Venom, Spiderman's super villain, will finally get his own Marvel film

Venom, Columbia’s long-in-the-works Spider-Man spinoff, now has a opening date.

The studio on announced it has set Oct. 5, 2018, as the release date of that comic book film.  A tweet from Exhibitor Relations stated that the first Spider-Man spin-off, Venom, will be coming to theaters on 5 October 2018.

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Venom has been one of Marvel’s top villains and a Spider-Man fixture since he was introduced in 1988, created by writer David Michelinie and artists Todd McFarlane and Mike Zeck. The character is an alien symbiote that needs a human host to survive. In return, the alien vests its victim with incredible powers. He made his first big-screen appearance in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3 and was portrayed by Topher Grace.

Sony has a couple Spider-Man spin-offs planned, including Venom and Sinister Six, which were revealed in the infamous Sony hack back in 2015. Last year, reports came in that the Venom movie was moving forward with Dante Harper (Edge of Tomorrow) writing the script.

In addition, director Alex Kurtzman, director of the upcoming The Mummy reboot--will be at the helm of the Venom film. There is no news yet on the story for the upcoming film or if he will be introduced in this year's Spider-Man: Homecoming, which already has a sequel in the works.


Published Date: Mar 17, 2017 07:30 pm | Updated Date: Mar 17, 2017 07:30 pm