There's no question that Venom has his share of fans. When it was revealed that he'd be one of the villains in 2007's Spider-Man 3, fans rejoiced. When the movie was released, it was a different story. While we enjoyed seeing Venom on screen, I think it's safe to say we were a bit disappointed. It's natural that certain elements need to be changed for a movie adaption but it almost felt as if Venom had lost most of what made him who he is.
With the word of a spin-off movie, we're left being a little skeptical. A Venom solo movie would be rad but of course we're going to be worried about it letting us down again. Sony is still pushing to get the movie made. Again, on the heals of the Disney/Marvel purchase, Sony will want to make use of the Spider-Man franchise in order to retain the rights to the characters. Zombieland co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have been attached to the movie for some time. In an interview with Sci-Fi Wire they revealed a little information.
They're not sure when the movie will go into production or if there'd be any ties between it and Spider-Man 4. That would be the main question. Will this movie have any connection to the Spider-Man movies? We pretty much saw the end of Venom in 3. Will they just come up with some way that he survived or will they reboot and start over? As much as I like Topher Grace, he's just not Eddie Brock to me. They should get someone else and perhaps it would be best to start over. What are your thoughts?
We've written two drafts of Venom, and the studio has it, and they're pushing forward in whatever ways they push forward.