Didn’t See That Coming: Aaron Taylor-Johnson Returns to Marvel with Sony’s ‘Kraven The Hunter’

Aaron Taylor-Johnson brought one of Marvel’s fastest superheroes to life in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. We all know how that ended, but though his time with the character was short-lived, Johnson’s take amassed a fanbase that arguably rivals his Kick Ass co-star Evan Peters’ version from the X-Men films.

Now, ATJ is returning to the Marvel universe, but instead of speeding alongside the world’s finest, he’ll be taking his sweet time hunting them down; starting with Spider-Man.

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Hard NOC Life: ‘Spider-Man’ Into the Multiverse

This week on Hard NOC Life, Dominic Mah returns as guest co-host to join Keith for additional spoilery Endgame thoughts. This time with more Spider-Man: Far From Home!

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Dear Marvel, Thank You

by Preeti Chhibber | Originally posted at Panels

Last week’s issue of Amazing Spider-Man (#13) had a series of panels, an aside really, that struck me.

First, a quick backstory on the current Spider Verse event happening in Amazing Spider-Man (and a ton of other series, Spider-Woman, Scarlet Spiders, etc.). All the Spider-Men (and Women!) from various Marvel universes have come together to fight their greatest foes, the Inheritors.

Enter Pavitr Prabhakar. Pavitr is an Indian Spider-Man. He had a short-lived series that ran from 2004–2005, and it’s okay. Some of the “Indian-ness” of it was a little heavy handed, but over all I appreciated that it existed and the effort Marvel put in for cultural representation. He pops up again as one of the first recruits that Super Spider-Man picks to start fighting against the Inheritors.

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The Case for Passing the Torch to Miles Morales

Originally posted at Comicbook.com

The Sinister Six film appears to be moving forward. 

While relatively little is known about the Spider-Man spin-off at this point, what is known that it is slated to hit theaters in November 2016 and the story revolving around the six super villains is one of redemption.

They aren’t the only ones in need of redemption.

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Meet Marvel Comics’ New Asian American Superhero

by Phil Yu | Originally posted at Angry Asian Man

On Sunday at New York Comic Con, Marvel announced that its newest superhero, an Asian American woman bitten by the same radioactive spider that gave Peter Parker his spider-powers, will star in her own book.

Introduced earlier this year in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man to much speculation and fanfare, the mysterious Silk, aka Queens resident Cindy Moon, was apparently a classmate of Peter Parker’s — and the second person bitten by comics’ most famous radioactive spider. But instead of donning tights and battling the likes of the Green Goblin and Electro, she’s been locked away in a bunker for ten years.

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Why Miles Morales Needs to be in a Marvel Movie

Over the weekend, The Amazing Spider-Man 2′s $92 million opening — despite a middling reception from critics and comics fans, alike — has all but guaranteed that the powers-that-be at Sony Pictures have got the green light to launch their own foray into superhero mega-franchise-dom and build their Spidey-verse over the course of several movies. What isn’t certain, though, is how many of those coming movies will continue to star Andrew Garfield. Of Sony’s slate of yet-to-come Spidey themed flicks — Sinister Six, Amazing 3, and Venom — Garfield is only contracted to appear in the threequel, and that’s it. So what is Sony Pictures going to do without their lead?

In a recent interview with Comic Book Resources, Garfield himself had some ideas:

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Maximum Spider?

One thing Japan gets screwed out of are movie release dates. Half the time we won’t get a movie until a good four to six months from the original date from the States. There are a few exceptions though, with The Amazing Spider-Man series being one of them. Having watched it about a week ago, I’ve had some time to reflect on the sequel to the 2012 superhero reboot.

Entertaining? Yes. Amazing? Not quite.

Needless to say, minor spoilers will follow.

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The Case for Shared Cinematic Universes

Late last night, a game-changing shock wave was sent through the internet when Beyoncé dropped a brand new album when no one was looking!

Also, Sony Pictures revealed it was expanding its Amazing Spider-Man cinematic universe with separate movies focusing on Venom and the Sinister Six. And while the Spidey announcement is not quite the game changer that Queen Bey’s new album is (in fact, it’s more of a game-follower, but more on that later), it’s definitely a smart move on Sony’s part. How well Marc Webb and Avi Arad (and the nerd rage-inducing duo that is Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci) execute this move, however, remains to be seen.

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