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‘Spider-Man’ Writers Want to Make New Reboot the Funniest Superhero Film

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ABC

Comic book fans know that Spider-Man has always been something of a wise-ass, cracking a lot of jokes while on his way to defeating Doctor Octopus or Mysterio. The laughs in the cinematic versions of Spider-Man have varied. The three Sam Raimi film captured the tone of the books, but were mostly light on laughs (emo Peter Parker notwithstanding). The two Amazing Spider-Man movies captured some of Spidey’s goofiness (remember when Spider-Man pulled Rhino’s pants down?), but tried to balance that with a humorless plot. The new Spider-Man reboot is still a few years off, but the writers of the film are at least talking a good game about making Spider-Man’s humor crucial to the plot.

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Tilda Swinton Reveals She May Play Her ‘Doctor Strange’ Character as a Man

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Getty Images

You don’t hire Tilda Swinton if you’re hoping for a performance that’s even remotely ordinary. Tilda Swinton’s gotta’ Tilda Swinton, even when she’s appearing in something as carefully controlled as a Marvel Studios movie. So you probably won’t bat an eye when you learn that the Oscar-winning actress may end up playing Doctor Strange’s the Ancient One as a man.

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‘Batman vs. Superman’ Reveals New Look at the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel

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Warner Bros.

While it’s not a new set of official stills from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the opposing duo appear on the cover of Empire magazine, giving us a fresh look at the heroes and their costumes from Zack Snyder’s upcoming superhero showdown. As you might expect, Ben Affleck’s Batman looks quite grumpy, while Henry Cavill’s Superman looks positively optimistic and ready to save the world — or defend himself against it.

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‘Fantastic Four’ Featurettes Explore the Reality Behind the Fantastic Science

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One of the things that makes watching superhero films so fun is the incredible fiction involved. These films take scientific concepts beyond what’s possible, but both comic books and their big screen counterparts tend to find inspiration in real science. A new set of Fantastic Four featurettes compares the fantastical science fiction of the film with science fact, with the help of renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku.

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Welcomes Patrick Stewart to the Set in New Photo

20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

We previously learned that neither Patrick Stewart nor Ian McKellen will be appearing in X-Men: Apocalypse, as the new sequel focuses more on the younger cast. But Bryan Singer’s latest photo from the set may be giving fans a glimmer of hope, with Stewart paying the production a little visit.

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‘Gambit’ to Film This Fall, Casting Descriptions Reveal Character Details

Marvel
Marvel

Deadpool wasn’t the only character who wasn’t properly represented in X-Men Origins: Wolverine — Gambit was also fairly disappointing in that film, leading many fans to wonder if we’d ever see a decent version of the character on the big screen. We’re finally getting our wish with Channing Tatum in the role of the Cajun mutant, and new info on the film not only reveals that it will begin shooting this fall, but gives us some idea of the players involved.

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Tyrese Gibson Confirms Meeting for ‘Green Lantern Corps’ With Warner Bros.

Universal / DC
Universal / DC

Last month, Fast and Furious franchise star Tyrese Gibson hinted that there would be a big announcement regarding Green Lantern at Comic-Con, seemingly indicating that the actor may have been cast in WB’s upcoming reboot. That big announcement was Green Lantern Corps, which will feature not one, but two Green Lanterns. And one of them could indeed be Gibson, as the actor confirms he has met with WB about the movie.

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The 2008 ‘Dick Tracy’ TV Special Is Highly Informative And The Weirdest Thing You’ll Watch Today

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A few weeks ago, Matt Wilson and I watched Dick Tracy, the 1990 adaptation of the classic comic strip, directed, produced by and starring Warren Beatty. It's a pretty interesting movie, something that Beatty had wanted to do since the '70s that was clearly styled as a reaction to the success of Batman '89, a strange and ambitious project with a whole lot of fascinating flaws. But what's even stranger is the half-hour special that aired 18 years later, where Beatty reprized his role so that he could be interviewed, in character, by Leonard Maltin.

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Shows Off the Young Mutants in New Photos

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20th Century Fox

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve gotten some sneak peeks at X-Men: Apocalypse via photos in Entertainment Weekly, featuring new characters like Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse, Olivia Munn’s Psylocke, and Alexandra Shipp’s Storm. But what about the other new, young mutants? 20th Century Fox has released a gallery of high-res photos featuring Jean Grey, Nightcrawler, Cyclops and more.

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‘Batman vs. Superman’ Rumor: This Might Be the Actor Playing Robin

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

We’ve known for a little while now (according to reports, anyway) that we’ll see Robin in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice via a Bruce Wayne flashback. As previously reported, and as teased via the trailers, we know that Robin is dead in the film — murdered by the Joker, who is apparently still taunting Batman about it. Now it seems we may know who will be playing Robin in the flashback.

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