Although this is another Marvel comic adaptation into film, Venom (2018) has more the aura of being a dark horror movie than a colorful fantasy adventure flick as are the rest of them (always in the terrain of a superheroes feature, of course).
As everybody at this point already knows, Venom (2018) is a spin-off from the Spider-Man film franchise. After going through various iterations, an R-rated standalone film was confirmed in March 2017. The intention was to begin a new shared universe featuring the Marvel characters to which Sony Pictures possessed the film rights, though Sony also intends for the film to share the world of Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), which is set in the MCU thanks to a special deal between Sony and Marvel Studios.
Venom Symbiote is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with Spider-Man. Venom made his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #300 (May 1988). He was originally conceived as a supervillain but has since become more of an antihero. Venom is a Symbiote, a sentient alien, with a gooey, almost liquid-like form. As with real-world symbiotes, it requires a host, usually human, to bond with for its survival. After bonding, the Symbiote endows its enhanced powers upon the host. When the Venom Symbiote bonds with a human, that new dual-life form refers to itself as Venom.
Venom (2018) is directed by Ruben Fleischer, the man behind Zombieland (2009). The screenplay was written by Kelly Marcel, Will Beall, Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, based on the original comics created by Todd McFarlane and David Michelinie. Tom Hardy plays the title role and his alter ego, Eddie Brock; he is the hero of the show. With him, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, Jenny Slate, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Lee, Sam Medina and Sope Aluko also star. The movie is currently in post-production and scheduled to open in cinemas the 4th of October this year. You can check out the new official trailer here:
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