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“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ casting call reveals potential spoilers

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Could there be a major funeral taking place during “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″? It seems like we could be losing a major character — Uncle Ben? — based on a casting call posted to On Location Vacations.

Among the three posted casting calls, one of them is asking for men and women ages 18 to 70 to “portray Friends & Family Mourning at a Funeral/ Wake.” This scene is set to film on Valentine’s Day, which seems a little twisted to us. Here is the full casting call:

SAG-AFTRA Stand In- Shailene Woodley
London Calling

Stand-in / Female / Caucasian / 18 – 26
Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking: SAG-AFTRA Caucasian Female, 18-20s age range, approximately 5’7-5’9, very slim, reddish hair. This is for Stand In work for Shailene Woodley for a Camera Test. If selected you may be asked to stand in for her the entire film, February- July.

SAG-AFTRA Featured Friends & Family Mourners (Feb 14th)
London Calling
2/14/2013

Background / Male or Female / All Ethnicities /18 – 70
Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking: SAG-AFTRA Men & Women, 18-70 age range, to portray Friends & Family Mourning at a Funeral/ Wake. The scene is scheduled to film February 14th, 2013. This is very featured & I will be submitting photos to the Director.

SAG-AFTRA Core Scientists, Engineers, Technicians (multiple dates)
London Calling

Background / Male or Female / All Ethnicities /22 – 65
Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking: SAG-AFTRA Men & Women, 20s-60s age range, all ethnicities to portray a Core Group of Scientists, Technicians, Engineers, etc. This will be multiple days work between March & July. No exact dates yet & we will be rotating people. We will be submitting photos to the Director.

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ swings into theaters on May 2, 2014. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and director Marc Webb are both officially back for the sequel. Shailene Woodley has joined as Mary Jane Watson, Dane DeHaan is playing Harry Osborn and Jamie Foxx is Electro.

Whose funeral do you think they’re casting for in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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10 Otherworldly Romances That’ll Melt Your Heart

Spend Valentine's Day weekend with IFC's Underworld movie marathon.

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Romance takes many forms, and that is especially true when you have a thirst for blood or laser beams coming out of your eyes.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a werewolf, a superhero, a clone, a time-traveler, or a vampire, love is the one thing that infects us all.  Read on to find out why Romeo and Juliet have nothing on these supernatural star-crossed lovers, and be sure to catch IFC’s Underworld movie marathon this Valentine’s Day weekend.

1. Cyclops/Jean Grey/Wolverine, X-Men series

The X-Men franchise is rife with romance, but the steamiest “ménage à mutant” may just be the one between Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), Cyclops (James Marsden), and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). Their triangle is a complicated one as Jean finds herself torn between the two very different men while also trying to control her darker side, the Phoenix. This leads to Jean killing Cyclops and eventually getting stabbed through her heart by Wolverine in X-Men: The Last Stand. Yikes!  Maybe they should change the name to Ex-Men instead?


2. Willow/Tara, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Joss Whedon gave audiences some great romances on Buffy the Vampire Slayer — including the central triangle of Buffy, Angel, and Spike — but it was the love between witches Willow (Alyson Hannigan) and Tara (Amber Benson) that broke new ground for its sensitive and nuanced portrayal of a LGBT relationship.

Willow is smart and confident and isn’t even sure of her sexuality when she first meets Tara at college in a Wiccan campus group. As the two begin experimenting with spells, they realize they’re also falling for one another and become the show’s most enduring, happy couple. At least until Tara’s death in season six, a moment that still brings on the feels.


3. Selene/Michael, Underworld series

The Twilight gang pales in comparison (both literally and metaphorically) to the Lycans and Vampires of the stylish Underworld franchise. If you’re looking for an epic vampire/werewolf romance set amidst an epic vampire/werewolf war, Underworld handily delivers in the form of leather catsuited Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and shaggy blonde hunk Michael (a post-Felicity Scott Speedman). As they work together to stop the Vampire/Lycan war, they give into their passions while also kicking butt in skintight leather. Love at first bite indeed.


