Video Blog: 'Cloudy 2', 'RoboCop' Remake & 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'
by Alex Billington
July 19, 2013
"Dead or alive, you're coming with me." We just finished the big Sony Hall H panel at Comic-Con 2013, which included major presentations for a few of their big upcoming projects. First, they showed us footage from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, which looks as fun as the first one. But the biggest reveals included our first look at any footage from Jose Padilha's RoboCop remake with Joel Kinnaman, and Marc Webb's sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spidey. While we still have another day of Hall H panels, the Spider-Man 2 footage is the best Hall H footage I've seen so far.
Immediately following the Hall H presentation, which we live blogged in full here, Ethan Anderton and I recorded a video blog talking about our thoughts on the footage from these three movies. Watch our video:
Seeing the footage from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which was completely raw and unfinished (including even a few storyboards and pre-vis) but still exciting to see, reminded me of the very first year I came to Comic-Con just to see Spidey footage. At the time it was for Raimi's Spider-Man 3 and I was excited, but we all know how that turned out. That said, my exhilaration this time here reminds me of that day because I think they're on the right track. I was much more hesitant about Lizard and the footage from the original Amazing Spider-Man when I saw that in 2011, but I believe they're putting the right care and concern into crafting Electro, and Spidey needs that kind of challenge. His origin has been retold, now time to go all out.
As for RoboCop, I infamously called out the movie as a flop last year but have been waiting to see some actual footage. Surprisingly, it looked better than I thought it would, but I'm still not convinced. I just hope we're not being sold by the spectacle and cool sci-fi world and relevancy to today in order to cover up a disaster. Then again, that can be said for both movies, but I'm still excited. I want both of them to turn out fantastic, but I'm putting my bet on Amazing Spider-Man 2 after today's show. More from Comic-Con soon.
Note: teaser photo of Andrew Garfield in the Spidey costume from today via @Ethan_Anderton on Twitter.