Sony Chief Talks Spider-Man Spin-Off “Venom”

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios recently wrapped production on “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the first of their joint venture together to make films that are a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but are developed over at Sony rather than Marvel Studios.

Once the deal came about, Sony essentially scrapped a number of “Spider-Man” spin-off projects it had in the works including a “Sinister Six” film and a “Venom” movie. Now, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group chairman Tom Rothman tells Collider that there’s still life left in these and expect an announcement soon:

“We’re working on a lot of that stuff [the spin-offs]. There’s a concerted effort, so I think there will be real news as opposed to speculated news before too long… We wrapped filming the new Spider-Man about a week ago. There’s a little pick-up shooting being done now but [it’s] pretty much done. It’s fantastic… We’re really excited about it”

Earlier this year came a report that Dante Harper had been tasked with writing a script for a “Venom” feature, and it wasn’t known which version of the character the studio was looking at.