Sony’s making moves to get their Spider-Man ball rolling so they can perhaps catch up with some of the bigger players in the comic book movie game. They’ve got plans for a Sinister Six flick, a third (and fourth and fifth…) Amazing Spider-Man film and there are several other spin-off movies in the works. Today we here at Nerd Bastards bring you a couple of tidbits concerning how Sony’s franchise is doing. Hear the latest rumors about a 2017 female-centric Spidey movie and the title of the upcoming Venom-themed movie.
First and foremost, it looks like Sony is going to be joining Warner Bros. in bringing a female super hero to the big screen. Though the exact identity of the lady in question still remains a mystery, the two obvious choices are either Spider-Woman or the Black Cat. Lisa Joy Nolan (Pushing Daisies) has been hired to write the script for the mystery flick and the release is said to be set for sometime in 2017. Whether they’ll be keeping Felicity Jones around to play Black Cat (assuming they go that route) is also a mystery.
Personally, I’m pulling for a Black Cat flick. We’ve already got one spider-themed hero and Sony might do well to branch out instead of confusing people (the non-comic book readers, that is). Though seeing Spider-Woman on the screen sometime in the future would be pretty damned awesome.
Our second bit of news involves the rumored title for the upcoming Spider-Man spin-off that will feature Venom as the main character. And that title is… Venom Carnage. Yeah, maybe not the most original name ever, but it does give a little hint about what we might expect. Venom and Carnage are two major Spidey villains and if Sony decides to bring them both to the screen at once, it could be an interesting ride. It would also be a good way to get audiences cheering for Venom, a character that might otherwise not capture the hearts and minds of the typical movie-goer. Carnage is a hell-of-a-lot worse than his black counterpart, after all.
As far as production on the Venom flick goes, Sony has Alex Kurtzman (Amazing Spider-Man 2, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Ed Soloman (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Men in Black) working on the script and Kurtzman will be lending his directing skills to the project. They plan on releasing the movie sometime in 2017, which would drop it in the same year as the above-mentioned female-centric Spidey film.
Brace yourselves, folks. We could be in for a huge mess of Spider-Man action over the next couple of years. Let’s just hope that it all turns out to be better than the last Amazing Spider-Man flick or the mediocrity may very well kill the franchise forever.