The news that Paul Rudd will play Hank Pym in the 2015 Ant-Man movie is the latest piece of inspired casting from Marvel Studios. Rudd will bring charm, humor and an appealing eye-twinkle to what may prove to be Marvel's most comedic movie under writer Joe Cornish and writer-director Edgar Wright.
Marvel characters have found tremendous success on the big screen, both in Marvel's own "in-house" movies such as the Avengers line and in those produced by other studios, such as the Wolverine/X-Men films. Bringing an established character to the screen is an unusual challenge because readers have a strong idea of what they want to see, and actors want to bring something new to the role. ComicsAlliance offers its view on the performers who pulled this off best.
Following a week of grainy pictures of posters, surprise villain appearances and teaser set photos, Sony and Columbia Pictures have released the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. With three villains -- the Rhino, Electro and Green Goblin -- appearing in the film, the trailer had a short amount of time to dedicate to so many adversaries, not to mention the star of the film. But it manages to give time to everyone, while offering at least a hint, if not a really good look, at what each character will look like on screen.
Last week, a few grainy pictures of a triptych promotional poster for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 popped up online, showing Spider-Man facing off against Electro, The Rhino and Green Goblin. Today, an official image of the poster was revealed via the film's Facebook page. Further, USA Today has a first look at a few promotional stills from the film, featuring the Wall Crawler taking on Electro, pulling a few signature athletic moves, and punching a truck or two. And all of this is the lead in to the likely release of the film's first trailer this week.
You can check out the poster, as well as the early stills, below.
A few weeks back, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Andrew Garfield -- who plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the current Amazing Spider-Man film franchise -- recounted a conversation he had with a producer, in which he wondered out loud why Spider-Man couldn't be gay or bisexual. When this quote was mentioned to Stan Lee over the weekend at Fandomfest in Louisville, Kentucky, the 90-year-old co-creator of Spider-Man made an awkward attempt at a humorous response: "I figure one sex is enough for anybody."
Moviegoers hoping to find out the definitive "untold story" of Peter Parker's parents didn't exactly get that in the movie released in theaters in July. Concrete answers are still pretty elusive in the 17-minute collection of deleted scenes that hit YouTube over the weekend, but there's a little more there, along with fans' only glimpse of Curt Connors' son and an alternate version of Uncle Ben's death...
Call me a pessimist if you will, but I had a lot of misgivings going into The Amazing Spider-Man, the new Marc Webb film that reboots the Spider-Man movie franchise based on the Marvel superhero created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko...
Hot Toys has been responding to this summer's flurry of superhero films (namely, The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises) with something bordering on super speed -- or perhaps just the proportionate speed of a spider? Just in time for the July 3 release of The Amazing Spider-Man movie, Hot Toys has released a slew of images of its ASM 1/6 scale limited edition collectible figure.
We know the action scenes and spider-snarking are pretty on point for The Amazing Spider-Man, the new Marc Webb film based on the Marvel Comics superhero, but what impressed me most about the early footage ComicsAlliance previewed back in February was the chemistry between Emma Stone and Andew Garfield...
Oh, right, there's also a new Spider-Man movie coming out this summer! I've seen a few scenes from this one and taken collectively I enjoy The Amazing Spider-Man much more than all three previous Spidey movies combined, and I will be surprised (not really) if you don't agree when the Marc Webb film is released next month...
It's not just a meeting of minds, it's the kind of thing that Marvel would've once called "When Titans Clash!" But former movie Spider-Man Tobey Maguire and his cinematic successor Andrew Garfield are foregoing the traditional "fight, then team-up" routine in the upcoming issue of VMan magazine...
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