Spiderman Forever

Spiderman has been one of my favourite Superhero movies, and each one is better than the last. I hope that Spiderman 3 is going to keep up that momentum. There was a lot of talks about how they wanted to end on a high note and were going to leave it at three. Earlier this year, on this very site, we reported that rumours had suggested it would be four movies total. Is there more?

ComicBookMovie.com reported:

Fans can expect many more Spider-Man films after next year’s third film, says Kevin Feige of Marvel Studios.

Feige told MTV: “There will be many more Spider-Man films to come. We already have stacks of ideas for the next one because of the wealth of stories in the comics. We could be making Spider-Man movies for the next 20 years, based on the 50 years of Spider-Man history we have.”

I am unsure how I feel about more movies. Obviously I would LOVE to see more Spiderman, but as far as the track record of franchies that break the third movie benchmark, it might not mean good things for the Webhead.

It seems that the original cast might not return, and if they choose someone wrong for the roles, or do ANYTHING “wrong” really, they will have to live up to the running start of the series. And though the consensus seems to be against Kirsten Dunst as MJ, I liked her.

Could anyone BUT the original cast even stack up? Would they be doomed to forever be compared to the original cast?

Is it better to quit while you are ahead? or just keep putting out movies even though they might be direct to DVD.

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19 thoughts on “Spiderman Forever

  1. Spider-Astronaut – It was a general estimation. Spidey has been around for 44 years.

    And for Norm, there are always exceptions to the rule. Bond is the ONLY franchise to ever have that many movies and still be popular. No other series has come close to that kind of success.

  2. I wouldnt mind a recast, but I think comparisons are inevitable. If Bond is going to be the benchmark for this type of thing, then we all have to agree that every subsequent Bond has been compared to the first. There is no way around it, but that doesnt mean that new actors will not be accepted in the roles. Roger Moore made 7 Bond movies. Timothy Dalton made 2. Pierce Brosnan made 4. Each of these actors has recieved different levels of acceptance but the franchise has persevered.

    I’m of the opinion that if the final product is on par with the previous films then they will succeed. Batman & Robin failed not because of George Clooney but because Joel Schumacher and Akiva Goldsman turned in a final product that could be described as a burning bucket of camel urine and monkey feces.

    Love the character and treat him with the same reverence that Sam Raimi and crew have for the first 3 films and the audiences will come.

    If you do that then I say bring ’em on!

  3. Well, I like spiderman too, and I feel that if they come up with good quality movies at the pace of maximum one per year it will be well received by the market. But if the stories are repetitive and released too frequently, it loses the attraction. And we never know in future the spiderman has to face competition with some other ‘man’.

  4. i love spiderman, my fav comic, my fav comic movie and this idea is good cause thay can use so many stories out of the comics and he has tons of villans they could use but i want them to have a venmon saga i would love to see that in the movies like venmon in 3 movies. but im one fan who will like this idea and if they have to change the cast go for it but have a good actors and actress.

  5. Oh, as far as Bond goes.

    007 has been recast at least five times, and supporting characters have been recast from time to time. Bond also isn’t constricted to London alone. If there’s a bad guy in Athens, Greece, he’ll go there. Jamacia? He’ll go there. Need information from a fellow agent in Brazil? Hop the plane.

    And he has a different woman (or women) every other movie, of course.

  6. I would love to see a fourth film, fifth and a sixth…and if possible, lucky number seven.
    I want to see Spidey take on folks like Lizard, Kraven, Electro, Doctor Jonas Harrow (who would enchance the mobster Hammerhead and create Willow The Wisp), Swarm, Scorpion and Mysterio.

    Aside from Bats, Spidey has the best rogue’s gallery as far as comic book superheroes go. I don’t think if they recast across the board that it should go direct to DVD. I’m a bit surprised you even asked such a question, Rod. Personally, I hope they don’t recast every role…and I don’t think Spidey will have a seven to ten year ‘break’.

    In any case, most fans *do* expect a fourth film, and rest assured if Spidey 3 hits another one of of the park it will happen. There is something to be said for ending on a high note, get out while the getting’s good. But then someone else will take the mantle for sure.

    Yes, should something like that happen, with a new director, new actors, there will be a near coup de tat, at least until those filmmakers say “Lizard” or “Kraven”…you can’t please everyone. But I don’t think roles will be recast across the board. I’d keep JK Simmons anyway.

  7. I wouldn’t mind a recast to be honest. As much as I love the Spider-man films, I was never 100% happy with Tobey as Peter Parker. Tobey can’t pull off the witty humor Spider-man has. I feel like Raimi isolated that side of Spider-man because he knew Tobey might not pull that side off well.

    I would love to see the films go on, but keep the quality and have a good cast.

  8. As long as they can keep the quality of the franchise a par with the first two I see no reason why they should quit now. But don’t you think the public could get tired of a new Spidey movie, say every three-four years?
    Without being into the whole mythology surrounding Spiderman, I must say he has potential for some serious personal development, and that may very well be one reason to explore him some more…
    What they could do is to kill the series now, and maybe revive it in 10-15 years.
    About the cast, most people would like continuity in the line-up, but me personally think they have done their part. A complete change of the line-up would perhaps be easier to accept by a lot of people if they wait 10 or 15 years to make any more film.
    To sum up, I would like them to stop now, but realy don’t care :P

  9. Personally, I’d prefer to see them knock it on the head at three. The Spider-Man films have been about as good as it gets so far, but the law of diminishing returns will kick in at some point.

    Now that Marvel have their own studio, though, I suppose they aren’t going let go of their biggest cash cow. Just please, please, please don’t let them cast Freddy Prinze jnr. Not only would that be a travesty, it would raise the unholy possibility of Sarah Michelle Gellar as Mary Jane. No law-abiding Spidey fan deserves that.

  10. If any comic character could do a Bond and have films coming out decade after decade, its probably spiderman. As for the cast, I’ll be honest and say that I would be happy to see most of them go at this point. They did a good job, but maybe its time to let someone else step in.

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