Start Dates for Spider-Man Reboot and Men in Black 3

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Regardless of how you feel about Marc Webb’s untitled Spider-Man reboot or Men in Black 3, there’s no turning back now – both films are scheduled to start filming later this year. SuperHero Hype has learned that Men in Black 3 will begin shooting in New York this September and the Spider-Man reboot will go before cameras in December… in Los Angeles.

Spidey’s change in location is surprising but purists shouldn’t be alarmed – it doesn’t mean that’s where the story is set. Although L.A. has stood in for the Big Apple on numerous occasions in other films, it still strikes me as a strange choice. While Sam Raimi shot portions of his Spider-Man films in other cities, he utilized actual New York locations for the majority of exterior filming.

While there may be financial factors involved with the decision, it’s also possible that Webb is looking to visually distinguish his Spider-Man reboot from previous adaptations.  With Andrew Garfield cast as the new Peter Parker/Spider-Man, we should start hearing other casting news in the near future and also receive confirmation on who the film’s villain will be.

I’m still not on board with rebooting this franchise so soon, particularly if it turns out to be another origin story. I’m not saying Raimi’s films were perfect, but I always thought they hit more often than they missed. I know a lot of fans feel there’s an opportunity to do a more faithful adaptation – I’m just not as optimistic that this is going to be it. However, I acknowledge that it’s still way too early to tell and that we don’t actually know very much about the film.  I’m attempting to reserve judgment as best I can until more pieces start falling into place.

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"I'm not coming out until you promise no eyeliner."


While New York is familiar stomping ground for the MIB franchise, it won’t be business as usual for Agents Jay (Will Smith) and Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) this time out. It sounds like the majority of the film will take place in 1969 thanks to a time traveling adversary (Jemaine Clement) who forces Jay to follow him into the past and team up with a younger version of Kay (possibly played by Josh Brolin). Barry Sonnenfeld will direct from a script by David Koepp.

There’s been something of a lukewarm response to Men in Black 3 but the lowered expectations may actually prove advantageous to the film. I think the first Men in Black is one of the better comic book adaptations, but found the second movie to be a disaster. I can’t imagine a third film being any worse than that.

Josh Brolin certainly seemed enthusiastic about the script and there’s also the simple fact that Will Smith doesn’t need to do this movie. It’s not like he’s hurting for a box office hit or needs the money – there must be something else that attracted him to the project after all these years and I think that’s a good sign.

We’ll find out soon enough. Men in Black 3 hits theaters on May 25, 2012 and the Spider-Man reboot follows on July 3rd, 2012.

Source: SuperHero Hype.

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  1. MIB 3 cannot be worse than MIB 2

  2. I still think they should of done a spidey 2099 instead of a reboot it would of been sumthin new in the franchise

    • I agree. It would be awesome to see that series brought to the big screen, this also is how I feel the batman franchise should go after the third Nolan film by going into Batman Beyond.

  3. this goes into my “IDGAF” bin lol

  4. LA is a very weard location for the Spidey reboot, but i’m sure Webb knows what he is doing. I’m kinda happy about the reboot, because what Raimi wanted to do with Spider-Man 4 didn’t sound to good. MIB 3 has been awaited for a long time now. Glad to see they are finally putting both films into action.

  5. Anothony
    LOL,funny comment…..

    I think that it is weird to film in LA but perhaps itll be inside places…and MIB 3 will fail,the story sounds plain horrible,hoping im wrong here though….

  6. I’m hoping MIB will return to be a fun show. As far as the Spidey reboot goes………screw that.

  7. If LA is the place then we should see Spider Man walkin’ or running most of the time since there’s not a lot of tall buildings to shoot his web! LOL!

  8. And MIB3?? I was definitely a fan of the 1st one but the second one not so much!

  9. really looking forward to spiderman

    I will never understand why raimi’s trilogy (or the first 2 rather) were so highly regarded. they were OK at best

  10. Green Knight

    Im pissd too,but im still seeing them im a huge spidey fan^^

  11. Well we could boycott the Spider-man reboot, in which the franchise would lose it’s value and the rights handed back to Marvel Studios. Marvel Studios should re-acquire all the rights to the Marvel characters, then we could see a better film adaption of them, like Iron Man, Thor, and especially The Incredible Hulk, who all captured the feel and look of the comic book, while still making them for modern audiences.
    As for MIB3 I am really excited and I beloved the film will be a box office hit, exceeding expectations. I can’t wait to see it!!!

  12. I have similar feelings Greenknight I think going backwards at this time is just a waste. If they had to find an out they just should have brought another writing team in and relieved the director of those duties. After what the executive team did to number 3, they should have expected it. But then perhaps its been about the money all along and they figured this plan works best. We’ll see how all the fans feel about that in 2012.

    As for “Men In Black” well, look who’s behind the production? Can you imagine saying no to Spielberg? Laurie MacDonald was on production for the first two “MIBs” and has a pretty good track record with pop, or at least high profile stories. Besides she and her husband are production execs at DreamWorks! Mac Brown is no slouch in the production game either. I would say it’s the best thing that Smith could do for his career, no matter how he feels about the story…

  13. I meant I believed the film will be a hit. Ugh I hate IPhones and how they change what you type with that dumb spell check!!!

  14. Why all the fuss about Webhead shooting in LA?
    Daredevil shot there, after all. There’s also those soundstages in Manhattan Beach as well.

    And I’m curious about the cast as well.

    As for MIB3, it sounds kind of iffy to me, but folks are right- it can’t be any worse than the second film, and I expect something zany out of it anyway.

  15. Oh goll MIB3 has already fallen a few notches in my mind. When will writers learn that leaning on aliens and time travel for their scripts doesn’t make them any more interesting, it just leaves them open to glaring plot holes and ruin the overrall quality of the film. I may be overreacting to this since I haven’t seen the movie and don’t know how the writers have handled time travel, but I know this is definately a warning sign. Kinda of like when an actor backs out of a movie or tv show because of ‘artistic differences'(they think it sucks bad and they are too well known to put up a fake name in the credits).

  16. If the Spider-Man reboot takes place in LA, I will hate Columbia Pictures forever. Spider-Man and New York City go together like peanut butter and jelly… YOU DON’T HAVE THEM WITHOUT EACH OTHER!!!

  17. lol spidey in los angeles… they really screwed up this time…

  18. After seeing Garfield in Social Network, I’m quite excited for this. The guy stole that entire movie.