Venom 2018 Film is an American superhero movie based on the Marvel comic character of the same name. It is directed by Ruben Fleischer and produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal.

It has been rated PG-13 for the content shown in the film. If you are a fan of Marvel movies or plan to watch marvel movies in the coming future, you should definitely read the article about Marvel Movies in Order to Watch here.

Venom 2018 Film Plot

The movie revolves around a failed reporter named Eddie Brock and covers everything that happened after he bonded with an alien. Initially, that alien has an evil mindset and wanted to invade earth. However, everything changes after he unites with Eddie. The alien basically started liking earth and its people and finally decided to protect the earth from other evil entities.


At Comic-Con 2017, Fleischer and Hardy decided to present a small video from the movie for Sony Pictures. In the month of February 2018, a teaser of the film was released. Dani Di Placido from Forbes termed the trailer as “comically underwhelming”. The teaser does not include the main character and this fact was criticized by the audience a lot.

Venom Released

The world premiere of the Venom movie was organized on October 1, 2018, at Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, Los Angeles. On October 5, 2018, the movie was theatrically released in the United States in 4,250 theatres.  In China, the movie was released on November 9.


By the year 1997, the script of the film was written by David S. Goyer which features the Marvel Comic character Venom. At that time, it was decided that the film will be produced by New Line Cinema, and Dolph Lundgren was supposed to be cast in the film. Also, the makers at that time have decided that the character Carnage would feature as the main antagonist of the film.

The Cast of Thor: The Dark World

Following is the list of the star cast of the movie along with the names of the characters portrayed by them:

Venom Film | Venom 2018 Movie
Venom Film | Venom 2018 Movie
  • Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and Venom
  • Michelle Williams as Anne Weying
  • Riz Ahmed as Carlton Drake and Riot
  • Scott Haze as Roland Treece
  • Reid Scott as Dan Lewis
  • Jenny Slate as scientist Dora Skirth
  • Melora Walters as Maria
  • Chris O’Hara as John Jameson

Box Office Collection

The film Venom was developed with a budget of $100-116 million. Talking about its box office collection, Venom managed to generate $213.5 million in the United States and Canada. Worldwide, the film generated somewhere around $642.5 million. Talking about its worldwide collection, in total Venom generated $856.1 million.


The principal photography of Venom started on October 23, 2017, and the location was Atlanta and New York City. The Director of photography was Matthew Libatique and Oliver Scholl worked as a production designer. Oliver Scholl has also worked for Spider-Man: Homecoming as a production designer. In the month of November 2017, Williams confirmed that he have joined Venom.

Critical Response

In IMDB, the movie has been rated 4.5 out of 10. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie is considered to be 30% fresh. “Venom’s first standalone movie turns out to be like the comics character in all the wrong ways—chaotic, noisy, and in desperate need of a stronger attachment to Spider-Man,” said the website’s consensus.

Owen Gleiberman from Variety termed the movie as, “a textbook case of a comic-book film that’s unexciting in its ho-hum competence, and even its visual-effects bravura.”

Venom Post-Production

In the month of February 2018, Ahmed and Scott were confirmed to be part of the film. Also, it was revealed that Will Beall will be writing the additional script for the film. In March, Sope Aluko and Scott Deckert were also revealed to be part of the film.

Venom Music

In the month March 2018, it was confirmed that Ludwig Goransson will be composing the score of the film. In the month of August, rapper Eminem teased that he made a new song for the soundtrack for Venom.  On October 5, an album having Ludwig’s score from Venom was digitally released by Sony Classical Records.

Venom Film | Venom 2018 Movie
Venom Film | Venom 2018 Movie

Do You Know?

Following are some of the hidden facts about Venom Film:

  • You might be surprised to know that Venom was in the making from the 90s.
  • Ruben Fleischer wanted to direct a superhero film after watching Batman.
  • Initially, it was decided that Pedro Pascal and Matt Smith were in talk to cast as Carlton Drake.
  • Tom Hardy actually recorded the lines of Venom before the hooting of the film started.

The movie Venom is all about the symbiotic relationship between Man and Alien. If you are a fan of Tom Hardy, you might find this movie interesting. However, this movie has nothing to be amazed by. The first half of the movie was still good but the second half was quite boring.

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