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Marvelous DA7E 76: Spider-Update and Lego Age Of Ultron

17 December 2014 3:10 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Welcome To Issue 76!

If This Is Your First Time Here: Welcome! This is my weekly column where I talk about superhero movie news, rumors and speculation. 

This Week: A mostly hack-free column (one link in there, but I get it out of the way quick)! First we update on the Spider-Man deal, then we talk through the plot of Avengers: Age of Ultron assuming the new Lego sets aren't lying to us.

Lots going on in the Marvel Universe this week, or at least the perception that there is a lot going on, because some set visit interviews from Avengers: Age of Ultron solidified some rumored plot developments and a Lego set for the film does what Lego sets do: have us wondering if we’re being sold cool brick guys or being told about the progression of action scenes in the film.

Then, there’s Spider-Man.

As the hackers »

- Da7e

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New Details on Marvel’s Vision of Spider-man and Sony Deal

15 December 2014 9:34 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

We already told you that Marvel is not interested in bringing Andrew Garfield back to play Peter Parker/Spider-Man if they take over the character. After the studio heard about all of the crazy ridiculous movie ideas that Sony had for the superhero, like the Aunt May origin story, which they ”severely disliked,” Marvel is looking to gain creative control over the character. 

If Marvel does get the control they are looking for, they plan on "wiping the slate clean with Sony's Amazing Spider-Man universe.” They just don’t want to in any way continue with what Sony had done with the character, which makes sense. 

According to Latino-Review if Marvel does get a hold of Spider-Man, one of the big changes they will bring is taking the focus "away from the romance and drama," which, as you know, was a was a very heavy element in Marc Webb's version. »

- Joey Paur

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Sony developing animated Super Mario Bros. movie

14 December 2014 10:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like Mario and Luigi are heading back to the big screen, with leaked emails from the Sony hack revealing that producer Avi Arad (The Amazing Spider-Man) is developing an animated Super Mario Bros. movie.

According to Buzzfeed, Arad emailed Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal in October, stating that he is “the proud father of the Mario animated film”, and sending an photo of himself with Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata.

The iconic video game series has previously spawned a 1986 anime film Super Mario Bros.: Peach-Hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen! and the disastrous 1993 live-action movie starring Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo as the two Italian plumbers, along with the American animated series The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario World.

See Also: Sega developing Altered Beast, Streets of Rage, Shinobi, Rise of Nightmares and Crazy Taxi movies

Are you looking forward to an animated Super Mario Bros. movie? »

- Gary Collinson

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The Week in Spandex – Spider-Man, Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Krypton and more

13 December 2014 6:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round-up of the latest news and talking points from the world of screen superheroes, including Spider-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight Rises, Suicide Squad, The Flash, Arrow, Constantine, Krypton, Titans and more…

Just days after Stan Lee was quoted as stating that having Spider-Man, X-Men and The Fantastic Four as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was something that Marvel Studios “is very concerned about”, a flood of leaked emails from the Guardians of Peace hack into Sony arrived online, throwing up tonnes of details about the studio’s plans – or rather, lack of plans – for the wall-crawler. The biggest piece of news was the revelation that Marvel Studios tried unsuccessfully (for the time being, at least) to partner up with »

- Gary Collinson

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Sony Plans "Super Mario Bros" Cartoon?

13 December 2014 12:48 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sony Pictures is reportedly pursuing a new animated film adaptation of the video game property "Super Mario Bros." according to Buzzfeed.

"Spider-Man" film series producer Avi Arad is apparently trying to secure the distribution rights from Nintendo and confirms to the site that negotiations with Nintendo are "just the beginning".

"Hotel Transylvania" director Genndy Tartakovsky was apparently suggested as a potential director for the new film, though reps for the filmmaker tell the site he is not involved.

