The third installment of the “Amazing Spider-Man” franchise will no longer happen. This is after Sony Pictures, the owner of the rights to the Spider-Man comic book character, made a deal with Marvel Studios to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Spiderman will likely appear in the next “Captain America 3: Civil War” to be released in 2016. The deal included looking for another actor to play Spider-Man, which means that Andrew Garfield who played the character in the “Amazing Spider-Man” 1 and 2 is out of the running.
The report also mentioned that a new Spider-Man movie will come out on July 28, 2017. It was also reported that Amy Pascal, the Sony executive who “oversaw the $4 billion franchise for over 13 years,” will work with Marvel’s Kevin Feige on the new Spider-Man movie. Pascal recently stepped down as Sony co-chair to become a producer. Sony is said to still retain “final creative control,” as well as continue to “distribute, finance and own” the franchise, contrary to reports that it may sell Spider-Man back to Marvel.
Sony Pictures on the other hand will work with Marvel Studios to incorporate the Spider-Man character in upcoming Marvel superhero films, including “The Avengers.” Disney, who owns Marvel, has made some notable adjustments to the release schedule of its line-up of new superhero films. “Thor: Ragnarok” will no longer be released on July 28, 2017, but has been scheduled to Nov. 3. “Black Panther” will be released on July 6, 2017, instead of Nov. 3.
According to another report on Variety, Sony’s agreeing to the Marvel deal is “a clear admission … that its superhero strategy with one of the most popular comicbook heroes around simply isn’t working.”
“This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel, and for the fans,” Chairman Michael Lynton said. Sony is also making this deal after being a victim of what was called “a massive cyber-attack” on the studio which turned out to be “a financial and publicity nightmare.”
Martin Scorsese’s historical drama “Silence” has locked down funding, with Fabrica de Cine and SharpSword Films coming on to produce and provide financing.
“Silence” is scheduled to begin principal photography in Taiwan on Jan. 30, with Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver starring. The film, based on the novel of the same name by Shusaku Endo, follows 17th century Portuguese Jesuits persecuted during their mission to Japan.
“I’ve wanted to make ‘Silence’ for almost two decades, and it is finally a reality,” Scorsese said. “It is heartening to have adventurous partners like Fabrica and SharpSword to work with on this picture.”
“Silence” is set for a 2016 release.
Garfield will star as Father Rodrigues, a 17th century Portuguese Jesuit who travels to Japan with a fellow priest amid rumors that Rodrigues’ mentor has abandoned the Church. When they arrive, they find the local Christian population driven underground by religious persecution.
Neeson will play a priest who landed in Japan over a decade earlier and has gone missing.
I’ve been doing some more searching online and found 5 new photoshoots that were missing from our gallery, as well as some additional/better quality images from previously posted shoots. Enjoy!
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Happy New Year to all of our lovely visitors! There isn’t much to update the site with at the moment, but I have uploaded a few photoshoots and some additional HQ images that I’ve had sat on my computer for a while. There has been lots of speculation over Andrew’s appearance in the next Spider-Man film, but as it is all rumours at the moment, we will not be posting any news about it until we get some official confirmation.
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Posted on December 4th, 2014 with Comments Off
It has been announced today that Andrew Garfield’s latest film, 99 Homes, will be premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, as part of the Spotlight lineup:
“99 Homes” (U.S.) (Director: Ramin Bahrani, Screenwriters: Ramin Bahrani, Amir Naderi, Bahareh Azimi) — A father struggles to get back the home that his family was evicted from by working for the greedy real-estate broker who’s the source of his frustration. Cast: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, Tim Guinee, Cullen Moss, J.D. Evermore.
Posted on November 20th, 2014 with Comments Off
Andrew Garfield is in talks to team up for World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge, the true story of war hero Private First Class Desmond T. Doss who won the Congressional Medal of Honor, even though he refused to bear arms on religious grounds. Garfield would play Doss, if a deal comes to fruition.
Doss was drafted in 1942 but refused to kill or carry a weapon. He became a medic in the Pacific theater but was ostracized for his beliefs by other soldiers. However, refusing to be cowed, Doss made himself a legend when he saved 75 men during the Battle of Okinawa. He helped evacuate the wounded near enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers on the field, and in one overnight battle, was wounded by a grenade and later hit by a sniper while saving grunts. Doss also received two Bronze Stars and three Purple Hearts.
The project, which at one point was operating under the title The CO, has David Permut and Bill Mechanic producing, both of whom have been attached since the beginning and have proved to be tenacious with this story. Cross Creek Pictures is financing and the company’s Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson also producing with the goal of shooting next year.
Garfield is coming off strong notices for 99 Homes, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and acquired by Broad Green Pictures. He is repped by CAA, Sloane Offer and UK’s Gordon and French.
Posted on November 4th, 2014 with Comments Off
The final list of nominees for this year’s People’s Choice Awards have been released today, and Andrew has been shortlisted for an award. Head over to vote.peopleschoice.com to vote for your favorites; finalist voting ends on Thursday, Dec. 4.
Favorite Movie Duo
Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
Chris Evans & Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum (22 Jump Street)
Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars)
Shailene Woodley & Theo James (Divergent)
Favorite Action Movie
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Posted on October 28th, 2014 with Comments Off
Vulture published their Most Valuable Stars list and Andrew has been listed at #40. Read what they have to say below: