Posted on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 by Angie Han
Marc Webb wasn’t the obvious choice when he was tapped to direct the first Amazing Spider-Man. His only previous feature directorial effort at that point was (500) Days of Summer, an offbeat not-quite-romcom that — on the surface at least — had little in common with an action-packed comic book franchise like Spider-Man.
But he pulled it off well enough that he was asked back to direct The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and this time he was able to bring a wealth of new knowledge and experience with him. At a recent junket, Webb sat down with me and talked a little bit about, among other things, his involvement in Venom and Sinister Six, his upcoming non-Spidey projects, and why he signed up for so many Amazing Spider-Man movies to begin with.
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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 »
Posted on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 by Angie Han
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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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 »
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Posted on Friday, March 28th, 2014 by Angie Han
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 »
Posted on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
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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Posted on Monday, March 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
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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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 might be filled with villains, but the most important one is Electro. It may not feel like that in some of the more recent trailers but the first full Amazing Spider-Man 2 clip makes it pretty clear. Set in the middle of Times Square, this quick, minute long scene features Spider-Man’s (Andrew Garfield) first encounter with a fully-operational Electro, played by Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx. We’ve seen snippets from this scene before, but not the whole thing in sequence. Check it out below. Read More »
Are there too many villains in The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Director Marc Webb knows you might be concerned that this sequel has too many characters for its own good. A common complaint about Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 was that the film featured too many villains, and was consequently unfocused and unable to do justice to any of them. So with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 having not only Electro as the core baddie, but also the Rhino and some version of the Green Goblin, fans have wondered if this film would follow the same path.
During a recent panel discussion Webb demonstrated that he is aware of the possible comparison, and explained a bit about why his film will be different. Read More »