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Sony Is Wasting No Time Prepping For THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2!!

Published at: April 24, 2012, 2:32 p.m. CST

The Kidd here...

We haven't seen whether Marc Webb was able to successfully reboot Spider-Man yet or if Andrew Garfield is the right fit for the suit or if the Lizard finally getting his moment in the villainous spotlight was done well yet, but Sony isn't wasting any time in making sure THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 is ready to go if Spidey finds success again this summer. 

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci (TRANSFORMERS, STAR TREK) have been tapped to pen the script for the Spidey sequel with an eye on having the follow-up lined up to head into production at the beginning of 2013 for a summer 2014 release date. James Vanderbilt, whose script for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN convinced Sony that they had the right project to move forward on when the plug was pulled on Raimi's SPIDER-MAN films, had already written a draft for the next chapter, but he's now off putting in work on WHITE HOUSE DOWN, creating the opening for Kurtzman and Orci to step in.

With the built-in fan base of Spider-Man, I have a hard time seeing this not come to fruition. I'm still not sold on this new vision for Spidey, but the money is going to ultimately be there, because this is Spider-Man. That'll be enough for a sequel to get the green light. Right now, we can only hope for the best (and I've got my fingers crossed, because it'd break my heart to see a subpar Spider-Man flick). If Webb has done something pretty good, then we won't have to wait long for the next one... 

 

-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

BillyTheKidd@aintitcool.com

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  • April 24, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    First

    by Trever

    Yeah, I said it.

  • April 24, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    you already saw a subpar spider-man flick

    by Jubba

    unless you didn't see #3....

  • April 24, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST

    @jubba

    by The Infamous Billy The Kidd

    And was plenty sad about that...

  • April 24, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Quality screenwriters who give the audiencew hat it wants

    by Emerald Snoggingbottom

    Great news

  • April 24, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Yeah, so was Warner with Green Lantern 2

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    And so far everything about this non-Raimi Spider-Man looks like 2012's GL.

  • April 24, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Still hate the suit...

    by Superthug3000

    I hope when a sequel is inevidently made that they return to something that resembles the original suit instead of Red Power Ranger.

  • April 24, 2012, 2:41 p.m. CST

    seems like only yesterday, we were discussing spiderman part 1.

    by wattos new hat

    actually it almost seems like yeaterday we were watching the actual second spiderman.

  • April 24, 2012, 2:42 p.m. CST

    I almost feel sorry for everyone involved with this project

    by BADBOYBROM HC

    It's abundantly clear that nobody gives a fuck about this movie.

  • April 24, 2012, 2:44 p.m. CST

    (TRANSFORMERS, STAR TREK) Uh oh

    by skycrapper

    Sony holding on to the cash cow as long as possible. This sucks.

  • April 24, 2012, 2:45 p.m. CST

    From all the feedback, I am glad I didn't see Spiderman #3...

    by bubcus

    And is it weird if I still love the 1967-1970 cartoon series over Raimi's movies?

  • April 24, 2012, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Yes!!! More red blinky lights.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • April 24, 2012, 2:45 p.m. CST

    *correction...

    by bubcus

    ...over Raimi's Spiderman movies. I still love Raimi's other films.

  • April 24, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    I really do hope the movie flops

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    So Marvel can get the film rights and do it right.

  • April 24, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Cowboys & Aliens Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    by dvdmike

    Yeah, they can fuck right off. Their shit scattershot scripts have not worked without JJ there to reign it in.

  • Though the kid is gay.

  • April 24, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Wow this is gonna be interesting to see how this all pans out.

    by Cedric Ford

  • April 24, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Can't wait to see Rhino, Scorpion & Electro in live action.

    by EastcoastAvenger

    It's called the assumptive close in business...

  • April 24, 2012, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Hundreds of capable screenwriters,

    by the new transported man

    plus innumerable comic book writers, & these two hacks get to write the next Spider-Man movie. The world is a vampire.

  • April 24, 2012, 2:58 p.m. CST

    There may be hope...

    by Sean1701

    after all, they rushed Spiderman 2 into theaters (2 years after part 1) and that turned out fine. I think most fans are having a hard time not seeing Toby McGuire again.

  • April 24, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Bring on the reboot origin Trilogy of the mystery surrounding Spidey's Parents

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Can't wait for 2018's reboot with the alien spider.

  • Just to keep the death & misery theme rolling along, Kraven's Last Hunt adaptation for the 2nd flick (featuring another baddie we haven't seen adapted yet. Hey, throw in Chamellion too for the hell of it) so the third movie is finally a Green Goblin redo and TOSS goes Gwen Stacy as portrayed by Emma Stone off the bridge and I cry a lot. Yay!

  • April 24, 2012, 3:05 p.m. CST

    It's going to kick the shit out of all of Raimi's movies.

    by venvariants

    Sorry, nerds - but it's true. No "The world needs a hero" speeches and stilted set pieces in these new ones - they're gonna flow. No question.

