Venom not taking place in the timeline that's currently laid out within Marvel Cinematic Universe could be for the best, especially now that a Sony executive has teased the tone of the flick.
While promoting Spider-Man: Homecoming with Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige, Sony exec Amy Pascal took a second to praise Ruben Fleischer — the director of the Venom project — which according to Fandom, will be rated R.
"Well, Ruben [Fleischer] is a very talented, ironic, funny guy. He did a great job with Zombieland," Pascal reflected. "So when you think of that mixed with Venom, I think that tells you what it should be."
Zombieland — Fleischer's first feature film — was a success both critically and commercially, grossing over $102 million worldwide with a 90% rating on the review aggregating website Rotten Tomatoes.
The comedy zombie flick stars the likes of Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Emma Stone, so it would certainly be a change of pace to die-hard fans of the long-time Spider-Man nemesis.
The Venom movie — starring Tom Hardy as the film's titular character — is currently scheduled to begin filming later this Fall. In the meantime, fans of Spidey and crew will have to get their web-slinging fix by watching Spider-Man: Homecoming, which hits theatres domestically next week.
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You can find the official synopsis for Homecoming below, which has a 4.13 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, and Hannibal Buress.