Now that I've gotten my excitement out of the way...
Hey, everyone! I'm sure everyone's heard the news by now... and if not -- where have you been?
Anyway, here's everything you have to know about what's been announced thus far...
Marvel's head honcho himself, Kevin Feige, will be producing a brand new, rebooted Spider-Man franchise with recently relieved Sony producer, Amy Pascal. What this means is that Marvel and Sony are now partners when it comes to Spider-Man. Mr. Feige and his team at Marvel will create the Spider-Man movies from this point on and Ms. Pascal, along with Sony, will put their stamp of approval on the finished products. Sony still owns the franchise and will continue to finance and distribute it.
The Next Step
So, if you haven't heard it yet -- Spider-Man is supposedly set to appear in Captain America: Civil War next year. With this being said, we can pretty much guarantee that Black Panther's role will be either cut or changed. It's either that or Spider-Man will be set to have a minor role in the film (possibly a post-credits scene). I assume that Marvel already had a story made up for this scenario -- so, I'm not really concerned about that.
Now that Spider-Man is a part of the MCU, Marvel's Phase 3 of films has shifted. Here's the new list with release dates:
- Captain America: Civil War - May 6, 2016
- Doctor Strange - November 4, 2016
- Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - May 5, 2017
- Spider-Man - July 27, 2017
- Thor: Ragnarok - November 3, 2017
- The Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 - May 4, 2018
- Black Panther - July 6, 2018
- Captain Marvel - November 2, 2018
- The Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 - May 3, 2019
- Inhumans - July 12, 2019
There's also been a recent rumor that Vincent D'Onofrio will play The Kingpin in not only Daredevil, but a future Spider-Man movie now that he is part of the MCU.
Sony is supposedly still planning on making a Sinister Six movie in the future as well... Honestly, I hope this means that the Sinister Six will just be in a Spider-Man film and Spider-Man will have to face all of them. It could work too now that Spider-Man's part of the MCU. If you wanna see why I say this, take a look at The Amazing Spider-Man Annual Vol 1 1 (Sinister Six).
Big Suit to Fill
Now that this deal has fallen through, we assume this means that Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spider-Man of The Amazing Spider-Man franchise) will be gone. If I may, I would like to say that I am a huge fan of Garfield as the wall-crawler. Believe me -- I am devastated that he won't be reprising the role. I think of it like this though... Andrew was a big Spider-Man fan. Therefore, the guy got a chance to live his dream of being the one to represent the hero on the big screen! Not only that, but he met the love of his life on the set as well (Emma Stone [Gwen Stacy]). The Amazing Spider-Man franchise focused heavily on the terrifically done love story of Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. Now that...
... Gwen Stacy has died in franchise...
... it could be the best time ever to end off the franchise.
Now, it's time for a new actor to fill the suit of Spider-Man and the shoes of Peter Parker. In all honesty, I would love to see a brand new face be Spider-Man. A fan that loves Spider-Man so much that he would do anything to play him. Sadly, I don't believe Marvel has time to hold auditions for the role. If that be the case, they'll be looking for new actors to play the webhead. Here are some of the choices that we've seen...
Up first, we have...
I would like to address my unpopular opinion by saying that I don't want him to play the role. I honestly believe that everyone only wants him to play the character is because he looks like a young Toby Maguire. That and he has blue eyes. It's been said that Spider-Man has hazel eyes which is pretty much a light brown. I know it's stupid to say, I know he can wear contacts, and I know he may be a good actor, but I can't see him playing the role.
He's got the eyes, yeah, but he's too tall. That's honestly the only thing wrong with him playing the role. Spider-Man is about 5'10". Ansel is roughly around 6'4". At that rate, he'd be about an inch taller than Thor.
On to the next...
This guy, in my opinion, may be the best bet. He's got the eyes, he's got the acting chops, and he looks exactly like Peter Parker. He was born in New York too for God's sake! He may be only an inch taller than Spider-Man is supposed to be, but that's not going to hurt anyone.
When I saw The Internship back in 2013, I thought to myself, "Hmm... this guy would be a pretty good Spider-Man. Oh well... I'm fine with Andrew Garfield anyway." I just didn't feel like expressing my opinion on the kid from Teen Wolf playing Spider-Man since everyone was against Robert Pattinson from Twilight playing the role back when the reboot was announced.
If you wanna see some of the other choices, check them out right here: http://www.cinemablend.com/new/10-Great-Young-Actors-Who-Could-Play-Spider-Man-69688.html
I'm honestly only a fan of Dylan O'Brien playing the role though out of all of the choices.
Well, that's pretty much it!
Let me know what you think in the comments below!
Have a good one!