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'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Twitter chat with Andrew Garfield: Read his best answers!

Good news, Spidey fans!

Earlier today EW teamed up with Sony and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Andrew Garfield to get your Spider-Man questions answered. Read some of Garfield’s best answers from the chat below. And if you missed it, don’t worry. You can read the whole chat here.

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'Amazing Spider-Man': Our villain wish list for the Sinister Six

Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens next month, but that’s just step two in Sony’s 34-step process to out-Avengers Avengers. The studio announced a slate of Spidey sequels and spin-offs last year — and, as EW’s Sara Vilkomerson explains in this week’s cover story, the new film is very much a world-building vehicle towards those future films, laying the groundwork for a rapid expansion. The ultimate end goal, at least for now, appears to be the Sinister Six. That’s the name of a villainous superteam that frequently bedevils Spidey. If all goes as planned, there will be a Sinister Six movie, with Drew Goddard already onboard to write/probably direct it.

But the Sinister Six have always had a rotating lineup. (And — potential Unusual Sequel Title Alert! — there was once a Sinister Twelve.) So who should be on the bigscreen Six? We put together a wishlist of Spidey villains — post your own essentials in the comments!

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'Amazing Spider-Man 2': Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Jamie Foxx interview each other -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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If you pick up a copy of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, you’ll get a deep dive look into the expanded superhero franchise of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. But if you want to know about the really important things, like who is afraid of spiders or who can stop a crime in real life, then Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Jamie Foxx have some answers for you!

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This Week's Cover: Get ready for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Prepare for an expansion in the Spider-verse. With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swinging into theaters on May 2, Sony Pictures takes a big step forward with its amazing Spider-Plan. In this week’s Entertainment Weekly, senior writer Sara Vilkomerson talks with Team Spidey — including director Marc Webb and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, and Dane DeHaan — about the decision to commit to two more Amazing Spider-Man films, for 2016 and 2018, in addition to two spin-offs focusing on beloved villains Venom and the Sinister Six.

“At the tail end of this movie we set up some of the other characters that will probably end up being in the Sinister Six,” says Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal. “We’re going forward on all fronts.” (The studio hasn’t yet announced the exact makeup of its big-screen Sinister Six, but comic book fan Garfield says he personally digs Venom, Doc Ock, Vulture, and Kraven.) READ FULL STORY

'Amazing Spider-Man 2' and the Too Many Villains problem

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrives in a mere three months, but it feels like the web-swinging reboot-sequel keeps expanding its cast every day. Just yesterday, director Marc Webb officially announced via Twitter that former Officer perma-temp B.J. Novak will play A. Smythe, which is almost certainly some version of Alistair Smythe – a character who eventually becomes the bad-guy criminal scientist behind a line of nasty robots called Spider-Slayers. It’s possible that Novak will only be in the movie for a short while — and it’s worth remembering that Dylan Baker played Curt Connors through two Spider-Man movies without every transforming into the Lizard. Then again, Novak is a pretty familiar face playing a familiar name — and besides just being the latest sequel in a hugely possible franchise, Amazing 2 is also world-building towards a supervillain-spinoff megafranchise.

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'Spider-Man' spins off: 20 thoughts on 'Venom,' 'The Sinister Six,' and Sony's franchise gambit

1. Jesus.

2. Sony’s announcement that they will expand their rebooted Amazing Spider-Man franchise in every conceivable direction represents a new peak in Hollywood’s current vogue for franchise-building brinksmanship. Marvel Studios revealed their master plan gradually: Release an Iron Man here, announce a Thor there, wait until Avengers is a hit before you start really freaking people out with Guardians of the Galaxy.

After X-Men: First Class was an okay-not-gangbusters hit, Fox carefully retrenched: Mix in the original director and the original cast, throw out one fan-bait title (Days of Future Past) and then, when they least expect it, throw out another (Apocalypse.) When Disney announced Star Wars: Episode VII, they led with a creative-team announcement: Michael Arndt is writing it! You know him! Toy Story 3! (There followed a lengthy search for a director — the Internet Age equivalent of Selznick looking for his Scarlett O’Hara — and the eventual departure of Arndt.) Warner Bros. is building up to Justice League one granular casting announcement at a time. READ FULL STORY

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' trailer: A deep dive

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2014 is the Year of the Superteam. There’s Marvel’s goofball space-squadron Guardians of the Galaxy. There’s an X-Men movie starring two or three or seven different groups of X-Men. Captain America’s on furlough from The Avengers, but in The Winter Soldier he’s hanging out with a B-team of Capsters like Black Widow and Falcon. That makes The Amazing Spider-Man 2 an outlier. The second chapter of Marc Webb’s reboot saga once again focuses on the travails of a teenaged Peter Parker, still dating Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy and still trying to solve the mystery of his father.

