Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Denis Leary Talks "Spider-Man"!

A few days ago when Denis Leary (from the hit FX tv show Rescue Me) was conducting book signings in Ridgewood, New Jersey, for his new book, the new "Spider-Man" reboot came up in questions for the actor who was recently rumored to be in final negotiations to play Captain George Stacy, the father of Gwen Stacy, being played by Emma Stone (Zombieland).

"My wife's favorite superhero is Spider-Man. I'm more of a Batman guy. But I got sucked into the Spider-Man movie because my wife really loves Spider-Man. And my kids. I like big action movies, I enjoy them, but I never expected to be in 'Spider-Man.' If anything, I thought if I was going to be in 'Spider-Man,' I'd be the bad guy. But I'm the good guy, which is kind of strange."


Now it is official, Denis Leary is in fact going to play the role.

"Spider-Man" will be released on July 3, 2012, with Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) directing and starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Annie Parisse, Campbell Scott, Julianne Nicholson and Chris Zylka.

Source: ComicBookMovie.com

I think it's pretty cool that Denis Leary is playing Capt. Stacy. I think he's the right fit for the role. But what do you think? Please let me know in the comments section below! Thanks. =)

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

New Filming Update! Plus pics of Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy!

Two weeks into principal photography, Sony's Marc Webb-directed Spider-Man reboot is creating buzz filming in Los Angeles, providing some relief to a sector that has been battered by job losses. Excerpted from LA Times' Company Town, a few details regarding what the shoot will provide, how long, and where it will and has taken place, check out what was stated below.

Sony began its 90-day film shoot for “Spider-Man” film two weeks ago, mainly on the lot but also on location: including at the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood and Immanuel Presbyterian Church in mid-Wilshire. The film alone will employ nearly 1,000 crew members, including construction workers building sets for the production, which takes up seven stages on the Sony Pictures lot. While the production will include two weeks in New York (where the story is set), the bulk of filming will occur in Los Angeles on the Sony lot and various locations around town, from South Pasadena to San Pedro to Woodland Hills. Sony had ample incentive to select L.A. as its primary destination.

“This [is] the fourth Spider-Man production we have shot primarily in Los Angeles and for good reason," Sony Pictures Entertainment spokesman Steve Elzer said. “The crews here are the best in the world but there is a comfort level in producing a project of this size and scope on your own backlot.“

And Screamscape sources have confirmed that the reboot is preparing to shoot on the Universal Backlot next month, in which images of the set construction appeared online last week, but no one was sure they were to be used for the Spider-Man shoot.



I've also received word anonymously that partial filming has will occur at St. John Bosco High school in Bellflower, California, where Sony supposedly donated $80,000 to the school for allowing 11 days of filming. My source says:

"This movie is being filmed in part of my school, there shooting some scenes in our gym, there is a going to be a basketball game in one of the scenes, the mascot for the school is Panthers."


Special thanks to DCMarvelFreshman for the latest scoop!

On the other hand, I forgot to post about photos from the set of the upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot. These are photos of Emma Stone (Zombieland) as Gwen Stacy, who appears to be at a funeral. I "wonder" who this funeral could be for? Click here to view the photos. Plus, Chris Zylka is spotted on the set as FLASH THOMPSON, click here for the photo.

That is all! Please make sure to comment in the usual place. Thanks. =)

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Andrew Garfield Talks "Spider-Man" With Jimmy Fallon!

I can't believe I miss this on TV late September, but Andrew Garfield was on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to talk about the upcoming Spider-Man reboot. Here's the video I found, with special thanks to MarvelCinematicUniverse from ComicBookMovie.com for the scoop!



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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Peter Parker's Parents And New Villain Cast In Spider-Man Reboot!


This is some interesting news. Apparently they casted Peter Parker's parents, and another villain, along with the villain's wife. Take a read at the excerpt below:

Campbell Scott has joined the cast of Columbia’s new Spider-Man movie while Irrfan Khan, Annie Parisse and Julianne Nicholson are in various stages of discussions to also join the production.

The movie, under the direction of Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, begins production this month in Los Angeles and is in the latter stages of its casting process.

Scott and Nicholson (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) will be Parker’s parents, who leave their son an orphan. Parker’s parents have rarely been seen in the various Marvel comic book series and have never appeared on-screen. It is unclear if they will appear in flashbacks, in a prologue or during the course of the movie.

Khan, best known for his work in Slumdog Millionaire, is playing a villain named Van Atter, joining Rhys Ifans as the movie’s bad guys.

Parisse, who appeared most recently in couple of episodes of AMC’s Rubicon, will be the villain’s wife.

Scott, repped by Paradigm, recurs on TV’s Royal Pains and also appeared in Damages.


Even though Van Atter is not a villain from the comics, there is a villain with the name Nels van Adder, whose the Proto-Goblin in the comics. So who knows, it might be that villain? Anyways, I'm glad that Parker's parents are added into this movie. We never get much from them in the comics, and this will be a great way to introduce them to the audience. I wonder what direction they're going to go with his parents, but I hope it doesn't have to do with them being secret agents.

That's all! Make sure to leave a comment in the usual place below! Spider-Man hits theaters on July 3rd, 2012.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Emma Stone Talks About Playing Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man!

The actress talks about how she's preparing for the role, going back to being blonde, what we can expect to see from Gwen in the movie, keeping the fans happy and much more...

On Getting The Role Of Gwen Stacy In The Upcoming Reboot:

"The way I have to approach it, and I think Andrew would agree, is just like any other movie. You're going to put the same amount of focus into this that you would with anything. It just happens to be an exponentially bigger budget. So there's that. It'll probably feel different when we start to do press, but we won't have to deal with that for another year and a half. And there are harnesses I'm going to have to use in this one. That's the only difference. Just the harnesses."


On Going Back To Blonde To Play The Character:

"Today I went and did hair tests, because I have blonde hair now since Gwen has blonde hair. My natural hair is blonde, so it's kind of nice. I looked in the mirror and said, "Oh my god, it's me again, it's been so long!" We're finalizing the visual stuff. And I think we'll start actually rehearsing, because we start shooting in two weeks. Andrew and I went and learned about science yesterday. Gwen really likes science, so we learned about science. I was home-schooled, so I never went to chemistry class in a traditional setting like Gwen is into. That was really beneficial."


On What We Can Expect To See From Gwen In The Movie:

There are a lot of changes happening on a day to day basis. There's a lot of open dialogue about where we're going with this and how Peter and Gwen are going to come together and what makes the most sense for the story we're telling. It's an ever-changing thing. We're still in that development period. It's so fantastic. My background is in improv and things like that, so this kind of ever-changing nature is ideal for me."


