The ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ co-stars dated for four years until October 2015.
The sweet gesture might have been surprising to some, as Garfield and Stone broke-up in October 2015 after for years of dating. But speaking on Vanity Fair’s Little Gold Men podcast, Garfield explained that he’s still Stone’s biggest fan.
Andrew Garfield has declared himself Emma Stone’s biggest fan
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The actor praises his latest collaborator.
Andrew Garfield has praised director Martin Scorsese for his work on their Catholicism based film 'Silence', dubbing him a 'master' at what he does. The film is released this week, and it's already received much critical acclaim for its depiction of the journey of two Jesuit priests to Japan in the 17th century.
Andrew Garfield stars in 'Silence'
'Silence' has been something that Martin Scorsese wanted to work on since the release of his last major religious project , 1988's 'The Last Temptation of Christ'. It's based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Shusaku Endo and also stars Liam Neeson and Adam Driver. It explores a period of time where Christianity was prohibited in Japan, though missionaries still ventured there to spread the word of God and suffered desperately as a consequence.
Continue reading: Andrew Garfield Says Martin Scorsese Is A 'Gift' To Storytelling
Andrew Garfield describes his new movie as "a meditation and a prayer".
The film is Martin Scorsese's period drama Silence, about Jesuit priests facing persecution in 17th century Japan. And Garfield says that being part of the film is still reverberating.
"My sensitivity, I think, gets me in so much trouble," he says. "It gives me a tremendous amount of wonderful things in my life, as well. It means that I can connect deeply to things, whether it's other people, characters I play, the struggles of others. But in the same breath, it means I can just as easily connect to the stuff that really f**ks with me! I'm very permeable in that way."
Andrew Garfield in Silence
Continue reading: Andrew Garfield Didn't Speak For A Week To Prepare For Silence
Faith is a topic Martin Scorsese can't quite shake, courting controversy with complex films like The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and Kindun (1997). And now he has adapted the Shusaku Endo novel into this profound exploration of religion. As seen through the eyes of a 17th century Jesuit priest in Japan, it's a dark, contemplative film that sometimes feels a bit too murky for its own good. But it also has bracing insight into our need to believe.
At the centre of the story is the disappearance of Father Ferreira (Liam Neeson) as Japan cracks down on foreign religions in 1640, brutally persecuting local converts. Back in Portugal, two of Ferreira's proteges, Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Garrpe (Adam Driver), volunteer to go in search of him. But the journey is dangerous, requiring them to trust exiled Japanese drunk Kichijiro (Yosuke Kubozuka) to sneak them into a rural village near Nagasaki. There they find an underground group of devout Catholics who are hiding from the cruel Inquisitor Inoue (Issei Ogata). After they split up to search for Ferreira, Rodrigues is captured by Inoue and interrogated by his interpreter (Tadanobu Asano), who is determined to show him that Christianity can never take root in Japan.
The film has an eerie resonance in today's divisive global climate, where everyone seems determined to protect their own culture from any outside influence, especially a religion that seems to run counter to long-held traditions. But the film's deeper themes explore the idea that we all have a yearning to understand the world and our existence in a way that makes sense to us. So debating the relative benefits of Christianity and Buddhism is actually beside the point. When the movie lets these ideas simmer under the surface, it has real power, especially in Rodrigues' experiences, which are gruelling both physically and emotionally.
Continue reading: Silence Review
The actor gushes about his latest co-star.
Liam Neeson has opened up about working alongside Andrew Garfield on their new film 'Silence' - the latter's second movie based on religion this year. 64-year-old Neeson might be an Oscar nominated acting veteran, but that doesn't mean he can't be struck by youthful talent.
Liam Neeson praises Andrew Garfield
'He's an extraordinary young actor', Liam Neeson mused. 'His commitment to this part, to the film and to Martin was quite extraordinary.' He went on to add that he was deeply impressed by another film that Garfield was a part of this year. 'I recently saw 'Hacksaw Ridge' too. Oh my God!' He exclaimed. 'Two films about faith, my gosh. He's very very special.'
Continue reading: Liam Neeson: Andrew Garfield Is An 'Extraordinary' Actor
Garfield spoke to Amy Adams about his time in 'The Amazing Spider-Man' movies, from which he was dropped in 2014.
Although they were the movies that made him a household name at the start of the decade, Hollywood star Andrew Garfield has hit out at The Amazing Spider-Man movies for being “corporate” and “compromised”.
In a new video interview with fellow star Amy Adams for Variety, the 33 year old actor expressed his “heartbreak” about being involved with the movies. Garfield was, of course, singled out and dropped from the franchise after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 bombed in 2014, with the planned sequels being folded into the wider Marvel cinematic universe.
Andrew Garfield with 'Hacksaw Ridge' co-star Teresa Palmer in 2016
Continue reading: Andrew Garfield Laments "Compromised" Spider-Man Movies
Father Sebastião Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Francisco Garrpe (Adam Driver) are Portuguese Jesuit priests who set out on a dangerous mission to Japan in a bid to find their mentor Father Cristóvão Ferreira (Liam Neeson) who has been missing for sometime. It's the seventeenth century, and despite what the Bible might say about the importance of spreading the Christian word of God throughout the world, there are just some places on this Earth that brutally forbid it. Needless to say, Ferreira has been ousted from the church to which he belongs after publicly denouncing his faith to save his own life. Rodgrigues and Garrpe are about to discover just how violent the world can be towards everything that they've ever worked for when they arrive in Japan. Surely there is no test of faith that can match the journey that lies ahead for them.
