On this fortnight’s installment of the podcast, we discuss the new Deadpool trailer, how we’re grateful that we won’t have to watch Uncle Ben die in the next Spider-Man movie, the bizarreness of a post-Apocalyptic adaptation of Little Women (you read that right), how The Dark Tower film(s) seem finally on track, Galacticon’s bizarre staff drama, Anime California’s inappropriate actions towards Summoner’s Cafe, and how we’re all super happy to be attending Geek.kon!
It’ll be fun. We have some big news for you there.
One of the biggest concerns I had with the new reboot of Spider-Man that’s coming up is that I really, really, really don’t want to sit through Uncle Ben’s death yet again. I mean, it’s a scene you see coming as soon as Uncle Ben walks on screen, and I’ve gone through it twice as an adult.
And I so don’t need a third.
Well, there’s some good news for people like me, as apparently the next Spider-Man film will skip the origin, as we’re already expected to know it.
Jonathan Goldstein said in an interview “Everybody feels like, you know he got bit by a spider and you know Uncle Ben died.” While the film is in early stages, it looks like we’ll jump straight to “Spider-Man exists” and not bother with the how.
Because we all know the how.
It’s not the first time the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of a character has had his origin story skipped, as the Edward Norton Incredible Hulk skipped it as well (as they assumed that everyone remembered the Eric Bana Hulk).
Spider-Man is scheduled to appear in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, and his as of yet untitled solo film is due in 2017.