RUMOR: Sony Executives Hate Marc Webb's THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

RUMOR: Sony Executives Hate Marc Webb's THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

The website Badass Digest is reporting that they have heard rumblings that Sony executives are less than thrilled with Marc Webb's upcoming superhero film, The Amazing Spider-Man.

By nailbiter111 - Apr 26, 2012 04:04 PM EST
Filed Under: Spider-Man

Take this with a grain of salt, but Devin Faraci of Badass Digest has returned from Las Vegas where he was covering CinemaCon, and has reported that while he was there he heard that there were Sony executives that loathed the new Spider-Man film.

I'm back from Vegas! All that travel means I'm a bit behind on some news, so while this happened yesterday I wanted to bring it up today...

Sony is looking at The Amazing Spider-Man as an investment. I've heard some really mixed things about the movie - much of which originates from INSIDE Sony - but no matter how the film does (unless the film is an unmitigated disaster, and that won't happen with a property like this), they're coming back for a sequel.

We'll see if The Amazing Spider-Man is as troubled as I've heard (the stories that come to me are that the execs hate it, and you can never tell when the execs are right or when they're stupid, stupid suits).

Let's examine this for a moment shall we. On one hand, why would a Sony executive open up his yapper and trash the film before it has even opened? That doesn't really make much sense, unless they want to try to distance themselves early from the backlash that will surely come if the film is in fact a stinker. Okay, so what about Badass Digest? This information was not the headline of their story. The focus of the piece is actually meant for the news about the Transformer scribes landing the gig to write the sequel. If Badass Digest was really looking to just gain attention you would figure they would've come up with a sexier headline like the one I have above.

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Denis Leary, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field, the films swings into theaters July 3, 2012 in 3D!

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Irons - 4/26/2012, 4:43 PM
Grain of salt taken
Ashdm - 4/26/2012, 4:46 PM
I find it hard to believe from the footage we've seen, but then again I liked the Wolverine trailer... Hope they're wrong though
Tajin88 - 4/26/2012, 4:46 PM
It would have been cool, when they came up with another story. Spiederman should be grown up and in action right in the beginning, and a younger actor should play the younger Parker in flashbacks.
nuclearpriest - 4/26/2012, 4:47 PM
Which brings the Spider-man film rights one step closer to going back to Marvel.
marvel72 - 4/26/2012, 4:53 PM
of course they hate it,a great way to promote a film.
Ironnick - 4/26/2012, 4:55 PM
Even though I am looking forward to this movie very much , I wouldn't be surprised if this movie turned out to suck.
Ha1frican - 4/26/2012, 4:56 PM
I feel like this was just someone that wanted to bring the film down for whatever reason and knew they could make baseless accusations and call them rumors and get away with it
rockerdude22 - 4/26/2012, 5:03 PM
Yeah, I don't think I buy this. The movie looks decent from the trailers, plus I don't think a studio executive would trash a movie that he's trying to sell before it's released.
superotherside - 4/26/2012, 5:10 PM
Who knows. I'll make my judgment when I see it and not before.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 4/26/2012, 5:11 PM
Didn't we hear similar grumblings in regards to The Avengers.

In other words

sexfoodcomics - 4/26/2012, 5:19 PM
Yay this means the movie will be good!!!!! If the money grubbing suits hate it then it has to be a good movie.
DaenerysTargaryen - 4/26/2012, 5:21 PM
If it is true then its gunna be like 2011. Theres always that ONE film that gets the bad reviews while the others get good reviews *example: Green lantern*. Hopefuly all 3 of the major CBMs will be epic *I already know Avengers and most likely TDKR will be. I'm not soo sure about Spider man since its not too high on my anticipation list*. Heres hoping for the best.
Ashes2Phoenix - 4/26/2012, 5:25 PM
Well that is a rather disheartening thing to hear ! I will be furious if this turns out terrible !
spiderman2020 - 4/26/2012, 5:26 PM
i bet this dude is a fan of twilight
TonyChu - 4/26/2012, 5:27 PM
Bullshit, even Kevin Feige said he was impressed.
bubba27 - 4/26/2012, 5:30 PM
I can believe it the robbery scene that was released kinda turned me off. There was something about it that was just awkward
mrexcellent - 4/26/2012, 5:32 PM
Compare that to what Feige said:

"Yes. It’s excellent. It’s not finished, but what I saw was very encouraging and very good. And the whole notion of [I hate that they] “reboot this, that” should go away when people actually see the movie."

Frustrating, to be sure. Hope Feige wasn't just being a salesman.
WaylonJones - 4/26/2012, 5:34 PM
I have a feeling if this was the case Sony excitives wouldn't have green lit the sequel
Lizardking310 - 4/26/2012, 5:41 PM
they know they got the next transformers on their hands shitty movies that make a ton of cash
genesis609 - 4/26/2012, 5:43 PM
i think it looks like shit so far... but when the trailer is bad... usually means its a good movie lol
DaenerysTargaryen - 4/26/2012, 5:44 PM
Oh yeah...but I was thinking more of MAIN CBMs.
webheaded - 4/26/2012, 5:45 PM
Nah I wouldn't worry too much about it. I bet its just a rumor. The movie looks great, I'm sure it'll be great too! No worries for this Spidey fan :)
WolvieCBM - 4/26/2012, 5:45 PM
What Waylon said.
OdinsBeard - 4/26/2012, 5:47 PM
yes because sony execs have a perfect track record... what did they have to say about ghost rider and it's lame sequel. the only reason they will make a sequel is for the rights.
hawkeye2012 - 4/26/2012, 5:50 PM
here is the full movie!

Oxion - 4/26/2012, 5:51 PM
Well, all any of us have had are sum trailers and terrible promo pics. We should all know from experience that NOTHING is guranteed until we see the film, no matter how attractive the trailers are. The day is coming and judgement will then be passed.
Coachella - 4/26/2012, 5:55 PM
Grif is going to be right about one film but it won't be TDKR. Spidey will be the worst of the top 3.
MisterBabadook - 4/26/2012, 5:56 PM
Maybe they aren't thrilled with the overall pacing.
Ranger14 - 4/26/2012, 5:57 PM
This doesn't surprise me at all. True or not.
Viltrumite - 4/26/2012, 5:58 PM
I really want this to be this year's X-Men: First Class, rather than it's Green Lantern.
Everything I've seen so far looks really good, so I'm not worried too much. I'm betting this is just b.s.
hartley07 - 4/26/2012, 5:59 PM
if they dont like it maybe they should give the rights back to marvel studios so they can do it right.
themidnightking - 4/26/2012, 5:59 PM
Still on the fence but I hope I am proven wrong. I won't be able to stand it if its like green lantern all over again
Bandrews1 - 4/26/2012, 6:01 PM
I'll believe it when I see it.
prettynuclear2 - 4/26/2012, 6:03 PM
Why hasn't anyone else reported this? That's the big question.
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