Tom Holland Confirms Spider-Man Will Appear in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Coming as no great surprise, the appearance of Spider-Man in Avengers: Infinity War has been confirmed by the actor behind the web-slinger himself, Tom Holland.

Tweets from twitter account TomHollandItaly reveal snapshots from an interview with Holland telling Vogue Magazine:

“It is they who convinced the Marvel (Downey and Evans) .. the producers wanted to be sure that I was the right person before you entrust three films over the next four years, including ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’”

The amount of Spider-Man in Infinity War is still unknown but after stealing the show in Captain America: Civil War, the character obviously gels incredibly well with the Avengers and it would be a mistake not to include him in what will undoubtedly be the biggest Marvel movie of all time. The film is currently rolling into production and slated to hit theaters May 4, 2018.

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SOURCE: TOMHOLLANDITALY

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Gives Spidey Suit an Upgrade

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POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD.

The trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming is currently looming over the internet. The trailer which is attached to the upcoming Star Wars spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is expected to hit the web before Rogue One hits theaters onDecember 16th. But ahead of the trailer, Marvel casually unveiled a clip from the film at the CCXP convention in Brazil.

In attendance was Marvel Digital Media Vice President and Executive Editor Ryan Pengos who took to twitter to give fans a description of the clip that was shown

The Spider-Man Homecoming footage was short but AWESOME. Starts from Spidey’s POV, talking with Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). There’s a case from Tony Stark with an “upgrade” for Spidey. Then we see Spidey leap off a building, open his arms, web wings! There were a few more flashes of shots, but I can’t remember. That classic underarm webbing look was just so rad.

Considering the latest design of the Spidey suit is the closest we have seen to the original incarnation crafted by Steve Ditko, it would come as no great surprise if the new film gives Spidey his web wings which were first seen when Spider-Man made his very first debut in Amazing Fantasy #15.
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First ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Trailer Might Debut Before ‘Rogue One’

Spider-Man: Homecoming is no doubt the most anticipated movie of summer 2017. After the introduction of Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe via Captain America: Civil War, fans have been clamoring for the new version of the webheads first solo feature. The lucky few who attended San Diego Comic Con were treated to footage showcasing Peter navigating the world of high school as well as the reveal of the film’s villain, The Vulture, played by Michael Keaton. But for the rest of us, we’ve only gotten mere table scraps in the form of some set photos snapped while the production was filming on location in New York City but it seems that might change when Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters next month on December 16.

According to Comicbook, sources close to the production claim that the first official trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming will be attached to Rogue One. Sony did not  respond to Comicbook‘s request for comment but the timing makes total sense. The film will still be 8 months from release, however. Much of Marvel’s target audience, as well as general audiences, will be rushing out to the theater to see Jyn Erso lead a band of rebel spies as they steal the plans for the original Death Star. It will be the perfect opportunity to tantalize Spidey fans while getting the most exposure possible.

The film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Donald GloverZendaya, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr., with a script penned by Jonathan Goldstein and John Frances Daley. Directed by Jon Watts.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7, 2017.

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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SOURCE: COMICBOOK

Jacob Batalon Confirmed as Ned Leeds in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Spider-Man: Homecoming is going to stay focused on Peter Parker in the earliest of his formative years as he struggles to find his purpose, balancing his life as a young superhero and at the same time dealing with the average, everyday pressures all teenagers endure. Along the way, the film will feature several of Peter’s friends and foes accompanying him on his journey including singer-actress Zendaya as Michelle, although she is heavily rumored to be the new Mary-Jane Watson, as well as Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel) as Parkers notorious bully Flash Thompson.

In an interview with KHON 2 News, actor Jacob Batalon has confirmed his role as Ned Leeds, Peters best friend in the upcoming film. In the comics, Ned Leeds was first introduced as a co-worker of Peter’s at the Daily Bugle, only for him to later become a criminal mastermind and take on the persona of Hobgoblin. Since the film will take place with Peter in high school, Ned’s character has been retooled to fit into the new film version of Spider-Man from Marvel and Sony.

Batalon:

Well, Ned Leeds; I play Peter Parker’s best friend in the film. We are both in high school. We are about fifteen. And it’s just about Peter dealing with being a superhero and going through puberty. He still has to worry about homework. He still has to worry about his crush liking him, while trying to save someone who’s probably in a burning building. He can’t tell anyone because he’s not the cool kid, so he’s just stuck with this really cool life that he can’t tell anyone about.

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An official synopsis for the film has still yet to be released so it’s hard to speculate as to which comic storyline the film will take influence from. The only thing we know for sure is that tonally, the film will take influence from the teen comedies by John Hughes in the 80’s.

The film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Donald GloverZendaya, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. with a script penned by Jonathan Goldstein and John Frances Daley, directed by Jon Watts.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7, 2017.

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SOURCE: KHON 2 NEWS

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: Tom Holland Reveals Planned Trilogy; Zendaya Talks Role; Feige Confirms Vulture

This week’s cover story for The Hollywood Reporter features Holland in the spotlight and the charming talent reveals some interesting information about his contract with Marvel and the direction Spidey is headed within the MCU.

It’s a big morning for Spider-Man: Homecoming. The web-slinger made his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe this past summer in Captain America: Civil War. While I can still remember the incredible experience I had seeing Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man in theaters like it was yesterday, the moment I saw Tom Holland appear on-screen in the Civil War, it hit me like a truck: for the first time ever I was seeing the real Peter Parker.

Hollands performance was universally praised by critics and fans alike. It was a much-needed win for Marvel (and Sony) after not one, but two Spider-Man franchises fell apart across town in Culver City, California. Sony wasn’t ready to relinquish the rights back over to Marvel Studios but the two were able to find a common ground. Marvel would produce the film and Sony would distribute while maintaining final approval on the creative direction of the project.

This week’s cover story for The Hollywood Reporter features Holland in the spotlight and the charming talent reveals some interesting information about his contract with Marvel and the direction Spidey is headed within the MCU.

They give you options and those could be exercised whenever. Like a cameo in Avengers. I’m unclear as to which movies, though. I do know I have three Spider-Man [appearances in other] movies and three solo movies contracted. But if you have another movie, Marvel is so good at working around it. They’re very respectful of your life, really. They understand that you have to work on other movies, and they try and fix it up so you can work around each other.

So far, Holland has one appearance and one solo feature under his belt. Marvel currently has the next two Avengers films in development, the first of which, Avengers Infinity War begins shooting this spring. With two more appearances currently written into Hollands contract at this point, it would seem likely he will appear in at least one of the next two Avengers films.

Actress, singer, and dancer Zendaya is set to make her American silver-screen debut in Spider-Man: Homecoming. There has been a lot of speculation on the internet as to who she would be playing after her character was revealed to be named Michelle, which many thought to be a misdirect to conceal her role as Mary Jane Watson. After a photo posted to Instagram revealed the actress with red hair, the internet exploded with click-bait headlines suggesting Zendaya was, in fact, playing the jackpot herself. But other than a photo of her with red hair, there was no concrete evidence suggesting she was playing MJ. As it stands, she is still officially Michelle and the more we learn about the upcoming film, the less likely it seems she’ll be Mary Jane.

Zendaya also spoke with THR and confirmed that she is indeed NOT the love interest in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

My character is not romantic. My character is like very dry, awkward, intellectual and because she’s so smart, she just feels like she doesn’t need to talk to people, like ‘My brain is so far ahead of you that you’re just not really on my level.’ So she comes off very weird. But to me, she is very cool because she’s deep. She’s always thinking about something, always reading.

Zendaya also offered a very candid reaction to the rumors on the net about her playing the role of MJ.

People are going to react over anything. But nothing [about who she is playing] is fact. It’s like, you guys are just making shit up at this point and then reacting to it. Whenever we were on set, one of us gets some random character name [on the call sheet]. [Bloggers were] like, ‘Oh they must be so and so.’ And we just crack up about it, because it’s like, ‘Whatever you want to think. You’ll find out.’ It’s funny to watch the guessing game.”

Zendaya is absolutely right. Some bloggers tend to sell rumors as fast or totally misconstrue comments made by an actor or someone involved in a production for the sake of clicks. I’m glad to see the actress is offering some clarification and putting the kibosh on the rumors surrounding her character.

Lastly, the villain known as the Vulture, a former electronics engineer who creates a special harness of his own design allowing him to fly and providing him with enhanced strength has been rumored to be featured in the last several Spider-Man films including the Sam Raimi’s cancelled Spider-Man 4 as well as Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro.

Naturally, when it was announced Michael Keaton was on board to play the film’s villain, the rumors once again began to spread that the villain was going to be The Vulture. In this case, it has actually turned out to be true. President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige casually confirmed Keaton would indeed be playing the character to the Toronto Sun (h/t IGN) last Wednesday.

We’ve had a wish list and most of them in the near-term are coming together. Cate Blanchett is playing Hela in Thor: Ragnarok. Michael Keaton’s Vulture in Spider-Man is something. And of course, finally, we’re showcasing Josh Brolin’s Thanos (in Avengers: Infinity War). We’re looking forward to that very much.

An official synopsis for the film so it’s difficult to speculate as to which comic storyline the film will take influence from. The only thing we know for sure is that tonally, the film will take influence from the teen comedies by John Hughes in the 80’s.

The film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Donald GloverZendaya, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. with a script penned by Jonathan Goldstein and John Frances Daley, directed by Jon Watts.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7, 2017.

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SOURCE: THR, TORONTO SUN

Michael Giacchino Confirmed for ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

After a Reddit moderater started the rumor that Michael Giacchino would be scoring the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, the composer himself took to twitter to confirm that he will indeed be scoring the web-slingers first feature in the MCU.

