We have heard rumor after rumor over the past several years that Sony was going to be making a movie based on everyone’s favorite Symbiote, ‘Venom‘. Now, Sony has announced they will be releasing an new ‘Venom‘ movie in 2018. And, in case you were wondering, the ‘Venom‘ movie will be a stand alone film and will not tie into the new Tom Holland Spider-Man film at all. They have already scheduled October 5, 2018 as the official release date. For more on this check out the news below and share your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP!
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.