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In the latest Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys looks at the bizarre rumours coming out of Sony for the next film in the Spider-Man franchise, an update on next year’s Fantastic Four reboot and a big treat for Evil Dead fans!
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…features returning stars Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Sally Field (Aunt May), Chris Zylka (Flash Thompson), Campbell Scott (Richard Parker), Embeth Davidtz (Mary Parker), Martin Sheen (Ben Parker) and Denis Leary (George Stacy) alongside new additions Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) as Electro, Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) as Harry Osborn, Paul Giamatti (12 Years a Slave) as The Rhino, Chris Cooper (American Beauty) as Norman Osborn, »
- Oli Davis
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 2014.
Directed by Marc Webb.
Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, B.J. Novak, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, Chris Zylka and Denis Leary.
When atrocities threaten New York, Spider-Man must protect the citizens of New York and his loved ones before New York’s heart befalls into tragedy.
Despite helping to change the face of the superhero movie in 21st century Hollywood, the Spider-Man franchise died before our very eyes, delighting and enthralling before crashing and burning. The best intentions of director Sam Raimi notwithstanding, Spider-Man 3 failed, even if it was the franchises’ highest grosser. While many blamed the excess of villains and characters, which led to a horribly disjointed script, it was the studio’s insistence on things (namely Venom) that ultimately derailed our friendly neighbourhood Spidey. Now, 10 years since Spider-Man 2 »
- Scott Davis
Director: Marc Webb
Running Time: 142 minutes
Extras: Making Of, Deleted Scenes, Commentary, Music Video
The reboot nobody particularly wanted spreads its wings into new territory. Having that awkward backstory out of the way means that The Amazing Spider-man 2 can become its own beast. With that in mind, it’s clear to see that this film had absolutely no idea of what it wanted to do. This is The Amazing Spider-man 2’s greatest problem, it is all over the place in terms of tone and plot points. We start off with an interesting sequence set aboard a plane. The scene gives us some more backstory into Peter Parker’s parents’ disappearance. Hitting hard along the lines of spy espionage thrillers or terrorist centred action films of the 90s, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
To promote the Target exclusive Blu-ray Combo Pack of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a short featurette has arrived online entitled ‘Setting Up The Sinister Six’, which features director Marc Webb and Marvel legend Stan Lee talking about the team of supervillains, who will of course be getting their own spin-off movie in November 2016 courtesy of Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods). Check it out here…
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is out on DVD and Blu-ray in the States on August 19th and in the UK on September 1st, and features returning stars Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Sally Field (Aunt May), Chris Zylka (Flash Thompson), Campbell Scott (Richard Parker), Embeth Davidtz (Mary Parker), Martin Sheen (Ben Parker) and Denis Leary (George Stacy) alongside new additions Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) as Electro, Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) as Harry Osborn, Paul Giamatti (12 Years a Slave) as The Rhino, Chris Cooper (American Beauty) as Norman Osborn, »
- Gary Collinson
With the home-entertainment release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 just around the corner, a deleted scene from the Spidey sequel featuring Peter Parker and Harry Osborn has turned up online, as well as an alternate ending which shows Peter’s dad Richard Parker popping up – alive – to deliver the famous “with great power…” line; take a look below…
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man.
For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. »
- Gary Collinson
Having just crossed $700 million at the global box office, Sony has taken the opportunity to announce the home entertainment release of its superhero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is set to hit Download on August 5th and Blu-ray and DVD on August 19th. Here’s a rundown of the special features set to accompany the film (via EW)…
Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features Include:
4 All-New Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Marc Webb
Alicia Keys “It’s On Again” music video
Exclusively Available on Blu-ray:
9 Additional Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Marc Webb, including “Peter Meets His Father”
“The Wages of Heroism: Making The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” featuring revealing, in-depth segments including:
“Lessons Learned: Development and Direction” — Filmmakers and cast discuss their approach to the sequel and their efforts to make it the best Spider-Man yet.
“Heart of the City: Shooting in New York” — A behind-the-scenes look at »
- Gary Collinson
Having fallen just short of the milestone on Thursday, Sony’s superhero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 crossed the $700 million mark yesterday, becoming only the second film to do so this year after Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
At this point, it looks likely that Spidey will overtake Cap’s $710.1 million to become the biggest earner of the year so far, although it may just fall short of its predecessor, which pulled in $757.9 million back in 2012. If so, then the wall-crawler’s latest outing will remain the lowest-grossing instalment of Sony’s Spider-Man movie franchise.
