Denis Leary has plenty going on this summer between starring in last week’s number one movie, The Amazing Spiderman, and lending his voice to this week’s Ice Age: Continental Drift. Apparently those projects aren't enough to keep him busy, because he also has a new (decidedly NSFW) music video at Funny or Die he wants fans to take a listen to. The actor and comedian sat down to talk with us via satellite, and we have the entire, uncut interview right here.
Unsurprisingly, the actor does not seem preoccupied with political correctness at a comedy club, but he apparently does love a good sandwich. And from what he had to say about sandwiches, we're guessing he must be an awfully difficult guy to shop for at Christmastime. Watch the interview >> Posted 07.13.12 by Mandy
Typically, you have to wait for the home video release of a movie to get a look at the behind-the-scenes footage known in the industry as B-roll, but more than 20 minutes of footage from the making of The Amazing Spider-Man was recently made available for viewing online, in advance of the movie's July 3rd opening.
Broken up into six individual videos, the B-roll footage peels back the curtain to reveal how director Marc Webb used practical effects to simulate superpowers whenever possible and also offers proof that new Peter Parker/Spider-Man Andrew Garfield did quite a few of his own stunts in the movie. Most of the main cast members — Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors, Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, Denis Leary as Capt. George Stacy — also appear in one video or the other. We even get to see Webb and Spider-Man co-creator and comic book icon Stan Lee yucking it up on the set. watch the behind-the-scenes videos >> Posted 06.11.12 by BrentJS
In less than a month, Marvel Comics' most popular superhero, Spider-Man (sorry, Cap, Thor, and the rest of you Avengers, but it's true), will be web-slinging his way back onto the big screen after a five-year hiatus and a total reboot of the franchise, courtesy of director Marc Webb. Sony's promotional push for The Amazing Spider-Man is in full, ahem, swing, with TV spots and merchandise tie-ins like the Carl's Jr. "Sweet Costume, Bro" commercial airing on a regular basis.
However, the best promotional material has been saved for the 'net ("web" would be one pun too many), such as the recently released viral videos and featurettes. The same is true for the two new preview clips. The first clip nicely demonstrates the dynamic between Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and his girlfriend's (Emma Stone) dad, Capt. George Stacy (Denis Leary), while the other features a spectacular game of cat-and-mouse between Spider-Man and the NYPD — faithful readers will remember we brought you "spy" pics and a video of this scene being filmed well over a year ago. Both feature the acerbic wit of Leary, with dialogue that seems tailor-made for his style of delivery. watch the new preview clips >> Posted 06.07.12 by BrentJS
Denis Leary has made a nice career out of playing cops and firemen lately. After playing firefighter Tommy Gavin on FX's Rescue Me for seven seasons, Leary is very happy with his latest role — playing "Emma Stone's dad" in Sony's upcoming Spider-Man reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man. "That’s the point in my career I’ve reached," Leary recently told The LA Times. "It will be ‘Emma Stone’s dad’ now, which, by the way, I’m fine with being. She’s the real thing; she’s fantastic."
Leary plays Capt. George Stacy in the reboot. While the character does meet a tragic fate in the Marvel comic books, it looks like Leary will be sticking with the franchise, admitting last August he will return for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, should the potential sequel happen. That means more improvising of his dialogue as he did for director Marc Webb. new writers hired for Amazing Spider-man 2 >> Posted 04.25.12 by Ryan
Twentieth Century Fox may have stole the show at this weekend's WonderCon comic book and popular arts convention with its panel presentation for director Ridley Scott's Prometheus, which included the debut of an awesome new trailer and a new viral video, but Sony came in a close second with its own panel presentation for The Amazing Spider-Man. While Sony did not debut a new trailer for the movie, some "rough" new footage was shown and director Marc Webb and Emma Stone were on hand to discuss the movie.
Sony also used the gathering of comic book and movie fans to launch a new viral web campaign for the movie. Wanted posters featuring an image of Spider-Man were handed out to attendees and it included a phone number that directed callers to report sightings of the masked vigilante on WebbedMenace.com. The site does not have much content yet, but there is a cool news report-style video of Capt. George Stacy (Denis Leary) being interviewed by a Daily Bugle reporter about Spider-Man. Though Stacy supports Spider-Man in the comic books, the movie version does not appear to be a fan of ol' web-head, describing him as a "pest," a "dangerous individual," and a "masked criminal." watch the viral video >> Posted 03.18.12 by BrentJS
Think Denis Leary looks perfect to play NYC Police Capt. George Stacy in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man? You're not the only one.
In an interview with the L.A. Times's Hero Complex, Leary said a childhood friend once told him he looked like the comic book character.
A good friend of mine – comedian and actor Jeff Garlin, who I’ve known for about 90 years — said when he first met me that I reminded him of George Stacy. True story. We were in our 20s at the time and I thought he was insane. After I got a call from director Marc Webb asking me to play the part, I called Jeff and filled him in on the news. His response? ‘You never listen to me! Ever!
In the interview, Leary talks about growing up a Batman fan but said he has grown to appreciate Spidey. Leary is now a Spider-Man fan >> Posted 02.20.12 by Chris
Spider-Man fans may not be getting the same kind of "present" as Batman fans this holiday season, what with a 6-minute prologue to director Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises running before select IMAX prints of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, but at least Sony is dishing out some new goodies via the official website for director Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man. The site just went live and it contains the trailer and all previously-released still images from the movie, as well as several new still images, set photos and desktop wallpapers. The site also includes a new story synopsis — that calls Amazing "the first in a series" of new Spider-Man movies — and descriptions of the characters played by Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans and Denis Leary. see new images and learn about the characters >> Posted 12.15.11 by BrentJS
After a seven-season run, Denis Leary's firefighter drama Rescue Me had its series finale Wednesday, just days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, an event that very much played a role in the F/X show. Leary's character, Tommy Gavin, struggled with the deaths of his cousin and best friend, both killed at Ground Zero in the show.
At the wrap-up party, Leary and the cast of the show talked to ReelzChannel about what it meant to play NY firefighters post-9/11.
The interviews are part of ReelzChannel's 9/11: Ten Years Later. The one-hour special looks at how 9/11 affected movies, entertainment, and pop culture, including how the entertainment industry responded with segments on the Concert for New York and the birth of the Tribeca Film Festival.
Leary, whose cousin died while serving as a firefighter in 1999, talked about working with real firefighters on the set of Rescue Me.
I think the most important thing for us creatively, was not just that we were telling a story of these fictional guys but we were very lucky to have great firefighters giving us the fire scenes and helping us create the fire scenes so I think that’s the thing I hope ultimately everybody walk away with a sense of what it’s like to be in a fire and how scary it is. watch the cast of Rescue Me reflect >> Posted 09.09.11 by Chris
Even though the opening of The Amazing Spider-Man is still eleven months away, Sony Pictures recently announced that it was putting The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on the calendar, setting its release date just shy of two years from the release of the first. It's known that title star Andrew Garfield has a multi-picture contract to appear as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and it's likely that Emma Stone and two-time Academy Award-winner Sally Field will be back as Gwen Stacy and Aunt May Parker, respectively, considering how important they are in Peter's life in the comic books, but now we have confirmation that at least one other supporting cast member will be back. In a recent interview with Collider in which he mainly discusses the series finale of his FX TV drama Rescue Me, Denis Leary confirmed that he will be back as Gwen's dad, Capt. George Stacy. what's significant about Capt. Stacy coming back? >> Posted 08.08.11 by BrentJS
While not nearly as exciting as the recently-released first image of Andrew Garfield in the newly-redesigned Spider-Man costume, a new batch of "spy pics" from the set of Marc Webb's Spider-Man reboot have given us our first look at Denis Leary as Capt. George Stacy.
Written by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent, Webb's movie takes the franchise back to when Peter Parker (Garfield) was first bitten by the radioactive spider that gave him his powers. During these formative years, Capt. Stacy was an integral part of Parker's life, both as a rare defender of Spider-Man when the Daily Bugle was bashing him and branding him a villain, and as the father of Parker's high school girlfriend, Gwen (Emma Stone). more about Capt. Stacy and the Spider-Man reboot >> Posted 01.15.11 by BrentJS