Sony Pictures (via Empire ) have debuted two motion posters for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that also seem to reveal just a touch of new footage. Check them out below! Opening in theaters on May 2, 2014, the Marc Webb-directed sequel stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak and Sarah Gadon. »
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Well, it's March, which means we're only a few weeks away from the start of the 2014 superhero season as Marvel Studios gets things underway with the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (out March 26th here in the UK), and this week has brought us a new featurette for the Phase Two solo sequel entitled 'Conspiracy', which features comments from Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Robert Redford (Alexander Pierce) and Marvel chief Kevin Feige [watch it here]. Meanwhile we've also got a »
- Gary Collinson
Never one to miss a primo promotional opportunity, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” director Marc Webb made sure his favorite superhero got around on the red carpet. #3 pic.twitter.com/ELIhJnDHQt — Marc Webb (@MarcW) March 3, 2014 Webb appears to have brought a small Spider action figure as his plus-one to the Academy Awards, tweeting multiple photos of Sony’s superhero enjoying himself on the red carpet. Also read: Oscars: The Complete Winners and Nominees List (Updating Live) Webb had to take drastic measures to ensure that “Spider-Man” got the same coverage as Marvel’s superheroes, with Disney-owned ABC offering “Guardians of the »
- Jeff Sneider
Today we have a bunch of new promotional posters for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," including a new one featuring the villainous Electro (Jaime Foxx). Check everything out below. Plot: For Peter Parker (Garfield), there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). 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. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is directed by Marc Webb and is set to hit theaters on May 2nd. Posters: (click to enlarge) »
Speaking with Yahoo this week, Garfield says: "I would love that. I know that the fans would love that, the fans of the Marvel universe… the more the merrier, the bigger the better."
Webb adds: "I would love that, as a fan, I think that would be great. I don't know how that would happen, but I certainly would be supportive of it."
Webb also implied that a legitimate attempt was previously made to make a crossover happen, but those efforts didn't coalesce: "There's efforts that were made [to make a crossover cameo happen] but obviously nothing came to fruition."
- Garth Franklin
Do you want Electro scaring your kids in the middle of the night? Then why not tack this awesome new wall poster to their wall while they sleep? Available at retailers across America, a new set of posters featuring never-before-seen The Amazing Spider-Man 2 promo art has arrived, including a new look at the friendly neighborhood wall crawler himself. We also have a random photo of Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn thrown in for good measure.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 comes to theaters May 2nd, 2014 and stars Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Paul Giamatti, Denis Leary, Dane DeHaan, Martin Sheen. The film is directed by Marc Webb. »
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, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). 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. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp. Directed by Marc Webb, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is scheduled »
When "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Avengers" were nearing their release dates, there were rumors that the characters would cross-over into each other's films. It was later confirmed that there were actual talks about this. Unfortunately, nothing ever came of those talks due to the difficulties of forcing Sony to work with Disney. While promoting "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and director Marc Webb were asked whether they would love to see Spider-Man team up with The Avengers. "I think everyone would love to see that. I would love that. I know the fans would love that. The more [superheroes] the better. The bigger the better," said Garfield. Stone added: "I think it would be amazing." Webb said: "I would love that. Just as a fan that would be great. I don't know how that would happen, but I certainly would be supportive of it." Webb went on »
Over the past year and a half, we've heard plenty of speculation about the chances of the wall-crawler teaming up with Earth's Mightiest Heroes for a crossover between Sony's Amazing Spider-Man franchise and Marvel Studios' box office juggernaut The Avengers - mainly because the producers, director and star of the rebooted Spider-Man universe just can't stop bringing it up.
Well, Andrew Garfield and Marc Webb have been at it again during an interview with Yahoo! Movies to promote the upcoming release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with Garfield quoted as saying: "I would love that. I know the fans would love that, the fans of the Marvel universe... the more the merrier, the bigger the better."
Director Webb - who has recently been confirmed as returning for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 - then went on to reveal that there had been efforts to take Spidey into the McU: "I would love [a crossover], as a fan, »
- Gary Collinson
Andrew Garfield would love Spider-Man to appear in the Avengers films.
Although Spider-Man was part of the Avengers group in the comic books, film rights have made a movie crossover difficult. While Sony owns the rights to Spider-Man, the rights to The Avengers and all of its characters belong to Disney.
Speaking to Yahoo about the possibility of a film crossover, Garfield said: "I would love that. I know that the fans would love that, the fans of the Marvel universe… the more the merrier, the bigger the better.
"I say 'never say never', you know. I think everyone would love to see that," he added.
He said: "There's efforts that were made [to make a crossover cameo happen], but obviously nothing came to fruition."
"I would love that, as a fan, I think that would be great. I don't know how that would happen, »
It looks like the slow news weeks are finally behind us, and as the further we get into the new year the more updates we have on exciting new movie and TV projects. This week we saw some movement on films like James Bond 24, Sandman, and Fast and Furious 7; heard yet another glimmer of hope for a Dredd sequel from Karl Urban, and learned that NBC was reviving a show that was, for its first season anyway, a worldwide phenomenon.
