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Last week, director Alex Kurtzman revealed that the Spider-Man spin-off Venom will be much darker than The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. One question that fans have been pondering is which comic book character will be stepping into the alien symbiote, since several have turned into Venom in the past, including Eddie Brock, Flash Thompson, Mac Garigan and even Spider-Man himself, Peter Parker.
"I would not say it's an easy choice. I would say that there are quite a few things about Venom that are interesting. Venom had several different iterations, and there are several things that are very unique, interesting and specific. And so I think we all want to make sure that we're »
In recent memory we had Marc Webb go from (500) Days of Summer to The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, Colin Trevorrow went from Safety Not Guaranteed and now Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) is heading to Skull Island for Legendary and Universal with Tom Hiddleston in talks to star. It seems studios simply love those indie directors for their big tentpole features. Following the announcement during this year's Comic Con, Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) was said to be wanted for the King Kong prequel which is said to be based on the cinematic origins of King Kong with an original draft of the script by Max Borenstein (Godzilla). Now Vogt-Roberts is confirmed for the helmer's chair and will bring us Skull Island a film said to be staying on and exploring the mysterious and dangerous place with Universal distributing the film on November 4, 2016. https://twitter.com/VogtRoberts/status/511913785389350912 »
- Brad Brevet
With The Amazing Spider-man franchise on hiatus while Sony explores their super-villain spin-offs Venom and The Sinister Six, the question remains whether these movies can survive without a superhero at their core. Alex Kurtzman, who has been integral to the development of The Amazing Spider-man films, will be directing Venom and will be working with Ed Solomon to script the film. Expectations are high as fans have been waiting for the symbiote-clad villain to be properly portrayed on the »
- Alex Maidy
Together for the first time! The Amazing Spider-Man meets the Miraculous Ms. Marvel in the super hero team-up you’ve all been waiting for in October’s Amazing Spider-man #7! And if that’s not enough, New York Times-bestselling creators Dan Slott, Christos Gage and Giuseppe Cammuncoli also bring you to the Edge of Spider-Verse! As Spidey and Ms. Marvel face someone who looks a lot like Captain Marvel, meet the mysterious Spider-uk – but what is his connection to Spider-Verse? Seeds of the biggest Spider-Man story of all time are sown here, and no fan can afford to miss the epic Amazing Spider-man #7 – on-sale this October! Amazing Spider-man #7 Written by Dan Slott with Christos Gage Pencils & Cover by Giuseppe Cammuncoli Variant Covers by Javier Pulido, Gary Choo, Michael Golden, Hasbro »
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- Michael Stevens
Let me start by saying I loved the first movie. Spider-Man 2.1 by Raimi and The Amazing Spider-Man 1 by Webb are my favorite comic book movies of all time. Let me say next that I didn't Hate the second movie. I was however very disappointed. Spider-Man is by far my favorite superhero and comic book character. As I'm sure many of you will do please add to the discussion why you were so disappointed in the comments. You never know, maybe Mr. Garfield or one of the producers will stumble upon this page. Mr. Garfield did ask for this article after all. I will however echo Mr. Garfield's request for only constructive criticism and ask people, in his words, not be dicks just for the sake of being dicks. Again, his words not mine. So let's get started. I'll start with the things I enjoyed: Peter and Gwen were perfecly realized. »
It’s not exactly a secret that the new rebooted Spider-Man franchise has failed to live up to all the expectations brought on by the fact that a) both movies thus far have been directed by 500 Days of Summer’s Marc Webb and b) star Andrew Garfield as the titular hero. Despite the fact that Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 was viewed as enough of a failure (creatively, not financially) to warrant rebooting the entire franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man movies have either felt invariably stale and/or too familiar, or have reprised so many of that picture’s colossal mistakes that it’s hard to know how to take it.
Spider-Man is arguably the most popular superhero of all, so it’s surprising that – with so much brilliant source material to work with and such an eager fanbase – so much of the new franchise has felt entirely lackluster. »
- Sam Hill
After becoming Marvel’s biggest-franchise starter at the global box-office by overtaking the haul of 2008’s Iron Man earlier in the week, James Gunn’s space opera Guardians of the Galaxy has now become the first release of 2014 to hit $300 million domestically and has also crossed the $600 million mark worldwide. Having opened in Japan yesterday, and with a Chinese release still to come, Guardians certainly has a good chance of becoming the highest-grossing comic book movie of the year, with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on $708 million, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on $714 million and X-Men: Days of Future Past on $745 million.
