Finally, Some Venom Movie News

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venom Finally, Some Venom Movie NewsThe Hollywood Reporter has floated news that there is finally some movement on the long awaited (by fanboys) Venom movie.

The last time there was any news of note was back in February of this year that Sony had met with some “A-list writers” to pen a Venom screenplay. It seems that the main guy on that list was Jacob Estes, who has wrtten Nearing Grace and Mean Creek.

Yeah, I haven’t heard of either of those either, but that’s ok, because he’s out and someone else will be coming in to write the script.

Apparently Topher Grace (who portrayed Venom in Spider-Man 3) does NOT have a “lock” on the role, as the studio doesn’t necessarily think he can carry a picture as the star.

I know the character has a cadre of hard-core fans, but I don’t see how you build a movie (or franchise) around this character. On the other hand, I suppose it’s been done before with the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street movies, so I suppose a villain can be the star of his own film.

Spider-Man 4 is tentatively set for a 2011release, but that’s pretty far off, and I guess Sony is looking for something to cash in on something sooner with the currently super-hot superhero movie trend that was ignited by Iron Man and went critical with The Dark Knight.

According to the article neither Marvel nor Sony would comment on this, so I find it interesting that it was published in one of the mainstream Hollywood publications without a source. Usually that sort of story turns up that way in one of the “new media” sites (like this one) and then shows up on the old school sites only when it’s been verified by a studio.

There’s no target release date set but I imagine it would be well before 2011.

So are you looking forward to a Venom movie? Me, not so much.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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TAGS: spider-man 4, venom

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  1. everyone hates on a movie that turns out good and #1 in america (SP3), so im sure this movie is gonna be taking over the box office when it comes to Marvel movies.

  2. everyone hates on a movie that turns out good and #1 in america (SP3), so im sure this movie is gonna be taking over the box office when it comes to Marvel movies.

  3. ive always thought tht someone like UFC’s Brock Lesnar would play a good venom/eddie brock,tht way they wouldnt need a muscle suit,as long as Lesnar is a good actor

  4. the venom story starts in “web of spiderman 18″ and continues thru most spiderman comics. A writer is only needed to adapt the story of battleworld and the secret wars origin of venom. A good second movie after the origin would be the plot where venom with toxic slime mutation beats the crap out of juggernaut.

  5. as for an actor to play eddie brock / venom, please cast —a chris evens, hugh jackman, ryan reynolds, or john cena, type actor, and not a topher grace type.

  6. Venom is my favorite Marvel character.He wasn’t just a bad guy he was a vigilante.In the comic at one point (different series) he was once inlove and spidey saved his gf/wife so he wasn’t after him anymore.He was more like Ghostrider and went after the same enemies.One of his comics was Venom:Lethal Protector ,or something along those lines.one of my fave parts was he was looking for killers who were killing innocents…he asks a guy to access a computer ro get him info and the guy refuses so venom kills him,he claims it was justified due to that fact he was preventing him from getting info on the guys hes after…so anyways…he then gets on the pc and claims he can get the info himself….

    I think they should have gotten a really good writer…it was be a great movie if it was true to that series style..

  7. I would like to see venom vs carnage.

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