Thursday, March 17, 2011

J.K. Simmons to Reprise His Role as J. Jonah Jameson!

...For the "Ultimate Spider-Man" TV series. Although it would be cool to see him return in the new reboot 'Spider-Man' franchise, but until that happens we will be having him star as the good ol' Spidey hater J. Jonah Jameson for the upcoming "Ultimate Spider-Man" series coming out late 2012. Take a read below on what he had to say...

On Rumors That JJJ Will Not Feature In The Amazing Spider-Man:
That's what I heard recently, too; they just decided not to have the character be in the movie. Obviously it's going to be a very different take on it. I hope it does - I'm not sure what I hope. (Laughs) I just know that the movies that Sam made, especially the first two... strangely he was sort of less on his own in the third film and it kinda felt like there were a lot of cooks stirring the pot in that third film.

On Voicing J. Jonah Jameson In Ultimate Spider-Man Animated Series:
Yeah, I just started doing that. I don't know when the show's gonna be out, but yeah, J.J.J. lives on in my career at least (Laughs) for a while with the new cartoon show, yeah.

Also, if you haven't catched this yet, here's another interview of J.K. Simmons on why he's disappointed about the 'Spider-Man' reboot.

Are you upset that Spider-Man is being rebooted?

There were a lot of levels on which I was disappointed by that, not the least of which was financial because, you know, a sequel is one of the few times that a journeyman like me gets to make a big fat paycheck.

I did read that you bought a new house.

Yes, indeed. Which I'm now paying for with commercials instead of Spider-Man 4.

Special thanks to Josh Wilding fro the latest scoops!

Let me know what you think in the usual place below!

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Monday, March 14, 2011

Martin Sheen Talks About 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

TotalFilm caught up with Martin Sheen, who is starring in Marc Webb's upcoming movie 'The Amazing Spider-Man', in their latest issue of their magazine, and they've been kind enough to give us a preview of their interview with him where he goes on to talk about his thoughts on Andrew Garfield, and how much he really knew about Spider-Man before he signed on.

On how familiar he was beforehand with the Spider-Man comics:

"To be honest with you, I hadn't any clue about Spider-Man."

"I was on a plane one time, a couple of years ago, and the guy next to me was watching the film [Spider-Man 2] and I was just looking at it, without the earphones thinking, 'I don't have a clue.'

"I'd never read the comic books. But I adore Tobey Maguire and he was up against this guy who had these chains coming out of his back [Dr Octopus].

"I didn't know who Uncle Ben was, though Cliff Robertson played the part. I knew that."

And his thoughts on Andrew Garfield:

"He's quite the marvel, a very fine actor. He's a lovely guy, very disciplined, very focused.

"He called me up and said, 'This is Andrew Garfield' and I said, 'Who?' and he said, 'Uh, we're in the movie together...' and I said, 'Yeah, what part do you play?' and he said, 'Uh, I play your nephew!' I liked him instantly.

"We had a wonderful lunch and laughed and joked and he said, "Just feel free to bring whatever you like" and I said, "absolutely." The guy who's directing takes a beating because his last name is Webb! But he's lovely."

And lastly, they asked him how Garfield was managing with the physical aspect of filming and what he's like on screen:

"He's very athletic, he's in great shape. He plays basketball and he works out every day. He's fit. Very wiry, thin, tall, very physically focused.

"He works in a very organic way - he loves accidents, when something happens in a scene that causes him to do something else. I went through a couple of very emotional scenes and he was right there, focused.
And he was the same off camera. He didn't slack off. No, sir! He was equally emotional off camera. Very impressive. He's going to be a huge star."

The full interview with Martin Sheen is available in this months issue of TotalFilm which will be out March 17th.

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Save 'The Spectacular Spider-Man' Animated TV Series!

It has been long since we last heard about the 'Spectacular Spider-Man' animated series, and the last thing we heard of anything Spidey related in TV media was that there is going to be a new TV series based off from the Ultimate Spider-Man comic book series in 2012. Now that's just messed up, ain't it? We have no real confirmation of 'The Spectacular Spider-Man' cancelation, and they pull this under our noses. Maybe it's not too late to save the show? Maybe we can make it stay and continue to open more stories and relevations? You don't have to do this alone, because like you there's tons of fans out there who loves this show, and remarks it as the "definitive Spider-Man TV show". It has certainly prove that, to not just to Spidey fans, but also gathering a wider audience, and creating a new generation of fans. Maybe it's not too late? Well you can make a difference on that today by signing this petition (it's free! Don't worry about the donation part after signing, your signature will already be recorded so you can click out), started by a good fan of the series who wishes just the same for this series to come back. To bring back "a wonderful show that hasn't yet finished it's story."

CLICK HERE! Image by Samantha Brand
This show didn't just brought in new fans, and fans of the comics, it's also a show for a whole family to watch. There's a lot more fans out there than there are of the comics, if only Marvel can see that. So please, fans of all kind, don't let this show die. Let Marvel hear our words; our voices out loud that we need this show back! Thanks for reading, and I hope you can help this show live forever. Make sure to become a fan on Facebook, so the word gets out to all of fans! Spread the word!

~ Gobbie, Out! ~