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Spider-Man 3 Villains: Sandman & Venom

CmdrTaco posted more than 8 years ago | from the wondered-how-long-it-would-take-to-haul-out-venom dept.

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datemenatalie writes "As posted on ComingSoon.net, "Kirsten Dunst confirmed rumors to Zap2it that Thomas Haden Church will play Sandman and Topher Grace is Venom in director Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3." As written, ""We have really great people though as the villains in this film, Thomas Haden Church and Topher Grace -- Venom and Sandman," said Dunst, who plays Mary Jane Watson in the Spidey films. "Maybe I wasn't supposed to say that," she added before reversing her claim. "It's the other way around. You're right," she conceded to a journalist." Spider-Man 3 is set for release on May 4, 2007."

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Like oops (1)

s1283134 (660354) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658364)

I forgot to turn on the inner monolog.

FBI Attacks Obscenity: +1, Patritoic (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658678)


All I can say is F The President [whitehouse.org] .

Patriotically yourz,
Kilgore Trout, C.E.O.

No Kingpin?! (0)

TripMaster_Monky (885678) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658373)

The fat guy from "The King of Queens" would have made for an excellent Kingpin

Re:No Kingpin?! (3, Informative)

IoN_PuLse (788965) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658478)

Erm, have you ever seen DareDevil [imdb.com] ? Daredevil and Spider-man exist in the same universe (AFAIK) and in DD Kinpin was played by Michael Clarke Duncan [imdb.com] . I thought he did a pretty good job of it too. Colin Farrell on the other hand, still had the usual irish accent (Alexander anyone?) and the wide-eyed-vibrating-eyebrows look he uses for shock/surprise/anger/sadness/sorrow/everything.

Re:No Kingpin?! (1)

DarthStrydre (685032) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658557)

I realize that comics and comic book movies are horribly inclined to mangle plotlines worse than a B soap opera, but wouldn't it be more logical if Kingpin was actually Michael Clark Duncan (the guy who played it in Daredevil).

Also, it might be fun to include someone like Daredevil in the Spidey flick, as a cameo. You know, Ben Affleck with dark shades and civilian clothes tapping his way around with a cane in the background of some scene...

Venom (5, Funny)

kevin_conaway (585204) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658378)

How can we have a villain who looks like he just hit puberty?

"I'd take over the city right now...but I have to stop at CVS for Clearasil first"

Re:Venom (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658465)

Wow... if you actually read the comics you would not be asking that question.

In other dumb ass questions... How can we also have a superhero that looks like he just hit puberty?

Re:Venom (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658499)

So, what, is Toby McGuire the Marlboro Man or something?

Bad news (5, Insightful)

bman08 (239376) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658381)

It's when they start putting multiple big names in villain roles that these superhero franchises usually start to go straight to hell. Everybody wants screen time even at the expense of comprehensible storyline. Case in point, Batman and Robin, the worst movie ever made.

Re:Bad news (3, Funny)

jhutch2000 (801707) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658416)

Batman and Robin was bad, true...

But nothing compares to the sheer mind-boggling awfulness that was Showgirls.

A movie so bad that naked boobs couldn't even save it!

Re:Bad news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658448)

Uh, in Spider Man 2 they had Green Goblin II and Doc Ock.

Re:Bad news (1)

hayh (706697) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658621)

Uh, in Spider Man 2 they had Green Goblin II and Doc Ock.

"Green Goblin II" was only alluded to in the end; he wasn't really in the movie per se. Which does raise the question, though, why isn't he in Spiderman-3?

Re:Bad news (1)

crashcodesdotcom (813209) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658693)

I thought he was the Hobgoblin?

Re:Bad news (2, Informative)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658506)

No, The Avengers [imdb.com] is the worst movie ever made. (but your point is still valid.)

Re:Bad news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658622)

The Avengers was actually an great movie -- until it was edited down by the studio for the release. The original (un-edited) is a joy to behold.

