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The Best Part About Playing Spider-Man, According To Andrew Garfield

23 September 2015 8:19 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It.s telling, when Andrew Garfield reflects on his years in the Spider-Man suit, that the best memories he has have nothing at all to do with the actual movies that were made. Rather, they involve opportunities that the role afforded him off the screen. at least, according to the actor.s own words. Garfield was busy promoting his work on the new drama 99 Homes, but took time while speaking with Uproxx to reflect on the years he spent making The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with Marc Webb. The best part about holding down that role? Garfield admits,   The two highlights of the whole Spider-Man time were the two Comic-Cons that I did, where I could just fuck around... I loved me at those! It felt the most authentic version of Spider-Man that I could bring. Andrew Garfield got a lot of press, and fan-driven goodwill, when »

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How Amazing Spider-Man's Director Feels About Not Finishing His Trilogy

22 September 2015 1:57 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Although the Spider-Man deal between Sony and Marvel was a nerdy blessing to comic book fans, it did mean that Sony had to abandon their earlier plans for the wall-crawler. Bringing the superhero into the Marvel Cinematic Universe meant scrapping their never-realized Spider-Man cinematic universe. Chief among the losses was The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which would have been the conclusion of director Marc Webb.s Spider-Man trilogy. Fortunately, Webb doesn.t have any hard feelings about not getting the chance to finish his story. Webb has previously gone on record saying that he.s happy Spider-Man is part of the McU, and he recently told Slashfilm that he doesn.t have any bittersweet feelings about only getting to tell a two-part story. Said the director, No, I.m very excited for all the folks at Marvel and what going to do with that character. I think he belongs in »

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Marc Webb Weighs In On Spider-Man’s Debut In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

21 September 2015 6:12 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Whatever faults The Amazing Spider-Man movies may have had (and there were a lot of them), it’s hard to be too harsh about the majority of Marc Webb’s direction. He succeeded in bringing a Spider-Man to big screen in a way which did the comic books justice, but things went off the rails with the sequel thanks to the studio cramming in a huge number of story threads and villains.

The movie ended on something of a cliffhanger with Harry Osborn looking to assemble the Sinister Six, but that’s just one of many plot threads which will never be resolved.

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However, as tough as it must have been to have the franchise snatched from him when Sony decided to make a deal with Marvel Studios to have Spider-Man enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Webb revealed that he doesn’t feel as if »

- Josh Wilding

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Chris Evans, Jared Leto Circling ‘Girl on the Train’

21 September 2015 3:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chris Evans and Jared Leto are in early talks to board DreamWorks’ adaptation of “The Girl on the Train.”

The duo joins Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson and Haley Bennett in the adaptation of the Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel.

Sources indicate negotiations are still ongoing, and that schedules and finances still have to be figured out.

The story follows a woman (Blunt) devastated by her recent divorce who spends her commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who lives in a house that her train passes every day. Along the way, she becomes entangled in a mystery revolving around the married couple.

If the deals go through, Evans would play Ferguson’s husband and Leto would play Bennett’s husband.

Tate Taylor is directing from Cressida Wilson’s script. Marc Platt will produce the film, while Jared LeBoff of Marc Platt Prods. will serve as executive producing.

While Evans reached A-list »

- Justin Kroll

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Marc Webb Doesn't Regret Being Unable To Finish His Amazing Spider-man Trilogy

21 September 2015 2:50 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Even if that Sinister Six movie does end up getting made, we're never going to get a satisfying resolution to The Amazing Spider-Man franchise. Of course, it's hard to be too upset about that when the wall-crawler is now a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it turns out that Marc Webb feels the same way. Talking to Slash Film to promote the Limitless TV series (before Jon Watts was announced as the 2017 reboot's director), the filmmaker had this to say when asked if it feels "bittersweet" to not finish his trilogy. "No, I’m very excited for all the folks at Marvel and what they’re going to do with that character. I think he belongs in that universe and there’s a real excitement to see what they come up with. Maybe we’ll all be on a panel someday, Sam, me and whoever directs it." That would be fun to see, »

