When it comes to the Marvel universe, there’s always the tendency to keep characters and story lines new and exciting. Recently, Marvel Comics decided to revive Spider-Man’s dead girlfriend Gwen Stacy as new superhero Spider-Gwen.
The new character is technically Spider-Woman, but adding “Gwen” to the name is supposed to add an entirely new angle. While the idea of bringing back Peter Parker’s love interest is gripping, in reality, it may not be the best move.
Rumors have been flying for months about Sony and Marvel negotiating to let Spider-Man, a character owned by Sony, appear in Marvel movies. When emails leaked as a result of the Sony hack in December, though, it appeared the talks were dead. But a press release from Marvel last night announced that Spider-Man will be appearing in at least one movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), as well as having his own standalone film in 2017. Complicated? Sorta. But here’s how it’s all going to work. More
Earlier this week, NBC released promos for this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, hosted by J.K. Simmons. Film and television aficionados are no doubt pleased that Simmons has risen to prominence after two decades of character actor work, winning numerous awards for his role as abusive conductor Terrence Fletcher. But many others simply know Simmons as “that guy,” the man who has been showing up in small but memorable roles for years, but never in the types of career-making lead performances that make him a household name. More