20 Crazy Details Behind The Making Of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

It’s been almost forty years since E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was first released, but this 1982 Steven Spielberg-directed gem is still going strong to this day with audiences of all ages. This wonderful film about a boy and his friend alien melted the hearts of all those who first watched it back in the early 1980s, and it still remains a most treasured family film. Its legacy is seen in every aspect of our pop culture, and it is regularly cited as people’s favorite film of all time. Only a director as visionary as Spielberg could take such a simple concept and transform it into a lasting cinematic treasure.

E.T. also helped transform the lives of those who participated in its making, sending a young Drew Barrymore into stratospheric fame and solidifying Henry Thomas as one of the most famous child actors of all time. There’s no doubt that E.T. will continue to leave its mark on future generations, and we can only hope that its perfection is respected without Hollywood grasping for a remake or an ill-advised, modern-day sequel.

If you’re a fan of this classic film or if you’re a Steven Spielberg aficionado wanting to know his tricks of the trade, you’ll be fascinated by the secrets that went on behind the scenes during the movie’s making. From the movie’s conception based on Spielberg’s life to the inspiration behind E.T.’s famous face, we have all the facts you’ll want to know about this iconic film.

With that in mind, here are 20 Crazy Details Behind the Making of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

20 Henry Thomas Brought Up His Tragic Past For His Audition

Landing the role of Elliott in E.T. unquestionably changed child actor Henry Thomas’ life. Having only previously done a couple of small movie parts in 1981, Thomas all of a sudden became the most famous kid in the world thanks to his on-screen adventures with his alien co-star.  

According to the Mirror, Thomas was only nine years old when he landed this role of a lifetime. In order to secure himself the part, during the audition the young actor drew upon the traumatic experience of seeing his pet dog attacked by his neighbor’s dog, which brought on real tears. Spielberg and the casting directors were immediately impressed. Being able to call upon real emotion showed the director that he could definitely act, and solidified Thomas as a genuine child talent.

19 Drew Barrymore’s Vivid Imagination Got Her Her Role

Drew Barrymore has been on the Hollywood scene for a long time, but her first big start on screen was in E.T. playing the part of Gertie. According to an interview on Ellen, Barrymore revealed that she wasn’t originally even going to audition for E.T. During her interview, Barrymore explained how she was actually trying to get a part in Poltergeist, but the director wasn’t there that day. Instead, Poltergeist’s producer, Steven Spielberg was there in his place.

She told Ellen: “I was six, and I lied my face off. I told him I was in a rock ‘n’ roll band, that I was a drummer, that I was a cook.”

After her audition, Spielberg said she wasn’t quite right for Poltergeist, but that he’d love to have her come in and audition for another project he was working on. Sure enough, he called her up soon after and gave her the part of Gertie in E.T.

18 It had a very boring title at first

When a movie becomes a huge hit, especially one that continues to garner success decades and generations after its first release, it’s hard to imagine it separately from its title. Indeed, the title of a movie becomes its first point of cultural consciousness, and there are those that last the test of time, and those that don’t.

Mention E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial to anyone and they’ll know exactly what you’re talking about. It’s not only a memorable film title, it’s also become so deeply ingrained in our collective pop culture that we all know what it is even if we haven’t seen it. Well, E.T. might have faded away in the land of forgotten films, had they gone with the original title, A Boy’s Life, as noted by The New Yorker. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with A Boy’s Life, it’s not half as memorable as E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

17 Harrison Ford Shot a Cameo

While Spielberg was working on getting things ready to begin filming E.T., he was still in the process of filming Raiders of the Lost Ark, which, of course, starred Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. Ford dating Melissa Mathison, who was the scriptwriter for E.T., at the time.

Because of his friendship with Spielberg and his relationship with Mathison, Ford agreed to make a cameo appearance in the film.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Ford’s bit part was supposed to be a kind of a joke as he was going to play against his usual type, here as an uptight school principal who would scold Elliott after the frog-releasing scene. In the final edit, the decision was made to cut the Ford scene as it didn’t fit in with the rest of the movie and it was thought Ford’s presence would be too distracting from the story line.

16 M&M’s Were Supposed To Be E.T.’s favorite candy

Reese’s Pieces surged in popularity after the release of E.T.. The candy was featured in the scene where Elliott tries lays a trail of candy to lure E.T. back to his house. Many people back then, and now for that matter, might have thought it strange that Elliott used Reese’s Pieces.

Well, according to Business Insider, the reason for the choice of sweet was down to the fact that M&Ms had refused the production permission to use its brand in the film. Culinary Lore also states that Mars Inc., which owned M&Ms, refused the filmmakers the right to use the candy because it didn’t want to be associated with aliens. This was clearly a bad call, as after the release of E.T., sales of Reese’s rose exponentially, topping the numbers sold of M&Ms for the first time ever.

15 E.T.’s Face Was Modeled On Some Famous People

E.T. is one of the most recognizable movie characters in history and one of the cutest, albeit weirdest, examples of an on-screen alien. No character had, or has since, looked like like this singular creature, and its aesthetic is all thanks to Spielberg and his incredible designer Carlo Rambaldi.

Rambaldi created the aliens for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and his talents were once again put to use in E.T.

In a special featurette called The Making of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Spielberg reveals: “I remember saying to Carlo, here’s some pictures of Albert Einstein, Ernest Hemingway and Carl Sandburg. I love their eyes, can we make E.T.’s eyes as frivolous and also wizened and as sad as those three icons.” Based on these famous celebrities, we have the E.T. we all know and recognize.

14 E.T. Was Played by Three Different Actors

With today’s technology, it would be a fairly easy task creating a CGI alien to act as the main part in a blockbuster film. However, when E.T. was being made in 1982, things were not so simple According to The Vintage News, creating a believable, friendly alien back then took three mechanical puppets as well as three actors, one of whom was a young 12-year-old boy who had been born without legs.

There wasn’t always someone wearing the suit in every scene, as often E.T. was being controlled by a team of mechanical operators. However, when the alien was required to walk or move about, a small person was often behind the movements. Watching E.T. today, the alien might seem like quite a basic piece of engineering, but back then, Spielberg and his team were making technological strides.

13 Drew Barrymore Thought E.T. Was Real

Drew Barrymore was only six years old when she played the part of Gertie in E.T., and even though she was already developing into a bright, young, talented actress, she was still very much at an age where imagination and make-believe can cloud reality. Barrymore’s acting is fantastic in the film, especially for someone so young, but her great reactions to things on screen could be down to the fact that she believed E.T. was a real alien.

