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It has long been a pipe dream for fans to see Spider-Man swing by the likes of Captain America and Iron Man in a future "Avengers" film, but the likelihood of such a thing happening is small while various studios hold the screen rights to Marvel's characters. Even though a brief Easter egg almost happened in Marvel's The Avengers , longtime Spider-Man producer Avi Arad says that a full-fledged crossover between the two franchises will only happen when they've run out of ideas. "I think I'm probably a little bit of the militant here," A rad said in an interview with IGN . "I think it will take a moment in which we've run out of ideas. There's so much to tell »
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Venom, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Superior, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Batman vs. Superman, Beware the Batman, Batman Beyond, Son of Batman, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Arrow, Heroes Reborn and more…
Sony took the next step in its fledgling Amazing Spider-Man franchise this past week as the Marc Webb-directed sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swung into cinemas internationally ahead of a North American release on May 2nd. In the UK, Germany, Spain and Belgium the film enjoyed the biggest opening day of the year so far, bringing in a total of $5.5 million on Wednesday and setting the Spidey sequel off to a solid start. You can check out our reviews of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 here, here »
- Gary Collinson
Earlier this week producer Avi Arad re-affirmed that there are no plans to crossover "The Amazing Spider-Man" franchise and its various spin-off films with any other Marvel universe movies like "The Avengers" at Marvel Studios or the "X-Men" films at 20th Century Fox.
Their source claims Fox wants director Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four" reboot to stand on its own without any help from the X-Men mutants, and hopefully do well enough to warrant multiple sequels. Fox may consider a crossover down the road, but there are no plans for it in the near future.
Mark Millar, who is working for Fox as a consultant on their Marvel movies, previously said that both franchises exist in the same universe but will not cross over. »
- Garth Franklin
In a new interview with IGN, "The Amazing Spider-Man" producer Avi Arad revealed that the only way Spider-Man will end up in an "X-Men" film is when they completely run out of ideas. "I think it will take a moment in which we've run out of ideas," he explained. "There's so much to tell about Spider-Man. There's so much to tell about the Sinister Six. The relationship between Spider-Man and Venom will bring a whole other world in." Arad continued: "In the toy business we used to make toys glow in the dark when they weren't selling well and it gave at least another Christmas. We don't need it yet." Producer Matt Tolmach added that as soon as Spider-Man leaves his world and joins the "X-Men" or the "Avengers" franchises, it will feel like a gimmick. "If you were to do that, Spider-Man in the 'Avengers' is a stunt, »
Though we’re getting sick of hearing it reiterated again and again, it looks like people just aren’t going to stop asking questions about a crossover between Spider-Man and the Avengers. The topic came up again recently when The Amazing Spider-Man producer Avi Arad spoke with IGN, where he told them that the cross-over that many fans are begging for won’t be happening any time soon.
The main reason Arad gives for avoiding a crossover is the fact that he believes the Spider-Man universe has more than enough source material, especially with the plans for Venom and Sinister Six films.
I think I’m probably a little bit of the militant here. I think it will take a moment in which we’ve run out of ideas. There’s so much to tell about Spider-Man. There’s so much to tell about the Sinister Six. The relationship between »
- Alexander Lowe
Earlier this week, we reported that a scene from 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past will be attached as an end credits scene in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which got many fans excited for possible Marvel crossovers between Sony, 20th Century Fox and even Marvel Studios. It was later revealed that director Marc Webb is still under contract at 20th Century Fox, and the studio would only let him make the sequel if Sony promoted X-Men: Days of Future Past for free.
When asked about the possibility of Sony joining forces with Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producer Avi Arad revealed that a cross-over will only happen when the studios have run out of other ideas, although that likely won't happen anytime soon.
