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Alfred Molina Will Reportedly Return as Otto Octavius in Spider-Man 3

Alfred Molina Doctor Octopus

Either the rumors are all over and full of it, or Spider-Man 3 is putting it all on the table. Alfred Molina is the latest actor who is rumored to be reprising their role in Sony‘s Spider-Man universe. The actor would return as Otto Octavious, the villain from Tobey Maguire‘s Spider-Man 2 (different trilogy). Neither Sony nor Marvel commented on the news.

The actor had been rumored for some time and was spotted on the set but there have been some confirmations to various news organizations that he’ll play some sort of role, though it’s unknown as to what extent.

Molina joins Jamie Foxx who also will return as Electro. Foxx’s Electro terrorized Andrew Garfield‘s Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Foxx, in a now deleted Instagram post, hinted that Maguire and Garfield would appear in the upcoming film.

Marvel and Sony have been leaning into the “multiverse” making this sort of thing possible. Sony’sSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a massive hit both in grosses and awards. In that film, multiple “Spider-Man” from around the multiverse teamed up and came together, a riff on the popular Marvel comic storyline. Marvel Studio’s next Doctor Strange film has hinted at a focus on the multiverse. It’s the next logical progression for Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and directions to take it. Benedict Cumberbatch who stars in that film will appear in Spider-Man 3 which stars Tom Holland.

Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, and Tony Revolori will all return to the film with director Jon Watts back at the helm. Watts directed the first two Holland films. Spider-Man 3 is currently slated to be released on December 17, 2021.

Jamie Foxx is in Talks to Reprise his Role as Electro

Jamie Foxx

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Jamie Foxx is in “final talks” to reprise his role as Electro in the next installment of Spider-Man starring Tom Holland and being produced by Marvel and Sony.

Jon Watts who directed the first two films will return for the third film which has a tentative release date of December 17, 2021.

Most of the cast including Holland, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, and Tony Revolori will return. Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are producing.

Foxx played Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 which starred Andrew Garfield. The film earned $708.9 million globally but was considered a failure which led to Sony and Marvel striking their eventual deal that brought Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Speculation has run rampant as to how this might happen and if this will be the same character brought over through the multiverse established in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Electro is one of the original members of the Spider-Man rogues group the Sinister Six and the first two films have featured members of that group. Sony has been attempting to create their own Spider-Man universe which saw the release of Venom and has numerous other projects in the works. A film focused on the Sinister Six has been rumored for quite some time. The second set of Spider-Man films with Garfield teased the group which originally consisted of Doctor Octopus, Vulture, Electro, Mysterio, Sandman, and Kraven the Hunter. Five of the six characters have appeared in previous Spider-Man films. Two in the Toby Maguire films, one with Garfield, and two with Holland.

J.K. Simmons returned in Spider-Man: Far From Home as J. Jonah Jameson, a role he played in previous films, but the brief cameo gave no indication this was the same Jameson from the previous Spider-Man films. Simmons’ Jameson didn’t appear in The Amazing Spider-Man films but he has also reprised the role for animated shows like Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload, Avengers Assemble, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., and Ultimate Spider-Man.

Jamie Foxx is Spawn!

After months of speculation as to when the new Spawn film will happen and who will star, we now know the answers. Jamie Foxx will star in Spawn, the reboot of the classic comic series. The Blumhouse film will be directed by Todd McFarlane, his debut and he’s the creator of the character. Foxx has been talking to McFarlane for five years to play the role.

Foxx will play Al Simmons, a CIA black ops member who is betrayed and makes a deal with the devil to become a Hellspawn.

The comic series was one of the launch series for Image Comics in the 90s created by Todd McFarlane. The budget for the film is reported to be between $10-12 million and the film will be R-rated.

McFarlane is taking a horror spin that blends what is real and what is nightmare on the screen avoiding retreading an origin story.

Movie Review: Baby Driver

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Edgar Wright is one of my favorite writers and directors having yet to disappoint in a film and effortlessly blending action and humor. Baby Driver, his latest film, leans heavier on the action side of things, but also gives us his best work yet in a movie that blends action, humor, and music in a way that feels original and a nonstop ride.

Actor Ansel Elgort shines as Baby, the “Baby” in Baby Driver who is forced to be the wheelman for some bad folks. It’s a good thing Baby is a natural behind the wheel moving a car like some direct symphonies. The film opens with a sequence that sets the tone as to what we can expect and for just shy of two hours we’re treated to a music driven action film that feels like as much as a ride as it is a movie.

What surprised me at first is the use of music which feels not like a soundtrack but instead we’re part of the action surrounded by the thumping sound. It’s diagetic, as Baby experiences the music, so do we. It also emphasizes the role music plays driving our lives and helping us perform our actions. Even a scene in a laundry mat feels like it’s straight out of a music video.The music too provides clues as to Baby’s life. Wright brilliantly uses the music to teach us about Baby’s life allowing a backstory to be presented without wasting time with filmed scenes.