 The cast and crew encouraged her to believe E.T. was really alive, and she seems to have taken the bait completely.

In a behind-the-scenes featurette for the movie, Elliott actor Henry Thomas reveals: “Drew, she’s imaginative. She introduced E.T. to her mom and said ‘He’s just a little shy now. He doesn’t want to talk to you right now but he’s just a little shy.’”

12 E.T.’s Voice Comes From Raccoons, Otters, Horses, and Burps

E.T. is one of the most imitated movie characters, with people of all ages having tried at one time or another to impersonate the alien’s singular speech patterns. If you listen closely, you’ll hear that there are a lot of different elements and sounds to the alien’s voice. This wasn’t achieved by employing one spectacularly gifted voice recording artist. Instead, as we learn from the BBC, it was a talented sound designer, Ben Burtt, who collected noises from an entire array of sources and put them together to create E.T.’s voice.

As Burtt tells the BBC: “I created the voice for E.T. out of many different things, about 18 different people and animals and sound effects. There are raccoons in there, there are sea otters, there are some horses, there’s a burp from my old cinema professor from USC.” They also used the voice of a chain-smoking housewife.

11 Spielberg Dressed As A Woman On Set

Being around such a young cast, Spielberg had to ensure that there was enough fun and playfulness on set. In The Making of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial from 1996, we learn that the director definitely didn’t take himself too seriously while on set. Apparently, around Halloween, Spielberg came to set dressed up as a lady school teacher.

As Henry Thomas remembers: “Halloween was great. He directed the whole day like that, as an old lady.”

Spielberg adds: “I didn’t have children back then in the early 1980s, and you know suddenly I was becoming a father every single day, I felt like a father and it felt good.” Spielberg certainly knew how to keep spirits high on his set, and his kind, playful personality has left wonderful lasting memories on his cast and crew.

10 A Mime Was Hired To Move E.T.’s Arms

In The Making of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, we learn that it took a lot of work to create the alien we all know and love. Aside from having a whole team of mechanics working to ensure the creature looked real, Spielberg also hired a mime to help out E.T.’s gestures.

The director reveals: “When I saw the mechanical arms, they were really great but they were very jerky when they worked. The fingers would move, but almost too thoughtfully. And I felt E.T.’s got to have almost balletic arms, almost like the hands of a mime. So I just put it out there, can we hire a mime and we’ll put the E.T. hand makeup on a mime’s hand so the artist can really be artistic about picking things up and touching themselves and reaching out. So this is where this wonderful mime artist came to work with us.”

9 The Original Ending Was Very Different

When a movie is as beloved as E.T. is, it’s hard to imagine it being any different. Grown men and women still weep when thinking about the emotionally-charged final scene, but we could have ended up an alternative ending had Spielberg gone with his original idea.

According to actor Michael MacNaughton’s interview in Express, “The last scene was going to be all of us playing Dungeons & Dragons again, except this time, Elliott’s the dungeon master. Because he was the one that found ET, he sort of got in with the group. […] And then they would pan up to the roof and you’d see the communicator and it’s still working — in other words, Elliott is still in touch with E.T. But after they did the score and they saw what they had with the spaceship taking off and everything… How can you follow that? I mean, it was a wise choice.”

8 There Was A Dark Sequel Planned

Because E.T. did so unexpectedly well at the box-office, it’s a wonder why there was never a sequel released. Had the movie been made today, it’s almost certain that Hollywood would have tried to make it a franchise. Well, according to Syfy, there was actually a story treatment for an E.T. sequel, but it was so terrible that it never got made.

Apparently, its dark tone was done on purpose.

Spielberg was reportedly completely against the idea of a sequel to his 1982 film, saying: “Sequels can be very dangerous because they compromise your truth as an artist. I think a sequel to E.T. would do nothing but rob the original of its [purity].” Who knows, maybe someday someone will dust off the draft and attempt to make it, but Spielberg will certainly be the first to veto the project.

7 They shot the movie in chronological order for the kids

It’s a well known fact that most large-scale film projects aren’t filmed in chronological order. Due to shooting schedules, location requirements, and budget factors, it’s usually not possible to film in script-order. Well, E.T. is one of the very few exceptions to this usual Hollywood practice, as Steven Spielberg insisted that the scenes be shot chronologically.

According to TIME, Spielberg made this unorthodox decision in order to help his younger cast. The director explained: “I insisted on shooting the film in complete continuity so the kids knew, emotionally, where they had been the day before, and they pretty much didn’t have any idea of where they were going the next day. So, like real life, every day was a surprise – Drew, Henry Thomas and Robert really believed that this was happening to their lives.”

6 Robert MacNaughton’s Dungeons & Dragons love got him his part

Robert MacNaughton played Elliott’s older brother Michael in the movie, and he revealed to Express that a childhood pastime of his helped land him the role. Apparently, E.T.’s screenwriter Melissa Mathison was a huge fan of Dungeons & Dragons and she was always playing it with her then husband Harrison Ford at their house.

This explains the game at the start of the film, where we see Elliott trying to join in playing D&D with Michael and his friends.

MacNaughton revealed that he too was an avid Dungeons & Dragons player, and when asked by Spielberg what his hobbies were, he told the director about his love of the game. Spielberg seemed pleased that MacNaughton’s hobbies fit with his character Michael’s pastimes, and the role became his shortly after.

5 The Film Was Shot From A Child’s Point-of-View

One of the things that you may not have noticed while watching E.T. is the fact that is is filmed from a child’s point of view. According to Filmsite, the movie was deliberately shot from a lower-angle in order to encourage younger audience members to identify more easily with the child characters on screen. It also helps adults put themselves back into the shoes of a child, encouraging them to remember how scary and threatening the taller, bigger world of adults can really be for a kid.

In fact, the only adult we ever see in full is the mother, Mary, who was played by Dee Wallace.

Otherwise, most of the other grown-ups in the movie are seen from the waist down, the way a child would see the world in front of them.

4 Real Doctors And Nurses Were Hired As Actors

E.T. is a very emotional movie. From the burgeoning friendship between Elliott and E.T. to the ending when we face the teary goodbyes between these unlikely friends, the movie is rife with sentiment. One of the most poignant, dramatic scenes is when E.T. and Elliott are lying side-by-side in the makeshift medical facility at their house, both fading away while doctors and nurses try to revive them.

