Marvel editor would welcome biracial Spider-Man

Posted: May 02, 2014

"AMAZING Spider-Man 2" star Andrew Garfield recently stirred some controversy when he said he brought up the possibility that Miles Morales - the half-black/half-Latino teen who replaced Peter Parker as Spidey in Marvel's Ultimate comic-book line - could replace him as the movie Spider-Man once Garfield spins his last web.

While many dismissed the idea, Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso is not among them.

"Yeah, I could easily see it happening," Alonso told Tattle Comics Guy Jerome Maida. "I'm excited by the prospect of seeing the world's most recognizable superhero peel back the mask and show a new face and how inclusive that would be and what a statement that would make - and I don't think I'm alone!"

"So, yeah, I can see it happening," Alonso continued. "I would welcome the day that it did happen."

For more with Alonso, see below.

Hugh Jackman (a/k/a Wolverine) tells SFX magazine that if he decides to make one more solo Wolverine film, "I'm 99.9 percent sure it would be the last."

He has a claws in his contract.

Simon says 'Help'

While media outlets were quick to blame his mother-in-law for dialing 9-1-1, it was actually Paul Simon who made the call that led to the arrests last week of him and his wife, Edie Brickell.

The police report indicates that Brickell, 48, and Simon, 72, became physical with one another Saturday - and not in a good way.

Brickell told officers she confronted her husband after he did something to "break her heart," but she did not provide police any details. She told police he shoved her during the argument, and she slapped him.

The report indicates that Simon called 9-1-1 and hung up, but once you call you're getting visitors.

Simon suffered a superficial cut to his ear, and Brickell, who smelled of alcohol, had a bruise on her wrist, according to the police report, first obtained by the Hour of Norwalk, Conn.

Brickell told police the two had other physical confrontations and asked an officer to feel a lump on her head. But she would not let police photograph her injuries and declined to elaborate on the other confrontations.

And somewhere, Art Garfunkel shrugged.

TATTBITS

* Not wanting to be too definitive and give heroin a bad rap, British authorities said yesterday that heroin likely played a role in the death of British model and TV personality Peaches Geldof.

Detective chief inspector Paul Fotheringham told an inquest into the death of the second daughter of Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof that a postmortem examination was inconclusive, prompting further tests. Fotheringham said the results on the 25-year-old did confirm the presence of the drug.

"There was recent use of heroin and the levels identified were likely to have played a role in her death," he said.

Peaches' mother, Paula Yates, died of a drug overdose in 2000 when Peaches was 11. In her final message on Twitter, Peaches posted a photograph of herself as a toddler next to her mother.

* Two top documentarians, Amy Berg ("Deliver Us From Evil," "West of Memphis") and Alex Gibney ("Taxi to The Dark Side," "The Armstrong Lie," "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God") are teaming for "Janis: Little Girl Blue," about the life of '60s rock icon Janis Joplin.

The doc is expected to premiere on PBS's "American Masters."

Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley, Felicity Jones and Nicholas Hoult will star in "Autobahn," from producer Joel Silver.

TheWrap.com reports that in the film, a young American couple played by Hoult ("X-Men: Days of Future Past") and Jones ("Hysteria," "Like Crazy") - who are both British - are plunged into an adrenaline-pumping game of cat-and-mouse across Germany when they find themselves caught between two ruthless criminals.

* TheWrap.com also reports that Focus Features has acquired U.S. distribution rights to "London Has Fallen," the sequel to the 2013 action movie "Olympus Has Fallen."

Yes, there's a sequel to "Olympus Has Fallen."

Next up, "Hollywood Has Fallen."

- Daily News wire services

contributed to this report.


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