JJJ rants about SPIDER-MAN 4 - Mania.com

Round Up

38 Comments | Add


Rate & Share:


Related Links:



JJJ rants about SPIDER-MAN 4

Plus: IRON MAN, DARK KNIGHT and WATCHMEN in your Comics2Film 9.1.19

By Rob M. Worley     January 19, 2009
Source: Various

Spider-Man (slideshow)
© Mania

J.K. Simmons names 'Spider-Man 4' start. 'Iron Man' outshines 'Dark Knight' in latest award noms. A new 'Watchmen' TV ad online. All systems are "go" for ignition in your Comics2Film 9.1.19...



J.K. Simmons say SPIDER-MAN 4 will roll cameras in 2010

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.



IRON MAN outshines DARK KNIGHT in VES noms

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.



WATCHMEN TV Spot #2 - in crap-o-vision

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...

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.


Showing items 1 - 10 of 38
1 2 3 4 >  >>  
almostunbiased 1/19/2009 7:52:27 AM

Yeah I like JJJ, but he is a bit character.

Doesn't surprise me. Iron Man was a better movie.  Just watched it last night by the way.

Wallace85 1/19/2009 8:10:14 AM

I have a good feeling with Spider-Man 4 & 5 if they're doing the back to back filming and J.K. is the man.

Saw that great teaser during the Steelers great victory over the Ravens.


muchdrama1 1/19/2009 8:25:10 AM

 You know, I gotta say..."Crap-O-Vision" is pretty shitty. 

madmanic999 1/19/2009 9:14:18 AM

almost... i agree, while both Ironman and The Dark Knight were both amazing and groundbreaking (for different reasons/ apple and orange kinda deal), I enjoyed Ironman more...

When it comes to a visual effects award no matter which you prefer, Ironman wins that debate.  When it came to FX, Ironman simply had more opportunities to display bigtime FX.  Dark Knight was more grounded, although it definately had some eye poppers of it's own.

JJJ rocks, no one can touch JK Simmons Jonah...

What's the word, are we going to get Watchman or is it stuck in legal battle hell?

almostunbiased 1/19/2009 10:19:51 AM

It's already settled, madmanic.

robbo 1/19/2009 10:30:00 AM

MadMania999 - Watchmen settled as of last Thursday!

Hobbs 1/19/2009 11:54:09 AM

almost and madmanic, I think them was fighting words to hanso...saying IM was better movie.   :)

EagleManiac 1/19/2009 12:40:56 PM

I'm hearing more and more from friends, co-workers, and such that they too thought Iron Man was by far the better movie over The Dark Knight. Most said TDK was boring, lacked any real "action", other than The Joker blowing things up, and thoe occaional car chase. Also, now that I've seen TDK twice(Iron Man, 4 times, btw), I think Heath's performance is more over-the-top and not as great as one is to believe from all the hype poured onto TDK. Iron Man was just plain ol' FUN FUN FUN! And THAT to me is more important than some overly-gloomy, morbid, "dark" film like TDK. And there was too much going on, and that ws what really turned me off. They, the producers/director seemed to have all these ideads, but no real way to get them onscreen properly, so they just DID it. And it's a mess, IMO. And as I have said in other articles about TDK and Iron man, I had a very hard time believing that The Joker could plant all those explosives in all those different locations(especially the hospital and the ferry's), without someone noticing him, or his minions, or the explosives themselves. Just too hokey for me, and it detracted from the movie. And, the title was The Dark Knight, but it should have been called The Joker's Wild! LOL!!

Iron Man kicks so much butt over TDK, and is THE best Comic Book adaptation movie of all-time! Robert Downey was brilliant! And Jeff Bridges made me hate HIS character(Obadiah Stane) more than Heath did with his Joker. TDK was too over-hyped, and not a good movie to boot!


almostunbiased 1/19/2009 1:00:47 PM

Now I wouldn't go that far.  I liked both movies.  They were different types of movies and yes Iron Man was more fun, but no Batman movies are fun.  He's supposed to be gloomy.  But I just like Iron Man as a character better and Downey even put a better twist on it than I had anticipated.  Heath though was amazing.  I loved his Joker and take nothing from him or any of the acting in TDK.  It's just that I enjoy origin stories a great deal.  That's my take.  And yes IM was a hell of a lot more fun.  I've watched it at least seven times and I've only seen TDK twice.

Plus as I've said a hundred times Iron Man would kick Batman's butt any day of the week.

madmanic999 1/19/2009 2:05:54 PM

I agree with almost 100%...

Ledger as Joker sweet

Batman is Gloomy

Ironman was more fun

Downy was awesome

Ironman would own Batman, (they are basically the same guy only Starks toys are way cooler, Wayne probably has the edge in the combat smarts dept... Stark is more of a gear head

1 2 3 4 >  >>  


You must be logged in to leave a comment. Please click here to login.