New Details on How VENOM Sets Up Sony's Spider-Verse!

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The plot for the movie follows journalist Eddie Brock as he learns to cope with his new symbiote powers, all while investigating the mysterious Life Foundation led by Riz Ahmed's Carlton Drake.

The Hollywood trades are reporting separate films starring Black Cat and Silver Sable, respectively, will now be pursued, joining an "everyone-but-Spider-Man-proper" development slate that includes Morbius (okay), Kraven (eh), Nightwatch (seriously?) and Jackpot (oh, c'mon now). And you can thank your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man for that. With 900 characters in the stable, calling the franchise a "Spider-Man Universe" is somewhat limiting. Whereas Marvel just rolls with the punches and sticks to the gameplan when some films are not as massively successful as others, I would not be surprised that if Venom flops when it releases in October, I'm going to be writing another one of these huge articles about how Sony's plans have changed yet again. With her profile shrinking at Marvel Comics itself in recent years and legitimate questions about whether she's even considered a character Sony holds the rights to, Jessica Drew seems fated to remain in movie limbo.

However, it's now revealed that "it's unlikely that Venom will be the first R-rated Sony Marvel movie", as according to the Variety's report "some members of Sony's brain trust believe that the film should push the very limits of PG-13 without crossing over into a higher rating".

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The company has also set up a screenwriter for a movie based on Kraven the Hunter in The Equalizer 2's Richard Wenk, and is developing another movie based on the character of Nightwatch, for which it is now seeking a writer as well.

You've heard of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Universal's dormant Dark Universe, but what about the SUMC? They are extending that relationship with Spider-Man sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home. Instead, Black Cat and Silver Sable are likely to get their own films.

Sony's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will mark Miles Morales' feature film debut and Peter Parker will be on hand to mentor the young hero as he begins his superhero career.

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