Spider-Man Gets Dark!

Summary

You'll find this pic on just about every quality movie site by now, but Superhero Hype was the first outlet to share the goods, so why not click on over there to catch an all-new (and enjoyably "dark") poster from Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3." Back to Article

Comments

hellhole

Ken Alleman

Okay, yeah. Alien costume.

Feb 24 - 09:12 AM

BetrNBlackNWhite

Mike Card

I have a theory that the costume will start looking like his normal one in texture and throughout the film get closer and closer to the smoother venom costume.

Feb 24 - 09:33 AM

aknddon3

andrew kruzel

It all makes sense now. In the comics, Venom bites Sandman and he ends up dying(of course i think he comes back to life), now that it is almost confirmed that Venom is going to be in it that means that Venom kills Sandman. And the costume looks awesome, the only thing i fear is that they are going to make venom look just like spiderman with a black costume instead of bulking him up.

Feb 24 - 09:50 AM

synergyred

Nancy Elizabeth

Holy crap I'm excited now. What a great poster!

Feb 24 - 09:57 AM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

[b]Venom[/b]
This will be a very interesting twist, if Raimi makes Venom small (like Topher Grace) and not large. Venom has always been physically imposing, so it'd be odd to see him smaller and not as intimidating. I don't know what I think about that. Hopefully, whatever happens, they kill off Mary Jane and Peter gets together with Gwen. Reversal of the comics. I love it.

Feb 24 - 10:23 AM

D79

Lupe DeLeon

or maybe that's not spidey but the sandman. remember, the sandman can turn into anything...hooray for dorks! :)

Feb 24 - 10:33 AM

nogard64

Nogard64 64

[b]HUH???[/b]
that seriously just looks like the regular costume in black and white!!!! You guys are nutty! The alien (black costume) doesnt have the web design as far as the comic goes. So thats not the it! You guys are going Koo Koo for cocoa puffs!

Feb 24 - 11:17 AM

lavatory love machine

juan carlos petruchi

or maybe it's just the regular costume with the usual colors but that pick is from a scene that take place at night, and it's shot like underworld

with that kind of photography all colors fade to dark

but it's more than a year to see this movie so I rather not to think much about it yet, we have superman to focus on this year

Feb 24 - 11:19 AM

aknddon3

andrew kruzel

Who cares about Superman, it looks like crap. He looks like a metrosexual, Singer completely ruined it.

Feb 24 - 11:51 AM

ProducerPaul

Paul Barrett

Oh, so you've seen the movie already? Then please, tell us more. If not, then shut the hell up.

Feb 24 - 12:25 PM

aknddon3

andrew kruzel

I can see how it looks like other crap in the trailer, Lois Lane looks like crap, Clark Kent looks like crap, Superman looks like crap, the only thing that is interesting is Marlon Brando's role as Jor-el. So why dont you shut up, you tool.

Feb 24 - 01:19 PM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

[b]Sony[/b]
All I know is the official Sony release says it is Spiderman in a black costume. So, suck on that doubters.

Feb 24 - 11:29 AM

South_park300

First Last

I got the pic in an email from the Sony mailing list and they said the pic is NOT in black and white, and that it's indeed Spidey's costume. Suck on that, nonbelievers

Feb 24 - 11:37 AM

lavatory love machine

juan carlos petruchi

underworld is not black and white

that pic is just like that

Feb 24 - 11:43 AM

aknddon3

andrew kruzel

Who cares about Superman, it looks like crap. He looks like a metrosexual, Singer completely ruined it.

Feb 24 - 11:51 AM

ProducerPaul

Paul Barrett

Oh, so you've seen the movie already? Then please, tell us more. If not, then shut the hell up.

Feb 24 - 12:25 PM

aknddon3

andrew kruzel

I can see how it looks like other crap in the trailer, Lois Lane looks like crap, Clark Kent looks like crap, Superman looks like crap, the only thing that is interesting is Marlon Brando's role as Jor-el. So why dont you shut up, you tool.

