Well, it’s finally happening! Cameras have officially started rolling for Sony’s upcoming comic book adaption of Venom, starring Tom Hardy. The film’s official Twitter account released the first photo from the set, which featured Hardy and the caption, “Day 1.”
— Venom Movie (@VenomMovie) October 24, 2017
Hardy plays journalist and friend of Peter Parker, Eddie Brock who connects with an alien symbiote and is turned into Venom. The last time Venom was portrayed on screen was when That 70’s Show‘s Topher Grace played him in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3.
Even though the character of Venom is long associated with Spider-Man this film will be a part of “Sony’s Marvel Universe” and not the “Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)” that has been pumping out your favorite superhero movies for years. Therefore, Venom is in no way connected to Spider-Man: Homecoming or it’s upcoming sequel with Tom Holland.
The R-Rated “action horror” film will also star The Night Of star Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, and Reid Scott. Ruben Fleischer will direct the script written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner and Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad will produce.
The film is set for an October 5, 2018 release.