We’ve all loved or hated Venom when he takes on our favorite heroes. We finally get to know more of his story in his own Venom Movie.
A Venom Movie
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar nominee Tom Hardy is in final negotiations for the title role, while Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is nearing a deal to step behind the camera. Production is set to begin this fall; the Venom movie is targeted for release on Oct. 5, 2018.
The news arrives ahead of the July release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, a co-production with Marvel Studios that reboots the Sony franchise, with Tom Holland reprising his role as Peter Parker from Captain America: Civil War. Venom isn’t connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it’s the first film in a long-planned expansion of the Spider-Man franchise, which Sony hopes will include a Silver Sable/Black Cat spinoff.
First announced in December 2013 alongside The Sinister Six, Venom was envisioned as the first pieces of a cinematic universe that would follow The Amazing Spider-Man 2. But with the release of that sequel, which earned mixed reviews and $709 million worldwide, Sony drastically changed its plans, resulting in the deal with Marvel to co-produce the reboot.