Completely out of nowhere, Sony Pictures have announced a Venom movie to be released in October of 2018.
Dante Harper has written a script for Venom who previously wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Alien: Covenant. No word on who is set to direct just yet.
The movie (and the release date of next year) should be taken with a grain of salt as this is the same movie studio that previously had plans for a Venom movie. Not to mention one featuring a female Spider-Man, an Aunt May spin-off, the Sinister Six, and Amazing Spider-Man 3.
We can assume that this Venom film will be a stand-alone entry and will not be integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Despite the rights deal that was finally settled to allow Tom Holland’s Spider-Man to appear in Captain America: Civil War, expect Sony to keep at least some of their toys to themselves.
So which incarnation of Venom would you like to see; the traditional Eddie Brock Venom or (fingers crossed) Agent Venom/Flash Thompson? Who should play him? What villains should he go up against? Personally I’d love to see Carnage get the big screen treatment.