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Episode 519

Venom (2018 film)
Thu, 2018-Oct-04 02:50 UTC
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With 305,057 views on Wednesday, 3 October 2018 our article of the day is Venom (2018 film).

Venom is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Columbia Pictures in association with Marvel, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing, it is intended to be the first film in Sony's Marvel Universe. The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay by Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, and Kelly Marcel, and stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock / Venom, alongside Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott. In Venom, journalist Brock is bound to an alien symbiote that gives him superpowers.

Sony began developing a Venom film after the character made his cinematic debut in Spider-Man 3 (2007). After various iterations, work on a new version began in March 2017 to start a new shared universe featuring the Marvel characters to which Sony possessed the film rights, though Sony also intended for the film to share the world of Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after a deal between Sony and Marvel Studios. It was later clarified that the film is a standalone set in its own universe. Rosenberg and Pinkner were set to write, with Fleischer and Hardy added in May 2017. Principal photography began in October 2017, taking place in Atlanta, New York City, and San Francisco.

Venom premiered in Westwood, Los Angeles on October 1, 2018, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on October 5, 2018. The film received generally negative reviews from critics, who criticized the inconsistent tone and script, although Hardy's performance received some praise.

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