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Today has been a bluster of news related to comic book movies, but one of the most anticipated projects from Marvel Studios is definitely Spider-Man: Homecoming; the film will continue the story of Tom Holland‘s take on the world’s most famous wall-crawler (after his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War). Today, in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, more details (some of which have been long rumored) about the film have finally come to light, and and the hype for Spider-Man is absolutely more real than ever.  (more…)

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With the onslaught of superhero films, it’s a great time to be a geek. All of our favorite childhood comic characters are showing up on either the big screen or the small screen. While some are warning about “superhero fatigue,” most of the movie going public is really enjoying all the films that have been coming out in recent years. The only real frustrating aspect of it all is that not every character’s rights are with one specific movie studio. As a result, a single coherent cinematic universe hasn’t been 100% established. The most popular one is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) which is provided by Marvel Studios. Many of the characters involved in that are associated with the Avengers films as well as the solo titles surrounding those characters. Other characters’ rights are owned by 20th Century Fox which on the rights to characters associated with the X-Men and The Fantastic Four. As a result, it looks like we will never be able to see Wolverine fight The Hulk (even though Wolverine was introduced to the world in a comic book with The Hulk). Looks like that might be about to change, though.

For the most part, Fox has enjoyed their ability to maintain their own cinematic universe separate from Marvel Studios and be able to make a great deal of revenue as a result. Fox had never even considered selling the rights back to Marvel, or even working out some sort of cross promotional film between the two studios. However, recently with the critical and commercial failure of the most recent Fantastic Four film, and the critical failure of X-Men: Apocalypse, they might be changing their tune. Since Marvel Studios and Sony worked out a deal to allow Spider-Man to be in the MCU which allowed Spider-Man to be one of the highlights of Captain America: Civil War and the web-slinger will soon have his own film, Spider-Man: Homecoming next summer. It looks like Fox is revisiting the option to play nice with marvel Studios.

In a recent interview Matt Key, producer of Kevin Smith’s Fatman on Batman podcast, Key shared some insights that he has been hearing within the industry.

“I’ve heard from a few of my sources, my little birds that Fox and Marvel have… kind of talked, but not really, but like there’s interest from Fox, like, ‘Ooh, y’know, what they did with Sony and Spider-Man is actually pretty cool, like, maybe…’ We’re years away from that ever possibly happening… but I think that’s what it would take… Fox joining hands with Marvel.”

Sounds like they will soon play in the same sandbox, which could lead to all sorts of new films. If a Sony-type of deal could be worked out, it probably would give Marvel creative control, but Fox would still make a great deal of money. With the postponement of the Inhumans film, and the fact that there are up to 3 planned MCU films that are currently unnamed, perhaps Marvel has already been making plans and one of them could be a film featuring a Fox-related property. Imagine what they could work with if they had the rights to Dr. Doom, The Kree Empire, The Beyonder, and many other characters tied into Fox properties?!? We could get The War of Kings, or even Avengers vs X-Men!!!

Until we actually hear of an actual deal we can simply hope something gets worked out so that we can have a true cinematic universe for all Marvel characters.

Source: ComicBook Movie

Homecoming

Since the dawn of time, has there ever been a more deafening roar than the sound of millions of fans across the globe cheering in unison as Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures announced their new deal to share everyone’s favorite webslinger, Spider-Man?  Alright, perhaps that is a bit dramatic. However, there is no arguing the sheer excitement that comic book fans felt as they watched the absolutely perfect Tom Holland don the costume in Captain America: Civil War.  While his predecessors (Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield) each had a bit of Peter Parker in them, Holland showed that with Marvel behind the wheel and a bit of perfect casting, Hollywood really could bring a faithful embodiment of the teenager-turned-superhero to life.  Now that Holland’s solo Spidey outing, Spider-Man: Homecoming, is officially filming, the folks over at Just Jared have been able to grab the first set pics of Holland, Zendaya, and Tony Revolori in character.  (more…)

