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New SPIDER-MAN Set Pics!!!

Published at: Jan. 31, 2001, 8:59 p.m. CST

Hey Folks, Harry here... Got some more coolness for ya on SPIDER-MAN!!! First up we have these pics from the set today of... Well if you can't figure it out then you should just be fed to Melvyn The Monster! Here ya go....



















Dear Harry:

While my partner in crime Pierre Beauregard was wandering back from the Warner Bros. commisary, he happened upon a truck that he thought had a logo from a super-hero comic book (not being a huge comic man, he was unsure). I was shocked when he reported that the truck was none other than a DAILY BUGLE delivery van! So I set out with my trusty sidekick to explore and get a report.

Sure enough, there on the small New York street section of the Warner Bros. backlot was indeed a truck with the Daily Bugle emblazened on the side. Walking through the street there were several Sony Pictures vehicles, and people with Spider-man crew badges (big spider in Black and red with CREW written underneath). The street itself had been covered in various forms of graffiti, and generally looked nasty. There were several cranes about (perhaps for wall crawling?) and Puerto Rican flag hanging from one of the windows (?). There also were several Rain bars set up around the perimeter.

A bunch of grips were prepping a burnt up convertable that looked as though it had been through absolute hell! The street was bustling, and there were people out by the make-up trailer, so I will head out later to see if I can get a sense of exactly the scene that is being shot.

In the meantime, take a gander at this photo, and hopefully I will be able to provide more!

Until we meet again,

MELVYN THE MONSTER

Alright... pretty cool eh? Well that ain't all... George Smiley, remember him? He was one of the major cool Spidey-Spies during shooting... Well his photos came out... sort of, and constantly had the Smiley thumb in each... You must consider this when commenting on the quality of the pics... This was taken under extremely dangerous circumstances... Anyone caught shooting this shoot would be fed to Randy 'MachoMan' Savage... and George didn't want that... SO the flash and the quality of the pictures are lacking... but hey... LOOK, you ain't seen em anywhere else... and they are exclusives from the set showing Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire and Randy Savage! What do ya want? I'm pleased as punch... I should have some more to show you soon!





































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  • Jan. 31, 2001, 9:15 p.m. CST

    WOO HOO!!! first

    by phatjacck

    cool

  • Jan. 31, 2001, 9:30 p.m. CST

    ohhhhh baby.........

    by Ghibli-San

    Oh God I want to see this movie.........PLEASE GOD DON'T LET IT TURN INTO "Spider-Man and Robin"!!

  • Jan. 31, 2001, 9:39 p.m. CST

    You know you're pretty hard up when a shot of a delivery truck g

    by Milktoast

    But I'd say those other photos are more interesting. At least the one or two with Spidey did the job to interest me. I only wish getting them then flaunting the pictures didn't seem so weasle like. I realize what this sight is about is to provide things of interest like this...just doesn't strike me as being all that heroic. Like one of those photographers with telephoto lenses who get a shot of a celebrity nude as they pass a window then plaster it everywhere. "Hey! That's my crotch!" Shrug. "That's what people want." Though not a bad scoop here at all.

  • Jan. 31, 2001, 9:41 p.m. CST

    I have a good feeling

    by Media Fiend

    Irregardless of the photos, and the daily coverage, I think this is going to be the Comic Book adaptation, and it's because of Mr. Raimi. No director, of his sensibility, has ever been allowed to do a Comic Book movie, that I can think of at least. Before anyone cries Burton/Batman, I never thought he was right for a Super-Hero comic adaptation.

  • Jan. 31, 2001, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Tight Stockins Petey

    by Eminenema

    Tobey I dont know but you lookin like you might wanna be preparin for uncle ben RIP and not no silly fight promotin Marijuana is kewl but I don't guess you sling for that you gotta save all the tricks in your hat for real criminals and shit like that Anyways i wish the photos was better but Harry tries his best I think he really cares not no bloated sell out even though he self deprecates his de-tracts need to get the hell out and eat what my butt defecates.