  • April 24, 2012, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Asimovlives and creepythinman rage rants in 3... 2... 1...

    by lv_426

  • April 24, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Raimi's movies weren't perfect.

    by fastcars

    But it's WAY too soon for a remake.

  • April 24, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    boborci get your illiterate ass in here

    by NathanGrey

    And explain Cowboys and Aliens.

  • April 24, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST

    THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT, NOT LIKE J.J.

    by Raptor Jesus

    You make a big franchise film, you do a sequel in two years. Not like J.J. who makes Trek then waits FOUR YEARS FOR THE SEQUEL. Seriously, I've lost interest in the now middle-aged Kirk. What, one more move and then we'll have to get a younger cast? FOUR YEARS IS TOO FUCKING LONG BETWEEN MOVIES.

  • April 24, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    The kid is a little douche

    by GulDucati

    that's why I'm not going to see it.

  • April 24, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    nathangray- i liked Cowboys and aliens.

    by Boborci

    the problem is the title didnt deliver what some audiences expected. either it should have been more fun, or we shoulda changed the title.

  • April 24, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Just be careful, Orci and Kurtzman...

    by D.Vader

    If Sony's history with Spider-Man is any indication, they've secretly hired ANOTHER screenwriter to write the script behind your back! That way, if they don't like what you're doing (like with what happened with Raimi), they'll just fall back on the cheaper option!

  • April 24, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST

    these 2 writers only get jobs because they suck the dick

    by alienindisguise

  • April 24, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Sony, give it to Marvel ffs - admit defeat!

    by marineboy

  • April 24, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci.

    by AssyMuffJizz

    Dumb and dumber.

  • In the arc, Sam Raimi and Ari Avad show up in New York to make a Spider-Man movie starring Tobey McGuire so the real Spider-Man shows up and gets really angry that they're making money off of him & then Doc Ock gets angrier that his ex-wife is making money off of him and he shows up to trash the place. Featuring "Bruce" as a crying actor who plays Mysterio. I'm not kidding, it's a great read. Wheels within wheels. Somebody adapt that arc, STAT.

  • Let them all be origin stories.

  • April 24, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    bleck

    by Anthony Torchia

    The world peaked with Spidey 2 and it's been down hill ever since The rain-filled alley scene in Spidey 1 still gets my blood pumping, I fell in love that day and know I can't ever escape it, and don't want to.

  • April 24, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST

    If Amazing Spider-Man 1 sucks...

    by SebastianHaff

    I don't think we can blame Webb. Without even seeing the movie, I can tell you that if it sucks it isn't Mark Webb's fault, and if it's decent (or heaven forbid, great) then I applaud the guy for weathering the storm. But let's be honest. There's a reason they went with a young, sophomore filmmaker from the Indie world, and it's not for a fresh or hip perspective. Sony pictures is the real director of Amazing Spider-man.

  • April 24, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Great fucking news!!!

    by redtom

    Coz these guys did such a great job with Star Trek, right???

  • April 24, 2012, 3:31 p.m. CST

    I"m not pumped for Spiderman

    by hallmitchell

    It just seems i've already seen this movie! I just hope for the sequel they bring in Mysterio.

  • April 24, 2012, 3:31 p.m. CST

    why it'll be good

    by rogerdodger21

    raimi made a cartoon. a great cartoon. cartoon effects and camera angles and a more colorful/exaggerated canvas like burton's batman. it was the bridge movie franchise to get audiences involved. now they can take the subject more seriously - still with humor - but not have to make it look silly at times because they're afraid of treated the material with sincerity. tobey was good but not astounding (mostly just wide-eyed and dopey), and kirsten dunst was never that believable or magnetic to me. now you have a guy who actually looks like peter parker (with necessary acting cops), and this has a female lead with as much gravitas and charisma as margot kidder had in the superman movies. we'll see if webb can handle the effects, but i think it's going to surprise people.

  • April 24, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    My sweaty balls...

    by Scott

    This movie is going to suck my sweaty balls...seriously...the biggest waste of time and money ever...how 'bout taking some of the $$$ and feeding some poor people? Or buy some health insurance for a few thousand people who can't afford it...what a fucking waste...Sam Rami's next movie should be a short of his giant ass filling the heavens and taking a titanic dump on this re-boot...

  • April 24, 2012, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Spiderman will have an even harder time shining following Avengers...

    by IPRAYTOCROM

    I haven't felt like this movie has had decent buzz to begin with. Avengers looks like a really good time and I think it will make people even less interested in Spiderman. I only hope it flops so Marvel can possibly get it back.

  • Don't want a repeat of "The Green Lantern."

  • April 24, 2012, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Maybe we'll finally get that r rated Spider man James Cameron promised way back when

    by Emerald Snoggingbottom

    Time for Hollywood to grwo some balls again.

  • April 24, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    It's advertising...

    by jakal40

    Why don't we tell everyone that we're already working on a sequel? That way the audience thinks the film is too good to pass up! Let's try it with Green Lantern.

