New details about the Sony Venom movie come out of the Brazil Comic-Con.
Tom Hardy and director Ruben Fleischer made a surprise appearance via satellite where Fleischer confirmed the Venom movie is based on the Venom: Lethal Protector Marvel Comics comic book story from David Michelinie and Mark Bagley.
The Venom: Lethal Protector story sees Venom and Spider-Man come to a truce as long as Venom commits no crimes. Venom leaves for San Francisco, but Spider-Man eventually catches up with Venom thinking he's gone back to being a bad guy only to eventually team up with Venom against five symbiotes who are the offspring of Venom: Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony.
Tom Hardy was also shown in the video wearing the Venom movie logo/art t-shirt and a giant "We Are Venom" banner was held by the audience (h/t Omlette).
To promote #Venom movie they went live to Atlanta and @rubenfleischer and Tom Hardy talked for a bit. Tom then showed off a Venom shirt and all of a sudden people started handing them out. pic.twitter.com/8sUk3pmZZS— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) December 9, 2017
So at CCXP, what happened with Venom is that they showed off the logo, showed a video on set with the director and Tom Hardy, confirmed the movie was going to be based off Lethal Protector, and handed out t-shirts. pic.twitter.com/gSfCWDjF8m— Aaron Inc. (@Bizarnage) December 9, 2017
Regarding the plot of the movie related to the Venom: Lethal Protector comic, it has been reported the Venom movie will not feature Spider-Man as Tom Holland is presently starring as Spider-Man for Marvel Studios, and the Venom movie is not associated with the MCU. We can speculate that in the film, Venom already has a truce with Spider-Man and has moved away, which explains why Spider-Man isn't in the movie. It has been said Carnage will be in the Venon movie, so possibly Carnage helps Venom against the five other symbiotes? Or another possibility is that it's Venom vs Carnage and the other symbiotes.
Venom has an October 5, 2018 release date also starring Jenny Slate, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed.