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Abrams On Next "Force Awakens" Trailer Date

24 February 2015 10:09 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Even the biggest blockbusters generally don't begin their promotional pushes until six to eight months out from release, with a frequently used window being late November/December to launch the first trailers for the following Summer's films.

One that broke the mold though was "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" with Disney pushing out the film's first trailer late last year - a full year out from the film's December 2015 release. Disney CEO Bob Iger previously revealed that intense fan pressure on Disney and Lucasfilm to release something was the cause behind the release.

Of course, talk soon quickly turned to when we would see the next trailer, with many bloggers breathlessly speculating or citing anonymous sources (ie. their buttocks) to suggest the blindingly obvious candidate - Disney & Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron".

That film hits cinemas just after the mid-April "Star Wars: Celebration" which director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy are attending. »

- Garth Franklin

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297 days until Star Wars: Yoda turned up at the 2015 Oscars as a haute couture gown

23 February 2015 4:42 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Last night was the biggest event of the year for the movie industry. So it seems only fitting that the film that will be on everyone’s lips at the 2016 Oscars should be represented in some way. Why not with fashion? Willow Bay did not disappoint. The wife of current Disney CEO Bob Iger was in a Rodarte Yoda evening gown that was first featured at 2014's New York Fashion Week. The Rodarte collection also featured Star Wars gowns with images of Luke Skywalker, C-3P0, the Death Star, and more. Did Willow Bay choose Yoda because he is one of her favorite characters? Was it because the black and gold trim suited her complexion? Or is Bob Iger trying to tell us something about “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”  Perhaps Ghost!Yoda is in our cinematic future. Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP     »

- Donna Dickens

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Oscars Red Carpet: Silver Gowns Take Home the Gold

22 February 2015 7:46 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar gold was complemented by silver gowns on the red carpet for the 87th Academy Awards.

The evening’s trends were all embodied by one red carpet maven: Lady Gaga, in her silver Azzedine Alaia gown with red elbow-length gloves that weren’t unanimously loved by viewers.

Gaga was joined in silver by lead actress nominee Felicity Jones, who rocked an embellished silver Alexander McQueen frock. Laura Dern, nominated for supporting actress, also got the memo, sporting a pewter strapless Alberta Ferretti gown that recalled an elegant suit of armor. She said her turquoise stone ring was in memory of lung cancer patients such as “Wild” author Cheryl Strayed’s mother, as that’s the color of the American Lung Assn. Lung Force initiative .

See More: Oscars Red Carpet Photos

The red gloves on Gaga matched Rosamund Pike’s stunning scarlet Givenchy gown. Dakota Johnson also sported a red dress, »

- Marianne Zumberge

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"Spider-Man" Swings To Marvel Studios

11 February 2015 5:25 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios have made a deal for 'Spider-Man' to be 'integrated' into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in the upcoming feature "Captain America: Civil War", followed by several solo adventures co-produced by Marvel's Kevin Feige:

Sony Pictures confirm they will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the solo 'Spider-Man' films. 

Marvel and Sony Pictures are also exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the McU into future Spidey features.

"...the new relationship follows a decade of speculation among fans about whether 'Spider-Man' – who has always been an integral and important part of the larger 'Marvel Universe' in the comic books – could become part of the Marvel Universe on the big screen. Spider-Man has more than 50 years of history in Marvel's world, and with this deal, fans will be able to experience Spider-Man taking his rightful place among »

- Michael Stevens

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How Studio Shuffles at Disney, Sony Could Usher in a Period of Upheaval

10 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s no greater drama produced in Hollywood than the rise and fall of top executives at the handful of conglomerates that rule the entertainment business.

Last week, industryites took in a double feature. Less than 30 minutes after word spread on the morning of Feb. 5 that Amy Pascal was out after 19 years atop Sony Pictures Entertainment, Disney confirmed the long-expected promotion of Tom Staggs to chief operating officer, making him the heir apparent to Bob Iger as CEO of the world’s largest media company.

High-level executive shakeups are a constant in the industry. While the developments at Sony and Disney are polar opposite in nature — with one executive descending, the other ascending — they are sure to trigger a domino effect that alters the corporate order.

Management shuffles always bring a large dose of disruption, uncertainty and anxiety, as well as opportunity, as the executive chessboard gets realigned and some players rise while others fall. »

- Brent Lang and Cynthia Littleton

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New Spider-man Will Appear In Upcoming Marvel Film Within Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

10 February 2015 5:50 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios announced in a press release on Monday that Sony is bringing Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man.

Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (McU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago.

Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger. Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films.

Marvel and Sony Pictures are also exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the McU into future Spider-Man films.

The new relationship follows a decade of speculation among fans about whether Spider-Man – who has »

- Michelle McCue

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Spider-Man to join Marvel Cinematic Universe

10 February 2015 4:16 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sony Pictures have struck a deal with Walt Disney-owned Marvel Studios that will see new Spider-Man first appear in an upcoming Marvel film.

Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios announced today that Sony is bringing Marvel into the web-slinging world of Spider-Man

It follows Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man 2, which under-performed at the box office last year. Despite taking $709m at the global box office, it was the lowest-grossing of Sony’s five Spider-Man films to date.

Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (McU), meaning the character could now appear in superhero films such as Iron Man and Thor.

There is already speculation Spider-Man’s first outing will be in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, as the character appears in the comic book version of the story.

Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next instalment in the $4bn Spider-Man franchise on July 28, 2017.

The film will »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Spider-Man Officially Joins The Marvel Cinematic Universe!

10 February 2015 1:41 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. And yes, that is indeed the collective squeal of every geek, fanboy, fangirl and intelligent life form on the planet.

After months and months of speculation following the unexpected critical (and partially financial) failure of the Amazing Spider-man 2, Sony and Marvel Studios have now joined forces. Both companies have managed to work out a deal, that will allow everyone’s favourite webslinger to exist within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That means that worldwide audiences will now be able witness a brand new iteration of Spider-Man, who is no longer contractually forbidden from appearing alongside The Avengers on the big screen (a sentence that brings a tear to my eye). The new franchise will be co-produced between Sony’s Amy Pascal and Marvel guru Kevin Feige, with the character said to be making his debut in an upcoming Marvel Studios production, before appearing in his own solo-outing. »

- Ben Read

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Spider-Man Joins The Marvel Cinematic Universe

9 February 2015 11:34 PM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Hold onto your hats, this news is huge!! It's been something comic book fans have been wanting for a long time now and it seems their prayers have been answered, as Marvel Studios and Sony Entertainment have announced that Spider-Man's new home is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the two studios collaborating on a "new creative direction for the web slinger". This will see Spidey make an appearance in a Marvel Phase Three movie (the rumour mill will go into overdrive, but good money is on Captain America: Civil War, since he has a major role in the storyline in the comics), before going onto star in his own solo movie on July 28th 2017, one that Sony and Marvel will co-produce. Sony will still continue to finance, distribute, and have final control over the Spider-Man films, but the character will benefit greatly by being part of the greater Marvel whole. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Spider-Man officially joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe, first solo film in 2017

9 February 2015 11:21 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The day has finally arrived: Spider-Man is coming home and officially joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

How official is this news? Officially official, as Marvel announced their new partnership with Sony late Monday night. Under the new deal, Spider-Man will join the rest of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the McU, while Sony will continue to release Spider-Man solo films, the first of which will hit theaters on July 28th, 2017. The film and all subsequent Spidey flicks will be co-produced by Marvel president Kevin Feige and “his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal.” Sony will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final say over the Spider-Man franchise, but will do so with Marvel’s helping hands.

Feige, his team, and Pascal will “collaborate on a new creative direction” for the web slinger, which sounds as though Andrew Garfield will not be returning to the role. He’s not »

- James Garcia

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Why Sony Called in Marvel’s Big Gun to Reboot ‘Spider-Man’

9 February 2015 11:07 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After Sony attempted to reboot its “Spider-Man” franchise with Andrew Garfield as the web slinger, the studio is ready to give it a third try, this time with Kevin Feige, the man who has produced 10 consecutive blockbusters for Marvel Studios.

A deal to free up Spider-Man to appear in the Marvel cinematic universe, starting in 2017, is a clear admission by Sony that its superhero strategy with one of the most popular comicbook heroes around simply isn’t working.

That’s especially true at a time when the studio is desperate for some major film franchises. Struggling with one of the comicbook industry’s most popular superheroes was starting to get embarrassing — especially when “Guardians of the Galaxy,” starring a cast of misfits unknown to most moviegoers, broke out as a bigger hit in 2014 than the last “Spider-Man” movie when it made $774 million. “The Amazing Spider Man 2″ earned nearly $709 million worldwide. »

- Marc Graser

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Sony swings 'Spider-Man' deal with Marvel: What's Next?

9 February 2015 9:50 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I know what this month's cover story is going to be on "Duh" magazine. In news that makes sense to anyone who likes (A) Spider-Man, (B) Marvel Studios, or (C) money, a deal has finally been struck that returns Spider-Man to the fold so that he is now free to appear on occasion in the giant cross-over team movies that Marvel will be making, like the two part "Infinity Wars" movie. This also means that we'll see a Sony Spider-Man world that feels like it is taking place in the same universe as the rest of the Marvel movies, something that is very promising and exciting. This is something we first mentioned on "Ask Drew" last year, when Sony was still struggling to figure out how to make the deal work. One of the reasons it was so hard to pin down the reporting on that story was because it was a completely liquid story. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Spider-Man To Appear In Marvel Cinematic Universe Film!

9 February 2015 9:36 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

An image from 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' (Sony Pictures)

The world of Spider-Man is expanding on the big screen.

On Monday night it was announced that Sony is bringing Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man. The new deal means Spider-Man's next appearance will be in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film.

