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Goddard To Helm "Spider-Man" Reboot?

2 March 2015 10:27 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A new report over at Latino Review suggests that "Cabin in the Woods" scribe Drew Goddard, who was originally slated to write and direct the "Spider-Man" spin-off "Sinister Six," will now instead direct the upcoming Sony/Marvel Studios-sanctioned reboot of the "Spider-Man" franchise.

With Marvel now in on the film and former producer Avi Arad essentially out (he'll retain a name credit), their sources claim the plan is to produce a new trilogy of films which could go by the moniker "Spectacular Spider-Man".

The previous Spider-Man verse films in the works will all be phased out, whilst Goddard's work on "Sinister Six" so far could well be reincorporated into the reboot as the plan is to apparently do a story involving Spidey versus the Sinister Six.

A major part of the first film is said to involve Spider-Man fighting Iron Man and then trying to pass the 'audition' to join the Avengers, »

- Garth Franklin

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How much control do Marvel have over Spider-Man?

26 February 2015 3:05 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

When the deal was announced that Marvel and Sony had come to a terms for Spider-Man to appear in their movies and kick off another reboot to the series in 2017, it was thought that Sony would have full creative control over the character and his direction.

With Amy Pascal stepping down from her seat of control, comic book movie fans were concerned when Tom Rothman took her place. Rothman is notorious for hating comic book movies when he working at 20th Century Fox and was the biggest blockade against a Deadpool movie being made, as well as banning Sentinals from appearing in any X-Men movies. He also micro-managed X-Men Origins: Wolverine to the point where he had the sets re-painted without telling director Gavin Hood. Many believe that Rothman is the reason why Marvel and Fox have an unhealthy relationship.

With Rothman now holding the keys to the Sony castle »

- Luke Owen

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'Spider-Man': Marvel May Have More Control Than Sony

25 February 2015 3:00 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans are still buzzing over Marvel and Sony's announcement earlier this month that Spider-Man will finally join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the beloved web slinger reportedly set to make his debut in Captain America: Civil War, although that hasn't been officially confirmed by Marvel yet. Yesterday, Sony Pictures announced that Tom Rothman will step in for Amy Pascal, who left her job as Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman and Motion Picture Group president just weeks ago. Some have worried that this may hinder the new Spider-Man reboot, since Tom Rothman oversaw superhero flops such as Daredevil and Elektra during his tenure at 20th Century Fox. However, a new report from Latino-Review reveals that Marvel may have more control over Spidey than originally thought.

The site backs up previous reports that The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producers Avi Arad and Matthew Tolmach are "producers in name only" with the new Spider-Man movie, »

- MovieWeb

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'Spider-Man': Marvel May Have More Control Than Sony

25 February 2015 3:00 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans are still buzzing over Marvel and Sony's announcement earlier this month that Spider-Man will finally join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the beloved web slinger reportedly set to make his debut in Captain America: Civil War, although that hasn't been officially confirmed by Marvel yet. Yesterday, Sony Pictures announced that Tom Rothman will step in for Amy Pascal, who left her job as Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman and Motion Picture Group president just weeks ago. Some have worried that this may hinder the new Spider-Man reboot, since Tom Rothman oversaw superhero flops such as Daredevil and Elektra during his tenure at 20th Century Fox. However, a new report from Latino-Review reveals that Marvel may have more control over Spidey than originally thought.

The site backs up previous reports that The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producers Avi Arad and Matthew Tolmach are "producers in name only" with the new Spider-Man movie, »

- MovieWeb

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New Details On Just How Much Control Marvel Studios Has Over Spider-man

25 February 2015 1:07 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Yesterday's news about Tom Rothman (someone whose track record with superhero properties is not good thanks to his tenure at Fox) taking over from Amy Pascal worried a lot of Spider-Man fans. To put it bluntly, pretty much everyone was wondering, "Is he going to f**k up the deal with Marvel?!" Based on a report over at Latino-Review, probably not! They reiterate that Avi Arad and Matt Tolomach are producers in name only, adding: "We have information from a source suggesting there is no financial involvement whatsoever and no direct creative control over Spidey coming from the old guard. Amy Pascal still has a say in the Mom-and-Pop arrangement she has with Feige, but Disney didn’t want to unite Pearlmutter, Arad and Feige in earnest. This is the solution. What does that mean? It means Marvel might have a bit more control than we thought. It means the »

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Are Nintendo Planning To Start Making Movies?

24 February 2015 1:49 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Word has recently broken the surface that Netflix are developing a live-action show based on The Legend of Zelda. Last year, Nintendo released a compilation of short films featuring their Pikmin characters. Avi Arad has been pursuing the feature rights to Super Mario Bros. There’s obviously something going on, as Nintendo have never been so active in spinning off their video games for old-fashioned, passive, button-free entertainment.

In a recent earnings report, now translated into English, Nintendo’s President Satoru Iwata made it very clear that the game company were looking to broaden the horizons of the content they produce.

Actually, he’s not talking about just broadening Nintendo’s horizons but those of all entertainment. Amazingly lofty talk. Here’s a direct quote;

“Our strategy for the next 10 years is to change the definition of entertainment and expand the area that Nintendo can do business in, and with this strategy, »

- Brendon Connelly

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Marvel's 'Spider-Man': What Did the Sony Hack Reveal?

12 February 2015 2:26 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, superhero fans got the news they've been waiting several years for, with Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures solidifying a deal that finally brings Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The official announcement revealed that the new Spidey will be introduced in an upcoming Marvel movie, which, according to several different reports is Captain America: Civil War, before a brand new stand alone Spider-Man adventure, produced by Marvel's Kevin Feige and Sony's Amy Pascal, which is set for release on July 28, 2017.

As you may well know, late last year, when thousands of internal documents were leaked from the Sony hack, some of those documents gave us a glimpse into Sony's plans for the web-crawler, which are well worth examining once more, now that the deal has gone through after several months of negotiations. While some of these details have since been confirmed others have not, so we'll have to »

- MovieWeb

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How Marvel went from bankruptcy to billions

12 February 2015 9:17 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

In less than 20 years, Marvel has risen from bankruptcy to multi-billion-dollar business. Ryan charts its rise and rise...

Just about every great comic book story has a darkest hour moment: a point in the tale where all seems lost. The heroes are on their knees, the city's a smouldering ruin and the villains are closing in for the kill. For Marvel, its darkest hour came in the winter of 1996.

A company that had grown in stature throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s thanks to the often stunning art and storytelling in such comics as Fantastic Four and The Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel's financial success had reached a peak by the early 90s. But then a series of bursting financial bubbles and questionable business deals saw Marvel's stock value collapse; shares once worth $35.75 each in 1993 had sunk to $2.375 three years later. An ugly fight between a group of very rich investors followed, »

- ryanlambie

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More Details on Marvel's Spider-Man Deal, New Spider-Man to be Younger

11 February 2015 4:45 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Marvel and Sony Pictures recently announced that the two companies made a deal to let Spider-Man appear in Marvel movies in exchange for Marvel helping guide Sony's upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot as well as allow for Marvel's superheroes to appear in it. Today, we have a few more details. It turns out that there was no exchange of money and that each company would keep all the earnings from their films. Both companies simply felt that this deal would increase everyone's revenue. And while it's not clear how, Marvel is using this opportunity to put itself in a position to reacquire the film rights to Spider-Man one day. As predicted, Spider-Man will first appear in Marvel's "Captain America 3: Civil War" on May 6th, 2016. He'll then get his own solo film on July 28th, 2017. Marvel and it's head Kevin Feige will help guide the Spider-Man reboot. "The Amazing Spider-Man" director Marc Webb »

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Andrew Garfield opted not to return to Spider-Man role

10 February 2015 10:57 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

It seems that Andrew Garfield was offered the chance to stay on as Spider-Man, but declined the offer...

It didn't all quite go to plan for Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man. His performances as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the two The Amazing Spider-Man movies earned praise and credit, but the films around him never really took off in the way that Sony was hoping.

