VENOM Director Ruben Fleischer Addresses The Movie's Critics And Confirms SPIDER-MAN Crossover Plans

Venom received a mauling from critics when it was released last October, and Zombieland: Double Tap director Ruben Fleischer has responded! He also weighs in on plans for Venom to meet Spider-Man...

Ruben Fleischer is currently doing the rounds to promote Zombieland: Double Tap, but it was around this time last year that the filmmaker released Venom, a movie that was not well-received by critics.

During a recent interview, the filmmaker was asked what, if anything, he would change about the Marvel Comics adaptation, and there is one thing, in particular. "If anything, I would have changed the critics’ reaction to it. I was really bummed that people didn’t like it because it’s a crowdpleasing movie and I’m not sure if there was just blowback against Sony or people just worship Marvel."

"But I was really surprised that the critics [were gunning for it] because audiences really enjoyed the movie,"
he continued. "And so many people who’ve seen it just appreciated that it was a fun superhero movie. So I was a little surprised. I don’t know what they were expecting."
 
As for what comes next, Fleischer admitted that he's looking forward to Andy Serkis' take. "I was kinda happy to let somebody else take over. And I’m excited to see what he does with it."
 
Interestingly, the director appeared to confirm that Sony's endgame is for Venom to cross paths with Tom Holland's Spider-Man. "That’s where it’s all going to lead," he revealed. "And that’s the exciting thing, because we changed the origin of Venom … in the comics, he evolved from Spider-Man but because of the Marvel-Sony thing we weren’t able to that. And so the thing I think it’s building towards, and will be exciting to see, is when they actually do confront each other."
 
Will Spidey swing into Venom 2? We'll have to just wait and see. For now, check out our Zombieland: Double Tap interview with Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg in the player below!
 


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