Re:Bad news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658694)

Well, duh! Of course that movie was bad.

You can't have The Avengers without at least one of the big three: Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor.

Re:Bad news (4, Insightful)

WormholeFiend (674934) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658526)

I guess the X-men movies are the exception?

Re:Bad news (1)

Tink2000 (524407) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658560)

No, they sucked ass as well.

Re:Bad news (1)

CoffeeJedi (90936) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658604)

X-Men is a team of superheroes, you need a team of supervillians for them to fight.

Re:Bad news (1)

Dutchmaan (442553) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658697)

That's why X-men works.. they are a team and they generally work AS a team, as do the villians.

In conventional superhero films with multiple villians, the villians are usually seperate subplots, and the hero's just have sidekicks who get a subplot in their relation to the hero.

Re:Bad news (5, Insightful)

Daniel_Staal (609844) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658701)

A supervillian can have superpowered henchmen. Henchmen are unlimited. (Provided they are used as background characters.)

Actually, I think the orgnial point is a specific case of a general rule: A movie can have no more than two-three main characters, before it starts to suck. This is in essence based on the fact that it takes some screen time to devlop a character, and there is only so much time in a movie. So, any time you have more than two or three main characters you end up underdeveloping one or all of them. If you underdevelop one, they are no longer a main character. If you underdevelop all, your movie just became trash.

Re:Bad news (2, Insightful)

hahiss (696716) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658566)

Please, you guys aren't even trying hard! Have you only seen movies from the last 10 years?

Try ``Manos" or ``Daddy-O" or ``Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" or ``Assault of the Killer Bimbos" or the sequels to ``Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" or ``Reefer Madness" (which is boring as all get out) or hell, even Star Wars, Episode I. . . .

The usual candidate auteur of Cinema Meirde is Ed Wood, but I think his films have an incompetent genius to them. (Few agree, though.) You might try ``Plan 9 From Outer Space", his most famous film, but ``Bride of the Monster" and ``Glen or Glenda" are also worth a whirl.

Re:Bad news (1)

mrAgreeable (47829) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658586)

It's when they start putting multiple big names in villain roles that these superhero franchises usually start to go straight to hell.
The "multiple big names" in question consist of a guy who's probably still best known from a T.V. show in the early nineties and some other guy from a TV show. They've both turned in great performances in other roles, but they're hardly "big names."

Batman and Robin had Uma Thurman and Arnold Schwartzeneggar. I really don't think Sam Raimi's going down that path at all.

Re:Bad news (2)

jjr1 (691500) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658615)

When did Thomas Haden Church become a big name?

Re:Bad news (1)

trekstar25 (727712) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658629)

After his excellent performance in Sideways. You should check it out, hilarious movie.

Re:Bad news (1)

Rude Turnip (49495) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658667)

Hellooooo??? "Wings," that little show on NBC that ran for more than a few years? Church played the lovable airplane mechanic, Lowell.

Re:Bad news (1)

dR.fuZZo (187666) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658616)

The second Batman movie -- Batman Returns -- had Danny De Vito as Penguin and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, and it wasn't too bad, in my opinion. (Even if you didn't like it, you'll have to admit it was much, much better than Batman and Robin.)

Re:Bad news (1, Flamebait)

drsquare (530038) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658645)

Yeah, cos Spiderman 1 had such a brilliant, gripping storyline that didn't insult the intelligence of anyone over the age of five.

Superhero films aren't meant to be taken seriously, they're supposed to be pretty stupid, that's the whole point. Just look at X-men, it's like a live-action version of a children's cartoon "I know I'll use my magic laser vision to burn the rope."

Re:Bad news (3, Interesting)

moviepig.com (745183) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658666)

...We have really great people though...

Moreover, even a Spidey-flick optimist has be curious about what Dunst meant by "though"...

Re:Bad news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658730)

I thought Batman Forever was pretty decent and that had Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey as the villians. I guess its more about picking the right people for the roles.

