The Amazing Spider-Man DVD/Blu-ray is available in stores today, but we’re taking a look at what to expect to see in the film’s sequel.

You’re probably picking up director Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot today, despite most likely already seeing the film multiple times in theaters (considering it raked in over $750 million) and we’ve already seen all the deleted and behind-the-scenes clips – but what can we expect from the film’s sequel?

Details we already know about the sequel

  • Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone will obviously be returning for their roles as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. Both of these actors are huge stars now and after their roles in The Amazing Spider-Man, they’re only going to get bigger. Stone has a big role coming up in Gangster Squad and Movie 43, and Andrew Garfield is most likely working on a film between the next Spider-Man’s shoot date, which starts at the beginning of 2013.

    The Amazing Spider-Man sequel - Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield

  • Director Marc Webb is returning for the film’s sequel and he’s very interested in the villain Electro (Electro was rumored to be the person who visited Dr. Connors in his cell during the post-credits scene). He’ll also be looking to include the Green Goblin, which is reportedly one of his favorite comic villains.

  • Norman Osborn should play a large role in the sequel. While re-using Osborn seems almost like a lazy choice, he’s such an integral part of Parker’s story that it would be very difficult to continue without him entering Spider-Man’s life. Plus, Webb is a fan of the Green Goblin and we imagine Parker will run into his old friend Harry Osborn.
     
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  • There have been rumors that Mary Jane will make an appearance in the second film and that Shailene Woodley may be in the running to play the character. This will definitely occur, as Webb has confirmed she will be in the sequel.

  • Marc Webb wants to branch out from the film’s main story line, having already planted the back story of Peter Parker and Spider-Man’s origins. This is a given. With the original trilogy still in the minds of the public, Webb is going to want to move very quickly away from the story that’s already been told. In The Amazing Spider-Man he had to retell a lot of filler and back story, but in the sequel he has the ability to blaze a new trail for Spidey and we imagine he’ll be making some interesting plot choices.

    What we expect to see in the sequel

  • A love triangle between Mary Jane, Gwen Stacy, and Peter Parker. Why? Because awkward love triangles sell tickets. Marc Webb will definitely have his say about the script, but he’s still at the mercy of the studio. Plus, the more women in Peter’s life, the more villains can “attack his heart!”
     
    The Amazing Spider-Man sequel Gwen Stacy & Peter Parker

  • Multiple villains. Webb will definitely work Norman Osborn into the film, which means the Green Goblin could make an appearance and he’s made it clear he’s “excited” about Electro – but he is a comic book fan and if we know anything, it’s that they love having multiple villains gang up on their superheroes.

  • [Possible plot spoiler] Gwen Stacy possibly dying. Crazy, we know – but in the Spider-Man comics Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) dies during a battle between the Green Goblin and Spider-Man. This is unlikely though, because Emma Stone has become a mega-star and Sony Studios will most likely be against killing off someone who is essentially a bigger star than Andrew Garfield now.
     
    The Amazing Spider-Man sequel Peter Parker

  • Peter Parker will be in college and continue the work that his dad started. In the comics, Parker is a genius, we know this from the original trilogy, but Peter is no slacker. He will be taking college as seriously as he can while battling multiple villains, but his main goal will be to ace his physics exam. This realism in the first film sold the story and we think Marc Webb will use it to his advantage again in the sequel.

  • More point of view shots in IMAX 3D. Sadly 3D wasn’t “just a fad,” but luckily for us Marc Webb knows how to use it. Webb has said that the 3D shots won him over when he saw them on screen and that he wished he had used the point of view shots of Spider-Man swinging through the city a bit more. With audiences erupting with applause during the scenes where Spidey swings from boom crane to boom crane, we can’t blame him – the 3D looked flawless and was probably the best use of the technology in 2012 (Yes, even more than in Avengers).

    Look for clues about the sequel in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

    The Amazing Spider-Man end credits scene

    Sometimes, when watching a film in theaters (especially one of this size) an audience just doesn’t have time to pick up on all the details that the director hoped you’d catch. When you’re watching the film again today at home, take the time to catch any tiny details that you may have missed that they worked into the film. Director Marc Webb admits that there were “Easter eggs” in the film that no one had pointed out yet that were clues about the sequel, so be on the look out for them.

    Take the time to watch the deleted scenes, or the final clip where the mystery man (rumored to be Electro) comes to Dr. Connors’ cell, it’s quite an interesting scene – you may even notice that Connors defends Parker and asks that he (Electro) “leave the boy alone!”

    Also, check out this video where director Marc Webb and The Amazing Spider-Man’s Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Jerome Chen discuss the film and possible “Easter eggs” in the DVD/Blu-ray.

    We hope you enjoy The Amazing Spider-Man on DVD/Blu-ray this weekend and be sure to come back and let us know if you catch any new details that you previously missed.

    The Amazing Spider-Man’s sequel has a release date set for May 2, 2014.

  • Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

    The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

    Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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    Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

    The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

    Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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    In his replies, he names the creature and states that, no, they aren’t fighting in space.

    Then taking to Facebook, Gunn replied to fans who had questions about the image.

    An updated synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 reads:

    “Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”

    So it looks like for those who were lucky enough to see GotG 2 footage at San Diego Comic-Con this year, you’ve already seen this guy in action.

    ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ lands in theatres on May 5, 2017

    Maisie Williams freaks out over ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 scripts

    "Nothing will prepare you for this."

    7:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

    Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

    Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

    Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

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    Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

    Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

    Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

    At first, Williams warned fans to steel themselves for the epic events to come.

    …but apparently, no amount of mental toughness will be enough for season 7.

    To summarize, Game of Thrones fans the world over are now sizzlingly jealous of Maisie Williams… and also, apparently, well and truly screwed.

    With George R.R. Martin’s next installment in A Song of Ice and Fire still achingly absent, there’s almost no way to predict the major events of Game of Thrones season 7. Our only theory is that we should probably say goodbye to the feelings we managed to resuscitate after Jon Snow came back to life.

    Williams isn’t the only member of the cast hinting at madness to come. Maisie’s on-screen sister Sophie Turner revealed that she too had advance knowledge while pondering Sansa’s future.

    “I’ve actually just got the scripts for seven,” Turner tells Variety. “So I don’t want to say too much, because I’ll probably end up slipping some truths out!”

    Seven forbid, Sophie. Seven forbid.

    Game of Thrones season 7 will air some time in 2017, but not soon enough.

    What madness do you think ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 has in store?

    Netflix adapting ‘Anne of Green Gables’ for new TV series with additional themes

    Anne Shirley is returning to our screens!

    2:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

    L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

    The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

    Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

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    L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

    The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

    Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

    The eight-book Anne of Green Gables series has been adapted numerous times over the years (including the well-known, two-part 1985 televised miniseries), but this will arguably be the biggest adaptation to date thanks to the potential audience Netflix could pull in.

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    According to Deadline, “the coming-of-age series will focus on a young girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly spinster and her aging brother. Over time — and thanks to her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination — 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live.”

    The new adaptation “will honor the foundation of the book, but will incorporate new adventures reflecting themes of identity, sexism, bullying, prejudice, and trusting one’s self.”

    The series will be set in 1890. The first book was published in 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery and has gone on to sell over 50 million copies worldwide.

    Will you watch Netflix’s ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series?

    If you’ve ever been interested in reading the series, now’s a great time to start!