spider-man into the spider-verse b-roll

Voice acting is an undervalued profession, one that we don’t get to see much of unless it’s a star-studded affair like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

But the newly released Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse b-roll footage gives us a peek behind the curtain, where stars Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren, John Mulaney, and Kimiko Glenn apparently act in full hair and make-up. But no one is as extra as Nicolas Cage, who shows up in a full suit and gives his whole being into voicing his character.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse footage

It’s a great year to be a Spider-Man fan. This past summer, we saw Tom Holland reprise his role as the best live-action Spider-Man in Avengers: Infinity War, the PS4 Spider-Man video game is the best video game centered on the web-slinger, and next month, a new Spider-Man will be introduced to audiences in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is one of the best Spider-Man stories ever put on film.

Earlier this year, I visited the Sony Pictures lot to attend a Q&A about the movie featuring star Shameik Moore (Dope), who provides the voice of Miles Morales, the first half black, half Hispanic Spidey. Writer/producer Phil Lord and producer Chris Miller were also in attendance, and the three of them spoke about how this film will feel different because it’s told through Miles’s perspective, how Peter Parker factors in to this adventure, taking risks with the storytelling, and more. Read More »

Cut Throat City trailer

Wu-Tang Clan member RZA stepped into the world of filmmaking with The Man with the Iron Fists back in 2012, but he’s put his kung fu influences aside for his latest movie. Cut Throat City is set in New Orleans in the immediate wake of Hurricane Katrina, when a group of childhood friends are forced into participating in an unconventional heist. The first trailer has arrived, and you can check it out below. Read More »

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Comic-Con

We’ve had three big screen versions of Spider-Man over the past couple decades, but we’ve never had a wallcrawler like the one we’ll see in this fall’s animated comic book movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

This time, it’s young Miles Morales (Shameik Moore of Dope) taking the mantle of Spider-Man, but he’s not the only one with spider-like super powers. There’s still an older Peter Parker bumming around (voiced by Jake Johnson), and there’s also Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld). Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is taking us deeper into the comic book world of Spider-Man than any movie has before, and the movie’s Hall H panel provided even more insight into what we can expect from this vibrant, stylish approach to Spidey and his universe. Read More »

Into the Spider-Verse cast

We already knew the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse would feature more than one friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. In addition to Peter Parker, there’s also Miles Morales. But that’s not all! We now know that Nicolas Cage has joined the Into the Spider-Verse cast as well, playing yet another Spider-Man: Spider-Man Noir.

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Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse trailer

We’re about to enter a cinematic universe where more than one person can wear the Spider-Man mask. After a long wait, half-black/half-Latino character Miles Morales takes center stage for the first time in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, a stylish new animated film that casts Peter Parker as a supporting player in another Spidey’s story. Check out the new trailer below. Read More »

Animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Trailer

Right now fans are enjoying the most recent iteration of Spider-Man played by Tom Holland being part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But Sony Pictures is still doing everything they can to milk the rights to all of the characters from the webslinger’s comic book universe in every other form. There’s a Venom spin-off in production right now, Silver and Black focusing on Silver Sable and Black Cat (which may launch a female Spider-Man universe), and even a Morbius the Living Vampire movie. But there’s also a whole new Spider-Man on the way.

No, we’re not getting yet another live-action reboot of Spider-Man, but instead Sony Pictures is delivering an animated Spider-Man movie focusing on Miles Morales as your friendly nieghborhood wallcrawler. Today they announced the official title for the project to be Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and the first trailer arrived along with it. Read More »

Animated Spider-Man Movie Cast

We already met a new Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Captain America: Civil War, with Tom Holland suited up as the webslinger. But Sony Pictures also wants to give fans a version of the wallcrawler that they’ve wanted to see on the big screen for a long time.

An animated Spider-Man movie has been in development at Sony Pictures for a little while now, and this version of the Marvel superhero will focus on Miles Morales, a popular incarnation of the webhead who was introduced to fans in 2011 and whose secret identity is a half-black, half-Latino high schooler. Now Sony has finally hired someone to voice this version of Spider-Man, and it’s Dope and The Get Down star Shameik Moore. Read More »

James Franco the pretenders

Before Josh Boone‘s The Fault in Our Stars conquered the box office, one of the projects the busy writer-director wanted to make to was The Pretenders. Boone once described his script as “Carnal Knowledge meets Unbearable Lightness of Being or The Dreamers,” which doesn’t sound emotionally draining at all. In 2013, the director put together an impressive cast for the project, but due to scheduling, it may have fallen to the wayside. Now, The Pretenders is up and running with a new director, James Franco, and new actors.

Below, learn more about the James Franco The Pretenders project.

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Who Should Play Young Lando Calrissian

This winter brings Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to theaters. It will be the first theatrically release live-action Star Wars feature film that tells a story outside of the traditional trilogy narrative of the saga. Even though we still have months before we see that film in its entirety, the second movie in the Star Wars Story series is already in the works, and it will focus on the famous smuggler Han Solo before he became caught up with the Rebellion in Star Wars: A New Hope.

Alden Ehrenreich was previously confirmed to play Han Solo, taking the role played memorably by Harrison Ford, and just yesterday we learned that a young Lando Calrissian will be joining him at some point in the movie. Right now the hunt is on for an actor to play the scoundrel friend of Han Solo who made his debut in The Empire Strikes Back and received an expanded role in Return of the Jedi.

After the initial report surfaced, Donald Glover was said to be the frontrunner. But there’s no guarantee he’ll end up with the part when all is said and done, so we came up with a batch of 15 other possibilities for who could play young Lando Calrissian. Some of the choices are obvious, but we dug a little deeper for some of the options to come up with some lesser known names who could catch their big break like Harrison Ford did back in 1977. Read More »