Sony Pictures released their first poster for the Venom movie.
Along with the poster, they hint at the possible release of trailer by simply saying, “Tomorrow. #Venom”
— Venom Movie (@VenomMovie) February 7, 2018
Venom will see Tom Hardy star as Eddie Brock in a film based off two of Venom’s most interesting storylines, Venom: Lethal Protector and Planet of the Symbiotes.
In Lethal Protector, Venom moves from New York to San Francisco and attempts to reform his life. However, a vengeful father of one of Venom’s past victims tracks him down. Venom is then pursued by the Life Foundation who want to experiment on the Venom symbiotes. The Life Foundation creates Venom offspring in the form of Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony. In order to defeat them Venom teams up with Spider-Man.
Planet of the Symbiotes was a five issue crossover event that sees Eddie Brock doubt whether or not he is in control of the sentient Venom symbiote that grants him powers. It sees an army of symbiotes attempt to invade Earth. Venom has to team up with Spider-Man and Scarlet Spider to stop them.
The Life Foundation will definitely play a prominent role in the film as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Riz Ahmed is rumored to be Dr. Carlton Drake, the leader of the Life Foundation. Other Life Foundation members include Scott Haze’s Roland Treece. Treece is the founder of Treece International and a member of the Life Foundation’s Board of Directors. Along with Haze, Jenny Slate is expected to play a Life Foundation scientist named Dora Skirth.
Leaked footage shows Hardy’s Eddie Brock getting the living crap beat out of him by Haze’s Treece.
Venom will also star Woody Harrelson and Michelle Williams. Williams will play Brock’s ex-wife Anne Weying. Weying would eventually become She-Venom in the comics. Harrelson’s role is still unclear. When the announcement was first made he was described as a henchman, but it’s possible he could play Carnage.
There are also rumors that Tom Holland might appear in the film as either Spider-Man or Peter Parker.
Venom is expected to hit theaters on October 5, 2018. The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer. It will be the first of Sony’s Spider-Verse live-action films which include Silver and Black and a Morbius movie.