Marvel/Sony: Spider-Man Deal is Done?!


Awhile ago, via the Sony-leaks, we learned of the potential Sony-Marvel deal to put Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Today we’ve heard that the deal has been done. Spidey might be coming home. I will try to stay spoiler free in this article – so for huge spoilers go to original link provided at the bottom of the article.

I learned of this via Superhero Feed on Twitter, who acquired the information from Latino Review. So thank you, Latino Review for breaking this rumour. Latino Review writes that they: “[…] understand: […] Spider-Man IS in [Avengers: Infinity Wars – Part One], the Sony deal went through.”

Spider-Man was my favourite superhero when I was a kid, and I loved the Tobey Maguire-films – except for the third one. If this deal has, indeed, been done – then sit back, relax. Surely Marvel will fix Spider-Man. Right? Right?!

For the original article containing the rumour click here, however be careful – the article contains a lot of Marvel Phase 3 Potential Spoilers that might destroy the phase for you.

For more on Spider-Man, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Superhero Speculation – don’t go anywhere.

– I’m Jeffrey Rex.

What Am I Reading? 3 of 6

The following post is the third of six revolving around what I am reading (comics) in 2014. Every post will cover two months, and therefore this one will cover May and June – though I’ll comment on a twist of events in April.

So, in the months of March and April I basically decided to stay clear – stay away from comics. Somehow it had lost its hold on me, or maybe I was just trying to move back in University-mode. Though, something incredible happened in April – as I started using Comixology a lot more, and returned into comics in a big way!

I decided to read up on Scott Snyder’s run on Batman (New 52), and I’ve got to tell you – it’s absolutely amazing. As of the end of April I believe Comixology has 30 issues up, and I’ve managed to read every single one. The opening arc is very interesting as we dive into uncharted waters with a court of incredible origin, this sets up a disgruntled Bat who must then come across an old friend in need of… Let’s call it a scary form of ‘romance’, bromance or whatever. Read it and you’ll know what I’m talking about. I’d say the first 20 issues are possibly the best comics I’ve ever read, plotwise, but I must admit my interest sort of failed as Edward Nygma was introduced in the Zero-Year arc. I really don’t have any interest in this current arc, and that’s really scary for me.

Then it hit me, I hadn’t read Marvel for a while – and that’s where my roots are at. I decided to go into something easy to go through, and that became Hickman’s run on Avengers and the New Avengers. This peaked my interest, especially the latter run, and inspired me to update my Guardians of the Galaxy-issues and try to go through the Infinity-Event from the angle of the event books, the Avengers, the New Avengers and the Guardians. I’ve yet to do this completely, and therefore I predict that’s what I’ll be doing in the coming months.

In addition to the Infinity-storyline I also really want to read up on ‘Superior Spider-Man’, its premise is really interesting and out there – and that really gets me. I feel repowered in my search for a comic book home. Thank God for Comixology, DC and Marvel.

– I’m Jeffrey Rex.

REVIEW: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

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Release Poster – Columbia Pictures

This short updated review (2020) of Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) includes some story spoilers.

Today I want to talk to you about success. What makes a movie successful? Is it the merchandise it sells, the box office numbers, or the score on Rotten Tomatoes? I gave this much thought when I first saw Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014, and I think I know why. I have always loved Sam Raimi’s first two Spider-Man films. I think Raimi really understood how to make the most of the characters and the universe, the music is obviously iconic, and I think the tone of the films is pitch-perfect. Then, along came the final installment in Raimi’s trilogy and it, frustratingly, didn’t work as well. It was undoubtedly a bloated film. However, when I look back at that third film, though, I am not all that sad. You see, I always looked at those three movies as the story of a friendship. Continue reading “REVIEW: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)”

What am I reading? 1 of 6

The following post is the first of six revolving around what I am reading (comics) in 2014. Every post will cover two months, and therefore this one will cover January and February.

My ‘Getting Back Into Comics’-post received good feedback. I was adviced to return to my Spider-Man roots, as well as to dive deeper into the world of Gotham. I’d say that I followed both advices somewhat. You know I am still in the process of reading the Guardians of the Galaxy, but I have yet to pick up the latest issues of it, therefore I will not go in-depth with that series in this post. So, Drax & Co. will have to wait for now. However, I did get to pick up some Marvel comics.

