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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 »
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” has begun its worldwide rollout with a bang, posting the biggest opening day of the year in all four markets in which it opened, Sony reported Thursday. The Marvel superhero sequel took in $2.7 million in the U.K. and $190,000 in Belgium on Wednesday, along with $1.4 million in Australia and $1.1 million in Germany on Thursday. Also read: ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2' Tracking for $95 Million Box-Office Opening It will debut in a total of 15 overseas markets this weekend, ahead of its May 2 opening in the U.S. Marc Webb returns as the director for “The Amazing Spider-Man” sequel, »
- Todd Cunningham
Peter Parker by day, Spider-Man by night…Spidey, also known as The Amazing Spider-Man, is one of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes and The Amazing Spider-man 2 from Columbia Pictures opens May 2. But Spider-man was drawn long before he was filmed. He was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko and first appeared in the Marvel comic Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962.
Can you draw Spider-Man?
Do you live in the St. Louis area and want to see The Amazing Spider-man 2 at an advance screening?
To draw Spider-Man, start by sketching an outline of a man. You can position the outline in any way you want. Draw two large insect-like eyes. Draw a line just under the knees on both legs to make the outline of the boots. Draw a line on both hands to show the gloves. Draw crossed lines everywhere apart from boots and gloves. Color the boots, »
- Movie Geeks
Earlier today I caught up with Marvel artist and life long Spider-Man fan, Will Sliney. In this exclusive interview Will chats about Marc Webb’s latest movie, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and what it meant to him and his reaction to some of the more pivotal scenes in the movie, so beware of some spoilers. We also chatted in depth about Will’s work as the artist on Spider-Man 2099 as well as his epic 5 page preview of the series which will feature in The Amazing Spider-Man #1, which is released on April 30th. He goes into great detail about his work process and the whole mental side of his work! Theres tonnes more stuff in here too from Spider-Man walkie talkies to where the next Spidey movie should go. So, to listen to this epic interview, all you have to do is the following… Subscribe on iTunes – Click here (Click view »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
Variety is reporting that Sony head honcho Amy Pascal is eyeing the $1 billion worldwide mark for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Given that Marvel hit that milestone with The Avengers, it’s easy to see why rival studios think they can achieve it as well. Plus, with The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Sinister Six and Venom all already in development, obviously the studio is hoping for a home run with Marc Webb’s second Spidey outing.
Of course, the question is, can Sony realistically hit $1 billion, as it’s not an easy feat. Looking back at The Amazing Spider-Man, though you couldn’t call it a flop, it did earn less than all three of Sam Raimi’s films and only took in $262 domestically and $752 million worldwide. Again, not terrible numbers, but definitely not what the studio was hoping for. Not only that, but reviews on the sequel are mixed so far, which »
- Matt Joseph
After Marvel's "The Avengers" made a billion dollars, and became the third highest grossing movie of all time, rival studios freaked. And so, they began to plot their own massive, cinematic comic universes while also spending big money on their properties, hoping to join Marvel in the billion dollar club. Ambitious goals, but can everyone do it? We'll soon see as Variety reports that, according to their sources, Sony honcho Amy Pascal has set a target of $1 billion worldwide for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Well, yeah, probably. Given that the studio is going hard on this franchise, with "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" already slotted for 2016, and with "Sinister Six" and "Venom" films already in development, of course they want this to be huge. But is it even realistic? One has to look at the numbers to see if they're dreaming or if its realistic. The first "The Amazing Spider-Man" wasn't the kind of reboot Sony likely wanted. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Update: The X-men scene is now explained! According to Variety, Sony is featuring the X-men: Days Of Future Past scene due to contractual obligations between the studio's indie banner, Fox Searchlight, and director Marc Webb. Webb was contracted for a second film after (500) Days Of Summer which he left to helm The Amazing Spider-man and it's sequels. To allow Webb out of the deal for a second film, Sony was required to advertise Fox's mutant sequel for free. So there goes any hope of a »
- Alex Maidy
When The Amazing Spider-man was released in 2012, only five years after the abysmal Spider-man 3, many fans and critics felt Sony was re-booting the franchise too soon, that it would never compare to the original trilogy of films directed by Sam Raimi. With The Amazing Spider-man 2 opening in less than a month, there are still those out there who, having not liked the first outing of this second trilogy, believe there is no way the current franchise can surpass the Tobey Maguire-led blockbusters.
I’m not one of those fans. Let it be known that I loathed two thirds of the original Spider-Man trilogy, the lone exception being the excellent second act. There are so many reasons the first and third films didn’t work for me, and those reasons were exactly why I was so excited when I first heard Spider-Man was getting a reboot. Was it necessary so soon? »
- Dominic F
Come make history with us on Monday, April 21, when the cast and director of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sit down for the first-ever movie-themed Google+ Shoppable Hangout. Fandango's Chief Correspondent Dave Karger will be on hand moderating a discussion with Spidey himself, Andrew Garfield, as well as Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Jamie Foxx (Electro), Dane Dehaan (Harry Osborn) and director Marc Webb. What makes this different from any other Google+ Hangout is that during the chat you'll be able to prepurchase tickets to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Fandango. Wanna prep for Spider-Man's next adventure by watching his previous one? You'll also be able to rent or buy The Amazing Spider-Man-- along with the sequel's soundtrack-- all through Google Play during the video...
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