This past weekend Sony released Venom. The film, directed by Ruben Fleischer and written by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenerg and Kelly Marcel, stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, an investigative reporter who bonds with an alien symbiote and becomes a super powered anti-hero. This is Sony’s first attempt at releasing a film featuring the supporting characters of the Spider-Man universe, without the web-head himself. The success of this film will help determine the plans for a potential cinematic universe. The problem is, while the film had a great opening weekend, it’s hard to view it as anything more than something that had potential.
Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions have released the first trailer for the upcoming Todd Haynes film Wonderstuck. The film is based on the Brian Selznick book of the same name. The film which was also written by Selznick, Stars Oakes Finley and Millicent Simmons as two children decades apart but both seeking to find a part of their lives that is missing. The film also stars Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams and is set for release on October 20th of this year.