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Twinky Spider-Man is apparently out of the MCU

Do you think all this stress has made Kevin Feige… take his hat off?

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Spider-Man: Far From Home’s huge success at the box office has seemingly resulted in Tom Holland’s Peter Parker leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Sony and Marvel (via Disney) had been sharing the rights to his web-slinging adventures for the last few years; enabling him to join in the MCU fun and – crucially!! – allowing Marisa Tomei to be part of the world’s biggest movie franchise. WE WERE SO BLESSED AND WE DIDN’T EVEN APPRECIATE IT!

Alas, Sony and Disney’s failed attempts to broker a new deal mean – according to Deadline – that Spidey will no longer be under the Marvel Studios umbrella, and he will once again be Sony’s alone unless some last-minute agreement can be reached (according to these reports, that possibility is remote).

This might go some way to explaining why there was no Spider-Man movie announced for Phase Whatevernumberitisnow at San Diego Comic-Con last month, huh. Two more Spider-Man films are in the works with Tom Holland still attached, but it seems they will not exist in the same world as aaaaall your Avenging faves.

Do you think all this stress has made Kevin Feige… take his hat off? I can just see him sitting in his office, taking that hat off, and… sighing. Sighing a long sigh. Muttering “goddamn it” under his breath. Then mopping his brow with a $10 bill.

Oh, incidentally – today is Andrew Garfield’s birthday. The Andrew Garfield who was dumped from the role before the Holland reboot when the Sony x MCU ~collab~ was first formed.

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We’ll find out who Rey ~really ~is in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

‘People are interested in whether there’s more to be learned of Rey’s story’

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The issue of Rey’s parentage in the Star Wars sequel trilogy has already been asked and answered, but it seems there’s more still to come in the upcoming saga finale.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will dig more into not only Rey’s history, but who she is right now. Which presumably ties into that creepy shot of her in the new trailer looking all villain-y.

Speaking to Empire for their new issue’s excellent TROS special, writer Chris Terrio teased: “We kept coming back to ‘Who is Rey?’, and how can we give the most satisfying answer to that not only factually – because obviously people are interested in whether there’s more to be learned of Rey’s story – but more importantly who is she as a character?

“How will she find the courage and will and inner strength and power to carry on what she’s inherited?”

Another question we’ll get answered – or at least explored in more detail – is “how strong is the Force?”

Terrio added: “[‘How strong is the Force?’] sounds a little simple, but actually when you get down to it, that is a sort of Zen Koan that we would really meditate on – not literally in yoga poses or anything, but like we would discuss, ‘What is the Force and how strong is the Force?'”

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is out in December and if we’re taking cues from The Last Jedi, we could be due a new trailer later this month 👀

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Jennifer Lopez responds to that joyous Hustlers acclaim and Oscars buzz

“It brings tears to your eyes”

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Jennifer Lopez, after decades in critically-eviscerated movies, is finally at the centre of some Oscars buzz – and hold the front page; she’s excited.

The reviews for Hustlers came out earlier this week and are almost unanimously positive. It currently has an 89% score on Rotten Tomatoes; her first movie to score a Fresh rating (over 60%) since Antz’s 93% back in 1998. It’s also at a hefty 80/100 on Metacritic.

Several of the critics are saying she should be part of the Best Actress conversations as we head into awards season, and honestly if she could at LEAST get a Golden Globe nod, I would be emotional.

She told the Los Angeles Times: “To wake up to that today was like, ‘OK’. Obviously, I’m flattered. You work so hard your whole career.

“I’ve done so many movies and I’ve done so many roles that I’ve learned to not do them for anything except that I love doing them.”

She added: “It brings tears to your eyes. It’s like, oh! Somebody liked what I did!

“I love doing this and it doesn’t matter, but it does matter – it does make you feel like all my hard work is being recognised, and that’s nice.”

Alongside Lopez, writer/director Lorene Scafaria is being heavily praised for the film, which is out in the UK and US tomorrow (September 13).

Constance Wu, Cardi B, Julia Stiles, and Lizzo are also aboard.

Side-bar: I’m looking at J-Lo’s list on Rotten Tomatoes and can you believe Best Ironically Great Film Of All Time, The Boy Next Door, is only on ELEVEN PERCENT? And all-time great Maid In Manhattan is on 39%?!?! Who needs critics anyway!!!

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Everyone’s shitting themselves because Pierce Brosnan said a female James Bond might be cool

“I think it would be exhilarating, it would be exciting.”

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The “I’m all for equality but…!!” borelords are at it again, I’m afraid; this time because Pierce Brosnan was like “yeah sure why not” over the prospect of a female James Bond.

Lashana Lynch will play a female agent bestowed with the 007 job title in the upcoming No Time To Die, but there are no plans for a female to play Actual Bond – at least according to rumours concerning producer Barbara Broccoli’s brain.

Asked by The Hollywood Reporter about the idea, Brosnan said: “Yes! I think we’ve watched the guys do it for the last 40 years, get out of the way, guys, and put a woman up there.

“I think it would be exhilarating, it would be exciting.”

But, he agreed, the current producers are unlikely to go for it.

“I don’t think that’s going to happen with the Broccolis. I don’t think that is going to happen under their watch,” he said.

The comments have taken James Bond to the top of Twitter’s trending list this morning and guys… it’s mostly just people with the Arsenal logo as their profile picture saying this is PC GONE MAD!!!, which is pretty much all they’ve been tweeting since about 2010.

No Time To Die, the most ridiculously-titled Bond movie since most of the other Bond movies, is out next April.

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