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March 2, 2015

Drew Goddard Reportedly Writing, Directing Next Spider-Man Reboot

Sources say "there's optimism" Goddard will take over the franchise.More…

February 13, 2015

Weekly Ketchup: Spider-Man Will Join the Marvel Cinematic Universe

This week's film development news cycle was sort of dominated by one of the biggest stories in recent memory (Spider-Man finally joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe), but there was also talk of new roles for Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt (as a sci-fi romantic couple, even), Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard in Assassin's Creed, and new information about both Deadpool, and the third solo Wolverine movie.More…

May 22, 2013

Comic Book Movies You Can Watch Online

Comic book movies are all the rage these days, and every year we see more of them hitting theaters than before. Whether you're into quirky indie comics (Ghost World, American Splendor), superhero action titles (The Dark Knight, The Avengers), graphic novels (300, Persepolis), or even manga (Oldboy), there's probably a big screen adaptation on this list for you. Click through to find out what's available to watch online right now.More…

June 27, 2011

Marvel Movie Madness! Part 22: Spider-Man

Luke: You know a comic book movie's big when it transcends genre and becomes part of the mainstream pop consciousness. Like Richard Donner's Superman, Burton's Batman and, later, Nolan's The Dark Knight, Spider-Man felt like an event; and it was: domestically it was the highest-grossing film of 2002 -- beating Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter -- and helped crown Marvel's movie renaissance begun with Blade and X-Men. More…

November 5, 2010

Weekly Ketchup: Martin Sheen Joins Spider-Man Cast

This week's Ketchup brings us yet more casting news for the Spider-Man reboot, new roles for Ice Cube, Miley Cyrus, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Scarlett Johansson and Brad Pitt, and more Rotten Ideas than we usually like to see in any given week.More…

August 20, 2010

Weekly Ketchup: Spider-Man Is Looking for a Girlfriend

This week's Ketchup includes casting news and possibilities for both the Spider-Man reboot and X-Men: First Class, as well as talk about Black Dynamite 2, the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, a Bob Marley biopic and a new animated movie starring Seth Rogen.More…

July 2, 2010

Weekly Ketchup: Spider-Man reboot gets a Peter Parker

This Week's Ketchup includes news for several big movies, including the Spider-Man reboot, X-Men: First Class, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Hobbit movies, as well as news for the long-planned next Pee Wee Herman movie, the LEGO movie, and new roles for Oscar favorites (in Oscar-friendly-sounding biopics) Meryl Streep and Sean Penn.More…

July 1, 2010

Andrew Garfield IS Spider-Man

Setting to rest months of rumor and speculation, Sony has announced that Andrew Garfield has won the role of Peter Parker in its rebooted "Spider-Man."More…

June 11, 2010

Weekly Ketchup: Will Billy Elliot be the next Spider-Man?

This week's Ketchup includes casting rumors for Batman 3 and the Spider-Man and Tomb Raider reboots, casting news for the Arthur and Fright Night remakes and news about new sequels in the Jason Bourne and Green Lantern franchises (yes, already). This is also a big week for mentioning Van Wilder star Ryan Reynolds, whose name shows up in three of the ten stories.More…

June 1, 2010

Donald Glover as Spider-Man?

While Sony and Marc Webb prepare their "Spider-Man" reboot and search for a new webslinger, Twitter and Facebook users have mounted a campaign to give Donald Glover (NBC's "Community") a chance to audition for the role.More…

May 27, 2010

The Men Who Would be Spider-Man

The script is still being worked on, but Marc Webb has narrowed his search for the new "Spider-Man" to a list of five actors -- and the Hollywood Reporter knows who they are.More…

February 4, 2010

Percy Jackson Star (Briefly) Rumored for Spider-Man Reboot

In a swift turn of events that surely ended with at least one sternly worded phone conversation, Sony has extinguished the rumor that "Percy Jackson" star Logan Lerman is the front-runner to star in the upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot.More…

January 15, 2010

Weekly Ketchup: Good News for Green Lantern, Bad News for Spider-Man

This week's Ketchup covers big developments in the world of comic book movies (Spider-Man, Green Lantern and The Savage Dragon), as well as new roles for Daniel Craig, Leonardo DiCaprio, Zach Galifianakis, Tom Hanks and Mark Wahlberg. More…