We also have a few hints about more Indiana Jones films and may finally, finally have a casting announcement for Star Wars Episode VII. Not even Jj Abrams can keep everything in his mystery box forever! But hey, what are you listening to me for? See for yourself and jump right in to this week’s updates…
- James Garcia
The Amazing Spider-Man 2's Daily Bugle viral website has posted a new story today where OsCorp announced that they are shutting down their cross-genetics research program. The main factor in this decision was the gruesome transformation of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) into a reptilian creature known as The Lizard, which took place during The Amazing Spider-Man. Take a look at the full report from Daily Bugle reporter Joy Mercado.
February 28, 2014
Oscorp Ends Cross-Genetics Research
By Joy Mercado
Oscorp Industries announced today that it has destroyed any and all research it has done in the horrifying field of cross-genetics.
This news comes in the wake of the recent sentencing of former Oscorp geneticist turned terrifying lizard creature Dr. Curt Connors.
Once a pioneer in the field of cross-genetics, Connors' work transformed him into a literal monster who rampaged across Manhattan.
It isn't known if this cross-genetics announcement will play »
The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb is going to take a break from Spider-Man for a few months to direct a Soviet spy thriller for Fox based on a book called Cold Comfort (aka How To Catch A Russian Spy).
The film will tell the true story of an American civilian turned self-taught spy, "who worked with the FBI to bring down a Russian intelligence agent on American soil."
Webb is a crazy talented director, and this will be another great project for him to develop. On top of the Spider-Man films, Webb directed another one of my favorite movies (500) Days of Summer. I imagine that he will direct Cold Comfort before he takes on the task of bringing The Amazing Spider-Man 3 to the screen.
Via: Deadline »
- Joey Paur
Franchises are now in the process of trapping directors. Want to make anything other than sequels? You.re S.O.L. dude. You can only hope that the consistency that.s being developed involves quality control: if you.re going to trap a director in your web (Pun Intended), it might as well be a capable one. Is Marc Webb that guy? Sony thinks so, because the man who reinvented The Amazing Spider-Man has a second installment coming this summer and is now attached to direct the third. Fortunately for him, he.s looking to diversify. Deadline reports that Webb is attached to Cold Comfort, a true-life spy story written by Ellis Henican and a mysterious second writer who cannot reveal his identity. Fox will be producing the film, and they hope to find a way to pluck Webb from Sony.s clutches before the studio can lock him into »
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director has signed on for 20th Century Fox's comedy spy thriller, reports Deadline.
The individual worked with the FBI to bring down a Russian intelligence agent on Us soil.
The director was announced this week to have signed on for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, with Sony Pictures planning a new film in the franchise every year.
Watch a trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 below: »
Even though Marc Webb has already directed two "The Amazing Spider-Man" installments and is set to return for the third one, Deadline is reporting that he just signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to direct the true spy thriller "Cold Comfort," based on the upcoming book "How to Catch a Russian Spy." "How to Catch a Russian Spy" is officially described as being the true account of an American civilian turned self-taught spy, who worked with the FBI to bring down a Russian intelligence agent on American soil. No word on whether this will impact "The Amazing Spider-Man" franchise. »
The book chronicles the true story of an American civilian who became a self-taught spy and helped bring down a Russian agent operating on American soil. Despite the serious sounding subject matter, the film is actually seen as a vehicle for a comedic actor.
Journalist Ellis Henican and a real-life civilian-turned-spy penned the book, the latter set to reveal their true identity upon the book's publication.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Marvel Studios has Kevin Feige serving as the “chief architect” for its movie universe, while Simon Kinberg is currently shepherding the Fox side of the Marvel film world with the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties. In the meantime, director Marc Webb has become a key creative force behind Sony’s rebooted Spider-Man universe.
Ever since the 2012 release of The Amazing Spider-Man, the filmmaker has been entrenched in Spidey’s world, prepping this summer’s sequel as well as laying groundwork for future installments and spin-offs. While we’re not sure exactly how long Webb will remain onboard as captain on the franchise (we now know that he ...
- Robert Yaniz Jr.
20th Century Fox has acquired Cold Comfort (aka How to Catch a Russian Spy) today for The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb to helm. Based on the yet-to-be-published novel of the same name by Ellis Henican, the project is said to be a star vehicle for “a comic actor in the vein of Jonah Hill.” The comedic spy flick will tell the true story of an average everyday U.S. citizen who taught himself how to be a spy and worked with the FBI to bring down a Russian intelligence officer.
With his current commitment to Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, it might be some time before Webb gets this project off the ground. Hopefully it’s not too long though. While I didn’t love the director’s take on the webslinger, I’m a huge fan of (500) Days of Summer and I’m eager to see Webb »
- Matt Joseph
Briefly: The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb is something of a golden boy at Sony right now, as he’s set to continue with the Spidey franchise through at least the series’ third installment. But he’s casting his eye beyond that, and naturally looking for projects outside the superhero realm. So Marc Webb is now attached […]
- Russ Fischer
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