You know that little thing about Sony developing other characters related to Spider-Man? It’s far bigger than you thought. The studio just announced the Venom movie that has been rumored for years, and a Sinister Six film as well. That’s right — unlike some other studio approaches, when it comes to Spider-Man and Sony, the spin-off films are for the bad guys. That’s pretty wild.
(Or this is the most elaborate hack/prank we’ve seen in a while — the way Sony has announced this is very strange. But the press release is hosted by Sony, so…)
To make these movies a creative “brain trust” has been formed, including Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon, and Drew Goddard. Together they will collaboratively develop these films as a linked set of projects.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 by Angie Han
Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man franchise currently rests on the strong shoulders of its star, 30-year-old Andrew Garfield. But that may not be the case by the time by the time 2018 rolls around.
Although Garfield is contracted to appear up through The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which hits in 2016, he says he’s not signed for The Amazing Spider-Man 4, which is due out two years later. Does this mean another new Peter Parker could be coming up on the horizon? Hit the jump to read Garfield’s comments.
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The first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hit this morning, and whatever you think it suggests about the movie being advertised, there’s certainly a lot of stuff to talk about in those couple minutes. And so director Marc Webb and his primary cast, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Jamie Foxx, have obliged, by commenting on key elements of the trailer. Below, you can watch a video that pauses the trailer often so that the creators can talk about what’s going on. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 5th, 2013 by Angie Han
Here’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for… well, since last week, anyway. Sony has unleashed the newest trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which once again stars Andrew Garfield as the young webslinger.
The sequel sees Spidey crossing paths with new threats, including Jamie Foxx‘s Electro, as well as an old friend, Dane DeHaan‘s Harry Osborn. Marc Webb returns as director. Check out the video after the jump.
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The first trailer for Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been out for a few hours now which, in Internet time, means it’s old news. (If you haven’t seen it, click here.) By now, fans have tried to dissect the secrets it holds, and there are plenty. We clearly see Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) as the Green Goblin. We clearly see Peter has to deal with the actions of his deceased father (Campbell Scott). We see Peter fighting Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and we see why they cut out Mary Jane. There’s a lot of story here. So much, in fact, the trailer makes it look like Green Goblin and Rhino are the primary villains and Electro (Jamie Foxx) is second tier. Which is simply not the case.
Despite all that, the biggest surprise in the trailer comes at the 1:16 mark. It’s a quick shot that, one site reports, is the post-credits tease of the Sinister Six. Did you catch it? Check it out below. Read More »
The full trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is coming on December 5, but here are three brief bits of footage to show off the film’s web-swinging hero. Along with the teasing looks at Spidey in action, these clips feature (in Spanish) the Rise of Electro subtitle that has started to appear on international marketing for the movie. (The US version of one of these spots, as seen on Facebook, doesn’t have the subtitle.)
There’s no hint here of the trio of villains that are teased on one recent set of posters for the movie, but expect to see them in the full trailer that drops later this week.
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Briefly: The above image says it all. Marc Webb‘s highly anticipated sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, will debut a trailer online December 5. There will also be a sneak on Good Morning America the same day. You’ll then be able to see it in theaters December 13 when The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is released.
Be sure to check back here on December 5 to see the trailer in full. [Facebook]
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Amy Pascal, the co-chairman of Sony Pictures, has been discussing some well-publicized financial issues at the studio, and one quote in particular has a lot of people talking:
We are going to access Marvel’s full world of Spider-Man characters, so be on the lookout for new heroes and villains.
Is she talking about the all-but-confirmed rumor the Sinister Six will eventually appear in The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4? Will Spider-Man need to recruit another hero to help him win that battle? Or is Pascal talking about spin-offs set in the Spider-Man universe, such as the long rumored Venom film? We discuss below.
UPDATE: Sony Pictures Entertainment chief Michael Lynton added more fuel to the fire with this gem of a quote:
We do very much have the ambition about creating a bigger universe around Spider-Man. There are a number of scripts in the works.
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