Venom/ Carnage will be a spin-off film starring Spider-Man’s nemesis, Venom.
“The idea is that you can do things with Venom that you can’t do with Spider-Man. Venom is the representation of every line that will get crossed. He’s a much darker character.”, he says.
Alex Kurtzman, the executive producer and one of the writers of the critically (and fan) panned ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ is still attached to direct the darkly-sinister ‘Venom/Carnage’.
The question is which incarnation will he choose for the film? The original Venom appeared in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ No. 300 back in 1988. The character definitely crossed both bad and good as he was a villain who sometimes did the right thing. The latest version was a good man who did questionable things for the greater good, which wasn’t always clear.
Making a movie that centers around a complicated characters is really a risk, but could be worth a shot. Hollywood making this would be a great break from the stereotypical superhero.
I hope Kurtzman will do better with ‘Venom/Carnage’ than what he did to Spidey.