Spider-Man Is Coming to Marvel Studios! Feb10

Spider-Man Is Coming to Marvel Studios!...

Wow. I can’t lie. I never thought this would happen. Even after the news about the leaked emails between Marvel and Sony detailing talks that had been going on for some time. But happened it has. Marvel Studios now has the rights to Spider-Man. This is huge news! We’re most likely going to see Spider-Man in Captain America 3. That movie is based on the Civil War storyline, which saw heroes siding with either Captain America or Iron Man over the issue of superhuman registration. Stuck in the middle between the two of them is Spider-Man. He was such a central part of Civil War that a Civil War movie without Spider-Man would seem incomplete. But that’s no longer an issue because Marvel and Sony have reached a deal that brings Spider-Man into the Cinematic Marvel Universe. Not only that, but we get Spider-Man in the Avengers. I swear, as I typed those words, I let out a huge squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. There is some bad news associated with this. Andrew Garfield is reportedly out as Spider-Man. I’m not a fan of this decision. I thought Andrew Garfield was perfect as Peter Parker and Spider-Man. He was a perfect Spider-Man in two unfortunately very imperfect Spider-Man films. It would be great if Marvel reversed this decision and recast him as Spider-Man, but that seems unlikely. It’s funny, looking back 20 years ago the film rights to Spider-Man were such a tangled mess that it looked like we would never get a Spider-Man movie. So many parties claimed to have rights to the film version of Spider-Man. It was a legal Gordian Knot. Read some news articles from then about the situation and you will find it amazing that we’ve had 5 Spider-Man movies made since then....

Marvel Civil War…2015???...

This afternoon, Marvel released a teaser image for Civil War, with the date of Summer 2015. It’s interesting that this teaser came right on the heels of their announcement at NYCC that Jonathan Hickman will be writing a new Secret Wars series. Now, the giant mural image in the Marvel booth advertising Secret Wars looked nothing like the 12 issues series from the 1980s, but this teaser for Civil War looks like it could have come from the original event. We have Spider-Man in his Tony Stark designed Iron Spider costume, being pulled on each side by Captain America and Iron Man. And Iron Man is wearing his Civil War era armor. The design is even reminiscent of the Civil War trade dress.   What do you think of this teaser? What did you think of the original Civil War series? Are you excited for this...