Solo Venom movie, this makes no sense

Solo <em>Venom</em> movie, this makes no sense

A Venom movie…

With the unprecedented success of Marvel’s big comic book team up movie, The Avengers, its no wonder other studios are clamoring to make the same movie magic happen for them. We have heard many reports that Warner Brothers/DC will be pushing up production for a Justice League movie (and solo hero movies to lead in) and now Sony seems to want to build out the Spider-Man universe. Here is what Avi Arad had to say:

“What I’m trying to say to you without giving anything away is hopefully all these worlds will live together in peace someday.

“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.

“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. Stay close to the bible, stay close to the emotional story, and the rest is fun.”

Well Avi that’s all fine and good but I think you are missing the ultimate point of building out your universe. While Venom is a great character and I would love to see him on screen done correctly this doesn’t really make much sense. First off, how would you create Venom without Spider-Man as a central player? You can’t have an Eddie Brock story without Peter Parker. The two characters are so entwined. The symbiote’s story literally starts with Spider-Man, are they planning on ignoring that fact? The notion of talking about making an anti-hero movie is very cool. However, in the world of comic books this is really difficult. While I would love to watch a movie just about The Joker and his antics most people would not. The Joker is nothing without Batman. To have a character be on screen who’s main adversary is a hero as iconic as Spider-Man would not work well. You would be essentially making Spider-Man the villain when he was just the hero in The Amazing Spider-Man, that makes no sense to me.

If they want to make Venom apart of the rebooted Spider-Man universe just give him a proper introduction and make him work with Spider-Man from time to time as he does in the comics. Trying to shoe horn him in as some kind of half ass hero way will turn out confusing to most movie goers. None of Spidey’s villains need their own movie, just give us The Amazing Spider-Man with the Lizard, and let the sequels build to Spider-Man taking on the Sinister Six. That’s how you expand the universe, properly. We don’t need Sony to do a hero team up…a villain team up is what we want to see in the Spider-Man universe. In order to capture that magic that The Avengers had you need to be bold and different. Having your hero take on six amazing villains would be very bold indeed.

  • paterfamilias90

    Looks like we are in agreement with this film.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jack.rous Jack Rous

    I will say that Venom as a character has really evolved over the last few years of Marvel continuity. Not to say that I’m interested in this AT ALL, but there is probably a solo story to tell there that doesn’t necessarily need Peter to make it work. However, really Avi? We’re going with Venom? Not Black Panther, or Daredevil done right, or Dr. Strange, or any of the myriad of heroes with more interesting stories to tell? Oh wait, those characters are all owned by Marvel. Sony, stop your horrible attempts to keep making money of your Spider-Man license, and give Spidey back to Marvel!!!

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  • Alexander Gibson

    Dude are you crazy, 4 years ago the simbiote went to Mac gargan (scorpion) then Eddie Brock became anti-venom. Now we have a crippled Flash thompson using it to work for the goverment.

  • Alexander Gibson
    • http://www.thenerdpocalypse.com Jay

      Well I still think having a Venom movie without Spider-Man is telling half the story. If they went with Flash Thompson then that’s a different story. However, a Eddie Brock story would be pointless, or at worst make Spider-man the villain. I would support a Flash Thompson Venom movie, that would be cool to see.

  • Talon

    It is better if they make the Venom movie with Flash Thompson story to make it different and not connected to the Amazing Spider-Man film. Flash Thompson as Agent Venom

    • Metroid 72

      I disagree I’m long over that lackluster of a movie and it only made me want to see a properly done Eddie Brock Venom even more. If they skip Eddie for Flash I will hate Hollywood forever.