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Spider-Man reboot will be in 3D

Feb. 10, 2010by: Mike Sampson

It's a move that has been speculated for a while but Sony Pictures made it official today - the next SPIDER-MAN movie will be in 3D. Of course this is the new Marc Webb-directed SPIDER-MAN reboot and not the Sam Raimi sequel that had been in development as was long rumored for the treatment. Was Raimi's reluctance to shoot in the new format du jour part of the reason for his dismissal? Not sure...

The film will be released in 3D on July 3, 2012. Jeff Blake, Chairman of Sony Pictures, had this to say in the statement:

"Spider-Man is the ultimate summer movie-going experience, and were thrilled the filmmakers are presenting the next installment in 3D. Spider-Man is one of the most popular characters in the world, and we know audiences are eager and excited to discover Marcs fantastic vision for Peter Parker and the franchise.

What I find slightly peculiar about the announcement is their prior assertions that this movie would focus more on Peter Parker's high school life. Is that a storyline that lends itself to the 3D process? What do you think about this move?

Extra Tidbit: My hesitance aside, Dr. Octopus is the perfect villain for the 3D format.
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4:02PM on 02/11/2010
Aunt May and Uncle Ben in 3-D? Just what we always wanted. Maybe Jameson's cigar will look like it's burning the guy in the third row, who's talking on his cell phone.

Just think if the recent 3-D revivalists had actually read a spider-man comic book they might know that:

"With great power, comes great responsibility."
Aunt May and Uncle Ben in 3-D? Just what we always wanted. Maybe Jameson's cigar will look like it's burning the guy in the third row, who's talking on his cell phone.

Just think if the recent 3-D revivalists had actually read a spider-man comic book they might know that:

"With great power, comes great responsibility."
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8:25AM on 02/11/2010
The scene where Flash Thompson pushes Peter over and his books spill toward the audience is going to be kick-ass!
The scene where Flash Thompson pushes Peter over and his books spill toward the audience is going to be kick-ass!
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4:47AM on 02/11/2010

JUST WHEN YOU THINK ...

... things can't go any worse for Spidy, Sony pushes another blow. Way to go!!!
... things can't go any worse for Spidy, Sony pushes another blow. Way to go!!!
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2:54AM on 02/11/2010
Didn't they say this was going to focus less on Spidey and more on Parker in high school? I can't see Peter getting dumped on in school lending itself well to 3D.
Didn't they say this was going to focus less on Spidey and more on Parker in high school? I can't see Peter getting dumped on in school lending itself well to 3D.
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12:15AM on 02/11/2010
Fuck.
Fuck.
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11:19PM on 02/10/2010
Why am I not surprised. Ah, well. 3D is taking over, I suppose I better get used to it.
Why am I not surprised. Ah, well. 3D is taking over, I suppose I better get used to it.
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10:46PM on 02/10/2010
Ya know, I got theory as to the problems with Spidy3; that Sony called Raimi's bluff. They wanted him to put in Venom, Raimi put in the emo crap to show Sony how ridiculous the idea of dumping Venom in for no reason was. Cut Venom, cut the emo crap. Sony wanted more, so Raimi (knowing how studio exec.s think) said "Let's have Green Goblin Jr. turn out to be a good guy, and make him look like a skaterdood." Now, fully wanting to sink this ship, and start fresh with HIS vision, Raimi says
Ya know, I got theory as to the problems with Spidy3; that Sony called Raimi's bluff. They wanted him to put in Venom, Raimi put in the emo crap to show Sony how ridiculous the idea of dumping Venom in for no reason was. Cut Venom, cut the emo crap. Sony wanted more, so Raimi (knowing how studio exec.s think) said "Let's have Green Goblin Jr. turn out to be a good guy, and make him look like a skaterdood." Now, fully wanting to sink this ship, and start fresh with HIS vision, Raimi says "...and we're gonna have a DANCE SCENE."
I'll bet by the time the studio actually agreed to it all, Sam was like Beli Legosi delivering the best line in Ed Wood; smashing his whiskey bottle as he mutters in a thick accent "I'm rrready, let's shoot thees fuckerrr."

