The latest production news from Venom points to a potential later start date for filming than previously expected. It's hard to believe that this time last year, the idea of movie focused on Venom seemed a world away. Earlier this year, however, Sony announced plans for the Spider-Man movie that will somehow not involve the wall-crawler. Still, with Tom Hardy in the lead role and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) directing, things are looking pretty good for the anti-hero film.
In the past couple of months, we've also learned a great deal about the movie. While its connection to the MCU and Spider-Man is still up in the air, it looks as if Venom will face off against Carnage and possibly another Symbiote host. There's even a rumor that Riz Ahmed (Rogue One) will tackle the role of Carnage. At this point, everything is just rumors and speculation, but the upcoming start of production means we should learn more concrete information very soon. Back in June, word broke that Venom would start filming in both Atlanta and New York City at the beginning of September. Now, it looks like things may start a bit later than that.
Omega Underground is reporting that Venom has begun hiring all manner of crew in Atlanta for principal photography on the movie. While this means production and filming are about to get underway in the city, it also seems unlikely that the film will hit a September 1st start date. In all likelihood, things will start later in September. Still, that means set photos and casting announcements should be imminent.
Aside from the rumors of other Symbiotes, we know Venom will heavily focus on the character's horror roots. We've heard John Carpenter and David Cronenberg will be particular touchstones. Carpenter makes sense for the general horror aspects, but Cronenberg's style is especially fitting. Given that most of the director's work focused on body horror, it's a smart move for Venom to potential explore the physical aspects of a gooey alien parasite attaching to someone's body and infiltrating their mind. While these concepts have played into the comics, a movie focused on Symbiotes and their unique interaction with people could help make Venom stand apart from its peers.
With Venom beginning production soon in two major cities, we should be in for a flood of images and videos from the set. If the minds behind the movie are smart, they will preempt these inevitable reveals with official looks at the characters - something Deadpool 2 has done to great effect. Either way, fans won't have to wait much longer for their first look at Venom.
Source: Omega Underground
- Venom (2018) release date: Oct 05, 2018
- Silver and Black (2019) release date: Feb 08, 2019