Spider-Man auditions

Currently there are two big debates going on among Spider-Man movie fans. First: will the character in the third reboot be Peter Parker or Miles Morales? Second, how old will the actor be? The answer to that second question has been widely reported as “younger than previous versions” and now a report of a secret audition seems to confirm that. Along the way, it likely answers the first question, too.

Mateus Ward, a 16-year-old currently seen on the TNT show Murder in the First, reportedly did an audition for the role of Spider-Man. Read more about the Spider-Man auditions below. Read More »

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Sony and Marvel have found their man to take on the new feature film version of the Web Slinger. Drew Goddard has reportedly been chosen to write and direct the new Spider-Man film, set for release in 2017.

Goddard, best known for co-writing and directing The Cabin in the Woods, was previously attached to the Daredevil TV show before leaving that to focus on Sinister Six, a Spider-Man spin-off project that is now dead. Read more of the Drew Goddard Spiderman details below.

UPDATE: A representative for Drew Goddard denied these claims, however that most likely doesn’t change things. Read More »

The White Board cabin in the woods references

Ask any horror fan worth their weight in blood and they’ll say The Cabin in the Woods is one of the best horror films in the past few years. That’s mostly because it’s not only a horror movie. It’s a satire, a comedy, a mystery and a sci-fi action film all rolled into one. Written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, The Cabin in the Woods is a film that lives and dies on not only the audience’s knowledge of horror films, but each character’s knowledge as well.

A new video has been posted online that breaks that statement down. It attempts, and admittedly comes close, to calling out every single reference in The Cabin in the Woods. Check out The Cabin in the Woods references video below. Read More »

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The Martian was originally an e-book by Andy Weir, then it became a screenplay by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) and now that script is the basis for a film directed by Ridley Scott. The concept is a perfect elevator pitch: an astronaut stranded on Mars must survive after a dust storm forces his crew to evacuate, thinking him dead. Matt Damon plays the main astronaut, but this isn’t quite a one-man show. The early presence of the rest of the crew, along with flashbacks and other narrative devices offer roles for many other actors. Now Kate Mara (House of Cards) has been offered a role, and Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire) is in final talks for a part. Read More »

The Martian movie

Back in March, news broke that an untitled Ridley Scott film would open in March 2016. Rumors quickly suggested that film would be Prometheus 2, especially since the script for that was reportedly done. Well, the movie in that slot has now been moved up, to November 25, 2015. And it’s not Prometheus 2. It’s better. It’s Scott’s adaptation of the Andy Weir book The Martian, with Matt Damon reportedly set to star. Read More »

Sinister Six release

Anyone wondering what would happen with The Amazing Spider-Man franchise now has their answer. Sony has moved The Amazing Spider-Man 3 back two years to 2018, while set the Drew Goddard‘s Sinister Six release date for November 11, 2016. Read More »

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This past weekend, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 crossed $200 million in domestic gross. Add in another $500 million across the world, and $700 million seems like a huge success. But fan reactions to the sequel were tepid and it certainly feels like excitement is waining. That’s not good for Sony Pictures, who famously recruited an army of talented writers and directors to shepherd the character in an every expanding, connected world. Two more Amazing Spider-Man films were tentatively scheduled, along with Venom and Sinister Six films. It was an ambitious plan that was definitely less certain after the slightly disappointing reactions to part 2.

Now the plans for The Amazing Spider-Man are even more in flux. Roberto Orci, who was scheduled to co-write The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and Venom, revealed he’s left the franchise and isn’t quite sure what’s happening moving ahead. Read his quote about the future of The Amazing Spider Man franchise and more below. Read More »

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Another major Marvel departure is breaking over the Memorial Day weekend. Drew Goddard, the director of The Cabin in the Woods and writer of Cloverfield, has reportedly left the Marvel’s Netflix TV show, Daredevil.

Update: Goddard’s exit is confirmed, and a new showrunner has been named. Original story, with an addendum, follows.

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The boldest move Marvel is making in the next couple years is launching a set of four limited-run series on Netflix, all of which will build to one team-up event. Daredevil will be the first series that leads up to The Defenders, and while we know the target delivery window for the show is 2015, that’s just about all we know. Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) will write and direct the show, but that’s all we’ve got so far. But Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada — a man with deep connections to Daredevil — recently talked about the show, and indicated that it is being envisioned as basically one long movie, broken up into hour-long parts.  Read More »

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