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Marc Webb made his name on the offbeat not-quite-romcom (500) Days of Summer, but since then he’s been tangled up in the Amazing Spider-Man franchise. He directed the first two films, is set to direct the third, and may or may not be involved in any installments beyond that.

Fortunately, though, that’s not all he’s doing. Webb looks to be returning to his non-superpowered roots with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a Showtime musical comedy pilot from Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada). More details after the jump.

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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 »

Amazing Spider Man 2 Mary Jane

Early on, one of the major casting reveals for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was that Shailene Woodley would be playing Mary Jane Watson. Woodley got as far as shooting her scenes for the movie, only to be cut from the final edit. But now director Marc Webb reveals how she would have fit into the film. Hit the jump to find out.

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Hellboy Hero Complex

Want to see the first image of Robert Downey Jr. on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron? Where is there an officially licensed Hellboy art show? Does Marc Webb think J. Jonah Jameson will appear in upcoming Amazing Spider-Man movies? What Spider-Man-related comment did Andrew Garfield say to make Emma Stone mad? Who will be voicing Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron? How can you see Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender talking about X-Men: Days of Future Past? Has Diane Lane already worked on Batman vs. Superman? How strong is Batman‘s suit? Could we see a Mystique spinoff movie? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Gwen Stacy (header)

We knew Spidey (Andrew Garfield) was going to have his work cut out for him in the next movie, what with not one, not two, but three villains gunning for him. But a new batch of Amazing Spider-Man 2 images suggest that there’s big trouble toward Gwen (Emma Stone) as well.

Elsewhere, the photos offer fresh looks at the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) on his glider, Paul Giamatti in his Rhino suit, and Stan Lee looking dapper on set. Get an eyeful after the jump.

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A couple days ago Sony previewed about 20 minutes of footage from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and director Marc Webb answered a few questions afterward. The sequences previewed included roughly the first ten minutes from studio logos to the culmination of the big car chase seen in trailers, then the big Times Square fight between Spidey (Andrew Garfield) and Electro (Jamie Foxx), and finally a sequence teased in today’s final trailer, in which Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) pleads with Electro.

Below, read Webb’s non-spoiler talk about six key elements of the film, including his tease about the big group of comedians brought in to punch up the film’s jokes. Read More »

‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Final Trailer

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 final trailer

We’ve seen so many trailers, TV spots, clips, and images for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 at this point, we’re wondering if there’s even anything left for the theater. But Sony has dug up still more new footage for one last trailer, which they say is the last one until the movie opens in May.

While most of the promos have focused on Jamie Foxx‘s Electro as the main villain, the Amazing Spider-Man 2 final trailer emphasizes the complicated Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan). Sony throws in a nice shot of the Rhino (Paul Giamatti) in action, too. Check it out after the jump.

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‘Amazing Spider-Man 4′: Marc Webb Won’t Direct

Amazing Spider-Man 4 Marc Webb

There’s not a lot we know about The Amazing Spider-Man 4 at this point. But as of today, what we do know is that it won’t be a Marc Webb movie. Though Webb directed the first two installments of the Amazing Spider-Man franchise and expected to direct the third, he now says he won’t be returning for the fourth.

At least, that is, not at the helm. Hit the jump to read how Webb might still be involved in The Amazing Spider-Man 4. Read More »

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