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For some fans, it goes without saying that Spider-Man: Homecoming isn’t just a title that describes what’s happening in the high school life of the superhero’s young alter ego Peter Parker (Tom Holland). It’s also evocative of the fact that the webslinger is finally back home where he belongs, in the same cinematic universe as his other Marvel Comics comrades, the Avengers.

Spider-Man: Homecoming gives us the spectacular version of the webslinger that fans have been waiting to see. It stands out from the rest of the adaptations, including the more favored original iteration directed by Sam Raimi and portrayed by Tobey Maguire, simply because it introduces a dynamic that has been lacking from the Spider-Man franchises thus far. Not only does it combine the trials and tribulations of high school life with the dangers of being a secret superhero, but it also gives Spider-Man a much larger world to play in, one that may be more intimidating than the wallcrawler himself even realizes.

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Marvel Stars Before They Were Famous

By the time we’re done with The Avengers 4 in 2019, there will have been 22 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only does Marvel Studios have a massive roster of movies, but they have an insanely huge cast that they have to bring together when it’s time for The Avengers to assemble and save the world from an impending threat.

Most of the superheroes in the MCU are quite recognizable names who had long careers before joining comic book movies like Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson, but others didn’t become household names until they starred in the Marvel movies in question. No matter how famous they are now thanks to the MCU, there was a time before these actors and actress were famous, and a new video highlights just what they were doing before you even knew who they were. Read More »

Spider-Man Homecoming Featurette

We’re less than a week out from seeing Spider-Man return to theaters in a big way for his first solo outing since being brought back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War. The good news is that Spider-Man: Homecoming is an exciting revival of the webslinger’s franchise that takes full advantage of his new place in a larger world. The even better news is that it brings a villain to the table that is easily one of Marvel’s best yet.

Michael Keaton plays Adrian Toomes, aka The Vulture. Screwed out of a contracting deal by Tony Stark, Toomes turns to a life of crime, selling weaponized Chitauri technology to small-time criminals in order to effectively provide for his family. Of course, Spider-Man can’t stand for this, but not even the webslinger’s do-good principles will keep a man from keeping his family afloat.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in less than two weeks, but if you absolutely, positively cannot wait another minute to see more of Tom Holland‘s Peter Parker and his ongoing adventures in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’ve got you covered. Four new clips from the film have arrived online, offering a look at the quieter, more awkward moments of Spider-Man’s existence.

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American Assassin Trailer

Back in April, the first trailer for American Assassin introduced us to Mitch Rapp, the recurring character from Vince Flynn‘s series of 15 novels following the counterterrorism operative and all the danger and intrigue he’s gets involved with. He’s basically a carbon copy of Jack Ryan, but seemingly a little more deadly, and a new red band trailer shows us just how dangerous he can be.

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Disney XD Spider-Man Homecoming Featurette

The release of Spider-Man: Homecoming is under a month away, and in order to keep the hype train moving along, Marvel Studios has released an extensive featurette going behind the scenes of the movie.

This 22-minute featurette from Disney XD, titled A Fan’s Guide to Spider-Man: Homecoming, has interviews with star Tom Holland, as well as his co-stars Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya and Michael Keaton, not to mention director Jon Watts, as well as Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige, who calls Spidey the greatest superhero of all time. This is the most footage we’ve seen from the movie so far, as well as the most revealing look behind the scenes.

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Spider-Man Homecoming TV Spot

Hot on the heels of the two new trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming released earlier this week (along with our breakdown of the new footage in each of them), a new extended TV spot has arrived, showing off even more footage from the rebooted Spidey franchise that is now part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Taking a cue from the international trailer, we get to see a bit more of the flashback to Tom Holland‘s introduction as Spidey in Captain America: Civil War from Peter Parker’s personal video diaries that he took before and during the battle, including how he got his suit from Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) beforehand. Plus, we get a glimpse of a couple new webs that Spidey can weave with his new high tech suit.

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Spider-Man Homecoming

This morning, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios released two final trailers (one domestic and one international) for Spider-Man: Homecoming, their collaboration in rebooting the Spider-Man franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and each of them is completely different. Rather than doing our usual frame-by-frame analysis of the entirety of both trailers, we’re just going to pick out the finer points of each, noting the new details, action, story hints and more.

Our Spider-Man Homecoming final trailer breakdown begins below. Read More »

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Last night’s MTV Movie & TV Awards brought the first clip from Spider-Man: Homecoming featuring Peter Parker (Tom Holland) trying to sneak back into his room, only to accidentally reveal that he’s Spider-Man to his friend Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon). Now we get another look at this summer’s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise with a TV spot that shows off some new footage.

In this spot, we get to see Spider-Man taking on some small-time criminals while still being hungry for the next “retreat” that he gets to go on with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and the Avengers. But the best part is the funny gag at the end where Spider-Man inadvertently scares the hell out of some kids camping in their backyard.

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American Assassin Trailer

If you watched American Sniper and thought they weren’t patriotic enough in their depiction of Americans taking down terrorism, there’s another overtly American movie on the way, and we know that, because the word American is in the title. America.

American Assassin is based on Vince Flynn’s novel of the same name, introducing the recurring character of Mitch Rapp. With several books featuring the character, Mitch Rapp is a seasoned counter-terrorism operative who was first recruited unofficially by the CIA before being brought on board the agency officially later in his career. But American Assassin gives us the origin of this aggressive operative (played by The Maze Runner star Dylan O’Brien) who has an axe to grind against radical terrorists who were responsible for killing his girlfriend.

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