Spider-Man Vulture

As hungry as we are for any crumb of information about the new Spider-Man standalone movie, Marvel and Sony have been very careful about doling out details. We only just learned at CinemaCon that the movie would be called Spider-Man: Homecoming. And although we know a few of the actors who’ll star — Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya — we haven’t much clue about what their characters are actually doing in the movie.

So until we do, the rumor mill is here to churn out speculation about the stuff we don’t know. The latest salt-worthy report claims that the Vulture is going to be in Spider-Man: Homecoming, although not necessarily as the big bad.  Read More »

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The Spider-Man: Homecoming title confirmation and logo isn’t the only Spider-Man news to come out of Sony’s CinemaCon 2016 presentation. Sony Pictures Animation president Kristine Belson talked briefly about the upcoming animated Spider-Man movie, which is due in 2018. While no big information was revealed, Belson did make some big claims about the upcoming animated superhero film from producers/screenwriters Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Find out what she said, after the jump.

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Last summer, it was announced Tom Holland had secured the role of Spider-Man. At the time, we already knew the character would appear in Captain America: Civil War, a role that was highlighted in the last trailer for the film. While it would’ve been more fun to experience the character on the big screen for the first time, it was an understandable decision on Marvel and Disney’s part to promote Spidey’s involvement.

Fans of Spider-Man will most likely be pleased with his role in Civil War, which shows the character at his youngest and nerdiest. Below, Marvel’s Kevin Feige discusses the new Spider-Man, the experience of casting Tom Holland, and collaborating with Sony.

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UPDATE: At CinemaCon, Tom Holland confirmed that the title of the upcoming Spider-Man solo movie would be Spider-Man: Homecoming, adding that “it really is a homecoming” for the character. Sony’s Tom Rothman said the title was “obviously” a high school reference, so it seems to fit with the John Hughes vibe we’ve heard about before. Holland says that throughout the story Peter Parker is really trying to find where he belongs. Check out the logo below:

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