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Andrew Garfield was keen to see Spider-Man be part of Marvel's cinematic universe - and had been arguing the case for some time...
You more than likely know the story so far. Following the commercial disappointment of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - which didn't make, basically, what Sony wanted it to make - a new screen future for Spider-Man was laid out. Sony and Marvel would work together on new Spider-Man films, the character would join the Marvel cinematic universe in Captain America: Civil War, and the role would be recast.
Garfield has been promoting his new film, 99 Homes, and has been chatting to Uproxx about it. »
With Marvel and Sony Pictures having joined forces for the next incarnation of the "Spider-Man" franchise with Tom Holland in the lead role, one person who has of late been asked about the character's on screen future has been the previous Peter Parker himself actor Andrew Garfield.
In a new interview for UpRoxx, Garfield was asked if Marvel ever approached him about putting on the suit one more time:
"No. To be honest [pauses], all the ins and outs of what happened is a more tender conversation that maybe I don't want to talk about in public in a press situation. But all I can say is that I'm stoked to go and watch a Marvel film of Spider-Man. I'm really, really grateful for the whole ride of it. And I'm really excited for the next one."
Garfield also revealed that he had been trying to get Sony to 'hook up' »
- Garth Franklin
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Blade, Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Luke Cage, X-Men: Apocalypse, Gambit, Fantastic Four, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel 2, Batman, Suicide Squad, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Vixen, Supergirl, Booster Gold, Heroes Reborn and more…
Marvel’s first Phase Three offering Captain America: Civil War wrapped production this week, after which a selection of promotional art arrived online, showing which characters will be joining Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man’s (Robert Downey Jr.) “teams” in the big superhero face-off. We’ll not spoil them, but you can take a look at the promo art yourself here, and click here to read Jeremy Renner’s comments on which side Hawkeye is on. »
- Gary Collinson
Earlier this month we heard some comments from Andrew Garfield about Tom Holland taking over the role of Spider-Man for the wall-crawler’s upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe reboot, and now Garfield has revealed to Uproxx that he’d petitioned Sony to strike a deal with marvel, as well as speaking briefly about the now-aborted Amazing Spider-Man 3.
“I’ve been petitioning to hook up with Marvel since the beginning, so I’m really glad they’re finally doing it,” said Garfield, before adding that he was never in talks with Marvel to continue as Peter: “To be honest [pauses], all the ins and outs of what happened is a more tender conversation that maybe I don’t want to talk about in public in a press situation. But all I can say is that I’m stoked to go and watch a Marvel film of Spider-Man.”
Garfield then touched upon where »
- Gary Collinson
Before Marvel and Sony Pictures finally decided to join forces for a new Spider-Man reboot, which has Tom Holland set to star as a much younger Spidey, the studio was still developing another sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with Andrew Garfield set to return as Peter Parker. The Marvel/Sony deal pleased a great deal of fans, since it allows for Spidey to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time, but some fans still wanted to see Andrew Garfield return as the beloved character. Andrew Garfield revealed in a recent interview with Uproxx that he wasn't asked to come back, although he wouldn't go into too many details. When asked if Marvel ever approached him about putting on the Spidey suit one more time, he had this to say.
"No. To be honest [pauses], all the ins and outs of what happened is a »
Based on the leaked "Sony Hack" emails, neither Sony nor Marvel Studios had much interest in bringing back Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man when they started discussing working together, but The Amazing Spider-Man 3 was still going to happen for a little while at least. Asked by Uproxx where development on the threequel was and what it would have entailed, the British actor said: "I was actually starting to workshop ideas with Alex Kurtzman, who was going to be writing it. We thought to kind of start from the base level, the foundational level of where have we left Peter and where do we want to see him go and what’s logical. And how do we build upon where we left off with this deep, desperate moment with Gwen? So, yeah, we got to some pretty heavy places and I was really excited to kind of explore it and be involved »
Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.
Without further ado, here's what's coming up...
