|Directed by||:||Ruben Fleischer||Based on||:||Venom by David Michelinie||Production company||:||Columbia Pictures , Marvel Entertainment , Arad Productions , Matt Tolmach Productions , Pascal Pictures||Distributed by||:||Sony Pictures Releasing||Country||:||United States|
Venom is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Columbia Pictures in association with Marvel and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. It is intended to be the first film in Sony's Marvel Universe, adjunct to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).[a] The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, Kelly Marcel, and Will Beall, and stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock / Venom, alongside Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott. In Venom, journalist Brock is bound to an alien symbiote that gives him superpowers.