September 4, 2009

Weekly Ketchup: Disney buys Marvel, WB announces Lobo & Deadman

This Week's Ketchup features an unusual number of "threequels," with plans being announced for the third entries to the Bad Boys, Big Momma's House and Halloween franchises. Disney's acquisition of Marvel is also big news, and is accompanied by news about other comic book movies like Lobo, Deadman and Fantastic Four. #1 MARVEL/DISNEY: FROM THE HOUSE OF IDEAS TO THE MOUSE HOUSE The big news this week that was pretty hard to miss was Disney's announced plans to buy Marvel for $4 billion, giving them access to the 5,000+ characters created and owned by the comic book company. This gives Disney access to hundreds of characters that appeal to boys (Disney already has plenty of properties that appeal to girls) in areas that include TV shows, video games, theme parks and of course, movies. It is the movie business, however, that is particularly complicated. More…

August 21, 2009

Weekly Ketchup: Spider-Man 5 & 6 Planned

Although remakes have been a common trend in the Weekly Ketchup for quite a while, few weeks have ever been as dominated by them as this one, with remakes taking up 6 of the 11 stories. That is surely an all time (and dubious) record. And then there's a few sequels as well (White Chicks 2, Spider-Man 5 & 6). Hooray for originality, Hollywood. #1 THE ORIGINAL SPIDER-MAN 4 WRITER IS WEAVING THE WEB OF SPIDER-MAN 5 AND 6 James Vanderbilt (Zodiac; cowriter of The Rundown), who Sony had originally hired to write the script for Spider-Man 4, has been hired again by the studio to work on scripts for both Spider-Man 5 and Spider-Man 6. More…

April 1, 2009

Weekly Ketchup Special Edition: Raimi Announces Next Spider-Man Villians

This week's first few days, mostly because of the annual Entertainment Exhibitors Expo in lovely Palm Springs, has brought a surprising amount of movie news, so this is an extra early edition of Weekly Ketchup just to keep up with everything. Your regular diet of sequels, remakes and disastrous career decisions is all here for you to enjoy, as usual. Spider-Man 4 & 5: Villains Revealed! Last week, director Sam Raimi revealed that on Spider-Man 3, he didn't have complete control over what villains to include, but for the next two movies he does. For Spider-Man 4 and Spider-Man 5, which are expected to film back-to-back... More…

February 25, 2009

Spider-Man Musical Gets Title, Opening Night

The Julie Taymor-directed, Bono-scored "Spider-Man" Broadway musical we've all been giggling about just got itself a title ("Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark") and an opening night (February 18, 2010).More…

January 21, 2009

Five Favourite Films with James Franco

Having established his name in the Spider-Man movies, these days James Franco is clearly making some more personal career choices. He was in three films in 2008, notable for their vastly different styles. His extended cameo as Richard Gere's son in the weepy Nights in Rodanthe, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel, was followed by two far less forgettable roles; opposite Seth Rogan in Pineapple Express (for which he received a Golden Globe nomination) and as Sean Penn's boyfriend in Milk (for which he has been nominated with the cast for the SAG ensemble award). He's been studying film at New York University, and chooses five favourites that are all firmly rooted in authenticity...More…

September 23, 2008

Spider-Man Musical Coming Next Year?

Yes, Broadway fans, you really will be able to see Spider-Man on the Great White Way soon. In fact, if Marvel chairman David Maisel has his way, "Spider-Man: The Musical" may reach stages as early as next year.More…

April 28, 2008

RT Interview: Jon Favreau on Iron Man, Effective CGI and the New Marvel Movies

The actor and director tells RT how to deliver the ultimate fanboy superhero movie, what to expect from Iron Man future and why listening to the online fans is important.More…

March 28, 2008

Tobey Maguire Feeling the Afterburn

This just in: Tobey Maguire enjoys making movies based on comics.More…

March 27, 2008

Box Office Guru Preview: Four New Players Join The Game

Four new releases take a gamble debuting in theaters across North America hoping to hit the jackpot with audiences. The blackjack drama 21 and the spoof comedy Superhero Movie lead the way and will try their best to reach the number one spot.More…

December 12, 2007

Walter Murch on Youth Without Youth: The RT Interview (With Exclusive Photos and Clips!)

