Spider-Man villain spin-off Venom slated for 2018 release

Published By Alexa Caruso on Mar 27, 2017

Topher Grace as 'Venom' in Spiderman: 3 (2007)Spider-Man's arch nemesis, Venom, is finally getting his own film, with production set to start this fall.

While the sharp-toothed, long-tongued, black-suited villain has been represented on screen before via Spider-Man 3it wasn't well received by fans. Therefore, many are hoping that giving Venom his own film will help ensure the character is developed and handled properly.

Also, the film's genre has been listed as "Action/Horror/Sci-fi," and as is the fashion these days with comic book character movies, it's quite possible the film could receive an R-rating.

Marvel's reboot of the Spider-Man character is set to officially start with the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 7, 2017, and pending its success, it could be a deciding factor for how Sony handles their treatment of Venom.

With filming to begin very shortly we are certain to get more details soon, as writing and casting for the film will have to begin quickly. Let's hope some key details are revealed in the meantime!

Venom is set to hit theaters on October 5, 2018. ~Alexa Caruso

Comments & Discussion

  1. Ewan • 3/27/2017 12:01:07 PM

    That's a really creepy photo. Reminds me of Christopher Walken in Sleepy Hollow. Maybe they can get him to play Venom?

  2. Snepts • 3/27/2017 2:15:34 PM

    Remember when they made non-comic-book movies?

  3. Jacob • 3/27/2017 6:45:49 PM

    Villains like Venom and Carnage need to be legitimately terrifying. They need to be sadistic. The film needs to be almost like a horror movie.

  4. CDubya • 3/28/2017 11:42:24 AM

    Venom will be an anti-hero. He will end up doing some good which sucks. I agree with Jacob. Venom and Carnage (especially Carnage) aren't supposed to envoke sympathy etc. I hope they do it justice.

  5. Robert • 7/8/2017 2:07:01 AM

    Tom Hardy was casted to play Venom... It was announced weeks ago.. Get with the program... even your breaking news is weeks behind with the facts

  6. George • 7/13/2017 7:58:48 PM

    Robert: A) You're commenting on a story that's more than three months old. B) "casted" is not a word. He was cast as Venom, not casted.

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