After a decade of repeated attempts, Sony Pictures appears to be closer than ever to making its standalone Venom movie. The studio has set October 5, 2018 as its release date, and has confirmed Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner as screenwriters. Also, a new production listing indicates when filming might kick off.
My Entertainment World reports that cameras should start rolling this fall for the Venom movie, which makes sense, considering the scheduled release date. Studios try to allocate at least six to seven months to post-production for movies like this one, since it takes time to implement and perfect CGI effects. It must be noted that the project doesn’t have a director yet, nor are there any names on the cast roster. So we can expect Sony to make those announcements in the next few months.
The production listing places the movie in the Action/Horror/Sci-Fi genre. One might speculate whether this hints at an R-rating, or maybe an appearance by Carnage. Check out the listing below:
In addition to the news about Venom, the studio is reportedly eyeing a fall 2017 start for production of a Black Cat/Silver Sable movie. That project doesn’t have a release date or a director. It does have screenwriter Chris Yost, who worked on the scripts for Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok. Apparently, neither movie is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Like last year, 2017 will see six Marvel/DC Comics-based superhero movies released. But it looks as though there may be more than six in store for us in 2018: Sony’s Venom; Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp; and 20th Century Fox’s The New Mutants, X-Men 7, and Deadpool 2. Warner Bros. is reportedly working on launching filming of another DC Extended Universe installment by the end of 2017, so they might eventually release that film along with Aquaman in 2018.