‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Producers Talk Spinoff Movies; ‘TASM 2′ Soundtrack Details

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(Columbia Records; New York, NY – March 11, 2013) – Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the highly anticipated motion picture The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will feature “It’s On Again” by Alicia Keys featuring Kendrick Lamar, written exclusively for the film by Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, and Kendrick Lamar produced by Pharrell Williams.  The song will also be included on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, the musical companion to the film, which arrives in the U.S. on Tuesday, April 22, and will be released by Columbia Records and Madison Gate Records.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in theaters internationally beginning April 16, 2014, and in the U.S. on May 2, 2014.

Commenting on the announcement, Marc Webb, the film’s director, said, “We were looking for just the right song to close out the film – a song that would be upbeat and exciting, but also contain a note of foreboding.  Alicia’s song, ‘It’s On Again,’ is the perfect end note.  For the overall score, I’m so amazed by what Hans Zimmer and the Magnificent Six were able to achieve with the music in the film.  Every director wants his movie to have a unique sound, but this is beyond unique.  It’s completely unlike any movie score that’s come before.”

Keys added, “I’m very excited to be a part of such a powerful collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer. This is the next chapter in the Spider-Man legacy and we really feel ‘It’s On Again’ captures the experience, the story—and most importantly—the meaning behind the film, which is that we all have the potential to be extraordinary. There’s a little bit of a Super Hero in all of us.”

Zimmer said, “When we came together to form a band to create the music of this film, we did the opposite of what composers usually do – we wrote songs, and from the songs came the themes.  We embraced a rock-and-roll ethos on this movie, and it paid off.”

Williams said, “Hans has created an iconic score theme and  it was exciting to collaborate with him again on this song.  When I was making the song, I knew Alicia and Kendrick had to be on it.  They take the song to a whole new level.”

The film’s epic score was composed by Oscar®- and Grammy-winning composer Hans Zimmer and The Magnificent Six, which features Pharrell Williams, Johnny Marr (of The Smiths, Modest Mouse), Michael Einziger (of Incubus), Junkie XL, Andrew Kawczynski, and Steve Mazzaro. The soundtrack also features new songs exclusive to the film performed by Pharrell Williams, The Neighbourhood, LIZ, and Alvin Risk. In addition, Phosphorescent’s “Song for Zula” is also featured on the soundtrack.

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important conflict has been within himself:  the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man.  But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin.It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield).  For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone).  But being Spider-Man comes at a price:  only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city.  With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he.  And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common:  Oscorp.  Directed by Marc Webb.  Produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.  Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner.  Screen Story by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner and James Vanderbilt.  Based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in U.S. theaters on May 2nd, 2014, followed by The Amazing Spider-Man 3 on June 10th, 2016, and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 (or one of the spinoff films) on May 4th, 2018. Venom and Sinister Six do not currently have official release dates.

Follow me on Twitter @benkendrick for further updates on The Amazing Spider-Man film series as well as future movie, TV, and gaming news.

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  1. I love Spidey’s rogues but I would argue there are more superheroes with more complex and interesting villains.

    • Indeed. Despite the fact that Batman’s villains are all cut from the same cloth, I’d argue the likes of Venom and Two-Face are more interesting than Green Goblin and Electro.

      • *Joker and Two-Face, I meant.

        Although Venom is certainly one of Spider-Man’s most interesting villains.

        • Batman has the best villains, no doubt. Green Lantern’s foes are great. Sinestro, Black Hand, Atrocitus etc, very great characters. Even though they’re a bit cheesy, The Flash has a great set of villains. Aquaman even has two of my favorite villains, Black Manta and Ocean Master. Spider-Man and Superman both have a great, memorable villains but not many of the are all that interesting and engaging. For me anyway.

          • I agree on that. Both DC and Marvel have amazing villains.
            I’m interested on what they do with the Sinister Six, the first supervillains film (I know of). Without a doubt, if both films (Sinister Six and Venom) went on to be a success, I’ll tell you that Marvel/Disney, WB/DC, and FOX will try and jump aboard on making a villain film.

            • Marvel could definitely, for sure get away with making a successful Loki film. And WB/DC have been talking about a Suicide Squad film, so it can work.

              • A Loki film seems possible and is the most definite movie Marvel will go for. As for the Suicide Squad, I can it happen if WB go for it. I also heard they talk about Deathstroke, in which I’m ok with, though it’s hard to see another live action Deathsroke after Manu Bennett, he delivered the best Slade Wilson/Deathstroke.

                • Yeah, he’s pretty beast. I imagine in a movie they would go with an older guy to fit with the comics more.

                  • Stephen Lang. After seeing Avatar, his character is badass and can be a good fit for Slade Wilson.

