Monday, September 29, 2008

Kirsten Dunst "in" for Spider-Man 4

The recent revelation that Sony Pictures is looking to shoot Spider-Man 4 and Spider-Man 5 at the same time didn't reveal whether Kirsten Dunst would rejoin director Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire for the films.

Now, Dunst has told MTV that she'll be back as Mary Jane Watson:

"I'm in," said the actress matter of factly. However, when pressed to make the announcement official, Dunst quickly changed her tone, and rather cryptically added, "I'm not saying anything, I know there's rumors..."

The studio is targeting a May 2011 release for the fourth pic.

Source: Superhero Hype!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Helfer Voicing Web of Shadows's Black Cat

Activision has alerted us that current star of the new "Spectacular Spider-Man" series and "Battlestar Galactica," Tricia Helfer, is lending her voice to the mischievous Black Cat in the upcoming "Spider-Man: Web of Shadows" video game.

Originally a fashion model and winner of the Ford Supermodel of the World Contest, Tricia pursued a full-time acting career in 2002 with her start on the television series "Jeremiah." She's since starred in leading roles in "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Spiral," and the paranormal drama TV series "Supernatural."

Look for Tricia on the "Spider-Man: Web of Shadows" community site – SeizeControl.com - where she will be announcing various upcoming activities and answering questions as they roll in from all over the Marvel Universe.

Source: Superhero Hype!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Raimi and Maguire Set for Spider-Man 4?

Back in May, Cinematical was the first to report that Sony Pictures might shoot Spider-Man 4 and Spider-Man 5 at the same time using James Vanderbilt's script that the site said spans two films.

Now, Deadline Hollywood Daily has added on that director Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire have apparently signed on the dotted line for Spider-Man 4, which the studio is targeting for a May 2011 release.

DHD adds that there's no deal for Kirsten Dunst to return as Mary Jane Watson yet, but the character will be featured and the studio would not recast her.

As for the baddie in the fourth picture, the site says that principal photography doesn't start until the fall of 2009 and that once we find out who the villain we'll know who is playing it. Naturally, speculation would put Dylan Baker's character Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard at the head of the line, but who knows?

According to the site, "the studio is trying to figure out if it can feasibly shoot Spider-Man 4 and 5 at the same time because doing that is so cost effective and 'it wasn't so easy to get everybody back together.'"

DHD also says that Sony has hired two screenwriters to pen the new script for the Spidey spin-off Venom.

Is this all accurate? We'll have to wait and see if/when the studio starts making some announcements, which could be a while!

Source: Superhero Hype!

Monday, September 1, 2008

About that Spider-Man 4 eBay Auction

We received many e-mails from the fans asking about this auction which is offering some incredible things for Spider-Man 4.

Since the fourth installment hasn't moved beyond a screenwriter so far, we wanted to make sure this was legit before mentioning it on the site. And after checking with some of our best sources, we found out that the winner of the auction will indeed get the below:

A visit to the set of Spider-Man 4 (one shooting day)
Location of visit will be determined by Sony Pictures based on scheduling of visit
A meet and greet with the cast (1 hour)
A walk-on/ extra role in the film for the auction winner only
Role and length of screen time to be determined by Sony Pictures
Trip to the New York premiere
Location of American premiere may be changed at Sony Pictures' discretion
Designer outfits to wear to premiere for winner and guest from top designers
Designers to be chosen by Sony Pictures
Winner and guest may keep the outfits
Winner and Guest will walk the premiere's red carpet


That is, IF the movie gets made. Otherwise you'll have to look a bit further down the page where it says, "If experience cannot be fulfilled, Sony Pictures will provide alternative set visits/premieres based on the provider's availability."

Now, since the third movie made a massive $890.9 million worldwide, we can't see Sony not making another film, whether it's a fourth film or a spin-off, but it's something to keep in mind before putting down over $5,000!

Regardless, the auction benefits the excellent Stand Up To Cancer, so what are you waiting on?!

Source: Superhero Hype!