Venom Still Going to Get His Own Movie

September 25, 2009

The only question at this point about the Venom movie that's in the works is: are we going to see it before or after Spider-Man 4? The answer to that question is probably obvious, but what's going to happen in the Venom movie isn't.

SciFi Wire reports that the two writers working on the Venom script have turned in their drafts and are just waiting to see what steps the executives at Sony Pictures take next. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the co-writers of Zombieland, have been busy toiling away at their script:

Sony is going forward with a Venom spinoff movie, which pretty much has fans split down the middle. Will it finally do the fanged black-ooze baddie justice, or will it be more of the same? The good news is that Zombieland co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have been tasked with penning the project (Zombieland is awesome, so fingers crossed).

The article goes on to tell us that the production is progressing, even if Reese and Wernick don't know the details:

Today Wernick confirmed to us that the project is still moving forward and the writing team has turned the script in to the suits at Sony. "We've written two drafts of Venom, and the studio has it, and they're pushing forward in whatever ways they push forward."

There's no announced production date, and it's all about whether Spider-Man 4 will come out before the Venom film, or the other way around. At this point it looks as if the two movie franchises will be connected, which would mean most likely Spider-Man 4 would come out first.

But don't expect to get any gossip on this project any time soon. Reese and Wernick were secretive about the whole affair, refusing to say one way or the other whether the movies would be linked. Which probably means that they will be. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Did Spider-Man 3 paint Venom into a corner from which he can't crawl out?

And, of course, what about Carnage? It's like love and marriage: you can't have one without the other. Right?

Source: Columbia Pictures