Oh, and YES to 3D, fuck y'all...
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9:18PM on 02/10/2010
fuck. fuck. and more fuck. ah, hell. what the fuck!?!?
fuck. fuck. and more fuck. ah, hell. what the fuck!?!?
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8:59PM on 02/10/2010
Fuck 3D! I Am getting tired of this.
Fuck 3D! I Am getting tired of this.
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8:51PM on 02/10/2010
THIS HAS TO BE ANOTHER SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE!WE'RE FED THE 411 ON THE RE-BOOT,TELLING US ROUGHLY 90% OF THE FLICK WILL REVOLVE AROUND PETER'S ANGST OVER HIS UNCLES DEATH,AND ADOLESCENCE IN GENERAL.WHY IN THE FUCK WOULD YOU MAKE A 3-D FLICK OUT OF THAT!FUCK OFF!
THIS HAS TO BE ANOTHER SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE!WE'RE FED THE 411 ON THE RE-BOOT,TELLING US ROUGHLY 90% OF THE FLICK WILL REVOLVE AROUND PETER'S ANGST OVER HIS UNCLES DEATH,AND ADOLESCENCE IN GENERAL.WHY IN THE FUCK WOULD YOU MAKE A 3-D FLICK OUT OF THAT!FUCK OFF!
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8:49PM on 02/10/2010
Aww Christ.
Aww Christ.
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8:20PM on 02/10/2010
So the dude makes one romantic comedy and all of a sudden he's qualified to direct a movie about arguably one the most popular super-heros in the world? Im sorry but this has Spider-Man 3 written all over it, i hope im wrong and am forced to eat my words.
So the dude makes one romantic comedy and all of a sudden he's qualified to direct a movie about arguably one the most popular super-heros in the world? Im sorry but this has Spider-Man 3 written all over it, i hope im wrong and am forced to eat my words.
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7:48PM on 02/10/2010
"we know audiences are eager and excited to discover Marcs fantastic vision for Peter Parker and the franchise.
Did they check the freaking internet after they announced the director and plot details?
"we know audiences are eager and excited to discover Marcs fantastic vision for Peter Parker and the franchise.
Did they check the freaking internet after they announced the director and plot details?
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7:11PM on 02/10/2010
like the first one and could care less for the rest. im pretty upset there just going to start all over though, guess il waste another ten bucks cuz no matter how much i dont like the idea il still end up seeing it.
like the first one and could care less for the rest. im pretty upset there just going to start all over though, guess il waste another ten bucks cuz no matter how much i dont like the idea il still end up seeing it.
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6:54PM on 02/10/2010

Not a bad idea in itself

Spider-man could look good in 3d. I also think Marc Webb is a good idea to replace Raimi, and a movie that focuses on Parker's high school life is a better idea than having one half in high school and the other half the Green Goblin idea.

In fact, other than the idea of rebooting the franchise so quickly, I sincerely believe all the bad ideas are ahead of us!
Spider-man could look good in 3d. I also think Marc Webb is a good idea to replace Raimi, and a movie that focuses on Parker's high school life is a better idea than having one half in high school and the other half the Green Goblin idea.

In fact, other than the idea of rebooting the franchise so quickly, I sincerely believe all the bad ideas are ahead of us!
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6:50PM on 02/10/2010

ok thats it

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any one who hates hollywood and thinks that they need to die please join this facebook group [link]
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6:32PM on 02/10/2010
I've already seen it. The Spiderman ride at Universal Studios in Orlando is in 3D. *yawn*
I've already seen it. The Spiderman ride at Universal Studios in Orlando is in 3D. *yawn*
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6:29PM on 02/10/2010

Well, alright

Spider-Man is a movie that 3-D potentially improves. In this instance, the stylistic choice might be appropriate. Imagine Spidey swinging & flipping toward an audience and that audience feeling as though actually above NYC's streets & canyons in mid-air. But, what's even better than 3-D? 2-D so well-crafted that it feels like 3-D or real-life. And, the 2-D Raimi films provided some such moments.
And, Terminal_83 is right. Electro or Scorpion works. Especially for effects or action. Skellington
Spider-Man is a movie that 3-D potentially improves. In this instance, the stylistic choice might be appropriate. Imagine Spidey swinging & flipping toward an audience and that audience feeling as though actually above NYC's streets & canyons in mid-air. But, what's even better than 3-D? 2-D so well-crafted that it feels like 3-D or real-life. And, the 2-D Raimi films provided some such moments.
And, Terminal_83 is right. Electro or Scorpion works. Especially for effects or action. Skellington is right. Watch the 2-D if you like. This is America.
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6:22PM on 02/10/2010

No surprise...