  • April 24, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    I think a lot of you are going over the top on this...

    by NardDog

    it's not like they are going to do a shot for shot remake or anything. Yeah Uncle Ben will die, he will get bit by the spider and discover his powers and stuff again...but I doubt it is going to seem as repetitive as some of you want it to be just so you can say "I told you so". If anything it looks interesting to see how they will play around with what we saw before cause I doubt he goes on a field trip and gets bitten while taking MJ's photo, chases down Ben's killer after the wrestling match, and says "it's you whose out gobby, out of your mind" or some stupid fucking shit like that

  • April 24, 2012, 3:51 p.m. CST

    rogerdodger21

    by donkey_lasher

    That's an interesting take on it. This isn't a straight comic adaptation like Raimis first (which i still rate, if only for the love given to it by the director) it's a new take on it, like Burtons Batman. We need a better Green Goblin for the sequel.

  • April 24, 2012, 4:04 p.m. CST

    rogerdodger21

    by CodeName

    I agree. I'm betting that Webb is trying really hard to make this a decent film, since he has a lot on his plate and he knows that the whole world is expecting something great. This movie will surprise a lot of people.

  • April 24, 2012, 4:06 p.m. CST

    I smell Green Lantern, too

    by rev_skarekroe

    Just because it's a superhero, doesn't mean it's gonna be a hit, Sony.

  • April 24, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST

    The first 3: Aunt May should have been killed.

    by mgs316

    Her boring speeches and wise sage advice drove me insane and ruined all three. Don't give me any advice you stupid uneducated house wife. Not to mention Kirsten Dunst is ass ugly, Toby was a complete wuss as Parker, and the super hero gives up and then comes back when he realizes what is important is soooo played out it makes me sick. Fuck the first three, bring on hopefully some good ones.

  • April 24, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    What happens if it under performs or bombs?

    by Andrew Coleman

    The movie looks terrible and is going to get everything wrong... Sequel will most likely have Green Goblin... Put him in a fucking mask! Do not have him be a fucking mutant... Do not fuck do that!

  • April 24, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Will there be a dance scene in one of these...

    by kravmaguffin

    I think S3 had 2 in it... gfy

  • April 24, 2012, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Boborci have u seen amazing spiderman yet?

    by ndally

    Obviously you cant get into specifics but how was the James Horner score? Is there a big heroic theme? Oh and what was the approx runtime? Cause I'd like it to be a big long epic origin unlike Raimis short Spiderman. I'm hoping Horner can deliver an awesome theme. Something that's been missing from superhero flicks of late. If you reply, thanks!

  • April 24, 2012, 4:16 p.m. CST

    With Ashley Greene as MJ Watson

    by HapaPapa72

    Make it so.

  • April 24, 2012, 4:23 p.m. CST

    You know u guys should give Boborci a break

    by ndally

    Especially on transformers 2. Michael Bay is the dude coming up with all the silly bits and these guys can't exctaly stop him from making changes to their script. And the first transformers was a ton of fun for a movie based on a cartoon/toy. Star Trek was good fun and so was most of Cowboys. You guys forget how much control directors have over a script. They can change things or cut scenes that have a huge impact. So chill out ladies and gents I'm sure they will deliver a good Spiderman script but it just depends on how the director interprets their script.

  • April 24, 2012, 4:25 p.m. CST

    The sequel should be titled...

    by typezer0

    the spectacular spider-man

  • April 24, 2012, 4:27 p.m. CST

    spidey 2 better have that asshole uncle ben die again.

    by vulturess

    he should come back for every spiderman movie so everyone can get a chance to kill the mfer.

  • April 24, 2012, 4:34 p.m. CST

    This is a smokescreen by Sony

    by krabklaw

    They put out a preemptive press release announcing that they're already prepping a sequel just to make it look like they have confidence in this shit sandwich. Not to do so would amplify the already bad buzz that is swirling around this pile of feces. They have nothing to lose by making an announcement like this, but it's just big talk at this point.

  • April 24, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Spidey Porn

    by Scott

    That's what this should be...Gwen Stacy nude and lots of stuff shooting from Spidey's...ahem...web shooter...

  • April 24, 2012, 4:38 p.m. CST

    From the panel and footage at Wondercon...

    by NHRonin

    ...I feel very optimistic that Webb nailed it. While there are things that some fan boys make bristle at in the film, I think this vision of Spidey will work. They showed about 12-15 minutes of footage and I was sold. While I enjoyed the hell out of SM 1 and 2, I never bought Dunst as MJ. Forget 3...what a train wreck of a film.

  • April 24, 2012, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Fuck this movie

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    Fuck this movie

  • ...because of the organic webshooters? How'd that work out for those clowns?

  • April 24, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci

    by tomdolan04

    Of course it is. Who else would it be? <p> I'm sure an extensive search was done for the best possible candidates to produce a quality and inte...zzzz

  • April 24, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    All three of the Raimi Spider Mans sucked.

    by Elsewhere

    Marc Webb is a about to erase the memory of them from the mainstream collective, I hope. Like Nolan did with Batman Forever and Batman and Robin.

