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Sony Has Plans To Expand Their Spider-Man-Less Spinoff Universe
eelyajekiM   |  

Venom

Spider-Man recalls that there was a point in time when Sony had the ambitious plans of creating a cinematic universe on the back of the fairly weak Amazing Spider-Man movies. Those plans never came to fruition, and the studio was forced to scale back on the plans, even resorting to sharing the Webslinger with their Marvel competitors over at Disney.

However, that deal worked out in both of their favors, and with Spider-Man: Homecoming being such a huge success, Sony can look forward to building a Spider-Man-less cinematic universe using supporting characters like Venom, Silver Sable, and Black Cat. The studio has already announced that there will be two films based on those characters, and they intend to announce a few more in the coming months. More on this story below.

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D23 Expo 2017: Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
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Avengers Infinity War title card header

Come next year, Marvel Studios will be celebrating their tenth anniversary. Quite an achievement for a superhero movie studio owned by Disney. And what better way for them to commemorate such an occasion then to release the ensemble of ensembles, an Avengers film featuring heroes from not only across the globe but from galaxies far away as well. We were at D23 to see the very first look at Avenger: Infinity War, and as you can imagine, there was a lot to take in and a lot to get excited over. Check out our description of the footage here below.

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The Reason Why Spidey’s Spider Sense Never Tingled In ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’
eelyajekiM   |  

Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer #3

If you watched Spider-Man: Homecoming last weekend chances are you may have noticed some very significant differences to the character. Sure Uncle Ben wasn’t there, Peter (Tom Holland) didn’t make the suit himself, and a diverse cast played characters that were portrayed as Caucasian in the comics.

But one of the most notable things that went under the radar was Spider-Man’s lack of a tingling Spider Sense. So for those who haven’t seen the film yet, there will be spoilers following the jump. You have been warned.

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Movie Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming
Dr. Zaius   |  

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming
Written by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley & Jon Watts & Christopher Ford & Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers
Directed by Jon Watts
Starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.
Sony Pictures
Release date: July 7, 2017

The general consensus amongst critics and die-hard comic book movie fans alike is that no matter how great the MCU films get, the pinnacle of the genre was achieved back in the early 2000s with Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man (2002) and Spider-Man 2 (2004). Interestingly enough, two of the dirt worst superhero movies since then also featured the webslinger: Raimi’s awful Spider-Man 3 in 2007, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014, which killed the rebooted franchise before it could even make the planned Sinister Six film it spent 2 hours setting up. Marvel Studios and Sony were able to come to an agreement since that debacle, which led to the best Spidey on screen in 12 years with Tom Holland’s appearance in Captain America: Civil War last year. A year later, Sony & Marvel again united to bring us Spider-Man: Homecoming, and maybe because I’m writing this an hour after seeing it, without time to properly marinate… but Homecoming is the best standalone Spider-Man movie since… ever.

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MCU ‘Spider-Man’ Will Be A Five-Story Journey For Peter Parker
eelyajekiM   |  

Spider-Man: Homecoming Header

This weekend, all eyes will be on Spider-Man: Homecoming. Not only is the film Spidey’s first standalone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it is also the second reboot in 15 years. Now that he’s allowed to play in the Marvel sandbox it will be interesting to see what kinds of adventures the Webslinger will go on.

While it’s still too early to tell that, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige gives us an idea of what to expect and what kind of plans he has in store for the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. Find out what they are in the full story below.

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Spider-Man Grabs Himself A Coffee, Surprises Customers (Video)
The Movie God   |  

Spider-Man: Homecoming Starbucks Pranks

We’re just a little over a week from the launch of the first movie in Sony Pictures’ latest reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, Spider-Man: Homecoming, this time with a little help from Marvel.

To help promote the movie a fun little prank was set up, as is quite the popular viral marketing technique these days. For this one, customers at a Starbucks in New York City are first confused when the barista calls out Spider-Man’s name for an order, and then surprised when Spidey himself drops down from the ceiling to pick it up. There’s even a cameo from a familiar face.

Check out the video below.

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Carnage To Be Villain To Tom Hardy’s ‘Venom’
The Movie God   |  

Venom and Carnage

We found out just last month that Mad Max: Fury Road, The Dark Knight Rises, and Inception star Tom Hardy was set to star in the R-rated Spider-Man spinoff Venom with Zombieland and Gangster Squad director Ruben Fleischer behind the camera.

Going with the R-rating—with confidence gained from the successful releases of Deadpool and Logan—is a great start. Now it looks like another step in the right direction has been taken. There was a rumor a few years back (when the movie was going to be co-written and directed by The Mummy director Alex Kurtzman) that the movie could feature none other than Carnage, and it appears that will be the case.

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ 22-Minute Special Explains How Spidey Fits Into The MCU
eelyajekiM   |  

Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer #3

For nearly a decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has existed without one of its biggest heroes, Spider-Man. However, the Webslinger (Tom Holland) finally made an appearance when swung into Captain America: Civil War. Now he’s ready to venture off in his own standalone film, Spider-Man: Homecoming.

And just to be sure that you are ready, Marvel has dropped a 22-minute special called “A Fan’s Guide to Spider-Man: Homecoming.” In it, Holland and his co-star Zendaya take us through Spider-Man’s evolution within the MCU and the new adventures he will go on in his own film. Check it out below.

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E3 2017: First Gameplay Demo For New ‘Spider-Man’ Game
The Movie God   |  

PS4 Spider-Man Game

During Sony’s PlayStation showcase at E3 last year, an announcement trailer was released for a new Spider-Man game being made by Ratchet & Clank and Sunset Overdrive developer Insomniac Games.

For E3 2017, Sony and Insomniac delivered the first gameplay demo for the game, which appears to be simply titled Spider-Man. The gameplay video runs about nine minutes in length, and it’s looking like a hell of a lot of fun to be had if you’re a Spidey fan. It also ends with a reveal of which Spider-Man the game is using. So don’t bail out early!

Continue below to see how the game is looking.

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Trailer: Spidey’s New Suit Has All Sorts Of Tricks and Toys
eelyajekiM   |  

Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer #3

In the two film franchises that Spider-Man has been in, never has his suit been as technologically advanced as the one in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though we didn’t see much of those advancements in Captain America: Civil War, it was a definite upgrade when compared to the homemade Spidey suit and goggles.

But Spider-Man: Homecoming will put all of the tech that Iron Man put into the suit on full display. And based on the new trailer, not only are there about 500 different ways to websling but there are also other tools that are at the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man’s disposal. Check out the latest trailer for the film below.

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