Over the past few years there have been ongoing rumors that a movie starring Spider-Man’s archnemesis “Venom” was in the works. Sony has finally confirmed the movie is in fact in the works and they’ve got Dante Harper (Edge of Tomorrow) penning the script.

The film will exist outside of the upcoming Spider-Man reboot starring Tom Holland, and will not be tied to the incarnation of Venom seen in the Tobey Maguire-led Spider-Man 3 film. This film will reportedly be the beginning of its own franchise.

Venom debuted as a villain in Spider-Man #300 back in May 1988. He became a staple in the comic series and later Spider-Man series, eventually becoming one of the most notorious comic villains and a fan favorite. Over time the character went from villain to more of an anti-hero and even more recently one of the “good guys”. While it’s unknown which version we’ll see in the film it’s speculated he will be more of an anti-hero — especially considering the success of Deadpool.

Check back as more  information becomes available.

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