If you’re reading this I’m guessing you’ve either already seen The Amazing Spider-Man or you are planning to see it soon. Hopefully the film made you want to try out some Spider-Man comics, and these are just a few stories which link into the film.

Just a quick word of warning, this article will feature spoilers for both the film and the comics.

Ultimate Spiderman #1-7 (Powers and Responsibility)

Obviously the best place to start with Spider-Man is his origins. First shown in Amazing Fantasy #15, Spider-Man’s origins have been reprinted and re-imagined more than most other superheroes. However one of the better re-tellings is that seen in 2001s Ultimate Spiderman. The story is pretty similar to the origins shown in the film, but features the Green Goblin instead of The Lizard. This particular arc received critical and commercial acclaim and is a great start for anyone looking to begin reading Spider-Man comics.

The Amazing Spider-Man #6

The Lizard/Dr. Curt Connors first appeared in this issue of The Amazing Spider-Man. Essentially this story is a basic origin of The Lizard. Rumours of a lizard-like monster reach Peter Parker who decides to investigate. Through flashbacks, Connors’ wife tells Spider-Man how he was transformed into the Lizard and Spider-Man has his first fight with the Lizard. This issue is a pretty generic superhero story but is significant for introducing the Lizard, who would go on to become one of Spider-Mans greatest enemies.

Spider-Man: Blue #1-6

This series retells the story of how Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy fell in love. Told through a series of flashbacks, the comics also show the beginnings of the love triangle between Peter, Gwen and Mary-Jane Watson and how Gwen’s death affected Peter. Although the main focus of the series is Peter and Gwen’s relationship, it also provides an introduction to iconic enemies such as Kraven the Hunter. Obviously Peter and Gwen’s relationship is a major focus of The Amazing Spider-Man film so this is a good starting point for people wishing to learn more about the pair.

The Amazing Spider-Man #88-90 (The Death of Captain Stacy)

Anyone who has seen The Amazing Spider-Man will know that at the end, Gwen’s father Captain George Stacy was killed by The Lizard, whilst aiding Spider-Man. This story is very similar to the conclusion of the film but features Dr. Octopus instead of The Lizard. The story also temporarily ended Peter and Gwen’s relationship due to the blame she placed on Spider-Man. Although this story influenced the film, Captain Stacy’s final words couldn’t be more different. Whilst in the film he made Peter promise to stay away from Gwen, in the comics he encouraged Peter to stay with Gwen and protect her.

The Amazing Spider-Man #121-122 (The Night Gwen Stacy Died)

Another major story which, although not featured in the first film, will likely influence later films is ‘The Night Gwen Stacy Died.’ In this story, obviously, Gwen is killed. However, it’s never made clear whether it’s the Green Goblin’s attack or Peter’s attempt to rescue her which kills her. This story has since become iconic due to the long-term repercussions for Peter and how it killed such a major character with an established fan-base. Gwen is also one of the few comic book characters who has stayed dead and hasn’t returned from the dead. Although this story didn’t play any major role in the film, judging by Captain Stacy’s speech before his death it’s likely to make an appearance in a future movie.

These are just a few stories to use as an introduction to the comics. There are hundreds more which will have influenced the film and could be used as a starting point for anyone wishing to get into comics.

Fox has moved the third and final Maze Runner movie to 2018.

The cast and crew were only a few days into filming The Death Cure in March when Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, prompting the production to be put on a break so he could recover. When his recovery ended up taking longer than expected, the production was put on an indefinite hold.

Now, a plan to resume the shoot seems to be in place. Fox announced Friday The Death Cure will be hitting theaters January 12, 2018, which is nearly a year later than the original February 2017 date. The last Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials, opened last September.

Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure likely won’t resume until late this year or early next. Dylan O’Brien has already committed to another movie which is expected to shoot this summer.

Getting the rest of the cast and crew back together to shoot The Maze Runner finale may be a bit of a challenge since they may’ve committed to other projects that were supposed to be shooting after they finished The Maze Runner. However, the new Death Cure release date suggests Fox has found a time that’ll work for everyone.

Tom Cavanagh will return to The Flash in season 3 as a series regular, though which character he’ll be playing remains to be seen.

Cavanagh has had a unique acting challenge on The Flash, playing a different version of his character in each of the first two seasons — and now it looks like he’ll be doing it for a third season in a row, as EW confirms that he will be a series regular in season 3.

In season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse Flash, in Harrison Wells’ body. Thawne, after traveling back in time, killed the original Wells and took his form to expedite the development of the particle accelerator so he could return to his own time. Thawne was written out of existence in the season 1 finale, though, leaving fans curious about who Cavanagh would be playing in season 2.

This past season, Cavanagh played the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, who was a significantly different character from the man we thought was Wells in season 1. However, in the season 2 finale, Harry and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2.

The Flash season 2, episode 6 recap Wells

So, who does that leave for Cavanagh to play in the third season?

My guess would be the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, who we only briefly met in a flashback in season 1. Why the original Wells? Because in the final moments of the season 2 finale, Barry traveled back in time and stopped Thawne from killing his mother. This means the timeline in which Thawne killed Wells and took his form no longer exists, so Earth-1 Wells would be the version left alive.

Assuming he does play the original version of the character, the one who was killed and had his identity stolen, it will be interesting to see Cavanagh inhabit yet another version of the character. While we already met Wells briefly in the flashback to his death, that was a small sample size. I look forward to seeing him differentiate another Wells from those he’s already played for entire seasons.

Are you excited to see more Tom Cavanagh on ‘The Flash’?

‘Glee’ alum Mark Salling indicted on child pornography charges

The actor is facing a lot of jail time.

4:55 pm EDT, May 27, 2016

Following an arrest in December, Glee star Mark Salling (who played Puck on the Fox series) is now facing child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury has charged the 33-year-old actor with two counts of child pornography after a search of his home turned up “thousands” of images and videos involving children, TMZ reports. He will be arraigned in early June.

Salling’s charges potentially come with big sentences: 5 to 20 years in prison for receiving child porn, and another 20 years for possessing it.

After Glee went off air last year, Salling has worked on only one project: The action movie Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets which is slated to hit theaters later this year.

The actor has been in trouble with the law before — he was sued for sexual battery in 2013.