With Disney news being scarce on the way to D23, I wasn't expecting anything this significant from Marvel Studios. And well, technically this isn't about them, it's about Sony. I heard this first last night on Collider, but at that point it seemed there was a lot of hope still they could come to something. Today when I woke up though, THR has pretty much confirmed Sony is taking their ball & going home when it comes to Spider-Man. After a long negotiations the webslinger will not be returning to the MCU. Stupid move for Sony in my book, but I can’t say I didn't see it coming. With the Venom & Spiderverse success, & a little time with the borrowed super success of the MCU films, Sony might think they have it figured out now. Who knows what this means for the character. We know a third with Holland should be a given with the billion dollar run of Far From Home, imaginehow that will look if you just strip away all things MCU? No Tony, no Happy, no reference to the Avengers, or even the blip from Thanos' snap. That's a ton of major plot points. They could Spiderverse him. Would anyone want to see that though? They could kill him off early in the next & go Miles Morales proper. I feel like Sony has a lot more to think about right now than Marvel. It's easier to write out a character than to write out all the characters around a character & keep going. It seems to all come down to money in the long run. Marvel wants to bump there 5% to 50%, & that's a hell of a jump. A Sony Spider-Man has never made a billion dollars & climbing though. They topped out at 890 mil with Spider-Man 3. No argument their worst, only getting there due to the success of part 2. Take that & double it you've got 1780. With Far From Home at 1109 & still creeping, we're shy 680 million as of right now to doubling the profits of Sony's best outing with the friendly neighborhood hero. While that's a huge number still, I'm just saying maybe that 50% is crazy, but so is 5%. Negotiations were needed, but like I’ve been saying, I saw this coming. Contract was up after Far From Home. Anything past actually would have been the surprise for me. I just barely started to think a third might happen after how much money this one did make. Not that my thoughts will matter to them, but I think Sony's failing to see that big picture of their losses as of right now. Even if they had to give up more than they wanted now, they should think long run. If Sony was smart they'd have negotiated “Spiderversing” Holland in the end of a MCU third or side entry like Doctor Strange. Even if it's a 1 or 2 film contract to do so. Everyone wins. No missing MCU character, & Sony gets Holland, with story still in tact, to drop in any part of the Spiderverse they please. Anyway, curious to see what happens, but even more so to hear y'all's thoughts. Put ‘em in the comments, like, & share.
You will once again get warned by Tom Holland not to watch this Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer before Avengers: Endgame upon watching, & for good reason. First, is this all takes place after knowing if Tony Stark's demise. Second, it also let us know a multi-verse has been created due to the events of Endgame 's snap. That's where we're introduced to Mysterio from another dimension. Dosen't make me trust the character any more, but apparently in his dimension he's a good guy. I'm loving this trailer. We're really gonna start testing some waters of comicbookdom that non-comic fans haven't been in yet. Tickets also went on sale today. Join the battle, I learned form Endgame, got mine immediately. One thing that worries me though, is this next step in Marvel is a big one. We seem to be in a place where we're getting further away from a true starting place. I'm cool with that, & as many people have seen these judging by Box-offices, so are they. You begin to wonder if these will get to a point where they intimidate new watchers. It's a lot of catch up for a beginner to enjoy Avengers: Endgame. That's only gonna keep getting bigger. I been on this ride form the jump though, so I can't wait. Let's dive into some sci-fi comics. This trailer is all the things we'd expect from a Spider-Man sequel, & a lot more. It's hinting on the same world building level as Civil War was. What do y'all think though? About the trailer, or this very sci-fi future the Marvel Universe is heading into? Put it in the comments, like, & share.Read More
