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Middle East Cinemas Drop New Spider-Man Movie

One scene in 'Across the Spider-Verse' shows a 'Protect Trans Kids' poster

(Newser) - The new blockbuster movie Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was abruptly removed from cinema listings in more than a dozen Muslim-majority countries without explanation, apparently over the inclusion of a blink-and-you-miss-it transgender poster in the background of one frame, the AP reports. No explicit bans of the film were announced, but...

It's 'the Rare Sequel That Dazzles as Much as the Original'
New Spider-Man Flick
a 'Classic' That 'Dazzles'

New Spider-Man Flick a 'Classic' That 'Dazzles'

Artful 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' wins over audiences, critics alike

(Newser) - Expectations for the follow-up to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse were sky high, as evidenced by moviegoers flocking to theaters Thursday. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse had "the second best preview night ever for an animated movie" pulling in $16 million from 3,562 theaters, per Deadline . And audiences were not...

Actor Taking Break From 'Overwhelming' Social Media

Tom Holland of 'Spider-Man' fame says he needs the hiatus for his mental health

(Newser) - Even superheroes get anxious from social media. Just ask Spider-Man star Tom Holland, who announced over the weekend that he's been taking a break from social media to protect his mental health. Elle notes that the 26-year-old UK actor has deleted his Instagram in the past, but this time...

Guinness Confirms Movie Fan's Record

Ramiro Alanis watched 'Spiderman: No Way Home' 292 times in a cinema

(Newser) - If anyone was trying to find Florida's Ramiro Alanis from December through March, their first stop should have been a movie theater. Specifically, one showing Spider-Man: No Way Home. Alanis watched the flick in a cinema an astonishing 292 times between December 16 and March 15, reports ScreenRant . And...

No Way Home Is Luring Audiences Out Of Their Homes

Superhero movies seem to be the only thing people will go to theaters to see

(Newser) - Hollywood closed out 2021 with more fireworks at the box office for Spider-Man: No Way Home, which topped all films for the third straight week and already charts among the highest grossing films ever. But even with all the champagne popping for it, the film industry heads into 2022 with...

One NBA Legend Schools Another on COVID Meme

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says LeBron James' Spider-Man post was 'blow to his worthy legacy'

(Newser) - LeBron James asked for advice on COVID, and he got it—though he may not have liked the answer he received from a fellow basketball great. The hubbub started on Christmas Eve, when the 36-year-old Los Angeles Lakers forward posted a cartoon on Instagram that showed a variation on the...

This Is 'By Far the Most Meta Stuff Marvel Has Done'
What Critics Are Saying
About the New Spider-Man

What Critics Are Saying About the New Spider-Man

General sentiment: It's 'undeniable' fun

(Newser) - Before tuning in to Spider-Man: No Way Home , GamesRadar.com recommends you take in the 2000s Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire, the two more recent films starring Andrew Garfield and, in this order, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. It'...

Spider-Man: No Way Home's Opening Could Be Epic

Estimates put weekend sales well over $100M, possibly nearing twice that

(Newser) - Among those looking for a hero as the pandemic suppresses business revenue is the movie theater industry, which might have found one in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Sony projects a take over the three-day opening weekend of least $130 million in the US and Canada, Deadline reports. Record presale figures...

After Offering $50K, Spider-Man Can Film at Closed High Schools

Some Atlanta parents call move 'shameful'

(Newser) - Parents in Atlanta aren't happy about the fact that unless restrictions are lifted, the only students going to high schools in the near future will be Peter Parker's classmates. The schools closed in March and have not reopened, but the district is allowing two high schools to be...

Spider-Man Is Getting a New Mentor
Spider-Man Is Getting
a New Mentor

Spider-Man Is Getting a New Mentor

Doctor Strange will appear in 3rd Tom Holland film

(Newser) - "What is he, your ward?" a confused Doctor Strange asked Iron Man after meeting Peter Parker for the first time in Avengers: Infinity War. He will now be filling the mentor role once occupied by Tony Stark, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Benedict Cumberbatch will be reprising the Strange...

'French Spiderman' in 'Triple Trouble' After Latest Stunt

Alain Robert climbed a 545-foot-high skyscraper in Frankfurt, Germany, wearing cowboy boots

(Newser) - German police say urban climber Alain Robert faces a criminal investigation and fine after scaling one of Frankfurt's tallest buildings on Thursday. Robert, known as the "French Spiderman" for his daring stunts, clambered to the top of rail company Deutsche Bahn's 545-foot-high office building in Germany's...

Stan Lee's Daughter Blasts Marvel After Sony Split
Stan Lee's Daughter Picks
a Side in Sony-Marvel Spat
the rundown

Stan Lee's Daughter Picks a Side in Sony-Marvel Spat

It's not with Marvel

(Newser) - Fans of Spider-Man are spinning over the news that their favorite hero may be out of Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe due to a financial dispute—though Stan Lee's daughter thinks it might be for the best. Deadline broke the story Tuesday, but understanding what has allegedly transpired means...

Spider-Man Shakes Off Newcomers
Shakes Off
box office

Spider-Man Shakes Off Newcomers

'Crawl' and ' Stuber' can't touch sequel at the top

(Newser) - Spider-Man: Far From Home is celebrating another weekend at No. 1. Fresh counterprograming like the horror movie Crawl and the action-comedy Stuber barely made a dent in the web-slinger's earnings, the AP reports. Studios on Sunday estimate that the Spider-Man sequel added $45.3 million, bringing its domestic total...

What Critics Are Saying About the New Spider-Man
What Critics Are Saying
About the New Spider-Man
movie review

What Critics Are Saying About the New Spider-Man

Reviews are strong for move and star Tom Holland

(Newser) - The new Spider-Man is out, and both the movie ( Far From Home ) and its star, Brit Tom Holland, are getting strong reviews. (That's also true for Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio.) The premise is that Peter Parker goes to Europe with friends, hoping to get a vacation...

Animated Spider-Man One of the Best Films of Year
Welcome the
'Best Comic Book
Movie Made to Date'

Welcome the 'Best Comic Book Movie Made to Date'

Animated 'Spider-Man' is gorgeous and funny, say critics

(Newser) - Your favorite web-whipping superhero is back in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse , the Sony Pictures animated release introducing a new boy behind the mask, other "Spider-People," and an overall theme of inclusivity into the mix. It seems to have gone over well, considering it has a 98% rating from...

The Marvel Universe Has Lost an Icon

Steve Ditko, the artist who helped Stan Lee introduce Peter Parker to the world, has died

(Newser) - Steve Ditko, the Marvel Comics artist who gave the world the woven webs and soaring red-and-blue shape of Spider-Man and the other-worldly shimmer of Doctor Strange, has died at age 90. Ditko was found June 29 in his Manhattan apartment and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said, per...

Spider-Man Wows Thanks to the Man Behind the Mask
A 'High Point' in
Summer Movies:

A 'High Point' in Summer Movies: Spider-Man

Tom Holland's Peter Parker gets high praise from critics

(Newser) - Critics had high hopes for Tom Holland's Spider-Man after an appearance in last year's Captain America: Civil War. But can he handle a movie all his own? Apparently, yes. Critics have given Spider-Man: Homecoming a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes , noting sometimes basic is just better. More:
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Marisa Tomei: 'I Did Get Old!'
Marisa Tomei:
'I Did Get Old!'

Marisa Tomei: 'I Did Get Old!'

She talks about her role as Aunt May in the upcoming Spider-Man film

(Newser) - There was a bit of an uproar when Marisa Tomei was cast as Peter Parker's Aunt May in Spider-Man: Homecoming, out July 5. But while Tomei, 50, is willing to jokingly acknowledge her advancing years—"I did get old!" she exclaims to the Guardian upon realizing this...

Man Buys Spider-Man Comic for $1K, Sells It for $454K

The 1962 cover price? Just 12 cents

(Newser) - A Dallas-based auction house says a rare copy of a comic book featuring the first appearance of Spider-Man has sold for $454,100. The comic book was purchased by an anonymous collector, and Heritage Auctions says Thursday's sale is a record for a public auction price for any Spider-Man...

Supreme Court's Ruling Full of Spider-Man Quips

Elena Kagan is a comic book fan in real life

(Newser) - The inventor of a popular Spider-Man web-shooting toy can't keep reeling in royalties after his patent ran out, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 today. Stephen Kimble sold his patent on the toy to Marvel in 2001, and as the Verge explains, Marvel said it would pay him royalties indefinitely....

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