One month before the movie, it’s here! And no sign of Tobey or Andrew, though the last scene rather heavily hints at them.
I’m… not sure what I think. I guess my thoughts here still stand. I’ve also seen a lot of people take umbrage at the Doc Ock “What’s your ACTUAL name” joke and I’m not a fan of it either, partly because it’s a rip-off of a much better joke from Spider-Man 2 and partly because, this tweet says it best-
But I’ve probably have completely overlooked it if the MCU wasn’t doing it all the time, you know? Almost all the movies (save Black Panther) are very, “Ha ha! You’re not taking this comic book stuff SERIOUSLY are you?” before immediately asking us to take it seriously. And that really grates after a while.
This whole movie is still shaping up to be a tour of Spider-Man’s greatest hits (Ock! Goblin! Lizard! Woman plummeting to near-certain death!) rather than a story in itself, and I’m not really sure what I think about that either.
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?
It’s here! I wonder if the leak forced Disney’s hand.
I’ve wondered ever since Molina was announced to be appearing, how the hell are they gonna pull off this multiverse stuff considering he’s meant to be dead in his own universe. That’s not even getting started on the Goblin laugh and pumpkin bomb in there. My kind-of hope is that all the multiverse characters (including TobeySpidey and AndrewSpidey if they do appear) are quick cameos, but that probably won’t be the case. I just don’t want Disney messing with my beloved Raimiverse. :/
Doctor Strange performing a dangerous spell and messing with the multiverse seems rather out of character for him (well, the sufficiently character-developed him) but I’ll wait to see that in context I guess.