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A Solo Black Cat Movie and Obscure Heroes Are Joining Sony’s Spider-Man Universe

What does Sony have planned for their Spider-Man film universe after the release of Venom? The answers may surprise you, because they sure surprised us. Read More >>

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Venom Should Be a Horror Movie Where the Monster Wins

Diehard Spider-Man fans will swear up and down that there’s no way to make a movie about Eddie Brock and Venom without Peter Parker, but that’s really not the case. Sony’s upcoming Venom standalone movie is the perfect opportunity to prove that the character can be much more compelling and nuanced when it’s anything other than a Spider-Man villain. Read More >>

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Watch Todd McFarlane Critique Venom’s Design From the Upcoming Movie

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Venom is, in part, a Todd McFarlane creation. His creative hallmarks, emphasising the Gothic, the monstrous, and the uncanny, are all over his design. It’s also not a surprise that McFarlane has some opinions on the way his design was modified for the upcoming film, which casts Tom Hardy as the monstrous anti-hero (anti-villain? Hm). Read More >>

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In the New Venom Trailer, Eddie Brock Meets the Beast Within 

Who could’ve guessed it, said beast is not that bad once you get to know it as it lives inside your body. And once you get past, you know, all the wanton murder it does. Read More >>

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Venom Came to Comic-Con and Revealed Its Symbiotic Villain

The first trailer for Venom gave us, well, very little actual Venom. The second had a much better look at Sony’s take on the creepy Marvel anti-hero. Sony came to Comic-Con today to give us a tiny glimpse at what’s in store to attendees, and a frightful new villain for Eddie Brock and his symbiote friend to tussle with. Read More >>

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You’re Not Going Crazy: The Venom Trailer Has Exactly The Same Music As The Avengers: Infinity War Trailer

Hey have you seen the new Venom trailer? What do you notice about it? No, not the slightly clunky dialogue or the Peter Parker-sized elephant in the room. Have a listen to the music. Read More >>

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Fan Trailer Tries to Weave Together A Better Vision For The Venom Movie

I don’t know if the Venom movie, starring Tom Hardy, is going to be good. I hope it is. But I do know how it looks: like a weird, incoherent series orphan, vainly attempting to capitalise on the popularity of Spider-Man in a fictional universe where Spider-Man isn’t actually accessible as a character. Read More >>

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In Venom’s First Trailer, Venom Is Nowhere to Be Found

After months of secrecy and uncertainty about just what Sony’s Venommight look and feel like on the big screen, the first trailer has finally dropped. Read More >>

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Why These Bats Laugh in the Face of North America’s Most Venomous Scorpion

When pallid bats are stung by an Arizona bark scorpion, they shrug it off as if nothing even happened, which is odd considering this predatory arachnid is the most venomous scorpion in all of North America. New research explains how this unusual level of immunity is possible—a finding that could translate to an entirely new class of painkillers for humans. Read More >>

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The Venom Film Has Chosen Its Star/Symbiote Host: Tom Hardy

Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom. The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland. Read More >>

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These Sea Urchins Have a Terrifying Self-Defence Strategy

Prey animals are capable of defending themselves in an amazing of ways, but when it comes to mounting a sophisticated biological counter-attack, sea urchins have taken it to another level. When attacked by predatory fish, these humble echinoderms release a hostile cloud of tiny jaws that act independently of the urchin itself, attacking the fish and releasing the venom contained within them. Read More >>

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These Fish Inject Predators With Opioid Venom and That’s Not Even the Coolest Part

Fangblennies are tiny reef-dwelling fish only two inches long that look like they came from some adorable deep-sea vampire movie. Only, if you’re a predator and you piss them off, they will wreck the shit out of you with their opioid-laced venom. Read More >>

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Sony Just Randomly Announced a Venom Movie Will Be Out Next Year

This is straight-up crazy. Pretty much out of the blue, Sony has announced it will release a Venom movie on October 5th, 2018, possibly directed by Alex Kurtzman. Read More >>

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The Deadliest Cobras Also Look the Most Terrifying

Cobras are renowned for their devastating flesh-eating venom, and the dramatic way they rear their heads upwards to flare their hoods. New research clarifies the purpose of these tactics and how they emerged among cobras—insights that could help scientists develop more powerful anti-venoms, and help you spot an especially deadly cobra before it’s too late. Read More >>

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Marvel’s Newest Event Miniseries Is Pretty Much ‘But What if Everyone Was Venom?’

Are you prepared for another Marvel event? The comics publisher is hoping you are—and this latest one is bringing a tonne of new Venoms into the Marvel universe. Read More >>