With Sony’s first run at Spider-Man behind them, that version of Venom is also a thing of the past. It also seemed the torturous road to a Venom stand-alone film was also left in the dust, but now we find out that newcomer Josh Trank has secured the director’s chair for the film.
[Josh Trank]is now set to helm the upcoming and long-gestating feature film, VENOM, looking at the story of the iconic villain from the Spider-Man universe. The film has been on the docket for what seems like years now, at least since the release of SPIDER-MAN 3 way back in 2007.
I honestly think that squishing Venom into the last Spidey film felt wrong. Sony pushed Venom into that chapter and it was a bad decision. There was a LOT wrong with Spider-Man 3, and Venom was only one part of it.
My bigger concern, now that they are going ahead with a Venom stand-alone film, is what it might turn into without Spider-Man involved.
Or will he?
But then it might just be cool to see Venom struggle with his darkness and have him incidentally create Carnage and get some perspective.
I could see Venom as a struggling Anti-Hero. What do you think?