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The Amazing Spider-Man 3: how it would have panned out

Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield’s third Spider-Man film will now never see the light of day. But what would it have been like?

Contains spoilers for The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and potentially The Amazing Spider-Man 3 (that doesn’t exist).

Say what you will about The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, but one thing you can’t fault them for is their pre-planning. From the very first scene of Andrew Garfield’s first film in the Spidey suit, seeds were sown for a long form multi-film arc. What’s the story with Peter’s parents? What are Oscorp really up to? Who’s that guy wearing a trilby?

You could argue that director Marc Webb and Sony played it a little too coy with all their long-running mysteries. It looks a lot like a hubris now, that they would have the confidence to withhold any big revelations for two whole films,
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Life after Pi: What happened to BAFTA-nominated star Suraj Sharma?

Life after Pi: What happened to BAFTA-nominated star Suraj Sharma?
Aged 17, Suraj Sharma was plucked from obscurity to play the central character in Ang Lee's Life of Pi, Piscine Molitor ″Pi″ Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry, who is stranded at sea for 227 days on a boat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. The film went on to win four Oscars and Sharma was instantly propelled to global fame.

While he had no real plans to become an actor prior to bagging the life-changing role, Sharma was clearly bitten by the bug and subsequently went on to win roles in Million Dollar Arm and Homeland. Still only 22 he has enrolled on a filmmaking course at Nyu and he is now intent on making movies his career, either in front or behind the camera.

Sharma was in the UK to open the London Indian Film Festival with the screening of his most recent film Umrika. In the movie, the 22-year-old plays Ramakant,
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You’ve got a T-Rex? Six of the most believable cinematic creations

To celebrate the release of Jurassic World, in cinemas now across the globe, I’ve decided to take a trip through 5 of my favourite on-screen creations that have defied the laws of supposed reality. We’re talking those creatures that capture the imagination when they’re first seen but also made you disregard that they weren’t even real.

Let’s begin…

6. Caesar from Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) (Dir. Rupert Wyatt)

I must admit my movie mind was cautious before the re-launch of another Apes saga but once you see Wyatt’s version that came complete with Andy Serkis’ Imaginarium monkey, sorry Ape, Caesar, then the game was changed forever.

Caesar is an exceptional creation and not just as they’ve given us the believability factor but because it’s done with all the correct intentions. Gone are the days where we know there are humans under the suits,
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Comic book movies, and the exposition dump

Comic book films are full of intricate storytelling. But sometimes, even Batman, Spider-Man & Iron Man need Basil Exposition's help...

This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Age Of Ultron and various other comic book movies - if you're not entirely up to date, then watch out as you read on...

As you know, we're enjoying a golden age of comic book movies and there are around 30 more of them pencilled in before the decade is out. Since Marvel Studios started experimenting with continuity between movies and whole franchises, there's been criticism of its use of MacGuffins and plot exposition - it provokes nightmares of long-winded recaps of already established stuff, starting with dreaded phrases like 'as you know'. And who'd start anything with those three words?

It's not that we're mistaking the use of exposition for poor storytelling - it's a super-broad term to describe something that's kind of essential to most stories.
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16 dos and don'ts of travel in the movies: Hostel, 127 Hours, Hitchhiker's Guide

16 dos and don'ts of travel in the movies: Hostel, 127 Hours, Hitchhiker's Guide
Do: check the instructions (Wild)

This month sees the release of Wild, based on Cheryl Strayed's memoir about her solo hike along the gruelling 1,000 mile Pacific Crest Trail. Cheryl (Reese Witherspoon) certainly doesn't make it easy for herself, buying the wrong type of gas cylinder for her stove and thus being forced to subsist on a diet of "cold mush."

Don't: give up (Touching The Void)

Consider the obstacles that Joe Simpson faced during his calamitous attempt to climb Peruvian mountain Siula Grande: a broken leg; a fall into a crevasse; and zero hope of rescue after partner Simon Yates left him for dead. And yet, as recounted in classic documentary Touching The Void, Simpson gritted his teeth and dragged himself through hell to reach safety.

