Venom Director Confirms The Character Will Definitely 'Confront' Spider-Man Soon

"That's where it's all going to lead."

Since coming up with a new arrangement with Marvel to keep Spider-Man in the MCU, there has been speculation that Sony is setting up its own shared Marvel universe which could see characters like Venom and Spider-Man meet.

And Venom director Ruben Fleischer has revealed that’s exactly what’s coming, telling Fandom, “That’s where it’s all going to lead.”

“And that’s the exciting thing, because we changed the origin of Venom … in the comics, he evolved from Spider-Man but because of the Marvel-Sony thing we weren’t able to that. And so the thing I think it’s building towards, and will be exciting to see, is when they actually do confront each other,” he added.

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When Marvel and Sony officially started working together and sharing Spider-Man, it meant that Sony’s own franchise filled with Spider-Man characters couldn’t involve the webslinger himself, despite the fact he’s responsible for them existing. Hence why, as Fleischer mentioned, Venom’s origin story had to be changed in the movie.

While the director didn’t get into specifics of how this will work, it likely has something to do with the new deal where Sony can include Tom Holland’s Spidey into their own Marvel universe.

The possibility of the multiverse and parallel realities means that Spider-Man could totally be thrown into another universe – which is what could happen in Marvel’s next film to explain why he doesn’t come back again?

Sony has a number of projects in development to start their own Marvel universe including the Jared Leto-led Morbius, Venom 2, Nightwatch, Black Cat, Silver Sable and Madame Web. There’s also the hugely successful animated Spider-Verse franchise.

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Fleischer, who isn’t returning to direct Venom 2, was also asked if there was anything he’d like to change about the movie and he responded, “If anything, I would have changed the critics’ reaction to it.

“I was really bummed that people didn’t like it because it’s a crowd-pleasing movie and I’m not sure if there was just blowback against Sony or people just worship Marvel.

“But I was really surprised that the critics [were gunning for it] because audiences really enjoyed the movie. And so many people who’ve seen it just appreciated that it was a fun superhero movie. So I was a little surprised. I don’t know what they were expecting.”

Andy Serkis is taking over the reigns for the next film and reportedly has “very clear ideas” for it.

Fleischer also added, “I was kinda happy to let somebody else take over. And I’m excited to see what he does with it.”

The next Spider-Man movie is set for release on July 16, 2021.

Kit Harington Is 'Terrified' To Join The MCU And TBH It Makes Sense

"I know the responsibility."

With Game of Thrones ending earlier this year, Kit Harington is finally able to work on new projects with the actor recently signing up to the MCU’s Eternals to play Dane Whitman AKA Black Knight.

It was confirmed at the D23 Expo earlier this year that the Jon Snow actor would join his former Game of Thrones co-star Richard Madden in the MCU film.

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While Harington is of course very keen to get started on the movie, he also knows just how daunting it can be when trying to satisfy fan expectations.

According to ComicBook.Com, Harington spoke about Eternals at ACE Comic-Con in Chicago over the weekend. He said, “A lot of people who go into something like the MCU, they haven’t had experience of, maybe, a franchise that big.

“I’ve lived with Thrones for ten years, I’ve known a big franchise and something that’s created a world and it has a huge fan base. So for both reasons, I’m excited and terrified.

“I know the responsibility of actors who came into Thrones knowing that they’re playing a beloved character and that they had a responsibility to fans and to people to do something with that character. And for me, looking at this new universe, I’m prepared because I’ve been part of a universe… but I also have been part of a universe, so I am terrified.”

Look, let’s be honest, considering all the backlash the final season of Game of Thrones received, it makes sense that he’d be “terrified” to get things right for the hardcore Marvel fans.

Landing a role in a popular franchise is definitely a bit of a double-edged sword and he knows that all too well – especially as both Jon Snow and Dane Whitman have source material that fans know inside and out.

Harington didn’t reveal too much about the character but did say that he’ll once again be wielding a sword, making him pretty much Jon Snow 2.0.

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Because the Eternals comics span thousands of years, it’ll be interesting to see whether Dane will be in the present day or in part of the story set in the past.

It’ll be a while before we find out more, as the film won’t hit cinemas until late 2020.

Also starring in Eternals with Harington and Madden is Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan and more.

Marvel Didn't Even Trust The Stars Of 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' With That Post-Credits Twist

"It was a surprise to me."

The Spider-Man: Far From Home post-credits Skrull twist surprised cinema-goers earlier this year and it turns out that even the stars had no idea it was going to happen.

We didn’t think things could get much crazier after we saw the mid-credits scene where Peter Parker’s secret identity was revealed to the world.

But then, the movie brought back the shapeshifting Skrulls from Captain Marvel for the post-credit scene and revealed Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) weren’t actually there at all, but were Talos (Ben Mendolsohn) and his wife Soren (Sharon Blynn) in disguise.

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The real Fury had been hiding out in an undisclosed location in space while Talos kept him updated with what was happening on Earth.

It was a lot.

And it turns out that not even Tom Holland or Cobie Smulders were informed of the scene.

According to ComicBook.Com, Tom was speaking at ACE Comic-Con when he revealed he didn’t know about the post-credit scene until he saw the film.

“I’m trying to think if I did know that. No, I don’t think I didn’t know,” he said.

Jake Gyllenhaal, however, admitted to knowing about the scene a month before the film was released, “There were pieces of it we knew.”

“I didn’t really, really know until about a month until the movie was released,” he added.

Tom joked, “Yeah, because there were those reshoots and I wasn’t invited to those reshoots because I got it right the first time.”

“You’re talking about the scene with the Skrulls? No, I don’t think I did. I like that scene.”

Smulders has previously revealed she had no idea about the twist and Marvel actually used footage that she and Jackson had originally filmed for the beginning of the film.

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Speaking with THR, the actress revealed, “I don’t know when they thought of it. It was a surprise to me. I bumped into Kevin Feige at a party and he said, ‘I gotta tell you something about what’s happening.’ I was excited, but I was also confused.

“I asked, ‘Well, where is she? What’s she up to?’ You can use your own imagination to figure that out. It’s cool because it is the constant shifting of this world. I don’t know where they’re going to go with it, or if that’s a tease for what’s to come. I just love that it was another layer of the film that was going on, potentially the whole time.”

Because we don’t find out where Hill has been the whole time, some fans believe she’s been a Skrull since The Avengers, “They could change it to be that way, but in my mind — no,” she said. “I don’t know where she is, but my hope is that she’s on vacation somewhere. In this world, she’s probably just on some other mission.”

Maybe one day Marvel will trust Holland with a secret…


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