For the past week, fans have been doing their best lawyer impressions and trying to figure out how movies like Venom and Spider-Man: Homecoming will connect in the broader Marvel universe. It wasn’t that long ago that Sony producer Amy Pascal hinted that Venom would be somewhat connected to the Spider-Man of the MCU, which confused the heck out of all of us and started the rumor mill working overtime on how Sony and Marvel’s properties might work together. Of course, as is always the case with the particularly juicy rumors, there was always the chance that someone misspoke.
Unless you’ve been living under a blissfully isolated internet-rock, then you’re at least passingly familiar with GamerGate, the misogyny scandal that began last year and continues to be a huge issue (SXSW recently canceled — and uncanceled — two GG-related events). We’ve been wondering just how long it would take for someone to make a movie based on the controversy, and the wait appears to be over.