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Matt Damon is getting some company in the sci-fi survival film The Martian. The Wrap reports that Halt and Catch Fire star Mackenzie Davis is in talks to join director Ridley Scott’s next film in a “small but crucial role”. Scripted by Drew Goddard based on an e-book by Andy Weir, Damon stars as an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars and must figure out how to return home. Jessica Chastain is set to co-star in the pic in another unspecified role, but one imagines Damon will hold most of the screentime by himself. Davis has proven to be a formidable talent to watch in films like Breathe In and most recently the romantic comedy What If, and The Martian is certainly her highest profile role to date. In addition to The Martian, The Wrap notes that Davis is currently filming Anna Axster’s indie A Country Called Home »
- Adam Chitwood
“Halt and Catch Fire” star Mackenzie Davis is in final negotiations to join Matt Damon in Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi movie “The Martian,” TheWrap has learned. Davis is also set to star in Sophia Takal's psychological thriller “Always Shine,” and she's currently filming Anna Axster's indie movie “A Country Called Home” with Imogen Poots. Also read: ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Renewed for Season 2 “The Martian” is a 20th Century Fox project that Drew Goddard adapted from Andy Weir's popular e-book. Damon will star as an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to »
- Jeff Sneider
In another move that shows how much inspiration the upcoming Daredevil Netflix series will draw from Frank Miller’s run in the comics, Marvel has cast Scott Glenn (The Hunt for Red October, Silence of the Lambs) as Stick, the mysterious martial artist famous for training both Elektra and the titular Man Without Fear.
Stick was created by Miller in 1981, where he’s depicted as a blind master martial artist who not only teaches a young Matt Murdock how to fight, but how to control his senses and develop his “radar sense.” Stick is also revealed to be the leader of a warrior order called The Chaste that regularly fought with a mercenary group known as The Hand.
- James Garcia
I’ll most definitely be checking out Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix show (even though my excitement may have dimmed a bit in the wake of writer Drew Goddard’s departure). The last we’d heard on the casting front was that Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood) would be signing up for the role of Karen Page. Now we’ve got confirmed news that Scott Glenn (The Silence of the Lambs, The Right Stuff) will also be joining the series as Stick, Matt Murdock’s mentor. I can definitely see this working, Glenn has a terse reserve that allows him to be commanding without being broad. Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) will star as Murdock/Daredevil, along with Elden Henson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) as Murdock’s best friend and legal partner Foggy Nelson, Vincent D’Onofrio as the crime lord Kingpin, and Rosario Dawson, who has an unknown ‘critical’ role on the show. »
- Evan Dickson
Best known for his work in blockbuster films such as The Bourne Ultimatum, Silence of the Lambs and The Hunt for Red October, Scott Glenn will play Stick, the mysterious martial artist and mentor of Matt Murdock (a.k.a. Daredevil).
Scott Glenn joins Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), with Rosario Dawson and Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk) in the critically-lauded cast of Marvel's Daredevil.
Here's what Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television, had to say about the casting in his statement.
"Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock's life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero's journey. There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, »
“Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock’s life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero’s journey,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such a key role in Matt’s journey to become the super hero we call Daredevil.”
Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Rosario Dawson and Vincent D’Onofrio (Wilson Fisk) also star. The comicbook adaptation is executive produced by »
- Laura Prudom
Best known for his work in blockbuster films such as "The Bourne Ultimatum," "Silence of The Lambs" and "The Hunt For Red October," Scott Glenn will play Stick, the mysterious martial artist and mentor of Matt Murdock (a.k.a. Daredevil).
Scott Glenn joins Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), with Rosario Dawson and Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk) in the critically-lauded cast of "Marvel's Daredevil."
Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television said:
"Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock's life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero's journey. There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such a key role in »
- Kellvin Chavez
Marvel Studios is planning on revealing lots of new details about their upcoming Daredevil series at New York Comic Con next month, but showrunner Stephen S. DeKnight already shared a few things about it with Paste Magazine. In a recentinterview he offers a little tease of their vision for the man without fear.
