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Sony Pictures And Marvel Announce Tom Holland Is New Spider-man

23 June 2015 6:34 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The search for the new Spider-man is over.

Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures announced Tuesday that The Impossible star Tom Holland would be taking over the role of Peter Parker and the web-slinging superhero.

Jon Watts, who directed the indie thriller Cop Car, has been set to direct the still-untitled film.

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.

Feige commented, “As with James Gunn, Joss Whedon, and the Russo brothers, we love finding new and exciting voices to bring these characters to life. We spent a lot of time with Jon and find his take and work inspiring. »

- Michelle McCue

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Fyi: 'Jurassic World' Has Broken a Lot of Box Office Records

23 June 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

As Brad wrote yesterday, Jurassic World did better over its second weekend than initial estimates indicated, raking in $106.6 million over the Friday-to-Sunday frame to wrest the crown for best second weekend from Marvel's The Avengers, which pulled in $103.1 million during its second weekend back in 2012. Impressive, yes, but that is far from the only record Universal's latest dino adventure has toppled over the course of its box office run. Through Sunday, Jurassic World has made a whopping $402.8 million at the domestic box office, making it Universal's highest grossing movie ever (not accounting for inflation) and also the fastest film to cross the $400 million mark after doing so in just 10 days of release. The previous film to hold that record was, you guessed it, The Avengers, which isn't a surprise, but perhaps it will surprise you to learn that it took Joss Whedon's superhero team-up a full 14 days to hit that mark, »

- Jordan Benesh

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Tom Holland Cast As Spider-Man

23 June 2015 10:25 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It’s been a long wait for Sony and Marvel, under the terms of their new Spider-sharing arrangement, to whittle down the list of potential candidates to take over playing Peter Parker and alter ego Spider-Man. But the red web flag is flying over Marvel HQ (or, er, the company just put out a press release), bringing news that The Impossible’s Holland has won the role, signalling that Spider-Man will remain British (sort of) for now.In related news, director Jon Watts, who has been drawing praise for his work on thriller Cop Car and horror movie Clown, has scored the job of bringing Spider-Man back to the big screen in his next solo adventure. “As with James Gunn, Joss Whedon, and the Russo brothers, we love finding new and exciting voices to bring these characters to life,” says Kevin Feige. “We spent a lot of time with Jon »

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Tom Holland cast as Spider-Man; Jon Watts to direct

23 June 2015 10:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Star of The Impossible is a former Screen Star of Tomorrow.

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have cast Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the next Spider-Man film, set for release in IMAX and 3D on July 28, 2017.

The film will be directed by Jon Watts, director of Cop Car, the upcoming thriller that made its debut earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.

Marvel and Sony Pictures, and producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal conducted an extensive search for both the actor and the director. The studios and producers were impressed by Holland’s performances in “The Impossible,” “Wolf Hall,” and the upcoming “In the Heart of the Sea,” and by a series of complex screen tests.

Diretor Watts also went through multiple meetings with Feige, Pascal, and the studio, before winning the job.

Commenting on the announcement, Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group Chairman, said, “It’s a big day here at Sony »

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Tom Holland officially cast as Spider-Man, Jon Watts to direct solo film

23 June 2015 10:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After a long search and months of casting updates, Marvel and Sony have officially found their new friendly neighborhood Spider-Man: Tom Holland. The 19 year-old Wolf Hall and The Impossible alum has long been in the running for the role, having gone up against actors like Asa Butterfield, Judah Lewis, Matthew Lintz, Charlie Plummer and Charlie Rowe.

Two weeks ago, news broke that Holland was Sony’s first choice for the role, but that Marvel was unsure. It seems that recent screen tests changed their minds and made him a lock for the beloved wall crawler. He’ll make his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in next year’s Captain America: Civil War.

In addition to Holland’s casting, it’s also been announced that Jon Watts (who helmed this year’s Sundance entry Cop Car) will helm the first new Spider-Man solo film, which is expected to hit »

- James Garcia

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Spider-Man: Tom Holland is new webslinger, director appointed

23 June 2015 10:07 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

It's 100% confirmed: Tom Holland is the new Spider-Man, and Jon Watts is to direct the new Spider-Man film...

