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Spider-Man Producer Says Avengers Crossover is a Last Resort

13 hours ago | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

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 »

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The Week in Spandex – The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Batman vs. Superman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Beware the Batman, Batman Beyond and more

14 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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

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No "X-Men"/"Fantastic Four" Crossover

21 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

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.

Now, a 'well-placed source' for Schmoes Know says that rival Fox has no plans to merge its two big Marvel franchises - the "X-Men" movies and its upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot.

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

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Producers Say Spider-Man Will Only Join X-Men or The Avengers When They Run Out of Ideas

18 April 2014 7:28 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

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, »

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The Amazing Spider-Man Won’t Join The Avengers Any Time Soon

18 April 2014 6:28 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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 »

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Will a 'Spider-Man' / 'Avengers' Crossover Ever Happen?

18 April 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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. »

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Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach Comment on a Potential Marvel Movie Crossover for The Amazing Spider-man

18 April 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

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 »

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Avi Arad Says a Spider-Man Crossover Film Will Only Happen When They’re Out of Ideas

18 April 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

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 […]

The post Avi Arad Says a Spider-Man Crossover Film Will Only Happen When They’re Out of Ideas appeared first on /Film. »

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Garfield's "Spider-Man" Will Never Crossover?

18 April 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Keen to see Andrew Garfield's "The Amazing Spider-Man" character crossover with the X-Men or "The Avengers"? You'll be waiting a hell of a long time.

Producer Avi Arad, who has been attached to all five live-action "Spider-Man" films produced thus far, tells IGN that basically such a crossover will only happen after he's out of this franchise:

"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 »

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The Amazing Spider-Man producers rule out Avengers crossover until “we’ve run out of ideas”

18 April 2014 7:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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

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The Empire Podcast #107: Lukas Moodysson, Marc Webb, Avi Arad

18 April 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

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 »

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Draw Spider-Man and Win Passes To The Advance Screening of The Amazing Spider-man 2 In St. Louis

17 April 2014 1:53 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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, »

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Where Amazing Spider-Man 2 leaves Sony's superhero universe

17 April 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature James Hunt 18 Apr 2014 - 06:00

What hints did Amazing Spider-Man 2 give us about the rest of Sony's planned Spider-Man franchise?

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...

Still here? Right then...

"Felicia"

Felicity Jones' all-too-brief appearances were a highlight of Amazing Spider-Man 2, and not least because anyone familiar with Spider-Man has »

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Kevin Feige confirms that Marvel has the rights to Kingpin and Elektra

17 April 2014 4:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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

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Spider-Man/Avengers: No crossover until Sony is out of ideas

17 April 2014 2:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Spider-Man and Avengers will not get a movie crossover until Sony Pictures has "run out of ideas".

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach have said that a joint movie with the Marvel Studios property is not on the horizon.

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.

"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."

"You know Avi always refers to that question as a stunt," added Tolmach. "If you were to do that, you know, Spider-Man in the Avengers is a stunt.

"And I get why everybody - you know, fans and audience »

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"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" In IMAX

16 April 2014 4:31 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek a new featurette, revealing more footage from "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" in IMAX, with director Marc Webb and producer Avi Arad.

"'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.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" IMAX featurette...

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Spider Slayers and Black Cat Set for 'Amazing Spider-Man' Sequels

16 April 2014 1:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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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Back in February, it was confirmed that B.J. Novak is playing Alistair Smythe in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. »

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Marvel Confirms It Has Rights to 'Daredevil' Villain Kingpin and Elektra

16 April 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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.

"Elektra I think we have. I think that was part of Daredevil, and that's clean and simple. Kingpin we either have or somehow share. I'm not 100 percent clear on that one."

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, »

- MovieWeb

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'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' IMAX Featurette

16 April 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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. »

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Kevin Feige Confirms That Marvel Studios has The Rights To Kingpin

16 April 2014 8:36 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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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