Whatever A Studio Can...
Officially Announces Spider-Man 3
If it ain't
broke, don't fix it.
its eye on the franchise.
of wisdom must be echoing through the halls of Sony Pictures,
as they have seen the eager excitement for Spider-Man 2,
and decided not to play coy with fans.
at ShoWest, the annual bash in Las Vegas for movie theater
owners and exhibitors, the studio formerly known as Columbia-Tristar
announced that they've set a date for Spider-Man 3.
How that will square with a lawsuit Marvel filed last year
remains to be seen, but that may just be a minor bump in a
road both Sony and Marvel want to continue driving down.
4, 2007, Tobey Maguire will swing back into theaters, joined,
of course, by Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson. But wait!
That's NOT ALL!
also moving the release date of Spider-Man 2 up by
two days. It's no longer opening on July 2, 2004. Instead,
it will land in your popcorn on Wednesday, June 30.
really get the fanboys lathered up is the studio's announcement
that Sam Raimi will again return to direct the third film.
Bless the man for his commitment and bless the studio for
its recognition that yeah, the guy seems to know what he's
doing, so let's let him keep on doing it.
speculation on villains begin, but note that in Spider-Man
2, we don't just have the amazing Alfred Molina as Dr.
Otto Octavius. Dylan Baker has a presumably small but crucial
role as Dr. Curt Conners.
the betting pool with The Lizard.