On How She Plans To Keep The Fans Happy:

"There's a part of me that really wants to please people that love Spider-Man or Gwen Stacy and want her to be done justice. I hope they'll give me license to interpret her my way. But that fan base, I'm one of them, so I completely understand why they would be judgmental of certain things. I try not to look [at stories on the Internet] because I do care and I don't want to psych myself out. I kinda half to stay off the Internet. I'm not thick-skinned enough. I get too sensitive. I don't want it to effect what I'm doing."


On The Kind Of Gwen Stacy She'll Be In The Movie:

"I wouldn't call Gwen a damsel in distress. But who know what's going to happen? It's so early."

Source: MTV's Splash Page


I think she's going to do a great job as Gwen Stacy. So what do you think? Leave your comments in the usual place below! Spider-Man hits theaters on July 3rd, 2012.

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Andrew Garfield on Heath Ledger, and Spider-Man Advice!


Here's an interview except from MTV...
It's interesting you bring up "Doctor Parnassus." You shot that with Heath Ledger right after he filmed "The Dark Knight." Did the two of you ever talk about his experience bringing an iconic comic book character to the screen?

We never really talked about that. The movie wasn't out, but I knew how excited he was. I was talking to his friends about it, who had been involved in the process, and they were so jazzed about how people were going to react to him. What I learned from watching him in that movie was that it was so honest and specific. Somehow he made this very broad character incredibly honest and human. There's so much to be learned from that, because otherwise during the big fight sequences, who cares, unless you have a good understanding of who the characters fighting are? I'm really excited for Marc Webb, because he's a real stickler for that sort of stuff. He wants everything to come from Peter Parker's dilemma, Gwen Stacy's dilemma, Uncle Ben's dilemma — everyone's struggles, so that in those bigger sequences, it's actually not just a cool fight, but there's heart and specificity.

I would imagine at this point everyone is giving you advice, mostly unsolicited, about the best way to bring Spider-Man to life. Is there one piece of advice that really sticks out for you as being spot-on?

I was told by someone who should be listened to — I'm not going to say who it was — he said, "Don't try and live up to it. Don't think you have to live up to what that image and that symbol means to people." And first I thought that was really reassuring. But then you go, "No, I really want to live up to that symbol." When I was 12-years-old I saw the struggle Peter Parker was going through to be of use to society, I wanted to live up to that. And I realized that even Peter Parker is trying to live up to that symbol of Spider-Man he's created. That's what makes him so special: he's undeniably human and going through the same struggles as everyone else. So you try to live up to that symbol and then you have to be OK not living up to it, because not even Peter Parker can do it.

Read the rest of the interview here.

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Denis Leary in Talks to Play Captain Stacy!



Denis Leary is in negotiations to play the father of Emma Stone in Columbia’s new Spider-Man movie.

Stone is playing the love interest of Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) and Leary will play police captain George Stacy, her father who frequently came into contact with the web-slinging superhero.


Read the rest of the article here! Please make sure to comment below, and let me know what you think of this!

The untitled "Spider-Man" reboot web-swings into theaters on July 3rd, 2012!

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sally Field in talks to be Aunt May!

Well we got our Uncle Ben now, so what about Aunt May? Well as of today, The Hollywood Reporter posts an article that Sally Field (from Forrest Gump and ABC's Brothers & Sisters) is in negotiations to play as Peter's aunt in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot. Aunt May, who was portrayed by Rosemary Harris from the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy, will be replace by Sally Field, if she decides to come on board. I think this is a great idea, but I want to know what all of you think of this! Please leave your comments in the usual place below. Thanks!



The untitled "Spider-Man" reboot will swing into theaters in 3-D on July 3rd, 2012, which is starring Andrew Garfield in the lead role, Emma Stone as the female lead, Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as the antagonist (unknown for now, but rumored to be The Lizard), and Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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Martin Sheen Set to Play Uncle Ben in Spider-Man!

According to a Hollywood Reporter exclusive, Sheen is close to finalizing a deal to sign on as Uncle Ben, who's death is the catalyst for Peter Parker to start to take his new found powers seriously in the comics. The character was previously played by Oscar winner Cliff Robertson in Sam Raimi's movies.



Sheen, repped by ICM, is a veteran of the screen, having appeared in over 100 movies since 1967. He can be seen at the moment in The Way, which is directed by his son Emilio Estevez. He joins Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans as The Lizard(though that has yet to be confirmed).

The Spider-Man reboot will be directed by Marc Webb and will be released in 3D on July 3, 2012.

Source: Comic Book Movies


In my opinion, Cliff Robertson will always be Uncle Ben to me. But Martin Sheen is not a bad choice at all! This could mean another origin story, with more depth to Uncle Ben. There was in the first movie, but I just want to see more of him in this movie. Maybe just for flashbacks? Well for whatever they're going to do with him, I hope they do it very well! That reminds me, remember that they were casting a young Peter Parker? Maybe those scenes will involve Uncle Ben. Anyways, make sure to comment in the usual place below, and let me know what you think of this! You like this casting choice, or not? Let me know!

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Friday, October 29, 2010

Matt Tolmach To Produce Spider-Man!

Here's the official press release:

LONGTIME COLUMBIA PICTURES CHIEFS MATT TOLMACH AND DOUG BELGRAD TRANSITION INTO NEW ROLES

Tolmach Launches New Production Company and Joins Spider-Man Team As Belgrad Promoted to Sole President of Columbia Pictures

-- Hannah Minghella Named President of Production for Historic Banner--

(Culver City, Calif. – October 29, 2010) – Matt Tolmach has launched a new production company and will become a producer on the next installment of Spider-Man, the blockbuster film franchise he helped shepherd since its inception in 2002, it was announced today by Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman. Doug Belgrad has been promoted to sole president of Columbia Pictures and will take on additional divisional responsibilities. As part of the transition, Belgrad has named Hannah Minghella president of production for Columbia Pictures.




Said Pascal, “I couldn’t be happier for or prouder of Matt, Doug and Hannah. Matt and I have worked together for over 15 years. Anyone who knows him knows he has been talking about this for a long time. He has always approached every project he has ever worked on with the attentiveness of a brilliant producer’s eye and that is what has made him such an excellent executive. As he takes this amazing step with his career, I know we will continue working together for as long as we are both in this business. We tried to convince him to stay in his current job, but we understand the time has come and completely support his decision. Spider-Man has been a big part of his life for the past ten years, and this is the perfect segue. We know he is going to be a killer producer for us.”

