War For The Planet of the Apes fends of the competition of Marvel's Spider-Man to take the no.1 spot in the US Box Office
It was a busier weekend than usual at the box office with two monumental blockbusters going head-to-head. This weekend was dominated by 'War for the Planet of the Apes' and 'Spider-Man: Homecoming', with the former taking the no.1 spot.
The latest installment in the Apes franchise still underachieved compared to early predictions with the film grossing $56.5m from 4,022 locations, after being predicted to be around the $60m mark. This puts the film at the same level of 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes', but below the intermitting 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' which scored a huge $72.6m domestic opening.
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Tom Holland explains the importance of Peter Parker in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'.
Children everywhere might love Marvel and all its superheroes, but the movie franchise is hardly aimed at a younger audience. This is where 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' comes in; bringing back Peter Parker may just be the most teen-friendly thing Marvel have done for a while.
Tom Holland plays Peter Parker in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'
20-year-old Tom Holland plays the high school hero in the forthcoming reboot, and he thinks it's about time a more relatable comic book character hit our screens after the likes of the super-rich Iron Man, the super-soldier Captain America and the super-god Thor.
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Forthcoming Spider-Man stand-alone film 'Venom' gets a release date.
A release date has finally been fixed for the long-rumoured Spider-Man spin-off 'Venom', with Sony moving its 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' reboot 'The Girl in the Spider's Web' back a couple of weeks to make room. It marks the first of two anticipated Spider-Man spin-offs - the second being 'Sinister Six'.
Venom from the 'Venom Vol. 1: Homecoming' comic book
'Venom' is set to arrive just over a year after 2017's 'Spider-Man: Homecoming', directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker. Here's everything we know about the movie so far.
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Andrew Garfield, the actor who played Spiderman in two recent movies, is looking forward to seeing Tom Holland step into the role.
Andrew Garfield is pleased he’s no longer portraying Spiderman. The 31-year-old actor finally responded to the news of the casting of Tom Holland as Spiderman in the upcoming reboot of the Sony Spiderman films and in Captain America: Civil War. Garfield says he’s pleased Holland will be taking over the role he played in two Amazing Spiderman films.
Andrew Garfield at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet in Los Angeles in August 2015.
Continue reading: Andrew Garfield “Excited” To See Tom Holland In The Role Of Spiderman
The landscape has shifted with the agreement, which will see Marvel get to include the web-slinging hero in one of its movies for the first time since 1999.
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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Emma Stone was snapped on the red carpet at the opening of the 71st Venice Film Festival on Wednesday 27th August. The 'Birdman' actress looked beautiful in a plunging dark green gown and was sporting a new shorter haircut.
If 'Neighbors' over-performs, and Spider-Man drops 50%, Seth Rogen could find himself top of the box-office.
The critical derision directed towards The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wasn't enough to stop Sony pulling in $95 million last week, though its long campaign to reach the heights of the original movie may falter this weekend when Seth Rogen and Zac Efron's acclaimed comedy Neighbors makes its bow.
Zac Efron in 'Neighbors'
Universal have marketed its latest comedy perfectly, with the buzz seemingly reaching fever pitch ahead of its domestic box-office debut. According to industry insiders who spoke with Variety, the movie could pull in $35 million to land the top spot.
Continue reading: Noisy 'Neighbors' Ready To Crash Spider-Man's Party With $35 Million Bow
Spider-Man is Jewish, according to Andrew Garfield.
He's The Amazing Spider-Man, and he's very much Jewish - this according to the man that plays the superhero in the latest franchise, Andrew Garfield. The British-American actor, who was brought up Jewish, suggests that Spidey's neuroses are a sure-fire sign that the character is culturally Jewish.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Hits In May
"Spider-man is neurotic. Peter Parker is not a simple dude. He can't just switch off," Garfield told Time Out. "He never feels like he's doing enough. And Peter suffers from self-doubt. He ums and ahs about his future because he's neurotic. He's Jewish. It's a defining feature." Whether or not Spider-Man is of Jewish religion has been the subject of feverish internet speculation for years, but it seems Garfield, 30,has already made up his mind.
Continue reading: Spider-Man Is Jewish. Because Andrew Garfield Says So.
'The Amazing Spiderman 2' will not only see the return of Spidey, Gwen Stacy and the Green Goblin but will introduce new characters set for their own spin-off film: The Sinister Six.
The Amazing Spiderman 2 is set to be released on May 2nd in the US and April 18th in the UK, with the release date mere weeks away rumors are flying surrounding the plot and the possibility of further expanding the Marvel comic universe.
Andrew Garfield in costume on the New York set of The Amazing Spiderman 2.
Continue reading: 'The Amazing Spiderman 2' To Weave Plot For 'Sinister Six' Spin-Off
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.