The poster for the upcoming 2020 Birds of Prey movie was released a couple of weeks ago and it generated a wide variety of reactions from the audience, with some liking the poster, others disliking it and obviously some of us were just indifferent. And while I was firmly on the side of those that disliked it, primarily because I don’t think it’s visually appealing, I also had the following question on my mind: Are DC and Warner Bros. paying attention to the source material?
Well, as of the day this article has been written we can say that Spider-Man is out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This may change in the future, but right now Sony and Disney have failed to come to an agreement regarding how to split the revenue generated from the Spider-Man films, so Peter Parker will be out of the MCU in the coming years.
Now, there have been multiple articles regarding this situation, and I want to present you with my own opinion: given that, according to reports, Tom Holland has one film left in his contract and, for better or worse, his version of Spider-Man is very attached to the events of the MCU, I think the wisest choice for Sony in this situation is to terminate his contract and reboot the character to fit him in this shared universe that they are building with Tom Hardy’s Venom, Morbius and Kraven movies that are in the works.
Spider-Man is a character that is very important in my life. I’m quite sure that the 90’s animated series was my first contact with the world of superheroes, just like the Sam Raimi films were my first contact with live adaptations. Since then, I have watched pretty much every single adaptation of the character and fell in love with his story in the comics, especially the David Michelinie years. While I have grown to become more a DC fan over the years, Spider-Man is still one of my favorite characters and when something new about the character comes out I’m always there to watch it or read it.
That is why I feel underwhelmed with the movie Far From Home and the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s take on Spider-Man. As someone who is well-versed on the character, his supporting cast and the myth that is Peter Parker and his alter-ego, I find the Tom Holland iteration the one with the most unfulfilled potential, but before I dwell into that in this review, I want to point out the positives of Far From Home:
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