                    • I can also picture him as Cable in marvel

          • Saying Spider-Man has a short handed villains list and then claiming Batman villains are the best sounds pretty naive. While Batman is my 5th favorite hero, his villains are pretty boring aside from Bane and Joker.
            Batman’s villains are all the same characters with different names, minus the Joker (which happens to be one of my all time favorite villains since 1989).

            I guess nobody here has read any Tales of or any Amazing Spider-man issues in from the past 50 years?
            Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, Kraven the Hunter, Tombstone, Hammer Head,Venom Carnage, Scorpion, Spider Slayer/Alastare Smythe, King Pin, Shocker, Electro, Silver Sable, Carrion, etc etc etc all differ from each other greatly and have extremely rich backgrounds that are never shown in the cartoons and movies which by your comments leaves me to believe that is where you get your ideas from.

            Norman Osborn is very much Peter’s Lex Luthor and then some. The crap he has put peter through the past 52 years along with the Avengers and X-Men, man you can right a novel with the material. Doctor Octopus too. Kraven the Hunter has a rich history with Peter and is very much a deep character. Even the Rhino has had multiple intricate runs.

    • In my opinion Spider-Man and Batman have the best rogue galleries.

  2. Picture up top shows a “Sinister Seven”…there are 7 villains shown fighting Spidey. They had better give him some super allies if he is going to fight multiple villains. He is tough, but not that tough. As for a Sinister Six or Venom movie, I don’t think they can carry their own movies alone. Who would they fight?

    • That is a good question. Who do they fight? I’ve heard an idea that Venom can fight Carnage. But for the Sinister Six, I don’t know? Perhaps it’s the villains point of view fighting Spider-Man like how the Maleficent film is in the point of view of Maleficent herself?

      • That’s how I always imagined it.

        Hell, before Spider-Man 2 was even announced, I figured they could’ve had Spidey at the end swinging past an alley, camera shifts to a view of this dark alley and then you barely see Venom’s eyes and mouth as he opens his mouth to hiss/roar to end the movie then a Venom spin-off would start with his basic origin and have that alley scene midway through before he has a showdown with the webslinger for the final scenes, the whole movie seen from the viewpoint of Venom/Eddie Brock.

        Of course, that never happened and I’m glad because that original trilogy was horrendously camp and hard to watch. Wouldn’t have done the characters justice at all a decade ago.

      • Maybe the make an “Ocean’s 11″ style heist with superpowers :)

  3. At the end of the day, who REALLY wants a movie about Venom being “the hero”? I’m personally content with him being a being of pure horror and violence with the sole purpose of kicking Spidey’s butt,

    • Depends.

      If he’s the anti-hero living in San Francisco, I wouldn’t mind but if he’s gonna be full blown hero, I’d rather it be Anti-Venom taking on the Scorpion version of Venom or Carnage.

  4. So who will eventually end up as host for the alien symbiote?
    Will it be Eddie Brock , Flash Thompson or maybe even Mac Gargan ?
    I wanna see all the Symbiote’s on screen : Carnage, Scream, Toxin, Hybrid, Scorn & Anti-Venom

  5. Uh… government agent Flash Thompson Venom, please. It may not be a popular choice, and probably won’t happen, though.

  6. So if Sony is the studio that pressured Raimi into making Venom suck in Spiderman 3, why does anyone think it’s going to be any different next time around?

    • Because Raimi admitted he didn’t know why Venom was such a popular character and shoe-horned him into the plot to add to the Harry/Sandman story he wanted to tell.

      These people know the character, know what makes him so popular and they have plenty more time than Raimi ever had to do the character justice.

    • “So if Sony is the studio that pressured Raimi into making Venom suck in Spiderman 3, why does anyone think it’s going to be any different next time around?”

      i remember reading that raimi was not a fan of the 80′s venom era spider-man comics and was more of a fan of the 70′s spider-man comics. so he did the best he could with what he was a fan of and just stuck something in there that the studio wanted which didnt mesh well at all. the 1st 2 were great without the studio pressure of adding a villain that the director wasnt interested in. i feel that sony shoulda gave raimi another chance with a 4th one with his vulture idea without their meddling…but with much pride the company decided it was raimi’s fault he didnt deliver the goods and the money didnt speak loud enuff for the 3rd one…now with this next iteration of venom…if webb really gets into the comics whether he is already a fan or not and does a story that initially has venom in mind as an antagonist (not just thrown at him with pressure), i think it would be fair to say they have a better chance to get it right this time around…unless during mid-shoot they demand webb to include doc ock in there somewhere with pressure or something.

  7. I do give Sony kudos for the universe they are building, They could easily go the route of Marvel or DC, but have instead decided to bring something new to the game. I do really hope they succeed in making a good Venom movie and Sinister 6. Bring something new to the game and give fans more to enjoy. I will be seeing both movies no doubt. You can have my money Sony!