Here is a list of FAQ that frequent the Spider-Man 3 (spoiler) forum. Since we would like to cut down on these repetitive questions showing up as new threads, I have decided to create this thread to deal with that problem. There are two parts to this thread. The first part will list the most common questions that seem to come up, the remainder of thread is for anyone to post a general question about Spider-Man 3. I would like to take a moment to thank Electroflare for the concept of this thread. He started a similiar thread, but it was agreed that more detail would be required. Spider-Man 3 details When will it come out? International release date - May 4, 2007 (some markets are later check local guides) SOURCE When will we get the first teaser? UPDATE June 15, 2006 Sony Pictures was originally targeting Talladega Nights": The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, but recent reports and information have changed this plan and the teaser will apparently run with Superman Returns. SHH was first to report a fan provided information that the teaser will be released with Superman Returns. //superherohype.com/news.php?id=4319 This was later confirmed by information provided by AICN and JoBlo. Whats the budget? The cost of the movie will be approximately $250 Million. Reportedly, it will be the highest cost for a movie ever released. SOURCE UPDATE 5/15/06(Thanks cmill) SOURCE SOURCE When did filming start? Filming started in January, 2006, while certain preliminary test photography began in September, 2005. SOURCE On "possible" length of filming:SOURCE What is the film about? An Official synopsis has not been announced by Sony. The expected date for that announcement is TBA. Sam Raimi Quotes on Spider-Man 3: SOURCE SOURCE SOURCE UPDATE June 12, 2006 Spider-Man Day!!! Somewhere during the movie will be a scene involving a celebration of Spider-Man. One set report has stated it was because he saved Gwen Stacy, although this is still speculative. There are several pictures of kids in Spider outfits, balloons, a stage with a "Thank You Spider-Man" going across, and Kirsten Dunst (MJ), Bryce Dallas Howard (Gwen), Tobey Maguire (Peter), Topher Grace (Eddie), James Cromwell (Captain Stacy) and of course Spider-Man, have all been shown around this scene. Please visit the picture thread for more information. A death? Recent pictures have shown Tobey Maguire (Peter) and James Cromwell (Captain Stacy) in a cemetary. All other actors have yet to appear in this interesting scene, but it leaves without a doubt that there will be a death. It could be similiar to Spider-Man 1 where Willem Dafoe's Character (Norman Osborn/GG) had died at the ending, or it could be anywhere in the middle. Rumours have been pointing towards Mary Jane, Harry Osborn, or Aunt May as the ones dying, but it is all speculation at this point. Will there be any further sequels after Spider-man 3? There is strong evidence that there will be 6 movies in total. SOURCE 1 SOURCE 2 THE CAST AND CREW Who is making Spider-Man 3? Director - Sam Raimi Screenplay - Alvin Argent SOURCE Producers - Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin Music producer/Score - Christopher Young SOURCE Director of Photography - Bill Pope SOURCE Animation Director - Anthony LaMolinara Visual Effects Designer - Scott Stokdyk SOURCE Production Designer - Neil Spisak SOURCE Costumer Designer - James Acheson Art Director - Chris Burian-Mohr) Scenic Designer - Zack Bunker Animatic Artist/Storyboard Artist - Ryan Woodward 'Digital Character Group' recruiter at Imageworks - Rachelle Lewis Who is in it? Returning Cast Members: Tobey Maguire - Peter Parker/Spider-Man Kirsten Dunst - Mary Jane Watson James Franco - Harry Osborn Rosemarry Harris - Aunt May Parker J.K. Simmons - J. Jonah Jameson Elizabeth Banks - Betty Brant Bruce Campbell - TBA Cliff Robertson - Uncle Ben SOURCE New Cast Members: Thomas Haden Church - Flint Marko/Sandman SOURCE Topher Grace - Eddie Brock/Venom Bryce Dallas Howard - Gwen Stacy SOURCE Theresa Russell - Mrs Marko SOURCE James Cromwell - Captain Stacy SOURCE Christina Cindrich - TBA SOURCE Adrian Lester - Research Scientist SOURCE Steve Valentine - Fashion Photographer SOURCE CHARACTERS Who are the villains? So far, Sandman has been the only villain "Officially" anounced by Sony. However there have been several confirmations by crew and production members that Venom is in the movie. UPDATE June 13, 2006 Oral confirmation from THC that Venom is in the movie and apparently looks similiar to the comic version. http://sbrooks1.cupofnoodles.com/THC_O&A_06_13_06.mp3 UPDATE June 12, 2006 Topher Grace is Eddie Brock... //superherohype.com/news/spider-mannews.php?id=4378 A Goblin by any other name will still be a Goblin... Goblin has been confirmed in this video clip as direction mention it in instructions. OF course this still doesn't confirm Harry is the Goblin, or if this is the "Green" goblin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeRaQ8CSkxQ&search=confirm goblin The following are Cast and Crew members on the Villain(s) for Spider-Man 3: Sam Raimi 1 2 Kirsten Dunst 1 Thomas Haden Church PAGE 1 2 SOURCE 2 NEW added 5/15/06 3 Joe Quesada SOURCE 1 Added May 21, 2006 UPDATE June 6, 2006 Brief interview with Avi Arad confirms an unheard of 4 villains for Spider-Man 3. http://www.ifmagazine.com/new.asp?article=3028 Will Spider-Man be wearing the black suit in this third installment? Yes! There has been one Official picture released by Sony that shows Spider-Man in the black suit. However, recent shootings in Cleveland have shown that he will be wearing the famous red and blue suit as well. RANDOM SPIDER-MAN 3 FUN FACTS SOURCE SOURCE SOURCE SOURCE Added May 23, 2006 SOURCE LINKS AND FURTHER INFO Official SPIDER-MAN website http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/spiderman3/site/ Spider-Man 3 Fan Sites http://www.spider-man-movies.com/ http://spiderman.ugo.com/ I saw this picture and I believe it's real, is it? The following are the most popular manips (fan made) that have been posted more times than most of us care to remember. Check out my picture thread for real set pictures. I heard something about this (Infamous) Famous Q&A? It first appeared on SHH and then later on Aintitcool. It carried a spoiler heavy Spider-Man 3 Q&A between two undisclosed parties back in February. It has vanished now at Aintitcool, removed at Sony's request which could possibly mean it has some remote credibility, or it could possibly be that it simply had a couple of extremely lucky guesses. There is no yes or no answer to this question, many believe it, and many don't. There is a current thread discussing the details. link I saw an amusing fake teaser video that I feel compelled to create a thread about, should I? NO! Again we have seen many threads created because of these fake videos. Please direct any comments about any fake video in this thread. link It's Venom, it's a goblin, it's a church, it's..........nothing, absolutely nothing... We have all heard and seen the eyepiece in detail. There is simply nothing conclusive to indicate that there is actually anything visibly clear in the eyepiece. It's mostly speculation, and/or "wishful" thinking on the most part by fans. If Sony MEANT to have anything in the eyepiece would you think they would make it so difficult to distinguish? Threads on the subject is therefore unneccesary and unwarranted around these parts. But I saw something on IMBd (or Wikipedia)?(Thanks cmill) Do not believe everything you read? Both websites depend solely on information provided by the fans. Sometimes they can be right but a lot of the times they are incorrect because fans are typically basing their information on rumours, speculation, or simply on what pops in their head. It's not to say the information on either site is 100% false, it's that the information provided is unreliable on best circumstances. Threads that are based on this information are not suggested.