When it comes to Marvel movies, there has always been confusion about who owns what film rights and which movies belong in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). One of the upcoming movies that people questioned was Venom.
Earlier in the year, fans were thrilled to learn that there would be a live-action film based around one of their favorite villain-turned-heroes, Venom. It was even more thrilling to many when they learned that they would be using the Eddie Brock version of Venom who will be played by Tom Hardy. Ruben Fleischer was also pulled in as the director.
Unfortunately, the rights to Venom are owned by Sony Pictures, not Marvel Studios. That means that Venom will be flying solo…there will be no Spider -Man.
This was confirmed by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige in an interview with Allocine, “For now, there is no plan for Venom in the MCU. It’s a Sony Project.”
I guess that is the end of that!
Without Spider-Man, what is Venom going to do? They definitely can’t do an origin story…Did Eddie Brock/Venom really have another major character he went up against?
Venom was given an expedited release date of October 5, 2018, giving it only 18 months of production time. As far as I can tell, filming is not scheduled to begin until the fall of 2017. There have been no cast announcements other than Hardy and I am not even seeing anything regarding a script.
With only 18 months from announcement to theater aside from Eddie Brock, no other casting announcements have been made for Venom. Apparently the film is based off a script written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, but no word on who is doing the rewrite, and the production team includes Amy Pascall, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach.