It’s Gwensday again — the last one before “The Amazing Spider-Man” hits theaters on July 3. Unfortunately, there’s no new Gwen-related stuff today, but there are plenty of other Spidey tidbits to build more excitement for the web-slinger’s day at the movies.
First up, Sony has posted two seven-minute international featurettes for the film. Don’t worry, they’re both in English with foreign subtitles.
Entertainment News Television has posted a featurette on Spider-Man’s suit and Andrew Garfield’s thoughts on wearing the suit for the first time.
MTV has revealed the IMAX poster for “The Amazing Spider-Man,” which shows a new view of the wall-crawler over a shadowy image of the Lizard.
Opens July 3
MAN OF STEEL
The “Man of Steel” Facebook Page has posted a photo of young Clark Kent (Dylan Sprayberry) and friends Whitney Fordham (Robert Gerdisch) and Pete Ross (Jack Foley) on set in the Vancouver area.
Opens June 14, 2013
IRON MAN 3
Latino Review has posted some set photos of Tony Stark’s Malibu home on mechanical stilts to elevate it off the floor. According to an anonymous source, at least part of Tony’s home is likely going to sink into the ocean.
“After the leaked set construction photo that appeared on the ‘Reddit’ website comes word that the set is actually built on a very sophisticated gimbals system,” the source told Latino Review. “This is a set up for total destruction. How do you fight a super hero? Hit him in the most sacred place… his home… villains of ‘Iron Man 3’ hit Tony Stark and hit him hard enough for his mansion to fall into the Pacific Ocean.”
In casting news, Comic Book Movie reports that actor William Sadler has been tapped to play a general in the film alongside Don Cheadle’s Colonel James Rhodes. CBM has also posted a transcript of some revealing information from a recent podcast at The Playlist, including some minor spoilers about the film.
“S.H.I.E.L.D. still has a presence in the film, despite producers saying the story is completely standalone. In regards to how much of a presence they’ll have, Marvel is apparently aiming for a similar relationship Agent Phil Coulson had with Iron Man in the first film. Maria Hill will be the connective tissue this time around.
“Chinese actor Andy Lau’s (who recently dropped out) role is apparently a “very different version of Radioactive Man in the comics.” And while he’s expected to pop up in future MCU films, he may appear in the post-credits scene. And that will involve him coming face-to-face with a version of Ant-Man.
“Edgar Wright will possibly be shooting Iron Man 3’s post-credits scene essentially introducing Ant-Man. This may back of Wright stating he was hoping to shoot some of the movie this year.”
Lots of information to take in — hopefully, it’s all true. It’d be especially cool if Edgar Wright did film the end credits scene to set up “Ant-Man” in the same way Joss Whedon introduced “The Avengers” in the “Thor” end credits scene.
Opens May 3, 2013
According to Tracking-Board.com, Ryan Reynolds has been officially cast in the starring role for the “Highlander” remake. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is set to direct and is currently in talks to rewrite the script.
LEGO: THE PIECE OF RESISTANCE
According to Spinoff Online, Batman and Superman will appear in the upcoming LEGO movie, “The Piece of Resistance,” voiced by Will Arnett and Channing Tatum, respectively. However, initial reports indicate that Batman and Superman may not have an incredibly significant role as the film is set to “compromise 80 percent of LEGO,” which could include a number of different franchises such as Marvel, “Lord of the Rings,” “Harry Potter,” “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” “Spongebob Squarepants” and more.
Opens February 28, 2014
“X-Men” alum James Marsden will return to the world of comic adaptations for “2 Guns,” a film version of the BOOM! Studios comic of the same name by Steven Grant and Mat Santolouco. Marsden will join a cast which already includes Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington.
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CARMEN SANDIEGO?
The Hollywood Reporter reports that “Jack the Giant Killer” scribe Darren Lemke has been tapped to script the “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” movie. Jennifer Lopez is currently one of the producers and may also star. The film is based on the computer game/cartoon/gameshow of the same name where detectives from ACME chase the world’s greatest thief across the world.