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Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Shailene Woodley, Jame Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak, Colm Feore, and Sally Field, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014. Hit the jump for more on the Amazing Spider-Fans Loyalty program.
When Steve recently sat down with composer Hans Zimmer for an extended interview in his home recording studio, Zimmer revealed that he was already working on the music for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, taking over composing duties after James Horner scored the first film. He described the follow-up as being “driven by charm, love, and sparkling dialogue,” and noted that he was in a serious experimentation phase with regards to the music, trying to find a different way to approach the material:
“I’ve done a lot of action, I’ve done a lot of buildings falling down basically and things exploding, so I’m sort of trying to figure out, ‘Is there a slightly different way of doing it?’ And I’m not sure yet, but I’m certainly working on it.”
Well it appears that Zimmer’s plans for the film involve forming a supergroup, as Sony announced today that Zimmer and director Marc Webb are collaborating with Pharrell Williams, Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Michael Einzinger (Incubus), and Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) on the music for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Hit the jump for more, including the full press release.
That Marc Webb is a clever one. The filmmaker made good use of his Twitter during the lengthy shoot of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, sharing images from the set frequently in order to give fans a peek inside the production. Now Webb has taken to Twitter to deliver a message about when we’ll see the first trailer for the Spidey sequel, and it’s in Elvish. The English translation of Webb’s note reads “Watch for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer in front of The Hobbit in 3D.” So there you have it folks, a trailer for Webb’s sequel will play before showings of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Hit the jump for more.
Last week, The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s viral site, The Daily Bugle, hinted that Spencer Smythe could be in the movie, and therefore his “Spider-Slayer” robots could be included as well. That’s plausible. It’s directly referencing a villain, and Spider-Man‘s rogues gallery has plenty of mad scientists. Additionally, the main villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), controls electricity, robots run on electricity, etc. It’s in the realm of possibility.
Then last night, The Daily Bugle comes along and just decides to mess with obsessive fans in order to churn out needless speculation. Hit the jump for more. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 could be getting a little crowded. It’s rumored that the movie is being designed to set up the villainous group known as the Sinister Six. The official villain in the upcoming sequel is Electro (Jamie Foxx) but the cast also includes Norman Osborne (a.k.a. the Green Goblin), Harry Osborne (the Green Goblin after his dad died), and Rhino (Paul Giamatti). Furthermore, there was no room for Mary Jane, so she had to be cut from the film and pushed back to The Amazing Spider-Man 3. However, there could be some space for killer robots.
Hit the jump for more. The film also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Shailene Woodley, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak, Colm Feore, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.
Opening this week in limited release is director John Krokidas’ Kill Your Darlings. The film focuses on the origins of the Beat movement and follows the volatile friendships of Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston), William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster), and Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan). There’s also a murder wrapped in between the lines. Kill Your Darlings also stars Michael C. Hall, David Cross, Kyra Sedgwick, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Elizabeth Olsen. I caught the pic at Sundance and it was one of my favorites of the festival. In addition, the entire cast was fantastic and Krokidas announces himself as a serious talent to watch. For more on the film, read Matt’s review or read all of our previous coverage.
Last week, I landed an extended video interview with Dane DeHaan. He talked about the filming schedule and New York City-based location shoots of Kill Your Darlings, his preparation process and whether he delved into the real-life history of his character, working with other actors who were as committed as he was, and more. In addition, DeHaan talked about making The Amazing Spider-Man 2, working with Marc Webb, how excited he is to be made into an action figure, playing James Dean in Anton Corbijn’s Life, his reaction to the series finale of Breaking Bad, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch.
Composer Hans Zimmer’s 2013 films speak volumes about his versatility. Man of Steel, 12 Years a Slave, and Rush could not be more different from each other, and yet Zimmer’s scores for all three films are great. The composer is already hard at work on a few films for next year, including Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and Akiva Goldsman’s fantasy pic Winter’s Tale, but he also has another major franchise to tackle by way of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Steve recently visited Zimmer in his studio for an extended video interview, and during the course of their conversation the composer discussed his work on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, his very positive reaction to seeing a rough cut of the film, and the possibility of revisiting Spider-Pig. Hit the jump for more.
Hasbro threw a party tonight in advance of New York Comic-Con, and they brought out all the toys. The first Transformers: Age of Extinction images focused on cars, humans, and explosions over Autobots. So first up is the Optimus Prime toy—we are told this is a good representation of what Optimus will look like in the sequel.
A bunch of villains were on display at the Amazing Spider-Man 2 table including Electro, the primary bad guy in the sequel. The toy version of The Winter Soldier from Captain America: The Winter Soldier notably comes with Precision Strike. And Lucasfilm released an image of the packaging they’ll use for Star Wars: Rebels. See it all after the jump.
Directed by Phil Morrison (Junebug), the indie dramedy All is Bright follows ex-con Dennis (Paul Giamatti), who is released at the holidays and tries to get a legit business going, selling Christmas trees in New York with his old friend and partner-in-crime, Rene (Paul Rudd). For Rene, it’s a chance to make some quick and easy cash, so that he can marry Dennis’ ex-wife, which is certainly a cause of tension between the two men.