"I think I'm probably a little bit of the militant here. I think it will take a moment in which we've run out of ideas. »
Recent news of an X-Men: Days of Future Past post-credits tease at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 had the internet all in a tizzy over the potential for a Marvel movie crossover in the future. Although we updated our story to explain that this move was more to calm tensions between studios than it was to excite the fandom, there might yet exist some misunderstanding out there in the world. Enter Spider-Man producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. Both have offered up their comments on a potential crossover between the friendly neighborhood web-slinger and other Marvel franchises; it doesn't seem likely with Arad convinced there are plenty of spider-stories to tell, and Tolmach likening the appearance of Spider-Man in, say, The Avengers, as a "stunt." Hit the jump for more. In an interview with IGN, Arad and Tolmach fielded questions about the rumored crossover between The Amazing Spider-Man »
- Dave Trumbore
At one point, the idea of characters crossing over between Marvel and DC Comics titles seemed like an impossibility. But it happened, just as fans of the cinematic versions of those characters think such a thing will happen on movie screens eventually — even if there are more companies involved now, all of which are […]
- Russ Fischer
"I think I'm probably a little bit of the militant here. I think it will take a moment in which we've run out of ideas. There's so much to tell about Spider-Man. There's so much to tell about the Sinister Six. The relationship between Spider-Man and Venom will bring a whole other world in.
We really feel very confident that we have so much to do. Peter Parker is unique; he's really different. He's not an Avenger. He's not an X-Man. He's unique and we revere that. And we'd rather work really »
- Garth Franklin
Despite the fact that Sony has laid out the future of its Spider-Man franchise with The Amazing Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man 4, Venom and The Sinister Six, and Marvel Studios having reportedly mapped out the Marvel Cinematic Universe until 2028, it’s the question that just won’t go away… will we see Andrew Garfield’s wall-crawler appearing alongside The Avengers?
Marvel Studios may have kept quiet on the issue, but we’ve heard several comments from the likes of Garfield, director Marc Webb and others affiliated with the Spidey franchise raising hopes that we may get to see the big Marvel crossover one day. However, according to producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, it’s not going to happen until the Sony franchise has “run out of ideas”.
“I think I’m probably a little bit of the militant here,” Arad told IGN (via Cbm). “I think it will »
- Gary Collinson
It's Easter weekend, and you need a podcast. Well, congratulations, because you've come to the right place: a URL on the internet that allows you to download one. The Empire Podcast. That one.This week there's Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb, as well as Amazing Spider-Man 2 producers Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad, not forgetting Sweden's very own Lukas Moodysson, here to talk about his latest, We Are The Best, on top of your usual dose of movie news and nonsense.Look forward to discussions on how to survive the zombie apocalypse, which films would actualy make you walk out of a cinema and the thorny issue of X-Men credit stings at the end of Spidey movies.P.S. You can check out our podcast photo gallery here and subscribe to the Empire Podcast via our iTunes page or this handy RSS feed. You can subscribe to the magazine »
Peter Parker by day, Spider-Man by night…Spidey, also known as The Amazing Spider-Man, is one of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes and The Amazing Spider-man 2 from Columbia Pictures opens May 2. But Spider-man was drawn long before he was filmed. He was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko and first appeared in the Marvel comic Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962.
Can you draw Spider-Man?
Do you live in the St. Louis area and want to see The Amazing Spider-man 2 at an advance screening?
To draw Spider-Man, start by sketching an outline of a man. You can position the outline in any way you want. Draw two large insect-like eyes. Draw a line just under the knees on both legs to make the outline of the boots. Draw a line on both hands to show the gloves. Draw crossed lines everywhere apart from boots and gloves. Color the boots, »
- Movie Geeks
Feature James Hunt 18 Apr 2014 - 06:00
This article contains spoilers for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
The end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 may have lacked the next-movie teaser Marvel Studios likes to pin onto their films, but that doesn't mean we haven't got any clue as to where the Spider-Man franchise is going. With Sony's stated goal of turning the property into its own universe of films, we got to thinking: what clues are there in Amazing Spider-Man 2 that might get followed up as the franchise expands?
