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.

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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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Toby Maguire Snags $50 Mil for Spider-Man 4 & 5

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Tobey Maguire may be Spider-Man, but before that he’s a Family Man. The actor who played Peter Parker and his webbed alter-ego in the first three Spider-Man films has signed a deal for his appearance in Spider-Man 4 and Spider-Man 5, and according to the Times Online, he has a clause in his contract that gives him time off specifically to spend with his daughter.

Maguire, who will film the two movies back-to-back over six months has insisted that he get early mornings and evenings off to play with his daughter, Ruby, who is 22 months old. Maguire will earn $50m in salary and profit shares from the two movies.
cguire the family time, for fear of setting a precedent. However Sony Chairman, Amy Pascal, stepped in saying that six months without family time would be unfair to any parent. Continue reading

Stan Lee Named Head Of Virgin Comics

Stan Lee..the legend

Stan Lee, the man who brought you such iconic figures as The Hulk, The Uncanny X-Men, Iron Man and Spider Man has joined forces with another eclectic mind, Richard Branson and his Virgin Comic imprint. After being unceremoniously forced out of Marvel and on the brink of ruin, Lee has been resurrected by Virgin to head their comic book division, where he’ll be in charge of developing the next era of superheroes. Rather than relying on the celebrity of a superhero character, Virgin has experimented with partnering with brand name celebrities that have introduced their own unique character twists, creating niche market “heroes” and “antiheroes.”

In addition to Lee, Virgin has already inked deals with director John Woo, Guy Richie, actor Nicolas Cage, porn star Jenna Jameson, and spiritualist Deepak Chopra as well as others. With the inclusion of Mr. Lee, the hope to attract the best writers and illustrators to their ever-expanding team in order to position themselves to compete with the powerhouse Marvel Comics and DC Comics. No word yet on what the first Lee-helmed project will be or if he will be further developing any characters he’d previously been working on. In addition to the Virgin deal, Lee has just released a political humor “photo” book called “Election Daze” that is shooting up the charts.