We've known for a month or so that a Venom movie from Chronicle director Josh Trank is in the works, and will mark Sony's next comic book tent pole post-The Amazing Spider-Man. Producers Avi Arad and Matthew Tolmach for the soon to be released Spider-Man (July 3rd) discussed the Venom movie with Hollywood.com and they how plan to combine the web crawler worlds together.
"Look for the worlds to make sense with one another," Tolmach said.
While Arad went into further detail on the Eddie Brock aka Venom vehicle.
"It's an Eddie Brock story. We want to be as close to the comics as possible. Especially in Eddie Brock's story. But again, pseudo-sceince is becoming science. All these tidbits about webs, artificial webs, is a huge industry now. Spiderwebs have unique qualities that will be huge for communications, fibers, and so forth. So we have taken the approach that we want to make the huge amazing movie about Eddie."
I wonder if the success of Spider-Man depends on whether Venom will still get made or not. While I think it will open big, I don't see it making as much as other summer, comic blockbusters. That being said, I'd love to see Spidey's nemesis get his own movie to run wild with. His portion of Spider-Man 3 was the movies only saving grace and one would hope a taste of better things to come.
Maybe we'll see some Easter eggs regarding Venom at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man. It would make sense if Sony is as fully committed to the project as they seem. 4th of July weekend, we'll find out...