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Sinister Six Spin-Off May Not Feature Classic Spider-Man Villains

16 April 2014 5:31 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

While promoting "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," producer Matt Tolmach spoke about the upcoming "Sinister Six" spin-off, revealing that director Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) is not sticking to the comics to choose which six villains will make up the team. "Nothing is sacred," he said. "It's going to be the best Six that you can imagine, but it's going to make sense in the world that we're building." It's likely that Electro (Jamie Foxx), The Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) will be part of the six members. Plus, there is the other Goblin, played by Chris Cooper. And since Venom is getting a spin-off, The Lizard (Rhys Ifans) was left alive, and both Doctor Octopus and The Vulture are hinted at in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," they are possibilities as well. This means that the original Sinister Six villains, like Mysterio, Kraven the Hunter and Sandman, »

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UK Management & Production Outfit 42 Pacts With ITV Studios Global

15 April 2014 3:47 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Production and management shingle 42 was founded last year by Welcome To The Punch producers Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh, and agents Josh Varney and Kate Buckley. The UK-based company reps talent and develops film projects, now with a deeper move into television. An exclusive, multi-year development and distribution partnership with ITV Studios Global Entertainment will focus on scripted drama, an increasingly lucrative area for UK producers. When they created 42, Varney and Buckley exited UK agency Independent Talent Group, but continued to share certain clients. 42′s client roster now includes Michael Caine, Rhys Ifans, Rupert Friend, Nicholas Hoult, Emily Mortimer, Tom Hollander, Jonny Lee Miller, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Charlotte Gainsbourg, William Monahan, Lynne Ramsay, Peter Cattaneo, Eran Creevy, Terry George, and Daniel Wolfe. The company is currently in post-production on feature Monsters: The Dark Continent, the sequel to Gareth EdwardsMonsters. Pre-production has started on both Creevy’s Autobahn, starring Hoult, »

- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor

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Spoilers: Who Is The Mysterious "Man In Black" From The Amazing Spider-man Movies?

14 April 2014 6:31 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Fans have been speculating about the identity of the shadowy individual from The Amazing Spider-Man since he appeared to Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) in the post-credits scene. It was quickly confirmed that this was not Norman Osborn, and when we found out that Sony were planning a Sinister Six movie, it seemed more and more likely that this man would play a part in bringing the team together. Well, over at What Culture they've revealed that this dude is in fact Alan Fagan, aka "Mr. Fear". This villain has been a foe of both Spidey Daredevil, and is basically like Marvel's version of The Scarecrow. There is actually no post-credits scene in the sequel -- towards the end of the movie Fagan visits Harry Osborn is his cell much as he did Connors in the first installment. But yes, it seems abundantly clear that they are hatching a plan to »

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Elementary, Ep. 2.20: “No Lack of Void” is a season high for Sherlock

12 April 2014 12:19 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Elementary, Season 2: Episode 20 – “No Lack of Void”

Written by Liz Friedman & Jeffrey Paul King

Directed by Sanaa Hamri

Airs Thursday nights at 10 on CBS

After a solid episode last week that gave Joan Watson some of her most interesting material this season, Elementary returns with a more Sherlock-centric episode that, barring his interactions with his brother and nemesis, stands out as one of this year’s highlights for the character. Viewers will be forgiven for not remembering Sherlock’s friend, Allistair (Roger Rees), from the sixth episode of the first season. It’s an unusual decision to bring a character like that back in this capacity, but it shows some strong series memory and gives Sherlock plenty to think about in the episode.

Learning that Allistair has died initially seems to not affect Sherlock that much (not that we would know anyway, since Sherlock doesn’t talk much about »

- Sean Colletti

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Post-Credits Secret Cameo Finally Solved

11 April 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Almost two years after the post-credits sequence of Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man posed the question of just who was visiting Dr Curt Connors in his prison cell.

That sequence tantalisingly set up the possibility of a shady criminal organisation working together to keep Peter Parker’s family history secret, and though the landscape has changed somewhat now with the revelation of that history, and the set-up of the Sinister Six, it remained a pertinent question.

So who is the Man In The Shadows?

Rhys Ifans confirmed that it wasn’t Norman Osborn – which fits with the decrepit image of the iconic villain in the sequel – and the reveal in the sequel fits in with the actor’s initial confirmation that he was a character somewhat familiar to us who is in some capacity involved with Oscorp.

