Now that we’ve officially got an actor attached to playing Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – set to debut in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War before headlining his own web-slinging film – lots of fans are now turning their anxiety-riddled anticipation towards wondering exactly what Spider-Man’s story is going to be all about. The fine folks over at Birth.Movies.Death had the opportunity to chat for a bit with the current king of the Marvel Movie house, Kevin Feige, and he shared with them some very interesting tidbits about what we can expect to see on screen.
Comic icon Stan Lee – who helped create Spider-Man and his alter-ego Peter Parker – came out this week in defense of leaving his creation as he was created: white and heterosexual. Leaked Sony documents stipulated that Peter must male, a non-smoker, and not be gay (unless Marvel ever portrays him as gay first… then all bets are off). (more…)
Now that we know that Tom Holland (The Impossible) is the new Spider-Man, all the Internet’s attention has turned to figuring out when and how big his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be. Since part of the casting decision was based on Holland’s screen test with Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. one can easily, and quite correctly, expect that Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man will show up in Captain America: Civil War. That leaves the question, how big an appearance will he make? (more…)
After months of guessing and rumor mongering, Sony and Marvel have made their choice and it is sure to be controversial. Or at least second guessed by the fickle comic book movie nerd crowd. In a press release this morning, the combined franchising power of two big companies announced the future of Spider-Man, with 19-year-old actor Tom Holland now taking up the mantle of your friendly neighborhood wall-crawler, and up-and-coming filmmaker Jon Watts, of the recently released Sundance hit Cop Car, taking up the reins of the as-yet-untitled Spider-Man movie coming out in 2017. Can these two untested people now rise to the occasion and deliver the Spider-Man everyone’s pegging their hopes and dreams on? Who can say, but the powers that be are certainly stoked. (more…)
Spider-Fans are no doubt still riding high on the fact that the cinematic version of their friendly neighborhood webslinger is finally safe in the hands of Marvel Studios. After all, if anyone can make a Spider-Man movie that could rival Sam Raimi’s 2004 effort, Spider-Man 2, which is still considered by many to be not only the best Spidey movie to date but even the best superhero movie to date, it’s Kevin Feige and his merry band of filmmakers. As the world waits with bated breath for Marvel to reveal the actor that will be taking up the Spider-Mantle, recent activities over at the House of Ideas have some people wondering if that female-centric movie set within the world of Spider-Man may be closer to becoming a reality. Specifically, some fans believe that a Spider-Gwen flick is on the horizon. (more…)
Man, those Marvel types are a fickle bunch, eh? I mean geez, the guys create one mega-million dollar “shared universe” cinematic behemoth, generate another few hundred million dollars in advertising and tie-in product revenue, and single-handedly save not only their company but the superhero genre itself from the Pit of Despair, and they think they can just pick and choose whomever they want to play their characters on their own time frame. The nerve!
Okay, that pseudo-rant is not all entirely accurate. Marvel is working closely with Sony to pick the successor to the Spider-Man mantle, what with their “shared business universe” and all, so all sides need to be on the same page with the casting – and apparently, Asa Butterfield won’t be the winner of this race. While the reasoning for his being dropped isn’t immediately clear, some people think he may have rubbed Marvel the wrong way by recently hopping on Reddit threads and replying to posts about him portraying the web-slinger.
According to The Wrap reporter Jeff Sneider, there are only three actors left in contention for the role of Spider-Man in the MCU: Tom Holland (“The Impossible”), Charlie Plummer (“Boardwalk Empire”), and Matthew Lintz (“Kill the Messenger”). In his report, Sneider indicates that Plummer is the leading choice from the Marvel side, and Holland is the frontrunner in the eyes of the Sony camp. The two companies are going to have to start drawing straws or something soon, as romor has it that Spidey is slated to start filming his portion of Captain America: Civil War next month.
The newest Captain America film – jokingly labeled Avengers 2.5 by many fans, due to the high superhero count – is set to hit theaters on May 6, 2016. Sound off below, fellow Bastards: who would you most be interested in seeing cast as Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man?
A new Ultimate Spider-Man trailer has been released, and this one is a little different; mostly because this trailer is for a movie that does not exist. Yet. This trailer is, rather, a sign of hope, and proves the point that this movie can exist. “This movie” being a Spider-Man movie where the titular web slinger is not Peter Parker, but half Hispanic-half African American Miles Morales.
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All eyes are on the casting process for the new Spider-Man, the young actor who will carry the mantle of the web-slinging hero into his next solo film and through other appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is sort of big deal, and Spider-Man himself still looks likely to make his first full appearance in next spring’s Captain America: Civil War (rumors that casting was taking place recently in Atlanta, where Civil War is currently filming further suggests this), but fans have been eager to see if hints will be made in upcoming Marvel projects. Some shrewd fans got the better of the internet with a faux scene that was supposedly the end credits tag for Avengers: Age of Ultron of Spider-Man yelling at a window washer, but as it turns out you may not have to wait for Civil War to get your Spider-fix. (more…)
This information is still strictly resigned to the rumor mill for now, but the Youtube channel The Hashtag Show is reporting that Sony and Marvel are eyeing Matthew McConaughey to play Norman Osborne in their newest Spider-Man installment. The channel isn’t that widely known, but has had a few confirmed leads in the past; including some early Avengers: Age of Ultron spoilers. So while it may not be wise to get your hopes up, you may not want to completely dismiss this news. (more…)