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Cast This: Venom/Eddie Brock

3 years agoby:

Recently, we reported that that Josh Trank, director of CHRONICLE may be the one to helm the Venom film. Though Trank's involvement is still a rumor, it proves that someone is still holding on to hope that this is going to get made.

So with that said, who do you cast as not only Venom, but the man inside the symbiote, Eddie Brock.

Upon first seeing Venom in the teaser trailer for Spider-Man 3, everyone was f*cking stoked. "Wow, this might actually go well..." could have been the thought of the collective viewers if all were asked to speak out loud.

Except, that didn't happen. We got Topher Grace and his cry baby bitch attitude.

Eddie Brock was pissed at Spider-Man when he pulled the rug out from under him on the unmasking of the Sin Eater in the Daily Bugle. Brock was then left to work for the gossip rags and his wife left him. Looking into a dim future, Brock took to some intense workouts and dedicated himself to destroying Spider-Man. He hated the guy. That's why the symbiote bonds with him so well. Brock/Venom are not merely minor footnotes. While I could dedicate this entire article to choosing where we pick up with Venom/Eddie (origin, after truce with Spidey/the anti-hero, Anti-Venom, etc), we've got to find out who can fill the symbiote and the shoes of Venom/Eddie Brock.

Extra Tidbit: Best random request for the next Eddie Brock: "I will not accept an Eddie Brock that doesn't look like he can bench press a Ford Taurus."
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8:59AM on 05/12/2012

not that it matters...

but isn't the above picture Flash Thompson, not Eddie Brock?
but isn't the above picture Flash Thompson, not Eddie Brock?
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7:39PM on 03/27/2012
I actually didn't mind Topher grace as venom in Spidey 3. I liked what Raimi was trying to do by making Eddie Brock seem like a dark version of Peter Parker. That part worked, however they rushed his transformation and completely ruined the character by the end. Topher did a decent job with the terrible script he was given.

I don't feel that they need to find a brutus beefcake wrestler just to match the size of the character in the comics. They need to find a great actor who is able to jack
I actually didn't mind Topher grace as venom in Spidey 3. I liked what Raimi was trying to do by making Eddie Brock seem like a dark version of Peter Parker. That part worked, however they rushed his transformation and completely ruined the character by the end. Topher did a decent job with the terrible script he was given.

I don't feel that they need to find a brutus beefcake wrestler just to match the size of the character in the comics. They need to find a great actor who is able to jack up a bit. They can always make Venom grow bigger when he has the suit on. Tom Hardy would definitely knock this out of the park but he would never do a film like this and I wouldn't want him to. I really like the suggestion of the guy who plays Shane on Walking dead. He's a jacked dude and a great actor. He's great at playing conflicted anti-hero's which is exactly what this should be.
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1:20PM on 03/27/2012
Dolph Lundgren.

Cast him in everything.

fact.
Dolph Lundgren.

Cast him in everything.

fact.
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8:14AM on 03/27/2012

um...

no one, this will suck monkey balls
no one, this will suck monkey balls
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6:12AM on 03/27/2012
Brock Lesnar's body with ANYONE ELSE's brain
Brock Lesnar's body with ANYONE ELSE's brain
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10:06PM on 03/26/2012
Paul Walker? He has the look.
Paul Walker? He has the look.
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7:02PM on 03/26/2012
The symbiote originally showed up in the Secret War mini-series. Parker found it and was like this is awesome, a black suit that can do some cool things. Once he discovered what it truly was he got rid of it: Web of Spiderman #1 Thats what made Brocks and the symbiotes joining perfect, their mutual intense hatred of Parker. The Ultimate universe did a much different, but still quite interesting take on the symbiote. So it will be interesting to see which origin story they decide to go with.
The symbiote originally showed up in the Secret War mini-series. Parker found it and was like this is awesome, a black suit that can do some cool things. Once he discovered what it truly was he got rid of it: Web of Spiderman #1 Thats what made Brocks and the symbiotes joining perfect, their mutual intense hatred of Parker. The Ultimate universe did a much different, but still quite interesting take on the symbiote. So it will be interesting to see which origin story they decide to go with.
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6:16PM on 03/26/2012