“It is also the right moment for Doug to step into a greater leadership position within the company,” she added. “We have worked together since he was a financial analyst for Jon Dolgen, and I have seen him evolve into a consummate studio executive with a rare combination of creative talent and savvy business skill. As he takes on more responsibility in this new and expanded role running Columbia Pictures, I would entrust the division to no one else. And when he told me he wanted Hannah to return to Columbia as president of production, I was beyond thrilled. Doug sees in her what we all know to be true: she is a singular star. In her three years at Sony Pictures Animation she has proven that she is an extraordinary leader and executive and I know she will be a fantastic addition to what is already the best production team in the business."


From now through November, Tolmach will begin the transition to become a significant producer on the lot as he ramps up his company, which has a three-year commitment with the studio. In December, he will join producers Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad on the set of the new Spider-Man adventure. In other Spidery related "news", I give you this from IMDb..

Today actor Rhys Ifans was interviewed by E news on the upcoming film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, there he was asked about the new Spider-man film and his role, all he could divulge was the films title:

SPIDER-MAN FLYS FORTH.

Source: Comic Book Movies



Well I don't know what to say about this, except, I hope this movie turns out well! Although, I admit from the source article, that joke about this movie's title does sound a bit similar to the new title for Batman 3 ("The Dark Knight Rises"). Please leave a comment in the usual place below. Thanks!

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sam Elliot And John Slattery In The Running For J. Jonah Jameson!

As shooting day approaches, Marc Webb and Francine Mailer are working around the clock to fill the remaining roles in Webb's upcoming Spider-Man reboot. We have our Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), our Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and our villain in the form of the Lizard (Rhys Ifans).



The last major role to fill is apparently J. Jonah Jameson. WhatsPlaying report that Webb has met with up to a dozen actors for the part. Two names they know are Sam Elliot (Ghost Rider, Hulk) and John Slattery ("Mad Men", Iron Man 2). Both have CBM experience and would seem like good fits for the part. Although I think many fans will find J.K. Simmons' portrayal of Jameson in Sam Raimi's previous movies hard to beat.

Apparently Webb will be looking to cast the role, as well as other as yet unrevealed ones over the next few weeks.


I have to agree right there about J.K. Simmons. Anytime I think about ol' J.J.J., J.K. always pops up into my mind. It's going to be hard to beat what that actor already accomplished in the previous films. But I don't know, I have high hopes that Sam Elliot gets the part, because he's one of my favorite actors, and he also has the right look too. But maybe John Slattery could provide a great performance, maybe better than Sam. Even though I like Sam Elliot, he's always a slow talker (not to be rude), and J. Jonah Jameson is always yelling to the top of his lungs. Maybe I need to watch "Hulk" again, because I barely remember that movie, and that should be a good thing too. So maybe John could be the better pick? Well whoever one they pick, I hope they serve up a great performance! Anyways, please leave your comments at the usual place below!

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sony Casting Young Actors for Spider-Man?

Moviehole is reporting that Sony Pictures is launching auditions for a young Peter Parker and Billy Connors, the son of Curt Connors, for the untitled Spider-Man reboot. The site says:

Sony want a dark-haired Caucasian boy to play actor Peter Parker at age 4 to 6 years old. Ideally, the boy should look a little like Andrew Garfield...

In addition, the studio's on the hunt for an actor to play Billy Connors, the son of Dr. Curt Connors... Applicants need be between 8 and 11 years old.


The movie starts shooting in December for a July 3, 2012 release.

Source: SuperHeroHype!



I think this might be very cool. I always wanted to see Peter's life before he became Spidey. I do want to see his actual parents, so that would be interesting. Maybe they can build a whole mystery behind his parents disappearance in the movies? That might be interesting. So anyways, please leave a comment in the usual place below!

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Rhys Ifans Will Be.... The Lizard?

Well most of you have known by now that it has been confirmed (or rumored for now) by TheWrap that Rhys Ifans will play as The Lizard (a.k.a. Dr. Curt Connors) in the upcoming untitled "Spider-Man" reboot. Now why am I posting this late? Well, I will get back to you on that in a bit.

I think this is kinda cool, but at the same time I question myself, "Why?" Not that Rhys Ifans is a bad choice or anything. I think he will dominate the role, to be honest. But I just can't picture the Lizard being the first supervillain that Spidey deals with for his first movie, since this is the first movie of a new movie series (some people still think it's "Spider-Man 4" with a different cast and crew). I just think it's too soon for the Lizard, even though we have been anxcious for that villain ever since "Spider-Man 2". But since this is the first movie of a brand new movie franchise for Spidey, I would expect maybe Shocker, Electro, or any other small villains that needed the spotlight.

I also think that the Lizard can't hold the movie as it's only villain. In the comics, Lizard is a mindless monster. So is that what we are going to get throughout this movie? Spidey fighting a mindless monster and that's it? Sure, there will be some character development for the alter ego, Dr. Curt Connors. But that's what I am a afraid of. Since this is a first movie, that means they have to re-establish the character again, which was already established in the previous movies. Sometimes it takes time to develop a character. Well, if they could manage to have Harvey Dent become District Attorney and Two-Face in "The Dark Knight", and make it perfect (in my opinion) then I shouldn't be worried if Curt Connors going to be rushed in this movie to become the Lizard (just have faith). I just hope they take time to establish this character again, and then we can jump into 'monster madness'! But 'monster madness' with plot... I don't want to see a jumble mess, like what Sony and Raimi did with "Spider-Man 3".

Anyways, that's just my opinion for this film. I hope they can add in a side villain. I really hope to see Electro soon on the big screen, fighting against our favorite web-head. But let's see if Marc Webb and Sony can pull off a whole movie with The Lizard as it's main villain. That might be interesting to see, but maybe a lot of you would disagree. Just leave your opinion in the comments section below.

So as for this delayed news report, as I mentioned earlier in this post. I'm just so caught up on college right now, and mostly doing other stuff. And other than that, I don't know if I will continue posting on this blog. Not that I would be too busy, but it's just not enough people go on here to read my posts. And if so, why haven't you commented in any of them? I'm not angry, just a little disappointed. I try advertising for this site as much as possible, but that never seem to work. All I am asking is please comment or come on here every once in awhile. I really want to keep on doing this, but the only way I will keep on doing this is if I get enough people to check out this site, and giving me support. That would be nice. If anyone's reading this right now, just spread the word about this site, and try to get enough people as much as possible. Because without you, this site wouldn't be possible (that's the honest truth too, I had good visitors on this site, but I haven't heard from them since).

Anyways, that is all I want to cram into this one big gigantic post. If you haven't read my review on the "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions" game, then you should go check that out, and leave me a comment on that too. Thanks for reading, Spidey fans!

