Chris Cooper’s throwaway role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was going to lead to a more prominent role in the sequel that never got made. Director Marc Webb had planned to bring him back in a big way with The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which was once scheduled to come out in 2018. Norman Osborn would’ve also led Drew Goddard’s scrapped Sinister Six movie.
Below, The Only Living Boy in New York director discusses some of his old Amazing Spider-Man 3 plans.
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(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)
In this edition of The Morning Watch, we’ve got a fanmade animated Game of Thrones prequel, a comparison between Spider-Man 2 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and a video essay about how Edgar Wright plays with film genres in his own movies. Read More »
When I first pitched my idea to rank all the villains in the Spider-Man movies thus far, I was thinking small – I’d pound out a feature about the biggest bads in Peter Parker’s life and have a little fun. “Sure thing!” said /Film managing editor Jacob Hall. But then he added: “In addition to the major villains, make this stupidly comprehensive.”
Oh no. Please deceive me, eyes. “Every street criminal, every minor bad guy, and every single character who even hinders Peter Parker should be on this list.” So now I had to watch five two-hour-plus Spider-Man movies. And note every villain. And somehow make sense of a ranking that ranges from natural forces to Bruce Campbell. And find time to sleep.
I accomplished three of those objectives. My poor, neglected bed.
Enjoy the ramblings of a broken man who renewed his love of Sam Raimi’s Tobey-Man series and reaffirmed his disinterest in Marc Webb’s super-effing-dark trilogy that never was.
Note: This list does not include the villains from Spider-Man: Homecoming, mainly because this list requires the ability to press pause. Perhaps we’ll revisit it someday…
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With Spider-Man: Homecoming on its way to theaters this weekend, with sneak preview screenings beginning around the United States tonight, let’s remind ourselves of the straw that broke the camel’s back at Sony Pictures and got Spider-Man controlled by Marvel Studios again.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 attempted to expand the world of Spider-Man into a cinematic universe that would have brought the Sinister Six into New York and expand the mythology of Peter Parker’s parents’ life as spies. But all it did was make a big mess of things by being on par with Batman & Robin, and now the folks at Honest Trailers give the sequel the skewering it deserves.
Watch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Honest Trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 28th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Only a few years after release, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have already begun to recede into the background. When someone gets around to writing that book about the history of modern superhero movies, they will probably feel more like footnotes that inform the existence of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man than anything else.
But there is one person who will be fielding Spider-Man questions for the rest of his life and that person is Andrew Garfield, who played Peter Parker twice for director Marc Webb. Garfield has been very gracious about his time as Spidey and complimentary toward Holland’s casting, but in a new interview, he implies what we’ve always suspected – the overall game plan for the Amazing Spider-Man movies was a little half-baked.
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Even though the phrase “superhero fatigue” is getting thrown around a lot, and some people have expressed their distaste for the popular genre of films in general, the box office numbers and fanbases are enough to prove that concept wrong. We’re living in a golden age of superhero movies, and while not all of them are outstanding, they’ve never been better or more beloved by general audiences then they are now.
But that doesn’t mean there still aren’t references in comic book movies that are only made for the most hardcore fans to understand. See if you picked up on some of these more obscure superhero movie Easter eggs in films like Superman: The Movie, Spider-Man 2, The Dark Knight and more. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
Who’ll play the villain in Agent Carter Season 2? What will the movie Flash costume look like? Is this what Spider-Man‘s Civil War costume will look like? Want to see the first Jessica Jones poster? Does Bryan Cranston want to play a Marvel supervillain? Will Disney XD’s Guardians of the Galaxy return for Season 2? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
A movie isn’t finished until it’s playing on the big screen in front of you, and sometimes not even then if you’re someone like George Lucas. But leading up to that final cut, a lot of decisions are made, whether it’s in the writing process, during filming or sometime in post-production, that can drastically change a movie from how it was originally conceived.
Recently we’ve seen how that process works, mostly for the worse, with the reboot of Fantastic Four. However, our friends at ScreenRant have rounded up five alternate movie endings that could have been for First Blood, I Am Legend, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 28 Days Later and more recently, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Find out how those movies could have ended below! Read More »
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Last week’s biggest news, and frankly the biggest news of 2015 so far, was that Spider-Man is coming back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’ll see him in at least one Marvel movie (probably Captain America: Civil War) before a 2017 Sony reboot that ties in to the MCU. All week fans were debating what this meant for superhero movies, who should play the role, and what it might look like.
That last question has now kind of been answered thanks to ScreenCrush. They took footage from Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and carefully edited it with The Avengers. The result is a glimpse of what The Avengers might have looked like if Spider-Man was involved. Watch the Spider-Man Avengers below. Read More »
As the 2014 year has officially come to an end, I thought it would be nice to take a look at the highest grossing movies of 2014. How many of the top 10 grossing films had a superhero character? The answer is six. How many films in the top 30 grossing are not based on an existing property (adaptation, remake, reboot…etc) or a sequel? Only four! Hit the jump and you can find the top 50 grossing films of the year.
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