If you say you saw 'The Avengers' coming, you're a liar.
And we're not necessarily talking about the film's massive box office success or cultural impact, either. That's all after-the-fact stuff. We're talking about the fact that the film exists in the first place. We're talking about how Marvel Studios (with a little help from some deep-pocketed friends) managed to create a series of individual franchises with their own films and characters before having them all come together in a special crossover event. 'The Avengers' didn't just unite Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk, it openly acknowledged that all of these characters lived in the same world and that the events of their own films could actually have an impact on each other.
They all live in the same universe ... and audiences love it.
It's a good thing people really like Spider-Man because he's the one thing Sony seems to be relying on at the multiplex. Although the studio fell on rough times these past few years, 2012's 'The Amazing Spider-Man' was a big hit and this year's 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' looks ready to rock the box, as well. But how much Spidey will audiences tolerate before they pull a J. Jonah Jameson and declare him a menace? Well, the folks at Sony are ready to push their luck on that front with plans to release one Spider-Man movie a year for the foreseeable future.
A new international 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' trailer, dubbed "Rise of Electro," has been unleashed onto unsuspecting web surfers, featuring brand-new footage from Andrew Garfield's next outing as the web slinger. And you know what they say -- or, rather, what the trailer says -- when Electro rises, Spidey's enemies will unite ... and, boy, does he have a lot of them.
Hasbro invited press to its 2014 Entertainment Brand Preview for the American International Toy Fair in New York City this weekend, during which time the brand debuted all its toy lines hitting shelves this coming year.
The 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Super Bowl trailer hit the small screen during the big game between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, February 2, but now the footage has made its way on the web, as well as a new extended "Enemies Unite" extended trailer. Check out the new footage of Spidey facing down his biggest challenge(s) yet -- Electro, Rhino and Green Goblin ... oh my!
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie 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 is jam packed with tidbits, from a major move for the 'Batman vs. Superman' movie to new Marvel TV ventures to Phase 2 updates!
There's many various marketing material already out there for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' -- posters, trailers, TV spots, you name it! With a film that contains so many moving parts (mainly villains), it's tempting to utilize all of them. That said, the international promotional team put together the first of what will surely be numerous character posters from the Marc Webb-directed sequel.
Once upon a time, 'The Amazing Spider-Man' with Andrew Garfield wasn't a thing, but Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' trilogy starring Tobey Maguire was. In fact, these films were the spark that ignited the current comic book movie craze, making them some of the most influential films of the century so far. Like with all kinds of history, it's fun to imagine "What-If?" with films of great cultural significance, so some recently unearthed concept art from the original 2002 'Spider-Man' movie should prove fascinating for devotees of superhero cinema.
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