Do: stay calm (Life Of Pi)

Travel is unpredictable. One minute, like Indian teenager Pi (Suraj Sharma), you're emigrating to Canada aboard a freighter.
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Worst 5 Stories of 2014 – Watch Fmtv’s Movie Newsgasm

Expect to see ‘Spider-Man’ on the Oscars death roll call.

It’s been a strange 2014, one full of computer hacks (revealing what both celebrities and Sony look like underneath their clothes) and annoyingly-titled franchise reboots (looking at you, Genisys).

As a New Year’s treat, here are the Worst 5 stories as reported on the Movie Newsgasm from 2014. Enjoy…or, more appropiately, watch through your fingers whilst angirly shouting Stop Ruining Spider-man.

Fmtv will be back next Friday for the First Movie Newsgasm Episode Of 2015! We haven’t done one all year, don’t you know. Subscribe here to be notified first when it’s live and to instantly gain 32% more cinematic swagger.

See below for more information on the films discussed…

The Amazing Spider-man 2

…is out now on Blu-ray and DVD and features returning stars Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Sally Field (Aunt May), Campbell Scott (Richard Parker
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Batman suit and Avengers: Infinity War directors revealed – Watch Fmtv’s Movie Newsgasm

Standing alone against the threat of North Korean cyber terrorism, it’s your weekly movie news show the Movie Newsgasm. In your face, Kim Jong-un.

We’re only kidding. Please don’t hurt us.It’s a super-packed show this week. Super-packed meaning: lots of superhero stuff. Ben Affleck’s Batman suit for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has been revealed In Living Colour (although it’s still pretty black and white), plot details for that same movie – specifically how Superman’s Metropolis destruction binge affect the film’s events – have been reported, more bonkers plans for Spider-Man from the Sony email hacks and the directors for Marvel’s two part epic Avengers: Infinity War have been leaked. And it isn’t Joss Whedon *Gasp*!

Fmtv will be back next Friday for our Best Stories Of 2014 Movie Newsgasm Spectacular! Exciting. Subscribe here to be notified first when they are
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Spider-Man for Avengers? Cumberbatch cast as Doctor Strange! – Watch Fmtv’s Movie Newsgasm!

Such a handsome Holmes…

“Say Hello To My Little Friend.” That’s a clue for who Marvel have contacted to add to their ever-expanding roster – find out who in this week’s Movie Newsgasm.

Speaking of Marvel (which we do a lot of at the moment), they’ve only gone and cast Benedict Cumberbatch (The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, The Imitation Game) as Doctor Strange. “Doctor Who?” you ask. That’s an entirely different show.

And finally, we’re chatting the movie version of Wikileaks – the hacking of Sony Pictures’ internal emails. Presumably by the Kingpin or some other mistreated fomer-Marvel property. Find out a few more of their bonkers ideas (Aunt May solo movie, anyone?) right here.

Fmtv will be back very soon with our Jurassic World trailer video review and again on Friday for the Movie Newsgasm. Subscribe here to be notified first when they are live and
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James Horner on why he didn’t return for The Amazing Spider-Man 2: “It was just dreadful”

During an interview with James Horner Film Music (via Cbr), composer James Horner has revealed why he opted against returning to score this year’s superhero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, stating that the movie “ended up being so terrible” that he simply didn’t want to do it.

“[Director Marc Webb] was very inexperienced and he and I had a very good relationship and the producers had their own opinion. And they didn’t want his input. And then Sony had their own, they just wanted action. To me, the whole thing about doing the first movie was I liked the director and there was a chance to write something for the two lead characters and then she dies in the next movie. But the next movie ended up being so terrible, I didn’t want to do it. It was just dreadful.”

