Woody Harrelson is Entangled in Talks to Join Sony's "Venom"

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According to reports, Hardy, who is set to play the titular role of "Venom", revealed the information through a recorded message that was presented during Sony's participation in this year's Comic Con Experience, which was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. That's a hard enough job to do even before you consider that most of Venom's best comic book arcs involve Peter Parker in some form.

Venom also teams up with Spider-Man in the "Planet of the Symbiotes" story arc from the ongoing "Amazing Spider-Man" comic book series - which was also written by Michelinie - in which an invasion of symbiotic creatures is thwarted by an alliance of Spider-Man, Venom and the Scarlet Spider.

Since his inception in 1988, Venom has been one of "Spider-Man's" most popular characters, making it a top priority for the studio to get the movie off the ground.

Throughout the history of Marvel Comics, Venom has appeared alongside Spider-Man, Iron Man, Deadpool, Hulk, and other major characters. And on Tuesday, December 11, a batch of photos from the set surfaced online featuring Eddie Brock's two-wheeled ride. There, Venom ends up teaming up with Spider-Man to defeat five new offspring of the Venom Symbiote: Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony. Carnage makes an appearance too, bonding with released serial killer Cletus Kasady.

The cast of the Venom movie is rounded out by Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, and Scott Haze. Writing the script is The Fifth Wave scribe Jeff Pinkner from comic's created by Kelly Marcel, Todd McFarlane and David Michelinie. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing along with Amy Pascal, with Palak Patel and Eric Fineman overseeing for Columbia Pictures.

"Venom" is set to be released in theaters on October 5, 2018.

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