A year ago, Sony announced an upcoming movie based on a familiar Spider-foe, Venom, the amorphous alien creature who bonds with humans for super-villainy and/or lethal protection. Today, Sony announced the release date.
Place a black splotch on your calendars. The Symbiote will be oozing on screen on October 5, 2018.
According to Coming Soon, October 5 had been the release date of Warner Bros’ Aquaman. However, the DC-based superhero will now make a big-screen splash on December 21.
Venom will be a standalone film and have no ties to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s not surprising, as Sony licenses the rights to Spider-Man and Venom from Marvel, while the Marvel Cinematic Universe is in the pocket of Disney.
Not only that, it looks as if Venom will have no ties to the upcoming movie Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland
Venom him/itself had appeared in a prior Spidey outing, Spider-Man 3, played by Topher Grace. There’s no word as to who will play Venom or even which incarnation of Venom this will be. (Marvel fans know that Venom has inhabited the characters Peter Parker, Flash Thompson, Eddie Brock, and Mac Gargan.)
What little we do know: Spider-Man is contractually obligated to be straight and white. Venom is not.