Cancelled Movies. Wiki

In the 90's after Marvel went bankrupt, they sold the rights of their characters to various movie studios. In 1997, David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Blade Trilogy, Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance, and the Unborn) made a script for a film that New Line Cinema was making.


The script is available online but to make a long story short, the film focused on Eddie Brock and Cletus Cassidy's rivalry. The Venom symbiote was also a large black spider while the Carnage symbiote was one of the members of a group of symbiotes called the Bloodhunters.


  • Dolph Lundgren as Eddy Brock/Venom
  • Unknown as Cletus Kasady/Carnage
  • Unknown as Dr. Rachel Kafka

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  • New Line did not like Goyer's script.
  • New Line sold the Venom film rights to Sony Pictures.


  • The film was cancelled.
  • Venom appeared in Spider-Man 3 & Spider-Man: No Way Home.
  • Many other Venom solo films were being made by Sony. But after many of them faced cancellations, Venom finally got his own solo movie in 2018 starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom; which was later followed up by Venom: Let there Be Carnage, which was released in 2021. A third film is currently in development.