Day 42. 93 pages, 45,796 words.
In movie news, bumped off my radar by the entertaining Wheel of Time trivia yesterday (live with it, dreameling), it seems the rift between Sony Pictures’ Spiderman and the vast media conglomerate of Marvel Studios is actually closing up. I don’t think anyone was expecting that to happen.
My reaction was perhaps a little immature. But you know what they say: if you can’t be a little immature now and then, you’re a great big poopy pants and also your head is made of poo and you eat poo for dinner.
So what does it mean?
Well, since I stopped watching Spiderman after Raimi left the helm, I can’t say this affects me directly right now. Although I tend to think it bodes well for up-coming movies. Spiderman is a fun character and could definitely improve the mix. If nothing else, it helps share the witty-quip load that is currently being carried entirely by Stark and Loki. I confess that the Spidey of the Raimi films was a bit understated in terms of his sassmouth, but they were re-imagining the franchise and bringing it to the big screen in an era ruled by Batman and Superman, before most of the real Marvel beauty entered our lives, so I guess they can be excused for playing it straight. Time to bring out the real deal.
 I think the new guy did a bit better, but like I say – never seen them. Never likely to. In fact, this unification was probably the only way I was going to bother seeing Spiderman on the big screen again, so that’s more good news.
Plus, this brings my daydream of a Spiderman / Deadpool movie one step closer to reality.
So yeah, this is great, bring it on.
More sadly (because you know I’m all about the emotional rollercoaster), it looks like Jon Stewart will be leaving The Daily Show sometime this year.