As we all know, the next Spider-Man film will be a reboot and is getting a new director plus a new Peter Parker. As it is going to be set back in his school days (they seem to be doing an Ultimate Spider-Man style reboot) we’ll probably need a younger face for the role – mind you this is Hollywood we are talking about so you never can tell who they’ll pick .
UPDATE: “Of course,” Webb told MTV News when asked if he was a fan of Spider-Man. “Stan Lee, big fan … love the ‘Ultimate [Spider-Man]‘ stuff.”
Name-dropping the Spidey co-creator and the “Ultimate Spider-Man” series that many (including Splash Page) have indicated as a potential source material for a “Spider-Man” reboot, Webb played coy on whether he was indeed among the favored directors for Peter Parker’s next big-screen adventure, he certainly didn’t seem opposed to the idea.
“How could you not be a fan of Peter Parker and Spider-Man?” he asked.
Would his “500 Days of Summer” star Joseph Gordon-Levitt make a good Peter Parker? He’s one of the choices in the poll below.
“Joseph Gordon-Levitt would make a good Meryl Streep — he can do anything,” laughed Webb.
Reluctant to tip his “Spider-Man” hat, Webb simply said, “I hope so,” when asked if we should expect an announcement regarding his next project any time soon. – Cheers to Pat for sending me the link – END OF UPDATE
Which one of the actors below would you want to see wearing the red and the blue?
I really like these character posters. Dark and moody and not just a big head!
Latino Review posted them and for those who haven’t read the book here is the synopsis:
It’s the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters have walked out of the pages of high school student Percy Jackson’s Greek mythology texts and into his life. And they’re not happy: Zeus’ lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Even more troubling is the sudden disappearance of Percy’s mother. As Percy finds himself caught between angry and battling gods, he and his friends embark on a cross-country adventure to catch the true lightning thief, save Percy’s mom, and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves
Directed by Chris Columbus, it stars Logan Lerman as Percy, Sean Bean as Zeus, Steve Coogan as Hades, Kevin McKidd as Poseidon, Uma Thurman as Medusa, Rosario Dawson as Persephone and Pierce Brosnan.
UPDATE: Quiet Earth have an interesting rumour that Nimrod Antal may be in the running for the next Spidey film:
The whole story goes like this: Sam Raimi met Nimrod on the Sony lot before his first US film, Vacancy. They clicked, so Sam hired him to direct Armored. Now, Predators is getting some great word-of-mouth around tinsel-town. Warners loves it and now Sam Raimi and Sony want the director back at the studio to helm Spiderman.END OF UPDATE
Only a few days since it was announced that Sam Raimi had left the Spider-Man 4 film – did he walk or was he pushed? Now Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that (500) Days of Summer (check out the LFF review) director Marc Webb is the front-runner to direct the reboot.
The site is reporting that Webb had already met with Sony about the film, which they hope to start production on later this year for a summer 2012 release, in 3-D. It was said that the studio had directors such as James Cameron, David Fincher and Wes Anderson on their wish list, and now it seems Webb is at the top of that list. Here’s an excerpt from the article.
What has Sony execs excited is the fact that (500) Days of Summer introduced a director with a grasp of how to depict the way young people think and feel. This is critical because the Jamie Vanderbilt script covers the formative years of a high school-aged Peter Parker, and that POV is as important as the action sequences.
I’ve still yet to see (500) Days of Summer – yes I know it is a poor show of me – so I can’t really comment too much on whether he is the right choice. As that was dealing with young people he will no doubt be could for the Peter Parker back at school thing. However, is he the right choice for the action pieces of Spider-Man?
I do have a feeling that they are going to try and go for the whole Twilight effect when it comes to the Peter Parker School Days. Who will play Parker though? Zac Efron, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner or another teen heartthrob? Hunter Parrish from Weeds has said he’d like to do it.
I hope they do the right thing and pick someone suited for the role and not just go with the looks.
Is Marcus Webb the right choice to direct Spider-Man 4?
Who would you rather have at the helm – Marc or Nimrod?
Peter Sarsgaard (An Education, Garden State) is in negotiations to play the villain in “Green Lantern,” Warner Bros.’ big-budget, Martin Campbell-directed film according to Heat Vision.
As we all know Ryan Reynolds is starring as Hal Jordan, the test pilot who finds a downed spacecraft with a dying alien who passes him a powerful ring, introducing Jordan to a interstellar police force known as the Green Lanterns. Blake Lively was recently cast as his love interest, Carol Ferris.
Sarsgaard will play Dr. Hector Hammond, the pathologist son of a senator who is seen as a disappointment in his father’s eyes. He becomes infused with psychic powers when he discovers a meteor.
This could be very good casting. Sarsgaard is another big name for the cast, he is a good actor and I think he will be able to carry off Hammond’s sleazy aspects quite well. It sounds as if the film may be following Geoff Johns’ recent origin tale in the Green Lantern comic book. If that is the case Sarsgaard may end up spending half the film playing a catatonic big headed freak.
Still no word as to whether Sinestro will be in the film yet. As he is a major player in the comic I imagine he will show up, but who could play him?
How do you feel about Sarsgaard playing Hector Hammond if he gets the role?
John Malkovich has signed to star opposite Bruce Willis in Red, Summit’s all-star adaptation of the Wildstorm/DC Comics Warren Ellis miniseries being directed by Robert Schwenke according to THR.
Malkovich is stepping in for John C. Reilly, who exited the role in late December.
“Red” is the tale of a retired black-ops agent (Willis) who must contend with younger, more high-tech assassins who show up to kill him.
The part will allow Malkovich to exercise his comic sensibilities as he plays retired a CIA agent, a contemporary of Willis’, who is erratic and paranoid that everyone is out to kill him and joins Willis in is quest to find out who wants them dead.
Malkovich joins the killer cast that includes Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Julian McMahon, Richard Dreyfuss, Ernest Borgnine and Brian Cox.
Principal photography begins this week in Toronto.
BadTaste.it is reporting that John Malkovich is still in the running to play The Vulture in Spider-Man 4.
“When conductor Simona Ventura asked him about his role of Vulture in the movie, he not only didn’t deny his involvement, but confirmed 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.”
Malkovich in two comic book movies? What are the chances. The Spidey one could still change as last we heard Sam Raimi was in serious discussions with the studio over the script and villains for the sequel.
There was mention a while back that John Malkovich could be down to play the Vulture in Sam Raimi’s next installment of your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man.
According to THR Sony and Sam Raimi are at loggerheads over which direction to go with the villains for the latest installment. An impasse which has prompted the studio to delay its scheduled spring production start and potentially to bump the film from its 11th May 2011 release slot.
Raimi wants to have the Vulture act as the primary antagonist in the film while the studio, which dislikes the idea of the winged wrongdoer, is pushing for a romantic sub-plot involving a burglar named the Black Cat in addition to another villain. At the very least this seems to have got rid of the dreadfully named Vulturess.
This argument goes back to the awful Spider-Man 3 when Raimi wanted to use the Vulture, but the studio pushed for Venom and that was a waste of a good character.
I’m with Raimi on this one. A single villain would be great as, with many comic book movies, having more than one bad guy dilutes their menace and time to develop them. If we can’t have the Lizard then I am happy to see a cool take on the Vulture and they could just set up the basics for Black Cat for a future film.