Advertisement

Woody Harrelson joins Sony's 'Spider-Man' spinoff 'Venom'

By Wade Sheridan
1/2
Woody Harrelson joins Sony's 'Spider-Man' spinoff 'Venom'
Woody Harrelson has joined the cast of Sony's Marvel film, "Venom." File Photo by Rune Hellestad/ UPI | License Photo

Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Woody Harrelson has been cast in Sony's upcoming Spider-Man spinoff Venom, starring Tom Hardy in the title role.

Harrelson has joined the production to portray a henchman, Variety reported.

Advertisement

The actor joins a cast that also includes Jenny Slate, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed in unspecified roles.

The film is a reunion for Harrelson and director Ruben Fleischer, who previously worked on 2009's Zombieland. Venom started filming in October with rumors of Harrelson joining the comic book film popping up off-and-on ever since.

Venom, penned by Scott Rosenberg (Jumanji) and Jeff Pinkner (The Dark Tower), is being produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal. The film is set for release on Oct. 5, 2018.

The central character is a mainstay in Marvel's Spider-Man comics who first appeared as a villain before becoming an antihero. Venom is born after an alien symbiote bonds with photographer Eddie Brock, who is then gifted with powers similar to those of Spider-Man, along with other abilities. Venom was first portrayed in film by Topher Grace in 2007's Spider-Man 3.

Advertisement

Sony has stated that actor Tom Holland's Spider-Man, who is a part of Disney's Marvel cinematic universe, will not appear in Venom or the studio's second spinoff featuring female characters Black Cat and Silver Sable.

Latest Headlines

Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement