Tom Holland shows us his Spider-Man training 

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.

Mark Ruffalo talks Hulk standalone movie

Ever since Mark Ruffalo first smashed in the Avengers, fans have wanted to see him star a solo Hulk movie. Whilst speaking to USA Today, Ruffalo said:

“Actually, it feels even further away from happening” Ruffalo said of a spin-off movie. “It’s not Marvel’s property, it’s Universal’s property. I don’t know. It seems really problematic. I’ve been around long enough to be ok with it. There’s only so much that’s in my power and I’m not going to agonise over what is not in my power. I definitely try to limit that to my kids and the things that really matter to me.

I’d love to do it, it’d be really fun. There’s a lot still to do with the character. I always try to think about different places we could go with him.
Universal, who produced Ang Lee’s 2003 Hulk and the 2008 reboot The Incredible Hulk, still hold the rights to any Hulk standalone film, meaning Marvel would have to strike a deal with them and essentially partner with a rival studio.

Ruffalo will next appear as the Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok.

He said of the team up:

“I think they’ll probably fight. There’s no doubt, everyone wants us to fight at one point.”

Is Miles Moreals in the new Spider-Man movie?

When it was announced that Sony and Marvel would be working together to bring Spider-Man into the MCU. As we know Tom Holland was ultimately cast as Peter Parker, but many fans had hoped Andrew Garfield would return and die heroically as Peter Parker, paving way for Miles Moreales to take over. 

In an interview with Yahoo, the new Spider-Man director Jon Watts was asked if there had been any thoughts about Miles taking over the mantle. What’s interesting is that he hinted that Miles may still be in the film:

“I can’t talk about that, because, you know, that will reveal too much. We’re still writing the story…we haven’t finished all the way through the story yet, so who knows.”

I admit, that isn’t much to go on. But I do suspect that we’ll see Miles pop up at some point. By the time the planned Spider-Man trilogy ends most of the current Marvel actors will be at the end of their contracts and looking to move on. The introduction of Miles Moreales would allow them to refresh the brand without having to completely reboot.

Spider-Man rumour 

It only took three reboots but, Spider-Man will finally be introduced into the MCU with the Russo brothers Captain America: Civil War. 

Since Tom Holland was cast as the web swinger, rumours have been circulating as to exactly how long he has been Spider-Man within the MCU. 

According to Heroic Hollywood Peter Parker has been Spider-Man for a while, before we meet him in Civil War.

“According to sources, the latest rumour is that Peter Parker has been active as Spider-Man for a little over a year during the events of Captain America: Civil War. Just like Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Spider-Man is considered a myth, an urban legend.”
I’m sure Tom Holland will be great in the role, but part of me still wishes Andrew Garfield had been kept on. 

Captain America: Civil War will be released on May 6th, 2016.

Andrew Garfield opens up about Spider-Man

After months of keeping quiet about his experiences on The Amazing Spider-Man movies, Andrew Garfield has started to open up about his time as the wall-crawler. 

In a recent interview, he spoke about Sony bosses wanting to ensure the films had mass appeal:

“The pressure to get it right, to please everyone… it’s not going to happen…You end up pleasing no one, or everyone just a little bit. Like, ‘Eh, that was good.’ The films are mass-marketed, like ‘We want 50-year-old white men to love it, gay teenagers to love it, bigot homophobes in Middle America to love it, 11-year-old girls to love it.’ That’s canning Coke.” 

In the same interview, he spoke about the moment he learned he wouldn’t be involved with Marvel Studios/Sony reboot:

“So that aspect of it was a bummer, especially for the group of us trying to infuse it with soul, trying to make it unique, something that was worth the price of entry. It was about authenticity, flavour, and truth, but at the same time, I understand people want to make a lot of money, and they’re going to spend a lot of money so the playpen can be as big as it was. I can’t live that way; it sounds like a prison, to be honest, living within those expectations.”

 
He also added that he is interested in playing another superhero:

“With a film like The Amazing Spider-Man, there’s so much projection and expectation that is inherent in taking on a story and character like that. I was well up for the challenge, and I still am. I’m not going to shy away from something that a lot of people are going to see. Bring it on, life’s short.”

Personally, I think Garfield was the best Peter Parker/Spider-Man we’ve seen so far. The problems with those movies lay solely with Sony. There were also working on the next film, instead of focusing on the one they were making.

 

I’d be interested in seeing Andrew Garfield play another Superhero, Chris Evans played the Human Torch, then Captain America, Brandon Routh was Superman, then the Atom, and Ben Affleck was Daredevil long before he was Batman. So it is certainly possible.

Tom Holland cast as Spider-Man

After months of rumours and speculation, British actor Tom Holland has been cast by Marvel and Sony as the new Peter Parker. 
It wasn’t mentioned in the official press release, but it is thought that the 19-year old actor will make his debut in Captain America: Civil War. 

After that, Holland will be appearing in various Marvel films as well as additional solo projects, that will be followed in 2017 with a solo film which will be directed by Jon Watts. Like Holland, Watts is someone whom I’m not familiar with. But, I’m sure both will be great. 

Sony announce animated Spider-Man movie 

Sony Pictures announced yesterday that they are developing an animated film based on the exploits of Spidey. I’m excited by this news, as they’ve hired The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller to write and produce the feature. 

The movie has been given the US release date of July 20th, 2018.

The animated movie will not be connected to the new Spider-Man universe that Marvel and Sony are building. I’ve long been a fan of the short lived MTV/Sony series from 2003, starring Neil Patrick Harris. I think there is room for an animated Spider-Man, but they should go the series route. 

Having said that, I do hope the movie succeeds. 


Marvel wanted Spider-Man for infinity war as well as Civil War

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.