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Unsung it's a living from a tenement of clay
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Nov 4th 2017 at 8:32:19 AM

Is that a houseboat?

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Jan 11th 2018 at 8:08:02 AM

I hate these first look pics. They’re always just the actors standing around in street clothes on a nondescript set.

Don’t make an official release until you have something to release.

Jan 11th 2018 at 8:09:39 AM

[up][up]”Ok, so I have a 12:00 with editorial, then lunch at 2, and that one guy finally wants to interview at 2:45.”

At least he looks like Eddie. Topher Grace was a stick in comparison.

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
Ghilz Fight It Out! from The Moon, Or Canada Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
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Jan 11th 2018 at 9:11:48 AM

At least he looks like Eddie.

Barely? I mean, if your standards for "Looks like" are "Is a white man." Sure.

Eddie's a blond (Or ginger in earlier appearances), Eddie is also ripped. The guy looks... nothing like him. Heck, you could argue Topher Grace was actually closer by virtue of having the proper hair color.

Which, to be fair, physical resemblance isn't a requirement for him to be good (See Thor's Heimdall)

edited 11th Jan '18 9:13:30 AM by Ghilz

Unsung it's a living from a tenement of clay
it's a living
Jan 11th 2018 at 9:48:36 AM

Nobody's as jacked as they are in the comics, but without knowing much else about the portrayal they're going for, I like his expression and look. Seems like a guy who's covered wars, y'know.

Eagal This is a title. from This is a location. Relationship Status: Waiting for Prince Charming
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Jan 11th 2018 at 10:25:33 AM

Dead Rising crossover confirmed? tongue

edited 11th Jan '18 10:25:44 AM by Eagal

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Mizerous Zappy Zappy Lady from Normura Land Relationship Status: Brewing the love potion
Zappy Zappy Lady
Jan 11th 2018 at 10:47:27 AM

Yeah at least Eric Forman had blonde hair before he became Venom.

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TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Jan 11th 2018 at 12:13:12 PM

For reference, this is Eddie Brock.

The musculature and hair color are missing, but props for the face.

Which isn't to say it's bad, mind you. I look forward to seeing what they do with this casting. But I'm not giving it points for "He's a dead ringer for Eddie, unlike that loser Topher Grace!"

edited 11th Jan '18 12:13:53 PM by TobiasDrake

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Unsung it's a living from a tenement of clay
it's a living
Jan 11th 2018 at 12:31:40 PM

Topher Grace was just a little too boyish, and the way the character was written was a little too...perky? for the man who would be Venom. I don't quite know what they were going for, really.

Ghilz Fight It Out! from The Moon, Or Canada Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
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Jan 11th 2018 at 3:18:52 PM

[up][up] It's basically what I was saying.

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Jan 11th 2018 at 3:25:35 PM

So, do you guys think they'll keep the big spider emblem on Venom's chest or do you think Sony will get rid of it to obscure Venom's ties with Spider-Man? In fact, do you think Venom will still have the ability to shoot webs or will that be too Spidey for their liking?

Mizerous Zappy Zappy Lady from Normura Land Relationship Status: Brewing the love potion
Zappy Zappy Lady
Jan 11th 2018 at 3:59:34 PM

[up]They might as well not even call it Venom if that is the case.

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Gaon Smoking Snake from Grim Up North Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Jan 11th 2018 at 4:08:41 PM

Apparently someone zoomed in Brock's notebook in that picture and it says:

* So, how exactly does the Life Foundation go about testing its pharmaceuticals?

  • What about the allegations your empire is built on?

  • That you recruit the most vulnerable of us to volunteer for the tests that end up...them?

"Cobras Fumantes eterna é sua vitória!"
Jan 11th 2018 at 4:14:19 PM

I wonder if the Symbiote will still be an alien then, or a product of this corporation.

TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Jan 11th 2018 at 5:18:18 PM

They're probably going the Ultimate route, it sounds like. The Venom symbiote in the Ultimate comics was an experimental medical treatment that was supposed to cure cancer.

I'm going to be disappointed if that's so. I strongly prefer the alien symbiote. Ultimate Venom is just a mindless cannibal monster that runs around devouring people to sustain itself.

Bendis doesn't like symbiotes very much.

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Ghilz Fight It Out! from The Moon, Or Canada Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Fight It Out!
Jan 11th 2018 at 6:30:34 PM

[up] Mind you, they can take the origin story without the monster part.

Ultimate Venom's origin makes sense for a movie. 616 Venom's origin story is so tied with Spider-Man, it's why many of its adaptations falter. And you need to set up Eddie own issues with Spiderman. The Ultimate origin at least allows for a far more self-contained plot that's not reliant on Spiderman.

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
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Jan 11th 2018 at 7:04:11 PM

...I'm still skeptical about doing a movie on Venom without involving Spider-Man to some capacity.

The thought alone reminds me of stuff like Steel and Catwoman.

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Rynnec Killing is my business Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Killing is my business
Jan 11th 2018 at 7:27:24 PM

On the bright side, they can finally do Carnage some justice without ruining the family friendly image Spidey himself has.

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Mizerous Zappy Zappy Lady from Normura Land Relationship Status: Brewing the love potion
Zappy Zappy Lady
Jan 11th 2018 at 7:51:46 PM

[up] If we get Carnage.

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TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Jan 11th 2018 at 10:04:26 PM

We'll probably get Carnage. He's pretty much the iconic go-to adversary for Eddie Brock's Venom. If Venom's in a thing and he's not the villain, nine times out of ten, it's because they're fighting Carnage.

Eddie Brock as Venom basically has two missions in life: stick it to Spider-Man and fight Carnage.

edited 11th Jan '18 10:05:28 PM by TobiasDrake

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Eagal This is a title. from This is a location. Relationship Status: Waiting for Prince Charming
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Jan 11th 2018 at 10:10:13 PM

Google fu for "Venom movie carnage". First result sez Carnage is the villain.

Idunno how reliable the source is though. :hmm

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Rynnec Killing is my business Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Killing is my business
Jan 11th 2018 at 10:34:31 PM

If it's not Carnage, it'll be those Spider Slayers or whoever was behind the mecha in the Lethal Protector arc were.

edited 11th Jan '18 10:35:32 PM by Rynnec

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TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Jan 16th 2018 at 10:50:18 AM

Oh snap.

Tom Holland's Spider-Man might be in Venom after all.

I'm thinking this can work out if:

  • MCU!Spidey and Sony-Verse!Spidey are two different Spideys played by the same dude.
  • Or Venom takes place a ways after Avengers 4 after Spidey hypothetically acquires the Symbiote. (Yes, I'm aware that Feige established there wouldn't be any Symbiote shenanigans...but what if he's bluffing?)
    • Alternatively, the Symbiote's origins could take the Ultimate approach and be mad science gone wrong since Spider-Man 3 already used the "evil space goo" origin.

Either way, it looks like this movie might not be Steel and Catwoman all over again. Might.

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