p If you've been pining for a proper Venom film, you could do a lot worse than the pairing of Tom Hardy and Ruben Fleischer.Tom Hardy seems to be everywhere these days.Not only has the actor inherited the role of Mad Max’s Max Rockantansky and had prominent roles in Christopher Nolan’s recent films, including the upcoming Dunkirk, but he is now about to join Sony Picture’s (re)rebooted Spider-Man franchise as one of the series’ most popular characters.The announcement was made on Sony Picture’s official Twitter account, tweeting out a picture of Hardy rocking a Venom T-shirt.Along with the casting news, it has also been confirmed Ruben Fleischer (Santa Clarita Diet) is also in final talks to direct the film.Tom Hardy is Eddie Brock in Venom, the upcoming film from Sony’s Marvel Universe releasing October 5, 2018 – production starts this fall.
p Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom.The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland.A few months back, Sony surprised film fans everywhere by putting a Venom movie on their release schedule.Rumours of a film based on the character had been going around for years but, once Spider-Man started being shared with Marvel Studios, they sort of went away.With Hardy and Fleischer now aboard, Venom will lead what’s expected to be Sony’s own unique sliver of the Marvel universe — one that’ll feature other famous Spider-Man rogues, and may include a Black Cat and Silver Sable film.No one knows if these villain films will crossover, or just tell one-off comic book stories; what is almost certain, however, is that Spider-Man won’t be part of them.
During Sony’s presentation at E3 earlier this week, we got an extended look at Insomniac’s upcoming Spider-Man game for the PS4, out sometime next year.In addition to giving us a brief glimpse of both Peter Parker and Miles Morales, Spider-Man also introduced a relatively new villain you may not be familiar with: Mr.While we know that Wilson Fisk will play some role in the game’s plot, the group of hired thugs seen in last night’s Spider-Man footage actually work for another NYC-based philanthropist-cum-crimelord named Martin Li.He’s one of Spider-Man’s lesser known adversaries, but given his interesting back story and connections to the larger Marvel universe, his role could make Spider-Man one of the more exciting takes on the web-head.When he’s first introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man 546, it’s explained that the man who would eventually become known as Martin Li was actually an unnamed human trafficker working for the Chinese crime boss Silver Fang.When Li attempts to link up with a NYC branch of the Snakehead gang, he’s captured by the Maggia crime family who, assuming that Li’s undocumented, bring him to Simon Marshall, a mad chemist looking for test subjects to experiment on.
After the casting of Tom Hardy as Venom, we were already excited about the 2018 movie.Now that Riz Ahmed is attached, we're drooling with anticipation.A few months after nabbing Tom Hardy (Dunkirk) to star in his upcoming Venom movie, director Ruben Fleischer has reportedly pulled off another casting coup, adding rising British star Riz Ahmed (The Night Of), according to ScreenRant.No official word has come from Sony Pictures regarding Ahmed’s role — Variety reports that he would be playing a “popular Marvel Comics character” — but rumors indicate that the 34-year-old actor-slash-rapper will play Cletus Kasady, known better as Carnage.Technically, like Venom, Carnage is a symbiote — a sentient, gooey alien thing that bonds with a host, imparting its power and often subsuming the person entirely.While down-on-his-luck journalist Eddie Brock (Hardy) becomes a sort of antihero after bonding with Venom, Kasady is a psychopathic serial killer before absorbing the Carnage symbiote within his prison cell, which transforms him into a full-on supervillain.
One of the most popular Marvel Comics characters of the 1990s, Venom has been the subject of solo movie plans for more than a decade now, and could finally be getting his own film.Casting for the Venom movie has been moving along at a fast pace lately, with Tom Hardy cast in the lead role in May and Riz Ahmed joining the cast in August.Now they’re joined by four-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea), who will reportedly play the female lead in the 2018 film.Williams has entered talks to play a district attorney in the film and possibly the love interest of Hardy’s character, Eddie Brock, according to Variety.Set to be directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad), the Venom movie has Pain & Gain and Jumanji writer Scott Rosenberg and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 writer Jeff Pinkner currently working on a script, with Hardy serving as both star and producer of the film.Sony Pictures’ story plans for the film remain unknown at this point, but the project is expected to cast Hardy’s character in an anti-hero role.
Crossovers are an obvious fit for the ragtag band of mutants.But I can’t say I’ve ever seen this one before.Starting to January 2018, the “Poison X” crossover, starting in “X-Men Blue Annual 1", will see the symbiote-bonded Eddie Brock team up with X Men Blue’s team of unstuck-in-time OG X-Men (Jean Grey, Cyclops, Iceman, Beast, & Angel) to fight a crew of Poisons, the interdimensional villains that can absorb symbiotes for power and profit.While an unlikely narrative fit, this crossover makes creative sense.The current writer on X-Men Blue is Cullen Bunn, who helmed the Venomverse crossover event that introduced the Poisons (and a bunch of alternate universe symbiote-bonded heroes and villains) and who used to write for the main Venom book.The “Poison X” crossover will last for six issues, starting in January.
