Venom is coming out in just a little over 2 months and with its release, Sony will finally begin a Spider-Man shared Universe without actually using Spider-Man physically. Tom Hardy will be playing the titular character of Eddie Brock who bonds with a Symbiote to become Venom. The movie has been confirmed to take place in a different Universe, being free of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While Sony uses Spider-Man in the MCU, they will build Venom and possibly other characters from the Rogues Gallery of the Web Slinger in this Universe. Later on they may try to have potential crossovers with Venom, Spider-Man and all other characters they have put out.
After Venom, Sony has Morbius under development with Jared Leto starring as Michael Morbius the living Vampire. We also have Silver and Back, Silk, Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter to be the other movies which Sony will bring out in the coming years. All depends upon Venom. Venom is supposed to start this whole Venom-verse where all the other characters will come in later. We may actually get an entire team of Anti-heroes in the coming years.
Since Spider-Man will not really have an involvement in this Universe, the origin story for Venom is going to be different than the comics. In the comics, the Venom Symbiote first bonds with Peter Parker and then it gets passed on to Eddie Brock. As there is no Peter Parker, the Symbiote will directly come in contact with Eddie Brock himself.
The movie has been reported to adapt the classic 90’s Marvel comics based on Lethal Protector storyline that sees Eddie Brock becoming a hero in San Francisco. Still, elements of the movie will obviously be altered so that the story fits better on the big screen. Here’s everything you need to know before you watch the movie:
“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, Rage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony.”
It was rumored that Tom Holland is going to have some sort of Cameo in the movie despite the fact that Venom is not going to be connected with the MCU. While don’t really have a confirmation about it, Tom Hardy has confirmed the fact that Venom and Spider-Man will face off at some point of time in the future.
Sony’s Venom panel took place at Hall H last night at San Diego Comic-Con where Hardy was asked whether he would square off against Tom Holland in a Spidey vs Venom movie to which he replied:
“Yeah, I’d give it a go.”
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It was confirmed at the Panel that Spider-Man does exist in the Universe even though he will not be having any appearance in the movie. Still, how Sony will be handling things here would only be clear once the movie gets released.
Director Ruben Fleischer also talked about a Spidey vs. Venom movie saying that he can’t wait for a moment like that:
“I think we can all agree it would be pretty amazing to see Spider-Man and Venom face off in a film. I have to think that the studio is thinking the same way and at some point down the road they’re gonna run across each other’s paths.”
Venom hits the theatres on October 5. Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Venom has a rich cast which includes Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/ Venom, Michelle Williams as Anne Weying, Riz Ahmed as Carlton Drake/ Riot, Jenny Slate as Dora Skirth, Al-Jaleel Knox as a Stoner Dude, Scott Haze and Woody Harrelson as unknown characters.
Hopefully, Sony does not Venom this time as well. By the looks of the footage we have seen till now, Venom does seem to be a winner, but trailers have proven us wrong before.