If you thought the casting of Jamie Foxx as Electro in The Amazing Spider Man 2 was unexpected, wait until you see what he looks like. Lets bare in mind that Electro is one of the campier villains, so doing a live-action version of him would’ve been difficult. Regardless, I don’t think any of us expected the creatives behind TASM2 were gonna go so… Smurfy.
The Daily Mail has provided new photos from the Times Square set of Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man sequel revealing our first good look at Jamie Foxx as Maxwell Dillon, better known as the supervillain Electro. Check em’ out below:
It’s BLUE the villain is BLUE!!
Alright, so they go ultimate universe version…. why not? Hey, at least he’s more attractive than the girl playing Mary Jane. Definitely not what I expected, but I’m sure it’ll look cool with all the CG lightning added. I’m confident he’ll is gonna make a way better villian than the lizard.
The movie also stars Andrew Garfield,Emma Stone, Martin Sheen, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, and Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn. The movie will be released on May 2nd, 2014
The news coming out of director Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 production ha picked up as of late. Yesterday there was the closer look at some of the changes to the Spider-Man movie suit and today there are some new stills straight from the production set of the Marvel sequel.
Currently shooting in New York, we get some glimpses of Andrew Garfield‘s stunt double (I think it’s Shane Geraghty or Akos Schenek hanging upside down in the pictures), and some costume shots through the tree limbs.
Take a look through the gallery below and let us know what you think about the movie and costume so far in the comments section below. I think the changes to the eyes are a great nod to the comic book costume and will really stand out on the big screen.
Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds, life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
The movie’s cast is rounded out with Martin Sheen (Uncle Ben), Shailene Woodley (Mary Jane), Paul Giammatti (The Rhino), Felicity Jones (Black Cat ???), and Colm Feore (The Vulture??? Norman Osborn???)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 its way onto theater screens everywhere on May 2nd, 2014.
Everyone who has watched Superman II can quote the famous line, “Kneel before Zod,” that actor Terence Stamp says in his fight with the late Christopher Reeve‘s Superman.
It’s a line that demands respect and has been uttered in countless parodies in the years since the film’s release, giving the line itself a cult status. While doing an interview on VH1’s Big Moring Buzz LiveMichael Shannon, who has taken over the role of General Zod in Man of Steel, may have shattered the hopes of thousands of Zod fans revealing, “I don’t say that in the movie,” when asked about quoting the famous line in the reboot.
Now we know Zack Snyder is trying to update the franchise but “Kneel before Zod” is synonymous with Stamp’s role and it has to be said. It’s one of those lines that should be carried on in some way, much like what was done for Martin Sheen and the reworking of, “With great power comes great responsibility,” in The Amazing Spider-Man. Hopefully the line will be used in some variation to make it Shannon’s own, if anything Snyder can at least give people this:
Your welcome Zack, use something like that and you’ll calm a planet of angry nerds.
Special thanks to Blastr for spreading the word of Zod. Check out Shannon’s original interview with VH1 below,
Looks like people may still love Joss Whedon and The Avengers, but until the Marvel feature releases on DVD and Blu-ray on September 25th, another Marvel hero has taken the number one spot in our nerdy hearts. In the six days since its release North American release, Marc Webb and The Amazing Spider-Manhave earned an “amazing” $141 million, bringing its global total to $341.2 million!
Opening with a solid $7.5 million from midnight screenings, the feature has since added to its astounding $200 million in the overseas markets. This is a great start for a movie that’s only a few years removed from the last time people saw the red and blue spandex on film. In nearly a week, The Amazing Spider-Man has earned more than the budget of the original Sam Raimi Spider-Man and that’s not bad for something that originally had a huge backlash over certain aspects of the reboot – i.e.: mechanical web-shooters.
Webb stayed faithful to the source material and stayed away from emo haircuts and cheesy dance scenes and created a suitable beginning to a new trilogy. And until Chris Nolan and The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, it may be safe to say that for the next few weeks the theaters belong to our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man.
The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Sally Field, Martin Sheen and Denis Leary and is in theaters now.
