Posted on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 by Angie Han
Those of you who make the trip to Middle-Earth in December will be treated to a peek at another exotic fantasy locale: New York City. Specifically, Spider-Man’s New York City, which unlike our New York City is filled with teen superheroes, giant lizard-men, electrified electricians, and HAL 9000-esque AI officers.
Director Marc Webb revealed today that the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 would play in front of 3D screenings of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and he did so in the most delightfully geeky way possible. Check out his official announcement and get all the details after the jump.
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For his movie titles, Sam Raimi went with simple numbers. Then Marc Webb looked to the comics and used “The Amazing” in his own, with plan to use numbering to differentiate his sequels. Now, however, it seems Sony Pictures is thinking about adding a subtitle to The Amazing Spider-Man 2. A Comic Book Movie reader wrote into the site and said that at a recent Mall of America screening of Captain Phillips, Sony reps were polling audience members on three different subtitles for May 2014 sequel.
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Posted on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 by Angie Han
Although Electro (Jamie Foxx) plays a major role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, for obvious reasons, we still don’t know nearly as much about him as we do Spidey. So we’re intrigued by a new snapshot from the editing bay, which just so happens to reveal a new bit of Electro concept art.
Meanwhile, we know even less about Rhino (Paul Giamatti), but maybe that’s okay. The actor confirms that he’s set for at least one more movie, so we’ll presumably have plenty of time to get acquainted. See the picture and check out Giamatti’s quotes after the jump.
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Sony must be happy with how The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is turning out because they’re bringing back the credited writing team for the third film. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner will write The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which already has a release date of June 10, 2016. Andrew Garfield will return for sure, and the studio apparently wants director Marc Webb to come back too. There’s no word on the villains, but with so many appearing in next summer’s sequel, odds are we’ll see one or two of them back. (Paul Giamatti as Rhino? Dane DeHaan or Chris Cooper as Green Goblin?) There’s also been talk these Spider-Man films are leading to the formation of the Sinister Six. Read More »
With a couple villains appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and plans set to Sony for third and fourth films in Marc Webb‘s take on the character, there has been a lot of speculation about whether or not we’ll see some emulation of The Avengers in one of the latter movies. Specifically, will there be a team?
Clearly there aren’t extra heroes to form a team around Spidey, but what about a bunch of bad guys? Jamie Foxx, who plays Electro in the first sequel, has confirmed that Sony is at least talking about the idea. Read More »
Okay, now they’re just screwing with us. For months, director Marc Webb has been teasing fans about what’s going to happen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 via his Twitter feed. Then he brought some very cool footage to Comic-Con and hinted at other heroes joining Spider-Man and maybe even the formation of the Sinister Six, a super-team of Spider-Man’s greatest foes.
The first of three Spider-sequels doesn’t hit theaters until May 2014 but a few new photos have surfaced online. Most are things we’ve seen before but one of feels like Sony is trolling some fans. You’ll see what we mean below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 by Angie Han
We thought we had Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man trilogy all figured out. Without giving too much away, I’ll just say that the introduction of certain new characters hinted at certain plot points to come, and it became possible to guess how the overarching plotline might play out through 2016.
Then Sony announced plans for a fourth Amazing Spider-Man coming in 2014, and suddenly it became less clear what would fit where. It also raised the question of just how the studio planned to keep the story fresh for four (or possibly even more) installments. There’s a reason trilogies are more common than quadrilogies, after all. It’s just tough to sustain interest in a single character for that long.
Now Webb has hinted at one possible way to keep the franchise moving: By making it “not just a Spider-Man movie,” and instead shifting the focus to some other characters. Hit the jump to read the comments.
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One of the more interesting panels that happened at Comic Con during the week wasn’t covered much by the geek blogs as it didn’t present any news or footage — Entertainment Weekly’s Visionaries panel with filmmakers Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim, Shaun of the Dead), Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men, Gravity) and Marc Webb (Amazing Spider-Man, 500 Days of Summer). During the discussion, an audience member asked about the comments made recently by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas about what they believe to be an upcoming implosion of the film industry due to overblown budgets.
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