When I head Sony was going to make a Spider-Man spinoff all about the villains, I thought it was a fantastic idea. And that was before the disappointing Amazing Spider-Man 2 hit theaters.
Now a Sinister Six movie isn’t just a good idea. It’s an essential idea if Sony wants to revive the fading franchise. It’s a way for the studio to do something that’s never been done before—a superhero movie entirely devoted to bad guys—and possibly breath some fresh life into a very stale property.
That’s why it makes total sense that they’d push The Amazing Spider-Man 3 back from June 2016 to 2018 and give The Sinister Six a November 11, 2016 release date. Give Spidey some time to recuperate. Give people something new. Then come back in 2018 and hope to recapture the magic.
Of course, all that hinges on The Sinister Six being good. But with Drew Goddard of Lost, Cloverfield, and World War Z fame writing and directing, Sony is pretty confident.
“With Sinister Six in the hands of writer-director Drew Goddard,” said Sony prez Doug Belgrad, “we feel extremely confident placing the film on a prime date in 2016.”
Hopefully Mr. Belgrad is right. Spider-Man deserves better than the last two films. Way better.
Sure, real life spiders generally swallow their prey whole, sometimes two or three in one big gulp? No. That’s snakes. And T-rex’s. Spiders do something different. Like, eat one damn thing at a time.
Hollywood Reporter confirmed today that Sony, in defiance of good spidey-sense, has officially set release dates for its third and fourth Amazing Spider-Man films — which will swing into theaters on June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018, respectively. You guys remember how ridiculously good The Amazing Spider-Man film was, right? Yeah, neither do we. Which is why Sony’s decision to be so utterly un-spiderlike and just throw two more sequels out there so soon is so utterly baffling.
We don’t doubt Andrew Garfield has the chops to carry four films, nor do we doubt that Emma Stone is attractive enough to be stared at for two hours every other summer, it’s just like, tap on the brakes a little bit there, Sony. The first installment was middling at best, so let’s just wait and see how the second one pans out, ok?
How much of an attention span does the general public have for Spider-Man? We’ll just have to wait three to five years to find out, as its last installment competes with Avengers 8 and Iron Man 7.
Well, I did spend much of my formative years wondering why my own grandma couldn’t seem to get those lines out of the keester side of her rugged older lady slacks, and I suppose I’m wondering how on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, wardrobe saw fit to dress the minxy Emma Stone in a underwear line revealing outfit that while teasy in its short skirtedness, kind of loses appeal with the granny panties reveal.
Still, Egotastic! is nothing if not resilient in the inevitable procession to naughty fantasies, including some of Emma as Gwen Stacy on the set of the Marvel comic. Short skirts and hose still turn their trick on the soft mushy minds of single-purposed males. Throw in the purple so you never lose your object d’ lust in a crowd, and you have the makings of a very sticky, entangling situation. Enjoy.
The Amazing Spider-Man didn’t do too bad but it didn’t do too well either. No idea why the studio decided to reboot the franchise just five years after the one starring Tobey Maguire ended though. Seems a bit too soon, but despite that (and despite mixed reviews), Sony has already announced that they’re moving forward with The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Andrew Garfield will be back for the sequel, and we hope Emma Stone will be back, too. However, word is that Mary Jane will also be making an appearance in the movie, so that might complicate things. A lot. Read more… »
The news that Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield have confirmed their return to the Spiderman franchise in the director and lead actor roles respectively has been met with a chorus of hallelujahs by cinema fans.
The duo did a pretty good job establishing the new world of Peter Parker in this summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man, and it’s exciting to think where they might take the franchise. But as we all know a superhero is only as good as the villain he is fighting so who should Spidey come up against in the sequel?
Word on the street is that Marc Webb might not come back to direct The Amazing Spider-Man 2. When asked, Webb responded that he hasn’t really decided yet on directing the Spiderman sequel. But it looks like the choice isn’t entirely up to him, as he still owes Fox a post-500 Days of Summer sequel.
A lot of people didn’t agree with Webb’s vision for The Amazing Spider-Man. But to be honest, I found the movie pretty good. Sure, it had its flaws–but what movie doesn’t? Overall, the story was good, the effects were above average, and seeing Andrew Garfield play opposite Emma Stone was pretty refreshing.
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Waiting for The Dark Knight Rises has been more torturous than sitting through a double screening of Batman and Robin and Catwoman.
The suspense reached its peak this week as reviews have steadily been released and special screenings have been announced and viewed. It’s incredibly unfair that a group of lucky souls have had the opportunity to watch it whilst we sit at home twiddling our thumbs, counting down the minutes until it’s our turn. And no, twiddling thumbs isn’t a euphemism, except it total is.
But which of this summer’s movies have made people the most excited before their release? Here is a look at how The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises have piqued our interest.
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