Continue: Silence Trailer
Here's what he thinks about the veteran filmmaker.
Mel Gibson returns to directing with 'Hacksaw Ridge'; the true story of World War 2 hero and army medic Desmond T. Doss who refused to take a weapon into battle. He is played by Andrew Garfield, who is certainly no stranger to on screen heroism.
Andrew Garfield stars in 'Hacksaw Ridge'
When 'Hacksaw Ridge' received its standing ovation at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, it's difficult to know whether the applause was down to the movie or down to that fact that Mel Gibson has finally taken a seat in the director's chair again after 10 years. But it seems that his absence might have little to do with the scandalous outburst of 2006 and more to do with the fact that he doesn't actually like filmmaking that much.
As Venice Film Festival closes, Toronto takes the spotlight, complete with starry red carpets. Cameras catch Zac Efron filming in L.A. and the Criminal set in East London. There's also a glimpse of Lava and trailers for Night at the Museum 3 and Horrible Bosses 2...
The Venice Film Festival came to a close this week with a flurry of star-studded premieres and the glitzy awards ceremony. Al Pacino was on hand with his film Manglehorn, Owen Wilson premiered his new comedy She's Funny That Way, Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon walked the red carpet for 99 Homes, and Ethan Hawke and January Jones turned up for the screening of Good Kill.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' wasn't very good, was it? Well, here's why.
However we try and dress it up, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wasn't very good. It had Jamie Foxx as Electro. It had Paul Giamatti as Rhino. It was a big-budget superhero sequel. It should have been awesome. It was not awesome. And now Andrew Garfield has explained why.
Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
"When you have something that works as a whole, and then you start removing portions of it...saying, 'No, that doesn't work,' then the thread is broken, and it's hard to go with the flow of the story," Garfield said during an interview with The Daily Beast, suggesting that Sony removed sections of the movie, rendering it incomplete, patchy and poorly formed.
Continue reading: Andrew Garfield Explains Why 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Was Bad
Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon appear at the premiere for their new drama '99 Homes' held at the 71st Venice Film Festival. They are joined by director Ramin Bahrani, fashion designer Gaia Trussardi and beauty blogger Victoria Bonya.
The Amazing Spider-Man 3's release date has been postponed but the empty space is not left so for long.
We live in a movie world of superheroes at the moment with franchise after franchise adding more and more sequels to their collections and production companies exploiting as many comic book successes as possible. However, while Thor protects Asgard with his big hammer, Superman tries to anonymously save the world with only a pair of specs as identity protection and Spider-Man deals with his abandonment issues, there are much more sinister fights afoot in production background.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The biggest battle is for release dates and the most recent clamber for the best one began when Sony announced its decision to ‘undate’ The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 which were scheduled to come out on June 10 2016 and May 4 2018 respectively.
Continue reading: Let Battle Commence: Superhero Studios Fight For Best Opening Weekend
Even in Hollywood, the best place to meet your future partner is at work.
Just like many of us normal folks, celebrities often find their significant other at work. The only real difference is, their work takes place on a movie set surrounded by cameras, while we usually have to wait till the Christmas party to make a move. Still love has blossomed for many famous co-stars even when the cameras have stopped rolling. Here’s some of our favorite Hollywood couples who have managed to turn an on-set meeting into lasting love.
Angelina and Brad met on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith
Continue reading: Brangelina, Emma And Andrew: Hollywood Couples Who Met On Set
Goofy comedy vs goofy superhero film
‘Bad Neighbors’ sees Seth Rogen and Zak Efron duke it out as the former tries to preserve his suburban American dream, while the other rebels against his paid-for education by causing havoc as the hunky, de facto leader of a raucous fraternity. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ sees Andrew Garfield take on a litany of evil foes hell-bent on destroying life on earth as we know it.
Spider-Man and Electro do battle
But which should you see; big money Marvel superhero sequel or goofy flic featuring the king of stoner comedy and the emerging talent of the once-Disney prince?
Continue reading: So, Should You See 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Or 'Neighbors' Tonight?
Why exactly was it that Shailene Woodley wasn't in the film.
Have you seen The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Noticed something missing from The Amazing Spider-Man 2? People on the internet have – Mary Jane Watson did not feature in a single scene, despite the fact that there was an actress, cast for the role. Shailene Woodley, the rising young actress with lead roles in Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars even shot her scenes as MJ, but by the time the film was released, they had ended up on the cutting room floor. Or, more likely, at the bottom of some tired film editor’s hard drive.
Woodley did "a couple days of great work" on the film, but her scenes just didn't fit in with the story.
Besides a few pap shots of Woodley with long red hair, it seems like her turn as MJ is lost forever. But why? According to director Marc Webb and producer Matt Tolmach, speaking for The LA Times, it had nothing to do with her performance – in fact, Woodley did a great job. The decision to cut her scenes was just made to devote more screen time to the relationship between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 pulled in $92 million at the box-office - and 'Walk of Shame' didn't.
