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Andrew Garfield is Peter Parker aka Spider-Man. Words we've now grown used to. Honestly, I keep forgetting that there even Was an original Spider-Man trilogy by Sam Raimi starring Tobey Maguire. Right now, they've gotten so much right that the original trilogy got wrong (no matter how good they were, they weren't very faithful) and they way the reboot is being handled might make it the most faithful Marvel film to date! So with Andrew "Spider-Man" Garfield in the lead, how did we get from there to the first day of filming? Well, once Andrew was announced as Peter, the casting of an older Peter meant a change in setting, so Alvin Sargent promised the reboot would be in a college setting in contrast to high school because 27-year old Andrew might not be able to pull off a "ten years younger-look", not like it hasn't been done before (every »
- Mark Allen
Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Annie Parisse and Julianne Nicholson are in talks to join the cast of Sony's untitled "Spider-Man" reboot.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marc Webb is directing a cast that includes Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Denis Leary and Rhys Ifans.James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent wrote the script.The plot is being kept under wraps but it is known that the story will focus on Peter Parker/Spider-Man as a teenager.Matt Tolmach, Avi Arad, Todd Black, Grant Curtis and Laura Ziskin are producing. Production begins later in the month and will be released in 3D on July 3, 2012.Scott ("Damages") and Nicholson ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent") will be Parker's parents while Khan ("Slumdog »
- Adnan Tezer
According to reports, Joel and Ethan Coen's scripted remake of the 1966 British caper comedy "Gambit", has received financing from Crime Scene Pictures, with Michael Hoffman ("The Last Station") attached to direct.
The original "Gambit", directed by Ronald Neame, from a screenplay by Jack Davies and Alvin Sargent from an original story by Sidney Carroll, starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine as two criminals involved in an elaborate plot centered on a priceless antiquity owned by millionaire 'Mr Shahbandar', played by Herbert Lom.
The film is told in a reverse chronological order, with a twist at the beginning of the story that is not revealed until the end, resulting in a punchline, marketed with the headline, "Go Ahead Tell The End - It's Too Hysterical To Keep Secret - But Please Don't Tell The Beginning!"
- Michael Stevens
Denis Leary is in talks to join the cast of Sony's untitled "Spider-Man" reboot.According to Variety, Leary joins a cast that includes Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone, Martin Sheen, Sally Field and Rhys Ifans. The plot is being kept under wraps but it is known that the story will focus on Peter Parker/Spider-Man as a teenager.Marc Webb is directing from a script by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent.Matt Tolmach, Avi Arad, Todd Black, Grant Curtis and Laura Ziskin are producing. Production begins in December and will be released in 3D on July 3, 2012.Leary will play police captain George Stacy, the father of Stone's Gwen Stacy, the love interest to Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Leary hasn't appeared in a theatrical »
- Adnan Tezer
After another casting rumor (Zooey Deschanel as Betty Brant) dominated the news about Sony's upcoming reboot of Spider-Man, reports now have another role cast. THR reports that Denis Leary is in talks to portray police captain George Stacy, the father to Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), Peter Parker's love interest.
In the comic books, Captain Stacy is accidentally killed during a fight between Spider-man and Doctor Octopus (in The Amazing Spider-Man #90), though it's likely the movie will stray from the source material. The villain in the reboot has yet to be announced, though Rhys Ifans has been cast in the unspecified role. The character of Captain Stacy did not perish in Spider-Man 3, where James Cromwell played the part.
James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent wrote the screenplay for the movie, which director Marc Webb is keeping a closely-guarded secret. Here's what's for sure: Andrew Garfield will play Peter Parker, Stone and »
- Ryan Gowland
Stone is set to play the love interest of Peter Parker(Andrew Garfield) and apparently Leary will play police captain George Stacy, her father who, in the comics, frequently came into contact with the web-slinging superhero.
Interestingly, looking in to Marvel Comics lore, George Stacy perished in an accident during a battle between Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus, an event that led Gwen Stacy to hate the hero. But interestingly, if she doesn’t hate Peter Parker but hates Spiderman himself then thats an interesting dynamic that may be explored in this rebooted franchise. Columbia and director Marc Webb are keeping the James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent-penned script under lock and key so it’s uncertain how faithful to the core story Leary’s version of the character will be. »
- Adam Spinks
Since filming for the "Spider-Man" reboot is set to begin at theend of this year, Sony Pictures needs to hurry up filling any additional roles still vacant. Denis Leary is the latest person to slip into one of the parts for Marc Webb's latest project. Leary is taking on the role of Gwen Stacy's (Emma Stone) father George Stacy, a police captain who's had his fair share of encounters with the web slinger in the comics. No word on how big his role will be in the film. There's no word on how they'll be re-approaching the origin story of sorts on "Spider-Man" this time around. The script was penned by Alvin Sargent and James Vanderbilt with Avi Arad, Laura Ziskin and Matt Tolmach producing the project. Leary's recently appeared on the hit FX television series "Rescue Me."The one question that remains in our minds right now is »
Columbia Pictures is in negotiations with Denis Leary for the Rescue Me star to portray Gwen Stacy's father, George, in the upcoming Marc Webb Spider-Man reboot movie. If brought on board, Denis will be working closely with Emma Stone who has already been cast as Gwen.
