Marvel Comics has announced a brand-new reprint of Spider-Man Noir. It will serve as a “complete” collection of the character’s solo series.
As part of the company’s ComicsPRO appearance, the edition is expected to collect the four issues of the Spider-Man Noir solo series, as well as its sequel, Spider-Man Noir: Eyes Without a Face.
You can check out the official art for the collection below.
Spider-Man Noir was first created in 2009 as a part of the larger Marvel Noir universe.
This version of Peter Parker was a reporter’s apprentice during the Great Depression, only to be bitten by an illegally imported spider. As with most iterations of Spider-Man, the bite granted Peter superhuman abilities, which he used to fight against crime in New York City.
By and large, in recent years, the collected editions of Spider-Man Noir have been few and far between, with some copies going for as high as $120 online. However, thanks to the character’s resurgence, both as a playable suit in Spider-Man PlayStation 4 and as a character in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. It looks like Spidey fans will have a chance to experience his story in a new way.
The Spider-Verse portrayal of Spider-Man Noir was brought to life by Nicolas Cage, who voices the mysterious and moody character.
Spider-Man Noir was also the “first official lead” of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and was secretly cast two years before release.
“While looking at who we could approach to play the alternate dimension Spider characters, we thought about seminal actors that might be comic book geeks. There’re so many different casting meetings where a lot of options were put in front of us. But with Spider-Man Noir, we kept coming back to Nicolas Cage and wondering if he could or even would do it,” co-director Bob Persichetti revealed in the film’s art book.
And Nicolas Cage seemingly did bring a lot of excitement to the role behind the scenes.
“We showed him some artwork we had created for the film and even pitched the character to him. And immediately he was in. [Spider-Man] Noir was a character that spoke to him. That black and white costume was the icing,” said co-director Bob Persichetti. “Cage was our first official lead cast because it felt so right. So actually we cast him over two years ago, but he could not tell anyone.”
When Nicolas Cage arrived for his first Noir recording session a year later, the star came in pitch dark glasses.
“He never took them off, and he never broke character. There was also a palpable Humphrey Bogart energy that he brought into the room. And it was really fun,” Persichetti continued.
“We worked through his lines in three hours. Cage delivered awesome pulp magazine style line reads, and also his comedy pulp style readings. He is so good at it!” the co-director said. “When we were done, he said his goodbyes, and walked out of the room, and that was it! No small talk. It was all business. He was just amazing.”
So, are you excited for Spider-Man Noir: The Complete Collection? Sound off in the comments!
Spider-Man Noir: The Complete Collection hits shelves in May of this year.
Tom Holland Reveals Three “Spider-Man: Far From Home” New Posters
Happy Monday, Marvel fans! Spider-Man: Far From Home star Tom Holland just wants to start your week off on the right foot. On Instagram, the actor revealed three Far From Home posters that show Spider-Man in his new costume. We can see Spidey is posing in locations throughout Europe, London, and Venice.
“I thought I would kickstart your week with a little Spidey action,” Tom Holland wrote. “Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theatres on July 5, and it is his craziest ride yet.”
The film sees Peter Parker embarking on his school trip to Europe to have Nick Fury enlist Spider-Man for a mission to stop several elemental villains.
View the full posters below.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige previously has discussed Spidey’s travels.
“We film in Logon,” he said. “We shot the first in Atlanta and shot a lot of films in London, but there is another reason we are shooting in London which is, yes, Spidey, of course, will spend some time in New York. But he will spend some time in other parts of the globe.”
Kevin Feige also stated that the globetrotting of Spider-Man is not the only reason the title was chosen.
“Wel, I mean, let the speculation begin. That is always fun,” said Feige. “We like [Far From Home] of course because it ties into Homecoming, not just keeping that word going, which we like and liked it more than Homecoming 2, but that notion of ‘home’ is just a word that has dual meanings we would like to continue with this [MCU] version of Spider-Man. So, Far From Home has multiple meanings.”
The synopsis of Spider-Man: Far From Home was released alongside the first official trailer and poster for the movie.
Spider-Man: Far From Home synopsis reads, “Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Superhero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of his gang on a European vacation. However, his plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks is quickly scrapped when Peter Parker begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!”
Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts returns to helm the sequel. Tom Holland reprises his role as Spider-Man. Returning cast includes Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Micheal Keaton as the Vulture, Zendaya as Michelle. Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson also return to their Marvel Cinematic Universe roles as S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Maria Hill and Nick Fury, respectively. And Jake Gyllenhaal debuts as the villain Mysterio, though he has been described as an ally recruited to assist Spider-Man in the film.
Are you excited to see this return of Spider-Man in Far From Home? The movie opens in theaters on July 5.
Marvel Fan Shares An Infographic of Spider-Man Emblems
It seems that the iconic Spider-Man has undergone quite a lot of evolutions over the years. And it also means most fans have their favorite incarnation of the friendly neighborhood hero’s costume. In case you’re having trouble figuring out which you like best, this snazzy new infographic is here to help.
Recently over Reddit, user /rickyfranklin shared an infographic, which catalogs the different emblems that have been used in the past nearly-60 years since the debut of Spider-Man. The graphic also shows Steve Ditko’s original depiction of the Spider-Man symbol, all the way to the one seen in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home.
You can view the Spidey infographic below.
Anyone who is tangentially familiar with the Spider-Man universe is probably aware of how many different versions of the iconic web-slinger exist, even within the live-action film space. Since 2000, three actors have brought Peter Parker/Spider-Man to life on the big screen, with the latest being Tom Holland in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Actually I haven’t been in contact with them,” the star said of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield during a 2016’s interview. “But it is so lucky because I have got five movies that I can draw from. I watched every single one before I even got cast in this movie. Then I watched them all again and just picked little things that I thought was great and that I would like to keep.”
And in recent years, the impact of Spider-Man has been on full display in another medium as well. That includes the Spider-Geddon comic event, the recent Oscar-winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and the successful Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 game.
“Spider-Man is a special character,” executive creative director for Marvel Games, Bill Roseman, said around the release of the Spider-Man game. “People usually discover Spider-Man when they are very young. And then they grew up with Spider-Man. He is a rare character that has been popular since his first short story in Amazing Fantasy #15. Then he soon became Marvel’s most popular character. And he has held that position for decades.”
So, do you like this infographic Spider-Man symbols? Which entry is your favorite? Share with us in the comments!
Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 5.
“Avengers: Endgame:” Marvel Fan Spots Spider-Man on the Poster Making Us In Tears
A new trailer of Avengers: Endgame has dropped, and along with it we got a film poster as well. The official poster is pretty much the standard issue design for a Marvel flick. According to one fan, the poster also contains an appearance of an iconic character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that fans really miss, Spider-Man.
Check it out below!
LOOK GUYS SPIDER-MAN IS ON THE POSTER pic.twitter.com/tzpMNqxmzk
— Chicken_Nugget_Kingg👑 (@squidwardBkoi) March 14, 2019
Dude! Too soon. Way too soon!
