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Want to see some superior, alternate designs for the title villain in X-Men: Apocalypse? When will Deadpool 2 start shooting if all goes well? Who will play the new Vixen in the second season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? What does Kevin Conroy have to say about the animated Batman: The Killing Joke movie. All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Venom Movie

Sony’s attempts to make a Venom spinoff date back years — before the Marc Webb / Andrew Garfield Spider-Man era, all the way back to the tail end of the Sam Raimi / Tobey Maguire era. So far, they haven’t had much success. And the latest incarnation of the project seemed to be in jeopardy when the studio decided not to move forward with its Amazing Spider-Man franchise, instead rebooting the character as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

But like any good comic book character, Venom isn’t one for staying dead. The Spider-Man spinoff has reportedly come back to life at Sony. Only now, it’s no longer a Spider-Man spinoff.  Read More »

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Did Jessica Jones do well with viewer numbers? What’s different about the Batmobile in Batman v Superman? Will there really be 67 characters in Avengers: Infinity War? Would Michael B. Jordan still come back to play Johnny Storm in a Fantastic Four sequel? How bad do you want Rainbow Batman figures? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

The Flash

What happens when Batman meets Pee-Wee Herman? How were the visual effects for the next episode of The Flash pulled off? Is Gal Gadot a fan of Lynda Carter‘s Wonder Woman? How did Tom Holland get hurt on the set of Captain America: Civil War? What did you miss in the Jessica Jones trailer? All this an more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Why are Captain America and Thor kissing? What does Vin Diesel want to see Groot do in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Would Back to the Future writer Bob Gale want to tackle Booster Gold? Does the new issue of Guardians of the Galaxy make fun of the Star Wars prequels? What can we expect from Captain America and Falcon’s relationship in Civil War? Get all that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Spider-Man Sony Marvel Deal

The grand total of cash exchanged between Sony Pictures and Marvel/Disney over the use of Spider-Man is $0.00.

That’s right. According to a report by Variety, neither studio will share profits over any of the films that include the webslinger. Nor is producer Kevin Feige getting anything extra to produce a 2017 Spider-Man film. Everyone will keep the gross of their films, and that’s it. The deal is strictly based on the belief that including Spider-Man in Marvel movies, and making Sony’s movie part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will increase the bottom line for everyone.

Among the other Spider-Man updates are the fact the new actor playing the role will, in fact, be younger and that the planned spin-offs such as Sinister Six, Venom and the female centric film are still in development. Read more about the Spider-Man Sony Marvel deal below. Read More »

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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 »

Venom

As great a character as Spider-Man is, his villains are often just as interesting. That’s one of the many reasons Sony is moving ahead with a Sinister Six film before they get back to The Amazing Spider-Man 3. They’re also moving forward with a solo film for one of Spidey’s most popular villains, Venom. That one will be directed by Alex Kurtzman, but we don’t know much about it other than that it is happening.

In a new interview, the director gave an updating saying Ed Solomon will start writing the script soon, and that choosing which character would be under the suit in the film hasn’t been an easy decision. Read the Alex Kurtzman Venom quotes below. Read More »

Alex Kurtzman Teases a “Much Darker” Venom

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Venom may have a few things in common with Spider-Man, but for Venom writer/director Alex Kurtzman, the appeal of the character lies in what sets him apart. Namely, the fact that he’s a “much darker” personality than your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Hit the jump to read his comments on what makes Venom — and the Spider-Man universe itself — so special.

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