There are currently two primary types of superhero movies: the moody Nolanesque thriller and the sprightly Favreauvian action-comedy. Judging by the new poster for next year’s The Amazing Spider-Man, the back-to-high-school reboot will be moving the franchise into some decidedly darker, Dark Knight-ier territory. The poster even has the same shadowy aesthetic color scheme as the just-released one-sheet for The Dark Knight Rises: same distinctive visual, same urban grit, same straightforward tagline. In this case, Amazing Spider-Man claims to be “The Untold Story.” For a brief moment, I thought that catchphrase indicated that the movie would be drawing from Untold Tales of Spider-Man, a stealth classic throwback series which was basically the only source for good Spider-Man stories in the 1990s. But I’m guessing the line is actually just a tease about the appearance in Amazing of Peter Parker’s biological parents, who are in the trailer just long enough to establish that Peter Parker is an orphan… kind of like Bruce Wayne. Check out the poster: READ FULL STORY »
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Sony sent shock waves through the film industry when it announced yesterday that, starting in May 2012, it would no longer subsidize the cost of 3-D glasses for its releases.
Understandably, the bold move has many parties concerned. After all, someone has to pay for the hordes of expensive frames.
But according to the National Association of Theater Owners, exhibitors don’t want to be the ones to do it! NATO has just issued a rather disgruntled response. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY »
Though audiences still have to wait until next July 3 for The Amazing Spider-Man to hit theaters, Sony is clearly very bullish on its reboot of the web-slinging franchise — so much so that they’ve already greenlit a sequel and staked out a release date of May 2, 2014 for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. “It speaks volumes about our confidence in what we are seeing on the new film and our desire to move quickly on the next installment,” says a studio source. No further information is available on the sequel at this point, though it seems safe to assume that the new Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield, will be back wearing the suit again. But hey, it’s never too early for fanboys to start lobbying for their favorite villains, so have at it: Who would you like to see Spider-Man square off against in the franchise’s next chapter?
Just in time for preview night at Comic-Con, the first official trailer for next year’s Amazing Spider-Man reboot has hit the internet. The film marks a somewhat risky attempt to restart the Spider-Man franchise by refocusing on Peter Parker’s high school years (which were quickly left behind in the Sam Raimi-Tobey Maguire trilogy). To judge by the trailer, the tone of Amazing is darker than the earlier trilogy — moody music plays over David Fincher-y shots of Andrew Garfield walking down the halls of school, clearly not too popular despite the fact that he stole Pauly D’s hair. The video actually opens with footage of Peter’s parents — who have a somewhat confusing history in the comic book world that I won’t get into, since that appears to be spoiler territory — leaving him with his Aunt and Uncle, never to return. Since Spidey is already kind of a weepy character — Uncle Ben, no! — it’s interesting to see that they’re doubling down on the misery by focusing so heavily on the fact that Peter is apparently an orphan. Check out the trailer and see for yourself: READ FULL STORY »
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man, Sony’s high school reboot of their lucrative web-swinging franchise, doesn’t hit theaters until July 3, 2012, but the wheels are already in motion on the next next Spidey movie. EW has confirmed that the studio has hired James Vanderbilt to begin work on a follow-up to Amazing. Vanderbilt authored the original screenplay for Amazing Spider-Man (although the scribe currently shares screenwriting credit with Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves). It’s become common practice for studios to start working on blockbuster sequels while films are still in production, but given the controversial nature of this Spider-Man reboot, this can be considered a special vote of confidence by the studio in the franchise’s new direction. (Now, let’s start the real conversation — what should they call Spidey 2/5? I vote for The Spectacular Spider-Man.)
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A potentially major spoiler from The Amazing Spider-Man, the new Spidey reboot starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, appears to have been revealed by a surprising source: C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders).
(SPOILER ALERT!) The actor, who appears in the flick, said in a podcast on The RetroRadio that Garfield’s Spider-Man battles the Lizard in one of the film’s major action sequences. Said Howell, “I play a relatively small role. I play a construction worker whose son is caught in the middle of a battle between the Lizard and Spider-Man and we’re on the Manhattan Bridge. Spider-Man helps me get my son back in a perilous situation. At the end of the movie, there is a little bit of a payback there. Spider-Man is kind of hurting and I help him. Part of the story is the nation thinks he might be a bad guy at first. They don’t know who this guy is. Because of my experience on the bridge with my kid, I know he is a good guy. So, I pitch in and sort of help out at the end.”
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