The Venom character is an alien symbiote that need a human host to survive. In return, the alien empowers its victim with incredible powers. At this moment it’s unclear as to which Venom incarnation Sony will be using for this standalone film as the character has had quite a few since being introduced in 1988, ranging from being originally a villain, then morphed into an anti-hero and (kind of) a good guy.
The report claims that sources have told them that Michelle Williams (whose recent credits include Manchester By The Sea and Certain Women) could be playing the role of a district attorney and possibly Hardy’s love interest.
Ruben Fleischer is directing the project, with Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner writing the script, with Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach serving as producers alongside Amy Pascal. Riz Ahmed is also attached to star, with rumours circulating that it could potentially be for the role of Carnage.
Venom is scheduled for cinematic release on the 5th October 2018.