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#1 Posted by animehunter (2742 posts) - - Show Bio

From Spider-Man Crawlspace

TIME Magazine’s Upset Over Peter Parker

TIME Magazine’s Eliana Dockterman wrote up a snarky piece regarding Marvel & Sony using Peter Parker instead of Miles Morales as Spider-Man in the upcoming reboot & MCU films.

Some highlights:

The Miles Morales rumors are not true, according to Marvel hed Kevin Feige. Is this headline beginning to sound repetitive? The new iteration of Spider-Man, who will appear in the Captain America: Civil War movie before getting his own feature film, will continue to be a high school-aged Peter Parker. This is bad news for fans who were hoping to escape watching the same teenage origin story of Parker yet again.

Except that we’re not getting another Spider-Man origin story, as Kevin Feige later clarified & confirmed. But honestly? I don’t think a possible origin story is what really got Dockterman upset (emphasis mine):

After the latest Amazing Spider-Man movie delivered a comparatively underwhelming box office, Sony teamed up with Marvel Studios to reboot Spider-Man for the third time since 2002. Some fans speculated—dare we say, hoped—that the two studios might change things up by subbing out Peter Parker for Miles Morales, a character who has worn Spidey’s mask in the comic books but not yet on the big screen. Miles Morales is also the first black Spider-Man and would have added some welcome diversity to the Avengers team. (Fans nominated Donald Glover for the part.)

Let’s run down the diversity checklist in the upcoming Avengers sequel. So far we have Don Cheadle (Rhodey), Idris Elba (Heimdall) and Anthony Mackie (Falcon) – on top of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, who put the team together in the first place. Add that to Scarlett Johansson returning as Black Widow, Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill) and the addition of a new heroine – Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda.

More:

But alas Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says they’re sticking with good 0l’ boring Peter Parker.

This risk-averse move is likely to elicit a groan from the Marvel fan base. Twice audiences have watched a radioactive spider bite Peter. Twice they have rooted for Peter to win the affections of a high school crush. Twice they’ve watched poor Uncle Ben die. There are only so many times even the most die-hard fans can suffer through the same origin story.

If by “elicit a groan from the Marvel fan base” she meant “Eliana Dockterman is mad, damnit!” then sure. Spider-fans who actually bothered to read the Feb. 9th press release knew that Marvel & Sony stated from the get-go that the rebooted Spidey would be Peter Parker:

“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,” added Doug Belgrad, president, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group.

Also – again I point out Feige confirming that the MCU Spidey will not come with an origin story. Of course though… that isn’t really what Dockterman is upset about (emphasis mine):

But Marvel studios has made some savvy moves lately, announcing their first feature films headlined by a female superhero, Captain Marvel, and a black superhero, Black Panther. Perhaps Marvel can heed Uncle Ben’s advice—”With great power comes great responsibility”—and think outside the box for the next Peter Parker, too.

But… but… she just spent the whole article telling us Peter Parker was boring and ranting about how Marvel was deciding to go with Peter Parker over Miles Morales! Oh, right – that wasn’t really what she was pissed about to begin with.

Heh. At least her tweet highlighting the article was a bit more upfront than the article’s headline at TIME.

Why it sucks that Marvel will reboot the new Spider-Man series with a teenage Peter Parker—AGAIN http://t.co/Ev46exbUoS

— Eliana Dockterman (@edockterman) April 13, 2015

–George Berryman!

@punyparker

#2 Posted by animehunter (2742 posts) - - Show Bio

Captain America Civil War Allegiances, Plot, Ant-Man and more

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From Spider-Man Crawlspace

The Atlantic Asks: What’s The Worst Spidey Story?

The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates offers an opinion on what constitutes the “worst Spider-Man story ever.” I politely disagree with the eventual ‘winner.’ The author starts off first by agreeing with i09’s rundown of their four worst Spider-Man stories ever told:

While anxiously awaiting the retconning/re-marriage of Peter Parker, I came across this io9 list of the four worst Spider-Man stories of all time. The contenders are The Clone Saga, The Gathering Of Five, Sins Past and One More Day. I’m not sure if these are in order of awfulness or not, but I agree with the listing—these are all pretty bad.

