In a HT to @SuperHeroHype they too have been curious about who B. J. Novak would play in the upcoming Spiderverse, so they asked him:
Novak noted: “I’m in a couple of scenes. Yeah, I was never told whether or not I could say. I can say that I work at Oscorp. And I am someone from the comic books, someone from the original. So, yeah, I’m somebody. I wouldn’t say I’m pivotal, but I’m not an extra, either.”
@SuperHeroHype guesses that he may be Otto Octavius or Spencer Smythe. Either is very plausible. He does kind of have an Octavius look here:
But, I’d have to think they would leave Doc Ock to the next movie. I think Smythe is a bit more plausible because it would explain who built the Russian Rhino suit. Smythe is known in the comics are a Spidey-hater and creates multiple robotic machines (Spider Slayers) to take the wall-crawler out.
Do you think he could be anyone else in the Spiderverse?
The movie studios are now stepping up their games and seemingly measuring each other up. The day that Sony presented its big debut of the new Spidey trailer with its various allusions to a wider universe, Fox has apparently already greenlit the next X-Men film.
Today Bryan Singer wrote a simple tweet of two hashtags: #Xmen and #apocolypse in 2016!
As many believed by the aesthetic of Days of Future Past, this universe was heading toward the X-Men’s biggest bad. This not only tells us more about the X-men on earth but the future in space.
We definitely can’t wait for the future.
This hot new trailer basically spoils most of the upcoming surprises for the Spider-Man franchise. We now know that we will see the Green Goblin, Electro, and Rhino in the next movie for sure. However, we also know that Spidey will have to contend with The Vulture and Doctor Octopus (and probably the Sinister 6) in upcoming incarnations. Remember: this franchise will consist, initially, of 4 films to complete its maiden arch.
Director Marc Webb and Sony have been very open about wanting to take Spidey where he’s never gone before, but what stinks it that the miscalculation of it all has been that (IMO) Andrew Garfield was too old to begin this series. The uniqueness of this character has never been about him growing up and I think both franchises have gotten this wrong. The Man of Action series on Disney XD has captured the struggles of teenage Peter Parker better than any other cartoon or films series. Man of Action also hasn’t been afraid to throw the kitchen sink in its ‘Ultimates’ storylines. As much as I disagree with the characterization of the Garfield Spidey, I can’t say that I won’t be there in the theater to see it.
One mystery remains, have they completely removed Chris Cooper from this next movie and moved him to Spidey 3? Will he be the 6th member or do we get the return of the Lizard?
The Wonder Woman rumor has been kicking around for some time, and insiders believe the plan is to have not just Batman and Superman in the film but several members of the Justice League as well. It’s unclear which members, but Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) and the Flash are said to be locks to make an appearance in some fashion, whether that’s a significant role or a cameo.
Please John Wesley Shipp! Fingers crossed!
BREAKING: Warner Bros and Zack Snyder have found their Wonder Woman. They’ve cast Gal Gadot in the iconic role and she will be part of Batman Vs. Superman, the film that will see Henry Cavill square off with Ben Affleck.
In honor of his debut on Arrow, we flashback (no pun intended) to the pilot episode of the last Flash. Seems like a pretty rudimentary now. How the heck did they get M. Emmett Walsh in this show?! There is a clear reliance on Tim Burton’s Batman, Dick Tracy, and the Batman: the Animated Series aesthetic. Also a young Paula Marshall is in there!!
>> I guess DC All Access is a big deal. I can’t complain since I watch it every week.
>> Another DC note: I wish that Michael Rosenbaum would get a shot to play a big role, like Lex Luthor. He was apparently up for StarLord, which would have been pretty perfect for him. He has his own new project coming to independent theaters.
>> The Writers’ Guild has some strict rules for qualifications.
>> Rhonda Rousey is a bad bitch!
>> R.I.P. Luigi.