Well chap my ass! I love how all these Marvel films will supposedly end with 3.

Discussion in 'Spider-Man Sequels' started by Doyle77, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Doyle77 Registered

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    The X-Men and Spiderman movies alone, have made hundreds of millions and dare I say combined a few billion dollars for Marvel, but they; a company who once declared bankruptcy, will stop at 3 for each? HA HA! Whatever! These characters are cash cows, common sense tells us that so long as they turn a profit, which in my opinon they always will, we'll eventually see X-25 or Spiderman 33, because lets face it we have a tremendously long and very rich history of stories to tap into....

    Another thing that chaps my ass is...we're I an actor and fortunate enough to win the part of and to be playing a role in any of these movies I would continue to play it for as long as Marvel wanted me to do so, only Marvel, or death would prevent it. I mean how many of these actors/actresses claim "well I can't see there being any need for another, I mean we did all we wanted to do or could possibly do with 3", blah blah f'ing blah! Shut up! You wanted to be...fill in the blank...so be them! Lucky bastards, you get paid millions of dollars to play super heroes and be famous for it (and other movie roles)! So be PLEASE SHUT UP AND CONTINUE TO BE them! And be greatful that you are, other wise why audition for the part in the first place? Its not like you can't renegotiate your contract, seeing how each sequel tops its predecessor. And don't even get me started on Transformers the Movie...G1 faithful my ass!

    A fanboy's rant.
     
  2. bstringer Resurrection

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    Ever hear of a saying, "Quit while you're ahead"?
     
  3. ges681 Texas Aggie

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    why risk making a crappy movie and the series being remembered for ending on a bad note
     
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  5. FaT_tONle Registered

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    X3 was barely decent enough to keep it open for more... why risk SPiderman when the best has already been told... same with Xmen (in a way)... there is a method to the madness...
     
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    As for the actors, yes they're being paid millions, but if I already had millions from the first few movies then I might easily decide to move on after a while. Acting (for some people) isn't just about making as much dough as possible. True it is a job, but sometimes its nice to do something new, and playing the same charectar over and over can get tiresome. Just look at Indiana Jones. Harrison Ford was ready to move on by the time the third film was being made. When it comes down to it, the worst case scenerio for these actors is that they'll be typecast, never get any work anywhere else and be forced to retire... with lots and lots of money.
    Just because they auditioned for the part originally doesn't mean that they want to do it for the rest of their lives.
    I understand how it would seem appealing to play a comic hero indefinately, but if you were and actor you'd understand the desire and need move on.
     
  7. Chris Wallace LET'S DO A HEADCOUNT...

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    Once again, we need to get over our fear that everything's gonna turn out like Superman IV or Batman & Robin. Those were cases of the studio not knowing what it had & tampering with a winning formula. Those franchises weren't taken too far; they were taken in the wrong direction. If anything, those films should be viewed as a promise that that will never happen again, not a guarantee that it will. Those should be the exception, not the rule.
     
  8. KingOfDreams Registered

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    That's exactly what I was going to say.
     
  9. Chris Wallace LET'S DO A HEADCOUNT...

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    That makes no sense. If there's a danger of the 3rd or 4th movie being crappy there's a danger of the 1st one being crappy. Or the second. By that logic, why start a franchise at all?
     
  10. Chris Wallace LET'S DO A HEADCOUNT...

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    Not when it comes to filmmaking. That kind of mentalty would be the end of not only franchise films, but the movie industry as a whole.
     
  11. November Rain Single Mother

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    you haven't watched the last stand, have you?

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    So you haven't heard of BB have you? It rebooted the franchise. So much so that they're doing BB2.

    Even if they managed to screw up the films (which I doubt they will), they could always pull a Batman and start afresh 8 years down the line.
     
  13. Chris Wallace LET'S DO A HEADCOUNT...

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    The point is it shouldn't be necessary to do that & with most franchises it ISN'T.
     
