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VENOM: Spider-Man Spin-off Film Resurrected By Sony Pictures with New Writer

Topher Grace Venom Spider-Man 3

Venom Film revived with New Writer. Dante Harper, who helped write Edge of Tomorrow, has been hired as the writer of a Spider-Man spin-off. Unlike previously proposed Venom films, this new Venom film will be a stand-alone. The Venom in this film will have no connection with the new Spider-Man (Tom Holland) that will appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

That is a strategic move and in light of the failure of the last two Spider-Man films, it may be prudent one. If the next Spider-Man film fails, it wouldn’t drag down the Venom project with it. As a mutually exclusive film, it neither benefits or is harmed by the fate of the next Spider-Man film.

The Venom film will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.

As with most superhero or in this case, anti-hero comic book properties, the powers that be hope that a new franchise will blossom from the symbiotic goo.

On the character Venom:

Venom was originally depicted as a supervillain when he made his full first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #300 (May 1988), but the character has since evolved into the role of an antihero. Venom is a symbiote, a sentient alien, with a gooey, almost liquid-like form. As with real world symbiotes, it requires a host, usually human, to bond with for its survival. After bonding, the symbiote endows its enhanced powers upon the host. When the Venom Symbiote bonds with a human, that new dual-life form refers to itself as “Venom.”

The Venom Symbiote’s first known host was Spider-Man, who eventually separated himself from the creature when he discovered its true nature. The Symbiote went on to merge with other hosts, most notably Eddie Brock, its second and most infamous host, with whom it first became Venom and one of Spider-Man’s archenemies. According to S.H.I.E.L.D., it is considered one of the greatest threats to humanity, alongside Magneto, Doctor Doom, and Red Skull.

No actor (or actress – what an idea) has been chosen to play Venom. Topher Grace, who played the character in Spider-Man 3, is not expected to reprise the role. One idea would be Ryan Kwanten, who already played Eddie Brock in the short film Venom: Truth in Journalism.

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