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The Weekly Wrap-Up: Friday, November 26, 2010

Written by David Molofsky

Everybody’s favorite wall-crawler has been making headlines all week! First, MTV caught up with the stars of the upcoming Spider-Man reboot, Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker) and Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy). Both actors seem determined to do justice to their respective characters. Garfield, who has been a Spider-fan since he was a kid, talked about the difficulty of playing a part that has become a worldwide symbol:

“When I was 12-years-old I saw the struggle Peter Parker was going through to be of use to society, I wanted to live up to that. And I realized that even Peter Parker is trying to live up to that symbol of Spider-Man he’s created. That’s what makes him so special: he’s undeniably human and going through the same struggles as everyone else. So you try to live up to that symbol and then you have to be OK not living up to it, because not even Peter Parker can do it.”

Stone is just hoping that she will be accepted by the comic-book community: “There’s a part of me that really wants to please people that love Spider-Man or Gwen Stacy and want her to be done justice. I hope they’ll give me license to interpret her my way. But that fan base, I’m one of them, so I completely understand why they would be judgmental of certain things.” I’m sure both actors will be spectacular!

The Marc Webb picture will also include Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, Sally Field as Aunt May, and Rhys Ifans as the as-yet-unknown villain, although most rumors suggest that he will be playing Curt Connors/the Lizard.

Meanwhile, Spidey is almost ready for his big Broadway debut in Julie Taymor’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. The musical, which features songs by U2‘s Bono and The Edge, is scheduled to premiere in January at the Foxwoods Theatre, but previews will start this Sunday. Watch the new behind-the-scenes video below:

 

 

Over in Metropolis, rumors are starting to fly about who will star in Zack Snyder’s Superman: Man Of Steel, set for release in 2012. According to Movienewz, the frontrunner seems to be English actor Matthew Goode. If Goode does take the role, each of the three biggest American superhero franchises will be headed up by Brits (Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man) and Christian Bale (Batman) also hail from the U.K.) The report also states that Snyder is intending to use CG to enhance the character of Superman, much like what Martin Campbell is doing in Green Lantern (2011). This comes as no surprise, considering Snyder’s previous films, 300 (2006) and Watchmen (2009) relied very heavily on CGI.

Sources: SuperHeroHype, Anglophenia, Movienewz, MTV

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