4/26/16 Marvel News Mash-Up (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Civil War, ETC.)

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Robert Downey Jr. Joins The Cast Of “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

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The partnership between Marvel and Sony keeps expanding into the movies with Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) joining Tom Holland(Spider-Man) in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” This will be the third reboot, yes I said third, for the Spider-Man movie franchise and if anyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe can help make it be successful it is Robert Downey Jr.’s portrayal of Iron Man and Tony Stark.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

It looks like the team-up of Spider-Man and Iron Man seen in Captain America: Civil War won’t be the duo’s last.

Robert Downey Jr., who plays the red-and-gold-armored Marvel character, has closed a deal to join the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Marvel and Sony’s reboot of the web-crawling superhero, sources tell THR.

Tom Holland will star as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and is making his debut as the character in Civil War (and already garnering praise for his take on the role).

The movie establishes a key relationship between Tony Stark/Iron Man and Parker, and Homecoming will continue that thread.

According to many reviews, Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland have great chemistry in “Captain America: Civil War” and Tony acts as a mentor to Peter Parker as does Iron Man to Spider-Man.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Tony Stark Uses His Influence To Promote “Captain America: Civil War” Using The Eiffel Tower

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Robert Downey Jr. has been definitely keeping himself busy lately. Recently he was out promoting “Captain America: Civil War” as Tony Stark and incorporated some STARK Technology to promote “Team Iron Man”. Check it out:

Source: Marvel FR

The Newest “Spider-Man” Movie Is Called “Spider-Man: Homecoming”; Logo Revealed

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The title of the newest Spider-Man movie was actually leaked online a few weeks ago. The problem back then was no one really believed it because “Homecoming” just sounded, well, weird. Sony officially announced that “Spider-Man: Homecoming” was indeed the title and also revealed the official logo.

Even though this is the third reboot, yes, I am saying third again, this is the first Spider-Man film to take place in the MCU. As mentioned above, we will see Tony Stark and Iron Man make a visit but we can expect to see even more. My best guess is Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury. Fury has been instrumental in bringing together all of the members of The Avengers and wouldn’t surprise me if he is under Fury’s watchful eye.

But what could Homecoming be about? Amazing Spider-Man #252 was released in May 1984 and it was titled “Homecoming”:

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I actually have this issue and I remember that the significance of this issue was that this was the first time that Spider-Man began using his black costume that he obtained off world during Marvel’s Secret Wars. This is still my favorite Spider-Man costume but was later revealed that this costume was a living symbiote that was slowly taking over Peter. Peter eventually was able to escape the control of the symbiote and the costume quickly bonded with Eddie Brock who became one of Spider-Man’s most popular villains, Venom. I absolutely love this story and the symbiote story-line but no way will they be addressing this so soon. They also botched up this story once in “Spider-Man 3”. Curse you Sam Rami!

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More than likely, Homecoming will relate to Spider-Man’s homecoming into the MCU. Spidey is finally home where he belongs. Lets hope that third times a charm!

Comparing “Captain America’s” Costumes In “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” And “Civil War”

“Age Of Ultron” (left) vs “Civil War” (right)

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While looking at the promo art for “Captain America: Civil War”, I noticed a few changes to Captain America’s costume. At first glance, and especially in the trailers, the costumes look identical but if you look above you can see changes a bit more easier.

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Here is a list of differences I was able to see:

  • CW costume has no red on the collar and chest. Mostly blue now.
  • CW shows blue on his bicep, larger red stripe. Ultron was white.
  • Costume seems darker now. Could be lack of red and white though.
  • Red stripe on leg is longer and straighter.
  • Star is different. Looks smaller or could be higher up.
  • Chest area is less segmented and more solid now.
  • Knee pads are smaller.
  • Gloves are shorter now.
  • Boots are new and black instead of brown.
  • Belts are slightly different.

VIDEO: Teaser For Marvel’s “Civil War II”; First Look At Panels

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Here is our first look at some comic book panels and the synopsis for the sequel to the comic book series that the upcoming movie, “Captain America: Civil War” is (loosely) based on. But to start things off, let’s check out this cool teaser trailer:

This is it! War comes to the Marvel Universe this June as the Earth-shattering comics event of 2016 comes to comic shops with a jam-packed double-size issue! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your exciting look inside CIVIL WAR II #1, from chartbusting creators Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez! The fan-fave creative team that brought you INVINCIBLE IRON MAN join forces once more to bring you a tale of hero against hero – and a Marvel Universe divided in two!

Ulysses – a young Inhuman with the power to profile the future has emerged. His new abilities send shockwaves through the superhuman community. Divided amongst themselves, will they use Ulysses to prevent danger before it happens? Or should they allow the future to unfold unaltered? As his new powers send shockwaves rippling across the Marvel Universe, battle lines will be drawn. Do you stand with Iron Man? Or will you side with Captain Marvel?

Will the heroes of the Marvel Universe wield the power of “predictive justice” to change the future or battle to protect tomorrow? Battle lines will be drawn. Lives will be changed. Heroes will fall. The comic book event that will have the world talking kicks off on June 1 in the double-sized CIVIL WAR II #1!

Plus – don’t miss two opening salvos of CIVIL WAR II this May! Head to your local comic shop on Free Comic Book Day for an exciting prologue to Civil War II by Brian Michael Bendis & Jim Cheung. Then, pick up CIVIL WAR II #0 by Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel – on sale later that month!

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Source: Marvel

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Joe Hogarty

Joe moved from New York to Florida back in 1997. He currently resides in St. Petersburg and visits the parks frequently. His first visit to the Magic Kingdom was when he was 8 years old back in 1974. Joe originally originally started as a photographer for WDWNT and is now the host of WDWNT: Nerd Alert, our movie reviewer and reports the news for WDWNT. You can contact Joe through email at [email protected]

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