This week, Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth hits theaters in limited release. The tale of a writer who becomes young again after being struck by lightning is a personal one for Coppola, so it's apropos that legendary editor and longtime collaborator Walter Murch helped him realize his vision.More…

October 31, 2007

Spider-Man 4 Script On Its Way

The questions of who will be directing and starring in it remain unanswered, but Spider-Man 4 just got itself a screenwriter.More…

August 8, 2007

Spider-Man 4 Still Needs a Screenwriter

This is just a tidbit of an item, but if you've been waiting with bated breath to find out who will be scripting the inevitable Spider-Man 4, it's an important one. Well, actually, we still don't know who'll be writing it -- but IGN Movies is reporting on who won't be.More…

August 3, 2007

Frank Miller's Spirit Gets Its Star

Since being confirmed as the writer and director for 2009's live-action adaptation of the classic Will Eisner comic The Spirit, Frank Miller has resisted naming the actor who will be strapping on the domino mask, fedora, and gloves for the title role. Miller only has enough mojo to keep a secret for so long, however, and -- as Variety reports -- an announcement has finally been made.More…

July 31, 2007

Early Production Underway for Spider-Man 4

Yep, just a little more vague mumbling about what might happen on Spider-Man 4, but when Sam Raimi has something to say, it's usually worth listening to.More…

July 5, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "Transformers" Already Dominating Holiday Week

Megatron and his sinister robot chums invade the North American box office aiming to extract riches from the multiplexes over the extended Fourth of July holiday week with the tentpole action vehicle "Transformers."More…

June 29, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: "Spider-Man 4" Villain Talk, "Iron Man" Cast Photo, Disney Scraps Lame Video Sequels, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, Sam Raimi discusses possible options for a fourth "Spider-Man," the cast of "Iron Man" is looking rather sharp in the first cast photo, and the Disney brain trust makes a wise business decision.More…

June 27, 2007

Sam Raimi Discusses "Spider-Man 4" Villains

A whole bunch of new bad guys might be on their way ... but still no love for The Lizard?More…

June 18, 2007

Marvel Takes Time on "Spider-Man 4"

Whatever critics and analysts say about "Spider-Man 3," a fourth one is still a given. Even Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige concedes that, though what form it would take with which actors and directors remains to be decided.More…

June 14, 2007

Critical Consensus: "Silver Surfer" Trips Fantastically, "Nancy Drew" Without a Clue, "DOA" Dead on Arrival

Pop quiz, hotshot: which of the lesser Roberts do you prefer? Because this Friday, it's a match between Eric Roberts (playing the bad guy in "DOA: Dead or Alive") and Emma Roberts (title star of "Nancy Drew"). Also, there's some arty movie about people in spandex ("Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," starring Ioan Gruffudd and Jessica Alba). What do the critics have to say about them?More…

June 8, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: Prospective "Wolverine" Director, "Shreks" Four And Five Set, New Site And Poster For "Halloween," And More!

In this week's Ketchup, the director's job for "Wolverine" is a two-person race, Dreamworks has plans to reap more cash in the coming years with the next two "Shrek" films, and Rob Zombie's "Halloween" has a poster and website up and running.More…

May 11, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: "Spider-Man 4" Villain Talk, George Lucas Smack Talk, "Hulk" Girlfriend Talk, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, talk has already focused on what villains may appear in the next "Spider-Man" flick, George Lucas takes a swipe at "Spider-Man 3" but dishes little on his own work, and "The Hulk" gets not only a new male lead, but a replacement girlfriend for the sequel.More…

May 7, 2007

Who'll Be the Villains in "Spider-Man 4"?

It's a very amusing game for those who adore comic books and movies in equal measure: Not only who'll be playing which role in the next superhero flicks, but which characters will be making their big-screen debuts. One source seems to know a little something about "Spider-Man 4."More…

May 4, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: Dunst Forgives Self For Bad Acting, Downey Reflects On "Iron Man," New "Magneto" Director, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, Kirsten Dunst talks about the woes of blue-screen theatrics, Robert Downey Jr. discusses his "Iron Man" pedigree, and the new "Magneto" director comes with plenty of superhero experience.More…

May 2, 2007

"Spider-Man 3" Producer Explains Bigger Budget

Sequel budgets always get higher as they have to top their predecessors. But when the franchise is "Spider-Man," the studio tends to loosen the checkbook. Producer Laura Ziskin explained why "Spider-Man 3" had to cost more than the previous two.More…

May 1, 2007

Campbell Explains "Spider-Man 3" Cameos to Maguire

Sam Raimi fans know they can always count on a Bruce Campbell cameo, so when the director brought "Spider-Man" to the big screen, there was fertile ground for the "Evil Dead" star to come in.More…

