Release date:October 5, 2018
Studio:Columbia Pictures (Sony)
MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for language)
Screenwriters:Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner
Starring:Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate, Reid Scott, Scott Haze, Ron Cephas Jones
Tom Hardy, who is said to be a "Venom" fan, will play Eddie Brock, the character who first became Venom. First appearing in the comic book series as an alien costume worn by Spider-Man in Marvel‘s “The Amazing Spider-Man” #252 in 1984, it was several years before the creature left Peter Parker and merged with photographer Eddie Brock, forming the antihero known as Venom.
The film is based on not one but TWO comic book storylines: 'Venom: Lethal Protector' and 'Planet of the Symbiotes.'