And though he stated that “maybe he will be the next bad guy, »

- Simon Gallagher

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First Look: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in Serena

31 March 2014 4:16 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the first photos from the upcoming "Serena" film, re-teaming Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. It's directed by Susanne Bier and co-stars Rhys Ifans and Toby Jones. Check out the photos below. Plot: The story follows newlyweds George (Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Lawrence) who travel from Boston to the mountains of North Carolina where they begin to build a timber empire in 1929. Serena soon shows herself to be the equal of any man: overseeing crews, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man's life in the wilderness. Together, this king and queen rule their dominion, killing or vanquishing all who stand in the way of their ambitions. But when Serena learns that she can never bear a child, she sets out to murder the woman who bore George a son before his marriage. And when she starts to suspect that George is protecting his illegitimate family, the Pembertons' intense, passionate »

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Stills Emerge From ‘Serena’ Starring Cooper & Lawrence

31 March 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

After Jennifer Lawrence brought in Oscar glory for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook opposite Bradley Cooper, it made sense for the pair to collaborate again in David O. Russell’s follow-up American Hustle. It seems they’re sticking to the saying ‘If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it’, as new stills have been released of the duo performing in Susanne Bier’s (Love Is All You Need) Serena.

Adapted from the Ron Rash novel of the same name, the story follows George (Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Lawrence), a happily married couple building up a successful timber company in 1929. Intensely in love, George and Serena will bring down anyone in their way. However, when Serena is told she cannot have children, she goes on a jealous rampage to find the woman George had a baby with before they met…with plans to kill her.

Co-starring Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones, »

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12 'Serena' Photos with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence

31 March 2014 10:09 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

12 new photos have arrived for the upcoming drama Serena, which reunites Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence for their third film following 2012's Silver Linings Playbook and 2013's American Hustle. The screenplay is based on Ron Rash's best-selling novel about the golden age of the timber industry and a young couple who travel to North Carolina in the 1930s to seize control of it.

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Newlyweds George (Bradley Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Jennifer Lawrence) travel from Boston to the mountains of North Carolina where they begin to build a timber empire in 1929. Serena soon shows herself to be the equal of any man: overseeing crews, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man's life in the wilderness. Together, this king and queen rule their dominion, »

- MovieWeb

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New Images from Serena Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

31 March 2014 9:23 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

New images have been released for the drama Serena. The pic is an adaptation of the New York Times best-selling Ron Rash novel about George (Bradley Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Jennifer Lawrence), a 1930s newlywed couple who travel to North Carolina to seize control of the timber industry. Infidelity and infertility leads Serena to plot the murder of George’s illegitimate son while attempting to keep their timber land from being taken by the government.  I'm very excited to see what Lawrence does with the role, since it sounds like a juicy part and unlike anything she's done before. Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film, directed by Susanne Bier (In a Better World) also stars Toby Jones and Rhys Ifans.  There's currently no release date, but hopefully we'll see it sometime this year. Via Production Designer Richard Bridgland's website and a Hunger Games fan site »

- Matt Goldberg

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‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Sets Up ‘Sinister Six’

27 March 2014 10:21 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

I guess we weren’t expecting a Sinister Six movie?

I’m not sure the motivation behind this Variety post that says they’ll be introducing the characters for the Sinister Six at the “end” of Amazing Spider-Man 2. It’s been pretty obvious. Both from the scenes in the trailer showing the Doctor Octopus tentacles and Vulture wings to … I don’t know… The Official Press Release Last December.

Here’s what we learned from that:

The five writers, along with the two producers and Marc Webb, have formed a franchise brain trust to expand the universe for the brand and to develop a continuous tone and thread throughout the films. Under the deals, the studio announced that [Alex] Kurtzman & [Bob] Orci & [Jeff] Pinkner are writing the screenplay for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which the studio hopes Webb will return to direct; the film will go into production next fall for release on June 10, 2016. In addition, »

- Da7e

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Will 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' set up the Sinister Six?

