2017 Spider-Man

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After seeing how much ass he kicked in Captain America: Civil War, it’s no wonder why Marvel fans are craving to see his first Marvel Cinematic solo feature. After the sloppy, overstuffed mess that was The Amazing Spider-Man 2, we can certainly see why. Homecoming will certainly be an awseome way to kick off the 2017 summer movie season next May. Of course, what is any summer blockbuster without a high-speed hype train? In addition to Kevin Fiege promising a John Huges-style screenplay, the cast attached to it is pretty damn impressive as well. We’ve got Robert Downey Jr. reprising his role as iron man, Marissa Tomei returning as the unexpectedly attractive Aunt May, Michael Keaton reportedly playing the Vulture (Finally! Birdman 4!), and even Childish Gambino himself playing a part. There are even some cast members that you may not have heard of, but are nonetheless welcome additions to the movie. (more…)

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The thought of yet another Spider-Man reboot already has some viewers rolling their eyes. However, Marvel Studios producer Kevin Feige has insisted that the story will be different this time around, resembling more of a John Hughes film than a typical origin story. From the look of things, the film will be focus more on Peter Parker’s high school life than the other two Spider-Man film series. In order to fit the film’s high school setting, 19-year-old Tom Holland has already been cast as Peter Parker, making him the youngest actor to play the webslinger. Just today, another fresh-faced actor was possibly confirmed as another character; one we haven’t seen on film before.

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Although Disney is the home court for Marvel properties, there are certain exclusions to the game.  Fox has dibs on the X-men characters, thus the recent home run for the studio with Deadpool, and Sony still has partial ownership of Spider-man and characters associated with his comic.  It was assumed that the shared rights might kill any new movies in the Spider-man franchise, but it seems that may not be the case!  Sure, Sony killed the Amazing Spider-man 3 reboot that was planned with then web-slinger, Andrew Garfield, but they’ve announced a new untitled reboot set to appear in theaters sometime next year.  And with that under their belt, the powers that be have their eyes on another project, a certain villain turned anti-hero known as Venom.
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We’re at a point in the life of the Marvel Cinematic Universe where there’s such a number and diversity of characters across many backgrounds, that anyone can show up any time in any movie or show. Falcon popped up in Ant-Man, Lady Sif teamed twice with the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Spider-Man will make an appearance in Captain America: Civil War. Speaking of Spider-Man, there’s been a lot of excitement about his induction into the MCU, with speculation focused on a) his role in Civil War and b) what to expect from this 2017 solo movie. But now there’s a c) What if Spidey is going to appear in Doctor Strange? (more…)

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