Posted on Thursday, December 10th, 2020 by Jacob Hall
The Fantastic Four, Marvel’s “First Family,” have been done dirty on the big screen not once, not twice, but three times. Four times if you include the infamously never-released film from the ’90s. However, Marvel Studios is looking to polish this gem of a superhero team with a new take set firmly within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fifth time’s the charm, as Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige announced during Disney’s Investors Day presentation that Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts will direct the new Fantastic Four movie.
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Happy Eternals day, everyone! Today was supposed to be the release date for Marvel’s Eternals, which would have been the second Marvel Cinematic Universe movie we would have seen this year. Instead, thanks to the pandemic, the last Marvel movie to hit theaters was Spider-Man: Far From Home, all the way back in July of 2019.
But don’t despair too much: things are moving forward in the Marvel universe again, and today, Tom Holland shared the first image from the set of the still-untitled Spider-Man 3 showing Peter Parker rocking a new mask as part of his suit. Check it out below.
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John Lithgow is the latest elderly gentleman to join The Old Man cast. Lithgow will be starring opposite Jeff Bridges in the FX thriller series The Old Man, with Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts set to helm the pilot episode.
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Because of the well-publicized falling out between Disney and Sony, it appears that Spider-Man: Far From Home might mark the final time Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man makes an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. An extended cut of the film is back in theaters now, but for those who don’t want to make the trek to a theater to check it out, the Spidey sequel is swinging onto home video later this month with plenty of bonus features in tow. Get the details below.
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The fight over the cinematic version of Spider-Man continues, and while a new report indicates that Spider-Man: Far From Home writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers are coming back to write the next Spider-Man film for Sony, it looks like director Jon Watts may be suspended between Sony and Marvel Studios/Disney like a fly caught in a spider’s web.
A new report says he’s currently being “courted” by Marvel Studios, but it’s unclear what the studio wants him to direct if Kevin Feige and his team no longer have access to the cinematic version of the webslinger. Here’s what we know.
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Spider-Man: Far From Home has to answer some huge questions posed by Avengers: Endgame, tell its own Spider-Man story, and advance the relationship between Peter Parker and MJ. Those aspects are all expected elements of a post-Endgame Spider-Man film, but this superhero sequel also has plenty of surprises in store. We caught up with director Jon Watts for an in-depth, spoiler-heavy discussion about all of the film’s biggest and most shocking revelations, including the fantastic mid-credits cameo, that mind-bending post-credits scene, and much more. Read More »
Spider-Man: Far From Home just hit theaters last week, but franchise director Jon Watts has already been thinking about the next film in the webslinger’s story. There’s quite the long list of villains that Spider-Man has contended with in Marvel Comics, but if the filmmaker has his choice, there’s one baddie that could be a lot of fun.
However, in order to dive into his answer, we must head into spoiler territory for those who haven’t seen Spider-Man: Far From Home. Read More »
Set visit interviews are always dependent on what’s happening that day, so when I was on the set of Spider-Man: Far From Home last August, it wasn’t too surprising to learn we wouldn’t have time to speak with director Jon Watts in person. He was deep into production at that point, trying to nail down a dialogue scene between several actors and allowing them to riff and try alternate lines in take after take to find the perfect tonal mixture for the scene.
But Watts made time to jump on the phone with me and one other journalist a few months later for a conversation about putting Spider-Man and Nick Fury in a room together, avoiding “second movie bloat,” and much more. Read More »
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Tom Holland sprints around a Venice street corner, skids to a stop, and turns to shield himself as a blast of water slams into a nearby bridge, blowing it into pieces which whiz past him. Peter Parker is facing off against a villain made of water, and our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man isn’t exactly in familiar territory – the streets of Italy are a far cry from Queens, New York.
It’s August 2018, and I’m on the set of Sony and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Far From Home. The production will be heading to the real Venice shortly, but in the meantime, they’ve rebuilt a massive section of the city above a water tank on the Warner Bros. lot just outside of London where they can safely control stunts like this one, in which the famous Rialto Bridge explodes. Keep reading to discover everything I learned on the set of the new sequel, including the level of involvement for characters like Nick Fury and Maria Hill, the surprising truth about Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio, details about Spidey’s new costume, and much more. Read More »
Avengers: Endgame was a significant marker of the end of an era, but it’s looking like it will have even more profound repercussions than we could have anticipated. The first wave of which we’ll see in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, which directly deals with the fallout of the climactic Avengers film, both on a micro and macro level. That’s right, we’re talking multiverse here, folks.
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