Even though we’re stuck in a world where nearly every single blockbuster is part of a “universe”, it’s starting to feel as if we’re progressing past the norm and executives are taking bigger and better risks. Logan and Deadpool paved the way with the help of Guardians of the Galaxy, and most recently Wonder Woman. All bets are off and Marvel, especially, is willing to take a risk on anything. What a time to be alive.
This is rubbing off on studios, with Sony Pictures trying something new with Venom, their anti-hero adaptation based on the infamous Spider-Man villain. While it’s already been revealed that Carnage (Cletus Kasady) will be the film’s antagonist, the studio is planning an even bigger surprise…the “Bride of Venom” will also make an appearance, according to the Hashtag Show.
The site is reporting that Venom will see the character Ann Weying turn into She-Venom! In the comics, Weying is Eddie Brock’s (Tom Hardy) ex-wife, who becomes a temporary host for the symbiote.
“Ann was a lawyer in the comics but Sony has not yet committed to her back story for the film,” explains the site. “The studio, working with a new script from Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg, is looking to cast an actress in the range of 25-32, so a few years younger than Hardy, to play the role of Ann. In the comics, Ann was shot by one the characters who took the name Sin-Eater, only to have her life saved by the symbiote. It set off a series of events that lead to her depression and suicide.
“It’s unclear what the plot of the film is,” they add, “but we expect the symbiote to be the Ultimate version which was a bio suit co-created by the fathers of Eddie Brock and Peter Parker.”
While not part of the Marvel Comics Universe, Venom will, in fact, be in the same “reality” as the Spider-Man films, which could lead to a crossover in the future. Until then, Columbia Pictures’ “R”-rated Venom opens in theaters Oct. 5, 2018.