Venom fans rejoice. While Sam Raimi screwed the pooch on the character of Venom (who he admitted disliking from the get go) in his wildly uneven and poorly thought-out Spider-Man 3, Sony is letting a new crop of filmmakers have a crack at the character.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick of Zombieland fame are in charge of this one. Sci-Fi Wire has more.
My experience with the Venom character is limited to the Spider-Man animated television series…in which the character was a badass. I’m interested in how you do a Venom movie with no Spider-Man at all, and I’m guessing that this movie will not even make an attempt to keep continuity with the Spider-Man films.
I have mixed feelings about that. I love how Marvel is creating an umbrella of continuity and interconnectivity with their properties, and I’d love for Spider-Man to be a part of that. But I guess the Sony ship has sailed.
I’m reserving judgement on this one, but I’m cheering for it. Venom could be a very interesting and cool character if he is fully realized.