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The Amazing Spider-Man Teaser Poster

The folks over at Superhero Hype got a pretty good score in getting the scoop on the latest teaser poster for the upcoming movie The Amazing Spider-Man.  It’s in black and white which I think gets it a cool look.  But honestly, I think the coolest looking part is how Peter’s awkward positioning on the wall lends itself to casting the shadow of a spider.  Is it realistic?  No, but it sure looks cool.  Take a look for yourself below.

The only thing that confuses me on this posters is how it is proclaiming ‘The Untold Story.’  As far as I know Spidey’s origin has been fairly well told over they years between multiple cartoons and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies.  Is Spidey’s origin going to get tweaked in this reboot?  If so, I hope its nothing drastic.

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Going Spoiler Free – The Spoiler Free Challenge

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve indulged in spoilers and luckily I’ve not been burned too badly by them.  But today I came to a realization.  Simply put, I realized if I wasn’t careful spoilers were going to ruin The Dark Knight Rises for me.  For those that haven’t seen it yet there were a ton of pictures taken by fans during filming for the movie in Pittsburgh.

Without going into detail these pictures gave a full on view of Bane in costume as he fought the Batman.  That doesn’t sound bad right?  But the problem is I rather hate the costume chosen for Bane.  Or at least I hate the costume I have seen so far, before any post production editing is done.  I’m sure Christopher Nolan will be tweaking things in post-production but instead I’m letting pictures taken by a fan with their cell phone influence my option.

I’m sure people are thinking ‘Chris, you hypocrite! You crapped all over the new Spidey costume based on spoilers pictures.’  My response, I did and I was proven right the new Spider-Man costume is terrible; even in the finished state showcased in the trailer.  The difference is I trust Christopher Nolan to make Bane awesome despite the changes to the traditional costume.  I didn’t trust Marc Webb to do the same with Spidey.

Christopher Nolan’s Batman films have been fantastic and I trust him to bring his incredible vision of Batman to the big screen.  And I refuse to let spoilers ruin that for me.  Starting today I will be going spoiler free on The Dark Knight Rises.  I do not want stolen pictures or blurry cam shots to ruin this movie for me.  Starting today I am going spoiler free on everything related to The Dark Knight Rises.  I won’t read anything tagged with spoilers and I won’t post anything outside of my own speculation and any information released via Warner Brothers to promote the movie.

I really would encourage others to do the same.  If not for The Dark Knight Rises try it with another movie that you are waiting on pins and needles for.  Try and think of the last time you went and saw a comic book movie or SciFi epic without being even slightly spoiled.  I bet its hard to remember, I know I struggled to come up with a response.  The last one I can think of is Spider-Man 2; I knew nothing outside of the trailers going in and it was quite possibly the best comic book movie I have seen.  I tried to remain spoiler free for the Star Wars Episode III and 2 days before the movie one of my friends spoiled the crap out of me.  To this day I still regret caving and actually paying attention to the spoilers.

The internet is full of fanboys that are willing to crap all over something based on spoilers and blurry pictures taken on set.  I refuse to be one of those fanboys… for at least a few movies.  I can’t give it up completely!  Movies like The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises are ones I will no longer let myself be spoiled on.

To be honest I think not being spoiled will make the movie experience much better when I finally get to see it.  Am I crazy to go spoiler free for these blockbusters?  Better yet will I be able to stand by my pledge to remain spoiler free?  I certainly intend to do everything in my power to not be spoiled.  As for my readers I would encourage you to give it a try to go into a movie un-spoiled.  You might be surprised just how much more fun it is.  If you decide to try to go spoiler-free please let me know how it goes.  I might need a support group to keep my from caving and reading spoilers.

The New Spidey Movie Costume

I’ve made it no secret that I am not really a fan of the costume being used in the upcoming Spider-Man movie entitled The Amazing Spider-Man.  However, I will say that as time goes on it does begin to look a little better.  But that’s probably because we are finally seeing the actual costume and not one designed for stunt work.

I’m still not a fan of the radical redesign of Spidey’s costume.  I think his traditional red and blue costume is iconic and really shouldn’t be changed.  Spidey has worn different costumes in the comics, but he’s never really changed his traditional costume.  Maybe that’s why I dislike the new movie costume.  Credit for this find goes to the folks over at ComicBookMovie.com.