Feb 24 - 01:19 PM

ProducerPaul

Paul Barrett

Oh, so you've seen the movie already? Then please, tell us more. If not, then shut the hell up.

Feb 24 - 12:25 PM

aknddon3

andrew kruzel

I can see how it looks like other crap in the trailer, Lois Lane looks like crap, Clark Kent looks like crap, Superman looks like crap, the only thing that is interesting is Marlon Brando's role as Jor-el. So why dont you shut up, you tool.

Feb 24 - 01:19 PM

Scarborough Fair

Kyle Beaudette

its just the exact same costume but colored black. kinda cool, but nothing to crap ourselves about.

Feb 24 - 12:33 PM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

[b]Venom[/b]
I don't see what the big deal it. It IS Spiderm-man in a black costume, Sony even said as much. The question is, exactly what it means. Could just be symbolic, as if to say that the symbiot story will be introduced in this movie. Who knows whether that is actually the symbiot costume that Spider-man will be wearing.

Feb 24 - 12:43 PM

BoGo

Benjy Ogden

[b]Theory[/b]
This is just my theory, so please no one bite my head off here...

In Spidy 3, he will join with the Symbiot, which will aid him in the fight with Sandman, while Topher Grace will be introduced as Eddie Brock, who in my guess will be made into a clumsy second rate reporter, which would go with Grace's comedic skills, and near the end of the movie, when Peter struggles with the internal problems the alien is causing him, he'll find a way to seperate and that will be when the alien joins with Eddie. I think Venom will be the main bad guy in the 4th film, with just a glimpse of him at the end, ala the implications of Harry and the Green Goblin at the end of the 2nd movie. I really hope he si bulked up though, and not scrawny, maybe emphasizing the difference between him and Eddie.

The comics have never been followed, just used as inspiration, so that classic plotline from them is unlikely to be followed. The only problem I see with my theory is that would mean that Harry's appearence as the Green Goblin wouldn't be until the 5th movie, whihc wouldn't be until 2011-13, in that range. That is unlikely considering they introduced the plotline at the end of the Spiderman 2. I dunno, again this is just a theory that I thought of.

Feb 24 - 01:07 PM

aknddon3

andrew kruzel

I can see how it looks like other crap in the trailer, Lois Lane looks like crap, Clark Kent looks like crap, Superman looks like crap, the only thing that is interesting is Marlon Brando's role as Jor-el. So why dont you shut up, you tool.

Feb 24 - 01:19 PM

nogard64

Nogard64 64

[b]haha[/b]
the greatest thing is Carnage! he makes Venom look like a 7 year old boy scout who walks lil ol ladies across busy streets. haha

Feb 24 - 01:29 PM

hellhole

Ken Alleman

I can stomach Venom as a Spidey character, but Carnage is a terrible villain and I hope Raimi stays far away from him.

Venom is a product of the high-style, little-substance trend that characterized the comics of the time. Small differences aside, he's pretty much the cheapest way to get an "A" in Writing Villains 101: essentially copy the main character's powers, beef them up considerably, and weaken the moral compass. Poof. you have your villain. Not a terribly original or effective villain, but one who can at least give the hero a run for his money and keep the tension up for a while, until the inevitable plot contrivances needed to resolve the story come into play.

Carnage, on the other hand, doesn't even have that going for him. He's an attempt to cash in on the popularity of the Venom character. He's a copy of a copy. But the catch is, in their attempt to make a bigger, badder Venom, the writers removed the idea of even a skewed moral compass, and instead simply characterized him with incurable, violent insanity. You get a more physically imposing villain, but one with absolutely no psychological interest or longevity--just a dude with a screw loose and some wacky powers. It doesn't get much more two-dimensional than that.

I'm not a Venom fan, but I can at least see Raimi putting him in the movie and doing a decent job of it. There's some psychological interest there for the filmmakers to mine. Carnage, on the other hand, would be a big mistake. Carnage is a weak character. Once you get past the "bigger, better, louder, flashier" stage, you see him for what he is--or what he isn't. He makes a good action figure, but that's about it.

