Gabbing Geek sources have just confirmed that Morgan Freeman will be cast as Spider-Man in both the future Sony standalone pictures as well as upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe cross-overs.
“Sure, he seems a bit old for the part,” president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige announced in a press release. “But the moment Morgan opens his mouth you’ll be so hypnotized by his voice that it won’t matter.”
Stay tuned to GabbingGeek.com as additional details are revealed.
I’ve never been much of a fan of DC’s Legion of Superheroes. I couldn’t begin to tell you why. I do enjoy DC’s black-and-white reprints of various older books. The Showcase Presents series gives the reader usually around 500 pages or so of old stories for a low price, and are a good way for the fan of Silver Age silliness to find the old stuff without breaking the bank. This was how I was able to write columns in this series on both Captain Carrot and the Unknown Soldier. But I have limits, and one of them is old Superman stories where Superman often saves the day using deception. The reader will think Superman is in a bind of some kind (never a physical one), only to discover he was aware of the problem the whole time and had already beaten it and was just waiting for the end of the story to tell everyone. My one attempt at a Legion Showcase was done by Superman’s writers and artists and the stories were about the same level of jumping out at the reader and shouting, “Psyche!” But the Legion lasted a good long time, and has been rebooted tons of times since then. One of the legendary runs was by writer Paul Levitz, who wrote the book for 15 years and during that time he managed to include every member of the Legion at some point, even the dead ones using flashbacks.
Quick quiz, geeks! Who is the all-time box office champ when adding up the total grosses from all of his or her films? Harrison Ford? Tom Hanks? Morgan Freeman? Surely it’s Samuel L Jackson? He’s in every movie made!
Ah, Award season. When great movies are recognized by the Academy, Screen Actors Guild, New York Film Critics, and even the Golden Globes (even though the Globes are kinda equivalent to your stoner cousin in Tuscon…) Then… there are the Razzies….
I set out to see at least 100 new releases in 2014 as a kind of geek affectation/New Years Resolution. I wound up seeing 145! You can imagine there were some REALLY DREADFUL MOVIES in the mix. Don’t worry gentle jerkwads! I saw them so you didn’t have to. Here is my review of the 20 WORST movies of 2014!