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'Amazing Spider-Man 2': Lizard Convicted + New International Posters

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The use of The Daily Bugle as a viral Tumblr for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been raising tons of questions, mostly about new villains popping up in the forthcoming sequels. However, a new article gives us some insight into the fate of the villain from the first film. Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) has been convicted for his crimes that resulted from his rampage as Lizard, including the murder of Gwen Stacy's (Emma Stone) father, Captain George Stacy (Denis Leary). There might be some hints as to his involvement in future films, and we talk about the possibilities below. In addition, there's three new international posters featuring Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) facing Electro (Jamie Foxx) in New York.

 Posted January 7 in Hype, Marvel, Posters, Viral | Comments

'Transcendence' Viral Video Reveals RIFT Organization and Website

Transcendence

Two teaser trailers for Wally Pfister's sci-fi flick Transcendence appeared with some techno imagery, accompanied by voiceovers from Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman. There's another one coming later tonight (maybe narrated by Cillian Murphy or Rebecca Hall?), but now we have a viral video from an organization called RIFT (Revolutionary Independence From Technology). As you might have guessed, they're an organization is opposed to technological advances, and likely the ones who are after Depp as he attempts to achieve transcendence. The video reveals the official website for RIFT, but nothing has been posted there yet except a teaser image and this video. If anything cool pops up over there, we'll let you know.

 Posted December 20 in To Watch, Viral | Comments

Eddie Brock Pens a 'Daily Bugle' Article About Spider-Man vs the Mob

Spider-Man vs. the Mob

I just received a tip in my inbox about the latest breaking news weekly update on The Daily Bugle, the viral newspaper Tumblr blog for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In the past it teased some big villains, but there's something interesting about this one. The story is written by Eddie Brock, a name many should be familiar with, as he's the guy who eventually becomes Venom. Is this another not-so-sly villain tease in the form of a newspaper byline? Most of the other articles The Daily Bugle has posted so far have been written by Joy Mercado or Ned Leeds, and this is the first time we've seen his name show up here.

 Posted December 12 in Hype, Marvel, Viral | Comments

Electro Arrives Viral Website Hidden in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Electro Arrives on New Years Eve. And he's not going to be happy. Hidden in the trailer (see above shot at 2:08 into it) for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that just arrived last week is a viral URL for a website. It took fans a week to discover the URL, but SuperHeroHype spotted it and wrote about it. The site, titled Electro Arrives, currently shows Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn looking at a countdown timer and nothing else. The countdown ends around New Years Eve, which links to the Spidey promo happening in Times Square. Which means Electro is going to show up ("arrives") and blow that place out - awesome. Right as Spidey swings in, I bet Electro will show up too and black out Times Square. This should be fun.

 Posted December 11 in Hype, Marvel, Viral | Comments

Gritty War Photos from 'Edge of Tomorrow' Viral Twitter Before Trailer

Edge of Tomorrow Viral

Get ready for hell. With the first trailer for Doug Liman's sci-fi time loop movie Edge of Tomorrow, formerly known as All You Need is Kill (based on the book titled), due out in a few days this week, marketing is finally launching. The first teases we're getting are from a viral twitter acting as an embedded journalist in the European Army's United Defense Force (UDF). He's in Verdun, France posting photos and updates as "the Edge of Tomorrow war feed." There are glimpses of Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, but the trailer is what we're really waiting to see. These actually look like bits of the trailer, or a scene, that they've cut up.

 Posted December 9 in Hype, Photos, SciFi, Viral | Comments

Who Are M.U.T.O.? Viral Site for 'Godzilla' Launches Ahead of Trailer

Who Are M.U.T.O.?

"You wanted to help? Well, this is your chance." With the first trailer for Gareth Edwards' new Godzilla movie due out tomorrow (Tuesday), viral marketing has kicked in for the monster movie. Late on Sunday the @GodzillaMovie account tweeted the link to a Chinese news article on Mtime referencing photos of the "world's largest sinkhole" and details that link to a viral site/company called M.U.T.O. The tag they used when linking was: "Who Are M.U.T.O.?" Good question. They seem a bit similar to Pacific Rim's PPDC (Pan Pacific Defense Corps) or something designed to track down these monsters. We'll have to wait and find out.

 Posted December 9 in Movie News, SciFi, Viral | Comments

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Implicates Magneto in the Killing of JFK

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Over two years ago, some brief talk from Simon Kinberg discussed some details about the X-Men: First Class sequel that hadn't yet been revealed to be using the X-Men: Days of Future Past storyline. At the time, he mentioned that the film would open with a revelation about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, which happened 50 years ago last Friday. Kinberg said they would reveal that "the magic bullet was controlled by Magneto. That would explain the physics of it, and we see that he’s pissed off because Kennedy took all the credit for saving the world and mutants weren’t even mentioned." Now that little detail has been made more prominent by way of a viral website that makes the fictional plot point seem real. Look!

 Posted November 25 in Marvel, To Watch, Viral | Comments

What's Up with This Official Warner Bros. Poster for 'Wonder Twins'?

