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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has revealed new details about the planned integration of Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Marvel struck a deal with Sony, which has the movie rights to the character, and plans to introduce the new Spider-Man in a Marvel movie, followed by a new Spider-Manfilm released by Sony, co-produced by Feige.  The character has been confirmed to be Peter Parker, but little else about the new cinematic Spider-Man has been revealed.

The new take on Spider-Man will focus on Peter Parker’s high school years, Feige told Collider.  [E]ven though there’ve been five Spider-Man films, there are so many things from the comics that haven’t been done yet,” he said.  “The most obvious being the ‘young, doesn’t quite fit in’ kid before his powers, and then the fella that puts on a mask and swings around and fights bad guys and doesn’t shut up, which is something we want to play with and we’re excited about.”  He expects to cast an actor that can play the character as a 15-16-year-old.

The character will also get a different costume in its new incarnation, Feige told Crave Online.  “We’ve already designed the costume, which is different than any of the ones that have come before,” he said.

The first appearance of the MCU Spider-Man is expected to be in Captain America 3, which opens May 6, 2016.  The Spider-Man film premieres July 28, 2017.

A New Hero Takes Flight in ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #1!


This November, the hero formerly known as the Falcon soars once more, recharged, reborn and reinvigorated in ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #1! Originally revealed on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report and seen on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, USA Today, New York Magazine and many, many more – Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside the gorgeous first issue! The blockbuster creative team of Rick Remender and Stuart Immonen take Sam Wilson to new heights as part of Avengers NOW!, as he dons the stars and stripes and steps into the mantle of his closest friend.

Drained of the Super Soldier Serum that gave him his strength, speed and endurance – Steve Rogers is no longer fit to wield the shield. But there must always be a Captain America – and his trusted friend and partner Sam Wilson is ready and able to take the job. With Steve’s son Ian at his side as the new Nomad, he’ll spread his wings as the new star spangled Avenger!

Marvel Launching New ‘Secret Wars’ Event in 2015


New York Comic Con News:  At the New York Comic Con tonight Marvel Comics revealed its major “event” for 2015, a new year-long, Secret Wars written by Jonathan Hickman and drawn by Esad Ribic.  The new Secret Wars was announced on the 30th anniversary of the original 1984, year-long Secret Wars event that did for comic book crossovers what Jaws did for summer movie blockbusters.  The new Secret Wars will begin at the end of the current Avengers story arc, “Time Runs Out.”

Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort told USA Today: “The scope of it is about the biggest thing we’ve ever done or attempted to do. It’s may be not the best thing to say but I don’t know how we’ll top it a year later.”  USA Today reports that the new Secret Wars will be a company-wide event affecting the entire publishing side when it debuts next spring–and like the original Secret Wars, which had a tie-in with Mattel–the new Secret Wars already has merchandising deals in place with Hasbro, Gentle Giant, and Hot Topic.

Marvel also released a very interesting teaser painting by Alex Ross, which reflects some of the events and participants in the new Secret Wars.  Marvel fans will be scrutinizing this image closely since it includes new versions of Iron Man, Wasp, and Hawkeye, as well as Sam Wilson the new Captain America along with Steve Rogers, the old one.  There seems to be several incarnations of various Marvel characters including three Thors, including the new female Thor, who looks like she’s about to get in a donnybrook with the original God of Thunder.  Plus, is that Obnoxio the Clown in the upper right corner?  And the burning question, will the Beyonder be back?

Marvel clearly thinks that it is upping the ante on comic book crossovers with this one.  As Brevoort put it, “Our hope is that as seismic as the original Secret Wars was to the Marvel Universe and the readers, this new Secret Wars will be to the readers of today.  People are certainly going to be talking about it 30 years from now.”

‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Premiere Flashes Back to WWII With Howling Commandos


Hayley Atwell’s Agent Carter will be joined by Howling Commandos Dum Dum Duggan (Neil McDonaugh) and Jim Morita (Kenneth Choi) in a 1940s flashback sequence kicking off the September 23rd premiere episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  A photo of the threesome who shared the big screen in Captain America: The First Avenger shows them, machine guns in hand, in full 1940s fighting regalia.

TV Guide revealed the 1940s flashback in photo showing the S.H.I.E.L.D. reunion of the three alumni of the first Captain America film and described the rationale behind the trip to the past as being rooted in Agent Coulson’s sense of history.  Faced with rebuilding S.H.I.E.L.D. after the cataclysmic events of last season’s finale, Coulson is reminded of the travails of Agent Carter who had to build up the S.H.I.E.L.D. predecessor the Strategic Scientific Reserve.

Josh Brolin Talks Thanos In Future Marvel Films


Though Thanos only appears in a couple of scenes in Guardians of the Galaxy, his presence is ongoing throughout the entire film. Josh Brolin voices the character for the first time in the latest Marvel flick, and the actor seems to be very excited about portraying The Mad Titan. While promoting his film Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Brolin talked extensively about his character Thanos, his relationship with Death, and more.

Brolin talked about how he had been offered roles in superhero films but always turned them down, until this opportunity came about. According to him, it was the guys making the movie (behind-the-scenes) who convinced him to take on the role.

“First and foremost, I have a really good friend who I’ve known for years who’s the co-president of Marvel, Louis D’Esposito. I knew Louis as a first AD, and he’s the one who initially called me, and then [producer] Jeremy Latcham. Then I talked to Kevin Feige, ultimately. But there’s something about them that’s so insular and so geeky and so real. I loved it — because I’ve turned down a lot of those types of movies. Not Marvel, but I’ve turned down a lot of those types of movies. When they started telling me the story about them getting together in Palm Springs, nine of them flipping burgers and talking about what Thanos was going to do and going, ‘What do you think?’ like, ‘Captain America’s going to show up here!’ Then, ‘Oh my God, what if the Hulk came in at that point?’ and all that — I love that sh**. I love it, because those guys are absolutely saturated with that world, and they love story. Another thing that I really loved is, they said that they didn’t use directors that did music videos and all that in the past. They would always look for people who had done stories. If you look at James Gunn’s oeuvre, he’s done even web series, but they’re all stories.”

He added that he didn’t only accept Thanos because “Marvel’s hot right now,” but because he saw himself as this “thing.”

“…Not that I’m ever 100-percent sure, but we had constructed this small thing, Kevin Feige and I and Robert, and going on-stage at Comic-Con. Then it became something else. Once I got on-stage, it sort of became its own improv. I knew at that point, because I saw the rivalry between Robert [Downey Jr.] and I, and I thought, ‘I get this. I suddenly really get it.’ So I feel like I’m more inside it than I was. It was more a display to me before that. It was more cosmetic. Now I think I’m starting to get who the guy is a little bit.”

Brolin also talked about Thanos’ relationship with Death and related it to his character in Sin City.

“His relationship with Death, who is actually the woman, I love that. You can take Sin City [in which Brolin plays a man obsessed with a dark-hearted woman] and pump it full of steroids, and then you have Thanos. I like that he’s motivated by that — not just motivated by destruction or death or this or that. He’s motivated by a very identifiable, human trait.”

Guardians is now in theaters and if for some strange reason you haven’t seen it, I suggest you run to the theaters right now. It’s fantastic.