Guardians of the Galaxy sees Gunn directing a cast that includes Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, Benicio Del Toro (Sin City) as The Collector, »
- Gary Collinson
Andrew Garfield finds this nude photo hacking scandal "disgusting."
In fact, he finds it to be "disgusting."
"It's this violent, abusive violation of womanhood--of divine womanhood," The Amazing Spider-Man actor, who's currently dating Emma Stone, told The Daily Beast. "It's violent, and it's misogynistic, and it's revolting, and it's another example of what this distance has enabled us to do—it's enabled us to be disassociated from each other."
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He doesn't stop there. "It's disgusting. 'I have a right to your naked body or images that you've sent to your husband, or lover.' It's disgusting," Garfield, 31, touts. "There's enough awful s--t coming from it that hopefully we'll get to the point of, 'Ok, wait a second »
Andrew Garfield has addressed the criticism of Amazing Spider-Man 2 and lays the blame for its failings squarely on the shoulders of Sony. He reveals that the studio had “problems with certain parts of it” and made changes. He also speaks about appearing (maybe) in the Sinister Six.
There’s been a lot of debate over what went wrong with the Amazing Spider-Man 2. Why was it the lowest grossing Spider-Man film ever? Why were the reviews so mediocre? Why have internet fans been so vocal about their criticisms of the film? Andrew Garfield has finally addressed these criticisms.
While at the Toronto Film Festival promoting Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes, a real estate drama in which he co-stars with Michael Shannon, Garfield sat down for an interview with the Daily Beast and when Amazing Spider-Man 2 was mentioned, he took the opportunity to give his opinions on the sequel.
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So far, all movie audiences have seen of Spider-man's fearsome foe Venom is the rather slapdash attempt at the character in Spider-Man 3, which in no way did the character justice. The antithesis of Spider-Man, was quite a dark character, and his many appearances and solo books really put forward how terrifying a character he was, something completely lost in the third part of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man franchise. With the announcement that the villain is getting his own spin-off from The Amazing Spider-Man, putting him in the role of anti-hero, the sins of Spider-Man 3 (in relation to Venom at least. That movie as a whole is unredeemable) may be erased, with director and co-writer Alex Kurtzman promising to bring the character back to his comic book roots, and make him dark and scary again. Speaking to MTV, Kurtzman said, "Well, Venom is sort of the flip side »
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Andrew Garfield continues to promote his new movie in Toronto, 99 Homes, and he's given an interesting interview to the Daily Beast. During it, it was put to him that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a disappointment, that it was crammed with characters to set up another film.
So what did Garfield think? "I read a lot of the reactions from people", he admitted, "and I had to stop because I could feel I was getting away from how I actually felt about it. For me, I read the script that Alex [Kurtzman] and Bob [Orci] wrote, and I genuinely loved it".
Yet there was clearly a problem. "I think what happened was, through the pre-production, production, and post-production, when you have something that works as a whole, and then you start removing portions of it... because there »
Alex Kurtzman, who has been tasked with bringing a Venom film to the big screen as a spinoff from Sony's Amazing Spider-Man franchise, took some time to chat with MTV about how they're approaching the character. While discussing the way Spidey's arch nemesis will differ from our favorite web-head, he dusts off everyone's favorite post-Nolan buzz word: "Darker."
"The idea is that you can do things with Venom that you can’t do with Spider-Man," says Kurtzman. "Venom is the representation of every line that will get crossed,” Kurtzman continued. He then added that magical word that Hollywood types love to throw out there when discussing their comic book properties: “He’s a much darker character."
Of course, that special word does hold water in this case, as he's a character that definitely should be quite dark. I guess I'm just still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder from the number of times I heard directors, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
It’s no secret that the superhero film genre has expanded significantly over the last decade. Thanks to the likes of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise, Marvel’s expansive cinematic universe, and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, superhero films and comic book adaptations are the hottest comodities in Hollywood right now.
