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J. Jonah Jameson Says Spider-Man 4 Begins Filming In 2010

Looks like we can expect to see Spidey on the big screen again in 2011.

In some ways it's a little bit of a bummer that we haven't had another Spider-Man movie yet.  The good thing is it gives everyone time to think about what did and didn't work in the third movie and more reason to do even better next time around.  Actor J.K. Simmons, who played J. Jonah Jameson told MTV at Sundance that he will return in the fourth Spider-Man movie and that filming will begin in 2010.

It seems that Tobey McGuire and Sam Raimi haven't officially committed to returning.  I thought they had.  Kirsten Dunst hasn't been confirmed even though she's stated that she'd like to return.

Simmons has been great as JJJ.  Could we see more of him in the next movie?
“I saw Sam [Raimi] at his Christmas party.  We’ve definitely brainstormed ideas for Triple-J, but I have no desire to make Triple-J more of the focus of those movies,” he said. “The amount that I did in 1, 2 and 3, is just exactly right. Like be the wolf. Come in, blow in, do a week, blow out, be the comic relief, and hit the road. And let Tobey and everybody else do the heavy lifting.”

That is true.  He came in, nailed his scene and was done.  At least the writers will have a year to knock out a really great script.  I hope they will watch the previous films and not make the same mistakes.  I've enjoyed the movies but to be honest, there is room for improvement.  I look forward to hearing more about this.
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Posted by Nighthunter

Simmons was born for the role

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I look forward to it. Even though I didn't like Spider-Man 3 much, I did enjoy one and two. Hopefully, with all the time off they've had, they've thought about a good script and refined it further.

I won't be too torn up if Mcguire leaves. He's okay as Parker, but, I dunno, he can't really deliver the lines for Spidey as well. I always thought Dunst was pretty good as MJ, but if they find another actress it'll be okay (if a little awkward).

And, yeah, Simmons is perfect for Jonah. He nails the character.

Posted by mrenb

I'd be more upset if Simmons didn't return.  Don't care if no one else did.  Do Spidey right, blast it, dump Dunst, hire a director who won't interject over the top tongue in cheek crap, and an actor that isn't all whiny and can portray Parker/Spidey as a nerd and as a confident super hero.  I'm still waiting for Spidey's infamous verbal jabs, one-liners and wit.  The only line I can recall is his "Where did you get your outfit?  Did your husband make that for you?" in the cage match in Spidey #1.  Funny shee-yot, bring it back!

Posted by pixelized
G-Man said:
Kirsten Dunst hasn't been confirmed even though she's stated that she'd like to return.

Of course she would, Paparazzi shots won't pay the bills forever.
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Posted by Precise
mrenb said:
"I'm still waiting for Spidey's infamous verbal jabs, one-liners and wit.  The only line I can recall is his "Where did you get your outfit?  Did your husband make that for you?" in the cage match in Spidey #1.  Funny shee-yot, bring it back!"
That's true, i miss the funny one-liners in Spider-man.
Posted by fredsmilek

Here's hoping it's better than part 3.

Posted by Social Moth

I agree

The 3rd movie was okay, yet seeing the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man in 2008, they could have made it a LOT better.

Posted by Marvel Knight

I thought Tobey and Sam had signed up.

Posted by Spider-Pantrelli
Marvel Knight said:
"I thought Tobey and Sam had signed up."

That's what I thought... :S
Posted by Sir Incognito
Marvel Knight said:
"I thought Tobey and Sam had signed up."
I heard that too, but I'll thank the heavens if they're not in it and it isn't true. Don't get me wrong, I love Raimi's work outside the Spider-man franchise, and I thought 'Spider-Man 2' was quite good, but I don't think he got Spider-man right, and neither did Tobey Maguire.

IMO, the characters aren't as well portrayed and casted as they should be, the movies are way too campy, and superhero films in 2008 like 'The Dark Knight', 'The Incredible Hulk' and 'Iron Man' have done way better adapting the comics to film, making me realize that the Spidey movie franchise, as a whole seems half-baked.
Posted by Shaper

Yea, missed the one liners. But, I wished they started the filming in 2009. :(

Posted by Red L.A.M.P.