According to People, the medical staff we see looking after these two friends were actually real-life medics. Spielberg contacted the UCLA Center for the Health Services in order to get information on cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and he was referred to a specialist. Wanting the scene to look as real as possible, Spielberg got real-life medical staff to play out the scene in order to simulate the chaos that really happens in emergencies.

3 E.T. was inspired by real children

E.T. is one of the most lovable incarnations of an alien to grace our screens.

Part of this androgynous creature’s charm is the fact that there’s so much goofiness and childlike innocence to it.

Well, this sweet naivete, as well as E.T.’s powers, were actually inspired by the screenwriter’s interactions with children. As Melissa Mathison tells us in The Making of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: “Many of the scenes from the movie come from my own experience being with children. For instance, what children would like [E.T.’s] powers to be. A lot of the children would mention the obvious of telepathy or telekinetic powers but I was struck by the fact that several of them mentioned that they would like this magic creature to be able to heal. And I thought it was such an incredibly poignant idea to come from a child.”

2 Spielberg Didn’t think E.T. Would Make A Lot of Money

According to Business Insider, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time– not too shabby for a low-budget film about a boy and his alien pal. While the movie became a immense success and has been hailed as the most successful film to come out of the 1980s, Steven Spielberg didn’t think it was going to be a hit with audiences.

Speaking in The Making of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, the director said: “I think E.T.’s not going to make a lot of money, I think I’m making a movie that is only going to appeal to kids. I said I’m probably making a big mistake, I’m going to make an old-fashioned Walt Disney movie about an alien and a kid and that’s all it’s going to be.”

1 The Movie Was Inspired by Spielberg’s Lonely Childhood

It’s always interesting to find out how some of our favorite movies came about, but no one would ever expect that Spielberg’s tale of a boy and an alien would stem from his own childhood experiences. In an interview with director James Cameron for People, Spielberg admitted that E.T. was “never meant to be a movie about an extra-terrestrial,” but instead about something very personal.

“It was supposed to be a movie about my mom and dad getting a divorce,” he explains.

“So I started a story, not a script per say, but I started writing a story about what it was like when your parents divide the family up and they move to different states.” Eventually, the idea for a boy and an alien friend developed from this, and the rest is E.T. history.

Do you have any other trivia to share about E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial? Let us know in the comments!

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2018-10-06 04:10:51 – Steph Brandhuber

How MCU Cosmic Movies Allowed X-Men To Adapt Dark Phoenix Properly

During a panel at New York Comic Con, screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg explained how Marvel Studios’ dip into intergalactic fare set the stage for the latest X-Men cinematic installment, Dark Phoenix. Directed by Kinberg, the film will tackle one of the most famous stories from the X-Men’s extensive comic canon as it traces the rise and fall of Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) as her immensely powerful alter-ego, the Phoenix.

The original comic book story by Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum, and John Byrne featured a distinct science fiction tone. After an accident in outer space exposed her to a strange flare of cosmic radiation, Jean’s powers increased exponentially, making her one of the most powerful beings on the planet. Despite Professor X’s best efforts, the power drove her insane and made her a target of a powerful extraterrestrial race, the Shi’ar Empire. The third film in the first X-Men series, X-Men: The Last Stand, adapted some of this storyline, but left out the space-related material, resulting in a less-than-satisfying adaptation of the beloved original.

Related: Here’s How Old The X-Men Are Supposed To Be In Dark Phoenix

According to Kinberg, two recent trends in Marvel movies had a significant impact on the culmination of the reboot series that began with X-Men: First Class. He cites Logan as an influence on the film’s dark dramatic themes, but also the success of the MCU’s cosmic films as preparation to expand the X-Men universe.

“What Marvel Studios has done in terms of making these movies extraterrestrial, taking them into space with Guardians [of the Galaxy], with Thor: Ragnarok, with the Avengers movies, allowed for us to tell the Dark Phoenix story not just in the dramatic, grounded emotional ways that we’re talking about… but to also go to outer space, to have alien characters.”

Fox also premiered some new footage of Dark Phoenix at NYCC, which backs up Kinberg’s description. Most likely coming early in the film, the scenes show the X-Men attempting to rescue a group of astronauts whose shuttle has gone out of control. While the attempt is mostly successful, it results in Jean’s exposure to cosmic radiation, following the similar setup from Claremont’s comics.

That’s a reassuring sign after the all-around disappointment of X-Men: The Last Stand. Adventures in outer space have been part of the X-Men’s repertoire for decades, and it’s about time that the films started to reflect that. So far there’s been no confirmation of whether the Shi’ar will appear in the story. It’s possible that the as-yet-unnamed character played by Jessica Chastain will fill that role, but Kinberg has only hinted that she’s not “from our planet.”

With the upcoming move to Marvel Studios, this is likely to be the X-Men’s swan song at Fox (excepting perhaps the more removed The New Mutants). Despite delays that pushed the premiere back to next year, Kinberg seems confident that they’ve finally brought one of the definitive X-Men stories to the big screen in the manner it deserves. Time will tell if they’ve got it right this time.

More: Your Guide To The Best Panels At New York Comic Con 2018

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2018-10-05 08:10:23 – Michael Heerema

Dark Phoenix NYCC Footage Description: How Jean Grey Becomes Phoenix

Twentieth Century Fox’s upcoming X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix, screens the first continuous footage at New York Comic Con 2018 – we offer a full description of the sequence that was shown. Dark Phoenix is ultimately the culmination of the rebooted X-Men franchise, which kicked off with X-Men: First Class. But, since X-Men: Days of Future Past united the timeline with that of the original trilogy, all of Fox’s Marvel movies exist within the same continuity.

Most recently within the mainline X-Men movies, X-Men: Apocalypse introduced a younger team of heroes, who now return for Dark Phoenix. The movie adapts the fan-favorite Dark Phoenix Saga storyline from the comics, which was last brought to life in X-Men: The Last Stand – though the movie wasn’t well received by critics or fans. For this film, longtime X-Men movie producer Simon Kinberg takes the helm, directing Dark Phoenix. In order to promote the summer 2019 release of the latest X-Men installment, Kingberg appeared on a Fox NYCC panel along with producer Hutch Parker and stars Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan. During the panel, Kinberg and Parker debuted the first continuous footage from Dark Phoenix from early on in the film, though not the very beginning of the movie.

