It’s kind of disheartening to see some projects struggle through the Hollywood machine for over a decade, only to finally see release but land with an anticlimactic thud. Projects like Disney’s Treasure Planet, or FX’s Y The Last Man (just cancelled after one season and ten years of development). Sony’s Uncharted looks like another one in the making.
It feels like an eternity ago that it was possible for a partnership between Netflix and Disney to produce mature-themed shows in the Marvel universe. But the Daredevil show was only cancelled two years ago. The industry sure changes quickly, doesn’t it?
So…how many of you thought the Thanos Snap would be a permanent thing? Most of the media-savvy types who seek out sites like this were probably never fooled. The existence of the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer may come as a shock to your sheltered great aunt with the porcelain elephant collection, however.
Deadline reported some casting news today that is sure to get a lot of controversy. According to the outlet’s report, Sony Pictures has opted to cast Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland as Nate Drake, the protagonist of Naughty Dog and PlayStation’s smash hit video game franchise, Uncharted.
In a world where everyone is trying to get everything out as quickly as possible, it’s refreshing when someone comes forward and asks that quality be taken priority over speed. This is apparently what happened with Spider-Man Homecoming, as star Tom Holland actually forced the delay of many action scenes so that he himself was ready for them, and so they would feel both “realistic and plausible.”
In his long career as a writer and director, Tom Holland has managed to create visions that have haunted the nightmares of generations, especially Generations X and Y, who became familiar with him through movies like Class Of 1984, for which he wrote the screenplay, and Fright Night and Child’s Play, which he wrote and directed. He’s busy to this day with his website Tom Holland’s Terror Time, as well as a new movie in development, Cessation, and several documentaries. Mr. Holland was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to speak to me, though, and I hope you all enjoy my conversation with this master of horror.