In what is truly puzzling Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a horrible failure causing yet another reboot it appears as though Sony is moving ahead with the Venom film and have even slated it for an October 5, 2018 release.
As of now though we have no director, no stars, and no script. The last rumor was that Dante Harper would pen the script and it would have no connection to the new Spider-Man Films.
Venom, or the Venom Symbiote, is an alias used by several fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with Spider-Man. Venom made his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #300. Venom was originally conceived as a supervillain, but has since become more of an antihero. Venom is a Symbiote, a sentient alien, with a gooey, almost liquid-like form. As with real-world symbiotes, it requires a host, usually human, to bond with for its survival. After bonding, the Symbiote endows its enhanced powers upon the host. When the Venom Symbiote bonds with a human, that new dual-life form refers to itself as "Venom".