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…)
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…)
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…)
Sony is officially letting the world know what it has going on for the next few years. With reboots and sequels aplenty, it appears that the company is content to take existing properties and ride them for as long as possible – but will movie-goers want to take the ride with them? That’s the million-dollar question.
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…)
From a black suit, web armor, a brown paper bag, and many other costumes, Spider-Man has gone through more wardrobe changes than most. Regardless of his ever revolving attire, it’s that classic red and blue costume that is synonymous with the character. That motif has seen a number of variations in both comics and film. The best realized is arguably the suit Andrew Garfield wore in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. We won’t get to see that suit again of course, as we have a new Spider-Man in Tom Holland, who’ll be appearing under the Marvel banner in Captain America: Civil War. With this being yet another Spider-Man reboot in under 5 years, one has to wonder if Marvel will go with a radically different design. A supposed tweet from the films directors has implied that is the case. And now a user on Reddit seems to confirm the completely different design. (more…)
Spider-Man getting out of Sony’s deathgrip and coming back to Marvel was all fans ever really wanted. Now that he’s back in Marvels loving bosom, there is much dissent and loathing from fans at the prospect of a new film. Jon Watts got the gig to direct a new Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland cast as ole’ web head, and no one fan seems too excited about it. Fans got what they wanted and they’re unhappy about it, at least going by Internet chatter anyway. Given there’s been 5 Spider-Man movies in the last 10 or so years, with the last two being a botched rebootening, its understandable that fans are hesitant to welcome Spidey back to theaters. It does feel like only yesterday that Andrew Garfield was announced as the new Spider-Man.
Director Jon Watts certainly has a challenge selling fans on another cinematic Spidey adventure, but he’s taking it head-on. In a recent Interview withEW, he’s said some words that may be assuring to fanboys. Additionally, USA Today talked to Spider-Man screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein about the film, as well regarding the tonality and little something about the characters origin. (more…)
Sure, Marvel Comics is investing a lot into promoting their upcoming massive re-organization of their comic book universe, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for a sustained flashback. As part of the “All-New, All-Different” Marvel this fall, the publisher is planning, well, let’s call it a prequel book. As other new series look to the future, like The Avengers, which will feature Miles Morales as Spider-Man, the new Spidey! will look to the past by revisiting the high school days of Peter Parker, and his early adventures as you friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Sound interesting? Marvel is certainly hoping that you think it does… (more…)