  • Jan. 31, 2001, 9:47 p.m. CST

    snap into a slim jim

    by fladnaG

    Here's hoping they don't fuck things up. So far reports have been positive and these photos, although somewhat crappy, kick ass. The one with Bruce is awesome. And to the poster that said this all seems a little "weasely". I agree but without all this sneakiness we wouldn't know shit but what the suits tell us. Oh well. 2001 and 2002 are looking pretty kick ass for movies. Does anybody know if they decided to drop that whole organic webbing bullshit. I hope they came to their senses on that one.

  • Jan. 31, 2001, 9:56 p.m. CST

    fladnalG

    by Media Fiend

    According to the latest Harry updates, they're still doing the organic/wrist web thingy.

  • Jan. 31, 2001, 10:17 p.m. CST

    by supremelogic

    For the love of God...get over the organic webshooters! Dont let that minor detail ruin what could be a great film. Peace...

  • Jan. 31, 2001, 11:03 p.m. CST

    I can't believe some people think this isn't news?

    by Cruel Shoes

    But I'll take a photo of the Bugle truck and our first glimpse of Macho Man. With the internet it's never been easier to disregard something you're not interested in, so shut up and click to the next story. Jesus Christ. Keep it up Harry, we need every morsel. Daily Bugle Truck, COOL!

  • Jan. 31, 2001, 11:31 p.m. CST

    What about the running time?

    by CYBERSTAIN

    I'm still waiting for the backlash to start when more fans realize that this movie is going to have 90 minutes or less running time.Apparantly this is the new trend that studios want to promote in comic book super hero movies, short running times.Like the kiddie cartoons that they confuse it with. X-men got away with it, because it made money, even though fans complained that they left the theaters feeling unsatisfied.Clive Barker, the horror writer,said that he felt like he watched the first part of a movie when it ended.It's not the directors fault, the studios force these things on them.Forget organic webshooters, this is going to be the big controversy down the line.

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Am I the only one who thinks that

    by Reverendz

    The 'Daily Bugle' pics are fake? Damn, it looks like someone did a bad Photoshop job on a delivery truck. I mean, hell, the text doesn't even look rasterized.

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 1:08 a.m. CST

    by Max_3016

    Man-oh-man why can't I shake this feeling that this movie is going to disappoint?? Don't get me wrong, I'm no cynic (sp?). In fact, I'm praying to All-father Odin for this movie to rock the house. But like a previous talkbacker mentioned..90 minutes??? Is that it? How do they plan on conveying all the emotion of Peter being bullied at school, getting his powers, getting corrupted by them, the death of his uncle, and finally learning what it takes to be a hero and actually fitting in a storyline about the Goblin all in 90 MINUTES!!!I just pray to god they do it. Oh, and Eminemena ( or whatever the fuck your name is, I can't be bothered scrolling the screen to see it), I can tolerate childish, amateurish posts like yours ( barely), but at least try and make it make sense!! What the fuck was that dribble you were writing??? Even that moron who comes on here pretending to be a robot ( Battleposer or something?) is more amusing then you, and that's saying alot.

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Fakorama

    by Call me Kenneth

    Yup Max_3016, you may be right. Check out those pixels around the letters on the 'Bugle' logo and that white lettering looks a little *too* white for me, compared the the rest of the truck... But what do I know?

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Of course...

    by Call me Kenneth

    I meant Bouffant_S. Max_3016 - shut up.

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 2:14 a.m. CST

    HARRY, FOR FUCK SAKE, STOP WASTING OUR TIME!

    by Scott Ridley

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 3:08 a.m. CST

    I am with Keneth on the Max 3016 post.

    by cmjs

    Can it geekboy. God, I didn't realise just how many of you people suffer a little bit from chicken little syndrome in here. Facts too remember Folks. Its spidey, In a movie, with a budget large enough keep all of us in beer and pizza for a long time AND the comptent and talented Sam Raimi. Whats more, and heres the kicker. They make movies (they being the so called suits)for a living most of us can only but dream of doing that.

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Better Quality Pics

    by Supascoopa

    There are better quality wrestling pics at the Popcorn.co.uk site (http://www.popcorn.co.uk/news/story.jhtml?id=43904) that where posted 2 weeks ago. Don't know if they have been posted at AICN though.

