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Simon Kinberg promises a “realistic, gritty and grounded” tone for The Fantastic Four

8 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Writer-producer Simon Kinberg was at WonderCon in Anaheim yesterday to talk about the upcoming mutant superhero sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past, but with Fox’s reboot The Fantastic Four due to kick off production this month, he also offered up a few words about the studio and director Josh Trank’s (Chronicle) plans for Marvel’s First Family.

“As Bryan Singer created with the original X-Men movies, Christopher Nolan created with the Dark Knight movies, Jon Favreau and Marvel created with the Iron Man movies, all the best superhero franchises – Sam Raimi did it with with Spider-Man – they create a tone and that is the thing that defines them,” says Kinberg (via HitFix). “It’s not the stories that differentiate them from each other. Sometimes the characterizations aren’t that distinct. It’s that the tone is different and in some ways [that's because of the] lessons learned from the original ‘Fantastic Four’ movies, »

- Gary Collinson

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10 Actors You Won’t Believe Almost Played Spider-Man

11 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Screenrant.com

Spider-Man is arguably the most popular superhero of all-time – there’s something inherently attractive about the idea of being imbued with his web-swinging abilities, not to mention the fact that he’s totally nerdy and yet still manages to keep ahold of the voluptuous, gorgeous Mary Jane Watson. It’s the sort of life that many of us might long for, although the constant onslaught of villains makes it a little less desirable (but only a little). Yes, it’s true to say that Spider-Man encompasses everything required to make a great superhero: his popularity is justified.

Spider-Man first made it to film 13 years ago, when director Sam Raimi – best known at the time for the likes of his Evil Dead movies – gave us what is still perhaps one of the best and my faithful comic book adaptations to have ever hit our screens. With Toby Maguire leading »

- WhatCulture

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New 'Fantastic Four' will be a more 'gritty' and 'realistic' movie than the original

19 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Anaheim - First thing's first. The new "Fantastic Four" movie is definitely happening. No delays, no recasting. Josh Trank's vision is going to come to fruition. That's the word from the movie's screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg who was on the Baton Rouge, La set two days ago and reveals that production begins in earnest in two weeks. Kinberg was at this year's WonderCon to speak primarily about 20th Century Fox's expected blockbuster "X-Men: Days of Future Past," but he also took a few minutes to talk about Marvel Comics' most famous family. He says the chance to create a "unique tone" is what excites him most about the reboot. "As Singer created with the original 'X-Men' movies, Christopher Nolan created with the 'Dark Knight' movies, Jon Favreau and Marvel created with the 'Iron Man' movies, all the best superhero franchises - Sam Raimi did it »

- Gregory Ellwood

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 review CGI pizzazz, but an unnecessary film

19 April 2014 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The latest Marvel output adds little to the mix

We've all become used to a constant flow of Marvel product as a fact of life but does anyone need these films, apart from the most addicted comics obsessives, and Stan Lee's financial advisers? The rebooted Spider-Man franchise, launched almost as soon as Tobey Maguire had hung up his web-shooters, seems altogether redundant, but it must be said that Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man fulfilled its remit with laudable coherence and efficiency. His follow-up, though, is more like a taster menu than a movie proper, or like a garbled "Previously on" sequence that thinks it's a whole mini-series.

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- Jonathan Romney

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Spider-Man Producer Says Avengers Crossover is a Last Resort

19 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

It has long been a pipe dream for fans to see Spider-Man swing by the likes of Captain America and Iron Man in a future "Avengers" film, but the likelihood of such a thing happening is small while various studios hold the screen rights to Marvel's characters. Even though a brief Easter egg almost happened in Marvel's The Avengers , longtime Spider-Man producer Avi Arad says that a full-fledged crossover between the two franchises will only happen when they've run out of ideas. "I think I'm probably a little bit of the militant here,"  A rad said in an interview with IGN . "I think it will take a moment in which we've run out of ideas. There's so much to tell »

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The Week in Spandex – The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Batman vs. Superman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Beware the Batman, Batman Beyond and more

19 April 2014 5:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Venom, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Superior, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Batman vs. Superman, Beware the Batman, Batman Beyond, Son of Batman, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Arrow, Heroes Reborn and more…

Sony took the next step in its fledgling Amazing Spider-Man franchise this past week as the Marc Webb-directed sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swung into cinemas internationally ahead of a North American release on May 2nd.  In the UK, Germany, Spain and Belgium the film enjoyed the biggest opening day of the year so far, bringing in a total of $5.5 million on Wednesday and setting the Spidey sequel off to a solid start. You can check out our reviews of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 here, here »

- Gary Collinson

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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Don't expect 'X-Men' and 'Spider-Man' crossover

18 April 2014 9:39 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In this week's installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Don't expect "Spider-Man" to team up with "The Avengers" or "X-Men" anytime soon. Antonio Banderas says he just started working on "Puss in Boots 2," James Franco didn't know about his "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" cameo, "Victoria's Secret" TV news, "Law & Order" mastermind Dick Wolf is brining "D.O.A." to A&E, and more.  Catch up in the story gallery below. »

