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Marvel Studios TV shows exist in the same shared universe as the big screen McU films. The series’ often make references to the films. Why, then, do the films never acknowledge anything that happens on television or on Netflix?
We all know that the Dceu is completely unrelated to its TV shows, but the same is not true for any Marvel-based shows. Agents of Shield, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Agent Carter all exist within the McU. These shows frequently use events from the films as part of their storyline. For instance, the entire trajectory of Agents of Shield was altered by the fall of Shield plot used in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The alien attack on New York from The Avengers was mentioned many times as part of Wilson Fisk’s (Vincent D’Onofrio) motivation on Daredevil. Lady Sif (Jamie Alexander) has popped up a few times on Agents of Shield. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
2016 has seen a massive change in the Marvel Universe. Coinciding with the 75th Anniversary of Captain America we have seen a changing of the guard at the lead of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The character of Captain America was introduced in the comic’s universe in 1941 by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Created as patriotic superhero who would fight the Axis Powers of World War II to create patriotism in the hearts of young men. Time and time again the character of Steve Rogers has been pushed aside in the comic universe only to see him come back stronger than before. Captain America comics were discontinued in 1950 as the public had gotten over the end of World War II only to see his character come back to publication by Marvel Comics in 1964.
- Michael Connally
Ever since production began on Spider-Man: Homecoming earlier this week, we've been treated to a slew of set photos and new casting additions. Today we have more of both, with new images of Tom Holland in action, while actors from two of this year's most popular TV shows have joined the cast. Better Call Saul's Michael Mando and Fargo's Bokeem Woodbine have signed on, although no details about their characters have been confirmed.
Bookeem Woodbine is said to be playing a new villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but his character is being kept under lock and key. If he is playing a villain, he will be the third bad guy joining Michael Keaton and Logan Marshall-Green, rumored to play Vulture and The Tinkerer, respectively. It's possible that Bokeem Woodbine isn't playing a third primary villain, but perhaps an evil associate of either Vulture or The Tinkerer. As for Michael Mando's character, »
Before The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrived in theaters as a huge disappointment to both fans and critics, Sony had grand plans for the franchise. They were prepping to launch their own shared movie universe set within the sprawling world of Peter Parker's New York. This would have included spinoffs for The Sinister Six, Venom a number of female Spider-Man characters and even a standalone Aunt May movie, as weird as that may seem. But the box office wasn't kind to the previous Spider-Man reboot, and the aftermath saw Sony and Marvel teaming up for an all-new reboot that arrives in 2017. Sony still has some grand plans for Peter and his pals. But now, it seems any idea of a shared universe rests in the hands of Marvel Studios. At least for the time being. And that is all by design.
While Sony is eager to squeeze any and all juice »
Ever since production started on Transformers: The Last Knight late last month, we've already learned that a few of our favorite Autobots and Decepticons such as Megatron and Bumblebee will be back for this sequel. Today, director Michael Bay took a break from the production to introduce a brand new robot character, Squeeks. The director is seen in the first of two new photos alongside Squeeks and his new co-star Isabela Moner.
We're pretty sure Squeeks is an Autobot, with the director debuting two new photos on his official website MichaelBay.com. Squeeks is a 1960s/1970s Vespa scooter, and since we see what appears to be a junkyard in the back of this photo, it's possible that Isabela Moner's mystery character discovers Squeeks in this automotive graveyard. This image comes just a few days after the Decepticon cop car Barricade was unveiled.
The Last Knight centers on Optimus Prime, »
With production on Spider-Man: Homecoming entering its third day today, the cast keeps getting bigger and bigger. Abraham Attah, who made his breakthrough feature film debut with last year's Netflix drama Beasts of No Nation, has signed on for an unspecified role in Spider-Man: Homecoming. While no details were given regarding his character, the 15-year old actor will most likely play one of Peter Parker's classmates.
While this has by no means been confirmed, it's possible that the young actor could be playing Miles Morales. Donald Glover, who had actively campaigned for the role a few years ago, has also joined the cast, but his role has not been revealed at this time. It would make more sense for a 15-year-old like Abraham Attah to play Miles Morales, though, since he would match up more with 20-year-old Tom Holland as Peter Parker. Of course, we haven't gotten any confirmation that »
One of the biggest breakout performers of last year, Abraham Attah is following up his acclaimed debut in Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation” with a supporting role in Marvel’s highly anticipated “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” The 15-year old Ghanese actor was famously discovered by a casting director while he was playing soccer with his friends, and he’d go on to anchor the harrowing “Beasts” with a star-is-born performance that earned him the Indie Spirit Award for Best lead Actor, in addition to the Best Young Actor award at the Venice Film Festival.
Attah had lined up only one project since his breakthrough, the Christian Loubek-directed “Buffalo,” but now he’s on the Atlanta set of Marvel’s first standalone Spider-Man blockbuster. The actor’s role is being kept under wraps for now, »
- Zack Sharf
The director’s revelations about the new Alien movie have exposed the ghastly guts of Hollywood film-making to a fanbase that’s already suffered enough
There are countless examples of cult movies that changed in the making, and ended up being better for it. Jeff Bridges reckons 2008’s Iron Man, the movie that launched the Marvel superhero megaverse, began shooting without any script whatsoever. Steven Spielberg’s Jaws was retooled as a Hitchcockian suspense thriller, rather than a monster movie exploitation flick, because the director was forced to admit halfway through filming that the mechanical shark doubling for a real great white looked faker than a $3 bill.
