Earlier last year, Marvel announced they got the rights to Spider-Man so they can use him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When this was announced, it was assumed that all plans Sony had for Spider-Man were cancelled and for the most part, they were. One movie managed to possibly slip through the cracks however. Today, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the film centered around the iconic villain, Venom, is back in full swing.
Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, producers on the Spider-Man films, will be producing the film and Dante Harper, writer of the sci-fi blockbuster Edge of Tomorrow, has been brought on to write the on-screen adaptation of the beloved character. In addition to the solo film, Sony plans to launch a franchise surrounding the character most likely showcasing him as the anti-hero he currently is in the comics. No other details have been mentioned.
It is unclear if this will be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and if we will ever see Spider-Man and this Venom cross paths, but one can only hope.
The character had his feature film debut in 2007 with Spider-Man 3 when Topher Grace delivered a cringe-worthy performance that most Spider-Man fans see as a joke at this point.
It’s possible Sony saw the success of Deadpool and thought the violent character of Venom could work as a mature R rated film. What do you think of this news? Are you excited to see the character done justice on film or would you rather Sony stay away from the character after the events of Spider-Man 3? Let us know in the comments below.