By: Adam Basciano
If reports are true, then Marvel/Sony have narrowed the list of the new Peter Parker down to two actors. That begs the question, who will direct Spider-Man’s adventures in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to Deadline, five contenders have emerged. “There is 50/50 and Warm Bodies writer/helmer Jonathan Levine; Ted Melfi, writer/director of Golden Globe-nommed St. Vincent; Pitch Perfect helmer Jason Moore; John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein, the directors/writers of the updated version of John Hughes’ Vacation; and Napoleon Dynamite and Don Verdean writer/director Jared Hess.”So what kind of story and tone will our new Spidey and his director be striving for? “Feige and his producing accomplice Amy Pascal are planning an arc that will tell the Spidey story over three to four movies, each covering a year of high school for Peter Parker, who’ll already have been bitten by the radioactive spider so we don’t have to see that all over again. The tone they are searching for in the coming of age tale is John Hughes humor and emotion, plus all the superhero stuff.” I literally have no idea who these directors are, so whoever’s chosen will get the benefit of the doubt from me. For the record, I think having four films set in the four years of high school is brilliant. I don’t know why the previous films never took this idea. A high school aged superhero will definitely add a new perspective to the MCU.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is in theaters now. Next up will be Ant-Man in July, and then Captain America: Civil War. This is the film that will introduce Spider-Man into The Avengers universe. Also present will be everyone’s favorite Armored Avenger, Iron Man. Super Scooper Umberto Gonzalez has shared an image of concept art featuring the two heroes ready to come to blows. Mayweather Vs Pacquiao can suck it, because this promo image is so much better then that over priced let down of a fight. Iron-Man looks to be wearing a new Mark of his armor, while Captain America’s costume has been slightly altered from how it looks in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Speaking of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the film is doing phenomenal numbers at the box office. After five days of release in North America, the film has collected $217,632,476. Having been released in some foreign markets a week prior to the the North American debut, the film nabbed $459,500,000. That puts Avengers: Age of Ultron at a current world wide total of $677,132,476. This will definitely be another $1Billon + hit for Marvel Studio’s when all is said and done.
(Sources: Deadline, Umberto Gonzalez, Box Office Mojo)