The film reportedly draws inspiration from the 1993 Marvel Comics miniseries Venom: Lethal Protector, in which the alien symbiote and its host relocate to the West Coast, where a sinister organization hatches plans to create its own horrific spawns. The serial-killing "offspring" of Venom is also rumored to play a role in the film. With the film arriving in October we have yet to see anything from it, until now.
The pad itself makes specific reference to a "foundation" dealing with pharmaceutical testing, and while this could, in all seriousness, be making reference to any other foundation, chances are it's our first confirmation that the Life Foundation will be pulling the strings in Sony's Venom film.
As IGN notes, "Venom: Lethal Protector" is a six-episode limited series that turned Venom into a Marvel Comics anti-hero following years as Spider-Man's villain. These story pieces seem to be pretty good picks on the Studio's parts to bring life to the Venom character.
As for Planet of the Symbiotes, 1995's five-issue comic explores Eddie Brock's relationship with his symbiote and the influence it has on him.More news: Tesco books steep rise in sales over Christmas
As for the arc in Planet of the Symbiotes, that plotline sees Earth being invaded by an army of symbiotes with Venom teaming up with Spider-Man and Scarlet Spider to stop them.
Given some of the remarkable performances that Hardy has given, you know that Venom is going to be something special when his work has been described as "a masterclass".
Joining Hardy in the upcoming movie are Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine), Jenny Slate (Zootopia) and Woody Harrelson (the Hunger Gamesfranchise, True Detective).
On Thursday, the first official picture from the new antihero film Venom hit the internet.