Michelle Williams joins Spider-Man spin-off movie

Venom Michelle Williams

The Venom movie will be a part of the same Spider-Man-adjacent shared Marvel Comics universe as Silver and Black, Sony's upcoming film about Silver Sable and Black Cat. According to the trade, there's no concrete details yet on her character, though she's rumored to be playing "a district attorney and possibly Hardy's love interest".

Michelle Williams is negotiating for the lead female role in the upcoming "Venom" movie starring Tom Hardy...

Venom now has a 3.88 out of 5 ComicBook.com User Anticipation Rating, making it the fourth most anticipated upcoming comic book movie among ComicBook.com users.

Williams has reportedly entered talks with the studio to star opposite Tom Hardy in the picture, which is to be directed by Zombieland and Gangster Squad helmer Ruben Fleischer and written by Scott Rosenberg (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) and Jeff Pinkner (The Dark Tower).

Once signed on, Williams will also join recent Emmy award-winning The Night Of actor Riz Ahmed.

First introduced as an independent character in a 1988 issue of The Amazing Spider-Man, Venom started off as a telepathically controlled, alien costume worn by Spider-Man's alter ego, Peter Parker. As a result, you have a creature with all of Venom's powers, but none of Eddie Brock's (admittedly limited) morals and scruples. The film also is not expected to be set within Marvel's Cinematic Universe, unlike the recent Spider-Man: Homecoming. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing.

Production begins this fall on Venom and it is set for an October 5, 2018 release date.

Fingers crossed they take the best of Topher Grace's Venom from Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3" and none of the emo-Tobey Maguire Venom.

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