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Donny Cates returns to Venom after a year away

At a closed door VIP event at C2E2, Donny Cates hinted at a new unannounced Venom project
Cropped image of Venom sitting on a throne
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On Friday evening at C2E2 in Chicago, Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, and Ryan Ottley hosted a closed door VIP event where they talked about what makes a memorable monster.

During the panel, Donny Cates dropped a hint that "I'm working on a Venom project right now I can't say anything about."

Cates has been away from his fan favorite run on Venom for about a year (we last saw his version of Venom in 2021), as writers Al Ewing and Ram V took over writing on the series.

Cates did not reveal any more detail regarding the project, whether it will be another run on the main series or a standalone. While Cates' former collaborator on Venom artist Ryan Stegman was in the room, he didn't add anything to that aspect of the conversation either.

More than likely, we'll hear an announcement to confirm this upcoming Venom project in the coming days (maybe even later today at Marvel's Spider-Man panel). Either way, keep an eye on Popverse's coverage of C2E2 2022 from anywhere with Popverse's liveblogs, reports, interviews, and streaming panels.

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Tiffany Babb is Popverse's deputy editor and resident Sondheim enthusiast. Before she came to PopVerse, she wrote for cool places like Paste Magazine, The Comics Journal, and The AV Club. She currently also serves as the co-editor of PanelxPanel Magazine. Tiffany likes stories that understand genre conventions (whether they play into them or against them), and she cries very easily at the movies— but rarely at the moments that are meant to be tearjerkers.

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