Spider-Man: Far From Home arrives in multiplexes as the third entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in five months (the 23rd overall in only 11 years), as an epilogue/coda to Avengers: Infinity War/Endgame and Phase 3, and finally, as a semi-anticipated sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming. It’s also an exercise in brute-force brand maintenance, primed to sell Avengers and Spider-Man-related merchandise, including, of course, Spider-Man action figures (Spider-Man wears four superhero suits in the new film, from the Iron Spider suit introduced in Avengers: Infinity War, his first, Tony Stark-given tech suit originally seen in Captain America: Civil War, an all-black stealth suit, and a new hybrid suit that swaps out the familiar blue with black, but otherwise keeps Steve Ditko’s design aesthetic). But branding saturation or superhero fatigue isn’t the most significant problem with the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel: It’s both the not unexpected over-reliance on the late Tony Stark’s long shadow as a central plot driver and yet another weak, underwritten, ultimately underutilized supervillain (minus the “super” part). (more…)
Spider-Man: Far From Home finally delivers a trailer that fans have been salivating for. Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has quickly become a fan favorite, nailing the witty quips, the ‘dope with a heart of gold’ attitude, and intellect that fans have come to expect from Peter Parker. And he does it while being damned charming. Fans had lots of speculation about the second installment of the Sony-MCU franchise, after the events of Infinity War. Have any of those speculations been laid to rest? And how does a wacky villain like Mysterio translate to the big screen?
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.
When Spider-Man burst into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War, fans reactions were mixed, to put it lightly. While Tom Holland‘s incarnation of the masked webslinger seemed inoffensive enough in the small part he played in his debut Marvel movie, it marked the third reboot of the character in less than twenty years. Although there was a good chance the new series would be of decent quality now that Marvel is really hitting its stride in terms of its cinematic output, some people were cautious about finding room for another Spider-Man into their lives. (more…)
Tom Rothman. If you pay close attention to genre filmmaking, then you’re probably right to be concerned when you hear that name. This is the guy that “didn’t get” Deadpool, and put it on the shelf for years. This is the guy that ordered the original X-Men and Fantastic Four be made on shoe-string budgets (so far as superhero movies are concerned) and offered no support from the studio. And this is the guy that oversaw not just one, but two crap-tacular Alien Vs. Predator movies. And now he’s had another bright idea: Let’s make an Uncharted movie about a young Nathan Drake! (more…)
Spider-Man (Tom Holland) is taking his ease in this new poster for the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. That is an interesting jacket he is wearing with that science logo on the label. Is that from his school or perhaps a special jacket for science fair winners? Is He enjoying some music on those headphones or listening to the audio version (Narrated by Bruce Banner) of Tony Stark’s Book of Science and Mixology. Check out the full poster below as well as the UK version. (more…)
Ever since Iron Man first hit theaters in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been masterfully building their universe in a way that hasn’t been done in film before. Over the past 9 years (and 14 films released over three phases), Marvel has built a literal comic book in cinema that continues to build and grow. Such films have included Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, and Doctor Strange. Also, in the pipeline are Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Panther. All of these movies have been progressing towards and end goal, the battle with Thanos over the Infinity Gems in Avengers: Infinity War and its Untitled Sequel.
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…)
The first trailer for Sony and Marvel‘s Spider-Man: Homecoming premiered on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight and it looks incredible. Tom Holland sounds good, looks good, and feels like the young, inexperienced, joke cracking Spider-Man we’ve all been waiting for. Check it out for yourself after the jump. (more…)
The first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming will premiere on Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow and there’s a teaser out today to wet your Web Slinging appetite. There have been some changes to the Spider-suit since we last saw it in Captain America: Civil War. Take a look at the teaser and tell us what you think. (more…)