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      09-09-2008 09:24 PM #26
      i thought the actor's contracts were only for three films? it'll be tough to get all of them back for a 4th one.
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    2. 09-09-2008 10:28 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by actng 1.8T »
      i thought the actor's contracts were only for three films? it'll be tough to get all of them back for a 4th one.

      no it wont, just throw more money at em

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      09-16-2008 04:25 PM #28
      Latest news, and pretty much everything wrong with Hollywood:
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      Maguire's $50M "Spider-Man" Deal?
      The less-than-verbose 33-year-old actor will allegedly score that salary, plus profit shares, to shoot two further "Spider-Man" films back-to-back over six months next year reports The Times.
      What's interesting is that there's a distinct stipulation in the contract - that he be granted 'family time', ie. to take early mornings and evenings off, to spend time with his 22 month-old daughter Ruby Sweetheart.
      In the next few days Sony is expected to reveal whether actress Kirsten Dunst, who has been struggling with clinical depression, will be returning as his on-screen love interest Mary Jane Watson.

      $50mm + $350mm production costs + $100-200mm marketing costs = ridiculously high $$$ to recover from box office and DVD sales.
      Can everybody, get a good script, and search for unknown actors that actually give two s***s about their job.

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      09-16-2008 05:10 PM #29
      Wow, his kid is named Ruby Sweetheart?
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      09-17-2008 11:08 AM #30
      Quote, originally posted by Karma »
      I just watched 2 recently for the first time in a couple years and thought it was an overly campy effort. If 2 is supposed to be the best, I can only imagine how crappy 3 was.

      I'm glad people are finally starting to realize what trash these movies are. Horribly campy, poor acting, no chemistry, lack of action, terrible scripts. I just don't get it.
      Maguire's deal for Spidey 4 and 5 sounds pretty crazy though. Lucky mofo.

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      09-17-2008 12:28 PM #31
      This movie will suck and lose money.
      Place your bets.
      Gentlemen, you had my curiosity. But now you have my attention.

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      09-30-2008 08:47 AM #32
      Kirstin Dunst is back apparently:
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      The recent revelation that Sony Pictures is looking to shoot Spider-Man 4 and Spider-Man 5 at the same time didn't reveal whether Kirsten Dunst would rejoin director Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire for the films.
      Now, Dunst has told MTV that she'll be back as Mary Jane Watson:
      "I'm in," said the actress matter of factly. However, when pressed to make the announcement official, Dunst quickly changed her tone, and rather cryptically added, "I'm not saying anything, I know there's rumors..."
      The studio is targeting a May 2011 release for the fourth pic.
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      09-30-2008 10:26 AM #33
      Oh good, so we know that Mary Jane will once again get kidnapped and subsequently rescued from some crazy heights by Peter.

    9. 09-30-2008 11:03 AM #34
      Quote, originally posted by Minker17 »
      Kirstin Dunst is back apparently:

      That's just great. They could at least use somebody who isn't butt ugly to play mary jane....

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      09-30-2008 11:12 AM #35
      You couldnt pay me to see this one [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]

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      09-30-2008 07:24 PM #36
      Quote, originally posted by VW parking only »
      That's just great. They could at least use somebody who isn't butt ugly to play mary jane....

      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]

      I love kirsten dunst.
      As far as Spider-Man 4, I think there needs to be a new director.

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      10-31-2008 09:03 AM #37
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      Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (upcoming Inkheart), who won a Pulitzer in 2007 for his drama "Rabbit Hole," is in final negotiations to write Spider-Man 4 for Columbia Pictures, says The Hollywood Reporter.
      Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire are back as director and star, respectively, as are series producers Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad. Kirsten Dunst also is expected to return for the latest movie featuring the Marvel Comics character.
      Plot details are under lock and key.
      James Vanderbilt previously wrote a draft of Spider-Man 4.
      Lindsay-Abaire's "Rabbit Hole," which starred Cynthia Nixon and Tyne Daly, hit the Broadway stage in 2006 and won four Tonys, including best play. The writer also is known for the play "Fuddy Meers."
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      10-31-2008 09:12 AM #38
      Quote, originally posted by U n i o n 0015 »
      In the next few days Sony is expected to reveal whether actress Kirsten Dunst, who has been struggling with clinical depression, will be returning as his on-screen love interest Mary Jane Watson.

