Despite being in the midst of being sold or bought or in purchase limbo for the next couple of years, Fox still has work to do in regards to producing films and television, and it appears they’re definitely going to keep making moves. The studio that runs the mutant universes for Marvel has announced the hiring of Brian Michael Bendis to write the script for a new movie that has the mysterious placeholder title of “143,” that Tim Miller is slated to direct.
If you are somehow unfamiliar with Bendis, he is the creator of Jessica Jones, which is getting close to it’s second season premiering on Netflix, as well as a number of other characters (Miles Morales/Ultimate Spider-Man) and comic series’. Miller has gotten his best exposure from directing the original Deadpool movie, and is currently working on the next Terminator film.
So what is “143?” Well, aside from being the old pager code for “I love you,” 143 likely refers to Uncanny X-Men #143 (cover pictured below,) one of the earliest stories starring Kitty Pryde, who we’ve known is getting her own movie for a little while now. For now, we’ll assume that Ellen Page isn’t coming back to play the titular character, although we’d love that. Who do you think should fill her shoes? Give us your thoughts on that and this movie!
For months, your Trusty Sidekicks have been bemoaning Sony for running out an ill-advised Venom movie on their own, off the back of Spidey being shifted to the larger MCU through a partnership with Disney. On our latest podcast (which you can catch the latest of here,) we even lament what we thought was causing this move by Sony, to flood us with Spiderverse characters out of defensive pride over giving up the storytelling reigns on their main Marvel character.
Not so much today. News has come out that Tom Holland has been shuttled from the Avengers: Infinity War set, to the Venom set, both filming in Georgia, for 2 days as Peter Parker in the Tom Hardy led Venom movie. Not only that, but rumor has it that the Carnage pic Tom Hardy leaked is actually indicative of the fact that Cletus Kasady will be the villain of the film, and will be the source of the additional symbiotes.
As it turns out, it’s very likely Feige and the Disney MCU team has been more involved with what’s going on in the Spiderverse than they wanted to let on. In fact, some of you may recall the Feige/Amy Pascal interview in which Pascal suggested as much, leading to one of the most hilarious Marvel press junket gifs of all time, the “Feige WTF” react (video below.) If it turns out, Feige and the MCU are parenting the entire Spiderverse, and it’s not just macho pride producing from Sony, it definitely changes our expectations for the success of not only Venom, but the upcoming Silver & Black as well. Does this change anything for you? Let us know!
With Walter Hamada firmly in control of the DC film universe and business in the new year starting to pick up, it seemed like official announcements were coming at any moment. That moment has happened, as the Flash movie (Flashpoint? The Ezra Miller One) has now picked up it’s 3rd director. Well, 3rd and 4th, as John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have been tasked with helming the scarlet speedster’s feature length story.
If you’re unfamiliar with Daley and Goldstein, they were the writers behind Spider-Man: Homecoming, which bodes very well and plays into my belief that DC wants to keep the Flash as their Peter Parker-type character. They almost directed Homecoming until John Watts became available. On the downside, they also wrote the Vacation remake. Either way, the movie will obviously take a more comical tone, which already makes telling the Flashpoint story even more questionable. Joby Harold’s script is still the one they’ll direct as of this post.
Warner Bros. has had the luxury of taking their time here, with Miller in another major franchise under their banner that’s just started filming – the second Fantastic Beasts movie. There’s a weird outside chance that the delay and change may have been just what the film needed. Is this a solid first move by Hamada? Tell us what you think!
Yes, in case you forgot Sony is not just doing one Spiderman based film, they are doing several. The next one outside of the already in production solo Venom film, is that of “Silver & Black” and it’s going into production next year.
Oh yeah in case you think that Sony is stopping their Spider-verse with just these films…..they arent. Following the releases of both Venom and Silver & Black, Sony also has plans to release a film based on the Marvel Comics character Morbius the Living Vampire.
That script is currently being worked on by Matt Sazama and Burk Shapless, who wrote the story for the 2017 Power Rangers film. Silver & Black is currently slated for a release on February 8, 2019.
Are you looking forward to Silver & Black and the rest of Sony’s Spider-verse films Let us know.
The Brazilian CCXP (Comic-Con Experience) is set to kick off and we are already getting a ton of new info. First up, are these banners for the new Tom Hardy-led, Venom movie. Rumors have reported that Hardy may be playing the no legs, bio suit, Flash Thompson version of the character, which makes the use of the symbiote looking mask a little questionable, but what about this production, other than the very capable actors cast, hasn’t been? We’ll keep reporting more as the day goes on, but be sure to check out our latest podcast for all your updates on what’s going on in the Marvel and DC live-action universes!
The waiting and wondering is finally over as Marvel dropped the first official trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. Bringing together the entire cast of heroes (and some villains) that we’ve seen over the course of the last 10 years of Marvel releases, Infinity War is set to deliver a showdown with Thanos, whom we initially saw briefly at the end of the first Avengers movie.
While the trailer has some changes from the leaked one from Comic-Con, a lot of the scenes have carried over, and I’m fine with that, as I’d prefer just enough information to wet my beak. Some of the highlights to note for sure are that Bruce Banner is back on earth and in Dr. Strange’s Sanctum Santorum, Spider-Man will end up trying to take on Thanos one-on-one, Loki apparently plays a part in trying to steal the mind stone from Vision (at least that looked like his scepter,) and of course, Captain America is back, front and center before this is over. Overall the trailer just looks clean and crisp and foretelling of an amazing story. Can’t wait to talk about this one on the podcast. Hit us up with your thoughts!
As we get closer to the grand ensemble of heroes that is Avengers:Infinity War next year, we are beginning to get looks at some of the new suits and uniforms worn by the heroes. This is all thanks to new promo art that has been released.
We see Spider-Man has on a new suit, which appears to bee the one presented to him at the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Many believe this to be the famous Iron Spider suit loaded with more Stark Tech. The most obvious change is Black Widow who has a new green shit and blonde hair. Iron Man has a new Mark version of his suit and Captain America sports a new one along with a full beard.
We can only wait til more promo art and pics are released and even the long awaited full trailer.
Avengers:Infinity War is set theaters May 4, 2018