How much money is Disney putting into Disney+ ? The future streaming service has announced numerous endeavors including a series based on Loki, Vision & Scarlet Witch, & Winter Soldier & Falcon. Now a Variety exclusive just added Hawkeye to that list as well. It's said to be showing him mentor his daughter, Kate Bishop to take up the mantle. Jeremy Renner will be reprising his role in the series. As usual on these, no comment from Disney, but this is exciting. We're getting a whole miniature MCU on Disney+, & I can't wait. Disney+ is already a must have & it hasn't even released yet.Read More
This clips covers some of the footage they went over that was shown at CinemaCon. A fleshed out version of the scene where Thor meets Captain Marvel. The big piece unveils the whys as to hunt down Thanos. Apparently, it sounds like he's used the stones again. With the plan being to retrieve them. Sounds easy right? Anyway cool clip, had to get it from Movie Access Trailers, so it's followed by the other trailers. War Machine questions Marvel, Cap curses, & the beginnings of a plan is formed. Do they know how ready we are for this thing? My levels are pushing to anxious.Read More
Where the last trailer for Avengers: Endgame felt like it was all about how this bridges from Infinity War, this new one is more about bridging everything we've seen from the start of the MCU as a whole. Dug seein' the new suits. Apparently, geared for space travel or Quantum Realm time travel. Lord knows there's been plenty of theories. These are on point to the concept art a long while back that people where questioning the truth of. Loved the epicness of going all the way back to the beginnings & stringing them into the now. There's now no doubt in my mind Hawkeye/Ronin loses everything in the snap. My favorite part of this trailer however, is the interaction between Thor & Captain Marvel. Absolutely loved it. Anyway, loved this trailer, & as usual with MCU trailers, I'm glad they're not showing us much. Mainly they just build on the scenes they've already shown. I've also got to mention though, not sure what to believe after all the deception found in the Captain Marvel trailer vs the actual film. Curious though, what are y'all's thoughts? Put 'em in the comments, like, & share.
One of the real interesting things announced for the Disney+ streaming service was a slew of Marvel Cinematic Universe series. One of which being The Vision and Scarlet Witch has just took some more steps forward announcing Jan Schaeffer as the writer/showrunner in a Hollywood Reporter exclusive. If that name doesn't ring a bell, she's one if the Captain Marvel writers, & she penned the screenplay for the Black Widow film currently under development. Personally, I'm a little surprised at this lengthy resume, before even Captain Marvel's release, but I'm their faith is well placed in the co-writer of Olaf's Frozen Adventure . Paul Betanny & Elizabeth Olsen are expected to reprise their roles from the films. This in a series which I'm very curious as to the budgets of. Anyway, what do y'all think? Would you like to see an actual track record before this from the showrunner like we have with Favreau & The Mandalorian ? Or do you think this is a good choice, & Marvel must know what they're doing? For that matter, are you excited for a Vision/Scarlet Witch love story in the first place? Personally, I'm a little back & forth on it myself. Their relationship never really did it for me on the books. Hopefully, they can pull it off better in a series. Put your thoughts in the comments though, & don't forget to like & share.
Not sure what to think of this one. With no comment from Marvel or Disney, in a Variety exclusive, early development has begun on a number of Marvel limited series. While name dropping Loki & Scarlet Witch, the article points to Marvel looking at a cast of second tier (no standalone movie) MCU characters for 6 to 8 episode series for their streaming service coming next year. This is where it gets crazy. Apparently the actors from the MCU such as, Tom Hiddleston & Elizabeth Olsen are expected to portray their roles for these series, with Kevin Feige being hands on as well. The budgets, along with anything else really were kept quiet, but if all this is real, the figure must be astronomical for a series. Disney is showing a lot of determination/throwing in tons of money in getting this streaming service to work, & do so as fast as possible. If this is true? They've got my money that they've already had that much more so. This sounds amazing! If this is true, they're finding a way to really make the MCU feel like comic books themselves. Some stories are miniseries, some one shots, & I can't wait to soak up everything i can. So for now let's act like this is happening for sure, & let me know what you think? Are we down for some MCU B-sides? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Two things here, both of which sound like they could potentially be SPOILERY for some. So if you don't want to know any plot details for Avengers: Infinity War or Thor: Ragnarok do not read any more of this. Move on to the next, it's nothing major, but you have been warned. The first is from ScreenRant reporting Central Casting Georgia's two new casting calls for Avengers: Infinity War. Both for Caucasian females who would play extras as 1960s engineers & secretaries/clerks. These are for small scenes, but let us know that at some point Avengers: Infinity will be taking a trip to the 60's. My mind started racing to all the flashback scenes we could probably see. Then I thought about the Time Gem & the Infinity Gauntlet, opening up numerous possibilities. So many possibilities, without context my mind is going too many different directions to really form an opinion. It's really left me more curious than anything. Next up, also ScreenRant, is a little more spoilery as it deals with the reason Hela is able to invade Asgard in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok is the fact that when we last left Loki he had taken Odin's place, quite literally. What he didn't know was Odin was doing a lot more than he knew to keep the realms at peace. Loki thought he had won, but had know idea of the thing's Odin kept at bay, Hela being the worst. So, basically the whole invasion will be Loki's fault. This, in a nutshell, came from the mouth of Ragnarok producer, Brad Winderbaum. This makes too much sense. It also gives an even better reason for Loki to play with the good guys again. He's at his best when he feels he's been bested by anyone other than his "adopted" family. With them there's almost hint of restraint, while anyone else get's Loki, "gloves off". I can't wait, already have my tickets. What do y'all think of these developments? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
The Russo's took to Instagram to announce production on the fourth Avengers film. They posted this picture with the words "Beginning the end." Still untitled, this has been told to be the movie that sums up the 22 films at that point of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So the words pretty much just convey that notion. The real question is the significance of this picture? The web has ran wild with it & speculation points mainly to Kang the Conqueror. I have to say considering the context this makes a lot of sense. What better way to end the 22 film arc than with a time-traveling villain. Add that too the newest announcement of the shape-shifting Skrulls being introduced via Captain Marvel in the past, pre-Iron Man, & we've all the sudden got many directions to go for the future of the MCU. I'm not sure how the movie going audience will take stories like these if that's the way we are going. Being a comic fan though, I can attest to these being the stories that have fueled Marvel. I'm excited about all these different directions being introduced. What about y'all? Any ideas to whom this ominous purple glove may belong to? Any feelings on the introduction of the time-traveling Kang? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
"In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man (Rudd) is left facing the consequences of his actions as both a superhero and a father. When he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission, Scott must once again put on his Ant-Man suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp. As the team works together, they’ll uncover secrets from their past." That's the synopsis that was released with this new title art for Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man & the Wasp. This is a little more vague of a synopsis than I thought we would get. Especially considering they already announced Michelle Pfeiffer as the lost Janet van Dyne. As for the new logo... meh. I don't know, it just don't have that MCU feel to it at first glance. If it wasn't for the little bit of added texture if you zoom in, it feels like the logo you would use for an animated version. I don't hate it. I just think it could look a little better. What do y'all think? New Logo? Synopsis? Put it down in the comments, like, & share.
