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Already? Sony Sets Up THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 for 2014!

Published at: Aug. 5, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST

Nordling here.

They haven't finished filming the first one yet, but Sony seems so sure that Marc Webb's reboot will be so successful that they've already set up the sequel to be released on May 2, 2014.  Either they're really pleased with the shooting so far, they've read James Vanderbilt's follow-up script and squeed with delight, or they're trying really hard to kick Marvel Studios around a bit with their own character.  Or all three.

I'm confident in Andrew Garfield's take on the character (read Quint's interview here) so I'm sure he's game for another go-round.  A quick sequel turnaround's not unprecedented for this franchise either - SPIDER-MAN 2 came out 2 years later.  I'll chalk this up to Sony's confidence in the new film.  Either way, Spidey fans should be elated.

Nordling, out.

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  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

    by GINGE_MUPPET

    The machine just keeps spitting them out ...

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    destined for the $5 dvd bin at Wal-mart.

    by disfigurehead

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST

    I was thinking money rights as well...

    by Darth Macchio

    Or at least the 'threat' of it anyway...

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Betty White

    by Rob

    as Mary Jane in the sequel!! Start the write in campaign now!!

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    fuck sony and their 27 year old teenage spiderman

    by irc-Hollywood

    disney needs to buy this franchise back.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Yeah, its a "we need to keep the rights" move.

    by Geomancer21

    Thats the ONLY reason THIS movie exists. Why would you not think the same of a sequel? Confident in the film? please....

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Was never much of a fan of the Raimi series...

    by WeylandYutani

    of films. A lot of miscast actors IMO and tonally a lot of the humour and drama seemed off to me. Somehow, this seems more in line with the Marvel SM comics I grew up with. I just wish this was not a reboot so soon after the Raimi films. I think the casting is far better this time and Webb showed that he knows how to work with actors with (500) Days of Summer. I am pretty lukewarm about the outfit... not horrible, but the blue hands and silver feet seem off. Still high hopes for this.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Does anyone know when the marvel/sony/spiderman deal is up?

    by Mysterious_Volvo

    iv been thinking about it recently. they cant have made a deal that goes on indefinitely. i recally back when the deal was made they said the studio had a limited period during which they had to put a movie into production and that was like 5 years, like the Fox deal, and i cant remember wether the total deal lasted 25 years or what. anyone know?

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Its indefinetly isn't it?

    by Geomancer21

    so long as they keep making films they keep the rights? thats how I read it when all the spidey 4/reboot drama was going on.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Why should Spidey fans be elated?

    by rev_skarekroe

    What if the new movie blows?

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:44 p.m. CST

    A.K.A NEVER.

    by irc-Hollywood

    Sony will never stop making Spider-Man films, until they've run the character into the ground, so, in exactly 3 more years.

  • I never can see pages that have a lot of posts like the the page with pics of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle or Henry Cavill as Superman; whenever I click on the headline on the home page I get sent to the article, but, the screen is frozen, then after after some time I get a half-second "Whoops!" AOL error page, then get sent back to the home page. I've emailed people on this site countless times pointing this out, but have not gotten any response.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Poor Spidey

    by D

    You have the greediest, penny pinching studio ever.

  • The Sony/Spidey deal is never really up as long as they keep making films, and they don't have to rush quite that much to meet the demands of the contracts. However, there has been a lot of speculation that Sony (the parent company) may be selling off their entertainment divisions in this next year. They've been hit hard by the downturn in the economy (people arent' buying pricey electronics) and their manufacturing has taken a major blow thanks to the earthquakes and devastation in Japan earlier this year. Sony Pictures could be sold off without majorly affecting their core electronics businesses, and doing so could bring in some much needed revenue to see them through these tough times. No idea how such a sale might go, mind you... whether they'd look to find another studio to swallow Sony Pictures wholesale or whether they'd sell off assets one-by-one. However, scheduling a Spidey sequel, even before the first film is finished, might just make it look like they have more concrete value. Of course, if they do sell, it'll be interesting to see if Disney/Marvel can get the Spidey film rights back.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Reboot October 2014

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    sequel 2: The Spectacular Spider-Man

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    film 3--Web of Spider-Man

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST

    film 4-The Astonishing Spider-Man

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Kraven

    by fiester

    They really dropped the ball along the way: a Kraven hunting the Lizard and Spidey would have made for a rollicking good flick.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    I am a sucker for all superhero films

    by Mr_P

    but this is the first one that I am definately not going to see so they can ram their for too soon reboot up their erse.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    film 5 - Spidey Super Stories

    by Triple_J_72

    heh...