In the light of yesterday's announcement, that Spider-Man was joining the Marvel cinematic universe, it had been widely assumed that the character was being rebooted again, and that Garfield would be moving on from the role. That's the case, too. There will indeed be a new Spider-Man cast. But it's being reported that Garfield was indeed offered the chance to carry on as Spider-Man, but chose not to.

As The Daily Beast Reports, Garfield had talks with regards carrying on as Spider-Man, "but ultimately it didn't make »

- simonbrew

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Andrew Garfield Out Of The Fray As Sony Looks To Cast A Younger Spider-Man

10 February 2015 1:49 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When news broke late last night of Marvel and Sony’s groundbreaking deal to reunite Spider-Man with his original comic book compadres, one caveat that was buried beneath the excitement is the fact that it is the latter company that still exerts creative control over your friendly neighbourhood web-slinger.

It’s a facet that we will no doubt learn much more about in the coming months, as the full details of this new-fangled partnership comes to the fore. But for now, it’s understood that Sony is planning to reboot the solo franchise with a “much younger” actor, confirming that 31-year old Andrew Garfield will not reprise his role as the titular everyday hero. As a result, according to the Hollywood Reporter, director Marc Webb will also forgo a return to the franchise, meaning that the standalone, Marvel-produced Spider-Man film of 2017 will effectively be a hard reset.

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- Michael Briers

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Marvel and Sony Want a Younger 'Spider-Man' for Reboot

10 February 2015 1:35 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Less than 24 hours after the news that Spider-Man is making his way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Phase Three, more details about this groundbreaking deal are starting to come through. We reported earlier today that the web-slinger's first appearance will be in Captain America: Civil War, before a new Sony-distributed Spider-Man movie hits theaters in June 2017. This report also revealed that 31-year-old Andrew Garfield, who played Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, will not return to star. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Andrew Garfield is not coming back, while revealing that both Marvel and Sony are looking for a "much younger actor" to take over as Peter Parker.

The site also reports that practically the entire creative team behind The Amazing Spider-Man movies will be overhauled as well. Director Marc Webb is not coming back to the helm, and producers Avi Arad and »

- MovieWeb

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Updated: New info on Marvel/Sony Spidey deal; Civil War, spinoffs & more

10 February 2015 11:28 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Update: THR has some additional details on Marvel's Spider-Man deal with Sony worth checking out. The Amazing Spider-man producers Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad have apparently "been downgraded to executive producers, with no real say in the creative direction of the franchise." Sources have also told the site that director Marc Webb won't be back for the next Spider-Man movie, which won't be an origin story, according to WSJ's Ben Fritz. But »

- Jesse Giroux

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Producing Huge Hits and Living Well Would Be Amy Pascal’s Best Revenge

10 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After many years as a top studio executive, Amy Pascal has suddenly found herself unceremoniously kicked out of Hollywood’s elite club of decisionmakers into a world that will be alien to her.

For any deposed studio chief accustomed to calling the creative shots — deciding which scripts get bought, which films get made and which ones don’t — losing that power is a crushing ego blow.

The phones will ring less, emails will decline (which in Pascal’s case would be a blessing), and those $300-plus flower arrangements from Mark’s Garden sent by those looking to curry favor will fall off precipitously.

Pascal, 56, will now find herself having to compete with the throngs of Hollywood producers, those with deals on and off the Sony lot, peddling projects and begging for a greenlight.

She will be competing with several heavyweight producers she recently recruited to Sony — including former Warner Bros. »

- Claudia Eller

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Why Sony Called in Marvel’s Big Gun to Reboot ‘Spider-Man’

9 February 2015 11:07 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After Sony attempted to reboot its “Spider-Man” franchise with Andrew Garfield as the web slinger, the studio is ready to give it a third try, this time with Kevin Feige, the man who has produced 10 consecutive blockbusters for Marvel Studios.

A deal to free up Spider-Man to appear in the Marvel cinematic universe, starting in 2017, is a clear admission by Sony that its superhero strategy with one of the most popular comicbook heroes around simply isn’t working.