The Amazing Spider-Man Teaser Poster

Update: As some people might have noticed, this poster has been reported to be a fake.  Fused Film broke the story this poster was in fact a fake.  I think the first thing that should have clued me in is that Marvel Studios is referenced in this poster.  I did notice that to begin with but figured maybe Sony was allowing the Marvel Studios banner to be in place.  However, Sony Pictures is in charge of this movie and that enough is able to prove the poster is fake.

Original Story Begins Here

Sony released a new teaser poster for the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man.  About all it really gives us is a release date.  Other than that the poster is pretty plain.  But, as a Spider-Man fan I’m excited more official news is coming out about the movie.  I still have my doubts about how good the reboot will be but I really do want to give it a chance.

The Amazing Spider-Man

Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot has been given a title.  The film, set to release July 3, 2012, will be called The Amazing Spider-Man.  As a fan of the comics I can honestly say that I like this for a movie title.

In addition to announcing the movie title Sony has released a high-res promo picture of Spider-Man in costume.  I’m still not a fan of the overall look of the costume, but the mask looks really good.  This is the best picture we’ve seen of Spidey where he isn’t wearing a stunt costume and the costume does look better.   Maybe this will grow on me.

Check out the picture below and if you want to see in in all its 2104×3120 glory feel free to click on it.

More Spider-Man Reboot Pictures

Well some enterprising folks have gotten more pictures of the new Spidey costume in action.  The difference is that this time we can actually see the costume close up.   Don’t forget to click on the pictures if you want larger views.  As for the costume I can honestly say that I’m still not a fan.  However, seeing Spidey in classic Spidey poses is something I definitely like.  Specifically the first and last picture of Spidey in the classic crouch are awesome.

I’m starting to think the silver bands around the feet might be permanent and not for the stunt man’s convenience.  This is mostly because they don’t seem to be connected to the soles of Spidey’s feet.  Spidey’s eyes seem a bit small to me, but artists draw them in a variety of ways so I really can’t complain too much.  As for the suit itself I imagine they are going to do some work on it in post production, it looks like there are some seems they will have to clean up from what I can see right now.  As it is, I might be getting used to the new costume, but I’m still not a fan.  But at least it’s not a Tron costume like Spidey has been wearing in the comics….

Via: 411 Mania Movies & On Location News

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More Spider-Man Costume Pics

Both MTV and Perez Hilton have gotten additional shots of the Spider-Man costume in Marc Webb’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot.  And to be honest, they really aren’t doing much to increase my confidence.  But in the interest of being fair the pictures of the Spidey costume are of the stuntman, meaning it’s not a 100% polished suit like you will see on Andrew Garfield.

I’ll start off with the pictures from MTV and some opinions of my own.  And as always, click on the picture for a larger view.

This is the first good shot we’ve seen of the costume since Sony released the original promo pics last week.  That picture was a front shot and now we can see a profile shot of the costume.  I can live with the red and presumably webbing patter connecting the shoulders to the arms, it’s fairly faithful to the comic version of the suit.  However, the red webbing connecting to the boots just seems odd to me.  Maybe it will grow on me… but I’m not too sure on that one.  I’m not going to bitch too much about the silver on the boots as I think that is an addition to the stuntman’s costume to help him have traction.

This is the first look at Spider-Man’s mask in the upcoming movie.  Keeping with the costume, the webbing pattern seems fairly subdued, which as I’ve said before I’m not a big fan of.  There is a fairly noticeable seam on the mask, but I’d wager that will be different on the final version.  I also think the red eyes won’t exist in the final version of the suit.  In this picture I would wager it’s either a trick of the light or done specifically for a stunt purpose.

This is the first good look we’ve gotten of Spidey’s mechanical webshooters in the movie.  The external webshooter reminds me a good deal of Ben Reilly’s (i.e. the clone) costume.  The same thing goes for the gloves only having a web-pattern over a portion of them.  The webshooter looks a little big, but I can live with that.  One of my biggest issues with the Raimi movies was the lack of webshooters, so I’m happy to see them in the reboot.

The second set of pictures were on Perez Hilton’s web-site.  This is the first, and presumably last, that I will be referencing his site.  Believe you me I was surprised to do so.  Reports from the set state that Marc Webb is trying to keep the costume a secret, so the stuntman was wearing a trench-coat when not performing.

