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Sony’s Venom Movie Gets A Fall 2018 Release Date. Is ‘Life’ Really A Venom Origin Story?

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Just moments after a bizarre fan theory suggested that upcoming sci-fi thriller Life was actually a Venom origin story, Sony’s film schedule took an unexpected turn. It seems that the Spider-Man spin-off now has an October 5 2018 release date.

Moments after a fan theory suggested that Life was actually a Venom origin story, Sony's film schedule took an unexpected turn.

While this all sounds very positive, the bad news is that Marvel Studios apparently is not involved. Instead, the Venom movie sees the return of the producers (Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach) behind the failed Amazing Spider-Man franchise and the upcoming Miles Morales animated Spider-Man movie. It also being penned by one of the same writers, Jeff Pinkner.

Hopefully, the team behind the previous films have learnt from their mistakes and are able to put together something really special. After all, both Venom and Carnage have a special place in the hearts of comic book fans. Both characters have gone on to receive their own comic book series and have become important characters in the Marvel comic book universe.

Venom was created in 1988 by David Micheline, with artwork provided by Todd McFarlane and Mike Zeck. He is an alien symbiote that needs a human host (Eddie Brock) to survive, which provides him with incredible powers including super strength, projecting webs, shape-shifting and agility. While the character was conceived as a villain, over the years he has grown to become more of an anti-hero.

Could there possibly be truth to the Life fan theory? Is it really an origin story? Could that explain why there was a strange Spider-Man clip in the trailer? Was it a clue? We’ll have to wait and see.


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8 Comments

  1. Tim Gareth Leibbrandt

    Doesn’t Ryan Reynolds’s casting shoot that theory down straight away? Not sure Fox would be keen on his presence in another studio’s comic film tentpole.

  2. Jeremy Chabot

    I still don’t think this is going to happen. I know there’s a release date but I just have a feeling. It also makes no sense having no connection to the current Spider-Man story. Also with infinity war coming it would remove the chance of Spider-Man getting the symbiote in space.

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