JJ Abrams Reportedly Trying To Fix Star Wars’ Issues Through Episode IX

Since Disney purchased the rights to George Lucas’ Star Wars franchise, there’s been a ton of new and exciting content brought to the masses. This includes both main installments and standalone films, which help to expand the galaxy far, far away. And while the House of Mouse has made a ton of money with the franchise and already recouped the $4.05 billion investment made to acquire Lucasfilm, there have been some missteps as of late.

The last two Star Wars released were Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi, which continued the main narrative of the Skywalker Saga and Solo: A Star Wars Story. The latter was the second standalone film of the franchise, explaining the backstory behind characters like Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, and Chewbacca. But Solo was a box office disappointment, while The Last Jedi is arguably the most divisive film in the entire franchise.

But J.J Abrams is reportedly hoping to change this narrative, put the franchise back on a better course. Abrams is continuing to make massive deals, and a new report by Variety alleges that he’s been tasked with putting the ultra-popular space opera back on track. There are no details as to how this might come about, but it should be fascinating to see how the galaxy far, far away continues to grow and change.

In the wake of Solo and The Last Jedi, it appears that Disney may be reevaluating its plans moving forward, in order to best service the fans and make oodles of money at the box office. Early rumors indicated that Star Wars may be abandoning their standalone movie plans, despite the massive success of Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. With Solo ultimately being a box office bust and chock full of bad press, it’s unclear if any more spinoffs are going to be produced.

If J.J. Abrams is helping to get the Star Wars back on track through some “course correction”, it should be wild to see exactly how the franchise changes with Episode IX and beyond. Perhaps he’ll bring things back to basics, and tell a story that is a bit more classic than the purposefully subversive one Rian Johnson brought with The Last Jedi. And with Solo a victim of behind the scenes dramatics, Abrams should also bring a more focused an relaxed set.

Should J.J. Abrams be trying to undo the “damage’ done by Rian Johnson in The Last Jedi, it may be in vain. Johnson has been hired to develop his own trilogy of Star Wars films, which will go into affect after Episode IX hits theaters.

The Star Wars franchise will continue with Episode IX arrives on December 20th, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.

Avengers: Infinity War Concept Art Reveals Thor Almost Had A Gun Instead Of His Stormbreaker

Thor was one of the biggest characters in Avengers: Infinity War, and much of his time in the movie was spent trying to forge a weapon that could potentially kill Thanos. Said weapon ended up being Stormbreaker, an incredibly powerful axe (but also a hammer?) that helped give Thor some of the most badass moments in the film. But Thor could have ended up with a gun instead, as revealed in concept art for the superhero blockbuster.

The art book for Avengers: Infinity War will be hitting shelves next week, but some people have already gotten their hands on it and are sharing all the alternate designs for the characters. We’ve already seen some different costumes for Spider-Man, but he wasn’t the only character in the movie. Infinity War is Marvel’s largest film to date, and there are hundreds of designs for costumes and sets that went unused for the movie.

One Twitter user has shared several different pages of Thor’s various costume designs, some varying wildly from what ended up in the finished movie. Rather than showing off Stormbreaker, some of these designs show Thor with a gun, suggesting that another weapon was considered for him. These just being concept images, it’s tough to say whether this gun would have been instead of or in addition to Stormbreaker. But it’s not every day you see Thor packing heat.

While the gun itself is an interesting choice for Thor, I think they made the right call with giving him Stormbreaker. After all, it’s pretty hard to make a gun come back to you after you throw it. Fans can also see some alternate looks at Stormbreaker, which had a few different designs as well. Some of them actually make it look like an axe.

There are also several different costumes for Thor, each one more fascinating than the last. They all vary wildly from what was chosen for the movie, which was ultimately a basic but familiar look. If I didn’t know that these were drawings of Thor, I would have thought that these were characters from some other franchise. The white outfit is pretty bonkers, but that sleeveless duster might be my favorite.

Thanks to leaked promotional material, we know that Thor might have a new Avengers-branded suit in his future, but we won’t know that for sure until Avengers 4 arrives in theaters on May 3, 2019. This is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, so be sure to bone up on as much info as you can with our What We Know So Far guide. For everything else that you should have on your radar for next year, pay a visit to our 2019 movie release schedule.

Ralph Breaks The Internet Has Screened, Here’s What People Are Saying

Disney Animation’s big release for this fall is Ralph Breaks the Internet, a sequel to the beloved Wreck-It Ralph. Trading video game jokes for internet jokes, the sequel has built a lot of hype as it approaches theaters. The movie has officially screened for critics, so does it live up to the hype? Yes! Or at least for the most part. Let’s see what critics are saying, starting in-house with CinemaBlend’s own Eric Eisenberg.

According to Eisenberg, Ralph Breaks the Internet is a success. The sequel is funny, creative, and charming while keeping the emotional center that made the first movie so memorable. Wreck-It Ralph got a lot of mileage from goofy video game jokes, but the core was about outsiders Ralph and Vanellope. It sounds like the sequel will live up to that standard.

Eisenberg walked out of the screening happy, and while it’s great to know that the movie is good, I know what people really want to hear about is that Disney Princess scene. One critic made a point to give that scene a shout-out, going as far as to say it might be the most memorable scene of 2018.

Overall, the reaction seems to be that Ralph Breaks the Internet is a great follow-up, but there’s some debate as to whether it’s better than the original. At least one critic wasn’t so sure, but still felt that it was a good movie.

Critics are also letting people know to stick to the end of the credits. It looks like we are in for some after-credits scenes, and it sounds like fans won’t want to miss them. The movie also contains some subtext about toxic friendships in the age of the internet, so those worried that the sequel would just be a vehicle for (clever) jokes about the internet can rest easy.

Does this make the wait for Ralph Breaks the Internet more or less long? Well, we are almost at the finish line, because Wreck-It Ralph 2 arrives in theaters on November 21. To learn more about the movie, here’s everything we know about Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Another Popular Harry Potter Character Will Reportedly Appear In Fantastic Beasts

It’s a very exciting time to be a Harry Potter fan. J.K. Rowling’s magical franchise only continues to grow in new and exciting ways, keeping the generations of fans enthralled. There’s amusement parks, stage plays, as well as David Yates’ Fantastic Beasts franchise. The prequel property will continue this month with The Crimes of Grindelwald, returning to Hogwarts in the process.

Harry Potter fans are excited to see Jude Law play a younger version of Albus Dumbledore, but a new report indicates that another classic character will also be returning. Because in addition to seeing Dumbledore as a professor at Hogwarts, it now looks like Professor Minerva McGonagall will also have a role in The Crimes of Grindelwald.

This bit of news is going to be very exciting, as McGonagall has been a fan favorite character since she first appeared in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The stern head of Gryffindor House is a complicated figure that often doesn’t get enough screen time, but that’ll apparently change when Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald arrives in theaters to expand the story of Hogwarts’ rich past.

This news by PopCulture.com doesn’t merely mention that the Transfiguration Professor would be returning in the Fantastic Beasts sequel. The report indicates Irish actress Fiona Glascott will be playing the younger version in Crimes of Grindelwald. Her credits include Brooklyn and the first Resident Evil movie.

Fiona Glascott has major shoes to fill, as she’ll be playing the role made most famous by the great Maggie Smith. Smith was a brilliant casting choice for McGonagall, and she played the literary figure with pitch perfect accuracy. Will Glascott be able to emulate the same vocal cadence as the Downton Abbey star? Only time will tell.

While it looks like Professor McGonagall will appear in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, it’s not clear how she’ll function within the story, and the larger narrative currently at work in the five film franchise. Smart money says she’s also at Hogwarts, perhaps at a lesser role than the one we saw in the Harry Potter books and novels. It would be awesome to see her relationship with Dumbledore grow, and explain the fierce loyalty the two had throughout the course of Harry’s Hogwarts career.

Professor McGonagall is the latest Harry Potter character announced for The Crimes of Grindelwald, showing how the current franchise will end up connecting to the Wizarding World we know and love. In addition to Jude Law’s Dumbledore, actress Claudia Kim will play Nagini— Voldemort’s loyal and deadly snake/horocrux. Nagini is a tortured young witch in the upcoming sequel, and it’ll be fascinating to see how she becomes an agent of darkness.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will arrive in theaters on November 16th, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.

How Marvel Could Bring Namor Into The MCU

Arguably the first superhero of what would become the Marvel universe, Namor the Sub-Mariner is one of the most under appreciated characters in this mythology. To dismiss him as Marvel’s Aquaman would be wrong, because although he has had heroic moments over the decades, Namor is usually at home in anti-hero territory, and sometimes he’s even comes across as a full-blown villain. Along with his countless comic book appearances, Namor has popped up in various animated TV shows and video games, but he has yet to make a theatrical debut. However, that may soon change.

For years, there were legal complications preventing Namor from being used in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but last week, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed that Namor is finally available. However, he and the other MCU bigwigs are still figuring out if and when Namor will show up. This is a character too good to be left gathering dust on the cinematic shelf, so we’ve come up with some ideas on how Namor could be brought into this continuously expanding franchise. Let’s start with a simple, yet nonetheless daunting, option.

His Own Movie

Namor the Sub-Mariner might not be well-known among the general public, but neither were Iron Man, Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy before their movies came out, and now look at how popular they are. Rest assured, Namor has more than enough material to warrant his own movie, from a cast of characters that includes allies like Namorita and enemies like Attuma, to exploring Atlantis and the other underwater kingdoms in the MCU, just like what Aquaman is doing for the DCEU.

Marvel could take the same approach it did with Captain America: The First Avenger and make Namor’s movie a period piece. Namor fought against the Nazis during World War II in the comics, so his cinematic counterpart could follow suit if Hitler’s minions sought to conquer Atlantis. Or perhaps the Namor movie could shift to a different time period, like at the turn of the 20th century or in a decade like the ’60s or ’70s.

However, I suspect that like with most of the MCU’s offerings, a Namor movie would be set in the present day, though since the character ages very slowly, he could still be a century old, if not older. As for how Namor could be brought into the fold in the current time period in a standalone movie, no doubt the MCU would shine a more heroic light on him. Maybe he’s spent his whole life living in Atlantis and feels apathetic towards humanity, but when an Atlantean rogue decides that the surface needs to be destroyed, Namor realizes that’s going a step too far and interferes.

On the other hand, taking a more villainous approach with the character would work well with this next section.

Black Panther 2

T’Challa may have been one of Avengers: Infinity War‘s many causalities, but rest assured, we’re not done exploring the Black Panther corner of the MCU by a long shot. Somehow T’Challa and the other dusted heroes will be restored to life in Avengers 4, and after that, we’ll get Black Panther 2, which Ryan Coogler is confirmed to be writing and directing. If those in charge of the MCU would rather introduce Namor as an antagonist, Black Panther 2 is a great place to do it.

As mentioned earlier, there have been times in the comics when Namor the Submariner has been presented as a super villain. One example of this is when he destroyed Wakanda during the Avengers vs. X-Men storyline. Namor and T’Challa had a relatively good standing with one another in the years beforehand, but obviously once the former wiped out the latter’s home, that scarred their dynamic. In a later storyline, T’Challa and Black Bolt were willing to leave Namor to die after he’d formed a cabal of villains to properly protect Earth, despite the fact that Namor had already turned against this cabal after realizing the other members had gone too far.

It would be fascinating for Black Panther 2 to follow T’Challa and Namor coming face-to-face and subsequently coming to blows with one another, leading to Wakanda and Atlantis going to war with one another. The only issue with this idea is that some fans may want Black Panther 2 to delve deeper into Wakanan culture and history, and throwing Atlantis into the mix would dilute that. Maybe there’s a way to balance learning more about both nations, or maybe Namor and some of his subjects travel to Wakanda and we visit Atlantis in a later movie.

A New Fantastic Four Movie

Just like how we have the Avengers to thank for Captain America’s return, we have the Fantastic Four to thank for Namor’s reintroduction in the 1960s. In the team’s fourth appearance, an amnesiac Namor was living in Manhattan Bowery district and had clearly seen better days. However, upon meeting the team, he regained his memories, only to learn that the place where Atlantis was originally located had been destroyed by nuclear tests. This is what kicked off Namor’s vendetta against humanity, but more importantly, it was the first of many interactions he’d have with the Fantastic Four.

Like Black Panther 2, Namor could easily serve as a villain for an MCU-set Fantastic Four reboot. Remember, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer used the cosmically-powered Norrin Radd as an antagonist first, although eventually the team learned his true nature and he later retaliated against his master, Cloud Galactus. Something tells me Namor wouldn’t be portrayed quite as benevolently, although he could also join forces with Marvel’s First Family to defeat a common enemy later in the story.

Whether Namor is an ally or enemy in the Fantastic Four reboot, we would finally have the opportunity to explore his romantic interest in Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman. Namor has long been infatuated with her, and while we know that Reed Richards, Mr. Fantastic, is her one true love, the water-dwelling monarch’s presence would add some tension to their relationship.

A New X-Men Movie

Believe it or not, it can be argued that Namor has more in common with the X-Men compared to any other group of characters in the Marvel universe. He’s been long classified as “Marvel’s first mutant,” and his ankle wings and enhanced strength beyond the levels of a normal Atlantean are due to his mutant heritage. Now granted, within the official canon, mutants like Wolverine and Apocalypse have been alive for much longer, but in terms of publishing history, Namor was #1.

Once the Disney Fox deal is finalized and both the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties are brought to Marvel Studios, it’s expected that the “Fox era” of X-Men movies will come to an end, and these mutant characters will be rebooted to fit within the MCU. Rather than deliver another ‘X-Men vs. Magneto’ clash for their first outing in this continuity, why not pit the X-Men against Namor?

Namor may be a mutant, but make no mistake, his allegiance is first and foremost to Atlantis, and an X-Men movie would be another great place to feature him as a villain who attacks the surface. There would need to be a compelling reason for why the X-Men are thwarting this incursion rather the Avengers, but it would ultimately serve as the X-Men’s big debut to the public and ideally help improve the outlook towards mutants.

The Illuminati

No, we’re not talking about that secret society. Within the Marvel comics mythology, the Illuminati refers to some of the most powerful and intelligent heroes working behind the scenes. The initial lineup consisted of Namor, Iron Man, Mr. Fantastic, Black Bolt, Doctor Strange and Professor X. Coming together after the Kree-Skrull War concluded, these men decided to keep meeting in secret to share information with one another that would help deal with larger threats. Black Panther was also invited to this first meeting, but he refused to participate in future ones, predicting that someday the group will fall apart, and badly.

We don’t expect the Illuminati to get their own MCU movie, and the lineup definitely won’t look the same since Robert Downey Jr. might be retiring as Iron Man and Black Bolt has already been wasted on the Inhumans TV series. Still, there are plenty of candidates still available to form the MCU Illuminati, and Namor should be at the top of the list.

Just like how Nick Fury was present throughout the MCU’s Phase 1, the Illuminati could be the connective thread between Phase 4 or a future Phase, growing more important with each appearance. Through them, we could slowly lear about Namor and what his deal is, and then once they finally come to the forefront, be it in an Avengers movie or some other ensemble piece, then Namor’s full origins could be revealed. From there, he either sticks around as an Illuminati member or he could leave the group to carry out his own plans when he realizes that their methods of keeping Earth safe aren’t extreme enough.

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Reading The Game Of Thrones Finale Made Kit Harington Cry Twice

Game of Thrones fans are getting some behind-the-scenes insight into production on the series’ eighth and final season. Well, if you are getting emotional just thinking about it, the cast has already been to the edge and back. Reading the scripts for the final season moved Kit Harington to tears — twice.

The table read, last October, marked the first time Jon Snow’s portrayer had read the scripts for the final season. So, when during that table read, with the whole cast there, he was not prepared for the content to come. For reference, the scripts were sent out to the Game of Thrones cast electronically before the formal table read took place.

Kit Harington and his co-star Liam Cunningham were the only cast members who, apparently, did not read the scripts ahead of time. Not for lack of wanting to on Cunningham’s side according to EW‘s cover story. Despite trying, he could not open them. Harington’s reason for not reading them ahead of time? Because he wanted to find out what happened for the first time alongside his friends.

With all that Jon Snow and Davos have been through together, there is poetry in their portrayers both going into that last table read without knowing what was to come ahead of time. All of this brings us to the reason why Kit Harington cried at the table read for the second time. Harington explained, saying:

It is emotional to even read about Kit Harington telling EW this. Nearly a decade had been spent leading to that point. Then, in an instant, that moment arrives. Seeing the words “End of Game of Thrones” in print is enough to bring on chills for fans, so you can imagine how all of those involved in the show must have felt when they read that phrase for the first time. Sharing that he cried is a strong indication of just how invested Harington has been in the show. You do not spend nearly a decade playing a character without being connected to your character and the story you’re helping to tell.

The first time Kit Harington cried is cause for curiosity. Had he read the part in Season 8, where Jon Snow finally reunites with his younger siblings, Arya and Bran? Had that long-awaited moment been so emotional to finally read that it made Harington cry? It would make sense if it had.

So much has happened to them in the time since they last saw each other. The thought of them reuniting and all the Starks being together at the same place is almost too much to take. It is one of the few reunions still left on the table for Game of Thrones, and one would think reading that it finally comes to pass would have been cry-worthy.

When you think of someone being moved to tears, you tend to think of something bad happening. Perhaps, though, there was something happy in those scripts, instead. Of course, death occurring on Game of Thrones is not a far-fetched thought. Even with the final season being limited in its potential main cast death count, there is no reason to fear that will change in Season 8.

We will all gain a clearer picture of the mystery plots that may have made Kit Harington cry when Game of Thrones‘ eighth and final season premieres on HBO, sometime in 2019. The amount of fall premieres happening in the meantime should help fans cope with the wait.

All Hail Vikings’ King Ivar In Intense New Trailer

It certainly looks like him. There is reason to believe he could survive the season, though. Vikings has historically messed with reality. Something that could, theoretically, make this a vision, and not real. Having watched this part multiple times, it does appear that the man resembling Rollo may have fallen to the ground. Or he is laying there, and his arms are being manually pulled, causing it to look like he is moving.

How Julia Roberts And Dermot Mulroney’s Homecoming Differs From Their Past Projects Together

Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney have teamed up, yet again, for a new political and psychological thriller on Amazon Prime, Homecoming. While many will likely remember their work in the runaway hit romantic comedy, My Best Friend’s Wedding, which was the first time they worked together, it turns out that Homecoming is a very different animal.

CinemaBlend’s Jeff McCobb had the opportunity to speak with Mulroney at the press day for the show, and, according to the actor, this drama marks a real, well, homecoming for them.

Well, we’ve just had such an incredible run together. And, you know, it’s not even that often that I work with any actor three times, so to work with her in this way is phenomenal. But, it has been since 1996 or so that I’ve sat down and had an eight minute scene with her. You know, in August: Osage County I was in the ensemble, but I didn’t have, directly, scenes – at least not alone – with her. So, this was, literally, like coming home, where I knew I was in the hands of a great actor, [with] great material, and a great director.

What a nice sentiment from Dermot Mulroney, right? Even though tons of people remember that they starred in My Best Friend’s Wedding together, they also both appeared in the 2013 drama August: Osage County. However, Mulroney makes note of the fact that there was a large ensemble in play in that film, and he and Julia Roberts never spent any time on that movie in scenes where it was just their two characters. So, while they both technically appeared in that movie (for which Roberts got a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination), they didn’t really get to share any kind of on-screen dynamic that would take views back to the first time they paired up.

August: Osage County, which was based on the play of the same name by Tracy Letts, focused on the strong-willed women of the Weston family, who are forced to reunite at the Oklahoma home where they grew up when a family tragedy strikes, leading to them having to deal with the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Along with Roberts and Mulroney, the cast included Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Margo Martindale, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Sam Shepard and Benedict Cumberbatch. So, after looking at that stacked cast, it’s pretty easy to imagine that not everyone involved got to spend quality time on screen together.

As Dermot Mulroney pointed out when he sat down with us, Homecoming gave him a chance to really work with Julia Roberts again. In the series, Mulroney’s Anthony is the boyfriend to Heidi, Roberts’ character, who is a caseworker at a shadowy government facility which promises to help soldiers return to civilian life. While Anthony is eager to make Heidi happy in their relationship, he’s also quite needy and becomes increasingly frustrated with her lack of attention to their relationship, especially where he and his feeling are concerned.

The story takes a real turn for Heidi years after she has quit the facility and is living with her mother while working as a small town waitress. An auditor from the DOD has questions for her about why she left, and Heidi is then forced to confront some troubling truths about her former job. Homecoming also stars Stephan James, Shea Whigham, Sissy Spacek, Bobby Cannavale and Alex Karpovsky, and was directed by Mr. Robot‘s Sam Esmail.

While Homecoming certainly sounds like a straight-on drama, both stars were surprised by how the heavy, twisty plot often led to funny, quirky moments that kept you fully invested in the action. Julia Roberts also spoke to us about the show, and had this to say:

What struck me, and I think this just comes out of truth, there were some really funny moments. I mean, [Shea] has most of them — scene stealer. Dermot has some very funny things. Everyone has a moment. Walter and Heidi do some funny, quirky things. So I think that humanity in this really creepy, dark universe was unexpected and welcome.

