This morning Marvel announced a new deal with Sony Pictures that Spider-Man will appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where Iron Man, Captain American, and Thor all co-exist.
In this deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from the MCU, something rumored to be as early as a cameo in the end credits for this year's Avengers: Age of Ultron, or a full character in next year's Captain America: Civil War, which his character has a big role in, in this comic book arc. Sony Pictures still plans to release the next installment in it's $4 billion Spider-Man franchise on July 28th, 2017. It will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert Marvel team and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise for the studio for 13 years.
But what does this mean for the future of Spider-Man and the rest of the inhabitants of the Marvel universe? Well, as far as the MCU line-up goes, four films have now been shifted. To start, Thor: Ragnarok previously occupied that July date, so it will move back about to Nov. 3 of that year—a date previously scheduled for Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther film. That movie now will shift to July 6, 2018—a date previously held by Captain Marvel, the first Marvel Studios film to star a female in the lead. That film, which has no lead actress currently, will come out Nov. 2, 2018. And finally, that date was originally set for Inhumans, which will move back to July 12, 2019. As of right now, no other Marvel movies have been changed.
But what about our current Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield? Rumors have been spinning since last year's Sony email hack that Andy would not be returning as Spidey. And out of everything, all the excitement fans have had for Spider-Man finally coming over to the MCU, there's even more anger that our favorite Spidey won't return.
He is our Spider-Man:
ANDRE GARFIELD IS OUR SPIDER MAN ANDREW GARFIELD IS OUR SPIDER MAN ANDREW GARDFIELD IS OUR SPIDERMAN ANDREW GARFIELD IS OUR SPIDER MAN ANDRE
— loki laufeyson anna (@perksofaugustus) February 10, 2015
Andrew Garfield for spiderman . @TheRealStanLee #nuffsaid
— Sam Strike (@SamStrike) February 10, 2015
This fan spoke the DAMN truth:
gwen stacy did not die for andrew garfield to be dropped from spiderman
— amy (@sunshinejmo) February 10, 2015
People are ready to bribe Marvel to fix this:
Dear @Marvel @Kevfeige , please get Andrew Garfield in there with the avengers. I'll be your best friend. #AndrewGarfield #SpiderMan
— Rokaan Al-Zeer (@ROKU9413) February 10, 2015
People are praising the work that Andrew Garfield did:
Dear @Marvel: Do what ya need to do to keep #AndrewGarfield as #SpiderMan in any upcoming MCU films. He's superb in the role. Thanks.
— CrAiGeRsCinemaCorner (@CraigKoban) February 10, 2015
Only shame is that Andrew Garfield was great as Peter Parker/Spiderman... role will be recast
— Tim Baysinger (@tim_bays) February 10, 2015
Some people are crying over this:
Wait a minute, Andrew Garfield isn't gonna play Spiderman? pic.twitter.com/j3VpkfjMYh
— HOUSE ✭ (@LethalHuxtable) February 10, 2015
Threats against Marvel are already being made:
WE WILL HAVE SOME PROBLEMS IF ANDREW GARFIELD ISNT SPIDERMAN @Marvel
— Bucky Barnes (@agesofsultrons) February 10, 2015
Are you excited? How do you feel that Andrew Garfrield most likely won't return as Spider-Man? Tweet us your thoughts!
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is eyeing a return to the small screen in a new series called Divorce.
The former Sex and the City star is nearing a deal to return to HBO, the same network that was home to her hit series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Parker would play one half of a separated couple in Divorce, and she is also reportedly in talks to serve as an executive producer on the project.
The actress ended her six-season run on Sex and the City in 2004, and went on to star in two feature films as leading lady Carrie Bradshaw.
In a world where celebrities are constantly bombarded with paparazzi and where every detail of their life is public information, it seems very difficult for many to keep a long-term relationship. These twelve couples are among some of the most stable and enduring celebrity pairs of our time. They defy the odds by sticking through it and often, by keeping their lives as private as they possibly can.
1. Meryl Streep and Don Gummer: 36 years
Meryl Streep opted out of marrying someone famous and married this friend of her brother. Because Meryl wanted to keep her marriage out of the spotlight, it is still very impressive how little the world knows about him. The couple have four children together, and when Meryl finally did mention him in her 2012 Oscars' acceptance speech it was adorable. "“I’m going to thank Don because when you thank your husband at the end of the speech they play him out with the music and I want him to know that everything I value most in our lives you’ve given me," she said.
2. Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne: 32 years
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This couple has had their fair share of ups and downs, but have remained together nonetheless. They met in England when Sharon's father, a music manager and concert producer, managed Black Sabbath, the band Ozzy was the lead singer of. Ozzy was kicked out of the band because of drug abuse and Sharon ended up taking him on as a client. Ozzy continued to struggle with substance abuse and was even arrested for attempting to strangle Sharon while under the influence.
3. Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington: 31 years
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According to HelloBeautiful, this couple met while co-starring in the film Wilma in 1977. Five years later, they were married and now have four children together. According to the site, Pauletta told Oprah that she fell in love with his personality first. “I thought he was cute, but I fell in love with his spirit. And then I thought, ‘Hmm, not a bad package,'" she said.
4. Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest: 29 years
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According to People, Jamie first saw Christopher in a magazine when he was an actor in the spoof The is Spinal Tap. She felt an immediate connection to him. "That's why I developed my smirk—which is why, when I looked at Chris's smirk in the picture, I basically saw myself. I saw a kindred spirit," she says of seeing his photo. Jamie gave him her number through an agent and the two became bicoastal lovers soon after. They married in 1984 and have adopted two kids, Annie and Thomas.
5. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson: 26 years
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The pair originally met while Tom was still married to his college sweetheart on the set of ABC sitcom, Blossoming Buddies, when Rita guest starred for an episode. They didn't get together despite the chemistry they both felt, until after Tom's divorce in 1987. In 1988, they married and have since had two children together. "Literally, a wave of — if love is a feeling, or a cellular thing that happens to your body, it went through me, and that’s pretty much who he is, and how he’s been," Rita said of their relationship to Piers Morgan in 2012.
6. Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick: 26 years
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Interestingly enough, the couple first met when Kyra was 12, at a viewing of a matinee play Kevin starred in. He was 19 at the time and nothing came of the meeting, except Kyra's brother urging her to tell him how much she enjoyed the play. Their relationship started several years later when they worked on the set of Lemon Sky together.
7. Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan: 26 years
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This pair is especially inspirational as they have continually supported each other through a chronic illness. They met while working on Family Ties in 1985, but didn't start dating until two years later. Early on in their marriage, Michael was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, but the couple have remained stable. "When we married, we married--and that was it. We were in love then, as we are now, and we planned to stay married," Michael told O Magazine in 2002.
8. John Travolta and Kelly Preston: 23 years
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Despite losing their 16-year-old son, Jett, in 2009, the pair have stayed strong. They first met while filming The Experts, but nothing formed except for a friendship, because Kelly was married at the time. John told Redbook what he thought of her initially: "I had interest in her because even in spite of the trouble that she was having in her marriage, she was willing to stick through tough times with him, which really showed character. I just remember thinking, God, if we're ever single at the same time, I think this is really the one."
9. David Bowie and Iman: 22 years
According to Huffington Post, the rockstar and supermodel fell in love on a blind date in 1990 and were married two years later. The couple are very quiet about their life and their love story, but do have two children, Zulekha (Iman's child from a previous marriage) and Alexandria. Iman told The Independent that though David knew it was love at first sight, she was a little overwhelmed at first. “I was not ready for a relationship. Definitely, I didn't want to get into a relationship with somebody like him," she said.
10. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos: 18 years
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This beautiful couple met on the set of All My Children where they were onscreen lovers. According to People, they dated secretly for a year and then eloped in Las Vegas. In fact this photo is from their onscreen marriage, because much of their offscreen romance has been kept secret. "It just happened. The next thing you know, we're married, and then four months later we were pregnant," Consuelos told Redbook. The couple have three children.
11. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness: 18 years
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The couple first met in 1995 in Melbourne, Australia on the set of the TV drama Correlli. They both felt initial attraction and though Hugh hesitated to propose, he overcame it and they were married a year later. "I decided, I won't ask her to marry me for six months," Jackman told Town and Country magazine. "Then after four months I thought, that's the most ridiculous rule!" The couple have two children, Oscar and Ava. "It gets better every year," Furness said.
12. Sarah Jessica Parker and Mathew Broderick: 17 years
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Another couple that have successfully kept their relationship under wraps, Sarah and Matthew refuse to say much about the secrets to their success. In last year's Harper's Bazaar, Sarah did gush about him shorthly. “There’s also the reality of your life,” she said. “I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him. We can only be in the marriage we are. We’re very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life. I love that he’s the father of my children, and it’s because of him that there’s this whole other world that I love.”
Hollywood couple Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are preparing to take a hit on the property market after slashing the price of their New York City mansion again by just over $2 million (£1.25 million).
