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Film Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming (USA, 2017) is a triumphant return to form

By the conclusion of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the character and lore behind it had lost all sense of vigour on screen. The film was tired, painful and offensively deplorable, so much so it managed to master what many would consider near impossible — it made the promise of future instalments as something to dread rather than anticipate. Who could imagine that could be the state of a property as beloved as Spider-Man. So perhaps due to the disappointment of previous outings does Spider-Man: Homecoming feel like such a crowning achievement. Ebullient and refreshing, Homecoming differs from previous iterations by positioning Peter Parker as a high school student who adores his alter ego rather than loathe his inner duality. It is a coming of age drama masquerading as a superhero film, and Homecoming proves as effervescent as the titular protagonist himself.... Continue Reading

Perth Supanova: Six Things We Learned about Spider-Man: Homecoming from director Jon Watts

Jon Watts is a young filmmaker who landed the gig of a lifetime – a Spider-Man film. But not just any old Spider-Man film. His upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming will be the first Spidey flick set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is due to a deal struck between Marvel and Sony a couple of years ago. No doubt the success of this particular Spidey flick will determine whether that deal changes for the better or for the worse. So, no pressure, right?... Continue Reading

E3 2017: Insomniac’s Spider-man blends the best of Batman: Arkham and Uncharted

Insomniac Games closed out tonight’s PlayStation press briefing with a truly bonkers look at their forthcoming game, currently simply titled Spider-man. It takes the pick-your-battles, gadget-heavy approach of the Batman: Arkham games and melds it with the over-the-top action movie rollercoaster of the Uncharted series. What’s more? Goddammit, it looks like they’ve made strange mash up work. Continue reading E3 2017: Insomniac’s Spider-man blends the best of Batman: Arkham and Uncharted

Page-by-Page: The Best Comic Book Video Game Adaptations

Comic books often seem destined for some kind of big screen adaptation, with many of them being home to brilliant stories and great characters. Sometimes, that comes in the form of blockbuster movie adaptations, but other times, comic books find their greatest successes in video games. While these games might be exceptions to the rule, more often than not, the greatest comic book stories make for brilliant video games.... Continue Reading

Captain America: Civil War directors spill new details on their “personal approach” to the new MCU Spider-Man

In an interview with comicbook.com, directors and brothers Anthony and Joe Russo spoke about their upcoming Marvel Comics film Captain America: Civil War and how their Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, will be different to previous portrayals from Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.... Continue Reading

We have a new Spider-Man and a Director for the 2017 reboot. Yes, another one.

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In what will be the third incarnation of the series since the turn of the Millenium, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have confirmed that Tom Holland will be undertaking the role of iconic superhero Spider-Man in the next anticipated film.

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