The speculation was around about right for this one. Marvel Studios has announced the identity of the man taking over the role of Spider-Man from Andrew Garfield. And the winner? That'd be Tom Holland, who has thus far appeared in the likes of The Impossible and Wolf Hall.

In an official statement released by Marvel, Holland was confirmed, citing how impressed the studio and producers were by both his previous work, and "a series of complex screen tests". He is expected to debut the role in 2016's Captain America: Civil War, and will definitely star in 2017's new standalone Spider-Man film.

Furthermore, we now know who's directing that as well. Jon Watts, the director of acclaimed incoming thriller Cop Car, is to take on the Spider-Man job.

Official statements have naturally enough been forthcoming. »

- simonbrew

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Official: Tom Holland Is the New Spider-Man, Jon Watts to Direct

23 June 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

After plenty of speculation and even an early report the gig had gone to Asa Butterfield, it was finally made official today that Tom Holland (The Impossible, "Wolf Hall") will be your new Spider-Man, making his first appearance as the webslinger within Captain America: Civil War on May 6, 2016 followed by a new standalone Spider-Man film on July 28, 2017. In fact, with regard to that new Spider-Man film, Sony has hired Jon Watts (Clown, Cop Car) to direct the feature, which will focus on a much younger Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) with the goal of keeping Parker much younger throughout a new series of films and, according to earlier reports, hoping to mimic the feeling of early John Hughes, coming-of-age features. Commenting on the announcement in a press release, Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group Chairman, said, "It's a big day here at Sony. Kevin, Amy and their teams have done an incredible job. »

- Brad Brevet

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Tom Holland Is Marvel's 'Spider-Man', Director Announced

23 June 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony and Marvel Studios are proud to announce that after a full worldwide casting search, Tom Holland will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the next Spider-Man film, in theaters in IMAX and 3D on July 28, 2017. The film will be directed by Jon Watts, director of Cop Car, the upcoming thriller that made its debut earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.

Marvel and Sony Pictures, and producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal conducted an extensive search for both the actor and the director. The studios and producers were impressed by Tom Holland's performances in The Impossible, Wolf Hall and the upcoming In the Heart of the Sea, and by a series of complex screen tests. Following Marvel's tradition of working with the brightest next wave of directors, Watts also went through multiple meetings with Feige, Pascal and the studio, before winning the job.

Commenting on the announcement, Tom Rothman, »

- MovieWeb

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Tom Holland Cast As Spider-Man In Marvel Cinematic Universe; Jon Watts To Direct Solo Pic

23 June 2015 9:21 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One of the most high-profile casting searches in Hollywood history has reportedly come to a close today, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Marvel and Sony have settled on The Impossible actor Tom Holland to play Spider-Man in Sony-made solo pics as well as installments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – including next year’s Captain America: Civil War.

Additionally, Jon Watts, who made a splashy Sundance debut earlier this year with Cop Car, has come out of nowhere to snatch the directing gig on Sony’s 2017 stand-alone Spider-Man pic away from the likes of Warm BodiesJonathan Levine and Vacation filmmakers John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein. Deadline adds that Levine and St. Vincent helmer Ted Melfi removed themselves from consideration last week.

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Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group chairman, confirmed the news, saying:

It’s a big day here at Sony. Kevin, Amy »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Marvel finds its Spider-Man: British actor Tom Holland is your new webslinger

23 June 2015 9:14 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The search for a new webslinger is finally over - 19-year-old British actor Tom Holland has been cast as Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Holland, star of The Impossible and Wolf Hall, is expected to make his superhero debut in Captain America: Civil War before leading Marvel and Sony Pictures' Spider-Man reboot.

The latter will debut in cinemas on July 28, 2017 with Cop Car director Jon Watts on board to direct.

Holland and Watts's untitled film will be produced by Marvel's Kevin Feige and former Sony chief Amy Pascal.

Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Pictures, said of the studio's new look Spider-Man: "It's a big day here at Sony. Kevin, Amy and their teams have done an incredible job. The Marvel process is very thorough, and that's why their results are so outstanding. I'm confident Spider-Man will be no exception.

