Months earlier, it has been rumored that one of Spider-Man's popular enemies, Venom, is most likely to get an own feature film. Now, an updated report on the spin-off possibility claimed that Sony Pictures are moving forward to bring the idea into fruition with them being in early stages of developing "Venom (2010)".
It is said that the production company have previously appointed Jacob Estes to write the draft of the script. However, they now opt to go on a different direction with the script and are looking for other writers. Furthermore, Hollywood Reporter stated that the studio are also considering to replace Venom's depicter in "Spider-Man 3", Topher Grace allegedly because they are unsure that the actor could carry a tentpole picture.
In the "Spider-Man" franchise, Venom was firstly introduced on the big screen through "Spider-Man 3" which was released in May 4, 2007. There, the sentient alien can firstly be seen attaching itself to the superhero before being rejected and finding another host in Eddie Brock. He then teamed up with Sandman to get rid of Spider-man, but in the end, he was supposedly killed after Spider-Man threw a pumpkin bomb at him.