I remember back in 2002, when Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man movie was about to hit theaters, other friends of mine were already expressing how they hoped to one day see Venom in the movies. Unfortunately, Venom did get pushed into the Raimi trilogy and it was not a success. Surprised me, because I figured the guy who gave us Evil Dead would be brilliant for handling Venom.
Now, Spidey has been rebooted and all seems well moving forward in the next franchise, including the vast amount of villains. The Sinister Six is already expected to terrorize our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and now Venom is once again expected as well.
Director Marc Webb has already hinted at storyline spin-offs with Crave Online explaining that even The Amazing Spider-Man 4 may not focus on Peter Parker. “It might not just be a Spider-Man movie,” says Webb, “you know, what was fun about the comics is that there’s an entire sort of encyclopedia of characters, and stories, and histories, and nuances, and idiosyncrasies, and off-shoots.”
So, does one of these off-shoots include Venom?
Well, IGN caught up with writing duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to talk about the possibilities for the future of Spider-Man. When asked if Venom is a character they would like to work with, Orci explains enthusiastically that:
“Venom is an amazing character. Venom is a brilliant character. Part of what’s interesting about Venom is that Venom can do all of the things that Spider-Man can’t do, in a lot of ways. And I don’t know, I guess that’s why I respond to him.”
When asked if they had any conversations about a Venom spin-off with Sony, Orci jokes by saying:
“Well, we keep writing fan letters saying help us out, but we haven’t had any responses yet. I think they’re going right to storage. I don’t know if there’s anyone there reading our letters.”
Orci seems like a tremendous fan of Venom and I know he can’t confirm anything, even if Sony was developing a Venom movie. So, does this mean it’s actually happening? My money says yes, but we’re not going to know for sure probably until the sequel hits next year.
What do you think? Would you like to see a Venom movie?