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Interview: ’99 Homes’ Star Andrew Garfield Talks The Cost Of Success, Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence,’ 'Spider-Man,' More

21 September 2015 11:27 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Chalk it up to image control and the studio weight behind them — comic book films have become a time-release truth bomb, with a contractually bound gap for its cast and crew between its release and when the “real story” can emerge. That can occasionally slip, but the full tale behind Marc Webb’s “Amazing Spider-Man” reboot — to which actor Andrew Garfield lent a dedicated two turns as Peter Parker before the role was reset again — is still to come. If the aftermath means more films and roles for Garfield like “99 Homes” (our review) though, then consider the shift a welcome one. Led by Ramin Bahrani, director of “Chop Shop,” “Goodbye Solo,” and “At Any Price,” the “Never Let Me Go” actor delivers an impassioned performance as Dennis Nash, on the losing side of the housing crisis in Florida when he and his mother (Laura Dern) and son (Noah Lomax) are evicted from their home. »

- Charlie Schmidlin

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Exclusive Interview: Marc Webb on ‘Limitless’ and Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man’

21 September 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

One of the many movies becoming TV series this fall is Limitless. The CBS drama is a spinoff from the film of the same name,, with Bradley Cooper reprising his role of Eddie Morra, who in the show is now a Presidential candidate. The star of the show is Jake McDorman as Brian Sinclair, a man […]

The post Exclusive Interview: Marc Webb on ‘Limitless’ and Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Fred Topel

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James Vanderbilt's 'Truth' to open Rome fest

16 September 2015 7:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Newsroom drama starring Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett premiered at Toronto.

Truth by James Vanderbilt has been named the opening film of the 10th Rome Film Festival (Oct 16-24), under new artistic director Antonio Monda.

Us screenwriter James Vanderbilt, who penned Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2, and Zodiac by David Fincher, makes his directorial debut with Truth.

The film, starring Oscar-winning actors Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford, is inspired by the book Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power written by journalist and television producer Mary Mapes.

Mapes, who will be played by Blanchett, worked on the CBS television programme “60 Minutes” with renowned anchorman Dan Rather (Redford).

The film focuses on the events that led to the controversial case known as “Rathergate”, which concerned the allegedly preferential treatment that George W. Bush received in being posted to the National Guard, to avoid deployment in Vietnam.

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Jenny Slate set to join Chris Evans for Gifted

15 September 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Actress and comedienne Jenny Slate is set to join the cast of Gifted, reports Variety.

The Obvious Child star will star opposite Captain America himself Chris Evans in the drama as well as Octavia Spencer (Snowpiercer), Lindsay Duncan (Birdman) and newcomer McKenna Grace. Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man) is in the director’s chair for this one.

Gifted “tells the story of Frank Adler (Evans), a single man raising his 7-year-old, intellectually gifted niece Mary off the grid in rural Florida. In an attempt to help her experience a “normal” upbringing, Frank enrolls her in school, attracting the unwanted attention of his scheming mother who fights for custody of the girl only to exploit her gifts for selfish reasons. A familial tug-of-war takes form as they attempt to decide what is best for this remarkable girl.”

No release date has been set for the film, but expect to see it »

- Scott J. Davis

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Casting: Essandoh, Woodard, Slate, Deutch

15 September 2015 12:01 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Bourne 5

Ato Essandoh ("Vinyl," "Elementary") has joined the cast of the Matt Damon-led fifth film in the Jason Bourne franchise. Paul Greengrass returns as helmer for the movie which recently began filming.

Character and plot details are under wraps. Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones also star in the film. [Source: Heat Vision]

Marvel's Luke Cage

Though long rumored, Marvel has finally confirmed Alfre Woodard has joined the cast of its third Netflix series "Luke Cage". Woodard will play Mariah Dillard, a local Harlem politician and cousin to Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes (Mahershala Ali).

