Now look here, Nic Cage channeled the soul of Bogart for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, see?

Listen good, pal, because we’ve gotta get this news right the first time around, y’hear? You know what Nic Cage’ll do to us otherwise? Beat our teeth out, then kick us in the stomach for mumbling. And I can afford a blemish on my character, but not on my clothes, so let’s get down to it.

Sam Raimi’s bright, fun Spider-Man doubled as a valentine to a post-9/11 New York

Sony Pictures could’ve owned the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it could’ve owned it for cheap. The rights to the Spider-Man character had been bouncing around Hollywood for more than a decade before Sony finally got ahold of them in 1998. (The studio had to trade away to MGM its rights to make an alternate…

Sony confirms John Mulaney is joining Into The Spider-Verse…as the Spectacular Spider-Ham

As much fun as Spider-Man: Homecoming was, Sony’s animated Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is looking like a significantly wackier adventure that gleefully dives headfirst into the weirdest parts of the web-head’s comic book history. Previous trailers for the film established the movie’s alternate universe (or…

30 years ago, Bionic Commando proved video game grappling hooks are awesome

Bionic Commando was a game that flew in the face of its own era. When it reached Nintendo’s Famicom on this day in 1988—first released in Japan as Hitler’s Resurrection: Top Secret, the heavily altered home version of a 1987 arcade oddity—jumping had already become the definitive verb of the time, the thing most…

Nicolas Cage to play a not-so-friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in Into The Spider-Verse

He’s been Ghost Rider. He’s been Big Daddy. He’s been Superman (after a failed earlier attempt). And now, purchaser of castles and fine portrayer of going bananas Nicolas Cage can add another superhero to his roster of costumed vigilantes: Spider-Man. Or, rather, a somewhat unusual version of the web-crawler.

Sony adds Silk to its list of Spidey-free Spider-Man movies

Sony’s attempts to leverage its rights to Marvel’s Spider-Man family of characters—but, critically, not Peter Parker himself—into its own little Spidey-free live-action superhero franchise continues to be one of the weirder going concerns in modern blockbuster films. We’ve already seen Tom Hardy as Venom, and heard…

Jake Gyllenhaal to play the villainous Mysterio in Spider-Man: Homecoming 2

Jake Gyllenhaal is set to make his superhero-movie debut, as Variety reports that the Nightcrawler star is in talks to join webcrawler Peter Parker in Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. The details of Gyllenhaal’s role are being kept quiet, but Variety’s sources say he’ll be playing a villain in the film…

The Morales family runs from the Sinister Six in this Spider-Man exclusive

It’s a big day for Brian Michael Bendis. In November, DC Comics announced that it had signed Bendis to an exclusive contract after over 15 years of him writing for Marvel Comics, and today Forbes revealed the specifics of DC’s new relationship with Bendis. After making his DC debut in April’s Action Comics #1000 with…

Here’s what’s coming to (and going from) Hulu in August

As July ends, so does Numbers Month—a month dedicated to movies and TV shows with a number in the title—over at Hulu. Thankfully, we’ve scoured the list of new movies and TV shows coming to Hulu in August, and we’ve once again discovered a very loose, vaguely defined theme that ties some of them together. Apparently,…