The viral campaign for “Amazing Spider-Man” has reached complicated proportions. In a full recap of the promotional packages found in Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix and Seattle, Comic Book Movie has posted images of Peter Parker’s backpack and some of its contents, as well as the contents of packages found via coordinates posted on The Mark of the Spider-Man website containing a cell phone, two black hoodies with the movie logo and a message.
“Keep this cell phone fully charged and within reach at all times,” the message reads. “We’ll be contacting you with further instructions. In the meantime, find a friend you can trust. We need you both, remember, you must be 18 or older. And keep a handle on the hoodies, you’ll be needing them. Every hero needs a neighbourhood. We are the neighborhood. Show your support.”
According to the website, all 30 packages have been secured and more updates are forthcoming.
For instant gratification, check out this international “Amazing Spider-Man” trailer with new footage posted by Sony Pictures Belgium.
Opens July 3
MAN OF STEEL
Comic Book Movie has posted a possible trailer description for Zack Snyder’s “Superman” reboot. According to the report, the rumored trailer opens in space with a Jor-El voiceover and details a few shots of Clark as a boy developing to his full strength as Superman including voiceovers by Martha Kent and the inclusion of a young Lana Lang, Lois Lane and General Zod.
“Opens with a shot of space. The camera is panning around the planets and zooming through space,” the description reads. “There’s a voiceover of Jor-El (Russell Crowe) saying, ‘My son, our world is no longer safe for you.’ Suddenly, one of the planets explodes and a small ship is seen zooming out of the flames, and the camera pans around it to face it flying away. Shot of Jor-El and Lara placing a young baby into a ship. ‘We have been hit by an unexpected force.’ Shot of General Zod leaping off of a low bridge with a sword, about to hit Jor-El who is holding a shield. The bridge has been sliced in half, as the front is smoking red.”
For the full trailer description, head to Comic Book Movie.
Opens June 14, 2013
The John Carter Files has posted a 42-second clip of a scene from “John Carter.”
The official Disney Movie Trailers YouTube account has posted an interview with screenwriter Andrew Stanton about his passion for Edgar Rice Burroughs and excitement for “John Carter.”
Opens March 9
GAME OF THRONES
Spinoff Online has posted a new promotional poster for “Game of Thrones” season two.
Additionally, HBO’s official YouTube account has posted a new behind-the-scenes spot on filming and production in Iceland.
Season Two premieres April 1 on HBO.
As reported by Spinoff Online, Susanna Thompson has been cast in the CW’s “Arrow” as Moira Queen, Oliver’s mother. Thompson joins Stephen Amall and David Ramsey as part of the cast for the Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim written pilot.
G.I. JOE: RETALIATION
Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura spoke with MovieFone about the choice to change Cobra Commander, citing time constraints on “The Rise of Cobra.”
“The first one suffered from one thing a lot: which was we had no time to make it,” Di Bonaventura told MovieFone. “They green lit the movie and we were shooting ten weeks later. That’s insane. In this movie we were designing things seven months before we shot. So when you have no time to do anything, your first design comes through. Literally, Storm Shadow’s costume, we never saw it until it showed up on set.”
THE WALKING DEAD
“The Walking Dead” cast member Jon Bernthal spoke to CNN about the series’ return to air last Sunday and his perception of Shane.
“He’s the first guy that talks about going out on his own,” Bernthal told CNN. “He’s one of the only people that could. What’s interesting about Shane is at the exact same time, he feels two things equally. Number one, unlike all the other characters, the people who he really loves in the world are very much alive. They’re right there but he can’t be with them the way he wants. Day in and day out, he wants to keep these people alive. At the same time, he’s quite aware that his feelings for Lori and Carl are a bit of a cancer to the group and could eventually lead to a big breakdown between Rick and him. That relationship is starting to break down now, where we are in the show.”
Currently airing Sundays on AMC.
JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM
A new clip of “Justice League: Doom” has hit the web, this time featuring Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern.
Releases February 28 on DVD and Blu-ray
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
Jonathan Liebesman is currently in talks to direct Paramount’s reboot of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Originally reported by Heat Vision, Liebesman is in final talks to direct the reboot. He is best known for his work on “Battle: Los Angeles” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.”
GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE
Nicolas Cage spoke with MTV about the upcoming film and his enjoyment of being mocked on “Saturday Night Live.”
Opens February 17
THE LONE RANGER
Sindication has posted some photos of the New Mexico set for Disney’s “The Lone Ranger.” The photos are sparse, but one does feature a first look at a teepee set piece.
Opens May 31, 2013
While speaking with MTV about “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” Idris Elba spoke to his role in “Prometheus” and mentioned Ridley Scott’s film takes place in the same universe as “Alien” but is not a direct prequel.
“Ridley allowed us to live in his idea, his dream of what this film is about. Aliens aside, Ridley again creates a new character, a series of characters that are in a crazy predicament,” Elba told MTV. “It captures all the great DNA stuff of ‘Aliens,’ that’s all in this film as well. But it’s a different film altogether.”
Opens June 8
ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER
Latino Review has posted a new featurette of “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter” with more footage of the president kicking ass and slaying vamps and interviews with producer Tim Burton, the cast and crew.
Opens June 22
According to Spinoff Online, “Game of Thrones” star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will join Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman in “Oblivion,” an adaptation of the Radical Comics book by “TRON: Legacy” director Joe Kosinski. Coster-Waldau will play Sykes, a battle-hardened expert in military technology and weapons.
THAT’S HIGH PRAISE
For those who may have missed it, here’s Nicolas Cage’s guest spot on last weekend’s episode of “SNL” alongside Andy Samberg playing Nicolas Cage.