During that big Sony hack, emails revealed interesting plans for the Spider-Man universe, which included Drew Goddard’s Sinister Six film and an all-female Spidey character spinoff tentatively titled Glass Ceiling. When the studio teamed up with Marvel to reboot the web-slinger (again), those plans were taken off the table, but it looks like one project might be resurfacing (again).
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It’s time for our daily update on the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is, once again, adding more awesome names to its growing roster. At the very least, Marvel and Sony’s new reboot will have a fantastic and very diverse cast — one that now includes Fargo Season 2 favorite Bokeem Woodbine (as yet another villain) and Better Call Saul star Michael Mando.
Everyone needs a Spider-Man. Sure, Peter Parker might be good for some people, but my Spider-Man was always Mayday Parker from the MC2. I want Spider-Man to be anyone. I want there to be a Spider-Man that every comic reader can identify with. When Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli unleashed Miles Morales on the world, it was a godsend. Miles Morales is "my" Spider-Man for a lot of people, and because he's now the real Spider-Man, he should be "my" Spider-Man for members of the LGBTQ community as well.
Miles Morales should be gay.
Hope you weren't planning on taking a moment to catch your breath in Marvel Avengers Academy. Just as the Captain Britain event has come to a close, which followed almost immediately on the heels of the Civil War event, TinyCo and Marvel have announced a special Spider-Man event kicking off this week. If you're like me, you've been furiously checking in every day, making sure all your characters are completing as many tasks as possible to save up the necessary in-game currency to unlock the newest roster additions. As of late, that's proven to be an incredible challenge. The upcoming Spider-Man event looks to be no different, in that at least six new characters are coming to the Academy. Oh, and a bunch of alternate costumes.
A hero is defined by their villains, and the world of superhero comic books is filled with some of the scariest and silliest bad guys around. Rogues’ Gallery aims to settle the score and determine who is the true arch-nemesis for some of favorite superheroes, and we need your help to do it!
You voted to see who Spider-Man's ultimate arch-enemy was, and we've tabulated the results and assembled a video counting down the definitive top 10. Did your favorite make this list? There's only one way to find out!
Hey, Spider-Man: Homecoming, how about saving some talent for the rest of the movies? Just last week Sony and Marvel’s joint reboot added Donald Glover, Logan Marshall-Green (Not Tom Hardy) and Martin Starr to an increasingly fantastic ensemble cast, but they’re not done just yet. Today brings word of two more actors joining the lineup: Comedian and Broad City star Hannibal Buress and Beasts of No Nation breakout star Abraham Attah. Who else is left? If Meryl Streep joins this thing, it’s going to start feeling like Christmas at Oprah’s house.
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.
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.
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.
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.