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Monday, October 11, 2010

Rhys Ifans Will Be Our New Spider-Man Villain!

The Welsh actor (Rhys Ifans) has been offered the still unrevealed role of the villain in Marc Webb's Spider-Man reboot. Here's the official press release:

Commenting on the announcement, Tolmach said, “We have been very fortunate to attract some of the best actors working today to play the villains in the Spider-Man movies, and it is exciting to see that trend continue with Rhys Ifans. After seeing his performance in our upcoming film Anonymous, we’re in awe of his talent and think he’s the perfect choice to take on this role.”

The filmmakers prefer to not reveal which character Ifans will be playing in the forthcoming film.

Webb added, “What sets the Spider-Man villains apart is the complexity of their relationships with Peter Parker. Rhys' incredible ability to embody both warmth and rage makes him the ideal choice for this character."

Spider-Man is being overseen at the studio by Tolmach and Rachel O'Connor. Ifans is represented by United Talent Agency, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, and Independent Talent Group.

RHYS IFANS’ breakout performance came in 1999 in Roger Michell’s Notting Hill, opposite Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, for which he received a BAFTA Film Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. Prior to that, Ifans starred in Heart, Twin Town, August, and Dancing at Lughnasa, and since then, he has appeared in more than 20 films, including Vanity Fair; Rancid Aluminium, Little Nicky; The Replacements; Hannibal Rising, Enduring Love; Human Nature; Formula 51; Hotel; The Shipping News; Once Upon A Time in the Midlands, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Pirate Radio; Greenberg; and Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang. He will next appear in Mr. Nice, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Passion Play, and Columbia Pictures’ Anonymous, for director Roland Emmerich.

On television, he played the role of Peter Cook in Terry Johnson’s “Not Only But Always,” for which he won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor. He also appeared in “A Number.” In the theatre, Ifans has appeared in “Accidental Death of an Anarchist,” “Bad Finger,” “Volpone,” “Under Milk Wood,” “Beautiful Thing,” “Thyesters,” and, most recently, Patrick Marber's adaptation of “Don Juan in Soho” at the Donmar Warehouse.


Well anyways, this sounds really good. I remember seeing him from Little Nicky years ago, and from all I heard about this guy I think he will serve up a great performance. But the question is, which villain is he going to play as? Electro or the Lizard would be my only two guesses, but I would be surprise if it's neither of those two. But if it turns out to be Scorpion, now that might be interesting, since I can only imagine seeing Scorpion in a sequel and not right away.

But we'll see in time, eventually. So speculate at the comments section below, and let me know what you think of this article, and who you think Rhys Ifans is going to play as!

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Source: Comic Book Movies

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Emma Stone to play Gwen Stacy!

Well this is very exciting news. It turns out that many speculations from fans (including mine) were right about the lead female character was Gwen Stacy. What probably a lot of us didn't expect is Superbad and Zombieland star Emma Stone was going to nab the role. Did anyone ever knew that she's actually blonde? Well if you think "No," then my thoughts exactly. But this is great, to be honest. I think she did a great job in both movies I mentioned, but I don't remember seeing her from The House Bunny. I probably did, but I probably didn't realize it was her. But this is great casting, although she wouldn't be my first choice (nothing against you Emma), but I bet she will deliver a solid performance with this character. I wonder if she is going to dye her hair or just wear a wig? Anyways, here's the press release from an article that Marvel.com posted a few days ago.

Emma Stone has been cast as the female lead in the upcoming Spider-Man film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, it was announced today by Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures. Stone has been tapped for the role of Gwen Stacy opposite Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker. The film, to be directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and produced by Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will begin production in December and will be released in theaters nationwide in 3D on July 3, 2012.

The casting continues an association between Sony Pictures Entertainment and the actress, who previously starred in "Superbad," "The House Bunny," and "Zombieland," all for Columbia Pictures; she may currently be seen in Screen Gems' hit comedy "Easy A," and takes a cameo role in Screen Gems' upcoming "Friends with Benefits."

Commenting on the announcement, Tolmach said, "It's been an incredible journey for us to watch Emma's star rise as an actress. She is extraordinarily talented and has a very special on-screen spark that is perfect for this role. Given her history with the studio, casting her in one of our most important franchises is a real thrill."

Webb added, "The chemistry between Andrew and Emma was stunning and made Emma the clear choice. At the heart of the story of Peter Parker is not only the amazing Spider-Man, but also an ordinary teenager who is wondering what he has to do to get the girl. Andrew and Emma will bring everything audiences expect to these roles, but also make them their own. Much to my surprise, it was fun to find out that our choice for Gwen (Emma) is also a natural blonde."

Emma Stone can currently be seen starring in Screen Gems' hit comedy "Easy A." Next year, she will star in Warner Bros.' "Crazy, Stupid, Love" opposite Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling and in "The Help," the adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling novel; she also takes a cameo role in Screen Gems' "Friends with Benefits" and will voice a role in DreamWorks Animation's comedy "The Croods." Stone's recent credits include "Paperman," "Zombieland," "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," "The House Bunny," "The Rocker," and "Superbad."


So what do you Spidey fans think? Leave your comment at the usual place below! Please & thank you. :)

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Gobbie's Review on "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions"!

There a lot of mix feelings about this game, and many reviews claiming it’s really great. Now I had been really excited to play this game ever since I saw the trailer that featured Spider-Man 2099. Before that I wasn’t too excited. As months passed over, I began to go into a Shattered Dimensions craze, and I was so very anxious for the game’s release. When I heard Ultimate Spider-Man was the last dimension, I was disappointed, but I see that this game had a very original concept. Having four different and unique Spider-Men with different looks, and different universes, and different combat systems, so what more can you ask for? Except when it comes down to the plot, which was very straight forward. Don’t believe me? Well not to give anything away, but here how the plot goes.

Mysterio trespasses into a museum at night to steal the Tablet of Order and Chaos. This tablet holds magical powers to anyone who possesses it. Spider-Man (played by Neil Patrick Harris) encounters Mysterio, and while trying to stop him, accidentally breaks the tablet. The tablet breaks into pieces, and the other pieces were transfer into other dimensions, with other Spider-Men. Madame Web addresses this to Spidey, as well as the other Spidey’s, and he leaps off to find the tablet pieces. And that’s about it. So in each mission you have to go after each boss that has a piece of the tablet. But you will encounter some of them more than once, and as you keep encountering them they will become much more powerful with their tablet pieces. So that’s about it, again this game’s story is very straight forward.

