Well whether or not you’re getting sick of comic book movies, you have to admit one thing… Marvel are not letting a single one of their properties go to waste. Not only have they begun to greenlight movies about some of the more obscure heroes in their back catalog, but they are also creating spin-offs from many the major franchises that have made it to the big screen so far. We know that Wolverine and Magneto movies are both in development, and now IESB are reporting that we may see a spin-off from the Spider-Man series as well. The character this spin-off would focus on is not necessarily someone you’d expect, however.
It turns out Spidey arch enemy Venom may be close to landing his very own feature film, with “several A-list writers” in discussions to possibly tackle a script. (Marvel Studios recently signed an interim agreement with the WGA, so they can freely continue development on all of their projects.) No word on whether or not Topher Grace would reprise his role, but it is said to be unlikely. It is also unclear at this point whether Venom would be portrayed as good or evil in the movie. In the comics, I know that Venom eventually became an ally of Spider-Man for a while, although I don’t know all the details. With the possibility of Spider-Man 4 still up in the air, this might be a good solution for Marvel to keep the franchise moving along in the meantime. I just question whether or not you can have a Venom movie without at least having an appearance from Spider-Man in it. What do you think, is this a movie worth making?