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Paramount is believed to be courting the Amazing Spider-Man actor, while Sony has reportedly sounded out the Danish Girl star
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Vikander has been approached by Sony to play the celebrated crime author in her formative years as a “proto-feminist” unhappy with traditional wife-and-mother expectations. Stone, on the other hand, has been pencilled in for Paramount’s take on Christie’s “missing” 11 days in 1926 – a subject already covered in Michael Apted’s 1979 film Agatha, which starred Vanessa Redgrave and Dustin Hoffman.
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- Andrew Pulver
Take a look @ Marvel Comics' "Spider-Man" #5, showcasing the female vigilante anti-hero 'Black Cat', available June 29, 2016, written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Sara Pichelli, with covers by Pichelli:
Felicia Hardy is the daughter of a world-renowned cat burglar. After suffering a traumatic event as a college freshman, she trained herself in various fighting styles and acrobatics and, after deciding to follow in her father's footsteps, adopted her costumed identity as the 'Black Cat'.
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- Michael Stevens
Are we about to get a Silver Sable movie? Sony has been in control of everything related to any and all Spider-Man movies for quite some time, but they recently struck a deal with Marvel Studios to allow Spidey into the McU. Sony still owns the rights to the character and his rogues gallery, but they seem to be letting Kevin Feige and Co. drive the ship. That said, Sony still never much has hopes of making more movies with other Spider-Man characters. As it turns out, we may already know one of the movies that Sony is planning as a Spider-Man spinoff for what has widley become known as 'The Spider-Verse'.
A new report from ComicBookMovie suggests that Sony is planning a Silver Sable movie, with Abi Morgan, the writer of The Invisible Woman, attached. The rumor comes from former editor of The Wrap Jeff Sneider, who is claiming »
"...the 'Spidey' and 'Silk' time jaunt, takes them all the way to their beginning: the science fair where they were both bitten by the radioactive spider!
"Plus: 'Chronosaurus Rex' revealed..."
'Cindy Moon' gained similar abilities to 'Peter Parker' when she was bitten by the same radioactive spider that gave him his abilities, though her spider-sense (dubbed a 'Silk Sense') is far stronger than Peter's.
She also has the power to shoot webs out of her fingertips, possesses an 'eidetic memory' and from time to time, uses her feminine wiles to get free pancakes from 'iHop'.
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- Michael Stevens
Yesterday we brought you some comments from Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Tom Rothman, who stated that Sony plans to build a “whole Spider-Man universe” alongside the upcoming Spidey reboot which the studio is co-producing with Marvel Studios.
Well, it’s only taken a few hours for us to get our first rumour as to what that universe might entail, with Jeff Sneider claiming on Popcorn Talk that Sony is talking to screenwriter Abi Morgan (Shame) about scripting a Silver Sable movie. There’s also talk that Eli Roth (Knock Knock) could be in contention for the director’s chair.
First debuting in The Amazing Spider-Man #265 (hence the reason she’s part of the Spidey rights package), Silver Sable is the leader of the Wild Pack, a mecenary team who track down war criminals. The character was previously rumoured to be part of Sony’s female-led spinoff from The Amazing Spider-Man, »
- Gary Collinson
According to reports, Sony is moving forward on a new stand-alone feature film, showcasing a popular Marvel Comics superhero from the 'Spider-Man' universe:
Sony are moving ahead on a feature film starring Marvel Comics character 'Silver Sable', aka 'Silver Sablinova', an anti-hero mercenary, hunter of war criminals, leader of the 'Wild Pack' and 'CEO' of 'Silver Sable International'.
Although sometimes a legitimate mercenary, her methods and motives have sometimes brought her into conflict with other superheroes including 'Spider-Man'.
Created by writer Tom DeFalco and illustrator Ron Frenz, Silver Sable debuted in "The Amazing Spider-Man" #265 (June 1985), followed by the series "Silver Sable & The Wild Pack" (June 1992) written by Gregory Wright, penciled by Steven Butler and a limited 4-issue series "Sable and Fortune".
Silver Sable is a formidable hand-to-hand combatant, skilled in various martial arts, including the ability to take out 'Captain America'.
