Sony Pictures’ Venom starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and directed by Ruben Fleischer opens in theaters this weekend. It is based on the Marvel Comics villain and is not set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Likewise, Aquaman, based on the DC Comics character, opens in December. It is directed by James Wan, stars Jason Mamoa as Arthur Curry, and is set in the DCEU. Here are a few thoughts on these films.
In regards to Aquaman, I have to admit, I enjoyed James Wan’s work on Furious 7. He is known for movies that horror-based or fun thrill rides. While I doubt that the film will be as good as Wonder Woman, I think this will be a fun and enjoyable film, especially considering the source material.
As for Venom, Sony made a huge mistake. They should have connected this movie to the MCU and allowed Marvel Studios to help develop it. While I think the movie will be entertaining, I am going in with no pre-conceived notions of ‘Best Picture,’ even a highly politicized pick. That being said, it might be fun to see Venom fight Lasher in the finale or if it’s connected to another film called Life starring Ryan Reynolds.
While I think these will be fun, I am under no delusions that they will be on par with The Dark Knight or even Iron Man, but I do believe they could be fun, entertaining, and at least get me into nerd mode. We only have a few days to find out about Venom, but we have till December to find out about Aquaman.
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