Her life is thrown into turmoil by Harlem's super-strong newest hero Luke Cage and Cottonmouth's nefarious acts. The series premieres in 2016 on Netflix. [Source: Twitter]

The Gifted

Jenny Slate ("Married") will star opposite Chris Evans in the Marc Webb-directed drama "Gifted" at Fox Searchlight. Octavia Spencer, Lindsay Duncan and McKenna Grace also star and filming begins this Fall. »

- Garth Franklin

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Jenny Slate Joins Chris Evans in Marc Webb’s ‘Gifted’ (Exclusive)

15 September 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Married” actress Jenny Slate will star opposite Chris Evans in the Fox Searchlight drama “Gifted” with Marc Webb directing.

Slate also joins Octavia Spencer, Lindsay Duncan and newcomer McKenna Grace in the drama.

Scripted by Tom Flynn, “Gifted” tells the story of Frank Adler (Evans), a single man raising his 7-year-old, intellectually gifted niece Mary off the grid in rural Florida. In an attempt to help her experience a “normal” upbringing, Frank enrolls her in school, attracting the unwanted attention of his scheming mother who fights for custody of the girl only to exploit her gifts for selfish reasons. A familial tug-of-war takes form as they attempt to decide what is best for this remarkable girl.

Producers for “Gifted” include FilmNation’s Karen Lunder and Andy Cohen. Production is set to begin this fall.

Slate is currently filming the drama “Brain on Fire” opposite Chloe Grace Moretz, Thomas Mann and Tyler Perry. »

- Justin Kroll

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Why Drew Goddard Isn't Directing Marvel And Sony's New Spider-Man Movie

13 September 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As news broke that Marvel and Sony had come to terms on a partnership for a rebooted Spider-Man movie . breaking ties with Marc Webb.s two-picture series . some of us wondered if Drew Goddard would be given a chance to direct the new, standalone Spidey flick. Goddard had been working on a Sinister Six spinoff for Sony (building off the material Webb had created), and he also served as creator and writer on Netflix.s marvelous Marvel TV series Daredevil. From the outside, it seemed like Goddard deserved a shot at helming the as-yet-untitled movie, but today, he told he isn.t directing the movie because his ideas for the character were drastically changed, and he didn't have new ones. Drew Goddard is in Toronto for the annual film festival. He.s promoting his work on Sir Ridley Scott.s The Martian, which Goddard adapted from Andy Weir.s novel. »

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McU Spider-Man Movie Wishlist: 5 Things We Want To See

13 September 2015 8:28 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock for the past six months knows that Marvel and Sony have compromised and reached an agreement on the shared use of Spider-Man on screen.

Even though this is really old news (and he’ll have a role in next year’s Civil War), Spidey’s solo film is two years away, but if Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice has shown us anything it’s that it’s never too early to start talking about an upcoming superhero movie.

This is an opportunity to bring a really refined version of the character to the screen. The Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire films were great, but Spidey barely told any jokes and became too much of a jazz fan in the end. The Marc Webb movies nailed the love story of Peter and Gwen, but almost every other element was shaky. »

- Trevor Gentry-Birnbaum

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Marvel's Spider-Man: Everything you need to know, including spoilers, plot details and release date

13 September 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It might have taken a failed reboot and a widely publicised hacking scandal, but it finally happened. After years upon years of resistance, Sony finally relented and gave Spider-Man back to Marvel in big-screen form.

The two studios will technically be co-producing the upcoming Spider-Man, but it'll fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and share no DNA with either of Marc Webb's Amazing chapters.

When's it out?

The as-yet-untitled next Spider-Man movie will bow on July 28, 2017, making it the fourth film in McU's Phase Three – James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is released just a couple of months before. Filming is slated to begin in June 2016.

But you won't have to wait until 2017 to see Tom Holland's new Peter Parker in action, since he'll make his first appearance next year in the jam-packed Captain America: Civil War.

