After Sony, Marvel Spider-Man Reboot Announced, Social Media wants Miles Morales #donald4spiderman

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The people have spoken and have strongly stated Miles Morales or bust. Somebody get Donald Glover on the phone. Below I have posted some excerpts from a detailed article on the matter from the Verge.

via The Verge

Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures brokered one of the biggest deals in cinema history last night. Going forward, Spider-Man will join Captain America and Iron Man as a proud member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

That this move is a game-changer cannot be understated. After slogging through a botched Sony reboot, audiences can finally expect Spidey, one of the most esteemed — and valuable — superheroes ever created, to take his rightful place beside the Avengers. As Marvel’s statement reads, “Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios share a love for the characters in the Spider-Man universe and have a long, successful history of working together. This new level of collaboration is the perfect way to take Peter Parker’s story into the future.” There’s just one problem: With Andrew Garfield allegedly out, we don’t need Peter Parker at the movies anymore. We need Miles Morales.

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Sony Pictures Exec. Amy Pascal Begs Public Not To Read Racist Emails

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This is a fascinating story that I hope you guys are paying attention to because this is just the beginning of impending cyber warfare against corporations the world over. They have made their demands known and will continue to pull off the veil of these multi-national corporations who have wielded unbridled power for far too long. I got my popcorn. Lastly, I hope that Amy wakes up and realizes that Al Sharpton’s influence is waning and doesn’t speak for us. Burn Hollywood burn.

DEADLINE: Did you apologize to the president?
PASCAL: I don’t know Barack Obama. I worked really hard for him in both of his campaigns. I am inspired by him. I…I’m embarrassed, deeply.

DEADLINE: Rev. Al Sharpton just came out with a statement highly critical of your comment. How do you react to that?
PASCAL: I know I screwed up. So I called him and we spoke. And we are going to try to use this as an opportunity to make things better.


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Judge approves Michael Jackson movie

Source: THR
Picture 15 Sony has secured the rights to release “This Is It,” a film using footage of Michael Jackson’s rehearsals for his “This Is It” tour.

Sony is paying concert promoter AEG Live and Jackson’s estate $60 million for the footage, which will be presented in HD, with some sequences in 3D, when it hits theaters Oct. 30. The film is being directed by Kenny Ortega, who was directing the concert and who also helmed the “High School Musical” movies.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff approved the deal Friday and announced his ruling Monday during a hearing where a separate merchandising deal, on which he is yet to rule, was being considered.

The studio said the film will be drawn from hundreds of hours of rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage — most of which was shot in June at Staples Center in Los Angeles and the Forum in Inglewood — as well as interviews with friends and collaborators of the late performer, who died on June 25.


U.S. News Exclusive: Sony-HBO Plan Obama Documentary

Let’s just say award winning!  Better yet this documentary will eclipse the work of one of his biggest supporters, Michael Moore. Can’t wait to see how they are able to capture probably the biggest story of our lifetime.



You knew it was coming: A movie of Barack Obama’s historic election as the nation’s first African-American president. Sony Pictures tells Whispers that it has acquired the rights to distribute the HBO documentary By t he People: The Election of Barack Obama. In describing the film, the media giants say that the previously untitled flick won’t be just a collage of biographical and campaign video. Added will be interviews with staffers and campaign aides to give us a behind-the-scenes look at life in Obamaland. It ought to be pretty polished: Ed Nortons Class 5 Films did the work.

CULVER CITY, CA (April 8, 2009) – Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group (SPWAG) has acquired all media rights internationally (excluding UK television) and domestic home entertainment rights to the previously untitled documentary feature film BY THE PEOPLE: The Election of Barack Obama . The announcement was made today by Steve Bersch, President, SPWAG and Keith Le Goy, President, International Distribution, Sony Pictures Television (SPT).

Produced by Edward Norton’s Class 5 Films and directed by Amy Rice (From Ashes) and Alicia Sams (Toots), BY THE PEOPLE: The Election of Barack Obama will be released theatrically in the U.S. by HBO Documentary Films. The documentary follows the former Senator from the announcement of his candidacy to his historic election and inauguration as the first African American president of the United States. Told through unprecedented and exclusive footage of Obama and his staff, the film offers viewers an all-access pass to campaign life on the road to the White House.