In a completely unexpected bit of news, Sony Pictures just announced out of the blue that they’ve set the release of a “Venom” movie for October 5th next year. The film takes over the spot just vacated by James Wan’s “Aquaman”.
First appearing in the “Spider-Man” comic book series as an alien costume worn by Peter Parker, the creature ultimately left Peter Parker and merged with photographer Eddie Brock to become the antihero known as Venom.
Various attempts at a “Venom” film have been in the works over the years without much success. It was reported last year that a “Venom” film was still planned but it would likely not tie to the new Tom Holland-led “Spider-Man” franchise.
Exhibitor Relations reports that “The Mummy” reboot director Alex Kurtzman, who also wrote “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” will helm “Venom”.
Sony has “Spider-Man: Homecoming” hitting cinemas this July and an animated “Spider-Man” movie coming December 21st 2018.