As we prepare for another year at San Diego Comic Con International, I wanted to take a look back at the best moments in Comic Con history. What are the coolest and most eventful things to happen over the last decade while sitting in Hall H? What makes a great Comic Con moment? Lets take a look back at the best comic-con moments of all time.
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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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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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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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It’s no secret that while Andrew Garfield took residence in New York City as The Amazing Spider-Man, he wanted our friendly neighborhood wallcrawler to end up meeting with The Avengers in the Marvel cinematic universe. The actor mentioned as much when asked about the possibility at Comic-Con back in 2013, but sadly his time as Spider-Man has come to an end.
But besides a desire to team up with The Avengers, it turns out Andrew Garfield was actively trying to make some kind of crossover happen ever since he took the role of Spidey. Find out more about the Amazing Spider-Man Avengers crossover efforts below! Read More »
Since we’ve had two releases from Marvel Studios this year, there’s been plenty of talk about ranking the movies in the Marvel cinematic universe. But with 20th Century Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four hitting theaters this weekend (for better or worse), we thought it was a good time to rank all the Marvel movies that exist outside of the MCU, which include Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, all the X-Men films and more.
Check out all the other non-MCU Marvel movies ranked after the jump! Read More »
“Creative differences” is that oft-cited reason that people bail on movie projects, but that can also be a big problem when making any film, especially one with a hefty financial burden. Look at the Spider-Man series of films from Sony. Sam Raimi’s third film was evidence of heavy arguments and influence from producers who wanted one thing and a writer/director team that wanted others. Creative differences helped push Raimi away from the series. Now, with Marc Webb’s pair of films, “creative differences” is a plague on Spider-Man. Webb apparently wants certain things — character, plot — and producers want action and toy sales.
James Horner did the music for Marc Webb’s first Spidey film, The Amazing Spider-Man, but he wouldn’t do the sequel because The Amazing Spider-Man 2 “ended up being so terrible, I didn’t want to do it. It was just dreadful.” Anyone who saw the film, however, knew it ended up being terrible. That isn’t news. What’s interesting in Horner’s comments is the fact that the producers weren’t interested in Webb’s input at all. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
It’s been pretty clear that Sony doesn’t know quite what to do with its Spider-Man franchise. There have been reports that Venom has been cancelled and Sinister Six may be a “soft reboot.” A female-centric movie is in the works but we have no idea what it’s about. Now the latest rumor is they’re pursuing a movie about Aunt May. Yes, that Aunt May. More on the Aunt May movie rumor after the jump.
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Sideshow Collectibles sent me a sample of Hot Toys’ The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Sixth Scale Figure. Lets unbox this figure and take a look at whats inside the box. After the jump you will find photos of the Hot Toys The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Sixth Scale Figure, alongside my thoughts on the product.
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What’s the deal with Spider-Man? It’s the question fans have been asking all summer. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a major disappointment in almost all respects; following its debut grand plans to continue the franchise were completely reshuffled. As it officially stands right now, Drew Goddard‘s Sinister Six film will be out in 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will follow in 2018. There will also be a female-focused film sandwiched somewhere in the middle. That’s all official via Sony.
However the latest rumors suggest some, if not all of that might not be true anymore. Yesterday, the very reputable Drew McWeeny at Hitfix said he’d heard rumblings Sony was talking to Marvel Studios about working out some kind of deal for a crossover. Then today, the equally reputable Devin Faraci at Badass Digest said that’s just one of the possibilities he’s heard Sony is considering with the characters. The others are a “soft reboot” with the Sinister Six, completely shelving the character for a few years, and canceling the planned Venom movie. Read more about these Spider-Man franchise rumors below. Read More »