  14. Chris Wallace LET'S DO A HEADCOUNT...

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    Come to think of it, "Quit while you're ahead" is for Blackjack & Poker.
     
  15. The Kid AMERICA FTW

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    they'll make spidey movies until we simply stop buying them
     
  16. Chris Wallace LET'S DO A HEADCOUNT...

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    And even then, they just might take a break & pick up later.
     
  17. Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    There won't be an X-Men 4 because it's just too expensive and too much hassle to assemble the cast again (it was hard enough on X2 and X3), but the series is continuing with Wolverine and Magneto movies, who were really the most popular characters. Hugh Jackman will play Wolverine again.

    The Spidey series is unlikely to end after 3, even if Tobey Maguire leaves the series.
     
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    i pretty much agree with you... it makes no since for them to stop.

    they also shouldn't be worried if they end up being in a Spider-Man 7 or 8 and it ends up a flunky-movie... they shouldn't worry about what PEOPLE will THINK of them! come on, it's stupid! if they love doing it, they shouldn't let what other people think hold them back! if it's what they want to do, then do it!!!
     
  19. Chris Wallace LET'S DO A HEADCOUNT...

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    I maintain that we just need one truly, genuinely good 3rd installment-not a universally panned one like "Superman 3" or a debated one like X3-to turn half these people around. A really good 4th movie will turn the rest.
     
  20. Donald Thomas The Black ArachKnight

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    Aloha,
    Right now after more than 25 years, every major studio in Hollywood would still give their right lung to own the James Bond franchise. The original Bond movies were based upon Ian Fleming novels. The Ian Fleming novels have all been used and now they have another novel writer. Sean Connery left Bond because he didn't want to be type casted. If they made a Bond movie with Connery today, it would be bigger than anyone else who has played Bond. The number of movies in a franchise is not what kills the franchise, it's the lack of quality writing and acting. There are over 500 Amazing Spider-Man comics, not to mention hundreds of other 616 continuity Spider-Man stories. As long as the movie producers stick to the source material(comics) they can have winning movies every time.It's when you get idiots in Hollywood, who for NO conceivable reason other than their incredible egos, who attempt to change the fundementals of the comic book story or character that you get CHEESE. The Spider-Man franchise is here to stay. Let's hope that Marvel maintains some sort of quality control. If not then once the movie bombs with the studios, Marvel can get the rights to make the Spidey movies themselves.I saw an interveiw with Joe Q, where he was pushing Iron Man over Spider-Man. Primarily because Iron Man is being produced by Marvel.
    Spidey rules,Hollywood fools
     
  21. Dragon No Way as Way

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    They don't necessarily intend to stop these franchises with the third film. In fact, they're trying to maintain them with this practice. Directors and actors simply don't want to sign to more than 3 films. And for that matter, the studio doesn't want to obligate themselves to paying them if the series flops. But to avoid killing the series early by losing its stars they ask them to sign a 3 picture deal, rather than just one.

    The James Bond series is an example of this. The producers originally wanted Cary Grant for Bond. Grant, who was near retiring said he'd do one Bond film. But they opted to sign an unknown in Connery because he'd be more flexible about the number of films he'd do.

    As has been mentioned, They'll keep making Spidey movies as long as tickets continue to sell.
     
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    We are I an actor?
     
  23. Donald Thomas The Black ArachKnight

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    Aloha,
    I would think that the smart thing to do would be to go the Lord of the Rings way. Make the movies back to back, which would free up the actors for other projects.The Spider-Man stories are already in the can.
    Spidey rules,Hollywood fools
     
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    This is 1 of the reasons why I have so much respect for Christian Bale. They guy is a dynamic and extremly versatile actor. The guy is a true patriot of his art form
     
  25. Chris Wallace LET'S DO A HEADCOUNT...

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    Walk away when either the part no longer appeals to you or you just no longer have it in you to do what it requires. OR-if they take it in a direction that you just can't move in. (Keaton)
     

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