Spider-Man 3 (2007) and Eddie The Eagle (2016)

Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man in Spider-Man 3 (directed by Sam Raimi).
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In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon looks at a troubled blockbuster, and a delightful biopic that took a long time to realise.

Work started on 2007’s Spider-Man 3 immediately after the release of 2004’s Spider-Man 2. Yet it’d be a turning point in the webslinger’s big screen adventures, caught on the front line battle between art and commerce.

For Eddie The Eagle (2016), though, a project that originally was set to star Steve Coogan was dragged out of development hell at double-quick speed, when a producer watched a not-dissimilar film with his family.

Stories of both are discussed in this episode…

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