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Like the 5th time today I've seen loose instead of lose

    by tim

    Really??

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    $400 million

    by rahtard

    Spider-man is the biggest comic franchise. Spider-man was the only film in history to go head to head against a Star Wars film and beat it at the box office. Spider-man 3 was poorly reviewed and still brought in $336 million. This film should bring in at least that with inflated ticket prices, then add in 3D tickets, $400 million. Trailer buzz has it looking promising. The costume sucks, but its a lot better than Superman's.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    tophat

    by paul burnett

    happens to me as well, for pix n stuff i usually go elsewhere!

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    chewtoy has the more accurate theory.

    by Orbots Commander

    A variation of the issues happening at Sony appeared in stories a couple of weeks ago in both The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. Yes, Sony, the parent company, is looking to unload itself of the movie and music studios, including Columbia Pictures. They're making decisions now that will raise the value of the entertainment properties in potential buyers' eyes. I'm sure that there's also a clause, that if the studio ever goes kaput, or sells off assets, that the film rights to Spidey revert to Marvel. But yeah, originally, during the '90's when Marvel was in dire financial straits, they sold the film rights to Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four and others, in perpetuity (that means forever)...unless a certain number of years go by without a property becoming a film. Then, again, the rights revert to Marvel.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Well, look at the bright side...

    by Triple_J_72

    At least we were spared from seeing Anne Hathaway in a vulture costume.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:17 p.m. CST

    A bigger problem at Sony is...

    by Orbots Commander

    ...their bread and butter---their consumer electronics, including their Bravia TV lines----aren't selling well. Part of it is due to the current global malaise/recession and high unemployment. Part of it is that HDTVs are commodity items that lose their value quickly, and partly because the Korean firms, Samsung and LG, have outmaneuvered Sony in the market. Their smart phone lines, now running Android, are also not selling well. Add in the embarrassment of losing the 'coolness' of consumer gadget technology to Apple, and yes, Sony is facing some big challenges.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    sequals

    by paul burnett

    Why are all big movies made with one eye on the follow up or a frickin trilogy, it totally dilutes everything, every character, every action, everything is held back so as not to upstage the next film. It's like the writers go "don't put that in, we wont be able to top it in part 2, lets save it and squeeze it into part 3 even though we got to many villians, erm what if we make him dance?" "cool, kids love dancin" high 5

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    studio rights

    by fred

    Is there a list somewhere of who owns who? How does it work? Is Namor with the FF or could Marvel do a Defenders movie? Is the Rhino Spiderman or Hulk? Are all mutants tied to Fox?

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    disfigurehead that's where the ideas are coming from.

    by Ted Knight

    Seems like the "writers" are just a bunch of no talent hacks looking in the DVD bargain bin at walmart and deciding to remake what they find there. There just aren't enough new ideas in the bastion of creativity that is Hollywood.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Disney will buy the film rights to Spider-Man, X-Men, etc.

    by frankenberry

    I feel certain Disney will eventually have to buy the film rights to characters like Spider-Man, X-Men etc. If Sony is willing to make a sequel to Ghost Rider, it's safe to assume they'll continue making Spider-Man films, even if it comes down each film having a $50 million budget and grossing $100 million. As for X-Men, Fox has an even sweeter deal: the studio could make a low-budget film featuring obscure X-Men and still retain the film rights to every single X-Men character.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Amazing Spider-Man doesn't exist in this dojo.

    by bat725

    Fuck Sony and their piece of shit reboot. Can't wait for Marvel to get the rights back to all of their characters!

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Why Nordling?

    by MapMan

    Why should I be elated? I'm not happy that the franchise got rebooted in the first place - like a number of fans. You should be holding the studios feet to the fire for this. Why is everything here always given a pass and given the stamp of approval?

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST

    winner of Spiderman Costume Lisence..Trojan

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Ribbed for her pleasure...

