Being one of Marvel’s biggest and most popular characters over the years, Spider-Man has had plenty of exposure throughout mass media. In addition to the comics, we have seen Spider-Man in multiple cartoon shows since the 1960s, live action tv show in the 1970s, and multiple iterations in the movies. We first saw him in Sam Rami’s Spider-Man trilogy in the early 2000s. Then Sony opted to reboot the character for the Amazing Spider-Man films. Unfortunately, the reboot was not as well received as Marvel Studios and the Marvel Cinematic Universe proved to have a great formula that is now pretty much the standard for superhero movies.
Did you see this coming? Suddenly Sony‘s Venom movie looks promising as they grab Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) to direct and cast Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant) as Eddie Brock, who later becomes Venom, the villain with a bone to pick with Spider-Man. There’s even a release date of October 5th, 2018. The Marvel and Sony partnership movie Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters this July 7th to reboot the franchise with Tom Holland as Peter Parker. That means we’ll likely see Holland and Hardy go toe to toe on the big screen. (more…)
Well, this is unexpected. Sony Pictures has randomly announced a Spider-Man spin-off film focusing on the villain Venom for an Oct 2018 release. Umm, wut, lol? (more…)
As every evolving mythos surrounding your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man marches on into it’s 52nd year, you start to wonder if there is any new twists or turns creators could spin to reinvent the character for new generations. We’ve seen costume changes, more than a few clones, heck even web-shooters with a built in mp3 player (kids are crazy about those mp3 players) and bat-crap-crazy dance numbers that have NO place in the movie. Where can you take Lee and Ditko’s wallcrawler when it seems like he’s been everywhere?
The butt. You go straight for the butt.
Corridor Digital plunged new depths in a special effects/rectal web extravaganza (featuring RocketJump filmmaker Clinton Jones as Spidey) that you have to see to believe (and then forever never unsee.) (more…)
The story of Miles Morales and his quest for fame on the big screen probably dates back to when Captain America: Civil War was just in pre-production. Back then, there were murmurs that someone big was going to make a cameo in the film. Of course the internet exploded when Spider-Man was announced as that hero. Immediately, questions emerged whether or not it was going to be Peter Parker or Miles Morales. There was no doubt it was always going to be Parker since he played a pivotal role in the comic book telling of Civil War. The collective disappointment that it wasn’t Miles Morales didn’t go unheard. It was just further proof that something had to be done about Marvel’s insta-celebrity. And now something is being done – he’s getting his own animated film.
While everyone knew that Avengers: Infinity War would be packed with superheroes, there was also some doubt about which might actually make the cut. Tom Holland‘s new Spider-Man being one of the big questions. Would Sony and Marvel continue to share their Spider-Man toys with each other? Now we have confirmation from Tom Holland himself that Spider-Man will be part of one of the biggest Marvel movies of all time. (more…)
Two years ago at this time, we sat in the tattered ruins of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Sony Pictures was highly ambitious about what it was going to do with a Spider-Man extended universe, and despite the critical failure of Amazing 2 and the underwhelming box office, Sony was full-speed ahead with Black Cat, Sinister Six, and Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4, all while nobody seemed to care anymore. But now things are different. With the deal between Marvel Studios and Sony, and their mutual agreement to share the character, we’re excited for more Spider-Man after Captain America: Civil War. But what future is there for Spidey beyond next summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming? (more…)
He’s not really a superhero per se, but Harry Potter is a hero, and his magic might well qualify as a super-power in the right light. So let’s just call Harry Potter a superhero, one that Daniel Radcliffe literally grew up playing, and given his post-Potter career, he’s definitely tried to teeter away from blockbusters, and special effects, and all those other trappings that are as synonymous with the Harry Potter films, as they are with, say, the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. So what would it take to get Radcliffe to save the day again? How about webshooters and a skin-tight red and blue outfit? (more…)
A lot of Spider-Man movies have been released in the past fifteen years. Andrew Garfield’s incarnation of the web-slinger launched just four years after Tobey Maguire hung up the cobwebbed cowl. Instead of finishing The Amazing Spider-Man series, the iconic character has instead swung into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with yet another reboot now due for 2017. While it’s easy to see why some fans would be reluctant to get excited about another retelling of the same story so soon, a lot of the criticism already levelled at Spiderman: Homecoming has nothing to do with the potential lack of originality. (more…)
Ultimate Spider-Man, a cartoon series on Disney XD starring our favorite web-slinger, is gearing up to the finale of season four and looks to continue the Spider-Verse plot point that had been a part of the third season. The original Spider-Verse arc in the show was a four episode, multi-dimensional adventure that saw Spider-Man travelling to different versions of his universe, all with their own Spider-Man, and teaming up with them. Some fan favorites he met along the way included Miles Morales, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Man Noir, and Spider-Girl. This time around, another female wall-crawler is joining the fray who made her initial appearance in the original comic version of the story-line. (more…)