I admit this is what got me disappointed. We get great Spidey games like Ultimate Spider-Man and the Spider-Man 2 game, but years later after those games we get this? Not to sound rude, but this Spidey fan feels let down. I want to see a Spider-Man game with a really good plot, and I’m sorry to compare this to Batman: Arkham Asylum and you’ll probably read that more than once in this review, but that game had real effort into the story. This game on the other hand, not so much. But I gotta hand it to Activision and Beenox who worked on this game, they did approve on some of the things that we had problems with in the previous Spidey games. The graphics and the environments are so well-detailed. Everything looks good to look at. Unlike Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, where it seem like they were lazy working on the graphics.

Now I am not the type of guy who would nitpick on graphics, I could care less. But this game had real effort into the design and style of each different Spidey and their universes. Like with the Amazing Spider-Man universe having that comic book style, the 2099 having that neo Star Wars mixed with Blade Runner feel to it, Noir with the gritty and black and white 1930’s look, and Ultimate Spider-Man having that comic book glossy graphic novel look. I really like these concepts. This is a set up from the previous games, congrats Beenox.

And the voice actors were brilliant in their roles. Who would’ve known that Dan Gilvezan could play as Spider-Man 2099/Miguel O’Hara? That is awesome!! And Neil Patrick Harris as the Amazing Spider-Man? Now I know most of you have a problem that Neil is gay, but to most of you who have a problem with that, grow some balls, and deal with it. He was brilliant in this role. Josh Keaton and Christopher Daniel Barnes as Ultimate Spider-Man and Spider-Man Noir were great too.

And how about the combat system in this game? Most people find it repetitive and boring after awhile, and I do agree with them on that part. But some of it was fun, and amazing (no pun intended) to begin with. What I really like is that each Spidey has their own combat style. Amazing with his web attacks; Noir taking down criminals in the shadows; 2099 free-fall, slowing down time, and brutal takedowns; and Ultimate using rage mode and the power of the black suit. Now the black suit thing, I don’t know what is their deal with having the symbiote in almost every recent Spidey games that came out (a fetish they may have?), so with Ultimate I find it nothing new than Web of Shadows or Ultimate Spider-Man the game, since those games basically had the same combat attacks for the symbiote. Maybe just having 3 dimensions was good enough?

I thought the first-person combat was really cool and different. Although after awhile these can get really repetitive too, but nothing's better than punching your enemies faces to the ground while doing it face-to-face. Speaking of enemies, let's talk about bosses in this game. Some of the boss fights were either very fun, amusing, or just down right disappointing. I had a few times where I was disappointed at some of the boss fights because those ones were too easy. But some of them were really brilliant and so much fun to do over and over again. For some reason I get a kick out of the Deadpool level, and most of you would agree with me on that. That was the most amusing level and boss fight ever. Deadpool was just spot-on amazing. And other boss fights like Goblin, Hobgoblin, and the Mysterio boss fights were fun to play too. Which one is my favorite boss fight? Maybe the Hobgoblin one most, because you get to fight him several times, especially in free-fall (which was awesome!!). If only Vulture 2099 was in this game. He was one of my favorite villains from the 2099 comics.

Another thing that could’ve been disappointing to most fans, which I think is disappointing to me, is that this game is a miss-opportunity to be multiplayer for maybe challenge games and/or battle mode. It would be cool to see 2099 to fight Ultimate or maybe Noir fighting Amazing. 4 Spidey’s could easily be a 4-player game. Wouldn’t that be fun to have to do with your friends? I would think so. Also, a lot of people have stated this before, but the camera angles really are bad in this game. I know it may be hard for the developers to move the camera angles around because Spidey is so fast, but it can be so frustrating at times. For example, while I’m sticking to the ceiling I want to be able to see the opponent below me, so that I would have a better advantage to take him down or something. It’s just terrible, and I hope they can fix this problem with their next Spidey game.

All in all, this was pretty decent game. Its way better than Spider-Man 3 and kinda better than Web of Shadows, but it’s nowhere close to being as great as Spider-Man 2 and Ultimate Spider-Man, in my opinion. I do however think the Web of Destiny challenges are a cool idea, and a best way for the most dedicated of fans to finish each of the small challenges in each level. And the costumes are really cool, and I like how some of them are only use for that dimension. Since I pre-order this game from GameStop, I gotten the exclusive Cosmic Spider-Men costumes, and it’s pretty neat, and they look really cool. I like how each of them looks fitting for each Spidey.

But I am sticking to wearing the Scarlet Spider for Amazing, the Iron Spider in 2099, and the Negative Zone Spidey for Noir, and the Manga-Spidey for Ultimate. Like I said, I think the most dedicated of fans are going to get a kick out of some of these challenges. Some of them are really easy, and some of them are very tricky, and some are kinda hard. I would know; I did manage to complete them all, and get all the achievements on my Xbox 360. They were really easy to get in my opinion, but then again so were the achievements for Batman: Arkham Asylum. Heh, see what I mean? I can’t stop talking about that game (Although I only mentioned it twice, right?).

So how would I rate this? Well if you’re a Spidey fan, then you can surely own this game, but make sure to rent it at first. But if you’re not a true Spidey fan or not a Spidey fan at all, then consider this a rental. But I give Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions 8.5 out of 10. There you go, that’s my full-blown review of this game. Now go out and play it!!

Rating: 8.5 out of 10 possible Tablet Pieces

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

More From Andrew Garfield On Spider-Man And Playing A Teenager!

"Spider-Man has his own conflicts, tortured but also having fun with what he can do," the 28-year-old actor said when he was once again quizzed about what it feels like to be cast as the iconic Marvel superhero.

"It's that attitude towards life like, 'Today's a good day to die. You gotta go out with a with a bang.' I think that's definitely an Indiana Jones quality, that fearlessness, throwing caution to the wind. I'm very excited to jump into that."

Garfield then went on to talk about approaching the age of 30, and playing younger characters as he does in The Social Network and the upcoming Spider-Man reboot: "I still look 18 years old, and I can convince people that I'm a teenager still."

"I have my teen side. I'm still very insecure and I can get rebellious and act out and kick and scream and mope around like teenagers do. So the majority of me is still a teenager."

Source: Comic Book Movies


So what do you all think? I just hope they are keeping with the high school theme, to be honest. But this is a pretty cool interview, even though he didn't reveal much, but it's still worth debating and speculating. So let the conversation ensue!

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Marc Webb Says That Exciting Spider-Man Information Is "Forthcoming"!

In a recent interview with IGN TV promoting the pilot Lone Star (the story of Bob Allen, a con man who creates two lives with two women in different cities in order to swindle money from those around them) which he directed, Marc Webb was asked about how things are progressing on the 2012 reboot of Spider-Man which will star Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.

While he couldnt reveal anything, he did promise them that we don't have too long to wait until we start getting some information on the movie which will be filmed in 3D. Here's both the question and answer from that very interview:

Of course I have to also ask how things are going with Spider-Man...

"Right, this is the s**ty answer, but I can't actually talk about it. But there will be more information forthcoming on that. But I'm so stoked. Really, really exciting stuff!"


Pretty interesting stuff right there. I can't wait to read on more information for this movie, and hopefully we will get some villain news (like a clue on who's going to be the villain and who might play the villain too), and maybe a clue on who's going to be the main love interest (along with the announcement on who's going to play her, hopefully it's Teresa Palmer as Gwen Stacy)? Well when that happens, you'll hear it from here! If you like what you read in this post, or not, just let me know by commenting in the usual place below. Thanks for reading, Spidey fans! I hope to hear from all of you soon.

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Video Interview With All Four Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Voice Actors!

I'm sorry for the delay for the "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions" review. I finally beaten it 100%, and gotten all the Xbox Live achievements. Yeah, it's a very fun game (and really easy too). But there's a few flaws in it that I don't like so much. But while you wait (again) for the review, here's a new video that interviews the four main Spidey's from the game. I think it's really cool to finally see these 4 great talents talking about their roles for the video game. They're all my favorite voice actors when it comes down to it. So anyways, without further ado, here's the video interviews from GameTrailers. Enjoy!



~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Andrew Garfield Describes His Childhood Inspiration And Excitement For The Role Of Spider-Man!

Andrew Garfield describes a bit more about how he's going to take on the role of Spider-Man for the July 3rd, 2012 release. Here's what he had to say, and to let all of you Spidey fans know, it is a very interesting interview...

"That may be naïve of me, but that’s how I’m treating it," Garfield said when asked about how he's approaching what is surely the biggest role of his career. "I’m honestly treating it like this is a role that has meant a lot to me since I was four years old. And I have been waiting for the call since then to be given the opportunity to play with a bunch of awesome cameras and effects and to feel like I’m swinging through New York City."

The actor then went on to once again describe his childhood affection for the character and how that will play a part in his performance: "It’s a childhood fantasy come to life. But I’m just treating it like an extension of my seven-year-old self jumping for joy and climbing up doorframes. I’m just going to play to like I always have played it in my living room! It’s just an extension of that, with a bigger set, a bit more money, and a better costume. Although my mum’s homemade costume was pretty wicked."

"Its mythology. Comic books are derived from mythology. It’s ancient storytelling. It’s Shakespearean and Greek," he added when quizzed about tackling this sort of role. "Spider-Man’s struggle is the same as every young boy’s struggle. Who am I? What’s the best way to live? How can I serve something greater than what I am? Is there a purpose in this life? All of these themes...I find it just as rich. I’m so excited."

Wow! It looks like he knows what he's going into. Let's just hope Sony and Marc Webb know what they're doing too.

Special thanks to JoshW from ComicBookMovie.com for the latest scoop!

Source: ComicBookMovie.com



~ Gobbie, Out! ~

The voices behind 'Shattered Dimensions' with Dan Gilvezan, Josh Keaton, and Stan Lee!


Well since the Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions came out recently, you would think there's no more news to report for it, right? Wrong! I just found these two new videos today while exploring Marvel.com. So here are the videos of one including an interview with Dan Gilvezan (2099) and Josh Keaton (Ultimate), and the last one including the one and the only, Stan Lee! So I hope you enjoy them!





Please comment at the usual place below, and let me know what you think! Thanks! :)

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Andrew Garfield Talks More About Spidey!

You think we're done reporting news of the new Spidey movie, don't ya? Well don't worry, we still have until December for when shooting starts for the movie. But for now, here's another interview by Cinema Blend, that I found of our new web-slinger, Andrew Garfield, talking more about his role in the upcoming reboot, set to release on July 3rd, 2012.

What's your sense of this moment, as your career is on the cusp of something so huge?
I'm very happy. I'm not thinking about that in that respect. Never Let Me Go is a story that I care about deeply and wanted to be a part of desperately, so I auditioned my ass off. I worked hard filming it, everyone did. And then I went into a short film with Spike Jonze ["I'm Here] and approached it with the exact same intention. I did a film with David Fincher and approached it with the exact same intention. i'm just going to act the same way. I'm going to approach it with the exact same thing. It's another role that I just want to play. I feel very passionate about it, it means a great deal to me and it always has since I was four years old. It's all the same to me. I just like working.

Do you want to reach bigger audiences by doing a big film like Spider-Man?
That's a byproduct maybe. But it's not something that comes into my thought process. I want my life to be my life, and I want my work to be my work. I don't want to identify one with the other. What's important is life comes first. My family comes first, and my friends, and my happiness comes first. It just so happens I get happiness out of working hard. I get happiness out of working on something hard. The idea of fame isn't something that interests me, the idea of celebrity isn't something that interests me.

This is the first round of press you've done since the Spider-Man announcement. Has it occurred to you that you'll be answering Spider-Man questions for the next 10 years?
You just put that in my head! No, I haven't really given it that much thought. As I was saying, I'm going to approach it like I approach any other role. I'm just going to work as much as I can, because it's been such an important symbol to me since I was four years old. It's meant so much to me, and it's given me so much hope as a skinny little streak of piss, who feels more powerful inside than he looks on the outside. Every skinny boy's dream. I'm very lucky.

Most times it's a decade until a series is rebooted, and this is like three or four years. Does that give you any pause to do something different?
No. What's wonderful about Spider-Man is it's no one's and it's everyone's. It means so much to so many people. It's mythology and a legacy. There is no definitive version. You look back at the Dick Cook Stan Lee comics to the Ultimates and the Incredibles and the Amazings, then you go to the original cartoon series in the 70s and how that translated to the one in the 90s that Avi Arad was involved in, it's constantly shifting and reflecting the time and being as relevant and topical as it can be. I think it's going to shift again. I don't know in what way, but it's going to be defined by where we are as a society, and hopefully people are going to enjoy it, because I think we're going to enjoy making it.

Have you met Stan Lee yet?
No, I haven't. That's going to be very cool though.


Source: Cinema Blend



Editor's Note: The more I hear from this guy, the much more I am excited for this movie. So let me know what you think of this at the comments section below!

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions" is Out on Retail Today!

What is that, web-slingers? Did something occurred today? To answer all the various questions is, "Yes, the new Spider-Man game came out today." Which Spider-Man game came out today, you may ask? The Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions game. Yes, you heard me right.

