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Superman Consolation Prize
« on: June 28, 2006, 02:01:37 PM »
So for those of us who can't go see Superman today, there is at least this.
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Re: Superman Consolation Prize
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2006, 01:09:27 PM »
Awesome. Rather firm confirmation on Sandman, Venom, and another iteration of the Goblin. I can't say that I like Parker's haircut, but I love the inner conflict.

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Re: Superman Consolation Prize
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2006, 02:32:35 AM »
I have a concern. It comes from having too many villians in a movie. This means that the existing villians can't be properly developed. Granted, we've already seen the beginnings of Osborn becoming the new Goblin (or Hobgoblin, I'm not sure which it would be). But throwing in ever more bad guys brings back bad memories of the Batman franchise.
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Re: Superman Consolation Prize
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2006, 04:53:13 AM »
It looks much better on the big screen, but I agree with Harbinger about too many villains.  No movie has pulled it off in the Superhero genre.  I'm hoping they introduce Venom but leave him till Spidy 4.
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Re: Superman Consolation Prize
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2006, 12:13:07 PM »
I haven't actually seen any shots of Venom. As far as I know, that rumor has never been confirmed. Note that Spidey dealing with the living costume is a MUCH different plot than dealing with Eddie Brock wearing the symbiote. As far as I can tell, there are only two villains. I'm wagering that one gets picked off early or else is hired by the other.

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Re: Superman Consolation Prize
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2006, 12:25:19 PM »
Well Clair Danes said Venom was in the movie, but she may not know the difference between the symbiote and the character.
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Re: Superman Consolation Prize
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2006, 03:43:42 PM »
Clair Danes was in that movie "Shopgirl". That alone is enough to discredit anything she might say on a subject, real or imaginary.
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Re: Superman Consolation Prize
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2006, 04:09:15 PM »
Wasn't it Kirsten Dunst who said it was Venom in the film.

They have a shot of Topher Grace in there, and he's listed as playing Eddie Brock.

Doesn't mean we'll actually see the full Venom.

I think they would be best to tone down Sandman and Hobgoblin's roles, to simply fighting Spidey in the simbiote costume yet have the main climatic scenes be around Parker and the simbiote and/or Venom. In other words, keep Sandman and Hobgoblin out of the spotlight in the final act.
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Re: Superman Consolation Prize
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2006, 04:24:45 PM »
ya, Dunst not dains.  I get those two mixed up.
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