Even though I've decided to give this film a chance, I'm still against the idea of rebooting the franchise so soon, they should have left it alone for a few more years and then bring back Sam and Tobey, I hope they don't base the entire (planned) Spidey franchise on his years in high school, kinda like the harry potter films, and explore more of his world like in Sam's films.
Even though I've decided to give this film a chance, I'm still against the idea of rebooting the franchise so soon, they should have left it alone for a few more years and then bring back Sam and Tobey, I hope they don't base the entire (planned) Spidey franchise on his years in high school, kinda like the harry potter films, and explore more of his world like in Sam's films.
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6:22PM on 02/10/2010
This is one of the reasons why some actors want to retire due that studios greenlight unnecesary remakes, reboots, etc. If i were Tobey Maguire i retire for acting for good!
This is one of the reasons why some actors want to retire due that studios greenlight unnecesary remakes, reboots, etc. If i were Tobey Maguire i retire for acting for good!
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6:11PM on 02/10/2010

not interested.

LEAVE SPIDEY ALLLOOOONNNNEEE!!! Waaaah-HAHAAAAA!

It's just stupid, this whole entire scenario. I say just let Spidey die an honorable silver screen death. At least for 10 years, if not longer.
LEAVE SPIDEY ALLLOOOONNNNEEE!!! Waaaah-HAHAAAAA!

It's just stupid, this whole entire scenario. I say just let Spidey die an honorable silver screen death. At least for 10 years, if not longer.
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6:11PM on 02/10/2010

In regards to the tidbit

No, I don't want Doc Ock again. Bring in The Shocker, or Electro, or maybe The Scorpion.
No, I don't want Doc Ock again. Bring in The Shocker, or Electro, or maybe The Scorpion.
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6:07PM on 02/10/2010

true that

i will agree with someones post below, the 3d spider-man ride at islands of adventure is awesome. but our theater wont be in motion as was the car in the ride. the only thing in motion july 3rd, 2012 will most likely be me, walking out of theater like i did with spider-man 3.
i will agree with someones post below, the 3d spider-man ride at islands of adventure is awesome. but our theater wont be in motion as was the car in the ride. the only thing in motion july 3rd, 2012 will most likely be me, walking out of theater like i did with spider-man 3.
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5:50PM on 02/10/2010
Hey! If you dont want to see it in 3D you dont have too. You can still see it in 2D. Stop crying for nothing.
Hey! If you dont want to see it in 3D you dont have too. You can still see it in 2D. Stop crying for nothing.
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5:49PM on 02/10/2010

Shocker

I suppose if your gonna ruin a franchise - better ruin it right I guess...
I suppose if your gonna ruin a franchise - better ruin it right I guess...
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5:30PM on 02/10/2010
You can't blame a studio for trying since 3D is making so much money. I personally will never see a movie in 3D. But without a villain what would the appeal be. It just keeps getting more and more lame. Pass.
You can't blame a studio for trying since 3D is making so much money. I personally will never see a movie in 3D. But without a villain what would the appeal be. It just keeps getting more and more lame. Pass.
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5:29PM on 02/10/2010
This has got to be the "No shit, Sherlock" article of the week.
This has got to be the "No shit, Sherlock" article of the week.
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5:22PM on 02/10/2010

You can't polish a turd.

