Tag Archive: Sony

Jun 24 2015

Tom Holland is the new Spider-Man, Jon Watts to direct

After much Interweb speculation, Marvel and Sony Pictures have officially announced that the new Peter Parker/Spider-Man is the young actor TOM HOLLAND. He will be directed in the next Spider-Man film in 2017 by JON WATTS, who recently made a splash at Sundance with Cop Car. The press release goes on to say that it …

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Jun 04 2015

Official: James Wan to direct ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Robotech’

After the massive success of Furious 7, James Wan’s directorial future has been secured. The Hollywood Reporter brings the news that the Australian director has secured AQUAMAN and ROBOTECH franchises for Warner and Sony respectively. The Conjuring 2: The Endfield Experiment will be Wan’s next film, with AQUAMAN likely to follow with a script by Kurt Johnstad. …

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Apr 23 2015

Sony announces Spider-Man animated film from Phil Lord and Chris Miller

This one came out of nowhere. Sony has officially announced that an animated film starring Spider-Man will be released in 2018 from The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. According to the press release (below) it will be a separate entity to the Marvel/Sony live action films, although few other …

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Feb 10 2015

Marvel moves four films to new dates following Sony Spider-Man deal

Following the phenomenal announcement that Sony and Marvel have reached an agreement to share the character of Spider-Man, Marvel Studios has changed the dates of some of the previously announced movies. With a new Marvel/Sony SPIDER-MAN solo film announced for 28 July 2017, THOR: RAGNAROK moves out of the way to give the new Kevin Feige/Amy Pascal produced …

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Feb 10 2015

Official: Marvel Studios joins forces with Sony’s Spider-Man

SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT and MARVEL STUDIOS officially announced today the one thing that fans have been clamouring for: Sony is bringing Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man. Under the new deal, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige will produce the next chapter in the Spider-Man franchise with Amy Pascal. Sony Pictures will release the next SPIDER-MAN film on 28 July 2017. Spider-Man …

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Dec 11 2014

Faraway so close: how Spider-Man was almost in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

The recent Sony hacks have been the gifts that keep on giving, from the revelation that “After Earth is an ecosystem of content and brand initiatives” to the possibility of a 21 Jump Street/Men in Black crossover (which is technically a comic book adaptation). Now the Wall Street Journal reports that Sony was actually considering …

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Sep 17 2014

First photo from Sony’s ‘Powers’, comic series relaunches December

Powers fans can get their groove on today, with news for both the lovers of the comic and the forthcoming live-action series for Sony’s PlayStation Network. From the latter, we get our first look at the lead characters in costume. USA Today has posted a photo of Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward as Detectives Christian Walker …

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Jul 24 2014

Film: Sony sets dates for ‘Sinister Six’ and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3’

Columbia Pictures/Sony has announced that it has updated its release schedule for its $4 billion Spider-Man film franchise, with Sinister Six dated for 11 November 2016. The film will be directed by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) and produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. It’s the first of several planned universe expanding films that …

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Apr 21 2014

Behind the Panels Issue 96 – The Amazing Spider-man 2

  Welcome to Issue 96 of Behind the Panels, the comic book show that has action as its reward. In this issue, the Eisner Award nominees are announced for the year, and Grant Morrison’s Multiversity finally arrives. THEN it’s Sinestro, Hulk, Genesis, Translucid and the end of Superior Spider-man in What We’ve Been Reading. PLUS …

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Apr 15 2014

Film Review: The Amazing Spider-man 2

The first sequel to the Spidey reboot tries to weave a wicked web, but rapidly gets tangled up in its own convolutions. Simple economics dictate that Sony will continue to make Spider-man films until the end of time, or at least until they start to become unprofitable. As such, it was only a mere 5 …

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Dec 06 2013

Film: First teaser trailer for ‘The Amazing Spider-man 2’ arrives

One of the most highly anticipated sequels in superhero land is The Amazing Spider-man 2, the sequel to the rebooted franchise. In this trailer, we see several of the new villains, along with some hints at some new ones to come. We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle …

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