Posts Tagged ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’

The first full trailer for Amazing Spider-Man 2 is up!

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Amazing Spider-Man 2via CinemaBlend

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.

It basically is telling us that Spider-Man will be dating Gwen while fighting bad guys, probably several of them.

Okay then…

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Shailene Woodley as Mary JaneThe news is all over the place and I saw it first on BleedingCool, but Shailene Woodley’s role as Mary Jane Watson in the Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been cut from the film. There are several reasons this could have happened, two very big ones. Firstly, since she only filmed a couple of days it’s likely her role was just introductory and had nothing to do with the main plot meaning if they needed to cut something for time it’s that kind of sub-plot that would be the first thing to go. Secondly, as BleedingCool pointed out, since film makers are looking into the future now with probably two more films, they might want to hold off on MJ’s introduction instead of trying to cram her in.

Both are legit reasons that I’ll support.

However, there is one possible reason that I really hope isn’t it. You see, there was a lot of backlash against Shailene being picked to play Mary Jane. For some reason, a bunch of insolent fanboys have got it into their head that Shailene isn’t pretty enough. WTF? Here is a quote from the CinemaBlend article If You Think Shailene Woodley Isn’t Pretty Enough For The Amazing Spider-Man 2, You Don’t Deserve The Movie:

Yesterday we posted the first on-set images of Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, currently in production in New York. Because they were pictures of an actress walking from place to place on the set, not in costume, the notable difference was seeing her hair tinted to Mary Jane’s signature red. Honestly, the photos weren’t that interesting. Until the comments started.

“Omg she looks horrible I hope they can do something with that face of hers.” “Mary Jane is supposed to be hot.” “Looks horrible as a redhead.” The comments on our site weren’t actually as bad as they were elsewhere on the Internet, and not half as bad as the so-called satire posted at Comic Book Movie, with instructions on how to make Woodley hot enough to play “every nerd’s wet dream.” The “satire” was so close to the real thing that most of their commenters didn’t get the difference, and reading it makes your skin crawl because you just know that’s exactly how a strong handful of fanboys feel, no irony intended.

It is so bad that when I typed ‘shailene woodley mary jane’ into Google to get a photograph it auto-suggested ‘shailene woodley mary jane ugly’. I have never done a search on her name before so that was something Google pulled up from the internet itself.

Really guys?

REALLY?!?

Just when I feel the need to defend fanboys against rampant complaints of how sexist and hostile the fandom can be towards women, I run across something like this.

If the hate was more of a ‘we prefer Gwen Stacey’s character’ or ‘Dunst is a better actress’ then I can see that being a decent debate. I also understand that everyone has a slightly different view of beauty. But to just go off and say that this lovely young woman is ugly and that Mary Jane only exists as a wet dream for nerds? That’s not a legitimate complaint, that’s a request for a swift kick to the balls. One I’ll happily oblige.

Maybe I’ve been blissfully innocent, but I’ve never seen this amount of hate towards the casting of a character based solely on his/her looks. I’ve seen complaints about how someone can’t act or how someone looks nothing like their character (and by nothing I mean changing big stuff like race/gender) but not vehement complaints of how they are ugly and not pretty enough. So maybe the MJ fanboys are the ‘asshole in every group’, after all, the comic book world fandom is quiet vast and there is one is every group…

Anyway, if Shailene was nixed for time or to give her introduction a more solid foundation, then I’m cool with that. But if the filmmakers bowed down like some shameless sycophants… then stop the world cause I’m 110% done and I want off.