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 8:40 a.m. CST

    THIS IS FAKE...Can

    by cristiane

    Hey, here someone at work in the Spidey Studio...The picture is as fake as can be!!!!

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Harry, a little tip to help sniff out the fakies....

    by monkeylucifer

    Load the pics you get into Word Pad and check the headers...the ones of the delivery trucks were made in Photoshop, and I think if you look closely, you'll notice the crisp whiteness in the lettering, the pixelation, and the unrealistic angle of the print on the back of the truck in the first pic. These are probably fake..the other pictures were done in Photoshop, but that was to edit the thumb out, so I can understand that, but the truck ones just don't seem right. To the guy who wants Carmen Electra as Mary Jane, well I pity your taste in "actresses", and to Emenemima, well I'm just gonna say that this is a fan-boy, geek-o-rama movie site, not some AOL Dr. Dre fan board for 14 year olds......

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 11:20 a.m. CST

    We're nitpicking WHAT now ???

    by RobinP

    Is the picture of a delivery van fake or not ? Is this for real ? Christ, it's a picture of a delivery van with "Daily Bugle" written on it....get over it, it ain't brain surgery ! As for the pictures that George Smiley sent it.....for what they are, and that's a tantalizing glimpse at something precious few people were allowed access to, they're excellent. My hat (or baseball cap) is tipped to you. Job well done, pal....job well done. Savage looks cool, Campbell looks as slimey and shady as he was described, (hah, I bet Vince McMahon wishes he could look as tacky....no...wait...) and Spiderman looks like he just stepped waaaaaay out of his depth. All this points to an excellent start to the movie.

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 11:22 a.m. CST

    You know...

    by Thumper2k1

    I would love to see Peter wearing that costume through out the entire movie. It's just so hillarious. Give him the actual Spider-Man costume in a sequel. I want to see Spider-Man kick some butt in a pair of red pumas. ROFL!!!!

  • Feb. 1, 2001, noon CST

    Tell me this is a wind-up

    by Roosterbooster

    Pictures of a fucking newspaper van. Christ.

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Hey RobinP!

    by monkeylucifer

    It may seems like nit-picking to you, but with the slew of fake crap being hurled at sites like AICN, Corona, and Dark Horizons, you'd think they'd take the time to check the headers on the files to see if there's a possibility of it being faked (i.e. that ridiculous Optimus Prime thing). Also, if you read the post, it states that these were taken on the WB studio, which doesn't hold water, 'cause this film is being made by Sony pictures on their own lot, and also the fact that Warner Brothers is the parent company of D.C. and wouldn't be involved in a Marvel film. Just seems rather obvious to me, unless there's some studio lot overlap that I'm not aware of.

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 12:38 p.m. CST

    If someone was sending in a fake scoop, wouldn't they have said

    by Smilin'Jack Ruby

    Not sure how this works, but Sony is shooting Spidey over on the Sony lot. If that truck was sitting at Warners, that's plausible because of the great backlots there, but if that guy did that WordPad thing and it's fake, well, oh, well. Nice job. As for the organic webshooters, here's how it's been explained - he will have organic webshooters that he can't control like Cyclops' eye beams, but then Bright Lil' Petey comes up with the webshooters and attaches them to his wrists to control the webbing. It just hooks more into that whole puberty-hitting-you-can't-control-your-body-thing they're going for.

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Another thing about the "cartoon like" running time.

    by CYBERSTAIN

    I just read some of the discussion boards about the Spider-man movie and found the controversy over the short, 90 minutes, "cartoon like" running time that I predicted had already started.I hate being right all the time. Maybe the studio execs will read all the noise being made and put extra scenes in, like they should have done with X-men.

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 1:10 p.m. CST

    The ring.

    by Omar Santiago

    It's could to know someone has found a use for the old WCW Worldwide ring.