But at least these movies had a reasonable sense of identity from the beginning. Iron Man, even if much of the dialogue was improvised on set by Downey Jr and Bridges, always knew it wanted to be a superhero movie about a billionaire in a supercharged tin can. »
- Ben Child
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” has added yet another young star to its cast, TheWrap has learned. Abraham Attah, the 15-year-old lead in Cary Fukanaga’s “Beasts of No Nation,” has joined Tom Holland on his maiden voyage as Marvel’s beloved Peter Parker, an individual with knowledge of the deal said. The high-school set project already has a few youngsters cast including Zendaya Coleman and Michael Barbieri. Also Read: Hannibal Buress Joins Michael Keaton in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' They’ll be supervised by villain Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei‘s Aunt May, an appearance from Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and supporting players Martin Starr, »
- Matt Donnelly
Yesterday, it was confirmed that production has begun on Spider-Man: Homecoming, with the first photos surfacing from the set, featuring stars Tom Holland, Zendaya Coleman and Tony Revlori. Today marks the second day of production, and we have already seen new photos surface featuring Tom Holland, which reveal a particularly interesting detail about the young Peter Parker. We know that this movie will feature Parker in high school, but now we know exactly what high school he's going to.
The latest photos surfaced from Just Jared, which show Tom Holland walking outside wearing a sweatshirt that reads "Midtown School of Science & Technology." In the Marvel comics, Peter Parker/Spider-Man attends Midtown High School, but in the 2012 reboot The Amazing Spider-Man, the school was changed to Midtown Science High School. We don't know for sure why Marvel and Sony didn't change it back to Midtown High School quite yet, or if »
What if Hollywood refused to release any more movies after June 30th, leaving audiences and Oscar voters to pick from what washed in with the tide from the first six months of 2016? Yikes. Last year at this time, we'd already had Mad Max: Fury Road, Inside Out, Love & Mercy and Ex Machina. This year's pickings are, well, slimmer. Amid the furor over the degrees of suckitude in Batman v Superman, the lack of laughs delivered by Kevin Hart in Ride Along 2 and Central Intelligence, and the franchise fatigue brought »
Take a look @ the first, leaked images from the set of "Cop Car" director Jon Watts' "Spider-Man: Homecoming", starring Tom Holland as 'Peter Parker' aka 'Spider-Man', Zendaya as 'Michelle' and Tony Revolori as 'Manuel':
"Homecoming" refers to "Amazing Spider-Man" #252 (1984)...
...featuring the black suit that will evolve into 'Venom'...
...as well as cameo appearances including 'Black Cat', 'Dr. Curt Connors', 'J. Jonah Jameson', 'Joe Robertson' , 'Aunt May', 'Captain America', 'Captain Marvel', 'Hawkeye', 'Iron Man', 'Thor' and the 'Wasp'.
...and Marvel characters to appear in "Spider-Man" movies.
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- Michael Stevens
Whether or not Sony wanted to believe it, there was some real Spider-Man fatigue going on even as the first Amazing Spider-man's first trailer hit the web. This is a character that fans have seen a lot of. We had a whole trilogy from Sam Raimi, and in that trilogy, it covered what was essentially the quintessential Peter Parker origin story. Fans didn't need or want another one going into Amazing Spider-man, so when those films had nothing really new to offer, it quickly blew up in Sony's face. They did their best to change things up with The Amazing Spider-man 2, but unintentionally sped that iteration of the character to an early grave.
Now, a few short years later, Marvel did the impossible and made fans excited about the character again. After Tom Holland's Peter Parker made his introduction in the recent Captain America: Civil War, many »
- Joseph Medina
Earlier today, we reported that production has gotten under way on Spider-Man: Homecoming, with star Tom Holland sending out the first photo from the set in Atlanta. We also learned that three new actors have joined the cast in unspecified roles. Now we have word of yet another casting addition, and even more photos from the set. Comedian/actor Hannibal Buress has signed on, while star Tom Holland and several of his co-stars were spotted as filming began in Atlanta today.
The photos surfaced at Just Jared, featuring our first look at Tom Holland, Zendaya Coleman and Tony Revolori. We don't know much about what was being filmed today, but one of Marvel's other filmmakers, James Gunn, shared a new photo with himself, Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, along with a message wishing the production the best of luck. Here's what the filmmaker had to say on Facebook below.
