Each time Andrew Garfield‘s name comes up for a project these days, it’s seemingly bigger and more impressive than the last thing. He was crucial to David Fincher’s The Social Network, he re-imagined your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, and now arguably the greatest living filmmaker has tapped him to star in his new project.
Martin Scorsese has cast Garfield as the lead in in Silence, based on an Shusaku Endo novel about Jesuits who attempt to spread Christianity in 17th century Japan. He’ll be joined by Ken Watanabe and filming is set to start Summer 2014. Garfield will play Father Rodrigues, who travels to Japan with a priest and Watanabe will play the priest’s interpreter. Read More »
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Now that the Oscars are over, Hollywood is happy to remind you what it’s really all about: superhero sequels. Sony has released your first look at the new costume for Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, scheduled for release May 2, 2014. The full image is below. Read More »
When does The Amazing Spider-Man 2 start filming? What do Andrew Garfield and Marc Webb have to say about the sequel? Want to see a scene being shot from Kick-Ass 2? Which Fringe actor is joining Arrow? Why is Bane singing on a mountain side? Did Tony Stark have a different car planned in the original Iron Man? How did Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth prepare for Thor: The Dark World? What does the villain, Malekith, look like? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 by Angie Han
There was no shortage of things to love about Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man, but perhaps the highlight was the budding romance between Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). The actors shared the kind of crackling chemistry that’s tough to fake, comfortable and sexy in all the right measures. (The stars themselves apparently agreed, sparking a real-life romance during their time together on set.) A clip from a screen test has just hit the web, making it crystal clear why Stone landed the gig.
Then, if that video has you eager to see more of the pair together, we have some good news about a possible IMAX-exclusive cut of the sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Watch the clip and read about the IMAX release after the jump.
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Much was made over the footage cut from Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man. The trailers featured shots that didn’t make the finished film, which isn’t all that unusual, but those shots were part of a plotline that tied Peter Parker’s father to the superhero Peter eventually becomes. That’s a relatively new thing for the Spidey mythos that made up “the untold story” promised in the early marketing.
Now there is a good collection of the deleted scenes, included among which is the shot of Irrfan Khan asking Parker “do you have any idea what you really are?” Check out the footage below. Read More »
Sorry Kirsten Dunst, you’re the latest to be replaced in Sony/Columbia’s Spider-Man series. With Marc Webb confirmed to return as director for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the studio is moving forward with casting for the film, and there are a couple big reveals today.
One is that Electro is rumored as “one of the villains” under consideration for the sequel. The other is that Mary Jane Watson, played by Dunst in Sam Raimi’s films, is definitely going to appear. And Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) is the likely choice to play her. Read More »
It has only been ten years since Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man swung into theaters, and Sony and Columbia have already gone in for the remake. Today Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man opens with Andrew Garfield in the title role, and Emma Stone and Rhys Ifansas the primary additional cast. The film takes the time to tell Spidey’s origin — yes, again — and spends as much time on the character interaction between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy (Stone) as it does the superhero action. Perhaps even more, actually.
The reviews of the film have been flowing in for a week, with a pretty consistent take on the movie that praises the actors and has varying degrees of distaste for much of the rest of the picture. But now’s the time to tell us what you thought, so leave your thoughts on the film after the break. As always, spoilers are expected below the fold here, and in the comments. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, July 2nd, 2012 by Angie Han
In truth, the biggest problem with Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man isn’t even really its own fault. But the fact that this reboot comes just five short years after the end of Sam Raimi‘s previous Spider-Man trilogy looms over the whole endeavor, making it difficult not to compare the two.
It’s a damn shame. Because while Webb’s film isn’t as seamlessly put together as Raimi’s first two were, it has its own funny little rough-hewn charms. Had there been more space between the earlier Spider-Man movies and this new reboot, it might’ve felt lively and fresh. As it is, The Amazing Spider-Man is good, but not quite good enough to justify retelling the story again so soon.
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