When director Marc Webb took control of the 'Spider-Man' franchise with 'The Amazing Spider-Man,' he must have faced a huge decision: should he stick with a costume similar to the one worn by Tobey Maguire or go in a completely different direction. The final design, while different in the details, was definitely in line with the character's traditional red and blue outfit. However, other options were weighed and some concept art from the film's development has made its way online, giving us a very different look at what could have been.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie news items. From Marvel to D.C. and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic-book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Sony teases the possibility of ‘Spider-Man’ spinoff films, DC comments on ‘Arrow,’ and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is attached to yet another possible comic-book adaptation.
Let's see if this news gets your Spidey-sense tingling.
With the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving ahead full bore and Warner Bros. actively developing the expansion of the DC universe, Sony Pictures is looking to create their own mini-universe centered around Spider-Man. Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman Amy Pascal spoke today and revealed they have plans to create a number of new films based on "new heroes and villains" from the Spider-Man universe.
Hans Zimmer, who composed such movie scores as 'Man of Steel' and Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy, is next tackling 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' picking up after James Horner's work on the first Marc Webb-directed installment. But Zimmer is apparently not alone. Rapper Pharrell Williams, who has a scoring credit on 'Despicable Me 2,' has teamed up with the famous composer to tackle Spidey.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' is already chock full of baddies for the webslinger to face, including Paul Giamatti's Rhino and (the main event) Jamie Foxx's Electro. There was even talk that Colm Feore and Chris Cooper have bigger parts to play, but could there be yet another hidden villain Marc Webb and his team are just waiting to spring on us?
During the Marvel games panel, Beenox's Stephane Gravel revealed Amazing Spider-Man would be getting a sequel from the studio in 2014.
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie news items. From Marvel to D.C. and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic-book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ contemplates screening in 48fps, the ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot eyes more actors, and Spider-Man reveals footage from his new video game. But first …
Last night, we had a chance to preview Hasbro's upcoming 2014 toy line including the reveals of action figures for 'Amazing Spider-Man 2,' 'Captain America 2' and 'Transformers 4.' Below, we've got a first look at some of these brand new toys including some pretty interesting new characters.