- HitFix Staff

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Producers Say Spider-Man Will Only Join X-Men or The Avengers When They Run Out of Ideas

18 April 2014 7:28 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

In a new interview with IGN, "The Amazing Spider-Man" producer Avi Arad revealed that the only way Spider-Man will end up in an "X-Men" film is when they completely run out of ideas. "I think it will take a moment in which we've run out of ideas," he explained. "There's so much to tell about Spider-Man. There's so much to tell about the Sinister Six. The relationship between Spider-Man and Venom will bring a whole other world in." Arad continued: "In the toy business we used to make toys glow in the dark when they weren't selling well and it gave at least another Christmas. We don't need it yet." Producer Matt Tolmach added that as soon as Spider-Man leaves his world and joins the "X-Men" or the "Avengers" franchises, it will feel like a gimmick. "If you were to do that, Spider-Man in the 'Avengers' is a stunt, »

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The Amazing Spider-Man Won’t Join The Avengers Any Time Soon

18 April 2014 6:28 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though we’re getting sick of hearing it reiterated again and again, it looks like people just aren’t going to stop asking questions about a crossover between Spider-Man and the Avengers. The topic came up again recently when The Amazing Spider-Man producer Avi Arad spoke with IGN, where he told them that the cross-over that many fans are begging for won’t be happening any time soon.

The main reason Arad gives for avoiding a crossover is the fact that he believes the Spider-Man universe has more than enough source material, especially with the plans for Venom and Sinister Six films.

I think I’m probably a little bit of the militant here. I think it will take a moment in which we’ve run out of ideas. There’s so much to tell about Spider-Man. There’s so much to tell about the Sinister Six. The relationship between »

- Alexander Lowe

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Will a 'Spider-Man' / 'Avengers' Crossover Ever Happen?

18 April 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, we reported that a scene from 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past will be attached as an end credits scene in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which got many fans excited for possible Marvel crossovers between Sony, 20th Century Fox and even Marvel Studios. It was later revealed that director Marc Webb is still under contract at 20th Century Fox, and the studio would only let him make the sequel if Sony promoted X-Men: Days of Future Past for free.

When asked about the possibility of Sony joining forces with Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producer Avi Arad revealed that a cross-over will only happen when the studios have run out of other ideas, although that likely won't happen anytime soon.

"I think I'm probably a little bit of the militant here. I think it will take a moment in which we've run out of ideas. »

- MovieWeb

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Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach Comment on a Potential Marvel Movie Crossover for The Amazing Spider-man

18 April 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Recent news of an X-Men: Days of Future Past post-credits tease at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 had the internet all in a tizzy over the potential for a Marvel movie crossover in the future.  Although we updated our story to explain that this move was more to calm tensions between studios than it was to excite the fandom, there might yet exist some misunderstanding out there in the world.  Enter Spider-Man producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.  Both have offered up their comments on a potential crossover between the friendly neighborhood web-slinger and other Marvel franchises; it doesn't seem likely with Arad convinced there are plenty of spider-stories to tell, and Tolmach likening the appearance of Spider-Man in, say, The Avengers, as a "stunt."  Hit the jump for more. In an interview with IGN, Arad and Tolmach fielded questions about the rumored crossover between The Amazing Spider-Man »

- Dave Trumbore

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'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Cast Interview Featurette

18 April 2014 1:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 already arriving in international markets, a new 10-minute interview special has been released from Film 4, featuring stars Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Jamie Foxx (Max Dillon/Electro) and Dane DeHaan (Harry Osborn/Green Goblin) and director Marc Webb. Watch as the cast and director explore the plot and these complex characters, while we get glimpses at behind-the-scenes footage from this superhero sequel, arriving in domestic theaters May 2.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 comes to theaters May 2nd, 2014 and stars Martin Sheen, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Dane DeHaan, Stan Lee, Sarah Gadon, Felicity Jones, Jamie Foxx. The film is directed by Marc Webb. »

- MovieWeb

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Amazing Spider-man 2 (2014) Movie Featurette: ‘Becoming Peter Parker’

18 April 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Featurette. Mark Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) movie featurette entitled ‘Becoming Peter Parker’ stars Mark Webb, Andrew Garfield, Sally Field, Stan Lee, and Matt Tolmach. The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s plot synopsis: “We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the [...]

Continue reading: Amazing Spider-man 2 (2014) Movie Featurette: ‘Becoming Peter Parker’ »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Avi Arad Says a Spider-Man Crossover Film Will Only Happen When They’re Out of Ideas

18 April 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

At one point, the idea of characters crossing over between Marvel and DC Comics titles seemed like an impossibility. But it happened, just as fans of the cinematic versions of those characters think such a thing will happen on movie screens eventually — even if there are more companies involved now, all of which are […]

The post Avi Arad Says a Spider-Man Crossover Film Will Only Happen When They’re Out of Ideas appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Garfield's "Spider-Man" Will Never Crossover?

