Everyone’s favorite web slinger is back after getting our first taste of the wall-crawler in Captain America: Civil War. Here it is, our first real good look at the new stand alone Spider-Man movie.
Spider-Man Homecoming stars Tom Holland as the iconic web-head as well as Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Zendaya as Peter’s high school crush Liz, and Michael Keaton as The Vulture. Also, making a guest appearance is Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark.
The film is directed by Jon Watts who’s best known work to date is 2015’s Cop Car. Watts has stated in many interviews that in this new Spider-Man movie he would be going for a “John Hughes” feel. For those who don’t know what that means check out Hughes’ best work in Ferris Bueller’s Day off and The Breakfast Club.
After watching this trailer I can deffinetly feel the John Hughes vibes coming through. However, it still feels like a Spider-Man movie. And that is enough to get me excited.
This trailer not only gives us a first look at Sony’s new Spider-Man film, but it also lays to rest all of the rumors and speculation round who Zendaya would be playing.
Back in August there were many sites claiming that she would be the iconic Peter Parker love interest Marry Jane. Due to Zendaya not being a natural redhead, this brought up lots of controversy. You can see my post on the matter here.
After watching the trailer we do get a really quick look at Zendaya’s character as she calls out Peter for being creepy. We still do not have a name for the character, however, it should be a safe assumption that she will not be the girl-next-door Marry Jane.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is still set for a release date of July 7th, 2017. After seeing this trailer, I can not wait.
It looks like after months of speculating we now know that Mary Jane Watson will be making an appearance in next summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Not only that, but it looks like we know who is playing the iconic spidey love interest.
According to a report released by TheWrap, Disney Channel star Zendaya, who stared in “Shake It Up!” and “K.C. Undercover,” is playing the Peter Parker love interest, Mary Jane Watson.
Some may remember that she had already been cast in a role back in march, but we were told that she was going to be playing a character named Michelle. However, according the article, this is no longer the case – meaning that Zendaya’s casting as Michelle was a pseudonym in order to keep secrecy surrounding the project.
It should be pointed out that neither Sony, Marvel Studios, nor Disney have confirmed these reports thus far – meaning this is still considered speculation. According to the article put out by TheWrap, the information about Zendaya’s casting came from “two individuals with knowledge of the project….” Continue reading “We may have our Mary Jane Watson in upcoming ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’”
Hold on to your hats folks, this question is a doozy.
This question comes in from Bryan Wolfie (great name by the way), and Bryan writes in via email:
With Fox, and recently Universal, getting rid of Movie Allocations which studio do you think is next to give it up and how do you see it changing the movie viewing industry?
First off I have to say, great question! Also, full disclosure, I had to do a bit of research in order to catch up on all of the details pertaining to this event as it is still ongoing. So at the end of the answer I will provide links to where I got my information should you, or any of you readers, care to look into the matter more.
Also, unless I am mistaken, what you mean by “Movie Allocations” is called a clearance agreement; which I will get to in a bit. And Allocated Zones, are areas in which there is direct competition between theater chains.
To the readers; if you know what clearances are you may want to skip ahead to the bottom a bit, because I’m about to get long and winded and explain a lot before getting to the meat and potatoes of the question. Continue reading “Q&A: Theater Allocations and Clearances”
But wait! Didn’t Fox take the announced Fantastic 4 sequel off their schedule?
Yes they did. But that doesn’t seem to have stopped the creative teams at Fox from trying to make a sequel to the 2015 abysmal box office bomb, Fantastic Four.
Writer-Producer, Simon Kinberg, who wrote the screenplay for the 2015 Fantastic Four, spoke with Den of Geek about several matters surrounding the franchise.
Kinberg is done defending the 2015 movie and admits:
“We didn’t make a good movie,” Kinberg said, “and the world voted, and I think they probably voted correctly. And you can’t make a good movie every time out – not everybody does. We actually have a pretty good batting average all things considered. But I think we bade many mistakes when we made that movie – mistakes that we learned from and we wouldn’t repeat.”
Continue reading “Fantastic 4 Sequel to be “Brighter””
Its been rumored for a while that we would be getting characters form the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Sony’s new Spider-Man film. When hearing this I, and many others, assumed that it would be a small cameo from someone like Jeremy Renner‘s Hawkeye or Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow. If reports are to be believed I, and many others, are very wrong.
According to Variety Robert Downey Jr. will be appearing as Tony Stark in Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. However at this time it is not known just how big Downey’s role will be. Continue reading “Tony Stark Will Appear in Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’”
Guys! It looks as if there is actually going to be a live action Pokémon movie. Yes there have been fan-made trailers for one I the past, and yes there have been rumors floating around the internet for several years about this very subject. But those were based on fictions reports, and speculator rumors. This, however, is the real deal!
According to The Hollywood Reporter there is currently there is a bidding war going on for the rights to make a live action Pokémon movie and currently it looks like Legendary Pictures may walk away with it as their new franchise. Other companies such as Sony and Warner Bros. are competing for the rights as well, however at this time it does not look promising for them. Continue reading “A ‘Pokémon’ Live Action Movie Is Coming!”
Well this is just one huge mess!
Today Disney announced that they will be moving Star Wars: Episode VIII from it’s previously set release date of May 26, 2017, and will be placing it in the Winter of that year, December 15, 2017. Follow me here, because this started a chain reactions that toppled over the all the other dominos other studios had in place.
Taking Star Wars’ place in the May gap will be Disney’s next installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. This means it was actually moved up from its previous release date of July 7, 2017. But wait, there’s more! Continue reading “Star Was Sets Off Release Date Dominos!”