Filmmakers may be taking the character in a completely new direction...
We reported on the upcoming 'Venom' film earlier today; but can you believe there is more news? Traditionally, it is rather difficult to base an entire film around an antagonist. Hollywood seems to have something against telling a story from the "bad guy's" perspective. It could be because, traditionally, stories where the antagonist comes out on top don't do very well at the box office. This very philosophy may have influenced the upcoming 'Venom' movie! According to a more recent and in depth report by Variety, fans of the infamous comic book character may be seeing a whole new side to him once he makes it to the big screen.
The Venom, an arch enemy of the web-slinger in the Marvel Comics series, will be transformed into an anti-hero who becomes a defender of the innocent.
That's right 'Venom' will get to be the hero. Additionally, the report seems to indicate that the spin-off will have little to do with it's predecessor ('Spider-Man 3) and the story will more than likely start from scratch.
With news indicating that we may not be seeing Topher reprise the role, how do you feel about 'Venom' playing the role of the "good guy"? Do you think it has the potential to be successful?
Topher Grace--who just signed on to star in “Robert Rodriguez’s Predators” at Fox--played the villain and his human alter ego--Eddie Brock- but he is not considered a shoo-in to reprise, as the spinoff will start from the drawing board.