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It’s been a whirlwind year for fans of teenagers bit by radioactive spiders. Prospective movies as diverse and ridiculous as Sinister Six and Aunt May have been canned (along with the unappetising The Amazing Spider-Man 3), the complex legal jargon of superhero contracts has been reworked and the first movie starring the new Spidey has already been cast, shot and is now well into the edit. Tom Holland may have been “that kid from The Impossible” at the start of 2015, but he’s going to leave it as the star of some of the most anticipated upcoming movies.
Such quick development, however, has led to some confusion of what exactly we know. Some people still seem »
- Alex Leadbeater
Jon Watts (Cop Car) was a surprising choice to take the helm of Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man reboot, but for anyone concerned about whether or not he’s the right man for the job, the director’s recent comments about the comic books he’s been reading for inspiration are sure to put plenty of minds at ease.
“Oh, I love that. Ultimate is great. I love Ultimate. We have the freedom to pull from anything, but I really like what [Brian Michael] Bendis did. A lot. That felt like… that was Peter Parker back in high school. And, spending as much time with his high school problems as it did with his superhero problems, which I »
- Josh Wilding
Last summer, we reported that filmmaker Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo, Never Let Me Go) is directing The Overlook Hotel, a prequel to the 1980 horror classic The Shining. Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead) signed on to write the screenplay back in April 2013, which is set several years before the events portrayed in The Shining. While promoting his directorial debut Truth, James Vanderbilt, who is producing The Overlook Hotel, revealed that they have a unique take on the story which will stand on its own.
"You want a real filmmaker like Mark doing it. Honestly I think people will really be excited about it, because it's not like '20 Years Before The Shining!' I don't want to give too much away about the story but the way Glen (Mazzara) cracked it and the way Mark (Romanek) has sort of cracked it, it's completely it's own film, which I think is super smart. »
The ‘All-New, All-Different’ Amazing Spider-Man gets underway this coming Wednesday, and we have a preview of the first issue for you right here; click on any of the gallery images for hi-res versions…
The World’S Greatest Super Hero!
Spider-Man has gone global! Parker Industries is more successful than ever, with offices in New York, Shanghai, London and San Francisco and Peter Parker is racking up the frequent flyer miles with his “bodyguard” Spider-Man in tow, of course. But success breeds enemies and a reinvigorated Zodiac have also widened their scope to threaten the whole world. Join Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli as they take Spider-Man to the next level! This huge first issue also includes stories featuring Silk, Spidey 2099, Spider-Woman and much more!
The Amazing Spider-Man #1 is out on October 7th, priced $5.99.
- Gary Collinson
Back in June, a rumor surfaced that Sony Pictures and Marvel may be developing a new movie based on the Spider-Gwen comics, after Marvel's Ike Perlmutter recently green-lit a new solo comic series for the character. We never heard anything concrete about this Spider-Gwen spinoff, but earlier this week, a new fan-made trailer started making the rounds, stoking interest in the character getting her own solo adventure. During a Q&A to promote Avengers: Age of Ultron, producers Kevin Feige and Jeremy Latcham revealed they hadn't yet seen the trailer, but they both thought the comic book version of Spider-Gwen was "cool."
The Spider-Gwen trailer that surfaced this week featured footage from The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, along with Julianne Cancalosi portraying Spider-Gwen in scenes where she's wearing the masked costume. Even if a Spider-Gwen movie does happen, it likely won't be with Emma Stone, »
“Celebrity is the new religion, as far as I can see, along with money, power, status. It’s all the same umbrella — the seductive forces of evil, really,” Andrew Garfield told Vulture. It’s safe to say the years under the microscope of public scrutiny during “The Amazing Spider-Man” wasn’t the young actor’s favorite time in the whole world. He’s been backlashing on it hard on his recent press rounds, and who can blame him? So, as he transitions out of superhero movie world and returns back to indie films, including his latest movie, “99 Homes,” don’t be surprised if you see him dive into character actor roles for some time to shake off the aftertaste of Peter Parker. And if you expect him to take a tentpole gig any time soon you’re probably going to be disappointed. Read More: Review: Ramin Bahrani's '99 Homes' »
- Edward Davis
Before Marvel and Sony reached a deal to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there were a number of spinoffs on the way based in the world of The Amazing Spider-Man. Drew Goddard was developing Sinister Six, Alex Kurtzman looked set to finally make that long rumoured Venom movie a reality, and there was even talk of a female led team movie of some sort.
