Screen Junkies » Spider Man http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Sony Will Give Us A Female Superhero Film In 2017, And That’s As Specific As They Will Get http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sony-will-give-us-a-female-superhero-film-in-2017-and-thats-as-specific-as-they-will-get/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sony-will-give-us-a-female-superhero-film-in-2017-and-thats-as-specific-as-they-will-get/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:22:10 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=263752 She'll hail from the realm of Spider-Man.

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Sony recently announced that they were pushing back the next installment of Spider-Man because it’s not doing as well as other Marvel films (my guess), so some bandwidth in the studio will allow for a new film. Of course, this too will be a superhero film, because those are the only films that exist any more.

As the headline so tactfully conveys, there are no further details, other than it will be released in 2017, and it will feature a woman superhero, perhaps in response to the clamor that there are no female superhero movies. Ok. Fine. It will be a superhero from the Spider-Man universe, of which most people know very little. But they’ll be educated. Oh, how they’ll be educated!

Spider-Man‘s answer to The Avengers, Sinister Six, will arrive in theaters in 2016, and will no doubt give us much of the backstory we don’t really need when plopping in front of a superhero film.

THANK GOD.

 

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Blockbuster Writing Duo Breaks Up, Meaning We Might Not Get ‘Spider-Man’ Movies For A While http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/blockbuster-writing-duo-breaks-up-meaning-we-might-not-get-spider-man-movies-for-a-while/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/blockbuster-writing-duo-breaks-up-meaning-we-might-not-get-spider-man-movies-for-a-while/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:05:06 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=263025 Fortunately, we have a billion other comic book films to choose from.

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The project list of what Robert0 Orci and Alex Kurtzman is pretty damn impressive. Together, the duo had written Transformers, Star Trek, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Hmm. That’s probably creeping up on $3 billion in box office revenue right there.

But the magic’s over, folks. Orci is taking over writing for the new Star Trek while J.J. Abrams does some other outer-space movie, and Kurtzman will be doing a Spidey spinoff about Venom.

Now, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 CAN be made without one of these two guys (or both) writing it, but the duo’s reluctance seems to be more from the studio not knowing what it’s going to do than it does from their own disinterest. Does Sony want to reboot? Wait five years? Do an ensemble superhero film featuring Peter Parker?

It probably wants to do all those things, but knows it can’t. We’ll see…

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Honest Trailers – The Spider-Man Trilogy http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/honest-trailers-the-spider-man-trilogy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/honest-trailers-the-spider-man-trilogy/#comments Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:03:07 +0000 Lyndsey Saul http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=261326 Spidey is swinging back into theaters soon, so what better time to revisit Sam Raimi's original wallcrawler trilogy? Relive the thrills, tears, and Gollum-ing of all three original Spider-Man movies.

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Spidey is swinging back into theaters soon, so what better time to revisit Sam Raimi’s original wallcrawler trilogy? Relive the thrills, tears, and Gollum-ing of all three original Spider-Man movies.

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Teaser Is Here http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-amazing-spider-man-2-teaser-is-here/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-amazing-spider-man-2-teaser-is-here/#comments Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:57:03 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=258549 Yay?

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In case you weren’t in Times Square for New Year’s Eve a couple nights ago, have no fear, we’ve got the Spider-Man teaser that premiered to the crowd there. So you can have the same experience as all those mouth-breathing tourists who herd themselves into the most crowded, obvious terrorism target in the world.

As an aside, how odd is that the “treat” that the attendees received was essentially a commercial for a movie? Thy could have at least shown those Anchorman Dodge ads.

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Sony Turning Spider-Man World Into Avengers-Style Universe Of Characters. Ugh. http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sony-turning-spider-man-world-into-avengers-style-universe-of-characters-ugh/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sony-turning-spider-man-world-into-avengers-style-universe-of-characters-ugh/#comments Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:25:12 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=258344 Good. Let's complicate and convolute the story of a boy getting bitten by a radioactive spider, then becoming a spider himself.

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I’m no comic book expert (or even a fan), so take this with a grain of salt but…this sounds like a terrible idea. The Marvel universe (The Avengers one) makes some sense because people know who those characters are. I don’t know who Spider-Man hangs out with, and don’t care enough to pay to see a sequel or spinoff featuring that character.

Spider-Girl? Arachnid-Teen? Cyborg Uncle Ben?

I’ve frustrated myself just asking these questions. Why can’t the Spider-Man people just be happy for the success of The Avengers and focus on sticking to the Spider-Man approach of a more personal story about love and alienation, occasionally with Willem Dafoe on a flying surfboard?

Sure, the last entry didn’t do gangbusters, but it was pretty good. Don’t bombard us with a billion characters. Avengers already does that, and they will do it better. Just be yourself, Spider-Man. It was good enough for Kirsten Dunst, who’s standards are my barometer for decency.

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