Sony Reviving Spider-Man Spinoff Venom Movie

by James Viscardi

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Sony reportedly has plans to revive it's once scrapped plans for a Venom film.

According to a new report, it looks like the Spider-Man sized hole in Sony's ongoing film plan is getting some new life. Dante Harper is being tasked to write up a new script for Venom which is being seen as a franchise that stands alone from the upcoming Tom Holland Spider-Man film. As for which Venom the movie will feature, that is still unknown at this time.

Venom has it's roots back in 1988 as a character created by David Micheline, Mike Zeck & Todd McFarlane. Often viewed as a villain, Venom has been seen as an anti-hero as of late and most recently, a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. 

The first and only time we saw Venom on screen was during Spider-Man 3 portrayed by Topher Grace, and was an outing that saw very little critical acclaim. The idea of a Venom movie is not a surprise and actually one Sony tried to get off the ground a few times. There were talks of Gary Ross and Josh Trank coming on board to direct. Even the Deadpool writing team of Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese had a script in the works.

With all that said, it looks like this new series of movies (if successful) will not have the participation of Marvel Studios like Spider-Man will. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are reportedly on as producers. 

(Via THR)