of a super heroe's secret identity, the relationship between hero and love interest (i.e. romance), the feats of heroism that were breathtaking for the relative level of special effects... it all added up to an exhilarating cinematic experience. Have you forgotten the pre-CGI revolution? Look at any action film circa 1995 and see how practical effects ruled the day and were often times lackluster. Most of all, Superman The Movie and Superman II were simply FUN. Within the context of the film the audience could easily suspend their disbelief when Superman turned back the rotation of the planet & hence time. I read somewhere that there was a "romantic logic" to the moment where Superman holds Lois' broken body, clenches a fist, and calls upon all his Godly power to reverse fate itself. It didn't matter that making the planet rotate in a different direction wouldn't turn back time. In that particular universe, it worked. Now, with Superman Returns, you've got a scene where Superman is stabbed with a kryptonite shiv after landing on a chunk of kryptonite-infused landmass and it saps all his power, nearly killing him. Yet moments later, when the shiv is removed (although not entirely, as we later see shards of the material removed by doctors) Superman regains his abilities and breaks cloud cover to bask in the rays of the yellow sun. All of this somehow makes him 1000x more powerful than he was earlier in the film when he struggled to halt a crashing jumbo jet (a time when he had more exposure to sun and absolutely zero kryptonite in his system). So Superman somehow, after getting his ass kicked by Lex & goons, with kryptonite chunks still between his ribs, manages to lift a rock the size of an ENTIRE CONTINENT into SPACE. The energy expenditure makes him pass out in a crucifixion pose and plummet back to Earth. Space, mind you, would give you yellow sun rays undiluted by the atmosphere... I could go on, but can you see how SR betrayed its own logic but Superman I & II did not.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:13 a.m. CST

    76 Days

    by Countdown_to_Vader

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Psychological thriller

    by CreamCheeseAlchemist

    In between the usual film exploits of the webslinger, Peter starts having nightmares of Mephisto (Rhys Ifans) and slowly his world begins to unravel-- a feeling of deja vu, a protective instinct towards Gwen Stacy... Things Peter ignores until the conclusion, when his girlfriend lies dead and the full truth hits him. It's a brand new day. :P

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:39 a.m. CST

    I want the Goblin to be done CORRECTLY

    by HarryBlackPotter

    Get him to LOOK like the character in the comics - I mean EXACTLY like the character, not a Mighty Morphin Ranger. And he should be sinister, like something out of a childs bad dream...and then he kills Gwen Stacy. They have to do this right or they shouldn't bother.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:40 a.m. CST

    I'm the biggest Spidey fan in the world...

    by Blanket-Man

    ...I won't bore you with my credentials - just take my word for it. And the sad fact is, my enthusiasm for this project barely registers right now. Sony wants a newer, hipper, younger Spidey, and the first thing they do is cast a Peter Parker who's going to be older than Maguire was during Spidey 1 by the time they start shooting. Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans... as Jerry Seinfeld once said: Who are these people? I'll be there on opening day, I'm sure, but right now I doubt I'll return 5-7 times like I did for Raimi's movies... Hopefully Webb proves me wrong.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:54 a.m. CST

    The_Warrior_Poet well said mate

    by KilliK

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7 a.m. CST

    KRAVEN!!

    by Codename V

    Would rock. Even though this guy doesn't look at all like him, maybe he could be a secondary villain. A villain for hire by this guy pictured above... The Rose?

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:11 a.m. CST

    No fair...

    by Wes_Reviews_

    Wants Dylan Baker back. :(

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:12 a.m. CST

    He'll play Spider Man's greatest villain

    by THE_CHOPPAH_STRIKES_BACK

    A greedy, short-sighted studio executive

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST

    What, no love for the Shocker?

    by Gleemonex

    Save money on computer FX. Just cut up one of grandma's quilts.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:21 a.m. CST

    I Have to Admit...

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... even though Superman has a relatively small lineup of villains, they're all at least recognizable to me. Spider-man's rogue's gallery is really a bunch of minor leaguers; I doubt 99.5% of the public is going to be able to tell the difference. I would like to see Mysterio, or at least a caped weirdo with a crystal ball for a head.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Miss Swiss

    by Youguysgotanymilk

    I thought it was pretty much confirmed that he would be playing Miss Swiss. My wife was the Miss Swiss hot chocolate girl for halloween 2 years ago. Its a hot costume! He should look good in it.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Enough with the Brits

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Crikey!

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Stiltman.

    by fiester

    Ha!

