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Jamie Foxx is in early talks to join Columbia Pictures’ sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The Oscar winner would play Electro, a villain who controls electricity and was introduced to the Marvel Comics universe in The Amazing Spider-Man #9 back in 1964. The character, whose real name is Max Dillon, has not previously been portrayed on film, though he was included in an unproduced treatment written by James Cameron in the late ‘80s.
Foxx ignited fan speculation when he tweeted Thursday about dressing up like a certain villain.
The Amazing Spider-Man follow-up is slated for a May 2, 2014 release and reunites director Marc Webb with stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, as well as newcomer Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson. The screenplay is by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt. The film will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.
Latest update regarding Emma in The Amazing Spider-Man sequel.
We already knew that Shailene Woodley was in talks to play Mary Jane in the next Spider-Man movie. Well, the Hollywood Reporter elaborated on what that will entail and what it means for Emma Stone’s character:
“The Mary Jane role is proving to be only a very small part in Amazing Spider-Man 2 but blossoms into an integral lead for the planned third movie as the studio seeks to build to the classic ‘Death of Gwen Stacy’ story.”
In the comics, Spider-Man accidentally kills Gwen Stacy while trying to save her. Is this how it will go down in this apparent trilogy? More important, does this mean Emma Stone will go back to being a redhead?
Andrew Garfield and director, Mark Webb will be returning for The amazing Spider-Man sequel. Emma is currently in talks!
Ending months of speculation about whether he would return to the Spider-Man franchise he helped reboot, director Marc Webb has signed on to helm the webslinger’s next outing for Columbia Pictures.
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The sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man will begin shooting in early 2013, with Andrew Garfield also returning as the superhero. Emma Stone is in talks to continue her role as Peter Parker’s love interest Gwen Stacy.
There has been little doubt that Garfield and Stone would be back for a second outing, but Webb’s deal has been the major question mark. Webb was paid roughly $1 million for the first chapter in the Spider-Man reboot, according to sources, and was looking for a pay raise in the wake of the film’s $750 million-plus worldwide box-office haul and fanboy response.
The screenplay is by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt. The film will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.
The sequel is set for release May 2, 2014.
“We could not be more confident in the direction we are taking this new Spider-Man storyline, and we are tremendously excited to be ramping up production again with Marc at the helm and Andrew continuing on as Peter Parker,” Columbia president Doug Belgrad said. “We can’t wait to share what we have in store for Peter and Spider-Man with audiences worldwide.”
“The Amazing Spider-Man” is off to a strong start, and director Marc Webb’s film has escaped the clutches of its biggest foe — the crowded summer schedule. Trapped between “The Avengers” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” the Sony reboot was in real danger of becoming the friendly neighborhood afterthought.
Our readers got to see “Amazing Spider-Man” early thanks to the Hero Complex IMAX Screening Series. In the Q&A portion of the evening, Webb spoke about the chemistry between his lead actors, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, and said that “casting them was the single most important” thing. Take a look at the video above to learn more about the casting of Garfield, the differing style of the two young stars and the director’s funny line about the off-screen romance between the two actors. “We did a lot of work in post on that,” Webb said, referring to post-production, the work phase in which editing, digital effects and music can add considerable Hollywood magic to footage.
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More awesome box office stats for The Amazing Spider-Man:
Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man spun a strong enough web in its worldwide debut to ensure a new future for Sony’s marquee franchise, including a six-day domestic opening of $140 million.
Worldwide, the 3D reboot has earned $341.2 million in its first week, including $201.6 million internationally.
Amazing Spider-Man topped the international chart over the weekend with $129.1 million from 74 territories, followed by 20th Century Fox’s Ice Age: Continental Drift, which earned $80.6 million from 48 markets in its second weekend for an outstanding foreign cume of $198 million.
Fox’s 3D toon, opening July 13 in North America, bested Spider-Man in some markets, including Germany, France and Argentina.
Domestically, Amazing Spider-Man — headlining Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone — turned in the best performance for the July 4th frame outside of the three Transformers pics, Twlight Saga: The Eclipse and Spider-Man 2. And among reboots, it easily bested the $79.5 million earned by Batman Begins in its first six days, including a three-day opening of $48.7 million.
Opening Tuesday in North America, Amazing Spider-Man grossed $65 for the weekend itself, the third best three-day number of summer outside of The Avengers and Brave. Amazing Spider-Man was up 15 percent from Friday to Saturday, indicating that the event pic is playing like a family film.
Overall, 75 percent of the audience were general movigoers ages 12 and up, while 25 percent were familes. Amazing Spider-Man skewed male (58 percent), while 65 percent of children were boys. The pic received an overall A- CinemaScore, and an A among moviegoers under the age of 25.
“What a spectacular relaunch,” Sony worldwide president of distribution Rory Bruer said. “There are so many facets of this movie that are compelling, including the chemistry between Andrew and Emma and the out-of-the-box direction of Marc Webb.”
Imax locations turned in a hefty $14.3 million, 10 percent of the domestic total. Imax should finish the weekend with a global Spider-Man gross north of $24 million.
With Amazing Spider-Man taking up much of the oxygen at the multiplex, the weekend brought mixed results for new entries Savages, Oliver Stone R-rated crime drama, and concert documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me