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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…)

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For quite some time now, there have been rumblings that everyone’s favorite web-slinger may be sharing screen time with The Avengers.  Rumors of Spidey’s involvement with the Marvel Cinematic Universe go back to at least a decade, and likely further among those in Hollywood.  This chatter has become increasingly louder and finally became a roar when Captain America: Civil War was announced as part of Marvel’s Phase 3 plans.  Tonight, we can officially confirm that Spider-Man is joining the MCU. (more…)

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Nothing beats a good ‘is-Spider-Man-going-back-to-Marvel’ rumor. This one is especially good due to the source that it came from. It’s no secret that Marvel and Sony have been conversing with each other regarding a deal to bring Spidey into Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. We seen some of the conversations that were shared through the Sony Hacks scandal just before Christmas. For some Marvel fans, it looked like Christmas had come early in the form of speculative talks about Spidey returning home.  Supposedly the web-slinger would appear in Marvel’s 2016 release Captain America: Civil War. However, talks dissipated as a deal could not be reached that satisfied both parties. Consequently, the natural assumption was that Spidey was to remain at Sony, and they were unsure how to move forward with the character due to the lackluster performance of The Amazing Spider-Man 2but now we have something a little more concrete. (more…)

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Tucked away in the Amy Pascal/Sony emails that were hacked and released to the Internet was one concerning who the Chief of Sony pictures believes should take over as James Bond when Daniel Craig‘s five movie contract ended, Idris Elba. It’s no secret that fans have been pushing for an Elba 007 for a while, even back before Craig’s casting was announced. Now that this is making the Internet rounds again, Elba took to the Twitterverse to put in his two cents. (more…)

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Who would have thought that a simple movie could cause so much international controversy? But, alas, that is exactly what happened with Sony Pictures’ The Interview. Due to the fact that it features North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meeting a most violent demise, it caused the folks over in the DPRK to get all blustery and uptight (you know, their usual attitude whenever something they don’t like happens anywhere) and make threats. In order to protect people’s safety, Sony opted to pull the movie, but now it looks like we’ll get our chance to see what all this bullshit was about when the movie releases on Christmas Day. (more…)