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST

    that pic is my favorite of the bunch

    by future help

    a little off topic...but true

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST

    BLACK

    by ZOMBRE

    CROTCH

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:47 p.m. CST

    origin story

    by paul burnett

    hope they tell us how this guy gets his powers cos i aint got a clue. His parents get killed in an alleyway by a chunk of kryptonite as he gets splashed by a truck carrying radioactive gamma waste that makes him go all strechy an knives come out his hands an stuff??

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    so who gets to kill uncle ben in amazing spidey 2?

    by vulturess

    amazing spidey 2 suit gonna be textured with over-enlargement pixelation texture.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Black Spidey NOW!!

    by marineboy

    Only way to save this franchise - give it back to Marvel, give us Black/Latino Ultimates Spidey!!

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Black Spidey?

    by Chris Moody

    That new stupid hybrid black/hispanic Ultimate Spiderman -- the kid who will replace a murdered Peter Parker -- is just the product of political correctness gone horribly awry. Next thing? He is probably GAY! Go figure. If Marvel wanted to do something good for the African American or Hispanic community, it should have created a top-of-the-line series featuring a black hero...and a top-of-the-line series featuring a Hispanic hero. It is offensive when Affirmative Action hits even characters in comic books. It reeks of the notion from Liberals that minorities can't succeed with their assistance (and the "assistance" from funding taken from hardworking taxpayers).

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Spiderman/Superman/Catwoman costume...

    by Chris Moody

    ...is textured like it is in order for it to be form fitting in every pose. I just spoke to a clothing designer about it, and that is the consensus. Christopher Reeve's costume had "folding" issues that looked bad on camera...and there were several retakes based solely upon costume malfunctions. Makes sense.

  • Why do I keep fucking up??!?

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 5:19 p.m. CST

    How much longer does Sony own the rigthts to this franchise?

    by Sorbo1980

    Indefinitely? Tried to look it up but couldn't find it. Just curious, since Marvel/Disney want this franchise so bad for future Avengers sequels?

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST

    "Haven't finished filming?" Um, TASM wrapped months ago.

    by Karl Hungus

    Surely Sony knows what they've got by now, hence the greenlight on the next one.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 5:21 p.m. CST

    So then in 2018 we get the Ultimate Spiderman reboot!

    by Saen

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Sony has the rights to Spider-Man...FOREVER.

    by JediRob

    As long as they keep using the property. I'm sure there is a limit on he amount of time between movies, but it's definitely longer than 2 years. I mean it'll already have been 5 years since Spider-Man 3. This sounds like confidence in the product and striking while the iron is hot.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    fuck that...where's my Bubba Smith Obit?

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Just finished watching the 90s Animated series...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    Awesome series. Great voice acting. Loved it.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 5:38 p.m. CST

    i think the big question here

    by mick vance

    is why the fuck emma stone was cast as gwen stacey? i don't care if she's a natural blonde (every fucking young starlet is) but she has become the most iconic red-head of her generation thus far. unless they do something where gwen dies, but stone plays mary jane, too, in order to help a grieving peter parker. yeah, fuck all this shit. once the current crop of superhero movies are completed, they should do a 1602 movie for the hell of it and then stop all the mainstream comic movies for a decade or so. let batman lead the charge in 2019 and then wrap em all up again around 2025. give every generation of kids their own movies without just having this perpetual loop of reboot, remake, and reimagining. in conclusion, put in some hardcore fucking scenes and get the fuck out...

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Countdown to the reboot

    by Mel

    2017?

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 5:52 p.m. CST

    BOO! ASM reboot looks horrible!

    by Andrew Coleman

    Horrible costume(Superman looks way better btw) and a Hulk Lizard and a hack director. No thanks. Please give this back to Marvel before it's too late. I don't want a Ultimate/Twilight Mysterio or Kraven!

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 6 p.m. CST

    ENOUGH, SPIDER-MAN!

    by SchwarzenGollum

    Too much Spider-Man. Just...too much. He's not even that interesting anymore. You know what would be a challenge for a film maker? Make a major comic book movie focusing MAINLY on the villain (e.g. a Doctor Doom, Kingpin, or Sabertooth movie) and make us relate to HIM rather than the hero. They tapped a bit on that with "X-Men: First Class" and it worked really well. It was a challenge, and something film makers need to do more of. Show these "heroes" as a nuisance to our new main characters (i.e. the villain).

