Spider-Man movie (casting, rumors, pix till release)

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  1. Skywalker

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    All I see are a couple of white squares. :shrug:
     
  2. Spaceman Spiff

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    It looks fun. It's nice to see a wisecracking Spidey and a Peter Parker who doesn't look and sound like he's going to start sobbing at any moment.

    I kind of hope the plotline about Peter's parents is exaggerated in the trailer, though. As a story, I just don't find it all that interesting.
     
  3. Admiral_Young

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    I saw the latest trailer and my opinion hasn't changed. I think this is an absoultely stunning looking movie as well, which I expected from Marc Webb. I can't wait to see this.
     
  4. davejames

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    If anything, I get the impression they de-emphasized it quite a bit here to not scare people off. From interviews, Webb seemed to suggest that this was a major storyline (possibly even covering multiple movies).

    I'm curious, was this ever an issue or plotline in the comics? I'm not a hardcore fan, but I got the impression Aunt May and Uncle Ben were the only ones we ever saw or heard much about.
     
  5. Admiral James Kirk

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    If I recall correctly, his parents were S.H.I.E.L.D agents who were killed spying on the Red Skull. I think later on Harry Osborn and the Chameleon brought them back as robots, to mess up Peter's head.
     
  6. captcalhoun

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    in the Ultimate universe, Peter's father was a scientist who worked for SHIELD as part of the attempt to recreate the super-soldier serum as well as working with Eddie Brock Sr. on creating a 'suit' to cure cancer, which became the Venom suit. (Despite Bendis writing both USM and Ultimate Origins, he contradicts/retcons/screws up the storyline with first the Venom suit storyline and Pete's parents dying in a plane crash and then brings in the SHIELD thing and has Pete's parents killed by Banner's first Hulk-out.)
     
  7. A beaker full of death

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    oh dear god. Can't anything in Marvel stand on its own anymore? Do they really need to bootstrap all this stuff together? It just reeks of amateurish fanboy wankism.
     
  8. Captaindemotion

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  9. Misfit Toy

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    Parker's parents being spies dates back to 1968 - spies in the Marvel Universe usually means S.H.I.E.L.D.
     
  10. Anwar

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    It was Stan Lee himself who came up with the "Peter's parents were spies" thing.
     
  11. Trekker4747

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    Pfft. Stan Lee. Over-rated hack. What does he know about Spider-man?
     
  12. Admiral James Kirk

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    Not as much as beaker! That's for sure! :p
     
  13. A beaker full of death

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    Really? I must've missed (or forgotten) that.
     
  14. captcalhoun

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    the whole idea of the Ultimate Universe, besides luring in newer readers with new continuity and no 40-odd years of history to bog things down, was to make it more connected. everything's connected, SHIELD, mutants, super-soldiers, Fantastic 4, the works. half of the super-beings in UMU have powers owing to the US government's attempts to recreate the super-soldier serum and that's where mutants came from. Wolverine was mutant #1 and the mutant gene went viral.
     
  15. A beaker full of death

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    ^ I really don't like that. I know, big surprise.
     
  16. Methos

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  17. Captaindemotion

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  18. Roshi

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    That's called Selective Memory...
     
  19. Trekker4747

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    Say..... Peter's mom was hot!
     
  20. A beaker full of death

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    ^ And looked disturbingly like Betty Brant.