Amazing Spider-Man 2
May 02, 2014 | 6:44 p.m.
To hear Dane DeHaan tell it, his name was not at the top of the list of performers under consideration to star opposite Andrew Garfield in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” “I had to really approach them,” the actor told Hero Complex in an interview this week about being cast as Peter Parker’s childhood friend Harry Osborn. “They wouldn’t even give me an audition for the movie at first. I really had to fight hard and bang down doors just to get my first audition.” Fortunately, his persistence paid off. DeHaan brings a twitchy, desperate energy to Harry, whose friendship with Peter is tested in the new film, which arrives in theaters this weekend. Directed like its predecessor, 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man,” by Marc Webb, the sequel sees Spidey facing off against several foes, including Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich, an […]
May 01, 2014 | 1:37 p.m.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” marks the second superhero outing from director Marc Webb, the Wisconsin native who found his way to the world of superheroes and villains by a somewhat unlikely road — the respected indie director was previously best known for the Los Angeles-set “(500) Days of Summer,” starring Joseph-Gordon Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. The new film swings into theaters Thursday night with a round of late showings for fans and sees Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) face off against several foes: Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich, an Eastern Bloc criminal who becomes the Rhino, and Dane DeHaan as Oscorp heir Harry Osborn, who is poised to suit up as the Green Goblin, though it’s Jamie Foxx’s Electro, who begins the movie as the meek Oscorp employee Max Dillon, who has the most showstopping moments thanks to his masterful control […]
April 25, 2014 | 9:30 a.m.
Andrew Garfield, the star of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” took one glance around the Bel-Air eatery and made a quick assessment: “Peter Parker wouldn’t be allowed in here,” the 30-year-old said with a nod. It is nearly impossible to picture the brainy, blue-collar kid from Forest Hills, Queens, enjoying fine California cuisine on an upscale restaurant patio on an April afternoon, and even Garfield, the 30-year-old actor who has lived inside Peter Parker’s skin for the last few years, seems a little too low-key and comfortably unkempt to belong to the class of diners soaking up the mild sunshine. But Peter’s outsider quality and the transformational aspect of his accidental encounter with a scientifically enhanced arachnid was one thing that so deeply appealed to Garfield long before he ever starred in a blockbuster or had even settled on an acting […]
April 24, 2014 | 2:00 p.m.
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and more stars from Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” walked the red carpet tonight for the film’s New York premiere. Due in theaters May 2, the new $200-million production — directed like its predecessor, 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man,” by Marc Webb — Garfield’s wall-crawling hero is beset by numerous threats, chief among them Foxx’s Electro, an incandescent-blue bad guy who wields the ability to control the power grid. Yet even as he must try to contain the damage Electro inflicts across Manhattan, Peter Parker struggles to learn more about his own past, including his father’s inexplicable demise. He’s also wrestling with his relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), attempting to balance his feelings for her with his desire to keep her out of harm’s way. Plus there’s the matter of an old friend, Harry […]
April 14, 2014 | 12:47 p.m.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” director Marc Webb has suggested that Andrew Garfield’s heroic Peter Parker will be tested as never before in the upcoming Sony sequel set to open May 2. But a new TV spot for the film sure does seem to intimate that it’s Peter’s relationship with Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy that will be specifically affected by the events unfolding in the anticipated sequel, written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner. Fans in the know will recognize elements from Gerry Conway’s notorious 1973 comic book storyline centering on Parker’s lady love. Check it out below. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” sees Garfield’s wall-crawling hero face off against several foes, including Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich, an Eastern Bloc criminal who becomes the Rhino, and Dane DeHaan as Oscorp heir Harry Osborn, who is poised to inherit the […]
April 10, 2014 | 8:42 a.m.
Inside a darkened sound mixing stage on Sony’s Culver City lot, Marc Webb, the director of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” labored to balance a sonic cocktail of music, sound effects, background noise and dialogue while, across a massive screen at the front of the room, Electro, the luminescent blue villain played by Jamie Foxx, wreaked havoc on a busy night in Times Square. “Does it sound sloppy there?” Webb asked editor Pietro Scalia. “How far down can we drop the sound effects and how long can we keep them out? It just feels really busy.” With just two days left to finalize the movie’s soundtrack, the pair worked alongside a team of roughly a dozen technicians to refine a key sequence in what is expected to be one of the biggest movies of the summer. A reverb effect was added […]
April 09, 2014 | 10:24 a.m.
“Game of Thrones” heroine Daenerys Targaryen takes the spotlight on the cover of the latest issue of the Hero Complex print magazine, available now. In a detailed interview, actress Emilia Clarke reveals how her approach to playing the Mother of Dragons on the hit HBO fantasy has evolved over the lifespan of the sprawling series, based on the bestselling novels of George R.R. Martin. “I’ve been growing with her, which is the exciting part,” Clarke said. “Man, she’s got more strength than I have, that’s for sure. Getting to be with her throughout this growth process is so exciting as an actor. While she’s pushing herself, I get to push myself and my acting every season.” (Click through the gallery above for a look at Season 4 of “Game of Thrones.”) The issue also features new interviews with “Godzilla” director […]