I know of one person who liked Sins Past, and I know some have enjoyed the Gathering of Five. One of our resident Webheads, Spideydude, is all about the Clone Saga. But in the years since it was inflicted upon us I have never seen someone, aside from Joe “Breaking the Toys” Quesada, who has ever said they enjoyed One More Day. Even most of the vitriolic Parker marriage haters I’ve listened to over the years have have acknowledged that OMD was a terrible story but accepted the poor storytelling as a means to an end.

Coates later makes the choice:

So which of io9‘s four do I dub truly most baleful? My disdain for One More Day is fairly well known, and I feel like, at this point, it’s a little too easy to hate on. I’m going to go with The Clone Saga for the great sin of resurrecting Norman Osborne.

And here is where I politely disagree. While I’ve gone on record, many times, about how bad the Clone Saga was, and about how Norman Osborn never should have been brought back, and about how awful trying to pull a switcheroo on readers as to who the ‘real’ Peter was just for the sake of having a single Peter once more… One More Day was by far the worst transgression in Spider-history. The Clone Saga was a poor choice; a bad idea that went on way too long. It even made me stay away from Spidey comics for over two years. But there has never been a more egregious breach of trust between Marvel and their readers than One More Day, which was done largely to satisfy an EIC’s personal whim. Is it the worst breach of trust in comics ever? I wonder about that a lot. Was One More Day worse for Spidey fans than, say, Dan Didio’s New 52 was for DC fans? And in the end, which was more selfish?

One thing is important to point out here. While you can look at One More Day and The Clone Saga and debate which one ultimately was worse, the root cause for both was the same: editorial trying to bring back a ‘swinging single’ Peter Parker. Both stories also returned Osborns to life. The Clone Saga brought back Norman who, admittedly, was part of some very interesting stories after. One More Day brought back Harry, completely retooled (emphasis on tool) his personality – then quickly forgot about him and sent him away when his stories & subplots tended to be more boring than unbuttered toast.

Many Spider-fans would agree with me when I say that One More Day needs to be addressed, fixed and ultimately thrown back into the creative emptiness from which it was spawned. But what makes me nervous as we approach the upcoming Jonathan Hickman Marvel reboot/non-reboot is the fact that Renew Your Vows is being handled by people of the same anti-marriage mindset that forced One More Day on us in the first place. I suspect it will be used as a blunt force weapon to “show” us why a married Peter just won’t work, despite decades of stories showing us precisely the opposite. Either way, it does make me nervous about what’s coming up. Not that good kind of nervous you get when you see Wanda freaking out during the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. No, that kind of nervous that comes from a place of cold dread.

Spider-Man as a character has suffered many wounds over the last seven years. Different teams have tried to forcefully wedge Spidey into whatever role and personality they prefer, rather than what’s natural and sensible for the character. Much of it has been done with all the clumsiness of a toddler trying to hammer a square peg through a circular hole.

We’ll see what Renew Your Vows brings us. The third part of the ‘opus’ Quesada started with OMD? A story that heals all wounds – or makes those wounds infected? I know what I am hoping for, but history tells me what we’re getting. At the end of the day, hope holds the door open and welcomes disappointment.

–George “Dreading the Summer” Berryman!

@punyparker

#4 Posted by animehunter (2742 posts) - - Show Bio

From Bleeding Cool

Spider-Man Wasn't Going To Be In Captain America, Until It Was Rumoured - Sony Leaks...

Is this a case of the tail wagging the dog?

On October the 6th, Drew McWeeney at HitFix got the scoop that Marvel was to put Spider-Man in Marvel Studios movies.

Sony, on the other hand, may be doing things the opposite way. While I can’t get the confirmations I need to verify the story, I’m hearing that there are some very cool “Spider-Man” plans being discussed that would help Sony refocus their enormously important franchise while also opening up some connections in the onscreen Marvel movie universe that would blow fandom’s minds. Will it work out? I don’t know. I would love to be able to state for sure that it’s happening. What seems clear from what I’ve heard is that Marvel wants to be able to play with all of their characters, and if they can make that work creatively and on a corporate level, they will, and that means the world gets bigger again.

