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Friday, March 11, 2016

The Venom Movie which will not be part of the Marvel Universe

Venom will be having his own movie. And it will not be part of the Marvel-parternship-with-Sony deal. Meaning: it will not be on the same universe as the upcoming Civil War and other Marvel Universe movies. [hit the jump to continue]

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures is developing a new spinoff film focusing on Spider-Man's arch-villain Venom. The studio has tapped "Edge of Tomorrow" screenwriter Dante Harper to pen the script with "Spider-man" producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will produce the film. "Venom" is being set-up by Sony to launch its own franchise and be set apart and unrelated to the new "Spider-man" film coming out next year which will be co-produced by Marvel Studios and star actor Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

Previous attempts at the screenplay over the years have been written by "Deadpool" screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick as well as "Star Trek" and "Transformers" screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. "Seabiscuit" director Gary Ross was briefly attached at one point to direct along with "Chronicle" director Josh Trank. But they all never took off.

I personally dont like the idea of Sony trying to make their own Marvel universe separate from the one that they already had made a deal with Marvel on. It's reminding me of how that "Catwoman" movie which starred Halle Berry, which was in no way connected with the Batman universe. Yeah, it might end up like that stinker. On the other hand, this might be something that Avi Arad had been itching to do, had the last Spider-man movie not flopped. Either way, if it flops, Venom would be Arad's big jinx, as it was the character that became one of the factors why the Tobey Maguire Spider-man films failed to continue.

To the unfamiliar, Venom is a supervillain appearing in Marvel Comics, commonly in association with Spider-Man. Venom was originally depicted as a supervillain when he made his early appearances, but the character has since evolved into the role of an anti-hero. 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.

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