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:36 a.m. CST

    fuck this movie

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    fuck sony, fuck raimi's stupid vulture idea, fuck spiderman. whats the budget, 125 million? you nerds know they're crapping out a low budget spiderman shit fest thats gonna make fantastic 4 look like fuckin star wars or some shit. did i mention fuck this movie? and all these weak actors? who the fuck is this fuck tard playing spidey, fuck him. this douchebag playing the villain looks like trailer trash.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST

    i want to take a shit on the face of whoever thought this fiasco

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    fuckin mtv beverly hills 90120 kiddie bullshit fuck highschool. and fuck all you losers that bashed spiderman 3, it wasnt that bad and this is your fault.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Obviously he will be Boomerang

    by MST3KPIMP

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST

    it got fail all over it

    by DioxholsterRestored

    might be worse than twilight

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Mysterio

    by Too Tall Smally

    Obviously.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Stilt-Man

    by Abominable Snowcone

    or maybe he'll be Leap Frog. Or the Gibbon! <p> You know what I'd really like to see? A Spider-Man movie with NO CHICKS and where super-powered dudes spend the whole time FIGHTING.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Dioxholster

    by Abominable Snowcone

    You ain't kidding. It's starting to smell like Spider-Man: New Moon.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST

    The Gibbon? Kangaroo?

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    Stegron the Dinosaur Man? Big Wheel? Rocket Racer? Slyde? The Spot? Puma? The Enforcers (Big dumb guy, cowboy guy and skinny little judo guy)? The Tinkerer? Fusion (a genius midget and his retarded janitor midget twin fused together in a nuclear reactor)? Will 'O' the Wisp? Spidey has a LOT of really lame second-string villains. Hey! I know! have the whole movie be about The Beyonder coming to Earth and Peter Parker has to teach him how to use the men's room (it actually happened in Secret Wars II!) No, obviously Sony is going to insist on Venom or Carnage, though Electro might have a go just because the effects would be cheap and Sony's got this project on an economy-budget.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST

    He's Welsh

    by UGG

    and so therefore smelly, and sleep's with sheep.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST

    He'll Be Playing Swiss Miss.!

    by cookylamoo

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Shocker ?

    by dj_bollocks

    Hmmmm...

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST

    For some reason...

    by sonofbronson

    the first villain I thought of when I saw him was the Jackal.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Warmth, rage.....

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Jooooooy, pain.<p>Sunshiiiiine, rain!

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Christoph Waltz

    by akirakid

    I thought Christoph had been announced as the villain about a month ago. Could this be a second villain or was the Waltz announcement wishful thinking and a wild rumor?

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST

    not norman osborne again!!

    by mynamesdan

    too soon. <p> tell you what could seriously use another try, though, is the whole venom/carnage storyline which was UNFORGIVABLY glossed over in spidey 3. <p> fucksake they were filming a silver surfer movie simultaneously and they couldn't have whipped up a little crossover for us? F4 find the suit and test it a bit, bring it back for spidey- he gets fucked over. we never needd sandman

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 9:09 a.m. CST

    The Toad?

    by Himbo

    Is it possible they could really push the comedy and have Spidey dealing with multiple wannabe villains? One of my favorite issues was where Spidey had to shake off three former villains that now wanted to be his sidekicks: The Toad, Frogman, and the Spectacular Spider Kid. At the end of the issue, they went off to form there own gimpy supergroup.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    mynamesdan - osborne too soon but not venom?

    by itrainmonkeys

    wasn't venom in the last movie.......yet norman osborne it's too soon to do? your logic confuses me

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Will O' The Wisp!

    by herow/1000faces

    http://tinyurl.com/25y2wp6

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    He's playing...

    by Dead_Geek

    ...Norman Osborn. The studios execs are not bright enough to have a new villain. This film will suck.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Im still fond of Raimi's Spiderman

    by drunkenmonkey73

    Spiderman 2 will take some beating, its definitely one of the best comic book movies ever made. But its nice to see british actors landing these roles, hope all goes well.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Curt Conners was a college professor

    by fanboy71

    right? And the guy who plays Crixus on Spartacus would be an awesome Kraven the Hunter.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST

    F*CK THIS MOVIE!!!

    by HelveticaConspiracy

    spidertween. all i have to say. sony are as*hats for what they did to raimi and i'll never watch another of their tainted products. long live ash!

