Une news intéressante qui récapitule un peu tout ce qu'on sait sur le projet avorté Spider-man 4 et sur les raisons qui ont fait que le projet a pris l'eau.
Je précise que le rédacteur de l'article est clairement de parti pris en faveur de Sam Raimi et qu'il faut prendre cette news avec un certain recul (les deux camps ont leurs torts dans cette histoire, les producteurs voulant contrôler intégralement la vision créative du film au détriment des intentions du réalisateur - réduit à un simple exécutant -, et le réalisateur partant complètement dans son trip en oubliant les enjeux économiques derrière la production d'un film. Ces différents créatifs rendaient l'entreprise trop risquée pour que le film puisse réellement se faire).
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But by 2008, Sony was finding that getting a fourth Spider-Man film in theaters was not going to be an easy task. Raimi made no secret that he never really wanted to include Venom in Spider-Man 3 and the railing he took from fans and critics proved that he was right and the studio was wrong. Said Raimi, “They really gave me a tremendous amount of control on the first two films, actually. But then there were different opinions on the third film and I didn’t really have creative control, so to speak.”
Also, by this time, the cast of bright-eyed newcomers in the first Spider-Man film had become major Hollywood players and were flexing serious muscle when it was time to negotiate a return now that their 3-picture deals were up. The film appeared to be in serious jeopardy at the very early stages but eventually all the principal creators and actors [*minus Kristen Dunst] were eventually signed up to return and filming was scheduled to kick off in the early summer of 2010 [*It should be noted that various rumors surrounding the script were contradictory as to whether Kristen Dunst would actually be returning].
Raimi had been assured that he would have creative control once again and that the studio was fine with having a two-villian approach. When it became clear to Raimi that neither of these things were true, he prudently decided to walk away from the project. After the backlash he received from Spider-Man 3, who could blame him?
John Malkovitch and Anne Hathaway were ultimately chosen to portray Spider-Man adversaries, Felicia Hardy and Adrian Toomes, better known as The Black Cat and The Vulture in the pages of Marvel comics. Along with this report came the dubious news that, to the dismay of fans everywhere, Hathaway would not be suiting up as The Black Cat but would portray an all new character called The Vulturess. As you can imagine, that bit of news did not go over well at all.
Reportedly the plot of the film had Parker moving on from Mary Jane and starting a relationship with Hardy. Meanwhile, Spider-Man would be busy battling the Vulture who is secretly Felicia's father. When Spider-Man accidentally kills him, Felicia takes up her father's villainous ways continuing the fight with Spider-Man. Only this small tidbit of the plot ever emerged (correct me if there's more) and it's eerily similar to the Green Goblin storyline that played out over the first three films.
But this isn't what irked Raimi, reportedly, the studio was not happy with the choice of villain and wanted more recognizable names like Electro, The Lizard or Carnage and was adamant that the film be shot in 3D, something Raimi was not familiar with. News surfaced in December 2010, that Raimi was clashing frequently with Sony execs over production interference and that he even began to sabotage the script as a threat to to get them to back off. Apparently they didn't get the message.
In January 2010, Sony officially announced that plans for Spider-Man 4 were canceled due to their inability to come to an agreement with Raimi and that the franchise would be rebooted. Sony's search for a director came down to two individuals, Marc Webb and Matthew Vaughn, and of course Webb got the gig.
Pour compléter la news, ayant suivi le projet à l'époque, Félicia Hardy mourrait à son tour vers la fin du film et la dernière scène montrait Peter Parker se débarrasser définitivement de son costume de Spider-man (ce qui contredit totalement l'idée derrière Spider-man 2, mais bon...).
Et il me semble aussi que le Vautour devait être en fait une enveloppe corporelle contrôlé à distance par l'esprit de la personne (c'était la période pré-Avatar, ça donnait des idées saugrenues aux exécutifs).
Au passage, le démarrage de The Amazing Spider-man en Asie est en train de battre des records là-bas.
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Sources are telling me that The Amazing Spiderman swept the Asian box office this weekend. . In Korea the 3D film debuted to $13M. The sources say that India took in $5+M, more than Avengers, for the biggest opening ever there for a U.S. film.
Adding that The Amazing Spider-Man's opening in Hong Kong, Phillippines and Singapore have also been dubbed "huge," expect an update via deadline with exact box office numbers later today.