Respectful Insolence

Spider-Man 3 is so going to rock

I saw the trailer for Spiderman 3 last night. The comic geek in me is starting to get excited, because the movie looks like it’s going to be really, really good, perhaps the best Spider-Man movie so far. It looks as though Venom, the Sandman, and Harry Osbourne, Jr. taking up where his dad (the Green Goblin) left off will all be making an appearance. In case you missed it:

I can’t wait until May 4.

Comments

  1. #1 Rob Knop
    November 10, 2006

    May 4? Already? Wow.

    I guess it’s been a while since the last one.

    S-M 2 was an unusual movie in that it was one where the sequel was arguably better than the orignial.

    Of course, you could say the same thing about X-Men 2, but X-Men 3 wasn’t quite up to the standard of the first two….

    -Rob

  2. #2 Rev. BigDumbChimp
    November 10, 2006

    Oh damn. It looks dark. I love the darker comic themes and they translate well to film.

    Venom was always one of my favorite story lines in the Spidey comics. I still have the whole Secret Wars books.

  3. #3 Stogoe
    November 10, 2006

    Yeah, Spiderman 2 came out in 2004, while I was abroad. I hope they move Vemon out to Movie 4. They can deal with Black Suit Evilness all they want here, but with both Osborne and Sandman, it’s already a full movie. I really hope they’re just putting the Evil Suit in Movie 3 to set up Venom in 4. They’re setting up Eddie Brock in 3, too, and I think I saw a Gwen Stacy there for about 3 frames.

  4. #4 Robster
    November 10, 2006

    I am thrilled that Venom is going to show up. I’m not at all surprised that he, or more appropriately, it, is in this movie. It is one of the most popular villians in SM, if not all of Marvel, the same way that Green Gobbo is one of the most important ones to the SM storyline. I think Venom will be in the next movie, with this one servind as more of an origin story for the big baddie. The suit may come off this time, and may latch on to another body as the lead in for the next sequal. Just my guess.

  5. #5 Clark Bartram
    November 11, 2006

    Really? Sandman? It’s like making a Superman movie with Mr. Myxlplyx as the main bad guy. Pretty lame.

  6. #6 beajerry
    November 11, 2006

    Spiderman2 is a hard movie to beat, but this one looks like it just may!

    Extremely excited!

  7. #7 David Harmon
    November 11, 2006

    On the other hand, the prior Spiderman movies at least nodded toward the print continuity… Green Goblin and Doc Ock were original Spidey villians. I’m not sure about Sandman, but he’s at least an old-timer. (And Spidey’s always had an especially tough time with elemental types, which gives him a chance to use his brains!) Venom, on the other hand, emerged from the *$%#@!$ Beyonder mega-plot, which was much more recent. I wonder how they’ll retcon its origin? Maybe another Osborne experiment….

  8. #8 Orac
    November 11, 2006

    Really? Sandman? It’s like making a Superman movie with Mr. Myxlplyx as the main bad guy. Pretty lame.

    I beg to differ. Written well, the Sandman is a very formidable villain, an he’s been one of Spider-Man’s foes since The Amazing Spider-Man #4. He’s taken on the Fantastic Four (as part of The Frightful Four), and been a regular fixture in the Marvel Universe. He’s also flipped back and forth between being good and evil, which adds a nice level of moral ambiguity to him.

    I’m not a big Venom fan, either, but in this case it looks as though the film will only treat the part where Peter Parker first the symbiote costume and not where the symbiote costume possessed Eddie Brock. Of course, that could set up a Spider-Man 4 where Venom is the main villain.

  9. #9 Snaggletooth Lovah
    November 11, 2006
  10. #10 Rev. BigDumbChimp
    November 11, 2006

    Good point. Hot leading lady does hold the trump card.

  11. #11 trrll
    November 12, 2006

    Really? Sandman? It’s like making a Superman movie with Mr. Myxlplyx as the main bad guy. Pretty lame.

    I’m with Orac on this one. For those of us who’ve been reading Spiderman since the beginning, Sandman is one of the quintessential villains, like Dr. Octopus or Green Goblin. And if anything, he should be even more impressive on screen than Octopus was in the second film.

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