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Does Spider-Man Make An Appearance in Venom?

Does Spider-Man Make An Appearance in Venom?

Bringing this enigmatic and complex Marvel character - the lethal protector - to the big screen is Tom Hardy.

Venom is the story of Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), an investigative journalist who thrives on the big takedown-using his research and sources to expose wrongdoing in the middle of his video interviews. You can't speak freely about your projects without someone quoting them out of context or weaponizing your words against you. The first, mid-credits, is a shameless plug for Venom II, or Venom-er, or whatever they plan to call it. "Prime among these are the two stars, Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams, who are giving intriguing and appealing performances before the parasite gets into the system and sucks out all the juice from the drama".

Hardy, meanwhile, has also hinted that some Venom sequels could indeed be in the works soon, telling Total Film: 'We've signed up for three of them.

Blessed with a mordant sense of humour, Venom finds that he likes his new host very much.

This isn't a Joker situation, where we're rolling our eyes at the very idea of it (even if we still can't look away), nor is it a situation where we're enthusiastic about the potential of something different and a bit unconventional, like with Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool, or even the upcoming Aquaman.

The numbers could actually go higher if fans don't care about the reviews, plus there hasn't been a superhero movie released since July's Ant-Man and the Wasp.

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Variety also comes away with a split decision, calling the movie a "spectacular but mostly derivative and generically plotted new comic-book origin story" in which Hardy sounds "like a cross between early Marlon Brando and late Adam Sandler". To be honest, Venom's nearly worth watching for Hardy's weird accent and whirling-dervish mania alone, but it's a shame he's not surrounded by a better, more exciting film. Abraham Riesman of Vulture gave the movie a positive review, praising lead actor Tom Hardy and the film's comedic elements.

While Sony's Universe is said to have over 900 Marvel characters at its disposal, Venom is one of the few who should be able to easily headline his own film. "My point is, if you're in the right group and right frame of mind, "Venom" is really fun to watch".

Well-versed comic book aficionados will no doubt realise that Kasady is the first host of the Carnage symbiote - Venom's more powerful offspring - and the sequence ends with Kasady himself teasing that when he gets out: "There will be..."

The only thing we can be sure of is that, should Venom be greenlit for a part two, Carnage fans will definitely have something to write home about. "Hardy is always watchable, no matter the role, but there's so much to take in here that it nearly feels like he's putting on a one-man show. They're hoping I might help them identify some additional bodies".

Directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) and written by Scott Rosenberg (Pain & Gain, Jumanji) & Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), the Venom film is set for an October 5, 2018 release date.


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    So it's hard to decide just how serious Hardy is being. 'So, I thought that he would be an exciting guy to get into the ring with. At least I was never mad watching it? "We had a meeting and said 'Tom really loved doing this but it's not going in'".