  • April 24, 2012, 4:47 p.m. CST

    They will eventually have to revisit the Green Goblin.

    by fanboy71

    And have him kill Gwen. I just hope he doesn't look like a Power Ranger villian this time around. Now who would make a good Mary Jane Watson???

  • April 24, 2012, 4:50 p.m. CST

    emerald_snoggingbottom, what's with you and balls?

    by skycrapper

    Google A Serbian Film like I told you back in the Game of Thrones TB.

  • April 24, 2012, 4:54 p.m. CST

    skyraper stalking me now huh?

    by Emerald Snoggingbottom

    PUSSbag.

  • April 24, 2012, 4:55 p.m. CST

    CreepyThinManLives .... is gone?

    by Judge Briggs

    Haven't seen a post from him in a while ... I think the ban-hammer came down on him. Shame, he was quite funny. Anyway- I don't get why people are hating on this movie? Solid cast and director ... looks way less goofier than Raimi's vision. I am excited ... not Avengers or Dark Knight excited but very interested. Will be seeing theaters fo sho.

  • April 24, 2012, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Spider-Blam!

    by jellypop

    Sequel are the norm so this is no surprise. What vexes me is that the two hired writers have a lot yet to prove in my eyes and they shouldn't have got this job. Perhaps they lobbied for it and Sony bowed.

  • April 24, 2012, 4:58 p.m. CST

    I wonder if they'll do something new...

    by chris hinojosa

    ...and make this one dark and gritty. You know, something we haven't seen before. Booooo

  • April 24, 2012, 5 p.m. CST

    Not stalking

    by skycrapper

    just want you to get some new schtick.

  • April 24, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST

    I want them to do it right and kill Gwen off in the second movie.

    by freddofett

    If they decide to make this a trilogy which most seem to be now. It'll be to sappy and not have the same impact if she dies in the third but if the Goblin were to kill her in the second one then you could have the third film have him dealing with the rage and guilt of her death.

  • April 24, 2012, 5:09 p.m. CST

    I guess it will take another money driven trilogy

    by Franck

    until we get the real Spiderman. I'll wait. It'll happen.

  • April 24, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST

    IT'S YOU WHO'S OUT, GOBBY --- OUT OF YOUR MIND!!!

    by Astronut

    I laughed at that reference above. That shit never sat well with me. That kinda crap just doesn't work well in live action. It's even WORSE when spoken in the effeminate voice of Toby MacGuire.

  • April 24, 2012, 5:14 p.m. CST

    All of the Spidey films so far have been subpar.

    by Steve Rogers

    Raimi's trilogy was campy garbage. And people are finally starting to come around to that notion. I doubt this flick will be much either, but at least it probably won't be campy.

  • April 24, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    AH! Ashley Greene as MJ! My brain just exploded

    by Al

    And other bits. Yes. Do that. Yeah, I know everyone thought that Stone would be MJ (actually, if you read up on it, even SHE did!) but she's gone back to blonde and seems like more of a geek that Gwen would be than the MJ sexpot. (Raimi made her more girl next door than party girl that she was) So, in my brain I'm thinkin either Mila Kunis with a red dye job for MJ or Ashley Greene. Do that. Go, go, go. And we better get an honest to god "Face it, tiger, you just hit the jackpot." this time around.

  • JK Simmons, even saw this in Wizard (one of their last issues published) that there's no need to recast JJJ. Just do the whole Bugle crew from the Raimi flicks. Toss out a throwaway line like, "The Daily Bugle is eternal" or something.

  • April 24, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    comic-con dark knight rises footage description

    by teddy_duchamp

    http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/04/24/the-dark-knight-rises-cinemacon-2012/

  • April 24, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Gee...Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci...*YAWN*

    by DoctorWho?

    I'm sure they'll pen a story for the ages.

  • April 24, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    creepythinman gone...? I thought it smelled a little better in here.

    by DoctorWho?

    My flatulence contained more depth and insight than anything that troglodyte ever typed.<p> FACT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • April 24, 2012, 5:57 p.m. CST

    script sucked

    by mrgray

    It did. Sorry. First draft had enjoyable stuff in it, but with every subsequent draft they took two steps back. The first draft contained NO ORIGIN STORY. None. Now it's ALL origin story. And everyone talking about "hey, Spidey actually has one-liners now." can breathe a sigh of relief because-no, wait, nevermind. The one-liners are absolute shit. Unless someone paid a joke writer to punch that shit up, those wisecracks will be terrible. For chrissakes, people, there's a Teen Wolf-esque basketball sequence. BASKETBALL SEQUENCE. How much more awful shite do you need to hear about? Emo douchenozzle whinebag Peter Parker? Or Gwen "I Know Peter's Secret From the First Movie" Stacey? Or Captain "Grr, stay away from my daughter, you fingerless glove douche" Stacey? It's awfulness. Pure, unadulterated awfulness.

  • April 24, 2012, 5:58 p.m. CST

    i was interested, until...

    by Detached

    ... i saw those names. i'm more than willing to give the first webb film a break, but... spidey requires actual *character* development (his stories are really about peter parker), and so far, that has not proven to be their strong suit.

