Despite getting mixed reactions from the critics, Sony Pictures’ Venom is showing no signs of stopping. The film has marked a record weekend earning gobbling in around $80 million at the domestic box office and a good global total of over $205 million. The film holds a 32% rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
While fans loved Tom Hardy’s portrayal of the lethal protector, there were disappointed over Spider-Man’s absence from the film. Well, the friendly neighborhood superhero’s absence from Venom did not stop fans from imagining how the encounter between the two would have looked like. An Instagram user who goes by the username, SpdrMnkyXXIII, posted a Venom fan art that features the alien symbiote and Spidey clash against each other.
The fan art shows the alien symbiote grabbing Spider-Man from his neck. Interestingly, the Venom in the fan art has a big a comic accurate spider emblem on his back. You can check out the fan art below.
In a previous interview with ComicBook.com, when director Ruben Fleischer was asked if there were certain Marvel characters that he wanted to use but couldn’t get the rights to, he was quick enough to mention about the web-slinger.
“I think there’s a pretty obvious one inherent to the Venom franchise that for whatever reason couldn’t be included in the film but I will say that I look forward to future movies where said character could perhaps run across Venom,” Fleischer said. “Nothing would be more exciting to see than a faceoff with Spider-Man.”
Fans are hopeful that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures will get on with their current deal and find a way to bring the two iconic characters together on the big screen for a future film.
Venom follows the story of a journalist named Eddie Brock who becomes host to a powerful and dangerous alien symbiote while investigating a company called Life Foundation that experiment on humans.
The film is currently playing in theaters.
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