Picture Source: IMDB

Picture Source: IMDB

Cop Car director Jon Watts, who has been tapped by Marvel & Sony to helm the new Spider-Man reboot, spoke recently to the Daily Beast about his role in Spider-Cinema.

“I still don’t quite believe it,” says Jon Watts, the 34-year-old director who was plucked from the indie world this summer and handed the reins to Sony and Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man re-reboot. “I’m still waiting for someone to tell me it was all a prank.”

It was Cop Car, Watts surmises, that got him the career-making Spider-Man gig after Marvel head Kevin Feige caught the film. “I’m really not sure what I did to get the job, but I’m happy that whatever I did worked,” he laughs.

His Spidey is set to take Peter Parker back to high school, yet again—only this time, as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Around the time Watts was sealing the biggest deal of his professional career, Sony and Marvel anointed Brit Tom Holland its new Spider-Man. After cameoing in Captain America: Civil War, Holland will star for Watts in a stand-alone already dated for July 28, 2017.

“The thing that everyone keeps saying is that it’s sort of like the John Hughes version of Spider-Man, which I think is a really cool take on it,” says Watts. “He’s in high school, and the questions that that raises I think we haven’t explored as much as we can. In the comics so much of it was about him juggling his high school life and trying to be a superhero. I think there’s a lot to do there.”

Meanwhile, Spider-Man still has to be scripted by John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein. “We’re just getting started,” says Watts, who once watched the Sam Raimi Spidey production lighting up the Brooklyn Bridge from his dorm room. “It remains to be seen how we’re going to do that, but Marvel is a very collaborative place and it’s Marvel and Sony, which is an interesting dynamic.”

Not really anything new by way of concrete info, but then since the writers are just starting that makes sense.

George Berryman!

DaleyGoldsteinEleven days ago Stillanerd posted about a Deadline article saying that Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (writers of the upcoming Vacation reboot) had been hired on as the writers for the Spider-Man reboot.

Back then it was unofficially official. This week, Daley & Goldstein made if officially official while speaking with NPR:

Daley: We can finally acknowledge that.

Goldstein: We’ve been saying no comment for the last week.

Daley: This is the first time that we can say that we are writing it.

Goldstein: We’re thrilled.

Daley: … He’s a sharp kid and witty and kind of deals with the fact that he’s an outcast and a geek through humor. It is sort of the safety net for geeks like us, so I think we can totally relate to where he’s coming from. As well as the superpowers, which we also have.

So we already knew it, more or less, but now we super officially know it. Heh.

George Berryman!

Collectors for 7-26-15. See more strips at www.collectorscomic.com.

ASMRENEW2015002-DC21-8acc7Last time I visited the world of Secret Wars my reaction was not pleasant. Given some time to think, and with more time trapped in the universe have I changed my tune?

WRITER: Dan Slott
ARTIST: Adam Kubert
INKER: John Dell
COLORIST: Justin Ponsor
LETTERER: VC’s Joe Caramagna
COVER ARTISTS: Adam Kubert and Justin Ponsor
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ASMSPIRAL2015019-DC21-16e52After a prolonged absence I am finally getting back to my regularly scheduled reviews…but first to catch up on what I’ve missed. I’m not the only thing to return however, with me comes the biggest baddest most totally legit Gang faction ever to grace comics….THE CIRCUS OF CRIME…wait The Circus Of Crime is a competent crime syndicate now?

WRITER: Gerry Conway
PENCILER: Carlo Barberi
INKER: Juan Vlasco
COLORS: Israel Silva
LETTERER: VC’s Joe Caramagna
COVER ARTIST: Yasmine Putri
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HBAshleyToday our latest addition to the podcast (and resident Black Cat fanatic) turns… err… 20-something! 23? 24? I honestly can’t remember anymore!

She’s been a very welcome addition and we love hearing her viewpoint every time we record. So Happy Birthday, Ashley!

Crawlspacers, drop her a line and say Happy Birthday! Because that’s the Crawlspace way!

George Berryman!