  • April 24, 2012, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Why all the animosity all the time about something you never saw?!

    by Cedric Ford

  • April 24, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST

    set in stone

    by Cedric Ford

  • April 24, 2012, 6:20 p.m. CST

    There is A LOT to be concerned about

    by matthooper8

    Some people here have made some valid points and it goes with trepidation I have felt from the beginning. It could be absolutely brilliant, but it does not appear to be panning out to be a great film. Or even a great comic film.

  • April 24, 2012, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Creepythinman vs. Boborci

    by Tank Williams

    Round 1... Fight!

  • April 24, 2012, 6:23 p.m. CST

    A fight with Boborci and Creepythinman each day...

    by Tank Williams

    Keeps the doctor away

  • April 24, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST

    superman returns was awlful but that didn't stop it for trying again.

    by Cedric Ford

  • April 24, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead should be MJ

    by Dingbatty

    Here she is compared to the comic version: http://tinyurl.com/yrq36z and, just for inspiration: http://tinyurl.com/5rtcuh http://tinyurl.com/57wt4b

  • April 24, 2012, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Ah!! Winstead for MJ!! Ahhh!!

    by Al

    So many hot chicks. Me likey.

  • April 24, 2012, 7:06 p.m. CST

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 has already hit the shitter!

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Orci & Kurtzman should stay the fuck away!

  • After watching Webb on ATOS, I am still not sold. Lizard looks terrible, the parents' storyline only works if you have Red Skull and I don't like Spiderman being an internet troll. It feels like Spiderman the TV.

  • April 24, 2012, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Kurtzman and Orci?

    by al

    interesting...

  • maybe he'll just leave it for the time being...

  • April 24, 2012, 7:34 p.m. CST

    hahahahaha need to comment now!

    by darthSaul666

    That bit of news speaks for itself!

  • April 24, 2012, 7:38 p.m. CST

    meant to say no need to comment

    by darthSaul666

    Bring on the Avengers!

  • April 24, 2012, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Nice mrgrey,its what ive feared...sucky teeny boooper bullshit

    by TheAwareness

  • April 24, 2012, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Mysterio! Or hell, the whole Sinister Six...

    by mdk

    ...Mysterio, Chameleon, Electro, Rhino, who else, suppose they'll want to stay away from Doc Ock, Sandman and Vulture, Scorpion's too close to neo-Lizard, uh, Wizard? Puma? Stay away from Green Goblin until the last one, no goddamn Venom either, he just sucks. Naturally Stegron, Rocket Racer and the big dumb guy, cowboy and little guy judo expert (forgot their names) are all ass too!

  • April 24, 2012, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Always thought The Tinkerer was a creepy character too...

    by mdk

    ...they could revamp him as some sort of fallen tech billionaire out arming legions of two-bit thugs with wacked-out weaponry in some sort of revenge plot, maybe he was a former colleague of Norman Osborn and Spidey's dad, since they're stuck on that lame plotline for some reason.

  • April 24, 2012, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Dear Sony, Spider-man looks like this: http://tinyurl.com/7c8vdg3

    by SifoDyasJr

    Get it right next time.

  • Game on Spidey!!

  • MODERATORS!!!,why be so insecure?whats the use of banning people that don't agree with how this place is being run? No Talk-backers should be punished for having a dissenting opinion around here.. stop the "NAZI" shit please, your only homogenizing the talk as a result ,atleast they CARE ENOUGH to say anything at all,and its true, this site is nothing to what it once was, ive been coming here since 1999,this place used to beam with geek passion,and industry news that wasn't always available thru the typical mainstream venue's

  • Even though we've gotten the best it'll ever be with Nolan directing. Fucking Hollywood.

  • April 24, 2012, 8:10 p.m. CST

    COMIC BOOK movies do not equal ACTION MOVIES

    by IronEagle74

    FUCK YOU, HOLLYWOOD.

  • Nolan is not the God of Batman. Other versions of Batman are out there and some are sure to be even more badass than Nolan's.

  • Despite what people may think of the quality of the film, let's get down to brass tax here: worldwide branding. you can't say it's this year's "Green Lantern" because, let's face it, nobody knows Green Lantern. Everybody knows Spider-Man. that's it. And what is out the next weekend: Ice Age 4 & Ted. Really? That's gonna take a chunk outta Spidey's box office? No way. Really.

  • This is the 2nd draft of Spider-Man & they have a release date. This is happening & it'll make money. Lots. Deal.

  • April 24, 2012, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Raimi's Spider-Man 2 was THE best superhero movie ever

    by Odkin

    Sorry haters, them's the facts. Iron Man or Burton's Batman probably come in tied for 2nd, with Dark Knight 3rd and Superman 4th. I don't know where the new Spider-Man will come in, but I can guarantee that an Orci-Kurtzman Spidey 2 will not break the top 10 "best" list.

  • April 24, 2012, 8:30 p.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to the Spider-Man reboot of the reboot in 2015.

    by adeceasedfan

    Directed by a kid who uploads videos on youtube.

