Michelle Williams' 'Venom' Character Might Not Be What Fans Are Expecting

Information about Sony's upcoming Venom solo movie is gradually coming out, and the newest tease has left us with a few questions.

Michelle Williams, who is set to star as Anne Weying, Eddie Brock's (Tom Hardy) ex-wife, recently spoke about the film in an interview with Collider. After being shown an illustration of Hardy's Venom, Williams seemed to hint that her role doesn't involve special effects.

“That stuff exists in a realm that I’m not involved in." Williams explained. "It’s in the digital realm. And I’m still a human, like, after all this time. They haven’t digitized me.”

While this could just be Williams making a joke (or purposefully being vague), this information does put a major twist on what to expect for her character. In the comics, Anne ends up bonding with the Venom symbiote in an attempt to save her life, and eventually becomes the villainous She-Venom. Anne ends up attacking a few people, and is ultimately so traumatized by the experience that she commits suicide.

Back in July, a report surrounding the film seemed to suggest that some version of She-Venom would appear, leading many to assume that Anne would be the host. But this newest revelation from Williams might turn that on its head, meaning that Anne could just end up being Eddie's fully human love interest (or former love interest, depending on which version of canon the film goes with).

Williams also joked about the mere sight of Venom, insinuating that any acting she's done alongside the CGI antihero has not been complete.

“Look, I have no idea." Williams added. "That’s definitely not who I’ve been acting with for the last couple months. Like, I’m not sure who that is, but that’s not the person I’ve been doing scene work with.”

Filming on Venom began in October in Atlanta and New York City.


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Venom is scheduled for release on October 5, 2018.