Saturday, June 21, 2008

Spider-Man 4 Targeted for May 2011

The Los Angeles Times reports that "Spider-Man" franchise producer Laura Ziskin said the fourth installment is tentatively scheduled to hit theaters in May 2011.

Already scheduled for the month of May that year are Marvel's own The First Avenger: Captain America on the 6th and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II.

Ziskin added that the screenplay is not finished yet, but that she and Sony Pictures were hopeful Spider-Man 4 could be ready in three years' time.

Neither star Tobey Maguire nor director Sam Raimi is yet committed to work on the next installment, but Sony has paid Marvel to renew its rights.

Special thanks to Spider-Man Hype/Superhero Hype for the heads up and Los Angeles Times for the article!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

"The Spectacular Spider-Man": Best Spider-Man Animated TV Show Ever!

I've just seen the "Intervention" episode today, and excuse me for my language but DAMN! This show is awesome! I can't wait for the other new episodes to come along, like Venom's full episode fighting Spidey in "Nature vs. Nurture." And not just this episode that was the best, but the previous ones were too (I haven't seen the first two episodes yet, but hopefully I will eventually). I hope they keep on making more episodes, I'll definitely watch it all nonestop. It's really interesting and it has a great line of cast and crew too. Keep on making them and we'll keep on watching it!


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  • J.K. Simmons on More Spider-Man Movies

    Superhero Hype!/Spider-Man Hype! recently talked to J.K. Simmons (AKA J. Jonah Jameson) on the set of his new comedy, I Love You, Man, with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, and asked a few Spider-Man 4 questions:

    SHH!: So we know that James Vanderbilt is close to turning in a script for "Spider-Man 4." Have they reached out to you yet?
    J.K. Simmons: We sort of check in once in a while. They say, you know, we want J.K. to do it. We don't know where. We don't know when. We don't know who. We don't know anything, you know? They signed all of us for the first three films. Sam, Tobey, all the way down the line to me and we'll see where it goes. I mean its all conjecture and you guys probably know more than I do at this point. There was talk of doing four and five concurrently and I don't know if they're still considering that or not and I spoke to Tobey in I guess it was February, sort of awards season time and he's certainly amenable to doing some more and hopefully we'll be able to get everybody back and make another good one.

    SHH!: Or a couple of 'em?
    Simmons: Couple, three, four, five! Whatever. You know, I could buy a bigger house.

    SHH!: What if Sam decides not to come back as a director but stays as a producer, would you guys still be...
    Simmons: Well...

    SHH!: Would you and the rest of the gang still come back?
    Simmons: Well, I can only speak for myself, but if Sam were not the director but still had a hand in it then I would certainly have a reasonable amount of faith in it. Obviously if he's the director I'm there 100%. If he's not involved at all, which I think is VERY unlikely, then it would be a situation that I would have to think about. But if he's involved, hopefully directing or at least as a producer then, I'm pretty confident that it would be something that I wanna do. Plus they pay money.

    Thursday, June 5, 2008

    Sam Raimi Talks Spider-Man Hype! talked to "Spider-Man" franchise director Sam Raimi this week and got his thoughts on making more sequels.

    "James Vanderbilt is writing the script and I'm excited to read it. I think it's going to be done in a few months," Raimi told us, adding, "I'm hoping it's as great as our discussions were about it and I'm hoping it feels right for me because I love Spider-Man. I'm hoping I'm well rested enough to embrace it and I'm hoping Sony wants me to do it. If all of those things come together, I would love to do it. There are a lot of unknowns about the future."

    And how does he feel about re-casting key players if needed? "I'd hate to re-cast anybody in the future, I can't imagine that."