Sony have announced that a Venom movie is currently in the works. The Spider-Man spin-off movie was previously planned in 2014 but took a backseat due to the lukewarm success of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which received the lowest global box office of any Spider-Man movie to date ($709m).
A standalone Spider-Man reboot is set to make a comeback in 2017 but in the meantime, Sony have announced that plans for a Venom movie have begun.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new Venom movie will be scripted by Dante Harper, who produced the script for the Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt hit Edge of Tomorrow.
Working with Spider-Man producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, the Venom film is rumoured to be taking inspiration from the success of the Deadpool movie, focusing on an anti-hero approach. Venom will also be unrelated to the 2017 Spider-Man standalone.
Over its opening weekend, Deadpool grossed $135 million (£93.3 million), smashing the previous record of $91.8 million (£63.4 million) set by The Matrix Reloaded in 2003.
Deadpool also scored the best ever opening by any film in the month of February, surpassing the previous high of $85.2 million (£58.9 million) set by last year’s Fifty Shades of Grey.