CBM is reporting on a possible rumor that could see Chronicle star Dane DeHaan and director Josh Trank re-team for the Venom spin-off. They claim that Sony hired Dane for the Harry Osborn role which would lead to him starring in Venom. Instead of having Eddie Brock Jr. or Flash Thompson Sony could be looking for a more developed and recognizable Spider-Man supporting character like Harry to become Venom. This is expected to be slowly introduced in Amazing Spider-Man 2 and would lead to the Harry becoming the anti-hero in his own spin-off. No word if Venom will come out before or after Amazing Spider-Man 3.
Venom has been in development for a while now at Sony with Josh Trank attached to direct. A script has been in place written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland, G.I. Joe: Retaliation). At one point Garry Ross was going to direct but exited to focus on The Hunger Games instead. Trank would eventually attach himself to the project along with Fox's Fantastic Four reboot. The latter is expected to go into production first with Matthew Vaughn recently joining the reboot as it's producer along with another writer finishing up the script. It will be interesting to see which Venom Sony ends up going with either the classic Eddie version or the new gun toting Flash take.