Spider-Man In Real Life

Improv Anywhere has been taking to the streets of New York City to recreate famous movies in public places. In the past, we’ve posted their Back To The Future and Jurassic Park videos. For their latest mission, they attempt to bring Spider-Man to life by having a stunt performer in costume jump off a 20-story building in Midtown Manhattan to save a lady being kidnapped. Of course, this is all to the surprise of the random New Yorkers watching as it happens on the street below. Watch the Spider-Man In Real Life video now embedded after the jump.

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In the era of The Avengers, Batman vs. Superman and X-Men: Days of Future Past, comic book movies have begun to look more like comic books. Multiple movies featuring multiple characters all take place in the same universe, making crossovers possible. There are, unfortunately, some crossovers that are currently impossible because various studios own the rights to major characters. Spider-Man, for example, is at Sony, while the X-Men and Fantastic Four are at 20th Century Fox. That makes crossover with the Marvel Studios characters legally difficult.

According to Hugh Jackman, those barriers almost broke down in 2002. A few short years after Bryan Singer’s original X-Men, then lower level Marvel producer Kevin Feige suggested Wolverine cameo in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man. Jackman even traveled to the city, but something stopped it from happening. Read More »

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Unlike the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, or even the Justice League, Spider-Man’s more or less a solo act. Yes, he’s been part of the Avengers and the Fantastic Four in comic books, but in the movies he’s now a lone Marvel Comics hero over at Sony.

But as the Amazing Spider-Man franchise builds to the (rumored) introduction of the Sinister Six, Spidey could be in need of a little help. And he just might get it, judging by producer Avi Arad‘s reaction when asked whether another Marvel superhero might appear in the next film. Hit the jump to see what he said.

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For a geeky dude, Andrew Garfield‘s Peter Parker does pretty well with the ladies. He got himself into a relationship with the amazing Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man, and over the next couple of installments he’ll also cross paths with Mary Jane Watson and Felicia Hardy. But Garfield thinks it’s high time Peter broadened his dating horizons.

In a recent interview, he floated the idea of a male MJ — which would, of course, mean a gay or bisexual Spider-Man. And he thinks Chronicle star Michael B. Jordan would be just the guy to sweep Spidey off his feet. Read Garfield’s comments after the jump.

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Today you may be seeing rumors that Sony is going to sell off rights to Spider-Man. It’s all based on six degrees of uninformed speculation, which is to say: don’t believe it for a second. The point of the real conversation going on is that the Sony Entertainment division — music and movies, in other words — is the profitable arm of the company, and has been propping up Sony as a whole while the electronics divisions lose money.

That being the case, why would the company even think of selling the character that is among its most reliable earners? Answer: it would not. You might want to see Marvel Studios produce an Avengers 2 that features Spider-Man, but it ain’t happening. Not without a very unlikely partnership with Sony, at least. Details below. Read More »


Threadless Tees has released a line of t-shirts based on Marvel’s Spider-Man. The company challenged artists to design “a t-shirt inspired by the battle between Spider-Man and his archenemies.” And by archenemies, Threadless kept this limited to: Dr. Octopus, Electro, Sandman, Venom, Lizard, Kraven, Green Goblin, Vulture, Rhino, and Shocker. I found some of the contest entry rules funny, for instance — “The characters cannot be represented as children or animals” or “may not use actor likenesses or any logos in your design” and the expected no “blood and guts”, “political or adult content (sex, smoking, drinking, etc.)” Check out the winners after the jump, and buy them now on Threadless.

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