Michelle Williams Joins Tom Hardy's VENOM

Written by Andrew Pollard Thursday, 28 September 2017

Movie News

As the Tom Hardy-headlined Venom movie continues to move forward, the film is on the brink of bringing in an impressive new addition in the form of the Oscar-nommed Michelle Williams.

Courtesy of Variety, the Manchester by the Sea, My Week with Marilyn and, err, Halloween: H20 actress is in advanced talks with Sony Pictures to potentially play a District Attorney who could also be a love interest for Hardy’s Eddie Brock.

Previously, we’d heard reports that the movie was to feature Ann Weying, the ex-wife of Brock and someone who herself briefly became She-Venom, aka the Bride of Venom. Could it that maybe Williams is playing a new spin on Weying? Or could it maybe be that she could play a tweaked take on the comic book Dr Ashley Kafka or A.N. Other female who has ties to Eddie Brock/Venom? We guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

At present, Riz Ahmed is another name signed up to join Tom Hardy, with the rest of the cast to be fleshed-out ASAP given that the picture is booked in for an October 2018 release. Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer is on board to direct what is planned as the first of a new shared Spider-Verse of movies… that will not actually have a Spidey at this stage.

While Tom Holland’s Wall-crawler swings away in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony are working away on Venom and the Silver Sable/Black Cat team-up effort Silver and Black right now. From there, the last we’d heard was that the studio were then looking to give solo films to both Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter as they continue to expand this shared cinematic realm. Current rumblings and speculation suggest that we may – just may – see Holland’s Spider-Man drop by once he’s finished with next year’s Avengers: Infinity War, its 2019 sequel and the follow-up to this year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.

As ever, expect more on Venom as it continues to develop.

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