Venom is officially getting his own movie. After several axed attempts, Sony has announced that the popular alien symbiote will make his way to cinemas next year. However, will he first terrorize Peter Parker in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming? Find out below.
A Villainy Spin-Off
Details about the upcoming spin-off is scarce. Sony has not chosen an actor to play the role of the popular comic book character as of this writing. No one also knows which version of the anti-hero will star in the proposed live-action movie. So far, the announced the release date and the names of the screenwriters involved in the project.
First off, the Venom movie will come out on Oct. 5, 2018. This is the first iteration of the character for nearly 10 years. Topher Grace previously played the role in Spider-Man 3. The Verge noted that there were plans for a standalone movie in 2013, but plans changed because of Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s less-than-spectacular performance in the box office in 2014. The 2018 release gives the Venom movie a significant amount of time to separate itself from Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Sony also announced that Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinker will pen the script. Comic book fans should feel confident with their involvement because both screenwriters have experience working behind blockbusters. Rosenberg, for instance, penned the script 2000 movie High Fidelity. Meanwhile, Pinker is currently handling the The Dark Tower adaptation.
Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Venom Connection Possible?
Venom is a sentient alien creature with liquid-like form. It was first introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man in 1988 as a supervillain. Peter Parker is the first known host of the symbiote, but the web-slinger was able to separate himself from the creature when he realized its true nature. The Venom symbiote eventually merged with other hosts and, from supervillain, he became more of an anti-hero.
After leaving Peter Parker’s body, there have been seven iterations of the character in comics. Most popular is Eddie Brock, the same character portrayed by Grace on the big screen. In the comic book universe, Eddie is a child hood of Peter Parker. Their scientist fathers co-created a symbiotic suit under Project Venom. As adults, Eddie and Peter discovered the symbiotic suit. However, Eddie was overexposed to the material and eventually morphed into Venom.
According to ComicBook, Eddie’s version of Venom is connected to Spider-Man: Homecoming villain Adrian Toones a.k.a Vulture. The character portrayed by Michael Keaton actually captured Eddie. Bolivar Trask and his team studied Eddie’s symbiote suit.
According to reports, Marvel‘s upcoming Spider-Man movie started doing reshoots a few days before Sony’s Venom movie announcement. The movie might add a cameo of Eddie Brock to help launch the solo Venom movie in 2018. Meanwhile, Spider-Man: Homecoming will arrive in Jul. 7 in theaters worldwide.
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