Podcast379picJR takes us back to July 1995 for this month in Spider-History. We’re very much into the Clone Saga with this one. JR looks at the following issues. 
*Web of Spider-Man # 126
*Amazing Spider-Man #403
*Spider-Man # 60
*Spectacular Spider-Man #226


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Podcast#378-Renew Your Vows # 2 and ASM#19.1 Review
Podcast # 377-Spider-Satellites part 2
Podcast #376-Spider-Satellites part 1
Podcast #375-Friday Night Luke Cage Fight

new-york-comic-con-2011-cosplay-67-1So what’s going on in this picture? Add a funny caption in the comment section. 

podcast378picIn this episode we review
*Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows # 2 is reviewed by JR
*Amazing Spider-Man 19.1 is reviewed by Mike


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Podcast # 377-Spider-Satellites part 2
Podcast #376-Spider-Satellites part 1
Podcast #375-Friday Night Luke Cage Fight

Best of Collectors for 7-19-15. See more comics strips at www.collectorscomic.com


Podcast377picWe wrap up our long two part Spider-Satellite reviews. Here are the reviews we tackle in this episode.
Spider-Verse # 1 reviewed by Zach

Ultimate End # 1-reviewed by Brad
Secret Wars 2099 # 1-reviewed by Brad
Spider-Gwen # 2, # 3, #4-reviewed by Ashley
Silk #2, #3, #4-reviewed by Ashley
Free Comic Book Day All New Avengers # 1-reviewed by Zach


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Podcast #376-Spider-Satellites part 1
Podcast #375-Friday Night Luke Cage Fight

Celebrating ladies who love Spidey. tumblr_nqto3kyBht1ra2x7so3_1280

Gwen2SPIDER CARNAGEThe 2016 wave of Spider-Man Marvel Legend action figures were announced at Comic Con International in San Diego Last Friday at the morning Hasbro breakfast function. They are going to be released in the spring of 2016 (likely April, if the schedule holds out like it did this year.) The entire wave was teased back in June, via some leaks at the retail level, but we here at Crawl Space didn’t want to discuss things until we heard for sure from a reputable source.
While there were reveals during the breakfast, there were more surprises in store. I’ll first talk about what was revealed at the breakfast:

The wave is as follows:
Speed Demon (With Superior Foes Silvermane head!)
The Beatle (Superior Foes)
Venom (McFarlane era 
head sculpt)
Spider-Ben (!!!!!!!)
Morbius (I know a certain fan of his that will likely get THAT one. No sharks were included however)
and the Build a Figure is…
Absorbing Man!
Judging by the first looks, the Venom is a straight representation of Brock before the tongue. To me, this is the best version of the character, since he still looks menacing while not being ridiculous. I like it a lot. When the leaks first came about, I asked Kevin if he was excited. He told me as long as it wasn’t the stupid hoodie version of Morbius, he’d be fine with it. Instead we got the 1970s version, which rocks.
I absolutely love that the Superior Foes continue to be featured. From Boomerang in last years wave, to Beatle and Speed Demon, you know that it’s well done. Now, for an Overdrive (O…M…G… I can’t believe those words were just typed) and Shocker.
Spider-Gwen looks good. I loved the first appearance, but I’ve been bummed that the magic that was that issue wasn’t carried over to the ongoing; however, I am excited for her to been seen in this particular iteration.

Which brings me to Spider-Ben.
Ben looks really, really nice. The lines look clean, but my quibble is the hands are almost correct. The middle fingers are supposed to be blue, but otherwise, I love this. The other downside is no interchangeable hands. While disheartening, I’ll take what I can get. He looks good, and I like they went off the previous ASM Comic sculpt.
Absorbing Man doesn’t excite me all that much, but that’s okay.
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stillanerdGreetings Crawlspacers,

As my fellow Spidey-fans well know, I’ve been a member of the Spider-Man Crawlspace for several years now. Some of you may even remember me from my occasional posts on the Comic Book Resources and Superhero Hype Forums. Since that time, I’ve become the regular reviewer for The Amazing Spider-Man and the occasional Spider-Man related comics, as well as a frequent contributor to the Crawlspace’s Home Page. And, based on the responses I’ve receive from my reviews, opinions, and other articles, you’ve enjoyed them just as much I have in writing them. Little did I realize, however, just how much attention my meager ramblings would attract.

Earlier this week, I was contracted by an editorial representative from FanSided.com, a network of a wide variety of websites covering sports, lifestyle and entertainment, including movies, television, video games and comics. They are also an affiliation of Time Inc., the publisher of such magazines which includes Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, People and Entertainment Weekly. It seems the folks at FanSided have been reading my work here at the Crawlspace and, needless to say, they were very impressed. So impressed that they’ve offered me a job.

If all goes well, starting this Monday or sometime next week, I will be the new Co-Editor for FanSided’s Spider-Man related news and rumors website, Whatever A Spider Can.

While this would potentially be a significant career opportunity, it also means I would be under contract to only write news, reviews and editorials for FanSided and Whatever A Spider Can. Which, unfortunately, also means I could no longer contribute articles to the Spider-Man Crawlspace.

But before any of you start to get your handkerchiefs out, there is good news. Even though I would be under contract to produce content for FanSided, this only applies to written content and would not prohibit my podcasting duties. Which means I will continue to be a regular panelist on The Spider-Man Crawlspace Podcast. It’s just that Brad would have to introduce me under a new job description, and I’d technically be a recurring guest panelist. So in this regard, I will still be here, lurking about from time to time.

I wish to thank the Crawlspace staff, especially Brad Douglas, J.R. Fettinger, George Berryman, Michael Bailey, Zach “Spideydude” Joiner, and Ashley Stapleton. You have all been more than supportive and encouraging throughout, and for welcoming me into the Crawlspace family. George and Brad deserve special thanks because they were the ones who convinced me to become a reviewer and contributor to the Crawlspace in the first place, so I will always be grateful for giving me such confidence. I’d also like to thank the folks at Marvel, including Dan Slott, since it was their comics I was reviewing and critiquing, which I will continue to do at Whatever a Spider Can in my own unique, crazy way.

And finally, I would like to thank you, my fellow Crawlspacers and loyal readers for all the support you have given me. You are what make this website possible. You are the ones who inspire me and all the other great contributors to the Spider-Man Crawlspace. You are the ones I write for and will continue write for and be an advocate for. No matter what the future holds, all of you will hold a special place in my heart. Make no mistake, this is not a good-bye. This is a slight change, and sometimes change can indeed be good.

This is Mike McNulty, and I am, and always will be, Still A Nerd. See you on the podcast!

Who knew Civil War variants were worth so much?Also I think the condition of the books went down after he stuffed the books down his pants.

DaleyGoldsteinSpideySo Sony’s Spider-Man reboot has a possible release date of July 28, 2017. It has it’s new Peter Parker in actor, Tom Holland, and rumored to also have it’s Aunt May in Oscar-winning actress, Marisa Tomei. It even has it’s director lined up in Jon Watts, the writer-director of Cop Car (2015) staring Kevin Bacon.  But what about what is arguably one of the most important aspects about any movie–the script?

Well, in an exclusive report from Deadline Hollywood, Sony appears to have found their chosen screenwriters, John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein:

Vacation writer-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are being set right now to write the Spider-Man reboot movie for Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios. The pair had been among the names on a shortlist to direct, but that gig went to Cop Car helmer Jon Watts, and the studio already has found its new Peter Parker in Tom Holland.

Just to clarify, the Vacation film being refereed to in the articles is the sequel-remake of National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) staring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chevy Chase and the Mighty Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, which is set to come out this July 28. Daley and Goldstein’s other collaborations include Horrible Bosses (2011), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013), and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013).

Evan Saathoff of Birth.Movies.Death also commented on this news with the following:

I haven’t seen Vacation yet, but I’ve heard pretty bad things, mostly that it’s the same level of almost funny, fake-dirty stuff we’ve seen from the other movies listed. Obviously, Spider-Man isn’t going to be R-rated, but it would be nice if the jokes in it were actual jokes instead of almost jokes that have the feel of humor but not the punchline.

But don’t mind me. I’m just an annoying old sourpuss.

What say you, Spidey fans? Do you think a screenwriting team known mostly for comedies possibly writing for Sony’s Spider-Man reboot is an inspired creative decision? Or is anyone starting to miss Alex Kurtman and Robert Orci, yet?

SOURCES: Deadline, Variety, Comic Book Resources, and Birth.Movies.Death

RaimiSpideyWhenever the discussion of Spider-Man in the movies comes up, the topic will inevitably involve the filmmaker who first brought Spidey to the silver screen, director Sam Raimi.  Even when talking about his other film and television projects, the creator of the original Spider-Man trilogy is bound to be asked about those movies, especially in light of Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man films, and the upcoming reboot co-produced by Marvel and Sony.

Such was the case during an interview with MTV News where, at this years San Diego Comic Con.  During the segment, MTV News reporter, Josh Horowitz, asked Raimi, who was at Comic Con to promote his upcoming television series for Starz, Ash vs. Evil Dead, to give his “perspective on Spider-Man,” and the “machination going on” in getting “another different reiteration” of the Wall-Crawler.  In response to the question as to whether or not Raimi ever watched Webb’s take on the character:

“Oh yeah, I saw them both. They’re great.”

Then Raimi added the following:

“And I’m really glad that Marvel is taking it to high school. I think that’s going to be refreshing, and just like my favorite of the Spider-Man comic books. And I have a lot of faith that [Marvel] really know their stuff.”