Just so you don't get spoiled, we're going to put a big picture up here. After that, it's spoiler territory...
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With production on Marvel Studios’ first Netflix series Daredevil set to get underway this July, it’s only a matter of time before we find out which actor will succeed Ben Affleck as the Man Without Fear, as well as which supporting characters will be making their Marvel Cinematic Universe debut when the road to The Defenders gets underway.
Speaking to IGN, Marvel chief Kevin Feige has confirmed that both Wilson Fisk – a.k.a. The Kingpin – and Elektra Natchios are available to Marvel Studios, should they choose to include the characters in the miniseries: “Kingpin we either have or somehow share,” said Feige. “Namor I think is a little complicated, the way some of them are. Elektra I think we have. I think that was part of Daredevil, and that’s clean and simple.”
As it happens, the rights to Namor the Sub-Mariner remain with Universal Pictures, while producer »
- Gary Collinson
Tolmach said that such a film would only be a "stunt".
"I think I'm probably a little bit of the militant here," Arad told IGN. "I think it will take a moment in which we've run out of ideas.
"And I get why everybody - you know, fans and audience »
"'Spider-Man' was born for IMAX," said Arad.
"This, I think, is the biggest Spider-Man movie to date," said Webb. "IMAX, in particular, is a wonderful environment in which to immerse yourself in the film…It’s a very special, almost physiological kind of experience you go through when you’re watching it on IMAX that I think is uniquely suited to Spider-Man."
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" opens in theaters and IMAX May 2, 2014.
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- Michael Stevens
Sony Pictures has released behind-the-scenes footage for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which opened today in the U.K. ahead of its May 2 domestic release, featuring composer Hans Zimmer recording with his band, and B-roll from the set of this superhero sequel. In addition, we also have new information about Spider Slayers and Black Cat being featured in upcoming sequels, along with a new photo featuring Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn. Be warned, there will be some mild spoilers for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, so stop reading now if you want to be completely surprised, even though this information has been rumored for quite some time.
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— Spider-Man (@SpiderManMovie) April 16, 2014
Back in April 2013, Marvel Studios reclaimed the rights to Daredevil, after 20th Century Fox failed to get production started on their proposed reboot, which Joe Carnahan was at one time set to direct. What wasn't known at the time is whether Daredevil characters Kingpin and Elektra came with this deal. Today, Kevin Feige reveals in an interview with IGN that the studio does have the rights to Elektra in full and at least partial rights to Kingpin.
Marvel currently has a shared rights deal for the characters Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch with 20th Century Fox, since these characters pop up in both the Avengers comics and the X-Men comics. The deal includes provisions that Marvel Studios can't reference the characters' X-Men history, »
If you're going to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2, you might want to pay the extra couple of dollars and see it in IMAX 3D. According to the filmmakers, this particular superhero was born for the immersive format. A new featurette finds producer Avi Arad and director Marc Webb raving about the movie's IMAX potential while teasing some of the biggest action sequences they have to offer. Check it out and decide for yourself: Are you ready to share the IMAX experience?
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 comes to theaters May 2nd, 2014 and stars Martin Sheen, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Dane DeHaan, Stan Lee, Sarah Gadon, Felicity Jones, Jamie Foxx. The film is directed by Marc Webb. »
A few days ago, Kevin Feige sat down with IGN Movies for a lengthy interview about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Near the end of the interview, Feige was asked about the rights for Kingpin, who most fans want to appear in the upcoming Daredevil Netflix show. In response, Feige said that "Kingpin we either have or somehow share." Given that Avi Arad has stressed that Kingpin was also a potential character that could be used in Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, it seems that Wilson Fisk falls under the same shared character umbrella as Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. Feige also commented on the rights of Namor and Elektra, but seemed to be less sure in his response: "No, Namor I think is a little complicated, the way some of them are. Elektra I think we have. I think that was part of Daredevil, and that's clean and simple. »
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