It looks like when Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters May 2nd next year it will not be titled Amazing Spider-Man 2. Which is great, because why go to the numerical well when subtitles are all the rage? If I don’t … Continue reading

‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Seeks Subtitle, Double Entendre

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It looks like when Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters May 2nd next year it will not be titled Amazing Spider-Man 2. Which is great, because why go to the numerical well when subtitles are all the rage? If I don’t get Trans4mers, NO ONE DOES.

A gentleman who got to see an early screening of Captain Phillips had a bit of a run in with Spidey’s parent company, Sony and wrote into Comic Book Movie with the tale:

“I saw an advance screening of Captain Phillips last week on Thursday at Mall of America. Before the showing there were Sony people there from their marketing arm asking for people’s opinion on Amazing Spider Man 2 subtitles. There were three subtitles they were testing, but I forget one of them. The two I remember were Amazing Spider-Man: the Price of Power. The second one was Amazing Spider-Man: With Great Power. ”

Price of Power. With Great Power. The villain is Electro – I see what they’re doing here.

Not that I agree with it.

Mostly because I’d just like them to change “Amazing” to something else. Like SENSATIONAL or SPECTACULAR!

But, no, we’re going to go with these Power double entendres, and probably Price of Power or the forgotten third one because “With great power comes great responsibility” wasn’t even uttered by the now-dead Uncle Ben in the first film, so that’d be…you know…odd.

It’d be like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Incongruous.

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  • Barchiel

    The Amazing Spider-man: Electric Boogaloo

  • Hephaestus1

    No….

  • The Usual Suspect

    I like Amazing Spider-Man 2.

  • ItsOkayImBlack

    Amazing Spider-man: Electric Jigaboo

  • HunterOfTROLLZ

    Agreed, go with: Spectacular.

  • HunterOfTROLLZ

    Ah, the Boogaloo.
    An Internet staple comment.
    Here it TOTALLY works.
    Love it.

  • Madcap2112

    With Great Power is better. Web of Spiderman would be best.

  • NotOkayEvenIf

    I know you think that’s hilarious and clever but your bigotry is as thinly veiled as your actual lack of humor.

  • Geoff Breedwell

    You can’t call it SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN unless you have Otto Octavious’ mind inside of Peter Parker. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: With Great Power sounds too like a comic book volume title. I can see them going with that.

  • Wally Q

    How about…

    The Amazing Spider-Man #2

  • leeloo5

    Wow. If THOSE are the options, then yeah- please stick with the numbers, guys… Oiy!

  • Vulgar.Prophet

    The Amazing Spider-man 2: The Sequel

  • Joseph Chaisson

    The Amazing Spider-man: Cluster F&$

  • The Usual Suspect

    …to the Reboot of the First Franchise

  • myclawismypenis

    The amazing spiderman: please forgive us for the first shitty movie and let us have your money again BIOTCH!

  • ItsOkayImBack

    Oh, I have a sense of humor.

  • Esmegma do SLAG em 3 sabores

    I liked the first Amazing Spider-Man. A true handicap love story between Down syndrome girl and an autistic boy. S2

  • Lemming

    I agree changing the adjectives each time would be much cooler and more unique, however I kind of want to save the good shit like that for the day Marvel get the property back.

  • Esmegma do SLAG em 3 sabores

    The Amazing Spider-Man: The Tutti-Frutti Buballoo

  • Esmegma do SLAG em 3 sabores

    Give to him, so!

  • SureBob

    They can’t use spectacular because they’ll burn it out for the next reboot! Or do you think they will go back to simply Spider-Man??

  • HunterOfTROLLZ

    Hmmm, good question.
    The could also dig up: ‘Web of…’

  • Daniel Patrick Roche

    They’re never getting the property back. As long as Sony makes the movies on a fairly regular basis, they have the rights forever.

    Spider-Man is a multiple billion dollar franchise for Sony. They are never going to let those rights lapse–it’s one of their biggest film assets next to Bond. Disney knows this, it’s why they have been trying to play ball with Sony and pave the road for a crossover coproduction, e.g. trying to work an Oborne tower into Avengers at the last minute.

  • Lenin1959

    The Amazing Spider-Man: Eco Power

  • The Usual Suspect

    F*cking politics and suits ruining it for the people who actually give a sh*t about these characters.

  • Daniel Patrick Roche

    The upside is that most of other rights Marvel sold off when they were facing down bankruptcy HAVE reverted back. The lone holdout, outside of Sony and their FLAGSHIP character, is Fox.

    I think the reason they are playing hardball with Fox is that they, rightfully, have no confidence Fox has what it takes to keep the rights alive in a way that makes financial sense for them.

    With the X-Men franchise, the only aspect of that they’ve demonstrated has financial legs is Jackman-as-Wolverine. Unfortunately for them, unlike Wolverine, Jackman isn’t immortal. He’s eventually going to age out of the character.

    With the Fantastic Four franchise, they made two shitty movies and have almost lapsed on the rights in an attempt to get a reboot off the ground.

    Given the track records of those two franchises and Fox’s rep for handling talent and IP overall, I think Marvel is creating workarounds for telling mutant stories with things like the Inhumans for the short term and expecting Fox to shit the bed–and lapse on the rights to a lot of these characters–in the long term.

  • David Scott King

    If they’re dead set on using a subtitle: Amazing Spider-Man – WEB OF POWER. References Spidey, Electro, and even the connection (web) of Oscorp and the impending confrontation with Green Goblin. Damn, and that took me all of about 5 seconds to come up with. Where’s my check, Sony?

  • Albert Zapata

    The Amazing Spider-man: The Cost of power or into the outer realms of power

  • Charada

    Rule 12!!!!!