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We've been wondering for years what the Marvel Universe's Miles Morales looks like and this cover for issue #4 of Spider-Men II sheds some light on the villainous version of the Ultimate Spider-Man. »
This past weekend I saw Spider-Man Homecoming with my friend Chap. We went to the theater right by us early in the afternoon on Saturday. It was the best experience I’ve had seeing a Spider-Man movie in theaters since I saw Spider-Man 2 with fellow ComicMix writer Arthur Tebbel back in 2004. That was thirteen years ago.
So much of what makes this movie work is Spider-Man himself. Tom Holland (no relation to Alec Holland, a.k.a. Swamp Thing) manages to nail playing both a boy with a superhero physique with enough awkward mannerisms to make it totally believable that he would be perceived as big nerd even by nerd science school standards. He handles the social anxiety and doubt of a teenage Peter Parker better than just about anyone else I’d seen play it or write it. Tom Holland approaches the character with a neediness, desperation, love, »
- Joe Corallo
Spider-Man: Homecoming is a Spider-Man movie for a new generation -- a generation that desires to see a franchise reflective and representative of the world they currently live in. Yes, Tom Holland's Peter Parker still has to balance crime fighting with homework; and yes, he's still white, but the cast of characters around him are not.
"It was also important to make this the real world. The Marvel universe lives in a real sort of place, so we wanted to be a part of a real school. The real school is in New York," added Goldstein.
(Spoilers: Do not read if you haven’t seen “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”)
With Spider-Man’s move into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the character’s first solo outing was bound to include plenty of fun nods to the other famous superheros. From Robert Downey Jr.’s appearance as Tony Stark/Iron Man, to Peter’s school showing PSAs featuring Captain America, and references to Thor, Shield, and more, there was plenty for fans to take in.
Spider-Man Theme Song
The film starts right off the bat with a nod to Spider-Man’s long history. Rather than include the usual music that plays over the Marvel logo opening that’s included in every film, the music in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is actually the theme from the 1967 “Spider-Man” cartoon.
- Jacob Bryant
Now that Spider-Man: Homecoming has swung into theaters, there's something about the ending that you should know before you see it. Actually, it's about what happens after the ending, if you want to get technical. Peter Parker's latest adventure includes not one, but two postcredits scenes, adding to Marvel's ever-growing collection. Major spoilers below! During Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Adrian Toomes/Vulture (Michael Keaton)'s final, brutal fight against each other on a beach by Coney Island (which occurs after Adrian discovers Peter's real identity), an explosion nearly claims Adrian's life. Fortunately Peter saves him, but unfortunately (for Adrian) he also ties his foe up with a web and leaves him on the sand for the authorities to find. It's later revealed that he's going to court while his wife and daughter move away to Oregon. In the first bonus scene, which happens halfway through the credits, we »
- Quinn Keaney
Image Source: Getty / Neilson Barnard Spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming below! After months of speculation, we finally, officially know who Donald Glover plays in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the revelation will likely leave fans of the comics with their own spidey senses tingling. Not only could Glover's character mean there's potentially a second Spider-Man floating around somewhere in NYC, but it may also mean that the current iteration of everyone's favorite web-slinger - Tom Holland's Peter Parker - is not long for this world. See, while we're happy to see Glover join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in any capacity, his cameo does hint at the introduction of Miles Morales, who eventually takes over for Spider-Man in the comic books after the death of Peter Parker. To be fair, Sony has already confirmed that a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming is on the way, meaning there will be plenty of Holland on our screens in the coming years. »
- Quinn Keaney
Warning: spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming below! Of all the familiar characters that pop up in Spider-Man: Homecoming, one in particular should give any fan of the comics some pause: Aaron Davis. Donald Glover appears as the well-meaning criminal in the latest iteration of the web-slinger's story, and his arrival has some pretty serious (and exciting) implications for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So, who is Aaron Davis, aka the Prowler, exactly? The Prowler character first appears in the Amazing Spider-Man comics back in 1969, where he's just an engineer with dreams of becoming a hero. He builds his Prowler suit to rob the Daily Bugle and then turn that money in to the police under his real identity, Hobie Brown, and gain acclaim, but the plan goes off the rails and he ends up fighting with Spider-Man. Hobie isn't a bad guy at heart, though, and helps Peter Parker later on in other storylines. »
- Quinn Keaney
- Molly Freeman
Odd though it may seem in retrospect, one of the biggest disappointments about Marvel’s casting decisions when they finally got the film rights to the character back was that they decided to cast somebody to play Peter Parker. Although he is the first and most iconic version of the character, even long-running Spider-fans were more than a little weary about the third version of this character showing up on the big screen within a decade. Believe it or not, there’s a whole cadre of characters who adopted the mantle of Spider-Man (and Woman) over the years in the comics. Whether
- Brian Hadsell
Ricky Church ranks the Spider-Man movie villains…
Since 2001, we have been given five Spider-Man films, with the sixth – Spider-Man: Homecoming – opening in cinemas this week. Through these movies we’ve been introduced to many villains from Spider-Man’s rogues gallery, some of whom are very well known, and some not quite as famous as the others.