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io9 – Every single clue hidden inside the  Agents of SHIELD trailer

ComicBookMovie – S.H.I.E.L.D Viral Site Launches – “We Are The Rising Tide”

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ComicBookMovie – Mark Ruffalo Talks THE AVENGERS 2; Debunks Rumours Of Cast Members Not Returning

ComicBookMovie – Mark Ruffalo Discusses IRON MAN 3 Stinger Cameo

ComicBookMovie – IRON MAN 3’s Ty Simpkins Has Signed A 3 Picture Deal With Marvel Studios

Newsarama – DC Comics’ FULL August 2013 Solicitations

ComicBookMovie – Eight New MAN OF STEEL Images Featuring Jor-El, Perry White And More

CinemaBlend – Paul Giamatti’s Rhino Revealed In New Amazing Spider-Man 2 Photo

ComicBookMovie – Rhino Pantsed By Spidey In New AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Set Photos & Video

ComicBookMovie – Andrew Kreisberg Comments On How  ARROW and SyFy’s BOOSTER GOLD Could Link Up

CinemaBlend – Arnold Schwarzenegger May Star In Upcoming Toxic Avenger Reboot

Newsarama – ANGELA’s Marvel Look Revealed

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ComicBookMovie – Xavier Will Continue To Work  With The CIA In X-MEN: DOFP

ComicBookMovie – Singer Teases Ian McKellen’s  Magneto in X-MEN: DOFP Vine Video

CinemaBlend – The Wolverine Gets Four New Behind-The-Scenes Images

Newsarama – 10 Things We Want From X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

CinemaBlend –  Iron Man 3 Gets A New Featurette, Movie Marathon Announced

ComicBookMovie – MPAA Rating For IRON MAN 3  Revealed

CinemaBlend – New Amazing Spider-Man 2 Set Photo Reveals Some Electro Destruction

CinemaBlend – Man Of Steel Gets Its First TV Spot

ComicBookMovie – Will Black Panther Appear In THE  AVENGERS 2? Morris Chestnut Seems To Think So

ICv2 – Top 300 Comics Actual–March 2013

CinemaBlend – Captain America Sequel Reveals First Image, Confirms Black Widow’s Major Role

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CinemaBlend – Will X-Men: Days Of Future Past Bring Back The Hellfire Club? – It makes sense that they wouldn’t be back in DOFP because a) they don’t have anything to do with the original plot line and b) the first movie wasn’t really about the Club, they weren’t really the villian either, Shaw was, the Club was just what he happened to be doing at the time, though ultimately, it was about Magneto becoming the villian… so yeah… not surprised and not worried.

ComicBookMovie – James McAvoy Lauds X-MEN: DAYS  OF FUTURE PAST Script; “Different, New and Unexpected” – “Then also, getting to team up with Sir Patrick. I don’t know if I get to work  with Sir Ian, but it should be a real exciting time I think.” – that seems to indicate that the two Xaviers will meet unlike McAvoy previously said before he actually read the script…

ComicBookMovie – Bryan Singer Talks X-MEN 3 And  X-MEN: DOFP; “Ellen Page Was Something I Liked…” – “There are parts of X-Men 3… it isn’t what I would have done, but parts of it, I  liked. Ellen Page was something I liked in X-Men 3 and I’m bringing her to Days  of Future Past. Certain things are different. There was a lot going on in it and  I wasn’t so happy with so many people dying, but then there were some really  sweet moments with that kid, the cure kid.” – I put my faith in you Bryan, don’t let me down!

ComicBookMovie – Oscar Winning Visual Effects  Team Joins X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

ComicBookMovie – Mark Millar Teases Big  Announcement From Fox; Confirms He Has Now Spoken To Bryan Singer – I really don’t care what he has to ‘announce’.

ComicBookMovie – Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee And  James Mangold Discuss THE WOLVERINE –  “But I do want the movie to have an intensity. I don’t want it to feel just  like a CG fest. I think so much of what’s badass about Wolverine is his  physicality: the sweat, blood, passion and anger.”

