The same day we got word from screenwriter James Vanderbilt regarding the progress of Spiderman 4, IESB have got word that a Venom stand alone film is moving forward. A number of ‘A-List’ writers have met with the studio, whoever the studio is. IESB mention that New Line previously had rights to Venom 8 years ago, which reverted back to Marvel. However, the question is who has the rights to Venom, as Sony used the character in Spiderman 3. With the recent deal struck between Marvel and the Writer Guild Of America, it could be that Marvel have the rights. As of yet there has been no official announcement, so things are not concrete as of yet. However, it does raise a few questions. Will Topher Grace reprise his role, or will Venom be re-cast? Venom is known for being a villain, so what will the storyline be? It is rare in Hollywood that we see the film from the ‘bad guys’ point of view.
We may get these questions answered in the future, if all goes to plan. Venom was a fan favourite for the thrid Spiderman film, and some were left disappointed by the lack of screen time he got. It felt as though they simply put him in because the fans wanted him, and found a small gap for that to happen. The word ‘crammed’ came to mind after people saw the third film, so maybe if Venom gets his own film the fans can get a high dose of him that they have been craving.
What are your thought?