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Marc Webb Originally Didn’t Want To Make ‘Amazing Spider-Man,’ Addresses Villain Overkill Concerns For The Sequel

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 9, 2014 4:02 PM
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SXSW: In the vaults from indie-filmmaker to tentpole blockbusting director, Marc Webb took one of the biggest jumps in recent memory. He started his feature-length filmmaking career with 2009’s inventive and quirky “(500) Days Of Summer” and then made the quantum leap to “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

Watch: 3 Clips From 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Narrated By Stan Lee

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2014 11:41 AM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Release Stan Lee! We're sure someone in the Sony marketing department made that command as the promotional train for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" continues relentlessly, with more more more more, and then hoping that by time the movie comes around, you're beaten into submission to buy tickets for the web-slinging sequel.

Watch: New Gwen & Peter Featurette For ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Plus Two Motion Posters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2014 10:21 AM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The amazing marketing machine for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" rolls on, and it seems like (for now) Sony is done with pumping out new trailers, and is instead turning their attention to featurettes, which include a smattering of previously unseen footage.

Watch: More Spidey Unveiled In International TV Spot For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2014 10:05 AM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
With Sony promising a Spider-Man universe movie "every year," if you're already exhausted by the relentless show-everything-before-you-see-movie marketing campaign, you ain't seen nothing yet. But until those "Sinister Six" and "Venom" flicks get scheduled, we're still on a bi-annual basis for Spidey, with the next one coming this summer.

Sony Head Amy Pascal Promises 'Spider-Man' Movies "Every Year," Marc Webb To Helm 'Amazing Spider-Man 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 25, 2014 1:59 PM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Outside of "The Amazing Spider-Man," Sony doesn't have much in the way of live action franchises, and that could be a problem. “It’s creative entropy, and I think there’s been too much of a reliance on ‘Spider-Man.’ They need some other things to build out,” media analyst Harold Vogel has opined. But Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal believes in Spidey, so much so that she's planning to spin a bigger web around the superhero.

Watch: Yet Another Trailer For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Chronicles The Rise Of Electro

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2014 7:45 AM
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Amazing Spider-Man 2
Back in 2012 when "The Amazing Spider-Man" was gearing up to hit theaters, the extent of Sony's marketing plan was revealed when someone went through all the trailers and clips that dropped in advance of the film, and put together a 25-minute reel of footage. So at this point, our only question is by which factor the advance spill of material for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" will exceed its predecessor.

First Look: Dane DeHaan As The Green Goblin In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 20, 2014 9:21 AM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Anyone crying "Spoiler!" at this point about "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is simply deluding themselves. From the massive Super Bowl trailer, to the recent theatrical promo, Sony seems to want audiences to know every beat of the story before they buy a ticket this summer. And if you were wondering whether or Harry Osborn would actually become Green Goblin in the sequel, well, that question has now been answered.

Watch: Three Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 17, 2014 2:58 PM
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Amazing Spider-Man 2
Was it weird that Sony took down the recent “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” trailer? It was kind of spoilery, but then again, it featured much of the same footage as the recent Superbowl spot. A conspiracy afoot, much like the one hinted at in Marc Webb’s upcoming Spider-Man sequel?

Watch: New 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer Teases Many Enemies & The Secrets Of Peter Parker's Dad

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 13, 2014 12:13 PM
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Amazing Spider-Man 2
Spoiler alert? Yet another "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" trailer is here and in case you didn't already watch the lengthy, 4-minute Super Bowl trailer—which these mostly seems to be recut from with a couple of extra scenes tossed in—perhaps we should warn you that this seems to be giving up the game pretty early.

Watch: Full-Length Super Bowl Spot For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Plus 4-Minute Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2014 7:13 PM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
You saw the first part/teaser last week, now here's the real deal: the full-length Super Bowl spot for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." And not only that, but also a 4-minute Enemies Unite sizzle reel/trailer for the sequel.

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