When Sony announced they were bringing Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I thought of many reasons it could be a bad or good idea. But one thing I had never thought of was what potential directors we'd get for th...
Now, one can presume that most if not all of Spidey's supporting cast and villains come along with this deal. He has some great villains, but for every Green Goblin (and there's like five), there's a Cardiac. There's plenty of Z-list bad guys in Spider-Man's rogues' galley, but in a world where Blizzard of all people appears not once but twice on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., maybe some of these goons will get their time in the sun.
That being said, let's take a look at four characters that are probably too ridiculous to make the cut.
Yesterday I wrote up a list of five reasons why Spider-Man joining the MCU was a good idea, and while I stand by my points, I couldn't shake the feeling in the back of my head. Cold and cynical as I am, it felt weird just accepting this hype train head on. You see, for as many reasons thinking it'd be a good idea, there are a strangely equal amount of reasons why it'd be a bad one.
As more of the Sony/Marvel deal has been clarified with Sony indeed retaining majority creative control, and the two companies deciding to recast the titular character, I figured I should also go through five reasons why Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a bad idea.
But exactly how awesome is this move? After thinking about it for a bit (taking time in between to remind myself that this is real), I've come up with five reasons why Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe is an Amazing, Astonishing, Spectacular, Ultimate, and Superior idea.
Wow, so, uh, yeah. I'm at a loss for words. Because both Sony and Marvel like money, and Sony has been wondering what to do with the The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, the two companies are now working together. According to the deal, Marvel's "new" Spider-Man (which most likely will recast Andrew Garfield and start a new line of films) will first appear in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film and Sony will then release the next Spider-Man film in 2017.
The two studios will collaborate with Sony remaining in control of future Spider-Man solo projects, but will allow Spider-Man to presumably join films like The Avengers and Marvel working to get its characters into future Spider films.
Holy bologna. Time to speculate! I'm hoping for Miles Morales actually since the press release emphasizes "new Spider-Man" and Marvel will most likely want a clean slate. Plus, it's the best way to get a new Spider-Man without the same origin story. Holy moley, you guys. Here's the press release.
After Sony was soundly disappointed by The Amazing Spider-Man 2 the company was struggling with what to do with the character. As some leaked documents (that we did not cover) showed they even reached out to Marvel to possibly bring him into the MCU and jointly run the character. Those talks looked like they fell through, but did they?
Latino Review is reporting that they were in fact successful and that Spider-Man will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2018 with Avengers: Infinity War Part 1. That all makes sense considering the major part Spidey plays in Civil War, which will be the Captain American installment of Phase 3.
Of course this is all a massive rumor and even if it is true there's millions and millions of dollars involved meaning everything could easily fall apart. Sony won't want to let go easily of its only super hero, but we're pretty sure Marvel is desperate to have him as an Avenger. The Latino Review report goes into some major spoilers about this as well.
Finally, since Marvel will be resetting the character Andrew Garfield will no longer be playing him. Sad for fans of the actor in the role, but I'm not going to lose much sleep.
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Thanks to the Spider-Man property's massive popularity, talking about its movies are the most fun. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 already started out in a hole since it seemed like a cynical sequel to Sony's original cynical property hogging (Sony can keep the Spider-Man license as long as it continues to make Spider-Man movies), but most folks were still holding out hope that this time it'd be different.
After the film's release, more so than the first film, criticism seemed particularly divided amongst our community. Some absolutely loved it, and some absolutely loathed it. Because I wanted to get to the bottom of why the opinions varied so much, we now have Flixist Community Discusses, a series in which we'll discover why a film may or may not be successful in what it set out to do.
Gathered from the comments (from both the opinions post and the review) and Twitter, here's what the Flixist Community thinks of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Some spoilers ahead!
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From all of the talk I've seen here in the comments, on Twitter, and other film critics, everyone seems to be divided with The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Much like the response to the first film, we have both extreme negative and positive reactions to the sequel. Some out right hate the thing, and some really enjoyed it. I want to get to the bottom of this, so I'm going to need the help of the Flixist community.
If you've seen the movie, I want a reason why you may have liked or disliked the film. I'll gather all of your responses (labeled with who wrote them, of course), and pepper in some responses from the Flixist staff, into one post as "Flixist Community Discusses." If we all talk, and we see the varied opinions of all of you folks, I'm sure we'll get to the root of Spider-Man 2's problem. I think this can be fun!
So, if you're ready, leave a comment below, hit me up on Twitter (@Valdezology), or even send me an email at email@example.com. The community post will go live Thursday, May 8th at 12PM CST, so I'll be taking responses until then! Hope you'll join the conversation!
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The first Amazing Spider-Man failed to live up to the "Amazing" in its title. But while it wasn't perfect, it certainly had potential to become something great. Like with most superhero franchises, there's always a promise of better stories once the origin is out of the way. Despite some troubling advertising the last few months (the barrage of trailers, the announcement of yearly sequels and spin-offs), I still found myself looking forward to the The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
When done in an amazing, spectacular, or superior fashion, Spider-Man movies could be the best comic book films out there. More so than any other superhero, Peter Parker is relatable. He's just a goofy guy who's in way over his head sometimes. And the same thing can be said of this movie.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is in way over its head. When power is handled irresponsibly, you get a fun but awkward web of a film.
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I kid, I kid. But seriously, The Amazing Spider-Man 2's glut of promotional footage has gone and potentially spoiled the entire movie. But here I am hypocritically sharing it with you all. The weird thing is, I don't really mind. With what we know from Sony, Super Bowl teasers, and Marc Webb himself, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 isn't really all that important. It's just a stepping stone to another future Spider-Man film (but it still looks good, I guess!). Basically, there's no reason why I should be mad that I've seen so much of the film already since I'm getting a brand new one next year.
Remember how we all saw The Amazing Spider-Man and were terribly disappointed with it? Expect all of that to change with its sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In three different videos (one released before the Super Bowl, one during the Super Bowl, and one online), AS2 completely capitalizes on the good will left by its first trailer. The Super Bowl spots themselves tease a very important arc in the comics, but the top "Enemies Unite Sizzle" is the real star of the show.
Jamie Foxx's Electro looks to be a very compelling villain. Someone who looked up to Spidey, but eventually realizes Spider-Man treats everyone the same. It might be a nice breakdown of how selfish Peter Parker could potentially be as a hero. And if the sequel is truly meant to set up a Spider-verse complete with spin-offs and multiple films, then this is a good direction to go in.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 webswings into theaters May 2nd.
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