Old & incomplete news. (4, Informative)

TripMaster Monkey (862126) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658385)


Old news...Digg [digg.com] reported this two and a half weeks ago [digg.com] . Also, in addition to Venom and Sandman, the Hobgoblin will be played by James Franco (see Freeze Dried Movies [freezedriedmovies.com] for the scoop).

James Franco as Hobgoblin looks to be a good call, and Thomas Hayden Church is a lock for Sandman, but Topher Grace as Venom??? Seriously...I think Grace is a decent enough actor, but can he pull off Eddie Brock? Personally, I think he would have been better cast as Cletus Kasady (aka Carnage [alaph.com] ).

Re:Old & incomplete news. (1)

despisethesun (880261) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658433)

Seriously...I think Grace is a decent enough actor, but can he pull off Eddie Brock? Personally, I think he would have been better cast as Cletus Kasady (aka Carnage).

I agree. I think the biggest stumbling block for Topher Grace to get over would be the fact that Eddie Brock is supposed to be a pretty big guy. He's a weightlifter in his free time. Topher Grace would need to take a LOT of steroids to make for a good Eddie Brock.

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, though. Sam Raimi's done a fucking awesome job with the last two, I'm sure he knows what he's doing with this one.

Re:Old & incomplete news. (1)

Rude Turnip (49495) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658468)

In the Ultimate Spider-man comics, he isn't much bigger than Peter. Am I the only one who thought Toby McGuire & Topher Grace were the same person for several years?

Re:Old & incomplete news. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658690)

Am I the only one who thought Toby McGuire & Topher Grace were the same person for several years?

No, you are not.

Re:Old & incomplete news. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658443)

James Franco's character was the second Green Goblin, and never the Hobgoblin.

Re:Old & incomplete news. (2, Informative)

TripMaster Monkey (862126) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658473)


From the article on Freeze Drided Movies [freezedriedmovies.com] :
Now as for the other two stars listed above we've been told that Thomas Haden Church will in fact play SANDMAN and that James Franco will play HOBGOBLIN and not the Green Goblin II (like in the comics). No more info can be given at this time, but I've confirmed this with various sources and apparently it's quite well known.
Don't know why I post links to articles if noone's gonna read 'em...

Re:Old & incomplete news. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658491)

I suspect that the movie will merge the characters of Venom and Carnage.

Re:Old & incomplete news. (1)

mewsenews (251487) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658548)

I think Tophar Grace is an interesting casting choice, because he's got a similar amount of vulnerability/nerdiness as Tobey Maguire, and I can imagine them really playing up the fact that Venom is Spidey's "evil twin," similar in every respect except being quite insane.

Of course, CGI Venom could end up looking like the Hulk. Blech.

Re:Old & incomplete news. (1, Funny)

DreadSpoon (653424) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658637)

"but Topher Grace as Venom?"

Seriously, that's as lame as having a goofy nerd like Toby McGuire as Spider-... er, damn.

Pic Comparison (1)

TubeSteak (669689) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658642)

That last link was great. Carnages weighs in at 190 pounds

Venom [alaph.com] Is supposed to weigh 260 pounds there's no way in hell Topher can fit that role.

A Picture of Venom [alaph.com] compared to a Picture of Topher [imdb.com]

Re:Old & incomplete news. (1)

Godai (104143) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658712)

Seriously...I think Grace is a decent enough actor, but can he pull off Eddie Brock?

I had the same initial reaction but remember, there are two Eddie Brocks. There's weightlifter psycho Brock (Amazing Spiderman) and there's childhood friend Brock (Ultimate Spiderman).

As much as I love the former, the Ultimate Spiderman series has proved that good, careful storytelling can really elevate the comic book medium above it's peers. The Ultimate Venom storyline seems to me to a lot more fertile ground from which to spring a movie version. Topher Grace could fit that role well, especially given that he could probably have pulled of Peter Parker -- as Venom & Brock they might go for a darker, path-not-taken version of Parker. That'd be a pretty interesting contrast.

