Venom Director Weighs in on Major Plot Hole

Frank Masi © 2017 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Sony Pictures Entertainment
Frank Masi © 2017 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Sony Pictures Entertainment

​Venom​ is already one of the more polarizing MCU films, with a major chasm between the critics who disliked it and the fan base that enjoyed it. However, even the biggest fan could not ignore one obvious plot hole.

At the beginning of the movie, the symbiotes arrive on Earth and one of them, Riot, gets loose, and invades one of the first responders, who later transfers the symbiote to an elderly woman. Since the symbiote has to constantly maneuver from one host to another to survive, it doesn't make sense that Riot would remain within the old woman for the next six months.

Venom director ​Ruben Fleischer agrees it is a plot hole, but it was a byproduct of an important aspect of the movie and its main character, Tom Hardy's Eddie Brock.

"Our idea was that Riot was using up the life force of whoever he took, and then he jumped ship when he'd consumed them and then find a new host to carry him further on his journey ... That's one of our few—hopefully—few logic bumps," Fleischer told GameStop. "But we had to have a passage of time in order to show Eddie's downfall, and that was the one thing that doesn't entirely track."

Fleischer recognizes that it's a plot hole, but he has also found a humorous way to justify it.

"I like to think that old lady was going around murdering all throughout Malaysia, and she was just having a good old time shooting shards through different people in Malaysia," he said.

Venom is still out in theaters and despite some negative reviews, ​it has been a major box office hit.

Bran Reveals Meaning of the Three-Eyed Raven and How That Impacts Future of Westeros

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Helen Sloan/HBO

Earlier this year, Night King actor Vladimir Furdik confirmed that his Game of Thrones character "has a target he wants to kill," and it appears that last night's episode, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms," may have revealed who that person is: Bran Stark, who is now the Three-Eyed Raven. In a meeting before the dead march on Winterfell, Bran says, “He’ll come for me. He’s tried before. Many times, with many Three-eyed Ravens.”

When explaining why it's him the Night King wants, Bran revealed what the Three-Eyed Raven does, and what his death would mean for Westeros.

According to Bran, the Night King's goal is "An endless night. He wants to erase this world." Bran goes on to say, "I am its memory," referring to the fact that he, as the Three-Eyed Raven, knows everything that has happened in the history of Westeros. To this, Sam Tarly replies, "Memories don’t come from books. And your stories aren’t just stories. If I wanted to erase the world of men, I’d start with you.”

The Night King was able to get his hands on Bran in a vision, and Bran is permanently marked from the encounter, which means the Night King always knows where he is. Now, Bran—guarded by Theon—will serve as bait to lure the Night King into Winterfell.

Could this be foreshadowing the fact that Bran won't see the end of the season? We'll just have to wait and see what's coming in episode three and beyond.

Game of Thrones's Episode 3 Teaser May Contain a Hidden Message from Daenerys to Jon

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Helen Sloan/HBO

Season 8, episode 2 of Game of Thrones, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms," had its fair share of moments that could have given away hints for episodes to come, like in the writers' decision to include "Jenny's Song," or in Jon Snow telling Daenerys Targaryen that they're related.

One fan theory about the fate of Westeros, however, comes from the previews for next week's episode. Posted by Reddit user IgnorantSportsFan, the theory centers around one pivotal line uttered during a conversation between Daenerys and Jon: "The dead are already here."

"That line happens between Dany and Jon, and felt super significant—but we already see the army of the dead, felt it was too obvious to be their reaction to them," the theory begins."Then it clicked: The crypt is full of dead people. All episode they keep repeating and emphasizing how safe it was in the crypt, but its GOT and we cannot have nice things. So is it possible we have old Starks rising from the crypts? Or is that too far fetched?"

The theory certainly adds up, emphasized by the reminder that there were clips included of Arya Stark fighting in the crypts.

Could the dead be rising in the crypts of Winterfell as the White Walkers rapidly approach? We'll find out soon.

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