Initially when it was announced that Riz Ahmed would by joining Sony’s solo Venom film there was much speculation that he may have been portraying Venom’s opposite Cleatus Kassidy aka Carnage. Well that may have changed as new information shows he may be playing another important character in the Venom world.
A photo posted with by Atlanta Filming identifies Ahmed as Dr. Drake — that is, Carlton Drake — a character with definite ties to Venom introduced in 1988 in The Amazing Spider-Man #298. Drake is the head of the corporate survivalist group the Life Foundation, which captured Venom and extracted from him five additional symbiotes: Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher and Agony. (shown below)
Ahmed as Drake would certainly make sense, given that the film ris supposedly getting some of its influence from the 1993 Marvel Comics miniseries Venom: Lethal Protector, which introduces the other symbiotes (the 1995 crossover “Planet of the Symbiotes” is also said to serve as source material).
Drake is more than a one-trick pony, because he and the Life Foundation also rebuilt the robot Tri-Sentinel, and funded the Arachnis Project, with the intent of creating a race of Homo Arachnis. He was himself injected with the serum and transformed into a Homo Arachnis, which may or may not hint at the character’s arc in Venom.
Are you getting more interested or even intrigued with this film. Well just so you can mark it on your calendar the film is set to hit theaters on October 5, 2018
Well Spidey himself Tom Holland at one point had said who he would LIKE to go up against or team up with in future films but never really directly said if he would be back for solo sequels. Well now we have a definitive response and it’s YES Spiderman will have two more solo films after HOMECOMING.
During an interview with French site Allocine, Peter Parker actor Tom Holland appeared to let slip that there is indeed a third installment on the radar:
“There is still plenty of room to see Peter grow up Parker and especially Spider-Man in the next two movies, and at the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming, the story is definitely not complete, I’m really looking forward to exploring how it will grow, [and to] see what will happen after puberty. Yes, [they’re] going to be exciting movies.”
Just to be certain, the site asked Holland to clarify his words, to which he responded: “Yes, there will be Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming 3. Now, you know, sorry, Marvel, oops!”
Though this has obviously yet to be made official, Holland’s comments do seem like pretty solid confirmation.
Not a huge surprise, perhaps, but there was always the possibility that the deal between Marvel and Sony was only going to allow for two solo movies, so it’s nice to know for sure that this won’t be the case.
We were told we’re getting it and now we have it. Its a brand new trailer for Spiderman-Homecoming starring Tom Holland as the Web slinger, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron man and also Michael Keaton as Adrian Toombs/The Vulture.
We see Spidey,post Captain America Civil War returning back to “normal” life as a regular teenager but now trying to deal with a new “local” threat. The action is non stop in this trailer and makes the anticipation for the July 7th release even higher.