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!

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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.

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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!



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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



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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! :)

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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