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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 »

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‘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 »

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Electro face

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 »

Too Many Villains in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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 »

Marc Webb

Briefly: The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb is something of a golden boy at Sony right now, as he’s set to continue with the Spidey franchise through at least the series’ third installment. But he’s casting his eye beyond that, and naturally looking for projects outside the superhero realm.

So Marc Webb is now attached to the movie adaptation of the upcoming spy thriller book Cold Comfort at Fox. The movie rights for the book were just sold to the studio. Cold Comfort, aka How to Catch a Russian Spy, is a memoir by an unnamed former spy, being co-written by Ellis Henican. The book is about “an American civilian turned self-taught spy, who worked with the FBI to bring down a Russian intelligence agent on American soil.” [Deadline]

 

Sony Wants to Release a Spider-Man Movie Every Year

Spider-Man 2 cop car

Does Sony rely too heavily on Spider-Man, or not heavily enough? As analysts take stock of the studio’s performance and find it wanting with respect to big-ticket franchises, studio chief Amy Pascal says in no uncertain terms that the whole point of developing the Venom and Sinister Six movies is to have a Spider-Man movie every year. Read More »

Amazing Spider-Man 2 electro fight 2

In commercials, trailers, and sizzle reels, it feels like we’ve already seen 10 or 15 minutes of Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. But the sequel, which opens May 2, is jam-packed with characters and a new international trailer yet again proves we ain’t seen nothing yet. It runs three minutes and features a very good portion of new footage, most of which focuses on Jamie Foxx‘s Electro, a primary figure in the story who’s been an afterthought in much of the more recent promotions. Check it out below. Read More »

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