April 30, 2007

Dunst Admits Bad Spidey Acting

Kirsten Dunst is an acclaimed actor having conquered period pieces, character drama and comedy. Can the "Spider-Man" films be her biggest acting challenge to date?More…

April 20, 2007

Raimi & Dunst "Would" do "Spider-Man 4"

As part of our daily "Spider-Man 3" coverage, we bring you a recent statement by series director Sam Raimi. Short version: Clearly he's not averse to doing another "Spider-Man" flick some time in the future, maybe.More…

April 17, 2007

Sam Raimi Talks "Hobbit" and Dunst Discusses "Spidey 4"

It's been a while since we first heard that "Spider-Man" director Sam Raimi could be in line to direct "The Hobbit" for New Line -- and now the director has actually spoken about the possibility. In other news, Kirsten Dunst says a "Spider-Man 4" without her or Raimi or Tobey Maguire would "flop."More…

April 16, 2007

"Spider-Man 3" Reactions Starting to Come In

A prickly one again for me: There's a brand-new "spy review" of "Spider-Man 3" over at AICN, but since I refuse to read extensive opinions about a movie until I see it for myself, I'll just have to point you in the right direction and say "The spy really liked it."More…

April 5, 2007

Tobey Maguire Thinks Twice About a "Spider-Man 4"

This kind of stuff seems to happen like clockwork: An actor in the midst of publicizing a "part 3" will talk about how he's "done" with the series ... and then a few weeks later his tune will change just a little bit. Just ask Tobey Maguire.More…

April 4, 2007

New York to Become Spider-ized for a Full Week!

Wow. I've seen some big "marketing pushes" in my time, but this kinda takes the take. Looks like "Spider-Man" is about to overtake New York City in a very big way ... all in an effort to get YOU to see a movie you were probably going to see anyway.More…

April 2, 2007

LaBeouf on "Transformers"' 20 Set Pieces

Shia LaBeouf continues to hype up his upcoming summer movie "Transformers," but manages to keep releasing new juicy tidbits. Now he estimated the number of big action set pieces, and it's high.More…

March 9, 2007

"Spider-Man" Will Go On Without Tobey Maguire

They're not even done constructing all the "Spider-Man 3" footage into an actual movie yet, but that won't stop the astute movie-geek interviewers from asking Avi Arad about if and when we can expect a "Spider-Man 4."More…

March 9, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: "FF2"'s Dr. Doom Costume Talk, Tobey Maguire Leaving Spider-Man(?), George Lucas Speaks, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, Julian McMahon spoke of Dr. Doom wardrobe issues in "Fantastic Four 2," Tobey Maguire discussed his questionable "Spider-Man" future, and George Lucas covered everything of relevance in his upcoming projects.More…

March 6, 2007

Tobey Maguire Waves Goodbye to "Spider-Man"

It's a pretty safe bet that (eventually) there will be some more "Spider-Man" sequels, but it doesn't look like those supervillains will have Tobey Maguire to kick around any more.More…

March 5, 2007

Thorough Breakdown of the New "Spider-Man 3" Trailer

Sony unleashed an exclusive new "Spider-Man 3" trailer for the 2007 WorldCon attendees (lucky jerks!), and suffice to say the viewers were pretty darn excited by what the villainous Venom character looks like.More…

March 1, 2007

"Spider-Man 3" Clip to Piggyback "Heroes"

If you're a "Spider-Man" freak then you're someone who probably watches NBC's "Heroes" pretty consistently. Either way you should check out the episode that runs on March 5th; it'll come packing some Spidey sequel goodies.More…

February 6, 2007

Very Mysterious New "Spider-Man 3" Promo!

I think it's really great that this movie marketing company called National CineMedia has some as-yet-unseen "Spider-Man 3" footage residing on its website -- but know what would be even better? If I could actually watch the clip!More…

February 1, 2007

De Laurentiises Bless "Evil Dead" Remake ... and Want More "Hannibal"

Sam Raimi is a bona fide mogul now with his Ghost House Pictures studio producing horror movies while he's off making "Spider-Man" movies. Back in the day, he needed Dino De Laurentiis's help to make the third "Evil Dead" film, "Army of Darkness." Now that Raimi plans to remake his original "Evil Dead" through Ghost House, De Laurentiis thinks it's a great idea.More…