Related: How Old The X-Men Are Supposed To Be In Dark Phoenix

In the Dark Phoenix footage, the X-Men are an established team at this point in time and when the NASA space shuttle Endeavor gets knocked off course in space, the United States President calls Professor Charles Xavier – on an X-Men branded landline phone – in order to receive the team’s help. While Hank McCoy is doubtful the X-Jet will be able to get to space, and voices these concerns to Professor X, the team ultimately goes on the rescue mission, as lead by Raven (who has reservations of her own that Jean Grey asks her about).

Once in space, Raven directs the other members of the team on how to use their powers to save the NASA shuttle crew from where their ship is trapped spinning nearby a red-orange energy mass. Cyclops uses a weapon specially fitted on the X-Jet for his powers to blast the shuttle and make it stop spinning, then Nightcrawler transports Quicksilver inside the shuttle to rescue the crew (it’s reminiscent of the previous X-Men movies’ Quicksilver scenes but much shorter) all while Storm plugs holes in the shuttle’s hull with ice. Although, the X-Men are able to save the shuttle team, their captain gets left behind. Raven wants to cut their losses since the energy mass is about to emite deadly solar flares, but Professor X demands the team leave no one behind. So Nightcrawler transports Jean to the ship, where she holds it together while he retrieves the human captain.

However, Nightcrawler doesn’t make it back to Jean in time, and he’s only able to get the human to safety, leaving Jean behind in the shuttle when it’s hit by the solar flare. Jean absorbs the energy from what’s described as a solar flare. Then, another flare threatens the X-Jet, but Jean manages to redirect it, and absorbs the second flare as well. While Jean is absorbing the energy, the scene briefly cuts to Professor X in Cerebro feeling through Jean’s mind what’s happening. Once she’s absorbed all the energy, Nightcrawler recovers her and it’s clear the X-Men believe her to be dead, but Jean is still alive. The X-Men take her home, where she says she’s fine. After the mission, Raven and Professor X get into an argument about taking too many risks to save humans. He says mutants are “one bad day away” from being hunted again and that the X-Men being a beacon of good is important to keeping mutants safe. Raven ends the argument by dropping a few zingers about how the women on the team are always saving the men and maybe Professor X should change the team name to “X-Women.”

Altogether, the scenes showcase a fully realized X-Men team and how exactly Jean becomes the Phoenix, though none of the footage revealed what comes next for the group. Those on the panel discussed the “splintering” of both Jean Grey and the X-Men team as a whole, so viewers can expect the movie to play up the more dramatic elements of the Dark Phoenix Saga storyline. But, as evidenced by the footage that screened, Dark Phoenix will also include plenty of science fiction elements. Still, whether it’s ultimately a better adaptation of the comic story remains to be seen when Dark Phoenix hits theaters next summer and fans can see for themselves.

Next: Why Dark Phoenix Isn’t Being Made Into an MCU Film

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2018-10-05 05:10:59 – Molly Freeman

WB’s Extended Aquaman Trailer Puts the MCU to Shame, Says Mark Millar

Comic book writer and artist Mark Millar expresses an aggressive opinion about DC Films’ new Aquaman movie, saying that it puts the current Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to shame. James Wan’s upcoming solo movie is the only DC Comics-based feature to release this year, and it continues Arthur Curry’s story that left off with last year’s Justice League movie. Considering that it’s the first time the character has been adapted into live-action in his own standalone movie, there’s obviously quite a bit of hype surrounding it.

Jason Momoa reprises his Justice League role as Arthur, aka Aquaman, in the new movie, which sees him go on a quest with Mera (Amber Heard) to find King Atlan’s Trident. Doing so will grant him the powers he needs to not only control the seven seas but also dethrone his brother, King Orm (Patrick Wilson), as the King of Atlantis and save the surface world from invasion. It’s a lot to take in, which is why the studio started marketing the film back at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. And then at New York Comic Con 2018, they released an extended, five-minute Aquaman trailer (the same one which was shown to Hall H attendees at SDCC).

Related: How Will Aquaman Get His New, Comic-Inspired Costume?

Warner Bros. Pictures officially released the extended Aquaman trailer online today, and it got quite the reaction from Mark Millar, who is best known for writing comic book series like Kingsman, Wanted, Kick-Ass, and even Marvel’s Civil War (of which Anthony and Joe Russo’s Captain America: Civil War movie is based on). In response to seeing the trailer, Millar decreed that the trailer makes the modern MCU movies look like they belong among 1970s Marvel TV shows, like The Incredible Hulk. Take a look:

It’s no secret that the studio has struggled with developing critically-acclaimed DC movies in recent years, despite the fact that the vast majority of those films have been financially successful. Still, with the exception of the third trailer for Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, which infamously spoiled Doomsday’s involvement in the blockbuster team-up movie, the one area that DC has typically excelled in is making trailers. In fact, it’s the popularity of their trailers that convinced studio executives to completely recut David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.

Regardless of what Millar’s point is, it’s clear that people – including Millar – are excited about Aquaman‘s standalone film. Whether it turns out to be the hit that fans (and the studio) are hoping it will be remains to be seen. But it’s on the right track with regards to its marketing campaign, which should kick into high gear sometime in November, leading up to its crowded December release.

More: Aquaman Extended Trailer Breakdown: 18 Story Reveals & Secrets You Missed

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2018-10-05 05:10:49 – Mansoor Mithaiwala

The Flash Season 5 Trailer: Cicada Brings War to Central City

A new trailer for The CW’s The Flash brings a new threat to Central City and gives fans a taste of what Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) will be up against when he takes on Cicada (Chris Klein) in season 5. Like season 4’s big bad, The Thinker, Cicada won’t need to be a speedster to pose a threat to Team Flash.

In the season 4 finale, Barry and Iris (Candice Patton) were hit with a shocking development when Jessica Parker Kennedy’s mystery girl arrived at Joe’s doorstep and revealed herself to be Nora, their daughter from the future. Due to Kennedy being a series regular for season 5, the character is expected to have a major role in the storyline for the upcoming season. Nora admitted in the finale that she made a “big mistake“. This “mistake” is most likely the setup for Cicada’s introduction.

Related: Elseworlds: Everything You Need To Know About The Arrowverse Crossover

The CW has released a new trailer for The Flash season 5, which premieres this Tuesday. The trailer highlights the relationship between Barry and Nora while touching on Barry’s fears about what will become of him in the future. Nora’s lack of a connection with Iris is also hinted at in the trailer. References are made to Cicada, but not by name. Cicada is played up as a mysterious and deadly enemy who wields a black lightning bolt-shaped dagger. Cicada’s methods threaten to cause a “war zone” in Central City, but his exact intentions aren’t revealed.

It appears that Cicada was defeated by the Flash in the original timeline, before it was inadvertently altered by Nora’s “big mistake“. Whatever Nora did seems to have impacted the timeline in a way that may shift the odds in Cicada’s favor. Team Flash may need Nora’s help to defeat him.

It was previously reported that Cicada will have a lot in common with his comic book counterpart, a semi-immortal villain who vows to kill those who have been saved by the Flash. Killing them gives him the life force he needs to stay alive. The show’s version of the character is a metahuman with the ability to disable the powers of others. He begins to target other metahumans because he blames them for his own suffering. It’s unclear what will prompt Cicada’s attacks on Central City, but it will be interesting to see how his battle with the Flash will play out over the course of the season.

More: What Elseworlds Means For The Arrowverse & Batwoman

The Flash season 5 premieres on October 9 on The CW.

Source: The CW

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2018-10-05 02:10:38 – Nicholas Raymond

Venom Symbiotes Explained: Powers, Home Planet & Names

Warning: SPOILERS ahead for Venom

Venom (re)introduces viewers to a powerful alien race of so-called “symbiotes.” These strange creatures bond with other living beings, drawing sustenance from them and even taking control of them. They’re one of the creepiest, most sinister ideas in the Spider-Man franchise – one that really isn’t traditionally associated with sci-fi body horror.

Director Ruben Fleischer is a comic book fan, and he grew up loving the Venom books. As a result, he’s taken a remarkably comic-book-accurate approach when it comes to adapting the slithering symbiotes for the big screen. Venom is filled with concepts and ideas lifted straight from the comics, including when it comes to establishing the nature and actions of the symbiotes themselves.

Related: Venom: The 10 Biggest Spoilers

Here, we’ll take a brief look at everything you need to know about the symbiotes of Venom. What are the symbiotes, where do they come from, what are they capable of, and just why are they here?

The Origin of the Symbiotes in Venom

The symbiotes originated from the planet Klyntar (confirmed as canon to the film by an official tie-in comic), and they evolved to exist in a symbiotic relationship with other life-forms. In truth, however much the Klyntars may dislike admitting it, they tread a fine line between between symbiotes and parasites; as we see in Venom, the bodies of most hosts are unable to sustain the symbiotes for long, and the experience of carrying a symbiote can be fatal to the host as their organs fail under the strain. True symbiosis appears to only be possible if the host ingests enough sustenance to keep their body running during the first few hours after they bond with the symbiote. The symbiotes drive the host to crave two types of food; live meat (such as a lobster, or a thug’s head), or raw meat (such as gone-off chicken).

In Venom, the symbiotes detected plentiful life on Earth and launched their version of an exploratory vessel to get them here. That’s the “comet” discovered by the Life Foundation, and it’s home to millions of symbiotes – essentially an invasion force. It’s reasonable to assume that the symbiotes have consumed all life on their homeworld, and are now branching out; the creatures can clearly exist in stasis when not in an oxygenated environment, so it’s unclear how long they’ve been traveling. If the comet showed no signs of being artificial, then it could well have been traveling between the stars on kinetic force alone – possibly even for billions of years.

Introducing the Symbiotes of Venom

According to Venom, the four symbiotes picked up by the Life Foundation are essentially a team, with different ranks and different capabilities. Two of the symbiotes die during the Life Foundation’s experiments, and although they aren’t named in the film itself, their distinctive colorschemes will be recognizable to anyone who’s read the comics. The blue one is Toxin, and the yellow one is either Phage or Scream. These are tremendously powerful beings in their own rights back in the comics, so it’s something of a shame we never see what they’re capable of.

Related: Is Venom In The MCU? Marvel/Spider-Man Movie Rights & Shared Universes Explained

Only two symbiotes play a major part in Venom: Riot and Venom himslf. The former is apparently the team leader, and he possesses powers that far outstrip Venom’s. Riot’s will appears to be stronger, and so he takes full control of the host as soon as he establishes contact – something that’s chillingly visible in the way he jumps from host to host. When Riot transforms into his full symbiote form, he can manipulate it in any way he chooses, forming a variety of devastating weapons. Incredibly, he’s even able to sacrifice a part of his own being by forming projectile spikes, or blades that he leaves embedded within his victims. Presumably this means that he draws upon the host body’s life force in order to regenerate his own symbiote.

Judged against Riot, Venom is far more prosaic. He doesn’t appear to have the will to overthrow his host’s mind, instead sharing it and attempting to relate to the host. He’s strong, fast, and agile – but nowhere near Riot’s level. While he can project symbiotic tendrils that are tremendously powerful (they can rip doors off cars with ease) he seems unable to morph into the variety of forms we see Riot take on. Where Riot is a team leader, Venom is a basic “grunt,” nothing special among his own people. That’s why he’s willing to give humanity a chance; he sees an opportunity to be something greater.

More: Venom’s Post-Credits Scenes Explained

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2018-10-05 02:10:00 – Thomas Bacon

20 Powers Only True Fans Know Venom Has (And 10 Weaknesses)

Venom‘s solo movie is finally upon us. Studios made many attempts to get the character to the big screen, but most audiences remember the sometimes-villain for his role in Spider-Man 3 years ago.

Venom isn’t your typical comic book villain, though. Instead of being born from radioactive chemicals or being influenced by an abusive childhood, Venom is actually a symbiotic creature from an alien planet called Klyntar. Not always a bad guy, the symbiote’s behavior is often influenced by the host he bonds with. Most notably in the comics, he’s been influenced by those who hate Spider-Man.

That’s because Venom made his first appearance on the comic book scene in Amazing Spider-Man in 1984. When Spider-Man damaged his suit on the Battleworld planet, he found a new black suit to take its place. He just didn’t know that this “suit” was actually a symbiotic alien. Peter Parker eventually separated himself from the symbiote, and Venom has gone on to take over a dozen comic book characters as hosts. The best known is probably Eddie Brock (played by Tom Hardy in the movie).

