Best Stories of the Week

It’s been quite the long week for us, having just returned from Comic-Con in San Diego. But now that we’re back home, let’s count down the Best Stories of the Week.

Below we recap major stories such as Phil Lord & Chris Miller directing a Han Solo spin-off movie, a bunch of new images from Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters, Harry Shearer returning to The Simpsons. We also have new trailers for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Goosebumps starring Jack Black, not to mention a whole slew of news and coverage from Comic-Con.

So let’s get down to the Best Stories of the Week after the jump! Read More »

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Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada hasn’t been quite about Spider-Man finally joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but at Comic Con the Comics chief offered a tease of what actor Tom Holland‘s new Spider-Man suit might look like.
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Marisa Tomei is Aunt May

Tom Holland is the new Peter Parker in Marvel Studios’ and Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man, and now the producers may have found their new Aunt May. According to one source, Marisa Tomei is the choice for Aunt May, Peter Parker’s guardian, for the new solo film which is set for release in 2017. An offer has been extended to Tomei, at least, which puts this news as something that will need some follow-up. Read More »

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What does Supergirl think of those Black Widow comparisons? How do the Suicide Squad costumes compare to the source material? Want to see some Avengers: Age of Ultron concept art? What’s Bryan Singer up to on the set of X-Men: Apocalypse? Which actress has been set to lead CW Seed’s Vixen? Does Alex Ross have a gorgeous new Batman piece? Are we getting swarmed by Ant-Man bits? (There’s so much Ant-Man, you guys.) Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

spiderman john hughes movie

At the Ant-Man junket over the weekend, I had the opportunity to chat with Marvel head Kevin Feige. One of the questions I asked was about the Marvel Studios-produced upcoming Spider-Man reboot. If Captain America: The Winter Solider was a conspiracy thriller, and Ant-Man is a heist film, what can we expect for Spider-Man? Marvel has cleverly theorized that the key to preventing superhero overload at the multiplex is to set their stories inside other film genres. So what kind of film will the new Spider-Man movie be?

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Tom Holland

This week it was revealed that Tom Holland is cast as the new Spider-Man. Now that we know who will be playing the webslinger, it might be a good moment to take a look at the instagram videos posted by Holland that some theorize may have helped him land the job. The videos feature the star performing Parkour-level street flips, jumps, and more. Hit the jump and watch videos of the 19-year-old’s impressive amateur stunt which he posted to social media.

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When Sony signed a deal with Marvel Studios to produce the next Spider-man movie, we knew that it meant that Peter Parker could now appear in the MCU. But what we didn’t know is that the opposite is also possible: the new Spider-man movie could feature characters from the Marvel Studios films such as The Avengers or Ant-Man. Find out more details after the jump.

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How did Tom Holland become the new Spider-Man? Is Scott Derrickson ready to shoot Doctor Strange? Who’s taking over the Captain Marvel comic? How has Iron Man‘s suit evolved over the years? Want to see another heartwarming Batkid Begins clip? What do the Fantastic Four have to do with Crush soda?  (Actually, we still don’t really have an answer to that last one.) Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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The new Spider-Man has been chosen: Tom Holland (The Impossible, Wolf Hall) will play Peter Parker and his heroic alter-ego, Spider-Man. He’ll first appear in Captain America: Civil War, and then take center stage in a solo film set for 2017. That solo movie, a collaboration between Marvel Studios and Sony, will be directed by Jon Watts, whose film Cop Car was among the movies we enjoyed at Sundance earlier this year. Read More »