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Pre-Pubescent Peter Parker Present in Previous Paramount Picture?

Just a week before the release of his new film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, titular star Tom Holland revealed a crazy development in the MCU.

In the 2010 film Iron Man 2, during the attack at the Stark Expo in Queens, NY (Peter Parker’s home town) Tony Stark saves a young boy who is wearing an Iron Man mask.

Well Holland revealed today that that little boy was none other than a young Peter Parker. That’s right, a full 6 years before Marvel Studios made the deal with Sony to add Spidey to the MCU, he was already in one of the films. Holland said in an interview,  “I can confirm that as of today. I literally had a conversation with Kevin Feige only 20 minutes ago. Maybe I’ve just done a big old spoiler, but it’s out there now. It’s cool. I like the idea that Peter Parker has been in the universe since the beginning.” This settles a long running fan theory that means that the heroes in this image:

are the same as the ones in this:

What do you think about this new development? Are there more theories you hope become canon? Let us know in the comments below or on social media.


Happy Big, Green, Angry Anniversary 

‪On this day in 1962 Marvel Comics first exposed scientist Bruce Banner to Gamma radiation as he rescued a young man from an experimental bomb blast. This exposure would famously transform him into the Hulk, a raging creature of incredible strength, feared and misunderstood by the world around him. 

The Grey Goliath (later changed to his now familiar green due to difficulties in the coloring and printing process) has been featured in comic books and magazines, cartoons, and his own live action TV series (which spawned 3 made-for-TV movies.) In 2003 Eric Bana’s big screen Hulk adaptation was largely panned by audiences and critics, ultimately being re-booted and rolled in to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with 2008’s The Incredible Hulk starring Edward Norton (reprised by Mark Ruffalo in the Avengers films and the upcoming Thor Ragnarok)

While it’s fun to watch Dr Banner transform and for Hulk to.. well… smash, anger is something believers in Christ are told we must keep well under control. 

Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.

Proverbs 29:11 A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

James 1:20 For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

When you find yourself feeling anger’s burn, whether someone has done you wrong, circumstances aren’t to your liking or just because you’re having a bad day, take a moment to pray. That’s ALWAYS the first move. Then stop to think of how your anger might negatively affect the situation, and consider how patience, kindness and grace would be far better friends, then put that answer away. The Bible tell us in Ephesians not to sin in our anger or let the sun go down on our anger, because anger does more damage the longer it camps. That’s not easy to do because anger robs us of our clarity, so it is wise to get ahead of the problem and make an everyday habit of living in kindness and grace. Lastly, when you’re fired up, refocus… remember the truest thing and give God praise. Our anxiety, embarrassment and anger usually come when we get our eyes off of Him and onto us anyway.  

Philippians 4:4-6 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

So be sure to wish a happy birthday to the Hulk today! You wouldn’t want to make him angry…

Sony Putting Spidey in the Background?

It was announced that Sony will be making a film based entirely around the popular villain/anti-hero Venom.

For those who don’t know, Venom is the alien symbiote which bonded itself to (and attempted to permanently fuse itself to Spider-man. Upon it’s forceful removal, like a spurned love it attached itself to Eddie Brock, a rival journalist who hated Spider-man as much as the alien suit, bringing with it the powers and memories of Spider-man, making him one of Spidey’s most formidable foes.

Though not much is known about Sony’s plan for this film, it is said that they are pushing for a 2018 release date. Rumors and speculation have already begun, saying that the company may bring back Amazing Spider-man actor Andrew Garfield as Spider-man, making this a separate universe from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where Spider-man is currently played by Tom Holland. Do you think a return by Garfield is a possibility? If so, why not Toby Maguire? Could this lead to a Shattered Dimensions-esque storyline? Who do you think the main villain would be in this Venom film? Let us know what you think about this announcement in the comments below and/or on social media.

Justice At Last for Next Gen Heroes

The wildly popular show Young Justice has just been confirmed to be in development for a third season that many were afraid may never come.  DC animation confirmed that the beloved animated series will be returning, but did not disclose when or on what platform. Needless to say, we welcome The Team back with open arms.

Are there any shows YOU think need to come back from cancellation? Let us know in the comments below!

Chris Pine’s “Time” to Shine

It was reported this week that Star Trek star Chris Pine will be joining the cast of the upcoming adaptation of the beloved novel “A Wrinkle in Time”. He joins other Hollywood stars such as Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Reese Witherspoon, and Oprah Winfrey. No release date has been announced.

Trailer Park: LOGAN

Earlier today, the trailer for the 3rd and FINAL Wolverine movie dropped. Simply called LOGAN and if you haven’t seen it yet, check it out:

Let me start out by saying, that if you take out ALL of the X-MEN elements out of this movie, this trailer still makes me want to see it. Logan AKA Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) looks old and worn out and I like it. However, before I watched this trailer Tony T described it by saying that it looks like it could be the movie trailer for The Last of Us and fortunately/unfortunately, that is all I saw the first few viewings. Even down to the acoustic guitar music behind the entire trailer. For real, there are some shots from this that makes me think that Hugh Jackman could in fact be Joel. All we’re missing is Ellen Paige for Ellie and we got a stew goin’ baby.

But I digress.

All in all, this was a very enjoyable trailer and I’m assuming that they’re going for an Old Man Logan adaptation, which I am not mad at. I (sadly) confess that I’ve only read the first part of OML and from what little I’ve read it already seems like they are straying away from the story. Most of that has to do with the fact that there are Hulk elements in the story as well as a blind Hawkeye, both of which Fox doesn’t have the rights to. I’m not one of those people who are going to get up in arms about that, I just want a good story. So far, to me, that is what this trailer is presenting. It looks gritty, it looks emotional and the cinematography looks astounding. MOVIE NERD SIDE NOTE: This film is being shot John Mathieson, who was the cinematographer for X-Men First Class and Gladiator and that bodes well for me.

All in all, I’m excited for this movie. I’m not rushing to my local cinema and pre-ordering my seats, but I am heavily intrigued. The only part that worries me is the March release (Also my concern with POWER RANGERS but that’s a different discussion) seeing as movies released in February and March tend to not do so hot as it’s the “slow” time for movies as they pass from Oscar season to the summer blockbusters. I really want this movie to exceed my expectations and continue to push comic book movies to a new level, to make them great movies and not looked at as “just a good COMIC BOOK movie”. This movie looks like it can be different.

What do YOU guys think?