2014 is shaping up to be another solid year for the superhero movie with 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past catching up fast to its rivals, having pulled in $624.4 million, meaning that Marvel currently occupies the top three spots in the list of the year’s highest-grossing movies.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 stars »
- Gary Collinson
It may have found itself knocked from the top of the North American chart after just one week, but Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has crossed the half a billion mark at the box office this past weekend, with $147 million domestically and $403 million internationally giving the Marc Webb helmed sequel a solid $550 million to date.
At present, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is trailing Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier by some $145 million, and is also currently the lowest-grossing instalment of Sony’s Spider-Man movie series, with The Amazing Spider-Man sitting on $752 million worldwide. While that figure certainly seems achievable, the sequel is going to face some stiff competition, with Godzilla arriving this week, followed by another superhero offering X-Men: Days of Future Past the following week.
- Gary Collinson
Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Colm Feore, Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak, Embeth Davidtz, with Paul Giamatti and Sally Field Written By: Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci and Jeff Pinkner (based on the comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko) Directed By: Marc […]
Read Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Filmonic.
- Andrew Shuster
Warning – Major spoilers for the ending of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 follow. If you’re yet to see the movie, you should turn back now…
We’ve already heard a few comments from director Marc Webb about the shocking climax to Sony’s superhero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 [read his thoughts here], as Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man fails to save his true love Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) from falling to her death during the climactic final battle with the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan). Well, now stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone and producer Matt Tolmach have shared their thoughts on ‘The Night Gwen Stacy Died’ during an interview with ComicBookResources.
“I knew from the very beginning what the intention was for Gwen’s arc,” said Stone regarding the death of her character. “I thought it was executed well.”
“It’s a defining moment in the comics, and not just in the Spider-Man comics, »
- Gary Collinson
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Felicity Jones, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Embeth Davidtz, Campbell Scott, Marton Csokas, B.J. Novak, Sarah Gadon | Written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner | Directed by Marc Webb
After the debacle that was Spider-Man 3, Sony Movie Studios set out to remove the bitter taste it left by rebooting the franchise only ten years after it began. Now only two films in it appears that sour taste has returned. Lessons learned from past mistakes have quickly been forgotten. Subtly and articulate storytelling have been sacrificed in favor of manipulative world building. There is such a fixation on setting up for the future that the present is nearly disregarded. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has a great deal of talent behind it, including actors who may even fit into their roles better than their predecessors. What it lacks is the discipline »
- Dan Clark
Having upped the number of villains for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with the introduction of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) and The Rhino (Paul Giamatti), Sony is now gearing up to expand its Spider-Man bad guy quota with spin-offs for Venom and The Sinister Six.
We’ve already seen a tease for the potential line-up of The Sinister Six [see here], and now Marc Webb has indicated that we might get to see one or more of those characters when The Amazing Spider-Man 3 swings into cinemas in 2016, although he does have one particular villain in mind…
“Kraven,” Webb told ComicBook when asked about which bad guys he’s interesting in utilising for the next instalment of the rebooted Spider-Man universe. “Kraven. I like the idea of Kraven. The Vulture. Ock. I always thought the idea of Mysterio was interesting. Maybe Scorpion. But really, Kraven I think is kind of interesting. »
- Gary Collinson
Columbia Pictures (Sony) released their new "Amazing Spider Man 2" super hero/action flick into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it phenomenal. It was jam-packed with a ton of action, drama, suspense, special affects, and more. It stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field,and B.J. Novak. In the new flick, we see Spiderman aka Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) ,slinging webs through the city, once again, fighting crime and rescuing people, left and right. However, the main plot in this particular scenario, was to capture Aleksei Sytsevich, who attempted to steal a truck containing plutonium vials. During the chase, Spider-Man rescues OsCorp Industries employee ,Max Dillon aka Electro (Jamie Foxx). We also see Peter's childhood friend ,Harry Osborn, arrive on the scene to visit his terminally ill father Norman, CEO of OsCorp. Norman tells Harry his illness is hereditary, »
Another week, another superhero movie (I know, I.m feeling oversaturated all of a sudden . Captain America last month, the X-Men folks and Spidey this month, argh!) . this time, it.s the sequel to .The Amazing Spider-Man. from the collaboration of director Marc Webb and stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.
Sally Field returns as the touching Aunt May and joining the cast are Jamie Foxx as Electro, Dane DeHaan as Green Goblin, and Paul Giamatti as Rhino. Yup, more villains! But is more always better? Check out my movie review of .The Amazing Spider-Man 2..
We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It's great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, »
These days, the number of indies premiering on a weekly basis can be both thrilling and intimidating. To help sift through the number of new releases (independent or otherwise), we've created the Weekly Film Guide. Below you'll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for today's fresh offerings. Happy viewing! Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. today, Friday, May 2nd. (Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Director: Marc Webb Cast: Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Sally Field, Paul Giamatti, Martin Sheen, Marton Csokas, Chris Cooper, Embeth Davidtz, Felicity Jones, Colm Feore, Frank Deal, Denis Leary, Chris Zylka, B.J. Novak Synopsis: "For Peter Parker, life is busy. Between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen Stacy, high school graduation cannot come quickly enough. Peter has not forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s. »
- Steve Greene
Sony Pictures' The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is now playing in theaters worldwide and we've created this spot for you to tell us and your fellow moviegoers what you thought about the Marc Webb-directed sequel, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field and B.J. Novak. You can use the comments below to write your mini-review of the film! Our four reviews can be read here , here , here and here . »
A couple of days ago Andrew Garfield spoke about his enthusiasm for his incarnation of Peter Parker “passing the torch” to Miles Morales at some point in Sony’s rebooted Spider-Man franchise, but it looks like we can forget about that for the foreseeable future, with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach ruling out Morales, Ben Reilly or Miguel o’Hara making an appearance in the series…
“The one thing you cannot do, when you have a phenomena that has stood the test of time, you have to be true to the real character inside,” Arad told The Playlist. “Who is Peter Parker? What are the biggest effects on his life? Then you can draw in time, and you can consider today’s world in many ways. But to have multiple ones… I don’t know if you remember, but Marvel tried it. And it was almost the end of Spider-Man. »
- Gary Collinson
It seems as though the promotional onslaught for "Amazing Spider-Man 2" started at the tail end of the release of the first "Amazing Spider-Man." After all, that film, which successfully rebooted the Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire series, this time with Andrew Garfield in the title role and "(500) Days of Summer" director Marc Webb behind the camera, came out less than two years ago -- over July 4th weekend, 2012. Considering the elaborate visual effects that go into these kinds of films (and equally elaborate marketing campaigns), work on the sequel probably did start before the first one ended, and the even more insurmountable job of selling the movie began shortly thereafter.
Still, it's less than two years later and the movie feels very much like the start of its own franchise, in earnest. Emma Stone returns as Gwen Stacy, as does Sally Field as Aunt May (and, in a ghostly capacity, Denis Leary »
- Drew Taylor
As Sony prepares to expand its Spider-Man universe, the studio has offered up a little tease as to the potential line-up of villains for The Sinister Six courtesy of a mobile app tie-in with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, whereby Shazam users are able to access a video during Alicia Keys’ and Kendrick Lamar’s end credits song ‘It’s On Again’. Coming Soon managed to grab some screencaps, which seem to confirm Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan), The Rhino (Paul Giamatti), Doctor Octopus, Vulture, Kraven the Hunter and A.N. Other, who’s been speculated as either Mysterio or The Chameleon…
While this would appear to offer confirmation of the line-up, The Wrap is reporting that writer-director Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) is yet to decide upon the roster of The Sinister Six, as he is still finalising the script. But surely, if Goddard has so much as started the script, »
- Gary Collinson
‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ review: ‘Professionally mediocre’ sequel is ‘loud, dull, and, forced’ (photo: Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′) Part of the appeal of Spider-Man, in all his paper and celluloid incarnations, is the character’s recognizably human scale. Neither a trillionaire industrialist (Batman), a Norse God (Thor), nor an indestructible Christ figure (Superman), Spider-Man is just awkward, orphaned teenager Peter Parker, living a drab middle-class existence in Queens, where he juggles girls, schoolwork, and superheroics. Yet it’s peer pressure, that classic teenage hardship, which seems to be the motivating force behind the professionally mediocre The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Sony, the studio that owns the rights to the Spider-Man character, has publicly admitted to coveting Disney’s massively successful multi-character Marvel universe and thinking how much they’d like one, too. So in this sequel to 2012’s redundant The Amazing Spider-Man, it’s not enough »
- Mark Keizer
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