Is there another in-development comic book movie that’s garnered the same level of buzz as Venom?
With the exception of Avengers: Infinity War, Sony and Ruben Fleischer’s Spider-Man spinoff has been placed under such an intense spotlight that it seems like we’re never too far away from the next piece of content – leaked or otherwise. And sure enough, celebrity news agency Backgrid has uncovered the latest reel of footage that shows Eddie Brock writhing around in agony on the streets of Atlanta.
Dressed in civvies and looking a little worse for wear, Tom Hardy’s famous anti-hero is then faced with Scott Haze, whose mysterious villain appears to threaten Eddie before Ruben Fleischer yells “cut!” It’s admittedly a little blurry, but see if you can spot any story clues from the embedded clip.
Our guess? Hardy is beginning to feel the effects of the symbiote, and is trying to wrangle Venom under control. Haze’s character, meanwhile, can likely be traced back to the nefarious Life Foundation, a top-secret government body that has its roots in Planet of the Symbiotes and Lethal Protector – two comic books that will seemingly have a major bearing on Venom‘s story.
Couple this with the rumored appearance of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man – not to mention Riz Ahmed as Cletus Kasady (AKA Carnage) – and you have all the makings of a superpowered hit. In terms of the wall-crawler’s alleged involvement, John Schepp, the director The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, recently claimed that said cameo is essentially a done deal.
Spider-Man is going to be in Venom. For the last couple of months, we’ve been hearing how Sony is keeping it all separated, and Spider-Man is in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but every other character that’s in the Spider-Man universe is separate. All I’m saying is that Spider-Man—and I’m talking about Tom Holland’s Spider-Man—is going to be in Venom.
Marvel and Sony Pictures were able to broker a deal that allowed Holland’s web-head to appear in Civil War – and later Spider-Man: Homecoming and the upcoming Avengers sequels – so it’s not exactly out of the question. One thing we can tell you with absolute certainty though is that Venom has been earmarked for release on October 5th, at which point Hardy will seemingly deliver a superhero performance for the ages.