The first poster for Marc Webb
Posted on 12 December 2011 by Christian
The first poster for Marc Webb
Posted on 01 November 2011 by Christian
The first issue isn’t even out yet, but Marvel have released an unlettered preview of Avenging Spider-Man #2, featuring Spidey and the Red Hulk deep underground against an unstoppable army of Moloids…
The series everyone
Posted on 30 September 2011 by Charles B. French
For my first column, I’d like to talk about sequels. I like sequels. When done right (Spiderman 2) they can expand upon the universe, explore the characters in greater depth than the original allowed, and resolve dangling plot threads from the previous film. When not done well, and sadly this is often the case, they not only are a terrible movie, they retroactively ruin the previous film. (On the plus side, they do allow a lot of actors to pay back what I assume are massive gambling debts.)
Thus, to preserve my sanity and continued enjoyment of the first installment(s), there are sequels I just pretend don’t exist. As far as I’m concerned, these movies were never green-lighted, scripted, cast, financed, catered, filmed, produced, and released. They didn’t happen, and a pox on anyone who tries to shatter my precious illusion. (And yes, I am aware of the irony that writing about movies I pretend don’t exist violates my own rule. I’m sure we can move past it.)
So let’s take a look at some sequels that, after this writing, I will go back to pretending that they didn’t happen. They can rejoin all my other repressed memories. They’re having a party and want these memories to bring Jenga.
Posted on 15 September 2011 by Christian
Marvel.com has revealed the saviors of the Marvel Universe coming out of the big “Fear Itself” event.
It looks as if Fear Itself will have hope after all in the coming of “The Mighty”. This group consists of some of the standard “A”-listers in the Marvel Universe with a couple of exceptions.
From left to right – Ms. Marvel, Iron Fist, Dr. Strange, Iron Man, Wolverine, Red She-Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Spider-Man. It looks as if these guys will save the Marvel Universe from “Fear Itself”!
Expect to pick up issue #7 of Fear Itself, October 19, at comic book shops everywhere!
FEAR ITSELF #7 (AUG110568)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils by STUART IMMONEN
Colors by LAURA MARTIN
Inks by WADE VON GRAWBADGER
Posted on 19 July 2011 by Christian
It’s Spidey’s time to shine; evidently not in the greatest quality, make the jump and check out the teaser trailer for Sony’s Marc Webb-directed reboot The Amazing Spider-Man!
Receiving confirmation last week that it was attached to this Friday’s release of Captain America: The First Avenger, it’s no surprise eager Spidey fans have captured and posted the first teaser trailer for Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man reboot. While it’s expected to be officially released this week, watch a shaky-cam version below!
The Amazing Spider-Man focuses more on Peter Parker
Posted on 03 May 2011 by Christian
Trailers are a director’s opportunity to generate interest in his/her project. Some directors miss the mark and drive fans away from their movies, others capitalize and convert newcomers into true-believers.
In light of the recent debate about the Thor, Green lantern, Captain America and X-Men-First Class trailers hitting the airwaves, I began to wonder, what truely makes a trailer stand out? What makes a trailer so good (or so bad), that fanboys will jeopardize all their accumulated “street-cred” to publicly proclaim it and the eventual movie a masterpeice?
Well, I got to thinking about this, and in so doing, researched all the comicbook movie trailers I could find. I established a criteria for evaluating the trailers and then compared my evaluations to the “general feel and concensus” others got from the trailer. Then I made a list.
1. The Movie must have been published as a comic book (or Graphic Novel or Manga) before or shortly after the theatrical release of the movie.
2. Teasers, TV spots, Sneak Peeks, Behind-The-Scenes and Set-visits were not included in the viewing.
3. Both Green band and Red band trailers were acceptable, but red band versions were always considered over Green where available.
4. The Trailer length could not exceed 3 minutes.
5. In instances with multiple movie trailers (eg. Iron man Trailer 1, Iron man Trailer 2 etc), the trailer with the longest running length under 3 mins was selected)
6. Only live action movies were considered, fully animated movies were not included in the pull of considered movies.
For a list of the nominees, please view the wikipedia list of Films Based on comics. I looked at every one of these movie’s trailers over the course of the last two months, then I spent time comparing their merits.
1. Level to which the trailer engages and/or captivates the viewer.
2. Universality of content (how easily different kinds of people eg. men vs women, old vs. young, fan vs. newbie could understand the content
3. Story exposition or the extent to which the trailer communicates what the movie will be about without revealing the entire plot
4. General feel and concensus of the movie. What did fanboys and new comers to the content think about the trailers (youtube/traileraddict/google video comments and votes)
5. Box office movie performance, as well as movie reviews were not taken into consideration in evaluating the trailers.
And now, without further ado, I present to you…
The Top 10 Comicbook movie trailers…Ever!
Years before Snyder and Rodriguez would cause us to marvel at the seamless melding of live action and CGI, Kiriya would give us this slick trailer that is a treat even to non-native japanese audiences.
