Spider-Man 3 took in an estimated $151.1 million over the weekend to break the record for the biggest opening ever (previously held by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest with $135.6 million). Spidey also broke the single day box office record with $59.3 million (again previously held by Pirates 2 with $55.8 million). So with the movie taking in such a huge amount of money, it’s not surprising that Sony confirmed earlier today that they are going to continue the Spider-Man franchise.
Webbed superhero Spider-Man will appear in at least three more movies, Sony Pictures has confirmed. The studio’s chief executive Michael Lynton said after the box office success of the latest release Spider-Man 3, there is a huge audience waiting to see the story continue.
I saw the movie last night and I thought it was a fun popcorn action flick. I had a lot of problems with it (the cartoon looking CG and the eye popping plot holes that make an episode of Smallville look tight to name a few), but it was entertaining enough to recommend it. 7/10
The best part of the film by far was Venom. The look, the way he acted, and Topher Grace’s Eddie Brock was just perfect. Unfortunately, the character wasn’t given enough screen time. The film could have been so much better if Venom was the main villain.
Now that the first Spider-Man trilogy is over, I think it’s time to give the next trilogy to a new group. How about a Spider-Man 4 directed by Zach Snyder with Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man (I honestly can’t see anyone else as Peter) and Lindsay Lohan as Mary Jane? The villain would obviously be a resurrected Venom/Eddie Brock.
(Special thanks to Patches Malone)