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Friday, 17 March 2017

Venom Spinoff Gets An Official Release Date

Sony's long gestating Venom spinoff has finally gotten itself an official release date!

The highly anticipated film will arrive in theaters on October 5, 2018 - the date previously held by Warner Bros. for James Wan's Aquaman, until the studio bumped it back to December 21st.

Despite reports to the contrary, the film does not have a director yet, but it does have a script as Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, the latter of whom worked on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, recently turned in a draft.

Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing and overseeing the project. 

Amy Pascal is also producing.

Venom was first introduced back in 1988. Created by  David Michelinie and artists Todd McFarlane and Mike Zeck, the character has gone on to establish himself as one of Spider-Man's most notable villains. The character is an alien symbiote that needs a human host to survive. In return, the alien vests its victim with incredible powers.

Topher Grace portrayed a rather disappointing live-action version of the character in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3 back in 2007. On the animated side of things, the character is perhaps best known for his appearance on Spider-Man: The Animated Series back in the mid-90's, where he was voiced by veteran voice actor Hank Azaria.

Sony is hoping to launch a franchise centered around the Venom character.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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