Rodriguez on Sin City 2, Grace on Venom talked to Robert Rodriguez and Topher Grace on the set of next summer’s Predators movie and got an update on Sin City 2 and word from Grace that he’s heard nothing about the spin-off Venom. Here are the “Sin City” bits:

Q: Do you have a timetable for “Sin City 2”?

Rodriguez: Yeah, we still talk about doing that as early as later next year. I haven’t gotten to that yet.

Q: What are the chances of it actually happening?

Rodriguez: I can’t say no, because I don’t know it’s no. I know Frank wants to do it. I know I want to do it. It’s always sort of a ‘time permitting’ kind of thing. But it’s not like I can tell you definitely we’re starting . It’s not my next picture, I know that. It doesn’t mean that it’s not the picture right after ’cause that’s still a possibility.

Q: Is there a script that’s actually in existence that you’re happy with?

Rodriguez: There has been a script since 2007.

Q: But is it a script you’re happy with?

Rodriguez: Well, it’s one Frank wrote and we have to look at it now and go, “Is this really the one?” I think it’s built up so much that, like, are we really going to satisfy everybody with what we have or should we add to it? It’s the thing we had always talked about doing, but now two years later we’d probably make some adjustments. Nothing that would take a long time. We could already start and in pre-production fix anything we wanted to.

Q: There was a rumor that it was going to be an original story. Is there any truth to that or is it going to be based on the comics?

Rodriguez: For that script it was pre-existing with some original stuff added to kind of catch us up to the character.

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