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In addition to a new director being thrown in as a candidate for the upcoming Spider-Man solo film, today also brought hint of what we might expect in Spidey’s next outing. Here are five big things you can expect from the rebooted Spider-Man in 2017.
It appears that rumors suggesting that Al Pacino was close to nabbing a role in Marvel Studios’ superhero universe just got real interesting.
Anyone the least bit familiar with the character in the upcoming Ant-Man would tell you that a potential big screen superhero story would likely be filled with comedy. Well, according to one of the film’s co-stars, not only is the film filled with lightheartedly hilarious moments, it may even remind moviegoers of another Marvel movie that had fans "hooked on a feeling."
Now that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are working together on Spider-Man, this could be the perfect opportunity to treat moviegoers to a new version of classic love-interest Gwen Stacy. For this new era, how about Spider-Gwen?
Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron will absolutely be one of the biggest summer blockbusters of 2015, bringing together an ultimate cast of characters, including Black Widow, Iron Man, Captain America, Hawkeye, Hulk, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, Nick Fury, Vision and Ultron. Getting some solo treatment in the upcoming film's latest poster is none other than the Asgardian warrior and God of Thunder, Thor. Check it out here.
Amazing as it is to see all of the core members of The Avengers unifying on the big screen, it’s certainly more narratively fulfilling if there is a reason for all of the heroes to be together. Fortunately, this appears to be very much in the cards for the blockbuster – at least for Thor, who will be bringing a very interesting element to the table in the fight against the movie’s titular villain.
Staying true to the character’s comic book origin as a somewhat Shakespearean royal figure, Thor has earned a reputation as being a bit of an uptight figure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This was true through the end of Thor: The Dark World, but, interestingly, this attitude is going to be getting a bit of a facelift in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
One can only imagine the amount of pressure that's been building on Anthony Mackie over these last few months. After all, the guy is in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and he couldn't really tell anybody all about it for a good long time.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is going to be so off-the-rails crazy, the ending we’ll see in theaters nearly didn’t happen. Get the details!
Early this morning, Robert Downey Jr. teased that there’s a big announcement coming next week. Here are the five likeliest possibilities for next week’s announcement might be, whether it’s Marvel related or something completely different.
When Marvel’s mega-movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron released a star-studded, robotic whirlwind of a new poster yesterday, it was noticed that the updated credits happened to be crammed full of potential newsworthy tidbits. One of those was the inclusion of Danny Elfman as a musical contributor - and it's now being speculated if his involvement might be Spider-Man related.
While the search is on for a new actor to replace Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man when the web-slinger makes his groundbreaking cross-studio debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, some of the rumored candidates from the previous search five years earlier are starting to come back into the conversation.
Stay near your social media one week from tomorrow, and prepare for a (potentially) seismic announcement from the suits at Marvel.
Overwriting continuity and teaming up with Marvel heroes may not be the only change in store for Spider-Man in the MCU. There’s also a chance that the next actor to play the Wall-Crawler won’t be white.
There are a lot of pieces waiting to drop for the MCU in Phase Three, which doesn’t officially begin until Captain America: Civil War in May 2016. But things will start going “boom” when Ultron smashes into theaters on May 1.
Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch may have just given us a hint of what we can expect from the Master of the Mystical Arts’ live-action debut, specifically voice-wise.
For millions of Marvel fans, Peter Parker is synonymous with Spider-Man, having served as his alter ego for decades. But a new rumor swirling around the unexpected marriage between Sony and Marvel suggests that the studios might ditch Peter Parker in favor of a non-white hero.
It’s often necessary to make changes when adapting a comic book property for the big screen, and for robot villain Ultron, you won’t be seeing him pack quite as heavy a punch in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Through a grand total of five big screen, live-action Spider-Man movies, we've seen an assortment of both good and bad stories inspired by the pages of Marvel Comics - but everything is different now.
Fans suggestions for Marvel’s first female-led superhero film Captain Marvel have been pouring in since the film was announced late last year. One of the actresses they have pitched is Vikings star Katheryn Winnick.
In Marvel’s 2012 team-up mega-movie, The Avengers, Mark Ruffalo’s rendition of the Hulk was undoubtedly the scene-stealer of the film. Yet, contrary to that celebration, it seems that Ruffalo has serious doubts if he will ever step in front of the camera for a solo run with his widely lauded version of Hulk.
Scarlett Johansson has blossomed into one of the most integral members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the fact that she has managed to do this without having her own solo movie makes this achievement even more impressive. But how did it all begin? The actress has now explained how she got her role with the studio, admitting that she actually went out of her way to get involved with what the folks behind Iron Man were building.
We’ve already seen a bunch of looks coming our way in Avengers 2, but Marvel is still keeping a few secrets close to the vest, particularly an official look at Paul Bettany as The Vision. But our best look yet comes the Hasbro Preview at this year’s Toy Fair in New York City.
While most fans of superhero movies admittedly watch both Marvel and DC films, it doesn't necessarily mean they don't have a strong opinion on their preferred universe. Turns out Samuel L. Jackson also has his own strong opinions on his superhero universe of choice, Marvel, and while he may have a more than a few obvious reasons for this, he definitely still raises a few interesting points.
While we are fantasy casting the reworked Spider-Man universe, here are eight characters who we think need to be left in the Spidey vault for the time being… and why we think they belong on the shelf.