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Not long ago we saw the first images of Jamie Foxx in character as Max Dillon, aka the villain Electro, in Marc Webb‘s film The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The set pics weren’t official, and showed the character after he has become something more than human.

Now Webb has released an official new image of Foxx, via Twitter, showing Dillon looking a little more normal. In addition to that shot, actor Dane DeHaan has also tweeted a photo of his character, Harry Osborn. For those who don’t want to see set pics and advance shots before a trailer arrives, we’ve got the images after the break. Read More »

While Sam Raimi‘s maintained that his breakup with Sony’s Spider-Man franchise was an amicable one, he’s remained understandably reluctant to actually see where the property went next. While doing press for Oz: The Great and Powerful, Raimi likened seeing Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man to attending an ex-girlfriend’s wedding. “I don’t have the guts,” he admitted.

But now it seems he’s finally gotten over his unease. In a very recent interview, Raimi revealed that he’d finally gotten around to checking it out. And, as it turned out, he “loved” the results. Hit the jump to read his comments.

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Has Sam Raimi seen The Amazing Spider-Man? How does Joss Whedon describe the tone of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Did San Diego Comic-Con tickets sell out fast? Where did Iron Man join the Guardians of the Galaxy? Want to see some surprising, and spoilerish, Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel toys? Do the Marvel comics take any advice from the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Want to see more concept art from the above Flash video game, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Avengers? How is Joss Whedon balancing Avengers 2 and S.H.I.E.L.D.? Is David Goyer proud of Man of Steel? Does Famke Janssen think she’ll be in X-Men: Days of Future Past? Which aspects of the Superman and Batman universe are causing legal issues at Warner Bros.? Where can you get a Magneto knit hat? What’s the status of the Man of Steel store? Is The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 out already? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Marvel Comics Kills Off Major Superhero Character

This is a big week for comics, because in the pages of one book the editorial staff at Marvel pushed a major Marvel character into the realm of the dead. While death often isn’t a big deal in comics, as characters can die and return within the span of just a few issues, this one seems like a big deal not just because of the character’s identity, but the particular manner of his death means the effect could be more permanent than most.

For those who haven’t heard about the specifics we’ll keep them after the break. Read More »

2012: A Year in Movie Mistakes

At their core, all narrative features are lies. We can will ourselves to believe we’re watching superheroes save Manhattan, but we know deep down that what we’re really seeing is costumed actors zipping around on wires and jumping in front of green screens. And like all great, big whoppers, the more moving parts there are, the more difficult it gets to keep everything straight.

The folks at delight in pointing out the tiny mistakes that slip through, whether it’s a costume that’s been sloppily rearranged between takes or an anachronistic prop that’s been dropped into a period piece. Just as they did in 2011, they’ve just released a list of their favorite goofs of the year, as well as a tally of the most error-prone films of the year. Read them both after the jump.

[UPDATE: One of the filmmakers mentioned, Rian Johnson, has since responded to Looper‘s inclusion at #8 on the list. Hit the jump to see his tweet.]

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Last week, The Dark Knight Rises got a sound thrashing at the hands of the Honest Trailer guys. This week, CinemaSins sets their sites on another of 2012’s big superhero films, The Amazing Spider-Man. Marc Webb‘s reboot was successful enough to warrant a currently-in-pre-production sequel, but many fans felt the story in the film was a tad illogical. After months and months of advertising an “untold story,” the only “untold story” was what happened during the movie.

Oddly enough, this video doesn’t even get into that. It just points out super nitpicky things. Still, it’s funny. Check it out below. Read More »

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There was no shortage of things to love about Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man, but perhaps the highlight was the budding romance between Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). The actors shared the kind of crackling chemistry that’s tough to fake, comfortable and sexy in all the right measures. (The stars themselves apparently agreed, sparking a real-life romance during their time together on set.) A clip from a screen test has just hit the web, making it crystal clear why Stone landed the gig.

Then, if that video has you eager to see more of the pair together, we have some good news about a possible IMAX-exclusive cut of the sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Watch the clip and read about the IMAX release after the jump.

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After a travel day, Superhero Bits is back! Want to find out where the easter eggs are in The Amazing Spider-Man? Have some brand new Iron Man 3 spoilers been revealed? How will the plot of Kick-Ass 2 be divided up? How was Sam Mendes pitched The Avengers as a directing gig? Has a brand new Blu-ray trailer for The Dark Knight Rises been revealed? Which movie are producers comparing Red 2 too? Is R.I.P.D. doing reshoots this weekend? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits!! Read More »