The Amazing Spider-Man 2 finally opens in the U.S. this week and it’ll have a wide spread of fans and detractors. Some people are going to absolutely adore the beautifully rendered action sequences and character interactions while others are going to hate the bloated plot and tired exposition. The same can’t be said for an eventual Blu-ray collector’s set for the film, for which we have an early look today. This is a badly rendered, hilariously cheesy bust of Jamie Foxx‘s Electro, with three discs in his neck. Fans who like the movie and might want to buy The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Blu-ray will probably not like the look of this set. Check out the images below. Read More »
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UPDATE: The coda will be in U.S. theaters as well. The story has been updated to incorporate this change.
UPDATE 2: Variety has details of the behind the scenes deal that made this happen. It is the very opposite of a far-reaching plan for a super-hero crossover. Read that info below.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is distributed by Sony. X-Men: Days of Future Past is distributed by 20th Century Fox. Under normal circumstances, that means the two films would never cross over or help each other in any way. With Amazing Spider-Man 2 opening in the UK today, however, things are a bit different. Spidey reportedly features no post-credits tease, but apparently the credits conclude with an unrelated action scene from the rival studio’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. It’ll do the same when it opens in the U.S. May 2. Read More »
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