A year ago, Spider-Man seemed to have a very different future with 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3', 'Sinister Six' and 'Venom' films being in the works to create its own arachnid cinematic universe.
Fast forward to 2016 and Spider-Man is meeting Captain America in the event film 'Captain America: Civil War', has a new movie set in the cinematic universe and will fight alongside the Avengers in 'Avengers: Infinity War'... But what about Venom? Well...
THE VENOM WHEELS ARE SPINNING AGAIN
Entertainment Weekly has revealed the exclusive news that Sony is reviving the 'Venom' movie and has hired Dante Harper (Sleepless Nights, Edge of Tomorrow) to write the script for the new film, which is envisioned as a franchise, although this time it won't be a spinoff, since it'll be unrelated to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, of which Spider-man is now a part of.
Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing the film. Palak Patel and Erik Fineman are overseeing 'Venom' for Sony's Columbia label.
Venom, since his creation in the 80's has been a fan-favorite among superhero lovers all over the world and his film has been in "development" for years, dating back to Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man 3'.
The only problem was that the third Spider-Man entry crushed Venom's chances at a standalone movie and once he had it with 'The Amazing Spider-Man' series, lost it again.
Directors like Josh Trank and Gary Ross and writers such as Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman and Paul Wernick and Rhett Resse have come and gone from the troubled project.
What do you think? Are you excited to see a Venom film? Do you like it's not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?