The upcoming Venom movie starring Tom Hardy is one that fans will probably go out and see – but aren’t as excited due to it not being set within the Marvel Cinematic Unvierse.
According to a new report from Omega Underground, however, fans that do plan on seeing the film will have to wait, as filming has been delayed until October 23rd. It was initially supposed to begin on September 1st.
When asked about the film being included in the MCU, Marvel’s Kevin Feige gave a very direct answer back in June:
“No,” he started. “No, I think they’re focusing on making a great Venom movie, and I don’t know much about it, but I know they’re off to a good start with Tom Hardy.”
Director Ruben Fleischer says the film will deal with Venom’s origins and with the Jekyll and Hyde relationship Brock has with the alien symbiote.
“They become almost a third being, which is what Venom is,” Fleischer says. “There’s a famous quote: ‘You’re Eddie Brock. I’m the symbiote. Together we are Venom.’”
It’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out, as the film is set to be Rated-R and have Carnage as the main villain. It’s something fans have wanted to see for some time now, so if it can be pulled off in the correct way, I think fans can get over the fact that it isn’t set in the MCU.
Then again, fans can also be pretty stubborn, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.