During the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, viewers got a special treat to about a minute sneak peek at the upcoming Captain America: Civil War movie out in theaters May 6. I didn’t watch the movie awards itsself, but I was definitely online when this clip hit the interwebs and couldn’t pass up another look at what is shaping up to be the blockbuster of the summer. It may be time to go on a complete media blackout as the clips and TV spots just seem to be coming for this one, and May is still a ways off, however, I’m hoping we haven’t seen ALL the goodies in these sneak peeks that keep dropping.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Captain America: Civil War stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, Daniel Brühl, and William Hurt.
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Tom Holland has been cast as the latest actor to portray the web-slinging superhero on the big screen in both the upcoming Sony standalone films as well as in Captain America: Civil War. Sony will be lending the character to Marvel Studios for its Avengers universe tie-in, and since Spider-Man plays an integral part in that storyline in the comics, it would have been near impossible to do the story justice without him.
“It’s a big day here at Sony. Kevin, Amy and their teams have done an incredible job. The Marvel process is very thorough, and that’s why their results are so outstanding. I’m confident Spider-Man will be no exception. I’ve worked with a number of up-and-coming directors who have gone on to be superstars and believe that Jon is just such an outstanding talent. For Spidey himself, we saw many terrific young actors, but Tom’s screen tests were special.” – Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group chairman
This will mark the second time fans will see a reboot of the franchise, as in most recent years we’ve seen Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield take on the role. However, this time Peter Parker is going to start out as a teenager with the time period entirely set in high school. Exploring more of Peter Parker’s adolescent years is an exciting new take on the film franchise.
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Greg Weisman. Even if you don’t know his name, you know his work. He’s been involved on projects with Marvel, DC, and Star Wars (not to name drop or anything). He’s created so many fandoms that I’m pretty sure every GeekGirl needs to have a shrine of him in her closet. But what you might not know is that he has an exciting project in the works: an AudioPlay based on his series Rain of Ghosts. Luckily, GeekGirl World got to interview him about all that— and more, and we have all the gloriously geeky details!
GeekGirl World: You have had such a wonderful and varied career, and have had a hand in everything that GeekGirl World loves: Spider-Man; Gargoyles; Star Wars; Captain Atom. Is there a character or universe you’ve always wanted to work with but have never had the chance? Any passion projects?
Greg Weisman: Well, I get pretty passionate about anything I work on with any depth. I’d sure love to get back to Gargoyles or Young Justice or The Spectacular Spider-Man or W.I.T.C.H.. There are literally too many DC and Marvel characters that I’d love to take a crack at for me to list. I’ve had a blast writing Star Wars Kanan: The Last Padawan, and would love to do similar stuff for Hera, Sabine and Zeb. Right now, of course, my main passion project is the AudioPlay of my novel Rain of the Ghosts.
GGW: Your paranormal series Rain of Ghosts is being turned into an AudioPlay, which is both classic (like the old radio serials) and revolutionary (a step up from audiobooks or podcasts). What inspired you to tell Rain Cacique’s story in this unique format? What can listeners expect from this project?
Weisman: The original inspiration is pretty basic: I just wanted to hear it. But I never wanted a standard audio book with a single narrator doing all the voices, male and female, old and young, living and dead. So I went with what I know, and listeners can expect an unabridged full-cast AudioPlay with twenty fantastic actors, a full musical score and sound effects. It’s a studio-quality production without any studio-level interference. Like a four hour animated movie with everything except the actual animation.
GGW: Your team is relying on the support of fans via Kickstarter to help fund the post-production of Rain of Ghosts and you’re nearly halfway there! Congratulations! In 10 words or less, what would you tell GeekGirl World readers to inspire them to make a donation?
Weisman: Rain’s taking control of her destiny. Help us do likewise! (Ten words is not a lot of words.)
GGW: Kanan is one of the most interesting Star Wars characters in the entire galaxy. You wrote Star Wars: Kanan: The Last Padawan, which focuses on his adventures as a kid. Have you heard the internet rumor that an older Kanan will appear in Episode VII: The Force Awakens? What are your thoughts on this?
Weisman: I haven’t heard that rumor, but it would be pretty darn cool if it’s true!
GGW: You were a writer and executive producer for the first season of Star Wars Rebels, and helped introduce some of the most relatable characters in the Star Wars universe. (One GGW staff member is actually nicknamed Chopper, thanks to the show!) Which character do you identify with most and why?
Weisman: Probably Hera Syndulla, the woman behind the curtain, so to speak. That reminds me a bit of what I do.
GGW: I saw you at Gallifrey One where there was a panel on Young Justice, a show that everyone agrees ended way too early. One of the things that amused me most were the fan questions. Are you ever bombarded by fans who beg for resolutions to the unfinished storylines? Any strange fan encounters?
Weisman: I’m constantly bombarded with questions, both on my Twitter account (@Greg_Weisman) and on my web page (AskGregWeisman.com). But most of the time, I don’t mind. I think it’s more frustrating for folks who want closure that I’m unable (or at times unwilling) to give them. The thing to keep in mind is that I haven’t given up on getting a chance to tell more stories set in those universes, and I don’t like spoilers. As for strange fan encounters: why, yes, I’ve had my fair share. Comes with the territory, I think. But by far, most of the fans I’ve encountered – particularly in person without the anonymity of the internet – have been quite wonderful.
GGW: You’re a writer, director, and producer. You’ve worked in comics, animation, and AudioPlays. Is there anything you can’t do or that is entirely out of your comfort zone? We think you’re perfect! What can fans expect from you next?
Weisman: LOL. I’m far from perfect, but I appreciate the sentiment. My focus now is on Rain and Kanan and a new animated series I’m producing that I’m not allowed to discuss yet. As for my comfort zone, Kickstarter is WAY OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE. But I’m plugging away at it and hoping for the best!
Check out the Kickstarter video for Rain of the Ghosts below: