YouTube user MrJapanjp has uploaded a video of the “Amazing Spider-Man” press conference event in Japan featuring Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spdier-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), and producers Avi Arad and Matthew Tolmach. The video is about an hour long and has some great details on the film and its stars.
“I think we all have a friend, a neighbor, a cousin, a brother that as you get to know Peter Parker it makes you think of them as someone just like him,” Arad told reporters. “He’s relatable, he’s trustworthy, you want him to be your best friend and unlike superheroes — and I’m not putting down superheroes because that’s been my life — Spider-Man and Peter Parker save the men in the street. They don’t kill. They try and set things straight and fight for justice. It’s not about saving the world, it’s not about stopping some incredibly outlandish event from happening. It’s very down to earth.”
Opens July 3
Chris Evans spoke with FansShare.com about his role as Captain America and the cameo from Stan Lee.
“He’s fantastic,” Evans said of Lee. “He did a cameo on the ‘Fantastic Four’ films, so I’ve met him a few times, and he was just amazing. He’s a living legend. He’s got so much energy and so much personality and he’s so positive, always smiling and always cracking jokes. He really is one amazing human being.”
Directed by Joss Whedon and starring everybody. Opens May 4
DARK KNIGHT RISES
According to Wireless Goodness and the FCC (via ComingSoon.net), Batman’s hovercraft/aerial transport has a name. An FCC filing from Hot Wheels for the upcoming remote control version of the vehicle reveals Batman’s newest toy (pun intended) is called “The Bat.”
Opens July 20
THE WALKING DEAD
BloodyDisgusting.com has details on an AMC press event for “The Walking Dead” with Robert Kirkman, Glen Mazzara, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride on the second half of season two.
“I’m excited that we’re going to begin to expand beyond Hershel’s farm,” Hurd told BloodyDisgusting.com. “We’re going to encounter new survivors and what does that mean to the group? In addition to the conflict over the leadership of Team Rick vs. Team Shame and the triangle between Lori, Rick and Shane. We’re going to encounter people who are survivors that are they a new threat? Can they offer some sort of salvation?”
MTV caught up with Steven Yeun, Melissa McBride and Norman Reedus during the TCAs where they spoke on the loss of Sophia during the mid-season finale.
“I think keeping hope alive for her represented, even though all the odds were against finding her alive, you just sort of cling to that hope,” McBride told MTV. “[Sophia represented] that unseen thing that’s going to carry you through and to have her come through the barn the way she did, I think it’s really throwing a lot of doubt on faith. What unseen thing is going to help us through this? Is it really out there?”
New Episodes Premiere February 12 on AMC
The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog reports “Greek” creator Patrick Sean Smith is set to write the film adaptation of Jeff Smith’s “Bone.” P.J. Hogan is attached to direct and Animal Logic, the animation studio responsible for “Happy Feet 2” and “Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” is working on the film.
AVPGalaxy.net posted an interview with Scottish actress Kate Dickie in the Daily Star. There are spoilers, but no direct quotes from the actress confirming, so take this information with a grain of salt. According to the article, Dickie plays a “tough first officer” named Muldow, who helps the crew acclimate to life after cryo-sleep and apparently lasts only 28 minutes before being eaten by an alien.
MTV spoke with Guy Pierce at the Golden Globes, who teased his brief role in the upcoming film.
“I’m only [in the film] for a minute, but it was a real honor to work with Ridley [Scott], to see what was going on,” the actor told MTV. “I think Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Charlize [Theron] and everybody will do a really spectacular job.”
Opens June 8
The Geek Files confirms a “Deadpool” film is likely to go into production sometime in 2012 and will star Ryan Reynolds. The news follows Rob Liefeld’s appearance at Arizona Comic-Con where he claimed to have seen test footage of the film.
Previously known as “Green Arrow,” The Hollywood Reporter’s The Live Feed reports The CW has ordered a pilot for the hourlong drama featuring the Emerald Archer. The project, announced last week, is executive produced by “Green Lantern” screenwriters Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim and “Fringe” co-executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. The trio, who previously worked together on “Eli Stone,” will also co-write the pilot.
IT’S TIME TO PLAY THE MUSIC…
No ridiculous videos have hit lately, so here’s a trailer for “The Muppets,” which is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on March 20.