Despite middling to poor reviews, Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 managed to pull in $92 million at the U.S box office over the weekend, taking its worldwide haul to near $370 million. Studio executives were probably beginning to sweat after the first batch of reviews, though the movie didn't disappoint at the box-office and exceeded expectations, despite falling well short of the $174 million taken by Iron Man 3 last year.
Andrew Garfield In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'
It's become somewhat of a tradition for the May-August summer box-office to open with a Marvel superhero picture. It's included the past two Spider-Man movies.
This week's box office is pretty predictable, with "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" serving up a minor disappointment.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s $92 Million debut over the weekend is up there with some blockbusters, but analysts are calling it a disappointment nonetheless, especially compared to Sam Raimi’s original trilogy from the 00s. Both the first and third installments of Raimi’s Spider-Man premiered on the first weekend of May and pulled in $114.8 million and $151.1 million, respectively. Still, with no other wide-release movie to compete with, the 2014 sequel easily landed at No. 1 for the weekend.Wa
Continue reading: "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" Delivers Not-So-Amazing Box Office Numbers
Spider-Man, Spider-Man, your friendly neighborhood blockbuster, is back.
Predictable, but well deserved – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swung its way to the top of the box office charts this weekend. Spidey netted $92 million, according to studio estimates from box office trackers Rentrak, via USA Today. The debut matched most analysts’ predictions and puts The Amazing Spider-Man sequel on track to be one of the biggest movies of 2014, however it doesn’t quite match the first Spider-Man’s $115 million debut from 2002.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 easily slung a web towards the top of the box office.
Despite heavy promotion in the lead up to the film’s release, The Amazing Spider-Man failed to match the standard, set by previous installments in the franchise.
Continue reading: Weekend Box Office: Spidey's Back, Back Again
The pair are pros at the awkward and relatable PDA moments, but that one was just on a whole new level.
The best recipe for on-screen chemistry is real-life chemistry. But while Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield might have plenty of that, it doesn’t stop them from sharing the occasional super awkward makeout sesh for comedic effect. When the British Amazing Spider-Man 2 star, 30, hosted the show's May 3 episode, his costar and girlfriend, 25, stepped in to help out.
You'd think after all that kissing - on-screen and off - they'd know how to do it by now,
The couple demonstrated various kisses that didn’t make the cut for their characters Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, presumably because all of them fall into the “never do that to another human being” category.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has finally hit US theatres, but how are audiences and critics finding Peter Parker this time around?
Finally, US audiences have been able to experience The Amazing Spider-Man 2 this weekend and from the looks of thing its been worth the wait. While Marc Webb’s sequel isn't perfect, it provides all the fun and excitement you’d expect from a big screen Spidey outing and movie-goers seem to agree.
Spider-man has swung into us theatres this weekend
Although early figures suggest that the Amazing Spider-man 2 probably wont be breaking any box office records this weekend it is expected to come out on top of the chart as Captain America: The Winter Soldier's dominance dies down.
Why isn't Spider-Man part of The Avengers?
Marvel Comics characters are all over cinema screens this year, from Captain America to Spider-Man to the forthcoming X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy. But after The Avengers united several characters, fans are wondering why there isn't more crossover. For example, why isn't Spider-man in the Avengers?
Andrew Garfield as 'The Amazing Spider-Man'
The answer is pretty boring: it's down to business. Disney owns the Avengers and the Guardians (and Marvel itself), but Sony owns the rights to Spider-man and the Fantastic Four, while Fox owns the X-men.
Continue reading: If Spider-Man Is So Amazing, Why Isn't He In 'The Avengers'?
Could J Jonah Jameson appear in The Amazing Spider-Man 3 or 4? Marc Webb seems to think so
Marc Webb’s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise has brought us a new look at many of our favorite characters from Peter Parker’s universe as well as some welcome surprises. But one famous face who we’ve not yet seen in Webb’s reboot is Daily Bugle publisher J Jonah Jameson, a character which fans should fondly remember from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies. Now director Marc Webb has expressed interest in exploring the character, although it doesn't come without its difficulties.
Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Continue reading: Could J. Jonah Jameson Appear In The Amazing Spider-Man 3 Or 4?
Good news superhero fans - Spidey is back with a bang
Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set by The Dark Knight trilogy when it redefined the genre. But, inner turmoil and moral questions aside, there is room for a playful superhero, and despite The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s failings, it sure offers up a rip-roaring adventure.
Spider-Man Running About
The critics aren’t falling head over heels for Marc Webb’s follow up to 2012’s winter blockbuster, not by any means – in fact, it shares the exact same 73% score on Rotten Tomatoes as its predecessor holds, at the time of writing.
Continue reading: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun
The cast of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro' including Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Dane DeHaan were snapped together at the Italian premiere in Rome alongside the movie's producer Matt Tolmach and the director Marc Webb.
Drew Goddard is directing but what else do we know about the Sinister Six movie?
Spider-Man might be about to swing his way back onto our screens in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but our favourite hero might just need to watch his back as the Sinister Six are coming. Drew Goddard has just been confirmed as the director for the upcoming movie, which will expand the Spider-Man franchise by turning its attention to some of Spidey’s most notorious villains.
