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Perhaps like Christopher Nolan's take on Batman, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies (okay, except the third one), have set a pretty high bar for everyone's favorite webslinger. Try as they did, Sony, Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield couldn't get the mix right on the failed "The Amazing Spider-Man" movies, but Marvel is now getting their crack at Peter Parker, and honcho Kevin Feige knows that he's got a big job ahead. “We’re going to have it be its own thing but some of those Spider-Man films… I think 'Spider-Man 2' is one of the best superhero movies ever, so that’s a lot to live up to,” he told SuperHeroHype. But just how will this new iteration of Spider-Man differ? Well, as has been rumored for the past couple of months, Feige and co. will be drawing on the influence of one of key portraitists of young adult life. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
We've had the Tobey Maguire "Spider-Man" films which were a blend old fashioned super heroics with humor, then came the Andrew Garfield films which were more a combination of contemporary teen angst and mystery thriller.
In a new interview, Marvel chief Kevin Feige says the new Tom Holland-led "Spider-Man" films will be different again in tone, something much more akin to a 1980s coming of age film in the classic John Hughes mold. He tells Zap2It:
"It's the soap opera in high school, and those supporting characters, that are interesting. Just as we hadn't seen a heist movie in a long time, or a shrinking movie in a long time, we haven't seen a John Hughes movie in a long time. Not that we can make a John Hughes movie - only John Hughes could - but we're inspired by him, and merging that with the superhero genre »
- Garth Franklin
It’s finally happened. After months and months of speculation, Tom Holland has been announced as the new Spider-Man and will make his first appearance in the eagerly anticipated Captain America: Civil War.
Although it is a shame that Andrew Garfield’s short tenure as Spider-Man has come to a swift and rather controversial end, it’s still very hard to stop the fan inside getting excited at the very prospect of Spider-Man sharing the screen with the likes of Captain American and Iron Man. If there was a risk of Marvel getting stale and reaching their peak after Age Of Ultron, that’s surely not the case now.
It’s not just Peter Parker that Marvel are getting their hands on though. Spider-Man arguably boasts the best supporting cast in Marvel comics and as exciting as Spider-Man coming home is, it cannot be underestimated how big a win »
- Thomas Blakey
We're not even halfway through 2015, but there have already been a bunch of celebrity breakups that have surprised and perplexed us. For instance, who didn't think Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger would make it? Were we not all rooting for Britney Spears and Charlie Ebersol? And how were we supposed to get over Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone's rumored split? Keep reading to see the 16 couples who have already called it quits this year, then repair your broken heart with these photos of famous couples who are still together and showing lots of Pda to prove it. »
This week saw the 19-year-old Londoner become the third cinematic incarnation of Spider-Man, but what is it about British actors that says hero to Hollywood?
The search for a new Spider-Man had prompted months of speculation, but the announcement this week that 19-year-old Tom Holland would be donning the spandex suit and following in the web tracks of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield still came as something of a surprise.
Related: Has Marvel chosen the wrong Spider-Man for its cinematic universe?
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- Benjamin Lee
Now that Sony’s choice of Spider-Man is out of the bag, TheWrap’s film reporter Jeff Sneider asks, “What’s the Deal” with the selection of Tom Holland as the franchise’s latest lead? (Don’t worry, he promptly answers his own question.) The choice was vital to a studio in need of a reliable franchise, especially given the modest returns it got from the last Spider-Man reboot, starring Andrew Garfield. Find out why Holland was the best (spider) man for the job in the latest “What’s the Deal?!” Watch the video above then leave a comment below »
- Jordan Burchette
As anyone who followed the arduous casting process held by Marvel and Sony in the search for their new Spider-Man knows, locking in a Peter Parker for the 2017 reboot wasn't an easy task. But earlier this week, the two collaborating studios finally announced that Tom Holland had won the job. And almost immediately after being hired, the actor is being flown to Atlanta, where he will film his first ever scenes opposite the cast of Captain America: Civil War. He will make his Marvel debut alongside the likes of Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans. But he shouldn't be nervous. He already tested on set with both actors. And now, Chris Evans shares his reaction to the news, congratulating the newly anointed Spider-Man.
"Huge congrats to @TomHolland1996!!! Well deserved. We're lucky to have you."
Tom Holland is only 19 years old, and will play a Peter Parker that is still in High School. »
Andrew Knight is not a critic of Australia.s film schools but if he were invited to lecture on screenwriting he.d take a radically different approach.
The veteran writer/producer disagrees with an over- emphasis on structure, formulas and genres. .Too much of it and you start to stifle creativity, to pigeon-hole and not let it take to the open air,. Knight tells If, elaborating on the Aacta masterclasses he delivered in Sydney and Melbourne this month.
.When you start hearing hard and fast rules like .there must be a crisis by page 23. - maybe it.s time to check if you.ve paid your medical insurance..
In January he received Aacta.s inaugural Longford Lyell Award which recognised his contributions to screen culture in a career spanning more than 30 years.
- Don Groves
When news broke of Tom Holland's Spider-Man casting yesterday (June 23), the initial response was a push-back against the Brit actor. "Cbbc does Spidey." / "'Spider-Child' might be a more apt title…" / "He looks about 12!?" were just some of the comments on Holland, who at 19 is the youngest actor to take on the Peter Parker role by some distance.
Resistance is understandable - change is always hard and Andrew Garfield was well-liked in the role (even if his films were spotty) - but the complaints seem at odds with who Peter Parker actually is. Or, more specifically, the divergence between the web-slinging comic hero created by Stan Lee and his subsequent portrayals on the big screen.
