Earlier tonight, we reported that Marvel and Sony plan on sending Peter Parker back to high school in the new Spider-Man that is being planned. At this time, Sony, who will have the ultimate say in who is cast as the new web-crawler, are already targeting two young actors to play the role. In contention are Logan Lerman and Dylan O'Brien. The plan is to get someone younger than the 31 year-old Andrew Garfield, who previously played the role in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Logan Lerman is 23 years old, but can still pass for high school age. Dylan O'Brien is the same age, and is equally youthful in his appearance. Sony, who has ultimate say over what exactly the new Spider-Man will be, plan to keep Peter at Midtown High School a little longer, as the main thrust of this new series will focus on Parker's awkward relationships with fellow students, and how he deals with bullies while at the same time protecting the city he loves as a crime-fighting vigilante in a superhero costume. Both Sam Raimi's 2002 Spider-Man and Marc Webb's 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man started Peter off at Midtown High, but in both series, he graduated and moved onto life outside of high school. It sounds as though this new iteration may keep him in classes for more than one movie.Read More
Earlier today, we reported that both Marvel and Sony are eyeing much younger actors to play the new Spider-Man, since The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Andrew Garfield will not be back to play Peter Parker. Variety now reports that "a number of actors already have been mentioned as being considered for the role," including Dylan O'Brien (The Maze Runner) and Logan Lerman (Fury). The site does add that Sony and Marvel have not approached these actors quite yet, since their first order of business is to find a new director to replace Marc Webb. But it is confirmed that this Peter Parker will still be in high school.
Peter will head back to Midtown High School, the same setting that was used in both Sam Raimi's Spider-Man starring Tobey Maguire and Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man movies starring Andrew Garfield. Both of those incarnations of the franchise had Peter graduating from High School and moving out on his own. The studio's plan is to spend more time at Midtown High, showing more of Spidey's awkward relationships with fellow students, along with his crime-fighting exploits out of school as the Spider-Man franchise continues on into the future.Read More
In the depths of war, courage is born! Watch as Brad Pitt leads his tank crew this October. It's 5 against 300, as Wardaddy and his crew find their tank disabled on enemy lines. The battle-hardened army sergeant finds a loyal follower in Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman), who goes on a treacherous journey to keep his other men alive. Some want to flee, but Wardaddy and Ellison are determined to stand their ground and fight. Columbia Pictures has released a new international trailer and extended TV spot for the upcoming WWII from director David Ayer. Watch the latest action-packed footage as Fury gears up for its rollout this October.
April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.Read More
Paramount Pictures is introducing fans to the main stars of Noah with a series of character posters. Today's one-sheets feature Ray Winstone as the villainous Tubal Cain, and Logan Lerman as Ham, the son of Noah (Russell Crowe) and Naameh (Jennifer Connelly), both of whom were featured on yesterday's posters. Check out these images below, then read on for more details about director Darren Aronofsky's battles with Paramount over test screening reactions, the confirmed run time and how he hopes the audience reacts to this biblical adventure.
The Hollywood Reporter lays out new details about how director Darren Aronofsky clashed with the studio over the $125 million movie Noah, which is by far his most expensive movie ever, eclipsing the $35 million budget for his 2006 film The Fountain. The studio was reportedly worried about how audiences would respond to this biblical adventure, insisting on holding test screenings while post-production work was still in progress. Paramount recruited a number of Christian viewers, which they had hoped would be the biggest fans of the movie. They questioned the film's adherence to the Bible and reacted negatively to Russell Crowe's dark portrayal of Noah, who, in one scene, gets drunk and considers taking measures to wipe out all of humanity. The studio screened at least a half-dozen different cuts of the movie, in an attempt to woo the Christian audience.Read More
New footage abounds in the third TV spot for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. Watch as Logan Lerman returns, continuing an epic journey to fulfill his destiny and retrieve the Golden Fleece.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters was released August 7th, 2013.Read More