If you thought Spider-Man was going to let Venom get all the headlines this weekend, think again. Marvel announced a new LEGO special called “LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom” at New York Comic-Con this weekend, and it’s slated to premiere later next year. The special event follows other collaborations between Marvel & The LEGO Group, like “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload,” “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Avengers Reassembled,” “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos Threat,” and “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda”.
The voice cast includes Robbie Daymond (“Marvel’s Spider-Man”) as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Ben Pronsky (“Aldnoah.Zero”) as Venom, Josh Keaton (“Voltron”) as Green Goblin, Laura Bailey (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) as Gwen Stacy/Ghost-Spider, and Tara Strong (“My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”) as Mary Jane.
While details on the story are limited, Marvel did confirm that Green Goblin and Venom are on a tech-stealing crime-spree. It will be up to everyone’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man to stop the villains before all of New York is put in danger.
Of course the DC Comics also have their own LEGO events, in theaters, thanks to Will Arnett’s popular spin on the Batman character. The LEGO Batman Movie was also a hit with moviegoers, opening at number-one in 2017 with a $53M debut. That LEGO project went on to make over $175M domestically and over $311M worldwide. “Venom” is the big ticket item in theaters this weekend, the film opened at the top of the box office with an $80M debut across 4,250 locations. The film now holds the title of highest-grossing October opening weekend and is off to a terrific start. “Venom” was directed by Ruben Fleischer, the film stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate, and Riz Ahmed.