Journalist Eddie Brock was fired for exposing the identity of a serial killer who turned out to be the wrong man. Brock felt disgraced and humiliated by Spider-Man for capturing the real serial killer. Suicidal, Brock came into contact with an alien Symbiote, rejected by Peter Parker (Spider-Man.) The Symbiote bonded with Brock becoming the anti-hero Venom and together they sought out revenge against their mutual enemy.

With superhero movies being standard summer fare and storylines crossing over between those films, and then coming together as in “The Avengers,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” is gearing up to follow those same footsteps with a Venom film. While promoting “The Amazing Spider-Man,” producers Matthew Tolmach and Avi Arad alluded to their next project, “Venom,” which would be developed in a similar fashion that could potentially tie the films together. This is what Tolmach 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.”

“Venom,” which “Chronicle director Josh Trank is rumored to helm, will follow Eddie Brock, a character previously introduced in “Spider-Man 3.” Don’t expect any carryover, as Venom will be following the Amazing Spider-Man’s modern, realistic approach.

“It’s an Eddie Brock story,” explained Arad. “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. Spider webs 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 and Arad insisted their Eddie Brock, who was drawn in early incarnations as a muscled man, would be more grounded.

“He was a journalist. He had the wrong story, he got in trouble for it, he got fired,” explains Tolmach, who also went on to describe his and Arad’s approach to adapting Marvel properties.

“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.”

When “Venom eventually hits theaters, expect it to feel intrinsically connected to July’s “Amazing Spider-Man.” As Tolmach puts it:

“Look for the worlds to make sense with one another.”

As a passing comment, Avi Arad was responsible for forcing director/writer Sam Raimi to crowbar Venom into 2007’s “Spider-Man 3.”  The film was overcrowded with villains and failed to allow for more than superficial character and story development.  Subsequently, it was panned by critics and fans.  Arad is culpable, but shows no remorse and takes no responsibility for his poor judgment call with Raimi, and now wants to play by “the rules.”  Can anyone trust him to produce another franchise without meticulously meddling and ruining the storyline again?

“The Amazing Spider-Man” is due to swing into theaters on July 3rd.  The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Chris Zylka, C. Thomas Howell, Sally Field, Embeth Davidtz, Denis Leary, Hannah Marks, Campbell Scott, Annie Parisse, Stan Lee, Kelsey Chow, Amber Stevens, Michael Massee, Irrfan Khan, Megan Taylor, Skyler Gisondo, and Michael Papajohn.  Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves, and James Vanderbilt wrote the screenplay, based on characters created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.  Marc Webb “(500) Days of Summer” directs.

Sources: wikipedia, hollywood, IMDb

55 Responses


    They should do maximum carnage as an animated’s a pretty gritty story in the spider man series


    Glad to see Venom getting some love….  now just keep Topher out of it and keep the “mask” ON during the majority of the scenes and it will be worth watching!


    “will be following the Amazing Spider-Man’s modern, realistic approach”
    umm you do realise there’s an 8 foot lizard man in it?

    • Kenneth Ly

       Yeah, they also had a guy get bitten by spider and then get super strength and reflexes and shit. They are making it as realistic as the characters allow it to be, stupid. The Amazing Spiderman is way more realistic then the previous three movies.


         the amazing spider man with andrew garfield made so much more sense the the ones with tobey maguire the villans were there for a scientific reason not just coming out of the random


        Which villans from Raimi’s series are you referring to as “coming out of the random”? Every villan is explained scientifically, aside from Venom…

      Rikk Wolf

      That statement also struck me as odd.  It’s absurd to say either Spider-Man continuity is more or less “modern or realistic” when juxtaposed.  As if Spider-Man 3 was some kind of vintage 80’s film with stuff more over the top than The Amazing Spider-Man.  Ha!


