After months of rumors and unconfirmed reports, Sony has finally found its new "Spider-Man" and he is none other than British teen actor Tom Holland. Holland, who was part of the cast of "The Impossible," beat several other young actors such as Asa Butterfield, Charlie Plummer and Matthew Lintz among others.
According to a report in Deadline, the 19-year old actor was reportedly handpicked by Kevin Feige, with the express approval of Sony Pictures head Tom Rothman. Holland was said to have topped the worldwide search among hundreds of actors. He went through a screen test twice -- first with Robert Downey, Jr. and second with Chris Evans.
He was apparently a unanimous choice for Feige and producer Amy Pascal. According to the report, he also had a powerful supporter behind him. "The Impossible" director Juan Antonio Bayona did his own lobbying with Rothman in order to push Holland's bid. more >>
A little over a year away until the release of the next installment to the "Bourne Identity" franchise in July 2016 and the yet untitled movie has cast some of its female leads. The first to confirm that she will part of the cast is Julia Stiles, who will be reprising her role as Nicky Parsons.
Another report in Deadline confirmed earlier rumors that "Ex Machina" star Alicia Vikander will be joining the cast as well, as the female lead opposite Matt Damon's "Jason Bourne" character.
Stiles will be the only other actor who has been featured in all three "Bourne" films together with Matt Damon. Her character in the movie was instrumental in helping out Bourne, who was experiencing amnesia, so that he could figure out what was going on and why people were after him. It was also hinted in "The Bourne Ultimatum" that Parsons and Bourne may have known each other before Bourne's amnesia. This may be something that the upcoming movie will explore. more >>
Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have finally found the new face of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in this 19-year-old English actor. Meanwhile, a new director has been chosen to direct the superhero's upcoming standalone film.
Actor Tom Holland has been cast as the next live-action Spider-Man, both companies announced Tuesday. According to the press statement, the "Billy Elliot the Musical" star will be playing the web-slinging superhero in its upcoming outing.
"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," Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal said in an interview with Marvel.com. more >>
Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have finally found their new teenaged Spider-Man and announced their choice of Tom Holland to play the iconic web slinger.
British actor Tom Holland has been picked to play Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios' teenaged Spider-Man after being picked out of 10 other candidates, including "X-Men Apocalypse" teenage Cyclops, Tye Sheridan, "Boardwalk Empire" actor Charlie Plummer and "Ender's Game" star Asa Butterfield.
Holland, 19, who made his big screen debut in 2012's "The Impossible," is currently filming "Captain America: Civil War" where he will be making a brief introductory appearance for its 2016 theater premiere. more >>
June will soon be saying goodbye and here comes the new month of July which brings along with it new movie and TV show titles that will definitely delight Netflix subscribers.
In the coming weeks, the web streaming service provider will be updating their list with some of the most exciting titles in their catalog and just to mention a few, there's Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper's "Serena," which saw a limited theater release last year.
Netflix will also be showcasing the premiere of the most-awaited series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp," which will see a host of stars. more >>
Superhero movies are big business these days. Just take a look at the major studios that are jumping at almost every chance to create movies that will sell in the box office: Marvel Studios and DC/Warner Bros., and to some extent Sony.
DC Comics, which is part of the Time-Warner conglomerate, recently revealed some very ambitious plans to further expand their superhero cinematic universe, much like what rival Marvel Studios is already doing. According to a report in Variety, at the Time-Warner Annual Meeting last week, CEO Jeff Bewkes spoke about plans to "release as many as 10 DC Comics-related movies in the next few years." This naturally includes "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" of which he said there was "no more anticipated" movie for 2016.
In between showing teasers of the upcoming DC comics movie and other upcoming features, it was said that one of the points taken up during the meeting was plans for releasing 10 superhero movies from 2016 until 2020. more >>