Opening to a massive $80 million domestically, it’s safe to say that Venom was a success. In fact, I would expect sequels to be announced very soon. But what kind of plots and characters should we expect to see in those sequels? Well, director, Ruben Fleischer says that in his mind Venom and Spider-Man will meetup.
Q: Has the next one been greenlit?
Ruben Fleischer: You know, it all depends on the reaction to this one is. If audiences turn out for the film and are invested in seeing a sequel then I would imagine that one will follow. I know I would love to see where these characters go. Both Eddie and Venom. In the future and I think there’s so much more to be mined.
I can’t help but get excited thinking about them running across Spider-Man at some point in the future would seem inevitable. More than fun, it feels like that face off for fans, including myself, would love to see.
Although Sony Pictures owns the rights to Spider-Man, the web-head is currently being borrowed by Disney Marvel to appear in a few films, what happens after that contract is done is still up in the air.
In Venom, journalist Eddie Brock is trying to take down Carlton Drake, the notorious and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation. While investigating one of Drake’s experiments, Eddie’s body merges with the alien Venom — leaving him with superhuman strength and power. Twisted, dark and fueled by rage, Venom tries to control the new and dangerous abilities that Eddie finds so intoxicating.