Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to meet your new Spider-Man: none other than "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" star Andrew Garfield.
Sony Pictures announced through a press release that Garfield has been selected to star as Peter Parker in the studio's upcoming reboot of the "Spider-Man" franchise from "(500) Days of Summer" director Marc Webb and screenwriter James Vanderbilt. The film is scheduled to hit movie theaters on July 3, 2012. According to the press release, Garfield will begin preparing for the role immediately.
"Though his name may be new to many, those who know this young actor's work understand his extraordinary talents," Webb said of Garfield in the statement. "He has a rare combination of intelligence, wit, and humanity. Mark my words, you will love Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker." Read More...
Last week, the online world was buzzing about the launch of DC Comics' foray into the digital distribution world, with over 100 titles landing on a new DC Comics app for the iPad and iPhone, as well as Sony's Playstation Network.
The announcement prompted equal parts praise and questions, with fans celebrating the publisher's arrival in the digital marketplace but wondering about the future roll-out strategy, how it will affect brick-and-mortar comic shops, and the comic pricing plan, among other subjects.
Now that the dust has settled and readers have begun getting comfortable with DC's new digital offerings, I caught up with DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee and Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development John Rood to discuss the company's grand entrance into the digital comic world. Read More...
There's no question that one of most hotly anticipated films for the coming years is the third installment of director Christopher Nolan's "Batman" film franchise.
"The Dark Knight" director has made it clear that the next Batman movie will be his last, and recent reports have indicated that the studio is targeting a July 2012 debut in theaters. So, when MTV News sat down with Nolan to discuss his new film "Inception," we had to find out where things were at these days with "Batman 3."
When asked about the film's reported July 2012 premiere and subsequent assertion by L.A. Times blog Hero Complex that the film would begin filming in March 2011, Nolan said, "Yes and no, I suppose, would be the answer." Read More...
Earlier this week, "Voltron" fans' hopes for a live-action movie based on the popular cartoon and toy line were dashed by a report indicating that the project had been scrapped in favor of a new, "edgier" animated series and toy deal.
However, the reports of Voltron's big-screen death have been greatly exaggerated, according to producers of the film, and plans to bring the Defender of the Universe to theaters are still moving forward.
In an exclusive interview with MTV News, "Voltron" producers Richard Suckle and Ted Koplar confirmed that the project is not only still happening, but they're about to make a big announcement, too! Read More...
As anyone who follows me on Twitter learned yesterday, I was a bit shocked to receive an unexpected phone call this week from the great Stan Lee, legendary co-creator of Spider-Man, The X-Men and countless other iconic characters.
But what could Stan "The Man" Lee want to talk to me about? Well, it turns out he's well aware of the big debate surrounding one of his most popular creations, Spider-Man, and wanted to offer his thoughts on "Community" actor Donald Glover's campaign to be cast as the new Peter Parker in Sony's reboot of the film franchise.
Just in case you haven't been following along at home, the issue centers around the question of whether Glover -- or any other African-American actor, for that matter -- should be considered for the role of Peter Parker. So, who better to speak to the issue than the co-creator of Spider-Man himself?
"He's a great actor. I've seen him, and he's terrific," Lee said of Glover. Read More...
It wasn't that long ago when all we could talk about was "Kick-Ass," director Matthew Vaughn's live-action adaptation of John Romita Jr. and Mark Millar's violent comic book miniseries.
Sure, the film debuted back in April, impressed the heck out of just about everyone who saw it, and managed to top the box office its opening weekend — but the conversation doesn't stop there! Now we have the exclusive details about the "Kick-Ass" DVD and Blu-Ray release for you, too.
Arriving on shelves (and via Digital Download and On Demand) on August 3, "Kick-Ass" will be available in standard DVD format and a special Blu-Ray Combo Pack that includes a Blu-Ray version of the film, a standard DVD, and a digital copy. Of course, every version of the movie comes with a bunch of special features as well — including a "Hit Girl" featurette you can get a sneak peek at now! Read More...
If you checked out the MTV Movie Awards Pre-Show, you saw a brand new, exclusive clip from "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," director Edgar Wright's live-action adaptation of the hit comic book series from Oni Press.
But just in case you missed it (or want to see it again), here's another look:
Yes, that's Wright himself providing the introduction to the new clip, folks — and after seeing Scott go toe-to-toe with skateboarder-turned-actor Lucas Lee, it's hard not to share the filmmaker's enthusiasm for the live-action "Scott Pilgrim" world he's created. Read More...
The latest preview for "The Last Airbender" just hit the MTV Movie Awards Pre-Show and to say it's action-packed is an understatement.
The new spot opens with Sokka (Jackson Rathbone) and Nicola Peltz (Katara) navigating the glaciers of the North Pole. They spot a source of light glowing beneath the ice and bust through, releasing a spherical orb with a mysterious hooded figure within. Read More...
We've been all-hands-on-deck here in Universal City, CA, where on Sunday we'll be bringing you the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. But even in all this excitement we still found time to gawk at an exclusive clip from "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" that will be airing during our live Movie Awards red carpet pre-show this Sunday at 8/7c. Director Edgar Wright is excited too, as you'll see below while catching a brief glimpse of Sunday's clip which features Michael Cera battling it out with an evil ex-boyfriend.
Check it out below, and then read on for two cool shots from the clip:
Check out the images after the jump! Read More...
The 2010 MTV Movie Awards kick off this Sunday, June 6, at 9 PM EST — but you should tune in an hour early if you want to catch some new footage from "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" and "The Last Airbender."
Yes, you heard it here first, folks: MTV will bring you some exclusive, new footage from the two upcoming films by directors Edgar Wright and M. Night Shyamalan during the Movie Awards Pre-Show, which begins at 8 PM EST.
If you've been following along at home, you know that Wright's "Pilgrim" movie is based on the celebrated Oni Press series by Bryan Lee O'Malley, and stars Michael Cera as a slacker musician who must battle his new girlfriend's seven evil-exes to win her heart.
Shyamalan's "Airbender" is a live-action take on the wildly popular Nickelodeon animated series, and follows a hero's quest to save the world from warring tribes that wield the elements in a battle for supremacy.
Remember: Tune in at 8 PM EST for exclusive sneak peeks at "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" and "The Last Airbender" on MTV!