Watch out Spider-Man, the Sinister Six are coming
It was late last year that Sony announced its plans to create what it called a “bigger universe” around its most popular superhero, Spider-Man. Along with a third Spider-Man movie, Sony decided to branch out the franchise by creating two movies based around some of Peter Parker’s most famous foes, Venom and the Sinister Six. As Spider-Man producer Avid Arad put it, “Villains can be very entertaining. It’s not like somebody’s born and they’re a villain. Something happens and it changes their lives. Some people can deal with it — they become the heroes. Some people can’t and hate the world because of what they felt was done to them — they become the villains.” Thus the hope is that these two new villain centric movies will further strength the Spider-Man franchise, giving Peter Parker a world of developed characters to do battle with.
Continue reading: What Do We Know About 'The Sinister Six' Movie So Far?
What have the critics been saying about the latest comic book hero to hit the silver screen
We’ve been keeping you updated on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from the very first casting news, to on set photos and action-packed trailers. Now it’s time to take a look at he very first reviews for Peter Parker’s latest adventure, and if the film’s Rotten Tomatoes score of 88% (so far) is to be believed, we’ve got another superhero triumph on our hands.
Andrew Garfield swinging into action in The Amazing Spider -Man 2
The follow up to 2012’s Amazing Spider-Man sees Andrew Garfield reprise his role as the web-slinging action hero, charged with a trident of worries: saving the city of New York, getting the girl and pointing his moral compass in the ‘right’ direction. That’s just a superhero’s profession, right?
Continue reading: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Reaches 88% As Critics Applaud Webb's Efforts
It looks like Sony have their sights set on a franchise as well.
There hasn’t been much buzz around the Spider-Man spin-off The Sinister Six over the past few months, but the film is still moving full speed ahead. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is close to naming a director – the name in question will most likely be Drew Goddard, who was also drafted to pen the script last year. According to THR, Goddard is in the final stages of negotiations with the studio.
The folks at Sony hope to use Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man to kickstart a franchise.
Goddard will give Spidey something else to worry about
Drew Goddard - The Cabin in the Woods co-writer and director - won’t be taking on The Sinister Six in the same way Spider-Man would, but he will be stepping behind the camera to helm the upcoming spin-off, which is set to focus on the superhero’s foes.
Yet more enemies for Spidey to think about (pic: The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
As part of Sony’s ambitious project to put a Spider-Man film out every single year, the company want to create a “franchise brain to expand the universe for the brand and to develop a continuous tone and thread throughout the films.” The Sinister Six spin-off could focus on Doctor Octopus, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman and The Vulture, not to mention the other baddies that have gone up against Spidey in the Marc Webb films.
Continue reading: Drew Goddard To Take On 'The Sinister Six'...Behind The Camera
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' screened at CinemaCon and introduced Dane DeHaan's The Green Goblin.
30 minutes of 3-D footage from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 screened at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Wednesday night (March 26, 2014). Cut into multiple segments, the movie was previewed in front of a packed audience at Caesars Palace and explained the death of Peter Parker's parents, played by Campbell Scott and Embeth Davidtz.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The preview also touched on the rekindling of Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) as they graduate from high school. According to a report in the Associated Press, "the pair's chemistry is still as strong as ever."
Continue reading: 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Screens At CinemaCon - Enter, The Green Goblin
The British actor admitted that when wearing the Spider-Man suit, sorting out his package "takes a lot of consideration."
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have managed to keep any aspects of their three year relationship private, until now. While on a press tour for the forthcoming 'Amazing Spider-Man' sequel, the 30 year-old actor revealed a rather personal detail.
Watch Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield's interview on Australia's 'The Project'
Both stars of the superhero movie were being interviewed on Australian TV show 'The Project' when the host asked how Garfield makes his "package look appropriate in that costume?"
Director Marc Webb won't be lending his talent to Spidey 4.
Marc Webb has announced that he won't direct the fourth instalment in his Amazing Spider-Man reboot. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 may have not even been released yet but the American filmmaker wanted his fans to know that after next year's third movie, he'll be taking a step back from the web-slinging superhero.
"I'd like to be involved as a consultant", Webb explained, adding "I've already talked to these guys about it, but in terms of directing it, that will close out my tenure. I've had so much fun doing it, but after the third movie, it'll be the time to find something else," he told The Daily Beast at SXSW.
Continue reading: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 4' Won't Be Directed By Marc Webb
Don't worry Batkid, someone will always give you something cool
Miles Scott, also known as Batkid, is going to rub shoulders with the stars after all. The 5-year-old cancer survivor, who was made famous by The Make a Wish Foundation’s audacious ‘Batkid’ stunt, will be attending the ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ premeire thanks to Andrew Garfield.
Is it Garfield? Is it Spider-Man 2? Who knows
The news comes after Scott’s routine with Garfield was pulled from the Oscars ceremony at late notice. "I don't know if they ran out of time, or if there was something about the segment they didn't like," said the boy's mother, Natalie Scott at the time.
Andrew Garfield took "Batkid" star to Disneyland.
Sometimes wishes do really come true. The five-year-old Miles "Batkid" Scott went to Disneyland on Monday with the "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" star Andrew Garfield.
Andrew Garfield visits "Batkid" at Disneyland.
Miles has Leukemia and is well-known for his dreams to become Batman. The Make-A-Wish Foundation recently teamed up with the city of San Francisco to transform an area into Gotham city. Miles was able to dress up as his favorite superhero and save his hometown for evil villains.
The 'Spider-Man' star chose to do a little good rather than visit the Oscars.
Andrew Garfield has proved that he's a pretty nice guy by taking 5 year-old cancer survivor Miles Scott, AKA BatKid, to Disneyland instead of attending last Sunday's Oscars. The Amazing Spider-Man star decided his day would be better spent treating BatKid to a trip he'll never forget after learning that a special superhero segment planned for the Academy Awards had been cut.
Andrew Garfield Took Miles Scott, AKA BatKid, To Disneyland During The Oscars.
The segment was planned to promote the upcoming release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and honour BatKid as an official superhero but onstage Gotham transformation was cut with swirling rumours suggesting Garfield had had a diva turn over the script.
Despite unforseen circumstances at the Oscars, Batkid got to meet another one of his heroes after all.
Andrew Garfield has earned some serious brownie points with his latest stunt – an organized outing with Batkid. On Monday, March 3, the Spider-Man star took the young leukemia survivor, who made international news after the entire town of San Francisco got mobilized by the Make-A-Wish foundation to make him a real-life superhero, out to Disneyland. Batkid was originally intended to meet with Spider-Man on stage during Sunday night’s Academy Awards, Hollywood.com reports.
Spider-Man met Batman (Kid) in the most touching comics crossover ever.
It would have been a touching meeting, during which five-year-old Miles Scott, known as Batkid, would be made an official superhero. The skit was cut from the live prize-giving on Sunday (02Mar14), and Garfield was a no-show at the high-profile event, sparking false reports suggesting he had dropped out of the gig and snubbed the little boy.
The trailer for Amazing Spider-Man 2 gives us pleanty to look forward to and reveals more about the upcoming movie.
At nearly four minutes long, the latest trailer for Amazing Spider-Man 2 packed in as much action as the Superbowl when the full length version finally debuted on Sunday. The clip has given us some answers along with more questions, plenty of gasps and even a few laughs as we prepared for the latest Spider-Man instalment. So here’s what we learnt from the Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer.
Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man finds a new enemy in Electro
What does Peter Parker love about being Spider-Man? Everything.
Maybe he’s speaking too soon, but while sitting, looking out on New York we hear Peter Parker say, "you know what it is I love about being Spider-Man? Everything.” Whilst job satisfaction is usually a good thing you cant help but worry about what’s to come for our geeky hero.
Superheroes get the worst groupies.
You’d expect Spider-Man to have to deal with his fair share of hero worshippers, but after saving Max Dillon, played by the fantastic Jamie Foxx, Spider-Man is left with the most fanatical of all fanboys who not only worships the masked hero but is heard repeating. “I wish I was like him.” Which leads us into…
The shock of Electro.
It doesn't take that long for Max Dillion’s wish to be more like his hero to come true, but not in the way he'd of hoped. The birth of Electro is revealed as we see Foxx’s character falling into a pool of water brimming with electric eels. He then takes his frustration out on a crowded Times Square and comes face to face with his former hero and now nemesis, Spider-Man.
Continue reading: What The Latest Trailer Tells Us About 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'
A lengthy teaser clip has been released for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2.'
A brand new, extended trailer for upcoming superhero action movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been released after Sunday's Super Bowl caught the first official trailer. Entitled Enemies Unite, the clip show Peter Parker, who is played by Andrew Garfield, taking on some of his most determined foes yet as his alter-ego Spider-Man.
An 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer Has Teased The New Wave Of Villains.
Jamie Foxx's turn as the super-charged villain Electro is the movie's main talking point and his transition from Oscorp employee Max Dillon to a powerful supervillain with the skills to control electricity features as the new trailer's key scene.
"His greatest battle begins" - Peter Parker takes on Jamie Foxx's terrifying Electro in the newly-released clip.
A new teaser trailer has been released for upcoming super hero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ahead of its official screening at Sunday's Super Bowl. The visually stunning new clip shows Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man battling some of his toughest enemies yet in "his greatest battle," courtesy of OsCorp.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Promises Peter Parker's "Greatest Battle" Yet.
Jamie Foxx's lightning-fast Electro is the stuff of nightmares as he electrocutes Times Square in one battle scene whilst the huge, armoured Rhino is equally formidable. The new movie will also see Peter Parker's friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) turn against him as he takes on the role of the wicked and unstoppable Green Goblin.
It was announced this week that two villain-led spin-offs are being produced by Sony, with more to follow
Sony Pictures announced in Thursday, 12 December that they have big plans for the Amazing Spider-Man series, plans that involve various spin-offs and possibly even an ensemble release or two in the not-so-distant future. The announcement comes as Sony try to keep up with Disney and Warner Brothers, who have already gained a foot-hold in the superhero movie business, with Sony hoping to capitalised on the popularity of Spidey and his many cross-over villains and fellow heroes.
Spiderman isn't leaving Sony's rooster any time soon
On Thursday, Sony Pictures announced - via Electro Arrives - that they are working on two villain-centred spin-offs from the Spidey franchise: Venom and The Sinister Six. This will give the film company opportunity to develop two major aspects from the Spider-Man comic books without having to rely on the Amazing Spider-Man films alone. Sony announced that they have appointed a “franchise brain trust" to oversee their expansion of the Spider-Man film franchise, who will ensure the series can survive outside the confines of the Amazing Spider-Man.
Check out the action-packed Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer below, followed by a ton of picture.
Finally, after months of teasers and clips; on set photos and interviews, the first official Spider-Man 2 trailer is here, giving us an extended look at the action. Andrew Garfield will be taking on Jamie Foxx as Electro, Paul Giamatti as the Rhino and The Green Goblin in the highly anticipated sequel.
Here is is! Swinging about
"Every day I wake up knowing, that the more people I try to save, the more enemies I will make," says Garfield in the trailer. "And it's just a matter of time, before I face those with more power, than I can overcome," he adds.
Peter Parker has always had difficulty trying to prioritise his life. There's the personal side of it; the ordinary teenage angst, trying to hold down a relationship with the lovely Gwen Stacy and mourning the death of his Uncle Ben; then there's the side about saving the world from supervillains and general criminals terrorising the street as Spider-Man. While more often than not successful, he is about to face his biggest challenge yet as he is swamped by enemies such as the formidable Rhino and the quick as lightning Electro. Not only that but, as his friend Harry Osborn returns, he begins to realise that weapons manufacturer OsCorp is cropping up in all situations regarding his foes - just what is Osborn's father plotting?
Continue: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer
'Spider-Man: Turn of the Dark' was doomed from the start.
Whoever thought doing a Spider-Man musical was a good idea shouldn’t be allowed to write things down, because it wasn’t, and after a huge waste of time, money and effort, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has officially been removed from Broadway and shipped out to Vegas. The whole thing has been a nightmare, with major injuries and huge, high-profile legal cases blighting the musical’s progress.
The thing cost $75m to create (making it the most expensive musical ever), and while the show has grossed $203m, the high - $1m-per-week! - running costs have rendered it a financial disaster. Producer Jeremiah J Harris thinks a reconfigured version of the show will prosper in a different city, according to The New York Times.
"We could run for probably another three to five years being stuck in the middle. We think it will play Las Vegas with a greater bang than it did in New York,” explained Harris. “Economically we have a greater opportunity in the Las Vegas market," added the producer, who said the show would return in 2015.
Footage from the upcoming superhero sequel has made it's way online, but before you get too excited, it is pretty terrible quality
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in cinemas in the spring of 2014, and up to now we've hardly seen any sneak peaks from behind the scenes of the movie, that's until now of course. Footage from the first trailer for the film has made it's way online, taken from a sneaky Comic-Con goer who managed to film the whole thing on his phone (and judging by the quality of the video, he was either sat all the way at the back of the convention room, or has a lousy camera).
Andrew Garfield takes a break from filming the new Spidey
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Could Spider-Man be gay? Perhaps, says Andrew Garfield.
Andrew Garfield has progressive ideas for Spiderman. Earlier this month, the British-American star mused on the idea of Spidey turning gay, "Why can't we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It's hardly even groundbreaking!" he said, in conversation with Entertainment Weekly.
The comic-book characters certainly need to move in fresh directions, whether it be time, place, or something more specific to the characters, such as gender, race or sexual orientation. The Avengers moved forward a little, the Dark Knight franchise featured giant strides for Batman, and - to some extent - The Wolverine pushed things on with its Japanese setting.
This week at San Diego Comic-Con, Garfield revisited his ideas though assured the crowd that Spiderman will not be turning gay anytime soon.
Continue reading: Andrew Garfield On A Gay Spiderman: "That's Just Not Going To Work"
This years annual Comic-Con saw the world premiere of'Agents of SHIELD,' an abundance of 'GoT' talk, TV schedule announcements galore and a host of other exciting announcements from the world of television and movies and more.
At the Mecca of Geekdom - the San Diego Comic-Con International - the annual Comic-Con kick started in front of an eager audience this Thursday (July 18), with the our-day event already revealing some rather juicy pieces of information about what future films and TV shows have in store. Here's what we know so far, following the first two days of geeky gossip at the annual gathering.
Smulders appeared in the 'Agents' pilot
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was one of the biggest talking points of the firsts two days, as ABC's Avenger's spin-off was discussed by a panel including Avengers director Joss Whedon and Agents... star Clark Gregg. Gregg discussed the miraculous recovery of his Avengers character Agent Phil Coulson, who was 'killed' by Loki in the first Avengers film only to return in time for his own starring series. Revelers got more than just a frank talk, as they were treated to a world premiere of the pilot episode for Agents..., which featured fellow Avengers star Cobie Smulders and was directed by Whedon. For those of you who weren't at Comic-Con, the series premieres on September 24.
Marvel & Columbia have released a teaser trailer for the new Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie for Comic-Con 2013 showing Jamie Foxx as new villain Electro.
A chilling teaser clip has been released ahead of the release of Spider-Man 2 showing new villain Electro played by Jamie Foxx. Comic-Con fans got the first glimpse of the scary new baddie this weekend, in a clip that shows Electro AKA Max Dillon attached to the machine that bestows him with his unique electrical super powers. We see wires, we see pipes, we hear a menacingly rasping voice taking to an unknown off-screen character "I can feel it in the walls," he says. "I feel it in my veins. No matter what you do doc, you can't contain it. "You wanna know how powerful I am? Well I would love to. I'm Electro!" Not exactly original for any action movie bad guy but still, chills.
Jamie Foxx Making His Spider-Man Debut As Electro.
