Film universes can be as confusing as our real universe. Of course there is theand now the upcoming film Venom Sony's Marvel Universe is starting. Although the films are produced in collaboration with Marvel, they are distributed by Sony Pictures and exist in a different world from the MCU. So do not expect your favorite MCU stars in Sony's world to play their roles.
To make it even more confusing, Sony begins with Venom, a Spider-Man villain. Sony owns the film rights to Spider-Man, but it has a special license agreement that allows Spidey to appear in the MCU, where he is played by Tom Holland. (There is not a word yet about whether Spidey will appear in Venom ̵
So who – or what – is Venom? It is an alien symbiotic life-form that associates with a human host, has a corner of the mouth that only an orthodontist can love, and when not bound to a host, its normal form is a sort of black goo. In the film, he connects with journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), but in the comics he had other hosts, including Spider-Man. If he is Venom, Brock (or whoever is the host) has incredible strength and power.
Release Date, Production Info, Rating
The talk about a Venom movie goes back to 2007, when Topher Grace played Eddie Brock in a small role in Spider-Man 3. This particular film is in some form in work another since 2016, with Tom Hardy cast in May 2017. Shooting began in October 2017, with Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) directing and a script by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, Kelly Marcel and Will Beall , Filming took place in Atlanta, New York City and San Francisco.
Venom will be released on October 4 in Australia and on October 5 in the US and UK. The movie is supposed to be R, with a darker pitch than the Marvel Avengers movies.
Cast: Who is who?
News, rumors and theories on the plot
Will Woody Harrelson play Carnage? Woody Harrelson plays a secret role, but he told Collider he's not much in the movie. "I'm in a small part of this movie, but I'll be in the next one, you know?" he said. Anyway, Bleeding Cool reports that Harrelson Venom is playing nemesis, Carnage, aka serial killer Cletus Kasady.
Who is the villain in Venom ?: Based on Harrelson's quote and the revelations in the trailers, it is l ooks how Sony Carnage / Harrelson rescues for a sequel, which means big villain in venom is Ahmed as crazy scientist dr. Carlton Drake. Expect Carnage to appear late in the process, then prepare the scene for the next movie.
What is the plot of Venom ?: Fans of Venom's comic form may see some familiar storylines. In December 2017, director Fleischer revealed that the film will combine and adapt two comic stories, Lethal Protector and Planet of the Symbiotes, stating that Planet of the Symbiotes Carnage prominently displays.
What's up with Venom's Life Foundation ?: The trailer reveals that Drake and the character of Jenny Slate are working on the creepy Life Foundation, a disturbing group of survivals from the comics that Venom uses have to create additional symbionts. MCU Exchange says Slate is playing a scientist named Dora Skirth, an original character who was created for the film, even though there were rumors that she would get dr. Ashley Kafka, the founder of the institution where Cletus Kasady was once held. The site also reports that Scott Haze is a board member of the Life Foundation.
Is Venom a rogue? Venom is perhaps best known as the Spider-Man villain, but it's not that easy. He is also portrayed as an anti-hero, and the trailer makes him seem like an innocent journalist trying to reveal creepy truths that are overwhelmed by a power he can not control. Is he good? Is he angry? Maybe both.
Will Spider-Man appear in Venom? Although the Sony Universe is technically separate from the MCU, many fans hope that Tom Holland will make a cameo as Spider-Man (or simply Peter Parker) in Venom. (Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, was quoted as saying this was not going to happen.) Anyway, it's a tangled web.
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