Animated Spider-Man cast

Amid all the hubbub about Phil Lord and Chris Miller leaving the Han Solo movie, I’d completely forgotten that they were involved with an animated Spider-Man film across town at Sony Pictures Animation. That project just scored a couple of solid additions to its voice cast, as Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) and actor Brian Tyree Henry (who plays rapper Paper Boi on Donald Glover’s FX series Atlanta) have officially come on board. Read more about the animated Spider-Man cast below.
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T2 Trainspotting Featurette

Earlier this year, Danny Boyle brought back the drug-addled characters of his cult favorite Trainspotting for a sequel that took 20 years to get off the ground. T2 Trainspotting caught up with Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, and Robert Carlyle as Renton, Spud, Sick Boy, and Begbie at a drastically different time in their lives.

T2 Trainspotting is coming to Blu-ray and DVD next week, and in honor of the film’s home video release by Sony Pictures, we have an exclusive clip from one of the special features with director Danny Boyle sitting with his cast to talk about returning to these characters two decades later. It looks like a fascinating, casual chat.

Watch the T2 Trainspotting featurette after the jump. Read More »

Spider-Man Homecoming 2 MCU connection

If you’ve even remotely been paying attention, it’s impossible to miss the fact that Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man has a big role in Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. He’s been a central part of all of the marketing, and it’s clear that the studio – who was disappointed with the financial performance of The Amazing Spider-Man movies – isn’t taking any chances with this entry and is hoping Downey’s star power will draw in regular audiences.

But that tactic won’t work forever. As we mentioned in another Spider-Man-related piece this morning, Downey’s Iron Man won’t be appearing in the film’s sequel (probably because they can’t afford him). So what will the Spider-Man Homecoming 2 MCU connection be? Let’s take a look at some likely candidates who could show up instead.
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Marvel Comics Carnage (Spider-Man villain)

Spider-Man fans have spent years hoping to see the alien symbiote Carnage appear as a movie villain, and it appears that they’ll finally get their wish: it just won’t technically happen in a Spider-Man movie.

A new report claims that Carnage is set to appear as Sony’s Venom movie villain, opposite Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom. Plus, there’s some new info about the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, and new spinoffs surrounding Spidey villains Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio.
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the dark tower trailer

Longtime fans of Stephen King’s lengthy seven-book saga The Dark Tower weren’t exactly thrilled with the film adaptation’s first trailer. Instead of being a straightforward retelling of The Gunslinger, the first story in King’s saga, director Nikolaj Arcel’s movie picks and chooses aspects from multiple books in the series, leaving fans wondering what they’re in for when the movie finally hits theaters.

Now Arcel has confirmed something King himself hinted at over a year ago: The Dark Tower movie is actually a continuation of the story that began in King’s novels. Read on to find out more, but beware – spoilers lie ahead.
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Ghostbusters wish

The future of the Ghostbusters franchise is currently uncertain. Ivan Reitman, who directed the original movie, says there are still multiple movies in development, and he has some big ideas for how to take them worldwide. Meanwhile, Dan Aykroyd, the actor/writer who birthed this whole franchise, doubts that a sequel to Paul Feig’s female-led reboot will ever happen. It doesn’t seem as if things are going according to plan at Ghost Corps right now, and it’ll be interesting to see how they pivot to keep the series alive.

But all of the Hollywood strategy falls away when you see something like this. An eight-year-old boy named Braeden Rios, who suffers from a condition called bronchomalacia, loves the original movie, so an organization called the For The Win Project flew him and his family out to Los Angeles so Braeden could become a real Ghostbuster for the day. And who were they gonna call to help out? Aykroyd, of course.
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Spider-Man Homecoming Credits Scene

It’s a foregone conclusion that a Marvel Studios movie is going to have some kind of scene that happens during or after the credits. Sometimes it’s even both, as in the case of Guardians of the Galaxy, and this summer’s sequel to the cosmic Marvel movie even upped the ante by having a record five scenes scattered throughout the credits. Now it appears Marvel’s summer collaboration with Sony Pictures will follow suit.

At Sydney’s Supanova Comic-Con, director Jon Watts appeared via Skype and said there would be at least one Spider-Man: Homecoming credits scene “worth sticking around for,” but it seems like there may be more than one for audiences to see. Find out more below. Read More »

Sphero Spider-Man

Ever since Sphero made a splash with the interactive BB-8 droid toy that arrived before Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters, they’ve become a household name in cool, albeit pricey, electronic toys. Just recently they unveiled their interactive Lightning McQueen remote controlled car, and now they have a Spider-Man: Homecoming inspired gizmo too.

The Sphero Spider-Man toy is an interactive little gadget that talks to you and reacts to your voice commands. You can ask Spidey to tell you a joke, ask trivia questions, give you the time, guard your room, wake you up and more. Beyond those basic capabilities, Spidey will also go on missions, play games, tell stories and do other things that will change how he interacts with you as time goes on.

Check out the Sphero Spider-Man toy in action after the jump. Read More »

Spider-Man Spin-Off Marvel Universe - Spider-Man Homecoming

Following the unprecedented collaboration between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios to share Spider-Man, allowing the webslinger to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe with The Avengers, fans were surprised that there were spin-offs being developed featuring ancillary characters like Venom and a team-up movie featuring Silver Sable and Black Cat, especially when Kevin Feige confirmed they wouldn’t be tied to the MCU.

The development of these Spider-Man spin-offs seem counter-intuitive considering how successful Spider-Man: Homecoming looks to be this summer, currently tracking between $90 million and $108 million for an opening weekend. However, according to producer Amy Pascal, just because these movies featuring Spider-Man characters aren’t connected to the MCU doesn’t mean Tom Holland can’t pop up in them as the friendly neighborhood wallcrawler.

Find out more about the separate Spider-Man spin-off Marvel universe after the jump. Read More »

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Baby Driver Trailer Remix

Blockbuster summer has been a fairly disappointing season thus far. For my money, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been the only movie that has truly delivered what a summer blockbuster is. Thankfully, the season is only half over, and we’ve got plenty of great movies coming down the pipeline, one of which will be arriving in just a couple weeks and just might have a soundtrack that rivals the aforementioned Marvel Studios sequel.

Baby Driver is the latest film from Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs the World director Edgar Wright, and along with the crisp action, editing and camera work that comes with all of the director’s films, there’s a thumping soundtrack that keeps the movie alive in a mesmerizing way. In the spirit of the adrenaline-fueled action flick, DJ Mike Relm created a Baby Driver trailer remix using sound effects, dialogue and more to create an interesting track that wouldn’t feel out of place in the movie itself. Watch it below! Read More »