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Tom Hardy clarifies his statement on Venom’s missing scenes and, speaking of scenes… you’ll want to hang around after the credits start on Venom

October 3rd, 2018 by Marc Comments

So Venom opens today and, before we all go to the cinema to check it out, here’s a few quick things you need to know.

Firstly, don’t move when the credits role… there’s two, yes two, scenes after the credits. And that’s AFTER the credits… so right. At. The. End. So no large drinks!

If Tom Holland isn’t in the movie (we still hope he is) he will hopefully be in one of the planned three sequels. Director Ruben Fleischer is still pushing the connection to the MCU through your favourite webslinger:

“I think there’s a pretty obvious one inherent to the Venom franchise that for whatever reason couldn’t be included in the film but I will say that I look forward to future movies where said character could perhaps run across Venom. Nothing would be more exciting to see than a face off with Spider-Man.

“I will say I think Tom Holland is a fantastic Spider-Man. I really loved Homecoming, I’m really excited for [Spider-Man: Far From Home]. I’m friends with Jon Watts and I’ve met Tom Holland and I know that he and [Venom star Tom] Hardy are excited to go toe to toe so that would be a version I personally would be very excited about.”

We hope Venom performs well enough to get a sequel and then to merge into the MCU much like the Netflix shows have.

Next up, Tom Hardy got into a bit of a kerfuffle earlier this week when he said of his favourite scenes in the movie: “They’re scenes that aren’t in this movie. There are, like, 30, 40 minutes worth of scenes that aren’t in this movie. All of them. Like mad puppeteering scenes, dark comedy scenes, they just never made it.”

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However, he has since clarified that it’s not as drastic as everyone believes:

One of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters takes center stage as Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) becomes the host for the alien symbiote Venom. As a journalist, Eddie has been trying to take down the notorious founder of the Life Foundation, genius Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) – and that obsession ruined his career and his relationship with his girlfriend, Anne Weying (Michelle Williams).

Upon investigating one of Drake’s experiments, the alien Venom merges with Eddie’s body, and he suddenly has incredible new superpowers, as well as the chance to do just about whatever he wants. Twisted, dark, unpredictable, and fueled by rage, Venom leaves Eddie wrestling to control dangerous abilities that he also finds empowering and intoxicating. As Eddie and Venom need each other to get what they’re looking for, they become more and more intertwined — where does Eddie end and Venom begin?

Venom hits theaters on October 5, 2018.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….