'Venom' Production Delayed Again, This Time to Late October
Posted 2017/09/10 0 0
Production on Sony's Spider-Man spinoff Venom has been pushed back again, Omega Underground reports.
Omega Underground reported that production got delayed, again. It was set to start on Sept. 1, but won’t begin until Oct. 23 in Atlanta, GA. It's uncertain what led to the delay, but it appears as though crew availability in Atlanta may have played a factor as there are currently several big-budget blockbusters filming in the area, including Marvel's still-untitled Avengers 4, so it may have benefitted them to wait a little bit longer to get started. It's also unknown whether the film has completed casting several major roles, including Cletus Kasady/Carnage and Ann Weying, both of which have yet-to-be formally announced.
Once the cameras do start rolling, the locations will be Atlanta, Georgia as well as New York City. The film is currently scheduled to hit cinemas on October 5th 2018, so the date is unlikely to be impacted by this delay.
The first movie out of "Sony's Marvel Universe," Venom is directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) and stars Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Mad Max: Fury Road) as long time Spider-Man foe and anti-hero Eddie Brock/Venom. Little is known about the project, but seeing as it apparently takes place in a universe without a Spider-Man, it's expected Hardy's character won't follow Eddie Brock's traditional comic book origin.
In June, ComicBook.com turned to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Spider-Man: Homecoming producer Amy Pascal for clarification on the biggest question surrounding Venom: is the project part of the shared Marvel Cinematic Universe?
"Here's what we're doing: all these characters are a part of the Marvel comic book universe," Pascal said. "In that universe, they are all related to each other. Kevin [Feige] makes characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These characters are separate, except for Spidey, who belongs in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is why he's there."
Tom Holland, who stars as Peter Parker / Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, told ComicBook that Venom appearing in the Spider-Man movies is "never happening."