Those have all been put on indefinite hold while Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios look to make a Spider-Man solo movie which actually works, but Feige recently had this to say about the chances of those or any spinoffs happening:
“Well, there could be [spin-offs]. But the truth is, our job right now is that single Spider-Man movie based in the McU. And that’s where all our focus is.”
So, it doesn’t sound like those movies or any others are even close to »
- Josh Wilding
Back in February, Marvel finally made the announcement fans have been waiting years to hear, that Spider-Man is finally joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Under the terms of this deal, the new Spidey will first appear in a Marvel movie, confirmed to be Captain America: Civil War, before Marvel's Kevin Feige Sony's Amy Pascal team up to produce a Spider-Man reboot through Sony Pictures, set for release on July 28, 2017. It's been long believed that the new Spidey, Tom Holland, will only have a cameo in Captain America: Civil War, but Kevin Feige revealed during a Q&A session (via IGN) that the studio has much greater plans in store for the web slinger.
"Making that agreement ... was great, and was really amazing, and on a personal level making these movies, it means a lot because I think we can do great things with Spider-Man. I think Spider-Man can serve great »
Truth is about to hit theaters (October 16), and it seems both surprising and curiously ironic that it isn’t getting a bigger marketing push. Anything with Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett demands a serious effort to get people into seats, and if you then add Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss, and Dennis Quaid, you have to wonder why you haven’t been hearing about this one almost non-stop for months.
Then you realize it’s a movie about Dan Rather and the news story about the President’s alleged Awol status during Vietnam, and it dawns on you that you’re probably going to this, or not, no matter who they cast and/or how much marketing they throw at you.
- Marc Eastman
Marvel Studios will make history in 2016 when they bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War. Sony Pictures hold the rights to the character, but following the disappointing critical and commercial performance of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the “Sony Hack,” they had no other choice than to turn to Kevin Feige for help.
“Making that agreement … was great, and was really amazing, and on a personal level making these movies, it means a lot because I think we can do great things with Spider-Man. I think Spider-man can serve great purpose in our universe and that’s where he belongs. That was what was unique about him in the comics was not that he was the only »
- Josh Wilding
As comic book and superhero movies continue to dominate the studio sphere, it means there will be just as many projects that were in development that, for a variety of reasons, didn't come to pass. Maybe it was a pitch that didn't take, or perhaps a project that was undone after the studio got cold feet. And Drew Goddard has experienced both of those pains. He was set to write and direct "The Sinister Six" until the project was kiboshed after the failures of "The Amazing Spider-Man" series. And while he did score a success for Marvel on Netflix with "Daredevil," in a new chat with IGN, he reveals he initially pitched a feature film for the character. "I went into Marvel and talked to them about making it as a movie a couple of years ago, long after the [Ben] Affleck movie. But what we all sort of realised is that, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Drew Goddard on his abandoned Sinister Six movie: "I was making everyone the protagonist"
Had Sony's Spider-Man movie universe come together, then by now there was a sporting chance we could have seen at least a trailer for Drew Goddard's planned film of the Sinister Six. Widely teased in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Goddard elected not to direct The Martian so he could make the Spider-Man spin-off. Yet following the box office performance of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Sony's subsequent deal with Marvel Studios over the screen future of the webslinger, the Sinister Six project fell by the wayside.
