From zombies to Venom

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venomcover2The scramble to adapt comic characters to the silver screen continues. Writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Rheese have turned in their second draft of the proposed Spider-Man spin-off movie, “Venom,” to Sony. The duo also wrote the screenplay for “Zombieland” which opens this week and looks potentially awesome.

No word on how they plan to rectify the fact that the Venom character was killed off in Spider-Man 3. In movies (and comics), if there’s money to be made, death is only a minor obstacle.

With the rumored “Magneto” origin movie still in limbo, this could be the first comic-book villain to get his own movie. The film is looking at a 2012 debut.

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4 thoughts on “From zombies to Venom

  1. The two characters who have been Venom have not always been villains. Many times they have been anti-heroes instead. You can’t be symbiotically bonded to Peter Parker without some of his heroism becoming an intregal part of you. The current Venom is even playing the part of black-costumed Spider-Man on Norman Osborn’s team of Avengers. Currently, Eddie Brock, the first Venom and the only Venom in the films, is definitely not a villain as Anti-Venom.

    By that matter, Magneto hasn’t always been a villain, either. He reformed for a short time and was the headmaster of Xavier’s school for the first team of New Mutants. Another time he faked his death at the hands of Xavier in NYC so that he and Xavier could help train the survivors of the Sentinel extermination of Genosha.

  2. The two characters who have been Venom have not always been villains. Many times they have been anti-heroes instead. You can’t be symbiotically bonded to Peter Parker without some of his heroism becoming an intregal part of you. The current Venom is even playing the part of black-costumed Spider-Man on Norman Osborn’s team of Avengers. Currently, Eddie Brock, the first Venom and the only Venom in the films, is definitely not a villain as Anti-Venom.

    By that matter, Magneto hasn’t always been a villain, either. He reformed for a short time and was the headmaster of Xavier’s school for the first team of New Mutants. Another time he faked his death at the hands of Xavier in NYC so that he and Xavier could help train the survivors of the Sentinel extermination of Genosha.

  3. Admittedly, I haven’t kept up with my 616 Spider-Man much, but I think you may be giving them a bit too much credit. Eddie Brock did do some heroic things while Venom, but most of them were just to benefit himself. He was more of a hero by default than even an anti-hero.
    Mac Gargan is even less of hero. He ate several people while a Thunderbolt! And Norman Osborn’s team is called “Dark” Avengers for a good reason! Most of the team is just baddies doing Osborn’s dirty work and only getting away with it due to his influence in the wake of the Secret Invasion.
    Many (if not most!) popular bad guys have been good guys for a little while. Sabretooth, Juggernaut, Deadpool, heck pretty much every X-man baddie has been “good” for a while, but in the end, they usually go back to being a villain and that’s how they’re remembered.

  4. Admittedly, I haven’t kept up with my 616 Spider-Man much, but I think you may be giving them a bit too much credit. Eddie Brock did do some heroic things while Venom, but most of them were just to benefit himself. He was more of a hero by default than even an anti-hero.
    Mac Gargan is even less of hero. He ate several people while a Thunderbolt! And Norman Osborn’s team is called “Dark” Avengers for a good reason! Most of the team is just baddies doing Osborn’s dirty work and only getting away with it due to his influence in the wake of the Secret Invasion.
    Many (if not most!) popular bad guys have been good guys for a little while. Sabretooth, Juggernaut, Deadpool, heck pretty much every X-man baddie has been “good” for a while, but in the end, they usually go back to being a villain and that’s how they’re remembered.

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