There are two camps of people when it comes to Sony’s movie Venom: one side says it’s an aberration, that Venom cannot and should not exist without Spider-Man, therefore the movie is nigh unwatchable; and then there are sane people who liked the blockbuster for what it was instead of hating it for what it could have been. Regardless of your stance on the matter, this is a comic book movie first and foremost, so you gotta have those nerdy Easter eggs!
Here are 9 cool Easter eggs you might have missed in Venom.
1. A cure for cancer?
Remember when Carlton Drake says he was going to use the symbiotes to cure cancer? Well, this is a direct reference to Marvel’s Ultimates comics, where Venom was designed by the scientists to fight cancer, only the patients didn’t live long after the “treatment”.
2. Venom Pooch
That little chihuahua (or whatever that mutant was) that Venom bonded with briefly was also a deep cut into comics, where a couple of dogs, Ivan the sled dog and Samson the German shepherd, unleashed their inner Venom.
3. John Jameson
Remember that one astronaut who survived the crash and had Riot inside of him? His name’s John Jameson, and he’s actually the son of J. Jonah Jameson. John dies in the movie, but in the comics he lives on to become the Man-Wolf.