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Movie Movie Podcast #78: BlacKkKlansman, Venom, Mandy and More!

Fall is upon us, halloween is two weeks away, Halloween is next week,  and it’s time for another podcast! Join Alex, Russ, Pete and myself as we talk about Blackkklansman, Mile 22, Venom, Mandy, Teen Titans Go, Won’t You be My Neighbor, The Meg, Crazy Rich Asians, The Predator, Assassination Nation,  Spy Who Dumped Me, Christopher Robin, A Star Is Born, We The Animals, First Reformed, RBG, Searching, Darkest Minds, Slender Man, Happy Time Murders, Little Stranger, Upgrade, Peppermint, A Simple Favor, The Nun, Life Itself, The House with a Clock in its Walls, Hell Fest and more on this episode of the Movie Movie Podcast! Recorded on October 10th 2018.

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Venom and Why I Dont Care About This Movie

Making a Venom movie at this stage of the film re-incarnation is a really bold concept.  You already butchered the character in an unnecessary sequel, and you are in the process of relaunching Spiderman as what appears to be an unnecessary franchise.  So with this new incarnation barely off the ground, it’s a really dumb idea to try and give Venom his OWN movie for many reasons

1) Avi Arad stated that the Venom of these films would be both Eddie Brock and a heroic Venom.  He wouldn’t be bad or anything until he saw Spiderman.

2) a Venom standalone movie doesn’t work because his entire origin is tied far too closely to Peter Parker, so unless Venom shows up in this new Spiderman series, and then gets spun out, it wont work.

3) Venom is not nearly the household name people think it is.  He also looks like a monster which means, you will continually have to use CGI for your main character who is an A-level spidey character, but a C-level Marvel Universe character.  Hulk all CGI works cause everyone on earth knows hulk.

4) Venom is kind of a brat.  “I want to be a hero too, but fuck that guy [spiderman]”.  I don’t know how you get people behind that character unless you drastically change his motivations, origins, and intrinsic characteristics.  At that rate is it really worth it.

The basic issue at hand is that Sony owns the rights to the Spiderman universe and they can’t make a Spidey movie every year, so they have to get creative with how they monetize that world.  If I were them I would just sell the rights back to Marvel at a PREMIUM and use that cash to go and buy some other franchise.  Marvel can do it better than you, and you can go use that money keep other projects afloat.

I should be an exec, cause I would kill this movie in a heartbeat before it becomes an uninspired stillborn wreck.

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