Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame supporting actor Benedict Wong thinks that it’s high time for Sony and Marvel to work things out and make a new deal, so Tom Holland’s Spider-Man can stay in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Talking at the FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention, Benedict Wong was frustrated to hear about the current disagreements over Tom Holland’s role in the Spider-Man and the Avengers franchises. Benedict Wong likened the situation to parents fighting and he thinks that the two parties need to fix things soon, for Tom Holland’s sake.
Benedict Wong says that Marvel and Sony have something beautiful, and believes that the situation can be remedied. You can read what Benedict Wong said about the Spider-Man situation below:
.@wongrel comments on the #Spiderman situation: "Whatever is going on, it's almost like, 'Why are Mom and Dad arguing? They had something beautiful together!' … We've got to do it, for the good of all of us." #Marvel #Sony #FanX pic.twitter.com/h1sJLmefRL
— FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ (@fanxsaltlake) September 7, 2019
Benedict Wong’s frustrations are largely reflected by the fandom, with Tom Holland’s future itself being uncertain outside of a commitment to a third movie. Regardless of what Benedict Wong wants, the CEO of Sony Pictures has stated that talks of sharing Tom Holland’s Spider-Man have ceased for the time being, although the door could eventually open again. Deals like this can take quite some time, and they can also happen more quickly than expected — for instance, Sony reps were denying the initial Spider-Man deal a mere month before it was formally announced.
What’s possible is that, should a new deal be made, Tom Holland could serve as the link between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters in a compromise. In any case, production on a third Spider-Man movie is not expected to happen until mid-2020 at the earliest, so there is time to negotiate a new deal and have a new movie out before the end of 2021 –and Benedict Wong may just get his wish.
Tom Holland was last seen as Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, the film stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is still playing in theaters. Stay tuned for the latest news on Tom Holland and the future of Spider-Man on the big screen.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along 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.