Appetite For Distraction

Is there really much call for (what feels like) hundreds of different Spider-Man movies? Welcome to the sticky narrative web that is the Marvel ‘universe’

20th January, 2019
Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland have all tried their hand as the masked web-slinger in recent years

Hi, my name is Emer and I’m deeply confused about superheroes.

I blame Spider- Man, really. There are, quite simply, too many Spider-Man films. And from what I can see, more coming every day. Before you set upon me for demonising Spider-Man though, allow me to set the scene:

There I was, all set to go and see that new animated Spider-Verse film in the cinema. People I admire were singing its praises....

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