February 3rd, 2014
08:15 PM ET
As we all know by now, the Super Bowl isn't just about a football game. And it's not just about splashy ads for products either.
Studios also use it to launch new trailers (or at least first looks at upcoming films). In some cases, the 30-second movie ad is just a teaser for the full trailer online.
In the case of "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the ad was all we got but it was the first anyone had seen of Michael Bay's big fourquel, with new human star Mark Wahlberg.
The spot doesn't just feature the former Marky Mark running from the evil Decepticons' reign of terror, it also includes the already-much discussed sight of Optimus Prime riding a Dinobot.
Check out the first look at Dinobot Grimlock's big movie debut below ("Extinction" arrives June 27).
Meanwhile, the second full trailer for "Captain America: Winter Soldier" landed, and it just may have outdone the first.
This time, we learn more about the mysterious villain, the Winter Soldier and get a better look at Captain America's high-flying comic book sidekick, Falcon (Anthony Mackie).
The action spectacular, co-starring Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Redford arrives April 4.
But for a really good look at an upcoming sequel, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" was the one to beat. A four-minute trailer was unveiled on Super Bowl Sunday, and one thing is clear: Spidey has a lot to contend with come May 2.
He's going up against a Rhino, a Goblin and most prominently, Jamie Foxx's Electro, who apparently starts out as a nerdy fan of Spidey's, but feels wronged by the web-slinger.
Take that, plus a heaping helping of Andrew Garfield bantering with Sally Field, and Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy in mortal danger and you have one epic trailer.
Which of these sequels are you most looking forward to?
July 18th, 2013
05:17 PM ET
While we wait to see what the Comic-Con panel for "The Amazing Spider-Man" sequel will bring us, we'll bide our time with this clip of Jamie Foxx as Electro.
The actor teasingly tweeted back in November that he went as "Electro for Halloween ... Costume fits well." It wasn't long before the star was confirmed as Max Dillon, whose evil alter-ego can control electricity.
July 11th, 2013
01:23 PM ET
With Shailene Woodley's Mary Jane officially cut from "The Amazing Spider-Man" sequel, star Andrew Garfield has offered a casting suggestion.
Given that Mary Jane is called "MJ" by fans, Garfield pointed out that those initials could just as easily stand in for a male love interest.
“I was kind of joking, but kind of not joking about MJ,” the 29-year-old Brit actor told Entertainment Weekly.
June 18th, 2013
04:35 PM ET
March 29th, 2012
02:13 PM ET
He’s been "Amazing," "Spectacular" and "Unlimited," but the nerdiest hero in comics is going "Ultimate" for a return to cartoon form.
“Ultimate Spider-Man” premieres Sunday, April 1 at 11 a.m. ET, leading Marvel’s new programming block on Disney XD. The lineup includes new animated shorts and the second season of “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” as well as a real-life look at the art and science of superheroes.
It’s not just a Marvel thing.
January 21st, 2012
11:00 AM ET
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone offered new details about their upcoming film, “The Amazing Spider-Man,” at a recent press conference in Tokyo, Japan.
The flick, which hits theaters on July 3, features Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Stone as the superhero’s love interest, Gwen Stacy.
When asked if the “The Amazing Spider-Man” features an iconic scene like the upside-down kiss between Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst’s characters in 2002’s “Spider-Man,” Emma Stone replied: “You don’t wanna know.”
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