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is out now on Blu-ray
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Fantastic Four plot update! Aunt May Spider-Man movie? Watch Fmtv’s Movie Newsgasm

In the latest Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys looks at the bizarre rumours coming out of Sony for the next film in the Spider-Man franchise, an update on next year’s Fantastic Four reboot and a big treat for Evil Dead fans!

Fmtv will be back on Monday with our Top 5 Kick Ass Ladies in Film and again on Friday for next week’s Movie Newsgasm. Subscribe here to be notified first when they are live.

See below for more information on the films discussed…

The Amazing Spider-man 2

…features returning stars Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Sally Field (Aunt May), Chris Zylka (Flash Thompson), Campbell Scott (Richard Parker), Embeth Davidtz (Mary Parker), Martin Sheen (Ben Parker) and Denis Leary (George Stacy) alongside new additions Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) as Electro, Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) as Harry Osborn, Paul Giamatti (12 Years a Slave) as The Rhino, Chris Cooper (American Beauty) as Norman Osborn,
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Want An Aunt May Movie Without Spider-man? Sony Might Think You Do

According to Da7e Gonzales of Latino-Review, film producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach plan to milk the Spider-Man universe for all its worth by creating a feature-lenth spy-thriler based on a young pre-Aunt May. Yes, an Aunt May movie. A movie about Aunt May as a youth, before she was shouldered with the responsibility of raising Peter Parker. The target mood is some sort of espionage story in the vein of AMC’s Mad Men, which sounds like a way of saying “classier Agent Carter” without name-dropping Marvel’s upcoming series. We know May Reilly Parker-Jameson as Aunt May, the sweet elderly woman that took care of Peter Parker after the death of her brother-in-law Richard Parker and his wife Mary. In 2003, Mark Miller wrote Marvel Comics' Trouble, which was a five-issue mini-series that presented an alternate past for May, Mary, Ben and Richard. The big twist, Richard
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Amazing Spider-man 2 Concept Art: Electro's Ravencroft Cell & Eel Tank

Hugh Sicotte has posted concept art that he created for Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. One set features the look of the eel tanks that Oscorp employee Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx) falls into, which leads to his Electro transformation. Another set of designs is of the water chamber located at the Ravencroft Institution. Hugh even worked on the secret Roosevelt subway station where Richard Parker built a lab in a subterranean subway car. 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,
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Blu-Ray Review

In a summer packed to the gills with superhero blockbusters, one that landed with less grace than a rampaging man in a rhino suit was The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Critics tore into the flick, deriding it for a muddled story, inconsistent character development and, most pressingly, too many damn villains.

And you know what? All of those complaints are reasonable. The movie isn’t perfect – it definitely isn’t amazing. However, after watching it, I have to say, all the Spidey hate seems a little bit overkill. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 isn’t up there with The Dark Knight as one of the great superhero sequels, but it’s also not trying to be. This installment is all about setting up the Spider-Man universe for future adventures and setting Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) on a path towards becoming the hero he’s destined to be. And in that respect, The Amazing Spider-Man 2
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Spider-Man Director Confirms Three Planned Members Of The Sinister Six

Marc Webb.s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a blockbuster cloaked in mystery. And too many of the questions posed by fans remained unanswered when the final credits rolled. In fact, the final credits contained more mysteries, which we thought were setting up more answers. Sadly, all we have are more questions. But, with the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Blu-ray and DVD, the filmmaker and his team Finally can begin sharing some answers, via commentary tracks, deleted scenes and featurettes, many of which have been leaking online over the past few days. We saw new footage with Dane DeHaan.s Harry Osborn. We saw an extended scene with Peter Parker.s thought-dead father, Richard Parker. And we saw hints at the Sinister Six. The following video, posted by YouTube user Amazing Spider Man slapped together features from the new DVD, along with fantastic commentary from Marc Webb
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Setting Up The Sinister Six featurette for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Blu-ray

