Reid Scott venom

The unexpected Venom casting keeps on keeping on with yet another surprise name thrown into the mix: Veep‘s Reid Scott. Scott joins an already impressive and still growing cast centered around Tom Hardy playing one of Spider-Man’s main antagonists.

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Which superhero stunt team has been hired to work on Venom? Which 1980s classic inspired the technology for Black Panther? Why didn’t the X-Men series Hellfire Club ever get off the ground? What’s Cable doing with a shopping cart of guns on the set of Deadpool 2? Which DC Comics superhero is the next to join Injustice 2? Which decade will Ant-Man and the Wasp flashback to? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Sony teamed up with Marvel Studios to allow Spider-Man to swing over into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but that doesn’t mean that Sony is content to give up their entire piece of the superhero pie. They still own the rights to dozens of characters in the Spider-Man pantheon, and they’re crafting their own separate universe with films like Silver and Black that will try to stand on their own without the web-slinger getting involved. Good luck with that, right?

But while that sounds like a misguided idea, I must admit that they’re making some interesting choices so far. First up for them is a Venom solo film, which has slowly gathered an unexpectedly terrific cast. Tom Hardy is playing the title character, and now the latest addition to this cast might make you raise an eyebrow: Jenny Slate (Obvious Child) is now in talks for a Venom role.
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Venom Michelle Williams

In an intriguing bit of casting, Michelle Williams is in talks to play the female lead in Venom, which stars Tom Hardy as the Spider-Man supervillain-turned-antihero.

That would pit an Oscar-nominated actress against an Oscar-nominated actor in a superhero movie intended to launch a Sony-centric Marvel universe without their mainstay hero, Spider-Man, showing up at all. This could be more of an interesting hot mess than it initially appeared.

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Will Joss Whedon get a writing credit on Justice League? Will X-Men: Dark Phoenix go full intergalactic or will it be more grounded? Why is only the first half of the first season of The Tick available to watch on Amazon? Will the Mutant Response Division be introduced. How did the Mayweather vs McGregor fight boost Thor: Ragnarok on social media? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Sony Pictures is getting their Spider-Man franchise spin-off Venom ready to go. Tom Hardy has been attached to the project as the title character for some time now, and Gangster Squad director Ruben Fleischer will be behind the camera for the film that is said to have no ties to the Spider-Man played by Tom Holland in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now the supporting cast is starting to fill out.

Reports have indicated that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Riz Ahmed is in talks to play a popular Marvel Comics character in Venom. While the character isn’t being disclosed at this time, there is word on which character it won’t be. Find out more about Venom cast addition below. Read More »

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Want to see an alternate Spider-Man: Homecoming suit inspired by Superior Spider-Man? What other Marvel Comics characters will be part of the Silver & Black spin-off movie? Have you heard about Marvel’s new VR game Marvel Powers United? Will Sebastian Stan appear in Black Panther as The Winter Soldier? Who does Tom Holland want to play Uncle Ben? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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The box office success of Spider-Man: Homecoming is all the proof we need that Sony Pictures will continue their plans to build out their own new Marvel expanded universe that’s adjacent to Marvel Studios’ cinematic universe. But thanks to a new report in Variety, now we know exactly how the studio plans to handle their upcoming superhero projects, including the Venom movie starring Tom Hardy. Read on for a breakdown of what they have coming up and get a glimpse into their approach to the material.
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