26 March 2014 6:12 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Sony Pictures made it officially known last December that both "Venom" and "Sinister Six" villain-centric movies are in the works, along with at least two more "Amazing Spider-Man" films, following this May's second installment. Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal told Entertainment Weekly that viewers will get a glimpse of characters that will "probably" end up in the film franchise's Sinister Six.   "At the tail end of ['Amazing Spider-Man 2'] we set up some of the other characters that will probably end up being in the Sinister Six," Pascal said, in the cover story of the EW issue on sale Friday. "We're going forward on all fronts."   Exactly who will comprise the silver-screen Sinister Six is yet to be seen, but 2012's "Amazing Spider-Man" introduced The Lizard (played by Rhys Ifans), and the sequel adds Electro (Jamie Foxx), Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and Green Goblin (Harry Osborn, played by Dane DeHaan). There have been »

- Albert Ching, Comic Book Resources

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'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Sets Up Supervillainous Sinister Six

26 March 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Superheroes are so yesterday; it's all about the villains now.

In their new issue, Entertainment Weekly reveals that the team behind "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is reuniting to make two more movies in 2016 and 2018, along with two spin-offs featuring villains Venom and the Sinister Six. The end of "Amazing Spider-Man 2" sets up the group of supervillains.

"At the tail end of this movie we set up some of the other characters that will probably end up being in the Sinister Six," says Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal. "We're going forward on all fronts."

The group had several incarnations in the comics. Star Andrew Garfield tells EW that "he personally digs Venom, Doc Ock, Vulture, and Kraven." It's possible that Dane DeHaan's Green Goblin and Jamie Foxx's Electro could be in the mix, as well as Rhys Ifans's Lizard from the first movie.

"Villains can be very entertaining, »

- Kelly Woo

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Rhys Ifans Headed Under Milk Wood

24 March 2014 2:03 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The last time we saw Rhys Ifans on the big screen, he was turning into a scaly lizard man and causing trouble for The Amazing Spider-Man. It's a fair bet we'll have 100 per cent fewer reptilian attacks when he stars in the new film adaptation of the Dylan Thomas story Under Milk Wood.Ifans is also co-writing the project, based on a script that's also by director Kevin Allen, Michael Breen and Murray Lachlan Young. Originally written as a radio drama in 1954 by poet Dylan Thomas, the story has been adapted for the stage. It's all set in a fictional small Welsh fishing village called Llareggub (read that backwards to see the gag) and finds an omniscient narrator called First (Ifans) allowing a peek into the thoughts and dreams of the citizens across a night and a day.Among the residents are Captain Cat (also Ifans), a blind old sea »

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'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Daily Bugle Interview with OsCorp's Donald Menken

21 March 2014 7:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Amazing Spider-Man 2's The Daily Bugle viral website has posted a new story which features an interview with OsCorp's Donald Menken, portrayed by Colm Feore in the upcoming sequel. The spokesman discusses the company's new Electromagnetic Power Plant, which is scheduled to be operational on April 16. He also talks about how the company has changed since the incident with Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) from 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man. Check out the full report from the Bugle's Joy Mercado below.

March 21, 2014

By Joy Mercado

Oscorp Industries has weathered a bumpy year, but since the city fast-tracked their experimental energy facility, it has been smooth sailing. As the Oscorp Electromagnetic Power Plant nears completion, I sat down to discuss recent events with company spokesman Donald Menken.

Daily Bugle: How would you summarize the last few months?

Menken: Hectic, but exciting.

Db: Oscorp has faced several setbacks: contracts that went to other companies, »

- MovieWeb

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Rhys Ifans's Under Milk Wood movie to shoot this summer

21 March 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Dylan Thomas's radio play to be directed for the screen by Kevin Allen ahead of release around the centenary of the poet's birth

In 1972, Richard Burton starred in a screen version of Dylan Thomas's "play for voices", with Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O'Toole and Vivien Leigh in support. Forty-two years on and the iconic radio drama, first performed in 1954, is to enjoy another big screen outing, with Rhys Ifans in the lead as First Voice, and Kevin Allen (brother of Keith) behind the camera.

The two men have secured the rights to the work following a lengthy negotiation process as part of the fFATTI fFILMS collective, which also includes poet Murray Lachlan Young and "metaphysics guru" Michael Breen.