During this recently exclusive phone interview with Collider, the always great actor and genuinely nice guy, Paul Giamatti, talked about why he got involved with All is Bright, what he enjoyed most about bringing this character to life, what his own relationship with the holidays is, how great it was to have someone like Paul Rudd to play off of, and what gets him excited about a project. He also talked about his work on partially animated movie The Congress (due out in Spring 2014), playing an over-the-top villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, tackling Shakespeare for the most recent reimagining of Romeo & Juliet (from screenwriter Julian Fellowes), and how great it was to be a part of Downton Abbey for Season 4. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
Opening this weekend is writer-director Peter Landesman’s JFK assassination drama Parkland. Produced by Tom Hanks, the pic revolves around the chaotic events that occurred at Parkland Hospital in Dallas on the days surrounding President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Parkland Hospital is where Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Jack Ruby all died. Rather than focusing on one person, the film looks beyond the assassination and even President Kennedy to examine the surrounding figures on that infamous day and their roles in one of the most important events in American history. Parkland is loaded with a great cast featuring Zac Efron, Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver, James Badge Dale, Mark Duplass, Marcia Gay Harden, Jackie Earle Haley, Ron Livingston, Colin Hanks, Tom Welling, Jeremy Strong, and David Harbour. For more on the film, read Matt’s review or watch the trailer.
At the Toronto International Film Festival, I landed a video interview with Giamatti (who plays Abraham Zapruder). He talked about getting ready for the role, whether anything surprised him while researching the part, how he’s changed as an actor, whether he gets residuals from the wine industry (for the Sideways fans), and more. In addition, he talked about his surprise at the level of interest in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, how the sequel might be leading towards the Sinister Six, whether he is signed for Spider-Man 3 and 4, how he got involved in Downton Abbey, and more. hit the jump to watch.
A couple sequel teases popped up on Twitter today:
- Jim Carrey tweeted a photo of Lloyd Christmas’ crooked, chipped teeth from the set of Dumb and Dumber To. Jeff Daniels co-stars in the Farrelly Brothers‘ picture.
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 uploaded a still of a policeman standing in smoke and fire, the Electro (Jamie Foxx). Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field also star in the May 2, 2014 release directed by Marc Webb.
See the photos after the jump.
Sony has released nine new images from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. A couple images show off more of the Rhino (Paul Giamatti), another provides us a look at Stan Lee, one has Dane DeHaan doing some filming, and so forth. But the big one is a studio exterior painted with “Sinister 6″. That’s about the biggest confirmation we’ve received thus far that The Amazing Spider-Man franchise is headed towards the supervillain super-group.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.
A new image from director Marc Webb’s upcoming sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has landed online, giving us another look at Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker and Dane DeHaan’s Harry Osborn. DeHaan’s character is seen lounging rather comfortably in a desk chair at Oscorp, appearing as though he’s dropping some knowledge on his old friend Parker. In this iteration of the story, Parker and Osborn were childhood friends but haven’t seen each other in years. The young Osborn is forced to return home after graduating from college in order to deal with some family issues, which likely have something to do with his father, Norman Osborn, played by Chris Cooper in Webb’s film.
Hit the jump to check out the new image, and click here if you missed our recap of the pic’s swell Comic-Con panel. The film also stars Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.
Shortly before hitting the stage at Comic-Con, I landed an exclusive video interview with Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb. He talked about promoting the film while not revealing the big secrets, why Mary Jane Watson was moved to the third film, whether they will recast Shailene Woodley, how they came up with the architecture for three Spider-Man films when they were planning the first one, his uncertainly about the story for The Amazing Spider-Man 4 except that “there’s a lot of ancillary characters that have a lot of cinematic potential that could exist in their own right,” and much more. He went on to talk about Easter Eggs, the editing process, deleted scenes, what will be on the eventual Blu-ray, the challenges faced with getting Spider-Man, The Avengers, and Wolverine in the same movie, and when I asked if he has already signed on to direct The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Webb said:
“I’m incredibly excited about the possibility of a third movie. I had a blast making this and working with Andrew and Emma has been one of the great delights of my career, and Sally and Jamie and Dane and Chris. It’s really, really fun and it’d be hard to resist not doing it again.”
Hit the jump to watch the interview with a full time index.
As Spider-Man swings into Comic-Con this weekend for a presentation in Hall H, we had a chance to talk to stars Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan and director Marc Webb about The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the sequel to the 2012 blockbuster which rebooted the series. The film chronicles the continuing adventures of Peter Parker (Garfield) aka Spider-Man and introduces Electro (Foxx) as a formidable new opponent.
During the interview, they talked to the press about what inspired the incarnation of Electro, what it’s like bringing to life an iconic villain, what their experiences on the first film allowed them to bring to the sequel, how the relationship between Peter and Spider-Man has evolved, and why Spider-Man has always been a hero for the underdog regardless of race or sexual orientation. Webb also discussed the challenge of directing a film with this hugeness of scale, what he learned from Alfonso Cuarón about surrendering to the material, and why he’s reluctant to reveal too much about the future direction of the franchise. Check out what they had to say after the jump: