It’s in the public domain now that Marvel Studios and Sony are collaborating on launching a new Spiderman franchise after Andrew Garfield starrer Amazing Spiderman series couldn’t yield rich dividends to the studio. In the new franchise, the popular actor Tom Holland has been cast as Peter Parker/Spiderman, according to credible sources he has totally nailed it in Captain America Civil War even though he has a brief role in the movie.
With the increasing hype about the standalone Spiderman movie and positive audience response, the studio is contemplating about the possible villain in the first installment. There are ongoing attempts to revive a spin-off movie on Venom or rope him into the mold somehow. The character of Venom has featured in the past Spiderman trilogy directed by Sam Raimi, but it seemed rushed and shoddy. Sam Raimi confessed the fact that he never wanted Venom in the last installment but studio meddled and forced him to include him, as a result it turned out to be a disaster.
There seem to be an agreement building on making first spiderman movie based on supernatural “Spiderman Coming Home” storyline with Ezekiel Sims as the big villain. It’s possible that Michael Keatan may be playing him as he has been recently brought into the cinematic universe. When this comic was launched in the 1990’s, the idea was to re-invent spiderman character which totally aligns with the vision of studio today. He possesses similar powers to spiderman, in a way he is the dark version of Uncle Ben who uses his powers for his own personal gains. The way Ezekiel acquired his powers is akin to Black Panther finding out powerful totem connected to Panther god. He famously said to Peter Parker “This is the point. This is the Five Million Dollar question. I’m about to yank your chain like nobody else ever has before, and nobody ever will again. So listen carefully. Did the radiation enable the spider to give you those powers? Or was the spider trying to give you those powers before the radiation killed it? Which came first? The radiation? Or the power? The chicken or the egg or the power?”
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