Composer Ludwig Goransson is moving from one major comic book movie to another. Goransson recently composed the original score for Marvel's Black Panther, which isn't just the biggest hit of the year so far, but it's one of the biggest superhero movies ever. Now, Sony has tapped the Swedish composer to score the soundtrack for their upcoming Venom movie, which stars Tom Hardy in the titular role. Maybe a little bit of that Black Panther magic will rub off.
Venom will reunite Ludwig Goransson with director Ruben Fleischer, who directed Venom and is probably best known for his work on Zombieland. The two worked together previously on the 2011 comedy 30 Minutes or Less, which starred Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari. Goransson has also worked on movies like Death Wish and Central Intelligence, in addition to two previous collaborations with Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, scoring both Fruitvale Station and Creed. He's also done work on TV shows like New Girl and Community. To top it all off, he's also served as producer on albums by Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino.
So he's more than qualified to take on Sony's Venom. Not that anyone is saying Ludwig Goransson's core for Black Panther is the reason for its success, but considering that the movie has made more than $1.2 billion at the global box office and is now the highest-grossing comic book movie ever domestically, having anyone related to that project attached to a movie at this point is a credit to that project. And at this point, Venom could use any bit of positive press that it can possibly get. Goransson took to Twitter to confirm the news and to express his excitement for working on Venom.
"Really excited about this one."
Sony has been working with Marvel Studios over the past few years to allow for Spider-Man to appear in the MCU. However, Sony is still in control of the other characters related to Spidey and they aren't going to waste them. Venom is intended to launch their own universe of Marvel movies, utilizing these characters at their disposal. They also have Silver and Black, which centers on Black Cat and Silver Sable, in development, as well as a Nightwatch movie and possibly a Morbius the Living Vampire adaptation. Though, Sony is probably going to wait to see how Venom does first.
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In addition to Tom Hardy, the cast for this Spider-Man spin-off includes Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott. Recently, a rumor suggested that Hardy may not even suit up as Venom until the very end of the movie, but the actor took to social media to more or less dispel that rumor. Even so, the movie's first teaser trailer didn't do much to inspire confidence in fans. At least it's likely that the movie will have a great soundtrack, if nothing else. Sony has Venom slated for release on October 5. This news comes to us courtesy of Deadline.
Really excited about this one! https://t.co/mRiWTzMmNm— Ludwig Goransson (@ludwiggoransson) March 30, 2018