A failed reporter is bonded to an alien entity, one of many symbiotes who have invaded Earth. But the being takes a liking to Earth and decides to protect it.

Director:

Ruben Fleischer

Writers:

Jeff Pinkner (screenplay by), Scott Rosenberg (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hardy ... Eddie Brock / Venom
Michelle Williams ... Anne Weying
Riz Ahmed ... Carlton Drake / Riot
Scott Haze ... Security Chief Roland Treece
Reid Scott ... Dr. Dan Lewis
Jenny Slate ... Dr. Dora Skirth
Melora Walters ... Homeless Woman Maria
Woody Harrelson ... Cletus Kasady
Peggy Lu ... Mrs. Chen
Malcolm C. Murray ... Lewis Donate
Sope Aluko ... Dr. Collins
Wayne Pére ... Dr. Emerson (as Wayne Péré)
Michelle Lee ... Malaysia EMT / Riot Host
Kurt Yue ... Mission Control Translator
Chris O'Hara ... Astronaut JJ Jameson, III

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Storyline

After a faulty interview with the Life Foundation ruins his career, former reporter Eddie Brock's life is in pieces. Six months later, he comes across the Life Foundation again, and he comes into contact with an alien symbiote and becomes Venom, a parasitic antihero.

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Embrace your inner anti-hero. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Paul J. Franklin (VFX supervisor) shared in an interview with "CNET" that the part of the bike chase where Eddie goes up the hill was actually shot in San Francisco. There are a few other points during the chase where Eddie rides through well-known intersections and those were also filmed in San Francisco. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 5 mins) When Eddie leaves his phone on the MNBN desk, the desk is in the penthouse of the building which is 48 storeys. When leaving the office building via the elevator the elevator banks distinctly indicate that he is on floor 8. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Astronaut JJ Jameson, III: Life Foundation Control, this is LF1. The specimens are secured, and we're heading home.
Mission Control Operator: Roger, LF1. You are a go for reentry.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, a clip from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) plays. The preview is omitted from some home or online releases, but remains included in others, for example on Blu-ray. See more »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical release featured an extended clip from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as a post-credits scene. It was not included in the internet version, although it is still included in the film on other home entertainment releases, such as the Blu-ray. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sardonicast: Climax, After Hours (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

So He Won't Break
Written by Dan Auerbach and Patrick J. Carney (as Patrick Carney)
Performed by The Black Keys
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Do yourself a favour...ignore the critics!
3 October 2018 | by ufareseSee all my reviews

We just came out of the theatre and I can honestly say. I liked it! It was funny and it paid great homage to the Todd McFarlane bombastic Venom era of the late 90's. It truly baffles me that Sony would not take enough risks to release the film with an R rating. I wonder how much of this film was left on the cutting floor!?! Tom Hardy's performance is also on point and...just go see it.


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Country:

China | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Malay

Release Date:

5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antidote See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$80,255,756, 7 October 2018

Gross USA:

$213,515,506

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$856,085,151
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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