Posts Tagged ‘Spider-Man’


Here is a change of pace for The Monster Scifi Show Podcast. As in past shows, I spoke about the passing of certain celebrities as my way of honoring them.

For this podcast, I will be talking about Stan Lee. This is my way of celebrating this very influential person who helped shape Marvel Comics.

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Here is another spoiler filled podcast review of Spider-man Homecoming from a couple of lovable webheads, the Monster and Mr. Gene.

Is this the best Spider-man of all times? How does Tom Holland stack against Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield? Do you prefer organic web-shooters over the cartridge web-shooters? How many more questions are you willing to read before you listen to this great podcast? One? Two? Just stop reading, ok? HAHAHA, that was another question you read.

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Seriously, why? Is this some stunt to make Spiderman: Turn off the Dark a big broadway hit? Well, not really because this show will stop performing on January 4, 2014. So, I wonder why show Spiderman making an appearance during the one of the highest touchstone moments in human history? Hmmm. Ah, it is to promote the next Spiderman movie.

I am so against this idea not because it not smart marketing but because this once beloved here is just a hollow hero. We have Peter Parker no more in the comics because Doc Ock switch consciousness. Doc is now running the show as the Superior Spiderman. Over on the Ultimate universe, Peter is dead and Mike Morales is taking over this role. And now, Andrew Garfield is the Amazing Spiderman which in fairness, I thought the casting was great to take over the role from Tobey until I saw the last movie. Fuck all this shit!!!!

Do you want me to tell you how I feel about the next Spiderman movie or would you like me to show you? Screw it, I am going to show you.

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I am truly, truly pissed off with what has happened to one of my favorite heroes!!!


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Let me start with this – the Spiderman universe is not the same as the Avengers universe. I know, Sony, I get it – you’re trying to have you own Avengers movie but here’s the problem: you gots 1 hero and have a shitload of villains – the Avengers are multiple heroes and have a shitload of villains. The two are not the same. Fleshing out the Spiderman universe, whereby, the stories are connected – I am all for that. However, you run the risk of getting tied down to the material/actor/director that if you need to change or shift storylines, we have to start over again with another god forsaken reboot.

I can not fathom a Venom movie albeit Spiderman 3 with Tobey. Is this new movie about Venom tread the same grounds as was done before or are we getting the updated Venom with Flash Thompson wearing the suit and working for the government? And here we go again, we are going to get another origin story but in this case, a less familiar character as a hero instead of a Venom as a villain.

Regardless, Sony just call this new move – Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. If shit is going to get real, Spiderman is going to need back up and I’m not talking about Firestar or Iceman.

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Sony Pictures has big plans for the Spider-Man universe. Though The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wont be hitting theaters until March, the studio is already announcing three new movies in the franchise: a third Amazing Spider-Man film, a Venom film, and a film featuring The Sinister Six — a group of Marvel supervillains. The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will begin production this fall with a planned release date of June 10th, 2016. Marc Webb, who directed the first two Amazing Spider-Man films, hasn’t signed on to direct it just yet, but Sony Pictures says that it hopes hell return.

The studio appears to be interested in recreating Marvels success with The Avengers. “Until now, we have approached each film as a separate, self-contained entity, but with this move, we have the opportunity to grow the franchise by looking to the future as we develop a continuous arc for the story,” Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, who will produce the three new films, say in a statement. Sony Pictures has assembled a broader team to oversee all three upcoming films as well, ensuring that a continuous tone and plot arc tie them together.

via Amazing Spider-Man 3 is on the way along with Venom and Sinister Six | The Verge.


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The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel’s most popular characters exclusively to the world’s leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a mini-series programming event.

Led by a series focused on “Daredevil,” followed by “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage,” the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York.  Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a culminating Marvel’s “The Defenders” mini-series event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.

Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios, this groundbreaking deal is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action TV storytelling.

via “Daredevil” Leads Marvel & Netflix Multiple Live-Action Show Deal – Comic Book Resources.

Wholly crap, Disney!?! Talk about launching a preemptive strike against DC. Not only does Marvel have the lead of produced individual superhero movies and the first superhero team movie under their belt but this move to the small screen and using Netflix to deliver the content is going to be groundbreaking. Yes, shows like Walking Dead and Arrow are the current darlings of traditional tv watching but Netflix has proved shows like House of Cards, Arrested Development, and Orange is the New Black are going to be the new way to deliver original content and Disney is making a wise bet.

While on the subject of Arrow, for a while, DC looked like they were going a different route, counter to Marvel’s films, and produce superhero shows like Amazon and The Flash on tv and not having straight movies. Disney has Agents of SHIELD which has sucked on the teats of the past, current and now future Marvel movies but has delivered a lot of suck ass content. This was probably not the best and fully developed idea but things can change. As for DC,  while we are getting a Superman/Batman movie, a JLA movie seems to be even more in jeopardy in light of this new Disney moves. DC and Warner Bros. do not have the financial capital to bankroll such a long-term plan all on their own. With Marvel’s Phase 2 is in progress, Phase 3 already in the works, and this Netflix deal, Disney and Marvel is already 5 to 10 years ahead of DC/Warner Bros. My only hope is that audiences won’t grow tired and bored with superhero movies.Hopefully when DC  finally gets their act together watching superhero movies will still matter like the first Superman movie with the late Christopher Reeves and not passe like 3D.