That’s the rumor. They’re supposedly going to Sinister Six it, which makes sense. Doc Ock and Electro were already announced, complete with the actors who played them in past Spider-Man movies. Never saw THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN movies, so can’t speak to Jamie Foxx; but Alfred Molina was solid as Doc Ock and Dafoe — well, as Weird Al once noted, the dude was even scarier without the mask on. So… I’ll allow it.
Astoundingly, this may still be a fun movie summer. I mean, starting Sunday the two week clock starts on full immunization for me.
Am I gonna see VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE? Yeah, sure. The first VENOM was fun, if not exactly high cinema. And that’s fine with me. I’ve spent far too much time over the last year and a half being stuck with myself. Time to go just… do and see things. Things I didn’t make.
Ha! Was able to match the original scansion. Anyway: “Disney has set a massive movie licensing pact with Sony Pictures for the U.S. that promises to bring Spider-Man and other Marvel properties to Disney Plus starting with Sony’s 2022 release slate… The agreement comes on the heels of Sony’s output deal with Netflix for titles in the lucrative post-theatrical release Pay 1 window.”
That’s what somebody on Sonny’s Twitter thread is calling it, at least, and he’s not wrong. I really wish Paramount would do the same thing, preferably with a service I’m already subscribed to. There are too many combatants in the Streaming Wars as it is.
Let’s face it: that’s what this would be: “Sony Pictures has reportedly offered Keanu Reeves the role of Spider-Man villain Kraven the Hunter in a solo film project that is currently in development. If this is true, we still don’t know if Reeves is going to accept the offer.” Come, I will conceal nothing from you: all I know about Kraven the Hunter is from Squirrel Girl. I don’t know just where this falls on the Abomination Scale, or even if it falls on it at all.
Still. John Wick with a spear. That could be cool.
I dunno. Maybe? Tom Holland might just be there to do a cameo or an end-scene teaser. I mostly want to mention one thing, though: contra GeekTyrant, I don’t particularly think that Sony cares overmuch if having their Spider-Man show up in their movie confuses people who watch the MCU. I mean, seriously: it’s not going to make anybody not go to see future Spider-Man films, future Venom films, or future MCU films.
Personally, I love superhero flicks, but I consider the level of half-assed continuity that we have now in the various shared universes to be above what we might have reasonably expected.
I do, myself — but mostly in the context of how they’re eventually going to settle up. …Did I write about this? Oh, right, only on Twitter. Short version is that Disney wants a lot more money out of the Spider-Man/MCU synergy thing, and Sony doesn’t want to give them any. Hard to fault either of ’em, really. Disney did a lot of the heavy lifting for Sony’s product*, but Sony’s product is pretty damned good and Disney has a reputation for being a kind of aggressive black hole when it comes to revenue.
In the process of saying things that we already knew would happen (Tom Hardy is going to make another Venom movie*; Sony wouldn’t mind a Venom / Spider-Man crossover, if only they can figure out how to do it), producer Amy Pascal said this:
Fans of Miles Morales will also be happy to learn that the character’s inclusion in this animated universe does not necessarily mean we can’t ever get a live-action version of him, too. “No, I don’t think you should exclude [Miles from a live-action movie],” Pascal said. “I think you should assume there is nothing to exclude.”