The Maze Runner star Dylan O'brien has dismissed online reports suggesting he's in talks to become the new Spider-Man in an upcoming Marvel blockbuster.
Bloggers suggested the 23 year old had all but closed a deal for the role of the web-slinging superhero earlier this week (beg02Mar15), but now O'Brien himself has released a statement insisting he's not currently in the running to take on the role of Peter Parker's alter-ego.
He says, "It's nothing but flattering. It's never something I would want to get myself excited about, since I know I haven't heard about it from a professional standpoint. I've always wanted to play Peter Parker, obviously. I feel like any actor my age... and my name being tossed with Logan Lerman's is the coolest thing ever, too. I just think that kid is f**king fantastic."
He adds, "Professionally, I haven't heard anything about it. I've only heard from, like, (rumours) online. It makes me feel bad because I'm, like, disappointing a big chunk of fans across the nation."
Spider-Man is currently being played on the big screen by Brit Andrew Garfield, who reportedly won't be involved with a planned The Avengers cross-over episode.
As we said in our list of 2014-2015 TV To Watch, you need to watch The Flash. There is a lot more to this superhero on The CW than tight red spandex. Though, the suit is very nice. The Flash is one of our favorite new shows on TV.
1. Grant Gustin plays Barry Allen/The Flash in the most lovable way:
He plays the smart-guy well, but he never tries to compete for intelligence with his even-smarter friends. He's got this hero complex that just makes you love him, even though he sometimes doesn't have his own best interest in mind. It's a very genuine performance, you never feel like Grant is trying to hard to make it work.
2. Barry and Caitlin's friendship is proving to be one of our favorites on TV so far:
We can't tell if they're trying to turn this into something more, which yay! if they do, but we love it as it is.
3. Barry cracks the best jokes:
We don't think he even realizes how funny he is. Honestly, he could give Spider-Man or Deadpool a run for their money when it comes to snarky humor.
4. Barry and Caitlin's drunk adventures are wildly entertaining:
We really hope this becomes a "thing".
5. The Flash fights the bad guys and Cisco gives them names:
6. Arrow fans will enjoy all the crossovers:
7. Learning the Flash's backstory is fascinating:
When we first meet Barry, he's this 25-year-old guy working at a job he loves, but isn't with the girl that he loves. It's interesting to watch his focus slowly leave his love life (but not disappear, superheroes date too) as he grows. We're just waiting for the day that Superman or Batman swing by, even if it takes years to come.
8. Finding out what the hell Dr. Wells is up to is something we all need to know:
You sneaky mofo Dr. Wells! We know you're up to something and we're ready to defend Barry...on Twitter, after each episode that is.
9. You are going to be just as excited as us to hear Joe West say "I told you so!" about Wells:
He told you Barry. He even told you Cisco! No one listens to poor Joe West. You'll have your day soon.
10. The dynamics between Iris and the Flash are interesting:
When will she find out it's Barry? Will she ever find out? What happens if she finds out, but it's not Barry that tells her? So much to think about.
11. The Big Bang Theory fans will find this Easter egg absolutely glorious:
12. Spoiler Alert: We want to find out if this canon couple actually winds up together:
We're 100% #TeamSnowbarry at the moment, but we know that Barry and Iris (#WestAllen) is endgame. Kind of like on Smallville, where you spent half the show wanting Clark to get together with Chloe or Lana, but you had to remind yourself that Lois Lane was coming.
13. Caitlin and Cisco are both insanely smart, but have their moments of dumb hilarity:
We love seeing two main characters on a TV show that are as smart as Caitlin and Cisco. It's refreshing to see that you don't need to be a superhero to save lives, since there is no way Barry could do it without their help.
14. The action and effects on The Flash are awesome:
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"I'd always be honoured to play Spider-Man, but I'm leaving it to them (producers). Campaigning's part of life, but for me, I've got a lot of stuff that I'm really excited about, and dropping it all... of course it'd be an honour." Actor/rapper Donald Glover isn't pushing to become the superhero anymore after famously launching an Internet campaign to become the first black Spider-Man in 2010. He lost the role to Andrew Garfield.
