When the whole world is busy with Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony pictures had put its nose in, to grab enough attention towards Venom.
Venom is actually an idea from a fan who colored the Spiderman costume black. Jim Shooter, the editor in chief back in the 1980’s bought the idea for $200. And this idea is later used in the franchise – Spider-Man 3 and went to become one of the most popular and crazy villains of all time.
Now that Sony Pictures and Marvel Entertainment made an agreement to bring back spiderman into the MCU, Sony Pictures are finding their own way to come up with superhero character movies which they own rights for. Venom is one of them.
The development of this film actually began in 2008 soon after the success of Spider-Man 3. Due to certain issues and re-writings of the script, the movie’s release kept on postponing until October 3, 2017., when the principal photography began in Atlanta and New York City.
Venom stars Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lead, who plays Eddie Brock/Venom. Eddie is an investigative journalist, who happens to be the host of an alien symbiote. This antagonistic alien creature plays as the central character in the film, here are a few words from the producer – Matt Tolmach.
He was a journalist. He had the wrong story, he got in trouble for it … the whole essence to us for the Marvel characters: stay close to the bible, stay close to the emotional story, and the rest is fun —Producer Matt Tolmach on staying true to the character’s comic origins when developing Venom.
The female lead is played by Michelle Williams as Anne Weying, who is Eddie’s girlfriend and also a district attorney. The other important character in the film is Carlton Drake which is played by Riz Ahmed. Carlton is a leader of Life Foundation who is experimenting on Symbiote.
Eddie as a journalist, when finds out something’s wrong with Life Foundation, which is killing a lot of people with its experiments, takes a visit, where the symbiote chooses him as the host to co-exist to satisfy each other’s needs and benefits.
There are rumors about the cameo of Spiderman in this film, Spiderman means Tom Holland when you think about the logic, Venom has Spiderman like powers because its first host was Peter Parker, now that Peter rejected the symbiote, it chose Eddie Brock – the journalist. If there is no presence of Peter Parker in the movie, the script has to justify a lot of reasons, so, there might be chances of a cameo.
And if there is a cameo of Spiderman in the movie – Venom, think how complicated things become. Every future Marvel Cinematic Universe movie must include venom, even Avenger movies come in the list. As we know, Venom’s rights are with Sony Pictures, Marvel won’t take this huge step to allow Spiderman to play a role in Venom.
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Tom Holland along with Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal said that Spiderman won’t be appearing in venom, now it makes a lot of sense for why they said no and are not interested. On the other hand, Tom Hardy wants Venom to be a part of MCU.
But later on, Jon Schnepp (producer) went on saying,
“Spider-Man is going to be in Venom. For the last couple of months, we’ve been hearing how Sony is keeping it all separated, and Spider-Man is in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but every other character that’s in the Spider-Man universe is separate. All I’m saying is that Spider-Man—and I’m talking about Tom Holland’s Spider-Man—is going to be in Venom.”
We’ll have to wait for the movie to release to see what really is going to happen in the movie.
Venom is said to release on 4 October 2018, directed by Ruben Fleischer.
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