Spider-Man 3's Venom courtesy Sony Pictures Releasing
With the insane success of
The Dark Knight
and massive buzz over
, it's no surprise that Sony is moving forward with
spinoff based on a villain, says
The Hollywood Reporter.
The slimy-gooey creature, originally introduced by
, would be a way to breathe new life into the aging
franchise. However, the studio isn't yet convinced that Topher could carry a "tentpole" picture, and because Venom can change form, the door is open for another - bigger - star to play the role.
There's also a fourth
film in the works for 2011.
What do you say, Spidey fans? Are you psyched for a bad guy to take center stage? And who would make a good Venom?
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