Old-school comics fans may have seen it coming, but for those less familiar with the storylines of “The Amazing Spider-Man” of yesteryear, the death of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” came as quite a surprise. Sure, it makes for some impressive cred when you stay that true to your source material (Gwen died via Green Goblin shenanigans in issue No. 121, released in June 1973), but whoa — you’ve got Emma Stone in your summer movie mega-franchise, and you kill her off? 15. Bill Murray, “Zombieland” (2009) Just when you thought “Zombieland” couldn’t get any more fun, along comes Woody Harrelson’s “Kingpin” co-star Bill Murray all done up as a zombie, wits still about him, blithely explaining his tactics (“Oh, I do it to blend in”) with a bemused, characteristic shrug. Unfortunately, his performance as one of the undead proves to be all too convincing to Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), who freaks out and blows him away with a shotgun.
WARNING: Spoilers ahead. We knew going in that”The Amazing Spider-Man 2” was going to have an “X-Men: Days of Future Past” clip featured during the closing-credits sequence. The segment,now available online , features Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique springing a who’s-who of mutants from prison — and teases the release of Fox’s X-Men sequel due out May 23 (below). While the cross-franchise, cross-studio play fires up the comic-book faithful, Sony missed a big opportunity to start buliding hype for its slate of Spider-Man spinoffs with a Spidey-specific teaser tacked onto the end.
It might seem like only yesterday that we took our seats for 2013’s “Iron Man 3,” “The Conjuring” and “World War Z,” but it’s time to do it again. The 2014 summer movie season kicks off this weekend with the arrival of the high-flying “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” The next few months at the cineplex have in store a fairly eclectic lineup of rollicking comedies, sci-fi extravaganzas, hopeful franchise reboots, indie darlings and, of course, plenty of superhero adventures. Really, when romances starring Shailene Woodley and Daniel Radcliffe share the season with Optimus Prime, Spider-Man and Godzilla, not even the sky’s the limit.
Exclusively on Yahoo! Watch this unique, collaborative concert orchestrated by “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” film composer Hans Zimmer for the movie premiere party at Skylight Moynihan Station in NYC. This one-time-only performance features an eclectic range of artists who contributed to the film’s soundtrack, including Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar, Smiths legend Johnny Marr, Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and others, plus an introduction to the concert by Jamie Foxx. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” hits theaters May 2.
Marvel heroes of the world, unite! Everyone knows by now that a superhero movie ain’t over till it’s over, and that means waiting until the very end of the credits to catch a last-minute bonus scene. Instead, the mid-credit sequence is from a rival comic book property from a rival studio, Fox’s "X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Sony, which produced the Spidey sequel, confirmed to Yahoo the hero linkage after the sequel opened in the U.K. Wednesday and word began to spread online of the unusual promotional crossover. We saw this as a win for fans and audiences everywhere as it’s the next Marvel movie out of the gate." Empire was among the first outlets to report the inclusion the “X-Men” scene, which features a clutch of mutants working their X-powers in a large-scale battle sequence: "The scene featured sees Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique, Lucas Till’s Havok and Evan Jonigkeit’s Toad taking on William Stryker (Josh Helman) and his military men. Meanwhile, there is also a teaser for future Spidey adventures in the closing credits, but Sony kept the details sketchy.
Brad Pitt on the set of ‘Fury’ (FameFlynet) The third day of CinemaCon closed out with a reel gift of a presentation from Sony Pictures. Oh also, Chloë Moretz makes an appearance as a Jodie Foster "Taxi Driver"-type working girl who doesn’t want to be rescued but will be.
Meet Dane DeHaan’s Green Goblin. (Sony Pictures) Freaky! Not only is Spider-Man’s nemesis Green Goblin dangerous, he’s creepy-looking as well, as evidenced by this first photo of Dane DeHaan as the costumed villain in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2 .” The 28-year-old actor is dirtied up for the part — his skin appears to be painted an ominous camo green tone.