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Marvel and Sony dropped an early Christmas present for fans of the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man this week with the release of the very first trailer for next year’s reboot Spider-Man: Homecoming. The film sees Tom Holland taking centre stage following his debut in this year’s Captain America: Civil War, while Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark is also along for the ride, and former Batman star Michael Keaton looks to join a rather select group by delivering a memorable Marvel villain with his turn as The Vulture.
So, what did the Flickering Myth writing team make of this first trailer? Here’s our reaction…
Mark Bartlett: Positively a perfect portrayal of pubescent Peter Parker. This trailer absolutely nails it. It’s nothing to do with the spectacle of it all; his suit and Michael Keaton’s Vulture look cool and everything; it’s the fact that this is actually Peter, »
- Gary Collinson
Sony and Marvel Studios must feel pretty confident about the reception from last night’s trailer debuts for Spider-Man: Homecoming (both of which you can watch here), because a sequel has just been greenlit and given a release date. According to Deadline, Tom Holland’s version of the web slinger will swing back into theaters on July 5th, 2019 for the as-yet-untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming 2.
This has caused a release date shift for Bad Boys 4, which was slotted to arrive that same weekend. Instead, the studio has opted to open it on Memorial Day weekend, May 24, 2019. With Bad Boys 4 out of the way, the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will only be competing with an untitled Universal Illumination movie, though that’s subject to change since both films will likely target the same audience.
- James Garcia
Following the release of the first trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming [watch them here], Cbr has revealed Hasbro’s six inch Vulture action figure which is based on the appearance of Michael Keaton’s villain in the upcoming Marvel and Sony reboot and gives us our most-detailed look yet at the character and costume; take a look at the promotional images here…
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture »
- Amie Cranswick
The first trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming were packed full of awesome moments, but did you spot these very cool nods to the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe? While we obviously know Tony Stark/Iron Man will be showing up here, it turns out that his father will be making an appearance too! As you can see, Howard Stark's face is on the wall of the science high school attended by Peter Parker. The character has had a major impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe since appearing in Iron Man 2 as he made his presence felt in Captain America: The First Avenger, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, and Agent Carter. While this is probably little more than an Easter Egg for fans to pick up on, it's yet another great thing about the wall-crawler finally being in the same universe as The Avengers! Talking of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Bruce Banner also showed up in Peter's school. »
The first trailer for the 16th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: Homecoming, was just unveiled by Jimmy Kimmel and Tom Holland on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and is now available for everybody’s viewing pleasure on the web. See it here…
An international trailer, which features even more new footage, was also released by Marvel, so be sure to watch it below…
As previous reports suggested, Homecoming looks like a coming-of-age high school movie crossed with, of course, a superhero movie, and it couldn’t be a more promising combination. It’s hard for one’s Spidey senses not to tingle after watching these dynamite trailers, which show Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man interacting with Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, taking down a group of Avengers mask-wearing bank robbers and staring lovingly at his crush with his best friend. Not to mention, Michael Keaton looks to »
- Justin Cook
Ahead of the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer tonight, Sony and Marvel has released a new image of Tom Holland as everyone’s favourite wall-crawler through USA Today. Holland also spoke about what fans can expect with the film’s story and its main villain Vulture, played by Michael Keaton.
Holland says Homecoming is “more a character piece about this kid who’s struggling to talk to girls and also struggling to save the city… This is really a movie where Spider-Man’s not the finished article. He really does learn and he makes massive mistakes. It’s nice to see a kid do that and then try to rectify those mistakes.”
Director Jon Watts also discussed Spider-Man’s character arc, stating that, “It’s fun to think that if Spider-Man is a regular kid who becomes a superhero, there’s got to be a bunch of regular guys who become supervillains, »
- Ricky Church
Marvel and Sony have announced that they are set to unleash the first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming tomorrow, and to whet our appetites we’ve got a short teaser, which sees Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) presenting Spidey (Tom Holland) with an upgraded suit – complete with underarm webbing – courtesy of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Check it out here…
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Marvel Studios’ “Captain: Civil War,” begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
Spider-Man: Homecoming sees Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei reprising their roles from Captain America: Civil War as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Aunt May, alongside Marvel veterans Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan. New additions to the cast include Michael Keaton (Birdman), Michael Barbieri (Little Men), Zendaya (K.C. Undercover), Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys), Tony Revolori »
- Gary Collinson
Daily Deaders, we are hosting a contest where two of our readers can win a DVD copy of The Unspoken courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment. Continue reading for rules and entry details. Also in today's Highlights: three clips and a featurette for The Eyes of My Mother and details on the third annual Scary Christmas Party.