It's easy to get swept up with major Hollywood stars this time of year, gazing at the red carpet and thinking of these celebs as superhuman megastars, but even the biggest names around got their starts in less glamorous ways. Before their Oscars and Emmys, these stars had Pop Tarts and Lisa Frank.
1. Ben Affleck
Dig those smooth moves and that hip phone! The two-time Oscar winner starred in this Burger King commercial before becoming the megastar we know today from films like Good Will Hunting and Gone Girl. His next role may be playing Batman, but now we'll always think of him as this bad boy who breaks the rules.
2. Brad Pitt
It may be crazy to see a superstar like Brad Pitt shelling for potato chips, but if you think about it, not much has really changed for the Oscar-winning Fight Club star since this Pringles commercial: he still looks good enough to make our mouths water.
3. Jennifer Lawrence
Since starring in this commercial for MTV's Super Sweet 16, Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence has taught those boys how to properly carry her around on her throne, where this Oscar-winning actress belongs.
4. Stanley Tucci
We've always loved The Devil Wears Prada's Stanley Tucci, but seeing him young and hunky in this Levi's commercial made us love him even more.
5. Steve Carell
Steve Carell may have received his first Oscar nomination for his dramatic role in Foxcatcher, but this commercial shows that he's at his best when he's being funny and lovable.
6. Leonardo DiCaprio
We're like 97% sure we'd take our pants off immediately if Leo came up to us now and told us to "keep it poppin" or to "save some for Daddy." The 5-time Academy Award nominee is underrated even when it comes to his commercials.
7. Haley Joel Osment
We're just gonna throw this out there: The Sixth Sense could have been a much better movie if they'd stuck to the original line, "I see snack dragons." Just saying. Also, not even a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle would eat a pizza that looks that gross, Kraft.
8. Naomi Watts
Young Naomi Watts, the two-time Academy Award nominee you know from films like Birdman and Mulholland Drive, was once a teenager with a thick Australian accent. Like most of us, the near-perfect actress worried about her skin, her figure, and "that one" problem we don't talk about.
9. Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone
"You sound like a commercial." "You buyin' it?" This is the greatest moment of either of their careers. Just kidding, Sharon Stone has gone on to many other performances that are just as good, if not better.
10. Mila Kunis
So, we guess we can thank Mila Kunis for helping make Lisa Frank such a thing in the 90s. It's hard to believe that the star was only two years away from her breakout role on That '70s Show.
11. Elijah Wood:
We've always had a lot of love for Elijah Wood's facial expressions. From Lord of the Rings to Wilfred, his face is sometimes the only thing that makes his performances entertaining. This commercial might just be his shining moment.
12. Kristen Stewart
We love how sassy Kristen Stewart is in this Porsche commercial -- that head nod and "duh" look on her face, as if she would lie about missing her bus, Dad. But secretly, she's all *Live Fast, Die Hard, Bad Girls, Do It Well* #YOLO. Performance of her career, honestly.
13. Meg Ryan
We would personally rather watch a never-ending loop of Meg Ryan's face appearing over the Burger King logo than watch Sleepless in Seattle.
14. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
How many times have we fantasized about the chance to be at Joseph Gordon Levitt's house with him making us breakfast in the morning? Countless. But we never imagined it could be as adorable and delicious as this 1991 Pop Tarts commercial makes it seem.
15. Tobey Maguire
Yo, Spider-Man is having an uncomfortable amount of fun in the bathroom.
16. Corey Feldman
This adorable McDonalds commercial from 1975 may have been heartwarming back then, but 40 years later, it just reminds us how much The Goonies star hasn't aged since he was 4.
17. Demi Moore
We're not sure if the Ghost star was trying to sell Diet Coke by convincing us we might fall in love, or if she was trying to warn us of the dangers and health problems that could arise from drinking it, but we still like it.
18. Keanu Reeves:
Eating cereal has seriously never looked more fun than it does in this commercial. We would love to eat Kelloggs Corn Flakes with Keanu, Matrix style.
19. Stephen Colbert
This ad seems like a news report, and we can totally see a lot of similarities between this FirsTier Bank commercial and The Colbert Report.
20. Matt LeBlanc
Okay, the best things might come to those who wait, but does the Friends star now have to run back up to the roof, or is he just gonna waste that whole bottle of ketchup just to look cool eating one hot dog? Joey. Doesn't. Waste. Food.
21. Courteney Cox
Fun fact: the Friends star was the first person to ever say "period" (referring to menstruation, not punctuation) on TV. She then broke down more boundaries by starring in terribly-named-but-not-actually-terrible TV shows, like Cougar Town.
22. Elisabeth Moss
Are we the only ones watching this commercial as if we're watching Pegy pitch an ad campaign on Mad Men? We can't be.
23. Sarah Michelle Gellar
This 4-year-old Sarah Michelle Gellar just slayed Burger King's competition faster than you could say "Buffy." Un-be-liev-able!
24. Bryan Cranston
Fans were amazed with how Bryan Cranston transformed from the lovable Hal on Malcolm in the Middle into the meth kingpin Heisenberg on Breaking Bad, but the truly incredible transformation of his career happened way earlier. The way he instantly goes from being a skunk to a human is absolutely astonishing.
25. Aaron Paul
This commercial seems like it could actually just be Breaking Bad's Jesse Pinkman waiting to eat his breakfast before heading off to Chemistry with Mr. White, doesn't it? Aaron Paul's gotta have his Pops, bitch!
26. Megan Mullally and John Goodman
We love Karen Walker enough to be able to recognize that incredible voice anywhere, even if it's some place strange, like a McDonalds commercial. While Karen would certainly never actually sell Egg McMuffins, we're pretty sure that Roseanne star John Goodman totally would.
27. Seth Green
We don't mean to diminish the abilities of our favorite werewolf from Buffy the Vampire Slayer or our favorite dimwitted cartoon son from Family Guy, but this is definitely Seth Green's brightest moment. That hair, the accent. He totally nails the 90s goon role with lines like, "Consequently, we can hit on 'em," and "Definitely - NOT!"
28. Tony Hale
Tony Hale won our hearts playing Buster on Arrested Development (and an Emmy playing Gary on Veep), and this commercial proves that he's made a career out of his hilarious concern regarding women's toiletries. We wonder if Gary's Leviathan on Veep has Herbal Essences.
29. Charlie Day
This quirky commercial for Cascade dishwasher detergent looks like Charlie Day just stepped out of an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Graduating and heading straight into retirement also seems like a total Charlie Kelly scheme, doesn't it?
30. Jane Lynch
Okay, the only thing we love more than Frosted Flakes and Tony the Tiger is this commercial with Glee star Jane Lynch camping out everyday trying to sneak a peak at the elusive mascot himself.
This morning Marvel announced a new deal with Sony Pictures that Spider-Man will appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where Iron Man, Captain American, and Thor all co-exist.
In this deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from the MCU, something rumored to be as early as a cameo in the end credits for this year's Avengers: Age of Ultron, or a full character in next year's Captain America: Civil War, which his character has a big role in, in this comic book arc. Sony Pictures still plans to release the next installment in it's $4 billion Spider-Man franchise on July 28th, 2017. It will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert Marvel team and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise for the studio for 13 years.
But what does this mean for the future of Spider-Man and the rest of the inhabitants of the Marvel universe? Well, as far as the MCU line-up goes, four films have now been shifted. To start, Thor: Ragnarok previously occupied that July date, so it will move back about to Nov. 3 of that year—a date previously scheduled for Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther film. That movie now will shift to July 6, 2018—a date previously held by Captain Marvel, the first Marvel Studios film to star a female in the lead. That film, which has no lead actress currently, will come out Nov. 2, 2018. And finally, that date was originally set for Inhumans, which will move back to July 12, 2019. As of right now, no other Marvel movies have been changed.