"I've worked with a number of up-and-coming directors who »

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Ava DuVernay reportedly set to direct Marvel's Black Panther film

22 June 2015 1:31 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Selma director will reportedly become the first black female director to take charge of a Marvel superhero film as the franchise continues diverse recruitment

Reports were circulating on Monday that Ava DuVernay would direct Marvel’s new Black Panther film.

The Selma director has long been rumoured to be a strong candidate, and would follow in the footsteps of Kenneth Branagh, Jon Favreau and Joss Whedon as a high-profile, but counter-intuitive, director of a big-budget superhero film.

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- Guardian staff

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"Selma" Helmer Closes In On "Panther"?

22 June 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

One of the more interesting and exciting rumors regarding Marvel's Phase Three slate seems to be gaining steam. A few weeks ago came word via The Wrap that "Selma" director Ava DuVernay could be helming "Black Panther," the first minority-led superhero movie in Marvel Studios' slate.

It's a fascinating choice, especially as DuVernay has a reputation for being someone with a strong and uncompromising vision, something that Marvel has earned a mixed reputation for handling as seen in Edgar Wright's departure over "Ant-Man" and Joss Whedon's reported creative battles with some of the studio's higher ups.

Then over the weekend came reports that Marvel had essentially made a decision, but it wasn't revealed who. A few hours ago McU Exchange posted a story saying DuVernay has scored the gig, a report which several outlets including Vanity Fair picked up.

However, neither Marvel or DuVernay herself have confirmed »

- Garth Franklin

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Info On Hulk's Status at Universal and Rumors of Kenneth Branagh Returning for 'Thor 3'

22 June 2015 7:08 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Heroic Hollywood founder Umberto Gonzalez was on Popcorn Talk and briefly mentioned a possible return for Kenneth Branagh to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Branagh directed (in my opinion) one of the most fun, entertaining and unique movies in the McU, Thor, and Gonzalez says Marvel may be looking to him to return to direct Thor: Ragnarok. "I was hearing that Marvel wanted Kenneth Branagh back for Thor 3," Gonzalez said before adding, "But, he just got an offer to direct Murder on the Orient Express at Fox. So, I don't know if it is going to happen or not. They're thinking about bringing him back into the fold." I don't know how much of an impact Branagh, or any director working for Marvel for that matter, had on the first Thor, but the film managed to make a universe-sprawling story feel small and personal. It had a healthy focus on »

- Brad Brevet

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Where Ant-Man Takes Place In The Marvel Timeline

22 June 2015 2:46 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a special kind of franchise. While most series can have sequels that are set an indeterminate amount of time after the events of the previous chapter, the details of the world-building in the McU means that each story must be looked at like a puzzle piece helping create a larger picture. So where does director Peyton Reed.s Ant-Man fit into this ever-growing timeline? According to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, the answer is shortly after the events featured in Joss Whedon.s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Along with a small group of other film journalists, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the set of Ant-Man last year down in Atlanta, Georgia, and it was during this trip that we both talked to Kevin Feige and learned exactly how the film fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Asked specifically how the events of »

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I've Seen Large Portions Of Ant-Man And It's Really Badass

22 June 2015 1:46 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Comic book movie fans may still be coming down from the blockbuster high that was delivered earlier this year in the form of Joss Whedon.s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but Marvel Studios isn.t wasting any time giving movie-goers another taste of their Marvel Cinematic Universe. In less than a month, the company will be delivering Peyton Reed.s Ant-Man - and while that date may still seem far away, the good news is that we have some amazing coverage to satiate your hunger. In addition to visiting the set of Ant-Man late last year with a small group of other film journalists, last week I also had the opportunity to go to the edit bay for the movie at Industrial Light And Magic in San Francisco, and there I got to watch about 30 minutes from the film. Introduced by director Peyton Reed, co-producer Brad Winderbaum, and Ilm »

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Jurassic World’ continues to hold strong

21 June 2015 8:56 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Colin Trevorrow feature Jurassic World continued to hold strong in its second weekend, bringing in $102 million to retain the top spot at the box office. Jurassic World‘s total earnings to date also brought it to second place among the highest grossing films of the year, ahead of Furious 7 and just behind Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Chris Pratt-starring feature managed to hold off the newest Pixar film Inside Out, which earned $91.1 million in its opening weekend, ending up in second place. The box office totals saw a steep drop-off from that point, as the Melissa McCarthy-starring Spy‘s $10.5 million total was enough to land it in third place.