Yes, Carnage. I opened my former post with a picture of the said villain, and though I did not get to read more about Carnage in a traditional setting, I am now happily returning to Carnage – this time as the sole villain in this series. To be completely honest, I have not gotten around to reading this in January, but it will be read during the month of February, as I try to, not only return to comics, but to return to Marvel fully.

Owls, Owls, Owls.

Moving on now to something that blew me away. The New 52 was really interesting to me, it would allow me to get re-familiarized with some of the great heroes and villains of the DC-universe. I believe Scott Snyder is doing this Batman-run, and it really is amazingly entertaining for me. The opening issue has an ominous feel to it, and it just fits so well into my current mood and, of course, to the universe itself. Every cliffhanger I’ve read has been of the highest quality, and I can honestly say that without overestimating its level of writing. This series alone has me excited for DC Comics as a whole.

I’d love to go further into the story of the New 52 Batman, but I will not be spoiling anything in this post. Perhaps I will have a spoiler-filled review of Batman sooner, not 100% yet, though.

What have you been reading? Sound off in the comments, have any sort of opinion on the series’ I’ve mentioned, please give your opinion in the comments-section.

– I’m Jeffrey Rex

Getting Back Into Comics

So, here’s the thing. I’m a man that loves superheroes and superhero movies, I love playing games – science fiction or superhero games in particular. Obviously, I was a comic book fan… Once.

Man, I really wanted Carnage in the Raimi-movies… Can we get him in the Garfield ones?

I think the first comic book I read was an Amazing Spider-Man comic book, and quickly I began loving that character as a kid. Mary Jane, Peter Parker, Carnage, Venom – the whole nine yards. See, I picked them up whenever I saw a new comic in the stores – but I was not really out in stores that often when I was a kid, really. That meant that I had no real consistent read through, that persisted for a long time – and would eventually lead to me leaving the comic book world.

Gambit! His accent was not as thick on the Danish version.

What replaced comic books for me? Simple, I got into superhero animated tv-shows. Now, this time around I got to get a real story from start to finish, thankfully. The early 90s cartoons of the X-Men, Batman, and, especially, the Spider-Man animated TV show formed me as a comic/superhero fan, a lifelong one at that – later I would watch some episodes of an Iron Man cartoon and a Justice League cartoon, both I remember enjoying. This was how I would spend my weekends, watching shows like these w/ my favorite characters of both Marvel and DC.

Introduced to me by my father.

Meanwhile, movies became more and more important for me in my youth. My father is a movie buff, and as a result, so did I become. On a sidenote he is focused on horror and action only, whereas I would say I value the more meaningful films much more. Well, the Donner Superman movies were introduced to me in the late 90s, around the time that I got into the cartoons. Now, I had not seen anything from Superman before, but I was aware of him. Basically, though, these movies formed my early opinion on him… I liked him. I would eventually lose interest in him as a character, but not before having read comics about him! I vividly remember my father taking me to this comic collector in Copenhagen, and while my dad would talk with the owner (who, meanwhile, was drinking Carlsberg Beer) I would be reading Superman, Batman and Robin, and Spider-Man comic books – when it was time to leave, my dad told me to pick out 3 or 4 comic books, and he would buy them for me. Great memories for young Jeffrey Rex.

And then there’s Thor…

Movies really came to the front when Marvel entered. The cinematic universe as well as the stand alone X-Men and Spider-Man movies would rebring my childhood heroes into my life, this was when I got pulled away from comics. The movies were more than good enough, they would pretty much leave me satisfied. When the Avengers introduced the idea of bringing Ant-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy into their Cinematic Universe I was forced to retrace my steps as a comic fan – but I never really got around to truly reading comics again – until I heard about Rocket Racoon from the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Who would’ve thought a talking Racoon would bring me back?

The Guardians of the Galaxy was a nice surprise for me – never had I heard of them – yet they were instantly pushed to the top of my reading list. Mid-2013 I took the jump back into comic books. The Guardians of the Galaxy were given a new set of comic books, and were reintroduced with Iron Man – this was it for me, I needed to read this. I instantly opened an account at Comixology and bought it. The first piece of comic book material for me since The Walking Dead. I’ve yet to read through all the available comic books for this team, but it has brought me back to my childhood – and I am already contemplating what to get next – what to read. Obviously, The New 52 is tempting, and I have wondered if I should read possibly Green Lantern, Nightwing or Deathstroke. Still, Marvel is interesting, and I am wondering if I should go with the All-New X-Men comics.

So, what do you say? Have any suggestions for me as I return to comic books? Anything I must read?

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I’m Jeffrey Rex