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    THEWARRIORPOET.....uh, actually Superm

    by southafricanguy

    an the movie does indeed betray its own logic, how is it that Superman is nt fast enough to stop both missiles that Lex has launched, but then later he is fast enough to actually make the Earht spin back on its axis? Or how about why a "criminal mastermind" such as Lex Luthor surrounds himself with incompotent retards (Otis)? Clever people have clever people work for them, only idiots would have other idiots work for them. And thats just two that I can think of. Im no hater dude, I enjoy Superman 1 and 2 (though I do think they are overrated), and certainly Reeves performance as Superman is beyond reproach. But lets also be honest here, they have aged somewhat badly at a technical level, and for everything they get right, there are plenty of things wrong like the camp, powers that Superman never had before but suddenly pulls out of his ass (the white beams out of the Kryptonians fingers), and huge deus Ex machinas like the magic kiss, and of course the spinning the Earth backwards....

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Dioxholster would know about things that

    by southafricanguy

    have suck written all over them, he does watch Stargate. THus he is well versed in recognizing things that suck....

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    For all its faults SR actually has a stronger

    by southafricanguy

    internal logic which it adheres to than the Donner films imho....

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    I love Spiderman, but I have honestly yet

    by southafricanguy

    to get remotely interested in or excited about this film. Webb is an interesting choice to direct, but I dont know this Garfield dude at all other than that he is way to old to play a high school student. Maybe once we know who the villain will be and if its someone really cool....

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST

    drunkenmonkey73, I concur

    by slone13

    Spider-Man 2 is arguable one of the most enjoyable super hero movies ever made. Also one of best at accurately portraying the proper tone off the comic. They didn't "darken" the characters, or make the movie "edgier" for no apparent reason. It's a truly great flick.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    I'm guessing HobGoblin or Mysterio

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    Possibly Electro too.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Mysterio!!!

    by guitar_dudester91

    You all know you want it.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Mysterio would be cool

    by HapaPapa72

    But for some reason Electro came to mind when I first read about this(over at imdb...c'mon AICN). Not sure what kind of threat Electro could pose on his own...shock Spidey to death? Steal all the power in NYC? Jeez, now I'm picturing Rhys Ifans as the Riddler....oh well...damn...Philip Seymour Hoff would be an awesome Riddler...sorry...a little rambly without coffee to focus.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Ummmmmm

    by DonLogan

    So everyone's guessing who Ifans could be playing, however i see little logic in some of the guesses.<br><br>1. Surely it wouldn't be Hobgoblin if The Green Goblin hasn't been introduced yet?<br><br>2. He isn't old enough to play Norman Osborn let alone even look like the character.<br><br>3. Surely he can't be playing Carnage if they've not introduced Venom yet.<br><br>There is no way he's playing Kraven. Look. At. Him.<br><br>Would he really be playing The Lizard? I mean, isn't Curt Connors a bookish, academic type?<br><br>He isn't old or bald enough to play The Vulture either is he?<br><br>Now i don't know about all this stupid Ultimate Spiderman shit, i grew up on Classic Spiderman so maybe Dr Octopus is now a wiry, young, zany blonde guy for all I know.<br><br>Going off the classic villains 'looks'& logic, I'd say he might be playing Electro.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Take the blinders off...

    by megablu73

    THE VILLIAN WILL BE CARNAGE...GWEN IS DEAD IN THIS MOVIE.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Electro...

    by I AM ROCKO

    ...IMHO. Green Goblin in second, Gwen Stacey dies at end of second flick. Carnage for third movie. I am most probably very wrong!

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Dark_Equalizer: Re Sony, the Lizard and the Vulture

    by Chewtoy

    Raimi was the one who kept putting Dr. Connors into the films. Movieline reported that it was Sony execs that kept shooting down the idea of using the Lizard as a villain because he was too inhuman and they wanted a villain with a face.<br><br>Sony was behind the Vulture and had announced that they had cast John Malkovich as the character with Anne Hathaway as his daughter before Raimi came back to them and said that he couldn't make the story work in the timeframe in which they wanted him to turn out the next sequel, so he and Sony split on the project.<br><br>Supposedly, this current film is based on a pitch for 2 Spider-man films that Sony liked but Raimi didn't. Originally, Sony had stuck the pitches in a drawer as possibilities for Spider-man 5 & 6 if Raimi should leave after 4. When he left early, they dusted them off and went ahead with a full reboot based on the core idea of those pitches... whatever they may be.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Superman VS Spiderman:

    by UltraTron

    In which superman punches spiderman but pulls his punch(the force of the airblast sends spiderman hurling thru a blimp. Later they team up to fight luthor.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    AWAKENING! ---- TONIGHT! --- on SYFY!

