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Venom shooting location confirmed, may hint at possible storyline

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Jun 16, 2017, 6:02 PM EDT (Updated)

With last month's news that Sony is moving forward with their Spidey-spinoff Venom starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, fans immediately began wondering what storyline they'd milk, with most bets laying heavily toward Brock's Symbiote-ic origin story. We still don't know that for sure, but one of the movie's just-discovered filming locations may offer a clue. 

According to two Omega Underground sources, director Ruben Fletcher (Zombieland) will begin shooting September 1 in both Atlanta and New York City. Fans will no doubt see the connection between the latter locale and Brock's origin story, which begins with him working as a journalist at NYC's Daily Globe. Alas, that gig ends when Spider-Man inadvertently exposes Brock as being not quite up to the Globe's high journalistic standards. Yada yada yada, Brock and the Symbiote bond and become Venom and focus all that pent-up anger on tormenting Spider-Man around The City. Kind of like what we saw in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3, except with Tom Hardy, who -- no offense to That '70s Show fans -- is much scarier than Topher Grace.  

So yeah, filming in New York would make sense. Of course, ComicBookMovie notes that Kevin Fiege has confirmed that Venom won't take place within the MCU, which Spider-Man is currently a part of, so perhaps all of this means nothing. We shall see, though, as Venom, written by Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg, is scheduled for launch October 5, 2018.

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