The light is green for Martin Scorsese and Silence, the adaptation of Shusaku Endo‘s novel which the director has wanted to make for many years. We’ve talked about Scorsese directing Silence for years. Now financing is locked for the movie, Paramount is on board to distribute, and Silence will finally begin shooting later this month, in Taiwan. Read More »
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The drama over the film future of Spider-Man seemingly never ends. After The Amazing Spider-Man 2 failed to deliver, Sony announced an elaborate plan to spread the franchise out into some very intriguing spin-off films like Sinister Six and Venom. Then rumors began bubbling they’d been in touch with Marvel Studios to try and figure out some kind of mutually beneficial deal. At one point, there was even a discussion of Spider-Man maybe appearing in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. Those talks broke down, and at the moment, things are still in flux.
The latest update is a few of the details in those now legendary Marvel and Sony talks. Apparently, if a deal was worked out, Marvel’s plan was to completely distance their version of Spider-Man from everything Sony had done with the character. That means recasting Andrew Garfield. Read More »
With Spider-Man stuck in a bit of a void, Andrew Garfield is filling his time wisely. He’ll soon shoot Silence with Martin Scorsese, and now he might team up with another Oscar-winning director: Mel Gibson. Both Gibson and Garfield are circling a World War II project called Hacksaw Ridge. It’s the true story of Desmond T Doss, a U.S. military doctor (played by Garfield, if it all works out) who refuses to kill patients badly injured in battle. As a result, Doss was the first “Conscientious Objector” to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. Gibson would direct the film. Read more about the potential Andrew Garfield Mel Gibson team up below. Read More »
What’s the deal with Spider-Man? It’s the question fans have been asking all summer. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a major disappointment in almost all respects; following its debut grand plans to continue the franchise were completely reshuffled. As it officially stands right now, Drew Goddard‘s Sinister Six film will be out in 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will follow in 2018. There will also be a female-focused film sandwiched somewhere in the middle. That’s all official via Sony.
However the latest rumors suggest some, if not all of that might not be true anymore. Yesterday, the very reputable Drew McWeeny at Hitfix said he’d heard rumblings Sony was talking to Marvel Studios about working out some kind of deal for a crossover. Then today, the equally reputable Devin Faraci at Badass Digest said that’s just one of the possibilities he’s heard Sony is considering with the characters. The others are a “soft reboot” with the Sinister Six, completely shelving the character for a few years, and canceling the planned Venom movie. Read more about these Spider-Man franchise rumors below. Read More »
The Spider-Man films have represented a diminishing set of returns, for Sony on the domestic financial front (though we don’t have all data for long-tail revenue) and for audiences in terms of satisfaction. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 often felt surprisingly derivative of Sam Raimi’s own Spider-Man 2. When it did explore new territory, the story threads were unconvincing. More than anything else, this latest film felt as if it was the product of yet another mid-stream course correction. To hear star Andrew Garfield tell it, studio notes hurt The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In his eyes, things were in pretty good shape before studio decisions started cutting stuff and messing with the flow of the script.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
You’d think Andrew Garfield‘s involvement would be crucial to the Spider-Man franchise, seeing as he’s, y’know, Spider-Man. But as Sony makes plans to expand the universe, it seems Spidey won’t be the star of every show anymore. Indeed, according to Garfield, it doesn’t even matter whether he shows up in the upcoming spinoff Sinister Six. Read his comments after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 by Angie Han
Update: Watch the alternate ending discussed here and many more deleted scenes in a 20+ minute footage embed below.
One of the issues with this summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was that there was just too much damn story to get through. Electro’s origin, Harry’s reappearance, Harry’s transformation into the Green Goblin, Gwen Stacy’s relationship with Peter, the Rhino’s introduction… it was a lot to take in.
As it turns out, though, it could’ve been worse. An alternate ending making the rounds reveals yet another crazy twist that got excised at the last minute. Hit the jump for more details on the scene. (Spoilers for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 follow.)
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Marc Webb‘s second Spider-Man film has been out in much of the world for a couple weeks, but it just hits the US this week. So let’s talk about The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
The film brings back some of the primary cast from the first movie — well, the most recent movie. Andrew Garfield is Peter Parker and Spider-Man; Emma Stone is Gwen Stacy; Sally Field is Aunt May; and Campbell Scott is Peter’s father Richard Parker. Spider-Man’s origin is reworked a bit more, by tying the story of the radioactive spider that bit Peter even more tightly to the machinations of Oscorp. In fact, this sequel ties everything to Oscorp: the put-upon wage slave Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx), who becomes Electro; the crazy Russian gangster (Paul Giamatti) who becomes Rhino; the new Green Goblin (Dane DeHann), of course; and likely future members of the bad-guy collective The Sinister Six.
So what did you think of The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Tell us in the comments below, where spoilers are fully encouraged. Read More »
UPDATE: The producers of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have commented on this story, read their thoughts below.
Sony Pictures is invested in Spider-Man for the long term. They see the webslinger as their own Marvel cash cow and are planning a huge universe around the character. That continues with this weekend’s big sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The new movie will be followed by a third film, spinoffs featuring the Sinister Six and Venom, and potentially a fourth film in the series.
But what will they do after that? Reboot yet again? Peter Parker himself, Andrew Garfield, thinks the answer is already in the comics. He believes his character could, and should, pass the torch to the multi-racial character Miles Morales. Read More »