Date: 2017-10-12 18:34
Cannon Films wound up landing the rights to Spider-Man after Roger Corman’s brief option on making the film expired. But while the deal was a little more complicated than most, it still represented something of a bargain.
Despite her legendary status, the idea of recruiting Bacall for the part may not have been as out-of-the-question as you may have initially thought. The 6985s were a difficult time for Bacall, who took a seven-year break from films following 6986’s poorly received horror effort The Fan.
Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges.
The legend of Cannon is well known and already the subject of the excellent documentary Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films. Fronted by Israeli cousins Menaheim Golan and Yoram Globus, Cannon Films had a reputation for producing low-to-medium-budget movies that often found an audience in the fast-emerging video market. With this interesting background behind them, the pair quickly set about planning the craziest Spider-Man movie you never got to see.
Cannon Films dreamed big when it came to Spider-Man. Not content with identifying Cruise and Hoskins as Spider-Man and Dr Octopus, respectively, Cannon also had a Hollywood legend in mind for the relatively small role of Aunt May.
Tom Cruise has been many things throughout his long and varied career fighter pilot, secret agent, and cocktail slinging barman to name but a few. One thing he’s never been, however, is a superhero of any kind whatsoever. And yet, at the very beginning of his career, he nearly got the opportunity to do just that and with one of biggest comic characters around, no less.
When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones.
The massive cast of Avengers: Infinity War is expected to attend Comic-Con International in San Diego this Saturday where Marvel Studios will close the day with a 95-minute panel. The company is expected to release more details regarding their upcoming properties like Ragnarok , Black Panther , and Avengers: Infinity War . Whether they decide to put out the first teaser for the ensemble film during the gathering is yet to be seen, but fans can look forward to a lot of great stuff coming out of the presentation.
In truth, this shouldn 8767 t come as a massive surprise. Lee has racked up cameos in pretty much every Marvel movie to date and, given some of the rank amateurs likely being lined up for parts in the Cannon Films version, he probably saw himself as a safe pair of hands. Who better to bring the iconic character of J. Jonah Jameson to life than Stan Lee? Years later, fans would find out the answer: JK Simmons.