[If you aren't familiar with the most well-known Spider-Man comic stories, you should probably just stop reading now] Comic book adaptations don’t require strict adherence to the comics. In Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man, the director took one of the comics’ defining stories—”The Death of Gwen Stacy”—and re-appropriated so that Green Goblin dropped Mary Jane off the bridge instead of Gwen Stacy, and Spider-Man saved his falling love-interest instead of accidentally snapping her neck due to the speed of acceleration being suddenly halted by his web-line. So the question that hangs over The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is if director Marc Webb will follow The Amazing Spider-Man #121-122 (June–July 1973), “The Night Gwen Stacy Died”. New set photos may have the answer.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos but beware of possible spoilers. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Shailene Woodley, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.
Filming is underway on Joe and Anthony Russo‘s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The upcoming sequel sees Captain America (Chris Evans) teaming up with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) to track down the nefarious Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). We saw the first set photos a couple weeks ago, and these new ones show Cap and Black Widow in their civilian outfits, but still on a mission, or at least hopefully on a mission. I’m not comfortable with the idea of Steve Rogers going around during his downtime and randomly seizing people by their lapels.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos. The film also stars Cobie Smulders, Georges St-Pierre, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens on April 4, 2014.
The deluge of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 set photos continues. Last week, we got our first official look at Jamie Foxx in his non-Electro form, and these unofficial set photos provide more shots of the antagonist and his atrocious hairstyle. I’ll caution that these set photos are moving us closer to understanding the character’s arc and his relationship to Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield), so spoiler-phobes should consider themselves warned. Director Marc Webb has also released a couple of innocuous set photos, and we’ve thrown those in as well.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos. The film also stars Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Shailene Woodley, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014. [Update: We've added behind-the-scenes video]
Yesterday, we got our first look at Jamie Foxx as a very blue Electro in Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Today, more set photos have surfaced to show the villain wearing a parka, and it could be part of the costume since the set photos also show co-stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in winter coats. It’s also possible that he’s wearing it to cover up his costume to prevent it from being seen in leaked set photos such as these.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos. The film also stars Dane DeHaan, Shailene Woodley, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.
The first set photos from Captain America: The Winter Soldier have leaked online. These images are sure to be the just the beginning of the many, many, many set photos that inevitably leak when filming on a blockbuster is underway. At least these show us the main characters as opposed to something bland like sets that are still under construction. As we previously reported, the upcoming sequel will not only feature Captain America (Chris Evans) but Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in what sounds like a co-lead role as the two hunt down the mysterious Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).
Hit the jump to check out the set photos, and click on the respective links for comments from co-star Anthony Mackie and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The film also stars Cobie Smulders, Georges St-Pierre, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens on April 4, 2014.
Jamie Foxx blue himself. Set photos of Foxx as The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s villainous Electro have leaked online, and they are somewhat surprising. Foxx commented on the look of his character back in December saying that the costume would be black, and the filmmakers wanted “to try new things, like a liquid rubber and things like that, and there are all these bolts and stuff in my arms when they are hanging me upside down and trying to figure out what happened.” That still didn’t prepare us for the look of his clearly mutated character. The scene appears to take place before Electro gets his full costume, but the hoodie looks like it has tracking dots to add special effects in post production.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Shailene Woodley, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.
Bryan Singer has officially released a picture on his Twitter of Patrick Stewart donning his Professor Xavier outfit and posing for a photographer with the caption: “Picture before picture. Tomorrow it begins.” X-Men: Days of Future Past looks to be one of the biggest films of 2014, and Singer has already confirmed that it will be the biggest film he has ever made. Stewart, pictured on Twitter, is part of an exceptional cast that includes Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ian McKellen, and Hugh Jackman. Singer has apparently found a way to create a time travel universe for the film that will allow for characters from both the first two X-Men films and X-Men: First Class, hence the mixed cast. You can read more about the time travel process here.
Hit the jump to check out Singer’s image of Stewart as Xavier. X-Men: Days of Future Past is slated for release in 3D on July 18, 2014.
This morning we’ve got a set photo round-up for your viewing pleasure:
- Need for Speed – The adaptation of the popular video game series is going to have some absolutely sick cars. Even the sheriff has a sweet ride. The film opens March 14, 2014 and stars Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Kid Cudi, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malik, Harrison Gilbertson, and Michael Keaton.
- Heat – The story enters on Nick Escalante (Jason Statham), a compulsive gambler on the streets of Vegas who takes odd jobs providing “security” to support his addiction. The film also stars Sofia Vergara and Michael Angarano.
