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The Sinister Six To Be Released In 2016 & Amazing Spider-Man 3 Pushed Back To 2018

Howdy ladies and gentlemen, time for some film news and this has to do with the future of Sony’s Spider-Man films and the shared universe that they are trying to create. The following information comes from ComicBookMovie:

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“Given that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the lowest-grossing Spidey movie ever and, quite frankly, a critical flop, there has been much uncertainty about where Sony Pictures will take the franchise and its previously-announced villain spin-off movies. Now ahead of this week’s San Diego Comi-Con, The Hollywood Reporter reports that the studio has scheduled to first release The Sinister Six on November 11, 2016,  and will eventually release The Amazing Spider-Man 3 in 2018. The third and fourth sequels to Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man were initially set for release on June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018, but Sony is apparently happy with The Sinisher Six writer/director Drew Goddard’s rough script and ultimately what he has planned for the supervillain team-up movie, which The Amazing Spider-Man 2 notably spent precious screen-time trying to establish.

“With Sinister Six in the hands of writer-director Drew Goddard, we feel extremely confident placing the film on a prime date in 2016,” said Sony president Doug Belgrad in a statement.”

Firstly let’s talk about the main point of interest here; the fact that Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been pushed back to 2018. Ha! I’m sorry but I can’t help but snigger a little bit at this. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, despite there being some elements that I liked, overall it was just a mess of a film. TASM2 it is the lowest money-making Spidey film and one of the worst critically received films in the series too and besides a few die-hard fanboys, most comic book film fans despise the film. So now the film has been delayed in favour of the Sinister Six villain film. Now while I can understand the logic on Sony’s end to go ahead with the villain-based film that includes some of the already established characters in TASM2, but at the same time that leaves a massive gap between now and the next Spider-Man film.

Four years! Four bloody years, that is a bloody long time when it comes to distance between sequels. The standard gap is at least two, three years tops. The Four year gap did not do Star Trek Into Darkness any favours as it really killed the momentum created by its prequel back in 2009. I know that the difference here is that we will be getting a villain film in-between to hold us over that takes place in the same universe, but unless Spider-Man is somehow involved then the gap between films will still feel pretty long. As for The Sinister Six, while I’m interested as to how it will turn out, however without the right care and attention I don’t think it will be a good experience, and considering the way Sony and the writers behind TASM2 have treated Spidey so far, I’m not expecting anything amazing the way that the Goblin, Rhino and Electro was handled. I hope that the vision and creativity behind this villain film is better than what has come in the past.

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

Good day to you people of the internet, time to review a new film and today’s the one I have been cautiously looking forward to, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Now check it, I wasn’t too keen on the first Amazing Spider-Man, I re-watched it recently and liked it a bit more than I remember, but I’m still not over the moon about it. So with this new film I had hoped that it would be the one to win me over, ever since the first trailer I’ve been hyped and since I loved Captain America: The Winter Soldier this film had a lot to live up to. So has Marc Webb and his team succeed with this film? Well read on and find out!

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So what’s going on with the story? Well firstly Peter Parker is still Spider-Man but he’s definitely become a well-known figure in New York, he saves lives, the people know and love him (for the most part) and as a superhero he has become a lot more confident. Outside of the suit Parker is also continuing his relationships with Gwen Stacy and trying to find out what happened with his parents and how it ties to Oscorp. Oscorp also plays a big role in this film as it leads to the return of Harry Osborn and the creation of the villain Electro, a villain ready to wreck things up for not only Spider-Man, but the rest of New York.

What we get in this story is a better look at the life of Peter Parker, seeing how he balances his life between being a superhero and then trying to hide his secret to Aunt May and continue his relationship with Gwen although he is haunted by the promise he made to her father in the last film. The film is at top form when it focuses on the relationship between Peter and Gwen, it is the core element of this film and that got right. The rest of the plot has its moments but none of it comes off as effectively. Besides the backstory involving Peter’s parent’s ties to Oscorp which finally gets some clarity in the way I’d hoped in the last film, this film just feels a bit bloated  with there being there’s a lot of things going and with some of these other plot points don’t get the screen time they deserve to feel as relevant. I do like how this film draws from its comic book source material and it does have some moments of greatness, however it doesn’t feel like a cohesive film and at times because of the heavy focus on Peter and Gwen’s relationship I felt like I was watching a romantic drama with comic book elements sprinkled in which made this film less like a superhero film to me.

