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William Shatner’s Kirk Isn’t in Star Trek Beyond

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Arguably the face of the Star Trek franchise, William Shatner is not featured in Star Trek Beyond.

There were rumors that the actor would reprise his the role of James T Kirk in the movie, but Shatner himself revealed to SFX magazine that he wasn’t beamed aboard for the latest adventure.

Apparently, not only was there never a conversation, but he had no involvement whatsoever in preliminary plans to resurrect the iconic character.

Interestingly, while his late co-star Leonard Nimoy made nostalgic cameos as Spock in 2009’s Star Trek and 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness, Shatner has never been in any of the modern installments and last wore the Starfleet uniform in 1994’s Star Trek: Generations. He stated:

“It would have been interesting to see what their fertile imaginations could have done with somebody who is 20 years older than when Captain Kirk died [in Star Trek Generations] and how they would have explained the difference in appearance. But that never came up. I’m sure they must have thought of it one time or another but I never had a substantial conversation about replaying the role.”

Shatner was said to play a key role in a storyline developed by Star Trek Beyond’s original director Roberto Orci, but Orci was later replaced by Fast And Furious supremo Justin Lin and, sadly, the story was changed.

Were you one of those Star Trek fans who wanted to see him in Beyond? The man is no spring chicken, you know…

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Here’s Why Carnage Wasn’t In The Venom Movie

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Most comic book fans expected Carnage to be the main villain.

The nut job villain was originally intended to be in the Venom movie, but director Ruben Fleischer chose to exclude him in favor of another symbiote, Riot. There is a reason for that.

In an interview with CBR, Flesicher admitted that its the keenness of fans to see Carnage that led Sony to keep him out of the first movie and save him for the sequel. He stated:

“I think, you know, there’s a certain symbiote spawn that I think fans are most excited to see. So that one was off the table. Hopefully at some point in the future they will. So we wanted to save kind of the most anticipated one for the future. And not just that, but because we really wanted this movie to be about Venom.”

As for why he chose Riot over the dozen or so symbiotes that exist in the Marvel universe, he explained:

“…it was just honestly kind of like, who’s the coolest looking spawn who isn’t that one? The most badass, you know? That’s where Riot came from. He’s the biggest of the Life Foundation symbiotes, he’s got that gun metal grey. I don’t want to say it was purely an aesthetic decision, but the aesthetics definitely played a big part.”

Cletus Kasady, Carnage’s host, actually makes a very brief appearance in the mid-credits scene of Venom, setting the symbiote up for a starring role in the sequel. And speaking to CinemaBlend about the cameo, Fleischer stated he couldn’t envisioned anyone other than Woody Harrelson for the role:

“He was the first person I thought of to play Cletus Kasady. And what will be fun is, if you think about Woody in Natural Born Killers, and that darkness and that menace that he can bring to a serial killer like Cletus Kasady, you know, he can go real dark and explore that.”

Like most comic book fans, we can’t wait to see Venom and Carnage clash on the big screen, but leaving out the crazed symbiote in such a pivotal movie for Sony was a risky move. It’s a good thing Venom was a box office hit, surprising as it may be, despite receiving mixed reviews from critics.

How do you envision Carnage in Venom 2? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Critics Hate The Venom Movie, But You Loved It

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Your appreciation and enjoyment helped make Venom a surprising hit in theaters.

Despite less than stellar reviews from critics — it has an average score of 30% on Rotten Tomatoes and 35% on Metacritic — audiences certainly reacted positively to Venom. The Tom Hardy-starring solo movie opened at $205.2 million worldwide, beating expectations.

Venom‘s success is more a testament to the badass comic book anti-villain’s appeal to the masses and Hardy’s acting chops than the movie’s plot, direction or production value.

Venom pulled in $80 million in the United States, well above tracking estimates of between $55 million and $65 million, and ahead of the $75.8 million grossed by Marvel Studios superhero summer blockbuster Ant-Man and the Wasp.

That figure also sets a new October record, which was previously held by Gravity ($55.7 million).

Factor in the addition $125.2 million garnered internationally (not including China, where it hasn’t been released as of the time of this writing) and a modest budget of around $100 million, and it’s easy to see why Venom 2 is already in the works.

Have you watched the Venom movie? If so, let us know what you think about it in the comments below.

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Watch The First Trailer For X-Men: Dark Phoenix

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The Dark Phoenix has arrived to instill fear and wreak havoc.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix has received is first trailer, and it sees the X-Men forced into bring down one of their own. Consumed by the Phoenix Force, Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey is their most formidable and powerful foe to date.

Check out the trailer here, and let us know what you make of the first trailer of the latest X-Men movie in the comments below…

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