You might remember producer Adi Shankar‘s name from that wonderful Punisher short Dirty Laundry, starring Thomas Jane and Ron Pearlman. This time around he’s brought together director Joe Lynch (Knights of Badassdom) and actor Ryan Kwanten to tackle what many Spider-Man fans are clamoring to see, Venom in his own movie.
#TRUTHINJOURNALISM does start out a little slow, but the payoff is incredible. The story picks up where the last Spider-Man movie left off, Eddie Brock is disgraced and working for a cheap news-rag, chasing that big story that will put him back in the lime-light. A documentary crew follows Brock until…
What did you think? Will a studio take a chance on this character? Maybe they could make a Marvel “Suicide Squad / Expendables” type movie , throw in Deadpool, Venom, and some other characters that can’t seem to get their own feature film and let them wreak havoc on some of the governments enemies.
COME-ON! haven’t we already proved that that 90s relic has no place in the Spider-Man cinematic universe?
Well make of this what you will, but amongst the photos director Marc Webb has been tweeting out this week from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is this, on the surface, ambiguous pic.
It’s a locker! So what, right? How about we give it a wider context. Like this panel fromthe Ultimate Spider-Man comic book.
This is a scene from the Ultimate Spidey storyline that introduced Venom into the Ultimate universe. The back story there was that Peter Parker and Eddie Brock’s fathers were experimenting on a cancer cure, a black goo substance that enveloped the patient in order to treat them. The experiment, instead, was successful in creating Venom, a symbiotic life-form that has to feed on organic tissue to survive.
So there’s a tremendous similarity here, right? Is Webb trying to say that Venom is coming soon? Maybe at the end of Amazing 2 or setting up the villain for Amazing 3.
Venom has previously appeared in Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man 3 where the filmmakers stayed close to his traditional comic book origins of being an alien from outer space. Of course, a lot of people credit the awfulness of Spider-Man 3 to Venom in many ways, but the continuing, and paradoxical, popularity of the character will likely keep him in the bullpen from any Spider-Man related projects.
What do you Bastards think? Is this Twit Pic a sign of things to come?
The Spider-Man villain Venom has consistently been one of the most fan favorites since his introduction. That very fan love for the character caused him to be shoe-horned into the disaster that was Spider-Man 3, but despite that, the love for him continues.
Starting this year, there is a Venom in town, working for the government in very secretive and black-op scenario’s. But, along with a new job, Venom also has a new host, and it is someone Spidey readers know very, very well.