Release Date For Venom Spin-Off Movie Revealed

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For years now fans have been hoping to see a decent interpretation of Venom on the big screen. The character didn’t exactly get his just due when he was portrayed by Topher Grace in “Spider-Man 3.” But it looks like he¬†will be getting his shot at redemption soon, because Exhibitor Relations is reporting that an October 5th, 2018 release date has been set for a Venom standalone film.

Alex Kurtzman who wrote “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and “The Mummy” reboot will be directing the film.

It was reported last year that “Edge of Tomorrow” writer Dante Harper had been tapped to write the script and Avi Arad was reportedly set to be attached as a producer. Original reports also claimed that the Venom movie was being envisioned as something that could kick off a franchise completely unrelated to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man films.

Although it will be nice to see Venom get another run at the big screen, it will certainly be disappointing if he’s not presented in a way that would allow the character to potentially interact with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man down the line.

Spider-Man is obviously a pretty important character in the Venom mythos, so let’s just hope that Marvel and Sony can play nice and make another deal that benefits everyone.

UPDATE: Sony has announced that a director has not joined the project yet and that Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner will be directing the film.