No mention is made of rights issues or the fact that Nintendo has avoided film adaptations of their properties due to the disastrous results with 1993's live-action take on the game starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper. »

- Garth Franklin

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Animated Super Mario Bros Movie Coming

13 December 2014 12:26 AM, PST | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Back in 1993, Nintendo agreed to let its characters be used in a live-action "Super Mario Bros" movie. The result was very disappointing as the movie grossed only $21 million on a budget of $48 million. But according to leaked emails coming out of Sony Pictures, the studio signed a deal with Nintendo to make a Mario animated film. This deal was made as early as October of this year. Very little is known about the project, except that producer Avi Arad (Spider-Man) is the man behind the negotiations. Stay tuned. »

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Animated Super Mario Bros. Movie On The Way From Sony

12 December 2014 1:45 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Another property that’s recently joined Sony Pictures’ upcoming slate is Super Mario Bros., according to a stack of e-mails leaked as a result of this week’s hack on the studio. Unearthed by Buzzfeed, this latest gem reveals that Spider-Man producer Avi Arad has been in extended negotiations to acquire the rights to the Nintendo franchise.

The back-and-forth e-mails go into a great deal of detail, which the Buzzfeed article explores further. But the nitty gritty is this: a Super Mario Bros. movie or movies are on their way. In an October 2014 e-mail to Sony’s Amy Pascal, Arad explained to the studio co-chair that he was now “the proud father of the mario animated film.”

The deal had been in the works for sometime, with references to a “Nintendo guy” located in Tokyo, who’d he been “courting for a couple of years.” Two years to grease the wheels paid off, »

- Gem Seddon

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'Super Mario Bros.' Animated Movie Is Happening at Sony

12 December 2014 1:12 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

21 years after the disastrous Super Mario Bros. live-action movie flopped at the box office, Sony Pictures is pursuing the video game property, with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producer Avi Arad trying to secure the distribution rights from Nintendo. BuzzFeed initially reported that the producer had closed a deal for the movie rights, information which was obtained through emails leaked from the Sony hack, but Avi Arad responded in an email that negotiations with Nintendo are "just the beginning." In an October 23 email to Sony's Amy Pascal, Avi Arad stated, "I am the proud father of mario the animated film [sic]."

Amy Pascal later forwarded that email to Tom Rothman, who heads up Sony-based Tri-Star Pictures, stating that Avi Arad "closed" Mario Bros. and that it would be an animated feature. In another email, Amy Pascal suggested that Genndy Tartakovsky should direct the new Super Mario Bros. film, stating, "It's soooo perfect for him. »

- MovieWeb

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'Super Mario Bros.' Movie Developing Again at the Unlikeliest Studio

12 December 2014 12:20 PM, PST | | See recent news »

It's unfortunate that the Super Mario Bros. movie from 1993 is one of those movies you just want to forget, but it was just so terrible that it's impossible to burn from your memory. However, it sounds like fans of everyone's favorite coin-collecting plumbers may have a different big screen iteration to look forward to, and it might come from a pretty unlikely place. BuzzFeed has learned that Spider-Man franchise producer Avi Arad is in pursuit of the rights to Nintendo's most iconic video game character, and e-mails uncovered in the leak at Sony Pictures reveal that he's talked to studio chief Amy Pascal about an animated movie. Pascal then forwarded Arad's news of the video game character's rights acquisition to Tom Rothman over at TriStar Pictures (a subsidiary of Sony). Initially, the source reported that Arad has closed the deal for the rights to Super Mario Bros., but he reached »

- Ethan Anderton

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New Super Mario Bros. Movie Happening

12 December 2014 11:38 AM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There is a lot of awesome news coming out of Nintendo when it comes to Mario games. Now it seems that we might be getting a Mario Bros. movie coming our way soon. According to Buzzfeed, a series of emails between Nintendo and Sony Pictures has been made public thanks to the infamous Sony hack. Right now, the parties are still smack in the middle of negotiations over the animated feature film rights of Mario Bros., however, it looks like chances are very good for Mario and Luigi to be heading to the big screen. In an email from October of this year, producer Avi Arad sent an email to the Sony Studio Chief Amy Pascal with the subject line "Mario" that read, "I am the proud father of the animated film [sic]." Pascal later forwarded on a second email that Arad had sent with images of Shigeru Miyamoto, the »

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Sony Developing a New Super Mario Bros. Movie

12 December 2014 11:30 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Super Mario Bros. may be making it's way back to the big screen thanks to Sony Pictures and producer Avi Arad. The first 1993 movie is so classically bad that Nintendo hasn't attempted to make a movie out of one of their video game properties since. 

