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Venom

Sony‘s weirdo announcement last week that they were proceeding with a Venom movie without any connection to the present movie Spider-Man left many questions, like how you can have a Venom movie without Spider-Man? But there’s news now to reveal at least part of Sony’s intentions, and you need only look as far as the big bank made by movies like Logan and  Deadpool to know what to expect. That’s right, not only is Sony seeing dollar signs in further developing its own insular Spider-Man universe, but they’ve seen what 20th Century Fox has done with their own antiheroes, and they like the looks of all that cash. (more…)

Sony made a trilogy of Spider-Man movies directed by Sam Raimi and starring Toby Mcguire. That series of films ended with Spider-Man 3, which featured the very first live-action version of Venom played by Topher Grace. The movie was so bad that it killed the Raimi/Spider-Man universe entirely. A year or so later Sony rebooted Spider-Man, with The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2, starring Andrew Garfield (who, to his credit, played a marvelous Spider-Man). Sony intended for that series to spawn off a “Spider-Man-Movie-Verse,” where villains and heroes would get their own movies, but all be connected much like all the other films by Marvel Studios. Venom, arguably Spider-Man’s most revered villain, was in the mix for a possible Spin-Off, but thanks to the bomb that was The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the franchise was once again dead and put back in the on-deck circle while Sony tried to figure out how to kick start another set of Spider-Man movies. Then Marvel Studios stepped in and negotiated a deal with Sony to resurrect (and give us an AWESOME) Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War and start production on Spider-Man’s own MCU movie Spider-Man: Homecoming.

With the resurgence of Spider-Man on the silver screen, and given FOX’s latest runs with wildly success R-Rated superhero films like Deadpool and Logan, Sony wants in! They’ve just pushed through their long-conceived plan to make a spin-off film focusing on the villain Venom and plan to release it in Oct 2018. Venom is a fan-favorite character that many have been clamoring to see on the big screen. One major question the Sony should ask first though after considering who Venom is, his history, and how this possibly ties into the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe): “Is a Venom spin-off a good idea?”  (more…)

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As it stands, we have Marvel and Disney making lucrative business with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Fox have the lucrative X-men to branch out on (recently announced Deadpool movie) and Sony have Spiderman (however, things aren’t looking too hot business wise with that franchise as Venom has been cancelled). So it’s only natural that Universal were planning on expanding their Monster Movie Universe. But here’s the kicker, the past couple of movies have performed rather poorly at the box office. The original monster movies’ are what Universal studios were built on. With the success of movies such as Frankenstein, The Invisiable Man, Dracula and The Mummy that originated from the 1930s, helping Universal become the mammoth studio it is today. However, it seems like Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley has conceded defeat. (more…)

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With the negative feelings surrounding the film work for the Fantastic Four, Spiderman and all the rights that reverted back to Marvel due to epic failure, it’s hard not to diss bad ideas. Marvel Entertainment continues to wow fans with every move, and it seems they are the only ones who know what to do with their creations.  Sony, on the other hand, doesn’t know what they’re doing with Spiderman. Every week we hear a report that proves it. Like that time Andrew Garfield was coy about his involvement with the Sinister Six flick. Now we’re hearing he won’t even be in it. Then, there was a title for the new Venom movie. Today, we hear the project has been scrapped. Want some syrup with those waffles, Sony? (more…)

FAN EXPO – A Sample of the Cosplay on Day 2

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With the first full day of National Fan Expo (actually the second), more people were out on the convention floor showing off their mad skills with a needle and thread, and sometimes plastic, metal and duct tape. Mixed in with the usual zombies and superheroes, were a large number of people wearing the finest gear of Westeros. We also found one Venom and a Carnage, a Tinkerbell, a Xena Warrior Princess, and a bunch of people from anime with their overly elaborate and almost impractical outfits for moving in large crowds. The artistry in some of these costumes is impressive, or in the case of our two cover boys above, you can at least appreciate the workout routine that let’s them get away with wearing so little. (more…)

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Sony’s making moves to get their Spider-Man ball rolling so they can perhaps catch up with some of the bigger players in the comic book movie game. They’ve got plans for a Sinister Six flick, a third (and fourth and fifth…) Amazing Spider-Man film and there are several other spin-off movies in the works. Today we here at Nerd Bastards bring you a couple of tidbits concerning how Sony’s franchise is doing. Hear the latest rumors about a 2017 female-centric Spidey movie and the title of the upcoming Venom-themed movie. (more…)

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Even with the, much deserved, criticism that Sam Rami’s third foray into the movie world of Spider-Man gathers anytime someone mentions the movie on the Internet, the film did have some amazingly cool stuff in it. The problem was that there was just too much of everything, to many characters, too many villains, too much dancing dousche Peter Parker. Turns out, there was some amazing stuff created for the film that wasn’t used, like this Venom costume. (more…)

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Because if a day goes by without us getting something new about the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie the terrorists win, we’ve got some more Spider-Man news. As we count down to the release of the film, fate (and the internet) brings us a pair of new interviews with the cast and crew, and some provocative potential spoilers courtesy of one of the film’s social media outlets. So what ties all this together? As a wise man once said: Think about the future. So without further ado, let’s consider the future of Spider-Man(more…)