Sony launched the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 at the start of the month, brilliantly introducing the new villains soon to be coming our way in the anticipated sequel.
Coming alongside last week’s announcement, that the studio will be expanding the Spider-Man Universe with movies centred on Venom and The Sinister Six, the studio has released a new international trailer, focusing a little more on the comedy, of the kind that sat so nicely alongside the action the first time around.
In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. »
- Kenji Lloyd
Storybrooke has a new big bad, my pretties: The Wicked Witch of the West!
After Once Upon a Time’s midseason finale Sunday night, ABC’s preview for the second half of the season revealed that the green-skinned villain (aka Elphaba — if the show uses the character’s Wicked name*) is coming aboard. She’s played by Rebecca Mader (Lost), who was previously announced to be joining the fantasy series in a top-secret role. The move intriguingly adds the merry old land of Oz to the show’s wealthy tapestry of literary and cinematic universes. Who else from Oz might show up next? »
- James Hibberd
Holy flying monkeys! How amazing does Rebecca Mader look as the Wicked Witch of the West on ABC's Once Upon a Time!?! We were first to reveal that Lost's Rebecca Mader would be joining ABC's smash drama to play the newest villain going up against Storybrooke's forces of good—and now we can finally spill details on her role as The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West, a k a Elphaba! Check out these first look pics of Mader in the iconic role, looking positively terrifying, and fabulous, atop her broomstick. So many chills. Can we call her Elphabulous?!! No, of course we can't. Immediately following Sunday night's spell-binding midseason finale, Once Upon a Time gave »
Plus, we got our first look at one of the most sinister characters in storybook history… and she’s coming to ‘Once Upon A Time!’
A new curse was unleashed on the Dec. 15 midseason finale of Once Upon A Time, requiring some of the show’s most villainous characters to make their most selfless sacrifices yet — including the ultimate sacrifice for a fan-favorite resident of Storybrooke.
Returning Pan (Robbie Kay) and Henry (Jared Gilmore) to the correct bodies — which involved the gang destroying Pan’s shadow, restoring Tinkerbell’s (Rose McIver) wings and reviving the Blue Fairy – was merely step one. And believe it or not, even with all of those steps, that was the easy part.
The hard part came next, when Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle) discovered that killing Pan also required him to give up his own life, which he did. (HollywoodLife.com already showed you what was going »
- Andy Swift
Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" led the nominations for the Chicago Film Critics Association annual awards with a whopping 11 nods! Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" and Spike Jonze's "Her" followed with 7 noms each.
Winners will be announced in a ceremony to be held on Dec. 16th.
Here's the complete list of nominees of the Chicago Film Critics Association awards:
12 Years A Slave
Steve McQueen.12 Years A Slave
David O. Russell.American Hustle
Chiwetel Ejiofor.12 Years A Slave
Oscar Isaac.Inside Llewyn Davis
Matthew McConaughey.Dallas Buyers Club
Cate Blanchett.Blue Jasmine
Adele Exarchopoulos.Blue is the Warmest Color
Brie Larson.Short Term 12
Meryl Streep.August: Osage County
Best Supporting Actor
This Sunday, in the midseason finale of ABC’s Once Upon a Time, the Storybrooke heroes banded together in hopes of defeating Peter Pan — but what price might they ultimately need to pay to do so? Plus: Who’s the big bad for the second half of Season 3?
In Assorted Flashbacks…. | We see how Hook and Tinker Bell first met cute, with her holding a knife to his throat in Neverland. There, it’s revealed that Hook only risks his life for two things: love (as he does later, for Emma) or Revenge revenge…. Outside school, when Henry laments to »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Hollywood stalwart Joan Fontaine, best known for her roles in director Alfred Hitchcock's 1939 Rebecca and her Best Actress Oscar-winning role in his 1940 film Suspicion, died Sunday at her northern California home, according to several reports. She was 96. Details of her death were not immediately available. In addition to playing a mousey spouse in both the Hitchcock films, first alongside Laurence Olivier and then to Cary Grant, Fontaine's other well-known movies included 1943's The Constant Nymph, which got her a third Oscar nomination, 1944's Jane Eyre with Orson Welles, 1952's Ivanhoe with Robert Taylor, and 1957's controversial Island in the Sun with Harry Belafonte. »
- Stephen M. Silverman
Did you catch Peter Jackson.s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug over the weekend? Based on the early box office numbers, thousands of you ventured back to Middle-earth for the middle chapter of Jackson.s second trilogy adapted from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. And if you did, you met Tauriel, a new character created by Jackson and played by the lovely Lost star Evangeline Lilly. She.s an orc-kicking archer who fights alongside returning warrior Legolas (Orlando Bloom). But she also has a subplot that has bothered a few audience members . and also Lilly. Stop reading now if you haven.t see The Hobbit and you want to steer clear of possible spoilers. So Tauriel ends up in a love triangle that defines her character. She.s surprised to hear that the handsome Legolas has affections for her. And as the story goes on, Tauriel also »
Revenge is going to be getting a major helping hand in the parenting department with the inclusion of a big time drama veteran: Brett Cullen. You’ll have seen him in such well-known series as Lost, Person of Interest and, most recently, Devious Maids. He’s played a variety of character types, from deadly serious to a little on the goofy side, but he’s always had a kind face and an almost fatherly quality to him. That fatherly aspect is what makes him such a great candidate to be someone’s long lost daddy. Well, not so much lost, but definitely unawares – the classic story of father and son.
Cullen will be recurring in Season 3 as the biological father to Victoria Grayson’s love child, Patrick (Justin Hartley). TVLine reported the character to be named Jimmy and described him as a ruggedly handsome construction worker who possesses a troubled gaze. »
- Brody Gibson
For those who saw The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in theaters a year ago might have found it, familiar, in that it followed so many of the beats found in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, all the way down to a scene with Gollum crammed in. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy more than a fantasy quest and a Peter Jackson adaptation of a J.R.R. Tolkien novel, and it was created in magnificent craftsmanship, but as a stand-alone film, it left a lot to be desired. That says a lot about a film that was nearly three hours long. Oh there were technical bells and whistles and many film fans and pundits found themselves talking more about the merits of 3D or 48 frames per second more passionately than the actual story itself. We don’t think that will be the problem this time around. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug »
- Ernie Estrella
In a move to forge a new legacy in the story of Peter Parker on screen, Sony Pictures Entertainment, in association with Marvel Entertainment, is developing several new projects in the Spider-Man franchise, with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon, and Drew Goddard to collaborate on overseeing the developing story over several films that will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, it was announced this week by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio.
The five writers, along with the two producers and Marc Webb, have formed a franchise brain trust to expand the universe for the brand and to develop a continuous tone and thread throughout the films. Under the deals, the studio announced that Kurtzman & Orci & Pinkner are writing the screenplay for The Amazing Spider-man 3, which the studio hopes Webb will return to direct; the »
- Michelle McCue
Ever wondered what the offspring of Cruella De Vil and Jafar might be like? The Disney Channel is certainly hoping so.
The network announced on Thursday (Dec. 12) that it had put into production "Descendants," a live-action adventure-comedy original film that tells the modern day story of the teenage progeny of some of Disney's most evil villains (Cruella, Jafar, Maleficent and the Evil Queen) as they question their evil lineage.
The official description of the film, to be directed by Kenny Ortega ("High School Musical") from Disney: "In a present day idyllic kingdom, the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney's iconic "Beauty and the Beast") is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, »
Evangeline Lilly might frequently appear as a confident and butt-kicking lady on both the big and small screen, but she hasn't always felt her best in her private life.
The former "Lost" star tells reporters, via the UK's Digital Spy, that she used to suffer from clinical depression, but she resolved the health issue with better quality food instead of medication.
"I have battled clinical depression and have come out of the other side. I've been free of it for many years now," Lilly reportedly says. "Finding the place in my own mind and heart to win that battle without using medication, finding the place within myself where I could be alive again, that was one of the biggest challenges I've faced."
Lilly credits her switch to organic food with helping her through the hard time. "Going from eating whatever to eating primarily organic food, I was astounded what a difference that made. »
Ahead of next year’s release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Sony has revealed massive plans to expand the Cinematic Universe, with a Venom and The Sinister Six amongst the upcoming projects to expect down the line.
Marvel has really set the trend with their Cinematic Universe in recent years, with Warner Bros. following with Man of Steel launching a new Cinematic Universe for their DC properties. And now Sony is fast catching up, using their own Marvel properties to expand on the newly-rebooted world of Spider-Man.
The press release below notes that director Marc Webb and producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach have formed a franchise brain trust with writers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon, and Drew Goddard.
Kurtzman, Orci, Pinkner, Solomon, and Goddard will be collaborating on overseeing the story arc that will develop over several films.
Kurtzman and Orci are co-writing the The Amazing Spider-Man 3 script with Pinkner, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Evangeline Lilly may be a beautiful TV and movie star, but she previously struggled with feelings of extreme depression, to which many can relate. In a candid new interview, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug actress opened up about her battle with clinical depression, which the 34-year-old actress revealed she struggled with for many years before finally coming to a better mental place. "I have battled clinical depression and have come out of the other side," Evangeline recently told reporters, as reported by Digital Spy. "I've been free of it for many years now." The former Lost star also admitted she didn't use medication to cope with her mental »
A few weeks ago, Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman Amy Pascal hinted at expanding the Spider-Man universe, and I've been saying for months that the company's superhero strategy rests on supervillains since they only have one superhero, Spider-Man (creating a superhero from scratch is apparently verboten). Their only option is to dig into Spidey's vast rogues gallery, and that's exactly what they're going to do. Last night, Sony outlined how they plan to compete with Disney/Marvel, Warner Bros/DC Comics, and 20th Century Fox (X-Men and Fantastic Four). Hit the jump for more details on the studio's plan. First, Sony re-iterated that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 writers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinker would return to handle the script for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 with the hope of bringing back director Marc Webb. The studio is presumably pleased with what they've seen from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, so they're bringing back its writers. »
- Matt Goldberg
It has been known that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is building up to the formation of The Sinister Six, a group made up of Spider-Man’s deadliest foes, that likely includes Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, Electro, Vulture, and others. Today, Sony officially announced that they are expanding the Spider-Man cinematic universe, with plans to move forward on Venom and The Sinister Six movies:
“Culver City, Calif., December 12, 2013 – In a move to forge a new legacy in the story of Peter Parker on screen, Sony Pictures Entertainment, in association with Marvel Entertainment, is developing several new projects in the Spider-Man franchise, with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon, and Drew Goddard to collaborate on overseeing the developing story over several films that will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio. »
- Jonathan James
Who’s the new woman in Dinozzo’s NCIS life? What’s the latest on Once Upon a Time‘s beautiful new baddie? Will Klaus have company when he returns to Vampire Diaries? Who’s been replaced in Community‘s study group? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
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Anything interesting coming up for Dinozzo on NCIS? –Mel
Fielding your query, show boss Gary Glasberg says, “Tony has had a year of real change and growth so far. Ziva said goodbye. Bishop said hello. »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Last night around midnight, Sony officially announced their plans for an expanded cinematic universe surrounding the Spider-Man character. Already set for a May 2, 2014 release is The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with The Amazing Spider-Man 3 also dated for June 2016. Now Sony has brought in screenwriters Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek Into Darkness, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Roberto Orci (Star Trek Into Darkness, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Jeff Pinkner ("Fringe", "Lost"), Ed Solomon (Charlie's Angels, Now You See Me) and Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) to collaborate and develop the expanded universe, which will include Venom, which Kurtzman will direct, and The Sinister Six, which Goddard is writing with an eye to direct. Many will remember Topher Grace's turn as the Venom character in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3, while the Sinister Six has yet to find it's way to the big screen, though it has already been teased »
- Brad Brevet
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 »
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