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Marc Webb, Scott Cooper, Joe Carnahan, Sarah Polley, Agnieszka Holland & More Line Up New Projects

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 25, 2014 3:14 PM
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We're not sure what's in the water right now, but in the last 48 hours or so, it seems every director around the world is lining up new gigs. Maybe they're looking for a summer project to keep them busy? We have no idea, but we'll run them down, so let's get to it:

Marc Webb Wants Villain Kraven The Hunter For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3,' Talks Film's Memorable Finale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2014 5:58 PM
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Spider-Man Kraven
So, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is in the bag—and we broke down everything that didn't work (and did)—so might as well start talking about "The Amazing Spider-Man 3." The film is due in theatres in 2016, and naturally, director Marc Webb is already being asked about what's to come. With 'TASM2' laying down the seeds for Sinister Six, it would seem Webb has a slew of options, but it's actually another character—one who hasn't received a big screen incarnation yet—that he'd really like to bring to the table.

Interview: 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Producers Avi Arad & Matt Tolmach Talk Spin-Off Plans, Crossovers & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 30, 2014 2:00 PM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Kevin Feige might be the sorcerer supremre of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but when it comes to the "Amazing Spider-Man 2" (and it's own expanding universe), Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are it. Arad is the guy who, back when he ran Marvel, got the comics company back on its feet and started Marvel Studios as a company that could eventually rival any of its Hollywood contemporaries. (It's also worth noting that without his aggressively innovative management, Disney would have never bought Marvel.) Arad now shepherds the crown jewel property that is, as of yet, out of Disney's hands: Spider-Man. Together with Tolmach, Arad's new goal is to rival Marvel's sprawling cinematic landscape, complete with a whole continuum of spin-offs and sequels. We talked about the possibility of multiple cinematic Spider-Men, if the Mary Jane footage will ever see the light of day, and whether or not they see the Spider-universe infecting the small screen too.

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Credits Tease Sinister Six, Marc Webb Talks Shailene Woodley's Cut Scenes

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 30, 2014 10:44 AM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Jamie Foxx
With its North American release this Friday, Sony’s marketing onslaught for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is drawing to a close but that doesn’t mean the studio is all out of tidbits that make the mouths of fanboys water.

New Images & Featurette For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' Marc Webb Teases J. Jonah Jameson For 'Spider-Man 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2014 10:37 AM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
While "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is slinging its stuff overseas to some rather big office numbers, stateside we continue to wait for the latest adventure in the rebooted franchise. But that just gives Sony more time to make sure everyone comes out next week to see the movie, with the studio expecting an opening approaching $100 million. So to that end, more pics, featurettes and teasers about what's coming in next chapters of the series.

Watch: 10-Minute Talk With Marc Webb, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx & Dane DeHaan For 'Spider-Man 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2014 9:25 AM
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AMazing Spider-man 2
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" opens this weekend in some key overseas territories, including the U.K., and Sony is reportedly hoping to hit the magic $1 billion mark with their sequel. That means, until the movie lands stateside, we're going to be seeing a lot more promo material from the film. So bring it on!

Review: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx & Dane DeHaan

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 8, 2014 7:03 PM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Jamie Foxx
As far as superhero reboots go, "room for improvement" was probably the best way to sum up 2012's "The Amazing Spider-Man." Certainly financially, the film made a very healthy $750 million worldwide, but that's still less than any of the three Sam Raimi films that preceded it. And creatively, the film had some strong building blocks—an increased emphasis on romance, a hugely appealing central pairing in Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (plus support from ringers like Sally Field and Martin Sheen), a bright sense of humor, a fresh-ish take on the characters—but a patchy script, disappointing action and lackluster villain meant that there was plenty of opportunity for a sequel to prove itself worth of the title "amazing."

Watch: See More Electro In Clip & Featurette For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2014 4:15 PM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Sony's marketing department continues to take Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," rumored to be well over two hours long, and cut it up into bite sized pieces in the name of selling the movie. But it could have likely the opposite effect of creating fatigue instead of excitement before the movie even hits theatres.

Watch: Spidey Goes Into Free Fall & Sinister Six Teased In New Clip & Featurette For 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2014 10:23 AM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
If it seems like we're getting deluged by "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" over a month before it opens, you might be forgetting that the film is slated to open overseas a full two weeks before it drops here. That's right, every four years, the World Cup wreaks havoc with movie scheduling as studios don't want their big tentpoles opening during the frame when everyone around the globe will be glued to their TVs watching the action unfold on the pitch.

12 Indie Directors Who Jumped To Blockbuster Budgets

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 26, 2014 2:24 PM
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Noah, Russell Crowe, Aronofsky
This week sees the release of “Noah,” and it’s notable for a number of reasons. For one, it’s that it’s a relatively rare Biblical movie not aimed principally at religious audiences (which may or may not pay off). For another, it’s the latest film from “Requiem For A Dream” and “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky. But perhaps more than anything else, it’s a movie that costs $125 million, almost four times as much as the director’s most expensive previous film, “The Fountain,” the helmer having been given the keys to Paramount’s war chest after the surprise smash success of “Black Swan,” which made nearly $300 million worldwide.

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