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

The Spider-Man spin-off film, Venom, has reportedly gotten a 2018 release date by Sony Pictures, focusing on one of the web-slinger's most iconic villains.

Last 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

Spider-Man Villains Ready For The Big Screen

Spider-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.

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.