Spider-Man No More?

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  1. misterd

    misterd Well-Known Member

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    Chud.com is reporting that Tobey is planning on hanging up his webs after SM3. He has made the claim before, though, and it may just be a negotiating tactic (it's pretty common). If this movie makes what people expect it to make, don't be suprised to see a $20mil pay day lure him back into tights.

    PS - Don't forget the sneak peak at SM3 on Heroes tonight!
     
  2. flamepanther

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    Man, if it's not a negotiating tactic, he's crazy. I would never give up the chance to be Spider-Man.
     
  3. Mr. Jiggles

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    Meh. I could do fine without Tobey. I'm more concerned with Raimi staying on.
     
  4. Jux

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    So they'll get Gyllenhaal and still make a badass Spidey 4.
     
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    From what I heard too that if Tobey leaves, Raimi may go with him. But who knows, it's all heresay.
     
  6. Smasher

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    I like Tobey as Peter Parker.

    But I could see a different actor in the role.
    Its going to happen anyway when he ages beyond the character.

    I hope the series goes on forever.
    As long as the movies are good I'll see every one.
     
  7. pscoop

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    To be fair, he doesn't actually get to be Spiderman, it's all acting. :dunce 

    j/k
    I do wonder what he is thinking. To get paid that kind of money to be Spiderman in a movie, and half of it you don't need to be there since it is CGI. I wish half my job was done by a computer and still get paid the same.
     
  8. misterd

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    I can understand it. He's not getting younger, and these films are long and laborious. The costume can't be too comfy either. Having done it three times now, he's got money for the next 2 generations of Maguires. Besides, most actors don't get into the business to play the same character for 20 years, and having spent 7 years as Spidey, I can see him wanting a new challenge.
     
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    It's not like he'll give up acting. Thanks to SM, he'll be able to command a "decent" salary in any other projects he chooses to do. It may not be Spidey-money, but it'll still be "more than you and I make in our lifetimes combined" money.
     
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    I heard an interview with him, and it sounded like he isn't doing this for money, but because of his age. He said it keeps getting harder and harder to get into shape for the role, and I guess his back is still kind of messed up from way back when he was bucked during the filming of Seabiscuit.

    Like Mr. Jiggles, I don't mind if they get someone new to play Spidy, it's Raimi that I don't want to see go. Not only would we loose a great director, but we'd probably loose Ted and Bruce as well :p 
     
  11. Team Jetfire

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    This could be his meal ticket for years. I can’t imagine the movies lasting to much longer at any rate.
     
  12. smkspy

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    I don't understand how movie franchises and certain actors/actresses/directors have become one and the same. Its as if Tobey or SM leaves the movies are destined to fail without their talent. Screw Tobey and SM there are plenty of actors and directors out there who can make a decent Spider-man movie.
     
  13. Smasher

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    I don't think Tobey or Sam ever claimed that the movies are a success solely because of their individual contributions. I am not reading that at all.
     
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    The Batman movies are a great example of an un-successful change from actors and director.
     
  15. Jux

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    Actually, I think they're a good example of how you can have both good AND bad character changes.

    Michael Keaton was a good Batman - but perhaps only because he was the first for the major films. The change to Val Kilmer and George Clooney weren't the best choices, but Christian Bale was, in my opinion, an excellent Batman.

    Of course, he had a film that was unlike the others, and that may have contributed - but ever since the original Keaton/Burton films, we've had a wide variety of Batman films with some failures, some success. I would imagine SpiderMan to be no different. Just depends on the actors, writers, and directors.
     
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    How about the different James Bonds? They seem to pull it off alright.
     
  17. rawl316

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    the new superman movie also did well.
     
  18. Jux

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    I finally saw Casino Royale last night. As much as I was against Craig (I still think he looks too old and haggard to be the "young" Bond), he did quite a good job, and the film overall was really well done.
     
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    Yeah, I loved Casino Royale but I too felt he looked real weathered to be playing a new 00 agent. The sequel is supposed to start where this one left off, so I'm pretty excited for whenever that comes out.
     
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    Yes you are right about the new 'Bale' Batman being a good choice, I just didn't take it into account as it was a restart to the franchise.

    For my Michael Keaton was my favorite (of the originals) and I think it has to do with the fact that he was the first Batman that I grew up with.

    This would be the same for Toby, Yes they could replace him, but as he is essentially Spiderman, anyone used in the same role would look funny or out of place.

    And for the record Bale was the best batman to date, but only to Adam West!
     

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