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The Amazing Spider-man 2 - 10 Original Script Details Revealed

14 July 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I really did enjoy Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but there was a lot of room for improvement. Thanks to Badass Digest, we have a list of ten things from the original script of the film that were, for one reason or another, cut out of the final product. Some of the points revealed include info on Mary Jane, J. Jonah Jameson, Peter's blood, a slightly different take on Gwen's death, and a different twist to the ending. I've included five of the ten points below so make sure to head on over to Badass Digest to see the rest! 

Mary Jane. As we all know Shailene Woodley was cast as Mary Jane Watson, shot some days and then was cut from the movie. The original script includes all of the Mj scenes, and she's introduced as the Parker's new next door neighbor. Her dad is an abusive »

- Joey Paur

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Roberto Orci says he's 'not officially involved' in 'Amazing Spider-Man 3'

14 July 2014 11:08 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There was a moment before the release of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" when Sony was talking about release dates for not just a third entry in that series, but spinning off other characters into their own films.  This included making a "Venom" movie as well as a "Sinister Six" one.  Now however, those plans seem much more tentative. At the end of last week, IGN posted some interesting quotes from Roberto Orci on the subject.  Of Sony and "Spider-Man," Orci said, "I don't know what their plans are for that franchise."  He also stated, that he was, "not officially involved in" the third "Amazing Spider-Man" movie.  What makes that interesting is that as of last December, Orci was along with Alex Kurtzman, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon, Drew Goddard, and Marc Webb were declared to be part of the "brain trust" working on the "Spider-Man" universe.  Where that stands now though is unclear. »

- HitFix Staff

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Roberto Orci's 'Amazing Spider-Man 3' Exit Leaves the Franchise in Limbo

11 July 2014 6:58 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in October, writers Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Jeff Pinkner signed on to write the screenplay for The Amazing Spider-Man 3. But that was months before longtime collaborators Orci and Kurtzman decided to end their partnership this past April. That news left many fans wondering how who this would affect the sequel, especially since Roberto Orci is now set (though not officially) to write and direct Star Trek 3, while Alex Kurtzman focuses on directing The Sinister Six spin-off.

During a recent interview with IGN, Roberto Orci confirmed that he is "not officially involved" with The Amazing Spider-Man 3, while hinting that Sony isn't sure how to move forward with this expanded franchise.

"I don't know what their plans are for that franchise. I don't ever want to say never, but we have to figure out what their scheduling is in terms of when they want each movie. I've »

- MovieWeb

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Interview with Michael Sugar about Anoymmous Content

10 July 2014 12:03 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Michael Sugar: " I have to sell it - so I have to love it."

The production and management company Anonymous Content that has backed any number of films, directors and TV series (among them Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Wild at Heart, Winter's Bone, and HBO's True Detective, recent recipient of 12 Emmy nominations (*) and the upcoming The Knick, from Steven Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen) has been the subject of a special focus at Karlovy Vary.

Under the direction of its founder Steve Golin, the veteran producer behind Being John Malkovich, and producer and partner Michael Sugar, the company represents directors such as Richard Linklater, Marc Webb, Steven Soderbergh and Nicolas Winding Refn, and actors including Emma Stone, Idris Elba, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright and Ryan Gosling, among many others.

Michael Sugar, talking in the splendiferous surrounds of Karlovy Vary’s Grand Hotel Pupp, gives an inside »

- Richard Mowe

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Selena Gomez And A Slew Of A-List Stars To Attend Italy’s Ischia Global Fest

8 July 2014 8:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Selena Gomez, Jessica Chastain, Freida Pinto, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Omar Sy, Sullivan Stapleton, Leo Howard, and Lena Headey are among expected attendees at Italy’s Ischia Global Film and Music Festival, the informal event on the Italo isle in the bay of Naples which prides itself on its relaxed atmosphere.

Gomez (pictured) is coming to present the European preem of William H. Macy’s directorial debut, “Rudderless,” this year’s Sundance closer about a grieving father, played by Billy Crudup, who finds salvation from the discovery of his deceased son’s demo tapes and lyrics. The 21-year-old actress and pop singer will also be feted with one of two Ischia Kids Global Icons awards, the other one going to Leo Howard, the 16-year-old star of Disney Xd’s “Kickin’ it.”

“We are increasingly becoming a fest for hot rising young stars,” says Ischia topper Pascal Vicedomini, who also tops sister event Capri Hollywood. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Do superhero movies always have to start with origins?

8 July 2014 3:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We know how superhero stories start: normal person gets powers, gets reluctant, becomes heroic. But why does it have to be like that?


An alien baby is evacuated from a dying home planet and grows up to discover that he can use his immense power on Earth and the values instilled by his adoptive parents to protect the world. A young boy’s parents are gunned down in front of him and he dedicates his whole life to making sure if never happens to anyone in his city again. A teenager gains exhilarating powers and is then taught the responsibility that comes with that power by the tragic death of his uncle.

