During an interview with Screen Rant, Venom director Ruben Fleischer revealed some of the Easter eggs that will be featured in the film.
Sony’s second attempt at bringing Venom to the big screen will include a new origin story for the Marvel anti-hero as Spider-Man will not be making an appearance in the film, so far as we know. However, the director Ruben Fleischer pointed out Easter eggs that fans will be able to spot in the film with ties to Eddie Brock’s past in the comics and in real-life.
“The name of the building he lives in is called the Schuller building. Randy Schuller is the name is the fan who suggested the black suit for Spider-Man. There’s this famous story where he got $50 for suggesting the black suit and that’s what spawned the Venom origin. The law firm that Anne Weying works for is Michelinie & McFarlane. Eddie’s texting somebody at one point, can I get a job, and that’s the editor of the Daily Globe, Barney Bushkin. We tried to weave them in. Even just trying to acknowledge his backstory in New York for fans of the comics. There was a scandal with Eddie Brock. He tried to expose the Sin-Eater and that lead to his demise and being fired from his newspaper so we didn’t say it directly, that was a nod to the comics.”
In the comics, Barney Bushkin was a rival of J. Jonah Jameson became the owner of the Daily Globe newspaper, the outlet Eddie Brock wrote for before being fired after Spider-Man inadvertently proves his report on the Sin-Eater’s identity to be incorrect.
Venom follows Eddie Brock as he attempts to revive his journalism career by investigating the Life Foundation only to come into with an alien symbiote that bonds with him, granting him powers and transforming him into the titular anti-hero.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script 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 will be released in theaters on October 5, 2018.
Source: Screen Rant