Spider-Man producers talk Venom
Avi Arad and Matthew Tolmach have been nattering about the planned Venom spin-off movie.
One of the happiest rumours we heard this year was the one that linked the director of the marvellous Chronicle, Mr Josh Trank, with the long-in-gestation Spider-Man spin-off, Venom. And it's a project that, post-The Avengers, might just have got a bit of momentum to it.
The success of The Avengers has had an effect on not only the Marvel universe films (the budget increase for Iron Man 3, for example), DC is also trying to emulate the formula with a Justice League film, and a host of supporting projects. Now it seems as though Sony wants a piece of the action as well. Sony, of course, owns the cinematic rights to Spider-Man, and could see the proposed appearance of everyone's favourite web-slinger in a future Avengers film to be quite lucrative. But it doesn't appear to be happy to stop there, s separate films for Spider-Man and Venom, as well as the two meeting together in the planned Spider-Man sequels, would certainly see the studio make the most of the characters.
In a recent interview producers Avi Arad and Matthew Tolmach discussed Venom. Avi Arad had the following to say about the project: "It's an Eddie Brock story. We want to be as close to the comics as possible. Especially in Eddie Brock's story. But again, pseudo-science is becoming science. All these tidbits about webs, artificial webs, is a huge industry now. Spider webs have unique qualities that will be huge for communications, fibers, and so forth. So we have taken the approach that we want to make the huge amazing movie about Eddie."
Matthew Tolmach added: "He was a journalist. He had the wrong story, he got in trouble for it, he got fired. The whole essence to us for the Marvel characters is stay close to the bible, stay close to the emotional story, and the rest is fun. Look for the worlds to make sense with one another. Hopefully, all these worlds will live together in peace someday."
Interesting stuff. More on Venom when we get it.
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