Haze Joins “Venom” As Filming Draws Near

Scott Haze (“Midnight Special,” “Only the Brave”) has joined the cast of the Ruben Fleischer-directed “Spider-Man” spin-off feature “Venom” at Sony Pictures reports Heat Vision.

Tom Hardy is starring as the Marvel antihero alongside Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams and Jenny Slate. Specifics of Haze’s character are under wraps.

The storyline is also under wraps, but a recent report at Omega Underground suggests it could adapt the comic title “Venom: Lethal Protector” in which an agreement made between Eddie Brock (Venom) and Spider-Man results in Venom being left alone so long as he vows to never commit another crime.

Moving to San Francisco, he is discovered by a group of super-powered mercenaries called The Jury (which includes Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony) who’re looking to take him out of commission. As previously slated, the movie is NOT a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe so Spider-Man’s role in the story would be changed.

Production on the new film is slated to begin this fall at least partially in San Francisco ahead of a October 5th 2018 release. Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal are producing.