Serious though: until Endgame can probably restore Peter Parker/Spider-Man to his former glory (of being alive) and set him back on the path of being the friendly neighborhood hero we will see in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, we have zero chill about his death in Avengers: Infinity War. Out of all the dusted characters from Thanos’ snap, they had to pick Spider-Man, just to go for the extra-hard punch to the collective gut of Marvel fans everywhere. It is either brutally savage or hilarious, depending on your disposition after watching Infinity War.
The second Avengers: Endgame trailer has raised quite a few new interesting theories about how the film plays out. In Captain Marvel’s mid-credits scene, we see that Carol Danvers returning to Earth and meeting the Avengers will already be handled. And the trailer makes it look like Thanos (potentially) will be ambushing the Avengers Headquarter pretty early on.
While all of that is exciting, it remains unknown what the actual big mission is at the heart of Endgame. And we also don’t have the slightest idea what this “greater threat than Thanos” teased for the film could be. The fate of Spider-Man will be a question for us. Will he play a major part when he is finally resurrected? Or will we get just a glimpse of the wall-crawler at the end?
“Into the Spider-Verse” Featurette Shows Nicolas Cage Going “Full Cage” with Spider-Man Noir
A new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse special featurette has made its way online, peeling back the curtain on one of the animated film’s breakout performances.
You can watch the video below.
This featurette provides a bit of behind-the-scenes insight into Spider-Man Noir, who was portrayed by Nicolas Cage in the Sony animated film. The video also shows Cage recording some of his dialogue for the Oscar-winning movie, as well as a story about how the actor decided to go “Full Cage” with his role.
Back in 2009, Spider-Man Noir was created as part of the larger Marvel Noir universe.
This Peter Parker’s version was a reporter’s apprentice during the Great Depression, only to be bitten by an illegally imported spider. Like most iterations of Spider-Man, the bite granted Peter superhuman abilities, and he used them to fight against crime in New York City.
Furthermore, a collected edition of the Spider-Man Noir comics will be released later this year.
As it turns out, Nicolas Cage was the very first actor to join the Spider-Verse’s star-studded ensemble.
He apparently brought lots of excitement to the role behind the scenes.
“We showed Cage some artwork we had created for the film and even pitched the character to him. And immediately he was in. [Spider-Man] Noir was a character that spoke to him. That black and white costume was the icing,” said co-director Bob Persichetti. “Nicolas Cage was our first official lead cast because it felt so right. So actually we cast him over two years ago, but he could not tell anyone.”
“He never took [his sunglasses] off, and he never broke character. There was also a palpable Humphrey Bogart energy that he brought into the room. And it was really fun,” continued Persichetti.
“We worked through his Noir lines in three hours. Cage delivered awesome pulp magazine style line reads, and also his comedy pulp style readings. He is so good at it!” the co-director said. “When we were done, he said his goodbyes, and walked out of the room, and that was it! No small talk. It was all business. He was just amazing.”
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is now available on Digital HD. The film will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD later this month.
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Wins Oscar’s Best Animated Feature Film
Official news: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has won the Best Animated Feature at the 91st Academy Awards!
Congrats to Bob Persichetti, Rodney Rothman, Peter Ramsey, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller for taking home the prize! This is also the first nomination and first win for each creator (in 2015, some of them were infamously snubbed back for The LEGO Movie, however).
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse eventually beat out Incredibles 2 (Brad Bird, John Walker, and Nicole Paradis Grindle), Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson, and Scott Rudin), Mirai (Mamoru Hosoda and Yūichirō Saitō), and Ralph Breaks the Internet (Rich Moore, Clark Spencer, and Phil Johnston).
Into the Spider-Verse becomes the first Spider-Man film to win an Oscar since Spider-Man 2 took home the Best Visual Effects award back in 2005. Moreover, this is the first win and second nomination of Sony Animation. They previously were nominated in 2007 for Surf’s Up, but lost to Pixar’s Ratatouille.
Before the Into the Spider-Verse’s release last year, many fans thought Incredibles 2 was a lock. However, Spider-Verse came sweeping in and shocked audiences with its innovative storytelling. While the Incredibles sequel continued to make way more money ($1,242,774,080 worldwide compared to Into the Spider-Verse’s $359,057,802), the Spidey flick eventually has been dominating this Awards Season.
In addition to the Oscar-winner, Spider-Verse won the Best Animated Feature at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Producer’s Guild Awards, and the BAFTAs. Moreover, the film managed to score seven Annie Awards. That includes the Best Animated Feature, Best Character Design, Best Character Animation, Best Directing, Best Writing, Best Production Design, and Best Editorial.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse becomes the highest rated Spidey film in history.
The movie did earn a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, which made it one of the highest rated movies of 2018. Meanwhile, Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) scored 92%, Spider-Man (2002) has a 90%. Spider-Man 2 (2004) an 83%, and Spider-Man 3 (2007) follows at 63%. To round out its numbers, The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) score a 72% and 51%, respectively.
While Spider-Verse is based on a Marvel iconic character, this film is not a part of the MCU. However, Marvel Studios is having their own successful Awards Season, including Avengers: Infinity War for its Best Visual Effects and recent Black Panther with seven nominations and the Oscar-winner as well.
Once again, congrats to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, alongside the crew behind the film – Bob Persichetti, Rodney Rothman, Peter Ramsey, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller – for the Oscars 2019 win!
In the meantime, you can view the calendar marks for Marvel films heading in 2019.
And you can also watch several cameos in this animated film once again – in memory of Stan Lee, the creator behind the Spidey iconic character. Excelsior!
Spider-Verse Producer Reveals Hot Dogs Are Made of Human Meat in Spider-Ham’s Universe
Spidey fans just found out that the home media version of Into the Spider-Verse would be accompanied by a short film Caught in a Ham, featuring Spider-Ham/Peter Porker (voiced by John Mulaney). In the brief preview clip released, Spider-Ham can be chomping down on a hot dog as he swings through the city.
As fate would have it, fans posted to Twitter, pointing out that hot dogs are, often, made of pork products. That is when Into the Spider-Verse co-producer Chris Miller took a second to step in, making quite the revelation. Peter Porker was not a cannibalistic hero eating a pork hot dog. In fact, the sausages in the universe of Spider-Ham are made of …human meat.
In Spider-Ham’s universe, hot dogs are made of human meat. Feel better? https://t.co/VdT9xTx3SO
— Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) February 19, 2019
On the press tour for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Chris Miller and his long-time collaborator Phil Lord did admit that Spider-Verse was just the “tip of the iceberg” before unveiling they would like to create more properties set in the same animated multi-verse.
“Look, we want to make the movie that felt like it’s the tip of the iceberg,” admitted Lord. “You’d imagine all of those other things. So it is music to our ears that people could imagine a Spider-Noir movie and the Spider-Ham insane cartoon.”
“We still have the horse,” Miller echoed. “We’ve got to put the cart behind it. So we’ll let it ride down the road a few blocks before we get too big for our britches.”
