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      It’s the battle of the alien symbiotes in Venom: Let There Be Carnage trailer

      Jennifer Ouellette · news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Monday, 10 May, 2021 - 18:48 · 1 minute

    Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, taking on Woody Harrelson's villainous Cletus Kasady/Carnage, in Sony's forthcoming film Venom: Let There Be Carnage .

    Tom Hardy ( Mad Max: Fury Road ) returns as intrepid reporter Eddie Brock, infected with a parasitic alien symbiote that gives him super powers, in Venom: There Will be Carnage. Directed by motion-capture icon Andy Serkis, it's the sequel to 2018's box-office smash, Venom . After being delayed for nearly a year due to the ongoing pandemic, Sony just dropped the official trailer, in which Brock/Venom must battle serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson, Zombieland ), infected with another alien symbiote dubbed Carnage.

    ( Some spoilers for first film below.)

    A Venom film was in development at New Line Cinema back in 1997, although the project didn't really get off the ground until Sony acquired the rights to the character, as well as Spider-Man. Sony initially planned for Venom and Spider-Man to inhabit a shared universe, given their history in the comics. (Spider-Man was Venom's first host, before moving on to Brock, and the character gradually evolved from villain to more of an antihero.) The disappointing box office performance of 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 changed those plans, and Venom was re-conceived as a standalone film, with Tom Hardy signing on as the star and Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer agreeing to direct.

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      Two demon-hunting siblings reunite to save the world in Helstrom trailer

      Jennifer Ouellette · news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Thursday, 24 September, 2020 - 00:39 · 1 minute

    Tom Austen and Sydney Lemmon star as siblings Daimon and Ana Helstrom in Helstrom , a 10-episode horror series that hits Hulu next month.

    An ethics professor and secret demon hunter reunites with his estranged sister to take on a powerful demonic entity in the trailer for Helstrom , an upcoming horror series based on Marvel Comics characters. The 10-episode series debuts on Hulu next month

    Helstrom has a complicated back story. As we reported in 2019 , Hulu announced the development of two new Marvel-centric series, Ghost Rider (with Gabriel Luna reprising his role from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ) and Helstrom . The shows were intended to kick off a standalone " Adventure into Fear " franchise that would bring a chilling horror element to the Marvel formula. Ghost Rider soon fell by the wayside, and by December 2019, Marvel Television was shut down. That makes Helstrom the sole survivor of the planned fear-based franchise. Shooting finished in March, right before the coronavirus pandemic caused most Hollywood productions to grind to a halt. Showrunner Paul Zbyszewski's contract was terminated in April—also due to the pandemic—but he stayed on for postproduction.

    The series focuses on two characters from Marvel Comics. First: Daimon Helstrom, the son of Satan, introduced in Ghost Rider #1 (1973). He eventually became a recurring character in The Defenders . The other protagonist is his sister, Satana (Ana in the TV adaptation), who embraces the occult and her paternal heritage while Daimon chooses to defend humanity. Per the official premise: "The world isn’t ready for a Helstrom family reunion. As the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer, Helstrom follows Daimon (Tom Austen) and Ana Helstrom (Sydney Lemmon), and their complicated dynamic, as they track down the worst of humanity—each with their own attitude and skills."

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