You guys realize we’re about to get Venom jammed into yet another third installment of a Spider-Man trilogy, right? You realize that, right? The darkest timeline continues.
I really wanted to disagree with you and call you dumb on the internet, but then I casually looked it up, and it seems that you’re right. Guess I’ll go find someone else to insult.
So, have the Wachowskis entered the Kevin Smith/Rob Zombie/Broken Lizard phase of their careers where they have revisit the greatest hits if they want funding?
My issue isn’t whether or not Sony can create a good Spider-Man movie. I’m personally upset about this because I was excited to see where the MCU was going with the character, especially after the first post-credit scene in FFH.
Isn’t it maybe possible that everyone went to see Far From Home BECAUSE it was continuing the story from the most successful movie ever? I mean it was GOOD, but that MCU tie-in guarantees some seats get filled. Seems like a win-win.
Couldn’t they have lost in something I don’t care about, like Star Wars or Avatar? (Hot take: I’m more interested in the Avatar sequels cuz of Cameron’s good sequel track record than I am in Star Wars)
The argument, I think, is that SM3 is where Sony started exerting influence, which is why Venom is there and also why the movie is a mess. Then Raimi left because of more of Sony exerting that influence, and what we got were two mediocre-to-bad movies with Andrew Garfield. Not that I necessarily think that Raimi was…
This is a *creative* loss, Sam.
The character had been wasted, and Sony has proven time and again that it has next to no idea how to handle him in live-action.
How in the fuck am I supposed to be satisfied that despite knocking it out of the park again, and apparently drawing your petty ire, Disney/Marvel/Feige are…
“but all of us who are not shareholders should be able to feel a little satisfaction at Disney actually losing for once.”
I wasn’t a fan of skipping out on high school Peter Parker, but I felt that a lot of the first two movies really felt like a comic book on the big screen. Let’s not forget that they made Doc Ock an interesting villain.
However, this does mean that Sony could be more willing to put Holland’s Spidey in some of its Spider-Man-adjacent films like Venom 2 and Jared Leto’s Morbius.
“Kristen Dunst is about as charismatic as a rag.”
In general, I agree.
But I wish that property was Star Wars, the Muppets, or the Simpsons. I’m pretty happy with what they’ve done for Marvel.
Venom was a fluke in a barren October. People knew Venom by osmosis at the point the movie came out. Morbius is a ‘huh?’ character. I can’t see Sony getting the returns they think they’re going to with anything in the near future.
Again, Sony thinks they can build their own expansive Cinematic Universe because they own the rights to hundreds of characters, forgetting that like 95% of those are only notable because sometimes they talk to Spider-Man.
Like any good person I don’t want Disney to win every time, but this isn’t good. The Marvel Spiderman movies were good, the Sony Spiderman movies were bad. Seems dumb to celebrate more of the latter and fewer of the former, even if it does stick it to Disney.
Oh come on now. Spider-Man 1 and especially 2 are TERRIFIC Spidey movies.
This is a surprise. Next up Sega announces its reentry into the console market with the Dreamcast 2!
Big win for all us Venomheads out there.