We recently learned that Spider-Man 4 would start filming in January which will please fans of the web slinger, but what about Venom fans who were short changed in Spider-Man 3? What’s happening with the Venom spin-off that Sony have been developing for nearly two years? Well writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick gave Sci-Fi Wire an update:
Today Wernick confirmed to us that the project is still moving forward and the writing team has turned the script in to the suits at Sony. “We’ve written two drafts of Venom, and the studio has it, and they’re pushing forward in whatever ways they push forward,” Wernick told SCI FI Wire in an exclusive interview.
So when might Venom be going into production? “We’re not sure, [but] we’ve turned in our two drafts,” said Wernick.
One big question has been whether a Venom movie might happen even before Spider-Man 4, but that now appears unlikely. The latest rumors have Spidey 4 shooting in early 2010. When asked about the relationship between the two movies, Wernick was tight-lipped. “We can’t really talk about that, unfortunately,” the writer said before adding, “Basically, the studio and Marvel and the Arads are taking our drafts and going beyond and figuring out what’s the next step.”
We have no idea what the story for Spider-Man 4 involves, but could it set up the Venom spin-off? Will Spider-Man feature in Venom? So many questions we probably won’t get answers to until 2011!