March 21st, 2011
05:51 PM ET
Oops! Someone's spilling secrets from the set of the upcoming "The Amazing Spider-Man" movie.
The culprit? None other than "The Outsiders" star C. Thomas Howell.
Howell, who has a small role in the upcoming 3-D action adventure, accidentally let some top-secret information about the film's plot slip out during a recent radio interview — and if you don't want to know about it, stop reading now.
March 18th, 2011
09:40 AM ET
Exciting news for "Superman" fans! Kevin Costner has joined the cast of the upcoming "Superman" movie.
As has been rumored, Costner will play Smallville resident Jonathan Kent, the father of Superman's alter ego, Clark Kent.
"Jonathan Kent is the only father figure Clark has ever had, the man who was there to help Clark understand what he was meant to do in the world as Superman," Warner Bros. said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. "Kevin will be able to communicate the quiet strength of this rural American man who raised the greatest superhero of all time."
March 9th, 2011
10:43 AM ET
Just one year after selling the comic book with the first appearance of Superman for $1.5 million, the people at ComicConnect.com have done it again, this time with the world’s most famous webhead.
Spider-Man’s first appearance in “Amazing Fantasy” #15 was sold to an anonymous buyer on Tuesday to the tune of $1.1 million. In a press release, ComicConnect.com – an online collectibles marketplace – ranked it as the world’s second most valuable comic book, after the aforementioned “Action Comics” #1, with Superman.
The auction site had previously sold “Detective Comics” #27, where Batman first appeared, for $1.0755 million back in February of 2010. Before last year, sought-after comics like this would never sell for seven figures.
February 15th, 2011
12:43 PM ET
Don't call it the Spider-Man reboot — the upcoming 3-D spectacle starring the web-slinging superhero now has an official new name: "The Amazing Spider-Man."
Sony announced the film's title yesterday, reports Entertainment Weekly, and the studio also unveiled the photo of actor Andrew Garfield in full costume — mask and all.
"I feel like a kid in my pajamas," Garfield has said of donning the Spidey suit. "I can only say how it feels and it feels pretty special. It feels like a dream realized and a fantasy realized. I don't take it lightly and I feel incredibly lucky that I get to wear spandex for the next few months."
February 2nd, 2011
05:50 PM ET
With the announcement that Henry Cavill has been cast in the next big screen incarnation of "Superman," the realization hit us like a ton of bricks (erm, steel): The Big Three of the superhero set are currently being portrayed by Englishmen.
Holy bangers and mash, Batman!
To recap: Christian Bale is the reigning Batman and Andrew Garfield is set to star in 2012's "Spiderman" re-boot. What's next? Hugh Grant as a floppy-haired, befuddled Hulk?
January 26th, 2011
02:22 PM ET
While comic book fans continue to critique the revamped red-and-blue costume Andrew Garfield wears in the upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot, Tobey Maguire has already given the sleek suit his seal of approval.
"I thought it looked cool," 35-year-old Maguire, who played the web-slinging superhero in three earlier movies, tells MTV of Garfield's scalier, edgier outfit. "I mean, I think they did a great job with the design of it, and I'm excited to see it in action."
Such praise means a lot to Garfield, who received a congratulatory message from Maguire after landing the role of Peter Parker.
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