EW had an exclusive set visit to Wakanda, getting to check out Marvel's February 16, 2018 slatedBlack Panther. Starring Chadwick Boseman as the title character, along with Andy Serkis (Ulysses Klaue), Michael B. Jordan (Killmonger), & Lupita Nyong'o (Nakia) this film will be directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed). I get asked a lot about how T'Challa stood toe to toe with Winter Soldier without his suit. My Panther knowledge is slim so I never had an answer. Now however, this article has enlightened me. Not only is the closed to all outsiders Wakanda the only place to find the unbreakable vibranium, I've now learned they grow a heart-shaped herb. This heart-shaped herb gives the land's leaders superhuman strength. They give some background on the characters as well. Nakia is a "covert agent whose job is to stifle word of Wakanda's secrets, hunting down its enemies with deadly force". Now I really do want to see her & Black Widow go at it. They also shed some light on the villains of the film. Killmonger is a dissident from the country. An aspiring prince who, to bring the king of his throne, finds himself in league with outsider & vibranium poacher Ulysses Klaue. You'll remember him losing his arm in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He's now replaced it with sonic mining equipment stolen from Wakanda. They say his real threat, however, lies in what he could tell the outside world about the nation's secrets. I was already pretty excited for this film. The trailer was awesome. This though? This has my excitement peaked. This sounds interesting without even factoring in the whole superhero aspect. Not to mention there's a bunch of pictures with this article. I put a couple with the cover down below. You get an awesome whole family shot, as well as, the first shot of Micheal B. Jordan that I've seen so far that didn't make me think, "Hey, that's Creed." Which so far was the only worry I had about this film so far. What do y'all think of all this though? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Spider-Man: Homecoming definitely isn't crawling in the box office. Surprising analysts with a domestic $117 Million, this thing has definitely marked the successful return of the web-head. What's next in store for Spidey though? A lot's came out since the films release. In an interview with Marvel Head Kevin Feige, when asked about the July 5, 2019 sequel date, he replied, "We are looking at a five-movie storyline: Civil War, Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, untitled Avengers, Homecoming 2, or whatever we end up calling it, as an amazing five-story journey for Peter Parker. In the way that the events of Civil War directly inform the opening of Homecoming & his state of mind as he goes back to high school, so too will the events of the next two Avengers movies as he continues with high school. This original 22-movie arc ends with the untitled Avengers in May of 2019 & then two months later it will be Peter & Spider-Man (on July 5, 2019) that usher us into the aftermath & how things proceed from there." How awesome is that? Not only does the 22-movie arc end with the 4th Avengers, but Spider-Man will not only deal with the aftermath 2 months later, it will also start what's next to come. With the Marvel Cosmic universe jumping off with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, that prompted the next question asking what that might entail? To which Feige stayed vague with, "More places to tell stories, more characters to tell stories with. Certainly those stories connect, as we'll see with Infinity War in a very big way. Whatever happens with Vol. 3 & beyond remains to be seen." It sounds to me like they might not be on paper, but there are definitely some plans for Spider-Man even post Homecoming 2. We'll just have to wait & see on that though. More for the future of the wall-crawler comes with some Blu-Ray release news. I thought one of the funniest parts of Spider-Man Homecoming were the Captain America PSAs. Now I'm hearing there are a lot more of those, & not only that, but we're going to get to see them all. The John Campea Vlog says these extras will be available on the Blu-Ray release Homecoming. Like I said, I loved these. They're Captain America being the all-American boy scout, & doing his part to help shape the minds of America's youth. They feel like a play out of Stan Lee's book with just the right amount of "corn". Yet, still fitting the character perfectly. I can't wait to see the rest of these. Two more things have come to light, one being a little "spoilery". I'll start with the first small bit from Cinema Blend. Isabella Amara, Sally Avril of Spider-Man: Homecoming, will be joining the cast of Avengers: Infinity War. She's only back for the first, but in Spidey comics lore her character eventually becomes Bluebird. Obviously not saying this will happen, but they've gotta have some sort of plans for her character right? The last piece of friendly neighborhood news is a little bit of a spoiler I guess, if knowing future names bother you. If so skip the rest of this. Zendaya's character Michelle drops the line in the end of Homecoming that her friends call her MJ. Much like it tends to do the internet exploded. If her initials are MJ, that has to stand for Mary Jane right? Not according to Kevin Feige. He told Den of Geek, "In setting up this will be a very different thing, she's not Mary Jane Watson, that's not who the character is. But giving her the initials that remind you of that dynamic certainly is intriguing about what could go forward." He added more to IGN. In which he said, "We never even looked at it as a big reveal necessarily but more of just a fun homage to his past adventures & his past love. She's not Mary Jane Watson." He adds, there are big reveals in the movie. That's not one of them." Talking future he goes on, "Is she going to date Peter? Are they going to fall in love? She seems to be intrigued with him. There's a nice chemistry there. Who knows what will happen in future films?" I've been saying from the jump initials are just initials. I didn't even think this a big deal when I heard it. It doesn't get more spelled out than that though. She's not Mary Jane. If they want to go different directions with this one they should. I think it's funny how you hear things from the comic circle like, they should use Miles Morales. However, if you change any little aspect of the Parker story you're wrong for that. As long as Peter gets bit by a spider giving him spider-powers, has web-shooters, & annoys the bad guys with his constant quips, I'm almost open to anything else being changed up. As long as they just keep giving us good movies. Wow, I know that was a lot to take in, but let me know your thoughts down below in the comments. Then don't forget to like & share.