The news was reported by Kotaku, and it came from an email that Arad sent out, and was discovered from the Sony hack. Here's what they report:

"I am the proud father of mario the animated film [sic]," producer Avi Arad told Sony studio chief Amy Pascal in an email dated Oct. 23, 2014, with the subject line "Mario." Arad then forwarded Pascal separate images of him with Mario Bros.creator Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, the latter of which included the message, "Happy ceo, lets get together, it's the mother load. [sic]"

So it looks like we might just be seeing an animated Super Mario Bros. film sometime in the future. »

- Joey Paur

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo will direct Avengers: Infinity War

12 December 2014 7:23 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As the fallout from the Sony hack continues, we now have some potential news concerning Marvel StudiosAvengers: Infinity War, with leaked emails reportedly revealing that Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War helmers Anthony and Joe Russo will direct the two-part showdown between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Thanos.

According to Overtice, the Russos emailed Sony chairman Amy Pascal, stating that it’s “a pity that negotiations with Marvel did not work” (referring of course to the recent news that Marvel Studios tried – and failed – to get Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War), before revealing that they will direct 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and 2019’s Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2, once they have completed work on The Gray Man for Sony.

Meanwhile, the Russos subsequently offered to produce future instalments of Sony’s troubled Spider-Man series via their production company Bullitt, stating that »

- Gary Collinson

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Sony and Nintendo in talks over animated Super Mario movie

12 December 2014 3:40 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sony and Nintendo are reportedly in talks about a Super Mario Bros animated movie.

Leaked emails between producer Avi Arad and Sony's Amy Pascal suggest that negotiations had successfully come to an end in October.

Games on Film: Super Mario Bros

"I am the proud father of Mario the animated film," Arad is said to have emailed Pascal.

Previous emails suggest that negotiations had started earlier this year, while Arad was also pictured with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata and game designer Shigeru Miyamoto.

In a follow-up email to Buzzfeed, however, Arad said that the two firms were yet to strike a deal and that negotiations between Nintendo and Sony were "just the beginning".

Sony Pictures Entertainment was subject to a large-scale hacking on November 25, which has resulted in numerous private exchanges between co-chairperson Pascal and Scott Rudin being published online.

Pascal has said that it is "business as usual" at Sony following the hack, »

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Marvelous DA7E 75: The Spider-Man/Marvel Deal is Very Much Alive!

10 December 2014 11:33 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Welcome To Issue 75!

If This Is Your First Time Here: Welcome! This is my weekly column where I talk about superhero movie news, rumors and speculation. 

This Week: #SonyHack whhhhaaaaaat? Some missing pieces in the Spider-Man narrative, then I'll tell you to your face: It's now very possible for Spider-Man to join the McU.

Big news, Marvel and Spider-Man fans.

I’m going to try and form a narrative, here.

The scene is April.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier provides Marvel a hit early in 2014 and manages to successfully ripple out, connecting Marvel’s TV and film properties. At around this time, internal screenings of Guardians of the Galaxy would have started to show that Marvel didn’t have a flop on their hands and the movie could at least be competitive in August.

At about this time, I posit that Kevin Feige set his sights on doing Civil War »

- Da7e

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2: James Horner on why he didn't return

7 December 2014 10:56 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Composer James Horner argues of The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb that Sony "didn't want his input"...

This article contains a big spoiler for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

It's pretty well known now that Sony's Spider-Man movie franchise is in a state of flux. Had all gone to plan, then a month or two after the release of last summer's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, then the studio would have outlined its full plans for a Spider-Man movie universe. As it stands, over half a year later, not a single new Spider-Man movie has been announced.

The problem is that The Amazing Spider-Man 2, whilst hardly a flop, did a good $100-150m less at the box office than had been expected. Furthermore, takings were down on The Amazing Spider-Man, in spite of the sequel generally being regarded as an improvement.

One person who didn't return for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was composer James Horner, »

- simonbrew

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Uncharted movie: new writer hired, Chris Pratt turns film down

12 November 2014 10:50 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The movie of the videogame Uncharted remains set for 2016, as the writer of Zero Dark Thirty jumps aboard...

