spider-man homecoming revisited

(Welcome to Road to Endgame, where we revisit the first 22 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask, “How did we get here?” In this edition: Spider-Man: Homecoming offers an on-the-ground perspective of the Avengers’ world, but little else)

The film’s “Homecoming” sub-title sent a singular message to fans worldwide: this was Spider-Man back where he belonged, at the House of Ideas, alongside characters he’d shared the page with for over 50 years. In order to re-establish him, Marvel Studios would need to answer a key question following his MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War:

Where does Spider-Man fit in a world of Avengers?

The resultant film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, answers in great detail. It weaves this question into its text, and in doing so, it even adds dramatic heft to the post-Civil War character arc of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), the studio’s flagship character. However, in the process, the story of Spider-Man himself is left wanting.

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marvel movie marathon

You may not be able to fly or punch a planet, but you could prove to have the endurance of a superhero with a Marvel movie marathon that could earn you $1,000. In anticipation of the release of Avengers: Endgame, Cable.TV.com is offering people the chance to earn $1,000 and a ton of Marvel swag — if they can watch 20 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe nonstop. Talk about a dream job.

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2019 Marvel Legends Figures

We’ve already highlighted a ton of the cool movie and TV-inspired toys and collectibles that were revealed at the 2019 New York Toy Fair last weekend. But much like the return of Kenner’s vintage Star Wars figures, we thought some new additions to the Marvel Legends action figure line-up from the Marvel Cinematic Universe deserved to be highlighted on their own.

This year, Marvel Comics is celebrating their 80th anniversary, and in honor of that milestone, they’re releasing some figures of characters who you might not have expected to ever see available to display on your collectibles shelf. They include fan favorite characters like Korg and The Grandmaster from Thor: Ragnarok, Luis from Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Peggy Carter from Captain America: The First Avenger. Get a look at all of the new 2019 Marvel Legends figures from the MCU below. Read More »

far-from-home-set-images

Psst, hey you – do you want to see Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Sort of. Below, you can peep some (admittedly blurry) Far From Home set images that reveal the actor in his full Mysterio regalia, minus the fishbowl head. The Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel is currently filming in the Czech Republic, offering our first real glimpse of Gyllenhaal in character.

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Marvel Film Festival

We all know Marvel Studios is currently celebrating the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And while Avengers: Infinity War was one hell of a way to celebrate the unprecedented crossover of all these film franchises, the comic book movie studio has another treat for fans to enjoy this year.

Marvel Studios has announced that all 20 of their movies, from Iron Man to this year’s Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp, will return to IMAX screens for a limited run at the end of August through the first week of September. But there’s a specific schedule for the movies that will make it rather difficult for even the most hardcore Marvel fan to see all of them. Find out more below. Read More »

Doctor Strange in Spider-Man Far From Home

We don’t know much about Marvel Studios and Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. Spider-Man: Far From Home will film in London and feature Peter Parker on a summer vacation with friends across the pond. We’ve been told the story picks up a few minutes after the events of the yet-to-be-titled Avengers 4, and Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to play Quentin Beck aka Mysterio, a disgruntled special effects wizard and stunt man who has decided to use his VFX magic to become the next supervillain.

This has led many fans to believe that Doctor Strange might make an appearance in the webslinger’s sequel. After all, Strange has a sanctum in London, and you might think Peter Parker would seek the help of a wizard to fight someone who appears to have magical powers. Talking to Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, who seemed to be in a debunking mood, I was able to pose this question and actually get a definite answer. Will we see Doctor Strange in Spider-Man Far From Home?

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spider-man far from home

Spoiler alert: despite the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man is alive and well. Or at least, he will be, in Spider-Man: Far From Home. The Homecoming sequel will not only bring Peter Parker back for more adventures – it will also send him to Europe. And now we know why. Get ready: the answer isn’t really that exciting!

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Spider-Man Far From Home

Any fan who closely follows the development and marketing of Marvel Studios movies knows that Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland has a real problem with spoilers. The actor is so notorious for letting information slip that Benedict Cumberbatch has even made a habit out of stopping him from giving the game away. Well, now Tom Holland has given up a new detail about the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel.

Tom Holland is appearing at ACE Comic-Con in Seattle, Washington this weekend, and in an Instagram video he wanted to apologize to fans for not having any major details to reveal about his future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He merely confirmed that a Spider-Man sequel was in the works while acknowledging that he didn’t know how that was going to work since Peter Parker is dead and all. Then he showed off the fact that he had the script on his iPad, and the title of the movie was right there.

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Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio

UPDATE: We’ve got word that Spider-Man: Homecoming villain Michael Keaton will be returning as Vulture. We talk about what that could mean in our story below.

Jake Gyllenhaal has come close to entering the superhero genre a couple times in his career. When Tobey Maguire tried to play hardball to negotiate a new contract for Spider-Man 2 and any sequels that might follow, Jake Gyllenhaal was waiting in the wings to take the job. Then the Donnie Darko and Nightcrawler star almost suited up for DC Comics as one of the top choices to play The Dark Knight in Batman Begins. But now it will be a Marvel villain role that brings the actor into the fray.

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are working on their sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming starring Tom Holland. While it would seem that Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 leaves the wallcrawler’s future uncertain, the studios are moving forward with casting for the sequel, and they’re currently in talks with Jake Gyllenhaal to play the Spider-Man villain Mysterio. Read More »

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hollywood salaries

Robert Downey Jr. only appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming for 8 minutes, but those 8 minutes were enough to net him a $10 million payday. If that seems like a lot to you, just wait till you learn how much money Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is making for an upcoming film called Red Notice. Get the details on some Hollywood salaries below.

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