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What does Nic Cage have to say about Tim Burton‘s Superman Lives? Does Deadpool‘s Ryan Reynolds have ideas for Wolverine? Has DC released a Suicide Squad trailer breakdown? Want to see a new Fantastic Four clip? Or perhaps some Vixen concept art? Does Jessica Jones have a new logo? Who’s the new antagonist on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Why won’t Stephen Amell wear the Green Arrow goatee? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Chris Columbus Spider-Man

Back in the year 2000, director Steven Spielberg had been slated to direct Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, but he passed on the project, opting to take his career in a different direction by taking on both A.I. Artificial Intelligence (check out a recent visual study of the film) and Minority Report (which is being turned into a TV series). That left the opportunity open for Chris Columbus to step in and launch the franchise  as well as directing the sequel, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

But Chris Columbus nearly directed another huge franchise around the same time instead of Harry Potter. Did you know that Chris Columbus was previously the frontrunner to direct Spider-Man before Sam Raimi got the job? Find out more about how we almost got a Chris Columbus Spider-Man movie after the jump! Read More »

Spider-Man director

Jon Watts got the gig as the new Spider-Man director for Marvel and Sony thanks in large part to his Sundance entry Cop Car, which casts Kevin Bacon as a sheriff on the trail of two kids who have taken his cruise for a joyride. That film shows a great deal of empathy for, and understanding of the young kids at the center of the film. It’s not difficult to see how that empathy, blown up to a larger scale, would be a big plus for Spider-Man.

Still, we don’t know a lot about Watts. And aside from talk that the new Spider-Man movie, with Tom Holland in the title role, will have something of a John Hughes film quality, we don’t even know much about the project at all. In a new interview, Watts talks in general terms about Spider-Man, and while he’s guarded enough to reveal very little, what he says does help build our understanding of the upcoming film. Read More »

new Spider-Man actor

A couple of weeks ago word got around that Vacation writer-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein were in talks to script Spider-Man, after losing out on the directing job to Jon Watts (Cop Car). Now the pair have finally confirmed their involvement, and have started to talk a little bit about their vision for the wisecracking webslinger.

The key word there is wisecracking — from the sounds of it, this Spidey will be wittier and funnier than his big-screen predecessors have been. Read the Spider-Man writers comments after the jump. Read More »

Spider-Man dog

After a couple days away, Superhero Bits is back with tons of goodies! Has a classic X-Men star has been spotted on the set of Apocalypse? Which MCU actor recently hung out with the Suicide Squad? How did they make Michael Douglas look so young in Ant-Man? Does Brian Michael Bendis like Netflix’s Jessica Jones? Ever wonder what the Marvel superheroes would look like as dogs? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

new Spider-Man first look

We’ve already been told that the new Spider-Man suit will “blow people away,” and now there’s a chance that a first glimpse at the new suit may have been revealed in a rather mysterious way.

A new Twitter account has just been brought to our attention that is purporting to belong to Anthony and Joe Russo, the directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the next Marvel Studios production Captain America: Civil War, which is currently in production. And they’ve been posting some pretty perplexing photos, one of which that just might just offer a new Spider-Man first look.

Find out more about this mysterious Twitter account after the jump! Read More »

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Ant-Man wouldn’t be a Marvel movie if it didn’t contain a bunch of fun easter eggs and references to comic book creators, storylines and side characters. We’ve chronicled many of the references and hidden details in previous Marvel movies (like this in-depth dissection of Guardians of the Galaxy’s many easter eggs), and now its time to take a look at Peyton Reed‘s Ant-Man. After the jump you will find over 20 easter eggs for the latest Marvel superhero movie starring Paul Rudd.

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Sam Raimi directing Spider-Man

As Spider-Man gears up for yet another reboot — this time as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — Sam Raimi, who directed the first Spider-Man feature, has weighed in with his thoughts.

Put simply, he sound pretty excited for the upcoming Spider-Man, declaring that he has “a lot of faith” in Marvel’s vision. Read the Sam Raimi Spider-Man reboot comments after the jump. Read More »

Spider-Man

A couple of screenwriters have just landed in Spidey’s web. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in talks to write the upcoming Spider-Man reboot, which Jon Watts (Cop Car) will direct. Tom Holland plays the latest incarnation of the friendly neighborhood superhero.

Get all the details on the Spider-Man screenwriters after the jump. Read More »