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.

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