CinemaBlend – Wolverine Hi-Res Stills Have Blood Dripping From The Mutant’s Claws

ComicBookMovie – Details For Online Premiere Of  THE WOLVERINE Teaser Trailer; Sneak Peak Coming Next Tuesday

CinemaBlend – Wolverine Set Photos Introduce Logan And His Key Ladies – still not sure what to make of Mariko, she just seems a little young for Logan, even if going by Hugh Jackman’s age (and not Wolvies) but we’ll see just how the relationship goes and how the actress plays it and if the chemistry is there

ComicBookMovie – Ben Kingsley Remarks On  Approaching ‘The Mandarin’ For IRON MAN 3 And What To Expect

CinemaBlend – New Footage Revealed In Iron Man 3 TV Spot

ComicBookMovie – VIDEO: Marvel’s THE AVENGERS – POWER RANGERS Style

CinemaBlend – Amazing Spider-Man 2 Set Photo Reveals The Ravencroft Institute For The Criminally Insane

CinemaBlend – Shailene Woodley Is Already Done Shooting The Amazing Spider-Man 2

CinemaBlend – Hasidic Jew Community Enraged Over Amazing Spider-Man 2 Shooting Schedule – so nothing against Spidey himself, just the dates they decided to film…

CinemaBlend – Guardians Of The Galaxy Casts WWE’s Dave Bautista For Drax The Destroyer

CinemaBlend – The Avengers 2: What We Know So Far

CinemaBlend – Terrence Howard Left Iron Man 2 Because They Would Only Pay Him $1 Million

CinemaBlend – Joss Whedon Discusses Veronica Mars’ Kickstarter Campaign As It Relates To A Firefly Follow-Up – I knew that was going to have a ripple effect… Firefly isn’t the only fandom that has jumped on this.

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ComicBookMovie – Alan Cumming Hasn’t Been Asked To Return For X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST – I said McAvoy was probably mistaken. Though at least at this point Singer hasn’t said there will be no Kurt, it’s just that Alan hasn’t been approached at all… so far…

ComicBookMovie – X-MEN DOFP: Halle Berry Talks  “Storm” on The Tonight Show

ComicBookMovie – James McAvoy Talks X-MEN: DAYS  OF FUTURE PAST, Says Charles Xavier’s Journey Will Be ‘Dark’ – “I think it’s going to be quite a dark journey compared to the caddish, almost  playboy character that we turned him into in the first movie.” – I didn’t care for his portrayel of Xavier in First Class anyway…

ComicBookMovie – Marc Webb Reveals Gwen Stacy  Still Works At Oscorp In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

Newsarama – Marvel Comics’ FULL June 2013 Solicitations

CinemaBlend – Superman And Lois Lane Stand Majestically For Total Film’s Man Of Steel Cover

CinemaBlend – Justice League Movie: What We Know So Far

ComicBookMovie – THOR: THE DARK WORLD Prelude  Comic Book Series Confirmed For June

ComicBookMovie – Tom Hiddleston On Christopher  Eccleston’s ‘Malekith’ Portrayal In THOR: THE DARK WORLD

ComicBookMovie – Stephanie Szostak’s Role In IRON  MAN 3 Seemingly Confirmed

ComicBookMovie – New 2014 MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE  Show Announced
Under the recently signed multi-year agreement, family-owned and operated Feld  Entertainment will produce live Marvel touring events in the US and  internationally. Launching in July 2014, a new production of Marvel  character-based stories will be coupled with state-of-the-art special effects,  pyrotechnics, aerial displays, martial arts and countless other show elements to  bring audiences into the Marvel Universe. The production will embark on an  85-city North American tour before heading around the globe.

CinemaBlend – Kick-Ass 2 Red-Band Trailer: Meet The Motherf***er

ComicBookMovie – Six New Official KICK-ASS 2 Stills

io9 – DiY Batarangs are the greatest homebrew weapon ever

CinemaBlend – Veronica Mars Movie Campaign Breaks $1 Million And A Kickstarter Record – not comic book related, but definitely worth noting as the future of some of the smaller films that fans want to see, such as individual comic book characters or indie comics, could perhaps finally have an avenue to show that they have an audience.

ComicBookMovie – FAN MADE: THOR’s Jaimie  Alexander As WONDER WOMAN

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