But what about our current Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield? Rumors have been spinning since last year's Sony email hack that Andy would not be returning as Spidey. And out of everything, all the excitement fans have had for Spider-Man finally coming over to the MCU, there's even more anger that our favorite Spidey won't return.
He is our Spider-Man:
ANDRE GARFIELD IS OUR SPIDER MAN ANDREW GARFIELD IS OUR SPIDER MAN ANDREW GARDFIELD IS OUR SPIDERMAN ANDREW GARFIELD IS OUR SPIDER MAN ANDRE
— loki laufeyson anna (@perksofaugustus) February 10, 2015
Andrew Garfield for spiderman . @TheRealStanLee #nuffsaid
— Sam Strike (@SamStrike) February 10, 2015
This fan spoke the DAMN truth:
gwen stacy did not die for andrew garfield to be dropped from spiderman
— amy (@sunshinejmo) February 10, 2015
People are ready to bribe Marvel to fix this:
Dear @Marvel @Kevfeige , please get Andrew Garfield in there with the avengers. I'll be your best friend. #AndrewGarfield #SpiderMan
— Rokaan Al-Zeer (@ROKU9413) February 10, 2015
People are praising the work that Andrew Garfield did:
Dear @Marvel: Do what ya need to do to keep #AndrewGarfield as #SpiderMan in any upcoming MCU films. He's superb in the role. Thanks.
— CrAiGeRsCinemaCorner (@CraigKoban) February 10, 2015
Only shame is that Andrew Garfield was great as Peter Parker/Spiderman... role will be recast
— Tim Baysinger (@tim_bays) February 10, 2015
Some people are crying over this:
Wait a minute, Andrew Garfield isn't gonna play Spiderman? pic.twitter.com/j3VpkfjMYh
— HOUSE ✭ (@LethalHuxtable) February 10, 2015
Threats against Marvel are already being made:
WE WILL HAVE SOME PROBLEMS IF ANDREW GARFIELD ISNT SPIDERMAN @Marvel
— Bucky Barnes (@agesofsultrons) February 10, 2015
Are you excited? How do you feel that Andrew Garfrield most likely won't return as Spider-Man? Tweet us your thoughts!
Anne Hathaway is to portray a pregnant fighter pilot in a new one-woman show in New York. The Interstellar star will hit the stage at the Public Theater in George Brant’s Grounded this spring (15).
The play - about a woman forced to step down from the cockpit when her superiors discover she's expecting - will be directed by Julie Taymor, the brains behind The Lion King and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark spectaculars.
Hollywood actor James Franco has written an essay in tribute to Lana Del Rey, insisting the singer "isn't made for this Earth".
In the letter, which is published in America's V magazine, the Spider-Man star describes teaming up with the Summertime Sadness hitmaker to work on a project, and becoming fascinated by her.
He writes, "She has this idea for a film. I want to do it because it's a little like Sunset Boulevard. A woman is alone in a big house in L.A. She doesn't want to go out. She starts to go crazy, and becomes paranoid because she feels like people are watching her. Even in her own house. It's like an awesome B-movie that lives in Lana's head. It's about her, and it's not about her. Just like her music..."
Franco goes on to add of Del Rey, "(She) isn't made for this Earth... I wanted to interview Lana for a book and she said, 'Just write around me, it's better if it's not my own words. It's almost better if you don't get me exactly, but try.'"
The pair was previously rumored to be dating, and late last year (14) Franco insisted the gossip was not true, telling DJ Howard Stern, "No, she's a friend of mine...We're friends... No (we didn't hook up). On my life... I would have sex with (to) her music."
America's sweetheart and everyone's favorie actress, Emma Stone received her first ever Oscar nomination! She's nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for her edgier, more foul-mouthed role in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, which is a bit of a different role for the 26-year-old who stole our hearts at age 19. In honor of Emma's incredible year, we take a look back at the movies that made us love her more and more.
