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The Spectacular Spider-Man Model: Chandra Holt * Photographer: Unhinged Images Makeup & Body Paint: Cast of Thousands Studio Average teenager Peter Parker is transformed into an extraordinary super hero after he is accidentally bitten by a radioactive spider. When his beloved uncle is savagely murdered during a robbery, young Peter vows to use his powers to avenge his death. Deeming himself "Spider-Man ," he sets about ridding the streets of crime, bringing him into conflict with malevolent super-villain "Green Goblin." Spider-Man (2002) was directed by Sam Raimi ("Oz: The Great and Powerful"), from a script written by David Koepp. The cast included: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, and Rosemary Harris. The film had a budget of $140 million, and earned $821 million at the worldwide box office. »
Ray Liotta, Mamie Gummer (read: Meryl Streep's daughter), Billy Magnussen, and Rosemary Harris have all joined the already sprawling ensemble cast of David Milch’s new HBO drama, The Money. They join Nathan Lane, Brendan Gleeson, David Harewood, Laila Roberts, and Dominique McElligott, among others. The Money tells the story of James Castman (Gleeson), a super-rich media mogul who uses his influence to push around his family, just like super-rich media moguls are known to do. Liotta will play George Archer, a wealthy Wall Street tycoon who appears to be untouchable (but probably isn’t, knowing Milch). Gummer will »
Major casting news for The Money, HBO’s David Milch drama about wealth and corruption among the super elite. Billy Magnussen has been cast as a series regular, in the role of Greg Castman — the middle, and favorite, child of mogul/patriarch James Castman (Brendan Gleeson), who wields power and influence to expand his media empire and control his clan. Rosemary Harris has been cast in the recurring role of Ellen Knox, the sharp, fearless, and funny mother of James Castman’s wife Ruth (Laila Robins). Mamie Gummer will recur as Tricia Castman, who comes from old New York money and is married to John Castman (Patrick Kennedy), James and Ruth’s dutiful son and key lieutenant in Castman’s empire. Ray Liotta will recur as wealthy, entitled, untouchable Wall Street tycoon George Archer. Ruth Negga becomes a series regular, playing Erin Foley, the stylish, no-nonsense senior news editor who reports to John Castman. »
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It's no secret that the 2000 blockbuster X-Men helped pave the way for the wealth of comic book movies seen every year. Unlike in the comic books, however, we haven't seen any superheroes cross over into different franchises, although it almost happened in 2002's Spider-Man.
Hugh Jackman reveals that he was almost set to appear as Wolverine in director Sam Raimi's blockbuster, although it wasn't a studio or rights issue that prevented this from happening. Take a look at what the actor had to say, while promoting his upcoming thriller Prisoners.
"In the first Spider-Man -- Kevin Feige reminded me of this -- we really tried to get me to come on and do something, whether it was a gag or just to walk through the shot or something. The problem was, we couldn't find the suit. The suit was stuck in some thing. And so when they were in »
The 71-year-old Georgia native has had more than 30 film roles and appeared in close to two dozen TV shows, which makes her a perfect subject for "Isn't That ... ?," a new HuffPost feature highlighting those character actors you recognize from a variety of projects, but don't know much else about.
The five-time Tony-nominated Ivey will appear in one of the final episodes of "The Big C" as a fellow cancer patient of Cathy's (Laura Linney). "I was thrilled to be asked to be on it," Ivey said in a phone interview with HuffPost. "It's such a good show. I've been watching it since the beginning and DVRing it and watching every episode. I just love it. I »
- Chris Harnick
Throughout April, we're counting down to the release of Marvel's Iron Man 3 with our picks for the Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time; here's #8....
Spider-Man 2, 2004.
Directed by Sam Raimi.
Considering the phenomenal success of Spider-Man in 2002, it was inevitable that a sequel would soon follow; indeed, director Sam Raimi had been hard at work on Spider-Man 2 from before Tobey Maguire's wall-crawler had first swung into cinemas, and the follow-up would arrive just two years later as the friendly neighborhood web-slinger went up against another iconic Spidey villain in Alfred Molina's Dr. Otto Octavius, a.k.a. Doctor Octopus.
Although Spider-Man 2 didn't quite manage to match the box office performance of its predecessor, it still proved to be a huge hit with audiences, pulling »
- Flickering Myth
With Chris Cooper announced as Norman Osborne, and our first look at Mary Jane, it’s clear that The Amazing Spider-man 2 is go. We’ve got some more set pictures below, which show us Sally Field back in action as the disturbingly foxy Aunt May (not that Rosemary Harris didn’t do it for me). We also see Peter Parker apparently announcing to the world that he is Spider-Man, by doing the classic Power Rangers maneuver of incorporating his signature colours into his everyday dress.
The Amazing Spider-man 2 will be released in the UK on 18th April 2014 and in the Us on 2nd May 2014. It is set to star Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Dane DeHaan, Sally Field, Martin Sheen, and Shailene Woodley.
Source: Comic Book Movie
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Same character, different face. Today we learn Chris Cooper has signed on to star as Norman Osborn in the now-filming The Amazing Spider-Man 2, taking the place of Willem Dafoe who played the character in the original Sam Raimi-directed Spider-Man, who eventually turns into the Green Goblin and the first film's antagonist. Cooper joins a long line of replacements in this newly-rebooted franchise including Dane DeHaan who replaced James Franco, Emma Stone who replaced Bryce Dallas Howard, Shailene Woodley who replaced Kirsten Dunst, Martin Sheen who replaced Cliff Robertson, Sally Field who replaced Rosemary Harris, Andrew Garfield who replaced Tobey Maguire and, of course, Marc Webb who replaced Sam Raimi as director. The only real difference I can see between The Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man are the villains. Instead of Green Goblin, Octopus-man (I know his name is Doc Ock), Sandman and Venom, in Amazing Spider-Man it was Rhys Ifans »
- Brad Brevet
"The goal on Spider-Man was to invent a very flexible bodysuit that created a lean, muscular body form beneath the form-fitting spandex. It also required a very specific streamlined shell to project heroic facial structure beneath the hood. In this early test, custom printed shadows and highlights help define the sculpted muscles. Although toned down in later iterations, this first test was an exciting success." - StudioADI Spider-Man (2002) was directed by Sam Raimi ("Oz: The Great and Powerful"), from a script written by David Koepp. The cast included: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, and Rosemary Harris. The film had a budget of $140 million, and earned $821 million at the worldwide box office. »
9 items from 2013
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