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Spider-Man’s current partner and mentor will be Tony Stark/Iron Man as seen in this July’s hotly anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming, but with reports suggesting that the 2019 sequel will see Spidey teaming up with another hero from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tom Holland has shared his thoughts as to which character he’d like to see joining the web-slinger.
Speaking to ScreenRant at a press junket for Homecoming, Holland stated “Ant-Man would be my favorite. I want to have like a bug bros session. I think it’d be really cool.”
Clearly, Ant-Man would make sense considering that both superheroes are insect related and are known for wise-cracking remarks, but let us below in the comments who you’d like to see Spider-Man paired with for his next outing…
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who »
- Robert Kojder
Spider-Man: Homecoming is the first Spider-Man film that feels like an ensemble movie. In every teaser and trailer seen so far, we get a sense that Peter Parker’s friends (and mentors) are a crucial part of his story in the film. These characters aren’t mere throwaways either: some of them go through some big evolutions in the comics.
Liz Allan for example, Parker’s main high-school crush, eventually becomes the superheroine Firestar. And Laura Harrier, the actress playing Liz, wants in according to Screenrant:
“I hope Liz get’s powers, because that’s what happens in the comics,” said Harrier. “She becomes like Firestar, and she can like light things on fire.”
With more Spider-Man movies on the way, and Marvel’s penchant for universe building, it wouldn’t be crazy to think that we may see her don a hero’s uniform in the future.
A young »
- Jordan Jones
Tom Holland has proven to be quite energetic during his various interviews leading up to the release of the Marvels first Spidey film Spider-Man: Homecoming. Holland is a young actor, and his enthusiasm and aspirations are totally admirable, but some of his older co-workers seem a little tired of Holland’s on-set behavior… and his excessive use of hair gel, apparently. Revealed in a YouTube compilation created by user Shana Fierce, the actors give their opinion on “the little asshole” during an older interview…
While obviously a joke, it’s not hard to imagine the veteran Marvel actors having trouble dealing with someone as young as Tom Holland. But isn’t that absolutely perfect for the film? It’s why Holland’s Parker was so enjoyable to watch in Captain America: Civil War. It isn’t a stretch for Tom Holland to fit this role, and that is a beautiful »
- Jordan Jones
Although they were recently fired from directing the Han Solo Star Wars story spinoff, Phil Lord and Chris Miller are still creating an animated Spider-Man feature utilizing the Miles Morales interpretation of the web-slinger.
However, that isn’t stopping audiences from wanting to see a live-action interpretation of the character as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Peter Parker himself Tom Holland seems to agree with the fans.
Speaking at a press junket for Spider-Man: Homecoming (courtesy of ScreenRant), Holland was questioned about the possible inclusion of Miles, stating that:
“That would be something that I would be very up for doing, it’s something that I would really really hope to happen. I think Miles Morales is a great character, I think it would be fantastic to have an actor of color playing a superhero on screen and I just think it’s going to be something very »
- Robert Kojder
Late last year it was revealed that the first film in the McU following both parts of Avengers: Infinity War will be a sequel to this July’s hotly anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has now explained why Spider-Man is the perfect character to kick off Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Speaking to io9, Feige explained: “So much happens in [the 3rd and 4th Avengers movies], as you can imagine, and so much is affected by it that we felt what better person to hold your hand and lead you into the next incarnation of the McU, in a grounded, realistic manner, than Peter Parker? So, coming out two months after Untitled Avengers, [that’s what] much of what the next Spider-Man film will be about. It was purposefully done like this. Like how the events of Captain America: Civil War impacted Peter as he was dropped off by Tony and expected to »
- Robert Kojder
Back before Spider-Man was even announced as heading to the McU with a brand new actor portraying the web-slinger (Tom Holland taking over for Andrew Garfield), Sony was at a crossroads of what to do with the property considering that The Amazing Spider-Man movies were both critical and commercial flops. One of their reported proposed ideas was an Aunt May solo feature based upon a comic book exploring her days as a spy.
Naturally, that idea was shelved with the superhero’s appearance in Captain America: Civil War and the announcement of Spider-Man: Homecoming, but with the casting of Marisa Tomei as a ridiculously attractive interpretation of Aunt May (she’s already flirting with Tony Stark), Sony is in a position where they theoretically could market such a film if they were interested in making it.
