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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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Little Mix leaving the Sony offices in Kensington

Leigh-Anne Pinnock - Little Mix leaving the Sony offices in Kensington - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 18th June 2015

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Little Mix, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Sony
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Little Mix, Jade Thirlwall and Sony
Little Mix, Jade Thirlwall and Sony

British photographer wins at 2015 Sony World Photography awards, the world's largest photography competition...

Mt Kenya 1963(a) - o Rich Wiles, 3rd place, Professional Arts & Culture - London, United Kingdom - Friday 24th April 2015

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Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' Series Finally Getting Big Screen Adaptation


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Fans of Stephen King can rejoice, as the famed author’s magical series The Dark Tower is finally coming to the big screen. Deadline reports that Sony will be distributing the series of movies, while a complementary TV series is also being developed by MRC.

Stephen KingThe author has been patient with plans to bring his series to the big screen.

The series is set in a magical world and centers around Roland Deschain, the last living member of a knightly order known as the 'gunslingers'. The work has been described by the author as his magnum opus and has been called King’s answer to Tolkien’s Middle Earth novels.

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2015 Sony Music Brit Awards Afterparty

Leigh-Anne Pinnock - A variety of celebrities were photographed as they attended the Brit Awards 2015 Sony after party which was held at Sushi Samba in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th February 2015

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Sony and Guest
Sony and Guest
Sony and Guest
Sony and Guest

BRIT Awards 2015 - Sony after party

Rebecca Fergusson - A variety of celebrities were photographed as they attended the BRIT Awards 2015 Sony after party which was held at Sushi Samba in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th February 2015

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Sony and Danielle
Sony and Danielle
Sony and Danielle
Sony and Danielle

What The Marvel-Sony Spider-Man Deal Means


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The implications of Sony and Marvel’s SPIDER-MAN deal, which was announced on Monday, are now becoming clearer.

Spider-Man will be included in an upcoming Marvel title for the first time in nearly two decades, and that film is reported to be next year’s Captain America: Civil War.

Variety reported that, in essence, the deal will work out cheaply for both parties. Effectively, neither studio will receive a cut from the proceeds of the other studio’s useage of the Spiderman character in future movies. Without the deal, Disney (which owns Marvel) would have to part with millions in order to use him.

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Museum Of The Moving Image Honors Julianne Moore

Michael Barker and Co President Sony Pictures - Shots of a variety of stars as they took to the red carpet for the Museum Of The Moving Image as they honored Julianne Moore at 583 Park Avenue in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 20th January 2015

Netflix Confirms 'The Interview' Will Be Available At The Weekend


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It’s been quite a turnaround for The Interview in the last month. A little over four weeks ago, the Sony picture had been seemingly consigned to the dustbin following the studio’s cancellation of its release in the face of threats from cyberhackers.

But following its resounding success in its limited digital release, the rumoured Netflix deal has come to pass. Late on Tuesday, the online streaming service announced that the comedy would be available to its US and Canadian subscribers.

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'The Interview' is coming to Netflix at the weekend, with Sony Pictures securing a deal with the streaming service

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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions On North Korea Over Sony Hack


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President Barack Obama has authorised an additional set of sanctions against North Korea in response to the breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

According to NBC News and a statement released by the White House on Friday, the measures come from the Treasury Department, which has targeted three orgnisations and ten North Korean government officials, some of whom work in other countries.

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Barack Obama has announced new sanctions on North Korea following the Sony cyber hack

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'The Interview' Takes Over $1 Million On Christmas Day


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Despite the controversial circumstances surroundings its (non) release, The Interview has grossed over $1 million in its first day of release. The last-minute decision might have represented something of a gamble, but Sony Corporation seem to have ended a torrid couple of weeks on a high note.

Having cancelled the comedy’s release a week ago amid threats from a cyberhacking group, the studio reversed its decision and rushed out last-minute copies of the film to 320 independent cinemas through the States. Nonetheless, the decision has resulted in an impressive PR coup for the company, who have been accused of caving in to threats to free speech.

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Seth Rogen and James Franco's new movie 'The Interview' finally saw the light of day in a limited Christmas Day release

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Amy Adams' Refusal To Discuss Sony Hacks Results In 'Today' Show Cancellation


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It may be one of the most talked about scandals of the year but actress Amy Adams is keeping quiet about the Sony hacks and her decision has cost her latest film Big Eyes national television coverage.

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Amy Adams, photographed at the New York premiere of Big Eyes, will not be appearing on the Today show after her appearance was cancelled.

Read More: Amy Adams Explains Unusually Humble Role In Big Eyes.

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'The Interview' Stars Seth Rogen & James Franco Celebrate As Sony Announces Limited Christmas Day Release


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The Interview will be shown in limited cinemas in the US from Christmas Day. Sony Pictures Entertainment has granted the film's release despite threats from hackers directed at cinema goers. Mounting political pressure, including a number of statements released by President Barack Obama, is believed to have contributed to Sony's decision to release The Interview.

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James Franco and Seth Rogen at the Los Angeles premiere of The Interview in December 2014.

Read More: Saturday Night Live: Dr. Evil Had Some Wise Words For The Sony Hackers.

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George Clooney Created Pro Sony Petition But "Nobody Stood Up"


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George Clooney's attempt at creating a petition in which members of the film industry could show their support for Sony and determination not to give in to violent threats in the face of freedom of speech did not gain the support he had expected.

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George Clooney has created a petition hoping to encourage the studios to make a stand against cyber terrorism.

Read More: George Clooney's 3am Emails Over Terrible Monuments Men Review. 

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Sony Cancels The Release Of 'The Interview' Amid Hacking Threats


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Just a little over a week before its scheduled release date and following apparent threats from hackers, Sony has announced that it has cancelled the release of The Interview.

A comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, its plot followed two bumbling American journalists assigned by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

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James Franco and Seth Rogen had been due to star in The Interview, whose release Sony cancelled today

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