The planned movie of Sony's videogame series Uncharted remains on the schedule for 2016, although there's not been much in the way of obvious progress on it. At least not much anybody's been talking about. However, there is a bit of news on the film now, and first up, it seems that Chris Pratt - riding high this year off the back of The Lego Movie and Guardians Of The Galaxy (with Jurassic World scheduled for 2016) - has turned down the role of Nathan Drake.

Obviously the role of Nathan Drake should go to Nathan Fillion, but nobody seems to be getting our memos on the matter.

Behind the camera remains Seth Gordon, who's been attached to direct for a little while now. But the studio has now hired the writer of Zero Dark Thirty »

- simonbrew

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Marvelous DA7E 71: Aunt May Redux, Inhumans Make TV

12 November 2014 3:06 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Welcome To Issue 71!

If This Is Your First Time Here: Welcome! This is my weekly column where I talk about superhero movie news, rumors and speculation. Dr. Strange director Scott Derrickson thinks I'm a F*cktard. Sony probably isn't too psyched with me either right now. 

This Week: Let's elaborate more on that Aunt May thing. Then, Did You See Attilan On TV Last Night?!?!?!

I guess the best place to start would be with this week’s Aunt May story, namely that Sony is developing an Aunt May solo movie, or that’s what I said. Because Comic Book Resources reached out to their source and got a denial:

When reached by Cbr News, a source within Sony stated that the report of a Spider-Man spinoff starring a young Aunt May is a “silly rumor” with “no validity whatsoever.”

Now, it’s a battle of the unnamed sources, although »

- Da7e

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Exclusive: Sony's Now Working on a Spider-Man-Less Aunt May Movie

10 November 2014 9:01 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Here comes Trouble, and I might mean that literally.

It’s been obvious from the various and absolutely crazy rumors about upcoming Spider-Man movies that Sony is struggling to find a direction for the franchise and the crazier the rumors get the more it seems like they’d rather milk the property from every single angle rather than give the main character back to Marvel. What started as rumors of villain-centric series, The Sinister Six and Venom, has been transformed by the increasing chorus of disappointed sighs from Amazing Spider-Man 2 to Venom: Carnage and “a female lead Spider-Man movie” that might be a crazy movie codenamed Glass Ceiling that features female Spider-Man Universe characters that have never been team-up before in history, let alone on screen.

Now, it’s my solemn duty to put another wild Sony thrashing Spider-Movie on the pile of rumored Spider-Man movies. I was »

- Da7e

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Want An Aunt May Movie Without Spider-man? Sony Might Think You Do

10 November 2014 8:06 PM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  According to Da7e Gonzales of Latino-Review, film producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach plan to milk the Spider-Man universe for all its worth by creating a feature-lenth spy-thriler based on a young pre-Aunt May. Yes, an Aunt May movie. A movie about Aunt May as a youth, before she was shouldered with the responsibility of raising Peter Parker. The target mood is some sort of espionage story in the vein of AMC’s Mad Men, which sounds like a way of saying “classier Agent Carter” without name-dropping Marvel’s upcoming series. We know May Reilly Parker-Jameson as Aunt May, the sweet elderly woman that took care of Peter Parker after the death of her brother-in-law Richard Parker and his wife Mary. In 2003, Mark Miller wrote Marvel Comics' Trouble, which was a five-issue mini-series that presented an alternate past for May, Mary, Ben and Richard. The big twist, Richard »

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​DC vs. Marvel: Who's Winning the Comics War on TV?

7 November 2014 5:15 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At the multiplex, the age-old battle between DC Comics and Marvel Comics -- between the House of Superman and Batman and the House of Spider-Man and Iron Man -- there's no question that Marvel has been winning decisively for nearly two decades. But what about the battle between the two superhero universes on TV?

On the small screen, DC seems to be on top, as it has since virtually the dawn of television. Just in terms of sheer numbers, DC has four current primetime series ("Arrow," "The Flash," "Gotham," and "Constantine"), compared to just one for Marvel ("Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.").

A recent article at Salon pointed out this discrepancy, which naturally got the author in trouble with the Marvel faithful. Marvel defenders will tell you that "S.H.I.E.L.D." is much improved in its second season over its first, and that the DC characters, storylines, and even visuals seem thin by comparison. »

- Gary Susman

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