One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »
I’m probably one of the few people on the entire planet who genuinely enjoys the Mummy flicks starring Brendan Fraser. Although they’re more Indiana Jones-esque in nature, there were just enough genre elements for some to classify these flicks as… Continue Reading →
The post Director Alex Kurtzman Says Mummy Reboot Is Still a Horror Movie appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Todd Rigney
Last year, Universal irked a lot of fans when head Donna Langley revealed the studio’s plan for the rebooted Universal Monsters franchise was to “take it out of the horror genre, put it more in the action-adventure genre.” But those same fans may be able to breathe a bit easier now that director Alex Kurtzman has […]
- Angie Han
Back in November, Universal Pictures' Donna Langley revealed some surprising news. The Universal Monsters Shared Universe being developed by the studio will not be part of the horror movie genre. Instead, this franchise, which will include the upcoming Untitled Mummy Reboot and several of the studio's most iconic horror movie characters, was described as "epic action adventure". This gave many fans pause. While doing press for his new CBS TV series Limitless, Alex Kurtzman clarified that the Universal executive's statement isn't entirely true, and that these will certainly be horror movies.
"Yeah, I think it's a fair response and it's actually not - I think there was some lost in translation quality to the way it was received, because I promise you there will be horror in these movies. It is our life goal to make a horror movie. The tricky part is actually how you combine horror with »
Universal’s plans to reintroduce a new generation of moviegoers to its back catalogue of classic beasties have been met with mixed opinion. Initial press releases described the planned movies as action-adventure with no references to their cinematic heritage – horror. Understandably so, fans vocalized their upset at the studio’s proposed reboot remaining in line with the 1999 take on The Mummy. A fun romp? Yes. Scary? Not so much.
By the looks of things, there was a degree of miscommunication in that earlier statement. At the Television Critics Association Press tour, Alex Kurtzman – who is overseeing the entire Monsterverse with Roberto Orci – addressed those concerns during a chat with the folks at Collider:
“I think there was some lost in translation quality to the way it was received, because I promise you there will be horror in these movies. It is our life goal to make a horror movie. The »
- Gem Seddon
Since the announcement of Universal’s shared Monsters Universe – which is set to kick off with The Mummy in 2017 – things have been a bit quiet. We’ve heard that new two writers have been hired to re-draft the script for Creature from the Black Lagoon, which could also have Scarlet Johannson attached to it, but there appears to be problems behind the scenes.
Universal have said themselves that these monster movies will not be horror films and will instead be action movies, but Alex Kurtzman – who is overseeing the venture in the same way Joss Whedon oversaw Marvel – has clarified that they will contain horror elements.
“I think there was some lost in translation quality to the way it was received, because I promise you there will be horror in these movies,” he told TCA March of Death. “It is our life goal to make a horror movie. The tricky »
- Luke Owen
The rebooted Universal Monsters world is set to officially kick off with the release of The Mummy remake in 2017, but planning on the films has been underway for quite awhile, and recently at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, filmmaker Alex Kurtzman touched on how there will be plenty of horror in the upcoming monster movies, which were previously coined as "action-adventures."
Kurtzman, the co-leader of Universal's Monsters reboot initiative along with Chris Morgan, gave Collider an update on the fright films:
"We have actually started doing a lot of design work, we’re getting scripts in, everything is feeling really really good, so I don’t want to curse it by saying too much to you, but it’s going well."
Kurtzman insisted that these Universal Monster movies will be horror films, including The Mummy reboot that he will direct:
"...I think there was some lost in translation quality »
- Derek Anderson
We caught a glimpse at Bradley Cooper cameoing in new TV series Limitless, but it doesn't seem that likely that megastar Cooper will be able to reprise his role from the 2011 movie often. Or does it? When the showrunners and cast - including Jake McDorman, whom Cooper hand-picked for the show - came to the Summer TCA, they talked about Cooper a lot and seemed to imply that we'll be seeing Cooper on the CBS series more than just in the pilot. "Bradley has been so committed to the show," executive producer Alex Kurtzman said, and "has every intention of coming back." As the same character in the film, Eddie Morra, he interacts with McDorman's character, Brian Sinclair. Eddie picks up where he left off at the end of the film, still taking Nzt and running for the Senate, and Kurtzman filled us in on his role for the TV »
Universal Pictures has been trying to get their own cinematic universe off the ground in recent years, but opting instead to use the world of their classic monsters rather than superheroes like everyone else seems to be doing.
The plan got off to a rough start last year though when a press release described the films as "epic action-adventure" rather than "horror" that many were expecting. The hiring of "Transformers" and "Fast & Furious" franchise scribes like Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan did not alleviate those fears.
Appearing at the Television Critics Association Press Tour today, Kurtzman spoke with Collider about how the plan by Universal is progressing:
"The monster universe is coming together very very quickly, we're very excited. There will be announcements soon. We have actually started doing a lot of design work, we're getting scripts in, everything is feeling really really good, so I don't want to curse »
- Garth Franklin
The 2011 movie Limitless starring Bradley Cooper has inspired a TV spinoff that's coming this Fall, and though Cooper isn't the star, he is a guest star and an executive producer, and he had a hand in choosing the new male lead for the series, Jake McDorman. Cooper personally choosing McDorman was so unbelievable that the young actor didn't believe it at first. At the show's panel at the Summer TCA, McDorman shared the story with us, saying that when he first heard about the show, he got the script from his agents with a note saying, "'We'd like to meet with you - apparently Bradley thinks you'd be great for the lead.' And I totally didn't believe them at all. I was like, that sounds like something agents say to get you to go to a meeting." After agreeing to meet with writer Craig Sweeny and producers Marc Webb and Alex Kurtzman, »
It was reported some time ago now that Universal was looking to press ahead with a classic horror characters cinematic universe. We already know that a new take on The Mummy is high up the agenda, and now we hear of progress on a remake of Creature From The Black Lagoon.
Based around the idea of scientists looking for fossils on a trip up the Amazon river, Creature From The Black Lagoon sees them discover a half-human, half-fish character, who in turn falls for one of the female scientists on the expedition.
The role of said scientist has reportedly been offered to Scarlett Johansson, as Universal looks to move forward on the project. Furthermore, it's now hired The Amazing Spider-Man 2's Jeff Pinker to do a rewrite on the screenplay. »
Fox’s Sleepy Hollow will be a bit more fun, a little less dark and dense, as it aims to get back on track in Season 3.
RelatedBones/Sleepy Hollow Crossover Plot Scoop: ‘It’s Like a Great X-Files Episode’
With a new showrunner, The Glades‘ Clifton Campbell, in place, and cocreators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci still in the mix, “What we asked for [in Season 3] was a bit of a return to the storytelling model of the first season — a bit more of the fun instead of such a deep mythology that got a little bit dense” during the show’s sophomore run, »
Back in March, it was revealed that Paramount Pictures is taking a unique approach to their lucrative Transformers franchise, putting together a writers room that will come up with ideas for Transformers 5 and other future sequels and spinoffs. The writers room is lead by Akiva Goldsman and includes Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2), Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Christina Hodson, Lindsey Beer, Ken Nolan and Geneva Robertson-Dorsett. While promoting the new season of Daredevil at the TCA press tour, Steven S. DeKnight revealed what it was like to work with these other writers, confirming that Transformers 5 will be written by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner.
"It's that wonderful thing where features are now taking a page from television and getting people together to really try and plan things out. »
Villordsutch: Your name is attached in the top corner of all the Star Trek ongoing series comics Mike, and you’ve written up a lot of stories. Did you arrive at the Idw doors saying, “I have a plan for the next 5 years!” or are you part of an Idw’s current Star Trek plan for the next 5 years?
Mike Johnson: I wish I was clever enough to have five years planned out! My arrival was fortuitous, because at the time I was working for Alex Kurtzman & Bob Orci, who were in the process of writing and producing the 2009 Star Trek movie. With their encouragement I had already been writing for DC Comics, and when the »
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