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SPIDER-MAN Reboot (In 3D!) Gets A Release Date

February 10, 2010

'SPIDER-MAN' Reboot release date confirmed for July 3rd, 2012


Source: ComingSoon.net

Spider-Man will swing into theaters worldwide in 3D beginning July 3, 2012. Marc Webb, the director of the Golden Globe-nominated Best Picture (500) Days of Summer, will direct.

Read more HERE.

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SPIDER-MAN Update: MARC WEBB Confirmed As New Director

January 20, 2010

MARC WEBB


Source: ComingSoon.net

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.

Read more HERE.

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MAJOR ‘SPIDER-MAN 4’ UPDATE!!! RAIMI, MAGUIRE ARE OUT – SONY Opts To Reboot And Start Franchise Over!!!

January 11, 2010

That's A Wrap: SAM RAIMI, TOBEY MAGUIRE, and KIRSTEN DUNST have officially spun their last web together as SONY opts to reboot the SPIDER-MAN franchise and start from scratch with a new director and cast.


Source: ComingSoon.net

Stop the presses!! Forget John Malkovich as The Vulture! Forget Dylan Baker as The Lizard! Forget whether or not Kirsten Dunst will return as Mary Jane! And heck – forget Tobey Maguire and *gasp* Sam Raimi too!?

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.

Bold move on the part of Sony. THRALL WORLD was passing up on reports that production was delayed on ‘Spider-Man 4’ over the past few weeks. But now comes word that the entire cast and crew is kaput and that the entire franchise is starting from scratch!

We “got” that the script was kind of “eh” and that must have been a solid “issue” in moving forward with the 4th Spider-Man movie. No problem there. Venom was a glaring mistake in Spider-Man 3 and Sony probably wanted to avoid being trapped to the history of that sub-par Spider-Man chapter – especially as they’re pursuing a Venom movie and possible franchise there as well.

But when you keep going to the well at some point the well runs dry. When a comic book runs astray it’s easy to axe the creative team and start fresh. But such is not the case with comic book movies. It will be long time before we see another Superman, Fantastic 4 and even X-Men is being rebooted to a younger generation of familiar mutants after the turd that was ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’.

Bottom line in the new age of the comic book movie of the week? Make sure the movie you greenlight doesn’t suck because it appears to be pretty difficult to get over.

Sam Raimi commented:

“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.”

The rebooted Spider-Man is tentative for summer 2012.

Read more HERE.

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‘SPIDER-MAN 4’ Update: JOHN MALKOVICH Confirms Involvement As THE VULTURE

January 11, 2010

JOHN MALKOVICH


Source: ComingSoon.net, BadTaste.it

Doesn’t mean it’s a done deal though just yet. The big question is if the Vulture from the classic Spider-Man comic book stories from the old-school 60’s run is compelling enough as a villian to translate well today. Here’s the latest:

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 confermed 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”.

Read more HERE and if you can read in Italian click HERE for the original interview.

THE VULTURE (from waaay back in SPIDER-MAN #2) is starting to sound like a very strong possibility as a key villian in 'SPIDER-MAN 4'



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DYLAN BAKER Confirmed To Return For ‘SPIDER-MAN 4’ – Is THE LIZARD The Next Spider-Foe??

October 23, 2009

DYLAN BAKER

DYLAN BAKER


Source: UGO.com

[Dylan] Baker confirmed that he is on board for Sam Raimi’s forthcoming Spider-Man 4. Baker appeared in Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 as Dr. Curt Connors, a professor at Empire State University.

Read more HERE.

SPIDER-MAN vs. THE LIZARD in 'SPIDER-MAN 4'??

SPIDER-MAN vs. THE LIZARD in 'SPIDER-MAN 4'??

In the comic-book Dr. Curt Connors becomes the Spider Man villian, The Lizard, and it’s possible director Sam Raimi could go in that direction for one of the films villians.

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‘SPIDER-MAN 4’ Update: Release Date Announced – Will Get IMAX Treatment

September 15, 2009

Will 'SPIDER-MAN 4' Be TOBEY MAGUIRE's PETER PARKER Finale?

Will 'SPIDER-MAN 4' Be TOBEY MAGUIRE's PETER PARKER Finale?


Source: ComingSoon.net

IMAX Corporation and Columbia Pictures today announced that the highly-anticipated action-adventure Spider-Man 4, will be released to IMAX(R) theatres simultaneously with the film’s worldwide release on May 5, 2011. The fourth installment of the successful “Spider-Man” franchise, based on the Marvel Comicbook character, will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience.

