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Classic TV & film retrospectives from Alastair's personal movie collection.

The man who writes Spider-Man talks Marvel's Cinematic Universe

As a writer and the Spider Guy, [Dan Slott] is in a singular position to feel ecstatic about the character’s cinematic prospects. I took time to speak with him this week about the movies, telling Spider-Man stories, and what it means to be Peter Parker in a vast multiverse.

I can't imagine a better person to give his 2 cents on Spider-Man's entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I also love his views on who could make a great cinematic villain;

And there are so many characters who haven’t had their chance yet. I think Mysterio would be one of the greatest movie villains. The guy’s powers are special effects. That means you could do anything you’ve ever seen in a movie in a Spider-Man. Anything.
— Dan Slott

Mysterio had never even occurred to me as a potential cinematic villain, but Dan makes an excellent point [one that no-doubt is one of the many reasons why he's writing for Marvel in the first place]. Mysterio would be one of the biggest spectacles a villain could ever have on the silver screen.

Who knows, maybe someday.

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