A great scoop… it just wasn’t true. Yet. The leaked e-mails reveal this. Paul Pflug of a PR team employed by Marvel emailed up the chain.

below is a sampling of posts appearing online about Spider-Man returning to Marvel. Is there something afoot as we are now getting calls from mainstream media inquiring. Outlets that have now checked in include Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times and Buzzfeed among others.

John Turitzin, Chief Counsel at Marvel went straight to the top, to Marvel CEO Isaac Perlmutter.

Ike,

Do you know what this is all about?

John

Ike Perlmutter wrote to Sony exec Michael Lynton on 7th October 2014 saying

Michael,

You can see that there are a lot of stories on the internet saying we are in discussions about Spider-Man returning to Marvel. Some of the mainstream press is also asking about this. Have you seen this? Any idea how this could be assumed by the press? Obviously, this could be a problem.

Michael replied,

Yes. This has also been brought to my attention. No idea where it is coming from. Apparently the ny times also interested in the story. I think best to ignore it all, but happy to discuss if you like.

Well, discuss they clearly did… and it was eventually announced that, yes, Spider-Man would appear in Captain America: Civil War and that Marvel Studios would be making the Spider-Man films for Sony. It does appear as if the rumours of it happening, however unfounded, helped it actually happen.

On the 26th of October answering the question whether Marvel needed Spider-Man to make Captain America; Civil War, Tom Rothman, Chairman of TriStar Pictures replied to Amy Pascal saying,

the answer is: YES THEY DO NEED IT, AND I AM TELLING YOU THEY WILL MAKE THE DEAL– not right away maybe, but if they BELIEVE you will never give them the other thing, then they will make the deal for spidy in capt. why wouldn’t they???? trade spidy in capt for hulk/widow/thor/or capt in spidy. fucking STICK. they will fold.

So we will get Hulk, Black Widow, Thor or Captain America in the next Spider-Man film then? We also got to see how Sony folk dealt with enquiries, such as Jeff Sneider from The Wrap asking, first in April 2014 to Steve Eizner,

Hey Steve, so I spoke to a well-placed Marvel source this morning and I’m told that Sony has signed a deal to license use of the Spider-Man character to Disney/Marvel for use in “The Avengers 2.” Furthermore, I have a source who previously witnessed Andrew Garfield leaving Marvel with a stack of “Avengers” comic books under his arm.

I’m told that Fox has also agreed to license characters from its X-Men universe, as well as the Silver Surfer from Fantastic Four, for use in The Avengers 2, so this would be part of a larger story.

Please let me know if you can confirm. Appreciate any guidance you can offer on this one.

Best,Jeff

Then on October 28th,

Hi Jean and Charlie, just wanted you to be aware of this email I sent to Elzer in April 2013, which he subsequently denied. I’m still hearing these now well-publicized rumors that Sony will let Marvel borrow Spider-Man… but for Captain America: Civil War rather than Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Kevin Feige addressed the speculation today at the Marvel event and said it was just a rumor.

I’m told Sony definitely plans to license out the Spider-Man character for Marvel’s use in exchange for use of a similar major character, or at the very least, trailer placement for Sony movies in front of Marvel movies…

Does Sony have any comment about the possibility that Spider-Man could appear in a future Marvel movie, or does the studio have no plans to license out the character?

Jeff Sneider told the rest of Sony,

As I did with brooks barnes, I denied we are in any negotiations with Marvel about licensing Spider-Man back to them. He is NOT writing anything right now.

Man, they play hardball.. but they did try. From 4th November Isaac Perlmutter write to Michael Lynton, saying,

Putting Spider-Man in Captain America 3 with Chris Evans and with Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man doesn’t provide much benefit to Marvel, but it definitely provides a significant amount of benefit to Sony and to Spider-Man.

Michael Lynton replied

You and I tried.

And Isaac Perlmutter responded

Michael,

When you have a few minutes please give me a call.

Thanks,

Ike

Looks like they tried really hard! Over at Fox it didn’t go as well, with Marvel’s John Turitzin writing to Bob Cohen at Fox.