I have not liked any of the Spider-Man movies.  The last one was the worst.

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Posted by Lunacyde

They need to re do it...Spider-Man deserves more!

Posted by mrenb

I also think there was way too much CGI.  The movies are more like cartoons, actually.  I know it's a challenge to do FX for Spidey, but a blend of CGI and hard FX, like Iron Man and Hellboy,  then you're doing things right.  I don't  think they'd do a re-boot, (it'd be nice) but if some changes were made, i.e., director and cast, with exception to Simmons and the actor who portrayed Doc Connors, then I will be excited.  Otherwise, *meh*.  I want to agree with Red L.A.M.P. but  I am not that jaded----yet.

Posted by Incredible Hulk-Prime

Spider-Man 4 will be good. They should make a Venom Movie and his orgin should be in a flash back like in The Incredible Hulk Movie,because they messed him up in Spider-Man 3. Noone mess up my favorite
comic book characters and get away with it. I mean Venom should be like
"We are one and now you are going to pay Spider-man!", "You turn us into a monster you are going to pay!"
or"We are posion to you Spider-Man we call ourselves Venom!" and he needs to be scary, bigger,needs to
stick his turn out such like in the comics and in the cartoons,and shouldn't be beaten by Spider-Man soo easy,because Venom looks almost like a weird spider version of The Abomination from The Incredible Hulk
so he needs to be bigger,strongerand scaryer. Spider-Man looks more weider than Venom in the movies. He should be more funnyer than being serious. These people act like they never read a
 Spider-Man comic book before.

Posted by Mr. Wilson
Nighthunter said:
"Simmons was born for the role"

Amen.
Posted by Fresh Prince
I hope they work hard on this one. I didn't like the other movies at all
Posted by Mr. Wilson

I liked 1 and 2 but 3 sucked. 

Posted by BriClops

i didnt really like anyone but Simmons in theese movies, and kirsten dunst was an awful Mj i mean shes suposed to be like super model hot, and i dunno the third movie was sooo bad, it  made me laugh so hard when the sand man like cried then blew away in the wind. but whadyagonna do about it.

Posted by Blake Stormlance

Simmons is possibly the best cast character in any of the marvel films. The third film was shit but i'm still hoping the fouth will be better. btw how strong is spiderman?? Can he lift 10 tons, 1 ton or does he have the proportional strength of a spider?

Posted by DragonRex1

My favorite scene Simmons had was in 3, during the final battle he needed a camera so he bought one of a girl for 100, then finds it empty and she's all "Film's extra" a lot of people were laughing even after that scene.

Posted by Paragon
Red L.A.M.P. said:
"I have not liked any of the Spider-Man movies.  The last one was the worst."
I concur.
Edited by Kenshiro28

I hope they can pull another Spider-Man 2 and give us something AWESOME again....and stop killing the damn villains! Of all the villains NOT to outright kill, all we get is Sandman? Dag yo...

Posted by Mr. Wilson

Spider-Man 2 ftw!

Posted by Sheep-Kill

Well hopefully, Green Goblin returns and faked his death like in he comics.

Posted by Firestormnuclerman

Well that's good because after the huge mistakes of Spidey 3 they have a lot of work to do .

Posted by GERALD
@Nighthunter said:
" Simmons was born for the role "
can't argue there
Posted by comicace1395

I thought the movies were good but they could improve it. I didn't quite agree with Topher Grace as Venom. Eddie Brock was pretty tough before he merged with the symbiote. Most the other actors I agreed with. But Spiderman could of been less serious. Maybe they'll get it right since they have plenty of time to think it through before it comes out in theaters.
Posted by CATMANEXE
@pixelized said:
" G-Man said:
Kirsten Dunst hasn't been confirmed even though she's stated that she'd like to return.

Of course she would, Paparazzi shots won't pay the bills forever. "
lol. that and she needs someplace she can display her " singing voice".