With a recent rash of casting news, it’s clear Sony is moving full steam ahead on Venom.
Producers have also brought in screenwriter Kelly Marcel (Fifty Shades of Grey) to work on a new draft of the script.
Scott Rosenberg (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) and Jeff Pinkner (The Dark Tower) wrote the first script. It’s not uncommon for big productions to go through rewrites after the studio sees the first draft. However, bringing in a new writer means producers may be looking for a new direction for the project.
Venom is a villain in the Spider-Man universe, who is actually a parasite that attaches itself to hosts and uses their darkest impulses against them. It previously appeared on-screen in Spider-Man 3.
Venom stars om Hardy as Eddie Brock and he is joined by Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate and Riz Ahmed.
Sony is looking to use Venom to start a new universe of Spider-Man spinoff films while Spidey is tied up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Venom is currently scheduled for a October 5, 2018 release.
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