Does Spider-Man function best as a high school teenager? Kevin Feige seems to think so, since the Marvel Studios chief is re-enrolling him in Midtown High after he joins the MCU in Captain America: Civil War. Plus, a new Jurassic World viral video introducing one of the film’s characters, word that Lando Calrissian may yet appear in a Disney Star Wars movie (!), a new Insurgent trailer, and more in today’s Movie Morsels!
Even more news has emerged in the wake of Sunday’s announcement that Marvel Studios is teaming up with Sony for a Spider-Man reboot that will incorporate the character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe… We now hear that the new Spider-Man will again find himself in high school, and thus the search is on for a younger actor to replace Andrew Garfield. The Maze Runner‘s Dylan O’Brien and Percy Jackson star Logan Lerman are apparently both under consideration. Marvel is also busily searching for a new director to replace Marc Webb for the character’s next solo film in 2017. In the mean time, we’ll get to meet Spidey, along with the Black Panther, in next year’s Captain America: Civil War. There’s a possibility that, rather than Peter Parker, the wallcrawler’s alter ego this time around could be the comics’ Miles Morales. In any case, the plan is “to spend more time in [Midtown High] and explore his awkward relationship with other students while fighting crime out of the classroom.” We’re also told that Drew Goddard’s Sinister Six project is, for the time being, still moving forward.
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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
While it’s unlikely at this point that Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian will show up in J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens, the veteran actor has, in the wake of his guest appearance in TV’s Star Wars Rebels, hinted he’s entered discussions about appearing in another upcoming Star Wars sequel or spinoff movie. “But I uh… I may very well… I have a feeling I’m going to show up [in a movie]. There’s nothing I can really discuss about it at this stage,” Willaims tells Cinelinx.
Vincent D’Onofrio is having himself a busy year. The actor’s set to debut as the Kingpin in Netflix’s Daredevil, and as Vic Hoskins, head of InGen Security, in this summer’s Jurassic World. A new viral video introducing his role in the latter has just arrived online. Jurassic World — co-starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and a hella lotta dinosaurs — is out in 2D, 3D, and IMAX on June 12th.
Everybody, run! Shailene Woodley’s got a gun! That’s the takeaway from the latest trailer for Insurgent, the next chapter in The Divergent Series, arriving on March 20th. Take a peek below.
Fifty Shades of Grey
While advance reviews say that the film is by no means Fifty Shades of Great, the box office is still bracing itself for the arrival of E.L James Twilight fan fiction turned BDSM bestseller when it hits theaters worldwide this Friday, February 13th. Over in the UK, the staff of hardware store B&Q has “been told how to prep for a big demand in rope, cable ties and tape.” Yes, The Telegraph has published “a leaked memo” stating employees at the national DIY chain have been asked to prepare themselves for customers awkwardly asking about certain, ahem, products — and to read James’ book in order to know just what the hell they’re talking about. Oh, to be a UK hospital worker this weekend…
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