Until now, the movie was generally pitched as a face-off between Spidey and new villain Electro, played by Jamie Foxx. But the new trailer for Amazing 2 features some intriguing hints that the movie may have quite a bit more going on than we thought. For one thing, there might actually be a superteam in this movie — although not all superteams are good superteams. You can watch the full trailer here. Now let’s dive in, shall we? READ FULL STORY

'Ender's Game' and Spider-Man: Pop Culture's Big Gay Panic

Most artists and writers instinctively dislike the idea of cultural boycotts, and for good reason. The scales should always tip toward freedom of expression — even disagreeable expression — and when we fight over pop culture, our arguments should stem from knowledge rather than from a flat refusal to engage with questionable material. Besides, most cultural boycotts are strategically ineffective; it’s hard to tally the number of people who don’t see a movie or watch a TV show, and impossible to determine when staying away constitutes a statement and when it merely indicates lack of interest.

As a manifestation of anger or disgust, boycotts are extreme and, appropriately, rare. So it’s noteworthy that talk of an organized protest against the sci-fi drama Ender’s Game, which opens Nov. 1, has heated up enough to provoke responses from both Orson Scott Card, the author of the novel on which it’s based, and the movie’s distributor. Card is an outspoken opponent of marriage equality whose decades-long history of antigay public commentary is well documented; now that he has a movie to sell, he is saying that in the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision overturning a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, the issue is “moot.” On July 8, he gave a statement to EW in which he urged gay rights supporters to show “tolerance toward those who disagreed with them when the issue was still in dispute.”

It’s hard to know where to begin to dismantle the smugness and intellectual dishonesty in Card’s words. His assertion that gay rights are now “moot” in a country in which 37 states still consider my marriage unworthy of recognition is weak enough, but I’d rather move on to his self-serving appropriation of “tolerance.” No group of people is required to tolerate those who would oppress them, but beyond that, Card is using calm and temperate language to disguise the extremity of his position. He’s not simply against marriage equality; as recently as 2008, he publicly called for straight married Americans to unite in an effort to “destroy” their “mortal enemy,” by which he meant a revolutionary overthrow of any U.S. government led by “dictator-judges” who support same-sex marriage. He’s an off-the-spectrum hatemonger cloaking himself as a voice of principled opposition, and he richly deserves to be shunned. READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con giveaway alert! Win VIP passes to 'Spider-Man' Tumblr meetup

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Attention, Spidey fans: EW has teamed up with Tumblr and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to host a meetup this Friday at San Diego Comic-Con. You can find tickets here — or enter our giveaway to win one of five V.I.P. passes, each of which includes a plus-one.

To enter the contest, come up with your best caption for the exclusive Amazing Spider-Man 2 photo below. It can be a snippet of dialogue between Spidey and Max Dillon (a.k.a. Electro), a goofy guess at what they’re arguing about, a haiku, whatever — so long as it’s about the picture and it’s funny, you’ve got a shot at winning.

Submit your caption through our Tumblr Ask box, along with a valid email address (formatted as “username AT website DOT com,” so that Tumblr doesn’t think it’s spam). We’ll accept entries until 9:30 a.m. ET Thursday, July 18. Winners will be announced later that day.

And please, don’t enter the contest unless you’re already going to be at Comic-Con — even if you’ve got a great idea for a caption.

Ready? …GO!

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Jamie Foxx reveals Electro's voice on 'Tonight Show' -- VIDEO

Jamie Foxx may be one of the first Big Superhero Baddies with a Big Bad Comb-over.

While promoting White House Down on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night, Foxx also touched on his role as Max “Electro” Dillon in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and even showed a picture of himself in character as Max Dillon before his evil transformation. The guy is clearly kind of a dweeb. “My sister is my hair stylist and she created the Django look,” Foxx explained. “I told her that, when I’m the nerd guy, I want to be the first black man with a comb-over. I told her, ‘Make me look like I would look if I never made it.’”

After audience laughter, Foxx also discussed the pitfalls of doing an intense character voice — and debuted his Electro voice in the process. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

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