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Spider-Man 4 Trailer Mash-Up

There’s no doubt the Spider-Man series has become steadily more girly as the films have gone on, concluding with the all singing, all dancing Spider-Man 3.

Somehow Parker’s descent into madness with the Venom costume ended up feeling more like a half hour make-over.

But could the franchise go even less masculine? This proposed Spider-Man 4 trailer suggests a worrying new direction.

Spider-Man Reboot – Potential Villains

When this post was first published we were looking at the potential villains for Spider-Man 4. Then Sony pulled the plug on Tobey Maguire and turned it into a Spider-Man reboot. But the question remains the same – who are the villains in the next Spider-Man going to be?

Here’s a picture gallery of the options (that haven’t been used yet), with a short explanation of who they are.
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Tobey Agrees To SPIDERMAN 4 & 5 . . . On HIS Schedule

Tobey Maguire will star in Spiderman 4 and Spiderman 5, which will shoot back-to-back in an effort to reign in the massive costs of making these things. He’ll receive a record $50 million dollars in salary and profit shares for both films. In addition he has negotiated “family time” as part of his contract, which will allow him “early mornings” and “evenings off” to spend time with his 22-month-old daughter Ruby.

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In the next few days Sony is expected to reveal whether Maguire’s ex-girlfriend Kirsten Dunst will be returning as his on-screen love interest, Mary Jane Watson. There has so far been no mention if director Sam Raimi would also be returning.

I’ve said before I’m not a big comic book guy, they never really were on my radar growing up. My attention at the newsstand was always distracted to the inaccessible back row touting the current issues of SET SAIL and YAUGHTING MONTHLY. But I digress . . .

Anyhoo, in regards to the SPIDERMAN series, I thought the first one was “meh”, totally dug SPIDERMAN 2 and scratched my head at the continuous bad choices of SPIDERMAN 3. I also thought Maguire was pretty good in the role but could easily imagine pretty much any baby-faced actor (currently being mocked by some critics as “boy-men). So should he be making this kind of bank to come back for the sequels? Quite honestly, in regards to this series, I don’t think the paying audience gives two sh*ts who’s donning the red-and-black tights so long as it’s amidst a fun, entertaining movie. It’s not like we’re talking “John McClane” here who is pretty much Bruce Willis’ alter ego (another example seems to be Robert Englund as Freddy, based on the reaction to him being replaced – see here).

Time and again Hollywood seems clueless as to what components are the necessities for a successful sequel. And most of the time it involves the cast. Another prime example is with the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN films. A medium-sized country SHOULD go to Johnny Depp to reprise “Jack Sparrow”. But they also paid a hefty fortune for the return of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley.

Getting back to Maguire’s deal, there has been a lot of criticism about him choosing his hours to film. And God knows what kind of shooting schedule they’re gonna end up with based pretty much on 9-to-5 working hours. But if Hollywood is willing to give it to him, why not take it? Wouldn’t you?

How does this bode for Spiderman 4 and 5? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Spiderman 4, Spiderman 5 – Raimi & Maguire In Talks

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Wondering about Spiderman 4? Thinking of skipping the next one and going straight to Spiderman 5? Rumours have been spinning around the web for a while that Sony are looking to continue their Spiderman franchise with not one but two new sequels, filmed back-to-back. …It now looks like that is the case.

There have also been questions over whether Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire would return – the assumption being that Spiderman 3 marked the end of an era, and Raimi would only stay on to produce from here on. …Not so it seems.

Talks have begun between Sony, Raimi, and Maguire. Sony are seeking a deal that would bring the original cast and creative team back to make Spiderman 4 and 5, in preparation for a May 2011 release for the fourth movie in the franchise.

Shooting the two films back-to-back would help with the continued issues Sony have faced in being able to bring back all the cast and crew at the same time and would also help cut the cost of making such high budget features.

Sony has yet to mention if talks are taking place with other principal actors such as Kirsten Dunst but Sony have stated that MJ will still be an important part of the franchise and they are currently not looking to recast the character.

There is also no news yet on who the next villain will be although Deadline Hollywood states that as soon as the principal cast for Spidey 4 is announced we will instantly know who our next villain will be… could it be The Lizard as alluded to in Spidey 3?

Watch this space!

Source: Deadline Hollywood

Leave your thoughts on Spiderman 4 and Spiderman 5 in the comments.


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Sony Set Date For Spider-Man 4? …& 5?

Behind You Sam RaimiAccording to various reports, Sony and Marvel might be teaming up to bring Spidey back to the big screen in 2010 or 2011.

Take it from the horse’s mouth: Marvel’s Vice Chairman had this to say about a possible sequel to the wildly successful franchise:

“As far as Spider-man 4, it’s really up to Sony, it’s up to them, most likely scenario is 2010 or 2011 but we can’t speak for them and I think, that we don’t know. They have given us their re-up payment for that film so you know they’re going to make it within a reasonable timeframe. Sony may be looking at some issues with the cast and so on, I think they have to make some decisions.”

Issues with the cast? Would this be a reference Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dud-st? Hard to say. But the real question is the directing: since ‘The Hobbit’ is now officially in the hands of Guillermo Del Toro, this frees up some space on former director Sam Raimi’s calendar. Raimi had expressed interest in taking a break from the series and tackling Middle Earth.


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