As far as Spider-Ham goes, John Mulaney has previously joked about giving Peter Porker his own film.
If it were up to the comedian, this fan-favorite Spider-Ham would star in the movie that features his character in a role akin to the Man of Steel.
“He [Spider-Ham] is a fun guy who is capable of great rage,” joke Mulaney. “Going see him back at the Daily Beagle, I could see a Watergate-like story at the Beagle where he is both a reporter and Spider-Ham by night.”
“I’ve never thought that the Clark Klents and the Peter Parkers leaned enough into the day job,” the comedian continued. “That would be more like The Post or All The President’s Men or the Spotlight. But we’d make it family friendly. A lot of bacon jokes, or, ‘that is hamfisted.’”
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will be due out digitally on February 26 and available on the home media on March 19.
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Spinoff Spider-Ham Short Film Clip Released
Now that Sony has announced that Into the Spider-Verse will be available on home media in just a few weeks. The animation studio has also unveiled one of the extras included with the release: an animated short film featuring Spider-Ham (John Mulaney).
You can watch the full clip below.
This hilarious minute-long clip is apparently just a preview for the “all-new mini-movie,” including as a bonus on the home media release of the film. Though Spider-Ham battle appears to be original to the short, it does resemble closely Crayfin – a villain from deep in the comic mythos of Spider-Ham.
During the events of Into the Spider-Verse, the entire clip appears to be in the same style that Spider-Ham was animated in. And it could act as a backdoor pilot of sorts for a potential pork-filled spinoff. Back in last December, the comedian John Mulaney joked about turning Spider-Ham into a Superman-esque crimefighter.
“He [Spider-Ham] is a fun guy who’s capable of great rage,” joked Mulaney. “Going see him back at the Daily Beagle. I could see a Watergate-like story at the Beagle where he is both a reporter and also Spider-Ham by night.”
“I’ve never thought that the Clark Klents and the Peter Parkers leaned enough into the day job,” he said. “That would be more like The Post or All The President’s Men or Spotlight. But we would make it family friendly. Lots of bacon jokes, or, ‘that is hamfisted.’”
So far, Sony reportedly has their eyes on a direct sequel of Into the Spider-Verse.
Moreover, there is another plan in the works: the spinoff featuring Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), with Spider-Woman, Silk and other women spider-based characters.
During the press tour for Spider-Verse, the producers behind the film certainly made sure to point out that they did have every intention of exploring this new Spidey universe further.
“Look, we wanted to make the movie that felt like it was the tip of the iceberg,” admitted Lord. “You’d imagine all of those other things. So it is the music to our ears that people could imagine a Spider-Noir movie and the Spider-Ham insane cartoon.”
“Right, we still have the horse,” Miller echoed. “We have got to put the cart behind it. So we will let it ride down the road a few blocks before we get too big for our britches.”
So, will you be buying Into the Spider-Verse when it comes out?
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is set to arrive digitally on February 26. The film will be available for physical home media purchase on March 19.
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” Gets a Weird Trailer
Following the Spidey adventures in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the movie now gets the Weird Trailer treatment courtesy from YouTuber Aldo Jones!
The bizarre trailer also includes cameos from Stan Lee and Hulk (star Mark Ruffalo), alongside the Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man trilogy Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), Aunt May (Rosemary Harris), with Batman (Ben Affleck), and Deadpool 2’s superpower-less Peter (played byRob Delaney).
Enjoy this “weird” trailer below!
Back to December last year, Sony Pictures released the official Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer. It follows Spider-Man/Tom Holland after the events of Avengers: Endgame in an overseas school trip with his best buddy Ned (Jacon Batalon) and potential love interest MJ (Zendaya).
However, Parker’s field trip is hijacked by shadowy super spy Nick Fury (star Samuel L. Jackson), who recruits the teenage superhero to combat the “Elementals,” powerful creatures assaulting Europe.
These elemental creatures have resemblances to classic Spidey foes that includes Sandman, Hydro-Man, and Molten Man. Meanwhile, Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) appears as a newcomer hero, “who knows about them and also wants to make sure that the world will be safe from them,” the actor explained during Brazil’s CCXP when revealing Mysterio’s own ties to Nick Fury.
“And Fury asks him to come on and help because he is the only one who really understands them. Then he [Mysterio] teams up with friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, and unfortunately, he has to make him become more than a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.”
The film producer Amy Pascal previously remarked Spider-Man: Far From Home would start “a few minutes” after Avengers: Endgame wrapped “as a story,” while the Marvel Studios chief/producer Kevin Feige hinted the Homecoming sequel title has “multiple meanings.”
Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 5.
Other Marvel Cinematic Universe films out this year include Captain Marvel on March 8, Avengers: Endgame on April 26.
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse:” New Stan Lee Cameo in Slo-Mo Footage
In just a few short weeks, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will be available in home media. So Spidey fans can watch the Oscar-nominated film in the comfort of their house. It can’t come at a better time as animators from the movie have started teasing the many hidden cameos of Stan Lee.
Recently over Twitter, animator Nick Kondo shared a new slo-mo clip of the feature, showing Lee appearing as a rider of a nearby train while Miles Morale (Shameik Moore) swings by.
— Nick Kondo 近藤 (@NickTyson) February 11, 2019
Without this slo-mo, we can hardly notice the glimpse of Stan Lee. So fans of this critically-acclaimed hit should enjoy getting their hands on the Blu-ray as it’ll allow them to sift through the disc frame-by-frame. Last month, the trio of Spider-Verse directors also teased Lee had several cameos as an extra throughout various crowd shots in the film.
As for the producers behind the film,
Chris Miller then revealed a still of Lee walking over Miles Morales when he was laying on the pavement exhausted.
To all those who got excited about the #SpiderVerse hidden 2nd Stan Lee cameo on the train: Stan is all over the movie, dozens of times.
Who's walking over Miles when he says "thanks, New York"? pic.twitter.com/3zHXaZBNNJ
— Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) February 13, 2019
This is not the first time somebody from the crew behind Spider-Verse has mentioned the numerous cameos of Lee. Alongside Miller, his fellow producer Phil Lord previously spoke to the poignancy of Lee’s main cameo. It’s the first on-screen role that debuted after the death of the late comic book icon.
“I feel like it has taken on an added poignancy since we lost him, but it still as a moment plays to cheers, and now with some ‘AHs,’ and some laughs,’ said Miller. “I am just happy that we got to put him in a really integral spot of the movie, and sort of at an important and emotional moment for the movie. And being able to honor him in a way that felt like it did him some justice.”
“I think it is a really warm cameo. And we have seen it play with an audience for a new months ago. And it has always been a welcome presence,” Lord echoed. “People are always excited to see him. We have seen it since then with an audience. And there is still a kind of joy in it, even though we all miss him. The audience basically welcomes him back. It is like seeing an old friend.”
So, will you be going through Spider-Verse frame-by-frame? Share with us your thoughts in the comments!
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will arrive on home media release March 19. Other Marvel Cinematic Universe films out this year include Captain Marvel on March 8, Avengers: Endgame on April 26, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5.
