Attaching itself to the release schedule like the symbiotic life-force that it is, Venom, the spin-off Spider-Man movie has gone and nabbed itself a release date.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the long-gestating movie will finally see the light of day on October 5, 2018. The studio had previously announced its Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, as opening on that date but then bumped it to October 19, 2018.
The setting of the release date happens the same day that Warner Bros. moved Aquaman off Oct. 5 to December 18, 2018. Venom has no director yet, but does have a script: Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, the latter who worked on 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, recently turned in a draft. (Dante Harper wrote a previous draft.)
The studio hopes to launch a franchise with Venom.