Latest Spider-Man Stories

2010-01-19 19:59:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Marc Webb, the director of the Golden Globe nominated Best Picture (500) Days of Summer, will direct the next chapter in the Spider-Man franchise, set to hit theaters summer 2012, it was jointly announced today by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios. Written by James Vanderbilt, Webb will work closely with producers Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin in developing the project, which will begin production later this year. Commenting on the...

2010-01-11 17:30:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Peter Parker is going back to high school when the next Spider-Man hits theaters in the summer of 2012. Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios announced today they are moving forward with a film based on a script by James Vanderbilt that focuses on a teenager dealing with both contemporary human problems and amazing super-human crises. The new chapter in the Spider-Man franchise produced by Columbia, Marvel Studios and Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin,...

2010-01-08 08:03:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that Paul Debevec, associate director, graphics research at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Tim Hawkins of LightStage LLC, John Monos of Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Mark Sagar of WETA Digital, will be honored with a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award® for "the design and engineering of the Light Stage capture devices and the image-based facial rendering...

2009-08-20 21:56:03

Police in California said a woman who drove her car through the back door of an art studio had been frightened by a spider. Investigators said the woman was parking in the alley behind Studio Workshop in Newport Beach when a spider dropped down in front of her, causing her to become startled and slam on the gas, The Orange County (Calif.) Register reported Thursday. Kristen Sweeting, who witnessed the crash, said there was a man inside the studio at the time of the incident but neither he nor...

2009-08-17 22:08:09

U.S. screenwriter James Vanderbilt has signed on to write the fifth and sixth installments in the Spider-Man film franchise, Variety.com reported Monday. Vanderbilt penned the first version of the fourth movie, which is slated to go into production early next year for a 2011 release. It was re-written by David Lindsay-Abaire, and then revised again by Gary Ross when director Sam Raimi and Sony Pictures wanted to take the flick in another direction, the entertainment industry trade newspaper...

2009-07-18 14:39:32

U.S. theater director Julie Taymor says Spider-man will not be singing in costume in the forthcoming Broadway production Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark. Taymor said while Spider-man's alter-ego, Peter Parker, will offer up a song or two in the Broadway musical, which will feature music from U2 rockers Bono and the Edge, the tights-wearing superhero will stick to flying about and fighting bad guys, Rolling Stone reported Friday. Taymor said she prepared for the new stage production, which...

2009-07-03 15:44:02

A representative for Tobey Maguire says the U.S. actor has named his first son Otis Tobias Maguire. People.com said Friday the unidentified representative offered no explanation for the newborn's name, but the Web site did explain that Tobias is the formal version of Maguire's first name. The 34-year-old star of the Spider-Man trilogy is married to 32-year-old Jennifer Meyer. The couple met in 2003 and has a 2-year-old daughter, Ruby. Otis Tobias Maguire was born May 8.

2009-06-27 11:43:05

The producers of the new Spider-Man stage musical say Alan Cummings was selected to play villain Green Goblin and Evan Rachel Woods will be their leading lady. They also announced technical issues have pushed back the Broadway show's opening next spring by a week, with previews starting Feb. 25. Daily Variety reported Saturday the lead in the play, Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, had yet to be filled despite open auditions held this year. Wood was nevertheless thrilled at winning the role of...

2009-06-13 11:24:52

U.S. director Sam Raimi, known for helming the Spider-Man film franchise, said he was honored to receive the 2009 Visionary Award at the Key Art Awards. The honorary award is given to a filmmaker who inspires movie marketers, the Hollywood Reporter said Saturday. I'd like to thank all my creative peers who I learn so much from in the marketing of these movies, Raimi said at Friday's award show at the Geffen Contemporary. I'll try to live up to this great honor. The Dark Knight also won big at...

2009-05-28 10:30:00

Extravaganza Features Music and Visuals From More Than 2,500 Motion Picture Theatrical Trailers and Television Franchises, Including "Lord of the Rings," "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Harry Potter," "Spider-Man," and more SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- We all know the best part of going to the movies is watching the trailers ... and the best part of the movie trailers is the music. Direct From London's Wembley Grand Hall to Santa Monica's The Broad Theatre, on June 27th in...

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