When then asked what specifically he’d like to see in the new films, Raimi answered:

“I’d like to go into his high school life and his relationships with Gwen Stacy…I’d love Flash Thompson…the drama, the difficulty of going through high school is so unique to a superhero…that’s what Spider-Man is all about, so that [Marvel] is going to explore that head on is very exciting.”

Now you might say that, considering the director’s departure from Sony prior to the Amazing Spider-Man relaunch, and how they apparently wanted him back to repair the film franchise, Raimi could just be trying to be nice. Or, given how Raimi is an admitted life-long fan of Spider-Man, he may have genuinely loved the Webb films and is excited for what Sony’s partnership with Marvel Studios will bring to the character. Either way, Raimi is one classy, stand-up individual.

You can see the clip in its entirety below. And stay to hear actor Bruce Campbell’s response to his own “personal experiences” involving high school superheroes.


Via Comicbook.com. New Spider-Actor Tom Holland posted a picture with Jon Bernthal to his Instagram account. Holland and Bernthal, who will be playing the Punisher in the second season of Netflix’s Daredevil, are currently filming medieval thriller ‘The Pilgrimage’ together along with Richard “Thorin Oakenshield” Armitage.

George Berryman!

Had an amazing time hanging with this guy. Much love brother. #pilgrimage #brothers.

A photo posted by ✌️ (@tomholland2013) on

This October, Secret Wars ends and the “All-New, All-Different Marvel” begins…with a bunch of relaunched #1’s for the Spidey Solicits.

Spider-Man has gone global! Parker Industries is more successful than ever, with offices in New York, Shanghai, London and San Francisco and Peter Parker is racking up the frequent flyer miles with his “bodyguard” Spider-Man in tow, of course. But success breeds enemies and a reinvigorated Zodiac have also widened their scope to threaten the whole world. Join Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli as they take Spider-Man to the next level! This huge first issue also includes stories featuring Silk, Spidey 2099, Spider-Woman and much more!
ISSUE #1 – 72 PGS./Rated T…$5.99
Issue #2 – 32 PGS/RATED T…$3.99

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11737872_1586029528329779_6099397269122659536_nThe reaction to the new Joker picture was mixed, but what do you think of the new look of Tom Holland as Peter Parker in the new movie? Do you think Marisa “Aunt May” Tomei would approve? 

Spider-ManDeadpool#1--CoverWhile we all had a sneak peak earlier in the week of some of the new Spider-Man related titles coming out of the “All-New, All-Different Marvel” initiative, this year’s San Diego Comic Con promised to divulge a few more details and also announce additional titles at the “Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends” Panel. In attendance were Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso, editors Wil Moss and Sana Amanat, and writers Chip Zdarsky and Robbie Thompson. While the panel also talked about other comics such as Howard the Duck, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Nova, Drax, and Daredevil, the Spider-Man related highlights included the following:

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San Diego Comic-Con 2015 is here!


Speaking to IGN, Denis Leary (who played Captain George Stacy in the Marc Webb Spider-films) revealed details for what he was told was coming for the third Amazing Spider-Man film.

Leary expressed disappointment that Webb was not allowed to finish his trilogy and that, as he understood it, the third part of the story would have dealt with Peter using “some kind of formula” that would allow him to “regenerate people in his life that had died.” Leary also described Webb as “a great actor’s director.”

Hat tip to Miken Ayers from our Facebook page, who saw the clip at Comicbookmovie.com.

George Berryman!

SpideyComicConTeaserSo as part of Marvel’s “All-New, All-Different” post-Secret Wars imitative, we have heard of no less than nine different Spider-Man related titles, including Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Gwen, Silk, Web Warriors, Carnage and Venom: Spaceknight. Well, it now appears we may have to add one more title to the list.

At this year’s Comic Con in San Digeo, during Marvel’s Retailers-Only panel, one Dennis L. Barger Jr. of Michigan’s Wonderworld Comics took a couple of photographs during the panel and posted them on his Facebook page.  Among them was a slide teasing a possible new series simply entitled Spidey, with the tagline reading “Before he was amazing…” No further information was given as to what specifically it’s about, or who the creative team is, but it’s presumed this new comic will take place during Spider-Man’s early years. So…another version of Untold Tales of Spider-Man with a different name, perhaps?  No doubt we’ll learn more about this during the “Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends” panel this Sunday. 

In any event, what do you folks think of the idea of Marvel putting out a new ongoing Spider-Man flashback title?

