Big news in the world of Spider-Man movies today. Martin Sheen will be back for round two. Yes, you heard that right. Director Marc Webb is resurrecting Uncle Ben for a second go around as the actor who plays him broke the news via RTE’s Late Late Show say, “I’m going to be Uncle Ben in Spider-Man once again next year. We shoot it in February.” Judging from how nonchalant he divulged this pretty critical detail, audiences should not expect much beyond a minor flashback sequence similar to those within The Amazing Spider-Man. Perhaps we will see an aged down Uncle Ben interacting with Peter Parker’s father as his whereabouts have and will continue to be a huge subject of Webb’s series. Continue Reading
The box office report this weekend had a rare eighth-ranked wrinkle in it as a rebooted superhero film trying to make a name for itself has toppled yet another important barrier a full month following its theatrical debut. Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man banked $4.3 million for the period of August 3-5 which puts its domestic total past $250 million, becoming the fourth film in the franchise to breach the milestone.
While it is abundantly clear that there is no real chance that the feature could join its predecessors in the $300 million club, coming close to that mark is a relative win for Sony who rebooted the flick with the hopes that Spider-Man fans would accept their plan to go grittier. Thanks to strong admiration for the new version’s choice to showcase a high level of character develop, the movie managed to have a fairly decent theatrical run both domestic and abroad. Continue Reading
The Amazing Spider-Man made a lot of money for Sony this month as the superhero reboot defied the odds and easily surpassed half-a-billion worldwide in box office cheddar. Naturally, this caused the studio to let out a massive sigh of relief that no doubt everyone in the industry heard because the film was not exactly expected to be a huge hit by any means. They spent over $200 million to relaunch the franchise and already had hired writers to draft the sequel, so if things did not click with audiences, Sony would likely have hung director Marc Webb out to dry.
That brings us to today’s news in that reports are surfacing that the man behind the camera may not return for round two. With less than two years away from the next Spider-Man release, there is some pessimism that Webb can get it done not because of the problems with producing his first superhero effort, but rather because he could be busy elsewhere. This news comes from Columbia Chief Douglas Belgrade who recently said in an interview that the director’s fate is yet to be determined. When asked if he would be returning for the film’s sequel Belgrade replied, “We’d really like him back, but there are obstacles. He has an obligation to Fox.” This obstacle is referring to an option that Fox has on Webb. Continue Reading
Denis Leary earned a lot of brownie points for his portrayal of Captain Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man. He literally was one of the best supporting actors in the entire movie despite a cast list that included Sally Field and Martin Sheen, so for the meantime we are going to pretend as if he did not steal material from Louis C.K. long ago and not hate on him.
Lucky for us, it paid off as watching his appearance on Conan last night was one of the most amusing things I have seen from Leary in a while. He told two stories with the second being far better. The former Rescue Me star went on a rant about how he was on the same plane as the Kardashian family on which he apparently freaked out, attacking a U.S. air marshal in the process. Continue Reading
The Amazing Spider-Man has been given a lot of critical recognition over the past few weeks for its stellar ensemble, and much to the audience’s surprise that included stand-up comedian Denis Leary. The actor was cast the role of Captain Stacy in the Marc Webb-directed reboot in which he harnessed his dramatic credentials developed through the years on the set of Rescue Me, resulting in some fantastic scenes with Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker.
Naturally, that was a topic of conversation last night when Leary took to The Tonight Show as part of his promotional tour for Ice Age: Continental Drift. The interview opened with discussion of Spider-Man and closed with a clip of the new Ice Age movie in which he reprises as a saber-tooth tiger named Diego. Continue Reading
When The Amazing Spider-Man finally makes its way to cable television a few years from now, it will be on FX where it will partner up with the network’s other Spider-Man features which apparently have been rather successful in recent days. Continue Reading
Check out the latest installment of Kevin Smith’s Spoilers–a talk show that has the director watching a movie with fellow film fanatics in order to praise or skewer Hollywood’s latest. The subject this week? The Amazing Spider-Man. Continue Reading
The Amazing Spider-Man came away with a victory of the weekend as the superhero blockbuster found another $65.0 million, bringing the film’s domestic total to $140.0 million. Continue Reading
The Amazing Spider-Man continues to exceed expectations with another $20.7 million on Friday bringing its total domestic haul to a whopping $95.7 million in its first four days of release. Continue Reading
The Amazing Spider-Man is certainly making a case for its use of the word ’amazing.’ Continue Reading
The Amazing Spider-Man is off to a rock star-like start as the film grabbed $35.8 million in its opening day. Continue Reading
The Amazing Spider-Man hit theaters nationwide last night to the tune of $7.5 million, bringing the film’s worldwide total to $57.7 million after a $50.2 million foreign debut over the past weekend. Continue Reading
Sally Field took to Today this morning to promote The Amazing Spider-Man. Continue Reading
With the domestic opening of The Amazing Spider-Man fast approaching, it is worth putting out eyes on the foreign box office which is experiencing a little bit of business from the movie before the big July 3rd launch. Continue Reading
The new Spider-Man was on The Tonight Show Friday night to do some press before the big opening on Tuesday. The talk circuit is pretty much off next week, so this was his last chance to do it. Continue Reading