Hollywood Daze: Spider-Man Homecoming

There is a brief update on this post at the bottom.

Today Sony released the cast list for the upcoming Spider-Man Homecoming film. With it came a few spoilers and the confirmation of a few characters entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This post will be filled with spoilers.

The only real casting to keep note of is the change of name for Donald Glover’s character. Glover is now listed as playing Aaron Davis – Aaron Davis is the Prowler in the Marvel Universe. This is an interesting choice and it leads into what I am sure Sony is trying to accomplish with the new Spider-Man trilogy.

Aaron Davis first appears as the Prowler in Amazing Spider-Man #78. If you haven’t been reading Spider-Man in the last 20 years you might think this is just Marvel changing another character for the films – changing him from white to black – however, a black Aaron Davis appears as the Prowler in the Spider-Man Ultimate Universe.  The Ultimate Universe Prowler first appears in Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 2 #1.

How does this lead into the Spider-Man trilogy? In the ultimate universe, Aaron Davis has a nephew, Miles Morales. Donald Glover is not a low profile actor, that with the history of Aaron Davis’s character – one can only assume that Miles Morales will eventually show up in one of the three planned Spider-Man films. One can also assume that Sony is planning spin off films for Miles Morales in the new Sony/ Marvel universe.

Now is the time to be buying Miles Morales key issues. Miles first appears in Ultimate Comics: Fallout #4.

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UPDATE:
Kevin Fiege has confirmed that Miles Morales exists in the Spider-Man Homecoming universe. Read the full interview here

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The Black Mask Variant Black Mask Won’t talk about

Black Mask took the comic market by storm in 2015 but over the past two years, for various reasons, many comic readers and speculators alike have given up on the publisher. That could be why no one is talking about this new book that came out this week. 4 Kids Walk into a Bank #4 came out this week and with it came reports of people finding a “1 Kid Walks into a Bank” variant cover.

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When someone posted an image of the cover on the 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank facebook page, the page gave a “no comment” response. We don’t know how many of these books were distributed or how a store qualified to receive copies – but we do know that this book exists and Black Mask doesn’t want to talk about it. Something to be looking for when you are at your Local Comic Book Shop!

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Resident Alien Update

first off, a big shout out goes out to Kyle from the Comment Section – he was the first person to point this out, starting the conversation 🙂 

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As I started talking about in the March Hit-list Part 2, Resident Alien is in the development to become a tv-show as announced by Peter Hogan, resulting in all reasonable priced Resident Alien #0′s to fly off ebay virtual shelves. As brought to my attention by Kyle, Resident Alien first appears in Dark Horse Presents Volume 2 #4 – This book has three covers and there are still copies at or a few dollars above cover (with was 7.99). Resident Alien #0 reprints the Dark Horse presents story and continues the plot. When Frank Francavilla ‘s the Black Beetle was heating up the Dark Horse present issues that included the material were also much in demand. However, when the book started falling off the radar the Dark Horse Presents became second fiddle to the Black Beetle Dark Horse name sake series.

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Dark Horse Presents Volume 2 #4 has three covers, all are ones to look for.

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