Speaking to Screen Rant, Tomei was asked about those rumors and replied “What? You »
- Robert Kojder
With less than two weeks to go before Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is out on the promotional campaign for the Marvel and Sony-produced reboot, during which he’s been talking about the future of the wall-crawler within the McU and trying to clear up the status of Sony’s Spider-Spinoffs.
“Right now, Spidey is in the McU and it’s just Spidey. Civil War, Homecoming, we’ve already shot a lot of Tom Holland’s scenes in the upcoming Avengers films, and we’re just starting to solidify our plans for Homecoming 2 – we won’t call it that, whatever it is – which is exciting because it’ll be the first McU movie after untitled Avengers in 2019,” Feige tells Joblo. “It’ll be the way Civil War informed everything in Homecoming, those movies will launch him off into a very new cinematic universe at that point. »
- Gary Collinson
Marvel fans can breathe a sigh of relief! The first string of reactions from press members who have seen Spider-Man: Homecoming at an early screening have hit the web (no pun intended), and they claim that the summer blockbuster is a rip-roaring, crowd-pleasing good time.
Praise, in particular, is being directed towards the film’s John Hughes-inspired tone, diverse cast and Tom Holland, who many have described as the best on-screen Spider-Man yet. Even despite Marvel Studios’ spotty track record with compelling antagonists, Michael Keaton’s Vulture has been described as one of the stronger Marvel Cinematic Universe villains. Overall, if the previous three Spider-Man solo films (Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man) were examples of Spidey at his worst, Homecoming sounds like a return to form for the web-slinger. See the hugely positive reactions for yourself down below…
- Justin Cook
Spider-Man: Homecoming Clips, TV Spot, & New Cast Members Announced New Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) movie clips, a movie TV commercial, and new casting news has been revealed by Columbia Pictures. Gwyneth Paltrow will be reprising her role as Pepper Potts from the Iron Man films and the first The Avengers film. Jennifer Connelly will be playing [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Sony has released the electronic press kit for Spider-Man: Homecoming, which includes a cast list that reveals several new cast additions and surprise villains. Spoilers follow…
First up is the news that Jennifer Connelly is returning to the Marvel universe following her role in Ang Lee’s Hulk, and is set to play Karen/Suit Lady (the voice of the A.I. in Spider-Man’s suit, perhaps?). We also get confirmation that Gwyneth Paltrow is returning as Pepper Potts, as well as Angourie Rice’s role as Betty Brant. Zendaya’s character Michelle doesn’t have a surname listed, so that recent rumour about her true identity remains unconfirmed.
Also confirmed is the fact that we’ll be seeing two versions of Shocker in Herman Schultz (Bokeem Woodbine) and Jackson Brice (Logan Marshall-Green), while Michael Mando is listed as Mac Gargan, a.k.a. Scorpion.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man »
- Gary Collinson
Last week, a Reddit user claimed that Donald Glover is playing a criminal character called Alex, but it seems that may not be accurate. Earlier today, a report surfaced that Jennifer Connelly has been added to the IMDb page for Spider-Man: Homecoming, but that page also revealed that Donald Glover's character is actually Aaron Davis, who fans of the Marvel Comics will also know as The Prowler. While we likely won't know for sure until Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7, these new details could set up some interesting developments in future Spider-Man movies.
Shortly after it was discovered that Jennifer Connelly was listed as "Karen/Suit Lady" on IMDb, she was removed from the page entirely, while the character listing of Aaron Davis was removed after Donald Glover's name. This could certainly hint that the listings were valid, with Marvel possibly asking IMDb to remove them, but it's also possible that they could be completely fabricated, since anyone can edit a film's IMDb page. Then again, it has been mentioned before that Donald Glover is playing Aaron Davis.
Just a few days before the original report on Donald Glover, Disney Xd aired a Fan's Guide to Spider-Man: Homecoming, a 22-minute special chocked full of new footage, where Donald Glover's character was referred to as Aaron Davis. It's also worth noting that the Spider-Man: Homecoming novelization only covers the first act of the movie, so it's possible that Aaron Graves was using Alex as a fake name, perhaps to hide his identity from the characters he's buying the weapons from, Herman Schultz (Bokeem Woodbine) and Jackson "Montana" Brice (Logan Marshall-Green).
