Toldja: Eddie Brock Will Be A Hero In The Venom Movie; Rick Remender's Referenced
Just yesterday I posted my thoughts that the new Venom movie would feature Eddie Brock as an anti-hero Venom, and that the Venom Movie wouldn't even feature Spider-Man.
Now we get some more from The Amazing Spider-Man movie producer Avi Arad on just that.
Via CraveOnline, who spoke with Arad, we get:
A Venom movie would make Eddie Brock the hero. It won’t be until he crosses paths with Peter Parker that he becomes a villain.
“As you know, Venom is defender of the innocent,” Arad said. “The only guy he really, really hates is Peter Parker, Spider-Man.
And regarding an appearance by Spider-Man in the Venom Movie? Not so.
So would the plan be to merge this Venom with Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man in a later movie? “All things are possible someday,” Tolmach carefully implied, which come on, almost definitely means they haven’t signed the contracts yet but are planning it.
Regarding the hero aspect of Venom, interestingly enough Arad brings up the recent comic book version that sees the symbiote bonded with war veteran Flash Thompson. Thompson is a Govt. ops agent, using the symbiote for good, written by Marvel Comics scribe Rick Remender. And with that we see more of a mention of Brock as a hero.
We always struggle with storylines and you see the new Venom books. It’s Flash in Iraq. We know that if we put him in a certain position and concentrate on the human, not on the creature, which I thought was a really good beginning in 3.”
So there you have it wrapped in a nice little web. They will concentrate on the human Eddie Brock, who seemingly has the powers of a grounded Venom, defending the innocent using them for good.
Until he meets Peter Parker.
Whenever that happens.
The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters July 3rd, 2012 in 3-D and is directed by Marc Webb starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard, Irrfan Khan as Nels Van Adder, Martin Sheen as Ben Parker, Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy, Sally Field as May Parker and C. Thomas Howell as Ray Cooper.
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