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The Internet Loves the Love Between Eddie Brock and the Symbiote

We’ve written about Venom’s, uh, for lack of a better term, highkey sexy subtext. But maybe we’re being closed-minded, and it’s actually incredibly romantic. The internet seems to think so. Read More >>

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We Asked a Biologist What Would Happen If You Vaped Venom’s Alien Goo

Venom – Sony’s recently released tale of the world’s worst journalist and his head-chomping pet alien parasite – poses a number of interesting questions, such as “Is this movie bad or perfect dumb fun?” “Where do the heads go when Venom eats them?” and “What kind of accent, exactly, is Tom Hardy trying to do here?” Leaving the cinema on Saturday, however, one thought in particular stuck with me: “What would happen if you crammed Venom in an e-cigarette and vaped it?” Read More >>

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Venom’s Excellent Post-Credits Scenes Are Reason Enough to See the Movie

Since Venom takes place in a universe where Spider-Man doesn’t really exist, the idea that the movie’s meant to be the beginning of a symbiote-centric franchise is a little odd – Venom doesn’t exactly have the largest rogues gallery to incorporate into subsequent sequels. Read More >>

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Venom Director Ruben Fleischer on Reimagining the Lethal Protector Without Spider-Man’s Help

Sony’s Spider-Man-free Venom solo movie is finally upon us, and as wild as it might sound to comic book purists, the film totally works without the titular antihero’s nemesis. We recently spoke with director Ruben Fleischer about his personal connection to the source material, and why deviating from Venom’s canon actually gave him the freedom to explore the character in interesting new ways. Read More >>

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Venom Is a Surprisingly Solid Action Movie That Just Wants to Show You a Good Time

Venom strikes an imperfect balance between two extremes – sticking too close to, or straying too far from, Marvel’s source material. And that’s a testament to Sony’s belief that audiences are going to want to watch a charmingly-dishevelled Tom Hardy murder and eat people in the name of twisted justice in this movie and any potential sequels. Read More >>

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According to the Director, Venom Was Always Intended to Be a PG-13

Much has been made about the fact that Venom, for all its vague horror aesthetics, has a PG-13 rating in America, which suggests a basic limit to how horrific things will get. But according to director Ruben Fleischer, that was always planned to be the case. Read More >>

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A Solo Black Cat Movie and Obscure Heroes Are Joining Sony’s Spider-Man Universe

What does Sony have planned for their Spider-Man film universe after the release of Venom? The answers may surprise you, because they sure surprised us. Read More >>

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Venom Should Be a Horror Movie Where the Monster Wins

Diehard Spider-Man fans will swear up and down that there’s no way to make a movie about Eddie Brock and Venom without Peter Parker, but that’s really not the case. Sony’s upcoming Venom standalone movie is the perfect opportunity to prove that the character can be much more compelling and nuanced when it’s anything other than a Spider-Man villain. Read More >>

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Watch Todd McFarlane Critique Venom’s Design From the Upcoming Movie

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Venom is, in part, a Todd McFarlane creation. His creative hallmarks, emphasising the Gothic, the monstrous, and the uncanny, are all over his design. It’s also not a surprise that McFarlane has some opinions on the way his design was modified for the upcoming film, which casts Tom Hardy as the monstrous anti-hero (anti-villain? Hm). Read More >>

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In the New Venom Trailer, Eddie Brock Meets the Beast Within 

Who could’ve guessed it, said beast is not that bad once you get to know it as it lives inside your body. And once you get past, you know, all the wanton murder it does. Read More >>

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Venom Came to Comic-Con and Revealed Its Symbiotic Villain

The first trailer for Venom gave us, well, very little actual Venom. The second had a much better look at Sony’s take on the creepy Marvel anti-hero. Sony came to Comic-Con today to give us a tiny glimpse at what’s in store to attendees, and a frightful new villain for Eddie Brock and his symbiote friend to tussle with. Read More >>

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You’re Not Going Crazy: The Venom Trailer Has Exactly The Same Music As The Avengers: Infinity War Trailer

Hey have you seen the new Venom trailer? What do you notice about it? No, not the slightly clunky dialogue or the Peter Parker-sized elephant in the room. Have a listen to the music. Read More >>

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Fan Trailer Tries to Weave Together A Better Vision For The Venom Movie

I don’t know if the Venom movie, starring Tom Hardy, is going to be good. I hope it is. But I do know how it looks: like a weird, incoherent series orphan, vainly attempting to capitalise on the popularity of Spider-Man in a fictional universe where Spider-Man isn’t actually accessible as a character. Read More >>