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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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Hey, why isn’t Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin on Twitter?  Because he’s already killed all 140 characters, that’s why!  Ah-ha, that’s my favorite internet joke.  But seriously, Martin has never been shy about letting his opinions be known, and he recently took to his blog to wax poetic about his displeasure with the current crop of bad guys being portrayed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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First Look At Spider-Man’s New Costume?

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Are your ears still ringing from the cheers heard around the world once Marvel and Sony announced Spider-Man would be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe?  It is absolutey understandable if they are.  After years of declining box office receipts, Sony finally considered The Amazing Spider-Man 2 the last straw and because The Mouse gets what The Mouse wants, a deal was worked out in which Spidey would finally join Captain America et al. While the world waits with bated breath for the newest, and what some would consider the truest, incarnation of the character, a Twitter account seems to be dropping images that just may include our first look at Spider-Man’s suit, which fans will finally see on screen in Captain America: Civil War. (more…)

New ‘Spider-Man’ Flick Finds Its Writers

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Ever since the announcement that Sony and Disney/Marvel will be working together to create a new incarnation of Spider-Man – one that will bring him into the already established Marvel Cinematic Universe – people have been pretty excited. There have been casting announcements, a director has been chosen and now we’re one step closer with the addition of a pair of screenwriters. So who will be in charge of regurgitating Peter Parker and his rogue’s gallery for the third time in the last 15 years? Two people, in fact, have been chosen – John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein. (more…)

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Now that the Tomcat is out of the bag (I’m NOT apologizing for that!) and everyone knows who’s going to be suiting up as Marvel’s most popular hero, it’s time to get down into the smaller details, like the suit’s design. Given that the spider-suit is a significant part of Spider-Man‘s iconic appeal, Marvel and Sony are surely feeling the pinch to get the costume right for their film fans. IGN managed to corner Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada at SDCC and wrangle some exciting details about the costume out of him, which we also have to share with all of you fine webheads.  (more…)