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Spidey Spinoff Venom a Go for Sony

Sony has hired a writing team to pen SPIDER-MAN spinoff focused on Venom, according to SCI FI WIRE.

Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (ZOMBIELAND) are at work on the script, they told reporters in a group interview. Rabid fan scrutiny is already on their minds, even though they are under strict orders not to divulge secrets: "Absolutely. I'm terrified," Reese said with a nervous laugh. "It's source material that everybody knows and everybody's familiar with and everybody loves. There's a burden on you to meet the expectations of people. A lot of people are curious about Venom."

Reese said they are fans of the character, unlike SPIDER-MAN director Sam Raimi, who has said he wasn't a Venom fan before SPIDER-MAN 3. "We read [Venom] growing up, but we were not experts," Reese said. "We certainly know the mythology of Venom, but went back and learned more when it became clear that we could actually get this job."