Hollywood director Jon Watts is in talks to direct a sequel to 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'.
'Spider-Man: Homecoming' director Jon Watts is in talks to helm a sequel.
The 36-year-old movie-maker is reportedly in discussions about directing the next film in the series, which has Tom Holland playing the central role of Peter Parker.
Jon's coming-of-age teen story focused on the high-school life of a young Spider-Man and has seemingly been well received by Sony and Marvel, who have opened talks about a sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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War For The Planet of the Apes fends of the competition of Marvel's Spider-Man to take the no.1 spot in the US Box Office
It was a busier weekend than usual at the box office with two monumental blockbusters going head-to-head. This weekend was dominated by 'War for the Planet of the Apes' and 'Spider-Man: Homecoming', with the former taking the no.1 spot.
The latest installment in the Apes franchise still underachieved compared to early predictions with the film grossing $56.5m from 4,022 locations, after being predicted to be around the $60m mark. This puts the film at the same level of 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes', but below the intermitting 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' which scored a huge $72.6m domestic opening.
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From playing Billy Elliot on stage in London, Tom Holland quickly caught the attention of critics with his award-hoovering performance in the 2013 tsunami drama The Impossible.
Now 21, Tom Holland is starring in Spider-Man: Homecoming, his first solo outing after rebooting character in last year's Captain America: Civil War. He says that being a child actor-dancer wasn't always easy. "I had my rough patches," Holland says. "There were times when I was bullied about dancing and stuff. But you couldn't hit me hard enough to stop me from doing it! I, like Peter Parker, accepted I wasn't the cool kid at school and just found my group of friends and got on with it. Peter's storyline hits every key point of growing up. It's fantastic to see a superhero going through the things you go through."
Tom Holland in his Spider-Man: Homecoming suit
Of course, he's the third big-screen Spider-Man in 15 years, after Tobey Maguire (2002, 2004, 2007) and Andrew Garfield (2012, 2014). And he's had run-ins with both recently. "I met Tobey in L.A. at a Baby Driver screening, and he sat, like, right in front of me. I was like, 'Tobey! Tobey! Hi, I'm Spider-Man!' I kind of want Tobey Maguire to play Uncle Ben in the next movie. I think that'd be super funny, but I don't think he'll do it. And earlier this year I met Andrew at the Baftas, and he was so sweet. You know, it really felt like he was passing on the torch. It was a nice, very English sort of 'Hello mate, nice to meet you.'"
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This may be the third reboot of this franchise in 15 years, risking audience exhaustion, but there are plenty of reasons not to miss this one. Most notably, this is the first Spider-Man movie that's part of Marvel's Avengers franchise, which places it in a larger story with lots of cameo possibilities. But more importantly, young British actor Tom Holland seems to have been born to play the role, infusing the entire film with cheeky teenage energy. And it's also one of the funniest, most complex blockbusters of the year.
The film opens with overexcited home videos Peter Parker (Holland) made of his adventure with the Avengers in Civil War. Now he's plunged back to the dull reality of being a high school student living with his sparky Aunt May (Marisa Tomei). He has a crush on classmate Liz (Laura Harrier), but faces rivalry from the school's alpha male Flash (Tony Revolori). And after a night out playing superhero in his Spider-Man costume, his nerdy best pal Ned (Jacob Batalon) is a bit too thrilled to discover his secret alter-ego. Meanwhile, Peter is annoyed that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and his assistant Happy (Jon Favreau) are ignoring his calls, especially after he warns them that he has seen winged bad guy Toomes (Michael Keaton) dealing illegal alien weapons around New York while plotting something nefarious.
Director Jon Watts (Cop Car) cleverly maintains a nimble teen perspective throughout the film, which makes it feel more like a comedy than an action movie. And instead of snarky one-liners, the laughs come from character-based humour, most notably Holland's brilliant reactions to everything that comes along. One memorable sequence, which kicks off the final onslaught of action, is both hilarious and terrifying at the same time, perfectly balanced thanks to a knowing revelation, Watts' subtle direction and Holland's hugely engaging performance. And each breathtaking action set-piece pushes the character forward in positive ways.
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He stars alongside Tom Holland in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'.
