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Both RAIMI and MAGUIRE reportedly ready to roll on SPIDERMAN 4, and Great Buzz on THE WRESTLER!

I have to admit I was really happy to read Nikki Finke’s exclusive that both director Sam Raimi and actor Tobey Maguire will be back for SPIDERMAN 4, and actually might shoot a part 5 back to back. While I know many comic book fans were really down on the last Spiderman outing, I don’t share their opinion as I found the film entertaining despite some of its flaws. Yes, there were too many characters but I actually liked the musical number and found it highly enjoyable! While it wasn’t quite as good as parts One and Two, it was still a solid comic book film. For me the movie works. More than a few people agree as Spiderman 3 was the highest grossing film of 2007, a fact many seem to forget!

I will say one other thing – a fan brought up the name Adam Brody as a good choice to replace Maguire as Spiderman. If Tobey took a pass, I think Brody, who was the star of Fox’s The OC and the movie IN THE LAND OF WOMEN, would have been a great choice – he could have pulled it off very well. I certainly would have endorsed that choice but am happy with Tobey’s return. Sony hopes to have Spiderman 4 in theaters for May 2011.

Actor Mickey Rourke is getting rave reviews at the Venice film festival for his performance as a washed up wrestler searching for redemption in director Darren Aronofsky’s, THE WRESTLER. Many feel both Rourke and the movie itself could be a top contender at this year’s Oscars. I say, good for Rourke, a talented guy whose career literally spiraled downward along with his personal life two decades ago. Sometimes life has a happy ending, so hopefully this will be Mickey’s time in the sun!

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September 6, 2008 - Posted by | And Beyond - Trailers & News | , , , ,

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