One of Spider-Man's most notorious villains is back on track for the big screen, as a Venom movie has now been slotted for a 2018 release date by Sony Pictures.

According to Collider (via Exhibitor Relations), Sony has set an October 5th, 2018 release date for Venom, a film that will focus on the sinister symbiote from space that attaches itself to a human host—most memorably to Eddie Brock in the Marvel comics—creating one of the most powerful and deadly villains in the world of Spider-Man.

In March of 2016, it was revealed that a Venom movie was back in development at Sony with Dante Harper working on a screenplay and Spider-Man producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach backing the project. No updates have been made to confirm if that is still the case.

Back in 2015, Sony made a deal with Disney to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). At this time, no announcements have been made to show that Venom will follow in Spidey's footsteps.

A Venom movie has long been in the works at Sony, and was at one point planned to be released following The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with those plans purportedly coming to a temporary halt due to the sequel's underperformance at the box office.

We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details on Venom are revealed. In the meantime, what would you like to see in a Venom movie?