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- Tamika Jones
The Get Down star Justice Smith is the latest actor to join the ever-expanding cast of Jurassic World 2. The Hollywood Reporter, the outlet that broke the news, didn’t provide any further information about who Smith would be playing in the sequel or the size of his role.
Smith, who is 21 years old, has only appeared in a handful of projects across his short career. Outside of The Get Down, his most high-profile role by far is that of Radar, friend to Nat Wolff’s Quentin, in Paper Towns.
- Justin Cook
Throughout Spider-Man’s live action adventures, there has always been one element from his costume that has been missing: the classic underarm webbing as seen in artist Steve Ditko’s designs of the first Spider-Man comics. That is about to change, though, as Marvel has revealed Spider-Man will get a suit upgrade that will include the underarm webbing in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
This was announced in Sao Paulo, Brazil at Comic Con Experience 2016 where Marvel held a panel. Marvel’s own Vice President and Executive Director of Digital Media Ryan Penagos was in attendance and live tweeted the panel, describing a clip from Homecoming. The scene seems to take place from Spidey’s point of view as he’s talking with Jon Favreau’s Happy Hogan and then Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark opens up a briefcase with an upgrade for the webslinger. The next scene shows Spider-Man leaping off »
- Ricky Church
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Justice Smith has signed on for a role in Universal Pictures & Amblin Entertainment's upcoming sequel to their 2015 mega-blockbuster Jurassic World. Details on his role are being kept under wraps for the time being, but he's now the third new addition for the hotly anticipated sequel, following Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Rafe Spall (Life of Pi), who both joined early last month. The dinosaur sequel, which is due out June 2018, will once again be headlined by Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol.2) & Bryce Dallas Howard (Black Mirror) - who will reprise their roles as Owen & Claire from the original film - and they probably won't be the only familiar faces as B.D. Wong (Gotham) is also expected to return in some capacity. Production has been slated to begin spring 2017 in England with J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls) in the director's chair. »
There’s been an effort to recognize stunt work with its own Academy Award in recent years, and it’s easy to see why in “The Evolution of Stunts with Damien Walters.” Walters, a former gymnast, has performed stunt work in such films as “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “Captain America: The First Avenger” and next month’s “Assassin’s Creed.” Watch a two-and-a-half minute sample of his work below.
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The allusive video contains callbacks to several famous movie scenes: the plane flying overhead in “North by Northwest,” the house falling on Buster Keaton in “Steamboat Bill Jr.” and wire-fu reminiscent of “The Matrix” and its predecessors. It begins with comparatively low-key stunts and escalates from there, culminating in the stuntman doing a front flip while on fire.
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- Michael Nordine
We've been hearing about the Rocketeer remake for awhile now, which is tentatively called The Rocketeers. It appears that quite a few directors have seen Disney about the movie over the past couple of years, with each pitching their own take. 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg was someone very eager to take on the job. He didn't land it, but he's showing off art he used in his pitch.
Earlier today it was announced that Dan Trachtenberg will be directing the biopic The Secret Life of Houdini, a job he landed on the success of this year's surprise hit 10 Cloverfield Lane. True life drama aside, Dan Trachtenberg is a genre fan at heart. And he jumped at the chance to possibly direct a Rocketeer remake.
The original Rocketeer landed in theaters way back in 1991, and it was a modest hit for Disney. This WWII set story has gained quite a »
Marvel may be taking risks more often in the future, because they are really starting to pay off. Doctor Strange has now grossed more than $600 million worldwide and similar to movies like Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy before it, was considered to be a bit of a risk and was definitely outside the norm for comic book movies. It turns out, audiences like a little bit (or in this case a lot bit) of Strange.