"With this version of Daredevil we wanted it to be grounded, gritty, as realistic as we could portray. That naturally fits in with the Daredevil character. Matt Murdock, on a regular basis, would get the shit beat out of him. That's one thing that makes him a great character. He's not super strong. He's not invulnerable. In every aspect, he's a man that's just pushed himself to the limits, he just has senses that are better than a normal humans. He is human. The other thing that really drew me to this character is that he's one »
- Joey Paur
(Cbr) "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" has its share of critics — even among fans of Sony Pictures’ 2012 franchise reboot — who frequently point to its overabundance of characters (namely, villains) and an unfocused narrative. However, star Andrew Garfield insists the blame doesn’t lie with the screenplay by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, but rather with the studio. Telling The Daily Beast he “genuinely loved” the script, Garfield explains, “There was this thread running through it. I think what happened was, through the pre-production, production and post-production, when you have something that works as a whole, and then you start removing portions of it [...] and saying, ‘No, that doesn’t work,’ then the thread is broken, and it’s hard to go with the flow of the story. Certain people at the studio had problems with certain parts of it, and ultimately the studio is the final say in those movies because they’re the tentpoles, »
- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources
Andrew Garfield has addressed the criticism of Amazing Spider-Man 2 and lays the blame for its failings squarely on the shoulders of Sony. He reveals that the studio had “problems with certain parts of it” and made changes. He also speaks about appearing (maybe) in the Sinister Six.
There’s been a lot of debate over what went wrong with the Amazing Spider-Man 2. Why was it the lowest grossing Spider-Man film ever? Why were the reviews so mediocre? Why have internet fans been so vocal about their criticisms of the film? Andrew Garfield has finally addressed these criticisms.
While at the Toronto Film Festival promoting Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes, a real estate drama in which he co-stars with Michael Shannon, Garfield sat down for an interview with the Daily Beast and when Amazing Spider-Man 2 was mentioned, he took the opportunity to give his opinions on the sequel.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
When The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wasn’t met with the critical or commercial success that Sony had hoped it would, plans for the Spider-Man franchise were suddenly thrown into jeopardy. However, now that the studio is further removed from that underwhelming title, it appears that Sony is still holding steady in its plans to deliver more of the beloved webhead.
There’s a Sinister Six title in the works, with Drew Goddard helming, and plans for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4 are currently underway. Perhaps most exciting, though, is a Venom spinoff, which may or may not be titled Venom Carnage and could potentially arrive as early as 2017. We didn’t know much more about it than that, but producer Alex Kurtzman recently shed further light on the project at the premiere of CBS series Scorpion.
Talking to MTV about why Venom appeals as an antihero, Kurtzman stated:
“Well, Venom »
- Isaac Feldberg
The writer-director commented on his plans for Sony Pictures' Amazing Spider-Man spinoff.
"The idea is that you can do things with Venom that you can't do with Spider-Man," Kurtzman told MTV.
"Venom is the representation of every line that will get crossed. He's a much darker character."
Sony is also planning a Sinister Six film starring Spider-Man villains, with Drew Goddard attached to write and potentially direct.
Details and a release date are yet to be announced for Venom. »
While it has not yet been set on the release date calendar, Sony Pictures is in fact making a Venom movie set in the world of The Amazing Spider-Man. The project was announced at the same time as Drew Goddard's in-development Sinister Six film, and while we don't know much about it outside of the fact that it's being written and directed by Alex Kurtzman, it is indeed being made. It will probably be a while until we actually hear any firm big details about the movie, so at this point we are latching on to anything we can find. Take, for example, Kurtzman's recent comments about what we can expect both in terms of the portrayal of the titular anti-hero character and the tone of the feature. Speaking with MTV at an event for his upcoming CBS show Scorpion, Kurtzman dug into what we can expect to see »
While doing press for his new CBS series Scorpion, Alex Kurtzman also offered a brief update on on his Venom spin-off for Sony Pictures, which he has been attached to direct since the project was announced in December.
"There are certain lines that Spider-Man won't cross, because he's Peter Parker and Peter Parker will only do certain things. Venom is an entirely different character. Venom, in a weird way, is a representation of every line that will get crossed. He's a much darker character. I wouldn't even say he's more complicated, because I think they're both very complicated characters, but I think the attraction, for me, to Venom, is the idea that you can do »
Appearing at the Toronto Film Festival to promote his new film "99 Homes", British actor and current Peter Parker himself Andrew Garfield spoke with The Daily Beast about the divisive and often negative response in reviews for this year's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2". Garfield was well aware of the reaction, and offered up his take:
"I read a lot of the reactions from people and I had to stop because I could feel I was getting away from how I actually felt about it. For me, I read the script that Alex [Kurtzman] and Bob [Orci] wrote, and I genuinely loved it. There was this thread running through it.