    by DioxholsterRestored

    THE EPISODE "AWAKENING" WE ALL HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. 12TH OCTOBER. SYFY. STARGATE UNIVERSE IS ENTERING UNCHARTED TERRITORY IN SCI-FI ENTERTAINMENT.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Darren Aronofsky to play Mysterio

    by Spandau Belly

    just because the studios like to throw his name in the mix whenever they're trying to add cred to a project.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Sinister Six

    by Cajolery

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    spiderman 2 was a brilliant movie

    by mynamesdan

    and i really felt sorry for spidey. <p> who was the baddie who made you imagine things? that's who ifans will play. Sony need a baddie who can make a limitless variety of 3D trickery appear- and expect to see the return of sandman.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    and regarding Norman..

    by mynamesdan

    Yeah, my logic is a little inconsistent, but Osborne got to appear in three movies already- we've seen his genesis, seen him turn from good to bad, watched his personality divide exquisitely, seen him die, seen his son attempt to avenge him and assume his role. Norman's all played out and Ifans, as brilliant as he is (and he really is streets ahead of most actors) just can't add anything to the role. Dafoe has played that one all the way through. <p> Venom, mind you, was simply not given the script that his budget deserved.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Spiderman 2 is way overrated.

    by KilliK

    FACT.S

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    spiderman 2 was the best spiderman movie lately

    by mynamesdan

    FAAAACT

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    So Willem Dafoe was a huge star? Maguire? Dunst?

    by Tall_Boy66

    The biggest thing you had to a "star" in Spider-Man 1 was William Dafoe. Did he REALLY turn out to be this deciding factor? With the "kids"? "Holy shit, IT'S WILLIAM DAFOE!!! LET'S LINE THE FUCK UP NOW!" Right. Sure. Hell, look at Spider-Man 2. Alfred Molina? Who in the fuck knew who Alfred Molina was aside from a few people who spotted him as the "Throw me the idol!" guy from Raiders? Complete unknown. <P> Dunst and Maguire was relative unknowns and fucking James Franco? COMPLETE unknown. That movie turned them into stars. <P>Thinking you need stars to anchor a brand name as big as Spider-Man is fucking delusional. Fact. Nobody sees these movies for stars. Period. They see them for Spider-Man. <P>Run along and play now.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    a reboot already?

    by LiquidHotMagma

    It's only been 3 years since spidey 3 and 8 years since the original, c'mon man what's the point? Also I like Rhys Ifans but with his goofy acting style he could end up as a Schumacher-esque villain. Sorry to be a negative nancy.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    A writer at the LA Times is betting on Kraven...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...but the gun-toting, Australian version from Ultimate Spider-Man. Sony wants to get as far away as possible from Raimi's "weirdo-science" based villains. Also, a villain who hunts the hero with a gun is a lot cheaper, effects wise than having to CGI up a humanoid lizard or someone bonded to a constantly morphing space symbiote. They won't even have to spend the relatively low effects costs that Electro would require. Sony's really aiming to tie this into the gay-ass-looking Broadway show and to try and turn the Spidey franchise into a relatively low-cost, quick-to-make product similar to the Twilight movies. Of course it's going to blow big time, but there's no arguing with the suits once they've fixated on a lame idea.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    So "it's even worse when you villain is unknown"

    by Tall_Boy66

    That was a terrible drag upon Spider-Man 2, a movie that is frequently cited as easily the best of the Spider-Man movies and often as one of the best superhero movies of all time. <P>Casting an unknown as the villain sure fucked that movie up, boyhowdy!!!

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Swiss Miss---Bwahahahahahahahaha!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I see you guys have been following the "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" news. Oboy. Green Goblin looks like a Sid & Marty Krofft version of a Cirque du Soliel charcter, and of cource with the lack of good villians to choose from (insert snark) they had to create a charcter that supposedly is a giant female swiss army knife that looks like a silver Grace Jones. I almost can't wait for that train wreck.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Shave his head and he looks like the Vulture

    by riskebiz

    I ... personally ... would like the Vulture or Electro. But Rys looks like the Vulture more than any other villain in the Spidey rogues gallery.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I'm a little fuzzy

    by HapaPapa72

    Who was Spider-man's first villain in the comics? G.Goblin? The Lizard?

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    morbius killed uncle ben!!!!

    by alice133

    which means- uncle ben is UNDEAD UNCLE BEN!

