Venom is the first entrant in anti-superhero movies by Sony Pictures. The film is a typical anti-hero movie and shows Spider-Man’s long-time adversary Venom in a lead role. The movie is set to release on 5th October in India and Sony is banking on its success as it is looking to kick off its very own universe which includes characters from Marvel’s Spider-verse.
Venom News Updates
To clear out the confusion pertaining to the standing of Spider-Man in Marvel, MCU, and Sony, here’s the explanation – Sony got into a deal with Marvel Studios which enables access of MCU to Spider-Man and its movies. But, Spider-Man is officially property of the Sony, and although MCU is using Spider-Man, it doesn’t mean that the other characters from Spider-verse are under MCU as well. Sony can pick any character from the Spider-verse to release movies which aren’t related to Spider-man who is currently in MCU. Spider-man cannot be shown in Sony Pictures for now. So, sorry Spidey fans you will not see Spider-Man in Venom or other Sony movies.
Venom will star Tom Hardy in the lead role as Eddie Brock or the Venom. Brock is a journalist, and he comes across symbiotes, and when he went ahead digging for more information, he ends up becoming a host to an alien symbiote and takes the name of Venom. Michelle Williams plays the character named Anne Weying, who’s also Brock’s girlfriend. Riz Ahmed plays Carlton Drake, the head of the company – Life Foundation. Drake is also a host to symbiote known as Riot. Jenny Slate plays the role of the lead scientist at life foundation. Other undisclosed characters’ cast includes Woody Harrelson, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Sope Aluko, Scott Deckert, Marcella Bragio, Michelle Lee, Mac Brandt, Christian Convery, Sam Medina, and Ron Cephas Jones.
The official trailer for the movie was released in San Diego Comic-Con this year. You can watch the full trailer here –
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