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WATCH: Eye-Popping Summer Movie Clips Unveiled at the MTV Movie Awards, from 'X-Men' to 'Spider-Man 2'

On Sunday night, the MTV Movie Awards unveiled an array of VFX-packed new footage from the studios' upcoming summer movie slate. Watch them here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 14, 2014 2:38 PM
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'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' First Reviews Unspool (TRAILER)

Early reviews of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," in theaters May 2, have landed, and consensus is wishy-washy. Most critics agree that the film is too long and overstuffed, but that the romantic chemistry between leads Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone is hard to resist.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 9, 2014 11:34 AM
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Andrew Garfield Melts Hearts Once Again

As if Andrew Garfield's lithe beauty isn't enough to completely destroy you. "The Amazing Spider-Man" star swept in and saved the day after his shared sketch with the Batkid was slashed from the Oscar telecast.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 6, 2014 4:57 PM
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WATCH: New International Trailer for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

A new international trailer has arrived for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," starring the intensely likable Andrew Garfield as young Spidey and Emma Stone as his love interest Gwen Stacey. On villain duty is Jamie Foxx, as the sparkly Electro. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 13, 2013 2:49 PM
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CinemaCon: Sony Relies on Low-Risk Sequels, Comedies, and Faithfuls Adam Sandler, Will Smith

After seeing several CinemaCon studio presentations in a row, you start to see the retreads coming. The requisite rehash of 2012 hits, adding up to $4.1 billion worldwide, did not reveal that both "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "Men in Black 3" cost too much to return serious profits, or that the global bounty from "Skyfall" was shared with Eon and MGM. As I watched Sony's dog-and-pony show, led off by studio star Adam Sandler trumpeted by Romans in tunics and breastplates, I was checking off a grid.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 23, 2013 9:56 PM
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Casting Watch: Dane DeHaan Beats Eddie Redmayne for Harry Osborn Role in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Dane DeHaan, who starred in "Chronicle" and has had minor roles this year in both "Lincoln" and "Lawless," has been cast as Harry Osborn in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." DeHaan will take over the role from James Franco in Sam Raimi's first three "Spider Man" films, and joins leads Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, as well as franchise newcomers Shailene Woodley and Jamie Foxx (who was recently confirmed to play villain Electro).
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • December 4, 2012 12:00 PM
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Garfield & Webb Back for 'Spider-Man' Sequel, Set for May 2014

Andrew Garfield and director Marc Webb will return for Columbia Pictures' next installment of "The Amazing Spider-Man," while Emma Stone is currently in talks. The script for the sequel is by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci ("Transformers," "Star Trek") and Jeff Pinkler, based on James Vanderbilt's earlier draft. The film is set for a May 2, 2014 release in 3-D.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 28, 2012 3:42 PM
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Ang Lee Replaces Maguire in 'Life of Pi,' as Star Tries to Find Post-'Spider-Man' Mojo

When Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" (November 21) opens the New York Film Festival, Tobey Maguire won't be in it. This is not news. Maguire, who is trying to come to terms with his post-"Spider-Man" identity, was replaced last summer by actor Rafe Spall...
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 5, 2012 4:29 PM
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Weekend Box Office: 'Amazing Spider-Man' Leads Field

Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” showed that the venerable Marvel character can still lure moviegoers in large numbers into its web. In its first six days the $230-million franchise reboot of “Spider-Man" with new stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the leads generated close to $140 million and picked up nearly $65 million during the weekend.
  • By Brian Fuson
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  • July 8, 2012 1:00 PM
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8 Things You Want to Know from EW's Summer Preview: 'Dark Knight Rises,' 'Avengers,' 'Huntsman,' 'Magic Mike'

EW's Summer Preview (out April 13) covers the season's most hyped releases, from "The Dark Knight Rises" (the last of the "Dark Knight triplets"), "The Avengers" ("the 'Taxi Driver' of superhero-team movies") and "The Amazing Spider-Man" to Channing Tatum and Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike" and Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones' "Hope Springs." Enjoy a taste of the issue below.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 12, 2012 1:44 PM
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