That trend will only quicken over the next few years, too. Marvel is showing no signs of stopping and will soon release three films a year up until at least 2028. Warner Bros. is building an entire DC Cinematic Universe off of last year’s Man of Steel, that includes Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 and nine untitled projects slated for release from 2016 to 2020. Fox has finally hit its stride with Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will give way to a sequel in 2016 and various spin-offs »
- James Garcia
One day a superhero movie will “go lighter” – perhaps with some Buzz Berkeley song-and-dance numbers or a Mel Brooks cameo – but it’s safe to say that Sony’s planned Venom spinoff will not be that movie. Sloughing off into the untapped corners of the Spider-Man universe with Alex Kurtzman at the helm, the studio has even murkier terrain and a proper anti-hero movie in mind.“The idea,” Kurtzman told MTV, “is that you can do things with Venom that you can’t do with Spider-Man”. The suited incarnation of shamed journalist Eddie Brock will be no-one’s idea of a straight-up crusader for justice, stressed the writer/director. “Venom is the representation of every line that will get crossed. He’s a much darker character.”How the next phase of Sony’s Spideyverse falls into place still remains to be seen. The Sinister Six movie is steaming ahead, with »
The summer movie season is finally behind us, and, as far as box office receipts go, it was one of the worst in recent memory. Kicking off the season was The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which earned $202.8 million domestically and $708 million worldwide, both tallies less than its predecessor The Amazing Spider-Man's domestic ($262 million) and worldwide ($757.9 million) totals.
While doing press for his new drama 99 Homes at the Toronto International Film Festival, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Andrew Garfield fired back at critics for their negative response to the film, hinting that studio interference may have lead to the sequel's lackluster box office performance and its bad reaction from many reviewers and fans alike.
"It's interesting. I read a lot of the reactions from people and I had to stop because I could feel I was getting away from how I actually felt about it. For me, I read the script »
The future of The Amazing Spider-Man franchise is looking bright with recent updates on both the Sinister Six and Venom spinoffs currently in development at Sony Pictures. Whether or not Andrew Garfield will be involved with either of those films, however, has not been revealed and the actor himself is keeping it a secret for the time being. Garfield did speak today, however, about some of the negative fan reactions to his second big screen Spider-Man film, which hit theaters earlier this year. »
While it has not yet been set on the release date calendar, Sony Pictures is in fact making a Venom movie set in the world of The Amazing Spider-Man. The project was announced at the same time as Drew Goddard's in-development Sinister Six film, and while we don't know much about it outside of the fact that it's being written and directed by Alex Kurtzman, it is indeed being made. It will probably be a while until we actually hear any firm big details about the movie, so at this point we are latching on to anything we can find. Take, for example, Kurtzman's recent comments about what we can expect both in terms of the portrayal of the titular anti-hero character and the tone of the feature. Speaking with MTV at an event for his upcoming CBS show Scorpion, Kurtzman dug into what we can expect to see »
Back in April, Box Office Mojo made specific box office predictions for 20 Summer 2014 releases. At that time, it looked like it was going to be a tough Summer to predict; that theory turned out to be more true than we had imagined.Half of our picks were wildly off, which is a significant increase over past years. These inaccuracies can be chalked up to a few poor assumptions made ahead of the season.First, the predictions were made based on the assumption that July had to be the highest-grossing month of the Summer. This was based on the fact that July has been the highest-grossing month of the year in each of the last 25 years. Remarkably, July wound up being the worst month of the Summer, and as a result July releases like Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Deliver Us From Evil, Tammy, Planes: Fire & Rescue and Hercules were all noticeably overestimated. »
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Lionsgate scored the No. 1 spot on all three charts the week ending Sept. 7 with “Draft Day,” a sports drama that stars Kevin Costner as the general manager of a football team faced with a difficult draft pick.
The film only earned $28.8 million in U.S. theaters, but it’s the highest-grossing new release to come out on disc last week. On the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart – which tracks overall disc sales, Blu-ray Disc and DVD combined – “Draft Day” knocked the previous week’s top seller, Warner’s “Blended,” a theatrical underperformer with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, to the No. 3 spot.
Steady sales demand for Sony Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” kept the action sequel at No. 2 for the second consecutive week.
- Thomas K. Arnold
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