      My guess is she looked in the mirror and saw what her teeth look like...
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      10-31-2008 09:59 AM #39
      #3 sucks, hopefully they'll learn from their mistakes. Focus on one villain, please. More != better and an emo haircut does not make you a badass.

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      03-12-2009 10:58 AM #40
      Official release date. May 6, 2011....
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      06-04-2009 03:14 PM #41
      Before this blows up everywhere, apparently this poster has been making its rounds, it is not real:
      http://www.superherohype.com/n...=8394
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      01-11-2010 06:52 PM #42
      No more Spidey 4. They're going to reboot the franchise.
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      01-11-2010 07:43 PM #43
      Quote, originally posted by RocknRolla »
      No more Spidey 4. They're going to reboot the franchise.
      http://www.deadline.com/hollyw...anned/

      http://twitter.com/SonyPictures/status/7645521311
      I didn't believe it until the twitter post.
      The reboot thing boggles my mind. Its still a fresh franchise. Less than a decade old for christ sake. What the hell are they snorting over at Sony?
      The reboot sounds awful. WE JUST SAW PETER PARKER IN HIGH SCHOOL 8 YEARS AGO.
      Oh well, at least this frees up Raimi to get rolling on Warcraft, which I'm stoked about.
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      01-11-2010 07:55 PM #44
      This list says it all. **** you Sony.
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      Sony just announced that they’re discarding Sam Raimi and the entire Spider-Man franchise along with him. Instead they’re starting over, rebooting the whole thing, and putting Peter Parker back in high school. Read the details here and join us in utter incredulity. This could be the worst idea in Hollywood’s long history of worst ideas and here’s a few reasons why:
      The Original Franchise Is Too Fresh In Our Minds
      Throughout the 00s we all loved and flocked to the Spider-Man movies even when they disappointed us, and most of us still remember the best scenes and memorable lines from the first three films. These memories will not be erased just because you tell us it's time for Peter Parker to go back to high school in 2012.
      Spider-Man Only Worked Because Of Raimi’s Passion For The Character
      Raimi was a bizarre choice to handle a movie as expensive as Spider-Man but his childhood affections for the character and understanding of his psychology paid off in one of the smartest superhero movies ever made. No Spider-Man movie will ever again be a passion project in the same way the first two were.
      Sony Ruined Spider-Man 3 And Now They Have Complete Control
      Raimi walked off Spider-Man 4 specifically because Sony was pushing him around the way they did on Spider-Man 3, and now they're free to hire a complete yes-man who will put five villains into the script and get Mary Jane to show her boobs. Movies directed by a studio with dollar signs in their eyes will never, ever be good.
      There Is Only One Spider-Man And He Is Tobey Maguire
      Christopher Nolan could make Christian Bale Batman just six years after George Clooney played him because half a dozen other actors had already played the role. But only one actor has played Spider-Man on film, and while he's still young and fit enough for the part, he's the only one we'll want-- whether we like it or not.
      Letting Spider-Man 3 Be Raimi’s Last Word Is Cruel
      Before he walked away, all signs pointed to Raimi going for a redemption after the studio-tampered disaster that was the third film. Now our lasting memory of Peter Parker will be dancing down the street with slicked-back hair. Is that really what you want, Sony?
      Drag Me To Hell
      Raimi's still got it. Why toss out talent?
      Please, No More Origin Stories
      Sony has already announced they're sending Peter Parker back to high school, where presumably he'll get bitten by the radioactive spider all over again. Not only are we all familiar enough with the character to bypass the origin story entirely, but we're sick of origins in general. The last thing we need is to "meet" Spider-Man all over again, no matter how new the guy playing him is.
      You’ve Already Used Up Spider-Man’s Best Villains
      It might have been the same old Batman up on screen, but we haven’t seen him fight the Scarecrow or Ra’s al Ghul before. Except unlike Batman, Spider-Man’s strength has never been bad guys. Raimi already used up all of Spider-Man’s best villains which means we’ll either be stuck with a reboot in which he fights the same old characters, or a reboot in which he fights someone incredibly lame.
      They’ll Never Be Able To Get The Same Quality Actors
      From casting Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin to Thomas Haden Church as Sandman, Raimi made unconventional choices for the actors playing his villains, and was going for it again with John Malkovich as the Vulture in Spidey 4. How much do you want to bet that the reboot features "Glowering Villain #2" from Central Casting just to save a few bucks?
      Revenge Isn’t A Good Reason To Make A Movie
      You’re not fooling anyone. There’s only one reason you’re rebooting this franchise and that’s revenge. You could have made another sequel without Raimi but he pissed you off, and now you’re trying to show him what happens to people who refuse to do your bidding by replacing his entire franchise with a new franchise that rehashes everything we’ve already seen. Sony, you’re a movie studio, not a petulant child. Revenge is a great motive for super villains, but it’s a ****ty reason to put something on screen.
      The Hulk Law Of Diminishing Returns
      When Universal rebooted Hulk only five years after Ang Lee did it, The Incredible Hulk earned better reviews and was better received by almost everyone who saw it. Unfortunately, it still failed to build on the first movie’s box office take… because everyone had already seen it the first time around. You’re in a far worse position here. At least people hated Hulk and were ready to see someone else try it. Spider-Man is the most popular superhero franchise ever. You’re screwed.
      The Batman Reboot Only Worked Because The Series Had Imploded
      Say what you will about Spider-Man 3, but it is no Batman & Robin. You only get away with a full-on series reboot when the original has become so ridiculous or outdated that it can't go forward. Venom aside, Spider-Man was nowhere close.
      The First Spider-Man Is Still Relevant
      Spider-Man worked because it tapped into the psyche of America’s kids, gave someone they could identify with, and let them imagine themselves in Peter Parker’s shoes. Now, only eight years later, a lot of the kids who loved the first one are… well… still kids. If they were in junior high they're now in high school. If they were teenagers, well I guess they’re in college. The first movie is still relevant to the younger generation we presume you’re trying to reach, by making Spidey a kid again. They still remember the first movie. They still relate to it. They don’t need you to relate to them again.
      Spider-Man Is Still Cutting Edge
      I guess you could shoot it in 3D, but barring that the original Spider-Man movie is still cutting edge, the second and third ones even more so. You’re not rebooting it because the original movie looks dated, because it doesn’t. So… what do you have to gain here? You’ve already told this story and you can’t really do much to top the first film’s special effects. What’s the point?
      Peter Parker Isn’t Dick Clark
      There’s so much more to explore in Peter Parker’s world, it seems ridiculous to freeze him in time as some sort of eternal teenager. We were just getting to know him. His story isn’t over. Peter only works, and feels real because with each movie he as a person. Now you’re stunting him, trapping him as the same gawky teenager when all really want is to know what happens next. Now, for Peter Parker, there is no next.
      Gentlemen, you had my curiosity. But now you have my attention.

