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VENOM Director Reveals The Two Comic Titles It's Based On

VENOM Director Reveals The Two Comic Titles It's Based On

Spider-Man fans are waiting with intense curiosity to see how Sony's upcoming Venom movie plays out. But no one Venom storyline will do - he's going to adapt two.

It's uncertain at this stage whether or not the movies will be part of the MCU, however, and fans have been wondering how you can possibly make Venom work without Spider-Man.

Speaking at the Sao Paulo Comic Con Experience, Venom star Tom Hardy has finally confirmed longstanding rumors that the film will be inspired by the classic Lethal Protector comic book miniseries. Most notably, it saw Eddie Brock attempt to redeem himself for his past crimes, even burying the hatchet with Spider-Man and moving from NY to San Francisco. That's a hard enough job to do even before you consider that most of Venom's best comic book arcs involve Peter Parker in some form.

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Venom: Lethal Protector is a six-issue comic book series by David Michelinie and Mark Bagley that was released in 1993. There, he began a career as an antihero rather than as a villain. This results in the creation of five new symbiote spawn: Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony.

Venom also teams up with Spider-Man in the "Planet of the Symbiotes" story arc from the ongoing "Amazing Spider-Man" comic book series - which was also written by Michelinie - in which an invasion of symbiotic creatures is thwarted by an alliance of Spider-Man, Venom and the Scarlet Spider. He's one of Marvel's most brutal villains, created when a symbiote bonded with a psychopathic murderer. The "Peaky Blinders" actor also revealed that the film will be set in San Francisco and further stressed that "Venom" will be an important installment for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. I remain skeptical that this movie will exist and isn't a big prank, but after looking into the elements they're pulling from the comic books, these insane kids just might be able to pull this off. "Zombieland" director Ruben Fleischer is at the helm, while "Fifty Shades of Grey" scriptwriter Kelly Marcel, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg ("Jumanji") are all signed up for writing duties. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing the movie, along with Amy Pascal.

Venom hits theaters on October 5, 2018.


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