Spider-Man Movie Spinoff Venom Is Back in the Works

Detail from Venom: Lethal Protector #1, February 1993
Detail from Venom: Lethal Protector #1, February 1993

If the moviegoing public is willing to stand for yet another Spider-Man reboot, surely there’s also some room for one of Spidey’s greatest foes. But don’t get too excited, webslingers: Venom is moving ahead as its own stand-alone franchise, unrelated to the next Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland.


The villainous Venom—who’s long been bandied about as possible feature-film fodder—did appear onscreen in Spider-Man 3, so here’s his chance to redeem himself in a movie that isn’t totally cringe-worthy. Promising: Dante Harper, who worked on Edge of Tomorrow, has been hired to write the script. No word yet on who will star or direct.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

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So, what, is there going to be another, different Spider-Man in the background of this movie? Because that’s bound to be confusing. Or is there no Spider-Man at all in the universe of this movie? That is, if anything, worse. Venom is a character intrinsically tied to Spider-Man. Cutting that tie would be like making a Catwoman movie that doesn’t acknowledge the existence of Batman...

I mean, what a disaster that would be.