UPDATE: As announced at the “Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends” panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, Spidey will be a new ongoing series of all-ages, standalone stories of Spider-Man in High School written by Robbie Thompson.  Further details revealed in the Spider-Man News From San Diego Comic Con 2015 article on the front page.

SOURCES: Newsarama and Bleeding Cool

SMSR1Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada spoke with IGN about Spidey’s new costume.

No, not that laughable new one with the Green Lantern crap on Spidey’s chest. The new movie costume, which is most definitely not pictured here to the right. The former Editor-in-Chief of Marvel teased details of the twice-rebooted SonyDisneyMarvel Spider-Man costume:

“It looks awesome. I’ve seen a lot of design work that’s been done on the costume. I think there are elements of it that are really going to blow people away, where they are going to go ‘Ah, that’s Marvel doing Spider-Man.’… It’s Spider-Man. What’s not exciting about that? I can’t imagine there’s a person on planet Earth that can’t relate to some aspect of Spider-Man or Peter Parker, and he is for all intents and purposes, he is Marvel’s Mickey Mouse.”

I don’t recall Mickey Mouse ever making a deal with Disney’s equivalent of the Devil so Walt could write Minnie out of the picture, but I digress…

“He is that icon of so much of what we have was built upon, so to create that movie along with our Sony partners it’s phenomenally exciting. I know Kevin Feige and his team, they’ve some great ideas, some wonderful theories that we have all chimed in on. What’s funny about Spider-Man is that you sit there and you’re at a creative meeting and everybody goes ‘Well what about this? Yeah, of course! That’s what we should be doing, that’s Spider-Man!’ We all seem to be of the same mind about Spider-Man, because there are certain aspects of the character that are just iconic and have been perfect since the moment they were created.”

… all of which tells us next to nothing. We’ll know more when Marvel “leaks” it to USA Today or CNN.

George Berryman!

Former Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb spoke with MTV.com about the upcoming SonyDisneyMarvel Spider-reboot and what it was like behind the scenes:

MaxJFWhen Sony first announced plans to reboot “Spider-Man” after the first franchise ended back in 2007, fans were skeptical — and despite how perfectly cast Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, “The Amazing Spider-Man” and its sequel never quite caught on the same way that those first movies did.

Now, of course, Garfield’s Parker is out and a brand new Spider-Man is on the way thanks to a deal between Marvel and Sony. But as “Amazing Spider-Man” director Marc Webb told MTV News at San Diego Comic-Con while promoting his new TV show “Limitless,” he still stands by his version of the friendly neighborhood web-slinger.

“Those films were my own films,” Webb said. “They were very personal. A lot of people put a lot of effort into them — and Andrew and Emma and I, the producers worked very hard on them… it was a really rewarding experience in many ways.”

Complicating things further were the infamous Sony hacks of last December, which were “very difficult to navigate.”

“The reality is I don’t know a lot of what went on,” Webb added. “I had heard that it was gonna go back to Marvel and that made me curious to see what was going to unfold.”

Webb had no comments on the casting of Tom Holland, the hiring of new director Jon Watts or the general “OMG!” adorableness of Marisa Tomei.

George Berryman!

Podcast376picWe catch up with a bunch of reviews of Spider-Satellite titles. Here are the books we review.
Miles Morales # 11, 12-Zach
Spider-Man 2099 # 10, 11, 12-George
Spider-Man Special #1-Mike
Captain America Special #1-Mike
Inhumans Special # 1- Mike
Spider-Man & The X-Men # 4, 5, 6-Brad
Secret Wars #1, 3-Mike


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Podcast #375-Friday Night Luke Cage Fight

AmazingSpider-ManRenewYourVows#2--cover“I can’t just sit here. I have to do something.” –Annie May Parker

Last time, we saw the lengths Peter Parker would go to protect his family. This time, we see how he adjusts to being a “normal” dad, and learns the awful truth that his own flesh and blood doesn’t like his Aunt May’s wheatcakes! It’s the second part of the Secret Wars tie-in showing us a married Spider-Man with a daughter that (as some might argue) we should’ve always had for the actual Amazing Spider-Man.

“Part 2: Because We Said So, That’s Why”

WRITER: Dan Slott
ARTIST: Adam Kubert
INKER: John Dell
COLORIST: Justin Ponsor
LETTERER: VC’s Joe Caramagna
COVER ARTISTS: Adam Kubert and Justin Ponsor
EDITOR: Nick Lowe

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The all new Spider-Man costume hasn’t appeared in print yet, but that isn’t stopping Marvel from putting it in the popular Spider-Man Unlimited video game. Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 will be getting a video game makeover.If you haven’t played it before, it’s a lot of fun. 

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