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According to legend . or, you know, the catchy theme song for the 1960s animated series . Spider-Man does whatever a spider can. Spins a web? Any size. Pull off a mid-air flip and land on his face? If this video can be considered canon, then yes. Ok, so this isn.t the real Spider-Man. It.s not even Asa Butterfield, who may one day become Spider-Man. Instead, this is a costumed "hero" hired to entertain at a child.s birthday party in Argentina. And based on the giggles and hoots that accompany the bone-crushing, soul-sucking sound of this poor dude.s face hitting the floor, his mission was accomplished. You sick, sick kids. The embarrassing video has gone viral, of course. We found it on Live Leak. Skip to the 1:00 mark if you want to see gravity accomplish what a string of super-powered villains (and a terrible Sam Raimi sequel »
It's kind of hard to believe it's 2015 and we are still having conversations about the lack of non-white characters in film and television. Last I checked a large fraction of the United States population is composed of non-white men and women. And yet black, Hispanic, Asian, and other racially diverse characters -- and women, too -- are largely shunted to minor roles, a practice that becomes strikingly obvious almost every time a major studio blockbuster hits the big screen. Yes, when it comes to comic books I think we all probably understand a lot of these characters are white men and women in their source material, that's wonderful, but that doesn't mean things can't change when their stories are adapted to the big screen. One such change was made for Fox's reboot of Fantastic Four, which sees Michael B. Jordan cast as Johnny Storm -- a.k.a. The Human »
- Jordan Benesh
Marvel Studios has not yet found the actor that they want to play Spider-Man, but reports suggest it's now a two horse raise between Asa Butterfield and Tom Holand to become the new Peter Parker. That being said, should the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever be interested in crafting a live-action Miles Morales, one actor they may want to consider for the part is Tyler James Williams - who evidently would totally be down for the role. Flicks and the City caught up with the Walking Dead actor at the McM London Comic Con, and it was while discussing the current state of comic book movies that the subject of him potentially playing a big screen version of Miles Morales came up. Talking about whether or not he would be interested in the opportunity, Williams explained, I kind of followed the Miles Morales character quite a bit... And I'm open to »
This particular rumor should be taken with a massive grain of salt, but that doesn’t change how exciting it is. Just days after Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey noted that he’s circled roles in comic book films before and would be open to starring in Marvel and DC adaptations, we’re hearing that he may currently be in Sony’s crosshairs for the upcoming Spider-Man reboot.
The news comes from a YouTube channel called That Hashtag Show. Now, while they aren’t exactly the most credible source and don’t have a history for big scoops like this, they did correctly report several big Avengers: Age of Ultron spoilers back in April, so there could be some truth here.
The role in question is that of Peter Parker’s longtime nemesis, Norman Osborn, who of course goes from being your traditional run-of-the-mill corrupt business magnate to glider-flying supervillain, »
- James Garcia
At the beginning of today's podcast we discuss the fact this will be the last regularly scheduled Tuesday episode as the RopeofSilicon Podcast is moving to a once a week model, that being the Friday, premium episode. We discuss the ins and outs of this decision in the opening minutes of today's episode and welcome all comments, but due to scheduling difficulties that have arisen over the past six months or so and other factors, this is a decision that has been some time in the coming. Otherwise, today's episode is damn near 90 minutes long and for those keeping up with "Game of Thrones" we have a lengthy discussion regarding the controversy surrounding the final minutes of the latest episode. I do give a spoiler warning for anyone not wanting to listen. On top of that we have a new bit of trailer talk listening to the first Steve Jobs trailer, »
- Brad Brevet
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Such is the scale of Marvel’s standalone films now that it’s almost inevitable that each feature will attract significant attention during production, and it’s no different for Joe and Anthony Russo’s much-anticipated Captain America: Civil War. Late last week, we were given our first look at Frank Grillo as the menacing and physically robust Crossbones, and a slew of new set photos showcase the villain going toe-to-toe with Chris Evans’ First Avenger.
Much like those from a few days ago, Anthony Mackie’s Falcon can also be glimpsed amongst the action, which sees the friends engage with Crossbones and his squad of goons in what appears to be an African marketplace. Could this potentially seed the introduction of one Black Panther?
