Even Jon Favreau is Mad at Sony For Taking Spider-Man Away — But Not for the Reason You Think

Spider-Man had a rough summer in 2019. Although he’s more popular than ever, thanks in part to Tom Holland, all future movies were in serious jeopardy as of August 2019. The two studios responsible for the Spider-Man: Homecoming franchise were in disagreement on how to continue their partnership. Sony and Marvel were working together on the movies, but they couldn’t agree on how to split future profits. That means that Spider-Man may no longer be part of the Marvel Universe. The consequences could be serious for characters who have built relationships with Spider-Man. 

Jon Favreau had a surprising reaction 

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As reported by Cinema Blend, actor Jon Favreau has a personal stake in Spider-Man staying with Marvel. He plays Happy Hogan, a close friend of Iron Man in the Marvel Universe. He’s also the love interest of Spider-Man’s Aunt May. If Sony decides not to do any more movies with Marvel, that relationship is likely done, which is upsetting for Favreau. 

It’s not likely Marvel would let their character, Happy Hogan, cross over into Sony movies. Especially if the two studios end things on bad terms. Favreau doesn’t want to see Aunt May and Happy’s relationship cut short. When asked about the situation, he commented on the pain he felt for the character. “Man, you know, just when you thought Happy Hogan was going to be in a happy relationship.” 

Even though Favreau stands to gain financially from more Spider-Man movies, that’s not as important to him as the story. He’s a fan too, and he wants a happy ending for Happy, and he hopes that Sony and Marvel will be able to come to a long term agreement. The good news is that there is hope. 

Sony and Disney have reached an agreement for one more movie 

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The argument started over profit-sharing, reports Variety. In the beginning, Disney, Marvel’s parent company, was only getting 5% of ticket sales for the Spider-Man: Homecoming franchise and all the merchandise profits. That didn’t sit right with the execs at Disney. So they asked for a 50/50 split. When Sony said no, it looked like the two were going to go their separate ways. 

But thankfully for fans, Disney and Sony were able to come up with a compromise, at least for now. There will be a third Spider-Man: Homecoming movie. Disney will put up 25% of the financing, and in exchange will get 25% of the profits. Merchandise stays with Disney as well, and Marvel will get to use Spider-Man in at least one more Marvel Universe movie. That means there’s hope for Happy and Aunt May yet. 

The future of Spider-Man is in flux 

There will be one more Marvel-based Spider-Man movie, but after that, things are uncertain, according to Observer. Sony would certainly like to keep working with Disney. They own the rights to Spider-Man, while Marvel is the creative side of the partnership. According to the head of Sony, Tom Rothman, he thinks “this was a classic win, win, win. I think it was a win for Sony, I think it was a win for Disney, and I think it was a win for the fans.” 

The fact that at least one studio exec is a fan of future collaboration is a good sign for fans, and for Happy Hogan and Aunt May. What the whole situation proves is that fans have a lot more power than they may realize. Apparently the only reason Disney decided to try again after initial negotiations broke down was thanks to fans’ reactions. 

Alan Horn, the head of Walt Disney Studios, credits fans for the deal. “The fanbase, which is important to all of us, seemed to really respond to what Tom [Rothman] and his folks had done before with our people, and they like it.”

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Tyson Fury hits back at Dillian Whyte ‘bashing’ claims saying he’s only so mouthy as he’s protected by the lockdown – The Sun

TYSON FURY has told Dillian Whyte to keep his trap shut – and reckons he is only being mouthy because he is "protected" by the coronavirus lockdown.

Londoner Whyte continued his war of words with the Gypsy King this week by claiming he knocked him down in sparring.

But Fury hit back at Whyte, who cannot return to England after flying out to Portugal for a training camp, where he remains.

Fury said on Twitter: "Funny how everyone wants to fight during Covid-19, when there are no sports events happening.

"Also I have a contract with the @bronzebomber first and when I win that I'll have the fight with Joshua as undisputed comes before mandatory. Happy hunting."

Whyte, who beat Anthony Joshua early in his career, had gone on the offensive to bait Fury.

He told Sky Sports: "It makes me angry and it frustrates me because Tyson Fury refused to fight me in a mandated fight for the WBC diamond belt."

The Body Snatcher added: "Me and Tyson Fury sparred and I bashed him about and dropped him on multiple occasions. Simple as that."

But is is unlikely that the pair will get it on until at least the end of 2021, if at all.

Fury will fight Deontay Wilder first, followed by Joshua.

The coronavirus lockdown has put those dates back even further.


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Ashley Benson Spotted at G-Eazy's House After Her Split From Cara Delevingne

Back in the saddle. Ashley Benson paid a visit to G-Eazy after ending her relationship with Cara Delevingne earlier this month.

Benson, 30, was photographed outside of the 30-year-old “No Limit” rapper’s Los Angeles home on Thursday, May 21. The Pretty Little Liars alum looked casual in a pair of denim shorts, a ripped T-shirt and white Dr. Martens boots.

G-Eazy, real name Gerald Earl Gillum, also looked laid-back in a white T-shirt, green baseball cap and white sneakers.

The pair first sparked romance rumors after they were spotted together multiple times in Los Angeles in recent weeks. Benson and G-Eazy were seen visiting Lassens Natural Food & Vitamins on May 10. Three days later, the duo were photographed kissing while they picked up take-out food. The Spring Breakers star even collaborated with G-Eazy to record a cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” in April.

Although Benson and the “Good Life” rapper have gotten close, a source told Us Weekly on May 15 that the twosome “are hanging out and seeing each other, but it’s not serious.”

Us confirmed on May 6 that Benson and Delevingne, 27, had called it quits on their relationship after nearly two years together. The former couple were first linked in August 2018 but the model didn’t publicly acknowledge their relationship until months later.

Delevingne shared a video of her and Benson kissing via Instagram in June 2019. She told E! News at the time that she wanted to be more open about their relationship because the timing felt right.

“I don’t know because it is Pride, it’s been 50 years since Stonewall happened and I don’t know,” Delevingne explained. “It’s been just about our one-year anniversary, so why not?”

Benson confirmed her split from the Paper Towns star when she “liked” a fan’s Instagram post on May 13. “Can’t Ashley have friends now?” the post read. “STOP SAYING ASHLEY CHEATED! OR EVEN CARA! They just need friends right now more than ever.”

One day later, Delevingne asked fans to stop attacking Benson over the demise of their relationship.

“It’s more important now than ever to spread love, not hate,” the Carnival Row star wrote via Instagram. “To everyone hating on @ashleybenson please stop. You don’t know the truth, only her and I do and that’s exactly how it should be.”

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Two elderly men found dead at Bridgnorth caravan park – The Sun

COPS are investigating after two pensioners were found dead at a caravan park in Bridgnorth.

One man, aged 67, was discovered dead in a field in Knowle Sands Caravan Park after being assaulted.

The second, a man aged in his 70s, was found dead on a track close to the B4555 but police do not believe anyone else was involved in his death.

It is believed the deaths are linked and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the double tragedy.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bellamy said: "This is clearly a very tragic incident that has seen two men lose their lives and our thoughts are with their family and friends at this difficult time.

"We do believe the deaths are linked and at this stage are not looking for anyone else in connection with them."

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Jets, Jamal Adams at contract stalemate as tensions rise

Contract talks between the Jets and star safety Jamal Adams are not moving quickly and tension is rising between the two sides.

Sources confirmed the Jets and Adams had talked several times before the draft, but they are at a stalemate over when Adams will get a contract extension. The Pro Bowl safety wants a new deal now, but the team wants to wait.

The Jets have not changed their position, according to sources. They want to keep Adams long term, but they are in no rush to get an extension done. General manager Joe Douglas said in February he wants Adams to be “a Jet for life.”

The Jets do not feel urgency to get a deal done now because Adams is under contract for two more years. There is also uncertainty around the finances of the NFL, with COVID-19 probably having a major effect on the 2020 season and league revenue.

Adams said in January that he wants a new contract before the 2020 season. He is eligible for one under the collective bargaining agreement since he just completed his third season. He is due to make $3.5 million in 2020. The Jets picked up his fifth-year option for 2021, when he would make $9.9 million. The team could also use the franchise tag to keep Adams in 2022.

ESPN reported Adams’ camp is upset and feels the Jets are dragging their feet. Adams has not participated in the team’s virtual offseason program, which began last month, a sign of his unhappiness with the contract situation.

Trade rumors have surrounded Adams since the trade deadline last October, when the Jets had conversations with multiple teams about dealing him. A source said there have been no meaningful trade discussions about Adams since then. The Jets have no desire to trade Adams, sources said.

It is unclear how much money Adams is looking for. He likely wants to be the league’s highest-paid safety, which would cost around $15 million per year. The Bears signed Eddie Jackson to an extension after last season that pays him an average of $14.6 million per season. There has been speculation Adams might want to be the highest-paid player on the Jets and top C.J. Mosley’s $17 million per year.