And, of course, this all assumes that Dunst hasn't mixed up her mix up. She doesn't seem the sharpest knife in the drawer, so maybe Church really is meant to be the musclebound psychotic. I guess we'll find out eventually.

Geez.... (4, Insightful)

JoeLinux (20366) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658386)

Topher Grace as Venom? He's so small/weak. The only thing that would be worse is if they cast his clone Tobey Mcquire as Spiderma....oh....wait.

Seriously, I can see Topher being absolutely evil in the role of Venom, with just enough humor to be scary.

I never understood what Sandman's story was...anyone care to enlighten me?

Re:Geez.... (5, Informative)

Chicane-UK (455253) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658402)

Re:Geez.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658504)

Did you notice the homosexual bent on "merging" with Hydro-Man and feeling embarrassed afterwards?

Re:Geez.... (5, Funny)

wheany (460585) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658421)

He was bitten by radioactive sand. Although since genetic engineering is the current boogeyman in Spiderman, I suspect in the movie he will be bitten by genetically engineered sand.

Re:Geez.... (2, Informative)

slaker (53818) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658447)

Sandman - the regular one - got his powers due by being irradiated while he was resting on a beach, giving him the power to turn his body into sand. He's basically a standard Spiderman thug/villian, other than that. He has tried to go straight in the past.

The Ultimate Universe version has a less silly origin as a failed attempt at making a super soldier by OsCorp. That version seems more dangerous as well.

Re:Geez.... (4, Insightful)

GodHead (101109) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658454)

Spiderman = Peter Parker = timid geeky nerd-type.

Venom = Eddie Brock = Psycho ex journalist, built like a linebacker, competition-level power-lifter.

Venom wasn't just some evil version of spiderman, he was better than spiderman - stronger, faster, able to beat his spidey-sense.

Worst. Casting. Ever.

Re:Geez.... (1)

dave1g (680091) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658534)

i agree

You think casting is a problem (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658554)

Venom was the creation of the costume/alien that Spider-Man picked up during the Secret Wars which, likely, never happens in Raimi's Spider-Man universe. So keeping faithful to the origin in casting is useless when the origin is going to be altered.

Classic vs. Ultimate (1)

SeanDuggan (732224) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658705)

Venom = Eddie Brock = Psycho ex journalist, built like a linebacker, competition-level power-lifter.

Venom wasn't just some evil version of spiderman, he was better than spiderman - stronger, faster, able to beat his spidey-sense.
That's only if you're talking about the classic character. In the Ultimate series, Eddie was about Peter's age, son of a colleague of Peter's father. And really, I think that's going to be closer to how we're going to get this because we don't really have enough time to explain "new costume from alien machine during massive crossover" as happened in the original series.

Re:Geez.... (1)

msaulters (130992) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658517)


Topher Grace as Venom? He's so small/weak. The only thing that would be worse is if they cast his clone Tobey Mcquire as Spiderma....oh....wait.

Seriously, I can see Topher being absolutely evil in the role of Venom, with just enough humor to be scary.


WTF????! OK, I was excited to hear about Thomas Hayden Church... he's a dead ringer for Eddy Brock. I think they must have it mixed up. Of course, since the Venom character was a combination of Brock and an alien 'suit' that wants to kill Spidey for rejecting it, anybody could be inside, I'd just like to see Eddy (Olympic weightlifter) Brock played by someone a little meatier than Topher (male clone of Ally McBeal) Grace.

In related news... (4, Funny)

wo1verin3 (473094) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658388)

Sony pictures has hired a band of rogue ninjas to kill Kirsten Dunst.

Or maybe (1)

Ikn (712788) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658390)

Or maybe, she -was-supposed to say it. Hey, free publicity!