In the Marvel Comics, Aaron Davis was also the uncle of Miles Morales, the character Donald Glover voices on the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series, and the character that he also lobbied to play for some time in a live-action movie. Aaron Davis was a career criminal, who used to be partners with his brother Jefferson Davis, before Jefferson reformed his life and had a family, including his son Miles Morales. After stealing some technology from Oscorp, a spider that was genetically enhanced with the Oz formula crawled into Miles bag and eventually found and bit Morales, giving him the Spider-Man powers. In the comics, Aaron Davis was also associated with The Tinkerer, a character played by Michael Chernus, so perhaps this movie will set up an alliance between those characters for future Spider-Man movies.
Sony has confirmed that Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 is already in the works, with the studio setting a July 5, 2019 release date. It was recently announced that this sequel will not feature Iron Man or the Vulture, although no other specific plot details were given. If Donald Glover is in fact playing Aaron Davis, then it's possible that this movie may also introduce his nephew Miles Morales, but that may not happen since Sony is also putting out a Spider-Man animated movie, with Shameik Moore voicing Miles Morales, with that movie following his origins. Regardless, we'll find out what happens when Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters nationwide on July 7. »
Update: Sony has now released the official cast list for the film, confirming Connelly’s involvement.
Spider-Man: Homecoming has one of the most impressive casts of any movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far. The credits list is full of exciting names, including Robert Downey Jr., Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Donald Glover and Jon Favreau. And that’s not even mentioning all the young and upcoming stars, like Zendaya, Laura Harrier, Angourie Rice and obviously, Tom Holland. Even in this late stage, however, just two weeks before the movie hits theatres, we might have just found out that another big name is set to appear.
Now that press screenings for Homecoming have begun, more and more details about are starting to leak out and earlier today, some eagle-eyed fans noticed that IMDb now lists Jennifer Connelly as appearing in the film. The movie database credits the actress in the role of ‘Karen/Suit Lady.’
In case you don’t know, IMDb can literally be edited by anyone, so we have to be wary of accepting this at face value. After all, this is the first time we’ve heard of the actress being attached to the production. However, going by the character credit, it sounds like the site’s saying she only has a cameo part in the film. As such, this small a role could possibly have slipped through the net and gone unnoticed by the media.
If this turns out to be true, Homecoming will mark Connelly’s third role in a comic book movie. Back in 1991, she appeared in The Rocketeer as the titular jetpacked hero’s girlfriend Jenny. Then in 2003, she starred as Betty Ross in Ang Lee’s Hulk.
It looks like we’ll have to wait until the film opens to see if this rumour holds any weight, but thankfully, there’s not too much longer to go now, as Spider-Man: Homecoming arrives on July 7th. »
- Christian Bone
With exactly two weeks left until Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters, it seems that a new mystery cast member has been unveiled. The IMDb page for Spider-Man: Homecoming has added Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly to the cast, with the actress portraying "Karen/Suit Lady." This casting has yet to be confirmed by Marvel Studios or Sony Pictures, but this certainly wouldn't be the first time that news of a surprise casting addition happens just before a Marvel movie is released.
When Marvel announced the red carpet premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the studio made a list of cast members that have been confirmed to attend, as part of the tip sheet sent to members of the press covering the event. That tip sheet included two cast members who had not been previously announced, Julie Delpy as Madame B, who trained a young Natasha Romanoff to become the Black Widow, and Linda Cardellini as Laura Barton, the wife of Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). When production began last year on Captain America: Civil War, fans were surprised to find William Hurt as part of the cast, reprising his role from 2008's The Incredible Hulk as Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross. It remains to be seen if Marvel plans on confirming this casting as we get closer and closer to the July 7 release date of this Spider-Man movie.
Aside from the IMDb listing, no further details about this character have been given, but if it is true, this won't be her first time starring in a Marvel movie. Five years before the Marvel Cinematic Universe started with Iron Man, Universal Pictures released Hulk, which starred Eric Bana as Bruce Banner and Jennifer Connelly as Betty Ross. When Marvel Studios released The Incredible Hulk in 2008, just months after Iron Man, Liv Tyler portrayed Betty Ross alongside Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, who was replaced by Mark Ruffalo in 2012's The Avengers. The actress is also married to Paul Bettany, who plays the iconic character Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It's worth noting that anyone can edit a film's IMDb page, so it's possible that this could have been added by someone who was given some inaccurate information. On the other hand, the movie has already started screening for members of the press, so it's also possible that someone could have seen the movie and then added Jennifer Connelly's character into the movie's IMDb page. Regardless, fans will find out in exactly 14 days whether or not Jennifer Connelly is part of this highly-anticipated Spider-Man movie. There has already been one Spider-Man: Homecoming early reaction, which claims its the best Spider-Man movie ever.
If Jennifer Connelly is part of Spider-Man: Homecoming, she joins a diverse cast that includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Zendaya as Michelle, who has been rumored to be the daughter of Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton), a.k.a. The Vulture, but that report was shot down. The cast also includes Laura Harrier as Liz Allan, Tony Revolori as Flash Thompson, Michael Cherus as The Tinkerer, Kenneth Choi as Principal Morita and Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds. Jon Watts, who made his directorial debut with the indie hit Cop Car, directs from a script by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, Jon Watts, Chris McKenna, Christopher Ford and Erik Sommers. Hopefully we'll find out more about Spider-Man: Homecoming as we get closer to the July 7 release date. »
- Cooper Hood
TNT’s Snowpiercer pilot has added two new cast members, with Narcos‘ Roberto Urbina and Roots‘ Katie McGuinness joining the potential TV series, which is being directed by Doctor Strange’s Scott Derrickson and is based on the 2013 film by Bong Joon-ho.
Snowpiercer is set seven years after the Earth has become a frozen wasteland, forcing the surviving members of humanity to live aboard a gigantic train that never stops moving as it travels across the world. It explores class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival.
Urbina will play Avi, part of a polyamorous relationship that’s reeling from a personal tragedy. He also works on the Breach Team, the train’s equivalent of a fireman.
McGuinness will portray Josie McConnell, a strong, no-nonsense woman who lives in poverty at the tail of the train. Josie cares for her sick husband as well as their precocious son. She would do anything for her family, and when unforeseen circumstances turn their lives upside down, she’ll learn exactly how far she’ll go.
- Ricky Church
Narcos alum Roberto Urbina and Katie McGuinness (Roots) are set as series regulars opposite Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs in TNT's pilot Snowpiercer, a futuristic thriller drama based on the acclaimed 2013 feature by Bong Joon-ho. The hourlong drama pilot, directed by Doctor Strange helmer Scott Derrickson, is set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland and the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe… »
Synapse Films made many viewers happy last year with their Collector's Edition Steelbook Blu-ray release of Dario Argento's Phenomena, aka Creepers, and if you didn't pick up the Steelbook, you'll soon have a chance to purchase the film in a standard (but still extraordinary) two-disc Blu-ray this September, along with The Creep Behind the Camera.
Featuring three separate cuts of the film, the Phenomena Blu-ray will be released on September 12th, the same day of Synapse Films' Blu-ray and DVD release of The Creep Behind the Camera, which explores the stranger than fiction story of the making of The Creeping Terror (which is included in the special features with a new 2K scan). Below, we have official press releases with full details, as well as a look at the cover art for both films.
Press Release: One of legendary filmmaker Dario Argento’s most shocking »
- Derek Anderson
Alison Wright (The Americans) and Benjamin Haigh (The Conjuring 2) have become the latest additions to the cast of TNT’s Snowpiercer pilot, which is based upon the 2013 feature from director Bong Joon Ho and takes place on a frozen, post-apocalyptic Earth where the survivors inhabit a gigantic train that circles the world.
Deadline reports that Wright will portray Lilah Anderson, who is described as “careful and quiet but a pragmatic and independent thinker. Lilah lives with her husband and daughter in a fourth-class cabin and works in the train’s nail salon. Lilah doesn’t know how strong she is, but she’ll soon be forced to find out.”
Haigh is set to play Fergus McConnell, “who lives in the back of the train amongst poverty. He helps his mother care for his sick father, and does his best to contribute to the daily struggles of life in this part of the train. »
- Gary Collinson
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