One of the highly- anticipated movies of the year is the next installment for the swinging web hero "Spider-Man: Homecoming." This will be the second offering from Sony for the film's reboot. In the previous years, Marvel Studios and Sony collaborated and introduced the hero to Marvel Cinematic Universe or MCU.

This is one reason why fans were able to see Peter Parker and his hero character in the movie, "Captain America: Civil War." However, it appears that there are more plans beyond releasing superhero movies. This includes making of a spin-off about the antagonist Venom.

Sony and MCU

The partnership of two giants in comics and movies seemed to be fruitful.

However, movie's co-producer, Amy Pascal recently revealed that the franchise might not continue the partnership as soon as their contract with MCU ends.This corroborated with the previous speculations that the Japanese company is working on their own cinematic universe.

Moreover, the company allegedly plans to focus their future production to the web-crawling superhero and his wide list of adventures and enemies including the fan-favorite antagonists and one of them is Venom.

Villains in the upcoming movie

In the next "Spider-Man: Homecoming" movie, the superhero will face Vulture as one of his enemies who will be portrayed by former "Batman" and "Batman Returns" star Michael Keaton. Recently, there was a buzz about the production team planning to introduce Venom in the upcoming movie. The appearance of this antagonist portrayed by Topher Grace was first seen on the big screen in the 2007 movie "Spiderman 3," which stars Tobey Maguire.

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Venom

In the comics, an alien symbiote bond with the host Peter Parker who after realizing that it was feeding on his anger, rejected it. It later found another host in the person of the photographer Eddie Brock who upon bonding with it became Venom. Because its former host was the superhero, Brock, in turn, acquired similar power that later becomes a contorted version.

The character was created by artists Todd McFarlane and Mike Zeck and writer David Michelinie. He was launched in 1968.The villain will be making his way to the big screen, and this time, he will be the star.

Sony Pictures officially announced that Tom Hardy would portray the anti-hero role. The "Venom" movie is a Spider-Man spin-off, which will be released in October 2018. The movie will be under the direction of Reuben Fleischer who also directed "Zombieland." The production is scheduled to start in the Fall of 2017.