Spiderman fans have long awaited a spin off for Venom, one of the villains with the most interesting of back storys, reporter Eddie Brock torn between good and evil and his symbiotic friendship with Venom. Now it looks like there is finally going to be a Venom film, in one of the first stages of expanding the Spiderman universe, a plan which Spidey fans will be happy to her also includes a Sinister Six spin off.
Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon, and Drew Goddard will collaborate on overseeing the “developing story over several films” says Sony, saying they “have formed a franchise brain trust to expand the universe for the brand and to develop a continuous tone and thread throughout the films,” in conjunction with producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach and director Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2).
Kurtzman & Orci & Solomon will write Venom, with Kurtzman directing, while Goddard will write and possibly direct Sinister Six
Columbia Pictures‘ president Doug Belgard, “The Spider-Man film franchise is one of our studio’s greatest assets. We are thrilled with the creative team we have assembled to delve more deeply into the world that Marc, Avi and Matt have begun to explore in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. We believe that Marc, Alex, and Drew have uniquely exciting visions for how to expand the Spider-Man universe in each of these upcoming films.”
Kurtzman, Orci and Pinker wrote the Amazing Spider-Man 2 and are returning to write The Amazing Spider-Man 3 which will most likely have Marc Webb at the helm once again. The potential for the Venom fill is huge and it will definitely be interesting to see how the humanistic elements of Eddie Brock will be represented alongside the demonic persona of Venom and it seems likely that Venom will not be portrayed solely as ‘just the bad guy’. A likely villain of the story could Cletus Kasady, A.K.A Carnage, as in the past comics and cartoon series Spiderman has forged an unlikely alliance with Venom to take down the scarlet, symbiotic controlled megalomaniac and serial killer.