Venom is a 2018 superhero film based on the American Marvel’s Comics character. This Movie is developed in association with Marvel and Produced by the Columbia Pictures, and distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment, This is the first movie which is released into the combination of Sony’s Marvel Universe. The movie is directed by Ruben Fleischer and the screenplay by Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, and Kelly Marcel, and the Venom casting Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock / Venom, alongside the casting Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott also have the great characters in the film.
Sony Entertainment began developing a Venom film after they seeing the character made his cinematic debut in Spider-Man 3 (2007). A story which is written by the Scoot Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, with Ruben Fleischer and Hardy, added in May 2017. The shooting of the film began in October 2017, and the shot taking place in Atlanta, New York City, and San Francisco.
Venom premiered in Westwood, Los Angeles (LA) on October 1, 2018, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on October 5, 2018. The film received generally negative reviews from critics, who criticized the tone and script, although Hardy’s performance received some praise.
- Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock / Venom:
- Michelle Williams as Anne Weying: A district attorney and Eddie’s girlfriend.
- Riz Ahmed as Carlton Drake
- Scott Haze as Roland Treece
- Reid Scott as Dr. Dan Lewis: A scientist who is friends with Eddie and Anne.
Additionally, Jenny Slate appears as Dr. Dora Skirth, a scientist working for Drake’s Life Foundation, while Sope Aluko appears as Dr. Rosie Collins. Woody Harrelson plays Cletus Casady in a post-credits scene.
In the month of June 2017, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that the Marvel had no plans to make the connection with the film and this film was solely a Sony project. However, producers of the movie Amy Pascal soon clarified that Sony intended to have their MU films take place in “the same world” as the new MCU films starting with Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). Carnage was also expected to appear in Venom at that point in time. In the month of July, the president of Columbia Pictures Sanford Panitch explained that Sony Entertainment was not interested in producing this “conventional comic-book movies”. Venom was totally inspired by the works of John Carpenter and David Cronenberg but with “more drama and fun” considered “a twist of a horror movie”. Ruben Fleischer said he has “always be ready to make the character of the superheroes.” He said this movie would better explore Venom’s origins and the relationship of both “Jekyll and Hyde”.
Riz Ahmed was in talks for the role but also for the same role the popular name was also come like Matt Smith, Pedro Pascal, and Matthias Schoenaerts also up. Laterally, for this role, the Riz Ahmed is finalized and he joins the production team in August 2017. In September, Michelle Williams name come out to join the movie. By October, Jenny Slate, Reid Scott, and Scott Haze were finalized to join the film, with the role of scientist. Kelly Marcel the screenplay artist was writing the latest draft of the film’s script. Tom Hardy recorded his lines during pre-production, and they were going for the modulation to become that sound more threatening. The budget that was finalized by the Sony allocated for the film’s production was $100 million, though Chinese production company Tencent Pictures also give their budget to the studio.
The shooting of the film began on October 23, 2017, with the shot set to take place in Atlanta, New York City, and San Francisco. The cinematographer of Marvel’s Iron Man (2008) Matthew Libatique returned in that role for the movie, while Oliver Scholl served in this movie as a production designer after doing his best for Spider-Man: Homecoming. Michelle Williams was confirmed to have joined the movie shoot in November 2017.
In December, Ruben Fleischer and Tom Hardy said that the film was “important to the Marvel universe”, and that it was primarily based on the Venom: Lethal Protector and Planet of the Symbiotes miniseries. Tom Hardy added that, like the Venom Lethal Protector, this movie should also be set in San Francisco. At that point, Woody Harrelson was in talks to portray a role of henchman in the film, and Michelle Williams was revealed to be portraying Anne Weying role. An additional shot of the movie took place in San Francisco from January 16 to 26 January 2018. Also, the Production Team chooses many different locations included Russian Hill, North Beach, Chinatown, and the Financial District. Tom Hardy wrapped up the filming on January 27.
Riz Ahmed and Scott Haze were confirmed for the role in this movie and should appear in the shooting in February 2018, and Will Beall was revealed to have done additional script writing for this movie. In that same month, Sope Aluko and Scott Deckert were revealed to be cast for the movie, Scott Haze and Harrelson were confirmed for the role in this movie, and Riz Ahmed’s role was confirmed to be that of Carlton Drake. Harrelson, who previously worked with Ruben Fleischer the director of Zombieland (2009), and he signed to the film for a small role—he described himself and reveals the role as being “in a little fraction of this movie”—knowing that he would have a bigger part in this sequel. The Production Team reshoots in Los Angeles in June 2018, which were overseen by Tom Hardy.
Venom was one of the first Hollywood movie that has take advantage of the new and the best post-production facilities at Sony Pictures’ Stage 6 building in Culver City, California, with two brand new theaters equipped only for this and the sound design using the immersive Dolby Atmos technology, two brand new stages for sound mixing with Avid Technology’s, and a theater was set-up for remote visual effects of this movie and color grading review.
Venom had its world premiere at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, Los Angeles on October 1, 2018, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on October 5.
In the United States and Canada, Venom is projected to gross $60–70 million in its opening weekend. Worldwide, it is expected to debut to $160–175 million, including $100–110 million from 59 markets internationally. According to Screen Rant, the film will need to gross at least $200 million to break even.