Joe Lynch's New Short Film 'Truth in Journalism' Has a Marvel Twist
by Ethan Anderton
July 31, 2013
There's a breadth of fanmade films out there featuring iconic characters from pop culture. From TV icons to comic book heroes, many fans take it upon themselves to tell the stories they want to see involving their favorite characters. However, most of them aren't subtle, and lack a lot of originality and creativity. But a new film called Truth in Journalism from Knights of Badassdom and Wrong Turn 2 director Joe Lynch is something cool to behold. The film features Ryan Kwanten as a familiar New York City journalist being tailed by a French documentary crew, and they discover more than they had anticipated.
Here is Joe Lynch's new short film Truth in Journalism, tip via SlashFilm:
That's right, the above short film that takes more than a few cues from the 1992 film Man Bites Dog leads into a reveal of Eddie Brock and his turn into the Spider-Man villain Venom. Plus, there's another cool appearance at the end. Venom is easily one of the most popular Marvel characters that fans clamored to see before he was wasted in Spider-Man 3. Though I maintain that Topher Grace was a fine counter to Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man, the character was not treated with respect and felt tacked on in an already crowded sequel. This is the kind of short film we love to see, especially from a director like Joe Lynch. Cool short?