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alliterator How dare you? from Southern California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
How dare you?
Aug 13th 2019 at 7:29:12 AM

The biggest superhero movie of all time wrote a completely new motivation for Thanos
Not a new motivation, but rather an obscure one that comes straight out of an issue of Silver Surfer.

"What, you think I won't fight a dinosaur? Are you crazy? All I want to do is fight dinosaurs." — Squirrel Girl
Aug 14th 2019 at 7:23:28 PM

Well yes of course because the comics always contain a wonderful amount of stories and characters that can make for great movies.

Which means nothing to the majority of movie audiences. This "wonderful amount of stories and characters" are known only to the comic buying audience who aren't nearly large enough to be catered to by the studios. Adaptations before Venom have made major changes and far more extreme than anything Venom did.

slimcoder Black-Hearted Evil or Brave-Hearted Hero
Black-Hearted Evil or Brave-Hearted Hero
Aug 14th 2019 at 7:33:01 PM

Hmmmh thinking about it harder, well the movies not very good anyway so it’s not much of a loss in the end indeed.

Can you see all of me? Walk into my mystery. Do you remember me? Capture you or set you free I am all. I am all... I am all of me
alliterator How dare you? from Southern California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
How dare you?
Sep 12th 2019 at 1:34:00 PM

Production weekly lists all the shows/movies currently in production and "VENOM 2 (w/t FILLMORE)" is right there.

I have no idea why the working title of the film would be "Fillmore" though.

"What, you think I won't fight a dinosaur? Are you crazy? All I want to do is fight dinosaurs." — Squirrel Girl
TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Sep 12th 2019 at 2:38:05 PM

Sometimes films are given a working title that's deliberately obscure in order to disguise what the project actually is.

Like. If you start production on Venom 2 and then Venom 1 bombs, it's harder to kill the film after the public's already caught wind of it.

But if you're working on "Fillmore" and then Venom bombs, nobody cares if "Fillmore" suddenly disappears off the working slate.

Drake's Razor: Never attribute to cold unfeeling logic that which can be equally explained by emotional outburst.
Tuckerscreator from Traveling through the Multiverse Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Sep 12th 2019 at 2:52:52 PM

It's standard practice for many big films nowadays. The Avengers had a code name of "Group Hug" when filming in public places, though obviously the deception didn't last long once passerby could see Thor and Loki walking around.

“If your good mood was ruined because you got into an accident with a car...”
Brandon Fan of Summer (actress, not the season) Relationship Status: I want you to want me
Fan of Summer (actress, not the season)
Sep 12th 2019 at 3:53:41 PM

Back to the Future, Part II I think had a working title of "Paradox".

Isn't it also done to deter piracy or bootleg footage of the film?

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Sep 12th 2019 at 8:04:24 PM

It makes the film cheaper overall, companies and locations will jack up prices knowing the movie is a big blockbuster. I believe Return of the Jedi started that trend by claiming to be an indie horror movie called Blue Harvest.

Brandon Fan of Summer (actress, not the season) Relationship Status: I want you to want me
Fan of Summer (actress, not the season)
Sep 12th 2019 at 10:14:38 PM

[up] Surprised no company has tried to sue for false representation.

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Sep 12th 2019 at 11:49:34 PM

Wouldn't surprise me if someone hasn't tried, but they would have to contend with corporate lawyers, compartmentalization (ie location scouting company is separate from the main studio) and ex post facto laws generally protect them. "I would have charged more if I knew it was Star Wars" is not exactly grounds for criminal misconduct. They would have to have evidence of breaking the contract itself: not informing them of blowing stuff up, accidentally setting things on fire or not cleaning up gallons of fake blood.

alliterator How dare you? from Southern California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
How dare you?
Oct 15th 2019 at 12:51:05 PM

It's going to be Shriek.

"What, you think I won't fight a dinosaur? Are you crazy? All I want to do is fight dinosaurs." — Squirrel Girl
TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Oct 15th 2019 at 1:45:49 PM

Ooooo

I'm still not sold on Woody Allen as Carnage, but I love the idea of putting Shriek and Carnage together. Their creepy campy murder-couple romance was the best part of Maximum Carnage, and it was always a shame that later writers didn't really follow up on that.

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Tuckerscreator from Traveling through the Multiverse Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Oct 15th 2019 at 2:01:18 PM

Woody Allen as Carnage

Wrong Woody. Certainly loathsome just like Carnage, but Venom 2's Woody is Woody Harrelson. tongue

Edited by Tuckerscreator on Oct 15th 2019 at 2:01:38 AM

“If your good mood was ruined because you got into an accident with a car...”
AyyItsMidnight Ordinary Corrupt Android Love
Ordinary Corrupt Android Love
Oct 15th 2019 at 2:02:40 PM

Wonder if he'll still have that gloriously stupid-looking hair he did in the first movie.

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Oct 15th 2019 at 2:03:42 PM

I thought that said Shrek at first and got very confused.

Oct 18th 2019 at 11:39:59 AM

IIRC, whoever does play Shriek is going to be under a ton of makeup the whole movie. I mean with Domino in Deadpool 2 they avoided that by inverting the colors (black on white instead of white on black) but there’s no real doing that here.

When did the chalky white skin for characters become a big thing? I think it was the 90’s mostly.

Edited by Beatman1 on Oct 18th 2019 at 2:41:35 PM

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Gaon Smoking Snake from Grim Up North Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Oct 18th 2019 at 11:43:01 AM

I read that as Naomie Harris is in talks to play Shrek.

soMEBODY onCE T Old ME the wOrlD WAS Gon NNA ROLL ME..'

"Cobras Fumantes eterna é sua vitória!"
Oct 18th 2019 at 11:47:32 AM

When did the chalky white skin for characters become a big thing? I think it was the 90’s mostly.

I want to say it might have started with Morbuis the vampire who debuted in the 70s but there might have been early examples.

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!
Dec 27th 2019 at 2:19:44 PM

Tom Holland is in talks to cameo as Spider-Man in Venom 2.

Edited by TargetmasterJoe on Dec 27th 2019 at 6:25:15 AM

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TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
fredhot16 from Baton Rogue, Louisiana. Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Dec 27th 2019 at 2:32:41 PM

[up][up]"Dreaded", dude? Really?

Suspension of disbelief: I can believe in time travel but it still has to make sense with it's own rules.
Dirtyblue929 Armchair Developer from A Very Deep Hole Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Armchair Developer
Dec 27th 2019 at 2:49:17 PM

[up][up][up] Chill with the hyperbole. Venom wasn't that bad.

"Oh no, I'm not brave enough for politics."
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!
Dec 27th 2019 at 3:22:41 PM

[up][up], [up]: Okay, maybe "dreaded" was stretching it. I'll have it fixed ASAP.

I was under the impression that at least some of us still see SUMC as an exercise for Sony to get on the shared universe bandwagon the quick and cheap way.

(Anyone heard anything new about Morbius?)

Real talk though, I guess this could go either way...

EDIT: Did some thinking and if Sony really wants their micro universe to be MCU canon, there might be some connective tissue if Venom 1 is retconned to taking place during Endgame's five year time skip and Venom 2 takes place after Far From Home, which found Peter on the lam no thanks to Mysterio.

But it's Sony, so I'm feeling less than confident about it...tongue

Edited by TargetmasterJoe on Dec 27th 2019 at 6:38:28 AM

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