Okay, I have culled these five goodies from various sources, but I do have to thank LatinoReview for pointing out the set pics because I had not seen those until I read their little Spider-Man 3 update. So let’s start with the bit of news they bring us concerning some Spidey shooting over at the Paramount lot:
I don’t know if this interests you, but I’ve been working on the Paramount lot this past week and they have been filming numerous Spider-man scenes. It looks like exterior New York shots taking place in Chinatown at night. The background have all been dolled up and there was a stage set up. Hopefully it won’t be as god-awful as “Sony pictures presents Maaaaaaccccyyy Gray!” like in the first. But I did see Sam and Ted Raimi walking around. Looks like a pretty big scene – lot of cast, lot of crew.
Anyway, not sure if this info is useful.
As for the set pics I mentioned you can check those out over at Flickr by clicking here
Next up is a bit from Betty Brant, a.k.a. Elizabeth Banks who plays the beautiful J. Jonah Jameson employee in the film. She was quoted by MTV with the following bit of filming info:
“I do definitely sort of explore a little bit more of my relationship with Peter Parker,” revealed Banks, who portrays J. Jonah Jameson employee Betty Brant in the movies. “I learned my lesson a long time ago that you never comment on how big your part is going to be in movies because you can always be cut out.”
Still, Banks admitted, the groundwork is being laid for a Peter-Betty relationship much like the office romance they shared in the comics. Banks discussed a list of Peter Parker paramours that will also include Mary Jane Watson (Dunst) and Gwen Stacy (Bryce Dallas Howard). “Peter Parker â€” he actually is Hugh Hefner.
“I think everyone knows he does end up with Mary Jane Watson,” Banks said. “You’ll just have to wait and see in 2007.”
Our last bit of news is not as much news as much as it is odd that I haven’t seen or heard this from any other source as MovieTab claims to have the official synopsis for Spider-Man 3. Take this one as rumor until we get an actual storyline from Sony, but here is what they have listed:
Third film in the highly successful “Spider-Man” series sees several new villains and a new woman enter Peter Parker’s life. With his secret now revealed to both Mary Jane and Harry, Peter must face the consequences of his actions and his new life together with Mary Jane as they finally form a relationship. Yet their newfound open display of love has yielded some unfortunate results, not the least of which is Peter’s upset boss determined to make his life hell for causing his son emotional distress. Not helping is a young investigative reporter named Eddie Brock who Jameson has hired to find out why Mary Jane dumped his son for Peter – what’s Parker’s secrets?
At the same time an escaped prisoner hiding out on a remote beach is caught in a dreadful accident and finds himself turned into a shape-shifting sand creature. Peter’s investigations into the past of this ‘Sandman’ brings him in contact with two very different things that will inevitably alter his life. The first a young woman named Gwen Stacy, daughter of the city’s new police chief who is developing a soft spot for Peter. The other, a black substance from an accident scene which ‘merges’ with Peter’s costume and gives him new found abilities.
Things come to a head however when Harry Osborn, determined to take revenge against Peter for his father’s death and now equipped with what he needs to pull it off, teams with The Sandman in a new variation of his father’s Green Goblin guise and causes mayhem. In the ensuing chaos lives are lost, including people very close to Peter, whilst the black substance covering his suit separates from him and merges with a distraught Brock to form something else entirely – a creature unlike anything he’s ever faced. A ‘Venom’ that he may not be able to stop.
I do have one last goodie for you and that is the first wallpaper being offered as the official Spider-Man 3 website has been updated with a wallpaper based on the black Spidey suit we all saw a while back. Click here or on the mini wallpaper below for that goodness and stay tuned as Spider-Man 3 updates are sure to continue all year long!