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    SHOULD HAVE GIVEN SPIDER-MAN TO EDGAR WRIGHT!!!FACT!!!

    by CreepyThinMan

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Are they telling us that we HAVE to see the first one?

    by Mickster_Island

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Hurry up with the sequels!!!

    by Devilman666

    they have to hurry up with the sequels, Andrew Garfield is getting too old for this shit, playing a high school kid!!!

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 6:47 p.m. CST

    THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE STUDIO IS PLAYING A CONFIDENCE TRICK.......

    by CreepyThinMan

    Basically making out that "OMFG, our Spider-man movie is teh awesomz!!!" and in effect hyping their own product. And of course they'd want to get a sequel off the ground ASAP as these movies will get more expensive if they're hits. Sigh, I still say they should have ignored part 3 and restarted, with a new cast, right from the end of Part 2. Like I said, open the move with M.J. appearing at Peter's room, in her wedding dress, they kiss, he goes jumping out of the window, BANG, Titles Credits and take the story wherever they want. It would have just made more sense to build upon the last GOOD SM movie instead of this rebooted shit. I would have FUCKING KILLED to have seen Edgar Wright do a Spider-man movie that took place after the events of part 2. That would have FUCKING ROCKED!!!

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST

    THE ANNOYING SPIDER-MAN 2

    by MooseMalloy

    But seriously, if that is Garfield in all these pics so far he really has the poses down.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST

    they did the same with Green Lantern 2..

    by shaladz

    announced a sequel before the first one came out.. look how well that turned out for them :p

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Before Godzilla '98 came out they announced TWO sequels

    by Geomancer21

    and made a big deal about how all the major people had signed on for two more movies.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 7:23 p.m. CST

    destined for the $5 dvd bin at Wal-mart. by disfigurehead

    by MajorFrontbum

    Couldn't have said it better myself brother!

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST

    THe reboot will be way better than Spider-man 3

    by Nerd Rage

    So shut the fuck up.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Any news on the V.I. WARSHAWSKI sequel?

    by fustfick

    What ever happened to that budding franchise?

  • ASM haters, you might as well jump ship now or look stupid later.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    I'm willing to "bet"

    by Nerd Rage

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Choppah, you're all wrong about the names of the sequels

    by Continentalop

    Part 4 Will be Web of Spider-Man. Part 3 will be called Marvel Team Up and feature Spidey and another hero. Hopefully Human Torch. Part 5 will be Spidey and His Amazing Friends.

  • apparently their taking a small gamble you might say.... I think the quality of the flick is kinda irrelevant since they're most likely banking and brand recognition and an incredibly smaller filming budget for Nu Spidey.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 7:47 p.m. CST

    900 million worldwide

    by Nerd Rage

    Just wait and see. The overseas market love 3D and they love Spider-man. Sony knows this and are planning ahead. It's very smart to reclaim the first week of May. It's probably the best release date of the year.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 7:57 p.m. CST

    by Henry Fool

    I can't say I'm not curious but it does feel rushed. It doesn't feel like it doesn't have a good level of talent involved. I was not a fan of '300 Days of Summer' but I do think the director got strong performances and showed a strong visual style in the movie.<br /> <br /> Alvin Sargent did an amazing job with the script for Spiderman 2 but bungled S3 pretty badly. For the next reboot 10-15 years down the road, I'd like to see the Ultimate line get a screen apadtation. Bendis deserves his due.<br /> <br /> I guess it won't be hard to predict the titles:<br /> <br /> "The Amazing Spiderman"<br /> "The Spectacular Spiderman"<br /> "Web of Spiderman"<br /> <br /> Well, that's my guess, anyway.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 8:03 p.m. CST

    by Henry Fool

    I can't say I'm not curious but it does feel rushed. It doesn't feel like it doesn't have a good level of talent involved. I was not a fan of '300 Days of Summer' but I do think the director got strong performances and showed a strong visual style in the movie.<br /> <br /> Alvin Sargent did an amazing job with the script for Spiderman 2 but bungled S3 pretty badly. For the next reboot 10-15 years down the road, I'd like to see the Ultimate line get a screen apadtation. Bendis deserves his due.<br /> <br /> I guess it won't be hard to predict the titles:<br /> <br /> "The Amazing Spiderman"<br /> "The Spectacular Spiderman"<br /> "Web of Spiderman"<br /> <br /> Well, that's my guess, anyway.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Oh, you mean The Amazing Spi2er-Man?

    by JRcanReid

    Awethome!

