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5 Incredible Things We Learned From Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man 2 Event
While the countdown still sits at 43 days until the film arrives in theaters nationwide, earlier this week I had the pleasure of getting a very special early look at the new blockbuster. Along with a cadre of other film journalists, I was invited to enter the Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Los Angeles, and not only did I get to watch a little over of 30 minutes of footage, but also participate in a question and answer session with Marc Webb.
Amazing Spider-Man Director Marc Webb To Helm Spy Thriller Cold Comfort
The hook of the story is essentially how to be a homemade spy. The mysterious collaborator on the book was a common man who essentially taught himself the tools of espionage, and eventually worked with authorities in the FBI to bring down an undercover Russian operative.
The Amazing Spider-Man 3 Brings Back Marc Webb To Direct
When you think about it, it's pretty rare for the same director to helm a full trilogy of modern superhero movies. Tim Burton only made two Batmans, Jon Favreau only made two Iron Mans, and Bryan Singer only made two X-Men. There are some exceptions to this of course, two being Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) and Christopher Nolan (Batman), but today we learn that list is about to become one name longer.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Will Combat Hans Zimmer Blandness With A Supergroup Score
“Marc and I were talking about Spider-Man,” Zimmer said in the statement, “and as the word got out, so many of our friends and musicians started calling us up, wanting to be a part of it, because they love Spider-Man…With all of these hugely talented people wanting to join us, it was Marc who said, ‘Why not start a band?’"
Andrew Garfield Visits The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Edit Bay In New Behind The Scenes Image
Set in the film's editing room, the photo comes with the message "Andrew Garfield kindly showing editor Pietro Scalia how it's done," and has the lead actor of the film motioning to some monitors. It's a fun tiny look at the post-production process and it's cool that Garfield would want to come in to see what's happening with the movie, but the coolest thing about this image is what is on display in the background:
Amazing Spider-Man 2 Screenwriters Kurtzman And Orci Will Return For Part 3
For now, Spider-Man fans are encouraged to keep an open mind. The footage shown in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con was incredible. Webb is laying a foundation for a strong story to tell, and if Spidey 3 takes shape the way I think it’s going to take shape, we’ll have a new take on the classic Green Goblin story to enjoy
5 Amazing Things We Learned From Spider-Man 2 Producer Matt Tolmach
Arad, Webb and Tolmach are the trio currently driving the current big screen interpretation of Spider-Man, and they came to San Diego Comic-Con with fresh footage and a wealth of information under their arms. Here are the five most interesting things I learned about the ongoing Spider-Man universe from Tolmach.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Team Discusses Sinister Six Plans
"I’m a fan of The Sinister Six. I’ll say that," Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb tells us. "I think if you pay attention to the second movie, you’ll see hints of what’s to come."
Don't Worry: The Amazing Spider-Man 2's Green Goblin Is Still Norman Osborn
Our intrepid Spider-Man obsessive Sean O'Connell is wandering around San Diego buzzing like a hornet right now, having just interviewed The Amazing Spider-Man 2's director Marc Webb and producer Matt Tolmach. He got a ton of great information, and will be bringing it all to you this afternoon as Sony prepares to kick off their big Hall H panel for the movie, but for now we can tell you that Webb helped us clear up a major rumor that was circling online
Marc Webb, Alfonso Cuaron And Edgar Wright Talk At Comic Con: The Live Blog
Set up in Hall H this afternoon at Comic-Con is Entertainment Weekly's Visionaries panel, which celebrates some of Hollywood's current "uncompromising directors" who have been electrifying audiences with their work, and who have some highly anticipated projects coming up. For Marc Webb, it's The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Amazing Spider-Man 2 Image Breaks Down The New Costume
As many have noted, the most notable change in the costume is the eyes on the mask. In The Amazing Spider-Man, Webb decided to go for a smaller design with a yellow tint - but that apparently went out the window for the new movie. Instead, the eyes take up almost half of the mask and are bright white - just like in the Ultimate Spider-Man comics that have inspired the rebooted series thus far.
Amazing Spider-Man 2 Celebrates 100 Days With High-Flying Video
Parker looks so troubled in the 3-second clip, slouching his shoulders and dropping his head into his hand as Webb’s cameras pan over the (safely harnessed) actor from above and on all sides. Could he still be lamenting the loss of Capt. Stacey (Denis Leary) from the original film? Or did Peter go back on his death-bed promise to keep Gwen safe … with disastrous results?
Sarah Gadon Is In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, But She Won't Be Playing Mary Jane Watson
If we assume for a moment that Jones is playing Black Cat, what does that mean for Gadon's potential role. If I had to guess my money would be on Betty Brant, the secretary to J. Jonah Jameson at the Daily Bugle. If Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) ends up getting a job there in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 it would make plenty of sense to have an actress on board for the role, even if it is just a "brief" appearance.
Is Sarah Gadon The Amazing Spider-Man's New Mary Jane Watson?
Where does this leave Mary Jane, as a character? We thought she might surface in the background of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but now that sounds like the immediate sequel will be devoted to the Peter-Gwen storyline – a classic that deserves all the time it needs to develop.
Spider-Man 2 Director Marc Webb Can't Stop Destroying New York Taxis
Now, I’d want to say that this is carnage created by The Rhino, who will be played by Paul Giamatti in Webb’s sequel. But it also could be the work of Electro (Jamie Foxx) or any number of other villains whose names are surfacing with regard to Amazing 2.