Marvel and Sony have officially announced that Tom Holland has been cast as Spider-Man / Peter Parker for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This comes after months of waiting and speculation after Marvel Studios announced they would be working with Sony Entertainment to bring Spider-Man into the MCU with a movie scheduled for July 2017. Holland was one of many young actors who were up for the role, a few of which were Asa Butterfield, Charlie Plummer, Charlie Rowe, Matthew Lintz and Judah Lewis. Butterfield was the presumed frontrunner until a few weeks ago when news broke that Sony wanted Holland in the role while Marvel favored Plummer. Keep in mind: Sony still owns the license to Spider-Man, but Marvel are acting as the creative leads. Tha…Read more >
Have you ever wanted to see Captain America get his butt kicked? Because you'll be seeing a lot of that in this trailer.
The trailer as a whole seems to showcase a lot more completed special effects than the previous two trailers. We also seem to have a better idea of how Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch factor into this movie. We now also know there will be a point in the movie where the Avengers go to some farmhouse, probably hiding out after they (mostly Cap, apparently) get their butt kicked by Ultron his drones. Silly Ultron, the first thing you'll take from these people isn't their hope. It's their lives.
And make sure you stick around to the end, where you'll get your first look at one character in footage from the movie.
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Yet again, today proved to be a weirdly big day for casting updates on three completely unrelated movie and TV projects
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First up, Marvel has officially confirmed Benedict Cumberbatch will portray Stephen Strange in the upcoming movie Doctor Strange. Cumberbatch was first reported to be portraying the Sorcerer Supreme last October after talks with Joaquin Phoenix fell through. A day later, however, Kevin Feige unveiled the entire slate for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which included confirming Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. When asked why he didn't mention Cumberbatch's casting as Dr. Strange, Feige addressed the news as only a rumor. Well, it turns out the rumor is true, or, much more likely, Marvel simply wasn't ready to an…
Deadline reports Benedict Cumberbatch has officially been cast as the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Doctor Strange. You may recognize him from his starring role from Sherlock, Khan from last year's Star Trek Into Darkness, and the voice of Smaug from The Hobbit movies. This comes after talks with Joaquin Phoenix fell through a few months ago. Other names rumored to be attached to the role include Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke, Oscar Isaac, Ewan McGregor, and Tom Hardy, the latter of whom is also being eyed for the upcoming Suicide Squad movie and Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse. You may remember Scott Derrickson (Sinister) was brought on to direct back in June, while Jon Spaihts is rewriting the script. Marvel themselves have not confirmed a release date…
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Just watch it:
Is that a decidedly not-CGI Andy Serkis I see?
Meanwhile, Marvel has already blamed Hydra for this teaser trailer leaking before next Tuesday, when it was supposed to debut during the next episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
UPDATE: To compensate for the trailer leaking early, the next episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will have new footage from the movie. Then, on November 4, ABC will air the special "Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!" (hosted by Agent 13 herself} in place of a new episode of AoS, which will have even more new footage. Maybe we'll get our first look at the Vision there?
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