I used to like the whole symbiote thing when I was a kid reading comics, but my opinion of it has grown more jaundiced over the years. Venom was "cool"--but cool is only temporary. Green Goblin, Doc Ock, and company aren't just cool, they're classics. They always were, and always will be, and that's why they're a cut above Venom and other such characters.

Feb 24 - 07:56 PM

nogard64

Nogard64 64

oh please! those old characters are just plain retarded! What Sandman? Frost man? Snow man? Octopus man? wow real imaginative! lets just take any thing or animal and add MAN to the end and BAM we have a villian! I can give some respect to green goblin, but all of the other classics are dull! And weak! Spidey grew up and matured and got stonger, by the numbers Spidey is actually one of the fastest and strongest heroes in the Marvel line. And most people don't seem to realize that. So the only match would be a villian not of earths origin. Everything about Venom is interesting he knows Spiderman's every move, by the numbers Spidey has no advantage over him. And if I remember correctly spideys never defeated him fair and square there was always help or something else intervened. Yes venom is one tough cookie!

And if that wasn't enough along come Carnage, more ruthless and more violent than Venom, its venom times 100!!! Yes everything you said bigger better louder and flashier, and last time I check thats what people want when they go to the movies, not a Feudian character study, if that what you want go to the library. And I'm sure if Rami does Carange he'll do it right.

Feb 24 - 11:07 PM

dylan21484nj

glenn welsh

if you're gonna try to bring Freud into this, at least be able to spell Freud. sounds like you could use a few trips to the library yourself there, champ. if you read more, you might be able to spell better. your post is a black eye to everyone who has been trying to convince the general public that comic books are smart and should be taken seriously when it comes to being adapted into movies.

Feb 26 - 12:33 AM

cabezone

First Last

You are everything that is wrong with todays movie audiance.

Feb 26 - 05:18 PM

Rash Hunt

Rash Hunt

Judging by "thats what people want when they go to the movies, not a Feudian character study, if that what you want go to the library. And I'm sure if Rami does Carange he'll do it right" I think it is safe to assume that you didn't exactly get Batman Begins as much as you may have wanted to. If people didn't want a character study, then I don't think this strain of the super hero genre would even exist.

And everything about Venom being the weaker villain is true to an extent, but let us no forget, Spider Man (and especially the Spider Man film franchise) is nothing more than a long and extended use of the monomyth, a template that has very strict constraints. It is this template that is in fact the sole contributor to what substance that may be offered by the presence of the Venom role, regardless of what it seems. You're right, it really is just him beefed up - unfortunately, many will believe this fight against himself is an attempt at being deep or hinting at the presence of poetic justice - bollocks, it's just Venom, who even then is infinitely more impressive than the arbitrary insane character of Carnage, who was already filled by the Green Goblin anyhow.

P.S. If I wasn't certain that he was the old man who was disintegrated in his wheelchair in the first one, I'd say the Vulture was definitely called for if you want to follow the comics in any way or form.

Mar 3 - 10:19 AM

sombra999

Steven Federico

Venom can't possibly be introduced as in the comics. If all us geeks remember the symbiote was first introduced in Secret Wars #8. They would have to bypass the whole Secret Wars story line. Not to mention the symbiote was attached to P.P. for so long it was able to sneak up on Spidey without triggering his spider sense. That brings up a whole other issue. Then the Fantastic Four cross over to rid Parker of the symbiote for good, etc. There are lots of loop holes they will have to fill in order for this introduction to make any kind of sense. I think I need to find another hobby!

Mar 3 - 10:56 AM

saiyajinX

Bryan Brooks

[b]damn!![/b]
That has some serious symbolism! What could it mean....symbiote anyone!?

Feb 24 - 02:12 PM

jemdawg

jem dawg

[b]its obvious[/b]
everyone who knows spiderman, knows that the alien symbiote used spiderman before it did eddie brock. and the fact that he is in his regular costume rather than what he wore in the comics isnt a surprise because raimi has stated that he wants to stray from the comics slightly. which also explains why venom is going to be seen this early in the films.

Feb 24 - 03:34 PM

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