The Jets selected Adams, 24, with the No. 6-overall pick in the 2017 draft. He has become the best player on the team, making the Pro Bowl the past two years and being named All-Pro last season.

Even with all Adams has accomplished, it would be unusual for him to get an extension before his fourth season. Just 15 of the 191 first-round picks from 2011-16 received contract extensions after their third season and just four of those were defensive players. Rams star Aaron Donald had to wait for a new deal until after his fourth season.

The Panthers did give Christian McCaffrey an extension this offseason. McCaffrey was taken two picks after Adams in 2017. But other stars from the 2017 draft, like Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson, have not received extensions yet.

The next step in the contract drama figures to come if there is a training camp. Adams can stay away but can be fined $40,000 a day for doing so. There has been a strain between Adams and the team since the Jets talked about trading him last October, most notably to his hometown Cowboys. He expressed frustration with Douglas and coach Adam Gase afterward. Things calmed down but now tensions are high again, and this does not feel like it is going away anytime soon.

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Over 100 arrested, two shot at Texas' Go Topless Jeep beach weekend

Nearly 200 people arrested and two shot as hundreds of revelers hit the beach in their trucks for Texas’ annual Go Topless Jeep weekend celebration despite social distancing orders

  • 189 people were arrested and two were shot at Texas’ Go Topless Jeep Weekend on Bolivar Peninsula
  • The annual festival sees hundreds of locals come out in their Jeep vehicles and four-wheelers for a weekend of swimming and drinking at Crystal Beach 
  • Hundreds of youngsters were seen ignoring social distancing orders as they piled into their trucks 
  • Two men were shot at the event and hospitalized when a man fired into a group of people
  • Galveston County Sheriff’s office boosted police presence this year after 129 people were arrested last year
  • Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas General Land Office reopened beaches on May 1

Nearly 200 people were arrested and two men were shot at the massive annual Go Topless Jeep Weekend celebration in Texas, where hundreds packed onto a beach in their pickup trucks for a day of drinking and partying.

Hundreds of Jeep vehicles and four-wheelers were gathered on Crystal Beach for the Jeep festival on Bolivar Peninsula, an annual event where Texans come out in their trucks, wave American and Confederate flags, and enjoy the sun and sand.

Hundreds of youngsters were seen ignoring social distancing orders as they piled into their trucks and swam in the water.

Overall 189 people were arrested and jailed over the weekend, a majority of the arrests being misdemeanor crimes, including driving while intoxicated, and traffic citations, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said Monday according to 12NewsNow. 

Two men were shot at the event when a man fired into a group of people just before midnight Saturday, the second day of the weekend event, following an altercation. 

Overall 189 people were arrested and two were shot at Texas’ Go Topless Jeep Weekend on Bolivar Peninsula this weekend. Vehicles adorned with flags, including a Confederate banner, pictured at the annual gathering at Crystal Beach on Saturday 

Hundreds of Jeep vehicles and four-wheelers gathered on Crystal Beach for the Jeep festival on Bolivar Peninsula, an annual event where Texans come out in their trucks, wave American and Confederate flags, and enjoy the sun and sand

Hundreds of youngsters were seen ignoring social distancing orders as they piled into their trucks and swam in the water

Galveston County Sheriff’s office boosted police presence this year after 129 people were arrested last year. A deputy pictured speaking to a group of people riding a Jeep on Sunday May 17 at Crystal Beach

The injured men were airlifted to the University of Texas Medical Branch for surgery on Sunday. Their condition is not immediately known.

‘A group of men started fighting and it transferred over to females fighting,’ Trochesset said. ‘When the women were fighting, a husky male discharged a firearm.’

‘No arrests were made following the shooting and the investigation is ongoing,’ according to NBCDFW. There is no word on whether the shooter has been taken into custody. 

The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office boosted their police presence at the weekend event this year after 129 people were arrested and six hospitalized last year.    

Police were notably not handing out citations for a lack of face coverings or failure to maintain social distancing.

‘There is almost no way to deal with any six-foot rule,’ Trochesset said.  ‘It’s almost impossible to enforce.’

The Sheriff’s office added 70 extra deputy patrols to the beach for the weekend event. The Texas Department of Transportation also sent reinforcements of 30 additional state troopers, according to Chron. 

‘We take precautions and of course, we’re safe but at the same time, we gotta live,’ 46-year-old Joey Roy, who visited Crystal Beach over the weekend with his girlfriend Aloha Flake, said. 

‘This is our right. This is why we live here. This is why America is great.’

For some attendees, the overwhelming and wild crowds has deterred them from returning to the festival next year. 

