Tom Hardy is one of the most sought-after actors these days for the studios. He is wanted by almost everyone for major roles in action movies. He has earlier expressed his interest to play a superhero role, in fact, he could have been young Wolverine years ago but the studio did not greenlight the project. But nevertheless, he is the new Venom in the upcoming movie based on the character.
The character of Venom has featured in the past Spiderman trilogy directed by Sam Raimi, but it seemed rushed and shoddy. Sam Raimi confessed the fact that he never wanted Venom in the last installment but studio meddled and forced him to include him, as a result, it turned out to be a disaster. Since then there has been a lot of chatter about a possible spin-off movie at Sony, but it went nowhere as he didn’t appear in the Amazing Spiderman franchise too. This time fans are expecting a blast.
In comics, Venom is a darker version of Spiderman who possess all his abilities and powers except his senses and an advanced Iron-Spidey suit designed by Stark Industries. He has the power to evolve and adapt itself to different environments, has the unique ability to embody all the abilities of his opponent which makes him an unstoppable monster. He can never run out of webs as his suit can generate endless webbing.
The studio has added 50 Shades of Grey writer Kelly Marcel to the roster who will be responsible for revising the Venom script. Fans have begun to make fun as they are saying this movie will be “50 Shades of Black”. They are coining new phrases like Brock out or Cock out etc. But keeping jokes aside, the insiders are saying that given Marvel’s screenwriting history this is a pretty bold move. She has earlier worked in Saving Mr. Banks, Bronson, and upcoming Cruella.
It is now being reported that Venom could be adapting classic 90’s Marvel comics based on Lethal Protector storyline that sees Eddie Brock becoming a hero in San Francisco. But there are elements that will be done differently. In this particular comic-book plot, Spiderman plays a huge role and we know he won’t be appearing so that part will be removed completely. There is a group of mercenaries who call themselves “The Jury”, their tech on suits is based on Tony Stark’s designs and since Venom is not part of MCU that part needs to be altered as well.
Here’s what you need to know:
“Before the story begins, Venom makes an agreement with Spider-Man that they will leave each other alone, on the condition that Venom commits no crimes. Venom then moves from New York City to San Francisco and takes up with a group of Californian mole people. Shortly thereafter the father of one of Venom’s victims seeks him out with a group of super-powered mercenaries to take revenge. Spider-Man, seeing misleading coverage of Venom on television, heads to San Francisco to confront him and instead winds up fighting alongside Venom against five new offspring of the Venom Symbiote: Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony.”
Moreover, it’s now officially confirmed that Michelle Williams (Drive, Manchester by the Sea) is joining the cast of the movie as the female lead. Well, the studio didn’t say specifically about her character but the only influential female role she could play in Venom movie is of She-Venom or Bride of Venom.
In July, it was reported that Ann Weying is being introduced in Venom. She first appeared in The Amazing Spiderman #375 as the ex-wife of Eddie Brock, a successful lawyer turned into Bride of Venom. It is almost certain that she is playing this character as Michelle Williams is a serious actress who doesn’t do insignificant roles just for a paycheck. We know that the big villain is going to be Carnage but no actor has been finalized for the role.
The latest news is that VEEP star Reid Scott (Dan Egan) has entered into negotiations with makers of Venom for a mystery role. He could be a comic-book character or a brand new character specifically created for the movie but no details are out yet. He was Turbo’s voice in Netflix animated series TURBO FAST and recently was seen in Home Again alongside Reese Witherspoon. Sony has confirmed that Tom Holland’s Spiderman won’t appear in Venom spin-off but there is a possibility of Venom showing up in future Spiderman movies.
But the project has run into a little trouble. The OmegaUnderground is reporting that the production of the movie has been pushed back to October 23rd, 2017 now as crew members are demanding some time off as there is so much shooting happening in Atlanta, the USA for movies such as Avengers 4, Ant-Man and the Wasp etc. There have been reports of delay in the past but now it’s official. But the good news is that it will not affect the date of release which is October 5, 2018, it’s just that we have to wait a little longer to see the first look of Tom Hardy as Venom. It’s a matter of time before the project takes off and paparazzi gives us some behind the scenes shots from the sets of the movie.
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