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As for the characters there are pretty good for the most part. Let’s start with Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Garfield does a great job with the role here as he’s definitely become more comfortable with this role and has been able to take it to new places emotionally. Peter in this film has a lot of issues to deal with from his relationship to with to hiding his superhero identity from his aunt to reconnecting with Harry and on top of that be Spider-Man and I feel like Garfield acts well. Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy is amazing, besides the fact that I love this woman because she is beautiful, she definitely is really good in this role. Gwen in this film is still smart, sassy, funny and has a lot of relevance in this film and I loved what the writers did with her character in the film. As for Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon/Electro this where things get a bit iffy. As Dillon, the electrical engineer who works for Oscorp as someone who no one notices he’s good, he has odd personality traits and weird. After Dillon becomes Electro I like what they did with his powers and I liked him more than the Lizard, that being said this villain wasn’t nearly as compelling or had the gravitas of other good superhero villains like the Joker, Loki or a better example would be Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock.

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Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn was cool, this version of Harry is a lot more distant, suave, sophisticated and emotionally complex and I loved what DeHaan did with the character and his chemistry with Peter was pretty intriguing although I think it needed more time to develop. However as the new version of the Green Goblin DeHaan was a bit hard to watch because of the over-the-top nature of the acting. And lastly Sally Field as Aunt May was lovely, I feel like she continued to be a good support for Peter and she definitely steps up and does a wonderful job where the emotional moments matter.

When it comes to the presentation it is really good for the most part. Visually the film looks gorgeous, the GCI is very sharp, vivid and beautiful. The cinematography is also very nice with some incredible first person shots, wide shots that showcase the incredible New York landscape and tracking shots that look really awesome too. The fight Spider-Man’s fight scenes and web-slinging look as good as ever and are way more advanced and intricate than before. And the soundtrack by Hans Zimmer is a bit of mixed bag. Normally Zimmer can do no wrong and for the most part this score has a better presence and heroic sound to it than the previous film, that being said, this film also has some questionable music tracks inserted that really take me out of the film and feel like they were added to try and make the film feel modern which was really unnecessary.

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In conclusion The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is good, but wasn’t the Spider-Man that I wanted. The central storyline involving Peter and Gwen is where this film succeeds, that and the great action sequences, but beyond that not much else works. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier I knew I was in love with that film almost immediately, but now with Amazing Spider-Man 2 I’m still indifferent to it. There’s stuff I liked and stuff I didn’t but as an overall piece of work I can’t figure out how I feel about it. This is gonna be one of those films that splits the audience down the middle again and your enjoyment will really depend of your thoughts on the last film, what kind of comic fan you are or whether you prefer these new films to the Sam Raimi ones. As it stands this film was not a train wreck, but it wasn’t amazing as the title implies, watch the film for yourself to form your own opinion yo. I’m out. :S

Rating: 7.5/10 (A film that has its moments, but just isn’t consistent)

So what do you think of The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Did you love it or hate it or are you indifferent to the film like I am? Whatever your thoughts are be sure to leave them in the comments below and I’ll see ya on the next film review, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2014 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews

 

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Spider-Man Producers Talk Venom, Sinister Six Spin-Offs

Howdy ladies and gentlemen of the interweb, time for some film news yo and today we’re getting a bit of information surrounding the upcoming Sinister Six film that’s part of the expanding Sony Spider-Man universe. The following info comes from superherohype:

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“When The Amazing Spider-Man 2 gets released in just a few short weeks, it will be the second chapter in Spider-Man’s brand new feature film series, and the web head isn’t going to be the only one taking the big screen by storm. It was announced back in December that Sony would be developing two spin-off films for the franchise, one focusing on the anti-hero Venom and another on the villain collective the Sinister Six. Villain-centric films haven’t been tested by any of the other comic franchises just yet, so what is it we can expect from these films?

“Obviously questions of traditional hero/villain dynamics have to be looked at,” producer Matt Tolmach said in an interview with SFX. “At the same time it’s an awesome challenge, because some of the greatest characters are in fact villains, and how you construct that is so much fun. People love those bad characters if they’re good bad characters, and love to watch them. And nobody’s all good, nobody’s all bad, and so where we end up with that story, I think, is a really awesome challenge, and we all smile when we think about what you can do. It’s definitely a bad-ass group of people and I think it’s going to be a ton of fun to watch them.”

Producer Avi Arad chimed in on the subject as well, speaking about the complexity of the Marvel villains and why he thinks a character like Venom will work in his own feature film.

“With Marvel characters, the villains are victims of circumstance. If you look at our villains, none of them were born like that. Our villains are nice and complex and in the world of film writing you can play with that, you can make some wonderful things out of it. The Spider-Man universe has amazing villains, they are all character driven…..Our villains all represent a different side of the misunderstood, and some of them unfortunately turned to the dark side. Venom happened to be a phenomenal character. With Eddie Brock, or if you do Flash Thompson, it doesn’t matter who is going to be inside the suit – what’s important is that a man like him is going to realize there comes a time when you wake up in the morning and say ‘How did I get here? There must be a better way.'”

For me this sounds good, if handled properly we could see some pretty decent adaptations of some of these crazy, sophisticated and downright awesome characters. Spider-Man comics house my favourite villains of any comic series ever and to see them on the big screen would be great, however special care would need to go into it.

The one thing that bothers me about this interview is Avi Arad’s words about the villains being victim of circumstance. No offence to him but haven’t we seen that before? These are words he used back when the Raimi films were out (I should know because I watched the special features of Spider-Man 2 all the time and watched the ones on Spider-Man 3 too). Now while some of these villains are not necessarily bad and end up on the wrong side of he law, not all of them are good guys gone bad. Some of them are just thugs or small-time crooks trying to make a name for themselves and wanting to become bigger threats or they just wanted more power. Villains like Scorpion, Rhino, Vulture and Venom aren’t so much good gone bad as they are men on a quest for power. Plus Spider-Man 2 & 3 already did the whole “good-guy-gone-bad” approach both Doc Ock and Sandman. I think people were kind of bored with that approach by that point and just wanted straight-up villains again, that’s why villains like the Joker from The Dark Knight‘s or Loki from The Avengers works, because they’re bad. Sure there are different rules that apply (especially for Loki but you get what I mean).

Now I’m not saying make these villains one-dimensional and generic, but don’t given me some overly tragic storyline involving a dying family member or some experiment gone wrong. We’ve done that already. Change it up Sony.

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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Marc Webb Calls The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ‘An Aggressive Step Forward’

Yo ladies and gents of the internet, time for me to relay onto you some news about the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2 film which is sounding really good. The following information comes from superherohype:

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We’re just six days away from The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s new Super Bowl Spot and to further pump up the eager fans, director Marc Webb has some high praise for the upcoming sequel.

Speaking with Total Film, Webb spoke about the giant scale of the film saying, “It’s huge. We’re pushing the levels of effects, the level of action and the emotional capacity of this kid. It’s an aggressive step forward….We throw around the term ‘operatic’ because of the spectacle and the theatre involved, which is pretty epic.There are enormous sets and great set-pieces. But really it’s a very intimate song – this relationship between Peter and Gwen is very delicate and beautiful.”

“Epic” is an appropriate term for the film, which will be the second in a planned four-film series that will further expand to include spin-offs for The Sinister Six and Venom in the coming years.”

Well this sounds good, as much as I dislike The Amazing Spider-Man, I am a Spider-Man fan for life so I can;’t help but feel at least intrigued by another instalment in this film franchise. Slowly I’ve been getting interested in the film especially after the new suit was shown off, but since the first trailer came out I’ve gotten stupidly excited, I want to believe that this film will be the best thing ever and blow every other Spidey film away, but it is a big task to undertake. Marc Webb different blow me away with the first film, but it seems like her has the right ideas. He’s pushing the boundaries and taking things to a new level and that’s definitely what this series needs. I feel like it has the potential to be brilliant and if they balance the character screen time, make sure that the relationship between Peter and Gwen works and gives us action sequences that are grand and memorable then we’re onto a win.

Just don’t show EVERYTHING in the fucking trailers Sony!

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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Shailene Woodley Seems Pretty Sure That She Won’t Be Back For Amazing Spider-Man 3

Hi people of the internet, time for me talk about another news in the world of film relating to upcoming superhero films and this one involves actress Shailene Woodley (the lady who was supposed to be Mary Jane Watson in Amazing Spider-Man 2). The following info comes from ComicBookMovie:

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“Despite saying that “anything can happen”, Shailene Woodley seems confident that her commitments to Divergent and the fact that she’s heard nothing from the studio means that she won’t be returning as ‘Mary Jane Watson’ in The Amazing Spider-Man 3.

For those of you unable to watch the video, the actress says: “Andrew kills it. I don’t know anything, but seeing as how they picked up the next two Divergent films, I don’t know how I’d keep my sanity with two big action films in one year. But, anything can happen, so…”

Well this is kind of surprising. So let’s look at the at the facts that’s come before this point. Miss Woodley shot scenes for Amazing Spidey 2, then gets cut from the film and we’re told by Marc Webb it was due to the filmmakers wanting to make the film more about Peter and Gwen and were reassured that she’ll show up in the next Spidey film. That’s what we were told a little while ago. Now apparently Woodley’s not heard nothing back from the studio. This sounds question. Now this could mean one of two things:

  1. Either she may not come back at all and will be replaced.
  2. Or it may just be that the people over at Sony and the filmmakers will eventually get back to her later on in the year and get her back into production.

To be honest I’ve heard Woodley’s a good actress and don’t doubt that, however I was never keen on the idea of her being Mary Jane, no offence to her but as MJ I didn’t get that vibe from her and I feel like we’d need someone to compete with the insanely gorgeous Emma Stone. Because after all it is a competition of looks and personality in the comics and that needs to be reflected in the films too.

So what do you think of this news? Discuss below! 😀

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer #1 Review

Howdy people, time to review another trailer and today’s the one that loads of people have been waiting a long time for, it is of course the next big live action Spidey adventure, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Now I have been cautiously looking forward to this sequel for a while now, there’s been both things I’ve liked and hated in the promotional imagery and casting revolving this film. So now we have a trailer, is it looking good or not? Read on to fight out my thoughts.

Take a look at the trailer below:

Okay, my first initial thoughts after seeing this trailer?… THIS. IS. AWESOME!

Now check it out, if you’ve been following this blog for a while then you know I wasn’t too much of a fan of TASM last year, it has some interesting new visuals, a good cast and new twists on the classic tale. But in the end the film fell a bit flat in the whole “new” department, didn’t really divulge the “untold story” and showed too much in its marketing trailers.

But this trailer, this trailer is what I’m talking about. I’m seeing the kind of Spider-Man film that I’ve wanted for a while now which is serious, reflective of the comics and has some proper danger, drama and urgency.

So what the trailer so good? I think it is just the tone. Everything feels realistic like the last film, but rather than feeling all gritty and serious just for the lack of it, in this film there is a real sense that shit is gonna hit the fan, like a bomb that’s slowly ticking away and then explodes everywhere!

So what’s going on with the story? Well from what I can gather Peter’s still being Spider-Man, continuing his relationships with Gwen Stacy and trying to find out what happened with his parents and how it ties to Oscorp. Seems like Oscorp may be the central hub for the creation of several of the new villains including Electro, Rhino and the Green Goblin. Harry Osborn is working for his father behind the shadows. Electro plays a big part as the villain in this film, ready to wreck shit up for not only Spider-Man, but the rest of New York.

As for the characters here we see a more mature Peter Parker who is aware of the world around him, he knows that for the good stuff he does, there is danger lurking in the shadows. Parker is still on the hunt for the mystery behind his parents while still having fun with Gwen Stacy, but is also got new enemies coming out of the woodwork left, right and center and its awesome! We also got to see our first proper look at Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn and while I wish he had a look closer to the comics, I still like where this film is going with his character and how tightly connected he is to the chaos unfolding with the villains and Oscorp and of course, his father Norman. In this trailer we didn’t really get a sense for what’s going on with Emma Stone as Gwen and how all this affects her world outside seeing Peter, so I’m curious to see how she fits into the story. We also didn’t see that much in the way of Jamie Foxx’s Electro besides a few clips here and there, he looks fine, although his CGI looks a bit questionable at times (probably because its not finished yet).

Like the first film I like the sense of scope you get, New York seems so much bigger, wider and vivid than before, so when destruction goes down you can feel it like in The Avengers or The Dark Knight Rises. And speaking of the destruction, the action in this film looks great. So much chaos! Spidey’s web-slinging is as swift and intricate as ever with slow motion bullet dodging and everything else. The visual effects looks so clean, fluid and vivid, and I’m liking the choreography, ESPECIALLY that scene at the end where Spidey is swinging through that power plant dodging Electro’s attacks, that just screamed of awesomeness to me.

Now let’s briefly talk about the ties to the prior source material. This film looks like it’s still combining the Amazing and Ultimate series of comics and blending them together. But the other big thing that I got a feeling for was The Spectacular Spider-Man, TSSM is one of my favourite TV shows ever and is one of the best/if not THE best adaptation of Spider-Man in any media. For some reason with all the subtle movements of new characters, danger and action sequences, I was getting a lot of vibes from the former Spidey show and that to me is always a good thing. 🙂

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In conclusion The Amazing Spider-Man 2 looks surprisingly awesome and a HELL of a lot better than the last film. Only time will tell whether this film can deliver the goods, but right now I’m liking what I’m seeing a lot and it does have the potential to be the best Spider-Man film ever. I just hope that there’s an equal mount of screen time for all the characters, that the story is consistent and doesn’t from a plot point halfway through and that the film is at least true to the source material and doesn’t give us some cop-out bullshit.

So what do you think of TASM2 trailer? Well your thoughts below, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2013 in Films, Media, Reviews

 

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Some Art I Drew From The Summer

Hi ladies and gents, today I thought I’d do another blog post related to my artwork. Strangely enough I have to remind myself and the world that I DO still draw and plan to become an animator and cartoonist in the future. So I decided to show off some of the stuff I did over the summer.

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Now this picture is technically a cheat because I drew it back in March, but I like it so I’m gonna show it off. These were some alien hand designs I done for an integrated project in university, it was for a 3D animated horror film trailer and I was involved in the earlier stages of production. Annoyingly none of my work was never used but I still liked the stuff I did for it.

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This is drawing of Spider-Man that I did for my mate’s 23rd birthday back in June this year. It was technically a copy of a picture someone had drawn on deviantart, but it’d been a picture I’d really wanted to do myself for a while and I think it turned out okay considering the fact that there’s no colour.

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This is a sketch of Sonic that I did while I was in London with one my mates I think. July seems like such a long time ago. I like the way this turned out though I think it could have turned out better in terms of the perspective, but it’s not bad considering that its freehand. I think I can draw Sonic from memory with no problem these days.

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And with this last picture, this is page full of all my original creations, stuff I’ve been drawing since I was like 10 or 11 up until now. I’m surprised I have so many unique characters considering the amount of stupid doodles that I’ve done. But these are the one’s I’m attached to, everyone from Square Cat to Fire Bear to Apple Man and my Minime character, I love them and will probably take them onto further in future projects.

Well that’s it, hopefully you’ve enjoyed this insight in my world of sketching yo, feel free to comment or critique or whatever. Laters!

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Spider-Man and Electro Land on the Cover of Entertainment Weekly

Okay well it looks like today is a day worth caring about after all because we’ve got some new official images from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to check out haha, so let’s talk about that! As per usual the following information comes from the ever reliable superherohype:

“Entertainment Weekly has just unveiled the covers to their “Comic-Con Preview” issue and two of the covers feature some familiar faces to our readers. The first cover features The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s Andrew Garfield as the webslinger himself, Spider-Man, and also the first official look at Jamie Foxx as Electro. In addition, EW has also revealed a new image from the film including Garfield and Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn.”

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Well let’s talk about the obvious main image and that is the one-on-one picture with Spidey and Electro. This is the first image where we have a look at Jamie Foxx’s Electro outside of those strange set pictures. To be honest I like it really, it looks practical without seeming too goofy and is totally different from the original comic book counterpart (which is obviously a good thing). But right now I’m seeing a bit of the Electro costume from The Spectacular Spider-Man TV series in the sense that rather than having a stupid star mask he has his head exposed (but in Jamie Foxx’s case his head isn’t constantly electrified).

I do hope/wish that he’ll have more on an electric look like the Spectacular Spider-Man version (pictured above).

As for the second image with Andrew Garfield and Dane DeHaan as Peter and Harry I’m kind of half and half about it. Firstly Garfield looks fine as Parker, he looks normal and in line with what we’ve come to expect from a modern Peter Parker costume design. As for DeHaan as Harry that’s where things are a bit iffy for me. Sure DeHaan has the rich, posh-boy look about him, but as Harry Osborn it’s not like any version I’ve seen before. I’m sure in this Spider-Man universe every character besides Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy just doesn’t want to look like their comic book counterparts, either the filmmakers just want to try something different or they just have no intention of making the cast look similar to the comics at all. Anyways DeHaan looks alright, I’m just not overly keen of DeHaan’s look, he looks no different then he does in general or in other films. I’ll wait to see him in the film and judge his acting talents as the character instead of the way he looks.

Anyways that’s my two cents on the two images, what do you lot think about the latest images from TASM2? Sound them off in the comments below.

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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Sarah Gadon Joins The Amazing Spider-Man Franchise

Okay people of the internet time for some more superhero film news and now we have some small but interesting news about another person who has joined the Marc Webb Spider-Man series. The following information comes from superherohype:

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Earlier this week came the shocking report that actress Shailene Woodley’s role as Mary Jane Watson had been cut from the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and would instead be moved to the third film,already dated for release on June 10, 2016. Once this news hit, rumors began to circulate that the role would be recast, with no concrete evidence that it was indeed happening. Now we may have an answer.

Speaking with Entertainment Tonight Canada, A Dangerous Method andCosmopolis star Sarah Gadon confirmed she will be joining The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, which is already set to go to four films. Gadon didn’t confirm which role she’ll be playing in the series, but many have already begun to speculate she will become “the new Mary Jane” and will replace Woodley. Other outlets have reported that this is in fact not the case and that Gadon will play a different role in the series. Check back here for future confirmation on the matter. Do you think Gadon will be playing MJ? Sound off below!

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, opening May 2, 2014, for Peter Parker (Garfield), 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.

UPDATE: The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider has posted the following update to his Twitter feed. It’s looking like Peter Parker isn’t going to be hitting the jackpot until 2016.

“100% CONFIRMED: Sarah Gadon IS in Amazing Spider-Man 2 briefly,” he writes. “She is NOT playing Mary Jane Watson, who will NOT appear until Part THREE. A FALSE rumor started that Sarah replaced Shailene as MJ. She confirmed to ET Canada she’s in the movie. Fans made a connection. It’s wrong. Nothing else to report, so calm down everyone. No drama here to see. Marc Webb cut MJ appearance to streamline the story.”

Precisely who Gadon will be playing remains to be seen, but check back for updates as they become available.

UPDATE 2: Reiterating the news, Gadon herself has taken to Twitter with the following message:

“To all those a twitter,” she writes, “I will not be playing MJ in Spider-Man. I have a role in the film, but it is not that one :)”

Now initially Gadon was speculated to take over the role as the new Mary Jane Watson and even though it was a rumour I was very interested. Sarah Gadon looks totally beautiful that she would make for a much hotter Mary Jane (I know looks aren’t everything but my god would Gadon be an improvement over Woodley). But then I was thinking “That’d be highly unlikely.” So now it’s obviously been confirmed that Gadon isn’t going to be Mary Jane and Shailene Woodley is still gonna be the iconic red-head still (Oh well). But then there was a role I could see for her instantly from the time I saw her amazing face… Felicia Hardy/Black Cat. If you’re a fan of Spider-Man and you can’t imagine her in that role then you’re insane. Gadon has the perfect look and I feel she’d be an incredibly good-looking choice for the role. Since she already has a small role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 I pray to god that Black Cat is the role they have in mind for her, it’d be perfect!

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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Mary Jane Won’t Appear in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Role Pushed to Third Film

Alrighty then time to talk about some news in the world of superheroes and today we have some interesting stuff coming from the upcoming sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The following info comes from superherohype:

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“Some of the first images to come from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 set were of actress Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, and now it appears that footage won’t be seen in the upcoming sequel. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly (thanks to SHH user ‘fuflipflops’), Woodley confirmed that her character will be cut out of the second movie and won’t appear until the third film in the series.

“Of course I’m bummed,” said the actress. “But I’m a firm believer in everything happening for a specific reason….based on the proposed plot, I completely understand holding off on introducing (Mary Jane) until the next film.”

“I made a creative decision to streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship,” said director Marc Webb in a statement. “Shailene is an incredibly talented actress and while we only shot a few scenes with Mary Jane, we all love working with her.”

The third and fourth films in the franchise were recently dated for release in 2016 and 2018, respectively. What do you think of Mary Jane not appearing in the upcoming film? Sound off below!

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, opening May 2, 2014, for Peter Parker (Garfield), 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.”

Wow, okay well this is definitely a surprise. After all, Shailene Woodley was announced to be in this film ages ago and now for us to find out that she’s not gonna be in the film after all this filming and set pictures is kind of random and silly on Marvel and Sony’s part. But at the same time this could be a good thing.

So what do you think could be the reasoning behind this? I have some theories like:

  1. This has something to do with the death of Gwen Stacy possibly taking place in this film (possibly the third) and so she’s being pushed back into the third film.
  2. Maybe Mary Jane plays a bigger role in the next film instead.
  3. The film is too crowded so the filmmakers are pushing her back into the third film instead.
  4. The filmmakers actually have no use for her and have just decided to get rid of her.

Well those are my theories. in truth TASM2 was starting to get too bloody crowded with all the characters that were being announced over the last few months, and MJ is a vital character to the source material so its better to give her more breathing space in another film in order to make sure that justice is done to her character. While I’m gutted for Woodley at the same time I think this may benefit the film in the long run.

 
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