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Can't wait until the next trailer is released

    by elsewhere

    It'll be fun to watch all of the backpedaling from the haters.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST

    I'll chalk this up to Sony's confidence in the new film.

    by Rupee88

    I'll chalk this up to Sony's greed and marketing power.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST

    They gonna have a blond play MJ in that one?

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Hollywood sure knows how to put the cart before the horse

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST

    I'll take Overconfidence for $500, Alex

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Like my friend's girlfriend said when the trailer played

    by UltraTron

    in glorious 3D(which was the best use of 3D yet and made me feel like spiderman- I was putting my hands over his and climbing a building-looked fucking great)- "it's like we're watching the same movie over and over." Ya see? She's not even a fan and this is played. My opinion has always been thwip, stick, swing, jump- repeat. Seems to me that there must be another hero with more interesting powers out there than a guy who swings from ropes over and over.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 9:32 p.m. CST

    I hope the sequel is another take on the origin story.

    by oogles

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Yawn.

    by Ted Knight

    Redone Spidey, redone Apes, redone Conan(that one looks particularly moronic)..... Memo to Hollyweird: You're BORING.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 10:43 p.m. CST

    I hope it's an origin story!

    by dopepope

    we'll all have forgotten Spiderman's origin by 2014.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 10:43 p.m. CST

    I forgot that oogles asked for an origin story

    by dopepope

  • ...I'm gonna give my two cents about the MAN OF STEEL and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES pics right here in this TalkBack for the sequel to the BATMAN BEGINS ripoff version of SPIDER-MAN, which will probably be a ripoff of THE DARK KNIGHT... MAN OF STEEL pic: LOL, Synder can't even make a publicity photo NOT look like cgi... The costume's too dark and his hair is too big, but, I suppose people think that is what makes him "badass". THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, Selina Kyle pic: WTF IS SHE DOING ON THE BATPOD? Oh, I am scared my friends. I am scared they have made Catwoman into a "robin" character. I am scared they have replaced Bruce/Batman with Selina/Catwoman as the "Dark Knight". I'm scared they're killing off Bruce, and Selina is taking over. I'm scared Batman won't even be able to fight off ANNE HATHAWAY. I'm scared they're turning this into SHERLOCK HOLMES. I'm scared that even though Bruce was able to defeat so many other male villains superior to the Catwoman (including the Joker), he'll automatically have trouble with her, not because she's his equal, but just because she's a woman, and, like ...men can't beat women in anything. Nolan was really clever in revealing pics for THE DARK KNIGHT: The first pic of the Joker was him with his hands up facing the camera with his clown mask on (not including the close up one from the hand held camera he used in the scene with the faux Batman). These official photos of Bane and Selina aren't as clever or complex.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 11:36 p.m. CST

    I'm hoping sony loses the rights to this franchise soon.

    by asojax

    Either way, Spidey fans should be elated.

  • ever heard the expression "don't count your chickens before they hatch"?

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Spidey vs/+ Fantastic Four

    by veritasses

    Might as well do a Marvel Team Up. Spiderman + Avengers would've been nice though.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 12:31 a.m. CST

    I'll see this

    by HughHoyland

    Hey Im over it, Spider Man 4 aint gonna happen. I gotta live with it. And from what Ive seen this could be really good. So Im there when it opens.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 12:45 a.m. CST

    They're doing this for two reasons, and two reasons only:

    by kevred

    Studios don't do things like this because they're "happy" and "confident". You don't muddy the waters of marketing a new, revised product because you're "happy" or "confident". You only take the focus off of your shiny new product because you feel like you have no choice. Sony's doing this for two reasons: 1) To create a sense of "event" around a film that has so far utterly failed to create a sense of event even on par with Spider-Man 3. Sure, it's getting attention, but Sony lived thru Raimi's films - they know the difference in attention. This new film isn't special like those were. So by already announcing a sequel, the first film isn't just a puny solitary film - it's the first part of a "saga", and we're already working on part 2! So don't miss part 1! And tell your friends! 2) Nebulous financial reasons which probably involve beating back any effort by Marvel to reclaim their star, any question by investors that Sony doesn't have what it takes anymore, or any question by potential future buyers of the film studio that Sony isn't "going places" with exciting new product ahead! Or yeah, maybe they're just so happy with the unfinished film and some script. Yeah, that's it. Sheesh.

