In the wake of Marvel's Earth-shattering news that Spider-Man is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Monday, a slew of new details surfaced yesterday, including several outlets reporting that The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Andrew Garfield will not return as Peter Parker. The Daily Beast has a new report which also confirms that the actor is not coming back, but they also reveal that he was actually in talks with Sony to return. According to the site's source, it "ultimately didn't make sense to keep" the 31-year-old actor on board.
The actor was well-liked as Peter Parker in both Amazing Spider-Man movies, but his performance was essentially one of the few things many critics praised about both of director Marc Webb's efforts. The new untitled Spider-Man movie will reportedly take Spider-Man back to high school at Midtown High, with Sony and Marvel planning to focusing more of the story here, showcasing his awkward relationships with other students, paired with his after-school crime-fighting escapades. Both Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man and Andrew Garfield's The Amazing Spider-Man showcased Peter at Midtown High, but this new adventure will feature much more of the school.Read More
If the Sony hack has proved one thing, it's that the Amazing Spider-Man franchise is a mess and things are in shambles. Will Sony be able to get things back on the right track? More emails have leaked, and they indicate that Sony is planning a complete reboot for their iconic superhero, and that Andrew Garfield has already been fired.
A quick recap for anyone who has missed the ongoing saga behind this superhero series, things began when it was confirmed that Marvel was negotiating to use Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. It was then revealed that Sony wanted to bring Sam Raimi back into the fold. Talk of an all-new Spider-Man series was put on the table, with Marvel offering to foot a majority of the bill while Sony held onto the creative rights. Captain America: Civil War directors The Russo Brothers have offered to produce this new trilogy. But, Sony wanted Captain America: Civil War to set up their The Sinister Six spin-off. Also, the directors of The Lego Movie are developing an animated comedy, and an all-female spin-off is still being planned.Read More
Earlier this week, a rumor surfaced that a proposed deal between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios to share the Spider-Man movie rights is still on the table, after it was believed to be dead. If this co-production deal is finalized, Marvel and Sony will split production costs 60/40, with Sony still retaining distribution rights but allowing Marvel to use the character in their films, such as Captain America: Civil War. Today we have new details from Latino Review, who claim that if this moves forward, Marvel has no plans to bring back The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.
Marvel wants to retain full creative control over any new Spider-Man movie, and the rumors of an Aunt May spin-off and a all-female Spider-Man spin-off were plans that Marvel already knew about and reportedly "severely disliked." Marvel reportedly doesn't want any part of the original Spider-Man trilogy directed by Sam Raimi, or Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man movies, and they plan to completely ignore those five films. Instead of the well-worn origin story, Marvel's Spider-Man movies would reportedly begin with Peter Parker already living a dual life as a student and superhero. The focus will reportedly be on the difficulties of teenage life, with the romance aspect, a major part of the first five movies, being downgraded to a side story, not the primary focus.Read More
Eight years after directing his last feature, 2006's Apocalypto, Mel Gibson is negotiating to direct Hacksaw Ridge, which has Andrew Garfield in talks to star.
The plot is based on the true story of Desmond T. Doss, the first conscientious objector in U.S. history to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. Doss served as a U.S. Army medic during the Battle of Okinowa who refused to kill enemy soldiers. President Harry S. Truman awarded him the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945 for saving so many lives during the war. The title refers to the location of a brutal two-week stretch of the Battle of Okinawa, where American troops fought Japanese soldiers on a series of rocky cliffs.Read More
The summer movie season is finally behind us, and, as far as box office receipts go, it was one of the worst in recent memory. Kicking off the season was The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which earned $202.8 million domestically and $708 million worldwide, both tallies less than its predecessor The Amazing Spider-Man's domestic ($262 million) and worldwide ($757.9 million) totals.
It isn't known when Andrew Garfield will be back for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, after Sony Pictures announced in July that the sequel is being pushed to 2018, to make way for the upcoming spin-off The Sinister Six, which is slated for release on November 11, 2016. Perhaps the "fatigue" issue is what caused Sony to move forward with the villain-centric Sinister Six, to give both the fans and Andrew Garfield himself a break from the webbed wonder, for just a few years.Read More