Hey all! Hope you had a smashing weekend of awesomeness and fun. I actually spent my weekend doing things that make me far more tired than the things I do during the week…so I’m living in a Bizarro-world where my body is insisting that “me am on weekend.” I want to sleep.
The good news is, so does the rest of the world, as the weekend’s news items are all piffle. There’s some minor buzz about a potential lead on the Batman plot (it may be based on a graphic novel that is obscure and will NOT feature Two Face), rumors of a new Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis movie (presumably titled, Using the Last of Our Good Will ), and revelations that Campbell Scott and some other lesser-known actors will be playing Peter Parker’s parents in the new Spidey movie alongside a guy from Slumdog Millionaire who is reportedly playing a villain named Van Atter, although I’m a Spider-fanatic and have never heard of that character. All in all, everyone who makes news and rumors must have been using all that sleep I wasn’t.
But there is good news at the end of this mundane, monochromatic rainbow of nothingness: We got our first look at how Emma Stone is going to look as Gwen Stacy. You know, I’ve had my doubts about this project. Stone seemed perfect for Mary Jane, not Gwen; Andrew Garfield is a fine actor but not quite what I envisioned for Peter; the origin being retold is boring, boring, boring; they’re apparently using Peter’s parents somehow; the casting for the supporting folks is just so obvious and annoying (Sally Field as Aunt May?); the Lizard is a terrible lead villain; and so on. So it warms my heart to give you the first good news we’ve had about this project so far.
Yeah, so I’m pretty excited about this project now. Love what they’re doing. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go remind the 15-year-old that lives in my heart that Gwen Stacy still isn’t actually a real person.
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