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2. Sony’s announcement that they will expand their rebooted Amazing Spider-Man franchise in every conceivable direction represents a new peak in Hollywood’s current vogue for franchise-building brinksmanship. Marvel Studios revealed their master plan gradually: Release an Iron Man here, announce a Thor there, wait until Avengers is a hit before you start really freaking people out with Guardians of the Galaxy.
After X-Men: First Class was an okay-not-gangbusters hit, Fox carefully retrenched: Mix in the original director and the original cast, throw out one fan-bait title (Days of Future Past) and then, when they least expect it, throw out another (Apocalypse. »
- Darren Franich
It’s telling how a newly-released international trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 leaves out a number of scenes featured in the U.S. trailer; specifically, those which foreshadow how director Marc Webb’s sequel will drastically (and in a hurry) expand the Spider-Man cinematic universe.
Instead, the international preview incorporates previously-unseen footage that highlights the second Amazing Spider-Man installment’s basic, yet universally-relatable human drama core: the story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), a talented and hard-working high schooler in a complicated, but stable relationship with a woman named Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), who likewise has a bright future ahead of her. (… Or does she?)
That Pete’s non-paying job (we’ll call it pro bono work) often involves things like having to catch police cars, battle dangerous thugs, prevent genetically-altered and/or super-powered criminals - engineered by a shadowy corporate empire with ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
In episode 14 of the Hey You Geeks podcast we are diving deep into the cavernous collection of movie, comics and video game news that has come out over the past few weeks. So much has been announced that we thought it would be fun to talk about it all and see where the conversation takes us. Spoiler alert: it takes us all over the map. We discuss new trailers for Godzilla, Jupiter Ascending, Edge of Tomorrow and The Amazing Spiderman 2. We offer insight and snark about the potential for new Indiana Jones films from Paramount and Disney. We reminisce over the long lost culture of the video store. Everything, including Arrow, Wonder Woman, X-Men, The Hobbit, the World War Z sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, licensed video games, Spiderman comics, Arkham Origins and of course, the future of Star Wars is covered in this jam-packed episode. »
- Tony Nunes
It looks like Sony Pictures is keen on developing the Amazing Spider-Man universe more deeply and into it's own mega franchise. While the new film has been hinting at the Sinsiter Six and even Venom, Sony has officially announced that both are getting their very own spinoff films! Come inside for the full reports including who's writing them!
The universe surround the character of Spider-Man is vast, and has filled a plethora of different comics and series, but so far the movies haven't expanded upon that until the reboot hit theaters last year...Now with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hitting this Summer, Sony appears keen to finally take advantage of all it has to offer. With more villains and hints at a much larger world, it's obvious that Sony is making a statement with the Amazing Spider-Man films. Now they've made it more clear as they've officially announced Venom and »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
In completely unshocking, and not exactly Breaking News, Sony Pictures have announced that spin-offs dedicated to iconic villains Venom and the Sinister Six will follow The Amazing Spider-Man 3.
The company have announced the developments as the manifesto for forging “a new legacy in the story of Peter Parker on screen” and that the new pictures, including the expected third addition to the current run of Spidey films (imaginatively called The Amazing Spider-Man 3) will see Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon and Drew Goddard working together to oversee the developing story over several films.
The writers are being called a franchise brain trust whose task is to channel the successful approach to linked story-telling that formed the strong foundation for the Avengers movie, building a continuous tone and thread through incoming films.
Kurtzman, Orci and Solomon are writing The Amazing Spider-Man 3 script, which presumably will include »
- Simon Gallagher
The project is being put together at 20th Century Fox, with Ridley Scott named among the producers, according to Variety. There are no cast details yet available and the veteran British film-maker is unlikely to direct.
Lumet's film won a best supporting actress Oscar for Ingrid Bergman, who portrayed a Swedish missionary, and was nominated in another five categories. Its cast featured Lauren Bacall, Sean Connery, Jacqueline Bisset, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Michael York and Anthony Perkins. Albert Finney starred as Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, who is charged with discovering who has committed murder on board the luxury train. The real Orient Express made its last trip on the classic route from Paris to »
- Ben Child
Sony Pictures has announced two Amazing Spider-Man spinoff films.
Venom and The Sinister Six will expand its comic book franchise by focusing on Peter Parker's foes.
Kurtzman, Orci and Pinkner are writing the screenplay for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which Sony hopes Webb will direct.
Venom will be penned by Kurtzman, Orci and Solomon, with Kurtzman in line to direct.
The villainous team-up movie Sinister Six will be written by Goddard, who may also direct.
