Back at the beginning of the century, it was a tight race to see who would direct the big screen debut of the Amazing Spider-Man, and the winner was Sam Raimi, a man who till that point who had mostly been known for his small budget horror films. Raimi acquitted himself well, and made two very enjoyable Spider-Man movies and then tripped over the tangled web of expectations from the audience, the studio and himself for part three. Raimi hasn’t returned to the superhero realm since, but don’t think that he hasn’t thought about. That’s right Marvel, Raimi’s door is open if want to knock, go in and surprise him. (more…)


Science enthusiasts and Peter Parker fans alike will get a kick out of this news- and so would Peter Parker himself!  Comicbook.com  has reported that two new spider species have been discovered in Iran, and the archaeologists took inspiration from the big screen incarnations of Spider-Man when naming the species.  Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield now have the honor of adding to their respective namesakes the Filistata maguirei and Pritha garfieldi!  Yuri M. Marusik and Alireza Zamani are the two archaeologists that published the papers which christened the new species. The spiders were found in the Geno Biosphere Reserve of southern Iran, and in the Alborz Mountains of northern Iran. Both species come from the same family, Filistatidae, which boast a common name of Crevice Weavers, as that’s where they like to build their homes. As the paper notes, the spiders “are venomous, but do not pose a risk to humans,”which is probably what Spider-Man would want.  Read on to get a look at these suckers! (more…)


Before two Amazing Spider-Man movies got fans’ dander up about sub par, over-stuffed, meandering entries into the Wall-Crawler’s cinema canon, there was Spider-Man 3. Following hot on the heels of Spider-Man 2, which was beloved by fans and critics alike, Spider-Man 3, despite its financial success, was an utter misfire. Pick your poison: too many characters, Nu Goblin, Spider-Strut, emo-Peter Parker, the movie’s rendition of Venom… Oh yeah. While many people appreciated Thomas Haden Church’s rendition of Sandman, no one was high-fiving Topher Grace for the way he played Eddie Brock/Venom. Still, Grace recently defended the film on the basis of you don’t know what it takes to make a movie like Spider-Man. (more…)


It’s a big week for Marvel Studios. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returned for its third season last night, and Avengers: Age of Ultron hits store shelves on DVD and Blu-ray this Friday. That means it’s time again for another round of “Kevin Feige talks about Marvel movies.” You can almost call it, the State of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At an event at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles last night, the head of Marvel Studios and Avengers producer Jeremy Latchem, talked about the future of the franchise, and other burning questions in regards to Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and that fancy gauntlet that everyone wants the stones for. (more…)

Remember ‘Sinister Six’? It Could Still Happen


Hey, remember when Sony was going to create a huge comic book universe based only on Spider-Man characters? Of course you don’t. That was a silly move by studio folk that couldn’t make a single decent Spider-Man movie. Spider-Man?! Anyway, one of the projects that Sony had in mind was Sinister Six, and great pains were taken to set up that project in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but with the rights to Spider-Man, at least partially, going back to Marvel, all that Sinister Six talk dried up. However, the man that was to make the Sinister Six film says that there’s still a chance, however small, that it can still see the light of day. (more…)

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A lot of ink (the digital variety) has been spilled about the inadequacies of the Amazing Spider-Man twology that failed to capture imaginations and failed to launch a vast Spider-Man universe for Sony Pictures. What went wrong? Was it the fault of the films’ star Andrew Garfield? Well, from the sounds of it, Garfield certainly seems to be taking on the lion’s share of blame, wrong or not, for how the Amazing Spider-Man films went wrong, and in a new interview he got rather brutally honest about his legacy as Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. In four words: “I Was Never Spider-Man.” (more…)


There has been a lot of speculation as to what Spider-Man‘s costume will look like when he appears in Captain America: Civil War. There have been a number of supposed descriptions and renderings on the costume – some being very far removed from the original source material.  Now another image has surfaced claiming to be the first look at the webslinger. Is this just another fan made look, or is it legit? (more…)


Many nerd news sites on the internet this week (including this one) reported a glimpse of what was supposed to be the Spider-Man costume to be worn by Tom Holland when he appears as the Amazing Spider-Man in next summer’s Captain America: Civil War. No matter how intriguing the Twit-Pics were, they were less glimpses than they were frauds, so we went back to our lives wondering if we’ll ever get a look at the new Marvel Cinematic Universe sponsored Spider-Man. Well, for anyone staking out the Civil War set for Holland, you can put your cameras away. It seems that Spidey has been and gone so far as his part in the next Marvel Studios movie is concerned. (more…)


Oh, man, Spider-Man fans, is your Spidey Sense tingling?  It looks like fans of the comic book favorite may have just been treated to an early present.  One of the toughest things about producing a movie in the Digital Age is that very few things that the filmmakers have tried to keep secret remain secret.  With Suicide Squad, for example, unofficial photos were being posted daily, most of them very obviously being cell phone photos.  Considering the audiences’ excitement for Marvel’s take on Peter Parker aka Spider-Man, it is a bit surprising that fans haven’t heard more about the character, especially with The Russo Brothers filming Captain America: Civil War, in which the web-slinger is rumored to play a part.  Well, it looks like things are finally changing a bit as we now have an unofficial cast list that may shed some light on where Spider-Man’s next stand-alone movie may be heading. (more…)