Inside Out wasn’t the only new film to land a spot on the box office chart, as Rick Famuyiwa’s newest film Dope landed in fifth place with a $6 million total, behind the earthquake film San Andreas, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Jurassic World Keeps Killing At the Box Office

21 June 2015 12:10 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Like the lab-engendered Indominus Rex and its insatiable appetite, Jurassic World continues to devour and destroy everything that gets in its way, chomping its way to number one at the box office for a second straight week. By pulling in $102 million this weekend, Jurassic World joins Joss Whedon’s The Avengers (2012) as the only two films to gross more than $100 million on two separate weekends. Given it already has $981.3 million, it’ll probably become the fastest film to break the $1 billion mark.Pixar’s Inside Out, which has been reportedly making grown-ups bawl like babies around the country, made $91 million, the second-best opening for a Pixar film behind Toy Story 3’s $110.3 million in 2010. It’s also the highest gross for an original property, meaning a film that isn’t a sequel, remake, reboot, retread, or non-sourced work, beating James Cameron's Avatar, though that film opened on 500 fewer »

- Greg Cwik

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Top 10 Movies Of 2015 So Far

20 June 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Hey, guys. These are the top 10 movies of the 2015 year so far, based on box office total worldwide gross. Coming in at number 1, is: "Avengers: Age of Ultron" with $447,288,953.00 Plotline: When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's Mightiest Heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. Dir: Joss Whedon With: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi 141 minutes. Number 2: "Furious 7" with $351,032,910. 00 Plotline: Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother. Dir: James Wan With: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson Action | Crime | Thriller 137 minutes. Number 3: "Jurassic World" with $325,212,000 Plotline: Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, »

- Andre Braddox

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Comics to Read Before You Die #23: Astonishing X-Men Vol 1

19 June 2015 2:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the latest edition of Comics to Read Before You Die, Jessie Robertson looks at Astonishing X-Men Vol 1…

Published 2004

Written by Joss Whedon

Illustrated by John Cassaday

Joss Whedon. That name now carries a certain power, respect and gravitas with it. Once the cult director of prematurely killed fan favorite space western Firefly, and the man who turned the cheesy (albeit very entertaining) Buffy the Vampire Slayer into another cult hit because of its wit, characters, supernatural, babes and dialogue TV blockbuster for the WB, now he’s the colossally successful film director, having the first 2 (of many more) Avengers motion pictures behind him. Did you know he wrote some comics too? This book was his most famous venture in that medium. Let’s set the stage:

After a successful run by Grant Morrison on X-Men, Whedon took over and left much of the same team in tact, including Scott Summers and Emma Frost, »

- Jessie Robertson

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Killjoys Review: Syfy’s Next Generation of Space-Outlaw Action

19 June 2015 11:33 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Syfy's putting together an entertaining lineup for its adventurous, outer-space action on Friday nights. Starting at 8pm, the third season of fan-favorite series Defiance is already underway, with new premiere Dark Matter bookending the run starting at 10pm (check out Allison's review of that show here). Smack in the middle of lineup is a new space-based bounty-hunter adventure, Killjoys, from the producers of Orphan Black and the creator of Lost Girl, Michelle Lovretta. With talent like that behind the scenes, Killjoys already sets itself up to be a smart, sexy, female-fronted series, chock full of twists and turns (and tailor-made for social media). [caption id="attachment_475247" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Syfy[/caption] At first blush, Killjoys feels like it takes place in a different corner of Joss Whedon's Firefly universe, a comparison that's meant as more of a positive use of homage rather than a knock for being a copycat. There's a lot of »

- Dave Trumbore

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