Sony, according to Sci Fi Wire, is officially moving forward with its “Spider-Man” spinoff focusing on Venom and has the writing team Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese set to pen the script.

“We had a really great relationship with Sony on [their project “Zombieland”], and so that was a nice in for us there,” Reese said in a group interview recently. “It gave us a leg up.” The duo is already working on the script, but say that they cannot mention specifics. “We can’t talk about it. It’s just super secret.”

The two did mention being avid fans of the Venom character, unlike “Spider-Man 3” director Sam Raimi.

No casting or other information has been released about the project. Venom is the name given to the wearer of an alien symbiote costume in Marvel’s “Spiderman” world, a predatory parasite that Spiderman himself once wore.

It first debuted in “Secret Wars” #8 in 1984 worn by Spiderman, who needed a new costume, though it gained popularity being worn by his nemesis Eddie Brock, who called himself Venom and is considered one of Spiderman’s greatest enemies. Able to shape-shift, produce webbing similar to Spiderman’s, and increase the wearer’s physiology and aggressive tendencies, the symbiote is one of a race of similar beings from outer space.

Stay tuned to for more “Venom” news.

By Costa Koutsoutis (Source:

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