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Posted September 4th, 2014 by Binh Ngo

Sony's 'Spider-Man' Plans Reportedly Include Carnage, Female Superhero Movie, and More

4:49 AM 8/5/2014 by Jeff Giles
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It will never stop seeming weird that a film grossing over $200 million domestically (and more than $700 million in all) is viewed as a flop, but the fact remains that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is one of the bigger disappointments of 2014, and its failure to meet expectations at Sony has triggered what's looking more and more like a complete franchise shakeup -- starting with the slew of spinoff projects the studio has planned.

The Download: 'Beverly Hills Cop 4,' Avi Arad, and Some 'Star Wars'

5:04 PM 5/10/2014 by Binh Ngo
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Eddie Murphy tries to turn Beverly Hills Cop into a TV series, but somehow it ended up getting him the fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie greenlit instead. We talk about that and more in this week's Download. Binh: Hey Jeff, it's seems like your wish of Eddie Murphy returning to his '80s form -- you know, when he was still funny -- is close to coming true.

Avi Arad Takes Credit for Marvel's Movie Success

3:35 PM 5/5/2014 by Jeff Giles
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Marvel Studios founder Avi Arad hasn't been in-house at the studio since he resigned in 2006, giving up the litany of positions he held there and at Marvel Entertainment, but he still deals with the studio as a producer on Sony's Spider-Man series -- and he also apparently still feels the sting of righteous indignation regarding how his legacy at the company is perceived.
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Avi Arad: 'I Single-Handedly Put Together the Marvel Slate'

feedproxy.google.com – In an open letter responding to a profile of Marvel President Kevin Feige, the former Marvel producer says that he is responsible for the studio's success. 3 years 19 weeks ago via brucelee
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Avi Arad Deserves More Credit Than Kevin Feige For MARVEL Cinematic Universe?

comicbookmovie.com – Before 2005, Marvel was generating income from comic books, toys, and license deals with Hollywood studios that adapted their comics into films. But after witnessing studios mishandling their properties, as with The Punisher, Daredevil, and Elektra, the company decided to become a presence in Hollywood. To do so, they needed funds. 3 years 19 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Marvel Thinks Peter Parker Should Be the Only Cinematic Spider-Man

5:51 PM 4/30/2014 by Jeff Giles
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Even back in the good old days when Peter Parker was the only Spider-Man the Marvel comics universe had to offer, the character was still such big business that he anchored at least two ongoing titles at any given moment -- and now, between Marvel's Ultimate universe and the various future/alternate Spider-Men swinging around different timelines and dimensions, it can be hard to keep track of which Web-Head is under the mask at any given moment.
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Avi Arad And Matt Tolmach Describe Spider-Man Spin-Off SINISTER SIX As A "Redemption" Story

comicbookmovie.com – Maybe it's just me, but when it was revealed that Sony were working on a Sinister Six movie, I envisioned it as an event picture like The Avengers where they would all team-up to take out Spider-Man. Perhaps the unique draw would be that the movie would take place from their perspective (making Spidey the "villain" so to speak"), and while that could still happen, it atcually sounds as if producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach have something far more unusual in mind!

3 years 23 weeks ago via donnieyen

'Venom' and 'Sinister Six' Will Get Their Own 'Spider-Man' Spinoffs

11:56 AM 12/13/2013 by Jeff Giles
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Remember all those hints that Sony was planning something really big for the Spider-Man franchise? Turns out they were on the money -- lots and lots of money. In fact, Spidey's about to birth a pair of spinoffs: As the studio announced late Thursday, Venom and Sinister Six movies are currently in the works.
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Comic-Con Exclusive: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Producer Avi Arad

comingsoon.net – Continuing our Comic-Con coverage of Sony Pictures' The Amazing Spider-Man 2 , we have another interview, this time with co-producer Avi Arad, who has been involved with the Marvel Universe all the way back to the animated shows of the '90s but who became more involved when Sony picked up the rights to make live-action movies based on Spider-Man around the same time. 4 years 9 weeks ago via brucelee
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