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04.09.2009

Apparently, ZOMBIELAND writers, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have been hired to write the VENOM spin-off for Sony. They are already working on the script and took a little time to say the following:

"We had a really great relationship with Sony on [Zombieland], and so that was a nice in for us there... It gave us a leg up... We're under strict orders on Venom... We can't talk about it. It's just super secret... We read [Venom] growing up, but we were not experts... We certainly know the mythology of Venom, but went back and learned more when it became clear that we could actually get this job."

These guys have hit on a real good thing here because as much as I respect Sam Raimi, every decision that he made about how Venom should be represented on film, he got pretty much completely wrong. Right now we'll take anything, so it is the perfect situation for them, like the next guy who goes out with Rihanna. They could cast Voltron in the role and it would be better than what Raimi did.
Extra Tidbit: I wonder if Venom will be in this movie for more than ten minutes at the end??
Source: SciFi Wire

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7:17PM on 04/13/2009

poor sam raimi

sam raimi had no creative control over venom...he said this during his interviews for drag me to hell
sam raimi had no creative control over venom...he said this during his interviews for drag me to hell
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10:07AM on 04/13/2009
For some reason I'm a little hyped about this movie, even though I know I shouldn't be for my own good. But it's Venom and I'm a sucker for awesome baddies. Maybe, just maybe, they can do this right this time. Maybe it won't replicate the unbelievable blunder that was Spider-Man 3. Maybe we'll have a decent movie after all.



On second thought, maybe not, and the f*cknuts at Sony are gonna' ruin this just like they did SM3. It'll be a miracle if this flick has the slightest hint of quality
For some reason I'm a little hyped about this movie, even though I know I shouldn't be for my own good. But it's Venom and I'm a sucker for awesome baddies. Maybe, just maybe, they can do this right this time. Maybe it won't replicate the unbelievable blunder that was Spider-Man 3. Maybe we'll have a decent movie after all.



On second thought, maybe not, and the f*cknuts at Sony are gonna' ruin this just like they did SM3. It'll be a miracle if this flick has the slightest hint of quality in it.
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4:22AM on 04/13/2009
If I had to take a guess at the plot for a Venom movie, assuming it can't involve Spider-Man at all, you'd figure they'd have problems establishing the motivations of an alien symbiote as the main character. Most likely, they'll have some sort of military force trying to track Venom down and capture him. Shame it's not Marvel making it, cos then they could've made SHIELD that team.
Let's just hope they get the look of Venom right this time.
If I had to take a guess at the plot for a Venom movie, assuming it can't involve Spider-Man at all, you'd figure they'd have problems establishing the motivations of an alien symbiote as the main character. Most likely, they'll have some sort of military force trying to track Venom down and capture him. Shame it's not Marvel making it, cos then they could've made SHIELD that team.
Let's just hope they get the look of Venom right this time.
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2:47PM on 04/10/2009

HAHAHA

Get your own opinion...THAT'S that best you can come up with??? HAHA what a tool. Yes, that's why I'm saying I didnt like SM3 because it's the "trendy" thing to do. It wouldn't be because it was maybe the biggest hyped moved ever and sucked balls...naw that wouldn't make any sense at all. And I'm suuuure you could have made MUCH better JayMike...even with all the Sony corporate high ups on your ass through out the process.
Get your own opinion...THAT'S that best you can come up with??? HAHA what a tool. Yes, that's why I'm saying I didnt like SM3 because it's the "trendy" thing to do. It wouldn't be because it was maybe the biggest hyped moved ever and sucked balls...naw that wouldn't make any sense at all. And I'm suuuure you could have made MUCH better JayMike...even with all the Sony corporate high ups on your ass through out the process.
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8:12AM on 04/10/2009
apparently raimi did not have creative control over 3. the only reason he agreed to do 4 was that he would have final say in everything.
apparently raimi did not have creative control over 3. the only reason he agreed to do 4 was that he would have final say in everything.
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6:05AM on 04/10/2009
Remember: when Spidey threw the "pumpkin bomb" into the circle of metal pipes where the symbiote was, Eddie Brock jumps in, it blows up, and...there's nothing in there except dust, debris, and some bent or broken pipes. PG-13 jokes aside, where was the blood or limbs? Where was the scorch marks? Where did Venom GO?

Me, I say they very intentionally wrote that in (read: crammed it into Sam Raimi's vision) for the purpose of having Venom come back.

And if that's the case, there's the way
Remember: when Spidey threw the "pumpkin bomb" into the circle of metal pipes where the symbiote was, Eddie Brock jumps in, it blows up, and...there's nothing in there except dust, debris, and some bent or broken pipes. PG-13 jokes aside, where was the blood or limbs? Where was the scorch marks? Where did Venom GO?

Me, I say they very intentionally wrote that in (read: crammed it into Sam Raimi's vision) for the purpose of having Venom come back.

And if that's the case, there's the way an appropriate PLOT could form.

It's only a question of getting a good director (if it's not Raimi) and a damn good star (someone else entirely).
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3:49AM on 04/10/2009

Venom and Spidey 3

Frzndonkeywheel: I loved SM3 and I do own it on DVD and Blu Ray. So what? Does that make you cool cause you didn't like it just like everyone else? Nope. Makes you look like a dork. Get your own opinion. No venom wasn't done the way I envisioned, but guess what I didn't make the movie. If I had then it would have been one or maybe two villans. The lizard and venom. The movie would have been easily 3 hours and 2 hours of it would have been action oriented. Venom is a cool character and I'm glad
Frzndonkeywheel: I loved SM3 and I do own it on DVD and Blu Ray. So what? Does that make you cool cause you didn't like it just like everyone else? Nope. Makes you look like a dork. Get your own opinion. No venom wasn't done the way I envisioned, but guess what I didn't make the movie. If I had then it would have been one or maybe two villans. The lizard and venom. The movie would have been easily 3 hours and 2 hours of it would have been action oriented. Venom is a cool character and I'm glad they are giving people like you a little more him. So quit dumping on people who have their own opinion. For the record, if a horror movie is rated PG-13 I try my best not to see it. Cause if a 13 year old is allowed to see it, it must not be that scary.
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3:01AM on 04/10/2009
Why? How could this work as a film without Spidey? That franchise is Raimi's and he doesn't want anything to do with Venom. Could this character really stand on his own through an entire movie?
Why? How could this work as a film without Spidey? That franchise is Raimi's and he doesn't want anything to do with Venom. Could this character really stand on his own through an entire movie?
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11:34PM on 04/09/2009

I bet you PuffCity...

loved SM3 and probably owns it too...enjoy your pussy version of venom and wake me if he's ever done correctly.
loved SM3 and probably owns it too...enjoy your pussy version of venom and wake me if he's ever done correctly.
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10:10PM on 04/09/2009
Venom has to be R to be done properly. Or a extremely hard PG-13.
Venom has to be R to be done properly. Or a extremely hard PG-13.
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6:44PM on 04/09/2009
I dont really care anymore. Im only about 30 interested in marvel movies for now. after the whole wolverine thing.
Also that pic is hilarious. Oggity boogie to you too venom
I dont really care anymore. Im only about 30 interested in marvel movies for now. after the whole wolverine thing.
Also that pic is hilarious. Oggity boogie to you too venom
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5:57PM on 04/09/2009
I don't really see how this will be good.

They'll need a really good actor to portray Eddie Brock or whoever the hell is gonna be under the symbiote. At the very least, they could introduce Carnage in this film, and maybe have it be decent. I hope they just don't introduce a group of sub-Ghost Rider style generic symbiote rogues.

Jackie Earl Haley for Cletus Cassidy?


I don't really see how this will be good.

They'll need a really good actor to portray Eddie Brock or whoever the hell is gonna be under the symbiote. At the very least, they could introduce Carnage in this film, and maybe have it be decent. I hope they just don't introduce a group of sub-Ghost Rider style generic symbiote rogues.

Jackie Earl Haley for Cletus Cassidy?


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5:56PM on 04/09/2009
GO SUPERGROVER! (Reese)
GO SUPERGROVER! (Reese)
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4:48PM on 04/09/2009
To those of you complaining about Venom going solo: He had his own comic book series once upon a time. I'd like to see this movie based on that.
To those of you complaining about Venom going solo: He had his own comic book series once upon a time. I'd like to see this movie based on that.
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4:06PM on 04/09/2009
Man, you guys need to stop talking about how "R-ratings" make things better. Such a rating does not necessarily improve a movie and should not have any weight in evaluating the quality of a movie (unless you're talking about a movie focused on nudity and/or swearing).
Man, you guys need to stop talking about how "R-ratings" make things better. Such a rating does not necessarily improve a movie and should not have any weight in evaluating the quality of a movie (unless you're talking about a movie focused on nudity and/or swearing).
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4:04PM on 04/09/2009
Wouldn't it be great if secretly Sam Raimi messed with Venom on purpose BECAUSE he lost creative control? I mean, he didn't even want Venom in there to begin with. Then the studio pushed for it. I think it would be awesome if he thought to himself "Okay, you guys want Venom? You think the fans really want to see him? Fine. I'll give you your Venom. But it's gonna be played by that little turd from That 70's Show."

Ah the power of the trade-off.
Wouldn't it be great if secretly Sam Raimi messed with Venom on purpose BECAUSE he lost creative control? I mean, he didn't even want Venom in there to begin with. Then the studio pushed for it. I think it would be awesome if he thought to himself "Okay, you guys want Venom? You think the fans really want to see him? Fine. I'll give you your Venom. But it's gonna be played by that little turd from That 70's Show."

Ah the power of the trade-off.
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3:24PM on 04/09/2009
One word: Meh.

If venom isn't fighting spidey than I really have no interest.
One word: Meh.

If venom isn't fighting spidey than I really have no interest.
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2:38PM on 04/09/2009

spider-man origins: venom

This film will only work if more chracters from the Spidey universe are incorporated in the film, like Carnage and even Peter Parker.
This film will only work if more chracters from the Spidey universe are incorporated in the film, like Carnage and even Peter Parker.
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2:37PM on 04/09/2009
Venom without Spider-man.....

Please reference the following mini-series:

Lethal Protector
Funeral Pyre (Punisher)
The Madness (Juggernaut)
Separation Anxiety
Tooth & Claw (Wolverine)
Sign of the Boss (Ghost Rider)

He's not exclusive to Spider-man. Plus if you use the current incarnation of Venom (Mac Gargan aka The Scorpion) then you get a twofer origin story which would legitimize the Vin Diesel vehicle that everyone was talking about last Friday.
Venom without Spider-man.....

Please reference the following mini-series:

Lethal Protector
Funeral Pyre (Punisher)
The Madness (Juggernaut)
Separation Anxiety
Tooth & Claw (Wolverine)
Sign of the Boss (Ghost Rider)

He's not exclusive to Spider-man. Plus if you use the current incarnation of Venom (Mac Gargan aka The Scorpion) then you get a twofer origin story which would legitimize the Vin Diesel vehicle that everyone was talking about last Friday.
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2:23PM on 04/09/2009

Idea

"R" Rating and a classic "The Thing" Style horror flick. Saw a comic in the series work this way and it was absolutely fuckin awesome. Venom if done well solo could be very very good.
"R" Rating and a classic "The Thing" Style horror flick. Saw a comic in the series work this way and it was absolutely fuckin awesome. Venom if done well solo could be very very good.
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2:19PM on 04/09/2009

another joke could be:


"They could cast Miley Cyrus in the role and it would be better than what Raimi did."

"They could cast Miley Cyrus in the role and it would be better than what Raimi did."
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1:53PM on 04/09/2009
Venom without Spiderman sounds terrible.

Besides Raimi said he lost creative control with SM3 thats why Venom sucked so bad in it.
Venom without Spiderman sounds terrible.

Besides Raimi said he lost creative control with SM3 thats why Venom sucked so bad in it.
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1:52PM on 04/09/2009
The only thing that would give this movie hope for me is an R rating...which will never happen.
The only thing that would give this movie hope for me is an R rating...which will never happen.
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1:45PM on 04/09/2009

Not another Catwoman

I really really hope this doesn't turn into another Catwoman, where the villain has their identity completely stripped from the hero they're connected to. So long as we have some on-screen interaction -- however minimal -- between Spidey and Venom, I will cautiously await this.
I really really hope this doesn't turn into another Catwoman, where the villain has their identity completely stripped from the hero they're connected to. So long as we have some on-screen interaction -- however minimal -- between Spidey and Venom, I will cautiously await this.
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1:39PM on 04/09/2009
How the fuck do you have a Venom movie without Spider-Man? I just dont get it.
How the fuck do you have a Venom movie without Spider-Man? I just dont get it.
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1:31PM on 04/09/2009
I really hope Venom looks a lot better in this film than that skinny dork in Spider-Man 3, who didn't even have a chin.
I really hope Venom looks a lot better in this film than that skinny dork in Spider-Man 3, who didn't even have a chin.
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