Brian Michael Bendis turned down the chance to write the movie.
Gary Ross was in talks with Sony Pictures to direct the film.
In March 2012, Chronicle director Josh Trank was negotiating with Sony about his interest in directing the spinoff film.
Chris Zylka has expressed hope that Venom appears in a sequel; and has his enthusiasm for the Agent Venom interpretation of the character. Zylka had stated he has his 'fingers crossed' he'll star in the spin off.