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...
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.
Emma Stone received the Trailblazer award at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards earlier this evening. In this video her colleagues praise her with kind words, but the sentiment quickly (and hilariously) reverses.
With the release of this summer's 'The Amazing Spider-Man,' Emma Stone's movie career is about to reach heroic new heights, but that doesn't mean the 23-year-old star is above the occasional small screen cameo. Stone is set to make an appearance in the final season of long-running Nickelodeon tween hit, 'iCarly.'
One of the new awards MTV’s adding to this year’s Movie Awards will be the ‘Trailblazer’ trophy recognizing “actors beloved by the MTV audience who are carving out their own unique and diverse path within Hollywood,” according to the network. Today, it was revealed that Emma Stone will be the award’s first recipient.
To reboot a successful franchise not long after its last film is test that Marc Webb's 'The Amazing Spider-Man' will have to pass. Sam Raimi's first 'Spider-Man' came out ten years ago today, and he finished his run five years ago. Are audiences ready for another spin around the park? Perhaps they'll be more excited after this new trailer.
Marc Webb's 'The Amazing Spider-Man' is going to try to be one of the big event films of the summer - even if it's rebooting the not-quite-cold Sam Raimi trilogy. Will audiences take to Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, and Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors aka The Lizard? That's still unknown, but now there's three clips to heat up interest.
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