Wonder Twins

Something strange arrived at Midtown Comics yesterday, and ComingSoon was keen enough to notice their confusion on Twitter. There have been some pieces of viral marketing and teaser posters that have just turned out to be fanmade, which is why the comic shop in New York was a little leery of a poster tube that arrived with an a teaser poster for Wonder Twins, the extraterrestrial cartoon superheroes created by Hanna-Barbera for the "Super Friends" TV series and later put in the DC Comics universe. With the obvious tagline "Activate" and Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher as the leads, this seemed fake, but there's more.

 Posted November 15 in Hype, Posters, Viral | Comments

J. Jonah Jameson Calls Out Spider-Man in New 'Daily Bugle' Viral News

The Daily Bugle

Over the past couple weeks, The Daily Bugle has been busy with reports hinting at a bunch of villains in the forthcoming sequels to The Amazing Spider-Man. Most of these relate to events during and following the first film in the rebooted franchise, but there have been hints to the three sequels coming over the next six years. Now the latest comes from a familiar name in the Spider-Man universe, but it's also a character who hasn't been cast in any of the sequels (as far as we know). An editorial has just arrived from The Daily Bugle editor-in-chief J. Jonah Jameson, and he's doing exactly what we'd expect: calling out Spider-Man.

 Posted October 31 in Hype, Marvel, Viral | Comments

More Spidey Villain Clues in Latest 'Daily Bugle' Tumblr Viral News

The Daily Bugle Cold-Blooded Killer

How many different Oscorp goblins will Spidey be fighting? Ever since The Daily Bugle viral Tumblr blog started posting news stories again, with the first one hitting last week, we've been keeping a close watch for any other updates. Another story has hit the blog talking about the situation for Dr. Curt Connors and his defense trial, where he pleaded "not guilty" to all counts. As expected, hidden in the text are more Oscorp names that relate to a couple of new villains, including Hobgoblin and possibly She-Venom. It sounds like Marc Webb has some big plans for Spider-Man over the next three movies and these news stories are our first hint at what (and who) we might be seeing. Find out who gets mentioned in this The Daily Bugle story.

 Posted October 24 in Hype, Marvel, Movie News, Viral | Comments

The Daily Bugle 'Spider-Man' Tumblr Teases Villains with Oscorp Story

The Daily Bugle Oscorp Story

That menace who destroyed Oscorp Tower is back in the city! With Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man 2 kicking off the Summer of 2014 next May, in less than seven months, it's time to start building up marketing for the webbed menace's return. Timed, most likely, with the conclusion of New York Comic-Con this past weekend, the viral tumblr blog The Daily Bugle (like the newspaper from the comics) posted a story about "Oscorp Biz Holds Steady". The article talks about how Oscorp is recovering since Dr. Connors' "attack", which caused "Oscorp's stock [to climb] four points." Are there more clues hidden in the text somewhere?

 Posted October 14 in Hype, Movie News, Viral | Comments

Look Back at 20 Years Past in Crafty '20 Years of Oldboy' Tumblr Viral

20 Years of Oldboy Viral

How much would you have missed if you were locked up for 20 years? At this point in our history, a lot has happened in 20 years. The rise of the internet and changes in our society, three different presidents, natural and man-made disasters, and so much more. The distributor behind Spike Lee's Oldboy remake has been doing a pretty good job promoting the film through unique marketing ideas (like the women at Comic-Con). They've been running a Tumblr that is looking back at "20 Years of Oldboy" and all that happened while Joe Doucett, played by Josh Brolin, was locked up. A set of images, one for each year, have now debuted in full and we've collected the complete set for your perusing. A quick look back at the last 20 years since 1993.

 Posted October 9 in Hype, Photos, Viral | Comments

'Carrie' Viral Video Trick with Telekinetic Girl Scaring a Coffee Shop

Carrie

Last month we found out that the remake of Carrie from Boys Don't Cry director Kimberly Peirce was officially R-rated. The film is pretty much the only Halloween offering up for wide release in theaters this month, and while the theatrical trailer pretty much tells us the whole story, the performances from Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore will likely make it worth while. Now a "viral video" is generating buzz with a trick in a coffee shop, featuring a girl freaking out on a guy, and suddenly using telekinetic powers to thrown him up against a wall. The reactions of the real people in the shop are pretty hilarious. What would you do?

 Posted October 7 in Horror, To Watch, Viral | Comments

Watch: CCTV Viral Videos Show Electro from 'Spider-Man 2' or Sayain?

Electro Viral Video

Well, this is interesting. There are a series of CCTV found footage videos going around that might (or might not) be linked to Marc Webb's sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and its villain Electro. Found on the site ap7am, the videos are from an Indian news station showing what appears to be footage of a "rikshwala" driver being saved from being smashed by a truck by an "alien". Upon closer inspection of the footage, the "alien" is really an electrified man traveling as fast as lightning. After saving the person, he then walks away wearing a black hoodie similar to the one in the set photo above. Is this some eerie, freaky viral for Electro?

 Posted September 28 in Rumors, To Watch, Viral | Comments

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