Published On: Fri, Sep 19th, 2014

Alex Kurtzman previews ‘Scorpion’ on CBS, the characters and talks ‘Venom’ movie

While promoting the new show Scorpion, writer Alex Kurtzman gives fans some insight into the show and talks about his plans for one of Spider-Man’s nemesis: Venom.

Kurtzman tells fans what to expect and what he likes about Scorpion.

Scorpion cast photo Robert Patrick Toby Curtis Elyes Gabel“It’s interesting, actually, because we just watched the fourth episode. We’ve now shot six of them, and we’ve cut four of them, and one of the things I’m most proud of so far about the show is that I think it comes out of the gate very clear about what it is, and it stays very consistently that. It doesn’t feel like it’s sort of finding itself, that you’re not quite sure what it is, and what it wants to be. It’s very clearly what it is. And the fact that it’s based on real people, and the fact that it’s really ultimately about how everybody feels like an outsider somewhere, to somebody, and to watch these characters who felt like outsiders find each other and realize that they become this kind of surrogate family together because there’s really nowhere else they feel comfortable, and to say nothing of the fact that they’re solving the biggest problems in the world. And, add to that the fact that the cases are based on real-life stories, it’s kind of a wonderful stew. So I think we’re really excited – every time we go through a script, not only does it go through the writers, it also goes through Walter and his team. So it has a level of authenticity. Obviously, they stretch certain things, but it has a level of authenticity that I think is unique and rare,” he tells Comic Book Resources.

Scorpion centers around an eccentric genius forms an international network of super-geniuses to act as the last line of defense against the complicated threats of the modern world. The show stars Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Robert Patrick

Kurtzman is key to the Spider-Man spinoff Venom and says the writing and planning is underway.

“Yeah, before last Friday came out, we started kind of roughing out a story. Ed Solomon’s going to be writing it very soon. I can’t tell you too much, but I’m really excited about it.”

There are a lot of versions of Venom in the comic books, so it’s hard to decide how and where to go he says.

“I would not say it’s an easy choice. I would say that there are quite a few things about Venom that are interesting. Venom had several different iterations, and there are several things that are very unique, interesting and specific. And so I think we all want to make sure that we’re making the right choices for a character that’s so beloved.”

Scorpion premieres Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Sony has not set a release date for the Venom solo film.

Venom versus Spider-Man marvel comics cover


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