Black Panthercomposer Ludwig Göransson has signed on to score Venomstarring Tom Hardy, another highly-anticipated comic book adaptation for the silver screen, according to an exclusive report by Deadline.
While it will not be an extension of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony's origin story about the popular Spider-Man antagonist still has tons of fans eager for an edgier adaptation of the iconic villain than the abysmal version played by Topher Grace in 2007's Spider-Man III.
This will not be the first time that Göransson has worked on a film with director Ruben Fleischer. The pair also appeared in the same credits for the 2011 comedy 30 Minutes or Less. Other notable movies composed by Göransson include two of Ryan Coogler's other projects, Creed and Fruitvale Station, as well as hit television series like Community and New Girl.
Of his work on Black Panther, Göransson told Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision, “I was incredibly excited as it was a dream of mine to score a superhero movie. I also felt incredible pressure to pay homage to African culture and its traditional music. It’s not lost on me that I’m a Swedish guy from one of the coldest countries in the world.”
Along with contributing to his fair share of successful movie scores, the Swedish producer and composer has also worked alongside the multi-talented Donald Glover as the producer for his Childish Gambino albums. In fact, the two are reportedly currently working together on the next (and apparently the last) Gambino project.
Filmgoers will be able to listen to Göransson's latest work on Venom when the supervillain flick finally hits theaters on October 5.
Despite being one of 2018's most anticipated films, the details regarding Sony's Venom film starring Tom Hardy as the Spidey anti-hero have been under some pretty tight wraps. Finally, there is a first look at Hardy's depiction of the terrifying villain, but it might not exactly be what you have been expecting.
IGNhas released the first official still from the movie that shows Hardy as main character Eddie Brock before he transforms into his fearsome black and white Venom form.
While the photo might seem like a bit of a letdown compared to what could have potentially been revealed, Entertainment Weekly was able to decipher what it says in Brock's journal while he is out reporting for The Daily Globe. The pages include questions like “So how exactly does the Life Foundation go about testing its pharmaceuticals?” and “What about the allegations your empire is built on?”
As an explanation, Entertainment Weekly writes, “The Life Foundation appeared in the comics as an organization believing that the Cold War would culminate in a nuclear holocaust. So, to protect their wealthy clients, its leaders constructed a bunker for them to wait it out.”
Last time we got a silver screen adaptation of Venom, it was the abysmal Topher Grace version from Sam Raimi's Spider Man 3.
Venom is directed by Ruben Fleischer and will also star Riz Ahmed and Michelle Williams. It is set to hit theaters Oct. 5, 2018. Until then, here's a message from Fleischer and Hardy that first aired exclusively at Brazil Comic Con. Hardy tells fans, ” “I just wanted to say that I give you my word of honor that I’m going to do everything that I can to deliver the best Venom that I possibly can muster.”