Sony is going to be releasing a standalone movie based on the iconic Spider-Man villain ‘Venom‘ next year. We already know that Tom Hardy will be playing Venom, but today it has been announced that Star Wars: Rogue One’s ‘Riz Ahmed‘ has been cast for the role of ‘Carnage‘. For more on this check out the details below and share your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP! ‘Venom‘ hits theaters October 5th, 2018!
First appearing in the comic book series as an alien costume worn by Spider-Man in Marvel‘s “The Amazing Spider-Man” #252 in 1984, it was several years before the creature left Peter Parker and merged with photographer Eddie Brock, forming the antihero known as Venom. Since then, the character has appeared in a variety of different forms and bonded with several different hosts. In the “Ultimate” Marvel Universe, the suit has a more terrestrial origin, created by Parker and Brock’s scientist parents in an attempt to cure cancer. More recently, the Venom symbiote has been moving between hosts, including Mac Gargan (aka The Scorpion) and Peter Parker’s old high school rival, Flash Thompson.
Venom previously appeared on the big screen, played by Topher Grace in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. Since the release of that film in 2007, rumors have persisted about a solo Venom movie, but various iterations of the project have failed to materialize.