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Our weekly round up of 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 and »
- Gary Collinson
In a couple short weeks, we'll see how Columbia Pictures new plans for an expanded cinematic universe for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 kick off when the blockbuster sequel hits theaters. Of course, the film is already hitting all sorts of international markets, so be careful with spoilers online. In the meantime, check out a cool 10-minute interview special with Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and director Marc Webb as they discuss the making of the film and their characters. It's strangely serious, almost like a documentary short film. Plus, there's a cool featurette on the sequel's score from composer Hans Zimmer. Here's the 10-minute interview special for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from Film 4: And here's the featurette on the score with composer Hans Zimmer from Sony Pictures UK: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is directed by Marc Webb and written by Jeff Pinker, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds, »
- Ethan Anderton
Suffers badly by comparison with the cogent, witty Avengers flicks. This feels like a campy Saturday-morning cartoon left over from the 1970s. I’m “biast” (pro): like the cast
I’m “biast” (con): wasn’t a huge fan of the first one; the trailer looked generic
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Two years on from the first pointless reboot of the Spider-Man story — a mere five years after the previous version had wrapped up — the pointless sequel has arrived. Except now we’ve had two more years of cogent, witty Avengers flicks, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 suffers badly by comparison. This looks like a throwback to a time when comic book movies were kiddie stuff and nothing else. This feels like a campy Saturday-morning cartoon left over from the 1970s, and not the smart, relevant science-fiction action drama the genre has matured into on the big screen. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
The webslinger and his conspicuously male adversaries have some zappy scraps in this reboot sequel, but the most intriguing clashes here are between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy
Here is the second new Spider-Man film or the fifth, if you are tactless enough to remember the once colossal Sam Raimi-directed trilogy that finished in 2007, quickly to become the boringly obsolete boot to this reboot a sobering lesson in consumer capitalism and franchise movie-making.
This latest Spidey, written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner and directed by Marc Webb, is high-energy entertainment; Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker has rangy charm and there is a genuine romantic spark between him and Emma Stone, as sharp as ever playing Gwen Stacy. Webb at one stage conjures a beautiful seasons-passing montage of Peter Parker's unhappy loneliness that reminded me of the relationship comedy (500) Days of Summer, which made his name. But despite sensational new backstory developments, »
- Peter Bradshaw
Film Divider (via Screen Rant) reports the rumor, claiming the pair are working with a producer and are "in the process of making a studio deal."
Payne and McKay are best known for a work that hasn't been released yet - they're the guys collaborating with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci on the script for the next installment of the "Star Trek" film franchise. The pair are also still attached to J.J. Abrams' graphic novel adaptation "Boilerplate".
"Flash Gordon" centers on an athlete who is kidnapped and taken to the distant planet Mongo, where he and companions Dale Arden and Hans Zarkov embark on a series of adventures fighting a ruler named Ming the Merciless.
Various film and TV adaptations of the property have happened over the years, »
- Garth Franklin
After teasing the character in a Daily Bugle viral article for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, producer Matt Tolmach has now touched upon the idea of the crazed serial killer Cletus Kasady appearing in Sony’s planned Venom spin-off movie.
“The idea of Venom and Carnage, taking it into consideration,” said Tolmach in an interview with IGN to promote the release of the Spidey sequel. “Watch out for this Venom movie. We are crazy excited.”
So, might we see Carnage as the antagonist to the original symbiote?
The post Carnage to appear in the Venom movie? appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
2014 MTV Movie Awards, Latest Movie News
Here’s the latest TV Spot.
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important conflict 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 his greatest battle is about to begin.
It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). 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. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx »
- Michelle McCue
A clear timeline is finally starting to materialize for the growing “Amazing Spider-Man” franchise.
