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New ‘Venom’ Image: Tom Hardy’s Title Character Gives Us A Toothy Grin
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Venom Starring Tom Hardy

Here’s a new image you might want to sink your teeth into. Just ahead of its panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Sony has dropped new images from Venom, their first Spider-Man-Less spinoff.

While many have questioned if a universe full of supporting Spider-Man characters, villains, and anti-heroes can work, its titles are attracting some talent. For Venom, the talent doesn’t get any bigger than Tom Hardy, who plays the title character. Now before we get to see more from the film at SDCC this week check out the new image, along with what Hardy and director Ruben Fleischer had to say about the film, below.

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Warner Bros. Officially Greenlights Joker Origins Film; Joaquin Phoenix Confirmed To Star
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Joaquin Phoenix Confirmed For Joker Origins Film

Dread it. Run From it. That Joker origins movie is coming to theaters whether you like it or not. That’s right, the Joker origins film that will be directed by Todd Phillips, with Martin Scorsese acting as executive producer, officially got the green light from Warner Bros.

And Joaquin Phoenix, who was nearing a deal to star earlier this year, has reached a deal to play as the Joker. But the biggest question is, will the film put a smile on your face? More on the story below.

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Jared Leto To Play Morbius In Latest ‘Spider-Man’ Spinoff
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Sony is continuing to develop their newfound Spider-Man-less spinoff universe by building around the webslinger’s antiheroes, villains, and supporting characters. Along with Venom and Silver and Black, the studio has been working on Morbius.

That’s right Morbius, Marvel’s Living Vampire, who can be seen as both an ally and foe to Spidey, will be getting his very own film. And according to new reports the DC Extended Universe’s current Joker, Jared Leto, has signed to play the title character. More on the story below.

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Lucasfilm Says ‘Star Wars’ Spinoffs Are Not On Hold As Rumored
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Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

Last week there was a report from Collider that said the Star Wars spinoffs were being put on hold. The news came after Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s reported inability to meet certain box office expectations. As a result, this put the multiple planned spinoffs on pause. But plans for The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson’s new trilogy and the series of movies from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were to continue to be developed.

However, it appears now that the spinoffs are back on, or merely they were never actually put on hold. A new report says Lucasfilm is still actively developing anthology films for the Star Wars universe. This includes films for Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett. More on the story here below.

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Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Widow’ Director Shortlist Narrowed Down To Three
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Things are progressing quickly for the long-awaited Black Widow standalone film. Earlier this year, Marvel Studios brought in Jac Schaeffer (TiMER, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure) to pen the script. This was followed by meetings with Deniz Gamze Erguven (the Turkish movie Mustang), Chloe Zhao (The Rider), and Amma Asante (A United Kingdom) as potential directors.

Now it looks like Marvel has narrowed it down to three. According to new reports, Cate Shortland (Lore, Berlin Syndrome), Maggie Betts (Novitiate), and Asante are the most likely candidates. More on the story below.

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Lucasfilm To Put ‘Star Wars Story’ Spinoffs On Hold
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Star Wars Story Spinoffs Put On Hold

The Star Wars Story spinoffs are not going as well as Disney hoped they would.

With only Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Solo: A Star Wars Story under their belt, Disney and Lucasfilm are considering pulling back on their spinoffs after the latter’s disappointing box office numbers. This includes the Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett spinoffs that were in development. More on the story below.

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Walter Hamada’s Plans For DC Films Could Include A Major Rebranding For The Studio
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Justice League

It’s not easy to understand what exactly is going on with Warner Brothers’ DC film properties. For one thing, they have two Joker films, an uncertain future with other DCEU titles, and a number of previous titles that have failed to live up to expectations. The only reasonably good DCEU film the studio has is Wonder Woman. And after a series of stumbles, the studio is looking to Walter Hamada to steer DC in the right direction.

Hamada, who was named president of DC Entertainment-based film production at Warner Bros. in January, will have to figure out its future. This includes sorting out the DCEU films and giving its much darker ones a new banner. More on the story below.

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‘Venom’ Director Ruben Fleischer Gives A Vague Response To Venom And Spider-Man Crossover
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Ruben Fleischer Talks Venom

If you are still questioning whether or not a film universe full of Spider-Man villains and supporting characters could work without Spider-Man himself, don’t worry, we are too. Venom will still be a story about Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and his relationship with the alien symbiote. And yet, we know none of that would have ever happened without Spider-Man. But as Marvel and Sony agreed to keep those two worlds separate, it looks like Sony plans on expanding the Spider-Man-less universe by having Venom appear in other films.

Director Ruben Fleischer took some time off his busy schedule to talk about Venom, and he dropped some hints about the character’s future and possible cameos. More on the story, below.

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‘The Nun’ Trailer: The ‘Conjuring’ Universe Looks Into That Terrifying Portrait
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I’m not a fan of the Conjuring films. Not because they are bad films, but they scare the bejeezus out of me. The success of both films have given way for spinoffs, and thus launching what is known as The Conjuring Universe. Following the success of two surprisingly good Annabelle films, comes The Nun.

The portrait which appeared in The Conjuring 2 is getting its very own spinoff, which isn’t in the same vein as the Annabelle films, but it does give us pause as to why we keep inflecting scars on ourselves watching these terrifyingly good horrors/thrillers. Check out the first trailer below.

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Joker Spinoff Starring Jared Leto Heads To Development
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It’s no surprise that Jared Leto‘s Joker in Suicide Squad was one of the most interesting takes on the character. It wasn’t like the comic books or the dark and grungy Joker. And that is one thing you have to respect in David Ayer’s film. But it also wasn’t a well-received character.

That being said, he is a part of the DCEU now. And for those who have been dying to know if he would get his own film, well, the studio has answered that question. New reports are saying WB is putting a Joker movie into development with Leto starring and executive producing. More on the story below.

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