Seemingly, a much bigger Spider-Man universe is back on Sony Pictures with venom expected to take center stage. As expected, it can be confirmed that everybody’s favorite symbiotic villain, Venom, is going to swing into theaters sooner than later, probably October 5th, 2018. Up till now, the news about the person who is going to direct it is vague.
The news that was initially put up by The Wrap shows us the direction that Sony Pictures is going to continue to have huge plans for their Spider-Man license which is going to be extended way ahead a new series of films that stars Tom Holland who, as we all know, is going to appear in the crossover events between Disney/Marvel Studios, Avengers. Moreover, as per The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzalez and ER, the Venom movie is going to take on many features of how the by-product series was initially conceived at Sony in the old days when it would have conformed into Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man films that had Alex Kurtzman directing . Right now, Kurtzman is occupied with post-production for The Mummy reboot with Universal Pictures; the movie is set to release in June.
Recently, the release date of the movie was confirm by Sony Picture which is also moving further the movie of Fede Alvarez, The Girl in the Spider Web to October 19th, 2018. On the contrary, a different source near to Kurtzman seemed surprised regarding the story, informing the fact that Kurtzman, for now, is focusing on completing The Mummy and that they have heard nothing at all about a Venom movie.
For those who do not know, Venom is an anti-hero of The Amazing Spider-Man that appeared in Marvel Comics #299 and was created by David Michelinie and Todd McFarlane in 1988. And when he often has been a foil and antagonist to Spider-Man, curiously The Wrap suggested that the Venom movie and any subsequent sequels are not going to be related to the movies with Holland which are being co-produced by Marvel Studios. And again, there has been no confirmation from the sources with respect to the veracity of these implications. On the other hand, it for sure would have been an excuse to take Venom to dark places farther from the MCU, just like the highly successful R-rated superhero films that were currently released by 20th Century Fox; Deadpool and Logan.
The screenplay of Venom is going to be written by Dante Harper and is going to be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. Previously, the opening weekend was initially October 5th, 2018 for WB’s movie, Aquaman but the picture has been moved forward to December 21st, 2018 as its release date.
In 2007’s Spider-Man 3, Venom was played by Topher Grace.