ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, DC and Warner Bros. get official with 'Justice League,' Marvel gets weird with Ant-Man and Dr. Strange, and Spider-Man looks to bring back J. Jonah Jameson.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
I met Webb at his SoHo hotel room -- or, if not his room, the room Sony had him sitting in at that particular moment -- to talk about the future of Spider-Man, what exactly Shailene Woodley's role would have been in the final movie had she not been cut, and Webb offers some, let's say, coy hints at the possible return of J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson.
Most actors and actresses don't actually like watching themselves on the big screen -- at least, that's what most of them say in interviews, and the majority of them sure sound sincere -- so it's not exactly rare to hear one of them say that they haven't watched their latest feature, even if they're making the talk show rounds to promote it. However, it does seem a little different when someone who has a relatively small part in a huge movie franchise fesses up about having never seen any of them. Maybe don't tell people that.
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, the 'Spider-Man' producers shoot down the potential of a crossover, Zack Snyder explains why Batman just has to fight Superman on the big screen, and Channing Tatum may take on a certain Cajun mutant superhero.
When rebooting the 'Spider-Man' franchise, director Marc Webb brought many of the classic characters with him to the 'Amazing Spider-Man' films. One character that didn't make the cut was J. Jonah Jameson, Peter Parker's blustery editor at The Daily Bugle. Jameson was played memorably by J.K. Simmons in Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' films and Webb now admits it's time for him to appear in the new series of films.
With the recent news that 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' would feature footage from 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' as its post-credit sequence, it opened the door to the idea of possible future crossovers. But the producers of the current Spider-Man movies are pretty positive we'll never see the web slinger working alongside Tony Stark.
Long before Marvel Studios and 'The Avengers' existed, Marvel Comics sold off the rights to many of its high profile characters to various studios. That's why Spider-Man can't meet Captain America and why the X-Men can't hang out with the Hulk -- Sony and Fox own the big screen rights to those characters and won't allow it. However, something peculiar is happening with the upcoming release of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2': a post-credits scene that teases 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.'
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' isn't in theaters for a few more weeks, but we're already talking about 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3.' And 'The Amazing Spider-Man 4.' And 'Sinister Six' and 'Venom', which today we learn will both arrive in between parts three and four of the 'Spider-Man' movies. If your choice of death involves overdosing on Spider-Man, the next few years are going to be very helpful.
As you likely heard, 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' screening the UK yesterday. While you can check out some of the early reviews here, one thing a lot of people are asking is about the 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' post-credits scene. Well, we've got some bad news for you: according to all the people in attendance, there isn't one.