Columbia Studios sets a fall 2018 premiere date for the long-in-development Spider-Man spinoff, Venom.
Although it most likely was mentioned in small conversations between studio heads at Columbia Pictures, it seems that the talk has taken a turn for the exciting. News was released yesterday that the studio is moving forward to get production going on a Venom movie, and that a release date has already been established. Yes, they announced that the Spider-Man spinoff will be released into theaters October 5, 2018.
Coincidentally enough, DC’s Aquaman movie was originally scheduled for release on October 5, 2018, but was recently pushed back to December 2018 instead.
The movie already has a script written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, but have yet to sign on a director, which is likely to come next.
Venom was played by Topher Grace in Spider-Man 3 in 2007, but being that it was 10 years ago, they’ll be looking for another actor to play the role this time around. Venom was one of the supervillains that Spider-Man had to battle, and although the visual effects that brought Venom to life were impressive, the movie was a major disappointment.
In later versions of Venom in the comics, he is labeled more as an antihero than a villain. One common speculation regarding a movie with Venom as the main character would be that he would be the protagonist, with Carnage, another Symbiote, as the villain. This idea was actually supposed to be used as a plot in a script by David S. Goyer.