Symbiote Slugfest Anyone?
Sony’s Venom movie is turning out to be quite the interesting creature. On the one hand you have a film about Spider-Man’s greatest enemy without Spider-Man even being featured in the film, and the studio behind it has a very bad track record when it comes to the web-head property. On the other hand it has Tom freakin’ Hardy as Eddie Brock and is meant to play out more like a thriller than your run of the mill comic book film.
We are so conflicted!
It was hinted at that in this iteration of Venom would take on the role of a lethal protector. Not so much a murderous monster who kills everyone, but more like a murderous monster who kills people he feels are truly evil. It’s a good angle to go on, especially now we might know who the film’s antagonists are.
According to an article on IGN, which features a shot of Hardy doing some reporting as Brock, we seen in his notes that the name ‘Life Foundation’ is mentioned. For you non-ultra comic book nerds out there, that’s the identity of an organisation infamous for tearing apart the original Venom suit into smaller, easier to control symbiotes that they bonded to mercenaries and psychopaths.
The photo shows Hardy as reporter Eddie Brock and holding a notebook that, if you flip the image upside down and zoom in, reveals some plot details about the Sony-Marvel movie.
The notebook reveals three entries, questions Brock is seeking answers to during his investigation. The first entry reads: “So how exactly does the Life Foundation go about testing its pharmaceuticals?” This obviously confirms that the Life Foundation is the primary antagonist in the story.
In the Marvel Comics, the Life Foundation is a shadowy survivalist group who believe the world will end in nuclear holocaust. Their wealthy, powerful clientele aim to emerge from their shelter to build a new society post-apocalypse. To protect them, the Life Foundation creates a security force of five symbiotes.
In the comics, these five horrific beings — Agony, Phage, Riot, Lasher and Scream.– were spawned from Venom and went on to wreak havoc. Because symbiotes.
We previously learned from Venom director Ruben Fleischer that the biggest comics influences on his movie would be two storylines both penned by David Michelinie: Lethal Protector and Planet of the Symbiotes.
Could this mean we might get a one on five symbiote-style brawl? That possibility alone might be worth giving this movie a fair shot, though with the way Hardy has been bulking up recently we doubt they would stand much of a chance!
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