Last we heard, Marc Webb was set to direct The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for Sony and Columbia, with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone returning as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy, and Shailene Woodley set to play a young Mary Jane Watson.
And at that time, Electro was said to be the most likely villain for the film. (“Most likely” being deceptive wording, since the studio has a script from Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinkner, with early work from James Vanderbilt, so there’s no doubt who the villain is.)
Now Electro is confirmed, and Jamie Foxx is in talks to play him. Read More »
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Buried in the news of Shailene Woodley‘s latest piece of casting was a major piece of news about her participation in The Amazing Spider-Man franchise. Marc Webb is back to direct The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Woodley has now been confirmed to play Mary Jane Watson, a role previously played by Kirsten Dunst in the Sam Raimi films. Of course in Webb’s first film, Emma Stone played another of the famous loves of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), Gwen Stacy.
So how does this all fit? Well, Woodley’s part in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will reportedly be small in contrast to Stone’s, setting her up for a larger role in the trilogy’s conclusion, The Amazing Spider-Man 3. Read more of the spoiler filled details after the jump. Read More »
Much was made over the footage cut from Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man. The trailers featured shots that didn’t make the finished film, which isn’t all that unusual, but those shots were part of a plotline that tied Peter Parker’s father to the superhero Peter eventually becomes. That’s a relatively new thing for the Spidey mythos that made up “the untold story” promised in the early marketing.
Now there is a good collection of the deleted scenes, included among which is the shot of Irrfan Khan asking Parker “do you have any idea what you really are?” Check out the footage below. Read More »
Sorry Kirsten Dunst, you’re the latest to be replaced in Sony/Columbia’s Spider-Man series. With Marc Webb confirmed to return as director for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the studio is moving forward with casting for the film, and there are a couple big reveals today.
One is that Electro is rumored as “one of the villains” under consideration for the sequel. The other is that Mary Jane Watson, played by Dunst in Sam Raimi’s films, is definitely going to appear. And Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) is the likely choice to play her. Read More »
Briefly: Since the release of Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man, which cast Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Spider-Man, and made a few changes to the character’s origin, we haven’t known if Webb would end up directing the sequel. The plan for a sequel is obvious, and despite the fact that the critical and fan reception to The Amazing Spider-Man was middling, the film performed well. (Just over $750m worldwide.) The major roadblock to Webb’s return was said to be a deal with Fox Searchlight that Searchlight wanted to put into action.
Now Webb is confirmed to return to direct the sequel, with Garfield reprising his role from this summer’s film and Emma Stone in talks to return. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 by Angie Han
As Marc Webb continues to ponder whether or not he wants to return to The Amazing Spider-Man for another go-round, another possible follow-up has popped up on the horizon. Webb is reportedly attached to direct the coming-of-age tale The Only Living Boy in New York, written by Rock of Ages scribe Allan Loeb.
Webb replaces Seth Gordon, who signed on to helm back in 2011. Percy Jackson & the Olympians star Logan Lerman (once a contender to play Spidey) was lined up for the lead role at the time, but it’s unclear if he remains on board. More after the jump.
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Columbia and Sony are going to make another Spider-Man movie; of that there can be no mistake. But who will direct the film, and will it continue either the story that was intended to be told in Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man, or the story that was told in the final release?
Webb’s return is looking likely, which wasn’t always the case, but there’s one thing to iron out first. Read More »
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Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man wasn’t a wild success, but the film did well enough that Sony/Columbia plans to go forward with at least one of two planned sequels — hell, even if the film was a disaster Sony would make another, just to keep the rights to the character from reverting back to Marvel.
But there might be one casualty from the production issues that led to the film being recut late in the game and the loss of most of the “untold story” plotline trumpeted in early ads. A new interview with Columbia Pictures chief Doug Belgrad reveals that Webb might not return. Read More »