Spider-Man 4 will reunite director Sam Raimi with stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst.

Read more HERE.

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WARNER BROTHERS Creates DC ENTERTAINMENT INC.

September 14, 2009

WARNER BROTHERS

WARNER BROTHERS

DC Comics Logo

DC Comics Logo


Source: ComingSoon.net

Warner Bros. has officially announced the restructuring of DC Comics into a new company:

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (WBEI) has created DC Entertainment Inc., a new company founded to fully realize the power and value of the DC Comics brand and characters across all media and platforms, to be run by Diane Nelson, it was announced today by Barry Meyer, Chairman & CEO, and Alan Horn, President & COO, Warner Bros.

Read the entire press release HERE.

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FANTASTIC FOUR Headed For Reboot

August 31, 2009

FANTASTIC FOUR #1 circa 1961

FANTASTIC FOUR #1 circa 1961


Source: Variety

Hot on the heels of the absolutely dreadful one-two suck-punch of FANTASTIC FOUR (2005) and its even more abhorrent sequel, FANTASTIC FOUR 2 (2007) comes news of FOX plans to reboot the entire franchise:

While Disney lays down a $4 billion bet on the future of Marvel’s superheroes, 20th Century Fox has already begun overhauling one of its big Marvel franchises, “Fantastic Four,” to take the property beyond the two films already made.

Akiva Goldsman has been hired to oversee the reboot as producer. Michael Green, the co-exec producer of TV’s “Heroes” who co-wrote “Green Lantern,” will write the script for the new “Fantastic Four.”

Read more HERE.

THRALL WORLD observes that the only remaining problem is that FOX is still involved…

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DISNEY Buys MARVEL For $4 BILLION

August 31, 2009

WALT DISNEY CO.

WALT DISNEY CO.

MARVEL Entertainment

MARVEL Entertainment


Source: Associated Press

The Walt Disney Co. is buying Marvel Entertainment Inc. for $4 billion in cash and stock, bringing such characters as Iron Man and Spider-Man into the family of Mickey Mouse and WALL-E.

Under the deal, which was announced Monday and is expected to close by the end of the year, Disney will acquire the rights to 5,000 Marvel characters. Many of them, including the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, were co-created by the comic book legend Stan Lee.

Read more HERE.

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SPIDER-MAN 4 Starting To Look Like Finale For RAIMI, MAGUIRE, And DUNST – SPIDER-MAN 5 & 6 Moving Forward Regardless

August 17, 2009

Will 'SPIDER-MAN 4' Be TOBEY MAGUIRE's PETER PARKER Finale?

Will 'SPIDER-MAN 4' Be TOBEY MAGUIRE's PETER PARKER Finale?


Source: Variety

As Sony Pictures Entertainment preps a fourth installment of “Spider-Man” to begin production early next year, the studio has quietly engaged screenwriter James Vanderbilt to pen “Spider-Man 5” and “Spider-Man 6.” Vanderbilt was the first writer on “Spider-Man 4.” Director Sam Raimi brought on “Rabbit Hole” playwright David Lindsay-Abaire to rewrite him, and Gary Ross is now rewriting that script. The studio is enthusiastic about where it stands as the picture begins prepping for an early 2010 production start for a May 2011 release.

Raimi didn’t embrace all of Vanderbilt’s ideas, but execs at Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios have. Vanderbilt has been hired to pen the fifth and sixth movies, which have an interconnected storyline. That’s what was originally discussed when Vanderbilt signed on to write “Spider-Man 4,” but the idea of shooting a fourth and fifth film back to back with the original cast was scrapped.

Sources said it was unclear whether Raimi, Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst will be back. If they aren’t, Vanderbilt’s script would be the blueprint for a franchise reboot. After committing to his fourth “Spider-Man” film, Raimi signed on to direct a new franchise based on the massively multiplayer role-playing online computer game “World of Warcraft” for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Maguire and Dunst were locked into the first three pictures and made a new deal for “Spider-Man 4.” It’s unclear how long they want to continue with the series.

Read more HERE.

The article points out that Sony wants a Spiderman movie every 2-ish years and the delays between Spiderman 2 and 3 (3 years) and Spiderman 3 and 4 (4 years) are not consistent with that plan. In addition Raimi is confirmed to hop on the new World of Warcraft franchise and will not likely be available anyway.

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