Reshoots or additional photography aren’t always a bad thing, in fact, it’s a regular practice among big Hollywood films. With Venom, Columbia Pictures’ spinoff of the popular Spider-Man comic book antihero, the response to the first teaser trailer was emphatically negative. Social media scathed it. With that, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if there was a new series of shoots, which may or may not have been confirmed by the new casting bit on Deadline. The site reports the Black Panther‘s Sope Aluko joined Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer‘s film that stars Tom Hardy as the title character. Is this just additional casting news, as filming was completed last year, or has Sope been added in a new scene?
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. (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.
Tom Hardy stars as the title antihero alongside Riz Ahmed, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, and Jenny Slate. Harrelson is rumored to be playing Carnage, who is being set up as the sequel’s antagonist.
Venom hits theaters on Oct. 5, 2018, through Columbia Pictures.