Sunday, January 24, 2010

James Franco's Thoughts About The Reboot.

Source: MTV's Splash Page

Well since the series is being rebooted, let's see what one of the original cast members has to say about it. This is James Franco who originally played Spidey's friend and enemy and then alley Harry Osborn.

Sort of sad that this is happening to the series, but what can we do about it? Leave your thoughts at the comment section below, and just let me know what you think about this video. Thanks for reading and watching and please come back soon!

~ Gobbie Out! ~

Gordon-Levitt Had Talks About the 'Spidey' Reboot?

Source: MTV's Splash Page

I know I have been posting rumors about who should play as Spidey, but they're not exactly rumors are they? They are just choices and speculation. No confirmed article mention anything about who will be playing as the new webslinger in the 2012 "Spider-Man" reboot, and there's no rumor saying that they casted someone already. But in the previous posts I mentioned Joseph Gordon-Levitt and David Henrie, and both would do great as Spidey, in my opinion. So right now I still don't know who would do better, and I really don't care which one is casted. But if anyone, I would rather pick Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Maybe ever since Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi left, I still can't see anyone else doing it except those two. But we do have a new director (Marc Webb) and pretty soon we might get a new Spidey. And the news seem to be pointing it towards Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Yeah sure he's older, like some people say, but he looks really young to me. Does anyone agree? No make-up or special effects needed to change his appearance. Anyways, here's a video clip of MTV's Splash Page's Josh Horowitz interviewing Joseph Gordon-Levitt again about the Spider-Man role, and if he heard any news regarding him being in the movie or not.

So what do you think? He probably has a better chance than anyone right now to play as the new Spider-Man. So let me know what you think of this at the comment section below. In my opinion, I find this kind of interesting. Maybe we already have a new Spider-Man on our hands (more like the company's hands)? Well I'll keep you all updated on the latest news to come. Thank you for reading and please come back.

~ Gobbie out! ~

Friday, January 22, 2010

David Henrie The Next Spider-Man?

I thought I should post this just because I think David Henrie (From the Disney Channel TV series "Wizards of Waverly Place") would make a great choice to portray Spider-Man in the 2012 reboot. Sure I had other choices before, but I find this one to be a really good one. I can actually see this guy as Peter Parker. Don't you think so too? Well please comment below with your opinions on this choice, because I would like to know. Do you think someone else should play as Spider-Man? Well tell me about it at the comments below, but meanwhile enjoy this video I found on YouTube.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to hear from you all soon!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

More Spider-Man Reboot Details?

Source: Risky Business, SuperheroHype!

Yesterday, Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios confirmed that (500) Days of Summer helmer Marc Webb is going to direct the Spider-Man reboot. In reporting on the news, the Risky Business blog has some possible more details on the project:

Webb, who has options on two sequels, will now tackle a Jamie Vanderbilt script that sees a “Spider-Man” movie that will look and feel very different from the big movies that went before it.

The plan for the movie is to be in the $80 million range and feature a cast of relative unknowns (so you can quash those Rob Pattinson or Gordon-Levitt rumors at this point). And the story will be pared down to center on a high school kid who is dealing with the knowledge that his uncle died even though the teen had the power to stop it.

The touchstone for the new movie will not be the 1960s comics, which were the inspiration behind the movies by Raimi, who grew on up on them, but rather this past decade’s “Ultimate Spider-Man” comics by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley where the villain-fighting took a back seat to the high school angst.

Please keep in mind that none of this is confirmed and we may not know for sure until closer to release. Stay tuned for more announcements as they come in...

Marc Webb to Direct the "Spider-Man" Reboot!

Source: SuperheroHype!, Columbia Pictures, Marvel Studios

Marc Webb, the director of the Golden Globe-nominated Best Picture (500) Days of Summer, will direct the next chapter in the Spider-Man franchise, set to hit theaters summer 2012, it was jointly announced today by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.

Written by James Vanderbilt, Webb will work closely with producers Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin in developing the project, which will begin production later this year.