“Before we know what we do with ‘Spider-Man 4,’ we’re going to do ‘Sinister Six,’ ‘Venom’ and ‘Spider-Man 3,’ “Amazing Spider-Man 2″ producer Matt Tolmach told Den of Geek. “There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies. So we’re just not at ‘Spider-Man 4′ because we still have a whole other ‘Spider-Man’ movie and two other movies. So we don’t know yet what ['Spider-Man 4'] is going to be.”
- Maane Khatchatourian
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Sinister Six, Venom, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America 3, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, Batman: Strange Days, Son of Batman, Teen Titans Go! and more….
We’ve already seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier setting box office records, and now we’re just days away from the arrival of 2014′s second superhero offering The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is due to open here in the UK on Wednesday ahead of a North American release on May 2nd. The Marc Webb-directed sequel is currently tracking a $95 million opening weekend in the States, which would put it roughly on par with that of The Winter Soldier. Flickering »
- Gary Collinson
We hope you can forgive us for getting slightly confused about the slate of upcoming "Spider-Man"-derived movies Sony is planning to trotting out in the next few years. In addition to next month's "Amazing Spider-Man 2," they have already scheduled "Amazing Spider-Man 3" for May 27, 2016, and tentatively penciled in three more movies: "Amazing Spider-Man 4," and the villain-centered spin-off movies "Sinister Six" and "Venom." Well at least we know when those movies will be coming.
According to Den of Geek, producer Matt Tolmach has stated that the two spin-off movies will come before "Amazing Spider-Man 4" (which would retain star Andrew Garfield but lose director Marc Webb, who is stepping down after the third movie). "Before we know what we do with 'Spider-Man 4,' we're going to do 'Sinister Six,' 'Venom' and 'Spider-Man 3.' There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies," Tolmach explained. "So we're just »
- Drew Taylor
Well folks, it’s April and over the last couple weeks, we’ve seen movie studios step up their marketing for some hotly anticipated films. We’ve been flooded with new trailers, images, and posters for a variety of films slated to hit this year, which can mean only one thing...Summer Movie Season is right around the corner (seems like just yesterday we were handling the 2013 Summer Movie Awards)! With the wealth of films hitting in these upcoming months it’s easy for moviegoers to be overwhelmed. Thus, as we have in years past, we present our Summer Movie Guide, so you know what’s coming, when, and decide for yourself if a film is worth your time. Come inside to learn about all that May has to offer!
We’re running this guide very similar to how we have in the past. We’re breaking down each page »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Last year, Sony Pictures announced that "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" will hit theaters on June 10th, 2016, which will then be followed by "The Amazing Spider-Man 4" on May 4th, 2018. Now, producer Matt Tolmach revealed that the "Venom" and "The Sinister Six" spin-offs will be released between those two sequels. "Before we know what we do with 'Spider-Man 4,' we're going to do 'Sinister Six,' 'Venom' and 'Spider-Man 3,'" he said. "There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies. So we're just not at 'Spider-Man 4,' because we still have a whole other Spider-Man movie and two other movies. So we don't know yet what ['Spider-Man 4'] is going to be." It's already been revealed that "Venom" will be directed by Alex Kurtzman, while Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) will take on "The Sinister Six." »
Sony has big plans for their Spider-Man universe, and it doesn’t look like they’ll be slowing down any time soon. With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 getting ready to swing into theatres, all eyes are turning towards its sequels, as well as the two spin-offs that the studio has commissioned: Sinister Six (which Drew Goddard will helm) and Venom (which will have Alex Kurtzman behind the camera). Of course, the big question is which of these films will come first and today, thanks to Den of Geek, we kind of have our answer.
While speaking to producer Matt Tolmach, they asked which Spider-Man movie would be arriving on Sony’s May 4th, 2018 release date, which the studio locked in last year. Tolmach responded by saying the following:
- Matt Joseph
Take another look @ at a press release from Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio, detailing plans for a new "Venom" movie, spinning off from "The Amazing Spider-Man 2":
"...in a move to forge a new legacy in the story of 'Peter Parker' on screen, Sony Pictures Entertainment, in association with Marvel Entertainment, is developing several new projects in the 'Spider-Man' franchise, with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon and Drew Goddard to collaborate on overseeing the developing story over several films that will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach...