 

After a Reddit moderater started the rumor that Michael Giacchino would be scoring the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, the composer himself took to twitter to confirm that he will indeed be scoring the web-slingers first feature in the MCU.

Marvel films have for the most part suffered when it comes to the music featuring some pretty forgettable scores except for Alan Silvestri’s fantastic theme composed for The Avengers. With Giacchino now in the Marvel sandbox, I was hoping he would help to elevate things to the next level, however. That was not the case for me with Doctor Strange. I recognize the talent is an oscar winning composer for 2009’s Up, but I don’t understand all the love for the guy. Other than his theme for JJ Abrams‘ rebooted Star Trek, as well as his main theme for Super 8, I have never once enjoyed his music. I find his music to be generic, uninspiring, and completely forgettable. Which is exactly the case that was Doctor Strange for me  in one ear and out the other. His music doesn’t ever manage to amount to anything. Maybe I’m just salty for the fact that talented composers such as Bear McCreary are still stuck in the trenches cranking out scores for television.

Giacchino is on a roll, though, as Doctor Strange was just released this weekend and he is currently composing for the score for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story set to release next month on December 16th.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7, 2017.

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ Spoiler Review

The Russo Brothers once again prove themselves as the best Directors in the MCU (Sorry, Joss). They do an incredible job balancing out both Team Cap and Team Iron Man throughout the film. The motivations are clear and the characters are provided equal screen time to support their sides of the argument. It doesn’t matter whether your Team Cap or Team Iron Man, you can absolutely understand the opposing side. What makes it so compelling is that both sides are right.

Civil War gets started with a pulse pounding action sequence that showcases the Avengers’ teamwork and chemistry as they work together to secure a biological weapon from the hands of terrorists. The wonderfully directed action sequence is a bit overshadowed by the absolutely astounding action that comes later in the film, however. It serves its purpose effectively to energetically jumpstart the film with the three most important qualities for any superhero story: Heart, humor, and heroics.

The Russo Brothers once again prove themselves as the best Directors in the MCU (Sorry, Joss). They do an incredible job balancing out both Team Cap and Team Iron Man throughout the film. The motivations are clear and the characters are provided equal screen time to support their sides of the argument. It doesn’t matter whether your Team Cap or Team Iron Man, you can absolutely understand the opposing side. What makes it so compelling is that both sides are right.

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Chris Evans as Captain America and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man in Captain American: Civil War (Marvel).

Robert Downey Jr. turns in his best performance as Iron Man yet, however. The clear standouts of the film are Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Ant-Man. Paul Rudd as is as charming as ever. He and Tom Holland work together to bring brief but necessary levity to the drama that without, may have left us exhausted by the time we reach the films final action scene. Chadwick Boseman packs power and conviction into every line he has. He is so well used by the Russos that every time he is on screen you know it’s important. But I think we can all agree going into this film we were most excited for Spider-Man’s introduction into the MCU and it couldn’t have been done better. Marvel absolutely nails it. The moment Tom Holland stepped on screen I felt as if I was witnessing the true Peter Parker for the first time ever. Tom kills it as Peter only to outdo himself as Spider-Man in the short amount of time we get with him.

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Tom Holland as Spider-Man. (Marvel)

The airport scene is one of, if not the greatest action scenes ever put to screen. The scene is fantastically shot, edited, and balanced between both sides of heroes. The action is constantly engaging. It perfectly showcases all of the heroes’ strengths as well as their weaknesses. The Russos managed to strike a rhythm in this scene that prevents it from feeling too long, even at 15 minutes. The best part of this fight, and probably the film itself is when Spider-Man takes down Giant-Man like an AT-AT on Hoth. Myself and the rest of the theater were cheering as if the Luke just blew up the Death Star! The Russos have set the bar high and there is no doubt they will outdo themselves with Infinity War.

As great as this film is, it isn’t perfect. Marvel once again fumbles when it comes to the villain. Daniel Brühl as Baron Zemo isn’t necessary to the story until the final confrontation between Captain America and Iron Man. Ultimately he does succeed in tearing apart The Avengers and that’s awesome. But they were already doing a good enough job at them themselves. Zemo is just there to give the final push.

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Team Cap charges toward Team Iron Man. (Marvel)

It boggles my mind that Marvel isn’t concerned with focusing on the villain in their films especially after we have seen how well the Netflix series have done with Wilson Fisk, Killgrave, and I’ll even say Punisher. While Punisher wasn’t a villain, he was still an incredible antagonist to Daredevil in those few episodes of season two. A great villain can help elevate a good superhero movie to a great superhero movie and as good as Marvel’s films have gotten over the last few years, they could still be better.

Captain America: Civil War is what I call Marvel’s Dark Knight. It does what Dark Knight did for WB and transcends the superhero genre. This isn’t just some spectacle we can all sit back and admire. This is a vehicle with enough seats for everyone. No matter which side you take, you’ll feel justified in your position all the way until the credits roll. Bravo, Russo Brothers, Bravo.

9.1/10 – FANTASTIC

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