Four-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams is reportedly in talks with Sony for a role in the upcoming film “Venom.”
According to a story published by Variety, Williams is in talks to play a district attorney character and possible love interest to Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock. While casting has largely been kept under wraps Williams is one of several big names confirmed for the project.
In May it was revealed Hardy would be playing the lead role of Eddie Brock/Venom. Plus, Riz Ahmed of “Star Wars: Rogue One” fame and “Zombieland” director Ruben Fleischer have both signed onto the film.
While we’re still not sure who Williams’ character will be many fans are already suggesting it’s Anne Weying, a.k.a She-Venom. Weying in the comics was a successful attorney and ex-wife to Eddie Brock.
While it is a strong possibility considering the overlap between the role and the character, there are many women in the comics who have been symbiote hosts. Given no indication the character will be a symbiote host it’s entirely possible the character may be someone else or a new character made up for the film. With a movie who’s universal and narrative details are yet to be revealed much is up in the air.
Banking on the success of “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Sony is planning to launch an entirely separate cinematic universe akin to what they attempted with the “Amazing Spider-Man” series. In 2015, after the largely negative reception to “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” Sony agreed to share rights to the Spider-Man film license with Marvel Studios. But Sony still maintains full film rights ownership of several notable Spider-Man characters such as Silver Sable and Black Cat. The caveat being Spider-Man won’t appear in any these planned films and they will have no connection to the rest of the Marvel universe or the MCU.
Anne helped to convince Eddie to give up his vendetta against Spider-Man. Later when Anne was shot by the villain Sin-Eater, the Venom symbiote bonded with her to save her life. In a fit of rage, Anne used the symbiote’s powers to kill her attackers. After Eddie convinced the symbiote to bond with him again, Anne came to her senses and was mortified of the murders she committed. After this incident, Anne was mentally scarred. Anne’s mental state worsened until eventually, she decided to commit suicide by throwing herself off a building.