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Blu-Ray Release Date and the Exclusives Arrived
Eventually, Sony Pictures Animation’s acclaimed Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse now swings onto 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on March 19.
Best Buy will offer an exclusive steelbook that contains the Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD redemption code. Meanwhile, Amazon will release another exclusive edition with variant artwork housed in a slipbox that Spidey fans can pre-order now.
Also, Target will host its own as-yet-unrevealed exclusive edition. At present, none of the announced editions available for pre-order include a 3D disc.
In the meantime, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has yet to announce officially the release and accompanying special features.
As for Into the Spider-Verse, the film in recent weeks has been awarded the top animation prizes at the Golden Globes, alongside the Producers Guild of America Awards, and the Critics’ Choice Awards. And at the Annie Awards, the film took home seven trophies, including the Best Directing, Best Writing, and Best Animated Feature.
Furthermore, Spider-Verse next competes for the Best Animated Film Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards.
You can read the synopsis below.
“After a bite from radioactive spider grants him super-powers, the Brooklyn teen, Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) becomes the one and only Spider-Man. When the gateway into the multiverse opens up, Miles Morales soon realizes he is not the only spidey superhero out there, as he meets many different versions of himself pulled in from other universes, including the original Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), and Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld). Together they fight off the evil Kingpin (Live Schreiber) and attempt to save the world.”
Now scroll down to view all the exclusive editions.
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Star Wars Franchise May Have Created a Big Marvel Cinematic Universe Paradox
The various movie and TV projects of the Marvel Cinematic Universe tend to walk a fine line between fantasy and real-world events. References to the real-life figures, trends, or pop-culture milestones always carries a potential danger of fixing an MCU project to a time and place that does not quite sync with other projects in the universe.
However, in the case of Sony and Marvel’s rebooted Spider-Man movie franchise, there is one reference that now has fans buzzing about a major potential paradox now does exist in the MCU.
Especially, if Star Wars exists within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, what will Peter Parker think when he meets Mace Windu? To be clear, it seems quite obvious that the person who posted this on Reddit was doing so in jest. And that is how many fans have taken it.
Still, like anything about the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the Internet, this little Star Wars “plot hole” or “paradox” nonetheless has inspired some serious debate about the merits of the observation. Some fans also argue that it’s an oversight to have Peter Parker and Ned be so obsessed with Star Wars. Obviously when they’ll be interacting with one of the main stars of the prequels soon.
Furthermore, the only thing that Spider-Man: Homecoming confirmed is that Star Wars as a franchise and the Death Star do exist in the MCU. As some other fans point out, there is no evidence that the MCU Star Wars has the same storyline and cast that exists in the real world. To this point: Samuel L. Jackson is Nick Fury in the universe. And there is zero evidence that an actor named Samuel L. Jackson exists in the MCU.
If nothing else, it’d be great if director Jon Watts leans into this so-called plot hole, including a winking bit of dialogue about it in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home. That’s something like Tom Holland’s Peter Parker meeting Nick Fury, then asking Samuel L. Jackson, “Haven’t I seen you in a movie?”
Meanwhile, Avengers: Infinity War is already available on home video.
Other upcoming Marvel Studios films include:
- Captain Marvel on March 8
- Avengers: Endgame on April 26
- Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5.
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” Star Jake Gyllenhaal Reveals the Reasons He’s Playing Mysterio
Thanks to his major successes early in career, the star Jake Gyllenhaal was regularly considered to play some superheroes characters over the past 15 years. Now he finally made the plunge in the genre by playing Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Recently, the actor revealed that his main motivation for joining the film was the complex character that offered him new challenges.
🚨 Attention, @SpiderManMovie fans! Jake Gyllenhaal reveals why he couldn't turn down the role of #Mysterio in 2019's #FarFromHome, after being asked "for a number of years, would you do a movie like that?" https://t.co/RmF7nljkdk pic.twitter.com/D3tldoProB
— LAT Entertainment (@latimesent) January 27, 2019
While speaking with The L.A. Times, Jake Gyllenhaal detailed of his opportunity playing Mysterio.
“It is great. He is a great character. It is one of those things. People have asked me for years, ‘You wanna do a movie like that?’ or ‘If you’re asked to, would you?’ Then my response has always been, particularly since being at Sundance, so many of the stories have always been, for many years since I have been coming here, character-driven. And it has always been my desire, is to find something in that space. It seems to match my skills and also my own honesty. That just so happened that it does with the part. So I am glad that people feel excited about it.”
For many Spidey fans, this casting decision is a dream come true.
One of the films that Jake Gyllenhaal rumoredly had his debut for is Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man in 2002, but it eventually went to Tobey Maguire. Fans have only seen some brief glimpses of the actor in the first trailer of Far From Home, yet he was one of the standout elements that fans immediately connected with.
Jake Gyllenhaal is also known for compelling dramas like Enemy, Prisoners, and Nightcrawler, which occupy a different corner of cinema than big-budget superhero movies. Previously, Gyllenhaal noted that he was pleasantly surprised with the ways in which the cast and crew offered him a more intimate experienced than he was anticipating.
“Actually it feels like a smaller-sized movie when you are acting with the actors,” Jake Gyllenhaal shared with The Late Show. “They are great in this movie. There’s a great cast in the movie. And the director Jon Watts is really fantastic. He makes a space where you can try things out and play around. And it doesn’t feel like you are just sort of automaton, doing whatever.”
We will wait to see Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio in action when Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 5.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Revealed New Suit After Spider-Cop Remains a No-Show
In the meantime, Marvel’s Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 is obviously the gift that keeps on giving. Following the continuous updates and free content, it’s the dream game of every Spidey fan. That being said, it is easy to let the fandom get ahead a little bit. Though luckily, the Spider-Cop demand is hilarious and also did not take the Raimi suite route.
Recently, the studio over at Insomniac Games revealed two more suits that were making their way over into the latest Spider-Man game, though players could not help but notice that Spider-Cop continues to be missing from the line-up. With a potential sequel hinted at for the future, there is no doubt that eventually, this design will make its way over into the title, though for now, the memes commence.
And Twitter fans had something to say as well.
We want spider cop
— loading… (@andyhuraa) January 28, 2019
No Spiders Man nor Spider Cop pic.twitter.com/YAvrrulHiz
— Just a Merrrio. (@merrriospa) January 28, 2019
— Elijah H. (@RetroGuy2593) January 29, 2019
In the game itself, players can hear certain conversations with Yuri Watanabe where Spider-Man will sometimes refer to himself as Spider-Cop. This hilarious police force alters ego is pure comedic gold, even if Yuri is tired of the jokes. And it quickly became a fan favorite for a potential game idea.
With more DLC on the way and a potential sequel in the works, it is possible this fan-driven suit will finally become a reality. What say you? Would you dig taking to the streets as Spider-Cop? What other suits would you like to see them make their way into the PlayStation exclusive? Share with us in the comments below!
