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Re: The Rise & Fall of the Spider-Man Franchise
« Reply #135 on: April 14, 2008, 10:56:44 PM »
Well, there is that.  You're still watching I take it?

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Re: The Rise & Fall of the Spider-Man Franchise
« Reply #136 on: April 14, 2008, 10:58:14 PM »
Spidey's rejecting the Venom suit now.

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Re: The Rise & Fall of the Spider-Man Franchise
« Reply #137 on: April 14, 2008, 11:09:12 PM »
And where's this Butler been?  Oh, yeah, I'm just remembering events that didn't happen from the movie I wasn't in.

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Re: The Rise & Fall of the Spider-Man Franchise
« Reply #138 on: May 28, 2008, 10:20:39 AM »
God...

http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2008/05/the-next-spider.html

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Sony Pictures has not confirmed the rumor, but Latino Review is reporting that Patrick Fugit (pictured) of Almost Famous has top crack at replacing Tobey Maguire as the new Spider-Man.

Most of the key players involved in the first three Spider-Man films have moved on. Writer-director Sam Raimi is in New Zealand working on Wizard's First Rule. Maguire has three movies in the can (none superheroic). And Kirsten "Mary Jane" Dunst went public Tuesday on E Online about the bouts with depression that sent her to a retreat a few months ago.

However, producer Laura Ziskin remains at the helm of the Sony Pictures franchise, and she's brought on James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) to write more adventures.

Fugit, 25, has quietly done some fine work in the indie movie realm since his 1996 breakthrough in Almost Famous. So what if he's not a marquee name? Neither were Maguire and Christian Bale before they put on the tights to fight the good fight. 

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Re: The Rise & Fall of the Spider-Man Franchise
« Reply #139 on: May 28, 2008, 01:23:09 PM »
COme on. Did anyone think Sony would slaughter that big a cash cow?

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Re: The Rise & Fall of the Spider-Man Franchise
« Reply #140 on: July 31, 2008, 09:25:32 AM »
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Sony may bite on Spidey spinoff
Studio developing 'Venom,' seeking new writers


With Heath Ledger's villainous Joker drawing attention and boxoffice dollars, Sony is moving forward with "Venom," a potential "Spider-Man" spinoff based on a bad guy.

The studio is developing the project, based on the gooey nemesis who appeared in "Spider-Man 3" and is hoping the character could serve as an antidote to the aging "Spider-Man" franchise in the way that Fox has used Wolverine to add longevity to its "X-Men" franchise.

But getting any spinoff off the ground, let alone one centered on a villain, can be tricky.

The studio had commissioned a draft of the script from Jacob Estes, a writer of the specialty film "Mean Creek," released several years ago by Paramount Classics. He's also attached to the Plan B drama "The Gifted."

But the studio is considering going in a different direction from Estes' script and is seeking writers for a new draft.

Casting also is no simple matter. Topher Grace played the character in the film, but agents have been eyeing the role for their clients, as Sony is not yet convinced the actor can carry a tentpole picture.

Neither Sony nor Marvel would comment for this story.

In "Spider-Man 3," Venom is essentially a parasite that attaches itself to a host via a sticky substance that then gives the host special powers. The fact that it is a substance rather than a character could give Sony leeway to cast a new actor.

"Venom" came about as part of the licensing deal between Marvel and Sony for the Spider-Man movies, which contained provisions allowing for the use of spinoffs based on other Spider-Man characters.

The project is part of a larger feeding frenzy for superhero projects, scores of which have been signed up in the last few months while movies such as "Iron Man" and "The Dark Knight" light up the boxoffice.

Sony is developing a fourth "Spider-Man" film for 2011, but that picture would come out nine years after the original movie debuted, adding to the studio's desire to see new Marvel characters.

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Re: The Rise & Fall of the Spider-Man Franchise
« Reply #141 on: July 31, 2008, 12:14:01 PM »
okay, I might be fuzzy on my Spider-man history, but Venom has never, ever, ever been a good guy. Right?

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Re: The Rise & Fall of the Spider-Man Franchise
« Reply #142 on: July 31, 2008, 12:15:05 PM »
In the early 90s he had his own serires as an "anti-hero."

Charlie Sheen was attached to a Venom project in the mid-90s. No shit.
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Re: The Rise & Fall of the Spider-Man Franchise
« Reply #143 on: July 31, 2008, 12:16:10 PM »
Haha... this is gonna suck so fucking bad. :)

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Re: The Rise & Fall of the Spider-Man Franchise
« Reply #144 on: July 31, 2008, 12:18:57 PM »
Like the Spiderman movies have been!

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Re: The Rise & Fall of the Spider-Man Franchise
« Reply #145 on: July 31, 2008, 12:20:20 PM »
I liked the second one okay.

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Re: The Rise & Fall of the Spider-Man Franchise
« Reply #146 on: July 31, 2008, 12:30:07 PM »
I liked the first two actually... the third was a steaming pile all the way through.  Put it to bed already.

I also like how the article Nach quoted back in May implies that Christian Bale was a nobody until he played Batman... they completely ignore the fact that the guy's been making incredible movies for the last 20 years.
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Re: The Rise & Fall of the Spider-Man Franchise
« Reply #147 on: July 31, 2008, 12:31:53 PM »
I liked the first two actually... the third was a steaming pile all the way through.  Put it to bed already.

Come on. Did anyone think Sony would slaughter that big a cash cow?

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Re: The Rise & Fall of the Spider-Man Franchise
« Reply #148 on: July 31, 2008, 01:08:02 PM »
The first two were good popcorn movies, Nach. 3rd sucked.

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Re: The Rise & Fall of the Spider-Man Franchise
« Reply #149 on: August 03, 2008, 02:35:34 AM »
should anyone be surprised that comic book movies are starting to follow the comic book trend?  i.e. attach a hot writer and artist to a known character and just exploit the shit out of it? 
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