With Sony Pictures moving forward on their plans for a Spider-Man spinoff movie universe, news has begun to leak out on the first of these solo films, Venom. Some new details on what the movie might entail have now come to light, with production set to get underway shortly.
According to Omega Underground, the working title of this film is Antidote. They are reporting that the codename is going to be used during pre-production as well as throughout filming.
The choice of Antidote as a working title suggests a different path for the new cinematic incarnation of Venom then might have been expected. This could possibly be hinting at the symbiote being the result of a virus or perhaps something cooked up in a lab, rather than as an alien. As has been reported, it is expected that they are taking inspiration from the ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ version, which would line up as a similar origin for the character.
Eagle-eyed fans might recall that the Venom suit was set up to be a bio-weapon in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. An easter egg in the Oscorp lab showed that Venom was listed as being in storage alongside weapons and plutonium. There is certainly precedent for this move should Sony actually be going this route with the new film.
Sony Pictures is sitting out San-Diego Comic Con this weekend, so it is unlikely we will receive any new information about the film there. Of course as always, be sure to stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more updates as we get closer to the release.
Venom will star Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and is directed by Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleisher. The film is set to hit theaters on October 5, 2018.
Source: Omega Underground