– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Jenny Slate is currently in negotiations to join the Venom movie. This news comes courtesy of the folks over at Variety, and according to the outlet, she will play a role of a scientist. Sadly, not much else is known about her role, or what importance she’ll play in the overall plot.

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That wasn’t all the outlet revealed. The last casting buzz we heard revolved around Michelle Williams, who was in talks to play a potential romantic love interest. The report states that she is officially on board alongside Riz Ahmed and Tom Hardy.

Between comedic work in shows like Parks and Recreation, animated films like Zootopia and Secret Life of Pets, and her more dramatic work in more indie fare like Gifted, Slate has proven to be a great addition to any film.

The Venom film is set to take place within the same universe as Spider-man: Homecoming, though the studio has made clear that Spider-Man himself (nor any of the Avengers) won’t actually show up in it. That being said, Scorpion — who appeared in Homecoming — is rumored to be a big player in this film.

No doubt, Sony is hoping that, given the right amount of success, Marvel Studios would allow their universe and this universe to interact in a more real way. However, until then, you can pretty much view this as a similar situation as the MCU and the Marvel Netflix series. They take place within the same world, and Venom may mention Spider-Man, but don’t expect anyone to actually pop up.

Venom hits theaters on October 5, 2018.

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SOURCE: Variety

  • 2 Left Thumbs

    It sounds like this “same universe” garbage is just as confusing as ever.
    I thought it had finally been cleared up that this is 100% independent of the MCU and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man?? Is this not the case any more!?
    Keeping track of this one film is more complicated than the entirety of the MCU including all films and television!

    • Kronx

      It’s completely separate… unless it’s actually good and makes money.

  • Victor Roa

    Was rewatching her scene in Parks and Rec last episode where she and Jean Ralphio fake their death but can’t stop dancing at their funeral to Lil John

  • TheOct8pus

    Mona Lisa! All they need is Henry Winkler and we’re good

    • Victor Roa

      Dr Saperstein is the BEST!

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.