Does not matter

doesn't really matter. once the costume is on its all CGI from there. Brock Lesnar would be a great choice but he's not an actor, per se. Tom Hardy would be my vote.
doesn't really matter. once the costume is on its all CGI from there. Brock Lesnar would be a great choice but he's not an actor, per se. Tom Hardy would be my vote.
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5:30PM on 03/26/2012
If somehow he could be proven to be able to act, Brock Lesnar. No one knows if he can, but sweet jesus he has the exact look from the comics, and is the right size.
If somehow he could be proven to be able to act, Brock Lesnar. No one knows if he can, but sweet jesus he has the exact look from the comics, and is the right size.
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5:03PM on 03/26/2012
Alright, I got this. Nicholas Cage. Huh!?! How bout them apples! Ok..... then. Give me another shot. Ooh! I got it! Topher freaking Grace! Booyah!!! Do what now? Ok, maybe I'll move along then.
Alright, I got this. Nicholas Cage. Huh!?! How bout them apples! Ok..... then. Give me another shot. Ooh! I got it! Topher freaking Grace! Booyah!!! Do what now? Ok, maybe I'll move along then.
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3:42PM on 03/26/2012
DANIEL CRAIG. I know it's kinda old for the role, but he is the right choice for this maniac.
DANIEL CRAIG. I know it's kinda old for the role, but he is the right choice for this maniac.
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3:32PM on 03/26/2012
Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
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3:30PM on 03/26/2012
Jon Bernthal
Jon Bernthal
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5:25PM on 03/26/2012
LOVE this pick. Would be great if he were in this solo Venom film or Venom in the new rebooted series.
LOVE this pick. Would be great if he were in this solo Venom film or Venom in the new rebooted series.
3:13PM on 03/26/2012
Eric Bana. He was underrated as Hulk, and he's bulk when he wants to. He'd be great.
Eric Bana. He was underrated as Hulk, and he's bulk when he wants to. He'd be great.
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1:05PM on 03/26/2012

Tom Hardy or Liev Schreiber

Nuff said.
Nuff said.
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12:46PM on 03/26/2012
Michael Stahl-David would make a good Brock/Venom.
Michael Stahl-David would make a good Brock/Venom.
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12:27PM on 03/26/2012
I also liked the Topher Grace Venom so I'm just gonna keep suggesting puny crazy guys to play him like Dane DeHaan.
I also liked the Topher Grace Venom so I'm just gonna keep suggesting puny crazy guys to play him like Dane DeHaan.
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12:10PM on 03/26/2012

John Statham

Hardy might be good as well. But John is a freakin maniac. Just watch Crank.
Hardy might be good as well. But John is a freakin maniac. Just watch Crank.
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11:00AM on 03/26/2012
Danny Devito or Chris Tucker.....it's a coin toss
Danny Devito or Chris Tucker.....it's a coin toss
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10:47AM on 03/26/2012
Michael C. Hall.

My second choice would be Thomas Jane. But I still think Hall would make for a terrific Matt Murdock/Daredevil or Scott Summers/Cyclops.
Michael C. Hall.

My second choice would be Thomas Jane. But I still think Hall would make for a terrific Matt Murdock/Daredevil or Scott Summers/Cyclops.
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7:21PM on 03/27/2012
Dexter as Daredevil? Love that.
Dexter as Daredevil? Love that.
10:22AM on 03/26/2012

Thomas Jane...

