Tuesday, October 30, 2007

James Vanderbilt Writing Spider-Man 4

The Hollywood Reporter reported that James Vanderbilt is writing the Spider-Man 4 script. Here's the scoop.

James Vanderbilt has been brought on board to write the screenplay for Spider-Man 4 for Sony Pictures.

Vanderbilt most recently penned David Fincher's Zodiac, polished up the X-Men Origins: Wolverine script, and has written The Rundown, Basic and Darkness Falls.

Laura Ziskin is returning as producer of the billion-dollar franchise, though no deals have been made to bring back series director Sam Raimi or stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst.

Plot points are being closely guarded by the studio, though the intent is to scale back the story to include only two villains instead of repeating the Spider-Man 3 model.

Several writers were being considered for the fourth installment, and Vanderbilt apparently was chosen by Sony executives for his character-driven approach to the story rather than a focus on special effects.

Special thanks to Spider-Man Hype! and The Hollywood Reporter for the heads up.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

I Need a New Template

For those who are very good at making Blogger templates, I need your help. I want to have a new template, and I want the theme to be The Daily Bugle. I want it to be just like this template but with The Daily Bugle banner on top, and have it the background white with the link color being light blue and the font to be black. Use this banner below.

Click on it to enlarge.
The Daily Bugle banner

Make sure to use Blogger codes too. And email me the template at dylan_bargas@yahoo.com


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Inside the Editing Room

Watch a sneak peek of one of the upcoming DVD special features. This clip from "Inside the Editing Room" gives you a glimpse into the filmmaking process from storyboards to animatics, and how they help Sam and his crew make decisions on shot selection, camera angles and timing.

Special thanks to Grant Curtis from the Spider-Man 3 Movie Blog for the video.

Make sure to own Spider-Man 3 on 2-Disc DVD and Blu-Ray Disc Hi-Def. on October 30th.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Ultimate Spider-Friends

I would like to report that in Ultimate Spider-Man #118, Spider-Man will formed a group called SPIDER-MAN AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS. With the following heroes: Firestar and Iceman. For everyone's information I am indeed a Spider-Friends fan. There was this comic called Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends that was released way before the show aired on television. It was the screenplay from the first episode too. So yes I own the comic and from then on I liked the show and that comic ever since. And this is good news to me since it would be added to my collection when it comes out. It would probably have a great story in it too, which I like most out of these comics. No main villain is reported yet, but hopefully Ultimate Beetle might make an appearance. Here's the summary from ComicBookResources.com:

It begins here…“Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends!” Things are changing in the young life of Peter Parker: Johnny Storm of the Fantastic Four is now his buddy---and the hot–headed super hero has taken a liking to Peter’s classmate, Liz Allen! But something is horribly wrong with Liz—something that will soon affect the life of every student at Midtown High—including Peter’s ex-girlfriend, Kitty Pryde!

View the cover here:
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This comic hits comic stores somewhere in January, 2008.

Special thanks to Spider-Friends.com for the heads up and ComicBookResources.com for the information.

Stan Lee Discusses Cameos

I found this on the official Stan Lee MySpace blog.

Special thanks to Stan Lee and POW Entertainment for the video.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sam Raimi on Spider-Man 4 and The Shadow

Superhero Hype! got a chance to talk to 30 Days of Night producer and "Spider-Man" franchise director Sam Raimi today. He was asked about the status of Spider-Man 4.

"Right now, Sony is meeting with different writers to try and bring a fresh new story and approach to the 'Spider-Man' franchise," Raimi told us, "so I've been in meetings with Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, the producers, and Amy Pascal. Different writers have been coming in and spinning different tales of where 'Spider-Man' can go from here."

Special thanks to Spider-Man Hype! and Ryan Rotten.

Click here to read the rest of the article to find out more of The Shadow.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

First Licensing Launched for New Spidey Series

The latest adaptation of Marvel's ever-popular Spider-Man is already casting a web over the licensing industry as Spider-Man Merchandising L.P. - the limited partnership between Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc. and Marvel Entertainment, Inc. - unveiled today a blue chip list of partners who will serve as the foundation for the merchandising program supporting the all-new "Spectacular Spider-Man" animated series. The highly-anticipated series will debut in early 2008 as part of the Kids' WB! line-up on The CW Network, the No. 1 rated Saturday morning kids broadcast slate.

Spider-Man Merchandising, L.P. has already attracted some of the biggest names in key categories - ranging from toys and apparel to domestics and publishing - to develop product lines inspired by "The Spectacular Spider-Man". Leading the way are such industry heavyweights as: Hasbro (master toy licensee), Wear Me Apparel (master apparel), IMT (sporting goods), Fashion Accessory Bazaar (back-to-school and storage), Bendon Publishing (publishing), DecoPac (cake decoration), Giant Merchandising (t-shirts), Berkshire Fashion (headwear, cold weather and hosiery), Fast Forward (back-to-school), and Jay Franco (domestics). Spider-Man Merchandising, L.P. is continuing to work on expanding the program with additional licensees.

"The Spectacular Spider-Man" picks up the original web-slinger's mythology at the beginning of his hero's journey as a not-so-typical 16-year-old entering his junior year of high school. Peter Parker must conceal his secret identity, confront the multi-leveled pressures of teenage life at home and school, and all the while combat even bigger Super Villains than ever before. Based on Marvel Entertainment's popular Super Hero, "The Spectacular Spider-Man" is produced by Culver Entertainment, a Sony Pictures Television Company.

"The early feedback on 'The Spectacular Spider-Man' has been phenomenal with licensees quick to embrace the series," said Paul Gitter, President of Consumer Products for North America, Marvel Entertainment for Spider-Man Merchandising L.P. "Our goal is to create a merchandising program and entertainment event that aims to fuel the on-going demand for the Spider-Man franchise."

Marvel and Sony Pictures Television recently announced that they have green-lit Culver Entertainment to commence production on an additional 13 half-hour episodes for the series - bringing the current series run to 26 episodes. A major marketing effort by Kids WB!, Sony Pictures Television and Marvel designed to maximize consumer awareness of the series and drive tune-in is already underway.

Special thanks to Spider-Man Hype! and Advanced Dark for the heads up.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Stan Lee Talks About Spider-Man

Stan Lee talks about what he thinks about Spider-Man and how this Marvel icon started out. Hope you enjoy this video.

Monday, October 1, 2007