Sony Pictures are developing a Venom movie for next summer, according to a report over at Variety. The film will hit the streets fairly late on in the year, and away from the summer on October 5th Stateside, occupying a spot released by James Wan’s Aquaman, which will now debut in December.
The trade reports that the film will probably not take place in the world occupied by current Spider-Man Tom Holland, who stars in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, and will focus on the character, who we briefly saw in Spider-Man 3 back in 2007.
Here’s a little on the character courtesy of the Villains Wikia.
Venom is a major antagonist in the Spider-Man franchise. He is Spider-Man’s third archenemy. The name has belonged to several different hosts over the years, which means that Venom is indeed the identity of this particular alien Symbiote. The Symbiote named itself Venom and considered itself as a venom for Spider-Man.
Exhibitor Relations reports that The Mummy director Alex Kurtzman will helm the film. The filmmaker has a history with this area of the Marvel world, after writing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 back in 2007.
More on the Venom movie as we hear.