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Peter Parker, fully back in the spider’s seat of his own mind, is returning to the pages of a relaunched Amazing Spider-Man #1 in April, by the creative team of Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos. The NY Daily News just officially confirmed the news
“To do that for a solid year of my life, that’s the hardest thing I’ve had to do — to look small children in the eye at a convention and lie to them," Slott told The Daily News. "Inside, part of me was dying." Slott did, however, on a set visit for Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, tell Andrew Garfield that Peter would be back in time for the film.
When Slott first discussed the storyline that would kill off Peter and see Otto Octavius, who debuted in 1963’s Amazing Spider-Man #3 as Doc Ock, one of Peter’s oldest, most nefarious villains take his place as Spidey with the executives at Marvel, the writer said he was "as cynical" as any fan would be.
Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso says that "people will appreciate him a little more after this." He added that he thought "people have been taking [Peter] for granted."
As for the return itself, the Daily News was light on details, but Dan Slott has taken to social media to tease fans that at least some hints will come as early as this coming Wednesday, January 15, 2014. In Superior Spider-Man currently, Otto/Spidey has merged with the Venom symbiote – while Dr. Strange’s magic erased Parker from the alien suit’s memory, it does recognize that something is wrong with its host. The Avengers are on the scene, and Peter’s ex-girlfriend Carlie Cooper, who has figured out the mind-swap, is currently being held captive by the Green Goblin.
"This Sunday, January 12th there will be some BIG Superior Spider-Man SPOILERS on news & comic news sites," Slott posted on his Facebook page.
"If you can, you should probably try to avoid them till after you’ve read your new comics on Weds.
"You’ve been warned."
The casting of the female lead in the Spider-Man reboot is generating almost as much heat as the laborious process that ended when Andrew Garfield was chosen to play the young Peter Parker. Reports from Tinseltown indicate that director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) and Garfield are meeting with a group of at least five actresses, one of whom will likely end up playing Spidey’s love interest.
Only the winner won’t be portraying Mary Jane Watson—according to The Hollywood Reporter, MJ is definitely not the female lead in the new Spider-Man movie, and it might not be Gwen Stacy either—the script pages given to the actresses have no name listed for the character.
According to the Reporter’s Heat Vision blog, the five actresses include Emma Roberts, who has reportedly flown in twice from the location of Scream 4 to read for the role, Imogen Poots (Fright Night), Teresa Palmer (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice), Lily Collins (Priest), and Ophelia Lovibond (Nowhere Boy).
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who has the female lead in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, was in contention, but has reportedly dropped out. The five actresses mentioned are meeting with Webb and Garfield and reading for the role, rather than taking conventional screen tests.
If none of these candidates work out, The Reporter indicates that another round of searching is still possible. But like Andrew Garfield, all the current candidates are young aspiring talents who have the youthful look that will allow them to fit in to the movie’s high school setting seamlessly. According to THR, Webb is just look for the actress who can mesh with “the lower-key, edgier movie” that he wants to make as he attempts to reboot the billion-dollar Spider-Man franchise.
Columbia’s big two blockbusters for summer 2012 – Spider-Man and Men In Black 3 – are set to go before the cameras before the year is out, it’s been revealed…
2012 is already looking like the most interesting summer of blockbuster movies in some time (even if it’s not yet as jam-packed as 2011’s line-up!). Appreciating that it’s, thus far, heavily reliant on sequels and franchises, it’s the strength of those sequels and franchises that makes things quite so interesting.
Thus far, in 2012 we have new Batman and Star Trek movies, there’s Marvel’s The Avengers, the final Twilight movie, and there’s the risky-looking Battleship flick in there too. Okay, there’s Ice Age 4 and Madagascar 3 as well, but we’ll gloss over those for the minute.
There’s also a pair of big Sony-backed movies, both of which are reboots of sorts for their respective franchises. Men In Black 3 will see Josh Brolin come in and take some of the weight off Tommy Lee Jones’ shoulders, with Will Smith once again starring. And there’s the controversial decision to reboot the Spider-Man franchise from scratch, with Marc Webb directing and Andrew Garfield the new webslinger.
It’s been revealed that production on both of these projects is now set to start this year, too, which means we might just get a few images to give us a glimpse at which direction the films are taking.
Men In Black 3 is heading before the cameras in September, and is set to shoot in New York. Meanwhile, Spider-Man will go before the cameras from December, with its shoot kicking off in Los Angeles
We’ll bring you more on both projects as we get it, but for now, you can expect Men In Black 3 on 25th May 2012, and Spider-Man on 3rd July 2012.