The new Venom film seems to have followed the character’s look closer to its comic book source, but there seemed to be one detail missing. The film version of the character was not born out of a Spider-Man story and was missing the spider logo on the chest many fans have become familiar with. Although the famous white spider logo was nowhere to be seen in the film, that does not completely rule out the possibility of it showing up in future sequels.
In one of the new Venom Blu-ray special features, Venom co-writer Jeff Pinkner reveals that the possibility of it ever appearing is still there. Here’s what Pinkner says:
“One of the things that sparked outrage is the fact that Venom does not have a big Spider-Man emblem across his chest. In a movie, where Spider-Man exists in the universe, but does not exist in our story, it would make no sense. This is not say that in a future movie down the line that a symbiote and Spider-Man might not share a moment and that symbiote might end up with a Spider-Man emblem splashed across its chest.”
According to Pinkner, Spider-Man could exist in the same universe that Venom inhabits. Pinkner explains that Venom could not have the spider logo fans know without a symbiote interacting with the famous web-slinger. This creates the possibility of both characters meeting at some point which also maintains the possibility of the classic spider logo showing up for Venom in future films.
What is interesting about Pinkner’s comments is that he mentions that “a symbiote” could meet Spider-Man and create the Spider-Man logo. The possibility of either Venom or a different symbiote gaining the logo is there for future sequels. This would only make sense as the symbiote itself interacting with Spider-Man is what helps it gain the spider logo.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script co-written by Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, and Kelly Marcel, Venom stars Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, and Scott Haze.
Venom tells 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 fiancee. 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?
Venom is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.
What We Learned About ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ At CCXP
Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios shared some brand new information on their highly-anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film, which is the follow-up to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the return of Tom Holland as Peter Parker following the release of Avengers: Endgame and will also feature the cinematic debut of Mysterio, who is portrayed by Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal.
Here are some of the things we have learned about Spider-Man: Far From Home following its presentation at the 2018 Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil. Click “Next” to find out.
1. Peter Parker & Michelle Will Be Involved Romantically
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we saw Peter crushing on Liz Allan (Laura Harrier), who has since moved away from Queens, New York with her mother following the fallout of her father Adrian Toomes’ (Michael Keaton) crimes as the Vulture. With Liz now out of the picture, we have Michelle Jones (Zendaya) also known as “MJ” that Peter has his eyes on. In Homecoming, Michelle seemed to tow the line between cold and friendly to Peter, with hints that she was romantically interested in him the whole time.
Now, it looks like Peter and Michelle have since grown closer with one another following the events of Homecoming. Perhaps their romantic connection will play a significant role in Peter’s motivations in Far From Home.
2. Aunt May Supports Her Nephew As Spider-Man In Far From Home
Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) found out about her beloved nephew Peter’s secret at the end of Homecoming. Now that she’s aware that he continues his hero work as our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, she is also fully-supportive of him despite the fact that he continues to put himself in danger.
3. Happy Hogan & Aunt May Share A Romantic Affair
This one comes as a bit of a surprise. Based off of information from CCXP, it appears that Aunt May is romantically involved with none other than Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). This certainly won’t be awkward for Peter.
4. Spider-Man & Mysterio Start Are Brought Together By Nick Fury
The narrative for Far From Home will begin with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) bringing Spider-Man and Quentin Blake/Mysterio together for a mission in which they must hunt down the Elementals. Mysterio has some knowledge about the Elementals and wants to defeat them to make the world safer.
The unlikely duo has been described to have a “brothers in arms” dynamic. What could possibly go wrong?
5. Spider-Man & Mysterio’s Relationship Is The Central Focus
During the presentation at CCXP, Gyllenhaal revealed that Far From Home will be a unique Spider-Man film due to the relationship between the beloved hero and Mysterio:
“The central point of the film is the relationship of Peter with Mysterio, which is a completely new dynamic. Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man. There’s no one more professional than him.”
Seeing Holland and Gyllenhaal acting alongside eachother will certainly be a highlight.