With Spider-Man: Homecoming bringing Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe this summer, Sony has somehow managed to get fans excited about their second Spider-Man reboot in the just five years. What remains to be seen, however, is just what will happen with Spidey after this movie. As far as we know, he will continue to be a part of the MCU (Tom Holland supposedly has a contract to appear in 6 different Marvel movies) but Sony is also continuing to move forward with their own Spider-Man universe. Last year we heard that they were starting up development again on a standalone Venom film. Now this week they have set a release date for that project as it inches closer to reality. Hit the jump for more details.
This week Warner Brothers announced that they are pushing back their Aquaman movie two months from October 5, 2018 to December 21. Sony responded by snapping up that vacated release date and assigning it to Venom. They have also announced that the movie is being written by Scott Rosenberg (Con Air, Gone In Sixty Seconds) and Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2). Dante Harper (Edge of Tomorrow) wrote the original draft.
Alex Kurtzman was once attached to direct Venom, back when Sony was also planning a Sinister Six movie. However, he no longer appears to be involved and as far as we know there is no director attached. We still do not know if this will tie into Spider-Man: Homecoming in some way, but last we heard Spider-Man would not appear in the movie and Venom would be portrayed as an anti-hero as opposed to a villain. Are you interested in a Venom solo movie?