Going through the original Spider-Man 2 storyboards! My gosh I cannot get over how totally, utterly adorable Ursula is.
I have so much love in my heart for Bespectacled Ursula
have now talked to two (three, including myself) people who watched the Raimi movies without ever noticing that Curt Connors was missing an arm even though it’s very much visible, and he’s, like, shown closing a bottle with his teeth and using a hands-free headset to talk on the phone. Movies are so rarely Normal about physically disabled supporting characters that it doesn’t even blip the radar when done reasonably
There’s 2000s movie series by a famously body-horrory director, and there’s a 2010s movie series by a romcom director. Guess which one handled discussion of the antagonists’ physical and mental state with more nuance and compassion. Go on, guess.
Give me your hand. Believe in me.
“I look at you, Harry,” he’d said, “and I see myself at your age … except without the potential for greatness.”
Norman and Harry’s separate paths.
okay but the way the crowd coming together to protect kamala, it was so much like raimi-era spider man where new yorkers would take on goblin or doc oc to protect peter and i can’t believe how much I sobbed, these are the tropes I have missed in marvel movies.
A storyboarded scene between Peter, Ursula and Mr Ditkovich from the cancelled Spider-Man 4. (It would’ve involved them being evicted from their building.)
Found here. Can’t believe I’ve never seen these pictures before. I would have LOVED to see this scene.
Also, Ursula is drawn just so beautifully here.
discount batman loser becomes jekyll and hyde
Hey, didya see that one big supposed Spider-Man leak today? I don’t dare repost the pictures here. I’ll just say they were featuring the two other Spider-folks everyone expects to show up, plus Daredevil (which is kinda what made me lean on the side of “probably not real”). And I am DREADING THIS FILM! I mean, I’m excited too, it’s hard not to be at this point, but I love the Raimi trilogy y’know? It’s why I still have raimispiderman going over on tumblr. And I just don’t want the MCU messing with the core story of the Raimi movies. I can accept some cameos from what appear to be slight variations on Molina-Ock and Dafoe-Goblin, but bring Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man back and it just sort of… disrupts the canon of the original movies, you know? They were very down to earth (as far as superhero flicks can be) and just don’t fit in with the wider MCU and its multiversal gods-and-monsters stuff at all.
I am looking forward to seeing what’s apparently a new Green Goblin costume (worn by a stuntman here-)
but Goblin is on the poster released yesterday and as far as I can tell it’s the same costume from the Raimi movies, so that’s a wee bit disappointing.
It also occurs to me that poor Tom Holland hasn’t really had a solo solo film yet, another big MCU superhero is always there with him and in this one he’s kinda by necessity playing second fiddle to the supervillains. Aww man, sorry Tom.
Is anyone else feeling the same way? Just sort of a bit :/ about the whole enterprise?