Tuesday, March 22, 2005

My interest in Spider-Man 3 squashed like...uh, something squashable

Rottentomatoes.com reports that Thomas Haden Church has been cast as the villain in the next Spider-Man movie. Good enough.

Then there's this: "If you read this interview with special effects artist Tim Phoenix, you'll come across the following passage: "He's under contract not to talk much about Spider-Man 3, but Phoenix did say that the crew is in the conceptual design process for the villains, who are Man-Wolf and Venom."

Obviously Church will, if this is accurate, play Venom. As an old-school fan, I couldn't care less about Venom. And Man-Wolf?! OK, they introduced Jonah Jameson's kid, the astronaut, in the last film, and he's Man-Wolf in some of the less inspired comic books, but what a lame villain! Plus, he's really kind of a knock-off of the Lizard, a classic Spidey foe, and we've already met his alter-ego too. So why not bring him in?

I really hope this report is all wrong, but the kids dig Venom (and Carnage), so I'm sure that part will be correct.


At 2:28 PM, Blogger Gadfly said...

Manwolf is one of those Spidey villains that the writers like doing occasionally, but that the vast majority of fans absolutely loathe.

My only response to this rumor is a resounding, "Whatever."

At 6:57 PM, Blogger Henry Brennan said...

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At 6:58 PM, Blogger Henry Brennan said...

Execs at the studio: "Hey, the kids think "Wolverine" is pretty cool. We got anything similar for "Spiderman 3". "Man-Wolf", huh? Hmmmm...we'll see."

At 11:26 PM, Anonymous John Nowak said...

I think that the first two films were good enough that the team has earned some credit -- they could announce it'll be a team-up with Brother Voodoo, and my reaction would be "it's about time someone did something cool with Brother Voodoo."


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