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Additional ‘Venom’ Casting Includes “The Walking Dead” Star

“The Walking Dead’s” Scott Deckert is also part of the cast of Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man supervillain spinoff, Venom, which has Tom Hardy starring in the title role, reports Deadline. Black Panther‘s Sope Aluko was also a late addition, leading to reshoot speculation.

Woody Harrelson is rumored to be playing Cletus Kasady, who becomes the vicious symbiote known as Carnage, alongside Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott.

Written by David Michelinie and drawn by Mark Bagley, as well as Ron Lim and Sam Delarosa, the movie is inspired by “Venom: Lethal Protector”, a six-episode limited series that notably reinvented Venom from a Spider-Man villain to a Marvel Comics anti-hero. In it, Venom moves from New York City to San Francisco after coming to an agreement with his former foe Spider-Man. (synopsis source: IGN)

As for “Planet of the Symbiotes”, another inspiration, Eddie Brock’s relationship is with his symbiote and the influence it has on him is explored. Also written by Michelinie, “Planet of the Symbiotes” follows Venom fighting an army of symbiotes with the help of Spider-Man and Scarlet Spider.

Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer directs from a script by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal are producers on the pic, which will bow in theaters October 5.



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