It’s that time again for the Superhero Roundup. It has all the news that was too small to have its own spotlight, but too juicy to pass up. Sneak peeks for today’s roundup include details on ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, ‘Thor’ DVD details, Kevin Nash Ghost Rider 2 rumor, Cap’n America rings bell at NY stock exchange and details on John Carter of Mars.


Collider unleashed some details of Marc Webb‘s Spidey reboot from screenwriter Steve Kloves. Alas, he tip-toes around talking about anything too story specific, but he speaks to how the film will be grounded in reality, talks sequels and also mentions that Peter Parker will be making his own web-shooters. Go to Collider for the full story, but here are the  abbreviated highlights.

Kloves says the tone will be more naturalistic and this movie will be more grounded in reality than Raimi’s trilogy.

..I said, ‘I can’t do ‘shazam!’ dialogue, that’s not what I do. If you wanna do the Peter Parker I knew as a kid reading the comic book, I can do that, because it was grounded in exactly what you said, reality.’ So they said ‘Yes that’s what we want, we want you to come in and write Peter Parker as a real character.’

I wrote this very, very naturalistically. A lot of humor, but naturalistic humor, not jokes. But really trying to make them seem like real characters. I think Peter Parker’s a great character, and I certainly think Emma’s character is a fantastic character, Gwen. I wouldn’t have done it if they wanted me to do, ‘Hey look in the sky!’ I don’t know how to do that, I can’t do that. I realize that’s the wrong character but…


He then reveals that he was asked to write the sequel(Sony are planning a trilogy) but declined. He speaks about some of the pre viz action sequences he witnessed..

“They had talked to me about doing the second one when I was doing it, and no I didn’t wanna—I sort of dated it, I don’t wanna marry it. I will tell you this though, Mark Webb, I saw some of his pre-vises, and what impressed me about Mark Webb’s pre-vises was that they were really coherent, you could follow the action. There’s sometimes guys who do that stuff and it’s like eye-candy, but you have no idea what you’re watching. With this, what I saw in the pre-vises, Mark had designed it in such a way that you were really following Spider-Man as he was engaging in these action sequences, and it made it much more thrilling because you felt you were with him..

Kloves also confirms, just in case there was still any doubt, that this version of Peter Parker will be making his own web-shooters He talks about the reasons behind doing this..

“There was a reason for it. It was about an organic thing versus a mechanical—making it. They had a whole complicated thing about it and as you know, it always involves Marvel because Marvel is very, very involved in terms of—they have a list of things, it’s like a bible of things, which are good things, most of them, because you don’t want someone just completely destroying this wonderful character, because it’s a really good character…I asked about that, because I can’t remember why, but it complicated things for me, and I had to ask why ‘Why am I doing this? Why do I have to do this?’ But I wrote some actually cool stuff for that, and I think Mark’s gonna do it. Mark had really good ideas too, he has some really cool ideas.”

While on the topic of Spider-Man. Screen Rant caught up with Emma Stone while she was promoting her new movie The Help, where she talked about what the draw to playing Gwen Stacey in The Amazing Spider-Man was, as well as revealing that most of Gwen’s involvement in the film is with Peter.

“I was drawn to that part because I really liked what happens between Gwen and Peter and so I’m excited about that. That’s pretty much what my involvement is, is with Peter, and I think Andrew is incredible so that was really wonderful for me. And then I’m also excited about — and this is kind of weird…Well, I guess it’s not weird, but I think it’s really interesting to be a part of something that so many people hold close to their hearts, that so many people grew up with. To get to like be involved in this world of passionate people.”

She also talked about how excited she was for this months San Diego Comic Con.

“Comic Con is one of my favorite places in the world. I got to go for Zombieland and it is just a full convention center of people who care so much, and that is incredible. I mean maybe just as an actor passion is so exciting and all that emotion. I mean it literally buzzes, being in those convention rooms with 5,000 people, it’s buzzing. And to be a part of something that has that kind of passion, and that kind of enthusiasm behind it is kind of a cool, exciting thing.”

Source: Screen Rant

The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters on July 3, 2012!


Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures have annnounced details about the release of Thor on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD today. The dicss will be available on September 13, 2011.

According to IGN, “the Thor three-disc Ultimate Set includes the film on Blu-ray in high-definition 3D and high-definition 2D, as well as on standard-definition DVD with a digital copy. The two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes a high-definition presentation of the film, plus a standard-definition presentation with a digital copy. Both sets come fully loaded with over 80 minutes of immersive bonus materials including an exclusive special feature that goes deeper into the Marvel Universe, a sneak peek into Marvel’s The Avengers, an unprecedented look inside the world of director Kenneth Branagh and much more.”

“a sneak peek into Marvel’s The Avengers”? Well hot damn, I gotta see that! Joking aside, I’ll definitely be buying this. I thought the movie played out predictably and lacked some depth, but all things considered, it was a fun movie, offering a great sense of adventure. One of the better, comic book movies.

Source: GeekTyrant


Memba wrestling Kevin Nash? If you don’t follow wrestling, maybe you’ll recall his large, scary-ass as Super Shredder in ‘TMNT The Movie’, or as the big-bad Russian in ‘The Punisher’ (btw his fight seen w/ Thomas Jayne was the only saving grace of that shit fest)?

Well, there was a rumor going around today saying he would have a part in the upcoming Ghost Rider sequel. I sat “was” because that it’s hogwash.  The 52 year old former pro-wrestler hasn’t heard a thing about it much less stepped in front of a camera..

Don’t know where the Ghost Rider story came from but not me. I think I would remember filming it. What an asshole if i did but forgot.

So there, I save you from looking like an idiot by gagging to your friends shit that ain’t true.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is an upcoming superhero film based on the Marvel Comics supernatural antihero Ghost Rider, scheduled to be released in theaters on February 17, 2012. The film is a sequel(of sorts) to the 2007 film Ghost Rider. It will be directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. Cage will reprise his role as Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider.


Chris Evans rung the bell to start trading at the New York Stock Exchange [NYSE]

Pimping the image of Cap’n America as a facade for all the dishonesty,greed, and illegal dealing that has placed the American economy in jeaopardy and caused record unemployment. Oh the sweet irony.

Source: ComicBookMovie


collider has posted an unbelievably in depth interview with John Carter director Andrew Stanton. This interview was conducted after reporters were able to view the trailer and some film footage for the first time.

Here’s the first few segments of the”20 Things to Know About John Carter” the Collider pulled together from their interview:

  • Stanton and Co. worked really hard on the first trailer. They kept telling Disney it wasn’t good enough. They wanted to nail it on the first go-around. The trailer includes Peter Gabriel doing a cover of an Arcade Fire song.
  • The film will most likely be PG-13 as there are battles and dismemberments; things not suitable for small children.
  • Stanton says he most cares about whether this will be one of those movies people show their grandkids. He’s much more focused on making the film great and lasting rather than just having a good opening weekend.
  • Even though Disney will most likely wait until they can see how well John Carter does before moving ahead with the sequels, Stanton says he’s not waiting for a greenlight to get moving creatively.
  • In comparing the Pixar process of constantly reworking, scrapping, and re-doing the film until it’s great to making a live-action film, Stanton says he had to work with less reshoots. Even still, Disney was asking why he needed so many reshoots.

John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to mysterious and exotic planet Mars, becomes embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions and discovers that the survival of the planet and its people rests in his hands.

Here’s the full synopsis:

From Academy Award–winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”—a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

Source: Collider

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