January 30, 2007

Sam Raimi Has Been Discussing "Hobbit" Plans

At first it just seemed like a smart fanboy's best-case scenario: If Peter Jackson can't (or won't) direct "The Hobbit," then how about that Sam Raimi guy?!?!? Well, now it seems that the filmmaker has actually discussed it with some studio folks!More…

January 24, 2007

Look Out! Screenshots of "Spider-Man 3"

It won't arrive in theaters for more than three months, but the spoilers, interviews, and other assorted information regarding "Spider-Man 3" are already in full swing -- it's almost as if the studio was looking for free advance publicity or something. And now, courtesy of IGN Movies, we've got 22 new stills from the movie to stare at. They won't last you until May 4 -- but then again, at the rate this stuff is leaking out, they won't have to.More…

January 22, 2007

Koepp to Write "Spider-Man 4"?

The ink's barely dry on his script for the fourth "Indiana Jones," but screenwriter David Koepp is already in talks to write the fourth installment in Columbia Pictures' "Spider-Man" series.More…

January 22, 2007

Lizard Still in Play for Spidey Films

Dylan Baker will still have a supporting role in "Spider-Man 3." With Sandman, Venom and Harry Osborn's Green Goblin, there isn't much room to bring in The Lizard. But the films have kept his alter ego, played by Dylan Baker, in play.More…

January 18, 2007

"Spider-Man 3" Final Show Down Spoilers

Spoilerphobes be warned: Dark Horizons has posted a fairly detailed breakdown of what will be -- according to FilmIck -- the climactic battle in "Spider-Man 3."More…

January 16, 2007

"Spider-Man 3"'s Venom Makes His First Appearance!

Up until now the appearance of the infamous Venom has been one of the biggest "Spider-Man 3" secrets, but thanks to the toymakers of the world, we now have a whole bunch of images of the villainous symbiote ... and an action figure!More…

January 2, 2007

Quick "Indiana Jones 4" Update: Shooting Begins in June!

Just a few days ago we shared the news that George Lucas was (finally) happy with the "Indiana Jones 4" screenplay, and also that production was set to begin next year. Well now we have a small piece of updated news: Production on "Indy 4" will begin in June!More…

December 26, 2006

Sam Raimi Spills Some "Spider-Man 3" Beans

The world has to wait for May to see what's up with good ol' "Spider-Man," but based on the guy's most recent theatrical trailer, the web-head looks to be knee-deep in trouble. Director Sam Raimi recently had a chat with Premiere Magazine and shared some insights that the fans should find pretty enticing.More…

December 19, 2006

Franco Talks "Spidey 3" ... and Probably Not "Spidey 4"

We've been hearing a lot of the same stuff from the "Spider-Man" principals about how they'd all been signed for three-picture deals, which is why you don't hear much concrete buzz about a "Spider-Man 4," etc. etc. And now James Franco has chimed in...More…

December 7, 2006

Sam Raimi to Direct "Doc Savage"?

Yes, there were superheroes before the Golden Age of DC and Marvel, and it looks like director Sam Raimi might be bringing a few of those old heroes back to life -- yep, more than one in the same movie!More…

November 15, 2006

Don't Hold Your Breath on a "Watchmen" Sequel

The very busy Zack Snyder ("Dawn of the Dead," "300") recently sat down with IGN's Scott Collura and delivered a rather thorough breakdown of what we might expect to find in his adaptation of Alan Moore's "Watchmen" -- although don't expect any sequels.More…

October 23, 2006

Grant Curtis and Kirsten Dunst Talk "Spidey 3"

In a pair of recent interviews, two of the folks behind the "Spider-Man" series shared a few little tidbits on what we might expect to find in the third entry, which hits theaters next summer. Producer Grant Curtis and leading lady Kirsten Dunst are the ones doing the talking.More…

October 2, 2006

Kirsten Dunst Chats Up "Spider-Man 3"

As she's apt to do every few years, Ms. Kirsten Dunst gets chatty about her role in the newest "Spider-Man" movie, and this time she's got plenty to talk about_: Peter Parker has to choose between Dunst and Bryce Dallas Howard! The poor guy.More…

September 1, 2006

Weekly Ketchup: "Spider-Man," "Batman," "The Terminator," and Anna Faris?!