“Spider-Man is one of Marvel’s great characters, beloved around the world. We’re thrilled to work with Sony Pictures to bring the iconic web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which opens up fantastic new opportunities for storytelling and franchise building," Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO ...

Copyright 2015 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (Access Hollywood)

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Official: Spider-Man is Joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony & Marvel Team Up for Future Spider-Man Movies

9 February 2015 9:24 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ending weeks of rumor and speculation, Marvel and Sony Pictures Entertainment officially announced that they are working together. It has been confirmed that Spider-Man will appear in an upcoming Marvel movie, with Marvel also teaming up with Sony for the next installment of the Spider-Man movie franchise:

“(Culver City, California, and Burbank, California February 09, 2015) – Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios announced today that Sony is bringing Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man.

Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (McU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger. Sony Pictures will continue to finance, »

- Jonathan James

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Spider-Man to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe under new deal

9 February 2015 9:22 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Spider-Man is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe under a new deal between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios.

The move will allow Spider-Man to appear alongside Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and others in future films.

The character will appear in an unspecified Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, while Marvel's Kevin Feige will produce the next Spider-Man with Amy Pascal, due to hit cinemas on July 28, 2017.

Us reports suggest that Andrew Garfield will not reprise his role as the character.

Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films.

To accommodate for the movie, Disney - which owns Marvel Studios - has rescheduled some of its Marvel titles, including Thor: Ragnorak from July 28, 2017 to November 3, 2017 and Black Panther from November 3, 2017 to July 6, 2018.

Inhumans has also been shifted to summer 2019 and Captain Marvel moves to November 2018.

Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger »

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'Spider-Man' Officially Joins Marvel Cinematic Universe

9 February 2015 9:06 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios announced today that Sony is bringing Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man. Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel's Cinematic Universe (McU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger. Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films.

Marvel and Sony Pictures are also exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the McU into future Spider-Man films. The new relationship follows a decade of speculation among fans about whether Spider-Man - who has always been an integral and »

- MovieWeb

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Sony and Disney Strike Deal To Bring Spider-Man To Marvel Cinimatic Universe

9 February 2015 9:01 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

You read that right, it seems the deal has finally been inked and all these rumors can be put to rest! Spider-Man is heading to the Marvel Universe (films) and the good news is that Sony retains creative control!

[Update: Marvel has issued an official press release on the announcement confirming the talks: 

Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios announced today that Sony is bringing Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man.

Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel's Cinematic Universe (McU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger. Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Dustin Spino)

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Marvel Will Produce The Next Spider-Man Film

9 February 2015 8:42 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been announced tonight that after much demand from fans, Spider-Man will finally show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, first in a film from the studio and then in his own solo outing, which will be co-produced by Marvel and Sony and is set to release on July 28th, 2017.

From what we understand, this deal allows Sony to keep one of its biggest franchises around while still being able to reap the benefits of having him show up in the McU. It’s expected that Spidey will first appear in Captain America: Civil War, but that’s unconfirmed at this time. All we know for sure is that he’ll make an appearance in an McU film before his next solo outing.

Furthermore, now that the two studios are in bed together, it allows for other characters from the McU to show up in Spider-Man’s films. This »

- Matt Joseph

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Spider-Man Returns to Marvel; New Movie Coming in 2017

9 February 2015 8:39 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a superhero reunion of sorts, Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced a new deal with Marvel Studios that brings new Spider-Man movies into the Marvel cinematic universe.

The next Spider-Man film will hit theaters on July 28, 2017.

Sony has owned the feature rights to Spider-Man since 1999, when Marvel sold the comic book heroine for $7 million.

Sony and Marvel will cast a new Spider-Man after Andrew Garfield starred in the last two superhero films, “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Tobey Maguire previously portrayed Peter Parker in three films for Sony.

Marvel’s Kevin Feige will produce the rebooted Spidey with Amy Pascal, who recently stepped down as co-chairman of Sony in a new producer deal. She oversaw the $4 billion Spider-Man franchise for over 13 years at the studio.

According to Monday’s announcement, Sony will continue to distribute, finance, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man pics.

They’ll work with Marvel, »

- Stuart Oldham

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Marvel Shocker: 'Spider-Man' is going to appear in an 'Avengers' universe movie

9 February 2015 8:38 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There were rumors and there were conversations, but to almost everyone in Hollywood the possibility of Spider-Man joining his Marvel Universe brethren on the big screen was dead.  Obviously, anyone who reads Marvel Comics knows nothing stays dead forever.  In a major announcement on Monday night, Walt Disney's Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment revealed that the Wall Crawler would join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The partnership will begin with Spider-Man appearing an an upcoming Marvel Studios film.  Spider-Man will then appear in the third installment of the "Amazing Spider-Man" franchise  on July 28, 2017.  That film will be produced by Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal, the current co-chairman of the studio who is stepping down following the fallout of the Sony Hack in late November.  In a release, both parties noted "they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger. Sony Pictures will continue to finance, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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