The Wednesday Video
Apparently the studios are relenting and allowing Sam Raimi to have his way with Spiderman IV: The Movie That Should Never Have Been Made. Maybe he’s looking for a little redemption… although… I have to be honest and say that I did not hate III as much as everyone else in the world seemed to. All of the movies have seemed to follow the comics that I remember pretty well, in tone and action if not in play by play story. Of course, I am very easily entertained.
Even I, however, was not immune to the movie’s many flaws and logical shortcomings. So for all of us who still care enough to queue up to see John Malkovich play the Vulture, here is Spiderman III, the way it should have been.
Update: Apparently as I was writing the above Sam Raimi and Tobey McGuire were waving farewell to Spiderman forever. From the sound of it, Sony said if the only pic they could get outta Raimi was one with the Vulture in it, they were just gonna take their movie franchise and go home. The plan now is to reboot Spidey, (again) taking him back to high school (again) where he will deal “with both contemporary human problems and amazing super-human crises… again.”
In related news the Spiderman broadway musical (cringe) has had it’s release date pushed back a second time, forcing the production to refund everyone’s special preview performance tickets. Again.