Having only been five years since we last saw Spidey on the big screen, the timing of The Amazing Spider-Man hurts more than it helps. Add in the facts only two months ago we were hyperventilating over The Avengers and in a few weeks we’ll be in the midst of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight finale, and it only gets worse for the web-slinger. That being said, The Amazing Spider-Man is by no means a bad movie, or a bad super hero movie. It’s just that now, in 2012, the stakes for the super hero movie have been raised and Spider-Man falls a little short.
But like I said, Amazing Spider-Man is a good movie. Marc Webb scores big by crafting a believable origin for the teen hero that is more emotionally nuanced than Raimi’s and having a cast who deliver great performances across the board. The web-slinging and parkour acrobatics look fantastic, so good you’ll be craving more. And there’s one of the film’s hiccups, for a summer action flick there should be more heart-pounding action to keep you on the edge of your seat. The film’s highlights come not from spectacle or the climatic battle, but rather from the quiet moments between characters.
“Hollywood, Hollywood, can’t stop showing clips galore, spoil the plot, then some more, look out…look out for Marketeers!!!” In case you’re wondering, yes… that was a riff on the 1960’s Spider-Man theme. Crafty, aren’t I? Anyway, here we are again with another round of clips from The Amazing Spider-Man.
First up, we got a clip featuring Andrew Garfield‘s Peter Parker telling Denis Leary‘s Captain Stacy about how the alligator in the sewer (aka The Lizard) is really Dr. Connors. Leary responds with an appropriate “Do I LOOK like the Mayor of Tokyo to you?” [via MetaCafe ]
Next, we have a minute long clip of Spidey swinging around New York City. Really that’s it. Just some New York free running from ‘ole web head. Enjoy. [via Yahoo! Movies ]
Lastly, we have a brand-new behind-the-scenes featurette which focuses on films stunt work. Parkour, free-running, wires and blue screen galore. I agree with Andy Armstrong, the action looks pretty narly. [via Sprint]
Opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on July 3, the Marc Webb-directed action adventure also stars Andrew Garfield, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen and Sally Field.
Today has been heavy with TV spots. Instead of rifling off of a bunch of short posts, we thought it would be much more reader friendly to compile them into a compendium. OK, I admit it. We were just too goddamn lazy. Anyhow, scroll on down to see some new spots for Expendable 2, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises.
Lionsgate has released a third TV spot for The Expendables 2. Much like the first two spots, you can expect explosions and geriatric acting.
In the August 17 release, Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Toll Road ()Randy Couture and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) — with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard — are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job.
Sure, you could go spend $10+ dollars on Men in Black III, or you could just hit play below to see the six minute preview of The Amazing Spider-Man that screens before it. That’s why you were going to MIB III anyway, right? You didn’t think that movie actually looked good, did you? For shame.
Anyway, what does look good is Amazing Spider-Man. Check out the preview below before it’s taken down!
I already wanted to like this movie, now I think I actually will. I love Martin Sheen‘s Uncle Ben. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone seem to have some genuine chemistry and I think they’re cute, budding romance won’t be nauseating to watch. Spider-Man looks awesome. The web-shooting, how he flings himself through New York’s skyline, the wise cracks, it all looks good. I think we’re going to be pleasantly surprised by this one, folks. And I know, I was someone whining, “But why do we need another Spider-Man movie.” Now I’m glad the people who make these movies don’t always listen to fans’ bitching.
Yea, yea, we’re all hyped to see The Avengers (hitting theaters May 4th), but there are other super hero movies to look forward to. Namely, The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man. The latter of which is probably the least anticipated. This is not to say nobody is interested, but just about every film pales in comparison to The Avengers and The Dark Knight. Plus, most folks are still feeling a bit uncomfortable with the whole reboot thing. Especially when the last SM film was just a few years ago.
However, Sony Pictures, with director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) are trying desperately hard to give us a Spider-Man we can believe in again. The recent trailers have shown us a darker, edgier Spider-Man…and a blonde Emma Stone. If anything, we can be thankful for the latter. Emma Stone is so HOT!
Anyhow, Sony Pictures has revealed a new international trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man, which features more footage and some nifty Japanese subtitles.
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker ( Andrew Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.