This is a much better look at the webshooters.  They still look bulky but overall I like it.  Spidey’s boots still have silver portions but like I said earlier I think thats a concession to help the stuntman be able to perform his stunts.  The nice thing is that Spidey’s eyes are not red but seem to be silver or grey.  These pictures don’t add too much to the original pictures from MTV but they seem to be of better quality.

Overall the new costume seems like it has been changed just for the sake of change and as a way to differentiate the Marc Webb reboot from the Sam Raimi trilogy of movies.  Personally I wouldn’t greatly change such an iconic costume just to make it look different.  Spidey has basically worn the same costume since his creation.  He has had alternate suits and always come back the traditional red and blue.  Maybe that is why I am so attached to the classic Spider-Man costume from the comics.

Spider-Man in Action

The Spider-Man reboot has been filming in Los Angeles and a few folks have been able to get some footage of the movie being filmed.  In the scene below Spidey is running though the streets trying to catch a truck.  Notice I said running, maybe his mechanical web-shooters ran out of web-fluid.

I do have to say that this footage doesn’t help make me a fan of the new costume.  However, at the distance it was filmed you probably couldn’t see it any clearer.  The footage at this long range makes it look like a guy in a red and blue wetsuit is chasing a truck, you can’t really tell its Spidey.

Andrew Garfield in Costume as Spider-Man

Well Sony Pictures released the first picture of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in the upcoming movie reboot.  To be honest, I really don’t like this take on the Spider-Man costume.  They took the ‘scales’ from the first movie costume and amplified them and muted the classic red and blue colors it seems.  The costume to me just seems too grainy and seems to be missing some of the classic pieces specifically the red web pattern that goes around the waist.

The plus side with this costume is that if you look at the wrists, it does seem like there is a small bulge to indicate the web-shooters.  I do also like the fact that they have kept Spidey skinny and almost scrawny like he was originally in the comics.  I think that’s an interesting way to portray the character in the movie.  I really didn’t like the costume used in the first Spidey movies but it grew on me.  Maybe it will happen with this costume, but I’m doubting it right now.  Maybe I’m just too used to the classic costume.  The Raimi movies used a costume very close to the comic version with a couple tweaks such as the ‘scale’ effect and raised webbing pattern.  This just seems a little too much like a departure from the classic.  What do you all think of the new Spider-Man costume?

Has the Plot Outline for the Spidey Reboot Leaked?

It’s been rumored that the outline of the plot for the Spider-Man reboot has hit the web.  the folks over at ComicBookMovie.com have gotten a copy of the alleged outline.  To be honest, its not terrible but its nothing great either.  I’m fairly inclined to believe its a fake but just in case its not I wanted to share with everyone here.  The outline is shown below for your viewing pleasure.

Uncle Ben approaches the burglar in his home. Uncle Ben confronts him and they exchange dialogue. Ben says it was fate that brought them together. The burglar shoots Ben.

Credits Roll

Peter wakes up to his police scanner. Massacre at ESU. He investigates. Captain Stacy is introduced. Peter looks through the destruction and finds a photo of two people he recognizes. Richard and Mary Parker.

Peter has a flashback of his parents giving him to Uncle Ben as a child.

Gwen and Peter go to school. We view the different personalities of his high school.

Captain Stacy debriefs the police force about the situation that occurred earlier that day. They have a lead that the “killer” made his way to the sewer system. They load up.

Peter leaves class. Curt’s wife and Billy Connors wait for him outside. They ask him if he has seen Curt. Peter promises her that he will find him.

Peter has a fight with Aunt May when he asks her questions about his parents and she doesn’t reply. He let’s off steam by going for a swing.

Stacy let’s his man go into the Sewer system. We get an Aliens-esque scene where The Lizard takes out his men. Spider-Man gets in on the action. A battle ensues. Spidey grabs a torn piece of cloth from Lizard’s back.

A man gets killed by the Lizard. Spider-Man stays for the man’s last few breaths.

Flashback of Spider-Man catching Uncle Ben’s killer, and letting him live. He is strung up in a warehouse. Capt. Stacy( then Detective) is awestruck by what he sees.

Spider-Man and Capt. Stacy call it a day.

Peter is at school colecting supplies and tools in order to identify the cloth’s orgin (Fun scene). He eventually comes to the conclusion it’s Curt Connors.

Flashback of Peter working on a regeneration report with Curt Connors. Curt explains that his project is going to change the world. The fact that he is testing on himself is implied.

