Spiderman Reboot

With less than a month to go, expect to be bludgeoned with Spider-man clips, interviews, and merchandise.

Wait . . . that’s not correct. Let me try it again.

With less than a month to go, expect to CONTINUE to be bludgeoned with Spider-man clips, interviews, and merchandise.

Yeah, that’s it. What a difference one word can make.

Hollywood marketeers seem to have entered a state of irrational frenzy overlapped with a fear of having the movie “John Carter-ed.” That’s where a movie’s marketing kills any chance that the movie might make money. The Spider-Man marketeers have drunk that cool-aid, just look at the amount of images, clips, interviews, and other assorted marketing attempts made on this movies behalf.

This is Spider-Man for heaven’s sake. It will make money, people will go to see it. Parents will drag their children to see it. The only way you can screw that up is to OVER SATURATE the market with countless repetitious clips that soon wear thin on the movie going public.

Relax, chill out, calm down.

Here’s three new 30 second TV spots for The Amazing Spider-Man. The movie hist theaters July 3rd, directed by Marc Webb, stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen and Sally Field.

Via: Comingsoon

For those of you wondering how The Amazing Spiderman movie is going to handle the transformation of Dr. Curt Conners into the infamous Lizard, you could take a look at the two videos below.

Don’t get your hopes up though, aside from some twitching and other symptoms you won’t see much. This NerdBastard is kinda glad that the marketing geniuses have not shown too much of the movie’s villain. It seems like the new thing is to show almost the whole movie in clips, trailers, and featurettes well before the movie hits the theater screens.

These are the latest in the viral promotion campaign buildup to the film’s July 3rd release. It’s still this NerdBastards’ opinion that the push back of G.I.Joe: Retaliation will do more for the box office of The Amazing Spiderman than any of these “viral” videos.


A bunch of new photos hit the web today from the filming of Marc Webb’s untitled Spiderman reboot.  There were the usual things associated with Spiderman, like a The Daily Bugle delivery van and a bunch of NYPD cars; however; what really got everyone’s “spidey senses” tingling was one particular picture of a sign posted outside of the Museum of Contemporary art in L.A. that cautioned people to be careful around animals.  Clearly, this must have something to do with Rhys Ifans character’s alter ego Lizard.  Who knows, maybe there is even a chance that the picture released of Andrew Garfield last week in which he looks as thought he took one brutal ass kicking is related to an altercation with the Lizard.  Check out the pictures after the jump and draw your own conclusions.  The Spiderman reboot which also stras Emma Stone, Dennis Leary and Martin Sheen will be swinging our way in 3D in July 2012!

Source: DailyBlam


Dennis Leary in Spiderman Reboot


In what my opinion is a great addition to the cast of the Marc Webb’s Spiderman Reboot, Dennis Leary is in negotiations to play Gwen Stacy’s (Emma Stone) father Police Captain George Stacy.  The role was previously played by James Cromwell.

There’s no indication yet of what Webb has planned for Leary’s character.  In the comics the character of George Stacy dies in a battle between Doc Ock and Spidey; I don’t see this happening until a second Spidey is talked about.  Knowing Leary though, he’ll most likely have a small but endearing role which could possibly lead to some growth for the part if there’s a second one.

I’ve liked Leary ever since he played an asshole step-dad in Sandlot.  And he continues to play a jerk on Rescue Me.  What do you guys think about the casting choice??

Leary will join a cast which so far includes Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, Never Let Me Go) as Parker, Emma Stone (Superbad, Easy A) as love interest Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as, The Lizard,  Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, The Departed, Catch Me If You Can) as Uncle Ben and Sally Field as Aunt May

Source: GeekTyrant

Betty Brant Zooey Deschanel

So how many guys have dreamed of having a secretary that looked like Zooey Deschanel? Well wait to longer friends, Deschanel might be playing Betty Brant secretary to J. Jonah Jameson at the Daily Bugle, in Marc Webb’s 3D Reboot of Spider-Man!  Showbiz Spy tells us,

“Betty was a minor character in the previous Spidey movies but Marc has big plans for her. He wants a strong performer to carry the role and Zooey fits the bill perfectly. The role is hers if she wants it.”

If Deschanel takes the role the twosome of Webb and Deschanel would be reuinted for the second time having teamed up before for 500 Days of Summer.  Deschanel is wonderful and would certainly add something to the cast which already consist of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.

Another thing you guys might be wondering is if Brant and Parker will have any kind of romantic involvement… that’s probably a no go!  It’s reported that it wouldn’t really make sense since Parker is in High School and Brant is an adult secretary.

Also, the role that was previously played by Elizabeth Banks was a small that would definitely be beefed up in the reboot and in need of a serious actress.  So do you Deschanel is a good choice??  And does she have the acting chops to take on this bigger part??

Source: Geektyrant


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So, just like that damn catchy Katy Perry song, Andrew Garfield feels just like he’s living “a teenage dream”.  Recently, he spoke with British publication The Telegraph to talk about how his role as the new Spider Man came to fruition.  He says,

“I think Mark Webb and the production team had seen a movie I had done and also an audition I had done for another film and I was told they were considering me.”

Okay, the guy is lanky and geeky looking but, there’s much more there than what meets the judgmental eye about this guy playing our beloved web-slinging hero.  Garfield really seems to understand the character and relate to it on such a personal level.  He tells The Telegraph,

My dad explained what it meant and explained what Spider-Man stood for, and how he was just a teenager and skinny and small and goes through the same problems as all teenagers but he is stronger inside than he looks on the outside.”

Garfield further notes, “That became really important to me and it’s something I’ve dealt with my whole life. Spider-Man has all the elements I can relate to.” This complex understanding of the character will hopefully allow Garfield to portray the character in a whole new light.  So do you guys think this guy really gets Peter Parker or is he just spouting out a whole lot of bullshit?



The Hollywood Reporter recently dugg their talons into Andrew Garfield and asked him how he’d been prepping for the role of Peter Parker in Mark Webb’s (500 Days of Summer) Spider-Man reboot. He is so clever and snarky, I’m sure NONE of you will try to punch your laptop at his response (Sarcastic Text).

I have been waiting for this phone call for 24 years, for someone to call me up and say, “Hey, we want you to pretend to be a character that you’ve always wanted to be all your life, and we’re going to do it with cool cameras and cool effects and you’re going to feel like you’re swinging through New York City. Do you want to do that?” [laughs] “Let me just consult with my seven-year old self and see what he thinks…” So my seven-year-old self started screaming in my soul and saying, This is what we’ve been waiting for. Like every young boy who feels stronger on the inside than they look on the outside, any skinny boy basically who wishes their muscles matched their sense of injustice, God, it’s just the stuff that dreams are made of, for sure. It’s a true fucking honor to be part of this symbol that I actually think is a very important symbol and it’s meant a great deal to me, and it continues to mean something to people. So yeah, I feel like I’ve been preparing for it for a while. Ever since Halloween when I was four years old and I wore my first Spider-Man costume.

Hey Andrew, Guess what? I was waiting for the same phone call as you and didn’t get it…Weird huh, how things work out? It’s cool, we will see your movies, they will be great, you will ‘Tobey’ us (Toe-Bee: The act of being a True blued blooded GEEK with whiney art house films like the Cider House Rules under his belt, then INFURIATES the masses when tapped to play Peter Parker, but then totally redeems the role). Your giant hair and skinny kid look, will transform into a geeky juicehead exponentially!