Venom movie may be antiheroic reboot and other tidbits

VenomAfter turning in his re-writes on the Spider-Man 4 script, writer Gary Ross is making a deal to work on the Venom script as well. According to Variety, Ross would be taking over from screenwriters Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese (Zombieland), and Jacob Estes (Nearing Grace), each of whom had a first-go at the script.

The article goes on to say that Topher Grace isn’t likely to return as Venom or Eddie Brock due to filming on Robert Rodriguez’s Predators. But that’ll be okay, as the film is going to be “a spinoff from the drawing board”–which I’m taking to mean that the alien symbiotic organism is probably going to leave Brock and find some other victim who may be an entirely new person created just for the movie.

Wouldn’t it be cool if the new Venom was a woman? Honestly, the possibilities are endless when you don’t see the face behind the main character for most of the film and especially in a superhero/supervillain movie where the emphasis is on the action.

Venom is still without a release date.

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Posted on October 9, 2009 at 06:04 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by Lincoln
    on 2009-10-09 at 16:55
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    I'm really hoping that they just have a different actor playing Brock and perhaps go in for the Carnage storyline. That'd be the best way to make a great dark film and capitalize on Brock/Venom's obsession with protecting the innocent.

  2. Written by LiamK
    on 2009-10-09 at 19:29
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    See, yes the possibilities with storytelling here are exciting – except they're not likely to be able to use much Spiderman here, which limits things for me. Not that Venom isn't a visually impressive and fairly badass character, but an hour and a half of pure Venom action doesn't sound all that appealing. Potential for continuity between this and Spiderman 4 promising, though.

  3. Written by vaderwalks
    on 2009-10-12 at 18:01
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    Just the other day, I was thinking: why isn't there a Lady Venom yet? That's a character I'd watch on the big screen.

    Either way, I hope they use Carnage as a villain. Other than Spider-Man, he's the only other character that would really qualify as Venom's nemesis, and he's an interesting character in his own right.

  4. Written by vaderwalks
    on 2009-10-12 at 22:01
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    Just the other day, I was thinking: why isn't there a Lady Venom yet? That's a character I'd watch on the big screen.

    Either way, I hope they use Carnage as a villain. Other than Spider-Man, he's the only other character that would really qualify as Venom's nemesis, and he's an interesting character in his own right.

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