Directed by Jon Watts — Screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers.
Next year is the 20th anniversary of the first-ever live-action Spider-Man film, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, which catapulted an already immensely popular comic book and animation character into big screen superstardom. A lot has happened since then. At this point, three different actors have played Marvel’s beloved wall-crawler on the big screen, and all of them have devoted fanbases. This, Spider-Man: No Way Home, is the third solo film in Tom Holland’s tenure as Peter Parker, but it is so much more than that as trailers have revealed. Rest assured, this is a spoiler-free review that will not reveal anything you wouldn’t already know from promotional material. Promotional material — trailers and posters — have revealed that No Way Home will feature villains (and the actors that originally played those villains) from the previous two Spider-Man sagas and thus connect the different cinematic universes. It is a massive crossover event for Spider-Man fans. My one worry going into the theater was that this movie might be too big to work, but, ultimately, I don’t think that is the case. Because at its heart, this is very much a Spider-Man movie, and I think they manage to balance the various elements of the film remarkably well.
Great news, True Believers! Sony Pictures and Disney’s Marvel Studios have just, via a joint press release, announced that, for now, they will continue their partnership and let Spider-Man (played by Tom Holland) stay in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. Together they will co-produce a sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home set to be released on July 16, 2021, and, the press release adds, Spider-Man will also appear in a future Marvel Studios-film. Continue reading “BREAKING NEWS: Spider-Man Will Stay in the MCU”→
The following is a review of Baby Driver – Directed by Edgar Wright.
In Edgar Wright’s newest film – Baby Driver – one character remarks that “you don’t need a score to do a score,” a proposed fact that the talented writer-director refutes with one of the most entertaining films that I’ve seen in years. Continue reading “REVIEW: Baby Driver (2017)”→
It has been a lot of fun being a big fan of Marvel’s favorite wall-crawler since Marvel Studios and Sony agreed to ‘bring Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man’ back in February 2015. Since then we’ve seen this new version of Peter Parker appear in Captain America: Civil War where he stole Steve Rogers’ shield for a minute, and that was probably one of the best on-screen moments ever for the character.
Confirmed. It has been confirmed. Calm down, Jeffrey. Calm down. … ARE YOU KIDDING ME THIS IS AWESOME.
Okay, let’s process what just happened. Today – on February 9th in the US, February 10th in Europe – Marvel Studios has released the following information: “Sony is bringing Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man.” This means that everyone’s favorite webhead ‘will appear in a Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe’, and thereafter be featured in a Sony Pictures film on the 28th of July 2017 – which will be co-produced by nerd-king Kevin Feige – and mark the beginning of ‘a new creative direction for the web slinger’.
Disney and Sony announce that Kevin Feige will team-up with Amy Pascal to bring forth ‘the next chapter’ for Spider-Man. There are couple of notes that one should not read too hastily – Sony will ‘continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films’; it seems we’ll get a new Spider-Man – but they do mention Peter Parker.
Miles Morales isn’t likely then, but, regardless, I think Marvel and Sony just won over nerds and geeks across the globe – now that Sony listens to Marvel, we have the opportunity to get the Marvel Cinematic Universe we deserve.
What does this mean for Andrew Garfield, though, is he gone for sure? It seems so.
We must note that the release dates for some other phase 3 films are changed due to this – but I think I speak for every Marvel geek when I say – that I’m just glad Spidey’s home.