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If our hearts felt cracked and fragile before, they're smashed to smithereens now.

Just weeks on from initial reports, the Spider-Man situation remains woefully the same after Sony Pictures CEO Tony Vincinquerra confirmed that “for the moment the door is closed” on the MCU return.

Marvel Studios and Sony's financial talks have broken down, and now Tom Holland's Peter Parker will no longer be part of the MCU, with Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige now absent from Spidey's next movie.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Many fans were hoping that the impasse could be overcome, but it seems that Sony is doubling down on distancing themselves from Disney after the entertainment giant asked for 30 percent of the earnings from the next few Spidey films.

To put this in perspective, they were only earning five percent before…so it's quite the leap on Disney's part to be fair. 

Speaking at Variety’s Entertainment and Technology summit, Sony Pictures CEO dispelled fan's queries on the superhero;  “We had a great run with Kevin Feige on Spider-Man movies,” he said.

“We tried to see if there’s a way to work it out… the Marvel people are terrific people, we have great respect for them, but on the other hand we have some pretty terrific people of our own. Kevin didn’t do all the work.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He continued: “Spider-Man was fine before the event movies, did better with the event movies, and now that we have our own universe, he will play off the other characters as well. I think we’re pretty capable of doing what we have to do here.”

Sony seem confident that following the box office success of Venom and the widespread critical and public acclaim for the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, it can spin its own compelling web of spider tales.

Director Jon Favreau, the MCU the filmmaker behind Iron Man and Iron Man 2, and actor of Happy Hogan in Homecoming and Far From Home – still hopes that an agreement can be made.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“I’ve been talking to everybody about it… I’m cautiously optimistic,” he said at Variety’s summit.

“I think it’s a long way away and I think the collaboration has been really strong up to this point so I’m hopeful that there’s a way for us all to play together going forward.”

PLEASE solve this tangled web of a problem, Jon. We can't handle the idea of the adorable Tom Holland not featuring in the MCU, he stole scenes in the Avengers as Iron Man's protégé.

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Marvel Universe Live has revealed that the show will arrive in Dublin in November for three nights, featuring Guardians of the Galaxy and over 20 Marvel superheroes and villains.

The show will land in the 3Arena from November 15 until November 17 for the first time ever, featuring a new storyline and never-before-seen characters, The Irish Sun reports.

Marvel Universe Live is produced by Feld Entertainment and involves Spider-Man, The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy joining forces with Doctor Strange to recover the Wand of Watoomb before Loki nabs it.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, and impressive 3D video projection mapping will be delivered to the audience in this exciting new adventure.

Aerial stunts, martial arts and daring motorcycle skills will also feature in the show, for fans of all ages. If you're looking for the perfect Marvel universe immersive experience, look no further.

Nebula has teamed up with the sly villains Loki and Green Goblin to try and defeat the heroes. The superhero forecs of Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow unite in the clash.

Producer Juliette Feld said: "Our tremendously talented creative team and a nearly superhuman cast, have created a show that brings Marvel to life."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"The show creates an experience that immerses families in non-stop action, creating movie-style thrills and jaw-dropping stunts that showcase the powers of your favourite superheroes right before your eyes."

The show is also passing through Nottingham, London, Sheffield, Glasgow, Liverpool, Belfast, Newcastle, Manchester and Birmingham from September until December of this year.

Tickets go on sale from Ticketmaster next Thursday, August 29 at 8am so get ready for the epic battle; AvengersEndgame style.

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Sony Pictures, who own the rights to comic book character Spider-Man, have made a statement about the split with Disney which will see the webslinger no longer involved in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The company said they were "disappointed" last night by Disney's demand for a greater stake in the Spider-Man films and its proposal to reduce the involvement of Marvel president Kevin Feige in the franchise.

“Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterised recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise,” said the statement.

“We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film.

“We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own," they added.

“Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Negotiations had been underway for numerous months between Sony and Disney over Spider-Man's future, after Disney's purchase of Marvel in 2009 for $4 billion heightened box-office dominance.

Disney had been demanding that future movies be financed evenly between the two studios, with Feige as the consultant producer.

Feige has been aligned with the Avengers series since Iron Man was released in 2008, and has been mostly credited with satisfying the franchise’s hardcore fans alongside Disney’s desire for awards and critical recognition.

