Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have been on a hot streak this year, working on Star Trek Into Darkness and Now You See Me, both of which turned out to be solid movies. They’ve got Ender’s Game coming out in a few months too, but what many are more excited about is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which the duo wrote the screenplay for. Because of their work in the Spidey universe, they’ve had to field many questions about where they see the franchise going, and it turns out they’d like to see Venom show up at some point in the series.
In an interview with IGN, the conversation turned toward Spidey’s black-suited foe, and both Kurtzman and Orci made no efforts to hide their fandom. Check out what they had to say below.
Orci: “We’re fans of Venom.”
Kurtzman: “Venom is an amazing character. Venom is a brilliant character. Part of what’s interesting about Venom is that Venom can do all of the things that Spider-Man can’t do, in a lot of ways. And I don’t know, I guess that’s why I respond to him.”
The pair was then asked if they had talked to anyone at Sony about getting that movie done, a question which they, of course, avoided revealing any specifics about. They did, however, joke that they’ve sent a bunch of fan letters to Sony, saying they want the movie to be made.
Now that we know those two want Venom to appear, and assuming they probably have the power to make it happen, the question is whether Venom will be introduced as a part of one of Spidey’s upcoming tales, or if he will get his own spin-off film, perhaps when The Amazing Spider-Man 4 rolls around. I’d love to see him battle Spider-Man, especially as part of some ultimate Sinister Six, but that may be too much to ask for in the next couple films, so I see a spin-off being a more likely option. There’s also always the possibility of an appearance in TASM3, and a deeper, more complete story in another film.
This is far from the first talk of a Venom movie. The project has been rumored and demanded for a long time, and at one point Josh Trank was supposed to direct it. Trank is currently working on The Fantastic Four reboot, but that doesn’t mean he couldn’t come back if the project and timing are right.
Would you like to see a Venom movie? Do you think the character is better suited to battle Spidey or to have his own spin-off film? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.