Whether people like the idea of a standalone Venom movie or not, it has caused a lot of debate and commentary. Usually, standalone movies are awarded to the heroes. No one really like the villains all that much anyway. Eddie Brock seems to have broken the mold. With Peter Parker otherwise occupied, or nonexistent really, Sony has decided to continue with the film instead of waiting to see what happens on the MCU side of things. While it’s release is months away, the film’s director, Ruben Fleischer, is already being asked about the likelihood of a sequel.
Venom has been talked about for what seems like forever, so why is this coming up again? Hello… San Diego Comic Con just happened this past weekend and Sony Pictures was there to talk about the film. In the famed Hall H, Comicbook.com was able to get a question in to Fleischer. It seems everyone wants to know if they really are looking at an overarching story. So they asked.
“We’ve definitely laid some groundwork for different directions that the franchise could go,” said Fleischer, “but obviously it all hinges on people’s excitement about this film. I hope people will stay and see what seeds have been planted.”
It really sounds like Sony would like people to stay long enough to look at a possible post-credit scene. Reactions are still mixed over the very idea of this film, let alone that they’re actually making it. Some people don’t think there can be a Venom without a Spider-Man. Others think it’s the step outside the box that was needed to help Sony finally make a hit in the hero world, even if it’s with a villain. Seeing a little more Tom Hardy certainly can’t hurt.
It’s also been rumored that the end of the movie sets up Carnage in a future film.
Venom releases October 5th, and we’ll be waiting to see just how a villain-centric film could do in a hero-centric world.
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