29 September, 2017
One character Williams could be playing is Anne Weying, Eddie Brock's ex-wife who later bonds with the symbiote to become She-Venom. Sony wouldn't comment, but sources say talks are underway.
Venom is being directed by Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer from a script written by Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg. That film was initially expected to spawn a solo Venom movie, but the planned spinoff never materialized.More news: Trump hints at firing Health Secretary Tom Price over airplane use
A little confused? Sony owned the film rights to Spider-Man and all his related supporting characters since the early 2000s, but after the studio struck a deal with Marvel in 2015 allowing Marvel Studios to use him in the MCU, the webslinger became a little too booked by Marvel to become the focal point of a new cinematic universe - which Sony still meant to launch. As a result, you have a creature with all of Venom's powers, but none of Eddie Brock's (admittedly limited) morals and scruples.
Considered one of Spidey's greatest enemies, Venom made his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #300. In any event, this is certainly an excuse to take Venom to some darker places away from the MCU, much like the highly successful R-rated superhero films recently released by 20th Century Fox with Deadpool and Logan.
The movie is set to hit theatres on 5 October, 2018.