At a first - and very brief glance - Jamie Foxx's Electro does look like an electrocuted version The Da Vinci Code's self-flagellating sect member Silas and his portrayal of the originally green-suited, yellow-masked zappmeister is somewhat darker than Marvel Comics probably would have intended. However, the Django Unchained actor's version of Electro is one that fits more closely with Marvel's Ultimate Universe, where the character's powers are a product of bioengineering, rather than a freak accident.
Out first look at a moving Electro
Spiderman may be just under a year away – for those that care to do the maths, that’s ages – but that hasn’t stopped the buzz. And rarely is that buzz stronger (buzzier) than it is when a new bit of footage is released. Comic-Con 2013 provided us with just that.
On set at the Amazing Spider Man 2
“I can feel it in the walls. I feel it in my veins,” warns the latest Spider-Man villain in the latest piece of footage revealed. “No matter what you do doc, you can’t contain it. You want to know how powerful I am? Well I want to know too. I’m Electro,” he says.
The third and fourth installments to the franchise will be released on June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018 respectively.
Andrew Garfield has committed himself to the Amazing Spider-Man movie franchise by agreeing to appear in a further two films with Sony Pictures. The production company announced the franchise's expansion into four movies in a statement release on Monday (June 17), although no other information was released about the film, so feel free to let your imagination run wild.
Garfield is going to go one further than Tobey Maguire did in his turn as Spiderman and the actor is already filming the finishing touches for the second Amazing Spider-Man film, which is due out in May next year. The studio also announced that the films will be released in relatively quick succession, just as the second film is swiftly wrapping up with filming. The studio announced that the third and fourth instalments of the film will be release on June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018 respectively.
Before we can begin to think about the third and fourth films, let take the time to relish what we have in store when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is released. Garfield's Spidey has all kinds of trouble to deal with this time round, with his personal problems going to heck when Peter Parker's other love interest, Mary Jane Watson (Shailene Woodley) shows up, much to the displeasure of Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy. If his personal life wasn't hectic enough, there's two baddies around this time for him to battle, with Paul Giamatti playing a gangster-fied version of Rhino and Jamie Foxx set to send sparks flying as Electro. The fittingly named Marc Webb will return to direct too.
Even though we haven't seen anything from the second installment of the series, The Amazing Spider-Man has already been green-lit for a third and fourth addition to the franchise
Whilst filming for the sequel of 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man is still underway, the bosses at Sony Pictures have already decided that they will extend the film franchise for another two film, at the very least, after it was announced that a third and fourth follow-on to the superhero movie have already been place in pre-production.
In an announcement made by Sony Pictures bosses on Monday (June 17), current Spidey Andrew Garfield has agreed to stop on for the planned films and filming for the movies will beging almost as soon as Spidey 2 has been distributed. The studio announced that the third and fourth instalments of the film will be release on June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018 respectively.
In slightly more current news, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is due in cinemas by May 2, 2014, and features a similar make-up to its predecessor in terms of personel worKing on the project. Like the 2012 movie, Garfield will return as the web-slinging hero and the fittingly named Marc Webb will return to direct. Emma Stone returns as Gwen Stacy, with Shailene Woodley joining the cast as Peter Parker's other love interest, Mary Jane Watson. Chris Cooper will appear as Norman Osborn and Dane DeHaan will play his son Harry, with Paul Giamatti and Jamie Foxx set to portray the two villainous roles as Rhino and Electro respectively.
Andrew Garfield films action-packed New York scene for 'The Amazing Spider Man 2'.
'The Amazing Spider Man 2' filming continued to get underway in New York on Sunday (May 26th 2013) leaving behind it a trail of destruction on the City streets.
A particularly devastating scene was spotted being filmed, with a mass of crashed, overturned and ablaze vehicles littering the set. Andrew Garfield was in his Spider Man garb as he addressed onlookers from atop a smashed up car through a loudspeaker. He is also seen approaching a young boy in a copycat outfit who, after what looks like a pep talk with Peter Parker's alter-ego, subsequently flees the riotous scene. The scene is the latest of on set sneak peeks that have slowly been accumulating after snaps emerged of 'Django Unchained' star Jamie Foxx showing off his new look as the blue villain Electro and Paul Giamatti from 'Cinderella Man' making a fierce appearance as equally evil baddie The Rhino. Meanwhile, Emma Stone has revealed a MAJOR spoiler about her own character (though we won't reveal it for those who haven't read the prophetic comics).
The new incarnation of Electro looks creepy, but also very cool - and not just because of his blue complexion.
Everyone got a glimpse of Jamie Foxx as Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in some newly released pictures from the set of the movie.
In the stills, Foxx is seen wearing creepy blue makeup and a grey hood. This means that the movie will significantly deviate from the original version of the villain, which was portrayed wearing a bright green suit with a yellow lightning mask. According to the LA Times, this portrayal of Electro will more closely resemble his Ultimate incarnation, which also has a different backstory – being the result of genetic experimentation, instead of a power line accident. It isn’t clear yet how much of the back story the producers plan to keep, but Foxx did give the reasons behind the choice of costume in an interview with Blackfilm back in December: “They want to have it more grounded and not as comic book-y, so it won’t be green and yellow,” he said. “They want to try new things, like a liquid rubber and things like that, and there are all these bolts and stuff in my arms when they are hanging me upside down and trying to figure out what happen [sic]. How did he become this way? So, it will be some new stuff.”
