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Leaked Sony Emails Reportedly Reveal Spider-Man Must Be 'Straight And White'


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If you’ve ever thought Spider-Man on the big screen was just a little too boring or ‘safe’, then we could just be about to explain why. In the latest round of leaked Sony emails the long list of contractual obligations that the Spider-Man character allegedly must meet for film is revealed, including that he must always be white, male and heterosexual.

Spider-manAndrew Garfield played the most recent incarnation of Spider-man on the big screen.

The published emails reportedly start by listing the superhero’s ‘mandatory character traits’, which the character ‘must always strictly conform to’. The list includes him being a white, male who does not abuse alcohol, does not smoke tobacco, does not sell/distribute illegal drugs, does not use foul language beyond PG-13, does not have sex before the age of 16 and is not a homosexual.

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'Lego Movie' Directors To Helm Animated Spider-Man Film


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Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the now revered directors behind The Lego Movie, have been hired to helm a Spider-Man animation, to hit theaters in July 2018. The duo will produce the movie with Ari Arad, Matt Tolach and the recently departed Sony chairman Amy Pascal.

The Lego MoviePhil Lord and Christopher Miller were lauded for their work on The Lego Movie

The movie, announced at CinemaCon on Wednesday by Sony chief Tom Rothman, will exist independently from the projects in the live action Spider-Man universe, all of which are believed to be moving forward as planned.

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Amy Pascal: 'I Was Fired From Sony Pictures'


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Former Sony Pictures boss Amy Pascal has opened up about her departure from the film company, confirming reports she was fired after ill-advised emails, which took aim at Angelina Jolie and U.S. leader President Barack Obama, were leaked as part of last year's (14) studio hack attack.

The outed co-chairman of the movie giant acknowledged her departure wasn't voluntary during Wednesday's (11Feb15) Women in the World conference in San Francisco, California.

Speaking to esteemed journalist Tina Brown, Pascal joked, "All the women here are doing incredible things in this world. All I did was get fired."

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Amy Pascal On Sony Departure, "All I Did Was Get Fired"


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Amy Pascal had conceded that she was "fired" from Sony after the debilitating cyber-attack on the company that saw the leak of numerous high profile movies and, more damagingly, email conversations between Pascal and numerous individuals connected with the company.

Amy PascalAmy Pascal says she was "fired" by Sony

Pascal, who is setting up her own production company, spoke for the first time about her departure from Sony during an interview with journalist Tina Brown at the Women in the World conference in San Francisco on Wednesday (February 11).

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Sony Could Reopen Spider-Man Talks With Marvel


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Sony could go back into negotiations with Marvel concerning the Spider-Man character following the departure of Amy Pascal as chairman. It is probable that Sony Pictures chairman-CEO Michael Lynton will tinker with projects include The Amazing Spider-Man 3 but sequels to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo are very much in doubt.

The Amazing Spider Man 2Andrew Garfield's The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been pushed back until 2018

The biggest decision will indeed by how to handle the Spider-Man franchise. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 did decent business at the box-office but was slaughtered by the critics. There had been talks of letting Marvel Studios take some control of the direction of the character and with Pascal out of the picture, Sony may be open to renegotiating with the superhero studio, according to Variety.

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Amy Pascal Departs Sony, But Studio Will Pay For New Venture


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Amy Pascal, the woman who worked her way up from production executive to chairman of one of the world's biggest movie studios, has stepped down from her role at Sony following the company's recent cyber-attack and email hack. Ms Pascal, who has overseen over 300 Oscar nominations, will start her own production company that will launch in May.

Amy PascalAmy Pascal is starting her new venture in 2015

Sony was temporarily debilitated by the cyber-attack which led to the leaking of numerous pre-release movies and which led the studio to suspend its North Korea comedy The Interview. 

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Amy Pascal Steps Down As Co-chairman Of Sony Pictures


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Amy Pascal is stepping down as the co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The business executive, who has attracted lots of headlines in recent months following the hacking and publication by 'Guardians of Peace' of private emails, is also stepping down as chairman of Sony's motion picture group, but is to remain with the company.

In May, Pascal will take control of a new production firm, with Sony retaining the worldwide distribution rights to the company's output, Variety reports.

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Kanye West Backs Idris Elba For 007 Role


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Kanye West has backed Idris Elba to be the next James Bond.

The 37-year-old rapper believes the 'Luther' actor is a ''visionary'', and should definitely be offered the role as the iconic secret agent when current actor Daniel Craig steps down from the character.

He said: ''I know Idris a little bit and he is a big talent.

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Ryan Gosling Interested In Joining 'Ghostbusters 3'


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Ryan Gosling is interested in taking the only major male role in Paul Feig's Ghostbusters 3, while Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone are also being sought for parts. In a leaked email thread between Amy Pascal and talent manager Ilene Feldman - which reads like a love letter to Gosling - it emerges that the Hollywood actor is keen to join the movie.

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling arrives at LAX Airport

"Ryan absolutely loved you," Feldman told Pascal in an email dated October 3, 2014, "Said it was like speed dating because he was late after hitting every wrong gate on the lot. Not it should turn to marriage. He really wants to do something with you."

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George Clooney's 3am Emails Over Terrible 'Monuments Men' Reviews


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George Clooney lost sleep and sent a flurry of early morning emails to Sony boss Amy Pascal after critics ripped into his World War II movie The Monuments Men. In the latest Sony email leak, it is revealed that Clooney was worried about how Sony head honchos would react given the hugely anticipated movie appear to be taking a critical mauling.

George Clooney                                                                                        George Clooney headed up the cast in The Monuments Men

On January 29, Clooney emailed Amy Pascal with the subject line "it's getting worse," and requesting "protection from all the reviews."

"Let's just make it a hit. I haven't slept in 30 hours. And it's 7am," Clooney added. 

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"An Evening" Benefiting The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center

Amy Pascal - "An Evening" Benefiting The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 21st March 2013

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Los Angeles Premiere Of '21 Jump Street' Held At The Grauman's Chinese Theater - Arrivals

Jonah Hill, Amy Pascal and Channing Tatum - Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum with Amy Pascal Tuesday 13th March 2012 Los Angeles Premiere of '21 Jump Street' held at the Grauman's Chinese Theater - Arrivals

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The 36th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Held At The InterContinental Hotel - Arrivals

Amy Pascal, David Seidler and Los Angeles Film Critics Association - Howard Stringer, Amy Pascal, Tom Hooper, David Seidler and Alexandre Desplat Century City, California - The 36th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards held at the InterContinental Hotel - Arrivals Saturday 15th January 2011

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Los Angeles Premiere Of 'Pineapple Express' Held At Mann's Village Theater

Amy Pascal Thursday 31st July 2008 Los Angeles Premiere of 'Pineapple Express' held at Mann's Village Theater Westwood, California

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