Chatting to IGN, Goddard talked about the film falling through, saying that the making of the movie "is the special part". "After that it’s the business part. Like, I want people to see these things, but it’s done. And with Sinister, you know I love that script, »
Every Monday, Vulture debuts a new video in their Remix series, which puts a different spin on popular franchises. For instance, one of their recent Remixes was highlighted in Nerd Alert last month, which gave fans a glimpse at what an Idris Elba-lead version of Spectre would look like. Today's Vulture Remix shows us what a potential Spider-Gwen movie would look like, starring Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, with the video using footage from The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the original 2002 Spider-Man, along with Easy A and Birdman.
You may recall, back in June, we reported that Marvel Comics signed off on a new Spider-Gwen comic book series, which was believed to set up a potential movie of the same name. The Spider-Gwen movie was never confirmed, but even if it does move forward in the future, it won't feature Emma Stone, since Spider-Man is being rebooted once again, »
In a bit of a change of pace from the usual winners-announced-in-advance, gold-watch “lifetime achievement” baubles you get this time of year, the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild will pit a number of established artists against each other, with the winners to be honored at its annual awards gala.
Announced today, nominees in the make-up category are: Bernadine Anderson (a longtime key artist for Jane Fonda who also worked with Eddie Murphy on films like “Coming to America” and “Vampire in Brooklyn”); Leonard Engelman (a key artist for actors like Cher and Val Kilmer in his time who also worked on films like “The Accidental Tourist” and How the Grinch Stole Christmas”); Ve Neill (a three-time Oscar winner and eight-time nominee for films like “Beetlejuice,” “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Ed Wood”); Maurice Stein (a 50-year vet of films such as “Planet of the Apes” and “Friday the 13th”); and Michael Westmore »
- Kristopher Tapley
The Tribeca Film Festival hit has earned praise from critics for its portrayal of a small-town girl experiencing first love with another woman.
The IFC Films drama opens in limited release and through VOD on October 30 in the Us. »
Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled the trailer for the upcoming "Truth" film, starring Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes. Check it out below. Plot: A behind-the-scenes look at news anchor Dan Rather during his final days at CBS News when he broadcast a damaging report about how President Bush relied on privilege and family connections to avoid fighting in the Viet Nam War. The new movie is the directorial debut of writer James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man, White House Down) and is set to hit theaters on October 16th. Trailer: »
Marvel has released an unlettered preview of The Amazing Spider-Man #2, the next explosive issue in the ‘All-New, All-Different’ Marvel series from Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli. Check it out here and click on any of the gallery images for larger versions…
Parker Industries is going global! It takes a lot to be the head of a worldwide corporation: the globetrotting, the meetings, the foiling of terrorist plots. Things are getting personal, as The Zodiac have their sights set on Parker Industries and its illustrious C.E.O.! Peter Parker and his “bodyguard” – the Amazing Spider-Man – have tracked them to their hideout in San Francisco! Now, Spidey and Prowler are ready to take them head-on in their underwater fortress! Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man’s neighborhood just got a lot bigger. Be there when the webhead swings through San Francisco Bay this October in Amazing Spider-man #2!
The Amazing Spider-Man #2 is out on October 21st. »
- Gary Collinson
The Twelfth Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi is set to appear on the cover of The Amazing Spider-Man #05, courtesy of a fantastic painting by Alex Ross. We already know that Asm scribe, Dan Slott is a big Doctor Who fan (his Silver Surfer series is essentially a take on the Doctor’s adventures in time and space), but it seems he also...
- Philip Bates
One thing we can always guarantee for comic book movies is that there will never be a shortage of inspiring source material available. With more than fifty years worth of history and heritage out there for some of the world’s most successful super heroes, there’s really no excuse for choosing a poor story in a comic book film.
Or, at least you’d think so. Sadly, it appears that a few creative teams have chosen not to follow the already perfect blueprints that are so readily available to them, and have chosen to plot their superhero movies with tales further from the beaten track.
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Don’t they know how dangerous it is to wander off alone out there?!?!
Anyway, since Marvel’s most popular hero has somehow been unfortunate enough to fall foul of such a trap a few times in his big-screen past, »
- Gareth Cartwright
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