It looks like Sony Picture is officially moving forward with the Spider-Man spin-off film that will focus on Venom. Who knows maybe they will get the character right this time around because using him as a villain in Spider-Man 3 was a waste of a villain. This news has been confirmed by the two guys which have been brought on to write the film. Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese who also most recently wrote 'Zombieland' are the guy who will bring Venom to life once again. They recently talked to scifiwire and said:
"We had a really great relationship with Sony on [Zombieland], and so that was a nice in for us there, It gave us a leg up. We're under strict orders on Venom, We can't talk about it. It's just super secret."
Super secret huh? Well they have a ton of comic books out there that have Venom story lines, it's not like they are inventing a new and original character or story. Come on now. Apparently they are fans of the super villain, which is no surprise they better like him if they are writing the script!
"We read [Venom] growing up, but we were not experts. We certainly know the mythology of Venom, but went back and learned more when it became clear that we could actually get this job."
Well it looks like they got it, and the movie has been set in motion. There are a ton of fans out their that hated what they did with the character in 'Spider-Man 3' these guys have put themselves in a place open to scrutiny from the fans. They what to keep the fans interest at heart and admit that...
"Absolutely. I'm terrified! It's source material that everybody knows and everybody's familiar with and everybody loves. There's a burden on you to meet the expectations of people. A lot of people are curious about Venom."
So there it is folks. Venom is in development. I'm pretty stoked that they are going to give the character another chance. Maybe Sony has learned from their mistakes and will do it right this time around. How do you feel about the news?