‘Avengers: Endgame’ Directors React To Tom Holland’s Sony/Marvel Spider-Man Split

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Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo commented on Tom Holland’s Spider-Man exiting the MCU after the Sony and Marvel split.

After Sony agreed to let Marvel Studios use Spider-Man in exchange for co-producing the standalone films, directors Anthony and Joe Russo were tasked with introducing Tom Holland’s Peter Parker to the MCU in Captain America: Civil War. Since then, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has been featured in four additional Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including Avengers: Endgame.

Unfortunately, Spider-Man will no longer be part of the MCU moving forward after Disney and Sony failed to agree on new terms that would have allowed Marvel Studios to continue co-producing the Tom Holland films. During an interview with Daily Beast at the Venice Film Festival, Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo noted that he and his brother are sad to see Tom Holland’s Spider-Man exit the Marvel Cinematic Universe and recounted how difficult it was for Kevin Feige to get Sony on board with the partnership, to begin with:

“Kevin [Feige] went through a lot. There were a lot of ups and downs, and he kept walking into our office and we’d go, ‘Look, we’ve got to do it with [Sony],’ and he’d go, ‘OK, I’ll figure it out,’ and walk back into his. He was looking for the way out. He wanted to open that door and have us go, ‘We figured it out! We don’t need Spider-Man!’ because it’s a lot of work to get two major corporations to play nice with each other, and the fact that it happened at all, we should all be dancing and celebrating that we got that little bit of time.”

Endgame co-director Anthony Russo added that challenging process is part of why it was difficult to hear Marvel and Sony parted way on Tom Holland’s Spider-Man films:

“I think that’s why Joe and I are not so devastated or surprised that there’s been a falling-out, because it was so hard to make it happen in the first place.”

Fortunately, Tom Holland’s time as Spider-Man has not come to an end as Sony is currently planning to produce a third film with him as the wall-crawler. However, as previously mentioned, the next Spider-Man film won’t be able to feature any of Tom Holland’s Marvel Cinematic Universe co-stars unless Sony and Disney can resume negotiations and reach an agreement.

In the meantime, fans can relive Tom Holland’s potentially finally outing with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame on all home media format.

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo,  Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.

Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

Source: Daily Beast

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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