It’s been an awfully busy day for Sony and their Spidey-verse, now hasn’t it?
After learning that the studio’s preparing yet another spinoff – this time for Jackpot – while also being told that Venom will likely arrive in theaters with a PG-13 to allow for the chance of a potential MCU crossover somewhere down the line, we’re now receiving even more intel on the upcoming pic.
This time, it’s in the form of a rather terrifying photo, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. Seen in the gallery down below, it depicts the titular anti-hero towering over his opponent – who’s clearly no match for him. Speaking to the outlet about the unique relationship between Venom and Eddie Brock, the human whose body the symbiote’s invaded, star Tom Hardy had this to share:
“They’re a bit lost in this world, and finding each other and negotiating an ethical framework is perhaps a gift and a burden for the two of them. They bring out the very best and the very worst in each other.”
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While Venom‘s overall tone and style closely match the source material, the hokey dialogue (“like a turd in the wind”) and questionable CGI have left some fans feeling a little lukewarm about Ruben Fleischer’s standalone movie at the moment. And that’s got to be worrying for Sony.
After all, the studio clearly has a lot riding on the project. There’s the “Sony Universe of Marvel Characters,” for one, not to mention the fact that Tom Hardy et. al will likely distance themselves from this fledgling universe if Venom turns out to be dead on arrival.
That’s the glass-half-empty scenario, of course, and only on October 5th will we be able to run the rule over Sony and Ruben Fleischer’s franchise-starter… for better or worse.