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Chris Evans to play a parental figure for director Marc Webb in Gifted

08.17.2015
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Marc Webb is taking things down a notch after directing the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN flicks, as his follow-up will focus on a more intimate story. As The Hollywood Reporter states, his next picture, GIFTED, will follow a man who tries to raise the brilliant young daughter of his dead sister, but has to battle with the child's mother over custody. Unless the twist is that she's a zombie mom, I'm guessing the dead sister was most likely in a same-sex relationship. As for the man raising the daughter, who better than Captain America's own Chris Evans?

Evans is the only actor that's been announced for the project thus far, but given the director's penchant for "casting in pairs," I'm sure he'll give Evans a hell of a co-star in the daughter. I've certainly enjoyed aspects of the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN films, but 500 DAYS OF SUMMER really showed off Webb's strengths as a director as far as characters and chemistry goes. Here's hoping he can wash the bad taste of SPIDEY 2 with GIFTED.

GIFTED will shoot this fall.

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9:33AM on 08/18/2015

500 Days of Summer > Spiderman movies

Webb was never quite right for a big movie like spiderman IMO... You could tell he's suited to these films more focused on character and story by the way he handled Gwen/Peter's relationship so well, but botched most of the Spiderman spectacle stuff. Happy to have him back where he belongs.
Webb was never quite right for a big movie like spiderman IMO... You could tell he's suited to these films more focused on character and story by the way he handled Gwen/Peter's relationship so well, but botched most of the Spiderman spectacle stuff. Happy to have him back where he belongs.
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3:28PM on 08/17/2015
I'm glad to hear that his break from acting is over.
I'm glad to hear that his break from acting is over.
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1:43PM on 08/17/2015
This sounds great. (500) Days of Summer is one of my personal favorite films and am glad to see Webb doing something that's smaller in scale. Should be another good dramatic role for Evans (who is just as good as drama as he is comedy) to sink his teeth into since in between the Marvel films.
This sounds great. (500) Days of Summer is one of my personal favorite films and am glad to see Webb doing something that's smaller in scale. Should be another good dramatic role for Evans (who is just as good as drama as he is comedy) to sink his teeth into since in between the Marvel films.
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9:51PM on 08/17/2015
What sounds great, its a one sentence description, battle for custody.
What sounds great, its a one sentence description, battle for custody.
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