Have I mentioned I really hope Ruben Fleicher’s Venom fails?
Why so negative, you might ask? Well, I’ll tell you. Fleisher (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) is a competent director, so my issue isn’t with him.
And it’s certainly not with Tom Hardy, who appears to be an actor that willing to do his best for a role despite apprehensions to the contrary.
No, my problem is Sony, who’s creating their own little offramp of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) using characters from the Spiderverse (Silver Sable, Black Cat, the Scorpion) though if that weren’t bad enough, they have to exist–as far as I am aware–apart from Spider-Man (who’s currently being managed by Marvel Studios).
That’s right! We’re going to have a series of movies that revolve around characters that were introduced to readers vis Spider-Man’s comic, only without Spider-Man.