These are all great examples of iconic and interesting origin stories, which shape the respective superheroes to which they relate. But in a world of reboots and endless franchise mileage, do they necessarily have to be the »

- sarahd

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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – July 7th 2014

7 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

I’m back! It’s been a long time and I apologise for that, moving house turned out to be a far far longer process than I anticipated or had been led to believe. Three weeks turned into six, six weeks turned into three months and now here we are.

Aside from the length of time it takes, moving house was a real eye opener in other areas too. Specifically in terms of how I inform you week on week of all of this wonderful content available to stream and then how you have to put up with lacklustre delivery from various ISPs.  I was living in someone else’s house on a connection that was not my own, not wanting to name names but there is one of the big three ISP’s in the UK which boasts about having one of, if not the, fastest broadband delivery on »

- Chris Holt

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The Avengers' Mark Ruffalo reveals dream She-Hulk actresses

2 July 2014 3:37 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mark Ruffalo has revealed the actresses he would cast as She-Hulk.

The Avengers star - who plays Bruce Banner/the Hulk - said that Zoe Saldana would be his first choice to play his on-screen cousin Jennifer Walters.

"Well I think Zoe Saldana would be a great She-Hulk," he said during a Reddit Ama. "It'd be nice to see someone like her join the Avengers.

"Or someone quiet and demure like Emma Stone would be nice. But it would be up to the powers that be."

Both actresses have prior experience in Marvel Comics movie adaptations.

Saldana will play Gamora - another green-skinned superhero - in Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy, which will be released next month.

Stone starred as Gwen Stacy in Marc Webb's two Amazing Spider-Man films at 20th Century Fox.

Ruffalo recently revealed that Marvel is considering a new Hulk solo movie.

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Colin Trevorrow Teases Human Casualties in New Jurassic World Still

30 June 2014 6:21 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Thankfully, it looks like Colin Trevorrow is going to be one of those directors who shares plenty of great behind the scenes teases from the set of Jurassic World, following in the footsteps of the likes of The Amazing Spider-Man 2′s Marc Webb and X-Men: Days of Future Past helmer Bryan Singer.

It’s a smart move, especially as these types of images do help to increase interest in movies such as this one online as they’re shared again and again through social networking sites like Twitter and Tumblr.

So, what does this latest look at Jurassic World tell us about the highly anticipated release?

Well, as you might expect from a movie in the Jurassic Park franchise, not all of the human cast will be making it out of Jurassic World alive! It hints at something going very wrong in the now successful theme park, and the »

- Josh Wilding

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'Tammy's Mark Duplass explains how to make a movie and a marriage work -- Exclusive photos

25 June 2014 9:39 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Mark Duplass, indie filmmaker and sitcom all-star (The League, The Mindy Project), knows what it’s like to make movies with someone you love. He writes and directs movies with his older brother, Jay (Cyrus), and he also collaborates with his League co-star and wife, Katie Aselton (Black Rock). So he was familiar with the challenge that faced Melissa McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone, who combined to write, direct, produce, and star in Tammy, the road comedy co-starring Susan Sarandon that opens July 2.

The 37-year-old actor, who plays McCarthy’s romantic interest, Bobby, in the film, gave EW his »

- Jeff Labrecque

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11 of the Most Unconventional and Innovative Romantic Comedies

25 June 2014 7:42 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"They Came Together" (out this Friday in select theaters), starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, is a parody of the romantic comedy genre. Rudd stars as Joel, a corporate businessman whose company is threatening to close the small store run by Poehler's Molly (remind you of the premise of a certain rom-com by the name of "You've Got Mail?). The film mocks and twists conventional romantic comedies, turning the tired tropes of films like "Sleepless in Seattle" on its head. But while the mockery of the overused rom-com themes are appreciated, "They Came Together" is not the first of its kind. Check out our list of romantic comedies that have an unconventional or innovative twist. Then let us know what your favorites are in the comments. Read More: David Wain's 'They Came Together,' With Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, Is a Hilarious Knock On Romantic Comedies "(500) Days of Summer" Dir. »

- Indiewire

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Can Indie Directors Avoid Disappearing into the Studio System?

24 June 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

When news broke that Rian Johnson would helm Star Wars: Episode VIII and write a treatment for Episode IX – adding to the numerous Star Wars properties scheduled for screens shortly behind J.J. Abrams’s mystery box – it was almost universally regarded as a solid, promising move to those cautiously optimistic about the rebooting of a galaxy far away. And no doubt, Johnson’s hiring is a very good move for Star Wars, lending the franchise not only the director’s subcultural clout, but also his precise sense of style, passionate knowledge of genre and careful approach to cinematic world-building. His skill should benefit greatly a franchise whose previous incarnation suffered from scant evidence of inspiration or vision. But before seeing a final product, we can only take this news as a gesture of goodwill, or even a reason to be happy for a talented director worthy of admiration and success. Unfortunately »

- Landon Palmer

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Marc Webb to Direct Showtime Musical Comedy ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’

24 June 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Marc Webb made his name on the offbeat not-quite-romcom (500) Days of Summer, but since then he’s been tangled up in the Amazing Spider-Man franchise. He directed the first two films, is set to direct the third, and may or may not be involved in any installments beyond that. Fortunately, though, that’s not all he’s […]

The post Marc Webb to Direct Showtime Musical Comedy ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Showtime Picks Up ‘Devil Wears Prada’ Writer’s Comedy Pilot

23 June 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Showtime’s most-talked-about series currently includes such dramas as Homeland and Masters of Sex, as well as this year’s newcomer horror series, Penny Dreadful. However, the network may be looking to expand its programming scope, if its recent decisions are any indication.

