A few days ago we showed you the teaser trailer to The Amazing Spider-Man 2, featuring Jamie Foxx in mid-transformation to Electro. That was only a part of what Sony had planned for Friday, giving fans in Hall H the first footage of Marc Webb‘s upcoming sequel. Lucky buggers.
What the studio essentially called a “reel” was the closest thing to a trailer anyone in that room has seen since filming began months ago. Covering brief character introductions, a bit of the trademark Spider-Man banter, and the troubles of keeping a “super” relationship, the footage was in rough shape. Incomplete effects, a couple of storyboards, but it was enough to convey the story to the audience in the room.
For a complete, more detailed description head over to /Film, they were in the room and do a fantastic job of telling you everything, here we’re delivering a slightly quicker version of what they saw. Let’s get to it, shall we. (more…)
When the news hit the Internet that Jamie Foxx had been cast as one of the main villains in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the response was mixed. I was on the fence, and then I went to see Django Unchained and remembered that Foxx has some serious acting talent. He can pull it off, even if they dress him up in a truly-horrifically-stereotypically-nerdy scientist manner (See picture below).
Foxx recently talked with Yahoo Movies about The Amazing Spider-man 2 production:
“Oh, man ― it’s so much fun, the costume is great. They were very creative with it. It’s part of a remarkable legacy: Spider-Man. I mean, when you’re growing up as a kid, you know, that’s everything. So to be able to be in that is just amazing.”
Foxx went on to confirm his attendance at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, and that the visiting cast and crew will be premiering film footage at the panel.
“Now I’m just waiting to get to Comic-Con and see how people respond to it,” Foxx said. “Marc Webb is a genius and Amy Pascal and everybody at Sony have just be so gracious to allow me to have this opportunity. So it’s cool.”
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Shailene Woodley, Colm Feore, Sally Field and Chris Cooper, and Paul Giamatti. The movie swings it’s way onto theater screens May 2nd, 2014.
A costume is something that all comic book geeks can identify with. It defines a character and sticks in our memory as a part of what that character represents. In the comic books, costume designs for the heroes and villains can go unaltered for decades – until they reach the hands of Hollywood, that is. That’s when things can change for better or worse.
The costumes in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man have so far been a great example of keeping things traditional. Even with a giant Hollywood budget, the designers tried to stay as close to the original as they could and still kept Spidey recognizable. So imagine our surprise to hear that Jamie Foxx, who will play Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man sequel, will not wear the classic green and yellow we’re all familiar with. It’s almost like telling us Mary Jane isn’t actually a red head.
While doing press for Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained, Foxx brought BlackFilm up to speed on the more “grounded” appearance of former electrical engineer Maxwell Dillon.
“It won’t be green and yellow. It will be a different color. They (the producers) want something for the future. They want to have it more grounded and not as comic bookie, so it won’t be green and yellow. They want to try new things, like a liquid rubber and things like that, and there are all these bolts and stuff in my arms when they are hanging me upside down and trying to figure out what happen. How did he become this way? So, it will be some new stuff.”
As for how he’ll be portrayed in the sequel, Foxx had some words of encouragement on the work of screen writers AlexKurtzman and Roberto Orci:
“In the script, this villain is the first time it’s be written well. Andrew Garfield and Marc Webb both commented on how great the script is, so it should be an exciting time.”
Oh Jamie, your way with words will never cease to amaze us. It’ll be interesting to see what they come up with for the final look of Electro, but maybe the costume department will be smart and avoid all the CGI that their last villain had. The next installment in the yet unnamed sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Dane DeHaan, Jamie Foxx and Shailene Woodley and is set to start shooting in early 2013 in New York. Release is planned for May 2nd, 2014.
What do you think? Should there be some reference to the classic Electro or is it time to move on?
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.
“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.
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.
Briefly: The first real teaser poster for Marc Webb‘s new The Amazing Spider-Man has arrived, and it is a pretty artsy fartsy. It’s all grey, bleak and shadowy. Nothing vibrant; no SM blue and reds which you might expect. Good poster. Weird tagline though. Untold story? What untold story? Don’t they mean the retold story? I think most everyone knows the origin of Spider-Man, do you suppose their spinning an original take on an already existing franchise?
Yesterday we showed you our first look at The Amazing Spider-man with the first teaser trailer, and it was awesome. Way better than I think a lot of fans were expecting. Today we’ve got a really nice shot of the official poster. Or at least, the first official poster, I’m sure come the premiere there will be dozens.
Check it our full size below the cut and tell us whether or not you’re excited for Marc Webb‘s reboot of your friendly, neighborhood Spider-man. Really, we’re dying to know.
The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Denis Leary and is scheduled to release July 3rd, 2012.
You know it’s Comic-Con week, don’t you? Can’t you just smell it in the air? Well, not literally, ’cause if you really could smell it you’d probably gag from the overwhelming body odor, but what I’m trying to say is, it’s Comic-Con week and finally we get a peak at those movies we’ve been anxiously anticipating for months. (Psst, keep yourself glued to Nerd Bastards for San Diego Comic-Con coverage!)
Today, it’s our first look at Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-manstarring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, and Denis Leary. I’m still scratching my head as to why it was necessary to reboot the Spider-man franchise so quickly. Granted, everyone agrees what was shaping into a fantastic series ended on really shitty note. Spider-man 3 was fuckin’ awful. But even so, there’s only five years between these films, Toby Maguire’s awkward Peter Parker is still fresh in fan’s minds. Are we ready to relive the origin of everyone’s favorite, wise-cracking web-slinger?
First, watch the trailer.
Now let me ask you, are you freakin’ excited to relive the origin of everyone’s favorite, wise-cracking web-slinger? Yes should be your answer, dammit, an astounding yes! I’ll admit I’m completely enamored by the fancy, spider-parkour vision. I know it’s gimmicky and clearly made to showcase the 3D, but I don’t care, it looks sweet. Everything about this flick looks edgy, and at times a little on the grittier side. I’m hoping they haven’t lost the fun and humor of Spider-man, but this is only a teaser and I’m guessing they wanted something intense and thrilling for our first look.
What do you guys think? Completely stoked for The Amazing Spider-man or are you going to go home and curl up with Spider-man 2 and big tub of icecream?