In this week's Ketchup, "Spider-Man" teases us with an upcoming trailer of the third installment, and we've got news of several more "Spidey" flicks on the way.More…

August 28, 2006

Expect Several Subsequent "Spidey" Sequels

Remember that silly little buzz that used to go a little something like this? "The third Spider-Man movie will certainly be the last one." Yeah, well, forget that. New Marvel Movie-Man Kevin Feige has stepped in to replace Avi Arad, and this guy's got some plans for the web-slinger.More…

August 25, 2006

Early Word on a "Spider-Man 3" Trailer

Yes, some movies are so big that even the discussion of their eventual trailer is enough to get the geeks excited. And since I'm the one sharing this news with you, I guess we can all agree I'm a geek. Sue me, I dig the "Spider-Man" flicks.More…

July 26, 2006

Spidey to Swing, IMAX-Style!

It seems like kind of a tease, seeing as how the movie doesn't open for another ten months, but the IMAX folks would like you to know that "Spider-Man 3" will be opening on their mega-screens on the same weekend the multiplexes get it.More…

July 22, 2006

Comic-Con 2006: "Spider-Man" vs. Venom, Sandman...But Not Hobgoblin??

The cast and director of "Spider-Man 3" were on hand Saturday at Comic-Con to unveil a trailer-sized clip of scenes from the 2007 release, with footage of Spidey's three baddies -- including a closer look at anti Spider-Man, Venom!More…

July 17, 2006

Spidey's Boss Talks Sequels

One of the most colorful and underrated assets of the "Spider-Man" series is the performance by JK Simmons as blowhard newspaper editor J. Jonah Jameson. Fortunately, the character actor will be returning for "Spider-Man 3" -- and perhaps even future installments, too.More…

July 17, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Audiences Still Love Their Pirates

The Johnny Depp juggernaut Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest remained the most popular film in North America for a second weekend easily defending its box office crown against two new comedies that fought bitterly for the runnerup spot.More…

July 14, 2006

Two-Tone "Spidey Three" One-Sheet

OK, I know it's just another movie poster, but the stats don't lie: Whenever we post some "Spider-Man" news, our readers get happy. And that's what we're all about here at RT: Making movie geeks happy. So come on in and get a look at the "neato lenticular" new poster for "Spider-Man 3."More…

July 13, 2006

Box Office Preview: Dupree and Little Man Bust Into Your Home

A pair of new star-driven comedies will try to steal away some treasure from the record-breaking hit Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest in a laugh-filled battle for the number two slot.More…

July 10, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Pirates" Shatters Industry Records With $132 Million Take

Box office records were shattered by Johnny Depp and his companions this weekend as the much-anticipated adventure sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest exploded into theaters with the biggest opening weekend in Hollywood history. Former champ Superman Returns was hit hard and fell sharply in its second weekend. However, Pirates managed to expand the overall marketplace with most holdovers not suffering large declines. For the first time in box office history, the top ten smashed through the $200M mark.More…

July 8, 2006

"Pirates of the Caribbean" Sequel Loots Record-Breaking $55.5M on Friday

It looks like this summer will come away with a mark in the record books, if estimates hold. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," the sequel to 2003's surprise smash hit "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," grossed $55.5M on Friday, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. It's the biggest single-day gross ever, besting the $50M single-day debut of last year's "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith."More…

June 29, 2006

"Spider-Man 3" Spoiler Feast!

If you're a ravenous fan of all things spoileriffic, and you also have some affection for the "Spider-Man" series, then head on over to a blog called "film ick" and enjoy all sorts of second sequel tidbits -- including the news on who just might be the flick's fourth villain.More…

June 14, 2006

DC Comics Chief Discusses "Wonder Woman" Delays

When a movie takes three or four years to get off the ground, it's often seen as a problematic project, but that theory doesn't always hold true for superhero flicks. DC Comics prez Paul Levitz recently had an illuminating conversation with Canmag.com, and he explained why these super-flicks sometimes take forever to get into production.More…

June 7, 2006

Spidey Invades New York - Set Pics Galore!

