The first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is due out later this week, and, at least internationally, there are some obnoxious trailer teasers leading up to it. These trailer teasers, at best, show off the new costume in action, but mostly it’s just Spidey zipping around New York City. However, if you weren’t at Comic-Con, this is the first footage you’ll see of the character. What’s more interesting is the subtitle tacked on to the trailer: “Rise of Electro”. Sometimes foreign territories get different titles, so we don’t know if The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro will be used stateside.
Hit the jump to watch the brief teasers, and come back on December 5th to see the full trailer. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, 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.
The first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will arrive online next week, but the first poster has been spotted in the wild. We know for a fact that Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) will be fighting Electro (Jamie Foxx), but the rest of the plot has been speculation based on other characters in the movie. For those who don’t know, Paul Giamatti is playing the baddie, Rhino, Chris Cooper is playing Norman Osborn (who becomes Green Goblin in the comics) and Dane DeHaan is playing Harry Osborn (who becomes Green Goblin after his father dies). This new poster apparently shows not only Electro, but also Green Goblin on his glider and a giant, robot/vehicle that has a horn like a rhino. If the first poster is going to show off these characters, I wonder how much they’ll feature in the first trailer.
Hit the jump to check out the posters. Hopefully, some higher-quality images will go online soon. The film also stars Emma Stone, Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak, Colm Feore, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.
The future of the Amazing Spider-Man franchise probably lies with the Sinister Six. As we’ve said before, Sony doesn’t have any other superheroes, but they have plenty of supervillains, and teaming them together can set Amazing Spider-Man apart from other comic book movies. As far as we know, Electro (Jamie Foxx) will be the main villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but we also know Chris Cooper is playing Norman Osborn, who in the comics eventually becomes Spidey’s arch-nemesis, Green Goblin. In a recent interview with MTV, Cooper says The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be our introduction to the rebooted Osborn, but,
“you’ll see — an extremely odd introduction, which apparently will lead to something more.”
Hit the jump for Cooper’s other statement regarding the upcoming sequel. The film also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak, Colm Feore, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.
Superheroes now dominate the multiplex, but Sony Pictures only has one major character: Spider-Man. Thankfully, he’s one of the biggest, and he’s got a colorful gallery of supporting characters. While The Amazing Spider-Man franchise could be building to the wallcrawler facing off against the supervillain group Sinister Six, the new Spidey movies are only coming out once every two years. Other studios with more characters are trying to force out one every year, or in Marvel’s case, two per year. In order to stay competitive, Sony might start digging into Spider-Man’s supporting cast.
Hit the jump for more. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 3 opens June 10, 2016, and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 opens May 4, 2018.
Well this is a weird one. We’ve got a trio of images that appear to be from Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, though I personally hope they’re all photoshopped. As you can tell from the above image, Spidey apparently joins the brave men and women of the NYFD in the sequel, albeit for a brief time most likely. Jamie Foxx also appears as the villainous Electro and he looks rather pissed off; water and electricity don’t mix, after all. Lastly, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield appear troubled, mostly by Garfield’s hair. Hit the jump to vet them for yourselves.
Also starring Dane DeHaan, 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Sony is once again getting a jump on its next Spider-Man sequel, as the studio has tapped a trio of scribes to start penning the screenplay for The Amazing Spider-Man 3. Alex Kurtzmn, Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinkner are credited with the screenplay for next May’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Sony has now hired the trio to begin work on The Amazing Spider-Man 3. The studio clearly has big plans for the rebooted Spidey franchise, as it recently set release dates for both Spidey 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 for June 2016 and May 2018, respectively. Hit the jump for more, including the likelihood of director Marc Webb returning for the third installment.
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.
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:
We have seen many images from the The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but prior to the release of the trailer, the true reveal should come at the Comic-Con panel in Hall H on Friday. Sony has released a tease for the panel with our first official footage of Jamie Foxx hooked up to the machinery that presumably transforms him into the villain Electro. I haven’t set expectations for the sequel yet, but I do like the look they designed for Electro.
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field also star. The Marc Webb-directed sequel opens May 2, 2014. See the teaser after the jump, and check back on Friday for our recap of the Comic-Con panel.