  • I mean, they're even afraid to have a web pattern on the thing. It's like one of those cheap Chinese knockoff toys where you can tell the bootleggers missed the basic idea of what they were copying. The pose is golden, pure Spidey. It's an insult to wrap it in that muddled joke of a costume, though.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 2:05 a.m. CST

    claiming the best release date of 2014 ASAP = genius move

    by Nerd Rage

    Forget your conspiracy theories about this being a marketing ploy. This is just a smart move...If ASM fails the can just drop the release date and nobody would care, but if the movie succeeds they have the perfect release date for 2014. Durrr!

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Seems Like this Spidey might be a bit ADHD

    by dumbpeoplesuck

    The suit looks like an overly-busy logo. The former nice, straight lines going down the arms suddenly CURVE in and start zig-zagging like Parker just couldn't handle that straight line anymore. And then there's the boots! Like patchwork spidey boots! Were those cheaper to make than regular spidey boots?

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 2:35 a.m. CST

    God look at that costume

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    It looks like total, utter shit. I will be so happy when they pull the plug on this series after everyone shits on this upcoming shitfest.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 2:44 a.m. CST

    fuck now I sound like Assifuck

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 3:18 a.m. CST

    The cothtume thucks... I hateth it. *fucking crybabies*

    by uberfreak

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 4:19 a.m. CST

    The Real Costume

    by Eli_Cash

    http://collider.com/spider-man-reboot-costume-images/74606/ The absence of a belt line breaking the continuity of the upper and lower body yeilds a nude look. Add to that the fact that the red upper body pattern terminates at his crotch, and the racing stripes on his legs look like straps for garter belts, and you have a weirdly sexualized spiderman suit. Then youv'e got the black crotch looking like he pissed himself. And compared to the original design it just looks half-assed. Like they couldn't bother to connect the belt line at the front. Like they didn't know how to terminate the chest line without the belt so they said, "fuck it, just paint it black". They thought he needed some bling, so they just added little silver slippers. The official release photos are strategically posed in such a way that it minimizes the differences. It's gonna look so much worse in the final film, unless they manage to not show it by hiding him in the shadows, or having him crouch, or only show head shots. So basically the one element necessary for a good spiderman flic, showing spiderman in action, is completely ruined just because the suit is so awful. Either you will see how bad the suit is and it will distract from the action, or they'll obscure it thus making the action incomprehensible. There is no way this can be a good spiderman movie, just from the costume alone.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 4:51 a.m. CST

    We all know what this really means

    by catlettuce4

    Just like announcing Green Lantern 2 while the first was struggling to find an audience in theaters, this Spidey announcement is a "vote of confidence" meant to enforce the idea that we really should get behind the first one and go see it. They know the reaction has been very mixed so far and want to try and make it look like everything is A-OK. Like when WB announced a sequel to Superman Returns and Brandon Routh kept saying he and Singer were waiting for info on it but WB was dragging their feet...

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 4:53 a.m. CST

    eli_cash, you just NAILED it

    by catlettuce4

    The suit is where it begins and ends for this. The previous films, whatever you think of them,. got the suit right, and it looked like a comic come to life when Spidey was doing things onscreen. Why mess with that? They know the suit is awful but it's too late to change it. They know many of us HATE it and will avoid the film because of something so "trivial." I really wonder why someone would take an established character then totally change it and expect people won't care....

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 5:19 a.m. CST

    This reboot should be so lucky...

    by buggerbugger

    ...to make it to a shitty third installment featuring a dancing Peter Parker and a fucktarded retcon of Uncle Ben's murder. Fucking idiots should have just done a fourth movie, recasting roles if necessary, and allowed Spidey to get past his origin, leave college and grow up a little. But you don't have the guts to do that, do you, Hollywood?