The music too provides clues as to Baby’s life. Wright brilliantly uses the music to teach us about Baby’s life allowing a backstory to be presented without wasting time with filmed scenes. It also provides clues as to where things are going. As Baby’s world unravels so does the music as it slows and becomes eratic. It’s impressive and one of the best usses of music in any film I’ve experienced.

Ansel is cool in a movie full of cool individuals. A relative newcomer, Elgort goes toe to toe with Jon Bernthal (underused), Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, and Jamie Foxx. That’s impressive, beyond impressive. Eiza Gonzalez and Lily James are newcomers to me and deliver fantastic performances as well, one bad ass and the other Bonnie to Elgort’s Clyde. Everyone, no matter how big the role, nails it. Truly impressive is CJ Jones who plays Joseph, Baby’s caretaker who is now being taken care of. Jones is the rarity in films a deaf individual playing a deaf character and his inclusion shows how focused on the details Wright was when creating this film. While a lot of the characters and performances borderline on tropes/stereotypes, each is beyond enjoyable and most importantly fun.

Baby Driver is a mix of films, Goodfellas, Heat, Fast and the Furious, but still stands out as an original. This is my favorite film of the year by a long shot and one I could watch over and over. Baby Driver is a music driven, action packed, adrenaline fueled, instant classic.

Overall Rating: 10

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The weekend is almost here, yay! Sadly I won’t be spending it recovering from San Diego Comic-Con or catching up on reading…. sigh….

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Bleeding Cool – Let’s Stop Calling Them Infinite Comics. Let’s Call Them Decampi Comics Instead. – Amen

The Mary Sue – Webb Explains The Decision To Cut Mary-Jane From TASM2 – So the great conspiracy has been overblown, shocker.

Kotaku –Kickstarter Project Canceled After Dude Spends All the Money – That sound is the Kickstarter Bubble starting to burst.

Bleeding Cool – Jamie Foxx Really Wants To Play Spawn And Mike Tyson – Nice.

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Comic Vine – All-Star Western #22

CBR – Batman/Superman #2

Comic Vine – Captain America #9

Comic Vine – The Flash #22

Comic Vine – The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires #3

Comic Vine – Larfleeze #2

Comic Vine – Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow. What’s everyone getting at their shop? Anything you’re looking forward to?

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Same Difference – Graphic novel tells of one man’s journey through schizophrenia to recovery -In light of recent events even more reason to read this.

Bleeding Cool – Cancer Comes To Marvel Comics? -Been there, done that?

CBLDF – What Is the Advisory Board? CBLDF Executive Director Explains -I want to join!

Bleeding Cool – “Reacting To Recent Events…” -Interesting….

IGN – Jamie Foxx on Electro’s Costume for Spider-Man 2 -Still not sure what I think of this casting.

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It’s new comic book day, what’s everyone getting this week?

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Bleeding Cool – Man Arrested For Attempted Murder After Walking Dead ArgumentWhat is wrong with people?

IGN – Jamie Foxx Talks Electro in Amazing Spider-Man 2 -Could be interesting.
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CBR – Avengers #1

IGN – Avengers #1

ComicsAlliance – Avengers #1

Bleeding Cool – I Love Trouble #1

Toonzone – My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1

ICv2 – Thermae Romae Vol. 1 HC

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The weekend is almost here! What’s everyone doing this weekend?

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Bleeding Cool – Updated: Brian Michael Bendis Busts Rumours Of Powers Pilot In TroubleHmmm.

Las Vegas Review-Journal – Exhibit looks at comic book censorshipWish I could see this.

Bleeding Cool – DC To Advertise The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo On National TVDoes anyone care about this series anymore?

IGN – Locke and Key as a Movie Trilogy?Yes please!

Latino Review – EXCLUSIVE: Señor Fenix Knows The Futures Of LOCKE & KEY, POWERS, REVIVIAL, JJ Abrams and Guillermo del ToroLots of interesting stuff.

Variety – Jamie Foxx in talks to play ‘Spider-Man 2’ villainHmm, not sure what to think about this.

 

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IGN – A+X #1

CBR – Batman: Li’l Gotham #1

The Tokyo Reporter – The Book of Five Rings: A Graphic Novel

The Collegian – Economix: How and Why Our Economy Works (and Doesn’t Work) in Words and Pictures

The Moon is a Dead World – I, Vampire Vol. 1: Tainted Love

Talking Comics – Rachel Rising #12

Talking Comics – Revival #4

Green Left – The Sacrifice

CBR – Wolverine and the X-Men #19