      The possibilities of it were explained and the human emotions in the movie were more realistic. Obviously he’s not suggesting it IS real. Come on dude…

  4. Alec Grimes

    I’m all for a venom movie, but would like them to keep eddie more on the Muscular side. He’s not peter parker. I can understand if he starts out a regular joe, but after he is fired, he’s so pissed, he takes to the gym to work off the anger and fustration. Fast forward 3-5 years, and he’s diseil, and still bitter at his ousting as a reporter. He eventually comes into contact with the symbiote…rest is history.


      Actually you’d be surprised how much mass people can put on in only a few months… Figure start him out as someone with an average build instead of a slim one like Parker, throw some dead lifts and protein his way combined with the symbiote and he’d bulk up pretty fast. Directors seem to forget that Venom is meant to be stronger, but slower than Spider-Man.

    Markus Negative

    It’s my understanding that a huge majority of viewers of Super Hero films have NO knowledge of the actual comic history of the characters themselves, and judge the characters and storyline ether by glancing at a few books to get updated, or just have no idea what they are watching. These are people that once praised the Tobey Maguire films as being ‘amazing’ only to quickly turn their backs on those films because…of what? It can’t be because of the accuracy of the storyline. I have read comics since I was 6 years old (born 1966), and have followed Marvel Comics for a LONG time, so I have a good idea of the actual storyline for many of the major characters like Spider-Man, and to me (my honest opinion), the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man is far more accurate than this new one. I will not say it wasn’t great, but I’m more of the type of fan that looks for the story to be at least 98% to the original story. This film just fell short of being ‘amazing’ or ‘spectacular’ for me.

    Hoping the next superhero film fares much better, which hopefully, is VENOM (and he LOOKS like the character from the comics).  

    • leavingmynameout@gmail.xom'

      I have collected AVP from day one. I still have the invitaion to peter and mary jane’s wedding issue (so dope), and I salways thought that tobey was not comedic enough to play spidey, I just could not believe that this guy was out there making fun of bad guys, which they really didnt do enough in those filme. It was great to see them bring back that element in the newr film. Although the movie as a whole was a disappointment, mainly because gwen stacy should have died like she did in ther comic, it was still a good sign for future flicks. spider-man 2 w/ tobey is the best spider man movie. the first was good too but the third was depressing. 


    A Venom movie now is a horrible idea. With the reboot of The Amazing Spider-man we need to be reintroduced to the symbiote costume all over again, otherwise it won’t make sense. Spidey needs to become ‘black spidey’ first, in ordfer for Venom to even exist. A Venom movie without those events happening would be just stupid. They need to do a few more spiderman movies first.

  7. BHorde2010

    I, as well, wouldn’t mind seeing Venom back on the big screen.  However, with Spider-Man being rebooted, the RIGHT way to introduce Venom would be to re-introduce the alien symbiote in an upcoming “The Amazing Spder-Man” sequel..FIRST.


       I agree. It has already been said that ASM is the first movie in a new trilogy, so even if the symbiote/black costume shows up in say, the second movie, it certainly doesn’t have to be a big part of the movie. Example: Peter finds the symbiote somewhere (OsCorp, perhaps?), wears it for awhile until he starts to notices his attitude turning sours, he figures out the suit is alive and trying to bond with him, so he ditches it church bell tower style. That’s it. Peter then dons his red and blues, and goes on with the rest of the movie. So then ‘Venom’ could start out introducing Eddie and his story, and then within the first half hour he stumbles into the church where, unbeknownst to Brock, Spider-Man is freeing himself of the alien. The symbiote finds Eddie, and low and behold, Venom is born. As a comic book fan and a writer myself, I could find more than one way to tie ‘Venom’ into the new ASM trilogy, but still make it a stand alone movie. Either way, I hope to see ‘Venom’ within the next few years, and will be patiently waiting.


    If they do a venom movie, I hope they make it a trilogy, and includ CARNAGE. IdLOVE to see carnage, carnage is spider-mans joker

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