Though he’s no longer affiliated with Latino Review, scoopster extraordinaire El Mayimbe (aka Umberto Gonzales) is still working hard to break comic-book news for impatient superhero aficionados the world over. And yesterday, he emerged with a rather interesting rumor about Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot, which will bring the wall-crawler into the Marvel Cinematic Universe under the watchful eye of Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige. According to El Mayimbe, the title of the pic is not Spectacular Spider-Man, as previously rumored, but Spider-Man: The New Avenger.
Now, clunky as it is, that subtitle would allow Feige to bring Spidey closer to the MCU and distance him from Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man films. It would also confirm what many already suspect – that Spider-Man will become a member of the second Avengers lineup, which will be formed following the cataclysmic events of Captain America: Civil War. A separate rumor has Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange heading up that team in the absence of Chris Evans’ Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man.
Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) is writing and directing the new Spider-Man film, which will take the webslinger back to high school. No casting has been announced just yet, but an unconfirmed shortlist for the lead role includes Nat Wolff, Asa Butterfield, Tom Holland, Timothee Chalamet and Liam James. Feige has stated his intention to keep Spider-Man (who will still be Peter Parker in the new film) young and have his high school experience factor into multiple Spider-Man titles, as opposed to Sony’s series, which both graduated Parker from high school.
Whether or not the title is indeed Spider-Man: The New Avenger, the film (expected to arrive sometime in the midst of Marvel’s Phase Three) will find a new side to everyone’s favorite friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
RT! #UNCONFIRMED #RUMOR Take with the tiniest grain of salt pending further confirmation. I’m being told the working title for the untitled SPIDER-MAN stand alone film is SPIDER-MAN:THE NEW AVENGER Again, it’s Sunday so take with grain pending further confirmation. What do you think of title? #Spiderman #marvel #MCU #marvelcomics #marvelmovies