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Django Unchained: What Quentin Tarantino says about J. Michael Riva

www.hollywoodnews.com: On Friday June 1, 2012, while on location in New Orleans, production designer J. Michael Riva was preparing to head to the studio when he suffered a severe stroke. He passed away yesterday afternoon surrounded by his family.
Michael’s family has returned to Los Angeles and a service of celebration to remember his life is pending.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a contribution to

Spider-Man Goes Electronic

HollywoodNews.com: Marvel is delighted to announce a new licensing agreement with Lexibook® granting them rights to design, manufacture and distribute an exciting new range of Spider-Man electronic products in the USA and Canada.
Effective from March 10, 2012, the agreement covers an extensive range of electronic items including Electronic Learning Toys, games, and an exciting new range of high-tech audio visual products for boys including learning laptops, DVD players, speakers, clocks, plug and play games and other electronic toys.
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“The Amazing Spider-Man” Face of the Fan Contest Begins Today

HollywoodNews.com: In anticipation of the July 3, 2012 worldwide release of The Amazing Spider-Man™ in 3D, the cast and filmmakers will discuss the movie for the first time as they address the fans at Comic-Con® San Diego. One fan can be a part of the action by proving he or she is the ultimate Spider-Man fan in The Amazing Spider-Man Face of the Fan® contest. The contest winner will be the “face of the fan” at Comic-Con, and have the opportunity to meet the talent and filmmakers and conduct an interview with them.
US residents 18 years of age and older can go to www.faceofthefan.com/TheAmazingSpider-Man to enter the contest, which begins today and runs through June 27, 2011. To enter the contest, users submit a sixty-second video of themselves answering the question, “Why should you be the Face of the Fan correspondent at Comic-Con?” Complete rules and instructions are available at www.faceofthefan.com/TheAmazingSpider-Man.
All entries will be judged and one winner will be chosen to attend Comic-Con San Diego 2011. The winner will meet the cast and filmmakers, and have a chance to ask them fan questions gathered from the social communities on the web about The Amazing Spider-Man.
The prize includes one trip for two (2 days/2 nights) to attend Comic-Con San Diego 2011, including hotel accommodations, roundtrip airfare, and transportation to and from the hotel, as well as two passes to attend Comic-Con.
Commenting on the announcement, Marc Weinstock, president, Worldwide Marketing for Sony Pictures, said, “We’re thrilled to be bringing Spider-Man back to Comic-Con – it’s an exciting place to give the fans an inside look into what the new Spider-Man film is all about.”
Dwight Caines, president, Worldwide Digital Marketing for Sony Pictures, added, “The Face of the Fan® program is all about connecting fans from all over the country to the films they care about the most by using the web and social networking tools. We expect there will be exciting Spider-Man news coming out of Comic-Con, and the contest winner will be the fan correspondent giving moviegoers everywhere an inside look.”
Face Of The Fan® is a Sony Pictures Entertainment initiative that lets moviegoers and TV viewers get involved with Sony Pictures’ projects by participating in online casting calls and contests—turning today’s fans into tomorrow’s stars™. The concept was launched in 2007, tied to Spider-Man 3, when two fans were chosen to bring [...]

“Spider-Man” adds second villain, Peter Parker’s parents, hints at origin story?

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Some extremely interesting twists in the ongoing production of Marc Webb’s as-yet-untitled Spider-Man reboot. (Man, I can’t wait until that puppy gets a title!)
Let’s start with the fact that we’ll apparently get to meet the parents of Peter Parker, played by Andrew Garfield. Heat Vision is reporting that Campbell Scott and Julianne Nicholson will appear in the film as Parker’s parents, even though the characters received very little face time in Marvel’s original books. At different stages of Spider-Man’s run, Richard and Mary Parker were everything from robots created by The Chameleon to agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It’s unclear what role they will play in Webb’s film, but I think their inclusion, as all, is very interesting.
So, too, is the news that the great Irrfan Khan is in negotiations to play a villain in the film named Van Atter. Who? Yeah, I have no idea either. Van Atter has no recognizable history in the Spider-Man universe, though the Badass Digest posted an update about the Proto-Goblin, who appeared in one comic that happened to tell a flashback story. Man, that doesn’t help clear things up at all. In fact, it makes the picture a little blurrier in terms of the type of story Webb intends to tell.
Still, the cast is taking shape. We already have Rhys Ifans as Curt Connors/The Lizard, and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. Webb’s Spider-Man movie swings into theaters July 2012.
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“Spider-Man” snags Dennis Leary in its casting web

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The cast of Marc Webb’s “Spider-Man” reboot (this thing needs an official title, soon) continues to fill out with excellent choices. Sony isn’t going for stunt casting, grabbing name-brand celebs to gussy up the marquee. I’m looking at you, Gov. Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze.
Instead, they are lucking into talented performers like Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone who happen to be on the rise but have the chops to back up their fame. Rhys Ifans sounds like he’ll be an intriguing, multi-faceted villain. Having Martin Sheen and Sally Field (once she’s confirmed) as Uncle Ben and Aunt May is inspired. And today, a comedian with dramatic flair joins the ranks.
Dennis Leary is in negotiations to join “Spider-Man” as police captain George Stacy, father of Peter Parker’s love interest Gwen (Stone). Sure, Leary is a comedian. But anyone who has watched him on FX’s “Rescue Me” knows he has far more range than most stand-ups. Of course, Leary will have to fill the massive shoes of comedian Jim Norton, whose line delivery in the first “Spider-Man” stole that show away from legitimate stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. Perhaps Norton can return for this reboot? Surely there is room for this talented thespian?
Webb’s “Spider-Man” reboot is supposed to begin filming this December. It will be in theaters on July 3, 2012.
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Spider-Man swings into theaters in 3D

Spider-Man will swing into theaters worldwide in 3D beginning July 3, 2012, it was announced today by Jeff Blake, Chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing & Distribution. The new film which is still untitled, will begin production later this year directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt. Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin willproduce the film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.
Commenting on the announcement, Blake said,”Spider-Man is the ultimate summer movie-going experience, and we’re thrilled the filmmakers are presenting the next installment in3D. Spider-Man is one of the most popular characters in the world, and we know audiences are eager and excited to discover Marc’s fantastic vision for Peter Parker and the franchise.”