To promote the Target exclusive Blu-ray Combo Pack of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a short featurette has arrived online entitled ‘Setting Up The Sinister Six’, which features director Marc Webb and Marvel legend Stan Lee talking about the team of supervillains, who will of course be getting their own spin-off movie in November 2016 courtesy of Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods). Check it out here…

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is out on DVD and Blu-ray in the States on August 19th and in the UK on September 1st, and features returning stars Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Sally Field (Aunt May), Chris Zylka (Flash Thompson), Campbell Scott (Richard Parker), Embeth Davidtz (Mary Parker), Martin Sheen (Ben Parker) and Denis Leary (George Stacy) alongside new additions Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) as Electro, Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) as Harry Osborn, Paul Giamatti (12 Years a Slave) as The Rhino, Chris Cooper (American Beauty) as Norman Osborn,
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'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Alternate Ending Has a Surprise for Peter Parker

With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 debuting on Deluxe Edition Blu-ray and DVD August 19, Sony Pictures has released three new videos, one of which reveals part of the surprise ending we reported on last month. This alternate ending (Spoiler Warning) shows Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) meeting his father Richard Parker in a cemetery, revealing that he has actually been alive all these years!

In addition, we have two behind-the-scenes featurettes that showcase the makeup process Jamie Foxx had to endure to become Electro, and the major fight sequence between Spider-Man and Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan). Take a look at the videos, then read on for more details about the alternate ending.

Our report from July revealed that, towards the end of the movie, when Peter actually quits being Spider-Man after the death of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), he has a much different motivation to resume his crime-fighting ways. In an earlier
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Watch 'Spider-Man 2's shocking deleted scene and other Blu-ray bonuses

Watch 'Spider-Man 2's shocking deleted scene and other Blu-ray bonuses
For fans who hadn’t read the comics, the big gut-wrenching surprise at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was the death of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), but the filmmakers originally had second shocker planned after that one.

In time for the Blu-ray release of Spider-Man 2 on August 19, EW’s gotten a look at some of the bonus footage, including 13 deleted scenes and 100 minutes of extras, in advance. In on such scene Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds his mourning interrupted by a man who seems a lot like his deceased dad. Is the man lying? Does he have an alternate agenda?
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Deleted scene and alternative ending for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

With the home-entertainment release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 just around the corner, a deleted scene from the Spidey sequel featuring Peter Parker and Harry Osborn has turned up online, as well as an alternate ending which shows Peter’s dad Richard Parker popping up – alive – to deliver the famous “with great power…” line; take a look below…

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.

For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. 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.
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Deleted Scene Reveals A Shocking Cameo

Today is the day you can buy a digital copy of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with physical copies entering the market on August 19th. It's possibly your last best chance to catch some of Spidey's action before 2016's The Sinister Six, which may or may not even have the wall-crawler. But one of the special features, seen above, will be of particular interest . yep, in the scene above, you can see the dead Richard Parker as played by Campbell Scott. Spoilers, obviously: It's always been rumored that Scott shot a lot more footage as Peter Parker's estranged dad, but now we get to see it. As befitting the wonky plotting of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, he does not explain where he's been, or why he's faked his death for so long, or why he picked Gwen Stacy's funeral to re-emerge. Nice beard, though. It also doesn't clear up the central
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Amazing Spider-Man 2's cut ending revealed 'dead' character still alive

Amazing Spider-Man 2's cut ending revealed 'dead' character still alive
An alternate ending for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 revealed that a supposedly dead character was still alive.

A video for a rejected ending to Marc Webb's sequel was posted on Facebook by Daniel Ruiz (via Comic Book Movie).

It sees Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) meet with his father Dr Richard Parker (Campbell Scott) in a graveyard.

The character even uses the classic Spider-Man line: "With great power comes great responsibility."

Emma Stone and Dane DeHaan also starred in the Sony Pictures sequel, which was released in May.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 1.

Watch a trailer for the film below:
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