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'Venom' Movie News!

'Venom' gets a screenwriter!

'Venom' gets a screenwriter!


 

 
 
If you are one of the many ' Spidey' fans eagerly anticipating the franchises' fourth installment, then you may be in store for some good news! According to a report by ' Variety,' Gary Ross, the current screenwriter of 'Spiderman 4' has also taken on the task of writing the script for the upcoming ' Venom' movie adaptation. Apparently, as soon as Ross completes work on the 'Spider-Man' film, then he will be taking on the reigns of the spin-off. Rumor has it that the role of 'Venom' which was portrayed by Topher Grace may be recast. If they do in fact replace Grace, who according to many 'Spidey' fans never fit the role to begin with; who would they get to play the role of the infamous ' Eddie Brock'?
 
Perhaps it was the Disney-Marvel deal that pushed Columbia Pictures to take advantage of the rights to the 'Venom' character?

Gary Ross has acted as producer on several films that range from the animated to action adventure variety (Big, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville) and it will be interesting to see him tackle the two popular comic book characters. What do you think? Are you looking forward to a 'Venom' film?
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Posted by CrimsonComedian

Finally... I'm first to comment. 
And no, I'm not really looking forward to it, if it's the Venom from Spider-Man 3...

Posted by Nahero

hell ya i like the idea of finding a new actor

Posted by Agent Buttons

Oh boy
Posted by RWBcomics

 The world needs a stand-alone Venom movie like it needs a stand-alone Sabertooth film. It doesn't. Are the character's insanely popular? Yes, but mostly to the people who follow their respective foes. Are they interesting characters? Yes, but again, mostly because they are such excellent foils. Venom doesn't have the legs to carry a good film all on his own, and I think the fact that he didn't have his own on-going series until 2003 makes that evident. Venom is a great character to explore in doses, but he simply isn't franchise material.

Posted by blade hunter
@CrimsonComedian said:
"Finally... I'm first to comment.  And no, I'm not really looking forward to it, if it's the Venom from Spider-Man 3... "


he said that venom is being re-cast
Posted by EdwardWindsor

recasting is great new since sticking with same venom as from 3 would be suicide since wasnt right to start with, just dont make it into spidey 3 mark 2

Posted by Namor1987

I always thought Brock Lesnar would make a good Eddie Brock bc they  got the same name, same hair cut & similar builds.
Posted by Dr. Maxwell
@Namor1987 said:
" I always thought Brock Lesnar would make a good Eddie Brock bc they  got the same name, same hair cut & similar builds. "
hrmm May have something there
Edited by ryanwh

Make it full CGI and about an hour long and maybe it'll be alright. Just because a character makes for a good tattoo doesn't mean he/she deserves a movie, Ghostrider made that evident enough.
Posted by EdwardWindsor
@Dr. Maxwell said:
" @Namor1987 said:
" I always thought Brock Lesnar would make a good Eddie Brock bc they  got the same name, same hair cut & similar builds. "
hrmm May have something there "
shame lesnar is a naff actor he could fit the build thou lol
Posted by NightFang

I hope its the real Venom this time.

Posted by bx1

*gulp* 
 Lil' vomit there.

Posted by Meteorite

If they reboot Venom, then I'll be happy.

Posted by MrCipher

I smell a movie that will stand up right next to the first spawn movie with perfomances and special effects to match. Sounds wonderful.....(sarcasm is difficult online).
Posted by chaos-soul

vin deasle should be venom

Posted by Mbecks14

please dont make this movie. reboot the spider-man franchise please. with a likeable cast and storyline and remove the soap-opera drama

Posted by MysterioMaximus

Meh! Venom is so overrated!
Posted by Grubich

You have to amit it was cool when he transformed into Venom at the church.
Posted by Mutant X

This is awesome. Topher is definitely not Eddie Brock material.

Edited by MysterioMaximus
@Grubich said:

"You have to amit it was cool when he transformed into Venom at the church. "

I'll give you that, I don't dislike Venom, I just don't think he's worthy of all the attention and praise he gets. I really think he's very one-dimensional. He's the "Wolverine" of the Spider-Man franchise, attention-whorishly shoved down our throats, overshadowing lesser Spidey villains like (you guessed it) Mysterio or Kraven the Hunter, characters worthy of attention and with far more depth, only potential never fully reached...

Posted by goldenkey

I bet this is where they can get Carnage into a movie.
Posted by goldenkey
@chaos-soul said:
"vin deasle should be venom "

I can see it
Posted by Moomin123

I thought Topher Grace was okay. If they'd given him more screen-time on Spider-Man 3 as Venom then maybe he could've been given more of a chance to show his acting abilities.
Posted by Breaker envoy of Setron

Get a guy that fits the role in size and that can act, Venom is suppose to be HUGE!!!!!!!  
Remember that Venom talks as if they were two dudes "We are Venom" 
And give him a freaky dark creepy voice, not that suave gayish voice you gave him in SM3, and everything should be fine.

Posted by MysterioMaximus
@goldenkey said:

"I bet this is where they can get Carnage into a movie. "


 Oh God! First, I certainly hope not. Carnage is as narrow and bland as villains come. He's the mathematical equation for copyright infringement. Take too popular villains, Venom and Joker, combine them into one, you've got Carnage. He's a completely unoriginal rip-off. Secondly, Sam Raimi hates Venom and intended to keep the franchise to classic villains, but Avi Arad forced Brock into the films...and what happened? The film suffered. Heavily! The majority hates Spider-Man 3. What on earth makes you think Raimi would add Carnage? He’s Venom with even less depth, and that’s saying something. So finally, I just can’t see Carnage ever happening with Raimi’s name attached to the project. It’s just not going to happen. If you’re looking for a realistic choice, go Lizard.    