It's been a long road before this moment, but it was worth every wait, because now we can control 4 different parallel worlds, in one unparalleled adventure. Exciting isn't it? Well hopefully all of you had pre-ordered your copies of the game from either of the retail shops listed in this webpage. I just gotten my copy today, and I can't wait to web-sling into action!

What am I mostly excited for in this game? Mostly the Noir and 2099 dimensions, since those two have different styles and combat moves (which makes it very interesting!). And I do like Spider-Man 2099 a lot, so playing as that Spidey will be awesome! Well have fun, Spidey fans. Hope you all enjoy the new game! I know I will. Just leave a comment below, and tell me what you think. Do you like it, dislike it, or what you think could've made the game better? Just let me know! Please & thank you!

~ Gobbie, Out! ~


Editor's Note (On 9/8/10): I just completed the game today, and it was such a fun experience. Expect a full-blown review either this weekend or next week! ~Gobbie

Monday, September 6, 2010

Andrew Garfield's First Words on Spider-Man!

Yesterday Jay A. Fernandez, from The Hollywood Reporter, had a interview with the new Spidey, Andrew Garfield, for his upcoming movies "Never Let Me Go" and "The Social Network". Jay asks him a few questions that we all have been wondering about, regarding his role for the upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot.

Have you been prepping for Spider-Man?
I have been waiting for this phone call for 24 years, for someone to call me up and say, "Hey, we want you to pretend to be a character that you’ve always wanted to be all your life, and we’re going to do it with cool cameras and cool effects and you’re going to feel like you’re swinging through New York City. Do you want to do that?" [laughs] “Let me just consult with my seven-year old self and see what he thinks...” So my seven-year-old self started screaming in my soul and saying, This is what we’ve been waiting for. Like every young boy who feels stronger on the inside than they look on the outside, any skinny boy basically who wishes their muscles matched their sense of injustice, God, it’s just the stuff that dreams are made of, for sure. It’s a true fucking honor to be part of this symbol that I actually think is a very important symbol and it’s meant a great deal to me, and it continues to mean something to people. So yeah, I feel like I’ve been preparing for it for a while. Ever since Halloween when I was four years old and I wore my first Spider-Man costume.

What's your approach to wrapping your brain around the coming shift in terms of your increased visibility with Spider-Man?
Not to give it credence, not to give it any of my energy. Just approach it like any other job that I care about deeply. That may be naïve of me to think that I can just get away with that. But if you give focus to something, it will grow. I just want to be an actor, really. And of course all those things came into consideration when I was making the decision. But at the end of the day, I had faith that I would be able to not be defined by it. And I still have faith that I will be able to get lost in roles and just keep doing what I love to do.

Have you gotten any advice about how to balance it?
I’ve witnessed other friends go through it, so I’m aware of the pitfalls, for sure. So I already feel as prepared as I can be, and also no advice can really prepare you for something so visceral.

Is there any other prep work you’ll need to do? Will you need to change your physicality or do training?
I’m sure there will be a bunch of that, yeah. Flexibility is my main focus right now. Making sure that I can be as flexible as possible. It’s all kind of starting up so I haven’t really got much to say about it.

You start shooting in December, but are you planning anything else after or in the meantime?
Yeah, sure. There’s a film that I really like that I shouldn’t really talk about. I really want to do a play afterwards. I was already thinking, "How am I going to offset this experience and create equilibrium within my system after this incredibly big thing?"

Source: The Hollywood Reporter



I like this guy's ethusiasm for this role, and that type of personality can work out for the role too. We might be getting the Spidey that we all know and love on screen, finally. Not to say that Raimi's films didn't capture that already, but I felt his movies were missing something. Although the first two, in my opinion, remains the best out of that trilogy. Well hopefully Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield both deliver us a great (or at least somewhat decent) Spidey film!

The upcoming untitled "Spider-Man" reboot is directed by Marc Webb, and so far is starring Andrew Garfield as the title role. This movie will hit theaters everywhere on July 3rd, 2012!

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Friday, September 3, 2010

New 'Shattered Dimensions' Video: Iron Spider Vignette

You thought we already have enough videos to keep us occupied until the release of "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions"? Well guess again, because a few days ago Marvel.com released a new video for the unlockable Iron Spider costume from the upcoming game in the 2099 dimension. Take a look at the video below, and let me know what you think at the comments section!



Now you don't have to worry if you already pre-ordered the GameStop exclusive or any other exclusive offer instead of the Amazon.com exclusive, because this costume will become unlockable in the game, along with other costumes that I posted before. Unlike the Cosmic Spider-Man costumes for each dimension, which is only exclusive if you pre-order the game from GameStop (which I did). Every other costume is unlockable for the game.

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions releases this Tuesday for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows PC, and Nintendo DS. For more info check out the official site at SpiderManDimensions.com!

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The 'Shattered Dimensions' Launch Trailer & More!

Well here it is, Spidey fans and Gamer fans alike. This is the final launch trailer for the upcoming game, which comes out on September 7th, "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions". Take a look below, and let me know what you think at the comments section.

The Launch Trailer:


Plus, we have more 'Shattered Dimensions' goodies today. So take a look at these three videos. These three contain an interview with head of Beenox and developer of the game, Dee Brown. The last two are trailers for the Wii and the NDS. Check those out, and give a comment on them below!

Dee Brown Interview:


Wii Launch Trailer:


Nintendo DS Trailer:


Very nice videos we have today, huh? Well there might be more news to come. We only have until next week on Tuesday for the release of "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions" and I can't wait! So I hope you all had pre-ordered it, so you can receive the exclusive offers.

"Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions" releases on September 7th for the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, the Wii, and the Nintendo DS. Check out SpiderManDimensions.com for more info! Special thanks to GameTrailers.com for the videos.

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

'Shattered Dimensions': Negative Zone Spidey Video!

Now this looks very cool. This makes it very interesting, just because the Negative Zone suit looks like it fits the Noir dimension very well. Don't you think? Although, I have an odd feeling that this suit bears a close resemblance to the "Spider-Man 3" movie's black suit. Maybe it's just the lighting? Oh well, it still looks great and very bad ass. So check out the video below, and give your thoughts below at the comments section. Please & thank you!



See what I mean? This video's definition is: Extremely Bad Ass!! Also, make sure to check out Marvel.com's article about this video for more information. Special thanks to GameTrailers for providing this video.

"Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions" comes on September 7th, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and the Nintendo DS. Pre-order now for exclusive offers today, and make sure to check out the official site for more information on this game!

