But according to The Hollywood Reporter, the Venom spinoff is back on Sony. The script will be written by Dante Harper and be set apart from the MCU Spider-Man film. Amazing Spider-Man producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will oversee the project.
Venom was one of a number of project Sony announced as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was prepared for release. The plan, at the time, was to give the member of the Sinister Six a film of their own before the group assembled to taking on Spider-Man. Venom, always a popular Spider-Man villain, was also put into development as a solo lead. All plans were put on hold when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 underperformed at the box office and the studio began a dialogue with Marvel to have Peter Parker join their film world.
Venom is envisioned as a completely separate entity from the current and previous Spider-Man incarnation with an eye towards establishing its own franchise.