I’m writing to you to correct the misimpression left by reporting concerning Fox’s plans for a Deadpool motion picture. According to a September 18, 2014 report in Variety, “Fox and Marvel have slotted Deadpool, their long in development X-Men spin-off for Feb. 12, 2016.” (http://variety.com/2014/film/news/deadpool-release-date-fox-marvel-1201308783/). As you are aware, Marvel has no involvement in the decision to produce a Deadpool film, let alone when that film will be released. The article continues with the falsehood that Kevin Feige is producing the film with Lauren Schuler Donner. Kevin Feige will have no involvement in a Deadpool motion picture, should Fox decide to produce one, and we will not be designating Kevin as an executive producer for any of the films made under the X-Men license (unless we advise you otherwise). We are, however, designating Stan Lee as our executive producer for the upcoming X-Men films of which we are aware are in production (i.e., Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse). Additionally, Tom Cohen who was designated as Associate Producer should be removed from any credits.

We can’t determine, of course, the extent to which that misimpression was created or fostered by Fox, but please ask your people to be careful not to imply that Marvel Studios or its personnel are producing any of the X-Men films licensed to Fox by Marvel and to correct any reports that suggest otherwise. Misrepresentations in press reports lead to inaccurate speculation that there could be cross-overs between Marvel Studios produced movies and those produced under license by Fox.

And that, folks, is the way the sausage is made.

Read more of our Sony Leaks coverage here

@punyparker

#5 Edited by animehunter (2742 posts) - - Show Bio

From Bleeding Cool <---- for the full article head here

Leaked by Wikileaks.org

1.

Below would be the gist of my general statement:

As a first-generation Asian American woman and, in general, a bit of a dork, I spent much of my childhood feeling like an outsider. The superhero stories and myths I loved and continue to love the most were stories I could relate to: stories that showed how even the unlikeliest of candidates, the most overlooked and underestimated of people could surmount great odds and become heroes.

When Amy told me she wanted to tell the story of Silver Sable and her motley crew — I knew it was a chance to make the kind of movie and write the kind of heroines and heroes I’ve been waiting my whole life to see.

Other sound bites in case of follow up questions:

It’s their character journeys — their struggles both internal and external that interest me most creatively.

We’re weaving classic heroes from the Spidey-verse into an epic modern mythology infused with fresh voices, a fresh perspective, and a villain the likes of which has never before been seen on film.

---

2.

short: LISA JOY IDEA:

main characters —

HEROES Silver Sable, Spider-Woman (do you want to tell him the idea that she’s slipped through portal opened by the villain to a parallel universe where she’s Spider-Woman / there maybe no Spider-Man, no Peter and Gwen romance in her reality), Black Cat, Stunner

VILLAINS Mr. Negative http://marvel.wikia.com/Mister_Negative_(Earth-616)

SUB CHARACTERS: Quentino (the only member of Silver’s father’s team who left behind / the rock in a wheelchair who is now the Q of Sable industries) Obax aka Light Bright (somalian mutant / powers having to with the control of light and heat). http://marvel.wikia.com/Obax_Majid_(Earth-616) Ock or some other villain we can borrow for Sin Six. Silver Sable’s Father

IDEAS:

Silver wants nothing more than to be in the Wild Pack…but her father has her heading up recruiting — she’s frustrated, doesn’t realize her father is trying to teach her something about leading that she will learn later.silver sable’s father and the wild pack are taken out early on along with Spider-Man by the villain (possibly Ock trying to retrieve find an alive version of his wife in a parallel universe starts the movie by trapping the people he expects to get in his way i.e.; Spider-Man, Silver Sable sr., will have to think of some others).

it s up to Sable to assemble her own wild pack to stop OCK and Mr. Negative

---

3.

THINGS TO ASK KEVIN:

Obviously about what is the genie Sin Six unless from Pandora that they have to put back in the bottle. As discussed, I’m worried Dr. Strange may also be exploring the characters ability to manipulate dimensions and parallel worlds. Maybe ask Kevin to tell you about Dr. Strange (JULY /8/16)…since they come out before Sin Six or the Lisa Joy we have to be careful about any possible similarities? curious what the movie they have scheduled btw Dr. Strange and Guardians 2 is , Untitled Marvel on 5/5/17…I would ask him what he thinks about recasting, he talks about it the press vis a vis Iron Man but hasn’t really done it with a main character (except the Hulk, but those movies weren’t that big) I also don’t know if you ever told him about the animation idea or feel ready to.

