Sony Sets Release Date For ‘VENOM’ Movie
Following the announcement that Warner Bros. Pictures has pushed James Wan’s Aquaman from October 5 to December 21, 2018, now Sony Pictures has announced that they’ve set VENOM for October 5.
First appearing in the comic book series as an alien costume worn by Spider-Man in Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man #252 in 1984, it was several years before the creature left Peter Parker and merged with photographer Eddie Brock, forming the antihero known as Venom. Since then, the character has appeared in a variety of different forms and bonded with several hosts. In the “Ultimate” Marvel Universe, the suit has a more terrestrial origin, created by Parker and Brock’s scientist parents in an attempt to cure cancer. More recently, the Venom symbiote has been moving between hosts, including Mac Garage aka The Scorpion and Peter Parker’s old high school rival, Flash Thompson.
Venom previously appeared on the big screen, played by Topher Grace in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. Since the release of that film in 2007, rumors have gone on about a solo Venom movie, but various plans have been made but failed to move forward.
Last year, it was reported that a Venom movie was being planned, but that it would likely not tie to Sony’s Spider-Man franchise (which will get a reboot starring Tom Holland).
Holland’s Spidey will be seen in Spider-Man: Homecoming in theaters July 7.