As we prepare for the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, I take a look back on the past villains in Spidey’s films and present my ranking of them based on their character development, depiction and the actor’s portrayal. So, which one is the best Spider-Man villain to appear on film?
Honourable Mention: J. Jonah Jameson
While not a villain by any means, J. Jonah Jameson is a clear antagonist to everyone’s friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. Jameson purely doesn’t like Spidey and does whatever he can to cast distrust among his supporters and humiliate Spider-Man. »
- Ricky Church
There are plenty of bit players in Spider-Man: Homecoming whose names will be familiar to comic book fans -- the Tinkerer, the Shocker and could Tiffany Espensen's Cindy eventually be revealed as Cindy Moon aka Silk? One of the most significant inclusions, though, is Aaron Davis (Donald Glover), a low-level criminal who appears only briefly in the movie.
Minor spoilers ahead for Spider-Man: Homecoming.
In one of Glover's scenes, Davis is confronted by Spidey (Tom Holland) about black market alien technology being dealt in New York City. Davis offhandedly replies, "I don't want those weapons around. I got a nephew in the neighborhood."
Review: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Is Your Friendly (Sweet and Funny) Neighborhood Marvel Movie
James Hunt Jul 5, 2017
We take a look at the questions that Spider-Man: Homecoming leaves behind...
Spider-Man: Homecoming has firmly established the webslinger’s presence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with a fresh take on Peter Parker and his supporting cast. But like any comic book movie, you might still have questions – about who characters are, about whether there were easter eggs you missed, and about what happened. Here, we’ll do our best to clear things up for you.
Spoilers for the entire film follow right after the return of the spoiler squirrel...
What’s Damage Control?
In the McU, as in the comics, Damage Control is an entity that exists specifically to clear up the mess made by superhero battles. Created by Dwayne McDuffie and Ernie Colon in 1988, the company was originally co-owned by Tony Stark and Wilson Fisk, who were the two largest shareholders. It was run, as in the films, »
Although Ultimate Spider-Man certainly had a memorable run, all television series have to end at some point. Still, the folks at Disney Xd aren’t done with the wallcrawler, and have opted to launch a new animated venture in the form of Marvel’s Spider-Man, which looks to be a good jumping on point for younger fans who may have only been recently exposed to the character via his recent integration into the Marvel Cinematic Universe proper.
In fact, the most recently released trailer that we have to present to you certainly illustrates that notion rather well, taking us back to when Peter Parker was bitten by the spider that changed his life forever. Beyond that, not much more is revealed, but we do get to see him out and about in a makeshift costume similar to what’s to be seen in the upcoming film, Spider-Man: Homecoming. And, knowing »
- Eric Joseph
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Spider-Man: Homecoming, Venom, Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, Ant-Man, Captain Britain, Blade, Inhumans, The Defenders, Deadpool 2, X-Men: The New Mutants, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman 2, Justice League, The Batman, Superman: Red Son, Batgirl, Gotham City Sirens, Arrow, Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen and more…
We’re just a few days away from the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Flickering Myth’s Matt Spencer-Skeen was lucky enough to catch the film this past week. His verdict? “Marvel Studios have taken all the best parts of what they are known for, and brought together a perfect cast with a script that is full of energy, wit and peril to make for the best Spider-Man movie to date.” You can read Matt’s full, spoiler-free ★★★★★ review here and check out a couple of clips from the movie here, »
- Gary Collinson
Tom Holland’s wall-crawler swings into theaters next week with the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming [read our ★★★★★ review here], and of course the web-head isn’t the only Marvel hero to feature in the movie, with Robert Downey Jr. reprising the role of Tony Stark to serve as Peter Parker’s mentor.
