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This is a post that I've been thinking about for awhile. Recently, I opened up the discussion to other members of the staff to get their feelings on the matter, and their opinions generally matched mine, which is this:

Within the last year or so, there's been a steady increase of negative posts in movie threads. We've always had some heated discussions for some movies, but recently things have not only gotten more histrionic in those threads (generally speaking, the CBM ones), but they've started to spread to other franchises and other movies as well. I'm not talking about out-and-out trolling, I'm talking about members feeling they have to consistently shit on a movie (or studio, or star) simply because they aren't interested in the current project or projects. With every piece of news about a movie, it's now a virtual guarantee that there's a flood of people rushing to say they think it sucks, they don't like the current trailer/tv spot/actor/actress/director/concept. And I get it -- we all have movies we don't like, movies which we think are bad ideas, industry people that just don't appeal to us. But there's a fine line between expressing your opinion about this and doing it so often, with such consistency, that the collective emphasis of all of it basically brings down the entire thread and thus the entire forum.

There's no easy answer to this. We don't want to crush freedom of expression here. But at the same time, the spirit of this forum is for people to have fun talking about the movies they love and the box-office runs they love.

To have fun.

And while it may be fun -- in a sense -- to personally vent about a movie, or to vent at people who dare to enjoy something you don't, it doesn't bring fun to our community. In fact, it generally drags down the overall fun for everyone else. We've had people repeatedly mention to us over the last several months or so that in some cases they don't even bother going into some threads -- even for movies they're curious about! -- because they just don't want to deal with the overall mess those threads contain. And frankly, that matches the personal opinion of most of the staff as well.

So this post is both a request and a warning. 

The request: Next time you feel like taking a dump on a movie (or a topic) for the dozenth time, take a moment to consider whether it's really worth it. People probably already have a good idea of what your attitude about the project is. Maybe just put your posting energy into a movie that you enjoy and love or are excited about.

The warning: The staff is going to be taking a closer look at some of these threads and we'll be more active with temp thread-bans if we think it'll help the overall vibe of the forum. I'd rather we don't have to, but it's not going to constrain any of you too much if you aren't allowed to post about a movie you supposedly don't care about anyway.

Remember the words of Bill and Ted: "Be Excellent to Each Other".

They're just movies, guys. It's about having fun.

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Venom | October 5 2018 | Sony | Tom Hardy is Venom. Ruben Fleischer to direct. Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner writing

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Director: Alex Kurtzman
Writer: Alex Kurtzman & Robert Orci & Ed Solomon; Jacob Estes (Previous Draft)

Distributor: SONY
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Could be Mac Gargan, but first we need Brock and Gargan (Scorpion). Have Gargan as the villain in TASM2 and Brock in the Venom and then transition Gargan into Venom.

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Are they going to start from scratch as SM3 never happened. If they do that wouldn't SONY have to introduce the symbiote in TASM2. Also maybe not the Secret Wars, but the symboite coming from a space shuttle.

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Top Picks (Eddie Brock)

Ryan Gosling

Zack Ward

Damian Lewis

Max Martini

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Maybe it will be the current Venom, Flash Thompson? :huh:

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Top Picks (Eddie Brock)

Ryan Gosling

Zack Ward

Damian Lewis

Max Martini

RG would make an awesome EB
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Maybe it will be the current Venom, Flash Thompson? :huh:

That could also happen...

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Venom will be the next project for SONY. Will see Eddie Brock in TASM's world not SM3. Tie all the films together? Does that mean SM1-TASM & GR1-2? Should expect a grounded Brock, not a muscle bound Brock.Arad:

We want to be as close to the comics as possible. Especially in Eddie Brock's story. But again, pseudo-sceince is becoming science. All these tidbits about webs, artificial webs, is a huge industry now. Spiderwebs have unique qualities that will be huge for communications, fibers, and so forth. So we have taken the approach that we want to make the huge amazing movie about Eddie.

Tolmach:

Look for the worlds to make sense with one another.

http://www.hollywood.com/news/Venom_Movie_Amazing_Spider_Man_Avengers_Style_Avi_Arad_Matthew_Tolmach/30237794

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Wake me up when they start shooting.

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Stupid idea, is Venom going to be anti-hero or villain?

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This not going to happen it been development for five years and no casting no date set. TASM 2 is coming in 2014 so at the earliest this is coming in 2015.

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Stupid idea is still stupid. But, I guess this gives them a chance to redeem Venom after they really messed him up in Spidy 3.

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This not going to happen it been development for five years and no casting no date set. TASM 2 is coming in 2014 so at the earliest this is coming in 2015.

Well Producers are seeing after TASM. With JL coming in a few years due to TA success, SONY wouldn't be to far behinds with their shared Universe. Movies have been in longer development and all of a sudden they get a director and the rest is history.

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Let see it happen.So is fox going to do a share universe with FF and X-Men.

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Let see it happen.So is fox going to do a share universe with FF and X-Men.

How would X-men, who are hated on can share a same universe with FF?

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Well Producers are seeing after TASM. With JL coming in a few years due to TA success, SONY wouldn't be to far behinds with their shared Universe. Movies have been in longer development and all of a sudden they get a director and the rest is history.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the original plan to do a Venom movie after SM3?
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Why do i never see this one actually happening?

Edited by Fakhir

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For the love of Uncle Ben, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the original plan to do a Venom movie after SM3?

Yes, but JL was coming before Venom and nothing to til recently. I imagine know the other 3 are going for the shared Universe. Also has it ever had a director this close to directing?Brief History: In 2007 was in the works (July 2007). Had a writer, but was rejected. Had 2 more writers and G. Ross as a possible director. Like any movie especially CBM they are in the works many years prior and will eventually see the light of day. When a movie is getting this much steam it ether goes forward or pulls an Ant-Man.

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