The Spider-verse is about to get deadlier.
Carnage, a serial killer with a powerful alien symbiote, is finally making his way to the big screen in the upcoming Venom movie, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) and star Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road) as the supervillain Venom. Hollywood Reporter broke the news earlier today.
The Sony Pictures film will be an “adjunct” to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to producer Amy Pascal, which seems to mean that the film will technically be connected to the MCU but not necessarily impact the events and characters of Marvel Studios films.
Venom is just one of the movie that Sony Pictures is developing to take advantage of their new deal with Marvel Studios. Sony has the rights to all the characters in the so-called “Spider-verse,” consisting of the superhero Spider-Man and all of his supporting characters and villains. They currently have an agreement with Marvel to allow Spider-Man to take part in the interconnected MCU, while giving Sony the freedom to develop their own films based on the ancillary characters.
In addition to Venom and the previously announced team-up Silver & Black, featuring Silver Sable and Black Cat and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Beyond the Lights), Hollywood Reporter has announced that the studio also has plans to develop films featuring the supervillains Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio.
Spider-Man: Homecoming arrives in theaters on July 7, 2017. The new film co-stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, but in one last piece of news, Hollywood Reporter has also revealed that the sequel to Homecoming will co-star another Marvel superhero, whose identity has yet to be revealed.
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