A SPIDER-MAN spin-off is heading to the big screen, focusing on the web-slinging superhero's nemesis VENOM.
Screenwriter Gary Ross, who is currently writing Spider-Man 4, is negotiating a Venom deal with studio bosses at Columbia and Marvel Entertainment.
According to Daily Variety, Topher Grace, who played the baddie in the last Spider-Man movie, is not expected to reprise his role as Peter Parker's rival Eddie Brock/Venom, who is infected with an alien organism and develops superpowers.