She wears synthetic stretch fabric lined with Kevlar throughout the torso. »
- Michael Stevens
Could we be looking at the first ever big screen incarnation of Miles Morales in the latest Spider-Man: Homecoming set photos? Possibly. Earlier in the week, production started on Marvel and Sony's second reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. And ever since we've been inundated with images and casting updates. One of the latest cast additions has everyone speculating that Morales is about to make his debut appearance in this comic book adventure. And now said actor has appeared in costume.
But not that costume. No, Abraham Attah is seen in his high school wardrobe as he makes his way to the Midtown School of Science & Technology. Attah made his breakthrough feature film debut with last year's Netflix drama Beasts of No Nation, and as soon as he was brought forward for Homecoming, rumors began to fly that he's been cast as fan-favorite Miles Morales, who at one point in the comics takes over as Spider-Man. »
Tom Rothman recently had an interview with THR in which he said some interesting things regarding the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot and the 2017 Spider-man: Homecoming movie that is being co-run by Marvel Studios. Rothman made several comments that make it clear his main goal is to make some nice cash from these films, and I respect him more for saying that. It helps also explain a lot of why The Amazing Spider-man movies even happened. But admitting is the first step.
He also confirmed that Sony and Marvel plan on making an entire universe revolved around Spider-Man. That doesn't exactly mean they plan on making a cinematic universe, just a lot of films about the character. Besides the live action film we have to look forward to, there is also an animated feature that's going to be released as well as a Venom movie that may or may not happen.
- Nicholas Williams
Sony will continue to work with Marvel on future Spider-Man movies - and that movie universe is back on...
Filming has now begun on Spider-Man: Homecoming, the new standalone Spider-Man movie that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are collaborating on. Sony still holds the rights to make Spider-Man films, but after its The Amazing Spider-Man films struggled, a deal was done with Marvel to bring in its expertise. We saw the first fruits of that in Captain America: Civil War, when Tom Holland debuted his take on the character.
Sony, you may remember, had been planning a Spider-Man cinematic universe when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released. And it seems it still is. It was asked if Sony had plans for its Spider-Man universe, and if it plans to work with Marvel again. “Yes to both those questions”, Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman has said. “It’s been fantastic, »
Anghus Houvouras on technology and the movies…
Technology plays a pivotal role in the world of moviemaking, both in front of and behind the camera. So many of our biggest blockbusters are the products of technical innovation and many feature the kind of awesome future tech that is integral to the plot. Like the original Independence Day, that not only featured the superior alien technology of laser beams and force fields but also a little laptop that managed to upload a computer virus to the mothership and save humanity.
The kind of technology we see on screen is often a product of fiction, created by the Production Designers of a feature film to convince us they can do the impossible. These days it’s easy to spot movies using real world tech and applications, especially when it feels inorganic to whatever you’re watching. Like when Peter Parker pulls out »
- Gary Collinson
Henry Bevan on Spider-Man: Homecoming and what it needs to do to be great…
In Spider-Man 2 Peter Parker’s (Tobey Maguire) childhood home is facing foreclosure but Aunt May (Rosemary Harris) insists on giving him her last 20 bucks, only for his landlord to snatch it a way. Peter is broke and Spider-Man keeps him that way. He is relatable and it makes Spider-Man 2 one of the best superhero movies ever. When Kevin Feige agreed with this sentiment in 2015, he namechecked John Hughes as an influence on Marvel’s take on ol’ webhead. So, as Spider-Man: Homecoming stocks its cast with Donald Glover, Logan Marshall-Green and Martin Starr, director Jon Watts once again mentioned Hughes as an inspiration for the film.