The first trailer for "Venom," starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and his alien symbiote, dropped on Thursday morning.But to some fans' disappointment, it only showed Hardy in his role as Brock, and not Venom.A menacing poster was released Wednesday in advance of the trailer.Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed also star."Venom" is scheduled for release on Oct. 5 in the U.S. and U.K., with no Australia release date yet.
After months of secrecy and uncertainty about just what Sony’s Venommight look and feel like on the big screen, the first trailer has finally dropped.Unsurprisingly, the trailer’s light on plot details, but what it’s chock full of is a brooding, moody Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) reflecting on his life and the briefest of glimpses at the horrific transformation that turns him into the lethal protector.And by brief—we mean brief, as in there are a couple of split seconds where you can see the titular symbiote trapped within a container and later see its black essence spreading through Hardy’s body.
If you’ve been waiting to see what the new movie version of Venom will look like — well, keep waiting.Venom stars Tom Hardy (!)as Eddie Brock/Venom, and the film’s first teaser trailer has plenty of Hardy as Brock, plus glimpses of fellow cast members Michelle Williams (!!)Sadly, though, it lacks any footage of Venom in-costume.For those of you who aren’t comic book fans: Venom is a human being in an alien “symbiote” costume who first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man 299.He was the villain in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3, where he was played by Topher Grace.
With Black Panther coming up next week and Avengers: Infinity War not far behind it, you’d be forgiven if you forgot that Sony is working on a standalone movie starring Venom.The teaser gives us our first peek at Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, a journalist who eventually becomes Venom, antihero and occasional Spider-Man archvillian.Unfortunately, those of you hoping to catch of glimpse of Venom himself are going to be disappointed.While we do see the alien symbiote that eventually merges with Brock, we don’t actually get to see what Venom will look like in this movie.It seems that we’ll have to wait for the next trailer for that particular reveal.READ MORE: Why Sony’s Venom movie is a huge mistakeAt this point, it’s unclear if we can expect an appearance from Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in Venom.
The second full trailer for Venom was released Monday night, and unlike the first one, it actually showed the title character.When the first trailer came out in February, some fans complained because it showed star Tom Hardy only in his role as Eddie Brock, and not his alien symbiote.The new trailer delivers Venom in all forms, from black goo to full-on monstrous creature who really needs to see an orthodontist.A new poster also shows both the characters.Marvel Comics character Brock is a journalist and foe of Spider-Man, who bonds with the symbiote to become Venom.The film comes from the new Sony Marvel Universe, not the familiar Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While Marvel is gearing up to premiere the culmination of ten years of movies with this week’s Avengers: Infinity War, Sony has been rather quietly plugging away with its feature film based on Venom, one of Spider-Man’s most popular enemies.The film’s first teaser trailer premiered back in February, but unfortunately, we didn’t get to see Venom himself – merely Eddie Brock, who acts as a host for the Venom symbiote.That all changes today with the first official trailer for Venom, which finally shows us what we all want to see.Yes indeed, this new trailer shows Venom rather than just Eddie Brock, but not before giving us a little bit of backstory.As it turns out, Sony seems to have worked out a Spider-Man free origin for Venom, with the symbiote that bonds with Brock being discovered by a shady businessman who uses it in human testing.Eddie Brock, who works as a journalist for the Daily Bugle, takes it upon himself to investigate the lab experimenting with this symbiote.
Compare that with last year, when Stranger Things, Game of Thrones and Westworld had key panels, and Marvel showed up with exclusive footage to Infinity War, concept art for Captain Marvel and teases for Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok.Marvel also won't be completely missing from the show, with the cast of Sony's Venom set to make an appearance.The convention, which last year drew more than 135,000 people -- many of them dressed up in costumes ranging from Wonder Woman to Deadpool -- has grown from a niche event actually focused on comic books to an entertainment mecca drawing A-list stars and big Hollywood franchises like Marvel, DC and Star Wars."I'm just going to walk in," said Jeremy Wong, a 34-year-old project manager for a construction management firm in San Mateo, California, who has waited in line for Comic-Con's famed Hall H presentations every year since 2012.Actor Jason Momoa was among the highlights of last year's Justice League presentation, triumphantly charging down the aisle of the Hall H audience and leaving fans in stitches with his antics.While Warner Bros. has yet to confirm its schedule at Comic-Con (a spokesman hasn't responded to a request for comment), Shazam cinematographer Maxine Alexandre said on Instagram that a trailer would be coming.
Compare that with last year, when Stranger Things, Game of Thrones and Westworld had key panels, and Marvel showed up with exclusive footage to Infinity War, concept art for Captain Marvel and teases for Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok.Marvel also won't be completely missing from the show, with the cast of Sony's Venom set to make an appearance.The convention, which last year drew more than 135,000 people -- many of them dressed up in costumes ranging from Wonder Woman to Deadpool -- has grown from a niche event actually focused on comic books to an entertainment mecca drawing A-list stars and big Hollywood franchises like Marvel, DC and Star Wars."I'm just going to walk in," said Jeremy Wong, a 34-year-old project manager for a construction management firm in San Mateo, California, who has waited in line for Comic-Con's famed Hall H presentations every year since 2012.Actor Jason Momoa was among the highlights of last year's Justice League presentation, triumphantly charging down the aisle of the Hall H audience and leaving fans in stitches with his antics.While Warner Bros. has yet to confirm its schedule at Comic-Con (a spokesman hasn't responded to a request for comment), Shazam cinematographer Maxine Alexandre said on Instagram that a trailer would be coming.
