Marvel Studios Boss Kevin Feige Reportedly Helped Sony With Tom Hardy’s ‘Venom’

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is rumored to have to assisted Sony with Tom Hardy’s Venom, according to a report by Deadline.

While Sony’s Venom may have been critically lambasted, the Tom Hardy film ultimately grossed $856.1 million worldwide and launched a new cinematic universe of Marvel characters.

Although Venom was not a part of Marvel Studios separate cinematic universe, Deadline’s report on the recent Sony and Disney Spider-Man split suggested Kevin Feige lent his creative talent to the Tom Hardy film.

According to the report, Marvel Studios’ president Kevin Feige “lent an unofficial hand” in the early stages on Sony’s Venom, though details on his involvement were not specified. However, this could simply be a rumor as Deadline’s line about Kevin Feige’s role in Tom Hardy’s Venom has since been removed from the original report.

Sony’s Venom 2 is officially moving forward with Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams reprising their respective roles. The sequel will be directed by Andy Serkis from a script written by Kelly Marcel. Here is the official synopsis for the first film:

The evolution story of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass character – Venom! Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is a broken man after he loses everything including his job and fiancée. Just when his life is at its lowest, he becomes host to an alien symbiote which results in extraordinary superpowers – transforming him into Venom. Will these powers be enough for this new lethal protector to defeat great evil forces, especially against the far stronger and more weaponized symbiote rival, Riot?

Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script written by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel, Venom stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Ron Cephas Jones, and Woody Harrelson.

Venom is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD.

Source: Deadline (via CinemaBlend)

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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