#6 Posted by animehunter (2742 posts) - - Show Bio

From Bleeding Cool

Did Lisa Joy Invent Spider-Gwen? Sony Leaks...

Wikileaks.org has posted the leaked Sony e-mails. At Bleeding Cool, we have been reading a few.

Including one from May 2014 sent by writer/producer Lisa Joy to Rachel O’Conner at Sony. Lisa has been credited as attached to the “Untitled Female Superhero Spider-Man Movie”. And she has some ideas after seeing Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Just got the big box of Marvel goodies and the adorable t-shirt! Zoe immediately shoved it in her mouth — a sure sign she loves it. Looking forward to spending my weekend immersed in reading about all these amazing characters!

Also, congrats on a fantastic opening weekend! Jonah and I snuck out for a date night to see the movie and had a blast. RIP Gwen Stacy — gone but never forgotten. Can we bring her back as Spiderwoman? Or can I just be best friends with Emma Stone?

xoxo

LJ

Well, that’s exactly what Marvel Comics did this earlier year, to a smash success…. with Spider-Gwen.

http://cdn.bleedingcool.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Spider-Gwen-RW-Main.jpg

As well as launching Spider-Woman and Silk ongoing series… are they trying to get in first? Lisa Joy also shared a number of her ideas for the movie.

Below would be the gist of my general statement:

As a first-generation Asian American woman and, in general, a bit of a dork, I spent much of my childhood feeling like an outsider. The superhero stories and myths I loved and continue to love the most were stories I could relate to: stories that showed how even the unlikeliest of candidates, the most overlooked and underestimated of people could surmount great odds and become heroes.

When Amy told me she wanted to tell the story of Silver Sable and her motley crew — I knew it was a chance to make the kind of movie and write the kind of heroines and heroes I’ve been waiting my whole life to see.

Other sound bites in case of follow up questions:

It’s their character journeys — their struggles both internal and external that interest me most creatively.

We’re weaving classic heroes from the Spidey-verse into an epic modern mythology infused with fresh voices, a fresh perspective, and a villain the likes of which has never before been seen on film.

And Rachel e-mailed Amy Pascal and others at Sony on 13th September 2014 with her summation of where Joy was coming from, ahead of meeting with Kevin Feige.

Anyone want to start speculating on Amazing Spider-Man: Swing Shift from 2007 on Free Comic Book Day, the first appearance of Mister Negative?

short:LISA JOY IDEA:

main characters —

HEROES silver sable spider-woman (do you want to tell him the idea that she’s slipped through portal opened by the villain to a parallel universe where she’s spiderwoman/there maybe no spiderman, no peter and gwen romance in her reality)black catstunnerVILLAINSmr. negative http://marvel.wikia.com/Mister_Negative_(Earth-616)SUB CHARACTERS:quentino (the only member of silver’s father’s team who left behind/ the rock in a wheelchair who is now the Q of sable industries)Obax aka light bright (somalian mutant/powers having to with the control of light and heat). http://marvel.wikia.com/Obax_Majid_(Earth-616)Ock or some other villain we can borrow for sin six.Silver Sable’s Father

IDEAS:

Silver wants nothing more than to be in the WIld Pack…but her father has her heading up recruiting — she’s frustrated, doesn’t realize her father is trying to teach her something about leading that she will learn later.silver sable’s father and the wild pack are taken out early on along with spiderman by the villain (possibly Ock trying to retrieve find an alive version of his wife in a parallel universe starts the movie by trapping the people he expects to get in his way i.e.; spider-man, silver sable sr., will have to think of some others).

it s up to sable to assemble her own wild pack to stop OCK and Mr. Negative

As well as adding

THINGS TO ASK KEVIN: Obviously about what is the genie Sin SIx unless from Pandora that they have to put back in the bottle.as discussed, I’m worried dr. strange may also be exploring the characters ability to manipulate dimensions and parallel worlds. Maybe ask Kevin to tell you about Dr. Strange (JULY /8/16)…since they come out before sin six or the lisa joy we have to be careful about any possible similarities?curious what the movie they have scheduled btw dr. strange and guardian s 2 is , Untitled Marvel on 5/5/17…i would ask him what he thinks about recasting, he talks about it the press vis a vis Ironman but hasn’t really done it with a main character (except the hulk, but those movies weren’t that big)i also don’t know if you ever told him about the animation idea or feel ready to.

