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.
     
    The Amazing Spider-Man OSCORP

  • 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.

  • In interesting but potentially brilliant casting news, comedian Amy Schumer will be taking on the role of Barbie for a live-action film.

    Take a moment to soak in the news. Now revel in the idea. This could be awesome.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Schumer is not only leading the project on screen, but she’ll also have an influence on the script.

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    In interesting but potentially brilliant casting news, comedian Amy Schumer will be taking on the role of Barbie for a live-action film.

    Take a moment to soak in the news. Now revel in the idea. This could be awesome.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Schumer is not only leading the project on screen, but she’ll also have an influence on the script.

    Last year, Sony had their pick of three complete scripts for a live-action Barbie movie. Of those three, they chose Hilary Winston’s. Now that Schumer is on board, THR says to expect her and her sister, Kim Caramele, to rewrite Winston’s original idea.

    The plot, given that Schumer doesn’t change the major details, “begins in a perfect land of Barbies where one woman slowly awakens to the fact that she doesn’t fit it. She is expelled from the idealistic land and journeys to the real world, where she discovers that being unique is an asset.”

    The outlet also addresses the fact that Mattel has had to deal with plenty of criticism regarding body image and race when it comes to the Barbie toys. Schumer’s casting is a great way to speak to some of those issues, and will hopefully provide a positive and uplifting message by the movie’s end.

    There will be, of course, some hesitation given Schumer’s previous work. One only has to look as far as Trainwreck and Inside Amy Schumer to see her comedy is often brutally honest and raunchy. Barbie would be shocked.

    But Schumer is an actress, after all, and a brilliant comedian. For this “contemporary spin on beauty, feminism and identity,” she seems like just the right fit.

    What do you think of Amy Schumer as Barbie?

    It’s arguably the biggest day for Hamilton fans since the release of the original Broadway recording: The Hamilton Mixtape has arrived!

    Following years of development, the Hamilton Mixtape was released around the world on Friday, December 2. Mixtape features, well, remixes of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton hits, sung by artists both big and small from various genres.

    To celebrate the album’s release, a special #Ham4Ham was hosted at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Thursday night, where names like Ashanti, Ja Rule, Regina Spektor, and Andra Day performed their songs from Mixtape:

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    It’s arguably the biggest day for Hamilton fans since the release of the original Broadway recording: The Hamilton Mixtape has arrived!

    Following years of development, the Hamilton Mixtape was released around the world on Friday, December 2. Mixtape features, well, remixes of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton hits, sung by artists both big and small from various genres.

    To celebrate the album’s release, a special #Ham4Ham was hosted at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Thursday night, where names like Ashanti, Ja Rule, Regina Spektor, and Andra Day performed their songs from Mixtape:

    Stream ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’:

    Spotify users can easily stream The Hamilton Mixtape below. You can also listen here via Apple Music.:

    And you can purchase a physical copy from Amazon here (you know all the Hamilton fans in your life will want a physical copy):

    Hamilton Mixtape tracklist

    1. No John Trumbull (Intro) – The Roots
    2. My Shot (feat. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) [Rise Up Remix] – The Roots
    3. Wrote My Way Out – Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc
    4. Wait For It – Usher
    5. An Open Letter (feat. Shockwave) [Interlude] – Watsky
    6. Satisfied (feat. Miguel & Queen Latifah) – Sia
    7. Dear Theodosia (feat. Ben Folds) – Regina Spektor
    8. Valley Forge (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
    9. It’s Quiet Uptown – Kelly Clarkson
    10. That Would Be Enough – Alicia Keys
    11. Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) – K’naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, Residente
    12. You’ll Be Back – Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
    13. Helpless (feat. Ja Rule) – Ashanti
    14. Take A Break (Interlude) – !llmind
    15. Say Yes To This – Jill Scott
    16. Congratulations – Dessa
    17. Burn – Andra Day
    18. Stay Alive (Interlude) – J.PERIOD & Stro Elliot
    19. Slavery Battle (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
    20. Washington’s By Your Side – Wiz Khalifa
    21. History Has Its Eyes On You – John Legend
    22. Who Tells Your Story (feat. Common & Ingrid Michaelson) – The Roots
    23. Dear Theodosia (Reprise) – Chance The Rapper & Francis and The Lights

    What are our favorite performances on ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’?

    Chris Pratt is currently on a press tour for Passengers. Jennifer Lawrence may or may not be there too.

    Passengers, the new sci-fi epic starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, comes out later this month. The promo tour has kicked off in Europe, with the two stars on hand to answer all our questions.

    To entertain himself (and his fans!), Chris Pratt has been updating his Instagram with funny photos and captions from the tour.

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    Chris Pratt is currently on a press tour for Passengers. Jennifer Lawrence may or may not be there too.

    Passengers, the new sci-fi epic starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, comes out later this month. The promo tour has kicked off in Europe, with the two stars on hand to answer all our questions.

    To entertain himself (and his fans!), Chris Pratt has been updating his Instagram with funny photos and captions from the tour.

    There’s some real gold in there, but the best part is when he realizes that fans really want to see some pictures of Jennifer Lawrence — who doesn’t have her own social media accounts — and proceeds to very decidedly not include her!

    Update: He did it again.


    See some of the hilarious posts from Chris Pratt below:

    Finally got that selfie with Jen y'all wanted. #passengersmovie

    A photo posted by chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) on

    Just hanging with my bestie Jen. #passengersmovie

    A photo posted by chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) on

    Here Jen and I pose with @elrubiuswtf

    A photo posted by chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) on

    Here's an extremely artistic and meaningful video I made in which Jen is heavily featured. #passengersmovie

    A video posted by chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) on

    Another day down with me and my best buddy Jen. #London #passengersmovie

    A photo posted by chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) on

    Not going to lie — we’re almost as excited for the press interview videos as we are for the movie itself!

    ‘Passengers’ hits cinemas on December 21