Venom is actually happening

By: Marv Castillo

It doesn’t matter if you hated The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Sony will keep expanding their Spiderverse. If you read this site enough, you’ll know that there’s a Sinister Six movie in the works. However, the studio’s next step in this franchise is Venom. I was expecting this movie for years, there were rumblings years ago about a Venom movie, but now we know there’s movement in the film.

Alex Kurtzman, who was talking about his new show, CBS’s Scorpion, was asked some questions about the Amazing Spider-Man spin-off. He said the following.

  • Where are you now on Venom? Have you got your story broken?

Kurtzman: Yeah, before last Friday came out, we started kind of roughing out a story. Ed Solomon’s going to be writing it very soon. I can’t tell you too much, but I’m really excited about it.

  • Did you have an easy choice as to which incarnation of Venom, which guy under the symbiote skin, you want to go with?

Kurtzman: I would not say it’s an easy choice. I would say that there are quite a few things about Venom that are interesting. Venom had several different iterations, and there are several things that are very unique, interesting and specific. And so I think we all want to make sure that we’re making the right choices for a character that’s so beloved.

Venom by Marv Castillo
Venom by Marv Castillo

I think we are going to have Eddie Brock. Some days ago, he said that with Venom they can go “dark”. I would personally go with Flash, there’s more stuff to tell. When you go with Brock, you tell the origin of the character, but then what? Fights? Yeah, but what happens to character development? Venom is mainly popular because he looks cool (admit it, guys). If you wanna go with something way more menacing, you need Carnage in your movie… which is not going to happen because it could be rated-R and we know that’s not a good move for a studio who really wants to keep all their movies PG-13 to get more money. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wasn’t the hit Sony expected it to be. They wasted to much money on marketing, and I can’t say the movie underperformed, but there’s some loss there, especially now that Sony lost $2.1 Billion. They need money, don’t expect Carnage soon.

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Anyways, in the movie we could mention the origins of the first incarnation and they go with Flash for the rest of the film if they want to please everyone. I guess that’s one way you could do it, but I’m just getting this from the top of my head, I’m not the screenwriter. I’m just saying, he’s a better option if you want to kick-off a franchise.

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