The central character is a mainstay in Marvel's Spider-Man comics who first appeared as a villain before becoming an antihero.
Venom is born after an alien symbiote bonds with photographer Eddie Brock who is then gifted with powers similar to Spider-Man's along with other abilities. The character was first portrayed by Topher Grace in 2007's "Spider-Man 3."
Sony has stated that actor Tom Holland's Spider-Man, who is a part of Disney's Marvel cinematic universe, will not be appearing in "Venom" or the studio's second spinoff featuring female characters Black Cat and Silver Sable.
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