I believe that is the appropriate phrase, as this reboot, no matter how shining it looks will be a giant turd splatting into the eyes of everyone but the retarded twilight fans it'll be aimed at.
I believe that is the appropriate phrase, as this reboot, no matter how shining it looks will be a giant turd splatting into the eyes of everyone but the retarded twilight fans it'll be aimed at.
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6:25PM on 02/10/2010
I thinks its more like, You CAN polish a turd, but in the end, it'll still be a piece of shit!
I thinks its more like, You CAN polish a turd, but in the end, it'll still be a piece of shit!
5:16PM on 02/10/2010

Any bets....

....on how long before they reboot THIS after it comes out?
....on how long before they reboot THIS after it comes out?
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6:54PM on 02/10/2010
I'd say this will bomb pretty hard... then just the time it takes for Marvel/Disney to get the rights back.
I'd say this will bomb pretty hard... then just the time it takes for Marvel/Disney to get the rights back.
5:01PM on 02/10/2010

Not Interested

Sony has to be reading these comments on this site and others. Looks like 95% of the population doesn't want a reboot to high school. And I'm not part of a mindless zombie herd that moans "Spiderman" instead of "Brains". This won't be the first movie I've passed on because of principle. I'm a fan of Spiderman but not a fan of wasting cash and time. If Sony isn't creative enough to move the story FORWARD, then I'm out.
Sony has to be reading these comments on this site and others. Looks like 95% of the population doesn't want a reboot to high school. And I'm not part of a mindless zombie herd that moans "Spiderman" instead of "Brains". This won't be the first movie I've passed on because of principle. I'm a fan of Spiderman but not a fan of wasting cash and time. If Sony isn't creative enough to move the story FORWARD, then I'm out.
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5:25PM on 02/10/2010
Excellent comment! I'm tired of the bozos in this forum telling me that I *will* see this piece of shit. Like you, I don't have the time or money to see everything, so the shit movies get passed over.
Excellent comment! I'm tired of the bozos in this forum telling me that I *will* see this piece of shit. Like you, I don't have the time or money to see everything, so the shit movies get passed over.
5:39PM on 02/10/2010
Hah, 95 percent? What are you, a census taker? Give me a break. You're going to see this, you know you will. It will give you a chance to cry about how Sam Raimi was a genius and Marc Webb screwed everything up.
Hah, 95 percent? What are you, a census taker? Give me a break. You're going to see this, you know you will. It will give you a chance to cry about how Sam Raimi was a genius and Marc Webb screwed everything up.
4:37PM on 02/10/2010
People are going to see this whether they'll admit it or not. They'll see it out of morbid curiosity or to have the ability to bitch about it. Quit pretending. I'm going to see it, because I think they can improve on what Raimi failed at. I'm looking forward to this.
People are going to see this whether they'll admit it or not. They'll see it out of morbid curiosity or to have the ability to bitch about it. Quit pretending. I'm going to see it, because I think they can improve on what Raimi failed at. I'm looking forward to this.
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4:34PM on 02/10/2010

I hate you, Hollywood

Every day, you kill my dreams. Go die, Hollywood.
Every day, you kill my dreams. Go die, Hollywood.
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4:12PM on 02/10/2010

Also...

I love how you guys seem like you're not interested. I KNOW each and everyone of you movie geeks will see this movie regardless.
I love how you guys seem like you're not interested. I KNOW each and everyone of you movie geeks will see this movie regardless.
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4:28PM on 02/10/2010
I know I have been trash talking it but I am interested to see how it ends up.
I know I have been trash talking it but I am interested to see how it ends up.
5:40PM on 02/10/2010
Hah. People ARE going to see it. For curiosity, obligation, or just to whine. Think about it, a person can't bitch about a movie they haven't seen.
Hah. People ARE going to see it. For curiosity, obligation, or just to whine. Think about it, a person can't bitch about a movie they haven't seen.
4:12PM on 02/10/2010
They should just film the Sony executives jizzing in the faces of the audience. In 3D!!!
They should just film the Sony executives jizzing in the faces of the audience. In 3D!!!
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4:10PM on 02/10/2010
I thought you guys said that its only "news" if it's NOT in 3D. You don't need to keep us posted when its a given.
I thought you guys said that its only "news" if it's NOT in 3D. You don't need to keep us posted when its a given.
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4:08PM on 02/10/2010
popular comic book character? check
hip cash in 3D tech? check
need for a decent screenplay? meh.

i think it's funny how Hollywood put itself in a position not to be apologetic for shit they make. It seems like a new rinse/repeat policy where they can start whatever franchise they want and just redo it all if the last chapter isn't good.
popular comic book character? check
hip cash in 3D tech? check
need for a decent screenplay? meh.

i think it's funny how Hollywood put itself in a position not to be apologetic for shit they make. It seems like a new rinse/repeat policy where they can start whatever franchise they want and just redo it all if the last chapter isn't good.
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3:59PM on 02/10/2010
I might rent this one day.
I might rent this one day.
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3:52PM on 02/10/2010

AWESOME!!!!!!

I hope they're spending a lot of time and money to find out how they create extended action sequences and cute little moments for the 3D format (like when Peter gets bitten maybe they can squirt some 3D blood from his finger onto the audience!!). This is really the experience we need, and want!!! BRING! IT!
I hope they're spending a lot of time and money to find out how they create extended action sequences and cute little moments for the 3D format (like when Peter gets bitten maybe they can squirt some 3D blood from his finger onto the audience!!). This is really the experience we need, and want!!! BRING! IT!
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4:03PM on 02/10/2010
And have him shoot web all over our faces
And have him shoot web all over our faces
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3:38PM on 02/10/2010

meh...

there's really nothing they can do to get me interested in this movie. make it in 3d, imax, 4d, whatever, i still won't care about seeing it
there's really nothing they can do to get me interested in this movie. make it in 3d, imax, 4d, whatever, i still won't care about seeing it
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3:37PM on 02/10/2010
i would be more surprised now if any movie targeted at the young blockbuster crowd wouldnt be in 3d.
i wonder how many already started or gearing up to start are gonna get pushed back to go the 3d route.
i would be more surprised now if any movie targeted at the young blockbuster crowd wouldnt be in 3d.
i wonder how many already started or gearing up to start are gonna get pushed back to go the 3d route.
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3:33PM on 02/10/2010
#1: The 3D Spider-Man ride at Universal is pretty rad.

#2: I wish I had had a 3D Duvet as a kid.
#1: The 3D Spider-Man ride at Universal is pretty rad.

#2: I wish I had had a 3D Duvet as a kid.
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3:27PM on 02/10/2010
You know I was never upset with a reboot idea since I wish movies would be more like comics in which it would be cool to see other directors takes on these characters besides the same ones over and over. Not that it's a bad thing because Nolan and Raimi make awesome movies. What pisses me off is that they are going to show Spider-Man in a stage in his life that we have already seen. I don't think anybody wants to see a young High School Peter Parker again. I think the transition from Spider-Man
You know I was never upset with a reboot idea since I wish movies would be more like comics in which it would be cool to see other directors takes on these characters besides the same ones over and over. Not that it's a bad thing because Nolan and Raimi make awesome movies. What pisses me off is that they are going to show Spider-Man in a stage in his life that we have already seen. I don't think anybody wants to see a young High School Peter Parker again. I think the transition from Spider-Man 3 to this new one should be more like the transition from Burton to Schumacher even though Schumacher did a terrible job with Batman.
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3:15PM on 02/10/2010

I hope this bombs..

Why does hollywood feel the need to make every movie 3D and to make every movie a reboot? I am fine watching movies in 2D. Not every movie needs to be 3D. I am just saddened by this because I was really looking forward to Spider Man 4. But instead we have this crap.....I miss the days when Hollywood had original ideas and concepts
Why does hollywood feel the need to make every movie 3D and to make every movie a reboot? I am fine watching movies in 2D. Not every movie needs to be 3D. I am just saddened by this because I was really looking forward to Spider Man 4. But instead we have this crap.....I miss the days when Hollywood had original ideas and concepts
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3:15PM on 02/10/2010
Well we all saw this news coming I'm sure? Just like the recently announced Zombieland 2 that will be done in 3D.
Well we all saw this news coming I'm sure? Just like the recently announced Zombieland 2 that will be done in 3D.
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