Marvel has truly been doing the Lord’s work in the past few years by making sure that their comic book movies are all tied into a similar universe, something once thought impossible for such films. The problem still is that two of Marvel’s biggest and most recognizable properties, Spider-Man and the X-Men are still in the hands of outside companies. But with the Venom movie, there still may be a chance Spidey could come back into the fold… sort of.
Even though Venom was in one recent Spider-Man movie, the villain is popular and complex enough to warrant his own movie. And so Josh Trank, director of Chronicle (see the IHC review here) has been tapped to take on a project that has been in limbo for years.
Ever since Venom was debuted in the late 80s, he’s been a big hit with fans. And in that period of time, the Venom symbiote has had a number of hosts, allowing for a wide variety of storylines and villains. It’s been bonded with Peter Parker and Eddie Brock and Mac Gargan (Scorpion). But its latest host is Flash Thompson, former best buddy of Peter Parker and military black ops bad ass.