Should the top secret Spider-Man script follows the comics then there are two possibilities for how George Stacy will be portrayed. In the mainstream Spider-Man run, George was an un-retired police captain with a keen interest in Spider-Man. He would eventually be killed in an act of heroism by Dr. Octopus and his daughter would go on to blame Spider-Man for his death.
In the Ultimate Spider-Man storyline, George was called John and was much younger, still in service and without gray hair. He has less of an interest in Spider-Man and is ultimately killed by Chameleon. Like in the mainstream run, his daughter »
Gwen Stacy is a classic love interest in Spider-Man lore of the webslinging hero, best known in the comics for her untimely death at the hands of the Green Goblin. Leary will play her father, police captain George Stacy, who encounters Spider-Man on a regular basis.
In the comics, Leary’s character also meets a premature death, like his daughter, only his demise comes accidentally during a fight between Spidey and Doctor Octopus.
Columbia and director Marc Webb are staying tight-lipped about the James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent-penned script so it’s anyone’s guess if the film will be faithful to the story lines in the original Marvel comics.
“Spider-Man” will be Leary’s first big screen theatrical project since 2002’s “The Secret Lives of Dentists. »
- Eric M. Armstrong
Yes, director Marc Webb’s reboot of Spider-Man just got a little angrier. According to Heat Vision, Denis Leary, the popular Rescue Me actor and admitted asshole (seriously, he wrote a song about it), is about to step into the role of George Stacy, police captain and father of main Spidey squeeze Gwen Stacy.
Leary joins a cast that already includes Andrew Garfield as the titular web-slinger, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors (a.k.a The Lizard), Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, and Sally Field as Aunt May. The as-yet-untitled flick is slated for release in 2012. Hit the jump for more on what you can expect out of George Stacy.
At this point, we know very little about what Webb and writers James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent have cooked up, other than that it will skew younger and likely take its cue from the more recent Ultimate Spider-Man comics, »
- Matt Currie
Leary has been cast as police captain George Stacy, Gwen Stacy’s father.
Production on the as-yet-untitled Spider-Man reboot is set to commence in December, with a release date set for July 3, 2012.
- Jamie Neish
The Rescue Me star is in negotiations to play police captain George Stacy in the upcoming superhero reboot. The character in talks is the father of Peter Parker's love interest Gwen Stacey, who is being played by Easy A star Emma Stone. In the comics George Stacy strongly approved of his daughter's relationship with Peter Parker and he was also a strong supporter of Spider-Man which he proved when he often defended the hero when others accused him. Sadly the character met his end when he is crushed by falling debris while saving a child during a battle between Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus. Before his death he reveals to Parker that he knew he was Spider-Man. Her father's death causes Gwen Stacy to hate the hero. Nothing has been leaked about the James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent- »
- Kimberly Houston
Paper Moon Dir. Peter Bogdanovich (1973) With the recent dispiriting news that father-daughter duo Ryan O'Neal and Tatum O'Neal are shopping around a reality series about their potential reconciliation, let's go back to happier times in the '70s, when Ryan and Tatum were co-starring in the classic Paper Moon. Based on the book Addie Pray by Joe David Brown, and adapted snappily for the screen by Alvin Sargent, Paper Moon is a delightful film about a Depression-era con man, Moses Pray, who is saddled with a grifter kid, Addie, who may or may not be his daughter. It's funny to think that the film came out of the golden era of the '70s, where, for a short while, directors got away with smart mainstream entertainment about likable people and interesting stories. Shot in crisp black-and-white, the film feels like a tribute and a lost film from the '30s, »
With all of the rumors, changes and left-field choices by fans, it's been easier to get confused if you weren't along for the ride every step of the way.
That's why we've mapped out a timeline for you check out below, which we think you'll appreciate. It's the simplest resource you'll be able to find to set your memory straight as far as what happened, who could have been a contender, who was a contender, and who Garfield beat out to become Peter Parker.