Or Dolph Lundgren
Or Dolph Lundgren
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10:15AM on 03/26/2012
i may be one of the few who enjoyed topher graces performance i actually thought the venom for spiderman 3 shoulda been saved for spiderman 4 thus allowing topher to beef up and really blow us away. as for a venom movie... Thomas Jane, yes he was already the punisher but even then i said he should be venom. and according to casting rumours he was in the running for venom.
i may be one of the few who enjoyed topher graces performance i actually thought the venom for spiderman 3 shoulda been saved for spiderman 4 thus allowing topher to beef up and really blow us away. as for a venom movie... Thomas Jane, yes he was already the punisher but even then i said he should be venom. and according to casting rumours he was in the running for venom.
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8:36AM on 03/26/2012
Can Brock Lesnar act, 'cause it would save him learning his character's name
Can Brock Lesnar act, 'cause it would save him learning his character's name
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7:39AM on 03/26/2012
Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
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7:02AM on 03/26/2012
Woody Harrelson - the guy can be a serious psychopath like in "Natural Born Killers" and serious drama actor like "The People vs. Larry Flynt".
Woody Harrelson - the guy can be a serious psychopath like in "Natural Born Killers" and serious drama actor like "The People vs. Larry Flynt".
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8:53AM on 03/26/2012
I think Woody would be a better candidate for Carnage.
I think Woody would be a better candidate for Carnage.
9:07AM on 03/26/2012
You know what? I think you maybe right!
You know what? I think you maybe right!
11:19AM on 03/26/2012
His craziness would certainly match Venom but his build is akin to Topher Grace. I could just see him playing carnage...would be sweet. Like someone else said on this strike back, Brock Lesnar. Whoever plays Eddie Brock wouldn't have to be made of Oscar gold material.
His craziness would certainly match Venom but his build is akin to Topher Grace. I could just see him playing carnage...would be sweet. Like someone else said on this strike back, Brock Lesnar. Whoever plays Eddie Brock wouldn't have to be made of Oscar gold material.
6:33AM on 03/26/2012
Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
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6:17AM on 03/26/2012
nick frost
nick frost
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6:34AM on 03/26/2012
Only if the film features Simon Peg as Spiderman!
Only if the film features Simon Peg as Spiderman!
6:16AM on 03/26/2012
Jeremy Renner (no, seriously)
Jeremy Renner (no, seriously)
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4:43AM on 03/26/2012
Sean Bean

I could see this as being sort of a horror like movie. A nasa ship crashes in the middle of town except this movie has no spiderman. Its all about one guy trying to learn to control the horrifying monster he is slowly becoming. That would make for a pretty interesting movie.
Sean Bean

I could see this as being sort of a horror like movie. A nasa ship crashes in the middle of town except this movie has no spiderman. Its all about one guy trying to learn to control the horrifying monster he is slowly becoming. That would make for a pretty interesting movie.
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3:59AM on 03/26/2012
I'm not really keen on a Venom movie idea either..

Kristen Holden-Ried Canadian actor who is on that show Lost Girl.
I'm not really keen on a Venom movie idea either..

Kristen Holden-Ried Canadian actor who is on that show Lost Girl.
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3:49AM on 03/26/2012
Liv Schreiber or Guy Pierce. Both have that creepy, quiet, serial killer vibe.
Liv Schreiber or Guy Pierce. Both have that creepy, quiet, serial killer vibe.
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3:22AM on 03/26/2012
This is a horrible idea, this film shouldn't be made unless this character is back in Marvel's hands/ This character deserves better.

Venom: Dominic Purcell, or Eric Mabius
This is a horrible idea, this film shouldn't be made unless this character is back in Marvel's hands/ This character deserves better.

Venom: Dominic Purcell, or Eric Mabius
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3:09AM on 03/26/2012
Joel Edgerton
Joel Edgerton
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2:54AM on 03/26/2012
channing tatum? this is just a bad idea to begin with.
channing tatum? this is just a bad idea to begin with.
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2:53AM on 03/26/2012
Til Schweiger.
Til Schweiger.
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