Because Spider-Man is one of his most famous hosts, Venom does share a lot of powers with the wall-crawler. You won’t find many of those here, though, as we take a look at some of his more unique abilities instead.

As Tom Hardy’s version of Venom lands in theaters, it’s time to brush up on just what the symbiotic creature is capable of (and what could hurt him) with the 20 Powers Only True Fans Know Venom Has (And 10 Weaknesses).

30 Power: Digestion

Digestion might seem like a normal bodily function instead of a super power, but Venom has a very special form of digestion.

Whereas most human beings aren’t equipped to digest very specific types of foods as a result of intolerance or allergies, Venom doesn’t appear to have that problem.

When he bonds with someone, they are capable of eating anything. Venom loves a good piece of chocolate, but he’s also fond of human brain. In the history of the comics, Venom counts amongst his meals humans, cyborgs, squirrels, Atlanteans, Kree, Asgardians, Frost Giants, and more.

29 Power: Oxygen Filtration

Venom is certainly a survivor. Perhaps it’s because the race of symbiotes is able to adapt to the physiology of any species that they can also adapt to different environments. Regardless, Venom is able to allow his host to breathe in any environment.

In the comics, readers have seen Venom and his host survive in space and underwater. How is this possible? Chief amongst the things that has to happen is for oxygen to make its way to the human host. Venom is able to filter oxygen from the environment to do just that. Whether he’s filtering it like a fish in water or just absorbing it through the surface of his body isn’t clear, but we know he can do it.

28 Weakness: Bloodlust

There are a lot of ancient beings out there in the universe of Marvel comics. One of them is known as Knull. Knull actually created Klyntar, the planet of the symbiotes, and the creatures that inhabit it.

Knull can exercise complete control over the hive mind of the Klyntar, which leads to some very dangerous times for the race because Knull likes to drive them insane by forcing them to give into their bloodlust.

When Knull isn’t in charge, that bloodlust is usually fed by unstable host bodies or by “corruption” in the symbiote. That can happen by exposure to different pathogens or behaviors. The bloodlust can make Venom erratic and avoid listening to his host.

27 Power: Power Cloning

One of the reasons Venom has so many abilities is because of the Klyntar base ability: the power to clone other powers. Every host Venom bonds with? Venom copies their powers.

This is why Venom, in the comics, has all of Spider-Man’s abilities and can actually block himself from being detected by spider-sense. In the 2018 live action movie, that won’t be the case since the symbtiote hasn’t yet met Peter Parker. In addition to the ability to clone powers, Venom also has “genetic memory,” so the symbiote keeps those powers even after moving on to a new host.

26 Power: Acidic Saliva

The most iconic images of Venom involve a strong jaw that can open wider than usual, and a prehensile tongue along with some very sharp teeth. Just because that’s all comic book readers see at first glance doesn’t mean that’s all there is to Venom’s mouth.

In addition to the tongue and teeth, Venom also sports some very dangerous saliva.

Within the saliva is an acid, much like the Xenomorphs in the Alien franchise.  That same acid that can break down substances on contact isn’t just in Venom’s saliva though. It’s also in his blood. That means injuring Venom can be just as perilous to an enemy as him attempting to bite them.

25 Weakness: Overuse Of Webbing

One of the abilities picked up from Spider-Man includes the ability to shoot webbing to swing between buildings or wrap up enemies.  The difference is that Venom’s webbing isn’t made of the same substance as Spider-Man’s, who in some stories manufactures his webbing from different chemicals instead of it being a part of his biological power set.

Venom uses the same black goo-like substance that makes up his mass to generate webbing to shoot. As a result, there can be too much of a good thing.If Venom uses too much webbing, it actually pulls from his own body mass, which weakens the symbiote “suit.”

24 Power: Regrowing Limbs

Just like Venom can use his body goo to create webbing, Venom can also use his body mass to create other organic pieces for his host. In some cases, that might mean whole new body parts. When Flash Thompson bonded with the symbiote, he was a combat veteran who lost his legs during war in Iraq. Thompson was actually chosen by the government to act as the symbiote’s host.

In order for the duo to work together, the symbiote created new legs for Flash to use.

The legs appear to be prosthetics rather than completely organic limbs, and the symbiote could take them away if needed.

23 Power: Camouflage

In addition to becoming a part of his host and simply “blending in” with them, Venom can actually camouflage his body in any way he sees fit. That might mean going nearly invisible. It also includes being able to manufacture clothing for his host.

This is why Venom appears as a “suit” for Spider-Man, and it’s also why Eddie Brock always appeared to wear a trusty black tee shirt. Venom made the kind of clothing his host needed at the time. The camouflage doesn’t just apply to color and clothes. Venom can also shapeshift his appearance to mimic other people!

22 Weakness: Xenophages

Debuting in Marvel Comics in the 90s, Xenophages presented a challenge for symbiotes. The alien race came to life in the pages of Venom: The Hunted, and as that title indicates, Venom was in danger. The Xenophages resemble large insects. Their saliva produces a neurotoxin that paralyzes their prey. Their prey? Symbiotes.

The entire race feeds on symbiotes from all over the universe – specifically, they feed on the brain of symbiotes.

When they use their saliva on their prey, it actually paralyzes the symbiote while still attached to the host, leaving the host vulnerable as well. Their paralytic saliva is also supposed to make their meals taste even better. It’s like built in salt.

21 Power: Penance Stare Immunity

Ghost Rider’s Penance Stare is an interesting power in the comics. Whomever the current Ghost Rider is can typically use the stare to get whatever he wants out of an enemy.  Some enemies don’t respond the way he might want them to.

Venom is one of them. For some reason, the stare has absolutely no effect on the symbiote. Whether this is a result of Venom bonding with someone who also possessed the Ghost Rider spirit in the past is unknown. It could just be that supernatural abilities don’t affect the Klyntar.

20 Power: Telepathic Resistance

In comic books there is lots of talk about how to resist a telepath. People who can get inside the minds of others are pretty scary – heroes or villains. Luckily, Venom can usually resist. The most common method of resistance in comic books comes in the forms of mental blocks put in place by other telepaths, or training in mentally walling oneself off. Less common is sheer force of will. For Venom, it’s none of those things specifically that allows him to resist telepathic attacks.

