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 from the 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?
Hold onto your Santa suits, guys, ’cause World War Z is coming to a theatre near you just in time for Christmas 2012 (or, alternatively, the End Of The World if you’re into that shit)! Paramount has announced that the film adaptation of Max Brooks’ kickass zombie novel will be released on December 21, 2012. World War Z will be joining a shitload of other big movie being released in December of 2012: The Hobbit, Life of Pi, Hunter Killer, Lone Ranger, and Django Unchained. It’s likely that some of these films (y’know, the ones that don’t have as much assurance that they’ll do well) may jump ship and find another release date, but it’ll still be a damn busy period of time at the box office.
We’ve also got some new set pictures of Brad Pitt, who plays the lead role of Gerry Lane as he journeys across the world to collect stories of the zombie wars. Check ’em out after the jump; he’s on a mofuckin’ boat!
Here are some spiffy new photos from the set of The Dark Knight Rises that show off Tom Hardy in full costume as Bane. Filming is currently underway in Pittsburgh. The photos show Hardy in a dark alley rape jacket, MC Hammer pants and a mask, that I could only describe as a goatsie facial apparatus. Oh, and he is standing on top of Batman’s Tumbler…. the desert storm version (just like in the first flick). Check out the images below and tell us what you think. By the way, take a look the last photo, particularly the one of Bane tearing up a photograph. Who is that in the picture? Possible MAJOR SPOILER!