The animation idea? Time to do some more reading…

#7 Edited by animehunter (2742 posts) - - Show Bio

From Bleeding Cool

Did Lisa Joy Invent Spider-Gwen? Sony Leaks...

Wikileaks.org has posted the leaked Sony e-mails. At Bleeding Cool, we have been reading a few.

Including one from May 2014 sent by writer/producer Lisa Joy to Rachel O’Conner at Sony. Lisa has been credited as attached to the “Untitled Female Superhero Spider-Man Movie”. And she has some ideas after seeing Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Just got the big box of Marvel goodies and the adorable t-shirt! Zoe immediately shoved it in her mouth — a sure sign she loves it. Looking forward to spending my weekend immersed in reading about all these amazing characters!

Also, congrats on a fantastic opening weekend! Jonah and I snuck out for a date night to see the movie and had a blast. RIP Gwen Stacy — gone but never forgotten. Can we bring her back as Spider-Woman? Or can I just be best friends with Emma Stone?

xoxo

LJ

Well, that’s exactly what Marvel Comics did this earlier year, to a smash success…. with Spider-Gwen.

http://cdn.bleedingcool.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Spider-Gwen-RW-Main.jpg

As well as launching Spider-Woman and Silk ongoing series… are they trying to get in first? Lisa Joy also shared a number of her ideas for the movie.

Below would be the gist of my general statement:

As a first-generation Asian American woman and, in general, a bit of a dork, I spent much of my childhood feeling like an outsider. The superhero stories and myths I loved and continue to love the most were stories I could relate to: stories that showed how even the unlikeliest of candidates, the most overlooked and underestimated of people could surmount great odds and become heroes.

When Amy told me she wanted to tell the story of Silver Sable and her motley crew — I knew it was a chance to make the kind of movie and write the kind of heroines and heroes I’ve been waiting my whole life to see.

Other sound bites in case of follow up questions:

It’s their character journeys — their struggles both internal and external that interest me most creatively.

We’re weaving classic heroes from the Spidey-verse into an epic modern mythology infused with fresh voices, a fresh perspective, and a villain the likes of which has never before been seen on film.

And Rachel e-mailed Amy Pascal and others at Sony on 13th September 2014 with her summation of where Joy was coming from, ahead of meeting with Kevin Feige.

Anyone want to start speculating on Amazing Spider-Man: Swing Shift from 2007 on Free Comic Book Day, the first appearance of Mister Negative?

short: LISA JOY IDEA:

main characters —

HEROES Silver Sable, Spider-Woman (do you want to tell him the idea that she’s slipped through portal opened by the villain to a parallel universe where she’s Spider-Woman / there maybe no Spider-Man, no Peter and Gwen romance in her reality), Black Cat, Stunner

VILLAINS Mr. Negative http://marvel.wikia.com/Mister_Negative_(Earth-616)

SUB CHARACTERS: Quentino (the only member of Silver’s father’s team who left behind / the rock in a wheelchair who is now the Q of Sable industries) Obax aka Light Bright (somalian mutant / powers having to with the control of light and heat). http://marvel.wikia.com/Obax_Majid_(Earth-616) Ock or some other villain we can borrow for Sin Six. Silver Sable’s Father

IDEAS:

Silver wants nothing more than to be in the Wild Pack…but her father has her heading up recruiting — she’s frustrated, doesn’t realize her father is trying to teach her something about leading that she will learn later.silver sable’s father and the wild pack are taken out early on along with Spider-Man by the villain (possibly Ock trying to retrieve find an alive version of his wife in a parallel universe starts the movie by trapping the people he expects to get in his way i.e.; Spider-Man, Silver Sable sr., will have to think of some others).

it s up to Sable to assemble her own wild pack to stop OCK and Mr. Negative

As well as adding

THINGS TO ASK KEVIN:

Obviously about what is the genie Sin Six unless from Pandora that they have to put back in the bottle. As discussed, I’m worried Dr. Strange may also be exploring the characters ability to manipulate dimensions and parallel worlds. Maybe ask Kevin to tell you about Dr. Strange (JULY /8/16)…since they come out before Sin Six or the Lisa Joy we have to be careful about any possible similarities? curious what the movie they have scheduled btw Dr. Strange and Guardians 2 is , Untitled Marvel on 5/5/17…I would ask him what he thinks about recasting, he talks about it the press vis a vis Iron Man but hasn’t really done it with a main character (except the Hulk, but those movies weren’t that big) I also don’t know if you ever told him about the animation idea or feel ready to.

