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Old November 5 2010, 03:24 PM   #151
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Sheen is an excellent choice - I can totally hear 'With great power comes great responsibility' in his voice. Sally Field is a young-ish Aunt May but that works too.

Remember back in the day when Charlie was lobbying to land the role of Spider-man for James Cameron?!
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Old November 5 2010, 03:49 PM   #152
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I remember it being Johnny Depp, but that was like over 15 years ago.
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Old November 5 2010, 09:17 PM   #153
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I'm glad that Cameron movie never got made. One of the weirdest scripts I've ever read.
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Old November 5 2010, 09:59 PM   #154
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Coincidence corner - Cliff Robertson, who played Ben in the previous movies played JFK in PT 109, the adaptation of JFK's biographical book about his WWII experiences, while Sheen famously played JFK in Kennedy, the miniseries, as well as playing RFK and, of course, Jed Bartlett.
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Old November 6 2010, 04:06 AM   #155
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I support showing a superhero's origin if that superhero has never been on the silver screen before. Otherwise, it should be barred from any future movies featuring that character. Or at least done the way it was with The Incredible Hulk. Showing Spider-Man's origin for the second time in ten years in a film is just a waste of valuable screen time.

Not helping matters if they decide to cast a 27-year-old who looks like he's 35 to play Peter Parker. Andrew Garfield might be a good actor (I wouldn't know) but it's a bad bit of casting.
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Old November 6 2010, 08:24 AM   #156
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you think AG looks 35?!

no offence, but you need to get to specsavers...
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Old November 6 2010, 08:55 AM   #157
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totally did not look 35 in The Social Network.
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Old November 6 2010, 08:56 AM   #158
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The Spectacular Spider-Man!

All this news reminds me of the recent cartoon.
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Old November 6 2010, 10:26 AM   #159
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Wow yeah DarthPipes, maybe you should maybe check him out before you judge that it's a bad bit of casting. Andrew does not look 35, and he's fantastic in "The Social Network"...in fact he's one of the most impressive parts of the film. I can't wait to see him as Peter and the first pics of the costume. I think he's going to impress and surprise a lot of fans.

Brian Bendis talks about the upcoming "Ultimate Spider-Man" cartoon in this video but also confirms that he spoke to Sony Pictures about the upcoming movie as well. I think more and more now that they're basing the movie on "Ultimate Spider-Man".

http://www.newsarama.com/common/medi....php?aid=39665
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Old November 7 2010, 08:29 PM   #160
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Okay, sorry, he looks like he's 30 instead. They still cast way too old and deciding to do Origin Redux with this movie is a major mistake. Why the hell can't he just be Spider-Man from the start of the film? Why are they wasting time with another origin story?

Not that I think Sam Raimi would have done another job. Between one-dimensional villains like The Sandman, pissing on the Spider-Man origin story by having Sandman kill Uncle Ben in a horribly failed attempt to add dimension to that one-dimensional character, having Peter dreadfully boring the few times he is Spider-Man, and idiotic dance sequences, I don't think the franchise would have gotten any better.

Between this and Joe Johnston turing Captain America into Captain Lukewarm American, some of the upcoming superhero movies don't look too promising.
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Old November 7 2010, 08:45 PM   #161
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Why does everyone think they're doing an origin story again? I don't get this logic, same with Superman. Fans have to keep remembering that these movies while crafted for us are also written for a general audience who may know nothing about the comic (granted that's stretching it when it concerns Spidey) and so an origin story is at least justified if overdone. Besides we know next to nothing about the plot yet except what has been "reported" on the internet and even that isn't clear. So until we're told we're getting an origin story I suggest the origin story haters simmer down a bit.

Since no one seems to have used it, my title suggestion is "Ultimate Spider-Man"
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Old November 7 2010, 09:46 PM   #162
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Okay, sorry, he looks like he's 30 instead. They still cast way too old and deciding to do Origin Redux with this movie is a major mistake. Why the hell can't he just be Spider-Man from the start of the film? Why are they wasting time with another origin story?
Have you read the script or something? How do you know this will be an origin story? How do you know Uncle Ben won't just appear in flashback?
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Old November 7 2010, 09:57 PM   #163
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I'm curious about the costume. I think it'll probably be somewhat different than the Raimi/Macquire version, but not by too much. Probably a few tweaks here and there, but nothing radically different. Personally, if they are going to change it a lot, make it something like the Ben Reilly or House of M versions, which update the classic but not too by too much.

One thing I would like to see is Spider-man crack more jokes, it's very much part of the character but something that was mostly missing from the Tobey movies.
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Old November 8 2010, 06:31 AM   #164
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Okay, sorry, he looks like he's 30 instead. They still cast way too old and deciding to do Origin Redux with this movie is a major mistake. Why the hell can't he just be Spider-Man from the start of the film? Why are they wasting time with another origin story?
Have you read the script or something? How do you know this will be an origin story? How do you know Uncle Ben won't just appear in flashback?
If you're only going to do the origin in flashback, you don't hire somebody of Martin Sheen's caliber to play the role of Ben Parker. Sheen is as much of a 'name' actor as guys like Willem Dafoe, Liam Neeson, Michael Caine, and Gary Oldman. If any of the characters those other actors played weren't going to have been significantly integral parts of the movies in which they appeared (Raimi's first Spider-Man movie and Batman Begins, respectively), said actors would not have been cast in said roles. You don't hire 'name' actors to play roles that don't have some significance or substance to them, and 'name' actors generally won't take 'bit parts' unless they don't care about the material and are simply looking for a paycheck. This scenario doesn't apply to any of the names I mentioned, so the casting of as big a 'name' actor as Martin Sheen is a pretty good indicator that they're going to be doing the origin in some type of linear - or semi-linear - fashion.
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Old November 8 2010, 07:52 AM   #165
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Integral like Michael Caine's ten seconds or so in Inception?

In any case, just because it's a flashback doesn't mean it's short. Just ask anyone who watched Lost.
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