Mighty Morphin' Evil Duo (5, Funny)

wheany (460585) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658395)

Set renderfarm to kill.

Venom and Sandman?!?! (2, Interesting)

elasticwings (758452) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658399)

Why not Venom and Carnage? At least they kinda go together.

Re:Venom and Sandman?!?! (1)

Thrymm (662097) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658461)

Probably because there was a greater backstory with Venom way before Carnage was conceived... The Rock would have been a good choice for Eddie Brock, aka Venom.

Re:Venom and Sandman?!?! (3, Interesting)

elasticwings (758452) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658529)

At the same time, there is a great background story involving Spiderman and the alien costume before Venom was conceived. I just think that the Sandman could be an entire movie and the alien costume could be an entire series of movies on its own. Although, I'm sure there will never be a secret wars movie.

Re:Venom and Sandman?!?! (1)

Thrymm (662097) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658670)

I totally agree with you, I dont see how in 2 or 2.5 hours they can explain the whole Secret Wars/Symbiote costume.... At the least can hold out hope that the movie opens up with Spidey wearing the costume.... or ridding himself of it with Mr. Fantastic's help.

Publicity stunt (1)

faloi (738831) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658405)

And yet another publicity stunt ("accidentally" releasing characters and names in an upcoming movie) works perfectly.

Venom AND Sandman? (1)

jandrese (485) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658410)

Both villans are great, but I don't see how they're going to cram them both into the same movie. They're not exactly compatable. Plus they're both great villians (better than the comic book Doc. Oct at least), and I have no doubt either one could carry a movie alone.

Re:Venom AND Sandman? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658520)

They'd be compatible if Spidy gets the symboate suit and wonders if he should wear it or not because it brings out a dark side in him. He could consider this the only way he could stand up to the sandman. It'd give him powers not too unline sandman. In the end, he gets rid of the suit, but it's saved by topher and he puts it on to show an even more evil venon to be shown in movie #4

Red (5, Funny)

cool_number_9 (825274) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658412)

With Topher Grace as Venom, I'd expect Kurtwood Smith to show up and tell Venom to behave or he'll be wearing Red's foot up his ass.

Re:Red (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658573)

now that's fucking FUNNY

Re:Red (1)

Darth_brooks (180756) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658718)

Supervillion?!!?

Super dumbass.

Before reversing her claim... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658424)

Thomas Haden Church and Topher Grace -- Venom and Sandman," said Dunst, who plays Mary Jane Watson in the Spidey films. "Maybe I wasn't supposed to say that," she added before reversing her claim.

If you read carefully, you will realize that what she really means is that she will be playing Sandman, Thomas Haden will be playing Venom, and Topher will be playing Mary Jane. I might just pay for this one as they will finally have a sexy Mary Jane. Dunst just never did it for me.

Another boring love story... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658435)

I'm betting Dunst and Venom hook up this time.

Mary Jane Watson (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658436)

Dunst, who plays Mary Jane Watson in the Spidey films

It should say: Dunst who plays Kirsten Dunst in every film that she has ever done.

She's perky but that's not acting.

Re:Mary Jane Watson (1)

capn_buzzcut (676680) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658609)

As long as her perky boobies are in it, I'll be glued to my seat.

Or something

Virgin Suicides (1)

theurge14 (820596) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658659)

If that was Kirsten Dunst "acting", then who is the living zombie they call Kirsten Dunst?

Wow! (0)

meringuoid (568297) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658459)

Hey guys, do you think this Sandman's gonna be a tougher battle than the Skeleton Men from Pluto?

Do ya? Do ya?

ugh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658463)

Spoiler alert would've been nice...

And with that... (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658472)

....they kill the entire franchise.

Stuffing 2 or 3 villians in with no time to develop the characters, especially the Venom character is the dumbest idea ever. Didn't they watch the Batman movies after the first one?