Instead, his resistance is based on the fact that his telepathic energy is spent communicating with his host already.

In fact, telepathically targeting Venom’s host means Venom can still fight you.

19 Weakness: Poisons

“Poisons” isn’t in reference to toxic chemicals ingested. Instead, the Poisons are a race of alien beings. Also referred to as a type of symbiote, Poisons are even more dangerous than the Klyntar. In a story that spanned the Marvel multiverse, the Poisons seeked out other symbiotes to “infect” and bond with to expand their race. Eventually, they came to Earth intending to conquer it.

With a hivemind, the Poisons stay in contact with one another and can impersonate virtually anyone. Once they make contact with an individual, they bond with them and take over. When they bond with Venom, or another Klyntar, they can take over the existing symbiote and his host simultaneously!

18 Power: Spontaneous Weapon Creation

Though Venom doesn’t typically carry around any specialty weapons on his own, some of his hosts have had preferences for weapons beyond sharp teeth and acidic saliva. Having a physical weapon is different than simply using powers.

Much like Venom can create clothing and limbs from the black substance that makes up his mass, he can also create weapons.

When Venom bonded with both Flash Thompson and Eddie Brock, the symbiote turned their appendages into weapons in the midst of battle. Hands became hooks or swords while spikes, axes, or shields were also formed on other body parts.

17 Power: Cancer Treatment

Like many of the super powered individuals in Marvel Comics, Venom heals (and heals his hosts) very quickly. One thing he can heal that most other powered people can’t is cancer.

When Venom bonded with Eddie Brock, the latter was at a low point in his life. His career wasn’t going well, his family left him, and he had an aggressive form of adrenal cancer. Venom didn’t mind the cancer initially. In fact, he kept Eddie’s cancer under control. Venom wasn’t able to cure the cancer. We know this because Eddie’s cancer often returned in the comics when Venom was with a new host. He did keep it from becoming fatal though.

16 Weakness: Supersonic Waves

Despite being a symbiote that can bond to any being and exist in any environment, there are still a few external weaknesses that can damage Venom. One of those is sound waves.

Extremely loud sounds (or extremely high frequency sound waves) can shock the symbiote, and even cause him to separate from his host.

Spider-Man discovered this not long after meeting Venom. In fact, standing in a church’s bell tower as the bell tolled and Spider-Man commanded Venom to leave him was enough to separate the two from one another. The experience also left the symbiote injured for months before he was strong enough to start using his powers with a new host.

15 Power: Hearing The Voice Of The Universe

It’s a little unclear just what the “voice of the universe” is. It seems to come from everywhere, and Venom can hear it out in the middle of space. The voice isn’t necessarily a separate voice in his head (like those of Venom and his host), but instead, it’s more like listening to spider-sense telling you that someone is in trouble. The voice of the universe gives Venom direction for where to go.

It’s a positive voice that helps Venom help other people. This particular voice only speaks to Venom after he’s returned to his home planet and been “cleansed” of insanity. It also only seems to speak to him during the Venom: Space Knight run.

14 Power: Existing Independently Of A Host

Throughout the comics, Venom is largely known for one thing: needing another being to survive. Most of Venom’s stories involve him being bonded to human beings on Earth. He doesn’t always have to be.

Much like the voices of the universe, existing independently of his host doesn’t occur very often in the comics.

Typically, time alone is short lived as Venom searches for a new host. In Venom: Space Knight, the symbiote is able to allow his host to sleep while he takes on his own humanoid form. He can even pilot the spaceship while he does it.

13 Weakness: Fire

Like his weakness for loud sounds, Venom showed his weakness for fire early on in his comic book appearances. When Peter Parker first “wore” the symbiote as a suit, their relationship didn’t last long. Though the symbiote wanted to stay connected, Peter wasn’t interested.

The first time he separated the two, he used a combination of sound waves and fire. The sound waves actually did sever the bond. Once separated, Peter used fire to herd the symbiote exactly where he wanted him. With the help of the fire, Peter trapped the symbiote in a glass container.

12 Power: Tracking

Venom doesn’t track an individual by following footprints, scents, or using an electronic device. Instead, he has his own unique version of tracking. Venom can actually use the black goo that makes up his body mass for the job.

By detaching pieces of himself, Venom can plant them on others like an electronic bug.

Because of his connection to his own body mass, Venom can find those little pieces of himself anywhere. All he has to do is concentrate. Likewise, Venom can also use this ability to track any of his offspring, though with practice, some of them have been able to stop him from sensing them.

11 Power: Creating Pocket Dimensions

Creating a whole new dimension in time and space can be difficult in the comics. Just ask any sorcerer. Venom doesn’t create new dimensions where new people or planets exist though. Instead, he uses them for storage. Venom creates a literal pocket in time and space to allow his host to store objects.

Most notable is when he was boned with Peter Parker. Since Peter was known for getting amazing images of Spider-Man in action, he often needed his camera on him. Venom would simply create a pocket out of thin air for Peter’s camera so he wouldn’t have to carry it on them during a fight.

10 Weakness: Styx’s Touch

The mercenary known as Styx is the subject of experimentation. After becoming a test subject for medical research, his body essentially became a humanoid cancer.

Styx’s touch is typically lethal to those who encounter him. He requires skin on skin contact for his ability to work.

When he has it, his power essentially breaks down the organic matter in contact with him, and that breakdown spreads throughout the organism like a fast acting plague. Despite his own ability to heal, Venom is vulnerable to Styx’s power. It doesn’t destroy him, but it definitely slows him down.

9 Power: Body Chemistry Manipulation

If Venom can manipulate the external appearance of his hist body, it might seem obvious that he can also manipulate the body internally. He doesn’t just move organs around though. Venom can also chemically manipulate his host body.

This means he can actually change levels of different chemicals in the body to get an outcome he wants. If he needs the host to sleep so he can be in control? He can make that happen. If his host is too amped up? He can make them calm down.  He can also actually make his host forget things happened altogether.

8 Power: Bonding With Anything

In the real world, most symbiotic creatures have a particular species they prefer bonding with. Some creatures can only bond with specific animals. For the world of Marvel Comics, Venom can bond with anyone.

In addition to bonding with humans and other sentient beings all over the galaxy, Venom has already bonded with some pretty interesting choices in the comics.

Old Man Hawkeye sees him bond with a dinosaur. His host doesn’t even technically have to be a living being. In an old issue of Venom, he bonded with a car.