First published in a 1962 issue of Marvel's Amazing Fantasy, Peter Parker was a classic audience surrogate, a figure whose high school exploits comic readers could easily identify with. Prior to Spider-Man, younger heroes had traditionally been sidekicks (Robin, »
On Tuesday, Sony announced that Tom Holland will play Spider-Man in the next big screen adventure of this comic book webslinger. But will this English lad, who proved himself to be a good actor in reel life in "The Impossible," find it impossible in real life to rescue the "Spider-Man" franchise? Our forum posters have been furiously debating this hot topic. Join in their fiery fight here after reading a sampling of their comments below. -Break- Watch dozens of video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders KyleBailey: The franchise would have been so much better if they just stuck with it. I think more people are annoyed that it is being rebooted Again rather than it being continued. I think people were ok with the first rebooting because the whole team wanted to depart from it but this time around Andrew Garfield still seems like he was on board for more. It's »
After what seems like one of the longest casting processes in a while, Marvel and Sony have settled on the next actor to play Peter Parker and his superhero alter ego Spider-Man. The search literally took months, involved names both expected and unexpected, but finally concluded yesterday. Putting on the costume will be young Tom Holland, while stepping behind the camera will be Jon Watts. Not familiar with either of those names that Marvel Cinematic Universe godfather Kevin Feige saw fit to hire? Fear not, as I’ll give you the rundown on who they are below, along with who they beat out for their plum new gigs in each case. First up, I should remind you where the character has gone before. We’re getting our third incarnation of Spidey, with Tobey Maguire as Peter in the first three films that Sony put out (Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, and Spider-Man 3 »
- Joey Magidson
A statement posted on Marvel’s website read: “Sony Pictures 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.
- Paul Heath
The search for the new Spider-man is over.
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
Spider-Man fans have had a rough go of it the past few years. Many who loved Sam Raimi.s depiction of the web-slinging wall-crawler weren.t keen on seeing Tobey Maguire retired after only three films. Those who appreciated Marc Webb.s efforts on the rebooted Amazing Spider-Man series . typically due to the chemistry between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone . had to watch that series. mythology get flushed away, with plans of a Sinister Six feature getting shipped to the film equivalent of the Island of Misfit Toys. Even if you found things to like in both franchises, it has been frustrating to see Sony repeatedly shift gears. particularly while heroes like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and even Wolverine were enjoying success that comes with continuity. But today is a day that Spider-Man fans can celebrate. The casting of Tom Holland as the third on-screen iteration of Peter Parker »
We present the very best social reactions - from a few J Jonah Jameson-style freakouts to a little acrobatics practice from young Tom - below:
What do you think of Tom Holland as Spider-Man?
1. Tom Holland is excited. Really, really excited.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) June 23, 2015
As a man who, in his time, has played the Dane, I'm thrilled at the new course my acting career is taking https://t.co/KmwAXqOIHB #Spiderman
— Tom Holland (@holland_tom) June 23, 2015
A video posted by ✌️ (@tomholland2013) on Jun 21, 2015 at 7:44am Pdt
2. Wait... that 47-year-old guy from Rev is playing Spider-Man?
Rt @Marvel We are delighted to reveal the »
First portrayed by Tobey Maguire in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, then portrayed by Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel, now 19 year old British actor Tom Holland will take on the iconic role of Peter Parker.
Since the new version of Spider-Man was announced, it was clear Marvel was looking for a younger actor who would portray a high school-aged Peter Parker, and Tom has beaten fellow Brits Charlie Rowe and Asa Butterfield to the role, after a world-wide casting search.
Marvel and Sony Pictures, and producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal conducted an extensive search for the new Spider-man and 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.
Sony Chairman commented "For Spidey himself, we saw many terrific young actors, but Tom’s screen tests were special. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (ScreenTerrier)
The new Spider-Man has been chosen. Deadline has confirmed that the new Peter Parker, following Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, has been cast. Sony has decided upon 19-year-old actor Tom Holland to star as the new Spidey, and they've set Jon Watts to direct. Watts is still an up-and-comer and many may not recognize his name, but he's the filmmaker behind Cop Car, a Sundance midnight film that we enjoyed - see the trailer here; he also directed the film Clown previously and a number of "The Onion News Network" episodes. Holland was on the shortlist for actors under consideration, along with Asa Butterfield, Judah Lewis, Matthew Lintz, Charlie Plummer and Charlie Rowe. This seems like he might be the best choice. Our last update before this on Sony's next new Spider-Man movie identified Drew Goddard as the potential frontrunner to write and direct. However, that seems to have changed »
- Alex Billington
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.
Official statements have naturally enough been forthcoming. »
After the poor reception of Sony's two Amazing Spider-Man films, the studio announced a partnership with Marvel that would allow Peter Parker to team up with the Avengers.
The move cements Spider-Man as a straight white male for years to come, or at least until the role is recast again (and that's a whole different poll). »
Meet your new Spider-Man ... Tom Holland!
The 20-year-old British actor has been tapped to play the web slinger in both Marvel and Sony movies. Sony also announced that Jon Watts ("Cop Car") will direct Holland in a standalone Spider-Man movie.
In February, Marvel and Sony made the deal to share the character, and part of that deal was that Andrew Garfield would not return. So, Holland will first appear as Spidey in a Marvel movie, likely "Captain America: Civil War," which is currently filming. Spider-Man is a key figure in the comic books storyline that pits superheroes against each other.
Then, he'll star in a standalone film set for July 28, 2017, which will be helmed by Watts, also an »
- Kelly Woo
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