Venom's Co-Creator Isn't Sure About Spider-Man Spin-Off Movie

Click to viewWe've told you that Sony is looking at spinning out Spider-Man's evil twin Venom into his own movie. ButTodd McFarlane - co-creator of the Spider-villain - thinks they can improve on that dude from That 70s Show hamming it up for the camera.

McFarlane told Newsarama.com:

He should be creepier than what he was in Spider-Man 3... You don't want to scare the kids, because the kids love the character... But I think you could add a little bit of a creep factor. I mean, it never bugged me to watch Frankenstein as a kid, so you could have a little bit of it, as long as you have a good story backing it up.

But he's also very concerned about what kind of good story backs it up:

I'm thinking about how they want to make anti-heroes nowadays... Those don't work. The reason they're so cool as a bad guy is because they're bad. And as soon as you try to give too much humanity to them, then you go, no! Now they're not as good as a bad guy because you're trying to redeem them.

So, basically, McFarlane wants to see a movie starring a creepy monster who doesn't get redeemed at all. Does someone want to try and explain Sony's idea of an addition to a family-friendly franchise to Todd and see if his head explodes?

Todd McFarlane Weighs in on 'Venom' Movie Spin-off [Newsarama]