Sony's Venom Officially Gets Director And Release Date

Sony's Venom Officially Gets Director And Release Date

It would just be ridiculous if the movie was still based on TAS Universe and not the MCU.

This coming July, the new "Spider-Man: Homecoming" will hit the theater as part of the big Marvel Cinematic Universe, and recently this month, a related character was announced that will also have a new solo movie coming next year.

While there's still no word on who will play Spidey's enemy, we do know Scott Rosenberg and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 screenwriter Jeff Pinkner will pen the script for the film being released in October 2018.

Sony announces the news and surprises all comics and Marvel fans. Apparently, the projects are still a go, with a director and release date officially announced for Venom. Despite being reported that it entered into production in 2016, the new "Venom" movie is still no director and cast, but according to rumors, Alex Kurtzman, the director of "The Mummy" 2017 movie will helm the project.

Further details revealed that Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are still onboard as producers, which unfortunately suggests that this spin-off will be more of the standalone nature rather than another Spidey-universe installment in the blockbuster Marvel Cinematic Universe, although that is always subject to change. Keep your eyes peeled for any Venom-shaped teasers when Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in the United Kingdom on 7 July 2017.

The Hollywood Reporter says the studio hopes to make Venom a franchise - meaning we could be seeing a lot more of those sharp teeth and that super long tongue on the big screen quite a lot.