Michelle Williams stars alongside Tom Hardy in Sony’s now-filming Venom. It’s been speculated that she plays a district attorney and possible love interest of Hardy’s character, Eddie Brock, who becomes the title character. ScreenRant alleges that she confirmed to them that she will, in fact, be playing Ann Weying in Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff that’s swinging into theaters next October.
This is huge news because, in the comics, Weying is more than just Eddie Brock’s (Hardy) ex-wife as she becomes a temporary host for the symbiote and turns into She-Venom! Assuming director Ruben Fleischer runs with the original story, Williams could become the Bride of Venom!
“Ann was a lawyer in the comics but Sony has not yet committed to her backstory for the film,” explains the site who reported the news. “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 was previously reported that Carnage (Cletus Kasady) will be the film’s antagonist.
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.