Apparently, Sony agrees with our earlier news post today in which I stated that mainstream cinema only has, essentially, six primary types– films that Adam Sandler or Katherine Heigl would star in, films in 3-D, comic book adaptations, sequels, TV show adaptations, and genre vs. genre mashups—because they’ve let slip that they are working on a film that is both a comic book adaptation, a loose sequel, and something that would likely be in 3-D: a Venom film.

Yes, Venom, the Spider-Man villain, may be making a return to the big screen.  He was previously portrayed by Topher Grace (yeah, we don’t know why, either) and featured in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3: Seriously, How Much Sh** Can We Toss At The Wall And See What Sticks?  Because We’ve Got, Like, $300 Million To Spend, So Let’s Just Go Nuts And Screw The Franchise Into The Ground, and has long been rumored to get his own spin-off quasi-sequel.

But then came news of the death of Raimi’s Spider-Man continuity and the reboot of the franchise via The Amazing Spider-Man, so we all assumed than any logical, clear-thinking Hollywood executive in charge of development would put the kibosh on Venom.  We, of course, were wrong—Sony is in talks with Chronicle director Josh Trank to make a Venom film.  Whether or not the film will interact in any way with the new reboot’s continuity also remains to be seen.  What is known, though, is that the last time a comic book villain got a spin-off film outside of the main franchise’s continuity, we got Halle Berry’s Catwoman.  So, brace yourselves.

What do you think of the Venom news?

Source:  The AV Club