Set in the fictional Welsh seaside town of Llareggub ("bugger all" spelt backwards, generally assumed to be based on Laugharne in Carmarthenshire), the film will be shot on the west coast »

- Catherine Shoard

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Ambitious Dylan Thomas Adaptation 'Under Milk Wood,' Starring Rhys Ifans, Headed for Production

21 March 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Lit buffs rejoice! Iconic Welsh poet Dylan Thomas' 1954 radio play "Under Milk Wood" is slated for a new film adaptation, with Rhys Ifans tapped to star. It will be shot back-to-back in both English and Welsh for seven weeks this summer. Kevin Allen, who will direct and produce, and fFATTI fFILMS announced this morning that they finally secured the UK and international film rights to Dylan Thomas' wondrous literary work about the inner lives of the denizens of a fictional Welsh town.  In this "Play for Voices," Ifans stars as First Voice, a role once played by Richard Burton alongside Elizabeth Taylor in director Andrew Sinclair's 1972 film version. This latest iteration of "Under Milk Wood" will take a dark, dreamlike approach to the source material, while maintaining Thomas' bawdy sense of humor.  Ifans is Welsh himself and knows a thing or two about working with literature, as »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Casting: Vartan, McDorman, Ifans, Hughes

20 March 2014 9:13 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Crawlspace

Michael Vartan ("Alias," "Bates Motel") has scored the male lead in Phil Claydon's "Crawlspace" at New Line. Filming begins March 24th in Los Angeles.

Vartan will play a widower with a daughter who gets remarried and the opportunity for a new start in a new house in the suburbs. Trouble is the house has a very disturbing secret from the past that rears up. [Source: Deadline]

American Sniper

Jake McDorman ("Greek," "Shameless") and Sammy Sheik ("Lone Survivor") in talks to join Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and Cory Hardrict in Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" at Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow. Filming begins next month in Morocco.

Several real-life Navy SEALs are expected to co-star in the movie in which Cooper plays decorated marksman Chris Kyle, a man credited with the most sniper kills in U.S. military history. McDorman will play Kyle's comrade Ryan 'Biggles' Job who is the film's comic relief. »

- Garth Franklin

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Rhys Ifans to star in Under Milk Wood

20 March 2014 2:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Welsh broadcaster S4C commissions feature from director Kevin Allen.

Welsh broadcaster S4C has commissioned a film version of classic radio drama Under Milk Wood, set to star Rhys Ifans.

The feature update of poet Dylan Thomas’ classic story about the inhabitants of a fictional Welsh fishing village has been ordered by S4C’s drama commissioner Gwawr Martha Lloyd and will be directed and produced by Kevin Allen (Twin Town).

Director Allen, uncle of singer Lily Allen, secured the UK and international film rights to the radio drama after lengthy negotiations with the Milkwood Trust.

Ifans will play the roles of First Man and Captain Tom Cat, the parts played by Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole, respectively, in the 1972 feature adaptation, which also starred Elizabeth Taylor.

The six-week shoot is due to get underway this summer on the west coast of Wales, with English and Welsh-language versions filmed back-to-back. Casting on the »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Rhys Ifans to star in Under Milk Wood film

20 March 2014 2:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Welsh broadcaster S4C commissions feature from director Kevin Allen.

Welsh broadcaster S4C has commissioned a film version of classic radio drama Under Milk Wood, set to star Rhys Ifans.

The feature update of poet Dylan Thomas’ classic story about the inhabitants of a fictional Welsh fishing village has been ordered by S4C’s drama commissioner Gwawr Martha Lloyd and will be directed and produced by Kevin Allen (Twin Town).

Director Allen, uncle of singer Lily Allen, secured the UK and international film rights to the radio drama after lengthy negotiations with the Milkwood Trust.

Ifans will play the roles of First Man and Captain Tom Cat, the parts played by Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole, respectively, in the 1972 feature adaptation, which also starred Elizabeth Taylor.

The six-week shoot is due to get underway this summer on the west coast of Wales, with English and Welsh-language versions filmed back-to-back. Casting on the »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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My guilty pleasure: Notting Hill

18 March 2014 2:08 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In the first of a new series on the movies our critics are ashamed to confess they like, Peter Bradshaw reveals his soft spot for a soppy love story about a London bookseller and the fabulous film star who falls for him

• Xan Brooks fesses up to loving Tangled

Films are there very largely to give you pleasure: they are pleasure-giving devices, and if a film succeeds in giving you pleasure, shouldn't you have the courage of your convictions and own up to it? So it is with mixed feelings that I nominate Notting Hill in this category, directed by Roger Michell and written by Richard Curtis — his 1999 followup to the 1994 smash-hit Four Weddings and a Funeral. It is widely panned but I enjoy it, and whenever it is showing on ITV4 as I flick channels I always find myself stopping to watch. It was in fact the first film »

- Peter Bradshaw

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