Sony had previously teased its plan to expand its cinematic universe in the way that Marvel Studios has done with Avengers. Fox recently hired Simon Kinberg to deliver a similar shared world for 20th »
Sony Pictures Entertainment, in association with Marvel Entertainment, is expanding its blockbuster “Spider-Man” franchise with new projects including “Venom” and “The Sinister Six,” the studio announced Thursday night via ElectroArrives.com. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Ed Solomon will write “Venom,” which Kurtzman will direct, while Drew Goddard will write “The Sinister Six” with an eye to direct the film, which focuses on the villains in Peter Parker’s universe. The character Venom debuted in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man 3,” where he was played by Topher Grace. Also Read: ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Trailer: Green Goblin Takes Center Stage (Video) Meanwhile, »
- Jeff Sneider
Can it really be a decade? Starting in 2001 a new tradition began during the year-end holiday hustle and bustle. Fantasy film fans took a break from the shopping and wrapping to head to the multiplex and escape the malls by taking a journey to Middle Earth. For that and the next two Decembers Peter Jackson presented his bright gifts to movie lovers in his adaptations of Jrr Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” classic literary trilogy. After a flurry of Oscar love for the final installment, The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King in 2004, things we are bit quieter in New Zealand. But fans wanted more. What about the earlier book “The Hobbit”? After many years of legal wrangling (seems the rights to that work were very tangled) it was announced that Jackson, now acting as producer, would bring it to the screen with Guillermo del Toro (Pan’S Labrynth) directing. »
- Jim Batts
Last night saw the UK premiere of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continutes in London's Leicester Square. Flickering Myth's Oliver Davis wore two layers of socks, an undershirt, an overshirt, a coat, scarf and gloves to brave the 'Burgundy carpet's' sub-zero temperatures. He also had on a piece of female lingerie, but that was purely for comfort.
Besides a whole bunch of photos he took last night - including a man dressed as a lamp - Oliver also managed a brief conversation with the movie's producer, Judd Apatow (The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Funny People), about his upcoming project Train Wreck; chatted to ex-Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts about her favourite cast member; got Rufus Hound to perform his favourite quotes from the original Anchorman; and recorded a bit of Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell's pre-screening interviews.
Enjoy the poorly shot (operating an iPhone camera means no gloves) and amateurishly edited footage below. »
- Oliver Davis
It's a sequel almost a decade in the making - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continutes - and it's UK premiere is tonight from 6pm in London's Leicester Square.
Oliver Davis of the Channel 4 Flickering Myth news team will be in attendance on the red carpet, dressed in his sharpest, Tesco-bought suit. Keep refreshing this page for photos and live updates from the premiere, which will appear below...
17.09 - we're in the 'Online Cluster', which is a nice way of saying 'fenced in pen'. There's fancy dress galore. Here's the press pass:
17.22 - the giant old school television has been turned on. It's getting laughs despite no one being able to hear it.
17.27 - anchor people are reporting news from the Anchorman 2 premiere. It's like Inception.
17.45 - they're playing jazz flute in the cinema foyer. This is how an Anchorman 2 premiere should be done. Wonderful stuff.
17.54 - »
- Oliver Davis
Some people called me over-zealous in my frame-by-framing of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer, but oh! how they will rue the day they underestimated the hidden easter eggs of trailers in the digital age.
Some intrepid person even more obsessive than I happened to discover the URL ElectroArrives.com in one of the illuminated metallic bars in the Jamie Foxx money shot:
You can click that for the full view, it basically has to be caught in 1080i HD.
If I had to guess, that’s the day Electro “Arrives” in some way. At the very least, for a movie where he’s supposed to be the main villain, he should re-claim the PR push that went scattershot with that trailer.
One of the biggest events in the film world last week was the launch of the first trailer for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The spot gave us our first real extended look at the movie, giving characters like Electro (Jamie Foxx) and Rhino (Paul Giamatti) their cinematic debut while showing off new versions of both the comic book webslinger (once again played by Andrew Garfield) and the Green Goblin. We gave the preview a thorough analysis of our own after the launch and even the director and stars have given it a break down, but only now has one easy-to-miss Easter Egg been discovered. SuperHeroHype has discovered a secret URL in the trailer that shows off a new Amazing Spider-Man 2 viral site. Around the 2:06-2:07 minute mark in the spot there is a close-up of Electro's face, and if you look at one of »
Primus inter pares. It's a Latin phrase that means "first among equals" -- and so we have a first among the trifecta of Marvel Comics-based blockbuster franchise entries coming out next summer. The debut trailer for Amazing Spider-Man 2 scored 19.7 million YouTube views in its first week out, according to Internet monitoring service Zefr. Amazing Spider-Man 2 slightly outpaced X-Men: Days of Future Past's 18.9 million first-week views and Captain America: Winter Soldier's 17.6 million. Spider-Man: primus inter pares. Amazing Spider-Man 2, which stars Andrew Garfield as everyone's favorite webslinger and
- Andy Lewis
With all the recent buzz surrounding The Amazing Spider-Man 2, actor Andrew Garfield is surely going to be answering lots of questions about his work as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the coming months. He’s all ready gotten the ball rolling in terms of intriguing quotes, though, thanks to a couple of comments he maid in an interview with Yahoo Movies.