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 1:35 p.m. CST

    get over the running time!

    by d8thstar

    puh-lease, some of you complaining about 90 mins. not being enough? WTF?!?!? you people realize that spideys origin was told over 20 something odd pages, right? you people realize that each page of a script represents about a minute of screen time? that to me means that the spidey origin should take less then 1/2 hour to tell, leaving us with another hour for the green goblin, which would be about a two issue GG story, completely do-able. comics ain't rocket science to convert, thats the problem with the suits, they feel as though they have to flesh a story out and add a lot to fill screen time. 90 mins. is just fine for a comic book....

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 2:33 p.m. CST

    There is but one error made with the photoshop-made delivery tru

    by Acid_Rain327

    Dumbass forgot to draw in the crack between the back doors when he put the lettering on. Harry, stop wasting our fucking time, and try to run this website respectably.

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 3:08 p.m. CST

    YOU GUYS ARE MORONS (NOT YOU HARRY)

    by 40sLover

    Okay, you guys. A sony movie isn't necessarily only going to shoot on the Sony lot. If their New York back lot sucks or is being used, then they will use A) The cheapest or B) the most accesible or C) the best look for the movie. Fake or not (which I know they're not since I know someone at the Warner's lot who told me about the truck, shooting -- supposedly they blew up a car there on Tuesday night and are still there on location) I'm happy to see stuff like this.

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Why is it all of the on-the-set movie photos we see are taken by

    by Ogami Itto

    Geez, I understand these were not taken under the ideal circumstances, but you can go to a half way decent photography store and get some Konica 3200 that would have solved this problem. Why do photographers never run across stuff like this, so we can see some decent photos?

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 9:58 p.m. CST

    just shoddy work harry

    by kojiro

    You'll are gettin duped a lot these days aint'cha.The cevil is in the details ya know. Have some pride.

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 10:06 p.m. CST

    You're a skeptical bunch

    by D'Alex

    OK, a lot of the movie news sites get sent fake images (the Optimus Prime picture a case in point) but some of you experts in digital imaging are just too eager to pick apart a picture as a fake. For starters, the presence of the words "Adobe" or "Photoshop" in the JPEG headers mean nothing. Photoshop is used for many other purposes other than retouching and faking photos - for example, taking pictures off a digital camera (which is what these look like), and saving in a JPEG format. Note that it's actually Photoshop 3.0 which appears in the headers, and it would be very difficult to fake the curved perspective on the side-on van shot in that version. As for the aliasing on the text and the apparant lack of door crack, they're just artifacts of the digital camera or JPEG compression.

  • Feb. 1, 2001, 11:28 p.m. CST

    A reason they may not be fake....

    by RobinP

    Someone up there made a comment that the truck photos are fake because the Daily Bugle decal stands out from the rest of the van. Could it not be that the stripe is made of the same reflective stuff that stripes along ambulances and police cars are made of ? I can't explain where the crack between the back doors went though....

  • Feb. 2, 2001, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Universal Panacea

    by BONZO

    Let me solve your problems PROBLEM- Movie is too short to fit everything in and develop it effectively SOLUTION- Make 2 films back to back like LOTR first movie develops peter up to discovery of powers,bullying etc. consider it 90 minutes of foreplay and scenesetting for what could become the best comic franchise ever then the second movie can have the green goblin etc, i'm sure this will please4 the suits as they can make lots more moolah from prod placement and spinoffs PROBLEM- Photo of van is fake SOLUTION- Maybe they printed daily bugle on some form of large sticker rather than painting their wagon and didn't cut it when it went over doors yet PROBLEM- Organic web shooters SOLUTION- See a therapist and get out more you really are far too anal by half, repeat after me "this is a film , that was a comic, this is a film, that was a comic- sam is going to make changes, sam has artistic licence" PROBLEM- this is a wrestling movie SOLUTION- I don't know

  • Feb. 2, 2001, 7:24 a.m. CST

    spy-ders

    by Idontgiveadamn

    I dunno--that happy face is gonna be awfully distracting while we are trying to watch spider-man wrestle. PS Organic shooters still suck. heheh

  • Feb. 2, 2001, 1:12 p.m. CST

    speaking as someone who was ACTUALLY on the set...

