We’re Eventually Getting a Little Respite From ‘Spider-Man’ (But Only to Make Room for the Spinoffs)Jaimie Trueblood/Columbia Pictures
Sony’s original plan was to have an Amazing Spider-Man in theaters every two years. The third one — director Marc Webb’s last with the franchise — is still scheduled for May 2016, but the May 2018 date for big number 4 is being reconsidered. “Before we know what we do with Spider-Man 4, we’re going to do Sinister Six [note: potentially with Drew Goddard], Venom, and Spider-Man 3,” producer Matt Tolmach tells Den of Geek. “There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies. So we’re just not at Spider-Man 4, because we still have a whole other Spider-Man movie and two other movies. So we don’t know yet what [Spider-Man 4] is going to be.” The takeaway: Marvel Studios–style crossovers, and a little much-needed breathing room between Spidey outings.
Blaxplotation Mad Men. Unspeakably well done.
A mirror, called S.E.L.F.I.E. (Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine), that takes your selfies and posts them online.
Longhair Aaron Paul alert. (In a trailer. For a movie about breast cancer starring Helen Hunt.)
Linkin Park has become self-aware: “We need to weed out a lot of the soft, emo kind of approach to our music, and we need to weed out anything that feels aggressive for aggressive’s sake. We’re not 18-year-old kids making a loud record – we’re 37-year-old adults making a loud record. And what makes a 37-year-old angry is different than what made us angry back in the day.”
More Rock-ules, baby.
The Lego Movie sequel director, Chris McKay, who edited the first one: “I’m not sure our movie passes the Bechdel test entirely and I think that it’s important. For us we have a lot of producers that were female who had concerns and we were always constantly saying to ourselves: Are we just a bunch of white guys sitting here making this movie from our own myopic point of view? We were constantly responding to that question and that helped us make Wyldstyle a better character and Unikitty a more interesting character. I think it’s forcing us to look at how we make a sequel and turn that into something that’s more powerful and special.”
If you own and operate a chain of drugstores, don’t tweet photos of celebrities stopping in. You’ll be sued for millions.
A total newcomer named Maisie Richardson-Sellers “is in line to nab an undisclosed and possibly major role” in Star Wars: Episode VII.
Another red-band trailer for 22 Jump Street.
Watch Pete Holmes and the National’s Matt Berninger improvise a silly song. [via]
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