Mark Webb

Andrew Garfield throws a fit when spotting the paps with pal Tom Sturridge

Hollywood never learns from its own mistakes. Partially what made Sam Raimi’s ‘Spiderman 3’ so bad was the overloading of villains. That, and the stupid Venom story the studio forced him to include. Then BAM, in order to keep the movie rights to the character, Sony scrambled to put out a new Spidey film on time. Instead of respecting moviegoers’ intelligence even a little, they gave us another origin story like we weren’t going to complain. With ‘The Amazing Spiderman 2,’ we go back to my first sentence about being incapable of learning. The movie was a silly mismash of “anti-cinema” with way too many villains and missed opportunities. Even star Andrew Garfield had to admit to its failure, but not in a way I just did. He actually dropped an F-Bomb and mentioned penises. I’d never do that to you. (more…)

Mark Webb’s (haha…’Web”) Spider-man reboot continues it’s casting.

All the big roles and names (Like Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, and Sally Field as Aunt May) have been announced, but there is many more roles to fill. While we still await on J. Jonah Jameson (Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Bugle, Parker’s Boss and hater of Spider-man) and whoever the villain is going to be (Rhys Ifans has been rumored for the Lizard) there have been lesser-known characters cast, a trio of obscure characters to be precise.

Campbell Scott and Julianne Nicholson will play Mary and Richard Parker, Peter’s rarely-seen parents. While Irrfan Khan (Slumbdog Millionaire) will play D-List Z-List bad guy Van Atter.

Who the deuce is Van Atter? Likely he’s a reference to Nels Van Adder, a character who appeared in only one Spider-Man comic, 1997’s Peter Parker, Spider-Man 1. In this comic, Norman Osborn transforms Van Adder, his lab assistant, into the “Proto-Goblin,” a rusty red shit precursor to the Green Goblin.

Casting Parkers parents is certainly interesting. In the Spider-man lore they are never-seen and barely mentioned. They were C.I.A double agents who perished doing some spy shit. Thus explaining the guardianship of Aunt May and Uncle Ben. Later life Model Decoy clones once came back to give Peter severe emotional stress (stupid).

I really hope they don’t play too much into the C.I.A, spy parent stuff. On the other hand it could be a way to connect Spider-man to all of Marvel films, released and upcoming. Parkers parents were killed by the Red Skull. Bone head of course is Captain America’s big bad. So, maybe they’re playing into that. Hopefully like all inter-connection references it will be brief.


There’s a crazy orgy of news and rumors regarding the casting of Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man (Webb. Spider-man. I still think the coincidence is funny.) 3D reboot, staring Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) as Peter Parker.

Lets start with the crazy and then move on to the hot female actors and the nerds who love them.

In a completely unconfirmed, and way out of left field rumor, it appears Philip Seymore Hoffman is in talks to take on the role of Venom.

Here’s the short and rather elusive quote from deadline:

Early unconfirmed talk: they want to bring back Venom and they are looking at Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Uh what? They’re bringing Venom back and they want a fat sloth of a man (good actor, but he’s wicked gross. Not a guy I’d go gay for) to play him? That shit just doesn’t make any sense. If the Spider-man reboot is based off the Ultimate Avengers comic series (Spider-Man in high school) Venom doesn’t come along in the story till much later. A whole rogues gallery of villains come before him. Now, that’s just assuming their sticking to the canon of Ultimate Spider-man. It will most likely be loosely based and left to subjectivity. Yes, they ruined Venom in SM3, and there could be effort to redeem the character, but it just doesn’t seem likely to introduce him this early in the reboot. Plus, Hoffman is totally not right for the role. Yes, he can act , but, again I say “fat slot of a man”. The character of Eddie Brock is the mirror opposite of Hoffman. Someone that MMA star Brock Lesnar should play (solely based on looks of course). I’m so fairly confident that this rumor is completely nerd fabricated that if in the odd chance Philip Seymore Hoffman plays Venom I’ll wear a “God Hates Girls That Love Twilight” T-Shit at the premier of the next Twilight movie, which will most likely result in my immediate death.

Moving on.


Deadline also reports that a couple more names have been added to the list of possible female leads to play opposite Andrew Garfield in the movie. the actresses include Dianna Agron, who stars in the hit series Glee as well as Georgina Haig, the star of the Ben C. Lucas-directed Wasted on the Young.

The other names on the list of contenders are Zombieland and Easy A star Emma Stone, Alice in Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska, and Dominique McElligott, from the 2009 Sony Pictures Classics release Moon. As of right now it’s down to these five ladies. One will take the role of Gwen Stacy and one will be cast as Mary Jane Watson, as speculated.

Who would you like to see in the role of Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson? Also, what are your thoughts on the possibility of Hoffman playing Venom?


Earlier this week a rumor hit the net that Inglourious Basterds Oscar winner Christoph Waltz was up for the role of Curt Connors, aka The Lizard in Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man 3D reboot. Well, SuperHeroHype claim to have spoken directly to a source inside Sony who has debunked the rumor!

…there is definitively no truth to this rumor… a blogger’s wishful thinking perhaps? Our sources say that when the role is cast, there will be a great actor involved.

So there you have it. The internet bringth and the internet taketh away. Though, whats interesting here is the admission that the Lizard will be Spider-man’s big bad. Really? Isn’t The  Lizard a bit of a bland villain to use? Sure, you got the whole Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde thing going on,  but when Connors is the Lizard he’s a mindless beast. All he wants to do is play around in New York City’s sewer systems, eat cupcakes (or so I’ve heard) and occasionally terrorize an old lady. Admirable foe, yes. Compelling villain, not so much.


Now, the Kangaroo on the other hand, a character who commits crimes by jumping around like one. That’s a villain I can get behind (#sarcasm, I usez it).

Andrew Garfield is set to play Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and that the film will be released in 3D and 2D theaters on July 3, 2012.