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Broadway Spider-Man Delayed Again, Overhaul Upcoming

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Movies, Rumors,

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark preview

One day, this whole thing is going to become a movie. If only Shakespeare hadn’t already taken the title “The Comedy of Errors.” The Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has been delayed for the fifth time… so that the entire, $65-million monster can be completely overhauled.

Say what?! The show has been notoriously plagued with problems, but this last decision comes as a shock. Color us surprised to learn of this recent decision to push opening back another three months -- because opening night was scheduled for March 15 two months ago.

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Spider-Man Joins Superhero Team

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Where Are They Now?,

The Future Foundation Comic Book Cover

Spider-Man’s adventures on Broadway have been delayed, and his entire story is getting revamped in the next big screen movie about him. But in the comic book world, he continues to save the innocent and punish the guilty. And now, he’ll be doing it with the remaining members of the Fantastic Four.

The Fantastic crime-fighting team has been down one member since the death of the Human Torch (Johnny Storm) last month, so Spidey has stepped in to complete the quartet. The new member calls for a new name, and now the Fantastic Four will be known as The Future Foundation. Episode 588 ended the Fantastic Four as we knew them, but the three surviving superheroes will return in the first issue of their new comic, which debuts on March 23.

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First Look: Andrew Garfield in His Spider-Man Suit

Andrew Garfield in Spider-Man costume

It's been quite the week for Social Network stars.

Yesterday, we got to see Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander, her character in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo remake. Now, we're getting our first look at Andrew Garfield (in costume) in the Spider-Man reboot.

In an earlier interview, Garfield said he feels "very, very lucky that I get to wear spandex for the next few months." Unfortunately for us, it's going to take more than just a few months -- over a year! -- to see him suited up on screen.

What do you think of this first still? Does it make you excited to watch the Spider-Man series ... again?

The as-yet-untitled film will debut on July 3, 2012.

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Quote of the Day: Andrew Garfield on Playing the New Spider-Man

Andrew Garfield

"I feel like a kid in my pajamas. I can only say how it feels and it feels pretty special. It feels like a dream realized and a fantasy realized. I don't take it lightly and I feel very, very lucky that I get to wear spandex for the next few months."

-The Social Network's Andrew Garfield on putting on the Spider-Man's famous costume for the upcoming reboot.

(Make sure to check out other notable quotes.)

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Wikileaks: Comic Book Secrets

Betty And VeronicaIf you took the time to read through the nearly 250,000 documents released this week via Wikileaks, you’d find a comic book connection in several of them. We at Comix 411 have nothing but free time and did the heavy lifting for you. Here are the comic book-related highlights from the document dump:

When visiting with US President Barack Obama, the CIA codename for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is “Bucky.”

Interrogators at Guantanamo routinely asked prisoners to choose: Betty or Veronica?

Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong Il sometimes dresses up as Wildcat before he tours a factory. In other news, North Korea still has factories.

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Weekend Reading: Green Lantern, Joss Whedon, Jack Kirby And James Bond

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Movies, Television, DC Comics,

Green Lantern I spent Thanksgiving outside the US this year so I’m stuffed with stir-fried shrimp and chocolate ice cream, which made for an excellent breakfast of leftovers, because that's just how I roll.

If you’re out and about shopping now for the holidays, here’s the best Holiday Shopping Gift Guide you’re ever going to need for the 2010 credit card season, courtesy of Tom Spurgeon at The Comics Reporter.

Let’s see what else is going on:

Green Lantern: If you’ve been in awe of the new Ryan Reynolds trailer for Green Lantern, there’s at least one person with an alternate view worth reading: Ricky Sprague at Project Child Murdering Robot. “The Green Lantern Corps is their ‘muscle,’ enforcing their rules of righteousness. They take creatures from various parts of the universe and have them fight 'evil.' There are lots of different GLs, made up of different species from different planets. You can see where this is starting to get lame.”

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Sequel News: Muppets, Chronicles of Riddick, Underworld and More

The Muppets: If you enjoyed Jim Henson’s characters in their popular “Bohemian Rhapsody” video, you’ll probably love them in their new Muppet movie. James Bobin, a co-creator of Flight of the Conchords, has been tasked with helming the family-friendly project written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller.

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Sequel News: Four Brothers, Jurassic Park and More

Four Brothers: How do you follow a film like Four Brothers? Well, you apparently add another brother. Paramount is currently developing Five Brothers, a sequel to the 2005 entry. Details of the film are not known, but Mark Wahlberg has already expressed interest in returning.

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Spider-Man 4 Canceled, Franchise Restarted

Kirsten Dunst, Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire

A sticky situation has just been wiped clean.

Spider-Man 4, already delayed to due to script disagreements, has just been scrapped altogether.

Even though a fourth Spidey film will be produced, neither Sam Raimi nor will be involved with the project. Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios have chosen to reboot the series and bring the story back in time. The superhero will now experience his awkward high school years once again.

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Spider-Man 4 Delayed


may not make its scheduled release date of May 11, 2011.

Despite having had four writers on the project (David Lindsay-Abaire, James Vanderbilt, Gary Ross and Alvin Sargent), the script still isn’t finished. Finished, heck - according to gossip, the director () and the studio (Sony) can’t even agree on the plot.

Currently, it looks like Spidey’s next adventure will have to wait until late summer 2011.

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