On December 12, 2013, Sony issued a press release through the viral site, Electro Arrives announcing that two films were in development. With Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Ed Solomon writing a spin-off focused on Venom (with Kurtzman attached to direct). Hannah Minghella and Rachel O'Connor will oversee the development and production of these films for the studio.  According to Cinematallica, actor Finn Wittrock is the current front-runner for Eddie Brock/Venom and reports are saying that Alan Tudyk is up for Cletus Kasady/Carnage.
Even though the sequels to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were cancelled in February 2015 in order for Spider-Man to be introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe Sony has stated that they will be moving forward with their spin off films , meaning that Venom: Carnage and The Sinister Six will still happen. However, if the film is given the green light by Sony the story most likely will be rewritten in order to accommodate the new continuity.
On March 11, 2016, Sony revealed that they revived the film, with a new script in the works. Interestingly enough, however, it will have nothing to do with the upcoming Spider-Man reboot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though it remains unknown if it will be part of the MCU or even the titular character for that matter. It also remains unknown which incarnation of Venom will be used for the film.
- The working title for the film was Venom: Carnage.