18 Jun - 'The Amazing Spider-Man' premiere

So. Spider-Man.... I've heard of him.

There were of course three 'other' previous Spider-Man movies starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst in 2002, 2004 and 2007. They made billions of dollars at the box office. And here we are again, in 2012 and there's a new Spider-Man movie. I'm so... what's the word I'm looking for...? (disinterested?) (no... I can't say that : Emma Stone is in the movie).

While I think if the word, here's how it went down:

Near as I can tell, Sony owns the rights to this Marvel Franchise, while Disney owns the rights to pretty much everything else that's Marvel. That's why Spider-Man wasn't in The Avengers, and that's why there's a new Spider-Man movie: Sony has to keep releasing them, or the rights will (somehow) revert to Marvel. And who wants that?

Near as I can tell, Sony owns the rights to this Marvel Franchise, while Disney owns the rights to pretty much everything else that's Marvel. That's why Spider-Man wasn't in The Avengers, and that's why there's a new Spider-Man movie: Sony has to keep releasing them, or the rights will (somehow) revert to Marvel. And who wants that?

On a completely different note : possibility of a martial arts subplot? I'm intrigued...

On a completely different note : possibility of a martial arts subplot? I'm intrigued...

It's Page1 of The List of celebrity attendees. Fortunately, I'm aware of some of these people. Indeed, I've come here specifically to photograph some of them (although to be frank that's more of a happy byproduct)

It's Page1 of The List of celebrity attendees. Fortunately, I'm aware of some of these people. Indeed, I've come here specifically to photograph some of them (although to be frank that's more of a happy byproduct)

Anna Friel was in the movie 'Limitless' with Bradley Cooper... but I didn't watch it. The dress, though? Hard to miss, even on a red carpet.

Anna Friel was in the movie 'Limitless' with Bradley Cooper... but I didn't watch it. The dress, though? Hard to miss, even on a red carpet.

Among the many, many things, Arvi Arad has produced are:  this film, the three prior Spiderman movies, and movies in the Iron Man and X-Men franchises. (If he scores a cap and a t-shirt for every movie he produces, he'll probably be able to go a fair while between laundry days)

Among the many, many things, Arvi Arad has produced are:  this film, the three prior Spiderman movies, and movies in the Iron Man and X-Men franchises. (If he scores a cap and a t-shirt for every movie he produces, he'll probably be able to go a fair while between laundry days)

Interviewer : "So was Money your main motivation for making this film?" Arvia Arad : "No, it was more...." Interviewer : "... artistic vision? a contemporary relevant story? the desire to tell the struggle of a good looking young man surviving in high school even though he's 29?" Arvi Arad : "well.....no. Not that either."

Interviewer : "So was Money your main motivation for making this film?"
Arvia Arad : "No, it was more...."
Interviewer : "... artistic vision? a contemporary relevant story? the desire to tell the struggle of a good looking young man surviving in high school even though he's 29?"
Arvi Arad : "well.....no. Not that either."

Cool dress@Spiderman premiere. (I don't see Sony logos splashed all over it, so I'm willing to call it both 'classy' and 'art').

Cool dress@Spiderman premiere. (I don't see Sony logos splashed all over it, so I'm willing to call it both 'classy' and 'art').

Matthew Tolmach is another one of several producers on this film. He's probably suggesting that the presence of Sony's many Bravia, Vaio, Ericsson... and, who knows... MiniDisc products in this film is _mostly_ a coincidence

Matthew Tolmach is another one of several producers on this film. He's probably suggesting that the presence of Sony's many Bravia, Vaio, Ericsson... and, who knows... MiniDisc products in this film is _mostly_ a coincidence

Rhys Ifans played Luna Lovegood's dad in the Harry Potter films, and is The Lizard in this film. He's also helpfully standing still so the cameraman can take the photo, upload it to facebook and see if Facebook auto-tags it.

Rhys Ifans played Luna Lovegood's dad in the Harry Potter films, and is The Lizard in this film. He's also helpfully standing still so the cameraman can take the photo, upload it to facebook and see if Facebook auto-tags it.

Emma Stone is pretty, but I can't say I've had the pleasure of seeing any movies she's been in thus far. (checks imdb). I stand corrected : Zombieland, of course.

Emma Stone is pretty, but I can't say I've had the pleasure of seeing any movies she's been in thus far. (checks imdb). I stand corrected : Zombieland, of course.