1. Superbad (2007)
Her breakout role as the cool, gorgeous girl in the Judd Apatow-produced teen comedy set the stage for what we would come to think of Emma herself. Hilarious, beautiful, self-deprecating, and pretty much the person everyone wants to hang out with. It's because of her character that Jonah Hill is inspired to endure all of the challenges in this movie, and we can't say we blame him. Come on, who wouldn't?
2. The House Bunny (2008)
Her role in the not-that-great-but-not-that-bad Anna Faris comedy as Natalie, an unfortunately styled nerdy sorority girl, was maybe a bit hard to believe at first (because she's flawless), but it was fun nonetheless. We would rewatch this movie any time just to watch Emma Stone as the virgin sacrifice at Zeta Alpha Zeta's Aztec party.
3. Zombieland (2009)
Wichita is probably the last person you'd want to encounter during a zombie apocalypse...or so it seems. Once you get over her penchant for conning people and her habit of pointing shotguns at you, you'd realize just how lovely an addition she'd make to your zombie-fighting group. She'll even be there to do drugs with Bill Murray. That is a cool girl.
4. Easy A (2010)
The movie that earned Stone her first Golden Globe nomination, Easy A, is easily her greatest role ever. As Olive Penderghast, Stone lies about losing her virginity, turns that lie into a business of sex-related lies, styles herself as a lingerie-clad Hester Prynne, and battles head-to-head with super conservative Marianne (Amanda Bynes). One of the most entertaining teen movies, this gets extra points for reimagining a book we hated in high school and making it awesome.
5. The Help (2011)
Emma plays the lovable "Skeeter" whose relationship with two black maids during the Civil Rights era in Mississippi begins as the maids assist the aspiring journalist with her cleaning column, but soon intensifies as she chooses to write their stories instead. Though it's Octavia Spencer who steals the show here, Stone's role is still as incredible as we've come to expect.
6. Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
As a recent law school grad who first rejects and then falls in love with Ryan Gosling (lucky girl), Stone shined as bright as ever. Our favorite moment of the whole film is when she's Gosling's house, looking "R-rated sexy," and telling him that they're going to "bang" before self-consciously calling the super-hunk out for looking like he's Photoshopped.
7. Friends with Benefits (2011)
Though only a small role, her turn as the girl dumping Justin Timberlake for missing "Your Body Is A Wonderland" at the John Mayer concert is not only totally understandable (because he kind of is "the Sheryl Crow of our generation," right?), but is completely awesome. Her departure from the conversation, entirely over this relationship and more concerned with the Mayer concert, is perfect.
8. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
SHE'S GWEN STACY! Arguably the greatest, most adorable movie girlfriend ever in the history of movies. Going too far? We don't think so! She's Peter Parker's love interest and the daughter of the police captain (who sooo does not approve of his daughter dating the dangerous Spider-Man), and we love her for it. More importantly than anything that happens in the actual movie, though, is her real life romance with the real life Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield. We love them on and off the screen.
9. Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
It should be clear that any movie starring Emma Stone AND Colin Firth is going to be adorable and charming, right? Okay, now that we've settled that... Emma plays a psychic who doesn't really care that Firth is trying to disprove her powers, yada yada yada, she falls in love with him. The most charming part of the movie is, of course, Emma, particularly in her 1920s Gatsby-esque style. To die for!
10. Birdman (2014)
Is this the movie could land Emma her first Oscar?! Stone plays Michael Keaton's aggressive and brash fresh-out-0f-rehab daughter-turned-personal-assistant who seemingly doesn't give a hoot about anything. From her potty mouth to her pursuit of adrenaline highs, we were shocked and amazed at how terrific she was in this role.
Completing his notes following a demonstration on radioactivity, New York Central High School student Peter Parker is bitten by a spider that has been exposed to the deadly effects of the demonstration. Returning home, he realizes that the spider's venom has infected him and he has absorbed the proportionate power and ability of a living spider.
Developing a special costume to conceal his true identity, and acquiring a position as a reporter for the New York "Daily Bugle," he institutes a battle against crime.