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It seems the interweb has gone into overdrive due to all the leaked information regarding Sony‘s Spider-Man franchise. The fact that we now know Marvel tried their best to acquire the character by reaching out to Sony, makes the leaked information all the more irritating. Taking a stab in the dark here, I’m guessing I wouldn’t be the only one thinking that it is time for Spider-Man to return home, where he will finally be able to join his crime-fighting co-horts. Sony need to stop beating at the proverbial dead horse, as they have done all they can with Spidey. Another (soft) reboot would be a horrific idea that would no doubt result is Spider-Man fatigue (some of us already had Spider-Man fatigue before the rebooted Amazing Spider-Man hit the big-screen). Come on Sony, …pass it on to someone with the Midas touch (Kevin Feige) and you can still make some money out of the franchise through a distribution deal. (more…)

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Dear-oh-dear, poor Spidey, and poor Sony. They were on a winning streak with Sam Raimi‘s Spiderman 1 & 2, then they became greedy and took away creative control from Raimi; and chucked him after the third film (which broke Box Office records despite the unfavorable reviews). Five years later (2012) Sony rebooted the franchise to mediocre reviews, with the second installment of the reboot receiving even worse reviews and under-performing at the Box Office. As we reported earlier on today, Sony executives will be having a Spiderman summit come January to decide where to take the character next. It has been the Sony leaks, due to the hacking scandal, that has sparked an interest in Spidey’s fate after it was announced that Sony had been negotiating with Marvel about introducing the character in Captain America: Civil War. Spider-Man plays a big part in the comic book story arc during Civil War Chapter and would have been a terrific addition. (more…)

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The Sony revelations due to the hack scandal just keep giving, with this latest piece of information will be sure to interest geeks, the world over.  In has been quite a fun week – in a strictly anti-corporate voyeuristic sense – watching more and more details being released from the Sony Pictures hack scandal, with information seeping out into the big bad interwebs (or caught on Spidey’s webs), which, quite frankly, has no bounds. From angry and discontented staff waxing lyrical about the lack of quality content the company have been churning out (Adam Sandler movies, Happy Madison, Mall Cop: Paul Blart 2 etc…),  it’s interesting to get into the mindset of the geniuses over at Sony (…they had Passwords in a folder called ‘Password’) to find out where the company’s heads are at in regards to one of their biggest franchises (in fact, sole franchise…) Spider-Man after the disappointing run of the second installment of the reboot at the start of the summer. (more…)

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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…)

Yea, yea, we’re all hyped to see The Avengers (hitting theaters May 4th), but there are other super hero movies to look forward to. Namely, The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man. The latter of which is probably the least anticipated. This is not to say nobody is interested, but just about every film pales in comparison to The Avengers and The Dark Knight. Plus, most folks are still feeling a bit uncomfortable with the whole reboot thing. Especially when the last SM film was just a few years ago.

However, Sony Pictures, with director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) are trying desperately hard to give us a Spider-Man we can believe in again. The recent trailers have shown us a darker, edgier Spider-Man…and a blonde Emma Stone. If anything, we can be thankful for the latter. Emma Stone is so HOT!

Anyhow, Sony Pictures has revealed a new international trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man, which features more footage and some nifty Japanese subtitles.

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker ( Andrew Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

Source: Coming Soon

Sony tried going the Venom route once before.  At the time, Hunger Games director Gary Ross was set to direct it. Suffice to say, it never panned out. But with the new Amazing Spider-Man on the horizon and a new director shopping around for more superhero film cred, our gooey-fluid antihero may just ooze his way into theaters in the future.

The Los Angeles Times reports Sony is in negotiations with Chronicle director Josh Trank to helm a new Venom movie.

According to the LA Times article, Sony refused to comment but their anonymous source said the script would not be the same one Ross was developing several years back.

After years of being a fair-weather fan of Spider-Man, I was in rapture to find out long before the release of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 that one of the nemeses in the film would be none other than my hulking black love (aka Venom). Suffice to say, I was massively disappointed. I mean, come on, Topher Grace’s Venom was terrible – a tiny dude with a retracting ooze mask and pussy persona? Suck my farts, that wasn’t Venom.

Well, now I can rejoice in that fact that our tyrant – known in the SM series for his deep hissing voice desiring to eat Spidey’s brain –  will get another shot.

And if we can kick Topher to the curb and get us a monstrous, good spinoff of Venom struggling against his evil impulses while ultimately remaining a drooling, hissing, demon-turned good-guy… Maybe the fans won’t take to the streets and burn the town down.

In regards to this Josh Trank fellow? Well, lets just say I have my “not bad” face on. The dude impressed me with his film Chronicle. It had more superhero action than most big name comic book movies with much larger budgets. So, I’d say he’s more than competent to take on Venom.

Lastly, who do you think should play Eddie Brock/Venom? While his acting has never been tested outside a wrestling arena, I always thought Brock Lesnar looked the part. What say you?

Source: LA Times

 

2012 is really starting to look like an awesome year for nerd cinema. The list of movies to get excited about just keeps growing and growing, and to add to the glee (but also double the torment of having to wait), USA Today posted a pile of pics from The Amazing SpidermanPrometheus, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Avengers, Brave, Men In Black 3, Snow White and the Huntsman and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter today.

There is not one picture here that doesn’t send me into geekgasms of bliss. Oh, before I forget, you’re also going to get your first look at Jeremy Renner in The Bourne Legacy.

Contain your joy, and hit the jump for the pics.

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Here it is for as long as it lasts. The trailer for The Amazing Spiderman. Interesting that his parents are shown at all in this trailer, perhaps they are in the movie to set the tone for Peter’s feeling of loss and set up future movie plot lines? In the comics his parents were never discussed until the “Secret Agents of SHIELD” story line with the Red Skull. Wait, wasn’t the Red Skull just in the Captain America movie? Could there be a future Spiderman / Captain America movie ala Marvel Teamup?

I’ll stop rambling now and let you watch the damn trailer.