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Post by Ben » November 19th, 2006, 8:46 am

I am really pumped to see this.

"Uncle's killer is still at large?" - didn't he confront him in the first one, or am I missing something???

A <I>little</I> worried that this looks to contain some samey action, shots and scenes as seen in part 2, and I hope they don't go with the mask-off approach <I>too</I> much just to accommodate Tobey's "star power". They handled it well in the second, but if he's going to walk around with the mask off too much then it's not really Spidey. But they look to have the comic book/real world balance right again. Oooooohh!!

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Post by Meg » November 19th, 2006, 11:45 am

"Uncle's killer is still at large?" - didn't he confront him in the first one, or am I missing something???
I think that means they got the wrong guy in the first one...

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Post by Dacey » November 19th, 2006, 11:49 am

Oh, God, all the stuff I'm hearing here sounds so cool! :D
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift--that is why it's called the present."

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Post by ShyViolet » November 19th, 2006, 12:43 pm

Actually, if I'm not mistaken, the killer in Spidey 3 is the same actor from
Spidey 1.
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Post by Ben » November 19th, 2006, 2:17 pm

Um... no?

Isn't Thomas Hayden Church supposed to be the killer in this one and becomes Sandman or whatever he's called. That's how the trailer portrays it at least, and he def wasn't in Spidey 1.

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Post by Josh » November 19th, 2006, 3:48 pm

About Uncle Ben's killer, here's the twist:
From what I understand, both "Carjaker" (Michael Papajohn) and Flint Marko (Thomas Haden Church) approached Uncle Ben. However, Marko ran away. The other guy stole the car.

Here are some photos from the filming of the scene, hosted by WireImage.

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Post by Dacey » November 19th, 2006, 3:57 pm

Will. Not. Click. Spoiler.
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Post by Ben » November 19th, 2006, 8:00 pm

Ahhh, so they haven't made a mistake. Hopefully an "alternate version" flashback. I'd hate if they tried to "insert" TH Chirch into a scene where he did not play the character in the original.

I need to watch the first Spidey again!

Man, does THC look lean and mean in this. He really lost that weight and bulked up after Sideways.

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Post by ShyViolet » November 20th, 2006, 11:42 am

From what I understand, both "Carjaker" (Michael Papajohn)

Was he the guy who Peter didn't stop, who said "thanks" to him?
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Post by Josh » November 20th, 2006, 12:06 pm

Yeah, that's the guy, Vi. The IMDB simply credits him as "Carjaker."

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Post by Ben » November 20th, 2006, 12:43 pm

Looks like Papajohn is in the new one, so a flashback, me thinks, to include TH Church? I'm pretty sure he fell out of a window in Spidey 1.

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Post by Josh » November 20th, 2006, 12:51 pm

Yeah, it's got to be a flashback.
After all, Uncle Ben is in those new photos too, with "Carjaker" and Marko.

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Post by Ben » November 20th, 2006, 12:54 pm

Ahh, true. Hadn't thought of that. :)

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Post by ShyViolet » November 20th, 2006, 3:23 pm

I still wonder if Willem Defoe will make another cameo appearance! :P
hope they don't go with the mask-off approach too much just to accommodate Tobey's "star power". They handled it well in the second, but if he's going to walk around with the mask off too much then it's not really Spidey
I also share that concern, but I think they're aware of it...hopefully they won't do it as much as before.

In the last scenes of Spidey 1 his mask at least was only half-ripped off..... :roll:
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Post by Ben » November 21st, 2006, 11:58 am

...cause Tobey didn't have the billing and negotiating power he has now.

See how more we saw of his face in Spidey 2? That's cause actors don't like playing masked superheroes! The reason Batman Returns was more Bruce-orientated and he rips the mask off at the end? Keaton wanted to be "seen".

Just as Mission: III was a good actioner, it was mostly a lot of Cruise close-ups, and with Tobey now calling the shots in the same way, I hope this remains a Spidey movie and not The Tpbey Maguire In A Spidey Outfit Movie.

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