“The Amazing Spider-Man” co-scribe Alex Kurtzman says “Venom” fans are in for a much darker movie compared to Spideys adventures so far. While speaking with MTV News, Kurtzman revealed that the upcoming Spider-Man spin-off movie will cross boundaries normally unwelcomed by Peter Parker’s alter ego.
Kurtzman said at the red-carpet premiere of CBS’s “Scorpion”:
“Well, Venom is sort of the flip side in that there are certain lines that Spider-Man won’t cross because he’s Peter Parker,” “And Peter Parker will only do certain things and Venom is an entirely different character.” “Venom, in a weird way, is the representation of every line that will get crossed,” “He’s a much darker character. I wouldn’t even really say more complicated because I think they’re both very complicated characters, but I think the attraction for me to Venom is the idea that you can do things that you can’t do with Spider-Man.”
It’s good to see that Spideys expanded universe is receiving much needed attention after Sony’s half baked “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” tanked with fans and critics alike. The second instalment was actually intended to assist with the launch of the much talked about expanded universe, while lining up the announced spin-offs centering the “Sinister Six” and “Venom”.
Let’s hope that our favorite antihero can pull the franchise out of the fire and deliver something that will be worthy of our time. Hopes are high with Spider-Man producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach teasing us with some very exciting news back in April while speaking with IGN in an exclusive interview. The duo commented on the suggestion that the symbiote Carnage should appear in the spin-off pic scheduled to be released in 2017. The Daily Bugle tumblr ran a story about the notorious serial killer Cletus Kasady (AKA Carnage) written by none other than Eddie Brock (AKA Venom). Check out the full story Here.
The spin-offs will be developed by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon and Drew Goddard. Kurtzman, Orci and Solomon will team up to write the screenplay for “Venom (2017)”, which Kurtzman will direct. “Sinister Six” is officially set to be the next big project (November 2016 release) with “Venom” following shortly after.
Kurtzman remains positive about Spidey’s franchise saying:
“Spider-Man has always occupied its own wonderful, unique space and the stories have evolved,” “You know, Spider-Man actually has the benefit of having had so many more movies than even some of the movies that have 2s and 3s in front of them now from Marvel and so I think as long as it keeps staying true to character and true to who Peter is, and putting him in interesting and complicated situations, it’ll survive because it’s so beloved. Everybody loves Spider-Man,”