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    the first two Supermans

    by TheSeeker7

    Okay first of all the person who replied back to me saying that the first Superman is the best and most entertaining comic book film of all time. Wow. I'm really not even sure how to respond to that. Except, I think I feel sorry for you, that you're that easily impressed. Or, at least, I'll say this -- I can see BACK THEN the films having a massive cultural impact, yes, but they have not aged well at all. To STILL call it the best comic book movie ever, dear god. I'm not even sure it's in the top 10. Now the score, well yes of course, it's unbelievably iconic, one of the best all time, but I did also concede both films had certain sequences that were good. I said BOTH FILMS AS A WHOLE were ultimately not to be now revered as classics.<br> <br> And yes, I watched the Donner cut of #2, but I'm aware of the original as well. I believe at the end Clarke while in the office puts some mega-magic kiss on Lois to basically make her forget having discovered that he's really Superman? That's not too far off on the ridiculous and lame meter than turning back time again.<br> <br> And for the record, I believe Michael Bay is a hack to an epic level just like every other fanboy on here, so it's got nothing to do with him.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    TheTerrible Tinkerer

    by FlyingToupee

    Plain as day that's who Ifans is playing. As an update, Petey will be taking his Ipod to be fixed by the foul fiend instead of Aunt May's radio.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Ifans is an awesome actor

    by DirkD13"

    Watch him play Peter Cook in Not Only But Always. It's a mesmerizing performance.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    They

    by Heckles

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    The TV Incredible Hulk with Bixby/Ferrigno

    by Dennis_Moore

    has an iconic theme that everyone recognizes. You forgot that one.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    They're making the same film again

    by Heckles

    Spidey vs. Goblin, round 2. The first Spider-Man was a hit so they're making it again. And we're all going to pay for it. Incredible.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    GG is Spidey's primary nemesis,

    by Dennis_Moore

    but Webb might be wanting to build up to him, like Iron Man may be building up to Mandarin. I guarantee Webb is being commanded to make his movie more like a mix of Iron Man I and BB/TDK.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Or akin to getting Joker in the second movie.

    by Dennis_Moore

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    AWAKENING ------ 8 HOURS COUNTDOWN

    by DioxholsterRestored

    8 HOURS LEFT BEFORE "AWAKENING"! THE EPISODE "AWAKENING" WE ALL HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. 12TH OCTOBER. TONIGHT. SYFY. STARGATE UNIVERSE IS ENTERING UNCHARTED TERRITORY IN SCI-FI ENTERTAINMENT.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Fucking idiots..

    by gabbygall

    ..its just a comic book movie. I hope they reboot the franchise with the green goblin so I can sit back and watch you whiney little bitches howl and cry. Pity Ifans is involved as he will lose the credibility he has built up over the past decade.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    the people demand dylan baker as lizard

    by BandysTract

    and larry david as the vulture!!!

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST

    STARGATE UNIVERSE CHANGES THE WORLD TONIGHT!!! 6 HOURS LEFT!

    by DioxholsterRestored

    6 HOURS LEFT BEFORE "AWAKENING"! THE EPISODE "AWAKENING" WE ALL HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. 12TH OCTOBER. TONIGHT. SYFY. STARGATE UNIVERSE IS ENTERING UNCHARTED TERRITORY IN SCI-FI ENTERTAINMENT.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Dennis Moore--

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Actually, I hear Webb is being more led in the "Twilight" direction than "Iron Man" or "The Dark Knight". I'm serious. The "Twilight" demographic is huge, even if comic book fans aren't part of it, and Spider-man in his high school days are tailor made for trying to reach that demographic. I think all the people that called for Raimi's head on a plate for "Spider-man 3" are going to wish he was back in the director's chair when the first trailer for this thing hits.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Stargate Awakening trailer ---

    by DioxholsterRestored

    http://bit.ly/9Ny3MP

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    DIOXHOLSTER - HOW IN THE HELL DID YOU GET BANNED?

