After a brief hiatus, ScreenCrush is back with the Comic Strip, 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, Marvel revealed the first exciting looks at 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' and new looks at 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' while DC and Warner Bros. TV are ready to unleash a 'Flash'y new slate of shows.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Director Marc Webb’s second high-flying and web-slinging adventure in the world of our friendly neighborhood webhead, the Andrew Garfield-starring ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ is set to zip into theaters on May 2, but both Webb and Sony Pictures are eager to show off what they’ve been working on. At a special event in New York City, Webb introduced a small crowd to a selection of extended scenes from the upcoming film, over 30 minutes of fresh footage that was served up in a bid to get audiences primed for the next entry in the recently rebooted franchise.
And guess what? The plan may have just worked. The three scenes that Webb showed off (and was eager to chat about afterwards) are exciting, vibrant, and incredibly dynamic. So, what did we learn from our giant early look at the next ‘Spider-Man’ film? Quite a bit, and nearly all of it incredibly exciting (even for fans who might not have been particularly enamored of Webb’s first outing). Beware, there are some spoilers ahead, though we’ve tried to limit them as best we can.
At this point it feels like we've seen pretty much all of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' with all the trailers, clips, previews, sneak peeks and photos released from the film. But, if you're still not sure if you want to see it in theaters, there's yet another 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' trailer - the final trailer! - here for your viewing enjoyment.
With 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' set to hit theaters in just under two months, director Marc Webb has been one rather busy gentleman. In addition to promoting the new film, Webb is also preparing to go back to work for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3,' which will hit theaters in 2016 -- but for fans hoping that the director will stick around for the fourth film, we've got some news: Webb will sadly not be returning to the director's chair after Spidey's third installment.
Despite the film's many villains, 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' director Marc Webb doesn't believe the movie will collapse under their weight, especially since he says Electro is the main antagonist, with Rhino and Green Goblin appearing in more minor capacities. Though, as the new 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' clip previews, these supporting baddies still offer some thrills.
Had enough yet of 'Captain America 2'? How about 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'? As both films continue to release clip after clip after trailer, new looks have debuted online in the form of -- you guessed it -- new clips, featuring Robert Redford's turn as mysterious Agent Alexander Pierce and Dane DeHaan's Harry Osborn back from school.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' has its share of secrets that director Marc Webb has been keeping (or trying to keep) from the public, like what the mysterious Oscorp Industries is really up to underneath its facade, but three new preview clips from the film have revealed a bit more of what's coming.
With reports swirling that a certain leading lady might encounter some life-threatening scenarios in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' a new featurette released for the film doesn't bode well for her ... love life. As Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) attempts to balance his personal life with his Spider-Man duties, his best gal, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), won't be waiting around for him.
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.