So we all know everyone & their mother is set to appear in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. Now we're getting an idea of where everyone's favorite neighborhood superhero falls into the mix. Collider mentioned a Spider-Man: Homecoming press junket where Fandango questioned Marvel's own Kevin Feige about how much screen-time Spidey will have in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War? He replied, "I think it might feel bigger a little bit because of Homecoming & because of what people know from it, but it's about on par with [Civil War]." This is pretty much on par with what I was thinking everyone was going to get for Infinity War. You gotta figure you'll have the cast of Civil War, Hulk, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thanos, & Lord knows who else. How much screen-time can even be available in the first place with that big of a cast? In other Spidey news here's some new trailers. Full scene clips actually, & even in the comments to the video someone mentions how they feel like they've now seen most of the movie. I do have to somewhat agree, this movie has now officially reached over-trailered status for me. I love what I'm seeing, don't get me wrong. Everything about this looks good. I just don't want to see anything else new until I'm sitting in the theater. At least they're saving Michael Keaton's Vulture. I feel like he's the only thing we haven't seen a lot from. I hope they keep it that way too. Keaton's probably the thing I'm most excited for in this movie. Anyway, what do y'all think? Has it been too many trailers? And what are you're guesses on the rest of the screen-time for Avengers: Infinity War? Let us know in the comments, like, & share.
The other day we talked about that weird interview with Kevin Feige & Amy Pascal. Now, in an interview with Steve Weintraub of Collider Tom Holland has made it known that as of right now Venom is not part of the MCU. Spider-man will not be in the Venom movie either as of this point, as that would make Venom part of the MCU. I'm not sure Sony is making the best play here. For some reason time & time again they keep proving in the long run, that they don't understand this franchise. So fingers crossed for Venom, but at least we know from now it won't taint Spider-man. Then, in extra wall-crawler news, Huffington Post also got word from Tom Holland. This time regarding a fan theory involving the little kid who has a stand off with a drone at the Stark Expo, wearing a Iron Man mask in Iron Man 2. I'm sure you can get where this is going, but it's now confirmed as a real thing. Not only did Holland confirm the boy was Peter Parker, he went on to say, "I can confirm that as of today. I literally had a conversation with Kevin Feige only 20 minutes ago. Maybe I've just done a big, old spoiler, but it's out there now." So how bout that? Parker has roots in the MCU. I think it's pretty cool, even if it's an afterthought. What do you think? Should Sony keep pursuing this Venom thing or ride the Marvel Studios waves & count the cash? Let us know in the comments, like, & share.
More great news for the wall-crawler. According to Forbes at Cinemacon Amy Pascal confirmed a sequel planned within the MCU for release in 2019. While noting anything beyond this remains uncertain, she made sure to add that the deal between Sony & Marvel Studios has been extended to include additional films. Going on to also say all sides expect these movies to be very lucrative. Well.... yeah. It's no secret Spiderman was dying over its Sony. This deal, just with "Civil War" breathed life back into what was starting to become a somewhat tiresome road to get back and stay on. With the biggest Spidey success being Spider-Man 3, they've been downhill from there. That's coming from someone who really liked the "Amazing Spider-Man". Even if the rest of the movie goers seemed not to want to watch Uncle Ben die again. Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a whole other story looking like it was trying to set up sequels more than standing on its own and that's never a good sign for any film like or not. So what do you think? Spider-Man in the MCU for good couple films and move on, or are you just tired of the friendly neighborhood Spider? Comment below and don't forget to like and share