Marc Webb did NOT merely get the directing gig for a $215million budgeted superhero franchise reboot because his surname works so well with the title. But still... surely he put that forward as an argument at the job interview? I would have.

Marc Webb did NOT merely get the directing gig for a $215million budgeted superhero franchise reboot because his surname works so well with the title. But still... surely he put that forward as an argument at the job interview? I would have.

My Pentax K-5 opted to expose at near pitch-black for about 200 frames (spot-metering and -0.7 exposure compensation... wtf, Pentax?). So I'm calling this 'recovered' shot 'art'.

My Pentax K-5 opted to expose at near pitch-black for about 200 frames (spot-metering and -0.7 exposure compensation... wtf, Pentax?). So I'm calling this 'recovered' shot 'art'.

Emma Stone was also in The Help, which I haven't watched; Crazy Stupid Love, which I haven't watched; and Marmaduke which... well... no.

Emma Stone was also in The Help, which I haven't watched; Crazy Stupid Love, which I haven't watched; and Marmaduke which... well... no.

"Elena, my Spidey sense is telling me there's somebody out there who hasn't watched 'Marmaduke'. I gotta do something." Please don't.

"Elena, my Spidey sense is telling me there's somebody out there who hasn't watched 'Marmaduke'. I gotta do something." Please don't.

On second thoughts, I'll grab it on Netflix immediately, Miss Stone. (Actually, I'd rather watch Zombieland again. And a third time)

On second thoughts, I'll grab it on Netflix immediately, Miss Stone. (Actually, I'd rather watch Zombieland again. And a third time)

Andrew Garfield was, of course, excellent as Eduardo Saverin in 'The Social Network'. However, he's 29 years old and they're calling him a teenager in this film

Andrew Garfield was, of course, excellent as Eduardo Saverin in 'The Social Network'. However, he's 29 years old and they're calling him a teenager in this film

Emma Stone is presumably about to come over to me and hand me a copy of her back-catalogue in lieu of the five dollars she owes me. Well... Superbad and Easy A might be okay, I guess?

Emma Stone is presumably about to come over to me and hand me a copy of her back-catalogue in lieu of the five dollars she owes me. Well... Superbad and Easy A might be okay, I guess?

What, no high-five? Will Smith gave me a high-five...

What, no high-five? Will Smith gave me a high-five...

Oh, look! It's your friendly neighbourhood very much post-university and well-into-the-professional-workforce Spiderman!

Oh, look! It's your friendly neighbourhood very much post-university and well-into-the-professional-workforce Spiderman!

"Tobey Maguire? Never heard of him. But Seabiscuit really was a great film..."

"Tobey Maguire? Never heard of him. But Seabiscuit really was a great film..."

"Anyway, I'm double-parked. Garfield is outta here..."

"Anyway, I'm double-parked. Garfield is outta here..."

Late arrival. She and her performing dog won Britain's Got Talent this year. I'd say something derisive ordinarily, but the dog was pretty talented and well-trained.

Late arrival. She and her performing dog won Britain's Got Talent this year. I'd say something derisive ordinarily, but the dog was pretty talented and well-trained.

"It's okay.. I moved my car. What did I miss?" rather excellently, the cast assembled on the Odeon balcony overlooking Leicester Square, which is something that rarely happens but I believe should be mandatory at all premieres. Yes.. .even ones held at other cinemas.

"It's okay.. I moved my car. What did I miss?" rather excellently, the cast assembled on the Odeon balcony overlooking Leicester Square, which is something that rarely happens but I believe should be mandatory at all premieres. Yes.. .even ones held at other cinemas.

So... obviously it's another premiere for "The Archive of Movie Premieres" , the largest few of which, excitingly, were:

Prometheus - Ridley! Charlize! Fassbender!
What to Expect When... etc - Cameron Diaz! Cheryl Cole!
Snow White and the Huntsman - Charlize Theron! Kristen Stewart! Thor!
Dark Shadows - Depp! Burton! Bonham Carter! Pfeiffer! etc!
The AVENGERS - Downey Jnr! Johansson! Hiddleston! Hemsworth!

Until next time!

By the way, if you ever want to know when I post one of these journals feel free to follow me on twitter @berndt2_photo or on facebook at premieresdotco.