The actors purchased the Greenwich Village pad for $19 million (£11.9 million) in 2011 and carried out a number of renovations, but never officially moved into the home. They put the house up for sale in 2012 with a price tag of $25 million (£15.6 million), but after failing to attract any potential buyers, they relisted the property in September (14) for $22 million (£13.75 million).
Now the couple has dropped the price once more to $19.95 million (£12.47 million) in the hopes of offloading the home once and for all.
Veteran entertainer Bette Midler is encouraging fans of her hit 1993 comedy Hocus Pocus to bombard Disney bosses with demands for a sequel.
The Beaches actress was answering questions from fans on Reddit.com when she revealed she would love to team up with former co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy for a follow-up to the spooky movie.
The film, based on three witches who are brought back from the dead by children on Halloween, proved a huge hit when it was originally released, and Midler is adamant fans should campaign for a sequel.
During the Reddit discussion, she wrote, "You have to go to send in your cards to the Walt Disney company... The ball's in their court. Inundate the Disney company, because I have canvassed the girls and they are wiling to do it, but we have no say in it, so if you want a Hocus Pocus 2, ask the Walt Disney company."
Lately Sarah Jessica Parker has been toying with Sex and The City fans’ heart strings by hinting at a third movie installment of the series.
You maybe groaning at the idea due to the disappointment of the second one, or if you are a die-hard fan you could be jumping for joy. I personally fall into the latter, but I am realistic. The last movie made some huge mistakes, but to help the creators we have a list of mistakes that need to be avoided if they want the 3rd movie to be a huge success!
1. Don't have the movie take place anywhere other than New York City.
The city is practically the fifth main character of the whole series. The second movie felt so off because that character was taken away. We need cabs, we need the fashion, and we need crazy run-ins with other New Yorkers.
2. Don't throw in superficial drama that isn't relatable or funny.
The first movie was fantastic because the problems were real. Women can relate to being with a man who has commitment issues. Women can relate to finding out their husband cheated on them. Women can relate to being in a seemingly perfect relationship, but still not being happy. The fluff in the second movie where Charlotte and Miranda were talking about how hard it is to raise children with nannies during the recession was not relatable.
3. Don't erase all the growth and progress these characters have made
Another blunder made in the last movie was that while everyone has seemed to keep moving through life and growing, Carrie on the hand slid back into her old ways. The writers decided to stir up trouble in Carrie and Big’s happy life by putting Aidan into the mix. Carrie was terrible to him by cheating and they decided having her cheat with him would somehow be compelling. It’s not and it just made Carrie seem like she will never change.
4. Don’t let the glam outweigh the substance
The brand certainly involves the more glamorous life in the city since it started before the recession, but it still had heart. Many women were able to connect to one or two of the main characters and their struggles with love. The last installment had all of flash however without any of the heart.
5. Don’t overlook minor characters for plot inspiration
In the television series, the relationships that the girls had weren’t the only focus in the show. Carrie was often inspired by minor characters’ love lives for her articles. Instead of forcing drama between the four girls and their significant others, perhaps we can turn our attention to Anthony and Standford. Aren’t they supposed to be having an open marriage? Perhaps Carrie should try and tackle if that kind of thing works.
Of course even if they followed all these rules it doesn't mean the next movie will be destined to be a success, but it will be a vast improvement! These characters are so dear to so many that it's hard to give up on them.
But what do you think? Do you think there are any other mistakes that should be avoided for the next movie? Follow us on Twitter and tweet us your thoughts!
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker has paid a fond tribute to iconic designer Oscar De La Renta, insisting his passing has "left a vacuum" in the world of fashion.
The Dominican style mogul died on Monday (20Oct14) and his death has been mourned by friends, fans and clients alike, with stars including Taylor Swift, Jennifer Garner, Kerry Washington, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and former U.S. First Lady Hillary Clinton sending their condolences to his family. Now Parker, who grew close to the designer over the years, has recalled the first time she started working with de la Renta, remembering how she enlisted Sex and the City stylist Patricia Field to find out if she could borrow a dress from his collection back in 2000.
She reveals that introduction was the start of a beautiful fashion affair between the pair and, in a moving tribute for The Hollywood Reporter, she writes, "I can't remember how I had the courage to be friends with him - he was so otherworldly in a way... "I wore countless beautiful dresses of his, dozens of them, fresh off the runway. It was always a momentous occasion in my life when he would build a dress for me - for the Emmys, the Met Ball, for my 40th birthday at the Plaza..."