- Untitled Abscam Movie – David O. Russell’s film is based a real-life undercover sting operation called “Abscam”, which was set up in the late 70s-early 80s by a con artist working for the FBI who rooted out corruption in Congress. The film stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Rohm, Alessandro Nivola, and Louis CK. The film opens December 13th.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos.
Following on the heels of the debut trailer and poster, Sony Pictures has released eight new images from Neill Blomkamp‘s Elysium. The movie is set in 2159, and two classes of people are divided: the wealthy live on a man-made space station called Elysium, while the rest of the humans inhabit an overpopulated and ruined Earth. Matt Damon plays a desperate man who must reach Elysium in order to find a cure that will save his life. I’m digging everything I’m seeing from this film, and with four months until the release date, this is only the tip of the political-sci-fi iceberg.
Hit the jump to check out the images, and click here for Steve’s thoughts on the footage he saw yesterday. The film also stars Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Wagner Moura, Diego Luna, and William Fichtner. Elysium opens August 9th.
Even though the CIA and the X-Men parted on less-than-amicable terms at the end of X-Men: First Class (that can happen when half of your agents get killed by mutants because you were working with mutants), Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) never gives up on humanity. Director Bryan Singer has tweeted a new set photo from X-Men: Days of Future Past showing a CIA file for Professor X’s Oxford University Thesis on Human Genetic Mutation. The file is dated 1973, so either Xavier gave them the file willingly, or the CIA just decided to boost it from Oxford. I like to think it’s the former, and that the file also contains tips on how nerdy geneticists can pick up chicks in bars.
Hit the jump to check out the image. The film also stars Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, and Peter Dinklage. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens July 18, 2014.
Bryan Singer has tweeted a new set photo from his upcoming film, X-Men: Days of Future Past. Singer refers to the torture implements on display as “Magneto toys”, which is a bit confusing because isn’t anything made of metal a toy for Magneto? Also, it appears that torture tools do indeed come as kits because you see the same line up of tools in almost every movie torture scene. There has to be a place where you can go and say, “Yes, one torture kit, please,” and it will inevitably contain pliers, hooks, and other tools that you would find in a dentist’s office (except for the knives; if your dentist’s office has knives, you’re probably not in a real dentist’s office).
Hit the jump to check out the full image. The film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, and Peter Dinklage. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens July 18, 2014.
Seven new images from J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek Into Darkness have gone online. There’s nothing too mind-blowing in this batch, but the marketing for the upcoming sequel isn’t going to slow down with only six weeks to go until opening day. Of course, the demand for that marketing isn’t going to subside either, so this works out for every one.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller, Alice Eve, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Star Trek Into Darkness opens in IMAX 3D on May 15th and in 2D and 3D on May 17th.
Filming on Anchorman: The Legend Continues is underway in Atlanta, and a new set photo has arrived from Piedmont Park. The set photo has an image of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) sitting on a park bench with a small child, who may or may not be the anchorman’s son. Back in April 2012, director Adam McKay said they were still writing the script, but there was a key phrase: “custody battle”. With that unruly hair, it’s tough to believe that the boy could be any son of Ron Burgundy, but it looks like that’s the case. It’s also a shame that things didn’t work out with Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), but then again, she is a smelly pirate hooker.
Hit the jump to check out the set photo. The film also stars Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Greg Kinnear, Josh Lawson, Dylan Baker, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Meagan Good, and Harrison Ford. Anchorman: The Legend Continues opens December 20th.
A couple weeks ago, we reported that Karl Urban and Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) were set to star in Human, a pilot from J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman (Fringe). The series is described as “an action-packed buddy cop show set in a future where all LAPD officers are being partnered up with highly evolved human-like androids.” Urban plays John Kennex, a respected police officer who has shut down emotionally after a tragic mission left him critically injured. Even though this looks like an average police procedural with a couple of twists (the future, androids), it will be worth a look because of Urban. Filming is now underway in Vancouver, and the first set photos show Kennex investigating a crime scene surrounded by slightly-futuristic vehicles.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The show also stars Michael Ealy, Lily Taylor, Michael Irby, and Mackenzie Crook. Brad Anderson (The Call) is directing the pilot.
Focus Features has released a new poster and images for Derek Cianfrance‘s The Place Beyond the Pines. The film centers on a generational conflict involving two fathers: one a pro-motorcycle rider and bank robber (Ryan Gosling) and a rookie cop on the rise (Bradley Cooper). This was one of my favorite films at TIFF 2012, and I’m glad that general audiences are very close to seeing it.
Hit the jump to check out the poster and images. The film also stars Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, Rose Byrne, Emory Cohen, and Dane DeHaan. The Place Beyond the Pines opens Friday in limited release.