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 6:45 a.m. CST

    PS cattlettuce and eli cash are right on the mark as well

    by brechtsky

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Green Lantern never annonced a release date for the sequel

    by Nerd Rage

    That's the difference between talking out your ass and genuinely having confidence in a movie like Sony with ASM.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 7:14 a.m. CST

    I know the Raimi nuts wanted four Raimi films

    by Nerd Rage

    But you got three instead, stop being spoiled bitches.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 7:22 a.m. CST

    You paid to see Spider-man 3 but you won't see ASM?

    by Nerd Rage

    Get your heads out of Raimi's ass. The world has more to offer.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 7:27 a.m. CST

    ... and the new Spiderman has got 'Andy Murray' hair

    by unclemonty666

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 8:05 a.m. CST

    This Should Happen

    by flax

    Disney should acquire the rights to the property from Sony. Then they should ignore this reboot and make Spider-Man 4. Bring back Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire if they're willing. Have Spider-Man make a cameo appearance in one of the Avengers sequels.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Actually, unclemonty...

    by kaylum

    he has Heatmeister hair...check it out http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/m4/jul2010/4/0/andrew-garfield-pic-getty-343879643.jpg http://www.northpolesantaclaus.com/Images/bigheat.jpg

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Bullshit

    by christpunchers2007

    But Sony's gotta eat. They gotta keep those rights.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 8:44 a.m. CST

    All of this, yet when will someone remake MEGAFORCE????

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    That needs to be done, you know you want to see it.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 8:49 a.m. CST

    I will watch this

    by antiorbit

    for free via torrent!!!!!!!! Sony will not get one damned penny of my $$$. Give the rights to Marvel you asshacks so we can see a better Spiderman movie by a studio that gives a shit about it's characters...

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 9:07 a.m. CST

    I will watch this

    by Nerd Rage

    on a big ass theater screen in 3D while Raimi nuts are huddled over their 10 inch computer screens. Wait that's wrong, most Raimi fans will be in the movie theater right next to me eating a bucket of popcorn.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 9:15 a.m. CST

    ughh...

    by nikem3

    now we know spiderman won't die in this one... WHAT A SPOILER! I thought he was going to be killed off and they would throw a party

  • Of course that was after the insane box office they made that summer but still. If Sony wants to take the gamble on this let them.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Ccccchrrrrrissssssmmmmreduxxxxx

    by Aaron

    You are an idiot and probably white as fuck. Spider-Man is the perfect superhero to play around with gender / ethnicity / race roles. Are you black, hispanic, or in between? If so, I understand your self-hatred; I too hate my Rican genes. If not, then shut the fuck up and give yourself a buckshot shampoo. Your Aryan master race had its time. The real world, the one that I live in, has all kinds of different people in it.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 11:47 a.m. CST

    The question is do we want to see an origin story just to get a wittier Spidey

    by T 1000 xp professional

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Furthermore...

    by Aaron

    I hope the new Spider-Man is gay. Because that would be even more realistic. I don't know what kind of inbred fucking WASP fantasy world you live in, but gay people are real people too, you fucking asshole, clownshoes waste of carbon.

  • The costume just plain sucks and makes no sense. I'm hoping the webshooters have something more to do with directing his organic webbing and not producing the webbing. The trailer showed him pulling something like a web out of the back of his neck, so I'm hoping that means he'll have organic webbing and the shooters just help to direct the flow. </p> <p> The costume, however, is too thick around the hands and feet. Spiderman would have to have VERY thin fabric over those areas (or no fabric at all) so that he could cling to walls. So I hate right off the bat that they're not using any sort of internal logic for the movie. It's a bad sign. Couple that with the Lizard as the main focus and I'm just really left cold at the whole thing.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    I just love how superman's new costume is

    by UltraTron

    the BEST superman's costume has ever looked anywhere. Ever. In fact I would kill to have it at Halloween and so would you. But I don't love how seeing it next to spiderman's new costume. Because it really makes spiderman look like a little insect that superman would crush.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Ok so I'm convinced

    by UltraTron

    there is no way to type and make sense on an iPad

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST

    This feels like..

    by Franck

    ..when you've been drinking all night and some douchebag tries to force drinks down your throat shouting "yeah!" and your tolerance has already been lowered to its limits: You end up throwing up badly. That's exactly how I feel right now, the studios are forcing so much shit down our throat and it feels nauseous.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    by clavo

    yep, been having lots of problems with this site. Either it is not available or after you click on something it tells you to try back later. Really? Great tech team guys!