Marvel’s Spider-Man is now available exclusively for PlayStation 4. You can check it out!
All the Marvel, DC, Disney, and Star Wars Films Releasing in 2019
The last 2018 was a huge year for movies, especially when it comes to franchises and studios that comic fans adore. Disney, Sony, Fox, Paramount, Marvel Studios, and Warner Bros. all put out big films in the last year. But it appears that 2019 will become even bigger. In the meantime, we have got all the films you need to mark your calendars for in this one handy place.
Before we get to 2019 though, the studios all put some great movies just in December alone, which was packed with geeky goodness. If you are a superhero movie fan, you got Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. As for fans of Disney, then you got Emily Blunt’s Mary Poppins Returns. And if you are a Transformers fan, Bumblebee was right up your alley, making it quite a month for fans.
In speaking of recent Aquaman, Warner Bros. only put out one DC film this year, but boy did they make it count. The blockbuster Aquaman has already sailed past the $1 billion marks worldwide and is already to the top-grossing DC movie ever. However, that is not a shabby way to end the year. And in 2019, DC is upping the ante with two films on the slate.
Meanwhile, Marvel Studios had the incredibly successful Avengers: Infinity War earlier this year. The film surpassed the $2 billion mark and expectedly stays the same for the even more anticipated Avengers: Endgame in 2019. Actually, Marvel Studios has two movies coming out during the first half of the year, while Sony is following up the massive success of Venom with a new Spider-Man movie.
As for the House of Mouse, it looks as if they’re going to dominate in 2019 just like they did in 2018, with three live-action remakes on the horizon as well as other anticipated projects, both in animation and live-action. So yeah, Disney is probably going to crush it, especially when you consider that whole Star Wars Episode IX is coming at the end of this year.
And 20th Century Fox will soon come home to Disney. However, before they’re completely moved over, Fox still has a few movies up their sleeves.
Now, scroll down 16 headlines to see all the Disney, Marvel, DC, and Star Wars films hitting in 2019!
1. CAPTAIN MARVEL
Title: Captain Marvel
Studio: Marvel Studios
Release Date: March 8
First of all, the anticipated Captain Marvel will officially bring Carol Danvers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With the star Brie Larson leading the charge, we could not be more excited to see what Marvel Studios has up their sleeves and how the movie will affect the next decade of Marvel films.
Sypnosis: “The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the most powerful heroes of the universe while Earth is caught in the middle of one galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is the all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the Marvel Cinematic Universe history.”
Release Date: March 29
Following the successful line of live-action films from Disney is Dumbo. The movie has Tim Burton putting his stylized touch on the beloved animated classic. If it is anything like the last several remakes of Disney, it should do quite well at the box office.
Synopsis: “From Disney with visionary director Tim Burton, an all-new grand live-action adventure as Dumbo expands on the beloved classic stories where differences are celebrated, the family is cherished, and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlisted the former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) alongside his children – Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) – to take care of a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him become laughingstock already in a struggling circus. However, when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attacking persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits a peculiar pachyderm for his newest and larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Then Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Collette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt Farrier learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of the dark secrets.”
Studios: Warner Bros.
Release Date: April 5
Next in Warner Bros. is the first DC title of the year in the Zachary Levi led Shazam!. It will be the first time of the character on the big screen. And the early reactions to its debut trailer are quite positive. That really looks to ratchet up the fun and humor. And Warner Bros. is obviously hoping to keep up the momentum from the billion-grossing Aquaman.
Sypnosis: “We all have a superhero inside us, and it takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In the Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one-word ‘SHAZAM!’, this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Superhero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart – inside a ripped, godlike body – Shazam revels in his adult version by doing what any teen would do with their superpowers: have fun with them! So can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Or can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip the social studies tests? Shazam sets out to test the limit of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he will need to master these powers quickly to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeis Sivana (Strong).”
Release Date: April 17
Following the events of 2019, Disneynature returns for the up-close look at Steve the Penguin and his other penguin pals in a gorgeous documentary about finding their love and fatherhood in the Antartic. The film expectedly brings us plenty of heart-tugging moments as a result.
Synopsis: “Disneynature’s all-new feature movie Penguins is a coming-of-age story about an Adelie penguin named Steve. He joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antartic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, and find a life partner to start a family. None of that comes easily for him, especially considering he is targeted by everything from the killer whales to leopard seals, that unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the filmmaking team behind ‘Bears’ and ‘Chimpanzee,’ Disneynature’s ‘Penguins’ opens in theaters nationwide in time for the Earth Day 2019.”
5. AVENGERS: ENDGAME
Title: Avengers: Endgame
Studio: Marvel Studios
Release Date: April 26
In the meantime, there are few movies in 2019 more anticipated than Avengers: Endgame, which will deliver the conclusion to the first ten years of Marvel movie stories as well as deal with the direct fallout and effects of the Infinity War ending. Marvel fans have still been on pins and needles waiting to figure out if the superheroes can overcome Thanos’ decimation. And thankfully, the wait for it is not that much longer.
Release Date: May 24
Next up in the Disney’s live-action success in their remake of Aladdin, helmed by Guy Ritchie. Still, there is not a lot known about the film, though from its first trailer and photos, fans get an idea of how the cast will look in the fully realized version of Agrabah. Now we just wait to see if Will Smith’s Genie looks like blue, so we will have a much better idea of how this is shaping up.
Sypnosis: “Aladdin is an exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous, self-determined Princess Jasmine alongside the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, bringing his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port of the city of Agrabah. The movie is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s Aladdin.”
7. DARK PHOENIX
Title: Dark Phoenix
Studio: 2oth Century Fox
Release Date: June 7
Once more, the Dark Phoenix saga is in the spotlight when Fox takes a second crack at the iconic story, and this time with the more recent cast. Hopes are high, but there’s still some trepidation around the project, which could eventually become one of the last X-Men movies that Fox ends up ever making thanks to the new merger with Disney.
Synopsis: “In the Dark Phoenix, the X-Men will face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. Throughout a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed as she’s hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she can return home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful but also far more unstable. Wrestling with the entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in the ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control and even hurting the ones who she loves most, Jean begins to unravel the very fabric which holds the X-Men together. Now, with the family falling apart, they must find a way to unite – not only to save the soul of Jean but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize the force and even rule the galaxy.”
8. TOY STORY
Title: Toy Story
Release Date: June 21
Now, the next chapter in the ultra-successful Toy Story franchise is almost upon us. And Disney fans will meet a new addition to this toy box in Forky. As we might expect from Pixar, there is substance underneath the adorable and hilarious adventures of the cast. And that it all starts with a spork.
Synopsis: “Woody has always been confident about his place in the world. And his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that is Andy or Bonnie. However, when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called Forky to her room, a rod trip adventure alongside her old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. Directed by Josh Cooley (Riley’s First Date), produced by Jonas Rivera (Inside Out, Up), as well as Mark Nielsen (associate producer Inside Out), and Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 4 ventures to US theaters on June 21st, 2019.”
9. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
Title: Spider-Man: Far From Home
Release Date: July 5
The next adventure of Spider-Man is finally here. And he will also be getting plenty of new costumes as a result. Meanwhile, the biggest addition is the mysterious Mysterio, as he appears to be an ally in the movie, but we all know it better, and so does Nick Fury.
Synopsis: “Peter Parker returns in the Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Homecoming series. Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join Peter’s best friends MJ, Ned, and the rest of his gang on their European vacation. However, his plan to leave super heroics behind for few weeks is quickly scrapped as Peter begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!”
10. THE LION KING
Title: The Lion King
Release Date: July 19
Furthermore, one of the most anticipated live-action remakes will happen mid-way through this year is The Lion King, which will see Jon Favreau back at the helm after his hugely successful remake of The Jungle Book. And fans seem to be ridiculously excited now.
Synopsis: “From Disney Live-Action, director Jon Favreau’s brand new The Lion King journeys to the African savanna where a future king must overcome the betrayal and tragedy to assume his rightful place on Pride Rock.”
11. THE NEW MUTANTS
Title: The New Mutants
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: August 2
Certainly, The New Mutants is a different type of X-Men franchise, coming for more of a horror feel than other adaptations, yet it still looks to include some fan-favorite characters, and plenty of material pulled from the comics. So we’ll wait to see if the gamble delivers.
Synopsis: “The story of the New Mutants, the team of mutant heroes comprised of the first graduates from Charles Xavier’s school.”
12. DISNEY’S ARTEMIS FOWL
Title: Disney’s Artemis Fowl
Release Date: August 9
This year, Disney would love to have another hit movie on its hands with Artemis Fowl, which puts a young genius descending from criminal masterminds in the spotlight. Throw in an army of fairies alongside a compelling mystery; you have got yourself a potent concoction. And Disney is hoping it can turn some heads.
Synopsis: “Directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl follows 12-year-old- genius Artemis Fowl – a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, when he finds himself in the battle of strength and cunning against the powerful and hidden race of fairies who may stand behind the disappearance of his father.
The film stars Ferdia Shaw alongside Lara McDonnell, Nonso Anozie, Tamara Smart, with Judi Dench, and Josh Gad. Judy Hofflund alongside Kenneth Branagh are producing with Angus More Gordon and Matthew Jenkins serving as the executive producers. The screenplay is by Conor McPherson.”
13. THE KITCHEN
Title: The Kitchen
Studio: New Line Cinema
Release Date: September 20
This Vertigo adaptation will feature a stacked leading cast and an intriguing premise. And it could be a sleeper hit if the movie strikes the right notes.
Synopsis: “Based on the Vertigo comic book series from DC Entertainment, the film stars the Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss, and Tiffany Haddish as three 1987 Hell’s Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI. Left with little but a sharp axe to grind, these ladies take the Irish mafia’s matters into their own hands – proving unexpectedly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition… literally.”
Studio: Warner Bros.
Release Date: October 4
Still, there is not much to go on when it comes to the anticipated Joker film that puts Joaquin Phoenix in his role as the clown prince of crime. But we all know it is an origin story. And it has been teased as something, unlike any other superhero movie. With the talent involved, we are inclined to believe them.
15. FROZEN 2
Title: Frozen 2
Release Date: November 22
While fans have been waiting for a long time to get a Frozen sequel, this year is finally the year it does happen. Still, no official description or synopsis has been revealed. But we got some new details courtesy of a calendar released internationally. The film will see Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf heading deep into the forest to learn an ancient truth in terms of the kingdom.
16. STAR WARS: EPISODE IX
Title: Star Wars: Episode IX
Release Date: December 20
Still, there is no official announcement has been released for this film. But it’ll close out the current trilogy started by J.J. Abrams in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. So, it is fitting that he’s back at the helm after The Last Jedi of Rian Johnson, bringing this new era to an epic finale and also setting things up for the Johnson-directed trilogy that comes after.
For the further news, stay tuned with us!
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Revealed Cutting a Spider-Ham Gag Before Release
The animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse elected to steer clear of controversy or confusion by cutting a Spider-Ham joke shortly before the film’s theatrical release.
Recently, on Jeff Smith’s The Q&A podcast, the co-writer and co-director Rodney Rothman opened up about Spider-Ham, revealing the tremendous effort and commitment behind bringing the four-legged Spidey character to the animated film in a way which wouldn’t be so divisive for audiences.
“He [Spider-Ham] was simultaneously the most popular and the least popular character,” said Rothman. “The film really focused on delivering a concise message to the audiences as it developed an otherwise easily confusing multi-verse. In fact, the filmmakers cut a gag that would have featured Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire lending their voices as the respective Peter Parker characters. But ultimately it was cut to keep everyone on track.”
Shortly before Into the Spider-Verse release, Rothman and the company elected to cut a Peter Porker bit. That was apparently slaying at test screening because of its shocking and surprising nature. It’s the scene shortly after Spider-Ham’s moment of sincerity. There, the character of John Mulaney tells Shamiek Moore’s Miles Morales that losing people is part of the Spider-Man job.
“The way [originally] that scene went is Noir said that he lost his Uncle Benjamin, Peter lost his Uncle Ben, and Gwen lost Peter,” Rothman revealed. “We went through everyone. Then Spider-Ham said he lost his Uncle Frankfurter. He said, ‘He was electrocuted, but it smelled so good.’”
However, this joke “would destroy” with audiences who previewed the film to help steer it in the right direction in terms of quality. So, the filmmakers “just decided” it had to go as the team referred to it as a “bad laugh.”
“Spider-Man is a real person with his real feelings. And we wanted people to get that,” Rothman noted.
Ultimately, it seems that the final cut of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has been the right one.
The movie has now not alone won at the Golden Globes but also gets some nominations for Academy Awards. There are very few comic book movies to received such prestigious honor, with praise from critics and fans alike. Not to mention, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has easily surpassed $300 million at the global box office, prompting its spin-offs and a sequel to start production at Sony Pictures.
So, what’s your favorite part of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? Share with us in the comments!
In the meantime, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is now playing in theaters worldwide.
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” Trailer Breaks Sony View Records within 24 Hour after Release
To say that Spidey fans loved this week’s debut trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home would be a massive understatement. The trailer became an instant hit online. And its numbers are here to prove that.
According to Deadline reports, the number of views for Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer has crossed 130 million times in just the first 24 hours after its release. That was even more than enough to smash the record. And Far From Home officially becomes Sony’s most viewed trailer on its opening day.
Unsurprisingly, 2017’s joint venture between Marvel and Sony, Spider-Man: Homecoming held the previous record. The first Spider-Man film starring Tom Holland did see 116 million people tune in for its trailer throughout a single day. It has kept a tight grip on the studio’s record ever since. However, when it comes to strictly YouTube views, Venom holds the title for Sony, quietly generating its own milestone.
While the Spider-Man franchise will always garner significant attention online, three major factors were working in Far From Home’s favor ahead of the first trailer.
