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Thanks to the Sony leaks, we know that Sony and Marvel attempted to work out a deal to bring Spider-Man back to the MCU for various projects including Captain America: Civil War. Unfortunately, hose negotiations broke down—but all may not be lost. Latino Review is reporting that the deal is very much alive in the wake of the hack (and the poor performance of recent Spider-Man films on Sony’s watch).

According to Kel over at Latino Review:

IF the Marvel/Sony deal were to go forward, Andrew Garfield would no longer be Peter Parker and any baggage from existing films, Raimi or Webb, would be non-canonical, Marvel doesn’t want any part of those films. The idea is that the Spider-Man romance movie has been played out over five installments, so any new Spider-Man films would focus on the difficulties of being a teenager and a superhero with a romance side-story, not the film’s focus. Marvel also thinks that the origin story is well-trodden territory, so any Spider-Man movies under this deal would begin with Peter Parker already leading a dual life. Spider-Man making his debut in Captain America: Civil War is still a distinct possibility and would serve as the character’s introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But as of now Spider-Man will NOT be in Civil War. I was told that they have a script nailed down.

So, if the deal works out and Spider-Man goes back to Marvel, we basically hit the ground running with a lead actor. He’s already got the double life and he’s already dating Mary Jane – both of which allow for more time for Spider-Man to just be Spider-Man.

Granted nothing may come of this, but the fact is that Sony doesn’t have much leverage left. It makes sense for them to profit while Marvel does the heavy lifting to get the character back on track.

What do you think?

(via /Film)

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This mind-blowing bit of info comes from the documents that were released as a result of the massive Sony hack. More specifically, emails from Sony chief Amy Pascal who notes that there’s a team-up in the works between Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill’s Jump Street characters that will have them working with the MIB. The film is set to be written by Phil Lord and Chris Miller who were the same team behind the previous Jump Street films.

An email from Lord said, “jump street merging with mib i think that’s clean and rad and powerful.” Um, okay. Just keep in mind that the movie is unlikely to include Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones or Josh Brolin.

Just to make the headache you’re getting even worse, the emails also show that there were plans in the works to bring Spider-Man over into the official Marvel Cinematic Universe for a new trilogy of standalone films and Captain America: Civil War. Those plans have apparently been shelved because they couldn’t work out all the details.

(Wall Street Journal via io9 and Nerdist)

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Yes, Spidey and his kitty pal are incredibly cute together.

Hot Toys released an Amazing Spider-Man 2 Figure earlier this year that included accessories like a jacket, knit cap, backpack and a few other odds and ends. Twitter user tks1783 capitalized on the new Spidey accessories to create a photo series that portrays Spider-Man on his  day off from fighting crime. As you’ll see, when Spidey isn’t beating up baddies, he enjoys hanging with a giant cat, lounging in bed and also taking the Spider-Kid to school. It’s like he’s actually an average kind of guy, you know?

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Aaron Joseph Purmort of Minneapolis died way too young. He passed away last week at the age of 35. Purmort wrote his own obituary in a light tone, explaining that he was actually a hero named Spider-Man fighting the villain of Cancer. He also called out his son to avenge his untimely death. It was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday:

Purmort, Aaron Joseph age 35, died peacefully at home on November 25 after complications from a radioactive spider bite that led to years of crime-fighting and a years long battle with a nefarious criminal named Cancer, who has plagued our society for far too long. Civilians will recognize him best as Spider-Man, and thank him for his many years of service protecting our city. His family knew him only as a kind and mild-mannered Art Director, a designer of websites and t-shirts, and concert posters who always had the right cardigan and the right thing to say (even if it was wildly inappropriate). Aaron was known for his long, entertaining stories, which he loved to repeat often. In high school, he was in the band The Asparagus Children, which reached critical acclaim in the northern suburbs. As an adult, he graduated from the College of Visual Arts (which also died an untimely death recently) and worked in several agencies around Minneapolis, settling in as an Interactive Associate Creative Director at Colle + McVoy. Aaron was a comic book aficionado, a pop-culture encyclopedia and always the most fun person at any party. He is survived by his parents Bill and Kim Kuhlmeyer, father Mark Purmort (Patricia, Autumn, Aly), sisters Erika and Nicole, first wife Gwen Stefani, current wife Nora and their son Ralph, who will grow up to avenge his father’s untimely death.

I don’t have the words except to say thank you, Spider-Man.

(via BuzzFeed)

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If you have a pile of LEGO minifig parts in front of you, it’s only natural to mix them up and see what happens. Artist Alexandre Tissier came up with some perfect mash-ups for a Fiction Meets Fiction campaign for LEGO. He’s got Homer Simpson as Wolverine, Spider-Man as James Bond, Darth Vader as a geisha, and Batman in pajamas and holding a teddy bear. I feel compelled to make these designs a reality.

See more funny swaps after the break.

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Donald Glover is a big Spider-Man fan, and when casting for The Amazing Spider-Man reboot was happening in 2010, fans circulated a petition to get him cast to play Spidey on the big screen. It didn’t happen, but Brian Michael Bendis took note. He ended up basing Miles Morales on Glover when the character took on the role of Spider-Man in 2011.

Now, everything has come full circle with news that Donald Glover will be voicing Morales in upcoming episodes of Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors which will air in 2015. Glover talked to USA Today about why he likes the character saying:

“He can be anybody. Spider-Man could be a girl. Spider-Man could be an old man. You don’t know. So I just tried to be as me as possible, because you’re always just going to bring it back to yourself when you watch the show.”

Catch new episodes of Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors when the latest season debuts this Sunday at 9AM on Disney XD.

See pictures and a clip from the show after the break.

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One of the grossest feelings in the world is getting into a car that’s been soaking in the sunlight all day. No one likes sitting in an oven, not even for a couple of minutes. ThinkGeek has three sunshade solutions to help keep your vehicle cool, and the designs feature Spider-Man, Batman, and the Avengers. The windshield shades block out UV rays and proclaim your geekiness to passersby so they’re really cool in two senses of the word.

See the other styles after the break.

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So, here’s Instagram’s Pete the Dog dressed like Mary Jane recreating that passionate upside down kiss with Spider-Man from the film.

This is one patient dog. Good actor too. Looks great in a wig.

Check out the video after the break…

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To celebrate the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, we’re giving away some fun, wearable toys courtesy of Hasbro!

Head on past the break for all the details…

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Get ready for the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 this Friday by watching what seems like a real life superhero perform parkour in Provo, Utah. Athlete Ronnie Shalvis dons the Spidey suit and shows how Peter Parker might get around if he ran out of web fluid. It’s nothing short of incredible to watch him flip and jump around city buildings. I can’t even imagine what kind of shape you would need to be in to accomplish feats like these.

Check out the action in the video after the break.

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