Spider-Man is one of the all-time favorite comic book heroes. How many films will he be starring in?

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While the 2014 Academy Awards spent several minutes honoring movie heroes, one real-life hero didn't get a chance to join them: 5-year-old "Batkid" Miles Scott.

Scott, who is in remission from leukemia, made headlines last year when the city of San Francisco shut down to honor him and his "Batkid" costume.

He been promised a spot in the Oscars show, only to be cut last-minute. Fortunately, he still got to meet a movie superhero in Spider-Man Andrew Garfield.

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So what went wrong? A spokesperson blamed scheduling conflicts: "Basically, because of the fluid nature of live TV production, ultimately the segment didn't work."

Garfield, who was listed as one of the Oscars' presenters, rehearsed with Scott the Saturday before the Academy Awards; he also did not appear Sunday.

This prompted speculation that it was the actor who nixed the segment. Not the case. A rep from the Academy issued a statement defending Garfied:

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer has hit the web, and in it, he battles not one, not two, but three villains in Electro, Rhino and the Green Goblin!

We knew Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man would be taking on Jamie Foxx's Electro and Paul Giamatti's Rhino, but the trailer has made a new revelation.

Dane DeHaan’s Harry Osborn provides another adversary for our hero as a Green Goblin of some kind. What other surprises lie in store for Peter Parker?

Watch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer below and see for yourself!

Clearly, the great power and responsibility of being Spider-Man is starting to weigh on Peter, who notes, “The more people I try to save, the more enemies I get.”

Very true. Like three times (and at least as many epic battles) over.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters nationwide May 2, 2014. It also stars Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey and Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn.

What do you think of the trailer above? Sound off in the comments!

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Shailene Woodley was all set to play Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. So set, in fact, that she already shot all of her scenes.

But it looks like she'll have to wait until the third film. Marc Webb announced that Woodley has been cut from The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Shailene Woodley at the Oscars

"I made a creative decision to streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship," said Webb about the decision.

Woodley is understandably upset, saying, "Of course I'm bummed, but I am a firm believer in everything happening for a specific reason."

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn’t come out until May 2, 2014, but Sony looks to be feeling fairly confident about the success of this rebooted franchise.

The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4 already have tentative release dates. Three and five years from now, respectively - June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018.

THG NOTE: We checked on iCal and those are both Fridays! Well done Sony!

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Sony Pictures’ Jeff Blake, said in a press release regarding the two films:

“Spider-Man is our most important, most successful, and most beloved franchise, so we’re thrilled to be in a position to lock in prime release dates over the next five years.”

The numbers don't lie. The first movie made $750 million-plus worldwide, with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 bringing equal if not greater expectations.

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Paul Giamatti does his classic screaming thing in this new The Amazing Spider-Man 2 still.

Giamatti plays Aleksei Sytsevich, a.k.a The Rhino, in the new film.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Paul Giamatti

Andrew Garfield returns to star as Peter Parker in the superhero sequel, with Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy.

Supporting characters from the Sam Raimi trilogy join the fray, with Shailene Woodley portraying Mary Jane Watson and Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn.

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Big casting news from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is already in production! Chris Cooper will join the cast of the comic book movie sequel, playing Norman Osborn!

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Osborn was played by Willem DaFoe, who definitely shares a similar look with Cooper, in the Sam Raimi trilogy. In that series, the character becomes the villainous Green Goblin, and reports are that Cooper's Osborn will do the same, either in this film or the next one.

Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field, and Martin Sheen will return to their roles, with Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley, and Dane DeHaan joining on.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will hit theaters May 2, 2014.

Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field (who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Lincoln), and Martin Sheen. Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained), Paul Giamatti, and Felicity Jones will also star. - See more at: http://www.moviefanatic.com/2013/02/the-amazing-spider-man-2-casting-news-chris-cooper-as-norman-osb/#sthash.bxnCmt6R.dpuf
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by Hilton Hater at

Sony Pictures has found someone to follow in the webbed footsteps of Tobey Maguire.

Little-known actor Andrew Garfield has won the coveted role, as the franchise is looking for a reboot. It will take us back to a time long before Peter Parker gained his special abilities.

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Garfield was born in Los Angeles, but raised in England. He appeared in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and will co-star with Justin Timberlake in the upcoming Facebook-based film Social Network. He received a BAFTA in 2008 for his performance in Boy A.

Said director Marc Webb:

“Though his name may be new to many, those who know this young actor’s work understand his extraordinary talents. He has a rare combination of intelligence, wit, and humanity.”

What do you think? Can you picture Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man?

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Tobey Maguire is out of Spider-Man 4.

Rumors say that Robert Pattinson might be in.

When asked if he'd take on the role of Peter Parker, Zac Efron sounded more than up for it:

"I don’t know what the chances are to be honest. I assume they’re pretty slim. It’s a long-shot, but if it came down to it, it’d be a dream come true. What young actor wouldn’t?”

A good question. Which likely means many rising stars will be considered for the role. Who do you think should end up with it?

 

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Did we leave anyone out? Cast your vote above and/or write in with your suggestions about who should anchor this franchise over the next decade.

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As Edward Cullen, Robert Pattinson tried to resist the urge to bed Bella Swan.

As one of the most sought after young actors in Hollywood, though, will Pattinson be able to resist the calling of another major movie franchise?

Following the news that Spider-Man 4 will reboot the series - doing away with Tobey Maguire as the lead and focusing on Peter Parker as a high school student - one question has been floating around Tinseltown:

Who will step into the costume of this webbed wonder?

Without quoting any sources or providing factual information of any kind, OK! Weekly claims Pattinson is a contender for the iconic role. Could this be true? Sure.

Could it also be another example of this tabloid making up a story about Robert in order to create buzz for itself? Most definitely.

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Reportedly, Michael Cera and Chace Crawford are also being considered for the role of Peter Parker.

While Pattinson's schedule is jammed with movies - he starts shooting Bel Ami with Uma Thurman in February; and begins production on Breaking Dawn in 2010 - one thing is for sure:

The guy would look good in tights! Do you wanna see Robert as Spider-Man?

 

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Note to Hollywood: there are two ways to tell if it's time to end a successful franchise.

  1. When it's latest edition is universally panned by critics.
  2. When there's so much drama behind the scenes of a planned follow-up that the entire script is scrapped, the director replaced and the stars given the axe.

Such is the case with Spider-Man 4, as Sony Pictures has announced a reboot to the franchise. The fourth installment in this series - very tentatively scheduled for a summer 2012 release - will bid farewell to Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst and feature Peter Parker as a high school student.

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Wrote the movie studio in a supposedly optimistic statement:

"A decade ago we set out on this journey with [director[ Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire, and together we made three Spider-Man films that set a new bar for the genre. When we began, no one ever imagined that we would make history at the box office, and now we have a rare opportunity to make history once again with this franchise.

"Peter Parker as an ordinary young adult grappling with extraordinary powers has always been the foundation that has made this character so timeless and compelling for generations of fans. We're very excited about the creative possibilities that come from returning to Peter's roots."

Are you excited over this new Spider-Man 4 concept?

Or tired of Hollywood sticking to the same sequels and franchises every summer?

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