Colm Feore

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It’s common for actors to be recast in popular movies, be it when the actor chooses not to return for a sequel or when they’re not suited for the role. In the case of actress Shailene Woodley, cast as the new Mary Jane Watson in Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, her role was cut after all her scenes were shot. A rare occurrence in multi-million dollar movies and something that hasn’t really sat well with some of Spidey’s fans.

In a recent interview with Crave Online the director opened up, explaining his decision to cut Woodley from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Simply put, she got in the way of the Gwen and Peter relationship, but for further explanation here’s Webb’s response from the interview:

It wasn’t [cut]… The character was just teased. It was a very minor inflection, and I felt it was important to really focus on Peter and Gwen’s storyline. It was hard, because I love Shai. I think she’s such a brilliant actor and such a lovely, wonderful warm person. That was hard, and having her presence in a movie is great, but I thought it was important to focus on Peter and Gwen. I’m excited to see Spectacular Now, though.

That last part seems a bit cryptic, but we could be making something out of nothing. At least it’s nice to see Marc didn’t want to cut her part, but thought it was best in the grand scheme of the sequel, maybe even allowing her to return to the part as long as her schedule lines up with the third Spidey film.  With all the characters Marc has planned it’s easy to why the director has to make decision in the name of the plot and the sequel’s running time.

Speaking of characters, other actors involved in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have either inadvertently confirmed or accidentally let slip who they’re going to be in the Sony Pictures sequel. Actor Colm Feore was revealed to be playing Adrian Toombes, aka The Vulture and Felicity Jones is also rumored to be playing The Black Cat, both of which Webb has denied. Sitting down with Total Film the director admitted he has been “intentionally concealing” these secrets,

Hmmm… Well, how do I answer that? How about this? Anything you expect, you’ll be surprised. To be totally honest, I intentionally conceal these things because I want people to be engaged and surprised when they see the film and experience it for the first time. It’s not like Harry Potter or Twilight necessarily where you know the stories.

And we are constructing them from elements of the comics obviously, from the canon, and we pay homage and are very protective of certain elements of the canon, but we want people to experience it for the first time in the theatre and I think that’s an experience that it often robbed from the audience, so you’ll forgive me being coy.

So, it sounds like Webb could be going with a mixture of known elements, and with over 50 years of history to work with there’s plenty to pull from. That leaves plenty of surprises ahead audiences. What do you think though? Will it be something worth while, using a blend of characters to pull of something original or should they stick to what everyone already knows?

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters everywhere May 2nd, 2014.

Sources: Blastr, CBM

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Marc Webb is currently in the middle of filming his sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man and, as has become a habit with this guy, he loves to tease the hell out of things with little bite-sized pics of what’s going down on set.  Whether he’s trying to drive us insane or is just playing the marketing game is TBD, but it does seem like we get something almost daily from him.

This time around, a not-so-exciting picture of actor Colm Feore, who will be playing… okay, so we don’t know who the hell he’s playing.  But here’s the picture anyways:

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At first glance he looks like a suit of some sort.  And there he is staring at… something.  Thanks again, Marc Webb, for a shot of virtually nothing!

Check out Amazing Spider-Man 2 when it comes to theaters on May 2nd, 2014.

 

Thanks to blastr for the heads-up.

Paramount recently gave certain members of the press and critics an early screening of Kenneth Branagh’s Thor. Sadly, we didn’t get invited to the party. Apparently members of the press complained about that ONE time we got a popcorn bucket blow job from that hot girl in the front row. Ha, they were just jealous. *Note: like we would be so lucky. We got banned for bringing in some outside JuJuBees They’re real sticklers about the “NO OUTSIDE FOOD” policy.

Here’s a sampling of early reviews, which basically put this myth and magic film in the good, not great comic-to-screen adaptation category. Apparently Chris Hemsworth breaks out in the title role, and the film’s earth-bound sections are its weakest. Something along those lines anyway.

Keep in mind that these are only early reviews of Thor and are no way the thoughts and expressions of the Gods of Asgard or Nerdbastards.com, we’re waiting for May 6th to thunder it’s arrival.

[Warning: Links to quoted sources may or will contain spoilers, so if you don’t want Thor ruined for you before it’s release avoid these links.]

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