A twisting road has led to the production of a Venom solo movie that will exist somehow outside of Sony/Marvel's current Spider-Man franchise. Starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, the film reportedly draws inspiration from the 1993 Marvel Comics miniseries Venom: Lethal Protector, in which the alien symbiote and its host relocate to the West Coast, where a sinister organization hatches plans to create its own horrific spawns.
With production under way in Atlanta, leaked set photos and video have ignited plenty of questions about Venom, but we may finally begin to learn some answers as early as this week.
On the one hand, that feels pretty quick. Although Venom has been in pre-production for what seems like forever, filming is still under way, and casting details are still trickling out.
It's unknown whether the tease is a trailer or photos. The film officially started production last October, so it's feasible there's enough footage for some sort of trailer. The symbiote effects will be key in this movie, so any early special effects could serve as a strong indicator of the movie as a whole. Perhaps we'll learn the origins of this version of Venom, or even see the rumored Carnage in action.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script by Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg, Venom stars Tom Hardy, Jenny Slate, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed. The film arrives Oct. 5.