According to Box Office Mojo, Marvel Studios' latest Doctor Strange is just shy of $616 million worldwide, after adding to its total over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Domestically, the movie has already grossed more than $200 million, after adding another $13 million over the weekend. That puts it over other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies like The Incredible Hulk ($135 million}, Captain America: The First Avenger ($177 million), Ant-Man ($180 million) and Thor ($181 million). Worldwide, it has also already passed »
Disney's Moana topped the extended holiday box office with the second largest five-day Thanksgiving opening of all-time and the third largest three-day Thanksgiving opening of all-time, leading a top twelve that grossed a combined $173 million. Moana was, however, the only real success story among new wide releases as Allied and Bad Santa 2 fell short of expectations and Rules Don't Apply delivered the worst wide opening of 2016. Other bright spots are to be found, though, in the likes of holdovers such as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Doctor Strange and Arrival as well as a solid expansion for Amazon and Roadside's Manchester by the Sea. At the top, Disney's latest animated adventure Moana delivered an estimated $55.5 million three-day opening and an estimated $81.1 million five-day opening. As already noted, the five-day opening ranks as the second largest Thanksgiving debut ever behind Disney's Frozen ($93.6m five-day) and just ahead of »
- Brad Brevet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The House of Mouse must be pretty happy right about now, as they ruled over the box office this weekend thanks to both Moana and Doctor Strange, with the former taking in $55.5 million and the latter pulling in another $13.4 million. Both of those figures are significant, and here’s why.
In regards to Moana, that weekend gross puts its total five-day debut at a well-deserved $81.1 million, which means it’s now the second-highest Thanksgiving opening of all-time, with only Frozen ahead of it – as that film hit $93.6 million back in 2013. Furthermore, Disney is now the undisputed king of Thanksgiving debuts, as the top 6 all belong to to them.
The good news doesn’t stop there, either, as the studio’s other effort, Doctor Strange, has now brought its worldwide total to over $600 million, making it the biggest single-character launch for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beating out The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: The First Avenger, »
- Josh Wilding
As Doctor Strange continues to rake it in all over the world, Marvel's latest has made history as the highest grossing first solo installment in the McU. The Sorcerer Supreme's first big-screen outing has now amassed $616 million globally, beating the studio's other single-character debuts, Iron Man ($585M), The Incredible Hulk ($263M), Thor ($450M), Captain America: The First Avenger ($370M), and Ant-Man ($519M). Pretty impressive for a character hardly anyone outside of comic book circles will have heard of leading up to the movie's release. How many times have you been to see Doctor Strange? Do you think it deserves its success? Sound off below, and click Here for Bo updates on Moana and Fantastic Beasts. <3 <3 <3 Rt @ERCboxoffice Doctor Strange docket: Domestic ($205.1M) Int'l ($410.9M) Worldwide ($616M) — Sarah (@Sara_1979) November 27, 2016 »
One of the great quests of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, going all the way back to the early days of Phase 1, remains assembling all six of the Infinity Stones. Now that Doctor Strange is out, we know that there is only one remaining Infinity Stone to be found. Or is there? A new, and pretty solid, fan theory suggests it has been right in front of our eyes the whole time.
The theory comes from a guy named Ryne Short, who submitted it to Comicbook.com. He posits that Heimdall, played by Idris Elba in the Thor movies, has the Soul Stone, safely on Asgard. Here is how Ryne Short backs up his theory.
"In Norse mythology, Odin gives him his sight. Heimdall's eyes are orange. In Thor: The Dark World, he is quoted saying he can see all the souls in the nine realms. And in Thor's vision in Age of Ultron, »
Back in August, it was rumoured that Zendaya is portraying the iconic character of Mary Jane Watson in Marvel and Sony’s upcoming Spidey reboot Spider-Man: Homecoming, and that her true identity would be a big reveal in the film.
The Disney Channel star has since suggested that she won’t be portraying a love-interest in the film, and now she has categorically denied the rumour, telling Et that: “I’m not Mary Jane unfortunately, but I am in the movie which is exciting. My character’s name is Michelle. If that’s what everybody wants to think, I’m gonna let people think whatever they want to think.”
Now, it’s entirely possible that Zendaya is misleading us in order to preserve the secrecy, but then again the original report came from El Mayimbe, who is a notorious fibber, so… I guess we won’t know for sure until July. »
- Gary Collinson
Doctor Strange spent two weeks at #1 in North America before being dethroned by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and despite that movie scoring over $200 million worldwide this weekend, things are still looking good for the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Sorcerer Supreme. With $17.7 million during its third weekend domestically, Doctor Strange now has a total of $181.5 million, a figure which means it has passed previous origin stories Captain America: The First Avenger, Ant-Man, and Thor. Overseas, the movie earned an additional $26 million to take its global haul to $571.5 million. That means it's now ahead of Ant-Man's $519 million and rapidly closing in on Iron Man's $585.2 million. $100 million of that came from China (no easy feat), and as a result, Doctor Strange has already passed X-Men: Apocalypse's worldwide total of $544 million. Why does that matter? Well, the X-Men franchise features far more recognisable characters and has been established for quite some time, »
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