The channel – which also airs shows like House of Lies and Nurse Jackie - recently picked up the pilot for the comedy series Roadies, from writer/director Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous). Now comes new that Showtime has ordered a second comedy pilot, with some unexpected talent involved.

According to an announcement by the network, Showtime has picked up half-hour comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a new series co-created, written and executive produced by Aline Brosh McKenna.

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- Robert Yaniz Jr.

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Showtime Gives Pilot Order To Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

23 June 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though Dexter is dead in the ground and Californication is gearing up for its final outing, Showtime is experiencing a very strong dramatic season thanks to the one-two punch of Masters of Sex and Penny Dreadful, as well as excellent comedies like Nurse Jackie, Shameless, Episodes, Web Therapy and House of Lies. Now, the network is prepping another comedy hopeful by handing a pilot order to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Cameras will roll this summer, and then Showtime will decide whether or not to order it to series. 

The half-hour musical comedy, from writer Aline Brosh McKenna and writer/actress Rachel Bloom, will feature direction from The Amazing Spider-Man helmer Marc Webb, who is on board as an executive producer alongside Brosh McKenna and Bloom. Bloom originally sold the show to Showtime as a pitch in October.

“This pilot is an exciting change of pace for us. ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ is built on »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Ratings: ‘Rising Star’ Debuts Decent Following Low ‘Wipeout’ Return

23 June 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC finished first in both the key demographic and overall viewers on Sunday, even with lower numbers for “America's Got Talent.” ABC's “Rising Star” debuted to a 1.5 rating in the crucial 18-49 demo even after its lead-in, “Wipeout,” premiered to an all-time low of 1.0, according to preliminary numbers. Ratings for “Rising Star” may change, because it aired live in three time zones and live ratings are subject to variation. Also read: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ Marc Webb-Directed Musical Comedy, Gets Showtime Pilot Order NBC had a 1.4 rating/4 share in 18-49 and 5.4 million total viewers. Following a rerun, “America's Got Talent” at. »

- Tony Maglio

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Showtime Orders ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Pilot Starring Rachel Bloom

23 June 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime has ordered a pilot for the offbeat comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” from “The Devil Wears Prada” scribe Aline Brosh McKenna, hyphenate Rachel Bloom and “The Amazing Spider-Man” director Marc Webb.

Bloom, a comedian and staff writer on Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken,” stars as a woman who gives up her partnership at a Manhattan law firm in an effort to find happiness in the Los Angeles suburb of West Covina. Brosh McKenna and Bloom wrote the pilot and exec produce with Webb, who is on board to direct for CBS Television Studios.

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is described as a half-hour comedy with musical elements. Showtime Networks prexy David Nevins calls it an “exciting change of pace” for the cabler. Brosh McKenna introduced Bloom to the cabler after discovery her musical comedy vids on the Internet.

Webb, who made his feature debut with “500 Days of Summer,” is coming off two high-octane “Spider-Man »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Showtime Orders 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Pilot

23 June 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Showtime is moving forward with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The musical comedy, originally sold as a pitch from writer-actress Rachel Bloom in October of last year, has received a pilot order. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Bloom's pilot, co-penned by fellow executive producer Aline Brosh McKenna, will film this summer with (500) Days of Summer helmer Marc Webb on board to direct and executive produce. "This pilot is an exciting change of pace for us," said Showtime Networks president David Nevins. "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is built on the inspired comedy and songwriting of Rachel Bloom — who,

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- Michael O'Connell

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‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ Marc Webb-Directed Musical Comedy, Gets Showtime Pilot Order

23 June 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Showtime has given a pilot order to “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” a half-hour comedy with musical elements from “The Devils Wears Prada” screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna and comedian Rachel Bloom. “The Amazing Spider-Man” director Marc Webb will direct the first episode. Produced by CBS Television Studios, the show is centered on Rebecca (Bloom), a successful but possibly crazy young woman who quits her partnership at a prestigious Manhattan law firm to seek out love and happiness in West Covina, Calif. Also read: ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Director Marc Webb to Give Keynote at SXSW Bloom (pictured), whose acting credits include “How I Met Your Mother” and “Robot. »

- Tim Molloy

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Showtime Orders Crazy Ex-girlfriend Pilot Starring Rachel Bloom & Directed by Marc Webb

23 June 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

[Press Release] Los Angeles, CA – (June 23, 2014) – Showtime has given a pilot order to Crazy Ex-girlfriend, a half-hour comedy with musical elements co-created, executive produced and written by feature writer Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, Annie) and writer/actress/comedian Rachel Bloom (Robot Chicken). The project centers around Rebecca (Bloom), a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: West Covina, Calif. Produced by CBS Television Studios, the pilot will be directed and executive produced by Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, The Amazing Spider- »

- Pietro Filipponi

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