    by Captain Drew

    Everyone just relax. I am by far the biggest Spidey fan/dork in existence, (Hey, I flew across the country from Mass to L.A. just to be an extra didnt I?) and speaking from my own experience on the set I have to say that the movie shows ALOT of promise. Sam Raimi knows spiderman. He also knows hoe to direct this kind of a movie. Oh, by the way, did I mention that Bruce Campbell is the one who gives Spidey his famous name? Hey Harry, if you are interested, I have some pics from the set as well and they are a hell of alot clearer (and closer) than that other guy's. -T

  • Feb. 2, 2001, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Poor Photo Quality

    by George Smiley

    The photos came out a bit worse than I expected. I used a disposable camera, since it fit in with props handed out on the set, and I did not wish to have my fancy camera confiscated if caught taking pictures on a different sound stage. A flash would have been useless. I normally use an SLR camera, and so am used to having the viewfinder match exactly with the final image (Harry is the one who added the smiling thumb BTW). I have actually had photographs published, not that you could tell by these examples.

  • Feb. 2, 2001, 6:21 p.m. CST

    waste of my freakin time

    by skelerax

    does anyone care about the van? i mean honestly what's next a picture of a cat or a barstool with "daily bugle" photoshopped on the side of it. if your going to forge a photo, do it on something worthwhile. and what kind of retarded monkey mutant holds a camera like that, he deserves a good kick in the teeth, i am looking forward to this movie, and i am extremly glad that these are not pictures from it. In conclusion, 90 minutes doesn't begin to be enough,organic web shooters suck donkey balls, and kirsten dunst is so unbelievably wrong for this role, carmen electra is the perfect mary jane.

  • Feb. 5, 2001, 2:03 p.m. CST

    it's fake. shut up.

    by fadingember

    to the guy who said that the lack of a crack between the back doors is due to the digital camera's JPEG compression, you're freaking stupid. There is about a 0% chance of that being accurate. And let's say, for the sake of arguement, that you're right about that. That doesn't explain why the hue of the white stipes of the decal, and letters, is 255,255,255... which is PURE white. How many vans have you seen that are 100% pure, clean, unadulterated white? That must be one fucking clean van.

  • Feb. 6, 2001, 5:34 a.m. CST

    Spidy Pics

    by Raven 00

    90 Mins....are U serious??...Amen to that guy that went on about Spidys full story not fitting in to 90 mins....It`ll wreak....and what about Willem Da Foes transformation to G Goblin, they surely aint plannin to fit all that in aswell are they??? Any chance of a cameo role for that chick "Firestar"...hell I know it was only a cartoon but that skintight catsuit did wonders for my imagination as a kid!!...Hey even if it is 90 mins, I suppose its better than another Batman movie....Viva Spidster!!!!!

  • Feb. 6, 2001, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Spelling Class

    by ColAustin

    First off I was at the fight scene in CA when it was shot. It was totally awesome. The pics that were posted do not do it justice, but they are better than nothing. The movie WILL rock, 90mins or not. Second, to all you panty waists that like to post your little profanity laden, mis-spelled posts,grow up and take some spelling classes. It does not make you bigger, older, or more itimidating to add profanity to your posts. It makes you look like little stupid idiots. Hopefully you will find some respect for God and try to clean your acts up. Ciao.

  • Feb. 6, 2001, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Carmen Electra???

    by ColAustin

    I can stand it, I had to add this post. Who in their right mind (there's the answer right there!) would rather have Carmen Electra as MJ instead of Kirsten Dunst??? If you want to see Carmen Electra go to one of the many porn sites that I am sure she graces. Raimi handled his casting wonderfully and chose great actors and actresses. Carmen Electra.....please, spare me!!!

  • Feb. 7, 2001, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Col Austin

    by Raven 00

    Dear Col Austin - Whilst were on the topic of spiders it looks as though a few of them crawled up your ass and settled there, chill out !!!!!

  • Feb. 8, 2001, 4:50 p.m. CST

    ain't it pathetic?

    by Yayoay

    If I could get pictures of a crap Toby Maguire took in 1998, would you post that too?