Day 2 of D23 EXPO’s big ticket item was its “Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios,” a panel covering Disney’s umbrella of live action properties, including Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm.
Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have found their Peter Parker/Spider-Man. He is Tom Holland who received critical raves for his performances in Wolf Fall and The Impossible – and is one of the stars of the upcoming The Heart of the Sea.
Jon Watts (Cop Car) has been named director of the as yet untitled Spider-Man movie.
Feige commented, “As with James Gunn, Joss Whedon, and the Russo brothers, we love finding new and exciting voices to bring these characters to life. We spent a lot of time with Jon and find his take and work inspiring.”
Producer Amy Pascal added, “Sony, Marvel, Kevin and I all knew that for Peter Parker, we had to find a vibrant, talented young actor capable of embodying one of the most well-known characters in the world. With Tom, we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
For more, follow the jump.
With only two more sleeps before The Avengers: Age of Ultron is officially released, it might be fun to look at the reactions the cast got while touring the world to meet fans, talk about the movie and spread the Marvel love around.
To that end, follow the jump to get a wee bit of new footage (Fury speaks!) and marvel (yes I went there) at how beloved the Avengers are pretty much everywhere.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens wide (really wide) on May 1st.
Phil Ford and Chris Miller, whose The Lego Movie was universally acclaimed, are tackling an animated Spider-Man film for Sony.
The announcement was made at CinemaCon this morning by the chairman of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group, Tom Rothman.
Ford and Miller will write and produce the film, which will exist independently of the continuing projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe. For more, follow the jump.
With less than two months until its premiere, Marvel has released the third (and final?) trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Besides the extra footage of the Hulkbuster vs. Hulk brawl, we get a bit more of Ultron – and is he taking his programmed task to the ultimate limit!
Avengers: Age of Ultron opens on May 1st. Check out the new trailer following the jump.
On Tuesday, July 22nd, members of the Guardians of the Galaxy team will answer fan questions in two online Q&A events.
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, director James Gunn, and producer Kevin Feige will answer questions from Twitter HQ in San Francisco beginning at 2:30pm EDT/11:30am PDT; that evening, Yahoo Entertainment will host Pratt, Saldana, Bautista, Gunn and Feige on the Yahoo campus in Sunnyvale, California, for a live Tumblr Ask Q&A. There will exclusive footage from the film and fans will have a chance to win a movie poster signed by the cast.
For details, follow the jump.