Michelle Williams In Talks For Female Lead In 'Venom'
- Author: Marlene Weaver Sep 29, 2017,
Sep 29, 2017, 0:41
Rogue One's Riz Ahmed has also reportedly joined the film, but his role has not been revealed.
According to Variety sources, Williams would essay the role of a district attorney and possibly Hardys love interest.
It's time to celebrate for the fans of Williams and Tom Hardy! That film was initially expected to spawn a solo Venom movie, but the planned spinoff never materialized. Hardy has been known to revive or add an interesting flair to genre films (Mad Max: Fury Road and The Dark Knight Rises), and Williams consistently picks quality prestige pictures or out-of-the-box projects.
Sony declined to comment on Variety's report, though the studio already has a connection to Williams, who stars in its upcoming release from director Ridley Scott, "All the Money in the World".
In addition, Sony is also now developing an animated Spider-Man movie featuring Miles Morales, again not associated with Marvel Studios.
Venom is the name of an alien "suit" called a symbiote that first attached itself to Peter Parker's Spider-Man in 1984, before splitting off and finding a new host in Eddie Brock, who relished its malicious streak.
That would pit an Oscar-nominated actress against an Oscar-nominated actor in a superhero movie meant to launch a Sony-centric Marvel universe without their mainstay hero, Spider-Man, showing up at all.
Are you excited for Venom and would you like to see She-Venom?
The Venom movie is said to be a gritty, horror-inspired take on the Marvel anti-hero.
"Venom" is set to be released in theaters on October 5, 2018.