Portuguese film fansite Omelete spoke with “Amazing Spider-Man” producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach about “The Amazing Spider-Man,” relating personal experiences to that of Peter Parker and expound on why they decided not to move forward with “Spider-Man 4.”
“It wasn’t a time issue. It wasn’t like ‘It’s been ten years, time to do another one.’ As many of you know, especially this crowd here, we were working on what we call ‘Spider-Man 4’ and it was the same team,” Arad told Omelete. “The problem was that we didn’t have a story that was strong enough and warranted to make another movie. Sam Raimi, who is in many ways Peter Parker/Spider-Man in his persona, just realized we don’t have a good reason to make another one. Between him and Tobey and obviously the studio, we all went into it not feeling good about the next story because the trilogy was an origin, Spidey no more and now owning it. We felt, specifically Sam, he already told his story. It was with a heavy heart because we’d been together for ten years then.”
On top of that massive 15-minute interview, a few new viral videos featuring Dr. Connors have hit the web. Here they are, courtesy of YouTube user DingoCinemas.
Finally, my favorite day of the week, Gwensday, was yesterday and The official “Amazing Spider-Man” Twitter posted this great new image of Emma Stone as the lovely Gwen Stacy.
Opens July 3
IRON MAN 3
SPOILER ALERT: Do not click through this link if you don’t want massive potential spoilers for “Iron Man 3.” This is some really juicy stuff posted by Spinoff Online to the point where I’m not even going to post the image that was revealed. The clickthrough reveals some major new details about the villain and an incredibly intriguing photo taken on set. Proceed with caution.
Opens May 3, 2013
Trailer Addict (via Comic Book Movie has posted four new clips from “Prometheus” featuring Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron and Idris Elba. Spoiler-ish stuff follows.
Opens June 8
Normally, I wouldn’t throw this tidbit into the main reel, but it’s a slow newsday and I’m a sucker for Jim Henson. The Hollywood Reporter reveals “Rango” co-writer Jim Byrkit and screenwriter Alex Manugian have been tapped to script “Fraggle Rock,” a big-screen adaptation based on the 1980s Jim Henson kids’ show of the same name. Unfortunately, no other details about the film were revealed — but I’d wager Doozers to Gorgs that most of the remaining cast will come back to reprise their roles. If they don’t, it’ll be that much more difficult to dance your cares away and save worries for another day for die-hard Fraggle fans.
SLOW LIKE THE SNAIL
Like I said, it’s a slow news day, so I’ll leave you with this parody trailer of “The Muppets” based on “The Hunger Games.” Because it’s awesome.
Enjoy your Thursday!