Symbiote Shocker: Sony's Venom Movie Gets Release Date Of October 5, 2018, Alex Kurtzman To Direct, Or Not


Sony has put a release date to their Spider-Man spinoff movie, Venom. The film, originally planned around the time of Amazing Spider-Man 2, was in limbo when Sony decided to scrap the Amazing Spider-Man franchise and reboot. That reboot eventually turned into a joint project with Marvel, Spider-Man Homecoming. Last May, development resumed on a Venom film, which was at that time set to be written by Dante Harper, and which was planned to be a separate property from the Spider-Man franchise. Alex Kurtzman was originally attached to direct the film back in 2014, but it's unknown if plans have changed since then. We should start getting a lot more info on this film now that its release date is just a year and a half away.

According to box office data providers Exhibitor Relations Co., Venom will hit theaters on October 5, 2018.

UPDATE: Moments after announcing the release date, ERC revealed that Kurtzman will indeed direct the film.

UPDATE AGAIN: ERC may have been incorrect about the director, but not about the release date.

About Jude Terror

A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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