However, in an interview with io9, director Jon Watts has revealed that he initially envisioned Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury for that particular role, stating that: “I don’t know what the situation would be. But that would be a person he’d want to get in trouble with.”
We have of course seen this kind of interaction between Spidey and Nick Fury in Ultimate Spider-Man, although it perhaps wouldn’t have been the most logical of choices for the Marvel Cinematic Universe given the relationship established between Peter and Tony Stark in Captain America: Civil War, and the fact that »
- Gary Collinson
Coinciding with his big screen return in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Marvel and Disney have announced that the wall-crawler will be taking over the Sky and Virgin Disney Xd +1 channels this July for an entire month beginning July 3rd.
The content will include the premiere of six Spider-Man Origin shorts leading into the new animated series Marvel’s Spider-Man, as well as a 15-minute Spider-Man: Homecoming movie special and every single episode of Ultimate Spider-Man ever made.
“This is the first time that we have created a takeover dedicated to Spider-Man, arguably one of the most popular characters from the Marvel universe and one of Stan Lee’s most venerated creations,” said David Levine, General Manager of Disney Channels UK and Ireland. “The wall-crawler continues to draw kids to Disney Xd so what better way to pay tribute to his genius than by giving him his own channel throughout the month of »
- Gary Collinson
Author: Josh Wilding
Disney Channels UK and Ireland has today announced it will launch a Marvel Spider-Man takeover on July 3rd, which will run for the course of the month on the Sky and Virgin Disney Xd +1 channels. Highlights will include the world premiere of six Spider-Man Origin shorts along with a Spider-Man Homecoming 15-minute movie special. Every episode of Ultimate Spider-Man ever made will be broadcast during the course of the month.
This comes ahead of the debut of a brand new Spider-Man animated series which replaced the Ultimate Spider-Man TV show and featured both Peter Parker and a variety of different heroes who have held the heroic mantle, including the popular Miles Morales version.
In Spider-Man Origin, Peter is bitten by a radioactive spider and he uses the five steps of the scientific method to diagnose what has happened to him. Taking advantage of his new powers, Peter »
- Josh Wilding
The big draw for Spider-Man: Homecoming is that it’s the first solo Spidey movie to see Peter Parker exist in a world with other Marvel heroes. The best way of demonstrating that is to feature arguably the McU’s most popular character, Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, in a prominent role as Spider-Man’s superhero mentor. It seems like the sort of key idea that would have always been there, especially as Tony and Peter’s relationship was set up in Captain America: Civil War. As it turns out, though, a different McU hero was originally set to star in Iron Man’s place.
Speaking to Io9, Homecoming director Jon Watts revealed that Nick Fury was his first pick for Peter’s mentor in the movie. The site notes that while Tony was the “obvious choice,” Watts told them that he had “created images of Fury as Spidey »
- Christian Bone
Rob Leane Jul 4, 2017
Back in 2015, I spoke to Jon Watts via an international phone line. I was at home, and he was deeply entrenched in Marvel Studios, beginning work on the film we later came to know as Spider-Man: Homecoming. The main topic of discussion back then was his Kevin Bacon-featuring micro budget thriller, Cop Car.
A year and bit later, on a blisteringly hot June day, Watts and I met for real in a swanky London hotel. He was just as lovely in real life as he was on the blower, enthusiastically chatting about Homecoming, the future of Spidey at the cinema, and a number of other projects. Here’s the transcript...
[Nb: this interview took place before all the 'Venom is in the McU'/'no it isn't' hoohah.]
In the press notes, one thing jumped out at me: apparently you made stick-figure videos while Marvel »
The Marvel Cinematic Universe just got a whole lot more interesting. Not that it wasn't interesting already but, leave it to Kevin Feige to give us something extra to chew on. With the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming just over the horizon, the man in charge of Marvel Studios has been talking quite a bit about the future of the McU and, more specifically, how it relates to Spider-Man. Or, perhaps, Spider-Men. Yes. It may be premature to hope for a crazy team-up movie, but Kevin Feige has confirmed that Miles Morales, the kid who takes up the Spider-Man mantle in the Ultimate Marvel universe, exists in the McU.
Warning: minor spoilers ahead for Spider-Man: Homecoming. Donald Glover was recently revealed to be playing Aaron Davis, aka The Prowler, in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Those who have read the Ultimate Spider-Man comics will point out that Davis is actually Miles Morales' uncle and, »
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