7 Weakness: Electricity

The Ultimate Universe gives everything a slight twist compared to Marvel’s mainstream continuity. In that version of the comic book universe, Venom isn’t an alien being, but a synthetic creation.

This Venom is actually created to combat cancer treatment. Genetically coded to the person the suit is designed for, the suit becomes a part of the person once “worn.” Pieces of the suit can still come off and “infect” other people though if someone incompatible wears the suit. Those pieces of the suit can be vaporized when dosed with an electric shock. Similarly, the suit as a whole is vulnerable to electricity, but the larger the piece of the suit is, the stronger the shock needed.

6 Power: Surfing The Web

Modern technology means the majority of the population has access to the internet these days. In the “Carnage Unleashed” story arc of the ’90s though, Venom took his internet access a little farther.

Carnage planned to eliminate the people playing a game based on his life. In order to do that, he physically entered the internet. To stop him, Venom followed suit.

How? By using the same black goo that made up his body mass to travel inside a computer and follow the signal to Carnage. It doesn’t really make sense these days, but in the ’90s… it was still a pretty crazy storyline.

5 Power: Telepathic Communication

While bonding with his host, Venom doesn’t just expect that he can control it. Most of the time, he needs to communicate with the person he shares a body with. That means, there’s plenty of telepathic communication going on.

His host isn’t the only one Venom can communicate with though. He can also communicate with the rest of his species via telepathy. Over time with the same host, Venom’s abilities strengthen, giving his telepathic reach a little more length. In fact, he spent so long bonded to Eddie Brock that once, he gave a telepathic scream that could be heard over the entire state of New York.

4 Weakness: Adrenaline

If ever there was a character that qualified as an adrenaline junkie, it’s Venom. Unlike the average human, Venom doesn’t spend his spare time chasing a runner’s high or throwing his hands up on roller coasters.

Instead, adrenaline is actually what feeds the Klyntar. In some versions of the story, the Klyntar actually prefer to stay with a host until they can no longer produce any adrenaline, then discard them and find a new body.

With Eddie Brock’s cancer affecting the production of adrenaline in his body, it was the perfect storm for Venom to use him as a host.

3 Power: Asexual Reproduction

There are plenty of creatures that don’t need a mate to reproduce in the real world, so this particular ability isn’t unique to comic books. In the real world, asexual reproduction usually occurs in insects or plants. Venom reproduces not unlike a plant. He is able to leave spores of his body mass behind. Those spores grow into symbiotes themselves.

This is exactly how Carnage comes to be. Venom leaves a spore behind when getting Eddie Brock out of jail. The spore then bonds to another prisoner, Cletus Kasady, and thus, Carnage is born.

This is also how the Life Foundation ends up creating several more symbiotes in the comics.

2 Power: Hatred

It seems awkward to classify hatred as a superpower, but when it comes to Venom, it’s hard to ignore it. Hatred actually acts like power boost for him.

Venom’s emotions, and the emotions of his host, greatly affect his ability to use his other powers.

When his own feelings are in line with his host’s, they work better together. This especially seems to be the case when they both are angry with Spider-Man. The more his host hates Spider-Man, the stronger their connection usually becomes, and the more ready he is to take him on. Of course, there’s also a flipside to that hatred. It can make him erratic.

1 Weakness: Peter Parker

Peter Parker was the first human to host the symbiote in the comics (chronologically, a 2015 comic revealed Deadpool hosted him first), so the two have quite the history. Spider-Man isn’t always easily able to beat Venom, but he does have an edge over him. Why? Because Venom loves Peter.

For some reason, the symbiote became very attached to his host during their first outing together. Peter severed that connection and Venom has felt like a partner scorned ever since. The symbiote has such strong emotions toward Peter that they can hamper his abilities in a fight.

Did you learn something knew about Venom? Are there any cool powers that we missed? Let us know in the comments!

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2018-10-04 01:10:24 – Amanda Bruce

Miles Morales Is In Spider-Man PS4 – But Does He Get His Powers?

Warning: This article contains SPOILERS for Marvel’s Spider-Man.

Miles Morales takes his first step in becoming a superhero in Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man, which is out now exclusively on PlayStation 4. Miles is featured as a supporting character in the new game, but Peter Parker is the only Spider-Man. Miles develops his powers, but not until the end of the game.

The fan-favorite character was revealed to have a role in the game in footage from E3 2017. Along with Mary Jane Watson, Miles serves as an ally to the web-slinger and a friend to Peter. Both characters are playable in certain situations, but since Spider-Man‘s version of Miles is a normal person, players don’t have access to his comic book counterpart’s superhuman abilities.

Related: Spider-Man PS4 Includes Fun Reference to Tom Holland’s Web Slinger

However, Miles does gain powers over the course of the game’s story. At a certain point in the game, Mary Jane breaks into Norman Obsorn’s apartment, where he had been studying one of the radioactive spiders that presumably bit Parker. While snooping around, Mary Jane accidentally breaks the case where the spider is kept, allowing it to crawl into her jacket without her knowledge. The spider later crawls out of her jacket, into a box, and bites the person who picks it up: Miles Morales.

In Spider-Man‘s mid-credits scene, Miles shows off his new powers to Peter by sticking to the ceiling. Peter then reveals his identity as Spider-Man by using the same ability. The scene was an important moment both for Miles and the game, considering the character’s popularity and importance to the Marvel Universe.

In 2011, Marvel Comics famously killed off the Ultimate version of Peter Parker, and introduced Afro-Latino teenager Miles Morales as Ultimate Marvel’s next Spider-Man. Following the collapse of the Ultimate timeline, Marvel moved Miles to the mainstream universe. Now both Peter and Miles share the “Spider-Man” mantle. Miles has since appeared in Spider-Man cartoons and numerous Marvel games, and will get his big screen debut as the lead in Sony’s animated feature film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Now that Miles has superpowers, it’s hard to say where the character will go from here in terms of the sequel. The next game could give Miles an expanded role. Miles could be utilized as a sidekick, a superhero-in-training, or even as a partner to the veteran wall-crawler. It’s possible that players will even have the option of playing as their favorite of the two Spider-Men.

More: Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 Trophy List Is Full Of Puns & Comic References

Spider-Man is available now exclusively for the PlayStation 4.

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2018-09-09 04:09:44 – Nicholas Raymond