Twenty-three minutes into the recent Word Balloon podcast, Brian Bendis talks about a high-level Sony meeting from a couple of months ago about having Bendis script consult on the Spider-Man 4 movie.
He doesn't think that's going to happen now, possibly because they offered him the chance to write a Spider-man-related movie "in the same universe" that he "wasn't inclined to do" – and he thinks that refusal may have affected the whole deal. He;s very positive about the Spider-Man 4 approach however.
But the project Brian turned down…
Could that have been the previously announced Venom film?