After it was initially reported in September that Michelle Williams would be joining the Venom movie, the actress confirmed earlier this week that she will be playing Ann Weying, Eddie Brock's love interest. While Ann's career as an attorney is being retained for Venom, one thing that hasn't been clear is if she'll follow in her comic book counterpart's footsteps and become She-Venom. As things stand now with Venom still in principal photography, Williams doesn't expect that her version of Ann will be bonded with the symbiote. When asked about Venom's look in the upcoming movie, Williams responded:
That stuff exists in a realm that I'm not involved in. It's in the digital realm. And I'm still a human, like, after all this time. They haven't digitized me.
Venom has been rolling cameras since late October, and there are still some weeks to go until production wraps up. So it's possible that Michelle Williams may end up going through some kind of digitization, but as she recently told Collider, so far her character hasn't had to go through such a process. Given that Venom is going to tell Eddie Brock's origin story, it's understandable that the creative team wouldn't want to take too much attention away from Eddie's first experiences with the symbiote by having turning Ann into She-Venom, too. We also can't forget the report that Venom will battle Carnage in the movie, meaning that there are already two symbiote-powered characters accounted for.
In the comics, Ann Weying became She-Venom after Eddie Brock bonded her with the symbiote to save her life after she was shot. As She-Venom, Ann carried out vengeance against the men who hurt her, forcing Eddie to compel the symbiote to return to him so that her reign of terror would end. She became She-Venom again when she was wrongly imprisoned, and Eddie sent the symbiote to her so she could break out. Ann later committed suicide when she saw Spider-Man wearing a black costume in the distance and believed it was Eddie as Venom coming after her. It remains to be seen if Ann will meet such a tragic end in the Venom movie, but if she survives, maybe she'll become She-Venom in a sequel.
No official plot details for Venom have been revealed yet, and the only characters who have been confirmed so far are Tom Hardy's Eddie Brock and Michelle Williams' Ann Weying. The other confirmed cast members include Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate and Reid Scott. while Woody Harrelson has been reported to be in negotiations for a role. Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is helming the Venom movie, and the screenwriters include Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner and Kelly Marcel. This is the first installment of Sony's Spider-Man-centric cinematic universe, and Silver & Black, starring Silver Sable and Black Cat, will follow afterwards.
Venom hits theaters on October 5, 2018. As for what other blockbusters will arrive next year, you can check out our 2018 premiere guide.