Essentially acting as Avengers 2.5, there’s a lot riding on Civil War as Marvel shifts gears into Phase Three. With an »
- Michael Briers
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You know how it is. You’re promoting your new film, you get asked questions about whether you’ll have a cameo in the new Star Wars movie, and then you accidentally reveal Daniel Craig will appear as a Stormtrooper. If the Newsletter had a penny…
“The name’s Trooper. Storm Trooper.”
That’s what Simon Pegg appeared to do this week. Although he then retracted his statement, saying it was just a load of Sith. What is confirmed, though, is the latest actor for Star Wars Anthology movie Rogue One – Elysium’s Diego Luna. For additional Star Wars goodness, »
- Oli Davis
The Important News Asa Butterfield will be the next Spider-Man. Selma's Ava DuVernay might direct a Marvel movie. Captain America: Civil War revealed a first look at Crossbones. Diego Luna joined the cast of Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. Daniel Craig might have a cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The New Mutants was announced as the next X-Men spin-off. The Incredibles 2 was announced as Brad Bird's next movie. Ex Machina broke the box office record for its distributor. The Devil Wears Prada is going to be a Broadway musical. Meanwhile, Anne Hathaway is going to be in a monster movie. Luc Besson is making another space epic. Underworld and Shanghai Noon are each getting a new...
- Christopher Campbell
It's Friday and that means it's time for an all new episode of The Recap, bringing you the biggest news stories from around the movie and gaming world that happened throughout the week. This week's episode features New Mutants, Wall-Crawlers, and info on a new Star Wars documentary.
News happens every day. Some are massive, jaw dropping scoops, while others may fly under the radar. The Recap is here to highlight the best/most interesting news scoops from the week, that you may have missed or forgot about in the deluge of other news stories.
To read more about the stories covered in this week's Recap, you can check out the original articles:
Asa Butterfield is (Most Likely) your New Spider-Man
Josh Boone Will Direct The New Mutants
New Documentary Defends the Star Wars Prequels
Konami is Blocking Videos Critical of the Kojima Situation
Nintendo World Championships are Coming Back »
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With production underway on Captain America: Civil War, some action-packed shots of the First Avenger (Chris Evans) and his wingman Falcon (Anthony Mackie) are leaking out onto the web, revealing slightly new costumes for both as the pair make their way through an African marketplace. Could this be the setting of that international incident responsible for dividing the Avengers over the issue of government oversight and accountability? It looks like something is about to go down, because Crossbones (Frank Grillo) is on scene, looking awesomely menacing in his new armor.
Also included are shots from the funeral scene, believed to be for Captain America’s WWII girlfriend Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), who was last seen as a very elderly woman in The Winter Soldier. We already knew that the Cap and Agent 13 (Emily VanCamp) would be in attendance, but now it seems that Natasha Romanoff/Black »
- Isaac Feldberg
With the announcement in February that Spider-Man is coming to the Marvel universe, we also knew one thing: the reign of Andrew Garfield as Spidey is effectively over. But with one door closed, another opens for a new generation of superheroes, and there have been several actors on the shortlist to play the next Spider-Man. Now comes a rumor that Asa Butterfield is the frontrunner, though the other actors on this list are still supposedly in consideration. Until we get an official announcement from Sony or Marvel, here are the young men who may be your next friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, starting in 2016's Captain America: Civil War. »
According to Latino Review, Asa Butterfield (Ender's Game, Hugo) has been chosen to become the new Spider-Man, with the character getting set to make his big-screen comeback as a younger high school-aged Peter Parker next year in Captain America: Civil War, and then in his own solo movie in 2017. Multiple reporters from Variety and The Hollywood Reporter have confirmed that Butterfield is a top contender, but state that no offer has been made to him yet. So take all of this with a grain...
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It's Friday and that means it's time for another premium episode of the podcast and today we're coming to the table with reviews of Mad Max: Fury Road and Pitch Perfect 2 along with an extra special, wonderful bit of trailer talk as a 36-year-old man listens and complains about the Jem and the Holograms trailer. After that we have your questions, game submissions, voicemail and a few other bits to spice up the pot. We hope you enjoy! For those that may be wondering, we didn't intend to skip games today, it just happened that way as we started running out of time, but we'll be getting to them all on Friday so get your submissions in! If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, »
- Brad Brevet
There are various reports circling that the Ender's Game actor is the first of "approximately five actors" in line to play the iconic Marvel superhero.
