Tag: Spider-Man

Venom Trailer Reaction: Taking An Admirably Big Swing

“See we didn’t forget to put Venom in the movie!” That was Tom Rothman’s defiant boast from the stage of Sony’s CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas. A couple months back his film studio put out a […]

An Alternate Reading of the Venom Teaser Trailer

Just when you feel like you’ve had your fill of superhero movie trailers for a while, Sony comes along and drops a brand new one for Venom. Suck it, Avenger: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, and […]

Theatrically-Released Animated Superhero Movies Used to Be Incredibly Rare. Next Year, We’re Getting 3 of Them.

Well, it’s actually happening. Sony’s really making that animated Spider-Man movie it announced oh so long. We have visual proof now: As produced by Phil Lord/Chris Miller and directed by Bob Persichetti/Peter Ramsey, Spider-Man: Into […]

Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming is the most purely entertaining Spider-Man movie I’ve ever seen. It also might be the most weightless.

I laughed a lot at Spider-Man: Homecoming and was thoroughly entertained from beginning to end, but was left thinking nothing happening on screen really mattered. There are no real long-lasting consequences to anything anyone does, […]

Box Office: Wonder Woman Is Now the Most Resilient Superhero Movie Since the First Spider-Man

Wonder Woman is kind of a big deal. You don’t need to know anything about the film’s box office performance to know that. Simply browse social media, drop in on some podcasts, check out a […]

Spider-Man Has to Earn His Suit in the New Homecoming Trailer

Hey, you remember yesterday’s report that Sony is officially planning to use its 2018 Venom movie as an R-rated opening to a new cinematic universe independent of the Spider-Man movies they’re making with Marvel Studios? […]

The Timeline of Release Date Dominoes Which Led to Sony’s Surprising Venom Announcement

On the face of it, Sony’s announcement yesterday that its Venom movie is definitely still happening and now has a release date (October 5, 2018) might seem completely random. It’s not. It’s just a classic […]

About the Zendaya Race-Switching: This is a Thing We Still Argue About?

POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERT FOR SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Famous character. Traditionally white. Now made black. Controversy ensues. It’s a tale as old as a couple of years ago, but the inevitable backlash has become so nauseatingly predictable. […]

The Latest Star Trek Rumor Is Another Example of Hollywood Looking for the Obvious Gap in a Familiar Story

If you look closely enough at most franchises you’ll often find some unexplained gap in the story which can be exploited for another movie or TV show. For the past decads, Hollywood executives have been […]

How Do You Re-Introduce Spider-Man Without His Origin Story?: The Captain America: Civil War Screenwriters Explain

There have been 5 Spider-Man movies since 2002, and they’ve grossed a combined $1.5 billion domestically and $3.96 billion worldwide. That’s more than the combined worldwide gross ($3.81 billion) of the nine X-Men movies, including […]