First of all, there’s a ton of mystery surrounding the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe at this point. Half of the MCU’s superheroes, including Spider-Man himself, were snapped to dust at the end of Infinity War. This cliffhanger will not be resolved until Avengers: Endgame hits theaters in April, months before Far From Home’s release. At present, there is no telling how Peter Parker is able to make the way back to star in his own movie.
And the other major point of intrigue with Far From Home trailer was Jake Gyllenhaal’s debut as the villainous Mysterio. Still, Sony had not announced any official confirmation that Gyllenhaal was indeed playing that role. And none of us had seen the full costume yet. Fortunately, since the trailer arrived, fans were thrilled with the actor’s portrayal.
Spider-Man: Far From Home also got some help due to the timing of the trailer release. Following the success of Marvel’s Spider-Man video game as well as the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the hype surrounding the Spidey property is still at an all-time high.
Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 5 this year.
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” Trailer Unveils Nick Fury’s Classic Weapon
Sony and Marvel have released the first Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer, including a piece of Marvel Comics history from Nick Fury’s arsenal.
As we can see in the trailer, Nick Fury knocks Ned Leeds unconscious with a needle to the neck. And that needle is shot from Fury’s pistol. It’s his personalized needle pistol, a weapon Fury has used in the Marvel Comics universe for decades.
The pistol is fires .15 caliber needles launched with a collar of explosive material to propel the needle up to 1000 feet. That weapon comes with a 300 round magazine and is quite handy when the mission is “capture, not kill.”
In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Nick Fury recruits Spider-Man in the battle with supernatural creatures across Europe.
Here’s the official synopsis for Spider-Man: Far From Home.
“Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home – the next chapter of the Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends MJ, Ned, alongside the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind just for a few weeks is quickly scrapped as he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!”
Spider-Man: Far From Home began filming in the United Kingdom back in July.
The production moved to Venice in September. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige previously confirmed that Spider-Man would be doing some traveling in the movie.
“We started filming early July,” he said in a recent interview. “We filmed in London and shot the first film in Atlanta. A lot of films were shot in London, but there is another reason we are shooting in London. That’s is, yes, Spidey, of course, will spend some time in New York. But he will spend some time in other parts of the globe.”
However, Kevin Feige also stated that Spider-Man’s globetrotting is not the only reason they chose the title.
“Well, I mean, let the speculation begin. That is always fun,” Feige explained. “We like [Far From Home] of course because it ties into Homecoming. Not just keeping the word going, which we like it more than Homecoming 2, but the notion of ‘home’ is just a word that has dual meanings we would like to continue with this [MCU] version of Spider-Man. So, Far From Home has multiple meanings.”
Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts is returning to helm the sequel. Tom Holland reprises his role, Spider-Man. Returning supporting cast includes Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Michael Keaton as the Vulture, and Zendaya as Michelle. Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders have also confirmed as returning to their Marvel Cinematic Universe roles as SHIELD agents Nick Fury and Maria Hill, respectively. Meanwhile, Jake Gyllenhaal debuts as the villain Mysterio, though he has appeared as an ally recruited to assist Spider-Man in the film.
Are you excited to watch Spider-Man: Far From Home? Share with us in the comments!
Spider-Man: Far From Home premieres on July 5 this year.
Other upcoming MCU films include Captain Marvel on March 8, and Avengers: Endgame on April 26.
Watch Spidey Tom Holland Drop Marvel Spoilers for Four Minutes Straight
Recently, a dedicated Marvel fan compiled four minutes’ worth of footage depicting loose-lipped Spider-Man and Avengers star Tom Holland dropping spoilers.
During a speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Tom Holland said he was the only Avengers: Infinity War star not to know its ending – in which half of the heroes are snapped into nothingness by Thanos, including Spider-Man’s Peter Parker. And the 22-year-old actor also was famously paired in interviews with Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch, who acts as a handler to prevent Holland accidentally giving away the biggest secrets of the film.
You can watch the video below.
In spite of the best efforts to keep a tight lid on Infinity War’s most guarded spoiler, Tom Holland previously inadvertently gave away the film’s ending to a sold-out Los Angeles movie theater, on its opening night.
“I was with [Marvel Studio head] Kevin Feige, [directors] the Russo Brothers, and the whole team at Marvel. Then what they do is they rent a party bus the night the film comes out. And they drive around L.A., going to different screenings, to introduce the movie or to talk about the movie afterward,” Tom Holland recounted at Comicpaloozan back in May.
While commentating on the blockbuster at the opening night screening, Tom Holland let slip Spider-Man dies, as he mistakenly believed the audience had already watched the movie.
“We went to the screening and someone had told me before they had already seen the film, they have already seen the film,” said Holland.
“So they give me a microphone, then I walk on stage. And I’m like, ‘Don’t worry, I am still alive!’ Then the whole audience look at me like, ‘What the hell does that means? What do you mean you are still alive?’ And then I look inside, Kevin, Joe, and Anthony are all like, ‘Shut up, shut up, stop talking!’ So that opening night, I ruined the movie for about 300 people, so I am so sorry about that.”
Back to the video above, it also recounts the time Tom Holland inadvertently confirmed there would be a third Spider-Man standalone, following 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and this summer’s sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home.
In the hope of avoiding making the same mistake at Comicpalooza, Tom Holland played coy about returning for Far From Home. The movie sees Peter Parker alongside his friends MJ (Zendaya) and Ned (Jacob Batalon) embark on their school trip to Europe.
“Actually I know nothing about the future of the MCU, clearly because I spoil everything,’ Holland said. “So I have faith [there’ll be more Spider-Man films]. But I don’t know.”
Even so, the competition of Marvel Studios’ biggest leaker got kicked up a notch with his Instagram live-streaming story. The star posted a self-aware video of himself, revealing the Infinity War teaser poster, only to learn moments later that the artwork noted “confidential: do not share” from Marvel Studios. However, this is the Internet, and everything lasts forever, Tom.
Still, Tom Holland is expected to return in upcoming Avengers: Endgame, out April 26th, before swinging back into theaters with Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5th.
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” Theory: Mysterio Could Have a Tie to Doctor Strange
The first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home has debuted this week. And some fans have been already speculating about the first look at the film’s foe, Mysterio.
The final moments in the trailer saw Quentin Beck/Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) showing up during a battle between Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Hydro-Man. When Mysterio began to fight off Hydro-Man, his hands seemed to be emitting green runes.
For some eagle-eyed Marvel fans, the design of those runes looks familiar. They seem to resemble those used by Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).
So, could there be any connection between the two magic-using characters?
In the comics, Quentin Beck doesn’t actually have any kind of superpowers or abilities, but pretends that he does through a series of well-planned special effects. Among these tools that Mysterio uses to pull off these illusions is a holographic projector, allowing him to create 3D projections.
As some fans have begun to speculate, there is a very good chance that Mysterio is just putting on a similar sort of ruse throughout Far From Home. And that he’s actually the one controlling Hydro-Man and the other Elementals. This would also allow him to essentially court favor with Spider-Man and everyone in S.H.I.E.L.D., as he comes out of the battle looking like a hero.
