In the wake of the success of the R-rated Fox/Marvel feature "Deadpool", based on the Marvel Comics superhero, an R-Rated "Venom" solo feature film, spinning off from "Spider-Man", has been greenlit at Sony, with Dante Harper ("Edge Of Tomorrow") writing the screenplay for producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach:
'Venom', aka the 'Venom Symbiote', was originally a super-villain sentient alien, debuting in Marvel Comics' "The Amazing Spider-Man" #300 (May 1988), before evolving into an antihero, requiring a host to bond with for its survival.
The first known host was 'Spider-Man', who eventually separated himself from the creature when he discovered its true nature. The Symbiote went on to merge with other hosts.
According to the 'Marvel Universe', the creature is considered one of the greatest threats to humanity, alongside 'Magneto', 'Doctor Doom' and the 'Red Skull'.
The Symbiote is capable of shape-shifting, as well as the ability to expand its size and mimic the appearance of other humanoids after it has obtained a host.
The organism can additionally conceal itself by altering its coloration or by becoming invisible, also exhibiting telepathic abilities.
Columbia Pictures executives Palak Patel and Eric Fineman will oversee the new film for the studio.
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