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    His name gives it away! It's non other than...

    by DrAwkward

    Rearranging Mr. Ryhs-Ifan's last name yields new villain's identity:<p> Rhinyss-AF<p> Rhinyss is the conflicted niece of Spiderman's longtime foe,Rhino. <p>AF stands for Absolute Fail, which refers to all things associated with this project.<p>The studio likes hiring people with last names that relate to their role. Marc Webb is weaving the "web" of ultra-thin plot threads that comprises the overall story. Andrew Garfield, or Andrew "Riled Fag" is the angry, whiny punk that doesn't get along with his classmates and takes it out on lower-class New Yorkers who need to steal and rape what they want in life. What a jerk! The studio heads created this character by stealing Sam Raimi's horrible Vultress concept and refashioning it into an exciting antagonist/love interest for Spidey. <p>Rhys-Ifans will of course need all his acting skills to play a teenage girl. He is British, and has probably seen his share of gender-bending Monty Python skits, so that should not be a problem.<p>

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    fuck this Spiderman : New Moon bullshit

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    every Raimi Spiderman is good

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    fuck you SM3 haters this is your fault. And Vulture. Fuck him, it's The Vulture's fault, too.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    fuck all you teenyp-boppers that suck up to The Man

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    and buy all this soulless pop culture bullshit. you are an embarrassment to the American flag. you all need to be cleansed from the gene pool

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by hulkiest

    Mr. Ifans sure was terrible in Nanny McPhee Returns.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by hulkiest

    Mr. Ifans sure was terrible in Nanny McPhee Returns.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Sooo.no Raimi villains but Crocodile Dundee's retardo cousin

    by Boober

    will be the new awe-inspiring villain? BWAHAHAHAAAHA...NO. EFFFING NO. You need a villain that is going to put PEOPLE in serious peril. He LOOKS like Electro, but Electro was always sort of a tool and is a bit one dim. for a full-fledged villain. Besides, lightning is soooo 80s/"Big Trouble in Little China" and RoTJ. Vampires being called the "in" thing means they are already on the way out. No. If you want the shit to go down so that Spidey faces danger and so do the people he cares about, bring on the F-ING LIZARD you panzy-suits at Sony. I dare you.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    playboy bunny?

    by DioxholsterRestored

    coz i abuse those.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Ifans will be playing the Hobgoblin...probably.

    by SpyGuy

    The only reason to use Gwen is to throw her off the damn bridge and have Spidey go all revengey, so since the Green Goblin was killed off in the first movie, why not bring in the Hobgoblin to fill the same villain role with upgraded Goblin tech?

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    But whos writing the script?

    by Smack_Teddy

    The script DAMNIT!

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Spiderman 2 is overrated

    by ganymede3010

    I can't believe there's some who thinks it's the best comicbook movie EVER. Please.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I can't wait.........not

    by IronEagle74

    I still can't believe they're already rebooting Spider-Man. Freaking Hollywood..........

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 1:33 a.m. CST

    ganymede3010 I agree Spiderman 2 was a snoozer

    by cgih8r

    I agree it's a masterpiece tho...a master piece of SHIT that is.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 1:40 a.m. CST

    I've seen him play Peter Cook

    by hallmitchell

    Great performance. Also check out Kev and PErry go large! I want to see him play The Scorpion. Interesting casting.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 2:51 a.m. CST

    He's playing Electro.

    by Dead_Flag_Blues

    BOOK IT. <P> My inside source: "JettL93" told me so...

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 3:03 a.m. CST

    "Shit, you people here have the WORST taste in movies."

    by Dead_Flag_Blues

    LMFAO <P> Coming from the guy who defends the STAR WARS PREQUELS and the END OF LOST. <P> Fuckin' HILARITY. <P> God i love irony ;-)

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 3:05 a.m. CST

    How exactly was Serenity a "snoozer"??

    by Dead_Flag_Blues

    That flick was fucking FANTASTIC. And i'm not a Joss Whedon fan, by any means... But please do explain yourself RP. <P> Put up, or SHUT UP.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    put up or shut up?

    by mynamesdan

    we're quoting John Major now? <p> yikes

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Fuck Yeah!

    by Dead_Flag_Blues

    John Major is the fuckin' SHIT yo.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Russell Crowe as Kraven!

    by Sigourneys_Beaver

    Why not? but really, Fuck all this shit.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Quint...

    by catlettuce4

    I think assuming anything is similar to the comics, or using them as a basis for the guessing game, is pointless. Seriously. Having Gwen does not mean we will see the Goblin, and having certain personality traits in the film does not mean it will match anyone with the same traits in the comics. You should understand this game by now.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Don't care what they do with this as long as we can ignore it la

    by Geomancer21

    When Raimi can finally be allowed to make Spidey 4.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Who gives a shit about a reboot when..

    by Stalkeye

    ..I'm having fun with the new spidey VG: Shattered Dimensions? Now THAT would make for an epic spiderman movie.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    They should feature Norman in all three films

    by SithMenace

    Then make him the Goblin in the third. Let him develop a close relationship with Peter, so it really hurts emotionally when he turns.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    saw the social network

    by murren

    Andrew Garfield has very large shoulders