With its July 3rd release only three weeks away, the marketing campaign for 'The Amazing Spider-Man' has left overdrive and entered total saturation mode. If you think you've seen a lot of Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield's new take on Spidey already, you just wait. In fact, a full clip from the film has made its way online. If you don't think you've seen enough and want to see Spider-Man take on a carjacker, read on!
The Amazing Spider-Man
Happy 'Dark Knight Rises' and 'Amazing Spider-Man' month, everyone! You could tell us that you're not into either of these comic book heroes and we wouldn't believe you, but we'll still give you plenty of other new movie releases to choose from for July 2012. That is, if you insist on lying about how much you despise Bruce Wayne and Peter Parker.
If Kevin Feige is the Nick Fury of Marvel Movies, Avi Arad represents those video-conferenced faces that show up in 'Avengers.' He's the producer who saved the company from bankruptcy then got the ball rolling, leading us to this halcyon time where fanboys can expect multiple comic book movies a year.
Like a true Marvel character, his great accomplishments came at a great cost. By getting the Marvel movies cooking and to minimize risk he set up properties at different film studios. That's why 'Fantastic Four' is at Fox and 'Spider-Man' is at Sony, while the rest of our heroes are eating shawarma at Disney. It's the original sin of our summer movies, but try to remember that without the original success of 'X-Men,' none of this would have been possible, and that was Avi Arad's doing.
Beside him is Matthew Tolmach, wearing a handsome vest with no flair. He was the head of production at Sony/Columbia Pictures for eight years and 'Amazing Spider-Man' is his first big picture as a producer.
We only had a few minutes to chat, and like a chump I wasted a few minutes babbling about movie swag before talking about why Emma Stone is the key to 'Amazing Spider-Man' and how her chemistry with star Andrew Garfield reminds them of a very famous movie couple...
While certain Marvel-owned characters are currently breaking the bank worldwide with 'The Avengers,' the rights to Spider-Man and his family of characters are still owned by Sony. You probably know that 'The Amazing Spider-Man' is coming up in a few weeks, but what's next? How about that oft-rumored 'Venom' movie, which is apparently going to spin directly out of the world and events of 'The Amazing Spider-Man.'
Can't get enough of everybody's favorite web-slinging superhero, 'The Amazing Spider-Man'? Well if you're willing to sit down and watch about twenty minutes worth of B-roll footage then today's your lucky day. But mind you, these clips are a bit on the spoiler side so if you want to keep your spidey sense pure before the release then shield your eyes!
At this point a number of you have watched the official first trailer for Quentin Tarantino's latest movie 'Django Unchained.' One of the noticeable highlights of the trailer was the production design. Put simply, it looks amazing. That's an example of the work of J. Michael Riva, an award winning production designer who unfortunately passed on today at the age of 63.
This is a win-win situation. Emma Stone’s so impossibly charming that we’d happily post every talk-show appearance she’s ever made. How are you not won over by this personable beauty? But as an added bonus, she brings a new clip from ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ to NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.’ See what I said? Win win.