Man, it’s a good week to be a comic-book geek. Joss Whedon’s ‘The Avengers’ finally opens. Christopher Nolan launches a viral campaign for ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ which culminates in a breathtaking trailer. And Marc Webb teases his upcoming trailer with two new images from ‘The Amazing Spider-Man.’ Excelsior!
The Amazing Spider-Man
If you've ever attended a fan convention, something around the lines of the annual San Diego Comic-Con, then you've encountered the angry fanboys/fangirls who nitpick about every single detail on their favorite superhero's costume in the latest movie they'll be appearing in. It's crazy how much they can obsess over detail, but maybe they're a bit more content with the way Spider-Man looks in Sony Pictures' 'The Amazing Spider-Man.'
Sony Pictures has to be happy with 'The Amazing Spider-Man' because they're already moving ahead with a sequel and have just hired Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci ('Star Trek', 'Cowboys & Aliens') to co-write the sequel.
Paul Feig’s credits are pretty damn impressive. Before directing ‘Bridesmaids,’ he helmed episodes of ‘Mad Men,’ ‘The Office’ and ‘Arrested Development.’ He created ‘Freaks and Geeks,’ and acted in ‘Knocked Up’ and ‘Bad Teacher.’ But his most high-profile writing credit is flying under the radar … until now.
This past week has suddenly turned into the battle for attention between the three comic book adapted movies that are scheduled to be released throughout this summer. The first one to get loads of hype was 'The Avengers' and then 'The Dark Knight Rises' chucked out some new photos. But what about 'The Amazing Spider-Man'?
No need to fear, the latest poster for the upcoming Sony Pictures project is here!
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.
After making an appearance at WonderCon this weekend, 'The Amazing Spider-Man' has ramped up its viral marketing. Although the footage from the movie shown at the fan convention in Anaheim this past weekend was the same eight minutes premiered around the world via satellite a few weeks back, the upcoming Columbia Pictures release has added a new wrinkle in the form of a website.