By now you're well aware that the "Spider-Man 3" gang has invaded New York City to lens some integral scenes for the highly-anticipated sequel. Fortunately, lots of New Yorkers own cameras, including the folks at The New York Times (6 pics) and a website called Golden Fiddle (33 pics).More…

June 5, 2006

"Da Vinci" Still an International Darling

It may have earned dismissals at Cannes and generally unenthusiastic reviews everywhere else, but that won't slow Ron Howard's "Da Vinci Code" down at the international box office. The religious thriller has already earned $410 million worldwide, which makes it one of the biggest global hits of all time.More…

May 29, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "X-Men 3" Smashes Records Over Memorial Day Weekend

Magneto and his fellow mutants attracted a record-breaking audience to theaters across North America as the super hero sequel X-Men: The Last Stand became a juggernaut at the box office opening at number one over the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend.More…

May 28, 2006

"X-Men 3" Is Biggest Memorial Weekend Opener Ever

"X-Men: The Last Stand" grossed an estimated $107M over the Friday-Sunday weekend, becoming the biggest Memorial Weekend Opener of all time. It grossed $45.5M on Friday (one million more than what was previously reported), $32.5M on Saturday, and an estimated $29M on Sunday. Debuting in 3,690 sites, it has a three-day per theater average of $28,997.More…

May 27, 2006

"Spider-Man 3" Visits New York

According to SuperHero Hype!, "Spider-Man 3" is currently shooting in New York City and will be there for five weeks. You can read a couple of set reports here and here.More…

May 25, 2006

Favreau Loves to Talk About "Iron Man"

MTV Movies just ran a really solid interview piece with longtime character actor and successful director Jon Favreau, and the guy has no problem sharing his perspectives on "Iron Man," plus he wants to hear from the fans, too!More…

April 28, 2006

High-Speed Spidey Chase Thru Downtown Cleveland

The "Spider-Man 3" gang has been filming some action sequences in Cleveland, Ohio, and Dark Horizons (ironically, an Australian site) has snagged a solid bunch of rather cool set pics. Click here for photos of armored cars, three-car collisions, and Spidey in full-on road-surf mode.More…

April 24, 2006

Some Spidey Pics from Cleveland

SuperheroHype.com lives up to its name by presenting a pair of on-set "Spidey 3" snapshots ... both of which (gasp) seem to exhibit some sort of sand-like substance!More…

March 24, 2006

Spidey Heads to ... Cleveland.

IGN Filmforce carries some news from the AP, and it seems that the "Spider-Man 3" production is taking a quick side-journey to Cleveland, Ohio. Seems it's a lot cheaper to film there and, through the use of special effects, the city can be digitally altered to better replicate the NTC skyline. (Hey, at least they're not shooting in Vancouver.)More…

March 7, 2006

Spielberg Puts Koepp to Work on "Indy 4"

During his Oscar coverage, Fox's Roger Friedman got to share a few words with director Steven Spielberg, and the bullet points seem to be these: 1) the filmmaker wants to take some time off right now, 2) "Indiana Jones 4" looks to be the next project on his plate, and 3) Jeff Nathanson's screenplay has been handed over to mega-scribe David Koepp for fine-tuning.More…

February 6, 2006

Everyone's Favorite Pig Farmer Signs On for Spidey Work

Veteran character actor James Cromwell, perhaps best known for his Oscar-nominated role in 1996's "Babe" (or for "L.A. Confidential" or "The Green Mile" or shudder "The Longest Yard"), has signed on for a supporting role in Sam Raimi's low-budget indie flick "Spider-Man 3." Mr. Cromwell will be playing the father of Gwen Stacy, a girl who ... well, let's not spoil anything just yet.More…

January 24, 2006

Russell Joins "Spider-Man 3"

Theresa Russell will join the cast of "Spider-Man 3," the Hollywood Reporter has revealed. She will play the wife of Flint Marko aka The Sandman who will be played by Thomas Haden Church. While details have been scant, it has been rumored that Venom, or the character who will later becomes him, will also make an appearance.More…

January 19, 2006

Hottie Howard to Play Spidey's Stacy

The Hollywood Reporter brings us some all-new "Spider-Man 3" news; seems that Ms. Bryce Dallas Howard, best known for her work in "The Village" and for being the daughter of the "Arrested Development" narrator, has been cast to play Gwen Stacy, the new girlfriend of everyone's favorite webhead.More…

January 10, 2006

Raimi to Make Friends With "Wee Free Men"

Kinetic genre geek and spider-friendly director Sam Raimi has been drafted by Sony to helm "The Wee Free Men," based on the best-selling novel by Terry Pratchett.More…

November 21, 2005

Harry Potter and the Box Office of Plenty

It's no big shock that the fourth entry in the "Harry Potter" series was, far and away, the number one draw at the weekend box office. But the flick turned out to have the fourth biggest box office weekend in the history of moviedom: Harry snagged over $101 million from nearly 3,900 North American screens ... in only three days!More…

