Producer Avi Arad has been doing the rounds for The Amazing Spider-man, and he spoke with Crave Online about the future of the franchise. He spoke about the possibility of a Venom film – and a crossover with The Avengers!
Arad acknowledged some of the problems with Spider-man 3, and discussed why you won’t see Venom in the current film, or the immediate future:
““All things are possible someday[...]As you know, Venom is defender of the innocent…The only guy he really, really hates is Peter Parker, Spider-Man. The reason you didn’t see more development on Venom in the comics is because this power that he was given, he knew who Peter was, he knew who Spider-Man was, so go kill him already. We always struggle with storylines and you see the new Venom books. It’s Flash in Iraq. We know that if we put him in a certain position and concentrate on the human, not on the creature…”
Co-producer Peter Tolmach added some more about the state of production with the Venom film:
“The truth is he also deserves his own movie. We’ve been sitting around in a room talking about Venom stories and it’s a really full bodied complicated character, Eddie Brock and this character. Maybe people feel there wasn’t enough of a chance to unravel it, but we’re all in on him.”
The surprising bit of discussion was about the possibility of a team-up between Spider-man and The Avengers, who live in the same New York in the Marvel Comics. However, Spidey, Daredevil and the Fantastic Four had to sit out Disney’s big city-destroying fight because the film rights are owned by Sony and Fox respectively.
“Everything is possible…If something like that happens, it’s great for Disney, it’s great for Sony. If the right story comes in, we are now working on Venom first. It’s our first out. So our thinking is in the right direction. Avengers to me was an expected success so I never looked at it because Avengers was successful…Team ups can happen once you create the character, establish the CG, otherwise it’s not affordable.”