4. Spider-man/Mary Jane Watson, Spider-man

After rushing to the aid of beautiful girl-next-door Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), the Amazing Spider-man is rewarded with an upside-down kiss that is still one of the most romantic moments in comic book movie history. For Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), the shy, lovable dork beneath the mask, his rain-soaked makeout session is the culmination of years of unrequited love and one very powerful spider bite. As the films progress, Peter tries pushing MJ away in an attempt to protect her from his enemies, but their web of love is just too powerful. And you know, with great power, comes great responsibility.


5. Molly/Sam, Ghost

When it comes to supernatural romance, you really can’t beat Molly and Sam from the 1990 hit film Ghost. Demi Moore goes crazy for Swayze like the rest of us, and the pair make pottery sexier than it’s ever been.

When Sam is murdered, he’s forced to communicate through con artist turned real psychic, Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg in her Academy Award-winning role) to warn Molly she is still in danger from his co-worker, Carl (a pre-Scandal Tony Goldwyn). Molly doesn’t believe Oda is telling the truth, so Sam proves it by sliding a penny up the wall and then possessing Oda so he and Molly can share one last romantic dance together (but not the dirty kind). We’d pay a penny for a dance with Patrick Swayze ANY day.


6. Cosima/Delphine, Orphan Black

It stands to reason there would be at least one complicated romance on a show about clones, and none more complicated than the one between clone Cosima (Tatiana Maslany) and Dr. Delphine Cormier (Evelyne Brochu) on BBC America’s hit drama Orphan Black.

Cosima is a PhD student focusing on evolutionary developmental biology at the University of Minnesota when she meets Delphine, a research associate from the nefarious Dyad Institute, posing as a fellow immunology student. The two fall in love, but their happiness is brief once Dyad and the other members of Clone Club get involved. Here’s hoping Cosima finds love in season four of Orphan Black. Girlfriend could use a break.


7. Aragorn/Arwen, Lord of the Rings

On a picturesque bridge in Rivendell amidst some stellar mood-lighting and dreamy Elvish language with English subtitles for us non-Middle Earthlings, Arwen (Liv Tyler) and Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) bind their souls to one another, pledging to love each other no matter what befalls them.

Their courtship is a matter of contention with Arwen’s father, Elrond (Hugo Weaving), who doesn’t wish to see his daughter suffer over Aragorn’s future death. The two marry after the conclusion of the War of the Ring, with Aragorn assuming his throne as King of Gondor, and Arwen forgoing her immortality to become his Queen. Is it too much to assume they asked Frodo to be their wedding ring-bearer?


8. Lafayette/Jesus, True Blood

True Blood quickly became the go-to show for supernatural sex scenes featuring future Magic Mike strippers (Joe Manganiello) and pale Nordic men with washboard abs (Hi Alexander Skarsgård!), but honestly, there was a little something for everyone, including fan favorite Bon Temps medium, Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis).

In season three, Lafayette met his mother’s nurse, Jesus, and the two began a relationship. As they spend more time together and start doing V (short for Vampire Blood), they learn Jesus is descended from a long line of witches and that Lafayette himself has magical abilities. However, supernatural love is anything but simple, and after the pair join a coven, Lafayette becomes possessed by the dead spirit of its former leader. This relationship certainly puts a whole new spin on possessive love.


9. Nymphadora Tonks/Remus Lupin, Harry Potter series

There are lots of sad characters in the Harry Potter series, but Remus Lupin ranks among the saddest. He was bitten by a werewolf as a child, his best friend was murdered and his other best friend was wrongly imprisoned in Azkaban for it, then THAT best friend was killed by a Death Eater at the Ministry of Magic as Remus looked on. So when Lupin unexpectedly found himself in love with badass Auror and Metamorphmagus Nymphadora Tonks (she prefers to be called by her surname ONLY, thank you very much), pretty much everyone, including Lupin himself, was both elated and cautiously hopeful about their romance and eventual marriage.

