Despite ruining the character as a throw-away villain in Spider-Man 3, it sounds as if Sony really wants a spin-off Venom movie. The LA Time is reporting that Sony is interested in the director of Chronicle to make a stand-alone Venom movie.
The studio is negotiating with Josh Trank, the hot director of this winter’s found-footage hit “Chronicle,” to take the reins of the Spidey spin-off, said a person familiar with the project who was not authorized to talk about it publicly. Sony was not immediately available for comment.
The film would center on the gooey villain who was a mainstay of the Marvel comics and was a nemesis, incarnated by Topher Grace, in the third “Spider-Man” picture in 2007. (The character attaches himself to a human host and becomes as powerful as the web-slinging superhero.)
You can’t really do the traditional Venom without the black suit Spider-Man storyline. So, instead of rehashing Spider-Man 3, they should base the Venom movie on the current Venom comic book where Flash Thompson is the host for Venom and uses it with the US Government. The current series is the best the character has been in a long, long, time.