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Monday, February 4, 2008

Venom Goes Solo?

Surprising news comes from Marvel Studios today. The studio begun work on a Venom spin-off film. So far all we know is that a few popular writers are attached to the film. No word on who.

No one knows if Topher Grace, who played Venom in "Spider-Man 3," will be involved. Sam Raimi, the director of the Spider-Man trilogy, will more than likely not be involved due to his dislike for the Venom character. It is often stated that Venom's inclusion in the last Spider-Man movie was one of the film's biggest problems. (I agree, but considering Raimi was forced to include the character I think he pulled it off pretty well.)

So, a solo Venom movie? We'll see. Venom did have his own comic storyline where he was portrayed as an anti-hero. It would be interesting to see the character in a more sympathetic light. And what of the "Spider-Man" series? Will this movie be connected to Raimi's superhero trilogy? Time will tell. The whole idea puzzles me though.

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