- Henry Bevan
After seeing his debut in Captain America: Civil War, the audience appetite for Tom Holland's Peter Parker is officially whet; and the outlook for his debut solo film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, just keeps getting better and better. The cast for the film is already impressive, and includes -- among others -- Michael Keaton as the central villain (that most believe is the Vulture), Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Zendaya as a friend of Peter's named Michelle, and Robert Downy Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man. The film just got that much more exciting by adding Beasts of No Nation breakout star Abraham Attah. Attah received great acclaim, including a Best Male Lead win at the Independent Spirit Awards, for his role in the Netflix original movie where he starred alongside -- and held his own against -- the profoundly talented Idris Elba, as a child soldier. It's unclear who Attah is playing in Spider-Man: Homecoming, »
- Roth Cornet
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 »
Honestly, it’s been hard for me this past week to think of something to talk about that isn’t the Pulse Lgbtq nightclub massacre that took place on Latin night in Orlando, Fl in the early hours of June 12th which was a targeted attack against the queer and Hispanic communities using a Sig Sauer McX assault rifle. This semi-automatic rifle has been the weapon of choice for many a mass shooter. That fact was not lost on the crowd of thousands that we attended the vigil at Stonewall Inn here in Manhattan’s West Village last week.
Despite this fact, no one really expected anything to be done about gun violence. After all, we’ve experienced so many mass shootings these last few years and our government has done next to nothing about it. Certainly on a federal level. And besides, it’s an election year. You know »
- Joe Corallo
In the comic books, Peter Parker went to Midtown High School. The Amazing Spider-Man franchise for some reason changed that to Midtown Science High School, and now Marvel Studios and Sony are following a similar route for Spider-Man: Homecoming. As you can see below, Tom Holland is sporting a jumper which reveals that the wall crawler now goes to Midtown School of Science & Technology. However, with a greater focus being put on Peter's high school years, could there be more to this than just a name. Captain America: Civil War established the fact that the young hero is gifted, so perhaps this school caters specifically to those with a knack for science and technology? With shooting taking place, Marvel is no doubt going to announce the cast any day now, so we'll hopefully learn more soon. »
Let the subplots commence. Civil War 2 is chugging along with the release of The Amazing Spider-Man Number 1. I’ve found that with event stories such as this, some of the subplot stories that you find in other comics vary in quality. Sometimes their addition to the main event flows nicely, such as Ms. Marvel’s use in the Secret Wars event. Sometimes the results are mixed such as the Black Widow series from Nathan Edmondson.
To start, I enjoyed this issue. While it definitely adds to the Civil War 2 story, it doesn’t feel forced in the least. It feels like a natural extension of where Brian Bendis and Dave Marquez are taking things. The characters feel real which can be tough to accomplish when dealing with people with such amazing abilities. When Peter Parker and Johnny Storm meet up under circumstances fit for a 1970’s sitcom, their back »
- Tim Jousma
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Doctor Strange, Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine 3, Gambit, Deadpool, Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Gotham, Batman: The Killing Joke, Rising Stars and more…
We’re starting things off the in the Marvel Cinematic Universe this week, seeing as director James Gunn and star Chris Pratt have announced that principal photography has now wrapped on next year’s hotly-anticipated superhero space opera Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Gunn made the announcement in a Facebook video, during which he also confirmed that he and the cast will be heading to San Diego next month for Comic-Con: “We, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, are coming to San Diego Comic-Con this year,” states Gunn. »
- Gary Collinson
Before the release of Captain America: Civil War, many fans seemed to be a bit burnt out on Spider-Man. Not because they didn't love him anymore, but as the character was heading for a third reboot, it just started to feel like a bit much. And then Tom Holland showed up on screen and we were all on board again. In recent weeks, we have been getting a flurry of casting news for Spider-Man: Homecoming and now the film's director Jon Watts has opened up a bit about the movie and more specifically, the cast.
In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Jon Watts, who has been pretty quiet up to this point, talked quite a bit about the movie, though he was shy on specific details. The cast for Homecoming is looking like it will be fairly diverse and the director talked a bit about that and the reasoning for it. »
While it’s a great bit of casting in its own right, as Glover is a very charismatic actor, his appointment also has another meaning for fans. Back before Andrew Garfield nabbed the part of Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man, a popular fan movement called for Glover to take on the role. The actor eventually got behind this and made his bid for the part public. Obviously, though, this wasn’t to be and he didn’t end up snagging it.