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST

    How DOES one 'squee' with delight?

    by DoctorZoidberg

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST

    SPIDERM4N had a release date and teaser poster.

    by darthSaul666

    Until Marvel put THOR on the same day. Plans always can go awry. Release date doesn't mean shit.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    reboot MEGAFORCE indeed!

    by darthSaul666

    That's definetly a flick that needs one quite badly!

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Where's my Moon Knight movie, dagnabbit?!?

    by Dr Gregory House

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    http://collider.com/spider-man-reboot-costume-images/74606/

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    this is the stupidest shit I've seen in my life!

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    unlike what eli_cash said

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    It will probably look a lot better on film, under better lighting and camera angles, etc. I bet it still looks crappy though.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    No, they're not "claiming the release date in advance"

    by kevred

    It's more voodoo marketing, saying not only is our first film great (please believe us, don't listen to the trailer), but it's so great that the as-yet-unmade sequel will also be great enough to merit a really great release date! So get on board the Spider-Man train now, it's going places! Really, it is! Please, we need the money!

  • Your lack of self-awareness is touching...poignant. And/or your check from the studio is in the mail.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Nothing is set in stone, dates can be easily changed or cancelled.

    by The Founder

  • Nice tv by the way. Looked at it and it was just insane how much they was asking. 3800? U add in tax and u looking at 4 grand. Samsung's flagship model is 2300. No wonder they are losing ground.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST

    If one ' squees, ' how could it NOT be done with delight?

    by Subtitles_Off

    I dare you to try it! Go on. You know you want to. Squee. Squee. Squee. Guarantee, after three of those, you got a big, honking smile on your face. That, or you just bared your fat-ass for some inbred fuck in the back woods.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 9:14 p.m. CST

    dude is 20 fucking 8 playing a teenager.

    by Warcraft

    they have a 28 year old playing a teenager. god I fucking hate this highschool reboot bullshit. it's spider fucking MAN you assholes! god why the fuck can't disney get the rights back already???

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 9:19 p.m. CST

    So freaking SICK of superhero movies!! AAAHHHHH!!!!

    by IronEagle74

    As if we didn't already have enough stupid geek-boy superhero movies coming out, now we're getting remakes or reboots or ones that are barely a few years old!!!! I want REAL action movies with good stories, good acting, and hardcore R-rated blood and guts and gore!!!! FUCK YOU HOLLYWOOD!!!!!

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 9:57 p.m. CST

    At least Spidey looks like a real human being

    by Teddy Artery

    instead of a too-slick looking CGI human replacement.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 10:02 p.m. CST

    PEE-STAINED SPIDEY

    by TopHat

    http://collider.com/spider-man-reboot-costume-images/74606/ Seriously, if you make excuses for this, you're the equivalent of a nineteen fifties housewife character on a black & white sitcom that now airs on the Hallmark channel at two o'clock in the morning.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 10:30 p.m. CST

    He looks like he's made out of Nerf balls

    by HB_Dad

    It's Nerf or nothin'

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 11:52 p.m. CST

    You Fucking Morons...

    by BlackBriar

    Stop complaining! You have no idea how Sony is doing. You're reading those damn idiotic yahoo.com business reports, That are horribly inaccurate. Saying Sony is running their company down Shit Creek, That makes you all experts....Stop judging the book by its cover, So far this looks like a very solid flick, that's going to make millions.

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Please make it stop

    by LarkStew

    I'm waiting for the reimagined remake prequel for Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. You know they're planning it...

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Raimi's Spider-Man 3 was shit.

    by Volllllume3

    Stop denying it. This can't possibly be any worse then that abortion.

  • Spider-Man 1, 2 & 3. Whatever that means to you, there it is.

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Why does he have the same costume as spider girl?...

    by tballs

  • Aug. 8, 2011, 6:55 p.m. CST

    I'm already sick of these new movies

    by proevad

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