Turning to his death, she adds: "When someone passes who's led a wonderfully long life, you hear the news and immediately think of his beloved wife and friends and, in this case, all those who work in his studio. "The reality of his absence means a momentous shift. There are wonderfully talented designers, emerging and upperclassmen, but he really was singular, and he has left a vacuum. Others will come along... But nobody is meant to fill the void. They can't. All I can think today is, 'That's it. That's done, that extraordinary moment in time that he created...' "The great news is, we all got so much out of knowing him. Thank goodness for all the time we did have. It's nice not to have regret - 'I wish I'd met him!' - He gave so much, and I think everybody who had the chance to be on the receiving end appreciated him."
She concludes, "It also needs to be said that there was no one more handsome."
Sarah Jessica Parker has come under fire from a homeowners association in New York City after she staged a photoshoot for her shoe line on the steps of the house featured in her hit TV show Sex And The City.
The property on Perry Street in Manhattan has become a Mecca for fans of the series who visit the building to see where Parker's character Carrie Bradshaw lived, and the owners have erected signs in a bid to keep devotees off the steps. Parker returned to the building earlier this month (Oct14) to stage a photoshoot for her footwear brand, placing the shoes on the steps and posting pictures of them on her Instagram.com page. However, the stunt has infuriated the local homeowners association, who claim the actress failed to obtain proper permission to gain access to the steps.
Gerald Banu, president of the Perry Street Association, tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "I heard about the shoot. They didn't get the permission from the owner. The situation with 'SATC' visitors is still very intense. People who live here get upset that the sidewalks are constantly jammed... The only thing I could suggest to SJP is that when they write the next script, please have Carrie move to a new address."
Sarah Jessica Parker's make-up artist Leslie Lopez has been arrested and charged with grand theft after allegedly stealing three designer handbags from a top Florida department store.
The beauty expert stands accused of swiping one Fendi and two Louis Vuitton purses from Saks Fifth Avenue in the six months since her first alleged shoplifting incident in January (14). The bags she reportedly walked out with were worth a total of $9,300 (£5,813). Lopez turned herself in to authorities in the village of Bal Harbour on Wednesday (15Oct14) and was slapped with three counts of grand theft. According to TMZ.com, the make-up artist has been suffering from depression since the death of her mother last year (13), and wanted to make amends for her alleged behaviour by surrendering to cops and paying for the stolen goods. Lopez previously hit headlines for two similar incidents in Norway in 2012, when she was fined for stealing a pair of sunglasses and then stopped by security guards for appearing to take a lipstick from a store without paying for it. She insisted that incident had been a mistake. Parker has been working with Lopez since 2005 and appeared on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter with the Sex and the City actress in late 2012. Lopez also counts country star Carrie Underwood among her previous clients.
Sex And The City star Chris Noth has dismissed rumours a third movie based on the hit TV show is on the way, branding his former castmates "naughty" for tweeting hints to fans.
The show's former star Sarah Jessica Parker hit headlines earlier this month (Oct14) when she shared a cryptic exchange with castmate Kristin Davis on Twitter, asking her whether she had heard "the news". Davis responded by adding, "Yyyeessssss (sic)..... But I'm afraid to get TOO excited yet - You let me know when we can celebrate." Parker's former onscreen love interest Noth, who played Mr. Big, was asked about the gossip during an interview with Australia's News.com.au, and he insisted he does not believe the rumours about a possible third film.
He says, "Is there going to be another movie? The tweets! I can't believe those girls are tweeting, they're being very naughty. I don't go near Twitter, it's all bulls**t. I'll believe it when they say 'Action!' and until then I don't pay any attention. Sure, I've heard rumours, but they've been sayin' that s**t for 10 years. It'd be a great thing, but for now it's all just Tweety-pie s**t... I don't know how you'd reinvent Sex and the City, and I don't understand the hunger for it from some people. You've got (TV show) Girls now, which is much tougher and more realistic... I'm not sure there'd be an appetite for it? It's kind of had its day." The long-running TV show was adapted for the big screen in a successful self-titled movie in 2008. It was followed by a sequel in 2010, but the follow-up was savaged by critics, who branded the film "repugnant", "repulsive" and "ghastly". Noth adds of the much-maligned Sex and the City 2, "I think it was considered an indulgence and a distraction because it hit right when the recession happened. People were like, 'Who gives a f**k about these broads going to Dubai when we can't pay our mortgage?'... The critical response was overwhelmingly negative... there was not one good review of that film. Not one. And I think it was very hurtful for the girls... (It) was flawed, yeah, but it wasn't as bad as they made it out to be."