Sorry, this isn’t a story about another feature in the Mr. Jangles franchise.

There have been buzzings and rumors about it for a while, but it’s now official: Sony is developing a Venom movie, giving Spider-Man’s black suited villain his own feature. They’ve hired Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the currently filming Zombieland, to work on the script.

Says Rheese: “We have turned in a draft and are waiting to hear back, so it’s early in the process… Obviously, with a character like Venom there’s a ton of stuff to draw from… Then they had specific rules about the villain and the backstory and stuff like that, so there were certain things they wanted us… certain parameters they gave us.”

You have to assume that a Venom feature would be taking place in the Spider-Man universe, although the writers can’t say much due to NDA’s and all that shit that the Man uses to keep the nerd down.

But has anyone asked them a simple question: why? Venom’s day as a popular comic character is over, and even then I feel like it was proven that he works better as a bad guy than as an anti-hero. So what’s the point of a whole movie about this character? I’ll wait to pass full judgment (I’ll only half assume it sucks right now), but count me as highly skeptical.

Via Coming Soon