Venom may be the starring character in Sony’s Venom, which will infect theaters this fall. But, he may not be the only web-head in the film. Two separate rumors suggest that we might see the Spidey villain Carnage, as well as Spider-Man himself, in the upcoming stand-alone Marvel movie.

First, Carnage, and this is the more plausible of the two rumors. On Tuesday morning, January 16, actor Tom Hardy posted a previously unseen piece of art depicting himself as Venom with the face of Carnage behind him. Hardy quickly deleted the photo, but not before the internet got hold of it and reshared it on social media. The origins of the artwork is unknown. The fact that Hardy removed the post as opposed to keeping it up and thanking the artist (presumably a fan) as a gesture speaks louder volumes than the mere presence of Carnage in the artwork.

Carnage, another symbiote-based Spidey villain who is several degrees more violent than Venom, is still only rumored to be the antagonist in the film. The character is also rumored to be played by Riz Ahmed who is already slotted to appear in Venom in an unknown role.

The deleted post from Tom Hardy's Instagram. Carnage appears behind Tom Hardy, who is covered in the Venom symbiote.

Now for Spider-Man. In the latest episode of Collider Movie Talk, streamed live on YouTube Tuesday afternoon, documentary filmmaker and host Jon Schnepp guaranteed that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man “is gonna be in Venom.” While other Spider-Man characters will not appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — i.e. no Venom in Avengers: Infinity War — it is possible for Spider-Man to appear in stand-alone Marvel movies from Sony.

“For the last couple months, we’ve been talking about Venom, we’ve been hearing about how Sony’s keeping it all separated,” said Schnepp. “Spider-Man’s in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but every other character that’s in the Spider-Man universe is separate.”

In 2015, Schnepp directed and edited the in-depth Superman documentary, The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?, which interviewed the filmmakers, producers, writers, and other crew members of the canceled Superman movie Superman Lives, which would have starred Nicholas Cage as the Man of Steel fighting a giant robotic spider.

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Although Venom will hit theaters in a relatively short ten months, little is known about the movie save for several few tidbits. Aside from Hardy’s role as disgraced journalist Eddie Brock, the film is taking influence from two specific early ‘90s Venom comics: Venom: Lethal Protector and Planet of the Symbiotes, a five-issue arc that took place in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man. So rumors that involve two major characters such as Carnage and Spider-Man are no doubt exciting for fans to mull over, even if they’re only rumors at this point.

Venom will hit theaters on October 5.

It’s not fair to blame the mustache Henry Cavill had for Mission: Impossible — Fallout for ruining Justice League, mostly because Superman’s weird CGI lip honestly didn’t even crack the top ten of that movie’s problems. But, it turns out that Fallout’s director Chris McQuarrie tried to help Justice League out.

With Spider-Man firmly planted in the MCU, Sony is doing its best to launch a new Spidey cinematic universe of its own (seemingly without the web-slinging hero). First up is Venom, which is getting a lot of buzz thanks to its depiction of Tom Hardy as a dark anti-hero who calls his enemies “turds” and runs amok in a version of New York with no Spider-Man in sight.

On Tuesday, The CW announced that actress Ruby Rose (John Wick 2, The Meg), who identifies as genderfluid, is officially signed on to play Batwoman in the upcoming annual DC TV crossover. Rose will also play Batwoman should the character’s solo television series Batwoman be greenlit for production.

In this year’s crossover with Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl, Rose will play Kate Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman, the red-headed member of the famous Bat-Family and cousin (sort of, it’s complicated) of Bruce Wayne.

It began with a flash.

In a 1959 issue of The Flash, the iconic DC superhero met his match, quite literally, in the form of a parallel universe version of The Flash from “Earth-2.” This marked the introduction of the multiverse (the scientific theory that there are multiple, parallel universes), and it had a ripple effect throughout popular culture. From the novels of Stephen King to modern TV shows like Stranger Things and Rick and Morty, multiverse theory is everywhere.

Drax isn’t the sharpest member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, but the actor who plays him, Dave Bautista, totally gets what’s really going on — and he isn’t afraid to call bullshit. In the wake of Disney’s controversial firing of James Gunn after alt-right agitators brought up the directors old offensive tweets, Bautista has been pretty explicit in his opposition to Disney’s decision to appease the Pizzagate crowd. On Monday, he said working for Disney was “nauseating,” and later threatened to quit if Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 doesn’t use Gunn’s script.