January 11: Just as rumors about John Malkovich playing Vulture in "Spider-Man 4" finally started to get somewhere, along came the bombshell revelation that the film had been scrapped, Sam Raimi was out, and a new cast was to be put in place, »
- Brian Warmoth
After numerous delays, 'Spider-Man' reboot finally has a director, star and release date.
By Eric Ditzian
Photo: Columbia Pictures
It took nearly six months, but the rebooted "Spider-Man" franchise has finally found in 26-year-old Andrew Garfield a web-weaving boy hero to replace Tobey Maguire. Six months, though, is nothing when seen in the context of the three-year-long failed process to launch a fourth Spidey flick after the third installment of the series debuted in 2007.
Those efforts finally imploded in January when a franchise reboot was announced, and what followed was a furious series of rumors and signings that kept comic-book fans glued to their computer monitors. With Garfield now the official owner of Peter Parker's tights, let's look back and recall just what happened to "Spider-Man 4" in 2010.
January 11: After numerous production delays, word breaks that Sony has scrapped plans to make "Spider-Man »
Last month, the title role in Marc Webb's upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot was reportedly down to five actors. However, as Sony nears a decision on the part, a few new names have been added to the mix as well.
According to Deadline, Anton Yelchin ("Star Trek"), Aaron Johnson ("Kick-Ass"), and Logan Lerman ("Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief") recently completed screentests for Peter Parker; in addition to previously announced finalists Jamie Bell ("The Eagle of the Ninth"), Andrew Garfield ("The Social Network") and Alden Ehrenreich ("Tetro").
Frank Dillane ("Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince") and Michael Angerano ("Lords of Dogtown") were also mentioned as potential candidates, but Josh Hutcherson ("Red Dawn") was not listed in the report despite his previous confirmation that he is a contender for "Spider-Man."
The report also indicates that more candidates for the part may be added and that Columbia Pictures wants to make it's selection soon. »
- Blair Marnell
The Search for the next Peter Parker in the relaunch of the Spider-Man franchise has reportedly narrowed to eight actors.
According to Deadline, six of these candidates screen-tested for the role on Friday. They are: Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell, Star Trek's Anton Yelchin, Kick-Ass's Aaron Johnson, Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson and the The Lightning Thief) and Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro).
Angarano was linked to the Peter Parker role in online rumours back in 2008. Dillane (pictured) may apparently end up ruling himself out with his plans to attend London's Rada (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art). An announcement on which actor has been chosen is said to be expected very soon.
Note the absence of Josh Hutcherson, who only »
- David Bentley
We brought you a report just a few weeks ago about screenwriter Alvin Sargent being brought on board to polish up the script for the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot, directed by Marc Webb. We haven’t heard too much in the way of casting yet and most of that has been pure speculation and rumor.
Now, THR is reporting that they are down to five actors who could star as the web slinger in the film. They report that the final five candidates are Jamie Bell (The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn), Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro), Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Andrew Garfield (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) and Josh Hutcherson (Journey to the Center of the Earth).
Director Marc Webb has reportedly been meeting with numerous candidates and while these are some of the top contenders for the role, Webb and the studio are still looking at other candidates. »
- Jason Moore
According to a report on HeatVision - which hasn't been confirmed by the studio - the search has been narrowed down to five candidates in the past week or two.
These include Jamie Bell (pictured above), the 24-year-old British actor whose film credits include Billy Elliot, King Kong, Jumper and Defiance. He will next be seen in upcoming Roman drama The Eagle of The Ninth as well as Peter Jackson's big-screen adaptation of The Adventures of Tintin.
The others are:
Alden Ehrenrich, »
- David Bentley
A few months ago all the speculative casting about Marvel's "Captain America" film came to a head when a shortlist of four final contenders for the titular role emerged online.
Today, a similar thing has happened for Sony's upcoming planned reboot of the "Spider-Man" franchise. Director Marc Webb has been meeting and reading actors quietly for several months and though the the studio is still on the lookout, the shortlist of candidates that will likely submit to a screen test shortly has come down to five names which Heat Vision seem to have uncovered:
1. Jamie Bell
The 24-year-old British actor and best known name on the list, Bell rose to fame as the title character in “Billy Elliot”.
He followed that up with classic literary adaptations like "Nicholas Nickleby” and the upcoming “Jane Eyre”, Hollywood actioneers like Peter Jackson’s “King Kong” and Doug Liman's "Jumper", indie dramas "The Chumscrubber »
- Garth Franklin
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