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Before Marvel and Sony Pictures finally decided to join forces for a new Spider-Man reboot, which has Tom Holland set to star as a much younger Spidey, the studio was still developing another sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with Andrew Garfield set to return as Peter Parker. The Marvel/Sony deal pleased a great deal of fans, since it allows for Spidey to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time, but some fans still wanted to see Andrew Garfield return as the beloved character. Andrew Garfield revealed in a recent interview with Uproxx that he wasn't asked to come back, although he wouldn't go into too many details. When asked if Marvel ever approached him about putting on the Spidey suit one more time, he had this to say.
"No. To be honest [pauses], all the ins and outs of what happened is a »
Based on the leaked "Sony Hack" emails, neither Sony nor Marvel Studios had much interest in bringing back Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man when they started discussing working together, but The Amazing Spider-Man 3 was still going to happen for a little while at least. Asked by Uproxx where development on the threequel was and what it would have entailed, the British actor said: "I was actually starting to workshop ideas with Alex Kurtzman, who was going to be writing it. We thought to kind of start from the base level, the foundational level of where have we left Peter and where do we want to see him go and what’s logical. And how do we build upon where we left off with this deep, desperate moment with Gwen? So, yeah, we got to some pretty heavy places and I was really excited to kind of explore it and be involved »
Lionsgate, a premier next generation global content leader, is teaming with the publisher and creators of Borderlands, and renowned producers Avi Arad and Ari Arad to adapt Gearbox Software's critically-acclaimed blockbuster video game Borderlands into a tent-pole feature film, the parties announced today. Borderlands is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game created and developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K, a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
The award-winning Borderlands franchise has been lauded by critics and over the years has built a passionate global fan base, shipping more than 26 million copies around the world since its launch in 2009, including 8 million copies shipped during Take Two's fiscal year 2015 alone. Set in the frontier of a sci-fi universe, Borderlands is best known for Gearbox's blending of irreverent humor and characters, with a unique comic-book art style, and co-operative four-player genre-bending, loot-grabbing gameplay. It's a franchise that »
Icon Film Distribution and FrightFest, the UK’s leading horror fantasy film festival, have announced the first films which will be released under the curated banner ‘FrightFest Presents’. The seven titles – Aaaaaaaah!, The Sand, Afterdeath, Landmine Goes Click, Emelie, The Lesson and Estranged – will all have their UK theatrical premieres at the FrightFest five day festival in August, before being released across the UK and Ireland via the distributor’s digital partners including iTunes, Virgin Movies, Sky, Google Amazon, Xbox , Blinkbox, Google, Wuaki, TalkTalk and Volta.
Here are the seven titles, from the official press release…
Aaaaaaaah!, the world premiere and feature directorial debut of Steve Oram, co-writer of Ben Wheatley’s cult UK hit and British Independent Film Award-winning and Cannes selection feature Sightseers. Oram also stars with Noel Fielding (The It Crowd, The Mighty Boosh), Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Lucy Honnigman (The Ex-pm), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Lucy), Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh, »
- Gary Collinson
Where are your favorite comic book movie actors going outside of their supehero cinematic universes? What brilliant actors are joining highly anticipated movie franchises? Find out in this casting roundup: Chris Evans Captain America is off to work with Spider-Man's former director, as Deadline reports that Chris Evans is set to star in the next movie by Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man). Titled Gifted, the drama is about a man who sues for custody of his neice, who as you'd guess is gifted. But not with superpowers. This is a return to a smaller sort of movie for the filmmaker, who broke out with the indie rom-com (500) Days of Summer. Like that one, Gifted will be released by Fox Searchlight. Jeff...
- Christopher Campbell
Taking one step back from the bombastic superhero mayhem and hanging up the star-spangled suit that helped take to his career to the stratosphere, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Chris Evans has signed on to lead Marc Webb’s (The Amazing Spider-Man) family drama, Gifted.
In the works at Fox Searchlight, the report states that Evans will assume the role of a surrogate father, who is forced to raise the daughter of his late sister, a daughter who is said to be remarkably talented. Directing from a script by Tom Flynn (Highboys and Lowboy), Gifted will mark the return of Marc Webb to Fox Searchlight, after directing the beloved rom-com 500 Days of Summer in 2009. No word yet on who will be cast in the role of the daughter, though it’s understood that FilmNation is handling the international rights for Webb’s latest project.
Due to begin filming in the fall, »
- Michael Briers
Having left behind one Marvel superhero, The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb is preparing to team up with another. Captain America star Chris Evans is set for Webb’s new movie Gifted, a Black List drama set up at Fox Searchlight. Meanwhile, Webb’s other upcoming project The Only Living Boy in New York is also making some progress. […]
- Angie Han
That project, also setup at Fox Searchlight, is moving to Fox 2000. Teller is attached to play a recent college grad who learns that his overbearing father is having an affair. When he tries to stop it, he becomes involved with the woman as well. »
- Garth Franklin
As we noted in our feature 12 Indie Directors Who Jumped To Blockbuster Budgets, not every filmmaker who makes the leap has the kind of "Jurassic World" success that Colin Trevorrow experienced this summer. Marc Webb had a rough time with critics and audiences with two "The Amazing Spider-Man" films, ultimately failing to launch a new franchise for Sony. The filmmaker, who broke out with "(500) Days Of Summer," is going back to the studio that first put him on the map for a new project, while reviving a new one at another division. Webb will helm "Gifted" for Fox Searchlight with Captain America himself Chris Evans putting down the shield to star in the movie. Tom Flynn ("Watch It") has penned the script for that will find Evans playing a man battling for custody of his dead sister's brilliant daughter. Read More: Marc Webb Reacts To The New 'Spider-Man' For The First Time Meanwhile, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Fantastic Four, X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man, Blade, Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, The Punisher, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, Constantine, Arrow, The Flash, Vixen, Supergirl, Gotham, Powerless, Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!, The Lego Batman Movie, Heroes Reborn, Guardians and more…
After a shambolic opening weekend which saw its director taking to social media to voice his displeasure, the film earning the lowest ever CinemaScore for a studio superhero movie, and bombing at the box office with a worldwide haul of just $60.3 million, the Fantastic Fallout from Fantastic Four continued this week as details emerged suggesting that Josh Trank was almost fired before – and during – production on the superhero reboot, »
- Gary Collinson
With "The Amazing Spider-Man" movies now a distant memory, looking back at the two films and the criticism of them indicates one common consensus - stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were the best thing about them by a long shot.
With Garfield now being replaced by a younger Tom Holland in the role for the upcoming Marvel-approved and younger version of the character, the actor has proven gracious and even somewhat relieved by the release of the enormous pressure that came with playing such an iconic character.
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight at the HFPA's Annual Grants Banquet in Beverly Hills this week, Garfield spoke about being replaced:
"It feels lovely, especially because Tom Holland is a really, really great actor. He was in this movie The Impossible and he was just this incredibly powerful, sensitive, just wonderful young actor. And [he's] a dancer, so his body's the right [form]. I'm just »
- Garth Franklin
Even the fiercest critics of Sony's two The Amazing Spider-Man movies tend to excuse Andrew Garfield from their criticisms. Garfield was a strong Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and the general feeling is that the films around him weren't as good as he was.
Garfield's time as Spider-Man is now over though, and Tom Holland is taking on the role for the Marvel-backed reboot. Holland will debut his take on the character in next year's Captain America: Civil War, before getting a standalone movie in 2017.
So how does Garfield feel about it all? Well, lest you be in any doubt as to the class of the man, he told Entertainment Tonight that "it feels lovely, especially because Tom Holland is a really, really great actor. He was in this movie The Impossible and he was just this incredibly powerful, »
"Sony Hack" emails revealed that Andrew Garfield probably wasn't going to be asked back for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 after snubbing Sony chief Kaz Hirai at a dinner in his honour, while Marvel never had any interest in adding the British actor to their Cinematic Universe. To find out that he'd been unceremoniously dumped from the franchise must have hurt (especially as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was obviously setting up future movies), but Garfield is taking it all in his stride. "It's a mixed bag and it's a blessing," he told E! Online in a recent interview. "I got to do it twice. I got to meet incredible artists. I got to have a wild experience and now I get to let it go, which is actually a really lovely thing. I'm very kind of at peace with it. It ran its course." Whether he'll ever express his less diplomatic thoughts »
With Tom Holland set to take on the role of Spider-Man for the wall-crawler’s Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War and the subsequent 2017 solo movie, Et Online caught up with former wall-crawler Andrew Garfield, who shared his first comments since Sony’s deal with Marvel to reboot the character.
See Also: Is this our first look at Tom Holland’s Spider-Man?
“It feels lovely, especially because Tom Holland is a really, really great actor,” said Garfield, who portrayed Spider-Man in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2. “He was in this movie The Impossible and he was just this incredibly powerful, sensitive, just wonderful young actor. And [he’s] a dancer, so his body’s the right [form]. I’m just really excited to just be a fan again as opposed to bearing the weight of it.”
Meanwhile, speaking to E! Online, Garfield was asked »
- Gary Collinson
Andrew Garfied isn't sitting at home crying over the end of his run as Spider-Man. "It's a mixed bag and it's a blessing," the actor told me last night at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's grants banquet at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. "I got to do it twice. I got to meet incredible artists. I got to have a wild experience and now I get to let it go, which is actually a really lovely thing." Garfield made his debut as the webslinger in The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012. He returned for the sequel in 2014. "I'm very kind of at peace with it," he said. "It ran its course. I remember seeing you just before it all kind of began in Hawaii." I »
The Sony Hack pretty much threw Andrew Garfield under the bus, and there was never any doubt that he wasn't ever coming back to the The Amazing Spider-Man franchise. Leaked emails claimed that he had upset Sony brass by snubbing an important business dinner. And they were looking to move forward without him as Peter Parker. What should have been discussed behind closed doors was thrown out for the world to see. And probably a little more than embarrassing for the former leading man of Sony's biggest movie series. But taking it in stride, it appears the actor has no hard feelings. Not when it comes to the new Spider-Man at least.
The Amazing Spider-Man and it's sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were not well-received by fans or critics. But no one ever outright blamed star Andrew Garfield. He generally got good reviews for his performance as Peter Parker, and »
You really do have to feel for Andrew Garfield. After fulfilling a life-long dream of playing Spider-Man on the big screen - and doing a great job of it - Sony decided to reboot the franchise (again) and replace him in the lead role. Nobody really blames Garfield for the shortcoming of The Amazing Spider-Man movies, and there was even talk of him reprising the role following the Sony/Marvel deal... but alas it wasn't to be, and those in charge felt the need to bring in a new, younger Peter Parker in the form of Tom Holland. But far from being bitter about it, the ever-gracious actor is happy the role is being passed on to someone with the right tools for the job, and also seems relieved to be free of the enormous pressure of playing such an iconic character. Here's what he had to say to Et »
The 31-year-old enthused about Holland's acting talents and revealed he was a big fan of the teenager's performance in 2012 film The Impossible.
Garfield told Et Online: "It feels lovely, especially because Tom Holland is a really, really great actor.
"He was in this movie, The Impossible, and he was just this incredibly powerful, sensitive, just wonderful young actor. And [he's] a dancer, so his body's the right [form]."
Garfield - who sported a '70s-style moustache as he spoke to reporters at the HFPA Grants Banquet Dinner in La last night (August 13) - also admitted that he's happy to become a fan again now that he's not "bearing the weight" of playing the iconic superhero.
"I'm just really excited to be a fan again as opposed to bearing the weight of it, »
Anton Corbijn, the director behind the lens of projects as varied as A Most Wanted Man and George Clooney’s The American, is tackling a real-life biopic for his latest feature Life, which has today revealed its first full-length trailer.
Charting the meteoric rise to superstardom of one James Dean (Chronicle and The Amazing Spider-Man‘s Dane DeHaan), the upcoming drama from the photographer-turned-director will tell the story of his friendship with Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson), a budding photographer for Life magazine that captured some of the earlier, undocumented vignettes of Dean’s storied journey to becoming a bona fide household name.
Having helped get Dean’s foot – and roguish good looks – in the door, Stock and the model-turned-actor take a road trip from Los Angeles to the Big Apple, and Anton Corbijn’s feature film will track their burgeoning friendship. Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Kristen Hager and Kelly McCreary complete the cast. »
- Michael Briers
Hollywood has become fond of up-jumping single-credit indie filmmakers (Gareth Edwards, Josh Trank, Marc Webb, Jon Watts) into gargantuan projects (Godzilla, Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man, Whatever The Next Spider-Man Reboot Will Be Called). Like everything else Hollywood-related in the past decade or more, it erases the middle from the picture, probably because there are no more middle-sized movies to make. The days when the director of a successful $5 million movie might be granted stewardship of a couple of $45 million movies before moving on to a $100+ million tentpole are behind us. Now, a kid who makes a superhero film on his camcorder (and quite splendidly at that) can be handed the reigns to a $120 million blockbuster reboot franchise-maker without any of...
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