Since its announcement, I have been bewildered by the prospects of Sony’s first Venom movie. Not only is it shocking that after years of talking about it Sony is finally going through with the project, but it also features A-list actor Tom Hardy as the titular villain.
Despite doubts this film still won’t happen, Sony is already soon getting under way with production with the film. Omega Underground has reported that Sony plans to start the shoot on September 1st, with much of principle photography taking place between New York and Atlanta.
With Spider-Man: Homecoming just weeks away, it seems that Sony may finally be getting their crap together. After so many failed attempts to start their own universe, with 2016’s Ghostbusters in particular failing to draw much buzz, they appear to be making good progress.
A lot of this depends on how well Homecoming does however, not only financially but also critically. Tom Cruise could tell you with his experiences with The Mummy, but getting your cinematic universe started on the right note is crucial. So far marketing has been pretty poor, including some cringe-worthy advertisements during the NBA finals.
Kevin Feige recently confirmed that the film will have nothing to do with the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
“For now, there is no plan for Venom in the MCU. It’s a Sony Project.”
As far as the Venom film goes, there is a lot to be curious about. Tom Hardy is a fantastic actor, but is not an obvious choice to bring Eddie Brock to the screen due to his age. Zombieland director Ruben Fletcher also has promise as a director, but both 30 Minutes or Less and Gangster Squad were mediocre at best.
We’ll have to wait and see when Venom hits theaters October 5th, 2018.
Source: Omega Underground