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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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Superhero movies have become such a staple of pop culture these days that many forget that it wasn’t too long ago that filmmakers had to struggle to convince a studio to bring their vision of a favorite comic book character to the big screen, especially if that vision didn’t include Batman or Superman.  Once the new millennium hit, it brought with it a new trend and, really, the birth of the era of superhero blockbusters.  One of the first of those films was Sony’s big budget offering, Spider-Man.  Starring Tobey Maguire as the titular webslinger and directed by genre favorite Sam Raimi, the film managed to break new ground with its incredible (at the time) special effects and fun story.  Comic book fans had been waiting their entire lives to see something like this and, as it turns out, perhaps they weren’t the only ones. (more…)

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The latest television spot for the Russo Brother‘s Captain America: Civil War is online and making the commercial rounds on television and features another look at Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man. This time around we get to hear more from our favorite Web-slinger’s witty repartee as he takes on the Winter Soldier, Sebastian Stan. There’s just ten days to go until the North American premiere, and things are heating up on the press rounds for the cast. (more…)

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It seems as if every day there is another piece of news coming out of Marvel Studios regarding one of its many projects, as the MCU moves into phase three and beyond.  Yet again Marvel dropped another few bits of information on the public and like all news… With the good, always comes the bad! Earlier today Robert Downey Jr. was revealed to have signed a contract, confirming his appearance as Iron Man (obviously!) in Spider-Man: Homecoming (you can read the NerdBastards article here.) But as Thanos opens a door, he closes a window. It seems that talks between Michael Keaton and Marvel have broken down in relation to his part in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Rumours spread like wildfire after Michael Keaton had been confirmed to be in talks to be part of Spider-Man: Homecoming and the Marvel fanbase lost their minds. Keaton is well known for portraying the lead roles in both Batman (1989) and Beetlejuice (1988) and came was thrown back into the limelight with the insanely brilliant Birdman (2015,)  where he received an Oscar nomination. Keaton’s cult following means he is an ideal addition to any superhero film. Unfortunately it seems that the talks stalled at the offer stage.

Keaton could still be involved in Spider-Man: Homecoming but his current stance is that he is out of the proceedings. It would be incredibly interesting to see where Keaton would fit into the MCU and their upcoming Spider-Man film. Only time will tell who will play what in the film but I think it is safe to say Keaton would be welcome to the Spideyverse with open arms, particularly by the fans.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled for release July 7th, 2017.

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Ever since Spider-Man’s shock appearance in the Civil War trailer released in March, the Marvel fan base has exploded with theories and rumours about all the directions this revelation could take the franchise.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Marvel president Kevin Feige revealed that fans can indeed expect cameos from other characters in future Spider-Man movies. “He’s in the universe now,” Feige said, “and the fun of the universe is that characters go back and forth.” (more…)

‘Spider-Man’ Solo Film May Have Title

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Since the dawn of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008, a plethora of Marvel characters have gained worldwide notoriety. While Captain America and Iron Man may be household names now, Spider-Man is still, and has always been, Marvel’s most recognizable character. In fact, he’s probably neck-and-neck with Superman for most popular comic book character ever. That’s why, when it was announced that Sony and Marvel Studios had reached a deal to allow Spider-Man to join his fellow Marvel characters on the big screen in the interconnected MCU, fans blew their collective web shooters. Every bit of new information about this new iteration of Spider-Man has been met with extreme excitement. Well, news comes today that Sony has registered a domain name, which seems to give away the title of the upcoming solo Spider-Man film. Want to know what it is? Find out below!

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God, that Captain America: Civil War trailer was a beautiful thing, wasn’t it?  Not only did it really bring the action and give Marvel fans everywhere a reason cheer (and War Machine fans everywhere shed a tear), the newest trailer also brought out Cap 3‘s secret weapon: Spider-Man.  After years of wishing on stars and throwing pennies in wells, Spider-Man fans are finally getting their wish: Marvel Studios is finally bringing Spider-Man, a MARVEL Spider-Man, to the big screen and, oh, man, can’t you just taste the excitement in the air?   Once of the coolest things about seeing Spidey in the Civil War trailer was getting a glimpse of the newest take on that iconic suit! Of course, Marvel Universe newcomer Tom Holland isn’t the first to don the suit and throughout the years, the webslinger has had his fair share of fashion hits and misses.  We decided to take a look back, and a bit forward, to compare these suits and, man, how Spidey has changed.

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