Phil Lord and Chris Miller are the saviors of bad franchise ideas, achieving the impossible and making believers of even the most skeptical among us — from 21 Jump Street to The LEGO Movie, these guys have turned dumb concepts into great films. For their next trick, the pair are working on an animated Spider-Man movie (no relation to the new live-action reboot) and a young Han Solo prequel for the Star Wars series. The former will now hit theaters just a little later than originally planned, but judging by their previous work, it’ll be worth the wait.
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Before you get all crazy about that headline, you should probably know that this doesn’t necessarily mean that Tom Holland will be making cameo as Spider-Man in Doctor Strange — that said, the actor did drop by the set of Marvel’s mystical superhero film, where he hung out with director Scott Derrickson and Marvel co-president Louis D’Esposito. And while a Spidey cameo in Doctor Strange isn’t guaranteed…um, stranger things have happened.
That’s it, I’m moving to Austin.
In the tradition of ScreenCrush series like You Think You Know Movies and You Think You Know TV comes a new YouTube series: Top Five! Each week (or so; we’ve got a lot of other stuff going on), ScreenCrush editor and critic Matt Singer will count down a particular topic from the world of movies (and probably write these introductory posts in the third person).
Robert Downey, Jr. and Chris Evans appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week to debut the first Captain America: Civil War trailer. And, if the internet rumormongers are to be believed, they also did something else: revealed they would be making appearances in Marvel and Sony’s new Spider-Man movie.
There was a lot to take in with Marvel’s first trailer for Captain America: Civil War, including lots of Bucky / Winter Soldier action, heroic friends turning on one another, and the debut of Black Panther. One thing we didn’t see was Tom Holland, the young actor who will make his debut as Spider-Man in Civil War before embarking on his own solo adventure. Marvel will probably continue to hide the new Spider-Man for a while, but Holland has a few things to say about playing the character and his place in the MCU.
Marvel and Sony’s big Spider-Man deal is a huge source of excitement for fans — not only are we excited about the prospect of a genuinely good Spider-Man reboot, but we’re finally going to see Spidey get in on all that sweet Avengers action. We’ve heard a lot from Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige and Spider-Man director Jon Watts, but not much from the new web-slinger himself. In a new interview, Tom Holland shares his thoughts on the franchise and also addresses the injury he suffered on the Captain America: Civil War set.
The gods of Marvel are not like our friendly, crinkly-eyed Judeo-Christian gods. They are the furious, tempestuous gods of old, and they demand a proper tribute from the fleshy weaklings on Earth. The Spartan Marching Band of Michigan State University saw fit to give glory to their chosen deities through the only method they know, combining humanity's three highest art forms: music, flag-twirling, and arranging standing human bodies in intricate patterns.
Let’s take a brief memory-trip back to the time before last year’s big Sony hack, when the studio had a lot of ambitious and sort of messy plans to rescue their Spider-Man franchise from itself. In addition to potential spinoffs (including an all-female movie and rumors of an Aunt May film), Sony was also planning a Sinister Six film with Drew Goddard writing and directing. Goddard’s project was the only real promising Spidey spinoff of the bunch, and it turns out that it might still see the light of day.
We’ve known for some time now that Peter Parker would be heading back to high school in Sony and Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot — Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has mentioned John Hughes’ coming-of-age ’80s films as inspiration for the tone of the new standalone movie, and the casting of Tom Holland further indicated that Spider-Man is indeed skewing a bit younger this time around. But just how young? Director Jon Watts has an answer.