1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Donnie Darko to play Spiderman??

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by James45, Mar 26, 2003.

  1. James45

    James45
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2002
    Messages:
    2,844
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    59
    Location:
    Taking Care of Business
    Ratings:
    +0
    I've just heard that Tobey Maguire has a back injury at the moment and may not be fit enough to reprise his role in Spiderman 2 which begins shooting in a matter of weeks.
    Apparently Jake Gylenhaal (Donnie Darko himself) is in training as a stand by to replace Maguire should he not recover in time.
    And Alfred Molina has been signed to play Doc Oc, who will wear an animatronics suit rather than CGI!:clap:
     
  2. Garrett

    Garrett
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2001
    Messages:
    31,485
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    The best thief you’ll never see.
    Ratings:
    +4,045
    I heard that the other day as well, apparently there is some big love scenes in Spider-Man 2.:rolleyes: :D

    Seriously I read Tobey was required to a lot of stunt work. I hope he gets better in time.
     
  3. juboy

    juboy
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Good news.

    Even better news.
     
  4. Garrett

    Garrett
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2001
    Messages:
    31,485
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    The best thief you’ll never see.
    Ratings:
    +4,045
    Not having seen Donnie Darko and not knowing Jake Gylenhaal why would you prefer him to Tobey Maguire I though Tobey played the part all right. Or did you mean the filming starts in 2 weeks?

    Good news on the non use of CGI, as I thought the use of them in Spider-Man was obvious.

    Anybody know what part Bruce Campbell takes part as (I hope not as a super villain thus keeping it down to Doc Oc).
     
  5. juboy

    juboy
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I think it could be done better... look at the Batman franchise, Michael Keaton was OK but certainly not the best Batman.
     
  6. Garrett

    Garrett
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2001
    Messages:
    31,485
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    The best thief you’ll never see.
    Ratings:
    +4,045
    :eek:
    Although he did not have the right physique for Batman I thought he played the role the best as he can portray that dark side that Batman has, which the other two never managed.
     
  7. juboy

    juboy
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Without getting into a 'who was the best Batman' debate, I'm just saying that Tobey Maguire is hardly indispensable... and it looks as though Sam Raimi/Columbia TriStar agrees.

    Bad back. Hmmm.

    According to Bruce Campbell, he won't be playing Lizard (which probably means he will) and as far as his actual part goes:
    "A guy hit by a bus, I don’t know…just some small little thing."
     
  8. MuFu

    MuFu
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,191
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    NW2, London
    Ratings:
    +4
    Roger Moore could have done with one of them to help his acting.

    Michael Keaton was an awesome Batman - the best one by far, IMHO.

    MuFu.
     
  9. Marcus Skidd

    Marcus Skidd
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Why not, sounds like a good idae for a discussion
     
  10. pointon

    pointon
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2001
    Messages:
    1,381
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Right behind you!!!
    Ratings:
    +3
    And hopefully getting into a 'who was the best Batman?' debate, I say Michael Keaton was. Although his competition really ain't much at all. He was soooo much better than Clooney or Kilmer... or West...
     
  11. juboy

    juboy
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Right, that's it... poll time!
     
  12. Gambit

    Gambit
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Clooney was better, but Val Kilmer sucked. I think we can all agree on that.
     
  13. EvilMudge

    EvilMudge
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Adam West everytime. Read the comic books, Batman is a Sartrean counterpart to Superman's Nietzschian ideals. Or so my Philosophy & Comic book reading mate thinks.:confused:
     
  14. James45

    James45
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2002
    Messages:
    2,844
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    59
    Location:
    Taking Care of Business
    Ratings:
    +0
    i think that although Peter Parker is supposed to be a geek to start with he becomes a bit more of a wise-cracking smartarse when he takes on the spiderman role.
    tobey maguire is a tad too geeky IMO, jake could be great as spiderman. incidentally one nicholas brandon auditioned for spiderman in the original movie, Xander Harris (his buffy character) is about as close to peter parker as you could hope to get, he would have been great!
    i think alfred molina could be a great Doc Oc as well.
     
  15. Garrett

    Garrett
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2001
    Messages:
    31,485
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    The best thief you’ll never see.
    Ratings:
    +4,045
    juboy has opened a thread up on the different actors that played Batman although a strange title for it 'It's the poll right? Chicks love my poll" :confused: go here for further discussions on the subject. http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=73853
     
  16. Garrett

    Garrett
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2001
    Messages:
    31,485
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    The best thief you’ll never see.
    Ratings:
    +4,045
    Peter Parker was still a bit geeky as PPwhen he became Spider-Man and was wise cracking in the costume. If Tobey was not wisecracking enough as Spider-Man would than not be down to the script writers?
     
  17. James45

    James45
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2002
    Messages:
    2,844
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    59
    Location:
    Taking Care of Business
    Ratings:
    +0
    that a fair point... but tobey does get some wisecracking in while in the spiderman suit its just that I don't feel he's able to wisecrack believably.
     
  18. adox

    adox
    Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2002
    Messages:
    688
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    dublin
    Ratings:
    +0
    just read that spiderman has been put back for two months to let tobey maguire recover from his back injury
     
  19. spidermanalf

    spidermanalf
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2002
    Messages:
    1,987
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Wakefield
    Ratings:
    +103
    How can it be put back, when they have not even started filming?

    And surely they could still carry on with principal photography.

    Could be wrong, and probably are, but hey!
     
  20. adox

    adox
    Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2002
    Messages:
    688
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    dublin
    Ratings:
    +0
    the release date has been put back by two months because tobey maguire has a back injury and so cannot start filming as scheduled. even if they do carry on with principal photography, the small matter of not having the actor who plays spiderman available will cause delays:rolleyes:
    it was pencilled in for a may 2004 release, but that has slipped to june 2004 to give maguire time to recover. if he is unable to perform his stunts then he is to be replaced with jake gyllenhall.

    the vampire movie van helsing has had it`s release date brought forward to may 2004 to fill the gap
     
  21. Squirrel God

    Squirrel God
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I don't ever like the idea of an actor that plays a character (especially a leading one) changing between sequels (or series of TV shows).

    As much as I love both Tobey Maguire and Jake Goolies as actors, it has to be Tobey for continuity.
     
  22. groundy

    groundy
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2001
    Messages:
    1,553
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    39
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    Ratings:
    +1
    I agree - Julianne Moore made a laughable job of Clarice Starling - although Hannibal was laughable anyway :rolleyes:.

    Saying all that, I won't be going to see Spiderman 2 as the first one was dreadful.
     
  23. RL123

    RL123
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2002
    Messages:
    1,037
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Ratings:
    +4
    Yep - I agree, I agree and I agree some more :laugh:

    But...I think Nicholas Brendon would have made a cool Superman. Would have been great for the character IMO. Wouldn't have saved the film but could have made it a bit more enjoyable.
     

Share This Page

Loading...