Re:And with that... (1)

UWC (664779) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658599)

Stuffing 2 or 3 villians in with no time to develop the characters, especially the Venom character is the dumbest idea ever. Didn't they watch the Batman movies after the first one?
Yeah, you mean like Batman Begins? The most recent one? The one that not only chronicled Batman's origin, but also included villains Ra's Al Ghul, Scarecrow, and, to a lesser extent, mob boss Carmine Falcone, and ended up being the best Batman movie yet?

More villains does not mean worse movie. Sloppy/cheesy Burton and especially Schumacher mean worse movie.

Please no, you are hurting us (1)

lbmouse (473316) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658483)

Thomas Haden Church and Topher Grace? Can you say "Jump the Shark"? Sam, what are you doing to us?

Re:Please no, you are hurting us (1)

Tink2000 (524407) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658585)

Sucking down your dollars and laughing all the way to the bank, because god knows you'll be first in line to pay for the honor of getting screwed over again.

Re:Please no, you are hurting us (1)

lbmouse (473316) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658652)

What is really sad is that you are absolutely correct.
 
Wait, I just swallowed my tongue... Ashton Kutcher is in the new Evil Dead [imdb.com] movie? Say it isn't so Sam. Didn't you see the "Butterfly Effect" [bigempire.com] crapfest? Is someone from That 70's Show stroking your knob? Next you'll be telling us that Campbell won't even be making a cameo in either picture.

Any guy can play Venom... (2, Insightful)

Regnard (803869) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658487)

In the comics, Venom is composed of an alien symbiotic suit and the person, Eddie Brock. The Venom persona does look very muscular, but I think the alien symbiote would have a great part in giving Venom his menacing form.

My theory is that in the movie, Topher Grace will get "beefed-up" by the alien symbiotic suit.

Re:Any guy can play Venom... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658550)

I agree that Grace will most likely be bulked up via CGI.

However, thinking about it, Venom would be better played by someone like, say, Dominic Purcell (Lincoln Burrows from Prison Break).

I thought I remembered Eddie Brock being a scrawny little jerk, but then I went back to look at the comics, and Brock could probably break Topher in half.

Re:Any guy can play Venom... (1)

C0rinthian (770164) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658562)

Brock was already beefy, but I'm sure they'll take artistic license in the movie. I'm curious how they get the alien symbiote in there in the first place. I seriously doubt they're sending spidey into space, giving him the suit, giving him time to become aware that it's alive, get rid of it, and it finding Brock and trying to kill Spidey.

I bet it's another Oscorp 'innovation'.

Re:Any guy can play Venom... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658703)

Eddie Brock was built like a professional football player. Topher Grace needs to gain at least 50 pounds of muscle to fit this part.

Re:Any guy can play Venom... (1)

jlapier (739283) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658731)

More importantly, how are they going to fit the story of how the alien/parasite suit came into being? Am I the only one who remembers that Spidey himself used to wear it?

Something tells me they will leave the whole Battleworld [alaph.com] story out of the movie....

Topher Who? All I care about is Campbell. (5, Funny)

Errandboy of Doom (917941) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658493)

And it's official: Bruce Campbell is playing Spiderman [themovieblog.com] .

Re:Topher Who? All I care about is Campbell. (1)

thebdj (768618) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658672)

Seriously though, I love seeing how Bruce Campbell gets put into the movies. I nearly died when I saw the first movie. I think it is great not only because I like some of the stuff Campbell has done, but also that Raimi still manages to get him into his movies.

They need Silent Bob (0, Offtopic)

stlhawkeye (868951) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658496)

If only they can work in Kevin Smith somehow, we'll be treated to hilarious single-cut 15 minute scenes of conversations between frustrated and impotent twentysomethings waxing intellectual about every topics. And then Jay will make a joke about drugs! Ha ha!

Other way around (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658508)

I think it will probably wind up being the other way around, with church playing venom and grace playing sandman. That is at least what the rumors have said all along.

