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Ever since Marvel (thankfully) regained the rights to include their endlessly popular Spiderfella in the ever-expanding MCU films, speculation has run rampant as to who may be behind the webs. Outside of who would be playing the iconic web-head, there’s also been a lot of hubbub over which of the many iterations of Spider-Man would be appearing in Marvel’s films. Of course now that we know that it will be an apparently young Peter Parker behind the mask, the only thing we have left to ponder is the identity of the young new movie hero. Today, as if the casting Gods heard our pleas for answers, a second young actor has been brought forward as a potential contender for the role. (more…)

Marvel Looking at Legitimate Teens as Spider-Man

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Every kid wants to grow up to be Spider-Man, and maybe that has something to do with the fact that you don’t have to be all the way grown-up to be Spider-Man since his great power took hold of him while he was still in high school. On screen though, Tobey Maguire was already 27 when his first Spider-Man movie was released in 2002, while Andrew Garfield was almost 30 years old by the time that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was filming in 2013. So now, as Marvel Studios and Sony are looking to re-cast once again, producers look to be making the shrewd move to set the next film apart by casting an actual teenager for the role. (more…)

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There used to be a time that the question “who you gonna call?” was a fairly easy one to answer.  Hell, some of us even remember the number to call (555-2368)! You knew that if you had a problem with poltergeists and needed someone who was ready to believe, you called Drs. Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, and even trusted the one member of the ‘Busters without a PhD., Winston Zeddmore.  Times, they are a-changing, and earlier this year, we learned that a whole new group of Ghostbusters would be heading to the big screen without a Y-chromosome to be found.  Last night, it was revealed that the “who you gonna call?” question was getting even tougher to answer, now that it’s been revealed that Sony plans on launching an entire universe around the concept.  Today, we have even more details on this otherworldly expansion. (more…)

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It was recently announced that the Russo Brothers (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) signed with Sony Pictures. Once finished with Captain America threequel, Captain America: Civil War, it was assumed the dynamic duo would be tackling a new Spider-Man film for Sony. So radically wrong is that assessment. The film that they’re actually being eyed for… is a male counterpart Paul Feig’s female-centric Ghostbusters. Drew Pierce  (Iron Man 3) is set to write, with Channing Tatum to produce and co-star.  (more…)

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Ever since the rights to Spider-Man have been offered up for the Disney/Marvel super-hero powerhouse to use as they see fit, the rumors have been flying about what they’ll do first. Most recently, there have been whispers that Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) might be involved in the newest Spider-Man reboot in both a directing and writing capacity. Now it looks like Marvel veterans Anthony and Joe Russo might also be getting a piece of the Spider-Man pie. Read on for all the details. (more…)

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While Hugh Jackman does the Publicity Shuffle for Neill Blomkamp‘s new movie Chappie, It’s a given that he’ll also field some questions about Wolverine, the X-Men, and other superhero related movie news. This time around Yahoo! Movies and MTV News hit Jackman with some questions about the possibilities of Wolverine and Deadpool sharing some big screen time and if he thinks we’ll ever get an X-Men/Avengers Crossover movie. (more…)

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Step one was getting Spider-Man back to Marvel Studios in the first place, but step two was figuring out just who the heck was going to spin the yarn (web?) for the next solo Spider-Man film director-wise speaking. It would have to be someone capable of managing a big budget with a thorough understanding of the character – like Sam Raimi – and not an indie success that got lucky with one low-budget hit and drowned in a list of studio demands and notes – like Marc Webb. There’s also two studios to please, and it’s probably hard enough just to please one studio as a choice to direct one of their tentpole franchises. So who could possibly come onto Spider-Man that would please all parties. Well, sources say it’s Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard. (more…)

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You’re riding the elevator, you look up as the door opens and who walks in but Kevin Fiege and Amy Pascal. You notice the floor button Fiege pushes and now you know you’ve got the time it takes this elevator to get there to make your pitch. You wipe the doughnut crumbs off your shirt, pull up your pants, and swallow that lump in your throat as you decide to give them your best elevator pitch on how they should use Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (more…)

Spider-Man in the MCU, But Andrew Garfield Won’t Be

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You may remember Andrew Garfield’s quite impassioned speech to fans at San Diego Comic Con prior to the release of The Amazing Spider-Man; he made a pretty clear, simply and emotionally plea to fans that he as just as big a Spider-Man fan boy as some of the people in the audience, if not bigger. So it was, shall we say, disappointing when we got Amazing movies that were something less than amazing as Sony and its team on the Spider-Man franchise floundered hopelessly trying to turn out not just big loud new Spider-Man films, but a whole Spider-Man universe. So in the wake of yesterday’s bombshell announcement, there’s still a lot of unanswered questions, but the answer to one of them seems to be that Garfield will no longer be playing your friendly neighborhood web-head. (more…)

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In the wake of the Sony/Marvel Spider-Man announcement we can expect to see and read a lot more about Spider-Man and his addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the next few days. There’s still a ton of questions to be answered and the Internet being the Internet, you know we won’t just wait for the answers, we’ll speculate, postulate, and basically throw Spider-man Webbing at the Internet Wall and see what sticks. What’s the burning Spider-Man question we hope to answer right now? Where will Spider-Man make his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? (more…)