Posted by Grubich
@Moomin123 said:
"I thought Topher Grace was okay. If they'd given him more screen-time on Spider-Man 3 as Venom then maybe he could've been given more of a chance to show his acting abilities. "

That is EXACTLY what I thoght, literaly.
Posted by GERALD

I have BEEN excited for this movie, and I didn't think I'd hear this much about it since that first article G-Man posted about the Zombieland writers getting attached to the project. So a big fat KUDOS to G-Man for updating me on my favorite supervillain.
 
I already said if Mickey Rourke died his hair he could be a really good Brock, but I think the main concern for me is how Venom is going to be portrayed. I'll be honest, Eddie Brock never mattered that much to me, it was the symbiote that I thought was so cool. As long as they don't make Eddie a total whiny sissy or a horrible actor (Brock Lesnar wtf...) then I think I would have a problem.
 
These are my demands. The symbiote needs to be huge in muscle, TALLER than Spiderman. The symbiote needs to be funny (this is where Zombieland writers should come in) and it needs to be menacing. A scary mother. Oh yeah, and if it's set in San Francisco, my hometown, then I will die happy.

Posted by War Killer

I thought Grace was good

Posted by Agent Buttons
@GERALD said:
"I have BEEN excited for this movie, and I didn't think I'd hear this much about it since that first article G-Man posted about the Zombieland writers getting attached to the project. So a big fat KUDOS to G-Man for updating me on my favorite supervillain.  I already said if Mickey Rourke died his hair he could be a really good Brock, but I think the main concern for me is how Venom is going to be portrayed. I'll be honest, Eddie Brock never mattered that much to me, it was the symbiote that I thought was so cool. As long as they don't make Eddie a total whiny sissy or a horrible actor (Brock Lesnar wtf...) then I think I would have a problem.  These are my demands. The symbiote needs to be huge in muscle, TALLER than Spiderman. The symbiote needs to be funny (this is where Zombieland writers should come in) and it needs to be menacing. A scary mother. Oh yeah, and if it's set in San Francisco, my hometown, then I will die happy. "

Lol your asking for a lot
Posted by HaloKing343
@War Killer said:
"I thought Grace was good "
Posted by Omega Ray Jay
@HaloKing343:   O_o
Posted by Dredd Judge
@chaos-soul:
Seems like he'd be more suited to play the Gargan Venom
Posted by Dredd Judge
@Agent Buttons:
Wasn't that were Leathel Protector was set?
Posted by CancerSlug
@Namor1987 said:
"I always thought Brock Lesnar would make a good Eddie Brock bc they  got the same name, same hair cut & similar builds. "

I agree with you  on that but it would take some time for him to have good acting skills.
Posted by KasadyCarnage

If they do make the Venom spin-off, I say Carnage should be the villian. Only other character Venom hates as much if not more then Spider-man. If not the movie will be lame. Not because Carnage wouldn't be there but because there has to be someone he really hates.
Posted by Dark Cell

sweeeeeeet
Posted by Media_Master

 Seabiscuit and Pleasantville were good movies, so producing Venom should be good too.
Also Carnage sounds like the only villain that could square off against Venom besides Spidey.

Posted by The Crimson Nutcase

Hm Im down for a recast...

Posted by Gregomasta

Damn, I like topher.

Posted by HaloKing343
@Gregomasta said:
"Damn, I like topher. "

Yeah, he wasn't bad. I'm more concerned about the continuity between movies though.
Posted by Adam Michaels
@Gregomasta said:
"Damn, I like topher. "

I like Topher, too. But not as Eddie Brock. We all know Topher Grace's specialty in acting is to play a sarcastic character (like he did Eric on That 70's Show and it's how he played Brock on SM3). BUT, that's not Eddie Brock. Everytime I've read Brock in comics and seen him on TV, he's a serious and frustrated man. But it's not Topher's fault. It's the casting and producers. I just feel they're doing such a terrible job with this franchise.  
 
Someone I can picture as Eddie Brock is Dominic Purcell. For those who don't know him, he played Lincoln in Prison Break and Drake in Blade: Trinity. I'm sure there are others who have the look and the acting skills to play Eddie Brock, but one of them I can picture is Dominic Purcell. 
 
Posted by InnerVenom123
@Breaker envoy of Setron:
Don't forget the snakelike tongue! :D
Posted by dan1509
@Breaker envoy of Setron:
I'm with you there mate
Posted by Moomin123
@Grubich said:
"@Moomin123 said:
"I thought Topher Grace was okay. If they'd given him more screen-time on Spider-Man 3 as Venom then maybe he could've been given more of a chance to show his acting abilities. "
That is EXACTLY what I thoght, literaly. "

Thank you. Sure, he could build up his physique, but that'd be the only thing that could be needed to improve. Everything else was fine with Topher.
Posted by grimreaper1980

it's about time, i really hope it gets an r rating

Posted by THELEDGENDARYWEAPON

@Namor1987 said:

" I always thought Brock Lesnar would make a good Eddie Brock bc they  got the same name, same hair cut & similar builds. "
CLOSE, but we need something more, an actor that can portray Eddie's background with Peter and Spiderman, Lesnar would be an improvement to Grace, but  not the right guy, if they have to change the guys hair then so be it, a miner setback
Posted by brendon277

So this movie will probably be one in super hero history where the villains win!!

Posted by ReverseNegative
@brendon277: Venom isn't a villain, he's an anti-hero. He just really hates Spiderman.
Posted by KevinSevenNgo

Waiting for more news, can't get hopes up and have them shot threw the roof. =]