For one thing, he’s promising that the sequel will pack quite a punch for longtime fans of the titular character. He claims to have been deeply moved by the script, and the direction that the story has taken after the first film.
“I sat with [writers] Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman in a restaurant for lunch in New York, and they pitched me this movie… And I was crying. I was really emotionally moved by what they said to me. And I think a lot of my emotion was »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
A lot of things are dividing fans over the new Spider-Man series, but few more than the decision to quickly move forward with multiple villains. The upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2 has no fewer than three villains, which of course was part of the downfall of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3.
Sony’s intention is, once again, to eventually build towards The Sinister Six in The Amazing Spider-Man 4, which is due out in 2018. One thing they’ll need to button down first, however, is getting Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker) on board, as the actor is only set for the first three films as of now.
”I’m under contract for another one after this. As far as a fourth one? That’s not anything to do with me,” says Garfield.
Of course, it’s not likely that Sony will have any trouble getting the actor back for a fourth outing but »
- Christopher Sheridan
Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man reset the Spider-Man movie continuity and laid the foundation for larger developments in the future, but it’s the second installment that will begin the process of constructing a superhero cinematic universe to rival Marvel Studios’ film-verse.
The official Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer offers a sneak peek at those blueprints, with a handful of intriguing Easter Eggs - teasing developments that will occur in future movies - sprinkled amidst the glimpses at significant plot beats that are going to take place in the second installment. Similarly, a couple of important TASM2 cast members have already begun talking to the press about their return in the third chapter, due to the fact that ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
“I sat with [screenwriters] Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman in a restaurant for lunch in New York, and they pitched me this movie… And I was crying” Garfield told Yahoo! of Amazing Spider-Man 2. “I'm an easy crier, but I was really emotionally moved by what they said to me. And I think a lot of my emotion was because these two guys love the character as much as I do. I think there was something missing in the first one because our focus wasn’t on character as much we were trying to keep a number of plates spinning in the air – How can we reintroduce the character? How do we not upset this guy or this guy? That was a tough wasteland we had to move through,” the British actor added. “You know the first time we had to deal with the origin story which was fun, but tricky. »
We already know that Doctor Octopus and Vulture were teased in the recent trailer for The Amazing-Spider-Man 2 along with the rest of the sinister six, but now we have another easter egg that teases Venom and the living vampire Morbius as well.
The information was found on the the Oscorp touch computer screen that Harry was looking at in the trailer, as you can see in the screenshot above.
Nano Drug System, Weapons System 8A, Venom Storage 7-u, Exoskeleton 232, Plutonium Lab, Research Sgop 520, Transmitter Test 9, Carbon Fiber Test 7, Oscorp Lab 231, Internal System Test 2, Labs 2345 – 4748, Oscorp Tower File 23.
Synthetic plants, Experiment Oct 32A, 67B – Bio-Lab, Eel Lab – Report 29, Ravencroft, Oahu Facility, Document 9303-d, Power Station – NY, Os – Suit (Mark III), London Lab – 0930, Australia Project, Dr Connors File, Dr Morbius File
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- Joey Paur
‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’: AFI Awards 2013 – big-studio movies rule once again (photo: Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper in ‘American Hustle’) The American Film Institute has released AFI Awards list featuring the Top Ten Movies of 2013. As usual, the AFI Awards mostly focus on mainstream, popular fare from the big studios; in fact, they’re a sort of more upscale, Oscar-friendlier People’s Choice Awards, i.e., no Twilight, no The Fast and The Furious, no Adam Sandler, scattered super-hero movies, mostly bypassing Harry Potter. (You’ll see why they’re so big-studio-friendly once you scroll down a bit to check out the list of this year’s AFI Awards’ jury members.) Six of the AFI’s Top Ten 2013 movies come courtesy of the Hollywood majors: American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Her, Saving Mr. Banks, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Additionally, 12 Years a Slave was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, »
- Anna Robinson
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