Commenting on the announcement, Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures, said, "At its core, Spider-Man is a small, intimate human story about an everyday teenager that takes place in an epic super-human world. The key for us as we sought a new director was to identify filmmakers who could give sharp focus to Peter Parker's life. We wanted someone who could capture the awe of being in Peter's shoes so the audience could experience his sense of discovery while giving real heart to the emotion, anxiety, and recklessness of that age and coupling all of that with the adrenaline of Spider-Man's adventure. We believe Marc Webb is the perfect choice to bring us on that journey."

Arad and Ziskin added jointly, "Over the years, the Spider-Man comics have been told with bold and creative new writers and artists who have re-calibrated the way audiences see Peter Parker. Marc Webb will do for the new direction of the films what so many visionary storytellers have done with the comic books. He is an incredibly talented filmmaker and we look forward to working closely with him on this new adventure."

Webb said, "This is a dream come true and I couldn't be more aware of the challenge, responsibility, or opportunity. Sam Raimi's virtuoso rendering of Spider-Man is a humbling precedent to follow and build upon. The first three films are beloved for good reason. But I think the Spider-Man mythology transcends not only generations but directors as well. I am signing on not to 'take over' from Sam. That would be impossible. Not to mention arrogant. I'm here because there's an opportunity for ideas, stories, and histories that will add a new dimension, canvas, and creative voice to Spider-Man."

Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, added, "I'm excited that Sony has chosen a director with a real penchant and understanding for the character. This is a brave, bold direction for the franchise, and I can't wait to see what Marc comes up with next."

Added Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, "The idea of re-imagining the on-screen story for one of the world's most iconic superheros is sure to deliver an exciting new dimension to Spider-Man fans everywhere. There are volumes of comics and material available to inspire fresh and compelling takes on Peter Parker and his journey as Spidey and we look forward to seeing this come alive onscreen."

Marc Webb has won acclaim with his film debut (500) Days of Summer. He has several MTV VMAs™ including 2009's Best Director award for Green Day's "21 Guns," 2006 Best Rock Video for AFI's "Miss Murder," and Best Group Video for The All-American Rejects' "Move Along." The Music Video Production Association honored him in 2006 as the Director of the Year for his work with Weezer, AAR, and My Chemical Romance.

In addition to two Golden Globe nominations including Best Picture (musical or comedy), his first feature film, (500) Days of Summer, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, has been nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature. Webb was also awarded the Spotlight Award, which honors outstanding directorial debuts, by the National Board of Review.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Could Joseph Gordon-Levitt be the new Spider-Man?

Source: MTV's Splash Page

Let's see what Joseph Gordon-Levitt, from "(500) Days of Summer" and "10 Things I Hate About You", say about the rumors of him playing as Spider-Man for the 2012 "Spider-Man" reboot.

"You and your movie gossip," laughed Gordon-Levitt. "It's a fun conversation to have with you...It's like a game of chess."
While the actor seemed as agile as Spider-Man himself as he deftly avoided questions about the much-anticipated reboot, he did admit that he was honored to be mentioned in connection with the film.

"I'm honored and flattered that you would ask me that," he smiled.

Interesting. Do you think he would make a great Spider-Man? I honestly think, in my opinion, that he would make a great Peter Parker/Spider-Man. But I don't know, I could be wrong. Tell me about it in the comments below. Please and thank you!

Marc Webb Potential Director for the "Spider-Man" Reboot?

Source: MTV's Splash Page and Comic Book Movies

He is what Comic Book Movies reported from MTV's Splash Page:

MTV recently spoke with Marc Webb at the Golden Globe Awards and posed the question if he was indeed a Spidey fan. "Of course," he commented. "Stan Lee, big fan ... love the 'Ultimate [Spider-Man]' stuff. How could you not be a fan of Peter Parker and Spider-Man?."

When asked if his 500 Days of Summer Star star would will make a good Spider-man, Webb said:

"Joseph Gordon-Levitt would make a good Meryl Streep — he can do anything," with a laugh.

All he had to add when asked if we should expect an announcement regarding his next project any time was, "I hope so!"

So what do you think? Should Marc Webb direct the "Spider-Man" reboot? Do you think he's a good choice? Tell me about at the comments below. Please and thank you! Also here's the video I found on the site of Marc Webb (with the same dialogue above) talking about the "Spider-Man" reboot.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sony Rebooting "Spider-Man" in 2012?

Peter Parker is going back to high school when the next Spider-Man hits theaters in the summer of 2012.

Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios announced today they are moving forward with a film based on a script by James Vanderbilt that focuses on a teenager grappling with both contemporary human problems and amazing super-human crises.

The new chapter in the "Spider-Man" franchise produced by Columbia, Marvel Studios and Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will have a new cast and filmmaking team. Spider-Man 4 was to have been released in 2011, but had not yet gone into production.

"A decade ago we set out on this journey with Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire and together we made three 'Spider-Man' films that set a new bar for the genre. When we began, no one ever imagined that we would make history at the box-office and now we have a rare opportunity to make history once again with this franchise. Peter Parker as an ordinary young adult grappling with extraordinary powers has always been the foundation that has made this character so timeless and compelling for generations of fans. We're very excited about the creative possibilities that come from returning to Peter's roots and we look forward to working once again with Marvel Studios, Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin on this new beginning," said Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

"Working on the 'Spider-Man' movies was the experience of a lifetime for me. While we were looking forward to doing a fourth one together, the studio and Marvel have a unique opportunity to take the franchise in a new direction, and I know they will do a terrific job," said Sam Raimi.

"We have had a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration and friendship with Sam and Tobey and they have given us their best for the better part of the last decade. This is a bittersweet moment for us because while it is hard to imagine Spider-Man in anyone else's hands, I know that this was a day that was inevitable," said Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures, who has served as the studio's chief production executive since the beginning of the franchise. "Now everything begins anew, and that's got us all tremendously excited about what comes next. Under the continuing supervision of Avi and Laura, we have a clear vision for the future of Spider-Man and can't wait to share this exciting new direction with audiences in 2012."

"'Spider-Man' will always be an important franchise for Sony Pictures and a fresh start like this is a responsibility that we all take very seriously," said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures. "We have always believed that story comes first and story guides the direction of these films and as we move onto the next chapter, we will stay true to that principle and will do so with the highest respect for the source material and the fans and moviegoers who deserve nothing but the best when it comes to bringing these stories and characters to life on the big screen."

The studio will have more news about Spider-Man in 2012 in the coming weeks as it prepares for production of the film.

GG's Opinions: I honestly don't like this idea. But as a fan I have to learn to adjust to this new change that will eventually happen. I will always have the original 'Spider-Man' movies in my memories, as they were the true motivation of me becoming a fan in the first place (well the first two movies of course...Spider-Man 3? No motivation there...). But maybe this is a good thing, but I'm not very solid about it yet. I just hope they do it as best as they can, and still manage to be good while the original first movie can still remain as the best. I will post more entries soon on some of the villains I would love to see in this new franchise, and also some of the actors I would like to see portray the characters. I am nominating Josh Keaton as Spider-Man. What do you think? Good idea, or no? Well I'll explain why he should be in it as the main role later on (Hint: He's the voice of Spidey from the new series). Anyways, that is all, and I hope to hear your opinions as well. Thanks for reading and have a webtastic day!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Malkovich Confirms Vulture Role in Spider-Man 4

With all the rumors and speculation about Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 4, whether or not it will make its scheduled May 5, 2011 release date and why it has run into production problems, it's come out in the wash that John Malkovich was indeed up for the role of the Vulture, Raimi's choice of villain for the fourth movie, which was first broken by Movieline a month ago.

Malkovich was interviewed by an Italian sports show called "Quelli Che il Calcio" and he was asked not only about whether he had been approached to play the Vulture but also about the production delays. The fine folks at the Italian web site Bad Taste have graciously provided an English summation of what was said on the show:

"When conductor Simona Ventura asked him about his role of Vulture in the movie, he not only didn't deny his involvement, but confirmed that he's waiting for the final script to be sent to him, and that the movie has been delayed. He also hopes that shooting will begin as soon as possible."

Some may remember that Malkovich was the alternate choice to play the Green Goblin in the first "Spider-Man" movie, a role that went to his Shadow of the Vampire co-star Willem Dafoe, so it has always made perfect sense that Raimi would be interested in him to play a Spidey villain. The question is whether Sony will agree to the lesser Spider-Man villain for such an important tentpole franchise.

We're hoping a clip of Malkovich's appearance will appear online soon, but if you're fluent in Italian, you can read the full transcript of Malkovich's appearance in Italian on