Word today is that Sony Pictures has cast actress Michelle Williams of ‘Dawson’s Creek’ fame, for their upcoming ‘Venom‘ movie. According to Variety, she will play the role of the District Attorney, and most likely will be Venom’s love interest. Are you excited about this casting move? Share your thoughts with us AFTER THE JUMP. Venom is slated to hit 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.