That’s especially true at a time when the studio is desperate for some major film franchises. Struggling with one of the comicbook industry’s most popular superheroes was starting to get embarrassing — especially when “Guardians of the Galaxy,” starring a cast of misfits unknown to most moviegoers, broke out as a bigger hit in 2014 than the last “Spider-Man” movie when it made $774 million. “The Amazing Spider Man 2″ earned nearly $709 million worldwide. »

- Marc Graser

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Sony swings 'Spider-Man' deal with Marvel: What's Next?

9 February 2015 9:50 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I know what this month's cover story is going to be on "Duh" magazine. In news that makes sense to anyone who likes (A) Spider-Man, (B) Marvel Studios, or (C) money, a deal has finally been struck that returns Spider-Man to the fold so that he is now free to appear on occasion in the giant cross-over team movies that Marvel will be making, like the two part "Infinity Wars" movie. This also means that we'll see a Sony Spider-Man world that feels like it is taking place in the same universe as the rest of the Marvel movies, something that is very promising and exciting. This is something we first mentioned on "Ask Drew" last year, when Sony was still struggling to figure out how to make the deal work. One of the reasons it was so hard to pin down the reporting on that story was because it was a completely liquid story. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Sony and Disney Strike Deal To Bring Spider-Man To Marvel Cinimatic Universe

9 February 2015 9:01 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

You read that right, it seems the deal has finally been inked and all these rumors can be put to rest! Spider-Man is heading to the Marvel Universe (films) and the good news is that Sony retains creative control!

[Update: Marvel has issued an official press release on the announcement confirming the talks: 

Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios announced today that Sony is bringing Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man.

Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel's Cinematic Universe (McU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger. Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Dustin Spino)

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Amy Pascal’s Exit Could Affect Sony’s Spider-Man Franchise, ‘Dragon Tattoo’

5 February 2015 2:31 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amy Pascal’s departure as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and chairman of its motion picture group leaves Hollywood unsettled over the fate of the studio’s upcoming slate.

The biggest questions at Sony surround the Spider-Man franchise, sequels to the “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and the “Cleopatra” project.

It could take several months at the minimum before the post-Pascal priorities come into focus. And of course much depends on who her successor turns out to be. If Pascal’s top lieutenant, SPE Motion Picture Group president Doug Belgrad, gets the gig as many expect, there could be minimal changes to the line-up.

Pascal will remain in place through May, at which point she will segue to a producing deal at Sony. Besides Belgrad, other possible replacements from within are former Fox studio chief Tom Rothman, who runs TriStar Pictures; and Columbia Pictures Production President Michael De Luca, who »

- Dave McNary and Justin Kroll

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Marvelous DA7E 79: "S" is for Spider-Man, 'Suicide Squad' and Secret Wars

21 January 2015 10:48 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Welcome To Issue 78!

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: Brought To You By The Letter "S" for Spider-Man, Suicide Squad, Stuffed sequels and Secret Wars! (and a little Savage Hulk)

It seems a lot of you are excited about the possibility of Spider-Man rejoining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and rightly so. I’ve been tweeted at, e-mailed and asked directly a whole bunch of detailed questions about how/when/if Spider-Man is making the move, and I can’t get more detailed at the moment.

Here’s why: the stuff I’m hearing is not coming from the rumored “Spider-Man” summit, so I don’t know if it occurred or what the subject matter will be. Marvel has plans as to how it is going to use Spider-Man moving forward and »

- Da7e

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Ghost in the Shell remake gets 2017 release date

14 January 2015 3:15 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The upcoming Ghost in the Shell remake has been given an official release date.

DreamWorks' live-action version of the popular Anime series starring Scarlett Johansson will reach cinemas on April 14, 2017, Deadline reports.

Ghost in the Shell is centred around a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission, which focuses on fighting technology-related crime.

Rupert Sanders is currently in line to direct the adaptation, while Avi Arad and Steven Paul will produce from a script by Bill Wheeler.

Ghost in the Shell was originally published as a seinen manga series, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow.

It was later published as its own tankōbon volumes by Kodansha, before a movie was released in 1995.

A TV series titled Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex was released in 2002, while the Ghost in the Shell: Arise film series began in 2013.

Meanwhile, Disney has also confirmed »

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