‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: Daily Bugle Confirmed By Japanese Ads

Spider-Man: Homecoming

While it was originally reported that the Daily Bugle, the news publication that Peter Parker worked for as a photographer in the comics and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, would be absent from Spider-Man: Homecoming in order to distance this new iteration from the Sony films, a new series of Japanese adverts seem to confirm the publication’s existence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Twitter user Tom Holland Source (@tomhsource) has shared a few images from the Japanese ads, including a shot of a Daily Bugle newspaper cover. The cover photo and headline, “Diplomat Tied To Scandal: Appeal Denied, Embassador Pleads His Innocence,” seems to refer to the U.N. bombing from Captain America: Civil War.

Tom Holland Source also cites Weibo, a Chinese microblogging site, which is claiming that The Nice Guys actress Angourie Rice, whose role in the film has been kept a mystery up until this point, will play Gwen Stacy. This casting has been speculated for some time now, but there has been no official confirmation on her role from Marvel Studios or Sony Pictures at this time. Rice has also been rumored to play Betty Brandt in the film, who was Peter Parker’s first girlfriend in the comics and was played by Elizabeth Banks in Sam Raimi’s films.

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Donald Glover, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice, Abraham Attah, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7, 2017.

Source: Twitter (via ComicBook.com)

10 Highlights From The ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Teaser Trailer

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Thor Ragnarok 12The first official teaser trailer for Marvel’s upcoming Thor: Ragnarok hit the web, and boy does it look incredible. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn recently proclaimed that the trailer was the best Marvel trailer ever made, and after seeing this new footage it’s hard to disagree. It also helps that this trailer takes some advice from the Guardians playbook thanks to perfect usage of Led Zepplin’s “Immigrant Song”.

This incredible new teaser showcases that filmmaker Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople) is going to bring quite possibly the most unique film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The kinetic visual style and the infectious energy seems to surpass both Thor and Thor: The Dark World combined.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at 10 of the most exciting highlights from the newest teaser for Thor: Ragnarok. 

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Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz is an Atlanta-based writer, filmmaker and host of The Amazing Nerdiverse Podcast (on iTunes and YouTube).