As we are done with Fox and Disney’s share of Marvel movies for this year, now it is Sony’s turn to let Venom shine with his big trademark smile. We still have to wait for almost two months before venom hits the theatres. But Venom’s release will mark the beginning of a Shared Universe full of characters from the Spider-verse as Sony is now taking a page out of the book of Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Until now, Sony has done nothing but invest big money on Spider-Man in the superhero genre. But now having outsourced Spider-Man to the MCU and having seen closely how to really make a Spider-Man (Superhero) movie, Sony has learned a lot, and now they will be putting other characters from the 900 characters they have the rights to. This is why we are getting a Venom movie because he is probably the most popular Spider-Man Universe character after Spidey himself.
Sony owes Venom a great deal after totally ruining him in his first outing in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. The first great decision that Sony took was signing Tom Hardy in the Venom spin-off that they wanted to put out. Hardy is one of the most dedicated actors out there and he totally has the capability to do Venom justice. And now having seen the trailers, we all know that Hardy has got the character spot on.
Venom does look promising and if it does turn out big at the Box Office, Sony will begin a whole Universe of Spider-Man characters. Next in line is Morbius and Jared Leto has signed on to play the role of the living Vampire, Michael Morbius. After that, Sony has movies like Silver and Black, Silk, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Nightwatch and Jackpot in play. Just imagine, if all these movies turn out to be as successful as the movies from the MCU, we all would be in luck ultimately as there would be someone to compete with the might of MCU (if WOD continues to fail!).
All these characters will come under one roof and just like the two competitors of Sony’s shared Universe, MCU and WOD, their Universe also needs to have a specific title, as until now fans are just vaguely calling it the Venomverse as Venom is starting it all. This interpretation is similar to that of the CW Shared Universe which is popularly known as the Arrowverse.
Sony has come to the rescue as Variety has reported that Sony now actually has an actual title for its Marvel Franchise: “Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters” or if you wanna short it down to the SUMC.
Honestly, it is great that Sony is synchronising everything and taking planned steps, one by one. Till now they are bringing one Superhero movie a year, but from 2020 and ahead, we will be seeing 2 Superhero movies from Sony in one year with Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot being one and probably Morbius being the other.
If Venom turns out to be a major success then it is highly likely that things are going to move real quick with some other project along with Morbius. Either a Venom sequel may be fast-tracked for 2020, or a project like Silver and Black may get the priority. For now, let’s focus upon Venom which does look to be a sure shot success. The premiere of the movie next year will make things clearer as the embargo of reviews will kick in.
As we all know by now that Venom has been reported to adapt the classic 90’s Marvel comics based on Lethal Protector storyline that sees Eddie Brock becoming a hero in San Francisco. Still, elements of the movie will obviously be altered so that the story fits better on the big screen. Here’s everything you need to know before you watch the movie:
“Before the story begins, Venom makes an agreement with Spider-Man that they will leave each other alone, on the condition that Venom commits no crimes. Venom then moves from New York City to San Francisco and takes up with a group of Californian mole people. Shortly thereafter the father of one of Venom’s victims seeks him out with a group of super-powered mercenaries to take revenge. Spider-Man, seeing misleading coverage of Venom on television, heads to San Francisco to confront him and instead winds up fighting alongside Venom against five new offspring of the Venom Symbiote: Scream, Rage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony.”
Venom hits the theatres on October 5.