Amy Pascal Explains The Reason Venom Was Such A Massive Hit
Why Venom was such a massive hit, according to Amy Pascal.
The idea of Venom starring in his own solo origin story free from the nearness of Spider-Man certainly wasn’t a surefire achievement. 'Sony’s' 'Venom' became a massive blockbuster that grossed $855 million worldwide.
Huge amounts of fans lined up themselves to see Venom beat more than 40 other comic book adaptations. While critics largely panned it, the movie received an 81% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and a B+ on CinemaScore. What was the key to all the symbiote love spreading among the majority? Here’s how producer Amy Pascal perceives:
"It's a couple of things. One of them is that Sony did a great job creating that franchise and giving it a life and giving it its own world. Then there's Tom Hardy. When you think of Venom, you'll never be able to think of anyone but Tom Hardy sitting in that bathtub of lobsters. And once you saw Tom Hardy do this character, that's all you needed to know."
Tom Hardy was a gigantic selling point! The actor broadly turned into a web sensation when his Bane debuted in 2012’s 'The Dark Knight Rises,' alongside being memorable in roles such as 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' 'Peaky Blinders,' and 'Inception.'
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Audiences were psyched to see the actor play 'Eddie Brock' and didn’t really need him up against 'Spider-Man' to get energized. Here's a background look at that lobster scene; it was obviously Tom Hardy's idea to take a leap into the tank.
Given the box office result, Sony has already greenlit a sequel to Venom with Kelly Marcel coming back to write more story. There are not many subtleties thought about Venom 2, but Amy Pascal did say that Tom Hardy will be back, magnificently playing the character as no one else can.
Of course, they need to bring Tom Hardy back for the second film to be in progress. There have additionally been reports of Michelle Williams’ 'Anne Weying' and Woody Harrelson’s 'Cletus Kasady' boarding back to do their jobs as well.
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Since the end credits of Venom set up 'Carnage,' we’d surmise the franchise would go toward setting Eddie Brock against 'Kasady' next.
The inquiry on many fans' minds is the future of Venom and Spider-Man collaborating on the big screen, now that Venom's origin has been set up and Tom Holland’s Spidey has been established and well adored.
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As for Marvel Chief, Kevin Feige, the producer has this to say on the character:
"I think probably it's up to Sony. Sony has both those characters and has Venom in their world. I don't know what their plans are for another Venom or if they’re doing that. But it seems likely at some point. We have big plans for Tom Holland to be a part of everything."