Amazing Spider-Man

The appearance of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War was seen as a hard reset of the character, a necessary reboot after two misguided Amazing Spider-Man films directed by Marc Webb, which seemed more concerned with building a universe than telling interesting, new Spider-Man stories. With ebullient praise being offered for the work of Tom Holland, and the crew for Spider-Man: Homecoming it might be understandable if the guy that made the last Spider-Man movie might take things a little personally, but Webb says that he has no regrets about making his Spidey movies no matter how much you hate them… (more…)

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Of all the “failicious”, yeah I just made that word up, Spider iterations over the last 8 years that we have dealt with and are set to deal with in the future; this Spider-Gwen trailer puts some fresh-air into the story, that it sorely needed.  But here is the kicker….it’s fan-made. Weep tears as you watch the craftily edited trailer below.

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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…)

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Greetings, Nerd Bastards readers, Jake here from The Hall of Comics – where heroes shop. I’m a bag and boarded professional. My passion (and business) is to read, write about and sell comics. In an alliance forged in the stars, The Hall of Comics will be dropping by Nerd Bastards weekly, to bring you the latest word and the weeks best pulls in comics. So sit back, grab a snack, and check out what latest comic titles you should be reading.  (more…)

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You may remember Andrew Garfield’s quite impassioned speech to fans at San Diego Comic Con prior to the release of The Amazing Spider-Man; he made a pretty clear, simply and emotionally plea to fans that he as just as big a Spider-Man fan boy as some of the people in the audience, if not bigger. So it was, shall we say, disappointing when we got Amazing movies that were something less than amazing as Sony and its team on the Spider-Man franchise floundered hopelessly trying to turn out not just big loud new Spider-Man films, but a whole Spider-Man universe. So in the wake of yesterday’s bombshell announcement, there’s still a lot of unanswered questions, but the answer to one of them seems to be that Garfield will no longer be playing your friendly neighborhood web-head. (more…)

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The ongoing cyber-hacking issues of Sony Pictures have been both morally ambiguous and informative. In the wake of the cancellation of the release of The Interview, which Nerd Bastards commented on earlier today, news continues to be parsed from stolen e-mails about the various people and projects at Sony’s two studios, and a lot of that news has concerned Marvel Studios, the Walt Disney Company and your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. We discussed yesterday how negotiations to get Spider-Man into Captain America: Civil War came apart as time was getting down to the wire for production to get started on the film. The end result was that there will be no cameo in Civil War for Spidey, but that was by no means the end of the discussion, and by no means the end of the negotiations. As the old saying goes, where there’s a will, there’s a way, and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are many ways to draw Spider-Man into the fold. (more…)

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The speculation was running rampant before Marvel Studios‘ big info bomb earlier today that one of the details to be revealed concerned the movie rights to one of Marvel Comics‘ biggest characters. On the one hand, Marvel is proving that they can make an event out of anything, even little heard of titles like Guardians of the Galaxy, or Black Panther, or The Inhumans, but on the other hand the studio bigwigs and Disney shareholders would probably love to get a piece back of some of those marquee characters. Spider-Man has been association with Marvel since the web-slinger’s inception in 1962, but the movie rights remain buttoned up with Sony where they are, for all intents and purposes, trying to make a silk purse from a sow’s ear (not that Spider-Man is a sow’s ear). But might that be changing… (more…)

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Sony’s making moves to get their Spider-Man ball rolling so they can perhaps catch up with some of the bigger players in the comic book movie game. They’ve got plans for a Sinister Six flick, a third (and fourth and fifth…) Amazing Spider-Man film and there are several other spin-off movies in the works. Today we here at Nerd Bastards bring you a couple of tidbits concerning how Sony’s franchise is doing. Hear the latest rumors about a 2017 female-centric Spidey movie and the title of the upcoming Venom-themed movie. (more…)

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I usually feel like a colossal piece of shit when I root for a film to fail (because who knows how art will age, be viewed in the context of history, etc.), but I definitely think I can make an exception when it comes to Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man films. These ‘movies’ are artless, consumerist dog-piles; the worst examples of comic book anti-cinema being authored by a boardroom full of bottom-line motivated suits. But it looks like we’re going to be spared another feature-length trailer for future franchise installments for at least a little while longer, as Sony may be pushing Marc Webb’s third pile-driver of fuck back until 2017 (though ‘never’ is certainly the better option). (more…)