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Has Sony’s Venom movie found a director?

March 29th, 2017 by Marc Comments

We reported a few days ago that Sony were set to make their standalone Venom movie an R-Rated horror outing (here).

Now it seems we might have a contender for directing that movie… Dredd producer Adi Shankar.

Well, Shankar has made a name for himself by producing a lot of short movies that, while based in certain universes, are not in any way related or official. He’s perhaps best known for The Punisher short Dirty Laundry (here – If you’ve never watched it, do so now. But be warned, it’s very NSFW).

However, he also made a Venom short too. Or, more specifically, an Eddie Brock (the man behind the Venom skin) short called Truth in Journalism (reported here) starring True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten.

Now it looks like Shankar may be going bigger and kicking off Sony’s new Marvel universe (next up is a Silver Sable and Black Cat) with Venom.

In the theatrical release arena he has produced Lone Survivor, The Voices and The Grey, however, he has never directed anything himself.

Whatever happens, Sony’s Spider-man universe includes Spider-Man (in the MCU), the villains (see above) and the upcoming Miles Morales animated movie.

So nothing confusing there, then.

Whatever happens, Venom is set for release on October 5th, 2018.

Source: Slash Report

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….