Sony has released a new featurette for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The featurette shines the spotlight on the relationship between Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), which was easily one of the best parts of the first movie. If this featurette is any indication, it will also be one of the best aspects of the sequel as the two actors continue to have terrific chemistry, and there’s still a commitment to making Gwen more than a one-dimensional love-interest/damsel-in-distress.
Hit the jump to check out the featurette. The film also stars Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, Felicity Jones, Colm Feore, B.J. Novak, and Paul Giamatti. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2nd.
Sony Pictures has released yet another new trailer for Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In the upcoming sequel, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds himself surrounded by antagonistic forces as Electro (Jamie Foxx) emerges, Parker’s old friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) returns to New York City, and everyone seems to have a connection to the shady goings-on at Oscorp. This new trailer has some new footage, a lot more dubstep, and continues to make us wonder how much of the movie Sony will show us before it opens in theaters.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars The film also stars Emma Stone, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak, Colm Feore, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2nd.
It seems like only yesterday that Sony was hiding the fact that Green Goblin was in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and he would be played by Dane DeHaan. I’m not sure what the difference is between knowing three months in advance of the release date as opposed to six months, but it’s standard procedure for most studios and their blockbusters. In any event, the studio has now released another image of Goblin and this time he’s throwing down against Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). In this reboot, the key to being the Green Goblin is bad hair, bad teeth and dirty skin wrapped up in a mech suit. Harry Osborn is stealing jobs from homeless people.
Hit the jump to check out the image. The film also stars Emma Stone, Jamie 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 2nd.
Sony has released new featurettes for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In the upcoming sequel, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds himself surrounded by antagonistic forces as Electro (Jamie Foxx) emerges, Parker’s old friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) returns to New York City, and everyone seems to have a connection to the shady goings-on at Oscorp. Sony has finally reached the point of going too far because these featurettes reportedly contain spoilers, specifically, Stan Lee’s cameo. I don’t know why Sony would feel the need to give that away, but there’s must be people out there who want that clip now.
Hit the jump to check out the featurettes. The film also stars The film also stars Emma Stone, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak, Colm Feore, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2nd. [Again: Spoiler Warning]
Guardians of the Galaxy certainly stole most of the spotlight at Hasbro’s Toy Fair 2014 preview event, but there were also items from a number of other hot Marvel properties on hand as well.
The Captain America: The Winter Soldier super soldier gear was a centerpiece of the Marvel exhibit as one of few items that could be played with. There were also high-end figurines of Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), The Winter Solider (Sebastian Stan) and The Falcon (Anthony Mackie) on display. A number of other Avengers made an appearance at the event as well including Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). Right next door it was all about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with a Silly String slinging booth as well as a slew of variant figurines of the hero. Hit the jump to check it all out for yourself.
Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In the upcoming sequel, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds himself surrounded by antagonistic forces as Electro (Jamie Foxx) emerges, Parker’s old friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) returns to New York City, and everyone seems to have a connection to the shady goings-on at Oscorp. This new trailer is a mash-up of the trailers we’ve seen over the past few months with a few bits of new action thrown in. With a little under three months left to go until the film’s release date, I’m a little worried about how much more they can show us since we’ve already gotten a pretty heavy dose of the plot. Perhaps it’s best to keep the reveals where they are, and let us be surprised when we see the film in May.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Emma Stone, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak, Colm Feore, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2nd. [Update: Sony has pulled the trailer.]
I typically try and use the opening paragraph to talk about something not already covered in the Top 5 list itself. I’m making an exception this week because The LEGO Movie is good enough to warrant it. Writers/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have crafted an outstanding family comedy that’s sharp, funny, and as imaginative as the product it expertly seeks to promote. For all of the laughs it provides (of which there are many), I think its greatest achievement is how precisely it balances the weight of story and self-promotion. Make no mistake, its primary goals are to drive sales and promote the LEGO brand. Lord and Miller’s script is smart enough, though, to achieve these by genuinely capturing the spirit of creativity and inventiveness that makes LEGO so unique. I can only wish that all product placement strategies were this inspired and on point.
Moving on to the list portion of this week’s installment, today’s Top 5 will tackle more things pertaining to The LEGO Movie, the science of RoboCop, Paul Bettany‘s casting in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg bringing Preacher to AMC, and a recap of the movie spots that aired during the trouncing also known as the 2014 Super Bowl. Keep reading for a brief recap and link to each of the above.
Things are not looking good for Ol’ Web-Head in Marc Webb’s upcoming superhero sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. We already know that Spidey (Andrew Garfield) will be surrounded by villains, Jamie Foxx’s Max Dillon/Electro likely chief among them. Just when it seemed as if our web-crawling hero already had his hands full, another villain has been revealed. We’ll keep the potential spoiler until after the jump.
The film also stars Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on May 2nd. Hit the jump for more.
Harry Osborn is a tragic figure in the Spider-Man comics. Peter Parker is basically good, Norman Osborn is basically evil, and Harry is caught in between, but eventually inherits his father’s villainous mantle; his birthright is inevitable defeat at the hands of his best friend. We don’t know if The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will follow the character’s arc from the comic, but a recent interview with the actor playing Harry, Dane DeHaan, shines a bit more light on what we’ll be seeing. We knew that in the reboot, Harry and Peter (Andrew Garfield) are old friends, and Harry has come home to help run Oscorp since Norman (Chris Cooper) is sick. DeHaan explained that it’s not just trying to walk this balance between his loyalty to his father and to his friend, but also the sinister dealings of the company.
Hit the jump for more. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2nd.
Three new international posters for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have been released. While other posters put the emphasis on the number of villains that Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) will be facing, these posters cut out Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) and put the emphasis squarely on Electro (Jamie Foxx), although you can still see Goblin on the Times Square TV screens.
Hit the jump to check out the posters. The film also stars Emma Stone, Colm Feore, B.J. Novak, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.
Because I’ve grown tired of never following through on my New Year’s resolutions to get in shape, this year I’m trying something more attainable: to keep a list of all the movies I watch in 2014. Many thanks to my colleague, Mr. Goldberg, for throwing out a Letterboxd recommendation in this collage of films he watched in 2013. I joined the site shortly after reading his rec and think it’s a great way not only to keep a viewing diary (and actually stick with a resolution for once) but also to create/share your own lists and communicate with fellow movie lovers. If you want to keep up with my 2014 watch diary, check out my Top 10 of 2013, and/or my most anticipated for 2014 then hit me up on Letterboxd by clicking here.
Shameless self-promotion aside, the first Top 5 of 2014 features a recap of Matt, Adam, and Dave’s Top 10 of 2013 lists, a new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, video interviews for Inside Llewyn Davis with Oscar Isaac and more, the great first trailer for writer/director Gareth Evans‘ The Raid 2: Berandal, and a new installment of Cinemath that breaks down the 2013 box office. Continue reading for a brief recap and link to each of the above.
Even though The Amazing Spider-Man 2 now has at least three villains, I’m still assuming Electro (Jamie Foxx) is the lead threat ahead of Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) and Rhino (Paul Giamatti). Electro’s been featured the most heavily in the marketing, although that could be because Foxx is highly recognizable to mainstream audiences. Two new images keep the focus on the superpowered baddie, who starts out as the feeble Max Dillon. As we all know, Peter Parker is the only meek person who can get superpowers and not go power-mad.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Colm Feore, B.J. Novak, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.
Directed by Ralph Fiennes and written by Abi Morgan (Shame), The Invisible Woman tells the story of Ellen “Nelly” Ternan (Felicity Jones), a happily married mother and schoolteacher with a secret past. Haunted by remorse and guilt, Nelly was a young actress who caught the eye of Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes), becoming both his muse and secret lover.
At the film’s press day, actress Felicity Jones spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about what made you want to play Nelly, her audition process for the role, working with Ralph Fiennes as an actor and as a director, how the two of them were on the same wavelength during the shoot, how extensively she did research into the real woman, and her incredible wardrobe. She also talked about being a part of such a huge production as The Amazing Spider-Man 2, how the secrecy about the project was inferred, so as to protect the story they’re telling, and how she got a say in the costumes she wears in the film, as well as what the experience was like working with Jonah Hill and James Franco on True Story. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
A few weeks ago, Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman Amy Pascal hinted at expanding the Spider-Man universe, and I’ve been saying for months that the company’s superhero strategy rests on supervillains since they only have one superhero, Spider-Man (creating a superhero from scratch is apparently verboten). Their only option is to dig into Spidey’s vast rogues gallery, and that’s exactly what they’re going to do. Last night, Sony outlined how they plan to compete with Disney/Marvel, Warner Bros/DC Comics, and 20th Century Fox (X-Men and Fantastic Four).
Hit the jump for more details on the studio’s plan.
If you’re a Spider-Man fan, Sony Pictures is about to make your day. That’s because the studio sent out a late night press release loaded with future plans for the Spider-Man movie universe. Here are the highlights:
- Sony, in association with Marvel, are developing several new projects in the Spider-Man franchise, with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon, and Drew Goddard to collaborate on overseeing the developing story over several films that will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. The five writers, along with the two producers and Marc Webb, have formed a franchise brain trust to expand the universe for the brand and to develop a continuous tone and thread throughout the films.
- Kurtzman, Orci, and Pinkner are writing the screenplay for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which the studio hopes Webb will return to direct; the film will go into production next fall for release on June 10, 2016.
- Kurtzman, Orci and Solomon are writing the screenplay for a Venom movie, which Kurtzman will direct.
- Drew Goddard will write, with an eye to direct, The Sinister Six, focusing on the villains in the franchise.
With the comic book genre making more money than ever at the box office, it’s no surprise Sony is pushing forward with more sequels and spinoffs. We’ll have a lot more on this tomorrow, but until then, hit the jump for the press release.
[Update: For more on this story, click here for Matt's take on how Sony plans to compete with Disney/Marvel, Warner Bros/DC Comics, and 20th Century Fox (X-Men and Fantastic Four)]