Sounds pretty cool to us. The sequel to the 2012 film is due in May of next year and, as previously announced, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone will be reprising their roles. Additionally, Shailene Woodley will join the cast as Mary Jane Watson, Chris Cooper and Dane DeHaan as Norman Osborn and his son Harry, Paul Giamatti reportedly as villain the Rhino, and Colm Feore and Felicity Jones in roles yet to be announced.
Continue reading: Jamie Foxx Has Got The Blues As Electro In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'
The end of the year never fails to spark numerous lists about our favourite celebrities and all the best and worst things they're known for over the past 12 months, top twenty celebrity melt downs, top 5 weddings, top 50 breakups, most scandalous, most attractive, least lucrative, and the list of lists goes on. But Do Something has compiled a list of the most charitable celebrities, so it really is one worth checking out.
Here's a quick run down:
20. Drew Bees
19. Sofia Vergara
18. Olivia Munn
17. Carrie Underwood
16. Demi Lovato
15. Ryan Seacrest
14. Emma Stone / Andrew Garfield
13. Ben Affleck
12. George Takei
11. Jay Z and Beyonce
10. Ian Somerhalder
9. Selena Gomez
8. Lebron James
6. Robin Roberts
5. Justin Bieber
4. Lady GaGa
3. Channing Tatum
2. Miley Cyrus
1. Taylor Swift
Emma Stone's alleged sex-tape does not feature her Amazing Spider-Man co-star and current boyfriend Andrew Garfield. RadarOnline.com previously reported how a home video of the Easy A star was in existence, though the website claims her beau Garfield is nowhere to be seen.
Stone, 24, is said to have "a wild streak that has culminated itself in the form of a homemade sex romp". Hmm. Radar even quote a source privy to the clip, who says, "Emma Stone has a sex tape and that's a fact. She made it long before she started dating Andrew Garfield and before she really became a household name. She was just young and probably thought nothing would ever come of it." The good news for the actress is that the tape is yet to be shopped around and "remains in the hands of the person she made it with." However, the source warns, "but that doesn't mean there's any guarantee that it won't eventually hit the market. The higher Emma's star rises, the more valuable that tape becomes."
Though it's worked pretty well for Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton, the release of a tape would likely hinder Stone's promising Hollywood career. In fact, an insider said, "There's no way she would organize the release of the tape; in fact, she would fight to stop it." The actress next stars in comedy Movie 43, alongside Stephen Merchant and Richard Gere.
Continue reading: Emma Stone's Sex Tape Does Not Feature Andrew Garfield
Jamie Foxx is set to give another electric performance (sorry) in the upcoming sequel to The Amazing Spiderman, as the superhero's nemesis, Electro, Variety reports.
According to sources, Foxx is deep into discussions to play the role, and tweeted, "Dressed up as Electro for Halloween last night. Costume fits well," which won't have served to dampen any rumours, that's for sure. Much like Spiderman, who of course was bitten by a radioactive spider, Electro harnesses the power of electricity due a close encounter with a lighting bolt. You would have thought the pair might bond over their shared experiences, but no. Talking yesterday to Coming Soon, the aptly named director Marc Webb said, "I think Jamie Foxx is electrifying!" and added, "I think Jamie Foxx is one of the best actors around today. He's such a great character actor and he's a really brilliant guy. I would love to work with him and you'll be hearing more on that shortly, I'm sure." Now he didn't move to confirm the rumours, but if we don't see Foxx terrorising and Spiderman coming to the rescue, we'll be disappointed.
In the interview, Webb also added his admiration for Electro in particular. "I like Electro," he smiled. "I'm fascinated by Norman Osborn and the different inflections of him. And Harry. Mary Jane and Gwen are always interesting to me."
Continue reading: Jamie Foxx Set To Star As Spiderman Villain Electro
A huge asset here is gifted lead actor Andrew Garfield, who takes on the role of Peter Parker with real passion. Peter is a 17-year-old science nerd in high school who has real depth due to his personal history. Growing up in New York with his aunt and uncle (Field and Sheen) after his parents disappeared, he's more than a little unsettled when the object of his secret crush, sexy-brainy Gwen (Stone), notices him. Meanwhile, he's bitten by a mutant spider and develops some strange powers, which he exercises by chasing down bad guys all over the city.
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Peter Parker is a socially unpopular high-school boy who lives with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May after his parents left him when he was very young for reasons unknown. He finds a clue to their disappearance in the form of his father's suitcase and his journey for an explanation takes him to Oscorp, the weapons manufacturer of New York, and the lab of his father's ex-business partner Dr. Curt Connors who offers him that explanation. Along his journey, the alter-egos of Connors (The Lizard) and Parker (Spider-Man) collide in a continuous battle of superpowers and Parker's feelings for his first high-school crush Gwen Stacy, whose father is a Police Captain with officers all over the city looking for Parker, intensify.
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Peter Parker, at first glance, seems like a normal high schooler. However, he is a nerd and gets picked on by other students. He lives with his aunt and uncle, after his parents abandoned him as a young boy. And the weirdest fact of them all - he got bit by a radioactive spider one day whilst exploring a science lab, which gave him super powers.
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Date of birth
20th August, 1983
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