It’s hard to believe that we’re just two short months away from seeing Captain America:Civil War. The thing I’m most excited about seeing in this movie is Tom Holland’s take on Spider-Man. Back in August, the actor posted a video on his instagram account which showed him practising some moves.
Yesterday, he posted a video of himself doing something called a “side summy” it’s pretty impressive.
We still haven’t seen the new Spider-Man costume, but I assume that’s because both Sony and Marvel are still ironing out the finer points in their contract.
I’m sure Holland will be great in the role, but personally I would have brought Andrew Garfield back. In my version, Peter Parker would now be in his late thirties, retired and married to Mary Jane. Something would have happened that made him put on the famous suit again, I would have then killed Peter Parker off. Given him a heroes send-off, he would have died saving The Avengers. I would have then introduced Miles Morales in the post credit scene and kicked off a new franchise, with a new Spidey.
Marvel studios have finally allowed us mere mortals who were unable to attend comic con, to see the trailer for Captain America:Civil War. And, it’s pretty good.
The film is based on the excellent 2006 comic book story, Marvel:Civil War. Which saw Captain America pitted against Iron Man in a conflict over how much freedom superheroes should have. This looks to be following a very similar path albeit with the Fox owned characters nowhere in sight.
I had long heard that Tom Holland was a highly skilled gymnast but I hadn’t actually seen any footage. Recently, he posted a video on his Instagram account so that we can see how he’s coming along. It is very, very impressive.
Holland’s Spider-Man will make his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War, which is released worldwide on the 6th of May, 2016.
During a recent interview with our friends at Collider (we follow each other on Twitter. So, the friendship may be fraudulent, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t special) Chris Evans (no, not the new host of Top Gear) spoke about playing Captain America and the possibility of extending his contract.
First of all, Evans confirmed that his current contract ends after Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and Part 2.
So IF Marvel wanted to use him, his contract would have to be renegotiated. Here’s what he had to say:
“Listen, if Marvel wants me they got me. I’ve never had such a relationship where you have such—I mean look at my resume, I’m used to being on set being like, ‘Ah is this movie gonna be terrible?’ Marvel just can’t stop making great movies, they do it in their sleep. It’s wonderful directors and producers and actors and scripts, and it’s like a playground as an actor.”
He even spoke about his reluctance to first pick up the Shield. Saying:
“It’s so mind-boggling that I was so tentative in the beginning to jump onboard. What an asshole I would be if I hadn’t done this. I mean can you imagine? Kicking myself—I’d never forgive myself!”
You can watch the full video interview on Collider.
Martin Freeman has joined the ever growing cast of Captain America:Civil War.
Kevin Feige said:
“From his roles as Bilbo Baggins and Doctor Watson to Tim in ‘The Office,’ Martin’s range from the dramatic to the comedic has consistently impressed us. We couldn’t be more honoured or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe”.
Captain America:Civil War is released worldwide in May 2016.
In which Martyn and Gerrod bring you the latest in geek news, they also discuss the final film in Marvel’s Phase 2. Avengers:Age of Ulton.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
It is the sequel to 2012’s The Avengers and the eleventh film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The film was written and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson.
In the film, the Avengers fight Ultron, an artificial intelligence obsessed with causing human extinction.
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The Sony hack gets more interesting every day.
A few weeks ago we learned that Marvel had approached Sony about the possibility of a Spider-Man cameo in Captain America:Civil War.
Today, some new details have emerged detailing just how Marvel wanted to use Spider-Man in the storyline.
It has also been revealed that he would have appeared in the two-part Avengers: Infinity War.
Marvel wanted Sony to launch a new Spider-Man series following Civil War. The new set of films wouldn’t directly continue the plot from civil war, but it would be made clear that it was in the same universe.
Spider-Man would have met the Avengers after Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) recruited him for the team. He would have gone on a mission with them, before returning to Sony for his own solo movie.
He would have then returned to assist in Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2. With Sony then having to release a second Spider-Man movie in 2019.
I would absolutely love to see a Spider-Man team up with The Avengers, but I would miss Andrew Garfield in the role. He was the saving grace of the past two movies.