Fans got their first glimpse of Tom Holland's Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War and the large majority were delighted and left anxious to see him in his first solo outing, Spider-Man: Homecoming. Well we're one step closer. Production on the film officially began in Atlanta, Georgia today and to commemorate the occasion Holland himself teased out the first image from set on his personal Instagram account. The Jon Watts-directed film features an impressive cast that includes Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Michael Keaton as (we believe) the villainous Vulture, the return of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark, Zendaya as a friend of Peter Parker's named Michelle, Logan Marshall-Green as an additional villain, and Donald Glover, Martin Starr and more in yet-to-be revealed roles. Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige has said that the film will feature many characters from the McU in a story that »
- Roth Cornet
Six weeks after its release Marvel Studio's Captain America: Civil War becomes the first film of 2016 to cross the $400 million domestic mark. While the international box office (China in particular) has evolved to account for a sizable percentage of most film's gross earnings, North America still reigns supreme as the number one film market in the world. While a few other films this year have crossed the $300 million domestic mark, 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.6 M) and Jurassic World ($652.7 M) were the last to films to reach this achievement. The film currently sits at $1.14 billions worldwide. Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. »
"It's one thing we loved about the comic book," said "Iron Man 3" director Shane Black, "which was that 'Maya' is someone 'Tony' meets in one capacity at one point in his life, and he proves to be touched by that encounter.
"We needed a snappy and exciting actor to play the part, and not make it this 'female scientist who takes off her glasses and suddenly she's beautiful."
"Maya is a scientist who makes a pretty astounding discovery that leads her to places," said Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige about the character, "and some are healthier than others. It's not dissimilar to what Tony's been through, and it's a great parallel..."
- Michael Stevens
With Spider-Man: Homecoming gearing up to start shooting soon, more and more cast members are being announced every day. And today is no exception. Coming aboard is Silicon Valley star Martin Starr, who actually has an interesting tie to the creative side of the team. The actor got his start in Hollywood appearing alongside screenwriter John Francis Daley in the cult favorite TV series Freaks and Geeks. At this time, it isn't known who Starr will be playing, but it might be safe to say that he'll be taking on another 'geek'.
While this is certainly fun news for genre fans, which arrives courtesy of Deadline, THR also has a new report on casting for Spider-Man: Homecoming. They reveal that Prometheus star Logan Marshall-Green has come aboard. Though, no further information has been revealed about his character. Aside from Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland, and Aunt May, played by Marisa Tomei, Marvel and Sony are keeping a tight lid on the other iconic Marvel characters that will show up in the movie.
Though, we do know that Robert Downey Jr. will be reprising his role as Iron Man. Michael Keaton is playing the villain, whom many speculate is The Vulture. If true, Homecoming will mark the first time this particular Spider-man villain has been seen on the big screen. Though, Sam Raimi was going to use The Vulture in his canceled Spider-Man 4, which would have been played by John Malkovich. And there were plans to introduce the character in The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which was hinted at in 2's post-credit sequence. The Vulture would have also gone onto feature as one of the Sinister Six, a movie Sony still sounds intent on releasing sometime in the near future.
There have been rumors that the lesser known villain The Tinkerer will be showing up in Spider-Man: Homecoming. And that might just be the perfect character of the eccentric Martin Starr. Though, the report from THR claims that Logan Marshall-Green is actually playing the secondary villain. The report almost makes it sound as though Michael Keaton's character and Marshall-Green's character are in cahoots. No further story details have been unveiled at this time.
Also joining the cast in recent months are pop star Zendaya, who is playing the unidentified female lead. Though it has been noted that she is not Peter Parker's love interest, but instead a high school classmate. Tony Revolori's unnamed character is a new kind of bully and described as Parker's schoolyard nemesis, which could point to him also being a burgeoning scientist. Laura Harrier is also appearing in the movie. Jon Watts is directing this reboot, with the aforementioned John Francis Daley penning the screenplay alongside his Vacation reboot co-writer Jonathan M. Goldstein. Deadline does seemingly confirm that Michael Keaton is playing the Vulture, but we believe that is just hearsay at this point, as it has never been confirmed by Marvel and Sony. »
With production on Spider-Man: Homecoming expected to kick off sometime next week in Atlanta, Marvel Studios has been quite busy these past few days rounding out the cast, having already added Donald Glover (The Martian) earlier this week, and now, they're closing in on two more very solid pieces. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Logan Marshall-Green is currently in talks to join the Jon Watts-directed film as a secondary villain and Deadline is reporting that Martin Starr has signed on for an undisclosed role. Further details on their roles were unavailable, but if recent rumors are to be believed, there's a decent chance one of them is playing the Tinkerer. The duo joins a cast headlined by Tom Holland as your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man with an impressive supporting cast featuring Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Michael Keaton as the film's lead villain, »
With production on Spider-Man: Homecoming expected to kick off sometime next week in Atlanta, Marvel Studios has been quite busy these past few days rounding out the cast, having already added Donald Glover (The Martian) earlier this week, and now, they're closing in on two more very solid pieces. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Logan Marshall-Green is currently in talks to join the Jon Watts-directed film as a secondary villain and Deadline is reporting that Martin Starr has signed on for an undisclosed role. Further details on their roles were unavailable, but if recent rumors are to be believed, there's a decent chance one of them is playing the Tinkerer. The duo joins a cast headlined by Tom Holland as your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man with an impressive supporting cast featuring Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Michael Keaton as the film's lead villain, Zendaya Coleman as Michelle, Tony Revolori as Manuel, Laura Harrier, Michael Barbieri, and Kenneth »
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