'Spider-Man: Homecoming' is set to hit theatres this weekend, rebooting the teen hero franchise with a little help from the Avengers. Robert Downey Jr. teams up with Tom Holland, as Iron Man schools Spider-Man in the art of protecting the city from supervillains.
Robert Downey Jr. at 'Captain America: Civil War' premiere
Having first appeared in last year's 'Captain America: Civil War', Spider-Man is coming with an all new storyline which includes his fellow Marvel superhero Tony Stark. The latter might be a more experienced Avenger than Peter Parker, but Robert Downey Jr. is certainly surprised to find himself in such a paternal role.
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The upcoming MCU film already has a planned sequel.
In just a few days, Tom Holland will make his solo debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in the titular role of 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' as the web-slinging superhero returns to the big screen for a brand new adventure.
The hero is making his return to the big screen
First introduced in 'Captain America: Civil War', Holland's version of 'Spider-Man' has already looked to be a successful relaunch of the character, following adaptations from Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in the past, albeit not under the MCU umbrella.
Holland, who plays the web-slinging hero in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming', confirmed a long-standing fan theory about the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Spider-Man star Tom Holland has delighted fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe by confirming that his character has been linked with the franchise since 2010, giving credence to a long-standing fan theory.
The rumour generated from a moment in the 2010 superhero film Iron Man 2, where a small boy dressed up as Iron Man is rescued from imminent death from a killer drone by the real Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr. Following that moment, some MCU fans had speculated that the boy in question is a very young Peter Parker, who later of course becomes Spidey.
Now, however, the new Spider-Man actor Tom Holland has confirmed that fan theory is actually true to The Huffington Post.
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It is the year 1209 anno domini, and Ireland is merely a green, mountainous mass of land fraught with bloody religious war. An ancient brotherhood of monks are in possession of a potentially dangerous holy relic with the power to summon the wrath of God and unleash it on his enemies. It is their mission to transport this artefact to its rightful home in Rome, but that means crossing the treacherous roads to the East coast where they are always in danger of brutal death at the hands of tribal rivals and Norman invaders. One of those young monks making this perilous pilgrimage is a novice named Brother Diarmuid (Tom Holland) who is aided by a mute lay-brother (Jon Bernthal).
As much as their faith drives them to continue on the journey of their lives, it is that same set of beliefs which could destroy them all in the end - especially with all the dark superstition surrounding their cargo - and even drive a deadly wedge between all of the brothers. For there are secrets about this object that holds more power than any of them could ever possible imagine.
'Pilgrimage' is a gritty historic thriller which also stars 'The Hobbit' actor Richard Armitage as Raymond De Merville. Directed by Brendan Muldowney ('Love Eternal', 'Savage') and written by Jamie Hannigan in his feature film screenplay debut, the movie made its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017 as part of the event's 'Viewpoints' segment.
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The actor thinks that options should be explored that haven't yet been seen on the big screen.
In just under two weeks, Spider-Man's first solo venture into the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be seen by MCU fans across the globe, as the web-slinging superhero (played by Tom Holland) swoops onto the big screen in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'.
Tom Holland suits up as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man
Already introduced to those who have seen 'Captain America: Civil War', this version of Peter Parker is much younger than those we've seen in the past, and is lucky enough to be allowed mentoring from the plucky Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.).
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The film will come straight from Sony Pictures.
Though Marvel Studios currently have the right to bring the 'Spider-Man' property to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there has been what we imagine is a hugely complicated agreement with Sony Pictures to allow the latter company to bring a film based on the Spidey villain Venom to the big screen. Now, with confirmation that Tom Hardy will be the actor stepping into that role and a release date set for October 5, 2018, rumours and information regarding the flick are now beginning to creep into the spotlight.
Tom Holland is looking forward to Sony Pictures release 'Venom'
We know for sure that Scott Rosenburg is writing the screenplay for the movie alongside Jeff Pinkner, and Marvel villain Carnage is looking set to take centre-stage as the primary antagonist. Aside from that and the previously-mentioned casting however, much is yet to be revealed; not surprising when the film's release is still over 12 months away.
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Tom Holland, Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson at the 'The Lost City of Z' premiere held at ArcLight Hollywood Theaters - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 6th April 2017
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