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Avengers: Endgame overtook Avatar last month as the highest grossing film of all time, and Black Panther became the first superhero film to win a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars last year.

Spider-Man: Far From Home, deposed Skyfall as Sony’s biggest film ever at the global box office only this week, with two more films starring Tom Holland supposedly in the works.

Major character plot holes will no doubt be the result of Sony's split with Disney, after Far From Home set up the next major Avengers storyline. Tom Holland fans are in mourning over the news, with the actor playing arguably the most popular Spidey to date.

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Pucker up ladies. 

If you're a mega movie fan you're in for a treat as there's a new tasty way to show your movie devotion… on your mouth. 

Gone are the days of having a film poster on your wall or wearing a t-shirt with your favourite character on it. The new craze to show your love… is lip art.

It might sound crazy but once you have seen these pictures of designs created by make-up artists Eva Senin Parnas, we guarantee you'll change your tune. Eva decided to design a visual treat for movie fans and created a slew of stunning designs to showcase her favourite movies. 

Talking to MTV News Eva said, “Make-up can tell a story or show that you are a fan of a film or a series. Some people have a poster in their rooms. I wear Game of Thrones lips to show my love for the series.”

Here's a look at some of her amazing designs:

The Hunger Games

 

Iron Man

 

Spiderman

 

Alice in Wonderland

 

Grease (red car and silver lightning at the closing scene of the movie)

 

Harry Potter (Slytherin House themed symbol)

 

The Cookie Monster

 

The Hunger Games Mockingjay

 

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It has been reported that Sony will be making a Spider-Man spin off in 2017 with a female super-hero lead.

The announcement comes just days after the president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige said that he wants to have a film with a female lead out sooner rather than later:

“I think it comes down to timing, which is what I've sort of always said, and it comes down to us being able to tell the right story.

“I very much believe that it's unfair to say, 'People don't want to see movies with female heroes,' then list five movies that were not very good, therefore, people didn't go to the movies because they weren't good movies, versus [because] they were female leads.

“And they don't mention Hunger Games, Frozen, Divergent. You can go back to Kill Bill or Aliens. These are all female-led movies. It can certainly be done.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

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This is a lot funnier than it probably should be.

We cannot stop laughing at this hilarious video of a dog recreating the iconic kiss scene from Spider-Man.

Either that doll is made of doggie treats or this little fella just has a thing for superheroes.

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We are constantly praising Jimmy Fallon’s amazing performances with celebrities on his chat show and he’s managed to do it again, with Spider-Man star, Emma Stone.

Emma Stone proved just how amazing she really is, when she took on the presenter in an epic lip sync battle.

Jimmy gave some pretty good performances but Emma is the clear winner here.

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Andrew Garfield is not one to discuss his private life it would appear!

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star was attending the premiere for the upcoming movie when he was asked a question his girlfriend, Emma Stone, had previously just answered.

The actress was asked by a red carpet reporter what animal she would like to be if she was bitten like Peter Parker is in the Spider-Man movies.

Emma Stone answered: “I would probably want to be a bird.”

In an adorable coincidence, Emma’s boyfriend, Andrew, answered the same when he was posed the question!

When the reporter pointed this coincidence out to him however, he didn’t take it as well as expected!

Andrew said to the reporter, “Who’s my girlfriend? … You’re making an assumption about my personal life and my personal life is not public property.”

Ouch!

What a pity he took it all up the wrong way because we think it is so cute that they gave the same answer!

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There are probably a lot of things to consider if you are playing Spider-Man, and if you are a guy, one of those is sure to be how well endowed you look.

It would seem that Andrew Garfield was no exception to this thinking!

He was asked by Australia’s The Project, just how he ensures his package looks good in his superhero costume.

They do fit like a glove after all.

Andrew said about the issue: “It takes a lot of consideration because you don’t want it to be overwhelming and also you don’t want it to be underwhelming.”

The actor also admitted that his girlfriend Emma Stone had the last say on the appearance of Spidey’s package: “I had one focus grou and that focus group was Emma. She approved.”

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Everybody loves watching movies – popcorn, sweets, and our favourite actors on screen!

Here are some of the most expensive movies ever created.

We certainly were surprised by some of these!

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
  2. Titanic (1997)
  3. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
  4. Tangled (2010)
  5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
  6. Waterworld (1995)
  7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
  8. Avatar (2009)
  9. John Carter (2012)
  10. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
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