As previously reported, Sony Pictures has plans to create a larger Spider-Man universe after the successful introduction of Spidey in Spider-Man: Homecoming. The first film to be released in this universe, Venom will land next year and Sony has already made some great progress with the film. Not only has Sony hiredRuben Fleischer (Zombieland) to helm the project but Tom Hardy has been cast in the leading role, which certainly boosts excitement in the project.
In a recent Variety article, Fleischer discussed Venom and teased his approach to the character. If you didn’t already know, Venom is created when reporter Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) bonds with an alien symbiote. Venom has become Spider-Man’s most beloved character and over the years, the character has evolved to become more of an anti-hero.
Check out what Fleischer had to say below:
“I’ve always been drawn to the more anti-hero superheroes. There’s a dark element to [Venom] and a wit that has always appealed to me.”
Fleischer then went on to discuss how he will approach the split personality aspect of the character, as Venom has often been represented as an entirely new being, which is created when Broc bonds with the symbiote.
“They become almost a third being, which is what Venom is. There’s a famous quote: ‘You’re Eddie Brock. I’m the symbiote. Together we are Venom.’”
Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch briefly talked to Variety, and mentioned that Venom will draw on the work of John Carpenter or David Cronenberg while promising “more pop and fun.”
This certainly teases a darker and more serious tone for the Venom movie. Carpenter’s films such as The Thing, Halloween and The Fog are famous within the horror franchise and you only need to watch The Fly in order to understand how the director’s style might influence the Venom movie.
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