18 April 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Keen to see Andrew Garfield's "The Amazing Spider-Man" character crossover with the X-Men or "The Avengers"? You'll be waiting a hell of a long time.

Producer Avi Arad, who has been attached to all five live-action "Spider-Man" films produced thus far, tells IGN that basically such a crossover will only happen after he's out of this franchise:

"I think I'm probably a little bit of the militant here. I think it will take a moment in which we've run out of ideas. There's so much to tell about Spider-Man. There's so much to tell about the Sinister Six. The relationship between Spider-Man and Venom will bring a whole other world in.

We really feel very confident that we have so much to do. Peter Parker is unique; he's really different. He's not an Avenger. He's not an X-Man. He's unique and we revere that. And we'd rather work really »

- Garth Franklin

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Ten Gifs That Explain Birthday Boy James Franco

18 April 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Possibly the most, let’s say, enigmatic actor of his generation, James Franco has been on our radar ever since his turn on the beloved but short-lived Freaks and Geeks.

On the notoriety of that role, he nabbed the title role in the TV movie James Dean (which earned him a multitude of honors, including an Emmy nomination).

To prove his versatility, he moved on to the big budget special effects of the Spider-Man movies, a crucial role in Milk, and an Oscar nod in 127 Hours.

Heading back to TV, he surprised everyone by taking a batshit role on General Hospital, and a multi-episode arc on Nick at Nite’s Hollywood Heights

Ever the mystery, his sexual ambiguity has been labeled both provocative … and aggravating, and he continues to confound, with such projects as Interior.Leather.Bar alongside such family fare as Oz The Great And Powerful

As this weekend is his 36th birthday, »

- snicks

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The Amazing Spider-Man producers rule out Avengers crossover until “we’ve run out of ideas”

18 April 2014 7:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite the fact that Sony has laid out the future of its Spider-Man franchise with The Amazing Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man 4, Venom and The Sinister Six, and Marvel Studios having reportedly mapped out the Marvel Cinematic Universe until 2028, it’s the question that just won’t go away… will we see Andrew Garfield’s wall-crawler appearing alongside The Avengers?

Marvel Studios may have kept quiet on the issue, but we’ve heard several comments from the likes of Garfield, director Marc Webb and others affiliated with the Spidey franchise raising hopes that we may get to see the big Marvel crossover one day. However, according to producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, it’s not going to happen until the Sony franchise has “run out of ideas”.

“I think I’m probably a little bit of the militant here,” Arad told IGN (via Cbm). “I think it will »

- Gary Collinson

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Thn’s Top Five Stan Lee Cameos

18 April 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

This year is an incredibly busy one for Marvel and as a result it’s a great time to be either a geek or film fan, as 2014 will see the release of four different Marvel productions on the big screen (not to mention a whole host of television projects). We have already caught up with Steve Rogers in the excellent Captain America: The Winter Soldier and next month we will be travelling back to the seventies to prevent a cataclysmic future in X-men: Days Of Future Past.

This week UK theatres has seen the highly anticipated return of our favourite web-slinger in Sony’s The Amazing Spider-man 2 and to celebrate the release, Thn will count down the top five cameos made by the man who started it all…I am of course referring to the creative genius and superhero godfather that is Stan Lee.

It’s now a treat »

- Ben Read

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Marvel Confirms It Has Rights to Kingpin and Elektra for Daredevil TV Series

18 April 2014 3:11 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Marvel recently got back the rights to Daredevil. But instead of moving forward with a movie, the studio teamed with Netflix to create a new TV series. But which characters, outside of Daredevil, can Marvel use? "The Amazing Spider-Man" producer recently said that Kingpin was a potential character that the Spider-Man franchise can use. But according to Marvel head Kevin Feige, "we either have [Kingpin] or someone share." This situation is similar to agreement Marvel has with Fox for Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, which will appear both in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Feige also commented on the rights of Namor and Elektra, stating: "No, Namor I think is a little complicated, the way some of them are. Elektra I think we have. I think that was part of Daredevil, and that's clean and simple." The "Daredevil" series is set to premiere in 2015. »

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

17 April 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The first Amazing Spider-Man felt like a pretty cynical piece of cinema. A reboot of a franchise barely five years dead (and rumored to be born only out of the necessity for Sony to hold on to the rights for the titular character), the finished product was rather underwhelming. A padded runtime, a perfunctory script and a thoroughly dull adversary overruled the undeniable merits of Andrew Garfield as the spandexed web-slinger. That’s not the case this time around – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 feels like a proper movie. It may never reach the wonderful heights of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2, but with its goofy sense of humor and supervillain overkill, it’s the best Spider-Man film since that landmark.

This sequel somehow manages to be very heavy on plot, yet feather-light in its writing. There are two separate bad guys this time (Jamie Foxx’s Electro and Dane DeHaan »

- Dominic Mill

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