2 villians?? (1)

V3locity (901378) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658509)

Poor little spidey can barely handle 1, how is he supposed to handle 2 villians? And I totally agree, how did they come up with sandman and venom? Carnage and venom would go together much better and could actually be an interesting movie. The spiderman series has done well with the 2 movies so far, why would they risk what they have built by adding 2 villians in one movie?

Venom (1)

chrisnewbie (708349) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658525)

Venom is not suppose to be there.
Peter Parker nneds to find the costume first in that other dimension,,use it at least a couple of movies before figuring that the sentient being is trying to control him and getting help from Richard reed to get rid of it,,,then it finds another host.

Guest they think people are dumb

Venom Looks (0, Redundant)

GodHead (101109) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658539)

+1 info? -1 Redundant? Meh.

Venom:
Height: 6 ft. 3 in.
Weight: 260 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Redish Blond

Topher? Not so much, no.

Re:Venom Looks (1)

C0rinthian (770164) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658587)

In the Venom mini-series, Brock had a mullet.

Psycho redneck journalist from outer space. Now THATS a movie.

Parent is -1 redundant (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658653)

In case you didn't get the message the first time around [slashdot.org] .

Venom? (1)

valkoinen (81260) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658575)

Venom is the bastardization of the symbiote suit Spiderman got from Battleworld. They will have to explain the birth story of the character again. Hell, even Reed Richards from the Fantastic Four had his part in the "creation" of Venom.

http://www.alaph.com/spiderman/enemies/venom.html [alaph.com]

Clearly, you don't get the joke. (5, Interesting)

otis wildflower (4889) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658584)

Does anyone remember the Spiderman vs. Seabiscuit fiasco?

Topher Grace was (strongly rumored) to replace Tobey Maguire for Spiderman 2, due to injuries Maguire suffered during the shooting of Seabiscuit.

There were a few refs to it on That '70s Show as well.

(hey, I don't do unemployment that well :p)

Damn, I have to see it now (2, Funny)

jjr1 (691500) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658588)

Now that my symbiate knows the cast, he'll definitely make me go see it!

Spiderman (1)

pureseth (917220) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658625)

Man I hope they don't mess this one up, they did good on the first 2, and now that they are going to be introducing Venom, that's a huge thing (at least IMO). If they do a good job on Venom I will be pleased, personally.

The original movie Eddie (1)

Fr05t (69968) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658627)

Not sure why they wouldn't have used Eddie from the first movie: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0263472/ [imdb.com] He looks more the part.

Oh well.. I still have faith in Raimi- for now. I'd be lying if I said trying to fit Venom in before doing a movie with Spidey in the alien suit doesn't make me worried.

They need Julia Stiles and make Spidey black (0, Troll)

gelfling (6534) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658671)

Seriously in keeping with the hiphopmification of everything they have to make Spiderman Black. Hell he's not raised by his parents, he's alienated and poor. Julia Stiles can play his GF.

I smell a controlled leak (1)

SuperBanana (662181) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658675)

Kirsten Dunst confirmed rumors to Zap2it that Thomas Haden Church will play Sandman and Topher Grace is Venom

That should read, "Kirsten Dunst was told by the movie's publicity firm to accidentally confirm..."

Folks- the only thing actors do independently is get arrested for DUI or drug posession. Everything else, they're told to do by their publicist or the publicist for the movie/studio.

From the soundtrack... (1)

Slashdiddly (917720) | more than 8 years ago | (#13658698)

Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream
Make him the cutest that I've ever seen
Give him two lips like roses and clover
Then tell him that his lonesome nights are over.
Sandman, I'm so alone
Don't have nobody to call my own
Please turn on your magic beam
Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream.

Hmm... uh, is there another Mr. Sandman?

Armchair Directors (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13658725)

Look at you all armchair directors! I will wait to see the movie BEFORE i make self-importance giving casting call critique!

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