  • April 24, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST

    I don't get how people like Superman more than Superman 2

    by Al

    Seriously, maybe it's just me, but Superman seems like a warm up for "Kneel before Zod!" It basically just sets up Hackman's Lex Luthor

  • Oh Superman, thank God... I mean, get him!

  • April 24, 2012, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Disney can get spidy back sooner than alot of people think..

    by TheAwareness

    if Sony's is embarrassed enough by this film,as in it makes some opening weekend "sucker" cash, but is mocked and panned as a result for most of its theatrical run ,its quite probable that disney could showing up in Sony,s current time of financial, need and bring spidy back to the stable.,Sonys film division(Columbia) may be on the chopping block after this summer, if MEN IN BLACK 3'S fails to make a nice dent gross wise,its budget is thru the roof,300+million, possibly Sony s John carter,and even worse, Sony s been under performing for the last two years. it will probably cost Disney an arm and a leg, but its definetley worth it in the long run (re-introduce spidy in avengers 2..it cant fail and it would be totaly bad ass.I keep thinking of Peter Parker walking into avengers mansion to "audition"to be on the team,with that great musical cue from ghostbusters when diana first walks into the fire house,awesome music by the way, Elmer Bernstein killed that movie. What do you guys think of Kevin fiege being approached to run Disney?,its not surprising,the guys a "Talent" for sure" ,i just hope jeph lobe doesnt step in to run take his place at marvel films,his work has been terrible in recent years Whedon would be a nice choice,but id rather he stick to film making

  • April 24, 2012, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Next Villain: The Kingpin.

    by Zurge

    Yup. What's better than NY's best Mafioso. He could hire Villains by the truckload, he could add edge to Spidey without going all EMO like this trailer shows, and would actually be a formidable opponent because he has the money, the motive, and the man-power.

  • So many sincerely great moments that never fell forced,even hackman had some great stuff in there,and lets be honest ,the movie was great product of its time, Lex wasn't what he could have been too much buffoonery and not enough menace,,but that a small problem in a film that gets so much right,one of the few comic films were the origin is worth watching, where were not just waiting for the villain to show up to give the hero an excuse to use his powers, reeve's Clark was wonderful ,Lois interview with supes,John Williams i could go on and on.that move just bristles with love of the genre

  • April 24, 2012, 9:15 p.m. CST

    BUTTER BEAN FOR KINGPIN LOL

    by TheAwareness

    id dub his voice with the guy who voiced him in the 90's cartoon

  • April 24, 2012, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Cowboys & Aliens

    by Jaster Mareel

    I mean....it was Cowboys & Aliens! What the fuck were you people expecting? They mystery isn't why Cowboys & Aliens was only ok....it's why did any of you think it was going to be more than that. Again, it was called.......COWBOYS & ALIENS!

  • April 24, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST

    theawareness...the AICN moderators don't ban people often.

    by DoctorWho?

    creepythintwat was as crude of a loser as they come here...minus any wit or intelligence to make himself somewhat bearable i.e DGDB<p> I don't know what the last straw was that got him banned but he had more than enough rope to hang himself with.

  • April 24, 2012, 10:11 p.m. CST

    theawareness...Screw Kevin Fiege

    by conspiracy

    Iger may like him, and see him as the more controllable, and disposable, candidate...but Ed Catmull and Lasseter are definitely gonna throw a roadblock up. Catmull is the obvious choice...a veteran familiar with Disney Animation and Pixar, knows the players, is respected in the industry, and is near the end of a damned distinguished career and thus won't interfere with what we are really talking about here....Who gets the DISNEY CEO Spot when Iger steps down in 2015. I can see Lasseter pushing Catmull (a key ally) into the spot to secure a path the the CEO spot. John Lasseter has his eye on that CEO position despite his lamentation he is a Film maker. Lasseter right now basically has final say on new projects in the parks, and is a key reason Ross was ousted...thought honestly he shoulda been gone months ago. Mark my words...Catmull or Lasseter will get the Job..unless there is a secret war I don't know about in Disney and Iger Cock Blocks them both. And Disney has the cash to snap up Sony...but it'd have to be at a fire sale price; Iger has been in an acquisition mood lately...so anything is possible...but I think it might take more than MIB3 flopping for that to happen.

  • April 24, 2012, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Dang man!

    by HughHoyland

    Bob and Alex are into everything man, cool deal. And yes, the Green Goblin WILL eventually return. Dunno when but he will. And theres tons of other villains as well, The Hobbgoblin, the Jackel, Mysterio, Rhino so forth.

  • April 24, 2012, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Oh...yeah...I'm back.

    by conspiracy

    Timeout over.

  • April 24, 2012, 10:25 p.m. CST

    I won't condemn it or praise it until I've seen it.

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Because I'm not some stupid fucking wad of cunt snot like a bunch of you.

  • April 24, 2012, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Kurtzman & Orci are like Patrick Warburton

    by vladvampire

    They turn up in EVERYTHING!