Deadline and Latino Review are both reporting (with varying degrees of certainty) that Butterfield could have already signed with Sony and Marvel Studios.
With all the rumours flying around about Andrew Garfield's replacement, we're taking this with a pinch of salt until we hear anything official.
The two studios recently entered into a deal which will see Peter Parker and his web-slinging alter ego appear in Marvel's films, while Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will be involved in the production of Sony's next Spider-Man film.
Meanwhile, Butterfield will definitely »
Speculation has swirled for weeks over just who will become Marvel's latest incarnation of Spider-Man, and it seems that the studio has finally decided on its leading (young) man.
According to the Latino Review, Asa Butterfield has snagged the part, and is currently in negotiations with the comics powerhouse. An official announcement is expected soon, the site reports.
The 18-year-old Butterfield had been one of the frontrunners for a while now, among a pack of young actors vying for the role that included Nat Wolff ("The Fault in Our Stars"), Tom Holland ("In The Heart of The Sea"), Timothee Chalamet ("Interstellar"), and Liam James ("The Killing"). Marvel and Sony, who are teaming up for the flick, reportedly want to focus on Peter Parker at a younger age than any of the previous "Spider-Man" films, spending more time with the hero as he navigates high school, hence the search for an »
- Katie Roberts
Hot movie rumour time. The mighty Latino Review are reporting that Marvel are in final negotiations with a name actor to play their Peter Parker/ Spider-Man. That name actor is Asa Butterfield who you’ll know from Martin Scorsese’s Hugo and the sci-fi adventure Ender’S Game.
The site reports:
We’ve been sitting on this information since Friday but can confirm now, that his reps and Marvel are under negotiations. Its all about formalities now and then an official announcement from Marvel will follow shortly.
Spider-Man, who officially joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe following a deal with license owners Sony, is expected to debut in next year’s Captain America: Civil War before appearing in his own film in 2017. ‘Civil War’ is already shooting, so an annoucnment should be pretty swift.
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- Paul Heath
According to Latino Review, Asa Butterfield (Ender's Game, Hugo) has been chosen to become the new Spider-Man, with the character getting set to make his big-screen comeback as a younger high school-aged Peter Parker next year in Captain America: Civil War, and then in his own solo movie in 2017. Multiple reporters from Variety and The Hollywood Reporter have confirmed that Butterfield is a top contender, but state that no offer has been made to him yet. So take all of this with a grain of salt. Remember, Spider-Man is now part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thanks to a groundbreaking deal between both Disney (who own Marvel) and Sony (who own the film rights to Spider-Man). As part of that Spidey deal, expect the following: -- The next stand-alone...
- Erik Davis
File this in your 'Rumour File', the same one you put "Eddie Murphy To Play The Riddler In The Dark Knight Rises", pending further reallocation into the 'Actually Happening File', but Deadline is reporting that "sources say" that 18-year-old Ender's Game star Asa Butterfield is entering into talks for the new, younger, extra-rebooted Spider-Man role.This role is, of course, not only for rights-owners Sony's new, new take on the franchise, but also for Marvel, with the much-loved, now-yet-younger-than-before character believed to be first introduced as part of next year's Captain America: Civil War, which has recently started shooting.The other young 'uns on the mooted Spidey might-bes list - Nat Wolff, Tom Holland, Timothee Chalamet, Liam James - are still "in the mix", meaning this rumour has Asa is at the top of the pile, but not 100% guaranteed to get the gig. Watch this space »
Last month, we reported that Sony and Marvel's front runner to play the new Spider-Man is Asa Butterfield, who was one of the two top contenders rumored to be up for the coveted role, along with Tom Holland. Today we have a new report that the studios have officially decided on Asa Butterfield as the new Spider-Man, with the actor currently in negotiations with the studio. This hasn't been confirmed by Sony or Marvel yet, but it seems the search for the new Peter Parker may now be over. Or is it?
When Marvel and Sony first struck a deal to bring Spidey into the Marvel Cinematic Universe earlier this year, part of the arrangement is that the new Spider-Man will first debut in an upcoming Marvel movie, most likely Captain America: Civil War, which is currently in production. While it has never been confirmed that this is the movie he will appear in, »
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- Christopher Campbell
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