venom-vs-spider-manWith Sony Pictures seemingly wanting to sabotage their deal with Marvel Studios after the upcoming ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming‘ will rake in a ton of money, we’ve learned who the studio has tapped to direct their ‘Venom‘ movie. While Adi Shankar (‘Dredd,”The Grey’) has produced quite a few fun films, he doesn’t have quite so many under his belt as a director. That being said, at least a fan of comic books will be put in charge of helping to launch Sony’s non-Spider-man Marvel Cinematic Universe which is full of Spider-Man’s friends and enemies.

After consistently failing at their own Spider-Verse, it seems like Sony just can’t help but shoot itself in the foot by trying for a third time without the Wallcrawler being at all involved, and it will all kick off with this “Action / Horror / Sci-Fi” take on the character. I won’t lie, I do like the idea that it and most of the films will have an R-Rating in the style of Fox’s ‘Deadpool’ and ‘Logan.’ I just can’t help to think that this is just a strange way for the studio to try and cash in on what they’re currently doing with Marvel that will turn fans away from the franchise.

We don’t know the full extent of which characters will show up in this new cinematic universe quite yet though do know that a “Black Cat and Silver Sable” is also in the works which will be a part of it. As the idea originally hatched to grow out of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ films and a ‘Sinister Six’ movie had at one point been on the table, I wouldn’t be surprised to see an alternate version of that announced at some time in the next year with whatever villains Marvel Studios will let Sony work with.

Are you looking forward to a ‘Venom’ film that has nothing to do with the current Marvel Cinematic Universe or Spider-Man? Do you think that Adi Shankar would be a good fit to direct the movie? Share your thoughts below True Believers!

‘Venom’ is due in theaters on October 5th, 2018.

Source: Splash Report

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Stuart Conover is an author, blogger, and all around geek. When not busy being a father and husband he tries to spend as much time as possible immersed in comic books, science fiction, and horror! Would you like to know more? Follow him on Twitter!