‘Spider-Man’ Spin-Off Film ‘Venom’ Gets Release Date

VenomLast year, it was reported that Sony Pictures was working on a Spider-Man spin-off film for the character of Venom, one of the hero’s most iconic villains. While it has been quiet on the news front with that project, it appears things might be moving forward. It was revealed today that Sony has scheduled Venom for October 5, 2018, which was the original date for Aquaman before it got moved to December 21, 2018.

Last time we heard anything on the project was that Sleepless Night scribe Dante Harper had been hired to write the screenplay for the spin-off film, which is reportedly being overseen and produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. Scott Rosenberg (Jumanji) and Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) recently submitted a new draft for the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. When initially announced, the project wasn’t planned to be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, although things may have changed since then, but that remains to be seen.

Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly and Bokeem Woodbine, as well as Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice and Abraham Attah, opens on Friday, July 7.

Sony’s untitled Miles Morales/Spider-Man animated film, directed by Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey, comes out in theaters on December 21, 2018.

Source: Exhibitor Relations & The Hollywood Reporter

10 Spider-Man Villains Ready For The Big Screen

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Spider-ManSpider-Man: Homecoming hasn’t even hit the big screen yet and fans are already clamoring for more Spider-Man. Second only to Batman, Spider-Man has the most threatening and entertaining rogues gallery in all comics. With countless TV shows and 5 movies already under his belt, it’s up to the creative folks over at Sony and Marvel to ensure his future on-screen adventures feel different from everything that’s come before.

Part of making sure any sequels to Homecoming feel fresh is featuring villains who haven’t already been used on the big screen. Sorry Green Goblin fans, but I never want to see Spider-Man fight an Osborne in theaters again. I’m already annoyed that I’ve seen Peter’s origin two times in the movies, so I really don’t want to see him take down the same villains again and again.

Is your favorite villain not on the list? Well head to the comments and tell me who I forgot to include!

Hit the Next button for a crash course on some of  the villains who should fight Spider-Man on the big screen in the future.

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  • Antonio

    Sony would pull the greatest scam of all time if they get another actor to portray Spider-Man in this Venom film lol

  • Monty

    Looks like Kurtzman is directing

  • Philly Gannon

    sigh

  • SAMURAI36.

    Man Sony. Please don’t screw this up. Honestly, Venom should only exist after the Tom Holland Spider-Man has been established. But we shall see how this goes. At the very least, I hope this is still part of the MCU.

  • Peter James

    >>>>”When initially announced, the project wasn’t planned to be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, although things may have changed since then, but that remains to be seen.”

    Well, rumor has it (which people such as yourself should be in a position to suss out), that the Symbiote goo is going to make an appearance in next year’s Avengers : Infinity War movie, – which would make a ton of sense if you stop and think about it given that it should be a (somewhat and partly) space-based movie and the symbiote is of alien origin.

    With Holland’s involvement and the timing of the release date for this movie, I could easily foresee a situation in which the Avengers movie ends with Holland’s Spiderman getting “infected” at the end of the movie, and making a brief appearance at the beginning of the Venom movie later that Fall, right before that movie wraps up where the Spiderman sequel begins with Spiderman facing off against Venom (with a proper black Spider-suit).

    That could actually work, especially if you handle the Venome solo movie well enough to flesh out the character to make him more than just a 2 dimensional villain, and he could even end up being one of the most compelling villains/anti-heroes of the MCU so far.

  • Maxi Iroh

    So, 4 “Marvel” movies in 2018

    • Vegas82

      Why are you on Heroic Hollywood if 10 Superhero films are too many for you in a year?

      • Maxi Iroh

        It doesn’t have anything to do with that, i’m saying this but thinking about the industry, there can only be so much..

    • Thanostic

      Good news – you’re not obligated to watch them all.

      • Maxi Iroh

        It doesn’t have anything to do with that, i’m saying this but thinking about the industry, there can only be so much.

  • Axxell

    I don’t get the insistence in giving Venom a film…IMO, if the character doesn’t have a defining story arc of his own, it shouldn’t have a solo franchise.

  • Math

    I can’t see how a Venom movie without Spider-man in it can ever be a success. You would need to at the very least create a Spider-man vs Venom origin movie first to then justify a solo spin-off movie. If they actually do like they originally intended, i.e. remove Spider-man from his origin story, then this movie will bomb very badly.

  • Thanostic

    One more example of Sony not knowing how to handle their properties.