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      01-11-2010 08:14 PM #45
      Oh for ****s sake Sony.
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      To the very toes he is terrified, because the ground gives way under him, and the dream begins."
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      01-11-2010 08:22 PM #46
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      There Is Only One Spider-Man And He Is Tobey Maguire
      Christopher Nolan could make Christian Bale Batman just six years after George Clooney played him because half a dozen other actors had already played the role. But only one actor has played Spider-Man on film, and while he's still young and fit enough for the part, he's the only one we'll want-- whether we like it or not

      This is the reason I refused to watch any post-Brosnan "007" movies. (Yes, there have been several other Bonds before him but Pierce is the one I grew up with.)
      Anyway, I won't say I will not watch this since I see almost every Marvel character movie but I don't have high hopes. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]
      Why the hell do TV/movie higher-ups keep trying to fix what isn't broken??


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      01-11-2010 10:00 PM #47
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      This is the reason I refused to watch any post-Brosnan "007" movies.

      You are doing yourself a MAJOR disservice my friend.
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      01-11-2010 10:54 PM #48
      Quote, originally posted by vw86gti »
      You are doing yourself a MAJOR disservice my friend.

      Agreed.
      As much as I love Pierce Brosnan, they were the worst Bond movies since Lazenby.
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      To the very toes he is terrified, because the ground gives way under him, and the dream begins."
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      01-12-2010 08:19 AM #49
      The Brosnan movies got progressively worse. I love Goldeneye so much, but watching it now just shows off how campy it is.
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      01-12-2010 09:42 AM #50
      Yeah, everything after Roger Moore sucks, until the last guy, he's pretty good.
      People ten years older than me hate Roger Moore.
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