For the character, see Venom. For the extraterrestrial life-form, see Venom symbiote.

Venom is an upcoming film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is the first installment in Sony's Marvel Universe. It will be released on October 5, 2018.[1]


Production historyEdit

In March 2016, it was announced that Sony would produce a standalone Venom film, with Dante Harper working on a script, with Avi Arad, Matthew Tolmach and Amy Pascal producing, having no relation to the previous Spider-Man universe or the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[10] The following year, on March 16, 2017, announced a release date of October 5, 2018, with Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner working on a rewrite of the script.[11] The film is expected to be rated R.[12] Two months later, Tom Hardy was announced to star as the title character, with production beginning in the fall.[1] As of October 2017, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed had joined the cast in undisclosed roles.[5] Kelly Marcel was also reported to be helping write the script.[2] Principal photography began on October 23, 2017.[13]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "Tom Hardy Is ‘Venom’ In New Sony Marvel Film To Be Directed By Ruben Fleischer" - Deadline
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Jenny Slate Joins Tom Hardy in ‘Venom’ (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  3. 3.0 3.1 "‘Venom’ Teaser: Tom Hardy Shouts Down His Demons As Marvel’s Lethal Protector" -
  4. "Tom Hardy is Eddie Brock in #Venom, the upcoming film from Sony’s Marvel Universe releasing October 5, 2018 – production starts this fall." - Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) - Twitter
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Jenny Slate Joins Tom Hardy in Sony’s ‘Venom’ Movie" - Collider
  6. "Michelle Williams Is Definitely Playing Anne Weying in Venom" - Screenrant
  7. "Venom Trailer Introduces Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock" - Empire
  8. "Venom: First Look at Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and Full Brazil Comic Con Panel Video - IGN First" - IGN
  9. "Venom: First Poster Online" - Empire
  10. "'Spider-Man' Spinoff 'Venom' Revived at Sony (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  11. "Sony announce Venom movie will be out next year" - Vaunter
  12. "Venom will reportedly be an R-rated kickoff to a Marvel universe at Sony" -
  13. Venom Movie (@VenomMovie) - Twitter

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Released films The Amazing Spider-Man | The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Cancelled films Venom | Sinister Six | The Amazing Spider-Man 3 | The Amazing Spider-Man 4