Venom has long been one of Marvel’s most popular antiheroes, but he hasn’t exactly had the best treatment on the big-screen so far. That’s all set to change with the upcoming movie, which casts Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock in a Spider-Man-free origin story.
You can get the full story on the upcoming Marvel spin-off in the latest issue of our sister publication Total Film magazine, which features exclusive interviews with Hardy, director Ruben Fleischer, Riz Ahmed, and Michelle Williams.
On shelves from August 24, the new issue features a huge comic book preview led by Venom, which gives you the latest on every comic book movie heading your way, from every universe you care about. From the DCEU’s Aquaman, Wonder Woman 1984, and Shazam!, to the next stage of the MCU, Spidey spin-offs, and M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, this has it covered.
But it’s not just comic book movies inside the issue, there’s also exclusive on-set access to The Predator, Ryan Gosling on First Man, an in-depth career interview with Jack Black, Nicolas Cage’s most insane film yet, and much more besides.
Keep reading for a breakdown of what to expect in the new issue…
In the cover story featuring exclusive interviews with all the key players, find out what makes Venom stand apart from other films in the genre. Tom Hardy and co discuss symbiotes, split personalities, and finding Venom's voice. Plus, discover how someone as famous as Hardy goes incognito at Comic Con…
The comic-book preview continues with a fresh look on Aquaman, the DCEU solo movie that’ll take you to a whole new world. Find out how Arthur Curry’s origin story was inspired by the likes of James Cameron, George Lucas, and Steven Spielberg.
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Also in the comic book preview are the super-powered underdogs hoping to punch above their weight. Find out why Shazam! might just be the most joyful superhero movie of 2019, and also get the latest on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Glass, and lots more besides.
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Nicolas Cage isn’t exactly known for reining it in, but his latest film, Mandy, is one of his most beautifully bonkers yet. TF speaks exclusively to Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, and director Panos Cosmatos about this beautiful nightmare of a film.
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Total Film joins Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, and Chris O’Dowd on the seaside set of the latest Nick Hornby adaptation, which upends romcom cliches and examines the limits of obsessive fandom and the figures we idolise.
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Jack Black interview
Jack Black returns to the big screen in Eli Roth’s family-friendly spook-fest, The House with a Clock in its Walls, and Total Film sits down with the hardest-rocking man in movies to talk clowning around, getting serious, and performing live.
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In Teasers, Total Film goes on set of Shane Black’s The Predator, to see the ultimate hunter in action, and to meet the director and his cast. Plus, elsewhere in the magazine: Ryan Gosling talks First Man, there’s an exclusive first-look at Wreck-It Ralph 2, John Cho talks life on set, Michael Caine robs a vault, Glen Powell gears up for Top Gun 2, and load more.
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