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Given that there’s some history between Spider-Man and Glover though, he’s surely been given a meaty role in Homecoming. So far, the identity of his character has been kept under wraps, which might just mean that he’s playing an important part.
Join us, then, as we offer up eight potential characters from the comics who Donald Glover could be playing. As always, if you have any ideas of your own, be sure to let us know in the comments section below. »
- Christian Bone
With the press conferences now over and the regular E3 show floor days in full swing, the gaming team here at Cinelinx wanted to look back at the major conferences this year and see who everyone thought “won.” Come inside to see our team’s picks and share your own thoughts!
Each year, the studios behind the major press conferences try to out-do one another, in an attempt to “win” the show and leaving everyone talking about them. In year’s past it’s cycled between the various companies, and everyone tends to feel different about who took home the victory. As such, we asked our staff members who they thought had the best conference this time around, and explain why:
At first I thought that Ubisoft had won the Battle of the E3 presentations. With a lineup of Watch_Dogs 2, South Park: Fractured but Whole, Ghost Recon...I mean c’mon they had this thing wrapped up. Then Sony hit the stage a few hours later, and blew everyone out of the water.
Bear McCreary led an orchestra in a musical score from the first gameplay for God of War; Last Guardian got a release date after 7 years of production hell; gameplay/video from Day’s Gone, Spiderman PS4, Cod: Infinite Warfare, and so much more. If this was a Thanksgiving dinner you’d have to breakout the sweatpants because you’re going to get full!
How can I forget the awesome video with the funniest/oddest name ever - Detroit: Become Human. As you can tell from all the praise Sony Playstation has easily claimed E3 2016, I really don’t need to wait for Nintendo because what have they done in the past 3-4 years that was worth talking about?
Aaron (Note Aaron is being comical!)
EA wins all.
Highlights of E3:
Bethesda and Sony tied for the best E3 conference, both brought their A-Game this year and delivered. From the surprise announcements (Quake Champions, The Last Guardian getting a release date) to the high quality level of presentation given (Sony Orchestra) both were fantastic!
The best conference was Sony. I was trying hard to look elsewhere, but you simply can’t. Before E3 we had all put together our predictions, and wishlist, and Sony single handily hit everything on my list. It was awesome seeing Quake at Bethesda, and their hint at Wolfenstein, but a majority of their show was just “wait for Quake Con.” Ubisoft was the first show to have something cool looking with Ghost Recon and Watch Dogs 2, and Microsoft had a decent show until they jumped the ship with Scorpio.
Sony, my goodness Sony, this is how you do an E3 show. They talked for maybe a Total of 5 minutes. We didn’t need stats or long descriptions about everything, it was an hour of pure trailers and gameplay. Sony was smart doing that and then utilizing E3 itself to host developers and talk about specific content. They did a great job of mentioning Vr, getting the details out, and then running back to showing it off. Sony often times has an advantage by going last, but it’s worth it. I was finally happy that E3 was happening when their show took place. Spider-Man and Kojima in one show! You simply can't beat that.
At this point, I don’t see much point in arguing against Sony having won the conference battle this year. Generally speaking, I enjoyed the majority of the press conferences at E3, but none of them really felt like they brought the “wow” factor to the show.
Bethesda did a pretty solid job, especially coming after such a disappointing showcase from EA, showing us some incredible gameplay from Dishonored 2, as well as giving us a look at what’s to come from them in the future. Ubisoft also delivered in a few ways, but really lost focus about mid-way through the presentation. After which, it became a chore to watch, and hard to care about the things they were showing.
With Xbox ending on a new(ish) console announcement, Sony had their work cut out for them. Fortunately for gamers, they were more than up to the challenge. Their conference didn’t pull any punches, and featured game trailer after game trailer, with little to no downtime in between. It was a constant barrage of reveals that kept you glued to your seats for fear of missing out on something. It gave me the “wow” I’d been looking for in the days preceding it, and had me cheering out loud at several points too.
There’s plenty more E3 coverage going on with the site this week, so be sure to keep it tuned to us. While you’re here, however, be sure to tell us who You thought “won” E3 and why you think so.
-The Cinelinx Team
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