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19 May, 2017, 23:21
Sony has set a release date for October 5th, 2018 and has slated production to kick off before the end of the year.
Venom has been one of Marvel's top villains and a Spider-Man fixture since he was introduced in 1988, created by writer David Michelinie and artists Todd McFarlane and Mike Zeck. In Venom, Hardy will play Eddie Brock who is infected by the alien Symbiote to become Spider-man's archenemy Venom. Fury Road's Tom Hardy is set to lead the project, while Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer will direct.
Sony has been hard at work developing a universe based on its Marvel property, "Spider-Man". Hardy previously played the DC Comics supervillain Bane in 2012's The Dark Knight Rises, and will be seen this summer in Christopher Nolan'sDunkirk. And while he often has been a foil and antagonist to Spider-Man, The Wrap suggests that the Venom movie and any subsequent sequels would be separate and unrelated to the movies that are being co-produced by Marvel Studios.
"Homecoming" is still two months away from opening, Sony is acting quickly to build its extended universe, which starts with the "Venom" movie.
Tom Hardy must hate his face. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, who has worked on the previous Spider-Man films with Sony, will be producing the Venom film alongside Amy Pascal. Dubbing himself "Venom", Brock became one of Spider-Man's most murderous and risky arch-nemeses.
Venom is one of the more popular villains in the Spider-Man universe and made his first big screen, live-action debut in Spider-Man 3 back in 2007. The studio's first step to make that a reality comes through the #Venom film a project that, after, nearly a decade of being in development, is finally moving forward.