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While it may seem like a small detail at first glance, a film’s title plays a big role in not only the marketing, but also establishing your first impression of what you’ll be watching. The subject, theme, intent; anything really, can be built into the name in order to prepare you for what you’re about to see. Imagine going to see a movie called Pocket Lint that ends up being a detective yarn about a serial arsonist. Perhaps something called Lampshade that ends up being about an alien invasion set in the Elizabethan era. Not only would those both be confusing, they’d be down right stupid. So it’s no surprise that Marvel and Sony, clearly keeping over-analyzers like myself in mind, are reported to be eying a certain exciting new working title for the newest Spider-film. (more…)

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Now that we’ve all come down from the incredible nerdy high that the Spider-Man Sony/Marvel announcement took us all to, we can get back to worrying things to death on the Internet. Things like, how long will this obviously complicated Spider-Man marriage between Sony and Marvel continue? Will it be just long enough for Marvel to establish Spider-Man in the MCU before Sony pulls the carpet out from everything? Kevin Feige has a thing or two to say about that. (more…)

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By now, everyone knows that the Spider-Man franchise is being rebooted… again. This time Sony has bent over for Disney and given them the opportunity to use Spidey in their own version of the Marvel Universe. This gave rise to a lot of fan outcry that Marvel should give one of the other favorite incarnations of Spider-Man a chance – namely Miles Morales. But according to MCU overlord Kevin Feige, they’ll be sticking with the familiar face of Peter Parker. (more…)

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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…)