Whether I like it or not, Sony is making a Venom movie, and we’ve got our first official look at the movie (courtesy of IGN). And it’s….Tom Hardy with a notepad.
Look, I get why Sony released this picture. For one, Tom Hardy has a pretty big fan base, so just reminding people that he’s starring in the film will be enough to get some people in seats. Plus, the movie has just started shooting, so having a crazy Venom picture ready to go probably isn’t possible just yet, simply because the CGI may not be ready. But releasing this photo instead of, I don’t know, concept art of Venom is a bad move, and it’s not doing much to get me interested in a solo Venom movie, which is, in my opinion, still an extremely bad idea. Read the rest of this entry
At long last, the first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming is here, and it is glorious! It’s got seemingly everything I’ve been waiting for in a Spider-Man movie: quips, solid Peter Parker moments, a badass Vulture (played by Michael Keaton no less), and numerous references to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It almost feels too good to be true. Read the rest of this entry
For the past few weeks, I’ve been catching up on Brian Michael Bendis’ Ultimate Comics Spider-Man in preparation for Miles Morales’ insertion into the “regular” Marvel Universe. While I’m still a little wary about having two Spider-men running around in the main Marvel Universe, I’ve been having a blast reading Miles’ adventures as he figures out a way to live up to the legacy Peter Parker left behind. But while reading it, a thought arrived into my head that’s so perfect I’m surprised it hasn’t happened yet: Miles Morales is perfect for a Spider-Man TV show. Read the rest of this entry
Rumors are flying that Norman Osborne has been cast for the Sony/Marvel Spider-Man reboot, and the name being thrown around is one that I never even conceived of in my nerd brain: Matthew McConaughey. Now, as I excited as I am to get Norman Osborne cast in the new Spider-Man film, we’ve already seen him twice. I don’t think Marvel and Sony will bring out the Green Goblin AGAIN, but will probably tease Osborne’s transformation over the course of the new Spidey films. So, with Osborne serving as the shadow villain in my nerd brain, Spidey’s going to have to punch somebody. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few Spidey baddies that deserve a spot on the silver screen. Read the rest of this entry
Marvel Studios has been having “talks” with Sony about using Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to IGN, these talks are in very early negotiations, and while it’s entirely possible that this could all fall apart, it doesn’t make me any less excited. After the heartbreak that was Amazing Spider-Man 2, really the only thing that could get me excited about another Sony Spidey movie would be if he was allowed to work with the MCU, and it seems like it’s something that Sony is open to. Read the rest of this entry