Sadly, the pair met a tragic ending when both were killed by Death Eaters during the Battle of Hogwarts, leaving their son, Teddy, orphaned much like his godfather Harry Potter. Accio hankies!


10. The Doctor/Rose Tyler, Doctor Who

Speaking of wolves, Rose “Bad Wolf” Tyler (Billie Piper) captured the Doctor’s hearts from the moment he told her to “Run!” in the very first episode of the re-booted Doctor Who series. Their affection for one another grew steadily deeper during their travels in the TARDIS, whether they were stuck in 1950s London, facing down pure evil in the Satan Pit, or battling Cybermen.

But their relationship took a tragic turn during the season two finale episode, “Doomsday,” when the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and Rose found themselves separated in parallel universes with no way of being reunited (lest two universes collapse as a result of a paradox). A sobbing Rose told a holographic transmission of the Doctor she loved him, but before he could reply, the transmission cut out, leaving our beloved Time Lord (and most of the audience) with a tear-stained face and two broken hearts all alone in the TARDIS.

Dane DeHaan cast as Harry Osborn in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″

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It’s official: Dane DeHaan has been chosen to portray Harry Osborn in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”

After a long casting search that considered actors like Brad Corbet, Alden Ehrenreich, Sam Claflin, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth and Boyd Holbrook — and, of course, DeHaan — director Marc Webb announced on his Twitter account that DeHaan was chosen for the role. After making his big break earlier this year in “Chronicle,” DeHaan has continued a great streak in Hollywood with roles in “Lawless,” “The Place Beyond the Pines,” “Lincoln,” “Devil’s Knot” and “Kill Your Darlings.”

It seems as though this means that Webb ended up settling for a “dark and edgy” take on Osborn after all. There had been some debate over whether he’d go for a darker version of the characters or a “bigger, athletic” one, as his idea for the character of Osborn was “evolving.” What we do know is that Osborn is supposed to be a college student who Peter Parker befriends in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” The inclusion of Osborn also opens the door for the introduction of his father, Norman Osborn, who later ends up becoming the Green Goblin.

When IFC caught up with DeHaan while he was promoting the DVD release of “Lawless,” he admitted that he was very much interested in the role of Harry.

“I love what Marc Webb did with the first one, with the emphasis of the human aspects of it without calling attention to it,” he said. “And I think Andrew Garfield is an amazing person and a talented artist. So if that opportunity were to come along, and obviously it has not yet, I would love to be in that.”

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ swings into theaters on May 2, 2014. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and director Marc Webb are both officially back for the sequel. Shailene Woodley has joined as Mary Jane Watson and Jamie Foxx is considering the role of Electro.

Do you think DeHaan is a good fit as Harry Osborn? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth added to shortlist for Harry Osborn in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″

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The short list for the role of Harry Osborn just got a little bit longer. Following the news last week that Brady Corbet, Dane DeHaan and Alden Ehrenreich are all up for the role in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” it’s been revealed that Sam Claflin, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth and Boyd Holbrook are all in the running as well.

This news comes from The Hollywood Reporter. As it turns out, the whole “dark and edgy” vibe for Harry wasn’t what director Marc Webb wanted after all, and now the production is again looking for a “bigger, athletic actor.” We’d argue that this new crop of names is somewhere in between, but it will be interesting to see who finally gets chosen.

Last we heard, the character of Harry was still “evolving,” so it could be that Webb is trying out different actors until he finds the one that fits. Harry seems to be the last new major character that Webb needs to cast, as he’s already found his Mary Jane Watson and prospective Electro.

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ swings into theaters on May 2, 2014. Andrew Garfield and director Marc Webb are both officially back for the sequel.

Who do you think should be cast as Harry Osborn? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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