Sony Pictures’ blockbuster film Venom has over performed at the box office, surpassing many people’s expectations and has cemented Sony still as a major player in the comic book film genre today. Despite mixed reviews from critics, audiences seemed to have enjoyed the film, much of which is thanks to its unique central performance from Academy Award-nominee Tom Hardy.
Hardy, who is no stranger to the comic book movie genre thanks to his role as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises took an interesting approach in portraying Eddie Brock/Venom. The film tows the line between both lighthearted comedy and serious sci-fi as Hardy adds a surprising vulnerability to the character that is also made more intriguing when the symbiote is implemented.
With the upcoming home release for the film on the way, we now have some nice behind the scenes footage of the film. Here, we see Hardy acting out some of the scenes that involve the Venom symbiote before the VFX is put in post-production. It just goes to show you that Hardy is one of the most versatile performers in the business and will certainly bring more layers to the role in a sequel. You can check out the behind the scenes clip here.
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Here is the synopsis for Venom:
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 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 playing in theaters!
‘Captain Marvel’ Funko Toys Confirm Carol Danvers’ Cat Will Appear
With just about four months away from the release of Captain Marvel, Funko has now revealed its upcoming line of Pop! Vinyl Figures that are tied-in to the highly-anticipated film that features Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the titular heroine and perhaps the most powerful character in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The reveal of this new line of Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures show off some of the characters set to appear in the film, one of which includes Carol Danvers' feline companion Goose the Cat.
The name of our heroine's cat may come as a surprise to fans of the comics because in previous incarnations, Captain Marvel's cat is named Chewie and is actually part of the Flerken species.
You can check out two collectible Funko figures of Goose the Cat in the gallery down below. You can start viewing the images by clicking "Next".
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Here is the synopsis for the film:
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.