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Actor J.K . Simmons handily won fans over with his spot on portrayal of irritable publisher J. Jonah Jameson in the 'Spider-Man' movie franchise. While attending the Sundance film festival, the actor recently update MTV Splash Page about the status of 'Spider-Man 4'.
The actor said he visit Sam Raimi at the director's Christmas party last year.
"We’ve definitely brainstormed ideas for Triple-J, but I have no desire to make Triple-J more of the focus of those movies," he said. “The amount that I did in 1, 2 and 3, is just exactly right. Like be the wolf. Come in, blow in, do a week, blow out, be the comic relief, and hit the road. And let Tobey and everybody else do the heavy lifting."
The actor also told MTV that the film will start filming early in 2010. Sony has said they'd like to see a May 2011 release for the new Spider-Man movie.
It's not surprising that another January day passes and 'The Dark Knight' has been nominated for some new Hollywood Award. But in today's listing 'Iron Man' is victorious, gathering more nods than its bat-counterpart. Heck, even 'Hellboy II' and 'Speed Racer' got nominations here. This has got to be the 7th Annual Visual Effects Society Award nominations.
The VES awards are to be handed out February 21 at a ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
Variety has listed the nominees which include:
Ben Snow, Hal Hickel, Victoria Alonso, John Nelson of 'Iron Man' and Michael J. Wassel, Lucy Killick, Adrian De Wet, Eamonn Butler of 'Hellboy II' will compete in the "Oustanding Visual Effects in a a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture" category. They'll be competing against the teams from 'The Chronicles of Narnia -- Prince Caspian', 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' and 'Cloverfield'.
Team 'Iron Man' is also up for the "Best Single Visual Effect of the Year", competing with 'Cloverfield' - Statue of Liberty Crash And Woolworth Tower Collapse, 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' - Benjamin's Secret, 'The Day The Earth Stood Still' - Newborn Klaatu, 'Indiana Jones And The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull' - Valley Destruction. Interestingly, the listing for this category doesn't include a single moment from 'Iron Man', so we're assuming they mean the armor/character itself.
'Iron Man' and 'Hellboy II' compete again in the "Oustanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture" category. They're going against the teams for 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' - Benjamin Button, 'The Spiderwick Chronicles' - Hogsqueal. Colin Mcevoy and Christoph Ammann are nominated for the big, green Elemental Sequence in 'Hellboy II'. Hal Hickel, Bruce Holcomb, James Tooley and John Walker collectively get the not for bringing the armored avenger to life in 'Iron Man'.
In a change of pace the much-critcized 'Speed Racer' got a nod in the "Outstanding Matte Paintings in a Feature Motion Picture" category. Lubo Hristov, Dennis Martin and Ron Crabb are nominated for their overall matte painting presentation in the film. They'll compete with 'Changeling' - 1928 Downtown L.A., 'Indiana Jones And The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull', 'Synecdoche, New York' - Matte Paintings.
'The Dark Knight' finally survaces in the "Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Feature Motion Picture" category. Ian Hunter, Forest Fischer, Branden Seifert and Adam Gelbart get the nod for their "Garbage Truck Crash Models And Miniatures". From 'Iron Man' Aaron Mcbride, Russell Paul, Gerald Gutschmidt and Keiji Yamaguchi are nominated for the "Suit Up Machine". The two heroes combat 'Indiana Jones And The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull' and 'My Darling of The Mountains' - Hot Springs.
'The Dark Knight' team of Peter Bebb, David Vickery, Philippe Leprince and Andrew Lockley were nominated in the "Outstanding Created Environment in a Feature Motion Picture" category for thier "Imax Gotham City Scapes". Other nominees here are 'Cloverfield' - Brooklyn Bridge Sequence, 'Indiana Jones And The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull' - Temple Heart, 'The Mummy: Tomb of The Dragon Emperor' - Avalanche Sequence and 'Synecdoche, New York' - Created Environment.
'Iron Man' again gets a nomination in the "Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture". Jonathan Rothbart, Dav Rauch, Kyle Mcculloch and Kent Seki are recognized for their Head Under Display - Hud compositing work. Other nominees include 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian', 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button', 'Quantum of Solace'.
Its a bat-double dip for the "Outstanding Special Effects in a Motion Picture" category. 'The Dark Knight' team of Chris Corbould, Peter Notley and Ian Lowe have been nominated for overall effects. They'll be competing with Scott Beverly, Robert Spurlock, Jon Warren and Brian Kelly Hahn for "Garbage Truck Crash Mechanical Effects" in the same movie. The third nominiee in this category is the team from 'Defiance'. Strangely, no mention of 'Iron Man' here.
Another 'Watchmen' TV ad has appeared online. It's a pretty shabby recording, which looks like someone phone-cammed it off their TV screen. Still, if you must see it now, here it is...