Venom has done it! The Spider-Man spin-off that didn’t include Spider-Man has reached a massive landmark at the global box office earning $822.5 million according to Box Office Mojo. Venom hasn’t made a huge impact domestically, but globally it has surpassed a bunch of popular/successful recent superhero films.
Movies that it has surpassed include Deadpool, Deadpool 2, Logan, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Justice League, Man of Steel, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Ant-Man and The Wasp, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X-Men: Apocalypse.
Sony Pictures recently dated two movies for 2020, one set for October 2nd and it’s assumed it will be for an untitled fast-tracked sequel for Venom.
The studio has yet to officially announce that they’re developing Venom 2 they did, however, hint to the second film by setting up Woody Harrelson as Carnage. There is a good chance since Venom was loosely based on Lethal Protector comics that they could look to comic book runs such as Separation Anxiety and Maximum Carnage for this second movie.
Considering Venom’s production budget was $100 million, Sony could certainly bankroll a bunch of future Spider-Man spin-offs they’re developing. Next up is Jared Leto’s Morbius which is said to begin filming in February. Other projects in the works include solo feature films based on Spider-Man characters such as Kraven The Hunter, Silk, Black Cat, Silver Sable, Nightwatch, and Jackpot.
Journalist Eddie Brock is trying to take down Carlton Drake, the notorious and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation. While investigating one of Drake’s experiments, Eddie’s body merges with the alien Venom — leaving him with superhuman strength and power. Twisted, dark and fueled by rage, Venom tries to control the new and dangerous abilities that Eddie finds so intoxicating.
SOURCE: BOX OFFICE MOJO