How does Raimi and company feel?

Discussion in 'Spider-Man 1, 2 & 3' started by Venom75, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Venom75 Registered

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    They've said all the right things about looking forward to the reboot(at least Tobey and Kirsten have),but how do you guys think Sam Raimi and co. really feel about the Amazing Spider-man? I really get the feeling that deep inside,Kirsten is done with the series and is glad to have moved on. She never seemed that fond of doing the films anyway,especially parts 2 and 3. I could be wrong,but just my impression. Tobey seemed a little bit saddened about moving on,but I'm sure he won't miss the constant working out and watching his weight that he had to do in order to prepare for the films. As for Sam Raimi,I've never really heard from him about being kicked off the series or anything about the reboot.
     
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    It would be silly to have any feelings except for excitement over TAS-M. Their feelings of despair or anger(if they still have any) should be directed towards Sony.
     
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    I'm sorry. I'm sure none of them have anger towards the new film,but I guess what I meant is what do you think their true reactions are about Sam's series being "cancelled?" Do you really think Sam,Tobey,Kirsten;etc would've done a 4,5 and 6? Or that they were even looking forward to just doing a 4th?
     
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    Tobey has said that he is excited for the new movie, but we can't really say how he feels inside. He isn't going to go on television and say "Boycott the reboot!" Kirsten Dunst once said "They have a lot to live up to." I know she isn't talking about Spider-Man 3, now that's for sure. Willem Dafoe said he really has no interest in TASM either.

    Sam Raimi is the one who decided to leave, but I'm sure he has some kind of mixed feelings towards the film. Who really knows. He is making a Wizard of Oz prequel with James Franco, so at least there is a small reunion there.
     
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    I would really be surprised if he really cares one way or another. He is a Hollywood filmmaker. He knows how the business works.
     
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    Raimi said in a recent interview that he watched the movie and it's the best spider-man movie ever.
     
  7. The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    Link?
     
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    Hmm...that sounds fishy. Though, if true, I'm glad to hear Raimi being a good sport. I don't think we've actually heard anything from Raimi since Spider-Man 4 was canned.
     
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    True. But he's a well known Spider-man fan and the man responsible for first bringing Spidey to the big screen,in a mind blowing hugely successful trilogy I might add. I'm sure he would've wanted to at least do a part 4,if anything to make up for the "failure" of part 3. I'm not sure of who was at fault,but I don't think he liked the idea of being booted off his film series in favor of newer people.
     
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    I agree but again, he knows this is how the business works. I'm sure like any Spider-Man fan he wanted a great movie and as a professional he is not going to wish the film to fail.

    Raimi is a class act and I'm sure he is very happy for Marc Webb. I doubt his feelings go any further than that.
     
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    I really wonder if Raimi even considers 3 a failure since it blew the box office apart. I think it made upwards of almost $900 mill, as far as he and Sony are concerned people LOVED SM3, it made more than #2 which is widely regarded as the best superhero movie of all time.
     
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    Hopefully this answers some questions for y'all.

    http://collider.com/avi-arad-matt-tolmach-amazing-spider-man-interview/177828/
     
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    Ah, thanks. I was not aware that Raimi left on his own accord. I always assumed the studio pulled he plug on him.Perhaps he was angry with studio interference over the third?

    At any rate, I recall TMags seeming really surprised over it.
     
  14. SpideyVille Walking out the Desert

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    With the way SM3 ended, I always had the impression that they weren't really expecting to make a fourth movie, even though Sony's original plan was to make 6, which they'll end up doing with the ASM trilogy.

    But the tone of the ending just felt like one of closure, and even though I had hoped for a SM4 and was expecting one after hearing news about it, the only thing that caught me by surprise was how quickly they got ASM off the ground after Raimi left.
     
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    I thought Raimi seemed fatigued. It would of been a huge payday but these people have many options and I can't imagine them feeling that upset about it.
     
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    I don't doubt for a second that Raimi is trolling TASM forums!

    :woot:
     
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    Raimi is making a 200 million dollar Oz movie with James Franco starring. He's not looking back. But I have little doubt he was kind of pissed when things didn't work with Spidey. He stated repeatedly that he wanted to make a great Spidey film. He just wasn't getting a script and timetable he could work with.
     
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    Raimi's anger probably goes back to the cluster**** Sony gave him with Spider-Man 3, but, yah, no reason for Raimi to still be angry or what with this new reboot. He still has the credit of Spider-Man 2 which is still the best Spider-Man film.
     
  19. Spider-Aziz I Wanna Be...

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    Agreed
     
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    It was off the ground before he even left. Sony dangled SM4 around but were preparing this reboot long before it was canned. I remember hearing that Vanderbilt (sp?) scripts were in the motions looong before the cancellation, and it was already implied back then that the cast and crew would change. I guess Sony would have loved one more Raimi-directed money-maker, but knew they needed a more long-term plan to retain rights to this cash cow.

    I've long suspected that one major problem with the SM4 villain selection was that Sony already had plans for Lizard. He was an obvious, natural choice for the film, and one that Raimi liked, but it seemed to be blackballed from the start. The studio were never gonna let Vulture headline a film.
     
  21. SpideyVille Walking out the Desert

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    I always wondered if one of the reasons Raimi didn't do Lizard was because he wanted a villain with a face, as opposed to a CGI face. I know GG had a mask (although Dafoe's face was creepy enough), but Ock, Sandman and Harry ddn't have their faces covered for long, and Brock's face showed much more than Venom's face. Not to mention, he always wanted to unmask Peter so that people could relate to him.

    So seeing how Lizard's face was done in ASM, I wonder if Raimi wanted to avoid that.
     
  22. ALP In The Mountains

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    I don't see why everyone is so down on the vulture. I don't see any reason why he couldn't be a main villain.
     
  23. SpideyVille Walking out the Desert

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    I personally don't know much about Vulture, so I don't have much of an interest with him, which is how I also felt about Sandman. But I do think that if they wanted to do a villain pairing, he would've fit best with Sandman.
     
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    Yeah, i liked Raimi's ideas for the vulture. While having many flaws in the end i think Spider-Man 3 gave a closure to his trilogy, Spidey is even considered to have 3 main villains instead of one: Dock Ock, Green Goblin and Venom, all 3 were used as the main villains of their films.
     
  25. Spider-Aziz I Wanna Be...

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    No problem with Vulture, the problem is with him knowing Pete is Spidey and taking MJ as hostage :dry:
    As well as Vultress :wow:
     

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