  • April 24, 2012, 10:52 p.m. CST

    I misread the article title...

    by Hellstrom

    I quick read it as: "Sony is wasting its time prepping for The Amazing Spider-Man 2!"

  • April 25, 2012, 1:14 a.m. CST

    A Bald Actor as The Vulture

    by BenBraddock

    Just say no to bald wigs!!

  • April 25, 2012, 1:49 a.m. CST

    I'll give it a chance

    by A_Banned_Apart

    I really liked Raimi's first two Spidey films, but they're not movies I feel compelled to watch again. ASM looks like a perfectly decent (if unnecessary and ill-timed) summer movie.

  • April 25, 2012, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Orci and Kurtzman?

    by Sanyi

    I have a reeeeaaally bad feeling about this one.

  • April 25, 2012, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Avengers Mid-Credit Scene is up!!!!!!! Here it is

    by ajt2111

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKN3yVBYgd0 Rumors are true. Don't check it out if you don't want to be spoiled...so much fanservice ownage.

  • April 25, 2012, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Assembly-line movie making?

    by Stephen

    How long will it be before popular blockbuster franchises have a string of would-be sequels in prep, all queued up like an assembly line, before the original hits the big screen? Of course in a sense they're doing that already with the Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and Twilight films, but at least with them the sequels are to already existing material, not brand-new stuff some poor sod is going to have to dream up from scratch and according to an accountant's deadline. In fact, you have to wonder how long it will be before Hollywood starts putting reboots as well as sequels into that kind of assembly-line prep. That way, if one of the would-be sequels flunks at the box office and ruins the current line, they can always pull out the reboot, dust it off, then rush it off to the mill, uh, production team?

  • April 25, 2012, 2:55 a.m. CST

    oscar winning Joker laugh impression HA HA HA HA HA HA!

    by darthSaul666

    So nu Spidey apologists...... Your nu spidey is going to have a little bit of flames on Optimus? Quit while you are ahead! Superherohype cracked the viral campain... And it is really gay! And that is no joke.... Like a side of Spidey with your Twilight? Enjoy your wisecracks!

  • April 25, 2012, 2:59 a.m. CST

    I love the irony... Don't judge but I've done it 100 times

    by darthSaul666

    Like really fuck yourself....... Been there, done that, so have you.....wait till the movie.....Yeah save it for your next comment! Cuz we've all done that here.....So zip it!

  • April 25, 2012, 3:03 a.m. CST

    ya know SPIDERM4N had a release date too

    by darthSaul666

    Then Marvel scedules THOR for the same day..... Yeah good luck with your reboot.....

  • Please stop hiring Kurtzman and Orci Hollywood.

  • And I bet all the plants wish Nu Spidey had a Super Bowl spot and most viewed trailer on itunes behind it.... Would make their job easier.....

  • April 25, 2012, 4:07 a.m. CST

    Wish they got the Lizard right...

    by Andrew Coleman

    I'm serious that really bugs me. Plus all this pandering to tweens shit they're doing. Fuck this movie. Ice Age 4 will wreck this flick haha. I had no idea they even made 2 or 3 until I read that post above.

  • April 25, 2012, 4:34 a.m. CST

    You can see why Kurtzman and Orci were hired

    by kwisatzhaderach

    I mean, just look at their resume: The Legend of Zorro, Mission Impossible 3, The Island, Transformers, Star Trek, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Cowboys and Aliens... Wow, what an incredible list of genre classics!!

  • April 25, 2012, 5:54 a.m. CST

    I Hate To Agree With The Haters...

    by MakNeil

    but there's no compelling reason to reboot Spider-Man (other than dreams of copious amounts of moolah). I expect big opening box office, then a perilously quick fall-off when people realize that they have seen it all before. Including The Lizard, who is perhaps the worse villain to choose to relaunch a franchise. A second or third film, sure; a reboot, not so much.

  • April 25, 2012, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Another origin story was lame...

    by ZodNotGod

    Why didn't they just use the recasts and make another sequel? People would have been all over a Part 4 instead of seeing an origin story that is only ten years old. That would have been akin to Chris Reeve saying no after part 3. Part 4 comes along, cheaper, different cast, no Brando, no Hackman yet they tell the same story over again! Foolish, but the film will probably do good bank.

  • I can't fucking wait!! Sarcasm aside, why do these guys keep on getting jobs? I mean I like some of the films they've written. I'm even one of the few guys who actually loved Transformers 2(it had a bunch of robots hacking each other up. I'm a simple man. Don't judge me!) But even the ones I liked, I didn't like for their great screenplays. The only 2 films they've written that I think have decent screenplays are MI3 and Star Trek and you know JJ Abrams had some heavy input in those scripts.

  • Are all the good screenwriters in Hollywood on sabbatical?

  • ...taken care of...

  • I'll address this strictly as a businessman...I won't even address the "Hollywood" shit. $2,300,000,000.00 That ^ number is why you keep seeing these guys names pop up in connection with these types of properties. That is the rough Gross of the two TF films, MI3, and Trek. Like any business...if it makes you more money than it costs, it is generally considered a good investment. So long as their stuff makes $..they'll have jobs.