Spider-Man will always swing into our hearts, but it was the darker character of Venom who impressed audiences attending San Diego Comic-Con's Hall H panel on Friday night.The live action Venom movie follows Tom Hardy (who was at the Comic-Con panel) as Eddie Brock -- a journalist who bonds and becomes the host of Venom, an alien known as a symbiote.The Hall H panel at Comic-Con showed off new footage from Venom, which director Ruben Fleischer reminded the audience that it still had some visual effects to complete before a final version is ready.The director also suggested more villains could be in the movie, "We are planning a big world with this Venom story."But in the meantime, Hardy is having fun playing the unusual lead originally created in Marvel comics."My son is a massive Venom fan, and he was a strong influence on my why I should play Venom specifically," Hardy told the audience attending Sony's Hall H panel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The second had a much better look at Sony’s take on the creepy Marvel anti-hero.Sony came to Comic-Con today to give us a tiny glimpse at what’s in store to attendees, and a frightful new villain for Eddie Brock and his symbiote friend to tussle with.Although it’s not being shared online yet, Sony took to Hall H in San Diego with Venom director Ruben Fleischer and stars Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed to debut some bombastic and wildly violent footage from the movie (which Hardy went on to say he was making for his Venom-mad son to watch, which is weird given all the, well, copious violence.)The footage shown started with Hardy’s Eddie Brock going into a store.The clerk, who he knows, says he looks terrible and he should meditate.And the tape, voiced by Peter Cullen (of Optimus Prime fame), tells Eddie to relax.
Who could’ve guessed it, said beast is not that bad once you get to know it as it lives inside your body.And once you get past, you know, all the wanton murder it does.The new trailer for the Sony film delves a little more into the actual basic premise, something mostly absent from our earlier glimpses of the film – Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy with an accent that continues to perplex), a journalist who uncovers a very shady experiment with alien species that, in turns, leads to him becoming connected with a symbiotic being that transforms him into the violent superpowered anti-hero Venom.There’s a lot of good Venom-y action here – even some tantalising shots of Riz Ahmed’s villain in action as the other symbiote of the film, Riot – as well as lot of interesting displays of just how Venom will deal with its dual protagonists, given that they occupy the same body and a lot of Hardy just talking to himself is bound to get old at some point.And, it’s also darkly funny at times, both from Hardy’s own reactions as Eddie gets further caught up in the symbiote’s violence, or even the symbiote itself, who relishes in giving some...and, let’s say, graphic threats.Venom rolls into cinemas like a turd on the wind on 5th October.
Sony has release a couple of trailers for Venom so far, and with each new one, we learn a little more about the movie.In the last trailer, we finally got to see what Venom will look and sound like, but this time around, he gets a lot more screen time.He isn’t alone, either, as this trailer shows us that Venom isn’t the only symbiote roaming the streets.Though this new trailer does show us some footage that we’ve seen before, there’s plenty that’s new.We get to see more of Venom in action, and the trailer further details the uneasy relationship between Eddie Brock and his symbiote.The trailer also makes Venom’s fondness of eating people clear, which is a somewhat disturbing aspect of an already creepy character.
Diehard Spider-Man fans will swear up and down that there’s no way to make a movie about Eddie Brock and Venom without Peter Parker, but that’s really not the case.Sony’s upcoming Venom standalone movie is the perfect opportunity to prove that the character can be much more compelling and nuanced when it’s anything other than a Spider-Man villain.From the looks of it, Venom significantly reworks the character’s origins in order to get around the tangled legal web that comes along with Spider-Man’s big screen appearances.Rather than having gone through the traumatic experiences of bonding and then breaking apart from Spider-Man, Venom’s symbiote appears to arrive somewhat fully formed before it first meets Eddie Brock, who of course becomes its unwitting host.Weirdly-accented man meets monster, monster possesses the man, the two go on a murder spree, and the man is helpless to stop himself from going along for the ride.In Eddie, the symbiote sees an opportunity to move through the world freely, indulge its murderous desires, and most importantly, to defend itself from harm.
Actor Tom Hardy told Esquire that he based his "Venom" performance on writer and director Woody Allen, UFC fighter Conor McGregor, and rapper Redman.Hardy said he didn't tell the studio, Sony, about his inspirations: "You don’t say s--- like that to the studio."He said he was inspired by Allen's "tortured neurosis and all the humor that can come from that."Tom Hardy found unusual inspiration in three completely different people for his performance in "Venom," which hits theaters later this year: controversial writer and director Woody Allen, UFC fighter Conor McGregor, and the rapper Redman.Hardy plays troubled reporter Eddie Brock in the movie, who becomes the anti-hero Venom after an alien symbiote latches on to him.The character is a classic Spider-Man villain who the studio, Sony, is giving the solo treatment.
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