It’s official folks, there will in fact be a standalone Venom movie. Interestingly enough, the rumor mill is claiming a complete lack of any sort of spidery like conduct. Can Sony really pull that off?
I mean, think about it. They are taking a very popular villain and dedicating a movie to him without any sort of hero based action. Who is going to fight Venom? Is this strictly an origin story?
I’m leaning more towards the rumor mill being wrong about this one. It’s a great idea none the less. Lets work towards establishing a villain in his own origin tale so when he finally meets the hero, there are some hard feelings already rolling around.
It has been confirmed by various reputable sources that Tom Hardy has officially been cast as the popular villain. Mr. Hardy is no stranger to playing the bad guy. He played Bane in 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises and was also widely successful as the murderous pelt runner John Fitzgerald in Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant. Ruben Fleischer will be directing the Venom movie. His most notable films include Zombieland, Gangster Squad, and the upcoming Zombieland 2.
The Venom movie is scheduled to be released on October 5th, 2018. Seems like Sony is looking to get this project done and out very quickly. Hopefully that isn’t a bad thing.