November 8, 2005

"Spider-Man 3" Villain Revealed, Yet Still Mysterious

Click over to Sony's official "Spider-Man 3" website for your first peek at Thomas Haden Church as ... Flint Marko? Yep, that's the "real" name of Spidey foe Sandman, a guy who has some really fascinating powers involving, yes, sand.More…

September 27, 2005

Dunst Spills the Beans on the "Spider-Man 3" Villains

Hanh Nguyen over at Zap2it.com shares a great little scoop that he got from Kirsten Dunst during her "Elizabethtown" press junket. We all know that Thomas Haden Church and Topher Grace will be portraying the "Spider-Man 3" villains known as Venom and Sandman ... but which actor will be which evildoer?More…

September 7, 2005

Marvel Entertainment Announces Its "Big Ten" Lineup

Variety reports that Marvel Enterprises will now be known as Marvel Entertainment, and that they have ten potential movies lined up to produce, and for Paramount to distribute. Curious to see which characters Marvel didn't lease to the other studios? Well, of course "Captain America" is one of 'em!More…

July 7, 2005

Critical Consensus: Superheroes vs. the Supernatural

This week's wide releases share a concern for the agonies of the modern family. How does a single mother cope with leaky faucets that are harbingers of doom? How does a family of superheroes deal with its newfound powers and its place in an oversaturated media environment? How will the fraternity (and sorority) of movie critics respond to these dilemmas?More…

June 24, 2005

Get Comfy and Settle Down with "Elizabethtown"

Click here to enjoy a long and lovely sneak peek of "Elizabethtown," which is the new film by writer/director Cameron Crowe. Starring Orlando Bloom ("The Lord of the Rings"), Kirsten Dunst ("Spider-Man"), Susan Sarandon ("Bull Durham"), Alec Baldwin ("The Cooler"), Judy Greer ("Cursed"), and Jessica Biel ("Stealth"), "Elizabethtown" tells the story of an outrageous memorial for a Southern patriarch, in which an unexpected romance blooms between a young woman and man.More…

June 16, 2005

In Other News...Sandra Bullock, Kirsten Dunst, and Brangelina

"Crash" star Sandra Bullock is speeding along the way to wedded bliss -- US Weekly reports she has set a date with boyfriend Jesse James to marry next month.More…

June 14, 2005

Tobey Maguire Gets "Quiet"

Tobey Maguire ("Spider-Man") will co-produce and star in the romantic comedy "Quiet Type," says The Hollywood Reporter. The plots deals with an "unassuming mute from a small town who moves to New York to pursue his dreams of conducting an orchestra."More…

May 23, 2005

"Sith" Smashes Box Office Records All Over the Place

Needless to say, "Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith" was the number one movie at the box office this weekend ... and it absolutely demolished a few records in the process. "Sith" grossed just over $158 million in its first four days of release as it debuted on over 9,000 screens.More…

May 4, 2005

Sony to Spin SIX Spidey Flicks?

Sci-Fi Wire had a chat with the deservedly admired filmmaker Sam Raimi (director of the "Evil Dead" and "Spider-Man" series), and he divulged an interesting little tidbit regarding the future of Sony's web-slinging franchise: "I've heard Amy Pascal (chairman of Sony's motion picture group) say she wants to make six Spider-Man pictures ... and if she says there'll be six, there'll be six."More…

April 20, 2005

Two More Actors Try to Crack the "Da Vinci Code"

Variety brings news of two new additions to Ron Howard's upcoming "The Da Vinci Code." Already on board were Tom Hanks, Jean Reno, and Audrey Tautou, but those crafty casting directors were just getting started. Seems that both Sir Ian McKellen ("X-Men") and Alfred Molina ("Spider-Man 2") have recently signed on for a pair of supporting roles.More…

March 22, 2005

Thomas Haden Church to get Villainous for "Spider-Man 3"?

A press release plopped out of my inbox this morning, and here's the really short version: recent Oscar nominee Thomas Haden Church ("Sideways," "George of the Jungle") has been cast as the new villain for "Spider-Man 3," although the producers are apparently keeping tight wraps on who that villain will actually be.More…

February 10, 2005

Larry David in "Spidey 3"?

According to an Ain't It Cool News scooper, Larry David has been approached to appear in the next "Spider-Man" movie. David supposedly slipped this tidbit while promoting the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" DVD release on a BBC radio show called Front Row, but he didn't elaborate on the matter. The third movie is currently in the writing stages and is shooting for a 2007 release.More…