Venom Trilogy?

Venom Trilogy?

Sony continues to play in the Spiderman universe with their new film Venom coming out on Australian screens from 4th October, directed by Ruben Fleischer who previously gave us Zombieland.

Venom stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, from the comics the Venom character is a sentient alien symbiote, which bonds with a host – one of the most notable hosts in comics history is Eddie (the alien’s second host after Peter Parker).

In any event, if the film goes well Sony has things covered, Hardy has confirmed via interview that he’s signed on for a total of three Venom films, no doubt the studio will be waiting on the box office, and critical reception before announcing any plans formally, but nice to know it’s lead actor is ready to go should things continue.

Following Venom Fleischer looks to be quickly moving into production on a sequel to Zombieland, which is scheduled for a release in late 2019. His involvement on any Venom sequel may have to wait a short while for his schedule to open up.

The Venom/Eddie Brock combination character appeared in Sam Raimi’s Spiderman 3 back in 2007 to mixed reception (and reportedly largely against Raimi’s will), it’ll be interesting to see how Hardy and Fleischer’s take on the character compares, at least he’ll certainly have more screen time than Topher Grace had to work with in 2007.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.