Production Officially Begins For Live-Action Venom Film
Over the last decade and a half, films based on comic book heroes have owned the box office and television. As we get further along, more heroes and villains emerge from the pages and onto the big and small screens. With many of DC and Marvel’s core heroes already having some sort of screen exposure, filmmakers are beginning to tell the stories from the other side of the coin. Just as everybody loves a good hero, a good villain is oftentimes just as loved. Arguably one of Spider-Man’s greatest foes, Venom is among those that deserves their own full feature movie. That brings us to the news that the live-action Venom film is officially in production.
The Venom film was announced earlier this year, and is set to star Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) as Eddie Brock/Venom. The film will also star Michelle Williams (Dawson’s Creek, Shutter Island) and Riz Ahmed (Rogue One, Jason Bourne). It will be directed by Zombieland director, Ruben Fleischer. The project has had some ups and downs, but thanks to a Tweet from the official Twitter account associated with the upcoming film, we learn that Venom is officially in production.
— Venom Movie (@VenomMovie) October 24, 2017
The live-action Venom film is being produced by Sony Pictures, which still owns film rights to Spider-Man and related characters. Due to an agreement between Sony and Marvel/Disney, Spider-Man is part of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), but still technically belongs to Sony. While producers claim that the Venom film will be a part of the MCU, Marvel/Disney’s Kevin Feige says Tom Holland’s Spidey will not be appearing in the forthcoming title. This doesn’t rule out the possibility of Venom (or other symbiotes) crossing over to MCU via Infinity War, future Guardians of the Galaxy films, or Avengers 4.
The Venom film is expected to release in October of 2018. Are you excited for Venom to get some theatrical justice? Are you hoping that the symbiote makes its way over to other MCU films? Which is your favorite symbiote from the Spidey comics? Let us know in the comments section below. Be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter to stay up to date on the hottest news in gaming and entertainment via our 24/7 live news feed.
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