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Producers Say ‘Spider-Man’ Crossovers With ‘X-Men’ & ‘Avengers’ Won't Happen Until "We’ve Run Out Of Ideas"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 18, 2014 12:46 PM
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OMG, an “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” mid-credits sting in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Crosssssooooverrrrrrrr! Nope, as you’ve probably read by now. The only reason that this unlikely event – a 20th Century Fox movie being promoted within a Sony/Columbia tentpole – happened was because it was essentially in director Marc Webber’s contact. The filmmaker owed another move to Fox Searchlight (sibling company of parent Fox) after “(500) Days of Summer,” and so in order for him to make “The Amazing Spider-Man” and the sequel, Sony had to agree to promote one of Fox’s upcoming movies (they chose “X-Men Days of Future Past” in the aforementioned example).

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!

Sony Reportedly Aiming For $1 Billion Worldwide Box Office For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2014 11:17 AM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
After Marvel's "The Avengers" made a billion dollars, and became the third highest grossing movie of all time, rival studios freaked. And so, they began to plot their own massive, cinematic comic universes while also spending big money on their properties, hoping to join Marvel in the billion dollar club. Ambitious goals, but can everyone do it?

Anna Paquin Back In 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past,' 3 Still-Unrevealed Mutant Cameos To Come

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2014 12:41 PM
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X-2, Rogue, Anna Paquin
So last night we got the final trailer for "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," but less than a day later, even more from the movie has arrived, with Fox planning to spend the next four weeks ensuring their comic book sequel is a massive hit. And it looks like yet another mutant is (re)joining the fold.

Watch: New Clip From 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Gets Electro-Charged Plus 2 New TV Spots

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2014 10:45 AM
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Amazing Spider-Man 2
The reviews are out for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and they are mixed, to say the least (though our Oli Lyttelton really didn't like it), but Sony isn't giving up pushing this hard, and why should they? No matter what the critics say, the sequel is already tracking for a massive $95 million opening weekend, and the studio will do everything it can to make that number bigger.

Producers Say 'Sinister Six' & 'Venom' To Come Before 'The Amazing Spider-Man 4' Plus Watch Sinister Six Featurette

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 11, 2014 9:02 AM
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Thanks to the wild success the Marvel cinematic universe has had, rival studios have decided the only sure-fire path to success lies in building an elaborate web of spin-offs and team-up films and nowhere does this plan seem more strained than in Sony's attempt to wring every bit of cash they can from "The Amazing Spider-Man" series. The second entry in the web-slinger's rebooted adventures has yet to arrive in theaters (but you can read our review) but that hasn't stopped the studio from locking down their next few years on the big screen.

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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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: New TV Spots For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' & 'Godzilla' Feature Fresh Footage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2014 3:01 PM
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Godzilla
Two big blockbuster movies that will have you looking up are coming in the next month. First, Marc Webb brings back everyone's favorite web-slinging hero in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," while Gareth Edwards will get a chance to crush entire cities with "Godzilla." And as marketing budgets require, new TV spots are here, with fresh footage in each.

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.

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