I think what happened was, through the pre-production, production, and post-production, when you have something that works as a whole, and then you start removing portions of it - because there was even more of it than was in the final cut, and everything was related. »
- Garth Franklin
Cabin in the Woods co-writer and director Drew Goddard is hard at work developing the Sinister Six movie for Sony Pictures. The movie will bring together a team of villains who are going to put Spider-Man through even more hell than he's already been through. You'd think they'd feel a little bad for killing the love of his life, and that maybe he's already gone through enough, but nope.
Andrew Garfield is expected to return for at least one more movie… The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which comes out in 2018. But, I assumed he would have a place in the Sinister Six movie. After all, there needs to be some kind of hero in a movie full of villains, right?
While the actor was promoting his new movie 99 Homes, The Toronto Sun asked him about Spider-Man and the Sinister Six, and he gave an interesting answer:
"I know more than I »
- Joey Paur
(Cbr) It’s difficult to imagine a "Sinister Six" movie without Spider-Man’s involvement — and it sounds like we won’t have to. Although casting remains under wraps for Sony Pictures’ planned spinoff of the "Amazing Spider-Man" franchise, it appears at least one actor knows a thing or two about how the movie will manifest: Andrew Garfield, the man behind the mask of the first two "Amazing" films. Speaking with The Toronto Sun, Garfield played coy when it came to the subject of "Sinister Six," saying, “I know more than I’m allowed to say right now.” “I can say I’m really excited about Drew Goddard, who’s going to be writing and directing the 'Sinister Six' movie,” he added. “And whether I’m involved in that or not is kind of immaterial.” The “immaterial” comment makes it sound like Spider-Man’s role is insignificant in "Sinister Six," but »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
Now that Sony has delayed The Amazing Spider-Man 3 until 2018, Andrew Garfield has some time to kill before jumping back into the wall-crawler’s red and blue spandex. We still don’t know much about the next film in Sony’s Spidey franchsie, The Sinister Six, but from the sound of it Spider-Man himself won’t play a very large role.
Garfield recently spoke with the Toronto Sun while promoting his upcoming film 99 Homes, and was asked about the current status of The Sinister Six and what role he may have in it: “I know more than I’m allowed to say right now. I can say I’m really excited about Drew Goddard, who’s going to be writing and directing The Sinister Six movie. And whether I’m involved in that or not is kind of immaterial.”
How can Spider-Man, or even Peter Parker’s, involvement in a Sinister Six film be immaterial? »
- James Garcia
While Andrew Garfield’s attention has been firmly focused on the upcoming indie drama 99 Homes — in which he plays a down-on-his-luck estate broker — the star took time to address some Spider-Man-related speculation during the Toronto Film Festival.
Speaking with the Tornoto Sun, the star touched upon whether or not Peter Parker will weave his way into the upcoming villain-centric Sinister Six movie — written and directed by Cabin In The Woods scribe, Drew Goddard— and provided us with as vague an answer as you’d expect.
“I know more than I’m allowed to say right now. I can say I’m really excited about Drew Goddard, who’s going to be writing and directing…Whether I’m involved in that or not is kind of immaterial.”
Quite frankly, Garfield hits the nail on the head. Marvel’s comic book portrayal of the Sinister Six is primarily focused on the dynamic »
- Michael Briers
While promoting his new project 99 Homes at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield spoke to reporters at the Toronto Sun and teased his potential involvement in Drew Goddard's upcoming villain spin-off The Sinister Six.
While he doesn't say much, it sounds like his screen time will be limited. Here is what Andrew Garfield had to say about appearing in the movie:
"I know more than I'm allowed to say right now. I can say I'm really excited about Drew Goddard, who's going to be writing and directing The Sinister Six movie. And whether I'm involved in that or not is kind of immaterial."
Although he didn't reveal much, it appears that Spider-man may not have much to do in movie. The Sinister Six will hit theater in November of 2016, so a lot can change by then. The actor will once again take the »
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