‘Venom’ Working Title Suggests New Take On Symbiote’s Origin

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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

5 Ways Venom Could Show Up In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Venom MarvelEven before Sony lent Spider-Man to Marvel Studios, there was talk about Sony doing their own spin-off films focusing on characters they owned, including both heroes and villains. The end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 even teased a possible Sinister Six film. Many thought that Venom, one of Spider Man’s most popular villains, would also get his own film. Although he appeared in Sam Rami’s Spider-Man 3, Venom was less than well received. If anyone could use a character redemption, it was Eddie Brock.

Those hopes seemed to dash after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was deemed a failure and Sony’s future with the Spider-Man character seemed uncertain. It seemed as if the movie gods smiled on fans as Sony worked out a partnership with Marvel Studios, which allowed Spider-Man to appear in Marvel Cinematic Universe films. Spider-Man’s first appearance in the MCU was in Captain America: Civil War and actor Tom Holland’s performance as the wall-crawler was universally praised.

But Sony’s not done doing their own thing. It was announced that a movie featuring Silver Sable and Black Cat was in the works. It was then revealed that Tom Hardy is attached to play Venom in another project. Marvel Studios has previously said that these projects would be based at Sony and exist outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, Amy Pascal recently said that the Silver Sable and Black Cat film, as well as Venom, are set within the same universe as Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Did she let something slip, or was this wishful thinking on her part? Either way, that led us here at Heroic Hollywood to think of ways that Venom could be incorporated into and show up in the MCU. Click Next to take a look…

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Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith

Heroic Hollywood Weekend Editor. Pop culture fanatic, writer, and filmmaker. Almost always found on Twitter.

  • Joseph Chaisson

    No shock. Brock did get cancer in the comics. It would make sense.

  • Dasoman

    Come on guys. Venom Antidote. Your theory could be right or it could be wrong, but the working title isn’t an indication of anything.