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Old 01-18-06, 10:45 PM   #1
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Spider-Man 3 news (new character announced, so potential spoiler?)

According to a report on AICN, Sam Raimi is intent on bringing Gwen Stacy into the storyline. Apparently they've signed Bryce Dallas Howard (Ron Howard's daughter) to play the part. Good casting choice, in my opinion. She can easily go blonde, and she's got the acting chops to pull off any role she's signed to play. I say that having only seen her in one film: Manderlay. Caught it back in October or November or so, and throughout the film I kept wondering who the lovely and talented young lead actress was.

Anyway, so there's that..

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Old 01-18-06, 10:57 PM   #2
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Doesn't seem like a spoiler to me.

And color me surprised you didn't see THE VILLAGE.
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Old 01-18-06, 11:24 PM   #3
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They already combined Gwen's story into Mary Jane's. If they were going to do this they shouldn't have had MJ in the first one at all and brought her in film 2. In the comics, there was a running gag forever where Aunt May was trying to set Peter up with her friend's daughter but he kept avoiding it...until the big reveal (that she was a babe).

I'm not a literalist that demands absolute verisimilitude in media adaptations, but why confuse things when there's a perfectly good way to do it?
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Old 01-18-06, 11:40 PM   #4
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Doesn't seem like a spoiler to me.

And color me surprised you didn't see THE VILLAGE.
Well, some people don't like to know what story archs are going to be in the next film in the series, so I figured I'd offer a warning for those few. Wouldn't want to ruin anything for them, so better safe than sorry.

As for "The Village," I was intending to see it...but I loathed "Signs" and heard all of the horrible reviews, so I decided to skip it in the theaters. I picked it up on DVD (found it for $3, and I'd seen the rest of Shymalan's work, so I figured it was worth picking up for a future viewing), but just haven't gotten around to it yet.

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Old 01-18-06, 11:42 PM   #5
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Now you have a blond playing a red head, and a red head playing a blond.
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Old 01-19-06, 12:46 AM   #6
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where's the devil for comfirmation?
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Old 01-19-06, 01:06 AM   #7
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Didn't you say you only lasted 'halfway' into Manderlay?
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Old 01-19-06, 01:10 AM   #8
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Yep, which was plenty long enough to get a grasp on her acting abilities.

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Old 01-19-06, 01:18 AM   #9
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Well nobody picked her when I asked the question.
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Old 01-19-06, 01:20 AM   #10
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It already hit the trades.... though I did see a cast list today.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr..._id=1001881352

Jan. 19, 2006

'Spider-Man 3' casts its web over Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard is in negotiations to play Peter Parker's love interest Gwen Stacy in Columbia Pictures' "Spider-Man 3." Sam Raimi is directing the movie, which is scheduled to roll this month. Gwen is pivotal in Spider-Man lore as Peter's high school crush, his first girlfriend and his first love. She ended up being kidnapped by the Green Goblin and died during a bridgetop battle in "Amazing Spider-Man" issue 121. In "Spider-Man," Columbia put Mary Jane Watson, a later love interest of Peter's who was a model, in the Gwen role, casting Kirsten Dunst as the high school crush. The movie featured the famous battle on the bridge with the Green Goblin, though a Hollywood ending was added, and the character survived.
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Old 01-19-06, 03:00 AM   #11
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Old 01-19-06, 06:51 AM   #12
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I always wondered why they didn't use Gwen Stacey in the first film. It would have made perfect sense: Spidey versus Green Goblin with a climactic fight on a bridge.
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Old 01-19-06, 08:08 AM   #13
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This was my personal choice for Gwen...as stated in another thread:
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Old 01-19-06, 09:26 AM   #14
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who would you cast as Gwen Stacy...
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Old 01-19-06, 10:10 AM   #15
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Didn't Bryce Howard replace Kirsten Dunst in the Village?
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Old 01-19-06, 10:18 AM   #16
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A) I searched Spider-Man 3, and found no threads discussing the movie (such as the Superman and X-Men threads that are floating around).

B) You're only the third person to mention that thread. Way to be on the ball.

C) I still don't think this is a repost. This is an announcement, the other a hypothetical. It'd be like burying a "Brandon Routh confirmed to play Superman!" post deep within an old thread about "who would you cast to play Superman?"

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Old 01-19-06, 10:28 AM   #17
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I still don't think this is a repost. This is an announcement, the other a hypothetical. It'd be like burying a "Brandon Routh confirmed to play Superman!" post deep within an old thread about "who would you cast to play Superman?"

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I fully agree. If you're not a mod, stop pretending you are and telling people how to post. This is new news, now a continuation of a "what if?" thread...
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Old 01-19-06, 10:49 AM   #18
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Huh. Weird. I too feel like it seems unnecessary to put Gwen Stacey into the current Spider-man movie storyline. Especially since they have modified MJ's role so much and given her a lot of what Gwen was in the comics. Strange choice.
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Old 01-19-06, 11:02 AM   #19
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I think they went with MJ in the first film because she's probably more well-known to casual fans of the series. I'm not sure how much they've screwed with continuity, but by the time I got around to reading Spiderman comics (late 80s) Gwen was dead and gone. Never had a problem with MJ being the choice.

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Old 01-19-06, 11:07 AM   #20
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They can add as many new women into Peter Parker's life as they want, but seeing the new villains in action are the only reason I'm interested in Spidey 3 at this point.
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A) I searched Spider-Man 3, and found no threads discussing the movie (such as the Superman and X-Men threads that are floating around).
Spidey 3 villains revealed..

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C) I still don't think this is a repost. This is an announcement, the other a hypothetical. It'd be like burying a "Brandon Routh confirmed to play Superman!" post deep within an old thread about "who would you cast to play Superman?"
I put a in my post because as Jack and I have discussed off board, I already knew the character was going to be in it, just no word of casting at that time. It's a hypothetical in "who would you like to SEE play the part", but not a "I'd Like Gwen Stacy to be in the next movie".
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Old 01-19-06, 11:38 AM   #22
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from me. Not really familiar with the whole MJ/Gwen Stacy comic storyline anyway.
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Old 01-19-06, 11:46 AM   #23
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I too feel like it seems unnecessary to put Gwen Stacey into the current Spider-man movie storyline. Especially since they have modified MJ's role so much and given her a lot of what Gwen was in the comics. Strange choice.
Exactly. Adding Gwen Stacey is absolutely unnecessary at this point. Her importance in the Spider-Man mythos is
Spoiler:
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. Adding that storyline to Spider-Man 3 seems silly if said villain somehow makes an appearance.
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Old 01-19-06, 12:28 PM   #25
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Exactly. Adding Gwen Stacey is absolutely unnecessary at this point. Her importance in the Spider-Man mythos is
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her death at the hands of the Green Goblin
. Adding that storyline to Spider-Man 3 seems silly if said villain somehow makes an appearance.
Well, there are a couple things here...

Kirsten doesn't want to continue playing MJ. Would you want to recast MJ? Here, they are thinking more towards the future of the series (if Sony chooses to further Spidey's adventures) and Gwen Stacy can continue a relationship with Peter.

As far as Gobby, well if you read some of my small tidbit comments in the other Spidey thread and it's not really hard to see this progression from the last film...
Spoiler:
there is a New Goblin so there are 3 villains: Sandman, Venom, Green Goblin. And heck, Dr. Connors is in the cast also, but no mention of the Lizard.
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