  • April 25, 2012, 3:33 p.m. CST

    So they're keeping to Webb's Parker Parent Mystery then?

    by Larry Sellers

    He said that's going to be the thread running through his series, which I can only hope is as intriguing as he makes it out to be. I'm really, really curious about this movie. I have no idea of what to expect from it. Surprise flop like Green Lantern? Or surprise hit like X-Men First Class?

  • April 25, 2012, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Unfortunately this could end up like the Star Wars prequels

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    In that with the built-in audience it is flop-proof even though the movie is shitacular. This is what the studios are banking on by releasing this low budget nonsense. This looks about as good as The Incredible Hulk. Actually it doesn't even look that good.

  • April 25, 2012, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Look Spider-Man 3 was far from perfect but...

    by Wcwlkr

    it was still a decent flick. I mean the first half was pretty great. I loved the Harry vs. Spidey fight, loved the Gwen Stacy rescue. The initial meeting with Sandman, even the Black Costumed Spidey vs. Sandman. Absolutely loved Harry remembering and that fight between dark Spidey and Harry. Now the movie takes a nose dive with the Forced down Raimi's throat Venom inclusion. But even the final fight was decent. Just pissed me off that's all you get with Venom. And that they just shoe-horned him into a story he didn't belong. But it wasn't a bad movie just a rushed one that hurt it's quality.

  • April 25, 2012, 4:47 p.m. CST

    As for Amazing I just can't seem to care that much

    by Wcwlkr

    I mean it's Spidey, my all time favorite character, so I may check it out. But my expectations are so LOW I just haven't seen anything that just gets me fired up to see this. And with the Avengers and The Dark Knight coming out, it's hard for me to care.

  • Good or bad...it doesn't stand a chance. Avengers Dark Knight Rises Prometheus Honestly, who gives a shit about a Spiderman movie with a nobody cast and a guy directing whose biggest success was a Weezer Video. I'm all for breaking NEW talent...but you usually don't throw such untested ppl such a big fucking bone. This film is nothing but a business expense to keep the rights...or Webb has video of the Sony CEO with some Laotian Hookers and a Baby Elephant.

  • Seriously, I know people like to pretend they're hollywood insiders who can predict box office future (and Evil Dead 2 geeks who are still butthurt from Raimi getting tossed even though the proof is clearly in the Spider-Man 3 pudding) But, okay, here's the truth of what will happen with this movie.... You ready? It's Spider-Man. It makes at least 600 million dollars worldwide. Because that's what a Spider can do. Deal with it.

  • April 25, 2012, 8:10 p.m. CST

    It'll probably outgross Prometheus anyway

    by Al

    I'm totally jazzed for Prometheus (with my enthusiasm waning slightly when it gets it's PG-13 rating) but we're looking at a bigger budget version of "Snakes on a Plane" here. Not in quality. but in internet buzz. And the moral of the past 7 years at the movies is that Internet Buzz Means Jack Shit. Spider-Man is a worldwide brand. And it crushes. Maybe not as big as Avengers & Dark Knight cuz the brand has been tarnished. But it's still. Y'know. Spider-Man. And it makes a lot of money. Once again, everybody shut up.

  • April 25, 2012, 8:52 p.m. CST

    In spidey 3, venom didn't say "we" once...

    by ShakaLaka Lambo

    That just about sums it up , ya know? But if your hung up on the suit in amazing whats wrong with you?? Seriously, mechanical web shooters, Gwen, wisecracks, and more practical stunts, whats not to love about that!? Really, you cats are a hard bunch to please!!

  • April 25, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST

    tallboy...Spider Man? Yes. But...

    by conspiracy

    People have seen lots of Spiderman...I've actually heard people groan when they see this things trailer...a few "again?"s; there comes a point when perhaps there is burnout on a franchise. It doesn't have a name..the marketing has been weak...people expect a lot from a Superhero film with the bar being raised by the Marvel crew and Nolan's Batman series, it isn't gonna be enough to just show some guy swinging through New York like in 02...people have already seen that...3 times. If they made a good story and the critics like it, and it can generate some good word of mouth...it might make your $600M combined; but if it gets savaged by the film reviewers, if it can't generate some positive buzz and get ppl interested where the trailers have not...it just might die a quick death. Nobody knows anything, and strange shit happens when i comes to what ppl like...;but lets just say I didn't buy any Sony stock yesterday, but I sure as fuck added more Disney.

  • Now, yes, buy Disney stock & sell sell sell before May 4th... then buy Sony stock & sell before the movie opens. Yes, you've heard whispers and internet people complaining. You know what that matters in the real world when it comes to real life human beings lining up for a summer blockbuster? Somewhere between Jack & Shit. and Jack left town. It's Spider-Man. It makes a ton of money. There's no way in hell it'll be a bomb because it's Spider-Man. Murmurs and heresy & internets people bitching is just that ... absolutely meaningless.