Writing Begins On Spider-Man Spin-Off “Venom”

We already know Alex Kurtzman’s upcoming “Spider-Man” spin-off feature “Venom” will be a darker entity than the web-slinging franchise that spawned it, but one bit of surprising news is that the Venom we see on screen may not be the one people are most familiar with.

Out doing promotion for the new TV series “Scorpion,” Kurtzman tells CBR that he and Ed Solomon have just ‘broken’ the story for “Venom”:

“Yeah, before last Friday came out, we started kind of roughing out a story. Ed Solomon’s going to be writing it very soon. I can’t tell you too much, but I’m really excited about it.”

Kurtzman quickly adds it hasn’t been an easy choice regarding which incarnation of Venom we’ll see:

“I would not say it’s an easy choice. I would say that there are quite a few things about Venom that are interesting. Venom had several different iterations, and there are several things that are very unique, interesting and specific. And so I think we all want to make sure that we’re making the right choices for a character that’s so beloved.”

While the basic story outline is still being tweaked, this would indicate a script isn’t close to being ready which indicates a “Venom” film is still quite a long way off.