The litany of villains on display in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be presented in the immersive IMAX format. Sony Pictures announced today that it will be releasing director Marc Webb’s superhero sequel in IMAX 3D worldwide when it opens in theaters next spring. In the follow-up, Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker finds himself surrounded by antagonistic forces as Jamie Foxx’s Electro 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. We saw in last week’s trailer debut that Sony is building out the Spidey universe quite heavily with a number of baddies, and now we’ll have a chance to experience Webb’s action set pieces on the giant screen.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in international theaters beginning April 16, 2014 and will open domestically on May 2, 2014. The film will be available in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D. Read the full press release after the jump.
This week in Blu-ray/DVD recommendations I confidently offer up writer/director Maggie Carey‘s The To Do List for your consideration. Starring Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader, and many more, The To Do List delivers consistent laughs and, at times, an all too realistic depiction of the awkwardness of “first times”. As an added bonus, I imagine viewers who grew up in the 90′s will appreciate the fashion and accessory induced nostalgia the film provides (the sound of a Trapper Keeper ripping open is music to my ears). Moreover, having a story like this told from a female perspective is refreshing to say the least. I don’t want to oversell it as being a comedic game-changer but The To Do List is a solid feature debut for Carey and Plaza is excellent as the overachieving lead who approaches sexual experience the only way she knows how: like it’s a class final that’s worth 75% of your overall grade.
Home entertainment recommendations aside, this week’s Top 5 highlights the first trailer for director Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Out of the Furnace interviews with Christian Bale and more, Gal Gadot landing the role of Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman, Sundance 2014 announcing its competition lineup along with a slew of first/new images from many of the entries, and the possibility of X-Men: Apocalypse hitting theaters in May 2016. For more, check out a brief recap and link to each of the above after the jump.
In its first trailer, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was willing to give fans a peek at what might be in store for the third film, but it’s still keeping a few secrets. We don’t have official confirmation on who Felicity Jones is playing (although she may have let it slip) or on B.J. Novak‘s role. But in a recent interview, Novak told The Huffington Post:
I’m in a couple of scenes. Yeah, I was never told whether or not I could say. I can say that I work at Oscorp. And I am someone from the comic books, someone from the original. So, yeah, I’m somebody. I wouldn’t say I’m pivotal, but I’m not an extra, either.
If that’s the case and if the viral campaign lines up, I’d put my money on Alistair Smythe, son of Spider-Slayer creator Spencer Smythe, who also works at OsCorp. Whoever Novak is playing, we’ll probably find out before the film opens on May 2, 2014.
When a large poster for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released earlier this week, many were surprised to see that Sony had seemingly spoiled the appearance of one more villain in addition to Jamie Foxx’s Electro and Paul Giamatti’s Rhino. Granted, there is every indication that the new Spidey franchise is building to a Sinister Six movie, but some fans were dismayed at possibly being spoiled on what could have been a very cool surprise—that is until the first trailer was released earlier today. The new trailer is incredibly revealing when it comes to the growing number of baddies that Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker will seemingly face off against in the sequel, and now a report claims that said trailer also spoils the film’s post-credits sequence.
Hit the jump for more, but beware of possible spoilers for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
In case you haven’t gotten enough of your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man today with the new trailer, our screengrabs, and the possibility of the post-credits scene being spoiled in the trailer, Sony has released more images from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on the official website. The website also features background music that’s probably some of Hans Zimmer‘s score for the film. Finally, we’ve been wondering who Colm Feore would be playing in the movie, and had speculated that it would be Spider-Slayer inventor Spencer Smythe. However, the website says he’s playing “Donald Menken”, who was the personal assistant to Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper) in the comics. There’s still no official word on who Felicity Jones and B.J. Novak are playing.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.
The first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 just went online, and it’s pretty damn good. It’s filled with some thrilling shots and some neat stuff for the fans. For me, the biggest takeaway from the trailer is the image above—Vulture’s wings and Doctor Octopus’ tentacles. It’s a short shot, but one that’s meant to be noticed (unlike another half-second shot in the trailer that provides new details on what happened to Peter’s parents). We’ve also pulled some nice close-ups on villains Electro (Jamie Foxx), Rhino (Paul Giamatti), and Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan).
Hit the jump to check out thirty screengrabs from the trailer, click here for more images and to preview the score, and click here to find out whether the post-credits scene was spoiled in the trailer. The film also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Chris Cooper, Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak, Colm Feore, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.
Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for director Marc Webb’s sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The clip emphasizes the burden on Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), as he explains in voiceover: “The more people I try to save, the more enemies I will make. And it’s just a matter of time before I face those with more power than I can overcome.” (See: Sinister Six.) There’s just a bit of footage of Jamie Foxx as the new villain Electro, but the trailer closes with a cool chase/battle that promises a nice match between our agile hero and the seemingly teleportable villain.
Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field also star. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014. Watch the trailer after the jump, click here to check out the screengrabs, click here to check out more images and to preview the score, and click here to find out whether the post-credits sequence has already been spoiled.
It’s looking like Spencer Smythe will be involved in some capacity in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, although it will probably be a minor role. A couple months ago, The Daily Bugle’s Tumblr page had the report “that OsCorp stock has climbed four points, and that’s due in part because of ‘significant advancements in robotics by the head of the engineering division, Spencer Smythe’.” For those who don’t read the comics, Smythe is the inventor of the robotic Spider Slayers, whose purpose is to seek and destroy Spider-Man. Now the Bugle has an interview with Smythe, and he comes off as arrogant, but also drops the line, “Well, if you want to catch the right fly, you have to spin the right web.”
Hit the jump for the interview. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Dane DeHaan, 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 will be released tomorrow.
A few days ago, we posted a lo-res version of the banner for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Sony has now released an official version, and there’s really nothing to hide. Green Goblin is on there, and if you look behind Electro’s shoulder, you can see who’s playing him. The Rhino armor is much clearer (I assume some people will be upset that it’s not Paul Giamatti in a Rhino costume, which would look silly, but also be pretty hilarious) and you can make out little details like the OsCorp and Daily Bugle logos.
Hit the jump to check out the banner. The film also stars The film also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak, Colm Feore, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.
A few days ago, someone snapped a photo of a triptych poster for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The poster not only provided a shot at confirmed villain Electro (Jamie Foxx), but also images of Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and, far off in the distance, Green Goblin. Rather than keeping the image fuzzy and audiences guessing, there’s now a high-res close-up of the character. We won’t spoil it here (even though I’m betting Sony will make it official very soon if they’re willing to put it on a poster in the first place), but you can see who it is after the jump.
Hit the jump to check out the close-up. The film also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak, Colm Feore, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014. [Again: Spoiler Warning]
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.
New high-resolution images from a trio of upcoming releases have landed online. Briefly:
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – A new image from director Marc Webb’s superhero sequel features Jamie Foxx’s villain pre-transformation, along with hi-res versions of a couple of previously released photos. The film opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.
- Out of the Furnace – A large batch of new hi-res images from director Scott Cooper’s (Crazy Heart) upcoming drama, starring Christian Bale as an ex-con who goes searching for his missing brother (Casey Affleck). The film opens on December 6th.
- Grudge Match – A few new images from the Robert De Niro/Sylvester Stallone comedy, which revolves around a rematch between two old, bitter boxing rivals. The film opens on Christmas Day.
Hit the jump to take a look at the images.
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.