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Breaking: ‘Life’ is NOT ‘Venom’

Life being a prequel to Venom was one of the best conspiracy theories online. Every single piece of the puzzle fit together, with the exception of Ryan Reynolds starring. How could Deadpool be in a Venom movie? Different studio? Different universe? I could explain it away, but it was still hard to shake the believability of it all. I mean, just last year Lionsgate pulled off a coup with The Woods, turning it into Blair Witch at the San Diego Comic-Con. Then, just a few months ago, M. Night Shyamalan surprised fans with a button at the end of Split revealing it was secretly a sequel to Unbreakable. Is it really that crazy to think that Columbia Pictures’ Life, which opens next Friday, March 24th, is actually a Venom prequel? Not at all.

But alas, it’s not. The SXSW Film Festival just came to an end where we’ve been told that Life is quite simply, well, Life.

The good news, however, is that Columbia Pictures is in fact developing a Venom feature film to spin-off their Spider-Man franchise, and that they hope to have it in theaters by October 5, 2018. Alex Kurtzman (The Mummy) is no longer directing (thank God). It was initially announced that Dante Harper (Edge of Tomorrow) had been hired to pen the film’s script, which will reportedly not be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe; nor will it be connected, we’ve heard, to the Tom Holland-starring Spider-Man films.

The bad news is that is sounds like Life, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, and Rebecca Ferguson, isn’t all that inspired; it’s reminiscent of a 90’s sci-fi movie, I’m told.

Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected. We’ll have a review this week.

Venom was introduced in 1988 in “The Amazing Spider-Man” #298-300, scripted by David Michelinie and drawn by the legendary Todd McFarlane and Mike Zeck.

The character is an alien symbiote that needs a human host to survive. In return, the alien empowers its victim with incredible powers. He was bastardized by Sam Raimi in Spider-Man 3.

Please God, make me forget…


62 Comments
  • Arthur

    Thanks for that Split spoiler man, really gonna enjoy the movie now.

    • Justin Cantrell

      If you haven’t seen Split by now…you’re not going to see it. Be real man.

      • disqus_uPh3WDxbQy

        I’m with Arthur. I haven’t yet had a chance to see Split in theaters but was fully intending to see it when it hit pay-per-view. There was no reason to add that spoiler in this article. Not cool.

        • Giovanni Maximiliano Tavares L

          That spoiler doesn’t ruin the movie at all.

          • J Jett

            Giovanni, maybe so but that reveal at the very end of SPLIT was a nice little surprise that people deserved to learn for themselves. in an article that is completely UNRELATED to the movie SPLIT there should be no big or small spoilers for that or any other movie it unless there’s a spoiler warning.

          • Giovanni Maximiliano Tavares L

            I agree, but I don’t think that the spoiler is a reason not to enjoy the movie, there are still many things to enjoy, and the article doesn’t really specify how tge spoiler comes into play.

          • Evi

            No, but as an experience there’s really no way I would have enjoyed the film as much as I did if the ending were spoiled. It’s a great, shocking twist that people seem determined to ruin for others.

          • Saturn

            Although it “is” a spoiler, you are correct – it doesn’t wreck the movie, it’s still the best thing that Sham has made in many years, and would have stood alone even without “that” ending.
            So anyone thinking “won’t bother now – it’s been spoiled! – it hasn’t, the *spoiler* is a post credit scene, and the movie has a lot more going for it than just that.

      • J Jett

        Justin, that’s not true. don’t be a jerk man.

      • Evi

        Yes, we all know how people who haven’t seen a movie within 2 months of its release will never see it.

      • dsxy

        Be a real man by being a little bitch towards someone that doesn’t enjoy spoilers on a new film that isn’t even out on dvd yet? Classy.

      • Arthur

        I live in Brazil, the film opens here in a few days. As a supporter of good and original films, I wanted to see it in theaters instead of pirating it.

  • Creepshow

    It’s not “Breaking” when you’re the only one who believed it.

    • Agreed, this was an unnecessary article lol.

  • Wil McMullen

    C’mon!?! Surely people knew this was a lil reaching. Like i stated previously, if anything it looked more like a origin story of The Blob. Has anybody heard any news on The Blob reboot?

  • J Jett

    i can’t believe anyone (if that’s even true) thought LIFE had any connection to anything related to VENOM whatsoever. it’s not only a reach but it’s preposterous. LOL.

  • Southernholiday

    Breaking: Water is wet. Seriously though, I’d be willing to bet the blob remake was put on hold bc of this movie.

  • Ocelot006 .

    Breaking: Life is not a prequel to Brokeback Mountain

    Breaking: Life is not a prequel to Van Wilder

    Breaking: Life is not a prequel to A Night At The Roxbury.

    • Bla Blah

      plot twist, it turns out to be some side-quell to one of the Alien/Prometheus movies.

  • Hash-Slinging Slasher

    Brad Miska: King of Trolls

    • sliceanddice

      i think he genuinely is just a moron.

  • Khy

    I want Mr. D to meet Lucille. But he’s already brainless

    • Biscoito18

      So fucking dramatic that’s funny

  • Ocelot006 .

    Split is two months old. It’s not in public domain to spoil yet.

  • Abandoned_Being

    Brad needs a new hobby.

  • dsxy

    Brad, you are utterly fucking horrendous at your job.

  • Simon Allen

    What a Fucking Dick !!!
    Reading an article (a fat dumb one) about LIfe and then having the ending of Split ruined .
    Jesus Wept .

  • sliceanddice

    “Life being a prequel to Venom was one of the best conspiracy theories online. Every single piece of the puzzle fit together, with the exception of Ryan Reynolds starring. How could Deadpool be in a Venom movie?” You cannot be this stupid.

  • sliceanddice

    ” Is it really that crazy to think that Columbia Pictures’ Life, which opens next Friday, March 24th, is actually a Venom prequel?”

    yes. yes it is.

  • Etienne Vandenberg

    Waw, spoiling the ned of Split like that. Thank you very much asshole.

  • ForskinCutter

    The monsters name is Calvin and is a starfish … ohhhhhhhh so scary

  • Jimmy Cthulhuhan

    Okay.

  • Red Right Return

    You are a sociopath asshole so what’s new?

  • Skinner Brien

    So basically Brad Miska has a opinion and it’s a pile of shit… I’m told.

  • Rafael Fernandez

    I’m reserving judgement on this rumor until I hear from Sean Spicer.

  • Jeremie Jayzik

    Shame. I’m pretty sure a lot more people would’ve seen Life in theaters had it been leaked that it’s a Venom prequel.

    • Jason Scarpelli

      I wouldn’t lol

  • Jeremie Jayzik

    This is a very hostile comment section.

    • The Fucked Up

      Heat/Kitchen/GTFO

  • Jack Derwent

    “Is it really that crazy to think that Columbia Pictures’ Life, which opens next Friday, March 24th, is actually a Venom prequel? Not at all.” Uh yeah it kind of was. Those other comparisons you made are nowhere near the level of secrecy you would need to hide something being connected to a major franchise like Spider-Man.

  • The Fucked Up

    FUCKING SPOILER ALERT
    M. Night Shyamalan surprised fans with a button at the end of Split revealing it was secretly a sequel to ……
    Not everyone is going to watch every single movie the year it comes out…

    • Weresmurf

      Then dont expect everyone to remain hush over spoilers indefinitely.

      • disqus_uPh3WDxbQy

        The movie isn’t even out on DVD or PPV yet. Didn’t think that constituted as “indefinitely”.

        • Weresmurf

          Moreso an answer to:

          “Not everyone is going to watch every single movie the year it comes out…”

          Once a fair amount of times gone by, say, the theatrical run plus a short time after, then I think it’s safe to say its fair game to talk about. But definitely point taken about Splits time in the cinema at the moment 🙂

  • The Fucked Up

    Looks like somebody forgot to feed the troll last night

  • Jason Scarpelli

    Breaking?? More like the obvious.

  • Judge Satchmo

    I love me a good creature feature, and am willing to give most(sorry Night of the Lepus, but you know you were dumb) a fair shake and reserve judgment till I see it. Beyond the spoiler in this article, the most disturbing part of the article to me is that the author seems to not only have already decided to hate this movie sight unseen, but seems intent on trying to get others to preemptively hate it as well. Hate it if it’s bad, but give it a chance to be bad. That’s all I ask……

    Also please stop spoiling movies without warning.

    And lastly, while it is still very early (7 reviews) Life is currently at 100% on rotten tomatoes.

  • Quinton Hardess

    WHERE’S THE SPOILER ALERT, ASSHAT!

  • ScriptGiverrrr

    Breaking: DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • Golic

    This just in: I wouldn’t go see LIFE if that dumb rumor was true.
    And in other news: Bloody Disgusting has WAY too many pop ups.

    • Abandoned_Being

      Adblock. Make friends with it.

  • Biscoito18

    I glad that is not the case. I would’ve been pissed off if I had to find out about this here.
    But, anyway, the way some people treat Brad in the comments is ridiculous! Have some fucking respect for someone that keeps your beloved site going on.

    • disqus_uPh3WDxbQy

      Respect is earned by not being a troll. I appreciate the work put into this site but when you act like a douche or do something douchey, then you deserve to be douched on. Just saying.

      • Abandoned_Being

        So you’re saying when someone is being a douche, you should be a douche too?

        • disqus_uPh3WDxbQy

          Your logic is flawed. It’s like saying I’m intolerant for not tolerating intolerance.

  • Kaijudude

    The fact that you even needed to report this is pretty ridiculous.

    • Bla Blah

      hey never underestimate the power of internet fan theories.

      • Kaijudude

        lol

  • Bloodspatta

    Breaking news LOL. Don’t know what’s sadder. The actual internet fanboys who whipped this rumor up or your reporting of it.

  • That was such a great theory though, I am so disappointed!

  • Thank god I’ve seen Split already, haha. DERP.

  • Come on guys, you can advertise us about the spoilers!

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