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Animated ‘Spider-Man’ Movie Finds New Director as Sony Preps Animated Slate

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Disney

The Hollywood Reporter has a new article about a bunch of animated content coming in the years ahead from Sony Pictures. The biggest news of the bunch is the director on the animated Spider-Man movie that was originally announced as a Phil Lord and Chris Miller joint last year. Lord wrote the movie’s screenplay, without Miller apparently, but both are still aboard the project as producers. Replacing them as director(s) is Bob Persichetti, an animator who was the head of story on Puss in Boots and The Little Prince. As for the rumor that this Spider-Man would focus on Miles Morales, the half-black and half Hispanic teenager who replaced Peter Parker in the series Ultimate Spider-Man, THR says “the company was mum on rumors.” The animated Spider-Man is on course for a December 21, 2018 release.

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‘Spider-Man: Dead No More’ Becomes ‘The Clone Conspiracy’ From Slott And Cheung

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Marvel Comics has been teasing this year’s big Spider-Man event “Dead No More” for months now, with teasers indicating the return of many beloved supporting characters and villains including Doctor Octopus, Uncle Ben and Gwen Stacy. Today, however, the true name and nature of the event has been revealed in the form of a standalone miniseries titled “The Clone Conspiracy” by Dan Slott and Jim Cheung.

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Eyes ‘Prometheus’ Star Logan Marshall-Green

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Drafthouse Films

We have every reason to be excited for Marvel and Sony’s new Spider-Man reboot, not the least of which is the cast, which somehow gets better with each passing week. The latest name in talks to join Spider-Man: Homecoming is Logan Marshall-Green, aka the actor often confused with Tom Hardy thanks to their ridiculously similar — and very handsome — features. But it looks like this is one role Tom Hardy won’t be taking from his less-appreciated doppelgänger.

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The Replacements: Peter Parker And The Legacy Of Spider-Man

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Since the dawn of the Silver Age, legacy characters have been a staple of superhero fiction, and having a new character step into a well loved role can open up new opportunities for writers and artists to tell different kinds of stories. In The Replacements, we’ll look back at the notable and not-so-notable heroes and villains to assume some of the most iconic mantles in the superhero genre.

Peter Parker isn't the only web-headed wonder in the Marvel universe, and this week we're looking at the heroes and the villains, the threats and the menaces, who have donned the webs and proudly called themselves Spider-Man.

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Donald Glover in Talks to Join ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

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Donald Glover is finally joining the Spider-Man cinematic universe.

Back in 2010 the rapper and Community actor became a fan favorite to play Peter Parker in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man. The #Donald4SpiderMan campaign got so huge that comic creator Stan Lee even supported Glover as a choice for the lead role. He may not have been able to play Spidey, but now Glover will finally get to appear in the Spider-Man cinematic universe.

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Spider-Man Goes Exclusive With PlayStation Thanks to Insomniac Games

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Insomniac Games

Sony's PlayStation press conference at E3 last night was filled with a number of jaw-dropping reveals and announcements for its original licenses. However for me, one third-party partnership stole the entire show. It's been a long time since we've had a Spider-Man video game we could get excited about, but with Insomniac developing an all-new action game exclusively for the PlayStation 4, it's time to get excited again.

With a laundry list of credits that include industry legends like Ratchet and Clank, Sly Cooper and most recently, Sunset Overdrive, a developer as qualified as Insomniac Games is taking the reins on ol' webhead should get your spider-sense tingling. Just look at that trailer. It's got everything you could possibly want from a Spider-Man game all wrapped into one nice little package. What's more, according to Insomniac, that's not a rendered trailer; that's the game.

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Adds ‘American Crime Story’ Star Kenneth Choi

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Although best known for his recent role as Judge Lance Ito on American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, Kenneth Choi is no stranger to the Marvel universe, having previously played one of the Howling Commandos in Captain America: The First Avenger. Choi is returning to the MCU, but this time he’ll be playing a different role as the actor has joined the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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Kotobukiya’s Amazing Spider-Man Does Whatever a Statue Can

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Kotobukiya

Following in the footsteps of Kotobukiya's Marvel Now Avengers and Marvel Now X-Men ArtFX+ statue series, the Japanese company will introduce an Amazing Spider-Man line. The upcoming statue set was actually teased at Toy Fair earlier this year, but there wasn't much to go on beyond knowing it was in the works. This week, Kotobukiya not only unveiled the first statue in the set, but also the concept art for the entire wave.

Designed by Stefano Casalli, the Amazing Spider-Man ArtFX+ series will include Peter Parker, Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man 2099, Venom, Carnage and Agent Venom. Like the other sets, the statues will be designed to fit together on display, though they can all stand on their own if you want. The line missing Spider-Woman and Silk isn't all that surprising, as typically the ArtFX+ lines like this have been limited to just seven pieces in total. Seeing Miles included in the set along with Spider-Gwen is still nice, and a great acknowledgement of their contributions to the Spider-legacy.

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The Artist’s Spider-Man: Humberto Ramos’ Exuberant Exaggeration

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Humberto Ramos has been a consistent presence on the Spider-Man titles for the past 14 years or so, but he actually came to the character nearly a decade into his career.

Before tackling Spidey, Ramos worked on Milestone books, including Hardware, and numerous books for DC Comics, most notably a two-year run on Impulse with writer Mark Waid. Then he moved onto Wildstorm and helped found the Cliffhanger publishing imprint, where he produced 24 issues of his creator-owned comic Crimson with writer Brian Augustyn. It wasn't until 2002 that Ramos worked on a Spider-book.

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Celebrating ‘Amazing Fantasy’ #15 And The First Appearance of Spider-Man!

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He's one of the most recognizable figures in all of popular culture. He's amazing, he's spectacular. He's been the subject of countless animated and live-action adaptations, starring in everything from Saturday morning cartoons to public television educational shows to big-budget motion pictures. He's been a nebbishy student, a professional wrestler, a schoolteacher, a fugitive, a technological entrepreneur, an intrepid photographer, and an Avenger. He catches thieves just like flies, he's got radioactive blood, and he does whatever a spider can.

But on June 5th, 1962, Spider-Man was simply a crazy new character vying for space on newsstands, and by any conventional measure, the odds were stacked against him.

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