No matter what anybody says about this, it looks like Sony’s definitely going through with their plans for a Spider-Man cinematic universe that perplexity won’t star Spider-Man 3. The production of Sony’s Venom is starting to come together, the release date is set. Now we have nothing to do but sit back and see just how momentously titanic a failure it’ll turn out to be. I guess they can pull it off in an “everything’s technically possible” sort of way but it’s not likely. Especially considering their historic track record with this particular franchise of Sony for releasing Venom. Don’t believe me? Consider what we know about the production of Sony’s Venom so far.
- Starring Tom Hardy – Say what you will about these Sony-verse movies being completely unnecessary. But they’re nailing their casting about as well as DC. The biggest but by no means only problem with Spider-Man 3 was the man that they chose to play Eddie Brock: rom-com mainstay Topher Grace. This time around, nonetheless, ‘Sony’s Venom’ appears to have taken in their lesson. Rather than an insufficient pretty kid, they picked Tom cracking Hardy. In the event that any on-screen character was conceived for this part, it’s solid. The way that he’s super great at what he does is only a special reward.
- Carnage – While plot details are still a little scant at this point, there are a few details that we do know about. In addition to focusing on Eddie Brock rather than the more modern version of the character embodied by Flash Thompson. We know that he’ll be facing off against his most popular rival: Carnage
- The Meaning of ‘Life’ – One of the more bizarre stories to come out surrounding the Venom film is how Sony plans on introducing the title character. And by “plans,” I mean that it supposedly already has. This year. In an otherwise completely unrelated movie.
- From the Man Who Brought You ‘Zombieland’ – Sony genuinely is pulling out all the stops for this movie. It’s almost as if the future of their film division depends on it producing. At least one blockbuster hit in the foreseeable future. As such, they’re doing everything within their power to make people actually want to see it.
- Coming to a Theatre Near Your – The best part about Venom is that you won’t have to wait very long to find out if it’s any good or not. Although the project has taken a full decade to get any kind of traction. Sony’s fast tracking this thing to make sure it comes out post-haste. Its set to release October 5, 2018: two months before the company’s animated Miles Morales movie. Especially with how belaboured this whole affair has been from. Sony’s first attempt to film Sony’s Venom utterly ruining Spider-Man 3 to its shared universe ambitions doing the same to The Amazing Spider-Man. I can’t help but feel that this is all going way too fast to tie it into a larger, more ambitious cinematic universe. And really, after the last three Spider-Man movies they put out, I don’t want them anywhere near this franchise.