The Venom movie has officially begun production. The first set image was posted on the film’s official twitter account with the caption “Day 1”.
— Venom Movie (@VenomMovie) October 24, 2017
Venom will be produced by Columbia Pictures and distributed by Sony Pictures, the upcoming film based on the Marvel character of the same name, will be the first film in Sony’s Marvel Universe, Adjacent to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is being directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad), and the script by Scott Rosenburg (Jumaji: Welcome to The Jungle, Spiderman 2002 uncredited), and Jeff Pinkner (Zoo). Tom Hardy will star as Eddie Brock. The film is set for release October 5, 2018.
The film will not take place in the same universe as Spider-Man: Homecoming. The current Spider-Man films are a co-production with Marvel Studios and are within a Disney owned cinematic universe. These could be a make or break for the film, but we are hopeful the team at Sony can make it work.