July 31, 2008

Venom May Star in Spidey Spinoff

Venom, the villain from the Hollywood blockbuster Spider-Man 3, reportedly may be getting his own big-screen adventure.

The Hollywood Reporter said Sony is developing a movie spinoff for the Marvel Comics baddie.

The studio hired Mean Creek writer Jacob Estes to write the screenplay for a Venom-themed project, however, is said to be thinking about trying something else and looking for someone to write a new draft, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.

Although That 70s Show star Topher Grace played Venom in Spider-Man 3, the role was a supporting one and Sony is reportedly unconvinced he could carry a movie, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Sony and Marvel declined to comment for the report.