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Create the official logo for the Stan Lee Foundation

I thought this was very interesting and I felt I should share it with all of you. The Talenthouse Creative team are looking for someone who could create a logo for The Stan Lee Foundation. If you want to learn more about it, check out this video below:



Click here for more information.

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Candidates For Love Interest in Spider-Man Reboot Revealed

The "Spider-Man" reboot is looking for its female lead and Heat Vision claims to have the shortlist of actresses who have met for the part.

The articles also states that the character of Mary Jane Watson will not be the film's love interest, leading to speculation that the storyline will add either Gwen Stacy, Felicia Hardy (the Black Cat), another of Peter Parker's past loves or may feature an all-new character created especially for the film.

Heat Vision's list includes the following (from left to right):

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Lily Collins (The Blind Side, Priest), Ophelia Lovibond (Nowhere Boy), Imogen Poots (28 Weeks Later, the upcoming remake of Fright Night), Teresa Palmer (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, I Am Number Four) and Emma Roberts (Hotel for Dogs, Valentine's Day).

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the upcoming The Thing prequel) is listed as having just been dropped from the running.

Source: SuperHeroHype



Editor's Note: I was kinda lazy with this one, and just went on to copy & paste the original article from SHH. Well it's been a busy day, and I feel like I need a break from posting these news for today. Did you noticed how much I posted today? Not a whole lot, but it's a lot more than what I usually post in a day for this blog. Anyways, I find this interesting. And I really hope it's Gwen Stacy, which all fans would agree with me. Felicia Hardy would be too early for the first Spidey reboot (especially since this is taking place from the beginning), and I never really liked Liz Allen from the beginning (some fans speculate that it might be Liz).

I honestly don't know which one would be a great choice, if it's Gwen as the female lead. I haven't seen these actresses before. Well except Lily Collins (from The Blind Side) and Emma Roberts (from Hotel for Dogs). But since I only seen those two from those two movies, I don't know if they would be right for the role. But Teresa Palmer looks a lot more like Gwen, imo. But I think they should get an actress not just for the looks (either she's hot or just that she has the look of the character), but also who can portray the character very well on screen.

Also, I think Mary Elizabeth Winstead should be Mary Jane Watson. Either in this movie or the next. She would be a good choice. So that's it! Leave a comment below, and let me know what you think. Please & thank you! :D

~ Gobbie's Out! ~

‘Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions’ Developer Interview

Here's the full interview that The Flickcast did with 'Shattered Dimensions' game developer and founder of Beenox, Dee Brown. They met at San Diego Comic-Con this year, and here's a bit from their conversation:

The Flickcast: First question I have, what was the thought process behind the four dimensions Beenox picked?

Dee Brown: Well, what we do when we start a project, we did what we always do when we start a project, a deep dive into the brand and we dug up a lot of the comic stuff of Spider-Man, and we did this big presentation to the team and the entire company.

Everybody loves Spider-Man of course, but nobody knows all the different universes and everything, so we did this presentation and showed shots of 2099 and Noir and all the amazing universes. People, like me for example, I didn’t know about Noir and when I saw it I thought “That’s amazing, that’s so great.”


And so we started brainstorming about what we were going to do as a game, and eventually everybody thought the dimensions were so cool and we couldn’t make a choice, there’s no way, so somebody thought about this crazy thing about making a game with four different dimensions, four different art styles, four different [kinds of] gameplay.

First time somebody came to me with that as a manager I said, “Are you crazy, guy?’ Doing four games in one? But then again I’m also a big player of videogames and I thought “Yeah, that would be so cool. So let’s try it.” And we did. That’s kind of how it came all together.


If you want to know what else they ask him about the game, read the rest of the post here, along with showing the unlockable costumes you could get in this game (which I already posted on here, but you can still view that info on their post too). So that's all, and I hope you all pre-order this game now for exclusive offers. Check out the official site at SpiderManDimensions.com. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is coming out on September 7th, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, the Wii, and the Nintendo DS.

~ Gobbie's Out! ~

P.S. Special thanks to otherside from ComicBookMovie.com for the scoop!

Hands-On with Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

The people at Marvel.com went over to Activision, guided by Associate Producer Kevin Umbricht, to get a quick look at the Noir, 2099, and Ultimate dimensions in the upcoming "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions" video game, coming out for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, the Nintendo DS, and the PC. Check out these cool things I found on the article, and let me know what you think at the usual place below.

Here's a bit about the Noir dimension they talked about from the article:
As we stealthily approach the first group of baddies, Umbricht explains how to perform a special attack that will silently take out a foe. Sure enough, with the press of a button Spidey uses his web to pull the enemy towards him, delivering a swift one-two punch, all without alerting the other guard on duty. To eliminate the next guard, we quickly web-zip to the top of a nearby water tower to rinse and repeat, but this time Spidey snags the thug and strings him up in a web cocoon, leaving him hanging precariously off the side of the tower. Umbricht tells us that these types of attacks are contextual, meaning that Spider-Man performs a different move depending on where he is in the environment, such as in the air or clinging to a wall.


Then after talking about the Noir dimension, they went on to their next subject of the 2099 dimension. Here's another bit I got from this article:
After catching up with Hobgoblin, the action shifts gears back to the web and fisticuffs-based combat. Shortly after landing a few blows on the Hobgoblin, the Public Eye--the city's corrupt police force--swoops in to apprehend Spidey. Thankfully, Spider-Man's arsenal of attacks prevents him from going down without a fight! Umbricht quickly points out that Spider-Man 2099's moves allow us to close the gap between distant foes. When engaging far away enemies, Spidey quickly dashes over to them and starts pounding with his razor-sharp claws and acrobatic moves, rapidly zipping between each attacker and dodging incoming strikes. We also activate a special Spidey ability that lets us slow down time to dish out some rapid-fire hits! The combat feels fluid and precise, and totally fits of our future Wallcrawler.


Last but not least, the Ultimate dimension. Here's a bit from that part as well:
After we whittle down some small-time baddies, it's time to take the fight to Carnage, face to face. Quite literally, in fact, as this boss fight--along with several others in "Shattered Dimensions"--incorporates first-person elements to bring the player up close and personal with your foe's ugly mug! In this sequence, we use the left and right analog sticks to throw punches at Carnage's face and to avoid any incoming swings. Umbricht tells us that during these moments, there will sometimes be back-and-forth dialogue between Spider-Man and the villain. Unfortunately, Carnage isn't much of a talker, but Umbricht promises some very interesting conversations between Spidey and Deadpool--another Ultimate villain in SMSD.


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~ Gobbie's Out! ~