Look out!

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[1], 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.

[1] 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.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy. https://hatboy.blog/2013/12/17/metalude-who-are-creepy-and-hatboy/
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6 Responses to Look out!

  1. stchucky says:

    Okay, X-Men was 2000, Spiderman was 2002. Still, non-Batman superhero movies were still far from a sure thing 13 years ago, so a wise-crackin’ Spiderman probably seemed like a risk. All I’m saying.

  2. dreameling says:

    While I like Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, the rebooted Spidey movies were mostly just OK. Even the Raimi/Maguire movies were only slightly above OK (save the third, obviously). Meaning I’m still waiting for the proper Big Screen Peter Parker / Spidey. Maybe this could be it. Marvel’s done real good with the MCU, after all.

    • stchucky says:

      I’m hearing and seeing good things about the Miles Morales storyline, with Donald Glover cast. At first I was sceptical but the more I think about it, it really works smoothly. Unfortunately this is mostly coming from fans, and Marvel and Sony are looking at these guys: http://screenrant.com/marvel-spider-man-reboot-dylan-obrien-logan-lerman/

      • dreameling says:

        I’m hearing and seeing good things about the Miles Morales storyline, with Donald Glover cast.

        But, but… he’s black!

        Seriously, though, this Miles Morales thing is news to me, but it certainly sounds like a fresh take on Spidey (or it was in 2011). As to Donald Glover, he’s just too much Community’s Troy Barnes for me, man. Cannot see him as Spidey on the big screen.

        I don’t have any casting picks for the role. Whomever they choose, if he combines Tobey Maguire’s acting skills, and Andrew Garfield’s Peter-Parker-y look and feel, I’ll be happy.

  3. aaronthepatriot says:

    This is mostly wonderful news, except for the O-bummer you threw in there at the end about The Daily Show. I’d like to think happy thoughts about all of these things. However, Ben Affleck is still going to be Batman. This is the worst decade in the history of mankind, on that alone!

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