"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 Kurtzman & Orci & Pinkner »
- Michael Stevens
Marvel Studios, reportedly, has a map of films planned out all the way through 2028. So far the nine films they've released have amassed $5.9 billion in worldwide ticket sales, the latest of which, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, recently broke the April box office opening weekend record and managed to make over $300 million worldwide in just ten days. Suffice to say, the Marvel machine looks strong... for now. Next they are introducing the Guardians of the Galaxy later this year, followed by The Avengers: Age of Ultron and then Ant-Man, which means two of their next three films will introduce new superheroes into their ever-growing cinematic universe. Fans will likely swarm the box office and Marvel is clearly showing no signs of slowing down. What I am beginning to wonder is whether or not a possible superhero saturation of the cinematic market will hurt Marvel's films, even if they continue to »
- Brad Brevet
Following the reveal of a cool IMAX exclusive Fanfix poster for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it's time to get another look at the webslinging superhero with a little bit of a lower budget. CineFix has sweded a short version of the trailer for the comic book sequel. The fact that this isn't a full trailer just goes to show you how much bigger the action is that has been shown off so far. The way some of the brief action sequences in this sweded trailer have been done is pretty impressive, and I imagine it would take quite awhile to sweded the whole trailer. Still, it's an amusing little bit of fun to hype up the May release. Watch! Here's the sweded short trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from CineFix (via SlashFilm): The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is directed by Marc Webb and written by Jeff Pinker, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. »
- Ethan Anderton
Back in December Sony announced that it is to spin-off the main Amazing Spider-Man franchise with Venom and The Sinister Six, with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinker signing on to write the symbiote’s solo movie, and Drew Goddard tackling villainous ensemble. Well, it’s now been revealed that Goddard will also handle directing duties when Spidey’s greatest foes join forces.
Goddard’s previous screenwriting credits include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Alias, Lost and Cloverfield, while he made his directorial debut in 2012 with The Cabin in the Woods. The Sinister Six is the second Marvel project that Goddard is attached to, having also signed on to write and executive producer Netflix’s upcoming Daredevil miniseries.
- Gary Collinson
The summer is fast approaching and it looks as if a lot of time is going to be spent at the cinema. With huge films hitting the big screen in the following months I really don’t think I will be seeing much daylight.
Peter Parker, played by Andrew Garfield, is having a pretty difficult time leading a normal life with the girl he loves, Gwen, played by Emma Stone and locking up the bad guys. However, Spider-Man is about to be faced with the most intense battle yet, as everything is about to get a lot more complicated as both Electro (Jamie Foxx) and Harry Osborn (Dane Dehaan) appear on the scene. As well as dealing with the two mad villains, Peter Parker must attempt to unveil more truths about his father’s past.
Sony Pictures have already released two gripping, action packed and all round spectacular trailers that »
- Henry Nash
Director: Marc Webb; Screenwriters: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner; Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper Running time: 142 mins; Certificate: 12A
If The Amazing Spider-Man was a canny reintroduction to the beloved webslinger, then Sony's quickfire sequel is its bid to do a Marvel Studios and lay the groundwork for a shared film universe. Plans are already afoot for instalments 3, 4 and Venom and Sinister Six spinoff movies, and that feels like a big a part of the problem here - Amazing Spider-Man 2 seems more like an exercise in calculated franchise architecture than its does a cohesive stand-alone blockbuster.
Still, you can't fault returning director Marc Webb for skimping on entertainment value. Everything and the kitchen sink gets thrown at Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker throughout the course of a hefty 140-minute running time as Spidey gets beaten up - both »
A final international trailer is now online from Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Field.
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, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). 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. »
- Kellvin Chavez
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