Photo via Spider-Man: The Birth of Venom

Did you think Sony had mothballed its plans for an expanded universe of Spider-Man spinoffs? If so, think again. They’re making a Venom movie, scheduled for release in 2018.

Venom previously appeared in the infamously bad Spider-Man 3, bonding with Peter Parker in a symbiotic relationship that resulted in things like this highly memorable musical scene. In the comics he’s a lot more frightening; a creature with a liquid body who attaches itself to human hosts and warps their minds and bodies.

Sony’s hasn’t found a director or cast for its Venom movie, but according to The Hollywood Reperter, it does have a draft script by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. It’s unclear whether it will be connected to Spider-Man: Homecoming, and by extension, the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sony may opt for a standalone cast and story to keep the franchise separate from Marvel Studios.

Venom will come out on Oct. 5, 2018, replacing Aquaman, which was recently delayed until Dec. 2018.

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is the U.K. wing of the Daily Dot's geek culture squad. She loves 'Hannibal,' the Marvel Cinematic Universe, weird conspiracy theories, and costume design and can be found elsewhere under the username HelloTailor.

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