The animation idea? Time to do some more reading…

@punyparker

#8 Edited by animehunter (2742 posts) - - Show Bio

From CBR

Gage Talks Storming the Shores of "Spider-Island" for "Secret Wars"

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In 2011, Marvel Comics decided to make Spider-Man just a little less special, infecting the populace of Manhattan with a plague that endowed them with similar Spider-powers that eventually transformed them into monstrous Man-Spiders -- and the isle of Manhattan into "Spider-Island." The virus was created by the villainous Jackal as a way to provide his employer, the megalomaniacal Spider-Queen, with an army under her complete control.

In the climax of the original "Spider-Island" event written by Dan Slott, Spidey's humanity allowed him to lead his allies in battle against the Spider-Queen, cure the virus and liberate Manhattan from her grips. But this July, writer Christos Gage and artist Paco Diaz will reimagine the outcome of the "Amazing Spider-Man" event and take readers to a world where no cure was ever found and a valiant resistance army led by Agent Venom battles to eradicate the infestation of Man-Spiders that have overrun Manhattan -- a world that exists as a domain on the patchwork planet Battleworld, site of Marvel's "Secret Wars" event.

"Spider-Island," Spider-Girl Swing Into "Secret Wars"

CBR News spoke with Gage about Agent Venom's desperate battle against the Spider-Queen and her minions, how it leads to the emergence of other monstrous Marvel characters, and about sharing "Spider-Island" with writer Tom DeFalco and artist Ron Frenz who will provide back-up stories for the series starring the Mayday Parker incarnation of Spider-Girl.

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CBR News: With "Spider-Island" you're taking readers to a Battleworld domain where the outcome of the titular even is reimagined so that the Spider Queen triumphed. What inspired you to take the story in that direction?

Christos Gage: As a writer, it's always the most fun to put your character in the worst possible situation, and this seemed to qualify. Also, I was a big fan of the original "What If?" series, as well as classic films like "Escape From New York" and "The Warriors," so I wanted to evoke those.

When you pick up with your story, how much time has passed since the Spider-Queen and her subjects took control of Manhattan? What does the island look like now and what is life like for those who remain?

I don't want to give everything away, but almost all human beings are monstrous human/spider hybrids in thrall to the Queen -- except a small resistance force led by Agent Venom [AKA Flash Thompson], the Vision and Spider-Woman. As for how much time has passed, it's not clear, but probably a few months.

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Christos Gage talks Agent Venom leading the charge against a victorious Spider-Queen in "Spider-Island," part of Marvel's "Secret Wars" event

EXCLUSIVE: Issue #2 cover by Humberto Ramos & Edgar Delgado

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I understand Flash's band aren't just going up against the transformed civilians of Manhattan, they also have to contend with Man-Spider hybrids of some of the heroes that populated the island. Is that correct?

It is. They are up against former allies who are now spider-creatues, but with their old powers! Opposing them are Captain Marvel, Spider-Hulk, the Spider-King (formerly Captain America), and more. Flash's movement is dwindling every day. But he has a plan...

When your story begins Agent Venom is suffering from some guilt and torment over what happened to Spider-Man in his final battle with the Spider-Queen. How does that affect his ability to lead when your story begins?

It just adds to the burden. Flash has lost men in combat before, but failing to save his hero, Spider-Man, gives him a feeling of failure and a need for redemption that really drives him. He'll do anything to save whats left of humanity.

As I understand it Spider-Man is missing and presumed dead, but what about characters like Kaine and Eddie Brock who also played significant roles in the original "Spider-Island?" Do they factor into the story you're telling?

