Venom end credits scene explained: What is the link to Spiderman?

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A still from Venom. He's Spidey's shadow, and without him, he's just a globular, computer-generated Tyler Durden, another opportunity for Tom Hardy to mumble and grumble weirdly to himself.

Chatting to YouTuber Robert Jefferson, who runs the popular Comics Explained channel, the movie's two stars were asked "What was your favourite scene to film?"

If there's one thing that Venom makes abundantly clear, it's that in 2018, the corporations that produce superhero movies require them to be so much more than just movies.

The process of creating Venom as a fully CG character was the leap of faith from the beginning. Alas, that iteration went bust when Columbia Pictures/Sony obtained the rights and released Raimi's Spider-Man to acclaim and massive box office success in 2002. But each is forced to decide what side they are on, and what is worth fighting for, when the duo discovers that another symbiote, Riot, has bonded with Drake and intends to turn Earth into a host planet for his species to consume. There, Eddie Brock was played by Topher Grace as a warped and more cynical take on Peter Parker. But without Spider-Man, can Venom stand on its own and potentially lead the way for other Marvel spinoffs?

Is the new film based on a comic book arc?

In the Marvel Universe, Venom is one of Spider-Man's greatest adversaries. Exhausted of the same old bland Marvel Cinematic Universe offerings?

Directed here by Ruben Fleischer (most known for Zombieland and rightfully so considering it is one of the best zombie movies of the century), Venom is more of a comedy than anything.

That seems to be the closest thing to a consensus among the first wave of reviews for "Venom", which represents Sony's effort to build its own superhero universe. The alien matter splattering itself around like random tentacled liquid, the way Venom cross-breeds Spider-Man's skyscraper-hopping agility with the Hulk's dynamo destructiveness - it's all diverting eye candy.

If you're interested in the story, here it goes.

Brock - who pays a price for his first encounter with the mogul, which also has implications for his girlfriend (Michelle Williams) - ultimately gets exposed to the malevolent alien presence, providing the movie a fleeting spark as the man struggles to coexist with his body's ravenous, ill-tempered occupant. When a conscience-burdened scientist (Jenny Slate) convinces the down-on-his-luck Eddie to come to the lab to photograph the atrocities, Eddie comes into contact with one of the symbiotes, named Venom, which deems him a ideal match and starts to take over his body.

"Superhero fatigue" is a phrase frequently bandied around these days, for good reason, but Venom just about manages to stick its disgusting head above the fray because it is, well, just plain weird.

Who else is in it? Eddie loses his job, his cushy apartment, and his ideal lawyer girlfriend Anne (Michelle Williams) after he dares to question Drake's business practices.

The British Hardy affects a "New Yawk" accent as Eddie Brock, a rough-edged, authority-defying, crusading TV journalist living in San Francisco after an unspecified crash-and-burn episode in the Big Apple. Michelle Williams also stars as Brock's love interest, Riz Ahmed plays a villainous rich guy and Jenny Slate and Woody Harrelson also feature.

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