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, […]
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 […]
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? […]
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 […]
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 […]
The new Captain America: Civil War just debuted, and everyone’s: While I’m: That’s not actually true. I’m not Debbie Downering this whole trailer, just the ending. Maybe. 1. Did They Need to Spoil Spider-Man’s Appearance? […]
In late 2013, Sony gathered a cabal of screenwriters to form, as the press release put it at the time, “a franchise brain to expand the universe for the [Spider-Man] brand and to develop a […]