If that’s the case – and depending on how far Mysterio is going with his ruse – there is a chance that he could somehow already know what the powers of these in the Mystic Arts look like.
This would allow him to duplicate that look in some way. So that he could appear like less of a threat for S.H.I.E.L.D. as well as Spider-Man.
But again, there’s a chance that Mysterio actually has some sort of magic abilities, which he is using to orchestrate his whole ruse. Considering the rumblings that Mysterio might end up being Peter’s SHIELD-assigned partner in the movie, it could very well be that Quentin Beck had just enough magical prowess to get on the organization’s radar. And that he is just using it for bad.
After all, magic in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has already used a similar style to Doctor Strange’s runes – both with Ghost Rider on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Karnak in Inhumans. So there is a chance that Mysterio’s magic looking a bit like Doctor Strange could be nothing more than a coincidence.
So, do you think the magic of Mysterio has a connection to Doctor Strange so far? Share with us in the comments!
In the meantime, other upcoming MCU films include Captain Marvel on March 8, Avengers: Endgame on April 26, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5 this year.
8 Easter Eggs in “Spider-Man: Far From Home” Trailer
The first trailer of Spider-Man: Far From Home webs up multiple Easter eggs, including nods to Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland) late Uncle Ben alongside Spidey foes Sandman and Molten Man.
Franchise newcomer Jake Gyllenhaal, starring as the apparently heroic Mysterio, revealed at Comic-Con in Brazil that he would team with Spider-Man to battle the “Elementals” – creatures inspired by the classical elements of earth, water, fire, and air.
Marvel Comics depicted the little-seen Elementals as millennia-old superbeings who possessed mastery over the elements. That includes Hellfire (fire), Hydron (water), Magnum (earth), and Zephyr (air).
“There are threats to the world, the Elementals, elemental creatures. And so Mysterio is someone who knows about them. He wants to make sure that the world is safe from them,” Jake Gyllenhaal said at CCXP, revealing Mysterio is working under Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).
The elemental creatures spotted in the trailer bear a resemblance to several supervillains of Marvel Comics. That includes Sandman, Molten Man, Hydro-Man, and potentially Cyclone. With Easter eggs suggesting the Elementals are updated spins on classic foes or knowing nods to the comic books.
1. UNCLE BEN’S SUITCASE
When Peter Parker packs to join his friends Ned (Jacob Batalon) and MJ (Zendaya) on their school trip to Europe, he stuffs a well-worn suitcase which once belonged to his late uncle, Ben Parker, who has yet to be seen in the MCU.
It is Uncle Ben’s demise that famously spurs Peter into embracing his path as a superhero. And he must now live up to the adopted mantra of great power and great responsibility – a phrase initially penned by Stan Lee as commentary in the first Spider-Man story, Amazing Fantasy #15, and later attributed in most iterations of the character as a phrase passed down by the sage uncle of Peter.
2. I FOUND IT
Again while Peter is packing for Europe trip, there is a glimpse of him wearing an appropriately nerdy T-shirt. It depicts a math equation instructing to “Find x.” which is then circled in red with an accompanying “I found it.”
Peter Parker first wore that graphic tee in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), wearing it underneath a button-down shirt when attending a party thrown by crush Liz (Laura Harrier).
As readying himself to crash the party as a spotlight-stealing Spider-Man, we can see Peter crouched on a roof and removed that same shirt before his superhero duties force him to abandon the party.
As Peter picks up his passport from a post office, it reveals that he was born on August 10 – the same date Amazing Fantasy #15 swung into readers’ hands in 1962, bringing the first debut of the amazing Spider-Man.
The Amazing Fantasy was already due to be shuttered as a result of failing sales. The blockbuster success of comics’ newest sensation showed the masked man spun off into his own title, The Amazing Spider-Man, seeing the web-slinging crime-fighter emerge as Marvel Comics’ flagship superhero.
4. CLOSE TO HOME
While swinging around town, Spider-Man passes the now-under-construction former Avengers tower. The memorial carving built in memory of the first responders present at the Battle of New York in 2012’s The Avengers.
As Peter makes a pit stop at the since rebuilt deli belonging to Mr. Delmar (Hemky Madera), behind-the-counter photos see a newspaper capturing the destruction that happened in Spider-Man: Homecoming, alongside photos that show Mr. Delmar posed with Spider-Man as well as former U.S President Barack Obama.
Barack Obama is a noted comic book fan. He once appeared on a special Inauguration Day variant cover of The Amazing Spider-Man #583 (January 2009).
5. CHECKING OUT
Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) is a longtime chauffeur, once bodyguard and head of security for his best friend, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). After Peter and Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) participate in a fundraiser benefiting the homeless, Happy enters with a check for $500,000 signed by the CEO of Stark Industries, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), who continues to take care of the business side of Stark’s multi-billion dollar company.
When Peter alongside his friends are enjoying a gondola ride in Venice, a stories-tall water monster interrupted them, resembling B-list Spider-Man villain Hydro-Man.
A nearby boat behind Ned reads “Asm 212.” That means The Amazing Spider-Man #212, the first appearance of Morris Bench, a small-time crook who came to demonstrate the ability to transform his entire physical form into the water. Then he capitalized on by turning to a life of super-powered crime, often bringing him into conflict with Spider-Man.
It’s not yet known if the creature is intended to be Hydro-Man. Or if in reality, it is Hydron – a member of a little-known supervillain group known as the Elementals in Marvel Comics, one of which gets mastery over the element of water.
Nick Fury and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) also show up in the Far From Home trailer. They both open fire on a creature composed of Earth, who bears a significant resemblance to longtime Spider-Man enemy Sandman.
Although the creature appears to be rockier than sandy – which could make him the Elemental known as Magnum, who controlled the power of Earth – a visible license plate directly in front of Nick Fury reads “463.” And the plate (4, ’63) could be a nod to the 1963’s The Amazing Spider-Man #4: the first appearance of the villain Sandman.
8. “MOLTEN MAN”
The Far From Home trailer also finds Ned, MJ, and Betty (Angourie Rice) fleeing from a fiery attack on the London Bridge. That appears to be under assault by a lava-like creature and potentially a wind-inducing cohort.
Another license plate that spotted next to MJ reads “2865 SEP.” That points the first appearance of Mark Raxton, a.k.a. Molten Man, in The Amazing Spider-Man #28 (September 1965).
If the attackers are not Hellfire and Zephyr, so signs point to Cyclone and Molten Man. And Cyclone is a more obscure Spider-Man foe with the alias André Gerard, who develop a specially designed suit to create dangerous high-velocity tornado-like winds that he used in criminal enterprises.
Spider-Man first encounter Cyclone in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man #143 – an issue that brought Peter Paker overseas to Paris, France, where the superhero traveled to rescue Daily Bugle employers J. Jonah Jameson and Robbie Robertson from the demands for a ransom of Cyclone.
Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 5.
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