Cut to Spider-Man breaking into Empire State. Grabbing Curt’s experiment logs and tapes. He listens to each tape (scene is intercut with Capt. Stacy going to a crime scene where the Lizard’s destruction is in every corner.)

Spidey walks down a corridor and confronts The Lizard. Another battle develops. Spider-Man makes an attempt to talk to Curt when fighting the Lizard. However, The Lizard is merciless and continues attacking.

Peter is beat down after the fight. He heads home and to bed.

Peter is talking to Gwen in the library. They have great character interaction between each other, until there are appearances by a dead Uncle Ben, Richard, and Mary Parker. His parents haunt him because they want justice for their deaths. It is all in fact a nightmare.

Gwen gets a phone call at 5 am. Peter is waiting outside and needs someone to talk to, about the nightmare. She invites him in her home.

Peter meets Captain Stacy. He was a friend of Uncle Ben’s. Stacy shows a lot of interest in Peter’s life. Stacy leaves the scene.

Peter browses around the kitchen. On the table is a file labelled “Richard and Mary Parker”. Peter steals it. He thanks Gwen and says she helped more than she knows.

A lighthearted scene occurs when Peter calls in sick from school. The exchange of words between the “sick” Peter and the secretary is amusing.

After the call, Peter opens the file and begins reading.

Flashback to Richard and Mary Parker going over their mission. Richard Parker will sneak into the Oscorp laboratories and look for any information on the disappearance of several civillians. Mary Parker will distract the head of security, Nels Van Adder, for the time being.

Richard breaks into the facility and finds that the missing civillians are being experimented on. We have references to other villains. He gathers evidence.

Mary flirts and extracts information about Norman Osborn as she speaks with Nels Van Adder.

Richard and Mary accomplish their mission and move back to their getaway vehicle.

Nels Van Adder immediately calls Norman Osborn. He explains the situation that just occurred and we see the getaway vehicle explode entirely. Mary and Richard Parker are dead.

Peter is in utter shock. His anger is displayed and Aunt May comes to comfort him. Peter apologizes to May for his outburst earlier.

Peter realizes he cannot fix the past and listens to the formula tapes of Curt Connors as his teacher explain the lesson. Peter manages to answer the questions asked by the teacher as well as figuring out a formula for the antidote.

While his classmates work on forming a solution in class, Peter is forming the antidote.

Gwen Stacy sets the table for dinner. Captain Stacy and Gwen speak about Peter and how they both like him. He says that he has work to attend to and that he will be back in a few hours.He says goodbye to her.

Peter works on homework as he listens to his police scanner. He hears a call that matches Lizard’s description. Peter suits up. Aunt May wishes him safety as he leaves his home.

The address of the call is the warehouse where Ben’s killer was caught.

Scenes interlock of Captain Stacy driving to the scene of the crime, Spider-Man swinging, and Curt’s wife and son watching the news.

As the huge warehouse emerges…

Flashback of Captain Stacy looking at the perp webbed by Spider-Man. This is the first time any of the officers have seen a thing so amazing. Stacy sees Spider-Man on a building watching overhead.

The officers rush into the warehouse. The final battle begins between Spider-Man and the officers against The Lizard. Plenty of bloodshed.

The warehouse begins falling apart. Captain Stacy saves one of the officers from the falling rubble. Costing his life. Spider-Man uses the antidote on Lizard. He transforms back to his human form. Spidey goes to the dying Captain and Stacy says, ” You did good, kid.” Gwen is calling on his cell phone, as Stacy takes his last breath. He dies in Spider-Man’s arms.

The final scenes: Gwen and the officers at the funeral. Spider-Man watches from a distance. Curt’s wife walking with Billy as they see Curt emerge from the beginning of the street. they run to him and embrace. “Richard and Mary’s File” on the NYPD’s desk. Norman Osborn waking up to his television being switched on. The news plays of the NYPD surrounding his penthouse. The police knock on his door shouting that they have a warrant for his arrest. A note on the coffee table writes, ” From Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man.” Peter, Aunt May and Gwen help her pack some of her things. Peter notices a door leading to the attic. Hundreds of thousands of copies of unsolved case files make up the attic. All of which Spider-Man is ready to solve. We have a final swing.

Throughout the film, Peter Parker narrates and we find out what is going on in his head.

The opening credits are going to be Watchmen-esque with Spider-Man fighting petty crooks.

Via: ComicBookMovie.com

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