Two men were shot at the event when a man fired into a group of people just before midnight Saturday, the second day of the weekend event, following an altercation. Police pictured at Crystal Beach following shooting

The injured men were airlifted to the University of Texas Medical Branch for surgery on Sunday. Their condition is not immediately known

The scene of the shooting that took place around midnight Saturday pictured above

‘I don’t think I would ever wanna come down here during a Jeep weekend, where it’s just uncontrolled and crazy. Because I’ve got a five-year-old daughter and my wife here,’ attendee Jason Simpkins said to 12NewsNow. ‘I don’t think it’s a place you would wanna bring a family.’

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas General Land Office reopened beaches on May 1 after coronavirus closures. 

However, health experts are warning that opening the state up too soon could trigger a second wave of the virus. 

Overall in Texas there are over 48,600 cases of COVID-19 and 1,300 fatalities.

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Chelsea stars pictured back at Cobham for the first time

So THAT’S what five-player training looks like! Chelsea stars back together at their Cobham base as Premier League clubs begin group sessions under new regulations as part of Project Restart

  • Premier League clubs voted for a return to group training from Tuesday
  • A vote was held on Monday following discussions between players and officials 
  • Stars are now able to work together in small groups but no contact is allowed
  • Officials hope to resume games in June but season may not finish until August
  • Just SIX anonymous Premier League players and staff test positive for virus

Chelsea players and some staff returned to Cobham on Tuesday afternoon to begin small group training, in line with the Premier League’s return-to-training protocols and UK Government guidelines on social distancing. 

Premier League shareholders voted unanimously on Monday in favour of a return to socially distanced training, with players allowed to work together in groups of five.

Officials needed at least 14 positive votes to press ahead with phase one of the return to training, in which all contact between players remains banned.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard leads a group of five players in a jog on Tuesday afternoon

Premier League stars are now able to work together in small groups but no contact is allowed

L-R: Tammy Abraham, Willian, Mason Mount and Andreas Christensen were part of one group

And Chelsea wasted no time in taking advantage of the new guidelines, with their players pictured working together in small groups at the club’s training ground.

Manager Frank Lampard and his assistants were present as members of the squad got back together, the work primarily on fitness for the time being.

Lampard’s squad are potentially on a tight schedule with June 12 still being mooted as a prospective return date, despite a number of top players, including Raheem Sterling and Danny Rose, expressing misgivings.

Lampard has insisted he will take the views of his players into account with regards to training

Olivier Giroud (C) looked in good spirits as he warmed up alongside his team-mates

Reece James (L) and Michy Batshuayi showed off their skills in close proximity to one another 

And Lampard has insisted he will take the views of his players into account as he looks to strike the right balance between a rigorous training programme with reduced staff levels, and his players’ specific physical and psychological needs.

Lampard added: ‘It’s been a job for us as staff to plan how phase one will look because it will be quite different due to the restrictions on how we can work.

‘It’s good for the players because they will be wanting to get back training in the right conditions; we know it’s difficult circumstances for everyone so it’s going to be a challenge to make sure that we get it right.

The Blues’ training ground was finally full of activity for the first time in two months 

Ross Barkley (C) and Marcos Alonso (R) were seen working with assistant manager Jody Morris

‘Our job from the coaching side is to make sure we’re careful with the players. The first steps will have to be very careful but all managers will be thinking a similar thing.

‘You can’t just tell them we’re going in this direction because this is something that’s affected everyone and their families.

‘Football has been put in its place. Everyone wants to get back playing, we all miss it, but we need to know the players are comfortable.’      

Midfielder Jorginho was all smiles as he stretched out alone ahead of Tuesday’s session

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UK coronavirus deaths hit at least 34,770 as 122 more die – the lowest daily total in England since lockdown – The Sun

BRITAIN'S coronavirus death toll has hit at least 34,770 after 122 more die in England.

The news comes on the day many Brits start to return to work as lockdown measures ease, and days after officials said the crucial virus “R” infection rate may have risen over the last week.

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NHS England said the casualties were aged between 47 and 100 years old.

Seven of the 122 patients, who were aged between 50 and 85, had no underlying heath conditions.

It's the lowest daily total in England since the start of lockdown.

However, officials from NHS England said the Covid-19 patient notification system stopped working temporarily on May 16.

The glitch might have had an impact on the number of deaths reported today, and a spokesperson said the total is "lower than would be expected".

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced at lunchtime that two more people have died in Scotland, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 2,105.

In Wales, four people died, while six lost their lives in Northern Ireland.

Yesterday, the daily death toll rose by its lowest rate since the lockdown began as 170 more people died from the disease.

The daily figures showing the number of deaths from Saturday to Monday tend to be lower than the rest of the week.

That's due to a lag in reporting the figures over the weekend.

But stats experts believe the overall death toll from the virus is far higher – and has already passed 41,500.

The alternative toll, tallied up by the Office for National Statistics, refers to all deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on death certificates this year until the beginning of May, including suspected cases.

Today, Boris Johnson's official spokesman said some 5,889 care homes in England alone have reported a suspected outbreak of symptomatic or confirmed coronavirus as of yesterday.

The figure is 38 per cent of care homes in England.

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It’s a … ! Look Back at the Best Baby Gender Reveal Moments

When it comes to celebrity gender reveals, creativity abounds! Several stars — including Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jessica Simpson and Jessica Alba — have gone above and beyond to let their fans and loved ones know what the sex of their babies will be.

The formula is simple enough: Stuff a unique prop — think balls, balloons, piñatas, desserts, boxes and more — with colored powder, confetti or frosting of a certain hue to signify the impending arrival of a little boy or a little girl.

The execution of each A-lister, however, varies greatly from couple to couple. Where Ryan Lochte and Kayla Reid used a wrapped box filled with pink balloons to announce the news that their second child would be a girl, The Bachelorette’s Melissa Rycroft and Tye Strickland opted for a cupcake filled with a blue frosting for their second little boy.

Carly Waddell and Evan Bass and Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr, meanwhile, used their big reveal as a chance to bring their families closer together. Bass’ sons from a previous union, for instance, had a heck of a time hitting a pink confetti-filled piñata while Aldean’s daughters took aim at baseballs enclosed with the secret of their newest sibling’s sex.

Ultimately, it’s a moment of wonderment, shock and awe as each couple’s future is decided in an instant. Jana Kramer’s husband, Mike Caussin, even broke down in tears to learn that he would welcome his first son with the “I Got the Boy” singer after the musician suffered multiple miscarriages.

Relive those sweet moments and plenty more as you scroll through for major gender reveal inspo below!

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World baffled at how UK got coronavirus so wrong as global headlines blast Government’s ‘biggest failure in generation’ – The Sun

HEADLINES around the world are asking what went so wrong in Britain's coronavirus response after its death toll surpassed 30,000 – higher than any other country in Europe. 

The strategy pursued by Boris Johnson's government has been blamed for making the UK the "problem child of Europe" and described as the "biggest failure in a generation".

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Britain's death toll this week surpassed that of Italy, once the global epicentre of the virus, and now stands at 30,076.

The only country in the world to have lost more people is the United States, whose population is five times the size.

Among the reasons cited for the failure are the late decision by the government to put the country in lockdown, a lack of people being tested for the virus, and a shortage of PPE among medical staff as well as the wider public.

In Germany, where the death toll stands at just 7,275, a headline published by popular magazine Focus read: "How Britain became Europe's problem child in the corona crisis."

Accusing the government of "underestimating" the pandemic, the article read: "A few weeks ago, Great Britain was considered to be a country in which the coronavirus only appeared to be spreading tentatively.

"Politicians already patted each other on the shoulder. But that quickly prove to be a mistake."

In Australia, which has seen only 97 deaths so far, the government closed the country's borders before significant numbers of cases were seen, and critics are now saying Britain should have done the same.

An article in the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Martin McKee, a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, as saying: "The countries that moved fast have curtailed the epidemic. The countries that delayed have not. It's as simple as that."

It added that inadequate testing in the UK had meant the extent of the virus's spread did "not become obvious until hospitals started to fill with seriously ill patients".

The criticism has come not just from the countries that have had more success containing the virus, but even from those with higher tolls of their own.

An article in US magazine the New Yorker read: "Even as the virus tore through Northern Italy, and the British authorities had a chance to see, at relatively close quarters, what covid-19 could do to a prosperous European society, they dithered."

It also criticised the government for its initial strategy of pursuing "herd immunity" among the population, as well as mixed messaging on the concept.

In Italy, a headline in daily newspaper La Repubblica read: "From herd immunity to mask delays: All the errors of the Johnson government".

The paper also published a letter from an Italian living in London that read: "I begin to think that the British government is trying to make me feel at home, giving me the familiar show of incompetence to which we Italians have been used to for so long.

"In theory we had a few weeks ahead of Italy, but instead of gearing up, perhaps copying from the Germans, the government first did nothing, then tried to run for cover."

Today also saw the death toll for the whole of Europe pass 150,000, while the toll for the world now stands at at least 266,000.

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