Posted on 03 May 2011 by Christian
Covered from head to toe in order not to reveal his identity, it would appear that The Amazing Spider-Man actor has been spotted in an image which shows the first practical make-up effects of his transformation into the Lizard…
PinkIsTheNewBlog have posted the following images which they claim is Welsh actor Rhys Ifans. While there’s obviously no way of knowing for sure, it’s clear that there are some sort of scaly green make-up effects around the eyes of the actor covered from head to toe in order to shield their appearence. This brings us the question of whether Curt Connors transformation is one that takes place slowly or possibly that these are the live action effects used before the switch to CGI.
With an all star cast that includes Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Curt Connors, Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben and Sally Field as Aunt May, The Amazing Spider-Man is set to be released in 3D on July 3, 2012!
Posted on 18 April 2011 by Christian
As we say goodbye to the Ultimate Universe’ Peter Parker, we welcome a brand new wall crawler with a brand new look.Check it out..
So, Ultimate Peter Parker will be climbing the big water spout in the sky by the time the “Death Of Spider-Man”(Bit of a
Posted on 25 March 2011 by TH3 No08
Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.
Paul is an Austin based artist and writer whose work has been featured by Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Heavy Metal, Ubisoft, Metro, Image, Criterion and Mirage Studios. You can find his work in book stores everywhere or for more info visit paulmaybury.com. You can also read his original webcomic Party Bear for free here. So make sure you check out his stuff and support artist who are out there doing good work. I’d recommend Strange Tales #2: Little Lies. Classic art style, good stories, Definitly worth checking out…
Posted on 21 February 2011 by Christian
Apparently, one of the reboots crew members has leaked details on a fight scene that sees Spider-Man take on a whole group of reptillian villains! Hit the jump for all the details…
As usual, it’s best to take the following spoilers with a huge pinch of salt. However, there’s no denying that this may lead to some fantastic scenes in the upcoming reboot! Read the details below and then be sure to share your thoughts on this in the usual place!
“Occasionally we get some exclusive scoops sent our way, and this one is quite interesting.”
“One of the primary important crew members (who shall remain nameless) recently let it slip to one of our readers (a trusted one at that) that many of the stunt actors in the film have been spending time in heavy make-up for hours on end because of a fight scene in the film where they
Posted on 13 February 2011 by Christian
The troubled Broadway production of ‘Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark’ has been slapped with two safety violations from the state New York State Department of Labor.
The citations are from accidents that took place last year that involved injuries to three performers,
Posted on 26 January 2011 by Christian
Hit the jump for our first look at Andrew
Posted on 25 January 2011 by Christian
In a VERY short video interview with former Peter Parker, actor Tobey Maguire essentially approves the look of the new suit for Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot. Check it out!
Out promoting his recent comedy flick The Details, at the Sundance Film Festival, MTV caught up with former Peter Parker actor Tobey Maguire. Speaking shortly, Maguire gives his stamp of approval on Marc Webbs’s new Spidey suit for the reboot, who’ll be donned by actor Andrew Garfield.
Posted on 20 January 2011 by Christian
Thanks to TMZ, we have another video of a
Posted on 13 January 2011 by TH3 No08
Here’s the first look at Andrew Garfield as the new Spiderman. I like the look of the costume. The texture and material looks very cool. I was expecting a more spandex style fabric but this is very nice. It certainly looks better than the first look we got earlier today of the Sinestro costume.
Posted on 11 January 2011 by Christian
The Spider-Man star briefly discusses what its been like to work with Emma Stone and EW reveal the name of the character Howell will be playing who is only actually a recent addition to the comic books…
In an interview with Extra, the 27-year-old actor said that having Emma Stone on the set helps to make the process of filming director Marc Webb’s superhero reboot much more enjoyable and affirmed that he’s already developed a solid relationship with the actress who will play Gwen Stacy.
“I really do like Emma – she’s a pretty special actress and a pretty special person.
“One of the funnier people and one of the more fun loving people I know. I’m so glad that she’s there on set. It’s really fun.”
In slightly more interesting news though, EW have revealed that C. Thomas Howell will play a different, and much more recent, character than many expected in the upcoming reboot. (fan speculation was rife that he had been cast as either Norman Osborn or J. Jonah Jameson) Here’s what they had to say in their report:
Posted on 10 January 2011 by Christian
This is not a surprise after all, but Stan Lee has just revealed that he is confirmed to do the cameo in Marc Webb’s new
Posted on 10 January 2011 by Christian
A new actor joins Marc Webb’s Spider-Man! Check it out!
Italian website Badtaste.it reported that actor C. Thomas Howell is join new Spider-man’s movie.
C. Thomas Howell (The Hitcher, Hidalgo, Southland) has made the announcement through his facebook (but he’s profile is private…) and has written:
“I have just sign the deal for new Spider-Man’s movie! I will start the work on January 25th [...]”
Who he will play? Nobody knows…For now!
Posted on 04 January 2011 by Christian
Stan “The Man” Lee finally gets a Hollywood star
The great Stan Lee who created such masterpiece characters as The Fantastic Four,Iron Man,X-men,and Doctor Strange and has his cameos in his creations movies will be the 2,428 celebrity to recieve a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He will officially recieve his star on Tuesday January 4th in front of the Live Nation Building at 11:30.
In 1981 Stan Lee transformed his Spider-Man and Hulk creations into Saturday morning and syndicated television cartoons. When Marvel Comics and Marvel Productions were acquired by New World Entertainment in 1986, Stan