could have some new company in the upcoming Venom
movie, as it's being reported that Woody Harrelson
is in discussions to join the cast of Sony's movie about one of Spider-Man
's most popular villains (or antihero, depending on how you view the character).
Word on Harrelson's potential involvement with Venom
comes from Variety, who report that Harrelson would play a "henchman of sorts," although Sony has yet to officially comment on the casting.
Harrelson would join a cast that includes Tom Hardy
as Eddie Brock, a man who becomes linked with an alien Symbiote that turns him into Venom
, one of the ultimate villains in the Spider-Man
universe. Although Venom
and the Symbiote have a big influence on Spider-Man
in the Marvel comic books, this film would take place outside of Marvel's Cinematic Universe, which includes the most recent appearance by the web-slinger in this year's Spider-Man: Homecoming