We don't want to be slaves to the original storyline, so people who may not have read it or don't remember it can enjoy this one on its own terms. There is no Eddie Brock, Anti-Venom in this world -- he was the cure in the original story, and there's no cure here! As for Kaine, he's presumably one of the spider monsters. There'll be other differences, too. For example, Carol Danvers is Captain Marvel here, not Ms. Marvel, to avoid confusing readers who think of Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel.

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Earlier you mentioned Flash has a plan and I imagine we'll see him implement it in "Spider-Island." Can you give us any clues as to what he's scheming?

Flash's desperate plan involves adding to the number of allies he has -- and making enemies into allies!

Did I mention Capwolf? And Stegron? No? Well, they're here!

Those creatures and the hordes of Man-Spiders that populate Manhattan suggest you're having some fun with the elements of Marvel monster and horror comics in this story, but given the monstrous nature of the antagonists, how large a role does horror play in your tale?

I don't know if I'd call this an outright horror story, but it definitely has elements of the horror/hero titles Marvel published in the 70s, like "Werewolf By Night." I loved those, and I think the influence probably shows.

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Gage's story takes place on Battleworld, the new patchwork Marvel Universe, and imagines a very different future where Spider-Man and his allies did not cure the Spider-plague

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Helping you bring those elements to life and set the tone of "Spider-Island" is artist Paco Diaz, who has some experience depicting Spider powered characters and strange other worlds thanks to his recent work on the "Spider-Verse" series "Scarlet Spiders." How much fun did you have designing the world of "Spider-Island" with Paco?

It's been a lot of fun -- and I can't forget Humberto Ramos, who designed many of the hybrid characters. I love the dynamic feel of Paco's art, so I've tried to give him ample room to deliver that!

Finally, let's talk about some of the other creators whose work will be featured in "Spider-Island." Readers of this series won't just be treated to your tale. They'll also get a bonus story featuring the "Secret Wars" adventures of fan-favorite Spider-Girl Mayday Parker by her creators, Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz. How does it feel to be sharing the book with a character who's inspired such a passionate fan base?

I grew up reading those guys' work -- and that of Sal Buscema, who inks, as I understand it -- so it's a huge thrill to share a book with them. And the character they created, too!

"Spider-Verse" #1 debuts in July from Marvel Comics as part of "Secret Wars."

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Preview: Avengers: Millennium #4 - OUT April 22nd, 2015

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Story by
Mike Costa
Art by
Carmine Di Giandomenico, Enis Cisic, Mast, [more...]
Colors by
Andres Mossa
Letters by
VC - Travis Lanham
Cover by
Mike Deodato, Frank Martin

At a secret Hydra installation hidden away in rural Japan, the Avengers discover a time-portal that sends them on an adventure that spans millennia. But what kind of bad guys have a time machine they don’t use to change the past?

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Avengers Millennium? Is this a new ongoing title or a limited series? has anyone read it? is it any good? because I'm so fatigued by cliche time travel stories. Love that cover.

It's a mini and it was previously released as a digital comic

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Preview: Amazing Spider-Man 17.1 - OUT April 22nd, 2015

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Story by
Gerry Conway
Art by
Carlo Barberi, Juan Vlasco
Colors by
Israel Silva
Cover by
Art Adams, Gabrielle Dell'otto

• WHO HEEDS THE HAMMERHEAD?! Not Spidey, apparently.

• The criminal underworld of New York City is on fire and Spidey and the Wraith hope to contain it. Tough luck, you two.

COMICVINE

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Preview: Inhuman Special #1 - OUT April 22nd, 2015

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Story by
Jeff Loveness
Art by
Ryan Lee
Colors by
Nolan Woodard
Letters by
VC - Joe Sabino
Cover by
Jamal Campbell

You haven’t seen all the effects of the Terrigen Cloud yet and this one is about to destroy New York City!

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Preview: Avengers: Millennium #4 - OUT April 22nd, 2015

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Story by
Mike Costa
Art by
Carmine Di Giandomenico, Enis Cisic, Mast, [more...]
Colors by
Andres Mossa
Letters by
VC - Travis Lanham
Cover by
Mike Deodato, Frank Martin

At a secret Hydra installation hidden away in rural Japan, the Avengers discover a time-portal that sends them on an adventure that spans millennia. But what kind of bad guys have a time machine they don’t use to change the past?

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