What’s going on with Spider-Man over at Sony? Great question! The guy seems all… tangled up in…string, er, webs. That is, plans. Anyway, you get it. Seems like a bit of a mess over there.
A third Amazing Spider-Man film is planned, with a scheduled release in 2018, and before that we’ll (maybe) get the bad guy team-up movie Sinister Six. That film has been described as a Dirty Dozen sort of story with Spidey basically in the Lee Marvin role, working with the villains. That’s one conception of it, at least. There’s talk of a “soft reboot” of the series, culling out a lot of the more poorly-received aspects of the last two films while retaining the basic aspects. We don’t know what’s up with the mooted Venom movie, and there are rumored plans for a solo film highlighting one of the women in the Spider-Man character roster.
Now there’s a new rumor of a project going by the code name Glass Ceiling. This one concerns a bunch of the female hero and anti-hero characters from Spider-Man’s history, and could team them up into a single film. Assuming it gets that far, at least. Get the Glass Ceiling details, such as they are, below. Read More »
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Sideshow Collectibles sent me a sample of Hot Toys’ The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Sixth Scale Figure. Lets unbox this figure and take a look at whats inside the box. After the jump you will find photos of the Hot Toys The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Sixth Scale Figure, alongside my thoughts on the product.
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What’s the deal with Spider-Man? It’s the question fans have been asking all summer. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a major disappointment in almost all respects; following its debut grand plans to continue the franchise were completely reshuffled. As it officially stands right now, Drew Goddard‘s Sinister Six film will be out in 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will follow in 2018. There will also be a female-focused film sandwiched somewhere in the middle. That’s all official via Sony.
However the latest rumors suggest some, if not all of that might not be true anymore. Yesterday, the very reputable Drew McWeeny at Hitfix said he’d heard rumblings Sony was talking to Marvel Studios about working out some kind of deal for a crossover. Then today, the equally reputable Devin Faraci at Badass Digest said that’s just one of the possibilities he’s heard Sony is considering with the characters. The others are a “soft reboot” with the Sinister Six, completely shelving the character for a few years, and canceling the planned Venom movie. Read more about these Spider-Man franchise rumors below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 by Angie Han
Between Tobey Maguire‘s reign as our friendly big-screen Spider-Man and Andrew Garfield‘s, there was a brief period when Donald Glover was pushing for the job. That never came to be, of course, but now he’s finally getting his chance to play the webslinger all the same. The catch: it’s in a cartoon, not a live-action big-budget movie franchise.
Glover is set to voice Miles Morales in an upcoming episode of Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, which has Peter Parker (voiced by Drake Bell) passing through different parallel universes. Watch a clip featuring the Donald Glover Spider-Man after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, July 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
Guardians of the Galaxy takes place literally worlds away from The Avengers, and yet both superhero teams occupy the same universe at the same time and even know some of the same people. It wouldn’t be totally inconceivable for them to cross paths at some point, and recent comments from Kevin Feige suggest they may do just that.
If you’re holding out hope for the either group to join forces with the X-Men, however, you’re probably out of luck. In the same interview, Feige downplayed the possibility of an Avengers / X-Men crossover. Sorry, Hugh Jackman. Hit the jump to see what Feige had to say.
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If I were to judge The Amazing Spider-man 2 solely on the responses I’ve seen on my film-geek filled twitter feed and my movie critic-filled RSS feed (the film has a 55% rotten critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes), I would think this might be the worst comic book movie of all time.
I saw Amazing Spider-man 2 after some of the negative buzz and was pleasantly surprised. Maybe its that I had such low expectations, but I enjoyed The Amazing Spider-man sequel despite the many problems contained in the villain storylines. But I wasn’t the only one to enjoy the movie, the movie is getting a respectable 7.5 and 74% ratings on IMDb and Dlixster, with almost 250,000 user votes.
Not only was The Amazing Spider-Man 2 a better film than the last movie, but it was a better film than Sam Raimi’s last installment of the superhero tale. Many people seem to be clouded by the awesomeness of Spider-man 2 (one of the best superhero films of all time, in my opinion), and forget just how bad Spider-Man 3 was. Not only that, but the Spider-man 2 rub makes people forget about all the horrible stuff in the first Sam Raimi film (I seem to remember Macy Grey singing a concert in Times Square and Peter Parker coming across an underground professional wrestling cage match in an alleyway, featuring Macho Man Randy Savage).
I watched some of Spider-man 3 over last weekend (yes, its worse than you even remember), and I don’t know how anyone could think that Spider-man 3 is a better movie. I can understand if you had problems with The Amazing Spider-man 2, but it seems to me that most of the people on my social feeds had made up their minds about the movie before seeing it.
The guys at CinemaSins have put together a 13-minute Everything Wrong with Spider-Man 3 video, and ScreenJunkies have released an honest trailer for the Sam Raimi Spider-man trilogy. Watch both videos embedded after the jump.
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Stuntman and athlete Ronnie Shalvis recorded a video of himself doing parkour stunts in an The Amazing Spider-man costume. If you think about it, Todd McFarlane and the other famous Spidey artists I gre up with, drew Spider-man in insane parkour action way before the parkour movement even began. After the jump you can watch the Amazing Spider-man parkour video.
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UPDATE: The producers of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have commented on this story, read their thoughts below.
Sony Pictures is invested in Spider-Man for the long term. They see the webslinger as their own Marvel cash cow and are planning a huge universe around the character. That continues with this weekend’s big sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The new movie will be followed by a third film, spinoffs featuring the Sinister Six and Venom, and potentially a fourth film in the series.
But what will they do after that? Reboot yet again? Peter Parker himself, Andrew Garfield, thinks the answer is already in the comics. He believes his character could, and should, pass the torch to the multi-racial character Miles Morales. Read More »