Over the past few months we’ve been getting quite a lot of news about Spider-Man 4, including a release date. However something we haven’t heard much about is the Venom spin-off that first had rumblings around a year ago. Well now we have something, as SHH got the chance to talk to Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who Sony have hired to write the script:
“Venom is something that we’re very fired up to be writing,” Reese told us. “We have turned in a draft and are waiting to hear back, so it’s early in the process. But it’s a thrill to be writing ‘Venom’ for obvious reasons.” As far as what Marvel is looking for, Reese did say that they had to follow “certain parameters” or the “47 rules” as Wernick called them.
“Obviously, with a character like Venom there’s a ton of stuff to draw from,” Reese told us. “Then they had specific rules about the villain and the backstory and stuff like that, so there were certain things they wanted us… certain parameters they gave us. But largely we pitched them something and they liked it but they had changes, so we worked on the outline for a long time and then we wrote the script. So with Marvel and Sony and us it’s definitely very, very collaborative.”
They couldn’t talk about whether they were going to ignore everything that happened with the character in Spider-Man 3 or start fresh for reasons mentioned above.