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Kinberg says the tone of the new movies is "much more grounded, gritty, realistic movie than the last couple movies," however it won't be Chris Nolan-style deathly serious:
"If I had to say, the tone of it would be somewhere on the spectrum between [Sam Raimi's] 'Spider-Man' and 'Chronicle'. The other movies were even further on the spectrum of being goofy and fun than Spider-Man. It's still in the direction of Spider-Man. It's not like Dark Knight. And even Chronicle has a lot of fun in it.
We're treating this as the origin of the Fantastic Four so in future movies you'd have them on sort of splashier adventures to some extent, but in this one we tried to ground the »
- Garth Franklin
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
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” spun $47 million in its international debut, led by a whopping $15 million from the U.K. and Ireland. Sony's Marvel superhero sequel, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, opens in the United States on May 2. The opening, in 14 foreign markets, was comparable to that of “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Sony said Sunday. Other top markets included Mexico ($11.1 million), Germany ($6.2 million) and Australia ($5.2 million).Imax theaters delivered $2.3 million from 50 screens, a strong $47,000 per-screen average. Also read: ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2' Tracking for $95 Million Box-Office Opening The stakes for Sony »
- Todd Cunningham
Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 grossed a massive $47 million as it began rolling out internationally in 14 markets over Easter weekend, scoring the biggest openings of the year in those countries and topping the foreign box-office chart. The movie is getting an early start overseas ahead of its May 2 debut in North America. U.S. Box Office: 'Heaven Is For Real' Crushes Johnny Depp's Latest Bomb 'Transcendence' Marc Webb returned to direct the sequel, which likewise returns Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the lead roles. The movie opened on par with The Amazing Spider-Man
- Pamela McClintock
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 »
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. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Sally Field, and Chris Zylka, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to be released in the UK on 18th April and in the Us on May 2nd. »
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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- Justin Vactor
Earlier this week producer Avi Arad re-affirmed that there are no plans to crossover "The Amazing Spider-Man" franchise and its various spin-off films with any other Marvel universe movies like "The Avengers" at Marvel Studios or the "X-Men" films at 20th Century Fox.
Their source claims Fox wants director Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four" reboot to stand on its own without any help from the X-Men mutants, and hopefully do well enough to warrant multiple sequels. Fox may consider a crossover down the road, but there are no plans for it in the near future.
Mark Millar, who is working for Fox as a consultant on their Marvel movies, previously said that both franchises exist in the same universe but will not cross over. »
- Garth Franklin
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, »
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
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
"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
Omg, an “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” mid-credits sting in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Crosssssooooverrrrrrrr! Nope, as you’ve probably read by now. The only reason that this unlikely event – a 20th Century Fox movie being promoted within a Sony/Columbia tentpole – happened was because it was essentially in director Marc Webber’s contact. The filmmaker owed another movie to Fox Searchlight (sibling company of parent Fox) after “(500) Days of Summer,” and so in order for him to make “The Amazing Spider-Man” and the sequel, Sony had to agree to promote one of Fox’s upcoming movies (they chose “X-Men Days of Future Past” in the aforementioned example). This didn’t stop tons of fans – who have already been wishing and praying for a ‘Spider-Man’/”Avengers” crossover ever since Marvel producers almost threw in a crossover easter egg tease – from screaming, “Omg, does this mean crossover?” The short answer is no. »
- Edward Davis
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
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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When The Amazing Spider-Man 2 became a legitimate movie-going experience this week in the UK, fans who stuck around for the end credits found themselves staring at something they never quite expected. During the final credits scene, then, movie-goers were treated to a (spoiler warning, people) clip from the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, which featured Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique breaking into a military base in the 1970s. This, of course, got everyone thinking things like: “Omg! Is Spider-Man gonna team up with the X-Men or something?”
Well, no, unfortunately not. Despite the fact that the producers opted to include a little teaser for Days for Future Past at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, no such superhero team-up is going to happen. Firstly, these movies aren’t even set in the same world, let alone the same year (Spider-Man is set in the present, »
News Aaron Birch 18 Apr 2014 - 04:29
The upcoming movie tie-in for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 won't be swinging onto Xbox One any time soon...
Here's an odd one, and news that isn't all that great for Xbox One fans. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is only a few weeks away from release, has been delayed indefinitely for Microsoft's console.
Activision confirmed the delay, which was originally believed to only affect specific regions, but it was noted on NeoGAF that all traces of the Xbox One edition of the game had been rather covertly removed from the international website, including Xbox One assets and pre-orders.
Confirmation was issued to trade magazine, McV, with a statement from Activision.
“We want to inform you that we are revising our release plans for ASM2 on Xbox One. When and whether ASM2 is released on Xbox One is Tbd.”
Interesting here is the mention of »
We really have so much in common with Emma Stone. Up there with her love for The Spice Girls, The Amazing Spider-Man actress admires fellow thesp and funnygal Jennifer Lawrence (and it goes without saying that we're obsessed with J.Law. It's almost unhealthy). "I just think she's so great isn't she? She is so inspiring to me and I am so grateful that she exists in the world, as someone who is authentic and who has not bent to fit any idea of what a woman should be in that kind of position. And she is so talented," the 25-year-old said of The Hunger Games star during an interview with The Stylist. "I am just so happy she is around for women everywhere. It's just »
Some love it, some hate it, but The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has kicked off its run at the international box office with a very impressive $5.5 million. The sequel opened in 15 territories yesterday, with the four countries above logging their biggest opening days of 2014. In the UK - where kids are currently on a two-week school break for Easter - the Marc Webb helmed follow-up to The Amazing Spider-Man took an impressive $2.73 million. Its predecessor earned a total of $40.3 million there, making it one of the most important international territories for Sony. There are only a handful of reviews on Rotten Tomatoes right now (Captain America: The Winter Soldier has 222 in comparison to The Amazing Spider-Man 2's 37), so how word of mouth from those overseas and the verdict from Us critics impact its domestic opening in May remain to be seen. In case you somehow »
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