The general consensus is that Venom got screwed over in Sam Raimi’s “Spiderman 3″. It is said that the director was forced to include the character and it messed up the story, which was originally focused on just one villain, Sandman. Venom himself was a poorly developed character and while many blame Topher Grace’s performance, I think it was the script — and the studio — that was really at fault.
Now, Sony is attempting to make amends (sorta) with a standalone movie for Venom. Talk has been going round for the last few months, although nothing concrete has been done about it. “Chronicle” director Josh Trank has been hotly tipped to take the helm, based on the strong positive notices he got for that low-budget but surprisingly solid found footage superhero flick.
Today, Hollywood.com managed to grab hold of “The Amazing Spider-Man” producers Avi Arad and Matthew Tolmach, to get their official word on the Venom project.
Arad explained their big picture plans: “It’s an Eddie Brock story. We want to be as close to the comics as possible. Especially in Eddie Brock’s story. But again, pseudo-science is becoming science. All these tidbits about webs, artificial webs, is a huge industry now. Spiderwebs have unique qualities that will be huge for communications, fibers, and so forth. So we have taken the approach that we want to make the huge amazing movie about Eddie.”
Tolmach chipped in, elaborating on how they’re approaching the character: “He was a journalist. He had the wrong story, he got in trouble for it, he got fired. The whole essence to us for the Marvel characters is stay close to the bible, stay close to the emotional story, and the rest is fun. Look for the worlds to make sense with one another.”
“Hopefully,all these worlds will live together in peace someday,” he added, which provides the biggest clue of what they might have planned.
More details as we get them…