Oscars 2019: ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Wins Best Animated Feature

Sony’s beloved Marvel adventure Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has officially won the Oscars award for Best Animated Feature.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse opened in a time where a lot of big-budget films were premiering. It opened the same weekend as Mortal Engines and the week directly after its premiere saw films like Bumblebee, Mary Poppins Returns, and the box office juggernaut Aquaman debut in theaters. Despite the competition, and thanks to incredibly positive word-of-mouth from fans and critics alike, Sony’s first animated Marvel film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse kept going strong at the box office for months.

This evening during the 2019 Oscars ceremony, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won the highly coveted award for Best Animated Feature of 2019. The film was against two of Disney’s critically-acclaimed box office hits from last year, Ralph Breaks the Internet and the long-awaited superhero sequel Incredibles 2. Despite the tough competition, the dimension-clashing animated Marvel adventure came out on top.

Although another addition to the Spider-Verse franchise isn’t hitting theaters this year, fans will be able to see the return of Tom Holland’s Peter Parker in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Before fans can return to the current state of the MCU, they’ll get to experience a nineties-set origin story thanks to next month’s Captain Marvel, which will prepare fans for Brie Larson’s titular hero appearing in Avengers: Endgame.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and any of its upcoming spin-offs or sequels, as soon as more information becomes available. Do you think Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse deserved to win the Oscars award for Best Animated Feature? If not, then who do you think should have won the award instead? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Here is the synopsis for Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: 

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind.  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman with a screenplay by Phil Lord, the film features the voices of Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez and Lily Tomlin.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is in theaters now!

 

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender X-Men

Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

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I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Mad Men

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

Richard Madden Bodyguard

Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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