In today’s ultimately non-shocking news:
Continue reading Water is Wet Watch: More Spider-Man flicks planned.
[SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME producer Amy] Pascal was quick to confirm that Sony will continue to collaborate with Marvel Studios on Spider-Man movies, and those movies will indeed star Tom Holland.
“This is not the last movie that we are going to make with Marvel – [this is not] the last Spider-Man movie,” Pascal revealed. “We are getting ready to make the next Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland and Marvel. We’re thinking of this as three films, and now we’re going to go onto the next three. This is not the last of our MCU movies.”
…before they yoinked that sucker. It definitely looks real, if extremely unfinished*. Dr. Strange, Peter Parker being upset about how everybody knows who he is now, the two collide — the dialogue is not from previous movies, and neither were the scenes that I saw. My children have already shown an interest in a Spider-Man marathon this week; which is good, because we were going to have one anyway…
*Which may be why they haven’t released a trailer yet. The CGI didn’t look finished. Mind you, the video quality was uber-crappy.
That’s the rumor. They’re supposedly going to Sinister Six it, which makes sense. Doc Ock and Electro were already announced, complete with the actors who played them in past Spider-Man movies. Never saw THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN movies, so can’t speak to Jamie Foxx; but Alfred Molina was solid as Doc Ock and Dafoe — well, as Weird Al once noted, the dude was even scarier without the mask on. So… I’ll allow it.
Via @zamoose. The Netflix MCU shows actually would work well in Sony’s Spider-verse thingy; they’re lower-powered, for one thing. Punisher or Kingpin make more sense as antagonists for Spider-Man than they would have for Iron Man or Captain America; you could believe that Spidey would have real trouble taking one of them down. As for continuity? …Who the hell cares about continuity? The comics sure don’t!
Eh, it scans close enough for a headline.
People have questions. I just want to know if they got Nick Cage. Yes. I want a Spider-Man Noir movie. Honestly: why wouldn’t I? Why wouldn’t you?
PS: Great praise to Into The Spider-Verse‘s Doc Ock, whose character managed to achieve tactical surprise, but Alfred Molina was amazing in Spider-Man 2. My wife raved about the robot arms, too – and when my wife raves about something robotic on the screen, take notice. She only does it when they get it right.
I’ll allow it: “It’s being rumoured that Sony Pictures is considering making a standalone Tobey Maguire Spider-Man movie in the future.” They’ve already done the heavy lifting with INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE to have… well, a Spider-Verse; and most of the objections to doing this schtick probably died when people saw Spider-Noir and Spider-Ham. Certainly I think Sony’s got enough leeway at this point to at least try it.
Seriously: sure, what the heck? Might be interesting to just go multiple-universe and don’t bother to make it all work. Just like in the comic books.
Via @IMAO_, who wants Old Man Parker. …Yeah, that’s doable.
A Study in Scarlet and Blue is a fan-made AU* Spider-Man webcomic made by Meg Syverud (who also does the very good Daughter of the Lilies). I like this one because Meg has a real feel for how Spidey moves and talks; her portrayal of him is very organic. I also like the B&W format. It feels clean and elegant.
Check it out.
*Alternate Universe. No spoilers, but you’ll figure it out right quickly.
I dunno. Maybe? Tom Holland might just be there to do a cameo or an end-scene teaser. I mostly want to mention one thing, though: contra GeekTyrant, I don’t particularly think that Sony cares overmuch if having their Spider-Man show up in their movie confuses people who watch the MCU. I mean, seriously: it’s not going to make anybody not go to see future Spider-Man films, future Venom films, or future MCU films.
Personally, I love superhero flicks, but I consider the level of half-assed continuity that we have now in the various shared universes to be above what we might have reasonably expected.
I absolutely did. August 23rd.
Continue reading I TOLD YOU ALL Sony would deal and give up 25% of Spider-Man to Disney. I DID.
I figure that Sony will try to seriously hold Disney to getting 20% or 25%, instead of the 5% that the Mouse is getting now. Since Disney was asking for 50%, that may even be doable.
Despite GeekTyrant’s reaction to the possibility. Wouldn’t really work, anyway. Spider-Man is still Sony, even if Deadpool is Disney/Marvel now; and I cannot imagine that Ryan Reynolds and his crew are going to be willing to do the PG-13 version that Sony would expect*. And, comes right down to it: the tone would be off. On both sides. I don’t know what the hell Spider-Man would do with a Deadpool. Shoot, I don’t know what Deadpool would do with a Spider-Man, and neither would he.
Mind you, if they want to release Deadpool Rifftrax or something to MCU and Spider-verse flicks, well, I could be down with that.
*Neither side would wrong, by the way. Sony is doing well for itself by making Spider-Man movies that I could take my kids to see; and Reynolds et. al. are doing well for themselves by making hysterical R-rated Deadpool flicks. There’s no shame in the fact that there’s no overlap.