Mulroney, for his part, said that as he watched the finished product he found himself more taken in by what was going on than he can usually find himself, even when watching a show or movie that he enjoys.

You know what I noticed when I was watching this? I noticed so much more of what I was watching. I was aware of how cool it was during [the process of] watching it. Sometimes, I watch something and I don’t think about how cool it was until after. This has that great sensation of, ‘Oh, cool! Oh, cool!” all the way through.

I can’t help but wonder if some of this “Oh, cool!” feeling came to Dermot Mulroney courtesy of the increased screen time for he and Julia Roberts. The first time the duo paired up, their on-screen chemistry helped make My Best Friend’s Wedding one of the top 10 films of 1997. The romantic comedy featured Roberts’ character, Julianne, realizing that she’s in love withe her best friend Michael (Mulroney, of course), but only after he’s asked someone else to marry him and then invited Julianne to the big, happy, multi-day event. She heads to the festivities, but only has selfish thoughts of stopping the wedding and trying to nab Michael for herself. The movie made almost $300 million worldwide, so no one should doubt the impact that Mulroney and Roberts can have when they work on the right project together.

The entire first season of Homecoming is available on Amazon Prime right now for your weekend binging. The series has joined a massive list of other shows debuting or returning to the airwaves this season, so be sure to keep up with everything that’s set for the small screen in the next few months by checking out our 2018 fall premiere guide. You can also see what else has come to Amazon and its streaming competition, Netflix, this year, to round out your viewing options.

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William Shatner Is Returning As Host Of Rescue 911 Reboot

This new version would have some updates, including a new weekly, two-hour format offering a live look at first responders taking real emergency calls every week. (No pressure, first responders, but millions may be watching and judging.) William Shatner hosted the original series, and this time he’d be joined by a panel of pros, including EMTs, firefighters, and police officers discussing the calls live!

Avengers: Infinity War Almost Gave Spider-Man His Black Suit

Although Spider-Man traditionally wears his red and blue costume when fighting crime, like most other superheroes, he’s worn other outfits over the years. Arguably his second most well-known costume is the all-black suit, whether it’s comprised of the alien symbiote or a regular, stitched-together uniform. As it turns out, Avengers: Infinity War considered giving Spidey his black suit, which you can check out in the below concept art.

Six months after Avengers: Infinity War hit theaters, Marvel is releasing Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War – The Art of the Movie, which is packed with concept art for characters, costumes and set designs, as well as production stills and interviews with the filmmakers. In the above artwork from the book (via Twitter user akaspidey), we see Tom Holland’s Peter Parker wearing various versions of his Spider-Man costume (including a more faithfully adapted version of the Iron Spider), but it’s the all-black suit in the right-hand corner that’s of particular interest.

If you look closely, you’ll see that Spider-Man’s all-black suit for Avengers: Infinity War still has the web pattern, similar to what Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker wore in Spider-Man 3, as opposed to being a solid black. Throw in the artificial web-shooters and the spider-insignia design, and it’s clear that this would have been a standard, artificial costume as opposed to Peter coming into contact with the symbiote on Titan. Given what Sony has going with Venom, I’m not sure that would have even been possible to show.

While it certainly would have been cool to see Spider-Man rocking black in Avengers: Infinity, choosing the Iron Spider was definitely the better call. After all, it was already briefly seen in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and this version of the Iron Spider also rocks the same red and blue color scheme Spidey normally has, giving audiences something familiar, yet simultaneously different.

It seems unlikely that Tom Holland’s Peter Parker will ever bond with the Venom symbiote in the Marvel Cinematic Universe given that Tom Hardy’s Venom will be sticking around in a theatrical setting, that doesn’t mean the teen hero won’t get to wear a black costume. Set photos from the Spider-Man: Far From Home production showed the character wearing such a suit, which appears to be designed for stealth purposes. So it all works out for the Web-Slinger in the end, at least on the fashion side of things.

Sadly, Peter Parker was dusted by the Thanos snap along with half of all other life in the universe at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. But not to worry, he’ll somehow return to life when Avengers 4 is released on May 3, 2019, and then only July 5 of the same year, he’ll seize the spotlight again for Spider-Man: Far From Home. As for what else the MCU has in development, check out our Marvel movies guide for that information.