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Woody Harrelson Reportedly In Talks To Join Venom

Woody Harrelson Reportedly In Talks To Join Venom

Woody Harrelson has joined Tom Hardy in Sony's "Venom" movie. The cast now includes Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine) and Jenny Slate (Zootopia). As expected, details on Harrelson's character are essentially nonexistent at this point, though sources close to TheWrap have indicated that he will portray a "henchman of sorts". Sony had no comment on the casting. The gig would reunite Harrelson with his Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer, who's helming the project based on a script by Scott Rosenberg (Jumanji) and Jeff Pinkner (The Dark Tower). Hardy plays the title character, Venom, a.k.a. Eddie Brock, a longstanding villain in the Spider-Man rogue's gallery. The film is meant to bring together sci-fi and horror genres in a darker and more mature spin on the infamous Spider-Man villain, who was first seen on the silver screen in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3.

Venom also teams up with Spider-Man in the "Planet of the Symbiotes" story arc from the ongoing "Amazing Spider-Man" comic book series - which was also written by Michelinie - in which an invasion of symbiotic creatures is thwarted by an alliance of Spider-Man, Venom and the Scarlet Spider. The actor had key roles in Fox's War for the Planet of the Apes and Fox Searchlight's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, both of which are shaping up as awards contenders, as well as Rob Reiner's Shock and Awe, Brie Larson's directorial debut The Glass Castle and a transformative turn in the biopic LBJ.

Geminids meteor shower set to peak Wednesday night
This year, a crescent moon will leave a relatively dark sky for the shower to populate with light. They also suggest to give your eyes about 20 minutes to adapt to the dark for optimal viewing.

In addition to the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel for 2019, the Venom solo movie for next October and the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, a spinoff film is in the works for villains/antiheroes Silver Sable and Black Cat.


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