Sony sets Venom solo movie for Aquaman's old October 2018 release date

Nobody has heard about Sony's Venom movie for a while now, but the film now has an official release date.

The Oct. 5, 2018 was previously the opening weekend real estate enjoyed by WB's Aquaman movie, but that picture has since moved on to a December 21, 2018 release date. Kurtzman was a writer and excecutive producer on The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

It was reported a year ago that a Venom movie was being planned, but that it would likely not tie to Sony's Spider-Man franchise (which, with the Civil War debut of Tom Holland as the webslinger, is now set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe).

It was about this time past year that we learned the Venom project was potentially back on the table.

Having just seen WB move Aquaman off of its October 5th release date and into the late December frame, Sony has made a decision to plop the long gestating Venom film into that slot, as reported by THR.

The move comes only a few months before Sony releases its latest Spider-Man reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming, which swings into theaters on July 7. Venom is an alien symbiote - originally believed to be a harmless costume worn by Spider-Man - that bonds with a human host.

The news, which was first broken by The Wrap, points to Sony Pictures continuing to have big plans for their Spider-Man license that extends beyond a new series of films starring Tom Holland, who is also appearing in Disney/Marvel Studios' Avengers crossover events.

What do you want to see from a Venom movie? Venom has been portrayed as an antihero before, but he's back to being a bad guy in the current comics, and is poised to infect the entire Marvel Universe in an upcoming event.

  • Salvatore Jensen