Who's involved?

19-year-old Holland will play the youngest version »

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Andrew Garfield Hopes To See A “Pansexual” Spider-Man One Day

9 September 2015 6:26 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Recently Andrew Garfield, who played Peter Parker in Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man movies, has begun to speak about his time in the suit, and how he feels about the franchise being abandoned in favor of yet another reboot. The British actor has always been very passionate and outspoken when it comes to this iconic character, and in a new interview with he’s shared his thoughts on the direction he’d eventually like to see the Webhead be taken in.

One of the leaked Sony emails from a while back seemed to confirm that because of the contractual obligations laid down by Marvel when they sold the rights to the studio, there was never really much chance that the new Spidey would be anything but white, straight and male. Garfield maintains he had no idea that these limitations were set when he signed on for the role, »

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Chris Evans' Gifted Is Building An Incredible Cast

8 September 2015 5:32 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Chris Evans is rather accustomed to surrounding himself with an array of stunning actors. Not only did he do just that with The Avengers and Avengers: Age Of Ultron, he also just finished performing alongside an even stronger superhero line-up while filming Captain America: Civil War. But the cast for his next project, Gifted, might just top the lot. According to Deadline, Gifted will be directed by Marc Webb, who most recently tried his hand at rebooting the Spider-Man franchise with The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2, but excelled with 500 Days Of Summer. Written by Tom Flynn, and produced by Fox Searchlight, Gifted sounds as if it will be an emotional and uplifting drama, which will have Chris Evans at its fore trying to prove that he.s more than just a shield. In Gifted, Chris Evans will play Frank Adler, who is a deliberate underachiever who also has been tasked with »

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Octavia Spencer & 9-Year-Old McKenna Grace Join Marc Webb’s ‘Gifted’

8 September 2015 2:58 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Director Marc Webb is building a great cast for his Fox Searchlight drama Gifted. Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and 9-year-old McKenna Grace have joined Chris Evans in the film. The addition of Grace came after an extensive search. Scripted by Tom Flynn, the drama tells the story of Frank Adler (Evans), a deliberate underachiever who is raising his niece Mary (Grace) in rural Florida. When he enrolls her in school for the first time, she is labeled as “gifted.&#8221… »

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Fox TV Sweden Picks Up ‘Limitless’ From CBS Studios Intl.

8 September 2015 4:09 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox TV Sweden has acquired “Limitless,” the TV drama based on the eponymous feature film starring Bradley Cooper, from CBS Studios International.

The series centers around Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), an ordinary man who discovers the brain-boosting power of a mysterious drug known as Nzt and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive skills to help them solve complicated cases.

McDorman stars opposite Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”) who plays a highly skilled special agent with a dark past, Hill Harper (“CSI: NY”) as a former military officer who has become a special agent, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (“The Color of Money”), as a canny manipulator who is in charge of special agents and has a clandestine relationship with a shady senator and presidential hopeful played by Bradley Cooper.

Limitless” is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with K/O Paper Products and Relativity Television. Repped by CBS Studios International, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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

5 September 2015 11:37 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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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Andrew Garfield gets vulnerable talking about Spider-Man: 'I couldn't rescue those films'

1 September 2015 1:37 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Remember when Andrew Garfield was unveiled as Spider-Man at Comic-Con?

You do, because it was glorious. A full year before Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man was released, Garfield took ownership of the role with a heartfelt, impassioned speech about what Spidey had meant to him growing up. His passion was genuine, which makes his recent reflections to Zaki's Corner all the sadder.

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"To give you the vulnerable answer, I thought I was going to be Spider-Man, you know? I went into it going... ego shit came in. It's like, 'Okay, here it is. I'm f**king Spider-Man. I f**king made it'," Garfield admitted. "I didn't actually make it. I was never Spider-Man.

"I was the actor that I am, the person that I am. Struggling with trying to match up with something that I'd elevated so high in my mind. »

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