Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Gary Ross to Rewrite Spider-Man 4

Gary Ross, who directed Tobey Maguire in Seabiscuit and Pleasantville, has come aboard to rewrite the script for Spider-Man 4, reports Variety.

Sam Raimi will again direct the Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios project that will go into production early next year.

The Spider-Man 4 script was originally written by James Vanderbilt, and then rewritten by David Lindsay-Abaire.

The fourth installment is scheduled for a May 6, 2011 release.

Source: SuperHero Hype!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Complete First Season on DVD!

    This adventure series finds our hero tackling more Super Villains, both old and new, including Chameleon, Venom and the Sinister Six: Electro, Doctor Octopus, Vulture, Sandman, Rhino and Shocker. While these criminals are almost more than Spidey can handle, his real struggle becomes an internal one. The stress is enough to drive a high school Super Hero over the edge, but making mistakes and learning lessons is all in a days work for the Spectacular Spider-Man!

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the July 28th release of The Spectacular Spider-Man - The Complete 1st Season, coming on 2 DVDs for $25.95 SRP. This collects all of the content previously released on single-disc titles, and adds two "all-new behind the scenes Spidey features". Running time is 299 minutes, with anamorphic widescreen video, English 5.1 audio (and a French 2.0 option), English subtitles and closed captioning for the hearing impaired. The new featurettes are titled "Spider-man: Re-Animated" and "Stylizing Spidey". Below is an early look at the front cover art, which is still subject to change, and farther down is a look at the trade ad we extracted it from (click the images to enlarge):